While I was in Mexico, I met a very nice man named Ivan who was selling handmade jewellery in the plaza across from the church. He had a big cloth spread out on the grass, and many amazing pieces ~ most of which included beautiful stones and crystals. Some of which I actually didn't recognize. One of the things I have a great passion for is stones. Always have, since I was a child. I ended up purchasing an amazing Labradorite bracelet, and Ivan gifted to me an Orthoceras pendant.
The Orthoceras is a curious stone, and I had never seen it before. He told me it was ancient, full of wisdom. Only today have I been researching it's qualities. All I know is that it is curious, unusual, and it seems to have a primal energy to it. I have since discovered that it is a fossilized mollusk, and is the ancestor of the modern day squid.
On a spiritual level, Orthoceras allows for recognition of accomplishments. This stone can stimulate the thymus ... the thymus is the "educator" for the T-cells in our bodies that fight foreign substances. It is all so fascinating to me. It is amazing to feel the power of such a stone, knowing that it carries some of Mother Earth's secrets, and that it could truly help us. That is why I rarely leave the house without a stone or a crystal. I simply love the energy of them.
This is the Labradorite bracelet ... Ivan told me the stone was his favourite, and it is from Canada. It really resonated with me, and I just knew it was for me when I saw it. Apparently, Labradorite can be found in meteorites - how cool is that?! According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as labradorite.
This is what else I discovered about Labradorite:
- a highly mystical and protective stone, a bringer of light
- deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy leakage
- clears, balances and protects the aura
- strengthens intuition
- calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing up new ideas (perfect for writer's block!)
There is so much to learn about the complex planet we live on, and I figure that my part is to enjoy and appreciate everything I can about her. I believe it is the energy that you tune into that will help you heal yourself, and ultimately, the Earth.
Resources: "The Crystal Bible" - by Judy Hall; "The Encyclopedia of Crystals" - by Judy Hall