• Patricia Asheme

STONE OF THE MONTH: SKULLS & METEORITES

We are living in a time of simultaneous great release and great acceleration. It is a time of making peace with the past and our ancestral wounds and strengths as well as embracing both our galactic heritage and the doorway into a future of wonder and great possibilities.

To honor these two aspects, our dual natures, we are offering two minerals for ending 2021. Enjoy the wisdom of the Skulls and the enlightenment of Meteorites during December.

Skulls have been used since ancient times as tools of enlightenment and renewal, reminding us of the impermanence of life, the connection that we each have to all living beings, and the power we can tap into by aligning ourselves with the ancestors.

Archeologists have found Skulls tossed in the Celtic sacred wells. Tibetan monks have long held Skulls as holy objects, and some caves in the Himalayas were used as temples to store the actual skulls of revered monks and holy men. Devotees visiting the temples believed they could access the knowledge of a holy man and thus gain spiritual knowledge.

Winged Skulls can represent mortality beyond death and skulls are the main symbol of the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead” or Dia de los Muertos. This holiday is similar to "All Saints Day” when family and friends gather to pray for, and to remember, loved ones who have died.

The most important thing to understand about Skulls is the positive effect that they have on the people who have had contact with them. Many people will attest to the fact that they are powerful tools to aid healing, but in particular have a strong effect on spiritual growth. Skulls are divination, transformation and healing instruments.

Quartz, more than other minerals, reflects, transmits, attunes, focuses, transforms, refracts and amplifies energy. Because, the Skull shape reminds us that we use the brain to focus into three-dimensional reality and also to translate into a usable form what we get from Spirit. What we receive from Spirit often comes through the crown and third eye chakras, which are also represented by the Skull; thus, there is an emphasis on using Crystal Skulls as portals or bridges to intuitive knowledge and deep meditation.

Although the Skull image certainly points to death, it also points to immortality. We are thereby reminded that our essence is immortality literally in the “face” of death. Lastly, the image of the human skull is carved from enduring stone suggesting both a passing over to another world while also being rooted to Mother Earth. This combination of opposites suggests two more metaphors or functions of the skull image: the Crystal Skull is thereby an image of Heaven on Earth, and also an interface, an intermediary if you will, a portal between the two worlds.

Meteorites are the remnants from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of Earth, or the moon. More than 90 percent of meteorites are of rock, while the remainder consist wholly or partly of iron and nickel.

With abundant galactic energy, Meteorites help us travel beyond this world. We hold the power of the stars in the palm of our hands and become the beneficiaries of manifestation. Limitless possibilities is ours as a Meteorite helps us soar to the stars and our galactic brothers and sisters. As we feel ourselves connected to universal forces, deep meditation and astral travel open up to us.

Once thought to belong to the energy and magic of dragons visiting Earth, Meteorites help us ponder the deepest mysteries of existence and future possibilities as we unite with the creation of our future. Use a Meteorite for astral expedition, shamanic journeying, channeling, crystal healing and the intense possibility of imagining a future of consciousness, compassion and peace.

The Crystal Matrix has a powerful collection of Skulls in a multitude of minerals and a great collection of Meteorites such as Nantan (China), Sikhote Alin (Russia), and Muonionalusta (Sweden).

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