There’s nothing quite like catching the sparkle of the sunlight in a quartz sphere or generator that shows off its rainbow splash of color. My eyes dance a little jig every time I see them. I feel the same way whenever I see the flashes of gold or blue in a Labradorite specimen or carving. I’m deeply amazed at the beauty Mother Earth contains in her dark caverns. Surely these magnificent pieces of earth were meant to meet the sunlight!
Darkness is often associated with evil, but so much beauty comes from within the darkness. Even the life story of the Lotus flower teaches us this. There’s something magical about coming into the light. When we hold pain in bondage to the darkest places of our hearts it can grow into a powerful force that we so often can’t handle on our own. One day we may eventually get hammered in just the right spot and when that pain emerges it brings with it a manifestation that can harm those closest to us. Even miners know they must be very careful when they are hammering and chiseling away at the matrix because debris can fall and cause injury or even death. Every move they make to discover the next gorgeous treasure from the earth must be done with caution and wisdom.
When we’re dealing with pain or trauma, we need to approach our hearts, minds, and emotions with gentle care. It’s often helpful to meet with a therapist and ask them to guide us to healing. They are trained to know when to stop and when to pay attention to the things we say and the emotions we show.
In addition to a therapist, it’s crucial we have a spiritual guide or mentor who can intuitively enlighten us about trust, growth, and healing. I have my own personal experiences with counselors and spiritual guides. When a spiritual guide has some counseling experience, they can be quite a valuable partner in our journey. I’ve also seen and experienced the dark side of the ‘healing’ community when a leader boasts of counseling experience but their advice didn’t reflect. There are numerous people in the world who claim to be healers and leaders, but the manifestation of their words and behaviors tell a sordid story. We often don’t even realize how shady they are until we’re in the center of their perfect storm.
In my personal practice, I spend time in personal reflection just breathing steady. I close my eyes and my mind to the chaos of the world around me and just listen to my intuition. I have partnered with Peacock Ore and Labradorite to inspire my Third Eye to relax and allow me to align with my inner core. Our bodies hold a lot of wisdom and we can benefit from it if we learn to listen. Once we arrive at that place of knowing we can invite those issues into the light for healing.
Feelings of fear, pain, and even anger may arise out of the darkness. These feelings give power to those emotions and we need to learn how to face them in ways that can empower us to break free. I will often work with rose quartz to lend its gentle loving vibrations and comfort to my soul. As much as I can partner with various crystals for my healing journey, the trust we experience with those who love us can carry quite a powerful wave of renewal for us. Those who truly love us and have proven to be trustworthy are like a stunning and clear quartz. They vibrate at a higher level of consciousness to support us in our journey.
Though we tend to shy away from our darkness, we can learn so much from those shadowy places. We can become empowered, enlightened, and healed. Trust in yourself and fear not.