I recently celebrated a birthday. And apparently a big one according to my friends who are into numerology. I will say that this recent birthday was the most loving I had ever experienced and, surprisingly, it was void of all blood-relatives. However, every participant in my celebration (party attendees and non-attendees) is a member of my spirit family. And the love they gave me from near and far was felt and greatly appreciated.
One of the lovely gifts I received struck me as extremely significant so I want to share it with everyone. It is an unusual looking crystal formation that happened to be in the colors of my high school class colors. The significance of this would be lost on most because they would not be aware of the feelings I was having a couple of weeks before my birthday. For the weeks leading up to my birthday I was getting the sense that some energetic shifts had started or were about to occur and they would be representative of my request to return to the level of overall health I had when I was in high school. I choose high school because of the significant physical and emotional traumas I endured after high school and because during my sophomore and junior years of high school I began to physically manifest emotional issues in various forms:
- Being unable to menstruate regularly,
- Developing large and deep callouses formed on both feet – symmetrically, and
- Initiating poor habits such as yo-yo dieting.
So with these things in mind, I found it interesting that somehow we landed on an 80s themed birthday party when the only thing I had suggested before party planning was to have the party catered by my favorite BBQ joint. I was in high school in the 80s. And the class colors for my graduating class are pink and grey. So… take a look at this crystal I received on my birthday!! Yep, very different right? And it’s pink and gray!
The friend who gave this to me said she knew this crystal was for me but didn’t exactly know why. And she indicated she knew two of the crystals – stilbite and druzy but she hadn’t yet determined the third stone. Well, we figured it out soon afterward – Black Chalcedony. There are so many interpretations of the number 3 depending on background, application, belief system, and more. In this situation, I feel that the three stones in this gorgeous and unusual crystal represents the past, the present and the future.
The Stilbite (pink crystal) addresses the brain – brain disease and brain disorders. It also supports emotional ailments such as anger, frustration and mood swings. I’ve been dealing with all of these things since the big car accident in December 2011. This stone also supports the heart and crown chakras. My crown chakra has needed a great deal of support since the big car accident and with all of the therapy I’ve been doing to rebuild neural pathways. I mean, it’s taken more than three weeks to write this entry. The heart chakra has always been a chakra I’ve been challenged with keeping open consistently as an adult.
The Black Chalcedony connects to the base chakra. It also has a stabilizing energy that helps to ground one, both, mentally and emotionally. This helps to stabilize and balance one’s energy fields, so that a person feels supported and secure in his/her actions he/she takes in life. My base chakra has needed a TON of support since I was a child. It is related to my reproductive system which has had issues since around the age of 15/16. And with relation to ‘balance and stability’, I have had issues with these things since the big car accident. The concussion from that accident resulted in serious balance issues. As a result, I’ve endued numerous small and significant head injuries since then. I really love how this stone also speaks to issues that I’m dealing with.
The Druzy (translucent coating over the black crystal that gives it a gray color) is a quartz and these crystals are excellent for use in Spiritual Healing when self-doubt, worry, or other negative feelings are affecting the ability to feel the joy of life. It is believed that the druzy stabilizes the aura which helps with clear, pragmatic and creative thinking. This beautiful manifestation of the quartz with all of it’s tiny points stimulates brain functions and activates all levels of consciousness. So it’s got a ton of healing properties for cognitive function and lifts depression and it supports meditation. These are all things I need. I’ve been battling depression since the car accident and in early 2013 seriously considered taking antidepressants at the urging of some of my physicians. But I held off and really focused on alternative therapies such as Reiki, crystals and essential oils to combat the depression and it worked. It took a bit of time, but the depressive states lessened. And I can honestly say that since my birthday I’ve not really felt funked out on any given day. I’ll continue to work on this. But it’s really clear to me that this precious 3-combo crystal birthday present was very appropriate to assist me in the serious rehab process I am going through.
Many thanks to my friend who selected and gave me this lovely and powerful crystal gift. And of course, many thanks to The Universe for the guidance and support which connected me to this crystal.