My Rock Friends

by Dana Taylor

My romance with rocks began as a small child visiting my parents’ friends, Jon and Lois. As my mom and Lois chatted in the kitchen, Jon took 6-year-old me to check out his workshop in the garage. I remember it as a wonderland of rocks and stones. Jon was a rock hound. On weekends he dragged Lois up into the dry California hills searching for treasures of geodes and dusty stones. Jon showed me his rock polisher, a drum that turned rocks into shiny gems. Rocks lined window shelves and covered the tables in all their mineral glory. I was smitten.

After I became a Reiki practitioner in 2005, rocks began to “call” to me. I went from admiring them, to feeling and hearing them. They buzzed, thumped, and hummed. My ears didn’t actually hear them, yet they seemed to send their own tunes into my mind. It was all a little weird, but Reiki had opened a whole weird world and rocks were the least of it. I began collecting, taking home the ones that felt companionable.

I made an attempt at studying stone and crystal characteristics listed in volumes of rock encyclopedias. Amethyst is a healing stone, jasper is a grounding stone, etc. I soon got lost in all the definitions. Turning into a crystal healing expert wasn’t happening. Instead, individual rocks became my quiet friends. They became part of my ever-growing awareness of intelligence in the non-human universe. (Plants, bugs, and animals talk to me also, but that’s another blog.)

Let me share some of my favorite things about my rock friends.

  • Power – Stones are not inert. They radiate energy. Some of it is palpable to almost everyone. Magnets hold up favorite photos on the fridge. Crystals are integral to our communication technology. Uranium is the basis of complete nuclear annihilation. In this ever-increasing era of radiation and microwaves (5G is happening!!), people will incorporate stones like black tourmaline and orgone crystal energy devices to mitigate harmful effects of high tech.

  • Beauty – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? The De Beers family and blood diamonds aside, humans have adorned themselves with stones with from pre-historic times. I suspect Eve had Adam searching out gems to string around her pretty neck in Eden.

  • Information storage and communication—One of my favorite books is The Standing Stones Speak by Natasha Hoffman and Hamilton Hill, published in 2001. The authors visited many standing stone sites in the UK and Europe and shared the information they psychically received from them. The book began to shift my paradigms of “reality.”

Storage space won’t allow me to bring home every rock that catches my eye. Nowadays, they have to really call to me in some fashion. Here are a few of my special companions.

  Lava heart – Hawaii legend warns people about taking lava rocks out of their natural locations. Remember the infamous episode of the Brady Bunch? One morning I went to take a swim at Magic Island at Ala Moana State Beach. Magic Island is a calm lagoon created by a man-made barrier. There isn’t a lot ocean debris washed up. Lava isn’t a floating stone. The beach is not littered with it. Yet, a lone human-heart shaped lava stone lay near the spot I chose to place my towel. It caught my eye. I received the impression, Take me home. Therein ensued an internal conversation questioning my over-active imagination and Brady-Bunch inspired trepidation. Take me home, it seemed to whisper. Fine, I gave in. Lava Heart has been with me several years now with no ill effect. I took him (feels male to me) to Angela, The Stone Whisperer. She had the impression he had once taken part in Hawaiian ceremonies. I sometimes feel impressed to hold him during prayer and meditation.

Blue kyanite –I purchased this guy at a wonderful rock store in Virginia City, NV. The frequency buzz in my palm holding him is high and clear. Blue kyanite aids in chakra alignment and is associated with the throat chakra. It helps you speak your truth. My blue kyanite rests on a living room ledge, constantly energizing the room.

Amethyst – This lovely found me at the Meramac Cave gift shop in Missouri. The energy she exudes tickles the fine hairs on my arm. For sheer beauty, amethyst is a knock out. Amethyst has calming vibes and aids in clear thinking. My amethysts help create a peaceful energy in my home.

Stone gods

 

My move to Hawaii elevated my sense of personhood in stones. A visit to the sacred heiaus at Makapu’u Beach led by a kahuna allowed me to touch lava stones gathered from around the islands for their sacred properties. They are linked with ancient gods, goddesses and their families. The energy and “personalities” are palpable. The experience fairly blew my mind and took a while to assimilate. The kahuna also guided us to sit in a tidal pool of our choice for prayer and meditation. We spent half an hour by ourselves, warm water swirling around our bodies, waves crashing onto the shelf of lava. I experienced some sort of encounter that day with an Ancient One. For days afterwards, I felt dramatically attached to Hawaii in a new way. The air seemed bluer, the rainbows more exquisite, the vitality stronger. I sent a message to the kahuna to ask if my imagination was simply running wild. She replied she “saw” a female Hawaiian spirit around me while I sat in the pool. Hawaii became “home” after that experience.

I’ll end with the story of Kaneikokala, the shark god. Kaneikokala is a resident of the Bishop Museum. He is free standing outside some display cases on the first floor. He grabs your attention, like suddenly meeting E.T. The plaque near him says:

 

“Kaneikokala, a stone image of Ki’i pohaku made of vesicular basalt, was uncovered by Wahinenui, a kama’aina (native born) of Kawaihae, Hawai’i. Wahinenui was guided to the buried location by his dreams, claiming the ki’i had pleaded constantly to be taken from the cold in which it lay. Kaneikokala was brought to Bishop Museum in 1906, and not long afterward set permanently into cement in the floor of Hawaiian Hall. In spite of well intentioned efforts to relocate Kane to a suitable site outside the Hall, the image has steadfastly held its ground and refused to be moved.”

My Rock Cave

Since I moved to my current apartment last year, I don’t feel the need to surround myself with more and more rocks, much to my daughters’ relief, no doubt. I suspect the main reason is because my home walls are now encased by lava rock. I live on the side of an extinct volcano. A space was blasted out to make room for this cozy dwelling. I have front windows that over look the ocean. On a clear day I can see Molokai, Lanai, and Maui. (Wow!) The rest of the apartment is tucked into the mountain. The sheet rock walls of the bedroom, bath, and closet cover pure lava. When I return after a trip to the mainland, I feel the very walls welcome me home. The energy of the stones, the sea air and the power of Hawaii revitalizes me.

Jon & Lois

Speaking of revitalizing, Jon and Lois are still going strong, hovering around 90 years old. I visited them a few years ago. Their house is filled with majestic stones. Valuable, tall crystals stand as sentinels throughout their home. Exquisite polished globes of stones like tiger eyes, citrine, and agate decorate their tables. It struck me that they had created a “powerhouse” with their rock collection. IMO, that’s one of the keys to their amazing longevity.

I encourage you to find your own stone friends. They can enhance your life in ways you simply don’t understand…yet.

Bright Blessings,

Dana Taylor

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Power Up With Stones and Crystals

Energy workers love stones and crystals. Sure, they make beautiful jewelry, but the real attraction is…ENERGY!

Science is confirming what healers have long known—there is power in the minerals from the earth. Uranium yields atomic energy; magnets demonstrate positive and negative forces; strike two hunks of flint and start a forest fire.

I’ve always been attracted to rocks. As a child I loved visiting the home of my parents’ friends, Jon and Lois. They were “rock hounds,” climbing into the hills on expeditions searching for interesting stones. I have a memory of sitting in Jon’s garage surrounded by shiny stones he had tumbled in his homemade rock polisher.

As the years passed, the couple amazed me with their vitality. Christmas cards revealed Jon and Lois waving from exotic locations. Now  well into 80’s, they are still dancing on Friday nights at the local Elks Lodge. Where do they get their energy?

One secret is—their rocks! Their house is filled with sparkly geodes, bowls of tiger eye, selenite, agate, and amethyst. Every room is charged with quiet stone sentinels emitting earth energy. My elderly friends lead positive lives in many ways, but the energetic home they’ve created for the last fifty years surely plays a role in their secret to healthy longevity.

While I’m no rock expert, I am increasing incorporating stones into my daily life. Here are a few of my favorites:

thZW0L4OT5Amethyst—these lovely purple crystals are thought to help the mind and aid in overcoming addictions. Last Christmas I purchased a bag of rough chunks through an Amazon dealer. I got the notion to put a couple under my pillow for deeper sleep. It worked! Interestingly, I noticed in the dark that they emit a spark when bumped together, visible proof of their pulsing energy.

th0M8WM1J0Malachitethis is my “calming stone,” green, cool, and smooth. It is known as the “mirror of the soul.” If my mind is racing and I need to settle down for a power nap, I place it on my forehead. Its steady frequency slows down my frantic thoughts and refreshes my whole body.

th[3]Black tourmaline—an increasingly important stone in this age of EMF (electro-magnetic frequency) pollution. It counteracts the tiring bombardment of the EMF emissions from electronic devises. Place a good-sized chunk of black tourmaline in front of your computer for protection. You might be able to feel the difference. I can!

th[3] (2)Rose quartz—Known as the “love stone,” offers peace and joy. I have a favorite piece of rose quartz that I often use during healing sessions. It helps clear emotional turmoil and distress. Sometimes I circle it over a client’s heart chakra and imagine drawing out the pain. Clients report feeling much more at ease after a treatment. Of course, I always cleanse it after the sessions.

Mastering Self-Attunements by Ole Gabrielsen gives instructions on receiving a rose quartz “attunement.” In other words, the frequency of the rock is incorporated into the healer’s auric field. That sounds a bit weird, but, out of curiosity, I followed the instructions. Much to my surprise, the next client I had reported seeing a rose quartz in her mind’s eye during her healing session!

 There’s definitely power in the rocks. Next time you see stones for sale, take a few moments to hold them in your hand and feel the energy pulsing in your palm. If one “calls” to you—take it home. You may be adding a very positive force to your living environment—and a lovely decoration also.

Rock on!

Dana Taylor

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