[Herbal_Witches_Cauldron]Honouring the Goddess
The Goddess, is the "goodness" in allwomen! Historically, the feminine form or "Triple Goddess", isbased on ancient goddess triads and the three forms (aspects) a woman takesthroughout her life (maiden, mother, crone). No matter which transition she isexperiencing, Mother's Day is a nice time to bring awareness to the"mother energy". Honor your mother or a mother you know. Here aresome wonderful ways to send loving energy:
1.Light a candle to honour a mother who is living or who has passed.
2.Use a simple ritual to bring love and honour to yourself as a mother, or togive thanks to mother earth.
3. Payhomage to your mother through the power of scent with affirmation candles,essential oil sampler or our sacred anointing oils.
4.Treat your mom to an at home spa session.
5.Invite your mom to enjoy a special seasonal tea blend, created just for her.
6.Consider making her a unique "soundtrack" in honour of who she is.Choose and create music that reminds you of your mom!
7.Choose from one of our many extra special and unique gift baskets designed forevery occasion, celebration and budget!
8.Honour your mom with the gift of crystals. Below is a list of great stones tohonour the Goddess:
Thestone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation.Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Strengthens and enhancespsychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awaketo reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the Brow andCrown Chakra. Amethyst contains the grounding colour of red with the energy ofblue, which is expanding, spacious and flow of peace. Amethyst is the colourthat you see in the sky as twilight transitions into night. Amethyst takes youon this transition from the magic time of dusk to a conscious shift into adifferent place. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, whichAmethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust;surrender so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention;give it all up, so that you can receive more; and bow, that you may become apart of the greater whole. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing stone.
Referredto as the jewel of wisdom or Stone of Heaven. Azurite symbolizes insight anddiscovery. It is said to increase psychic abilities. Azurite activates the Browand Throat Chakra for more assertive communication and alertness. It allows forquite, deep access to the subconscious and as a seeing stone offers access toother times, places and lives. Therefore, it is a great stone to assist inastral travel. This great balancer helps those who talk too much and allows forthose who to be expressive when they have a tendency to hold back. This opensour psychic intuition and gets us acquainted with our inner selves. It is astone that stimulates creativity, giving access to a fountain of ideas, imagesand awareness of things around us.
Thisstone honours the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women (and men) to bemore comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone isalso an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need toconnect to their more feminine/emotional side. Its connection to the moon hasbeen documented for centuries. Because of its shimmering, glossy nature itscolour plays off the light as does the moon. Like the moon as it waxes andwanes, this reflective stone allows us the lesson that everything is a part ofthe cycle of change. Moonstone is considered the stone of new beginnings.Moonstone is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore,moonstone is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and anxiety.Moonstone helps cool, soothe and calm over-reactions to emotional and personalsituations. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. Moonstone hasbeen used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a lust forlife, a youthful attitude and helps us to become comfortable with the agingprocess and its transitions.
Intune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are asymbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea,it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions,especially for water signs. Absorbing by nature, this mineral absorbs thoughtsand emotions and because of this, must be used with caution. If you feelexcessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold that energy until itis cleansed. Remember, Pearlis the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl can cool andsoothe. It is very nurturing. If using pearls in conjunction with othergemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bringnegative energy out and disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied asartists, chiropractors, and farmers. Pearl is a cold and independent mineral,which is used, ironically at the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral/Spleen Chakra,to stimulate the heart, liver and emotional issues, digestion, immunityweakness and emotional stress.
Alsospelled phenakite, is a powerful, loving, healing, spiritual stone. It isbelieved to be one of the highest vibrational crystals yet discovered. Theclearer the stone, the more intensely it opens the Third Eye, Crown Chakra andTranspersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Hence, its aura clearingabilities are phenomenal! This stone ignites clairvoyance/spiritualcommunication, meditation, astral travel, as well as life journeys. Helps oneto map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and the healingof other stones. It is a powerful crystal for clearing and activating thechakras. It helps one to go further in a trance state and gives a deeperawareness of one's inner structures. Phenacite can be used to amplify theenergies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. Itcan also alleviate despair and fear including fear of change and lead one tolive in love. Phenacite may help one to connect with Angels due to its highfrequency and relationship to the Ascending Masters. Phenacite has beenassociated with Gemini.
Quartzis infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form one of the mostprecious crystals on the planet. It increases life-force and vitality, attuningto the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It's rainbow colours have beenshown to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone for creativity.This quartz removes blockages and enhancing the flow of creativity due to itsintensely visual colours. It has been used for increasing intuition andtherefore an exceptional stone for promoting clairvoyance as well as all formsof "seeing". Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, analternative medicine career or yogic practice. This crystal appears tostimulate the upward movement of the Kundalini and is exceptional for anytantric practice.
RoseQuartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-loveand emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft,gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart centre. Its value as a nurturingfriend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffusenegative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to loveourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value inhelping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realizethat all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tenderappreciation of all things.
AndrewPacholyk MS L.Ac