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Is it a Crystal or a Rock?

I like the word rock. I was hoping to sell rocks at my shop and call them rocks, but I have noticed kids like the word crystal. So when I have a booth at the Farmers Market I often label my tumbled rocks and other stones “rock crystals”. Then kids can relate due to the video games and movies with magical crystals. Today I found my answer to the difference between the two. I found it while I was doing my homework for Crystal Resonance with Samaya Aster.

Crystal and Rocks are Minerals!

Minerals
Minerals are chemical elements that form a compound that is consistent throughout its structure. For example, when one atom of silicon (Si) and two atoms of oxygen (O) combine, they create the compound (SiO2). When six molecules of SiO2 arrange themselves together, they create a base unit of quartz. Quartz is a mineral, because it contains a compound that is pure and consistent throughout its structure. Energetically, minerals are very precise in the frequencies with which they can resonate due to the purity of their content. Both crystals and rocks are made up of minerals.

Crystals grow in a precise fashion and are geometric.
A crystal is a mineral that has grown under the perfect conditions to allow it to take on a precise geometric form that is determined by the minerals it contains. A crystalline form has a precise geometry of angles and planes that allow its overall form to reflect its unique mineral content. When base units of quartz arrange themselves in an offset screw formation, they will create a single terminated clear quartz crystal. When base units of calcium and carbon (CaCo3) arrange themselves into a crystalline form, they will create calcite crystals.

Crystals are homogenous, meaning that they have a regular grouping pattern throughout and atoms are arranged in the same manner throughout. This makes crystals holographic in nature, with each tiny grouping or base unit within being a replica of the overall form of the crystal.

There are fourteen possible arrangements of minerals into crystals, called the Bravais lattices.  Energetically, crystals are precise in the frequencies they can resonate with, and they are directional in that they run energy through their structures in precise ways.

Rocks
Rocks are combinations of two or more minerals that may or may not express themselves as crystals. For instance Granite is a rock that is composed of the minerals quartz, feldspar, plagioclase and biotite mica. It may also contain crystals of other minerals such as magnetite, pyrite, tourmaline, etc., depending upon where it is from and the conditions it formed under.

Rocks are much less precise in their energies because they contain many different minerals which may or may not be crystalline. Rocks are more broad spectrum in the energies with which they can resonate. They are non-directional because they do not have a precise crystalline structure.

To see my rock & crystal collection in Idaho visit my upcoming store in downtown Eagle. Our opening day is February 1, 2020. Wild Gemstones Web SiteSummer-Science-Week-Geology-Gems-and-Jewelry

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Seraphinite Affirmation: I allow love light healing to fill my body.

The reason we are here is to love. Seraphinite has the appearance of feathers in its green stone. It is known for healing via love light. Some steps for this might be:

  1. Take three deep breaths.
  2. Say thank you for where you are today.
  3. Picture a healing light surrounding your body.
  4. Feel the love.
  5. Say thank you three times.

Feel free to post your favorite method to slow down and feel the love light.

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Tigers Eye Affirmation: I am balanced.

Tigers Eye has a beautiful layered look of vibrant yellow/gold, browns, and black. It’s a suitable color combination for the affirmation “I am balanced”.

To me balancing is about routine that allows for a variety of activities throughout the day: physical, spiritual, work, and joyful/relaxing time. I find that if I get certain activities done in the morning then the rest of my day is balanced. I have the privilege of time to parse my day that way.

However, I am still looking for a good time to play drums… it’s loud enough to annoy others in the house and I have not included it in my morning routine yet. Any advice is welcome!

drum circles near Boise

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Obsidian beads frame a focal Tigers Eye Gemstone
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Ruby: I awaken my kundalini energy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What is Kundalini energy? From what I understand so far…It is a Hindu word that means to awaken your chakras from the base chakra up into the crown chakra! There is a goddess or serpent asleep that can awaken and clear it’s way up all of the chakras to the crown to energize the body for a wonderful feeling! There are other cultures that have a similar word such as the Christian “Pentecostal Fire”.

Kundalini can be achieved through spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation.

May you feel alert and happy TODAY!

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Ruby and Kyanite from Tanzania
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Ruby Vintage Necklace
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Raw Ruby Necklace from Elmwood Jewelry
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Ruby Rock and Cut Gems
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Calcite: I am open to creativity.

What a wonderful world where we can be creative at anytime.

So fun and the possibilities seem endless. Even using the internet and posting things is so limitless.

I was really happy when I listened to the Vulnerability by Brene Brown media (Ted Talks and audio via radio shows). She ended one of the series by encouraging people to find their creative love, making candles was her example. Something artsy that makes you feel good. Wow that sure hit home for me and in a way gave me permission to do my arts and crafts in addition to the more serious work I do (audio engineering).

Here’s Calcite pictures I found today. This stone is known to encourage spontaneity and creativity. I think the two things go hand in hand.

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Calcite Crystals
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Calcite Double Ended Crystal
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Calcite Gem
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Calcite Tribal Necklaces by RoJohn Torres
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Gem Artists Wanted

I would love to share other artists’ work on this blog’s Gem of the Day (message me for consideration).
Case in point: today I met a jewelry artist, Matias Brustle, and a friend bought a Malachite ring from him. It’s interesting because everyday for 3 days I have been pulling the Malachite card from my Deck of Gemstone Cards (Crystal Ally Nahisha Ahsain’s Cards). I asked Matias if he’d like to have his work displayed on my social media, and he said yes.

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Matias Brustle and Artist Gems’ Owner Brenda Francis
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Matias (Haramara Jewelry) Workshop
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Haramara Jewelry–Matias Brustle, Designer