Wednesday, December 17, 2008
As the days wind down towards the darkest night, so our need for sleep arises. It is the winter solstice that shows us the path to sleep...our desire only to close our eyes softly amidst our treasured blankets and warmth. I dream with flashes of my children both in this world and the other....conversations lost on the wind...and moments in time that were so brief my memory of them is lost.
For healing sleep, I place the beautiful stones of Celestite and Blue Lace Agate by my bedside, and gaze at their soft blue colors radiating up. My favorite vessel for these stones is my concrete morning glory leaf made by Concrete Garden.
Blue lace agate (SiO2) is a microcrystalline quartz, and part of the chalcedony family. What I have found most with this soft stone is that it brings peace, tranquility, and acceptance in matters of the heart and mind. This seems to bring a perceptiveness to situations that come up in life, and help us communicate what we are thinking and feeling very effectively. Blue lace teaches stress relief, relaxation and peacefulness, and is believed to strengthen gracefulness, creativity, and inspiration. All of these qualities help bring about a relaxation for deep sleep.
Celestite (SrSO4) is a beautiful mineral comprised of Strontium, Sulfur, and Oxygen. It's hue is the most amazing sparkly blue...much like the sky just after sunset when there are the beginnings of a few stars in the sky. This stone is soothing, calming, aids in adjusting to change, raises consciousness, brings great joy and brings inner peace, Emotionally, celestite is excellent for emotional protection and to end worry, fear, and anxiety. It aids insomnia and promotes sleep. Celestite is a great tool for meditation, as it help focus on that other than of this world and block out distracting "noise". It purifies the aura, and perfects the chakras. It is a stone that brings balance, especially to thought processes and communication. In the physical realm, celestite is used for healing eye problems, mental disorders, cellular order, eliminating toxins, digestive problems. Celestite is associated primarily with the throat and crown chakras.
For myself, I have a tendency for insomnia, and I love sleeping with these healing stones. The first night I paired these two stones my sweet little Amulet slept until 10AM the next morning! We both awakened refreshed and invigorated which is a blessing in the cold months of winter. Somehow, these two stones work together to teach us that all is well, and all is as it should be.