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Ode to the Ruby stone and my Pops: When you change with every new day ~ Still I’m gonna miss you.


In Honor of Me Pops, his Birthstone, Ruby. He was a REAL-sure-fiery fire element, extrovert, Papa Bear Leo, through and through. His Brother, who is also a Leo, is more the calm, warm, hibernative bear, sweetie Leo-type.
I gifted myself a Hexagonal raw ruby pendant, after my Pops crossed over. I often find Ruby beckons you to place her in your mouth like a Lozenge. Garnets too, are like this for me…

sixdirectionalstarruby“The ruby is quite certainly a wonderful gemstone for bringing fire into your life. For if you like to live your life intensely, but often find it difficult to keep focus, a ruby can help bring clarity and wisdom to your world. Instead of flitting from idea to idea, this gemstone will very well help you choose your most productive paths. With it’s power, this gem will then fire your passions and keep you motivated.

The ruby provides and incredibly power shield against harmful intentions….

Sleeping with a ruby under your pillow will help promote lucid dreaming, allowing your conscious mind to interact with your subconscious mind.

Working with this stone can remove all sense of limitation. Strengthens courage, selfless work, all spiritual endeavors, joy and many leadership qualities. Ruby helps to reduce resentment/burnout when working with others.

The ruby can create a strong sense and means of power within a person; this power should be handled responsibly or it may turn into anger and possessive thoughts.

Ruled by Mars, the gemstone ruby is worn during magical rituals to increase the inherent energies that are available to the magician, or it is placed on the altar beside a red candle to lend energy when feeling depleted or drained.

Meditating with a ruby will activate healing your 1st, or Root/Base Chakra, sending a rejuvenating energy through all of your chakras. Legend tells us to use this gemstone’s fire to light the way through our darkest fears. It is also quite beneficial to the 4th, or Heart Chakra.”

Excerpt from:

Some Videos Grounding, Root & Earth Chakra… as Ruby is a Root Chakra Stone

And finally a fav Raw Ruby Pendant of mine, pic below…

The Hexagonal Ruby Pendant which I’ve been wearing, lately, here.
I find the Hexagonal shape is protective (a STOP sign), as I find Ruby to be a protective stone. It has…what I call a ‘Snapdragon Apophasis’ … to say NO in the SELF LOVE, of High Preservation of the what is of the Highest and Best Good way. Whom and what I allow around my temple is GOOD, POSITIVO, AND OF LOVE W/ WISDOM VIBRATION.
Also here, a lovely quartz which I vibe with it’s avaunt-garde setting. Quartz is a nice amplifier and cleansing stone to wear, especially in times that one is off-loading alot of energy (ie, in times of Grief and Loss.)

And, here, also, a Steel 1943 penny, which I found in the garden, one day. A cool ‘Hi there’ from my Pops.
Pennies from heaven. & Sacred Stones of the Momma Earth. Heaven and Earth, as one. Balance.

Within the Light and Healing vibration of Gratitude…
We go Onward…



~ For the healing of ‘Grounding’ stones….

Being one who has been deemed by myself and others, as a ‘wanderer’ or starborn, and a much air-element Being by birth, to be one of the mystic, it’s of utmost need for me to focus on grounding, steadiness, clear-steady mind. As a Shamanic practitioner and, also, in my day job, one who works with folks suffering from addictions– Utmost need be present to prioritize protection/strengthening of my energy field.
If you’re like me, please join in on enjoying a writing about our favorite grounding stones.
Only black or smokey stones are solely not the only stones which aid in grounding…but today, I’m focusing on the black & smokey ones!!

Let’s take a Look!

Black Tourmaline


An amazing shot of Tourmaline from obLiterated on Flickr

This word (Tourmaline) came from a regional term in Sri Lanka, based on the Sinhalese word “turmali”, that referred to yellow Zircon. It’s use began due to a mistake, when a consignment of stone was sent from Sri Lanka with the label Turmalin. For some reason they liked the name and began to use it and it stuck, although it has since changed a little to the current word Tourmaline. The black variety of Tourmaline has been found in a large number of locations… including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil,  Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA. It is also known as Schorl Tourmaline. Although it is known as the black variety of tourmaline… not all of the black stones are black… but are a very dark blue color… although it is hard to tell the difference. This is a powerful asset to your health, as it not only removes the negative energy but by changing it to positive energy it has an excellent effect on your well-being!”
Tourmaline will help you to release stress, and if you are prone to obsessive behavior, it is a powerful ally to help you to disconnect from these obsessive activities.  Some time ago, scientists came out in the media discussing the issues around the vibrations emanating from electrical devices and cell phones. The discussion centered around the negative effect on your body’s electrical system, that these emit. It was recommended for that reason that you should try to have your night’s rest in an area where you have as few electrical devices as possible. This is hard to do. Adding some Black Tourmaline crystals to the bedroom will aid you to regulate your body’s electrical system. If you do a lot of spiritual work, or have strong psychic powers and you use these abilities quite a lot… you may become ungrounded. Black Tourmaline will also ground you quite quickly.”

For me, As well as keeping Black Tourmaline near my bed/sleeping area … I also have a very large piece of Black Tourma in front of me, on my desk, where I do counselling. The Black Tourmaline is with a medley of clear quartz and tangerine quartz, as well.
I clean it often w/ the use of crystal elixir spray. In the office where I work and do counselling, I cannot burn sage to smudge– hence would then cause the fire alarm to be set off!! So, then I can utilize spraying stones with the elixir, for cleansing, which is just as lovely. Sometimes, also, I just blow on stones w/ the cleansing SHAMAN breath— and with intention, calling for cleansing.


Black Tourmaline in Quartz
Or Tourmilated Quartz

“These stones have a powerful ability to clear your auric field of negativity. When the light that resonates from these crystals surrounds the body… this acts as a powerful protective field of energy, to keep you safe, and shield you from harm. Tourmilated Quartz crystals are powerful healing stones… on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. “

Here’s a lovely teardrop of a Tourmilated quartz, simple, yet stunning…

One of my favorite jewelry pieces, I came across a Tourmaline in Quartz specimen with Blue Topaz. I love this combo, in that the protective, clearing and grounding medicine of Tourmaline in Quartz, together, with Blue Topaz which assists communication and the upper chakra balance.
(Not a photograph of my piece….but…it’s coming. You get the jist.)


“Black obsidian is an excellent stone to help you to release any negativity that your day to day life may have caused. This negativity may be present within your auric field and needs to be removed… to aid your ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual health. This stone acts to remove any built up negativity caused by your own or others anger, fear, resentment and even stress… as well as aiding you to remove any negative attachments. These stones may assist you to seal your aura against future problems… and may aid you to unfetter yourself from any negative attachments that you may have unintentionally taken into your aura.”

Raw Rock in the Earth … let’s leave it be, shall we?

I personally find Obsidian to a be wonderful TRUTH stone. If ya need a serious reflection on an issue, ‘Obisidian won’t let you down….’ as my friend Corinne says.  The truth isn’t always cozy and snuggly, but ultimately,– it shall set ye free. Let us be courageous in these times. Tools like Obsidian and others of our grounding stones can be helpful friends/talisman through the thick of it. You are ultimately safe and have protection in all DIRECTION….always.

Obsidian stone, carved in Arrowhead shape, is a wondrous tool for doing psychic surgery/Karmic Cord Release. In this way, I utilize the arrow head to do ‘pull outs’ of energy which is ready to be release.
I, then, will utilize the ‘Shaman Breath’ technique to blow on the area which had the release, inviting in LIGHT to the space, inviting regenerative, life-giving fodder for healing to ensue.
I have a beautiful Mahogany Obsidian arrowhead specimen, which I very much enjoy to work with. Mahogany Obsidian, with those red veins, from the ‘the high viscosity of the molten obsidian prevents effective mixing of these magmas, results in the “streaks” with different layers or colors. Each of these streaks or lines may represent a distinct pulse of an obsidian eruption.” This type of Obsidian is a great revitalization stone symbolizing the pulse of blood, the stabilization of the 1st Chakra, Protectiveness of the Pulse and envelopement of Mother Gaia, Mind’s eye clarity/truth seeing- stone.– If you think of those red veins like blood– the energy of this stone is about FLOW from the EARTH STAR chakra, to the base chakra, upward of the Shushumna.  This Mahogany stone is a great Shamanic Practitioners’ tool for the fact it is so powerful and about ALL THAT IS LIFE-GIVING. This stone is a force of NATURE.  (I, too, will photograph that piece which I work with and post it up here!)


“Jet is commonly used as a stone of protection, yet it also carries some wonderful healing properties, including pain relief for headaches/migraines and enhanced healing of traumatic injuries. Working almost like an energetic filter, Jet is a wonderful grounding stone that has intense purification and protection properties.  Jet is known for clearing the aura of impure energies and is an important stone for the medicine bag.  Jet can be used to cleanse other crystals by placing them in a bowl with several smaller pieces of Jet.  Jet can also be helpful for those experiencing an overabundance of negative energies or emotions, and has traditionally been used as a stone to alleviate grief.  Not only does it draw off negative vibrations, but Jet can help the victim of these vibes to understand their original purpose and the lesson to be learned.  Sensitives or empaths who suffer from exposure to negativity in the environment should carry a piece of Jet with them while exposed.”

I just love the delightful LIGHTNESS in weight of Jet. It’s a joy to hand a specimen of Jet to a friend who has not ever handled a piece and to see their eyes LIGHT UP to find how light it really is.
I think Jet, in this way, reminds us that being grounded doesn’t mean being ‘bogged down,’ ‘no fun’ or ‘too serious.’ Take it from Jet, today… Feel your feet on the Earth but also your head in the Light heavens.

Smokey Quartz

“Smokey Quartz color may vary… and it can be a light smoky gray, a brown-y gray color through to a dark Black Smoky Quartz.  Natural Smokey quartz is naturally irradiated. The color of the crystals appeared long after the crystals have grown. It is estimated that it takes several million years for a crystal to assume a deep color in a granite of average composition. The characteristic color of smoky quartz occurs in nature when rock crystal quartz is exposed to natural radiation from radioactive elements or adjacent radioactive rocks over long periods of time. The process by which this occurs is not completely understood, although it is known that exposure of transparent quartz to radiation can alter the oxidation states of impurities in the quartz structure resulting in the characteristic colors of smoky quartz. Subsequent heating reverses this process. Rock crystal specimens are synthetically irradiated to smoky quartz for commercial purposes.”

The lighter stone may be transparent and many have quite complex crystalline structures within the stone. There are also Smoky Elestial Quartz crystals available that are powerful stones for spiritual growth. Although the stones have the same coloration, they have natural terminations on the body and faces of the stones. While Elestials have the same strong grounding and protective qualities as ordinary Smoky Quartz, their vibration is much higher and they have some excellent metaphysical properties for spiritual advancement. Natural Smokey Quartz is a power tool for use for physical healing. It is both a base or root chakra stone and an earth star chakra stone… and its strong energy will move down from the base chakra through the earth star chakra and will ground you to Mother Gaia.One of the benefits of natural Smoky Quartz is that… being a quartz crystal, it has a strong ability to amplify the energy of not only itself… but also any other stones you may combine with it.”

I’ve heard that Smokey Quartz is wondrous for Pisces folks… very grounding for our sensitive energies. I take this teaching to heart and have deep love for Smokey Quartz, in this way. I’m not always called to wear it or utilize it’s healing powers, but always having gratitude for having the Smokey Quartz specimens available. They are there on my altar, for when they do call me to do their medicinal healing for myself or clients, I answer!


Black Kyanite
What a beautiful stone! Looking like fanned Angel Wings, Black Kyanite brings a gentle brush of grounding energy, in my experience. As many of these Black stone healing properties, Black Kyanite will aid with all healing of the Base Chakra and Earth Star chakra. If you’re working with a client who has had abuse trauma and feels ‘unsafe’ to be here on Earth, Black Kyanite is a helpful ‘go to.’ Those who are healing from PTSD, this stone will bring that gentle protection and comforting energy with grounding energy, to Recover. Black Kyanite, is gently grounding, bringing the medicine for healing past hurts and abuses. Suggest Black Kyanite to have near, for people who do want to feel ‘safe’ around others and comfortable to be in their own skin.
I’d like to thank my friend Crystal, who also is a Crystal Shaman, for introducing me to Black Kyanite.


Black Diamond

~Gives us courage to see without illusion~
Black diamonds, on the other hand, are believed to be 3.8 million years old. Unlike traditional diamonds, black diamonds are composed of carbon atoms and small amounts of hydrogen. This has led some prominent scientists to theorize that black diamonds are formed in hydrogen-rich interstellar space, most likely by the explosion of a stellar supernova, and came to Earth in via an asteroid crash some 2.8 million years ago.”  How about them apples? ? I got this info from   — >
I would say that Black Diamond would be  powerful blast ‘of truth,’ cutting- through- Illusion- with- a -Sword- of- a- Archangel-kinda-Stone. No joke.
I have not, as of yet, had the distinct pleasure to handle a Black Diamond…so I’m just using my intuitive senses to tune into her Deva, here. Please though, do share in comments, if you have worked with black diamond — or, for that matter, have any sharings regarding the black stones of grounding, we talk of, today.

“Onyx is associated primarily with the 1st, or Root/Base Chakra. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. Black onyx and red onyx are associated with the 1st, or Root/Base Chakra. White onyx is associated with linking the 1st, or Root/Base Chakra and 7th, or Crown Chakra to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system. Excellent for centering and aligning your full being with higher powers.
I’ve also heard that Onyx builds up energy with its practitioner friend, over time. With any stone, especially black stones, AND I’ve read with Onyx too, especially… cleanse it well. You may even like to place it in a safe spot, where you can retrieve it well, in the Earth, for cleansing, after use.
~Pic here, of some raw pieces of Onyx~


Magnetic Hematite
Sometimes Hematite is Magnetic! This is one of my fav grounding stones. Enhancing personal ‘magnetism, optimism, positivity’…. Magnetic Hematite is also a great protection tool, like many black/grey/smokey stones.  Magnetic Hematite asks you, ‘Are you attracting what you want AND what is of your highest and best good?’  Hematite, right down to the name, is a stone for healing blood disorders, bringing an etheric energy of purification to your system. If you think, ok, Blood, being of primal force, Hematite again gets to the base of the matter, right to the quick of LIFE FORCE energy & heals from the base, all while aiding you in feeling that SUPPORTIVE love FROM the base core of Mother Gaia.
You can find these really great ‘wrap’ bracelets, in Magnetic Hematite. These got really popular a few years back.  Back then, to be a bit different, I made a sweeet magnetic hema necklace with garnet. I thought this be a lovely combo…..


Shamanite Black Calcite
Black Calcite  can be very helpful for initiating inner journeying, and it can help one connect inwardly with power animals and spirit guides. It is a Stone of the Ancestors, aiding one in communicating with spiritual elders and guides on the other side, as well as loved ones who have passed. It is a stone of those who wish to walk between the worlds, and to heal others through soul retrieval. It can help dispel the fear of death through bringing one to a clear experience that death is not the end of one’s being.
This is a wonderful stone to use for meditation, but it is also an excellent stone to keep on you at any time, as it is highly protective and quite grounding. If you have been doing spiritual work and like working with the high vibration stones, you can easily become ungrounded, so having a piece of Shamanite Black Calcite Shamanite on you will help you to avoid that spacey feeling.






 For the Love of Grounding, Being Steady, in Alignment with Truth and being CLEAR in Mind & vision, on this Walk.  ~ Connecting to the Earth Momma … and Happy, Healing Journeys with your Crystal Friends, always.
❤ Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin! ❤

Orgonite Adventure

~ The making of Orgonite ~

A finished product! ~ Hardened poly resin with metals, copper, gold flakes and crystals within.

Orgonite is a composition of catalyzed organic resin, metals & crystals coalesced together, to create a generator which does attract and purify etheric energy– this energy also known as Chi, Prana, the Fifth Element– or Orgone.

Orgone energy is not a new invention, but the name given by the late psychoanalyst and scientist Dr. Wilhelm Reich to the omnipresent life force. This etheric force is also known as prana, chi or ether to different ancient traditions. With Orgonite, we have a universal and very potent healing tool that can help us reverse the negative influences of aggressive human technologies on the environment.” ~~

When searching online about articles of a variety of activist responses to the world stage issues, I came across a group of folks who were still creating and sharing with one another, this substance called Orgonite. My ears perked up when coming to understand that these easily created pieces of resin, copper & metals and crystals could be a very assisting tool from the barrage of chemicals and or ‘negative energy’ which is afoot, in our world. It is found through Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s work, that metal will attract orgone (etheric, life force energy) and then release it. This process of attraction of orgone energies, with metal happens very, very quickly. So, in a concentrated piece of Orgonite, with metal shavings within, it effectively can attract all energy. Energy which is distorted or ‘armored’ as Dr. Reich called it, gets shaken loose, most easily by the concentrated metal and crystals, in Orgonite. Then, upon being released, the energy becomes free flowing energy, again. I made an immediate connection to this process of energy purification with the Shamanic Modality healing practice of Extraction.  From the shamanic perspective: No energy is ‘bad,’ perse, but more, perhaps, not in accord with the environment (the human body, or the body of land.) So when we find this discordant energy, we may see dis-ease begin to form. With utilizing Shamanic extraction techniques upon the body, such as sucking & spitting, drumming & rattling, cutting and brushing, are ways we can see misplaced, disharmonious energy shake loose and thus– healing can come forth in the body.

Holy Hand Grenade ~ Orgonite ~ Finished Product — into setting sun!

Also in my Shamanic healing practice, I find the aid of crystals to be very beneficial. I, then, thought that integrating Orgonite with crystal healing would be fun & helpful! Via having a piece of Orgonite in a healing room, under a Reiki table, or actually utilizing the Orgonite in tandem with crystals placed on a client’s body, Orgonite could potentially be a wonderful assistant in Shamanic modality sessions with Reiki or any holistic healing technique. So, this is all coupled with how Orgonite’s composition does breathe in energy & then release energy, more purified. This purification is through the metaphysical ability of the metals attracting energy and the Quartz– to aid, also, in the purifying. A new tool to aid in Shamanic modality practice seemed clear, to me! I decided to begin the project of creating Orgonite.

Some links regarding Orgonite creation:

To make it even more fun, I invited a friend to join and assist me in the process of my Orgonite creation! 🙂

My friend, Vinny, with chopstick, evening out the metals and crystals within the resin.

When working with these metals and resins, taking proper precautions to protect yourself is necessary.

The poly and epoxy resins are very heavy chemicals with toxic fumes & quite dangerous for your skin. You definitely want to do any Orgonite making project in the OUTDOORS & also wear safety goggles, gloves and even a mask.

To begin creating Orgonite, is relatively easy project and not too expensive to gather the needed materials. An Orgonite piece calls for a balanced ratio of  metal and resin (polyester, urethane or epoxy.) Quartz is called for to be added in varying amount and can be positioned in a cross pattern (the four directions).

Indeed, you can get as creative as you’d like with your creations. As long as it’s organic material which you’re using, allow your mind to expand to create your piece of Orgonite HEALING art. I’ve heard that people at times will also use ‘Tree resins’ or ‘Bees’ wax’ for less of the chemical quality that the poly and epoxy resins do have. Using smaller or larger crystals, various semi precious stones than depicted in the photo above is also a wondrous option. “The resin in orgonite shrinks during the curing process, permanently squeezing  the quartz crystal inside which creates a well-known piezoelectric effect inside  the crystal, meaning its end-points become polarized electrically, this  apparently causes it to function more effectively as a positive energy  generator. Although crystals improve the function of orgonite, they are not  necessary for the orgonite to work.” ~~

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And the USES for Orgonite expand in varieties too!: combat pollution and cell-tower radiation, clear energies in homes and offices, protect from psychic attack, utilize as cloudbusting technologies and to enhance the growth of plants in gardens. In my eyes, the healing shaman of modern society, (YOU reading this article!) finds resources to bring healing to all facets of life.

And of course, Orgonite seems to work, also, really well in healing work.

In this picture above, the piece of Orgonite (with mostly copper as the metal consistency and also quartz & moonstone) is with a raw piece of Chrysocalla, here. In this healing session, I asked a friend to participate in feeling the vibratory difference, in a Reiki session, with the use of crystals with the addition of Orgonite. Originally, as my friend was on the Reiki table, I asked for her to describe the feeling she had with solely the Chrysocolla near her Throat Chakra. One of the specialities of the blue-green Chrysocolla is metaphysical healing and balancing of the throat chakra. My friend noted that the Chrysocolla felt very powerful for her, on this day. It felt, to her, almost as though the Chrysocolla was very strongly ’pulling out’ some remnant grief energy. I, then, asked permission if I could add the piece of Orgonite, next to the Chryscolla, pictured above. Indeed, my friend felt it appropriate to add the Orgonite piece. After adding it, my friend did then, immediately, report the intensity which she was feeling, was taken down, quite a few notches. She reported feeling now, more at ease. Hence, then, my friend was able to relax more, to receive some Reiki. ((I usually do not leave any stone on a client longer than 12 minutes. I usually remove the stone and may just place the stone around the table or underneath the table.  I keep this true, even for Orgonite.))

Information about Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla Heart: Image from:

I went into this Orgonite adventure feeling hopeful, but not certain that I’d find drastic differences with utilizing Orgonite. I am truly delighted to report that this session and sessions beyond were all beautifully assisted well, by Orgonite. The composition of Orgonite really brought assistance of balance through its ability of the re-uptake of energy, purification and release. Orgonite seems to be a great compatible stone to other crystal healing friends.

Another way Orgonite has assisted friends of mine, is a testimony from a couple with a new baby in their household. This couple had been reporting to me that they were having not only physical vibration disturbances in their home, interfering with their peace, but also sound vibrational disturbances. Smudging and also salting around the corners of their home, just didn’t seem to bring about any substantial changes to these mysterious disturbances. So, I decided to give four pieces of small Orgonite pendants to this couple to place in the four directions, around their bedroom. I didn’t know what they’d report back to me. Soon, I received a report via a phone call, that, to my friends’ joy, — all vibrational disturbances had ceased in their home, since the Orgonite has been placed in their space! The assistance of how Orgonite extracts misplaced energy, balances energy and purifies, shows, yet again, how it is a SHAMANIC TOOL for healing and peace.

And for me, personally, this past month, being in a series of many ups and downs, I’ve kept my Orgonite near, during & through it all.  Whenever I’ve felt like I was struggling with staying grounded, I found that even glancing my eyes upon the Orgonite on the altar in my home, the Orgonite served as a mindfulness bell. It would remind me to bring myself back to my breathing and thoughts of Healing, Balance and Purification.– Indeed, this is what the Orgonite represents: Potentials which we all have inside ourselves to bring transformation and healing, to all facets of Life.

Whether working with tools for healing or simply using our breath, Let us all come back to the truth that… All we need for healing will be brought to us and through us, in the present moment.

From the FaeryLand & Orgonite Ranch, my neck of the woods to yours…Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin! ❤