Hello beautiful people!
On our most recent episode I talked a lot about crystals. My lack of knowledge on them, my opinion on them, how I have a kinship with a select few of them, and how I truly believe one helped protect me from physical harm. After all this crystal talk I figured I'd do an experiment. What I wanted to test was if I could essentially scroll through a list of crystals, properties unknown, and using my abilities find ones that connected with me. I wasn't surprised that worked, but I was surprised at how well it did.
Below are a list of crystals that I feel a strong connection with. I never imagined there would be so many, or in hindsight to how many crystals and minerals there are in the world, how few. There are hundreds of crystals, even including different colors and how they may affect the crystal's properties, and yet I only felt connected to fifthteen.
I've listed some of the properties of each crystal and mineral below. In all honesty a lot of them are similar, enhances psychic ability, higher vibration, a few even assist with communication and being able to find balance in that and in your personal truth or destiny. Yet I realized that each property is something I'm greatly invested in learning and strengthening in my life.
I have been seeing the term Ostara all over social media, but I honestly had no idea what it was. So, as any answer seeking person, who figured it had to be more than just "another word for the Vernal Equinox/Spring" I looked it up.
You know that feeling you have? The one that says let's open the blinds, let fresh air into the house, cleanse everything, maybe take care of the yard? That's all attributed to spring and that, my loves, is Ostara. It's about colors, light, rebirth, planting new seeds, even fertility! This is the time to appreciate and celebrate the earth.
But where did Ostara come from? Ostara or Eostra is the saxon goddess who represents dawn. Her name means East. If you are familiar with the triple goddess symbol, she is the Maiden, reborn after the Crone.
Her depiction matches her season, surrounded with budding plants trees and light. Her symbols the egg and rabbit further speak of her great affinity with fertility. Ostara falls on the equinox because it is the day where light and darkness will be equal. It begins the time of light where crops are more abundant and was viewed as a time of renewed hope.
This is a time for balance, renewal, rebirth, and growth. Plant something new! Revive your home with fresh colors of pastels, tulips, sunflowers, or even a fresh herb garden. Revive yourself! Be positive, find clarity in your worries, begin a new project, get in touch with who you are.
But most of all, take care, and enjoy this day and everyday to the fullest.
I know I've talked a lot about opening up myself on this podcast. There are several reasons why I needed to do this in order to feel healthy and just, in tune with this other part of me that I was shutting off. It's been, in short, amazing. There have been scary moments sure, but I never felt scared. Instead it's mostly been like picking back up where I left off. All the knowledge I had before has just grown and multiplied in this way that makes me feel closer to being whole. Soon I'll sit down and record an episode on what has happened to me thus far since opening myself back up and what exactly that means for me, but I did want to share something with you all right now.
I had started using my tarot cards again. I'll be honest, I've grown out of that deck. When I used to use them years ago, I realized I needed a new deck. My spiritual essence had grown beyond this one and while the cards were still helpful, I had just changed and needed a deck which could be stronger with me. Now though, it's like the energy of my cards have changed drastically. It's to a point that the energy feels matured, like I feel matured. I feel my cards calling to me, asking me to make the time to use them, and when I do the readings I get literally feel like they hit me with energy.
I'm not sure if that's normal. I felt connected to them before but this feels different. It feels monumental. I'm not sure if the adjustment reflects my own spiritual adjustments and alignments or what, but the reading I did on Saturday really blew me away.
I asked if I was on my spiritual path. Perhaps that's why things were different, but there were a few things it said that have really affected me. A big one, essentially, was to go back to the innocence and joy of when I was younger. You all don't know much about my childhood, but there were rarely any moments of this, but the few that were there have been up front and center ever since that reading.
It's like I've begun to adjust. I've been more experimental with foods, something I haven't done in years, something that brings me joy and light. I've been utilizing my gifts in this different way, being guided to things in a different way. One of the most incredible things is I've been happier all week.
I'm a happy person most of the time but my job, my parents, they make that very very hard. Being an empath on top of it doesn't help, or at least I used to think that but I can't even agree to that statement now anymore. It's like, somehow I let go all of those things. Somehow I reconnected with myself recently, through this tarot card reading, and it's impacted my life in so many ways in such a short amount of time.
One of the other things that have been coming to my mind a lot is looking into the supernatural again. Looking into ways to learn about my abilities. I feel like I know them, extremely well, but you can always learn more. So, I'm going to start researching free classes, blogs, etc. that help you learn about your abilities and if I find them to be helpful and of pure intent I'll share them here in case someone else needs them.
I wish you all a beautiful, thankful, and glorious day!
One of the groups I recently joined was an empath group. In it they have a list of articles and posts which are for empaths; to help you understand your gifts, etc.. But they mentioned a line which I have, but had never knew a name for, The Solar Plexus Chakra.
Now I don't know much about chakras at all. I've seen them personally once before. I've tried those meditative apps for chakras on my phone, but they rarely feel right for me. However, I've always known I've had something behind my navel, which is where this chakra is said to reside.
For me, I've always seen this, thing there. It's like a voided circle. However it has no limit. It's vast and expansive, and when I look into it I feel as though I'm in a meditative state viewing a different plane. When I'm happy, positive, and joyful this place is filled with the purest whitest light. It's so comforting and peaceful. However, when I'm negative, sad, down, worried, stress, etc. black spots appear. They will coexist unless I'm trying to overcome the darkness and need help. At that point it looks as if the light is warring against the darkness. Sort of like those CGI views where the immune system attacks a virus in the body. The light surrounds the dark particles and it doesn't remove them, it fills them with light until they become light.
After this war I will feel a little tired, but better. I'll be able to take negative things that happen within the day easier. It's as if I am water and they are oil, they roll right off of me. I've described this to someone once who appeared to know about this "other" chakra, and that some people have it, but they did not know the name of it. They also didn't know anything about being able to see a light or darkness in it, etc.
Apparently the solar plexus is the seat of emotions. Empaths who take on other's emotions make this place burdened, and once they cleanse themselves/this place of those burdens the chakra will be clear and well aligned. Apparently this is also why people who worry a lot, empaths especially are more prone to stomach issues (something I didn't realize was a common thought among empaths, but I also have, especially if worried or stressed). This includes, ulcers, IBS, diarrhea, etc.
Whether you believe in chakras or not it is an interesting thought. There are different cultures and religions, and even in science we now recognize that stress creates chemical imbalances which affect certain organs first, one of those being the stomach. So who knows what's behind it or what causes it?
I think one of the most important things is to realize how much our emotions affect us and in what ways. We should do things that create joy and positivity in us and remove things that inspire negativity. Life's too short. But if you do believe in chakras or know anything about them, leave a comment! I'd love to know your experience with them or what you've been taught/believe.
One of my main goals on my podcast is to help people. I want it to be a safe environment where people feel welcomed to speak freely. That their experiences will not be judged or dismissed. I've had that happen to me and I know how it feels, especially when it's something terrifying or when you really need help and you're trusting that this person can help set you on the correct path to beat this obstacle in your life.
However, my mission to do this goes beyond my podcast. Being part of the paranormal community I believe that it is part of my job, part of my cause, to give people that same experience. That we as a group should be helping others to feel that same level of comfort. So when I hear that someone shared their personal experience, and someone, a paranormal investigator no less, told them bluntly that they are crazy, stupid, that their experience is impossible to happen, and insulted them on so many different levels, I'm not only shocked, I'm angry.
The paranormal is still unwelcomed in most conversations. It ranks up there with talking about your politics or your religion to strangers. It's one of those things people argue about, that they even disown family members over.
To begin with, things must be severe if you're asking a paranormal investigator to come to your house. You're asking a stranger to listen to you. You're asking a stranger to hear the scariest stories you've ever had happen to you, you're begging them for help. You're being vulnerable and putting yourself on the line. That takes courage and faith, and for someone to turn around and discount that to your face is horrible.
Now you can share your opinion. You can definitely say you didn't believe a story, that's you're right. But to discount that person and any and all stories relating to that experience means that you are discounting a large part of the entire paranormal and supernatural community.
As a paranormal investigator, even if you don't believe that an occurrence can happen, wouldn't it still be a good idea to investigate it? To see if you are wrong if there is really something else out there? Isn't that why most people get into this business?
I've listened to paranormal investigators who say they're skeptics. That upon arriving at a supposedly haunted location, they are arriving with the mindset that this may not be a haunting at all. That they are going to attempt to give a logical explanation for anything that they can, and only if they have an experience which breaks past the rules of logical explanation will they believe there is a haunting. In my opinion, I applaud that. I applaud being open enough to both be logical and understand that sometimes, there’s more going on here.
I see the same things going on about paranormal investigators and that a lot of people believe all of them are fake. They think the same thing about psychics or mediums, and sometimes that is the case. Sometimes people are only working in something for the money and whatever way they feel that they can get it, they will. It is also possible that a story may not be true. However, we all not only have the chance but an obligation to walk into any of these scenarios with the right mindset. We should be here to help one another, help anyone with their experiences, and try to help them better themselves and become more knowledgeable about whatever is going on in their lives, not to judge them and put them down. Think about how you would feel if that was done to you, and if it would bother you, then don't do it to another being.