Cindy of Devine Designs Jewelry was the lovely EtsyBlogger who chose this week's Blog Carnival topic for us all and orchestrated this carni. Cindy gave us the following three choices to blog about:
- April birthstone: diamond- write about it's history, gem info, whether or not you like them, or if this is your birthstone!
- April Fool's Day: Do you participate? Tell us about a joke you played on someone, or if one has been played on you. What do you think about this "day"?
- What is your favorite gemstone and why?
The Owl On Chakras:
In case you all haven't heard, owls have the reputation of being wise creatures who read a lot of books, and pass down a lot of lore and important lessons. This seems like the perfect opportunity for me to do just that. This is the story of some very special gemstones...
One of the things I love most about gemstones are their properties. One of the things I love most about nature (where gemstones come from) is its ability to innately heal. Together- gemstones are like little magical healing beans we can carry around with us. (No- not the kind that is going to grow a very large beanstalk!... this is not that kind of story...)
I think for today's lesson I'll discuss Chakras. Chakra healing is a type of energy healing that traditionally came from eastern traditions. According to this idea, there are the seven power points of life force in the body. In Sanskrit, the word Chakra means "wheel of light". Chakra medicine and traditions originated from Hindu culture and Indian medicine... hence the Sanskrit. Chakras are the points in the body that circulate energy, life force, or what is called prana. Chakras are considered to be a point, or nexus, of biophysical energy within the human body. Our chakras, we all have them, are vertically aligned in the center of our body close to the spine. (See picture below.)
Properly aligned, clear, and healthy chakras are associated with good physical, emotional, and spiritual health. If the chakras are not balanced (unaligned or blocked) this can result in unbalanced physical, emotional, and spiritual health and dis-ease. Gemstones are one of many tools that can help us to align and clear chakras. Below I have outlined each Chakra, what it is known for, a few gemstones associated with it, and my favorite gemstone for working with it. All together that makes seven favorite gemstones for today's blog carnival :-). Can you find them all?
- Darker tones are associated with sorrow
- Deep purple symbolizes high spiritual attainment
- Pale Lilac means cosmic consciousness and love for humanity
- Bluish purple stands for transcendant idealism
|Amethyst Crystal Cluster|
|Raw Cut Sapphire|
|Lapis Lazuli Sphere|
|Mahogany Obsidian Carved Owl|