QUESTION: Revisiting Lemurian Seed Crystals

I recently had a question about Lemurian Seed Crystals and felt it would make a good blog post. We will return to the alphabetical review (Curved crystals) later.

Without further ado, here is part of the conversation I had, with the questions paraphrased to fit the format and expounding on the concept both from me and Venus:

WHAT ARE LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTALS?

Lemurian Seed Crystal Blog Post ImageQUESTION: Though I have read quite a bit on the internet about Lemurian crystals, there is much yet to understand. As for Lemurians, legend states that some have been embedded with knowledge.

ANSWER: That’s correct. I am finding a lot of things [we] know about crystals are based on legend (both spoken and remembered), and some of those legends have taken new life and expanded into myth due to [our] current misunderstanding of how things work.

I feel Venus (my Crystal Guide) here with me right now, so much of this information is coming from her, through my filter (the sentence in italics above being the first). I will continue, letting Venus take over the keyboard and for clarity, I will put Venus’ explanations in italics.

Again, the question was: Though I have read quite a bit on the internet about Lemurian crystals, there is much yet to understand. As for Lemurian Seed Crystals, legend states that some have been embedded with knowledge.

Venus: That being said, (that much is based on legend and even myth) yes, the knowledge is, in a sense, what you call ‘embedded’. But as Genn has discovered with our explanations, it isn’t that the knowledge is “burned” onto (or rather into) the crystal, like your CD’s or storage devices. Rather it is made accessible through these crystals, much as one would utilize a portal.

As we have stated before, each crystal has the ability to do what every other crystal can do, but the light (or energy) is… how should we put it… tweaked… in a certain way through the different shapes and configurations which you have named (Lemurian, Bridge, Barnacle, etc).

These shapes and namings simply help you in your 3D construct to work more easily with us.

However, there is no one crystal type better suited or less suited for a particular “job”. We are chosen simply by how we might help you in your current dimensional construct.

BY WHO’S AUTHORITY ARE WE FOLLOWING THE MYTHOS OF SEEDED LEMURIAN CRYSTALS?

Lemurian Seed crystal photo credit: satyacenterDOTcomQUESTION(S): How have we learned and who has qualified what is currently written to date, about their energy?

Much is written about their healing potential. Who has determined this and by what method?

Who has identified different energies between one crystal and another, based on their markings?

Who can tell me the origin and story behind this legend and what method has been used to determine their healing qualities?

ANSWER: All good questions, and none with adequately complete answers.

The writings have come from people who have worked with us over time, each defining their personal experience.

Also, over time, the experience solidified enough that the person felt confident in writing down “this is what I have consistently received when I do xyz”… and as the shorthand of sharing occurs, it becomes “THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE RECEIVES WITH XYZ”… and finally “XYZ always means THIS”.

This is a dangerous practice. It is not dangerous as in harmful or physically detrimental. But it is dangerous in that these postulates have become the shorthand for what IS. Do you follow?

While it IS what these certain people have experienced and recounted, it ISN’T the whole picture and it is ALWAYS (and rightfully so) run through the filter of the person having the experience.

When the writings are shared, the people reading view it as… gospel… rather than as suggestions or shared experiences.

It is important to keep your mind open to new possibilities and information.

[Thank you, Venus!]

GENN’S SUMMARY OF VENUS’ INFORMATION

Lemurian Seed Crystal Drawing by Genn JohnSo, what I have understood from Venus over the years, is that a lot of what we know about crystals is just really the most rudimentary, very beginning stages.

This is because (through no fault of our own) our fundamental understanding of even basic physics and how our world works is behind, even completely backwards in some cases.

For example, go back to the time when we believed the world was flat or that the earth was the center of the Universe and everything revolved around US. In the grand scheme of things, that time hasn’t been that long ago!

Sadly, we are still operating under mistaken and misunderstood concepts and ideas which in the future will seem just as ludicrous to people then as the examples mentioned above seem to us today.

We are simply using what we know about the Universe (keeping in mind much of what we know is mistaken or misunderstood) to try to make new concepts that we are learning (square pegs) fit into the current paradigm (round holes).

What I have come to understand is that MANY MANY crystals were “seeded” by both Atlantis and Lemuria, in crystal “farms” if you will. They were placed in the best areas for optimal growth and energetically tended. Therefore, technically speaking, many (if not most) crystals could technically be called “seeded Lemurian crystals”. TECHNICALLY speaking.

However, what we now have is a specific TYPE of crystal which we have all agreed to call “Lemurian Seed Crystals”.

As a reminder, these are crystals with a specific formation (three heavily stepped, laddered or striated sides), which are often Laser Wands (though not always), and which usually have clarity and a specific strong energy.

Because of the ‘shorthand of sharing’ as Venus put it, the term Lemurian Seed Crystal has come to mean to most people that 1.) only these certain and specific types of quartz crystals are are imbued with this special Lemurian energy/information and 2.) they are the only type of quartz crystals which have special information encoded from Lemuria… And that simply is not the case.

SO THEN, ALL CRYSTALS ARE THE SAME AND HAVE THE SAME ENERGY?

That being said, not all quartz crystal has the same energy. It IS a truth that crystals from different regions of the globe have identifiable and different energy.

It is also true that even right here in Arkansas a crystal from one mine will have a different energy than a crystal from another, just down the road. I have experienced this myself.

For instance, I can tell the difference between the feel of a quartz crystal from Arkansas, and a quartz crystal from elsewhere (such as Brazil or Tibet). I can often also sense a significant difference in a crystal from mine “A” and mine “B” right here in Arkansas.

Why? I attribute this to the different minerals present in the earth during formation and the different resonant energies in the earth in the area of growth (as well as whether these crystals were “seeded and farmed”).

I think there is a difference in the feel of a crystal that was “seeded and farmed” versus crystals occurring naturally due simply to mineralogical and chemical properties present.

It stands to reason that the areas where there are significantly large deposits of quartz crystal (such as those found in Arkansas and Brazil for example) are probably areas which were seeded and tended.

Also, to clarify, I believe this seeding and tending was done energetically, via the mind, not physically as we typically think of as “gardening”.

Therefore it also stands to reason that if people were tending these “crystal gardens” that the energy with which they were infused would be naturally amplified and enhanced by the crystalline energies. And also, that the people charged with tending these sacred beds of crystals would be of impeccable and high vibrational energies themselves.

Following are the primary reasons I think people find the unique and different energies in Lemurian Seed Crystals.

Over time, we learned that crystals with this specific shape (Lemurian Seed Crystals) had the properties of allowing access to knowledge left for us, so we (erroneously) assumed that the only crystals which we could access that knowledge was in crystals of this structural type (Lemurian Seed Crystals).

Furthermore, with our current understanding, we believed that since we were receiving information from ancient times  that somehow the information was placed into these crystals for safe keeping like a CD or disc drive.

When in truth, many many crystals have been previously seeded and meticulously tended, so will also have the access to that focused attention from the ancients, and the information is accessible via portal-like energies, not as static storage devices.

ARE THERE (WHAT WE CALL) LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTALS IN ARKANSAS OR ARE THEY ONLY FROM A CERTAIN PLACE IN BRAZIL?

Lemurian Seed crystal photo credit: mineralminersDOTcomThere are (what we are currently calling) “Lemurian” crystals (by definition: three heavily lineated sides, etc) found in Arkansas and many other places around the world.

When I began my learning of the different crystal shapes and types, I understood what I read to mean that Lemurian Seed Crystals were found only in a particular area in Brazil, and were only Laser Wands, etc.

My guess is that when they were first “discovered” this is the area from which they came, so it stood to reason that people thought that was the only place they were to be found. I am finding this not to be the case.

Initially, when I first heard about Lemurian Seed Crystals, in my mind (and probably in many other’s minds), the crystals were infused with this special knowledge or information packets and then were “placed” in the Earth by ancient Lemurians, (like hiding Easter eggs) for us to “find” when we were ready or evolved enough.

Instead, I am finding that the vast majority of the quartz crystals with which we are currently working are also seeded crystals.

In that light, they all have the same potential to connect us to our ancient past, whether or not they have the shape and description of what we are now calling Lemurian Seed Crystals.

IN SUMMARY

I do think it is true that we are learning about and gaining more access to crystals now, since we are becoming ready for the information (that previously seeded beds of crystals are now being accessed because it is “time” for that to happen).

However, I don’t think, like Easter eggs, that there were just certain crystals imbued with specific information placed for us to find when the time was right.

I think what most people know of or attribute to “seeded Lemurian crystals” actually applies to many more quartz crystals than just the ones with that specific shape or configuration. I would  say it applies to nearly ALL quartz crystals.

It most certainly and especially applies to crystals which spent time being cared for, with focused attention, tended and nurtured in these crystalline beds. In this light, I also now understand that many crystals have been “seeded”, not only the ones we call Seed Crystals (or Lemurian Seed Crystals).

I view these special crystals (any seeded and tended crystal) as access points and living guides to connect us to the Lemurians and the ideology of that time with wisdom to help guide us into the New Earth’s ascension.

image of stepped Lineated sidesThe difference with Lemurian Seed Crystals shape is that through the heavily Lineated sides, we can access this special knowledge more easily in our 3D construct using the physical reminder of the stepped sides.

See the blog post on Lineated Sides to discover how to work with unzipping crystals to receive further knowledge.

I hope this blog post has helped flesh out and expand your current knowledge and understanding of Lemurian Seed Crystals.

Quartz Crystal Clusters – Revisit

As a reminder, we are going to revisit all the quartz crystal types, condensing the information to just a few items to make remembering easier. This week we’re going to revisit quartz crystal Clusters.

quartz crystal cluster

There is a long blog post on this, posted previously, here. I will try to extrapolate on that information rather than repeating it.

FIRST – WHAT ARE QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLUSTERS?

With the exception of Double Terminated crystals, quartz crystal grows on a matrix. To picture this, imagine a hand; the palm would be similar to the matrix with the fingers resembling the crystal points.

The clusters have been forming for millennia. As the earth moves, the direction of the original matrix may break and shift and points may fill in the gaps giving clusters an almost infinite range of possible configurations.

quartz crystal cluster

WHAT KIND OF ENERGY DO QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLUSTERS SPECIALIZE?

Clusters are good for helping with group dynamics. Any group, such as family or co-workers. 

Imagine all the points in the cluster as separate people. They have to get along to live so closely, sometimes overlapping, running through, squishing out… yet the clusters remain happy and cohesive. The energy of clusters is just that. Cohesive, happy, uplifting.

Families, co-workers, anywhere a group of people might need help in getting along is a great place to have a cluster. You could place one in an office on your desk, in your living room or family room.

Clusters also raise the energy in the environment.

Imagine a room full of Ascended Masters. The energy in that room would be so wonderful. Calm and healing with a high vibration. They wouldn’t even have to be doing anything. In just existing, their raised vibrations will raise the vibration in the room. The same is true with our crystal cluster friends.

Therefore, because there are so many crystals all adding to the already high vibration, clusters vibrate with high energy and light vibrations. So, clusters are good for raising the vibrations in an environment and bringing light and energy into that space.quartz crystal clusterBecause they are working so hard to keep the vibrations up in an environment, you need to remember to cleanse and charge your clusters frequently. This is especially true if there has been a lot of negative energy in the space (a fight or bickering between family members or tensions in an office between coworkers, for example).

Because they are so beautiful it is easy to forget they are working to uplift, energize and harmonize our environment. This is another reason we need to be mindful and cleanse and charge our cluster friends regularly. (Here is a link to cleansing and charging in case you missed that post or need a refresher.)

CLUSTER Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

CLUSTER Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

IN SUMMARY

This has been a short re-visit. To me, clusters are one of the easiest configurations to remember what they do, so they don’t need much discussion to get that point across. Here’s a brief summary:

  • Clusters consist of crystal points growing together on a matrix.
  • They come in a variety of types, sizes and configurations.
  • Clusters may break from the matrix during their life-cycle and reform, growing new clusters, with or without matrix.
  • With a few exceptions, the points (crystals which aren’t part of a cluster) with which we are familiar, originated as a part of a cluster.
  • Clusters are good for raising the vibrations in an environment and bringing light and energy into that space, and
  • They are good for helping with group dynamics.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about quartz crystal Clusters; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with them. Next time we’ll discuss Curved quartz crystals.

Channeler or Channeling Quartz Crystal – Revisit

As a reminder, we are going to revisit all the quartz crystal types, condensing the information to just a few items to make remembering easier. This week we’re going to revisit Channeling or Channeler quartz crystals.

Channeler or Channeling quartz crystal

There is a long blog post on this, posted previously, here. I will try to extrapolate on that information rather than repeating it.

FIRST – WHAT ARE CHANNELER or CHANNELING QUARTZ CRYSTALS?

How do you determine if you have a Channeling quartz crystal? Channeling or Channeler crystals are one of the metaphysical configurations determined by counting edges of crystal faces. To avoid being super repetitive, you can find a more in depth discussion of faces and edges of faces, here, and also, here. This will just be a brief overview.

Channeler or Channeling quartz crystal - arkansascrystalworks.com

In a Channeling crystal, the main face will have seven edges and the face directly behind the main face will have three edges. This is known of as a 7-3. To determine whether the crystal is a Channeler, you will have to count the edges of the main (largest) face and the edges of the face directly behind it.

Channeling or Channeler quartz crystal - Arkansas Crystal Works

In the pictures, I made a little skip in the line to show where the edge of each face starts and stops. Sometimes, like in the example below, one of the edges is very tiny, so count carefully!

Channeler or Channeling quartz crystal - Arkansas Crystal Works

The Channeling face isn’t always symmetrical, as in the crystal pictured above, but the most “textbook-perfect” Channeler quartz crystals usually are symmetrical.

Gas Phantom Channeling quartz crystal - arkansascrystalworks.com

The triangle or three-sided face behind the seven-sided face may be very small, or it may be large.

Channeler or Channeling quartz crystal - arkansascrystalworks.com

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: WHAT PURPOSE DO ACTUAL CHANNELS SERVE?

Just as we did last time with Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals, to better understand or condense the meaning of a Channeler crystal, it is helpful to understand what actual channels do (what are their functions?). What is a channel? According to the online dictionary:

Channel:

  1. a length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas.
    “the channel to the north led us to the Black Sea”
  2. a band of frequencies used in radio and television transmission, especially as used by a particular station.

HOW DOES THIS KNOWLEDGE OF CHANNELS TRANSFER TO CHANNELER CRYSTALS ?

In thinking about actual channels, simply apply that to Channeling crystals. Easy enough!

In the case of both examples above, the channel basically connects two larger areas for an exchange of some sort. In the case of water, you might imagine yourself as one body of water, your target or goal as the other body of water, and the channeling crystal would assist as a conduit for a flow of information (etc) between you and the other.

In the case of a media channel, there is “invisible” information constantly streaming in the ether. A channel (such as on your TV or radio) helps you to tune into the area with a specific frequency or information. So, in this case, you might imagine whatever information you want to access and the channeling crystal will help you to narrow the input so you receive the specific information you are looking for.

WHEN WOULD A PERSON CHOOSE TO WORK WITH A CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL?

Channelers help you access higher wisdom, either in the form of your Higher Self or Spirit Guides, or of Angels. They can also bring you love and light from beings in the higher realms.

When working with a Channeling crystal imagine yourself on one end of the “channel” and your desired connection on the other. It might help to remember that the crystal helps to channel that exchange between you and the other side.

CHANNELER Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

CHANNELER Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

IN SUMMARY

By remembering what we know about actual channels, we can put Channeling crystals to better use. The Channeling crystal acts as a conduit to help us to more easily access the area or information we are aiming for.

I hope this review of Channeler or Channeling crystals has been helpful to you. Next up for review is crystal Clusters.

Cathedral or Lightbrary Quartz Crystal – Revisit

As a reminder, we are going to revisit all the quartz crystal types, condensing the information to just a few items to make remembering easier.

cathedral/lightbrary quartz crystal

This week we’re going to revisit Cathedral or Lightbrary quartz crystals. There is a long blog post on this, posted previously, here. I will try to extrapolate on that information rather than repeating it.

FIRST – WHAT ARE CATHEDRAL OR LIGHTBRARY CRYSTALS?

Descriptively, these crystals are comprised of smaller points, surrounding and merging into a main point. They remind me of a sandcastle. Because I am more familiar with sandcastles than cathedrals, this is the image that comes to mind for me. However, this will be the only reference to a sandcastle in this blog post, but a sandcastle is similar to a cathedral in shape.

Below are some drawings I did of a Lightbrary or Cathedral crystal and a sandcastle. See how there is one main crystal (like the main spire of the sandcastle) and it is surrounded by smaller points, some of which are merged into the main point? Compare that to how some of the “rooms” of the sandcastle are merged and some are just very close (share a wall).

cathedral or lightbrary quartz crystalThe two names, which are used interchangeably, will help you to remember #1 what they look like and #2 what they do.

  1.      In “Cathedral” you get a physical reference (what they look like), and
  2.      In “Lightbrary”, you get a metaphysical reference (what they do or how to work with them)

I try to do this with all the different crystal configurations and their names. If you can compare them to something you already have in your database, it is helpful, then, to use this comparison so you don’t have to learn and recall “new” information.

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: WHAT PURPOSE DO ACTUAL CATHEDRALS SERVE?

www-dot-englishcathedrals-dot-co-dot-uk-slash-cathedral-slash-newcastle-cathedral

photo credit: www.englishcathedrals.co.uk – Newcastle Cathedral

Just as we did last time with Bridges, to better understand (condense) the meaning of a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal, it is helpful to understand what an actual cathedral (the building) does (what is its function?).

I really didn’t know how a Cathedral functioned (other than the beauty of the structure) so I went to Sir Google and asked. I have paraphrased what I found, and highlighted some parts for further emphasis where it applies to crystals.

We’ll recap how this applies to the Cathedral crystal after this list. (The following information, heavily paraphrased, came from this website on English cathedrals):

CATHEDRAL (Churches):

  • are places that can convey a sense of the spiritual and sacred
  • are a center of worship and mission
  • are often the oldest building in continuous use in its surrounding area and of significance to the heritage, culture and community life of the area it serves
  • act as focal points for services and celebrations
  • are the oldest buildings in continuous use in their environments
  • are complicated both archaeologically and architecturally
  • are unique and priceless heritage assets
  • are open in times of national crisis and celebration and act as focal points in their communities
  • cathedrals are immensely rich learning resources
  • have a very significant role in ensuring the continuity of conservation skills and in educating new craftsmen

So, as you can see, there is rich tradition surrounding cathedral (churches), and they serve as not only places of worship, but even more-so, places of learning, and delving into history and tradition. One also experiences the divine and sacred energy in these living works of art.

HOW DOES THIS KNOWLEDGE OF CATHEDRAL CHURCHES TRANSFER TO CATHEDRAL CRYSTALS and WHEN DOES THE LIGHTBRARY NAME COME INTO PLAY?

Knowing what we now know about actual cathedral churches, simply apply that to Cathedral crystals. Easy enough!

And as the heading implies, what about the Lightbrary part?

Lightbraries refer to the METAphysical part of the equation. Metaphysically, Lightbraries are extremely powerful Lightworkers and are full of wisdom. They transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency (more on this later).

It is said that the smaller points (the points which surround the Main, large point) contain information from the Akashic records.

I am told it isn’t so much that the records or information is written WITHIN the crystal, but that the energy contained within the crystal assists the soul in reaching the Hall of Records. To reiterate, as is the case with Record Keepers, I am told the information isn’t as much “burned onto” the crystal in question, but the crystal acts more as an energetic portal to the information.

WHAT ABOUT THE LIGHTBRARY ASPECT THEN?

To add to what we’ve learned about cathedrals, as the name implies, a Lightbrary is like a library made of light: light-brary. Your knowledge about libraries fits here! For me, a very similar energy to that found in cathedrals is also found in very old libraries.

The only difference in the reference to libraries is that the library reference in this case applies to the Akashic Records. For those of you new to the idea of the Akashic records, here’s a quote from Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. website:

“The Akashic Records or “The Book of Life” can be equated to the universe’s super computer system. It is this system that acts as the central storehouse of all information for every individual who has ever lived upon the earth.”

It is important to note that I am not suggesting that one cannot enter the Records without the assistance of a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal. However, one might use the visual (the shape) and the energy (vibration) of the Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal to assist them to more easily enter the Records.

WHEN WOULD A PERSON CHOOSE TO WORK WITH A CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL?

By working with these Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals, one might receive assistance in working with the Akashic Records. Also  remember they transmit very high vibration and can be used to raise your vibrational frequency.

If you have never had the opportunity to visit an actual historical cathedral, imagine the feeling of profound spiritual depth you might feel within its walls. For hundreds of years (in many cases), people have made pilgrimage to this holy site, adding to the rich depth of etheric and sacred energy present.

It truly doesn’t matter if you are associated with the particular religion of that cathedral, the energy present is undeniable.

Couple that with the fact that many of these cathedrals are built on sacred areas of Earth vibration (Ley lines, etc). Here is an interesting website about Ley Lines and structures built upon them, there are countless others.

Just as one might enter a cathedral or library just for the energy (rather than to worship or to read a book), one might work with a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal in the same way: simply BEing in its presence to raise your own vibration.

CATHEDRAL - LIGHTBRARY Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

CATHEDRAL – LIGHTBRARY Crystal Mandalas: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystals by Genn John

IN SUMMARY

  • A Cathedral or Lightbrary gives us hints on how its energy works in its two names:
    • Cathedral, for its shape (and function)
    • Lightbrary for its function (and energy).
  • A Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal contains the energy configuration to boost or assist one to access the Akashic Records.
  • They contain great depth of sacred wisdom energy.
  • They are very high vibrational crystals, so can assist in increasing ones vibration.

I hope this review of Cathedral or Lightbrary crystals has been helpful to you. Next time we will review Channeler or Channeling crystals.

Bridge or Inner Child Quartz Crystal – Revisit

We’re going to revisit all the quartz crystal types, condensing the information to just a few items to make remembering easier.

This week we’re going to revisit Bridge or Inner Child quartz crystals. First, what are Bridges?

metaphysical description crystal bridgeBridges are crystals which penetrate a larger crystal. They are located partially in and partially out of another crystal. When they are larger they are called Bridges, when they are smaller, they are called Inner Child crystals. They both function the same way, and the naming is just semantics, really.

There is a long blog post on this, posted previously, here. I will try to extrapolate on that information rather than repeating it.

HOW DO ACTUAL BRIDGES HELP US?

To figure out what characteristic energies a Bridge or Inner Child crystal might have, simply ask yourself questions about actual bridges. How do bridges help us?

photo credit burwood bulletin dot org

Usually we use a bridge when access is difficult without a bridge.

What exactly do I mean?

If a bridge is spanning a creek, we could usually still cross the creek without using the bridge. However, without the bridge to help us along, it would be much harder to cross.

Let’s walk through it. In this case, let’s imagine a creek at the bottom of a 10 foot embankment, the creek is 20 feet wide and the other side is 10 feet as well.

First we would have to find a place where we can get down the side of the embankment. Next we must find an area on the creek that the water is low enough for us to cross, and finally we have to find a way back up the other side.

During all of this, we are possibly sliding in mud, certainly getting our feet wet and watching for snakes and other dangers. It is certainly taking a lot longer to get to the other side than it would if we had a bridge.

Now imagine the same crossing with a bridge:

photo credit burwood bulletin dot org

BRIDGES ARE ABOUT CONNECTING

With the bridge there, we can simply walk across. The bridge connects us easily from one side to the other.

In the prior example, the crossing was fairly simple. Ten feet down, twenty feet across, and another ten back up the other side. What if the span was much larger, such as the Grand Canyon? A distance like this would seem almost insurmountable!

A person might not even attempt to connect one side to the other at the prospect of crossing without a bridge. By the time you crossed you might have forgotten what you were trying to connect and you would completely lose your perspective of being on the other side.

Bridges don’t just help make things easier and quicker to connect, they also give the added benefit that we have a different perspective as we cross, as well. Let’s explore that.

BRIDGES AFFORD US A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

We are above the creek, so we’re slightly removed from the in-your-face aspect of the actual crossing. We can cross, but remain unattached to the nitty-gritty and it keeps us from getting embroiled in the muck and crossing. We still enjoy the sound of the creek and the feel of the cool air rising.

From the center of the bridge, we are free to stop, suspended in air (or time). We are at a perspective where we can see both upstream and downstream and both ends of the bridge. It gives us a wider perspective of the situation.

Because we can also still see and access both ends of the bridge, we can easily go back and forth between this side and that.

HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO BRIDGES ON CRYSTALS?

This is how Bridge crystals work almost identically to actual bridges: First we choose what it is we want to connect (where we need connection).

For example, are we looking to bridge between ourselves and another person, between ourselves and our Higher Self or between ourselves and our inner child? Are we trying to understand another person’s viewpoint or connect with them more deeply?

The applications and possibilities are endless. Rather than bridging to another person, consider “bridging” yourself to a goal – such as losing 10 pounds or quitting smoking. Use your imagination!

Once we have decided, the energy of the crystal can help us to bridge directly to the Other (where ever we decided we want to connect). We don’t have to slog through the steps of getting there (like climbing embankments, wading creeks, etc). This is where the connection occurs.

AVOID THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

Another benefit is that Bridges take the guesswork away. You are on one end of the bridge, your destination is on the other. You don’t have to navigate unknowns such as embankments, crossing points or extraction.

Additionally, on your way, you are allowed a wider perspective of how you each got to where you are.

For example, in the case of accessing our Higher Self… how would that look? Where is your Higher Self? It’s hard to imagine how to get there when you don’t know where there is!

With Bridges, you don’t have to navigate the embankments or crossing, you simply jump on and start walking, knowing you are connected to the other side via the Bridge. It’s almost like magic.

WHAT ABOUT INNER CHILD CRYSTALS?

We’ve talked about Bridges, but what about Inner Child crystals? Remember, Inner Child crystals are simply smaller Bridges. It is still a smaller crystal embedded partially in and partially out of a larger crystal.

Whether a crystal is called a traditional Bridge or an Inner Child will primarily depend on the energy presented and the person’s preference in naming.

They work the same, they are just smaller, and the energy typically is more subtle and gentle. Bridge crystal and Inner Child crystals are basically the same.

Still, you are connecting and gaining a different perspective with the crossing.

IN SUMMARY

To sum up, whether you are working with a large Bridge or a smaller Inner Child,

  1. Bridge crystals help us to connect,
  2. Bridge crystals help us to access places which might be much more difficult to access without the Bridge and
  3. they also allow us a different perspective, seeing both sides from the neutrality of the middle.

Here is a mandala of Bridge and Inner Child crystals from CRYSTAL MANDALAS: (Learn about crystal by COLORING!) Volume 1:

I hope you have enjoyed revisiting Bridge (and Inner Child) crystals and that this recap has made understanding how to work with them a little easier to grasp.

Would you like to work with a Bridge or Inner Child crystal? Check out these Bridge and Inner Child crystals at Arkansas Crystal Works.

Stay tuned next time and we will revisit Cathedral or Lightbrary quartz crystals.

CRYSTALS WHICH ARE BROKEN IN OUR CARE: what it means

image empathic broken crystalThis is addressing the second part of a question posed to me (the first part of the question is found here). The questioner asked:

Sometimes [crystals]  jump from my hand or I drop another crystal on them accidentally, etc. I am brand new at this and don’t know how to proceed. Thank you” – K. S.

CRYSTALS WHICH BREAK WHILE IN OUR CARE

If you live with crystals for long, there will unfortunately come a day when breakage occurs. Either by dropping them to the floor or onto a hard surface, or even as in the case mentioned above, dropping something on them or clanking them against one another. It happens.

It’s sad and usually heartbreaking for me, especially if it is a favorite crystal. We never want to cause harm or injury to those we love.

The positive note: there is almost always a lesson to be learned in the breaking.

Many times, a “flawless” crystal will be dropped or dinged while in the care of a person, and the person usually feels terrible about this, that it is somehow their fault and that they have “ruined” an otherwise “perfect” crystal.

The message I have received from the Crystal People over and over again, is that more often than not, the crystal has chosen to be damaged in order to assist the person with a lesson on self love and acceptance (and forgiveness!).

empathic broken crystalA further bit of proof of this is that not every crystal which is dropped breaks, and not every crystal which is broken has been dropped.

What does this mean? It is important to note that Empathic crystals bring out compassionate feelings in us. (Empathic crystals are crystals which are chipped, broken or damaged.) When we see a chipped or damaged crystal, we tend to show it love. Even more so if the “damage” is caused by our own hand. The crystal picks up this empathy and amplifies it.

The empathy continues from there on! Remember, a crystal will encounter many people during its lifespan. Each person that expresses compassion for the damage on the crystal increases the empathetic energy of the crystal. It is a cycle that builds and repeats.

Therefore, if the unfortunate happens and you do break a favorite crystal, work with this special empathic energy.

In any circumstance in which you need to bring compassion into the mix, you might work with an Empathic (chipped, broken or damaged) crystal. If it is a crystal which has broken in your care, meditate on the type of crystal, the circumstances, and how it makes you feel that this happened.

Do you need to practice forgiveness of self? Come to terms with imperfections? Learn to accept perceived flaws?

I usually find more often than not that the compassion and forgiveness needed is toward self. Again, especially if the “damage” is caused by you. I tend to get hyper judgmental and hard on myself in these situations and it is hard to forgive myself! I find it is easy to feel compassion for and to forgive others for their mistakes, but we are much harder on ourselves. We expect to be perfect or not “flawed”.

empathic broken crystalIf we work with an Empathic crystal, we can see how much we still love this crystal, not simply in spite of its damage, but a lot of times, because of it. We are able to see what this crystal has gone through in its lifetime and  still it perseveres.

The crystal doesn’t hold any ill will toward us for its change in shape and or resulting flaws, chips or dings. It still just as happily receives and returns our love and acceptance. It is still beautiful and worthy. It isn’t sad or angry at us for “breaking” it, nor should we be angry at ourselves!

In the creation of the damage, the Empathic (chipped, broken or damaged) crystal helps to remind us to be forgiving of our mistakes. In the actual damage, it reminds us to apply the same feelings of love, acceptance and compassion for our own perceived “flaws”.

So! Don’t feel all is lost if you damage a favored crystal, see the lesson in it, forgive yourself, love your crystal MORE and move on!

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL – REVISIT

We’re going to revisit all the quartz types, using some drawings from my Crystal Mandala books (in which I have drawn a mandala of each type of crystal, condensing the information to 4 to 5 items to make remembering easier).

This week we’re going to revisit Barnacle quartz crystals. First, what are Barnacles?

barnacle quartz crystal

Barnacles are small crystals attached to a larger crystal. They almost appear to be glued on. They aren’t penetrating the larger crystal (in which case, they would be called Bridges or Inner Child crystals).

barnacle quartz crystal

barnacle quartz crystal

Barnacles may be large or small. They may appear as thick patches or may be scattered intermittently. Most often, barnacles are located on one plane or only half of the crystal (like moss growing on only one side of a tree). Other times they may appear to be scattered on nearly all sides.

However they are found (small or large, many or few), barnacles on a crystal will signify to you that the crystal on which they are attached most likely has old soul, ancient energy and probably has knowledge to impart. Certainly this is true of all crystals, but crystals with barnacles have an extra emphasis on this type of energy.

I have seen barnacles called “babies” in some descriptions from other sources, however I see babies usually as one or two larger crystals standing at the feet of, or attached to, a crystal with a parental energy.

There might just be a few barnacles on a point, or they might almost completely encrust the point and look like jewels. Almost always, these crystals emit a very Old Soul, ancient feeling.

Here’s an infographic on Barnacle crystals:

barnacle quartz crystal

Metaphysically, the larger crystal is the “Old Soul” and contains the wisdom and trust that attracts the smaller crystals (babies or new souls). I usually find that these Old Soul crystals with barnacles are helpful to us in the way that a loving human grandmother/father or great grandmother/father would be (imagine the Oracle from the Matrix movies). They help us to see things from a wider, deeper, wiser perspective. I think of the description of a crystal with barnacles not so much as a description of the barnacles themselves, but of the energy of the crystal that attracts or grows barnacles.

barnacle quartz crystal

You can find this Barnacle Crystal Mandala in CRYSTAL MANDALAS: (Learn about crystal by COLORING!) Volume 1

CRYSTAL MANDALAS:  Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Barnacle

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YIN/YANG QUARTZ CRYSTALS – Physically, What Makes a Crystal Yin/Yang ?

CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Yin/Yang

CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Yin/Yang

The last couple of posts, we have been reviewing Feminine and Masculine crystals. Before we finish the three part series by talking about Yin/Yang (part Masculine, part Feminine) crystals, first a note:

As always, whenever I mention Masculine or Feminine in regard to crystals, people tend to flip their lids! This time was no exception. It would seem that in our societal complex right now, anything to do with “gender” is triggering knee-jerk reactions in people. If you find the use of these terms in relation to quartz crystal offensive, please take a deep breath and allow me to explain.

“Masculine” and “Feminine” are two of nearly FIFTY descriptions of types of quartz crystals. I am simply describing a type (Masculine equals clear, Feminine equals cloudy). These are not terms I made up or assigned to crystals, I am simply explaining names which have been assigned to types of quartz crystals and have been around at least the twenty years I have been doing this.

If you aren’t of the school that believes that crystals are sentient beings (they are) then simply suffice it to say that when someone describes a crystal as physically “Masculine” they are referring to a CLEAR crystal. If they describe it as physically “Feminine” they are referring to a CLOUDY or MILKY crystal. It also bears mentioning that I am talking ONLY about quartz crystals here. Not other types of crystals and gemstones.

So, if you are reading this, and your eye starts to twitch because you think I am assigning gender roles to crystals, I am not…

Physically, we’re talking about clear versus cloudy. That’s it. Energetically, Masculine versus Feminine is another story entirely. It has less to do with how they present physically and more to do with what type of energy with which they present. OK? OK! Moving on!

This blog post will be pretty short and sweet since we have covered both Feminine and Masculine crystals previously. Remember, just as with humans, simply because a crystal presents as Yin/Yang, Feminine or Masculine in appearance “anatomically”, it absolutely DOES NOT mean that it will also be “energetically” Yin/Yang, Feminine or Masculine. This is an important point. Just as with humans, many crystals masculine in appearance (clear) have feminine energy and many crystals feminine in appearance (cloudy) have masculine energy. Still with me?

YIN/YANG CRYSTALS

Some crystals are an equal mix of both Feminine and Masculine, these crystals are called Yin/Yang. Lots of crystals are dense at the base but are more Masculine than Feminine, so these aren’t normally called Yin/Yang. There are also crystals which would be described as a mix of Masculine and Feminine top to bottom (meaning an even distribution of clarity and milkiness throughout. This type isn’t normally called Yin/Yang either. I typically call a crystal Yin/Yang if it is as close to 50/50 as possible (top half masculine/bottom half feminine), or sometimes 40/60 either way as long as there is a really strong area of demarcation where the masculine and feminine meet.

Here is a picture with some examples of Yin/Yang crystals. Notice how clear they are at the top and how milky they are at the bottom and that there is an obvious area where the two meet:

YIN-YANG crystals

So, it’s pretty basic. Yin/Yang crystals are half and half Feminine/Masculine. Not so hard! Basically that’s it for the anatomy lesson!

REVIEW, PHYSICALLY

Feminine = cloudy or milky

Masculine = clear

Yin/Yang = half cloudy and half clear.

REVIEW, ENERGETICALLY

Energetically speaking, we’re talking about if a crystal presents with an energy which would be described as Feminine, Masculine or Yin/Yang:

Feminine crystals might help us (both men and women) to get in touch with our feminine nature. They have a soft, yet deep, mysterious energy. Yin in nature, Feminine crystals are intuitive, nurturing and receptive. The energy is more diffuse. If the energy were compared to a light, it would be described as glowing (coming from all directions evenly).

Masculine crystals are helpful when you need to get to the point; they have a sharp and direct energy. Yang in nature, Masculine crystals are more action-oriented and the energy projects rather than recedes. The energy of Masculine crystals is more focused and linear. If its energy were described as a light, it would tend to be a high power flashlight or even a laser pointer (directed out the end in a focused beam).

Knowing that Yin/Yang crystals have an equal measure of masculine to feminine contained in them, they are good for attaining and maintaining balance.

SUMMARY

In this set of three blog posts on “anatomy”, we learned that:

  • Feminine crystals are called “cloudy” or “milky”.
  • Masculine crystals are called “clear” or sometimes “water clear”.
  • Yin/Yang crystals are half feminine and half masculine with an obvious area where the two meet.
  • Just because a crystal presents as feminine or masculine doesn’t guarantee that its energy will match its anatomy.
  • Energetically feminine crystals help to connect us with our feminine nature and are have soft mysterious energy and are intuitive, nurturing and receptive.
  • Energetically masculine crystals help you get to the point. Their energy is sharp and direct and they are more action-oriented with projecting energy.
  • Yin/Yang crystals help us to maintain a balance of masculine to feminine traits/energies.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about the anatomy of Feminine, Masculine and Yin/Yang quartz crystals.

MASCULINE QUARTZ CRYSTALS – Physically, What Makes a Crystal Masculine ?

CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Masculine

CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Masculine

Last blog post we discussed Feminine quartz crystals, today we’re going to revisit Masculine quartz crystals. As with our discussion of Feminine crystals, we’re talking about what a “Masculine” quartz crystal looks like. In this first part, we’re discussing whether a crystal is called Masculine by features only, not by energy.

In the past I have called this an “anatomy lesson” because basically we’ll be discussing whether a crystal presents physically what has been described as Masculine. (In the next post we’ll revisit Yin/Yang quartz crystals.)

I have described whether a crystal is described as Masculine (e.g. has “man parts”), is described physically as Feminine (e.g. has “lady parts”) or presents physically as Yin/Yang (e.g. as a mix of both). Because it is pretty short and sweet to describe the LOOK of a Masculine crystal, I will also cover the energetic possibilities at the bottom of the post. Remember, just as with humans, simply because a crystal presents a certain way (masculine or feminine) in appearance “anatomically”, it absolutely DOES NOT mean that it will also absolutely be energetically feminine or masculine. This is an important point. Just as with humans, many crystals masculine in appearance have feminine energy and many crystals feminine in appearance have masculine energy.

We’ll start with the physical description of MASCULINE crystals:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Very clear points are described as Masculine. They may be optically clear, or they may have some Fairy Frost (the wispy inclusions inside a crystal). The base of a Masculine crystal may be dense with frost, however if more of the point is clear than cloudy, it is described as Masculine. But as I mentioned above, remember not to have preconceived notions, energetically speaking. Just because a point is Masculine by description doesn’t automatically mean it can only present masculine energy (the same is also true for crystals described as Feminine).

Very clear crystals are often described as “water clear”. Here is a picture with some examples of Masculine crystals which would be described as water clear. Notice how very little Fairy Frost is present, just a few wisps here and there (the crystal in the far left has a Phantom):

masculine crystals

You will find that most crystals are part Feminine and part Masculine, a little bit more of one than the other, but not fully either. These would be described as “mostly Feminine” or “mostly Masculine”. Here’s an example of that:

feminine and masculine

The crystal on the left would be described as “mostly Feminine” and the crystal on the right, “mostly Masculine”. I’ve drawn on the photos to show the areas which are described as Feminine or Masculine. I didn’t mark them as well, but the little dark areas in the crystal on the left (the mostly Feminine crystal) are the Masculine areas, the lighter areas on the crystal on the right (the mostly Masculine crystal) are the Feminine areas.

ENERGETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF MASCULINE CRYSTALS

Now, let’s talk briefly about crystals which present as energetically MasculineWhether or not a crystal presents as Feminine, Masculine or Yin/Yang physically, energetically speaking, here is what you might expect from an energetically Masculine crystal:

Masculine crystals have a sharp and direct energy, and are helpful when you need to get to the point. Yang in nature, Masculine crystals are more action-oriented and the energy projects rather than recedes. The energy of Masculine crystals is more focused and linear. If its energy were described as a light, it would tend to be a high power flashlight or even a laser pointer (directed out the end in a focused beam).

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE?

Many people have a preference or are drawn to primarily Masculine, Feminine or even Yin/Yang crystals. You may have a preference that you weren’t aware of. You may tend to gravitate naturally toward one or the other. I personally am more drawn to the look of Masculine crystals and the feel of Feminine crystals! Do you find that you have a preference or that your preference has changed over the years? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

This concludes our discussion of Masculine crystals, next time we will wind up this three-part “anatomy” lesson and talk about Yin/Yang crystals.

FEMININE QUARTZ CRYSTALS – Physically, What Makes a Crystal Feminine ?

CRYSTAL MANDALAS:  Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Feminine

CRYSTAL MANDALAS: Anatomy and Physiology of Quartz Crystal by Genn John- Feminine (click on image to order book)

Today we’re going to revisit Feminine quartz crystals, with the distinction that we’re talking about what a “Feminine” quartz crystal looks like. We’re discussing whether a crystal is called Feminine by features only, not by energy.

In the past I have called this an “anatomy lesson” because basically we’ll be discussing whether a crystal presents physically what has been described as Feminine. The next two posts we’ll revisit Masculine and Yin/Yang quartz crystals. I have described this is whether a crystal is described as masculine (e.g. has “man parts”), is described physically as feminine (e.g. has “lady parts”) or presents physically as Yin/Yang (e.g. as a mix of both).

Because it is pretty short and sweet to describe the LOOK of a Feminine crystal, I will also cover the energetic possibilities. Remember, just as with humans, simply because a crystal presents as feminine or masculine in appearance “anatomically”, it absolutely DOES NOT mean that it will also be energetically feminine or masculine. This is an important point. Just as with humans, many crystals feminine in appearance have masculine energy and many crystals masculine in appearance have feminine energy.

We’ll start with the physical description of FEMININE crystals:

Feminine crystals are described as “dense” and “milky”. The concentration of density in a Feminine crystal varies from nearly opaque Fairy Frost to solid white, milky quartz. Traditionally, quartz crystals which are white, rather than clear, are called milky. My assumption is that since clear crystals are often described as water clear, then cloudy or densely white quartz crystal is often called milky (because it looks more like milk than water). If you talk to a person who doesn’t ascribe to naming the metaphysical aspects of quartz crystals, if you are looking for a crystal which appears Feminine, you would ask for Milky quartz. Quartz Matrix is milky in appearance, so any chunk of white quartz crystal is called milky quartz. When asking, then, you might end up with a chunk of quartz, so to further specify, you would ask for a Milky quartz point or cluster (group of points).

The presence of tiny air bubbles is what causes quartz to appear milky. The veins of Arkansas crystal are milky, so most (but certainly not all) of the crystal in Arkansas has at least a milky base (if a crystal breaks off above the matrix, there might not be any milky nature or Fairy Frost present. Because of the presence of these teeny (even microscopic) air bubbles, milky quartz can be “softer” or broken more easily than very water clear quartz. Don’t misunderstand, though, it isn’t significantly softer. It tends to break more easily, not so much because it is significantly “softer” but the molecules of air bubbles make fracturing easier.

When talking about crystal matrix, which is most often milky in appearance, it makes me also think of the feminine property of giving life. That the matrix is the base from which the crystals spring (or grow), so it further helps explain why milky crystal is called Feminine.

Here is a picture with some examples of Feminine crystals. Notice how densely white (milky) they are:

feminine crystals

Most crystals are part Feminine and part Masculine, a little bit more of one than the other, but not fully either. These would be described as “mostly Feminine” or “mostly Masculine”. Here’s an example of that:

feminine and masculine

The crystal pictured left is mostly Feminine (cloudy or milky) in appearance, with some Masculine (clear) at the termination and down the left side. The crystal to the right is mostly Masculine (clear), with a Feminine (cloudy or milky) base.

Basically that’s it for the anatomy lesson.

Feminine = cloudy or milky

Now, let’s talk briefly about Feminine crystals energetically. Remember that a clear crystal (Masculine in appearance) might have feminine energy. Just as with people, it’s best not to make assumptions based solely on appearance. For example, I often find this to be true with crystals which have an Isis Face (5 sided face). Whether these crystals with an Isis Face are Feminine or Masculine in appearance they often have a strong feminine energy.

Feminine crystals help us (both men and women) to get in touch with our feminine nature. They have a soft, yet deep, mysterious energy. Yin in nature, Feminine crystals are intuitive, nurturing and receptive. The energy is more diffuse. If the energy were compared to a light, it would be described as glowing (coming from all directions evenly).

In order to work with a Feminine crystal, (provided it is energetically feminine, not just physically) one might choose to meditate with it, enjoying the energy of feminine nature which may present as soft, nurturing, creative, life-giving, or Yin. One might also create a grid out of Feminine crystals to hold the vibration of feminine energy. Jewelry might be made of out of a feminine crystal so that the energy could be carried intimately throughout the day, or a small point kept in a pocket or purse for the same result.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about the anatomy (and physiology) of Feminine crystals, next week we’ll revisit Masculine crystals.