Welcome to today’s post! It’s a little different in that it is indulging my other deep and very long time passion (crystals) and a new and potentially life long passion (photography) and has little (sorry… no actually) woolly happenings! But I’m hoping you’ll all be so mesmerised by the pictures of my beautiful crystal friends that you’ll forget this is even a crochet blog!
The sun was so hot and bright the other day I had a try at taking some pictures of these beautiful pieces, quartz is VERY hard to photograph! I find that whenever I try, the pictures come out blurry or overexposed…. I think it’s either because my camera needs to be upgraded to something with more megapixels, or that the energy of the crystal is vibrating so high that a camera can’t pick it up so perfectly. I noticed that one crystal in particular, a very precious one, didn’t come out in any pictures even though all of the others did at that time….. so I try in vain to photograph them constantly, but the other day I managed and am sooooooo excited to share them with you!
The first photograph shows an eeny-weeny laser quartz…. All witches and crystal loving people seem to have one crystal they really, really love and I am no exception. My favourite crystal is clear quartz, it’s pretty much the only one I buy these days. The energy of clear quartz blows me away on the inside and I am endlessly fascinated by the way that it grows in so many geometric configurations. Each configuration (and I’ll demonstrate in these pics) creates a different energy frequency and has a different healing purpose, some are common and some are rare… That laser point is a particularly clear piece, so pure that when I turn it around and around it looks like it has a mirror on the inside.
I hunt down the purest, most clear of the clear quartz and this tabular piece is no exception to my tastes! I was amazed at this picture, in that every little detail showed up, you can even make out the very thin lines on the back which are showing up right through the crystal. I’m also sending you some light therapy here! Sunlight filtered through quartz crystal, I’ll be interested to hear if your spirits have lifted after enjoying these pics!
While this point has no unusual geometry happening, it’s energetic vibration is so sweet and pure, it makes my heart feel all funny when I touch it! As I practice energy healing, I’m quite sensitive to energy vibrations, so each crystal feels different in my hand, and when I pick up other types of crystals such as amethyst, I feel the differnece in their vibration quite accutely. I am constantly amazed at how two pieces of quartz that look similar enough have “energetic personalities” that are as different as two people. So this crystal above is so… pure…. that I don’t like to disturb it much by touching it as it feels almost sacreligious!
This is a double terminated phantom quartz. It is quite amazing in that it must have grown in it’s cave right on the very edge of another bigger piece, as it has only the tiniest of “scars” where it was taken from the matrix, which means that it is almost a completely self-contained crystal. It is called a phantom as it has in the middle of the crystal, two very faint “points” which occur when the conditions in the crystal caves change and the quartz stops growing, but then the conditions right themselves and the crystal carries on, businsess as usual! Unfortunately these lines did not really show up except for a little bit, if you look in the picture, on the very left of the crystal above my thumb there, you can see two faint lines in that panel.
The next and final crystal is also a double termination, but this is a self healed crystal in that it was ripped off the matrix and then healed itself by growing more crystals on the scar….
You can see a couple of those little ones at the bottom between my thumb and fingers…. I’m sure you can imagine that a crystal that has healed itself has enormous potential for helping people heal their own wounds and scars! (Emotionally, spiritually and physically) Also, can you see the meditating figure in the centre of the crystal? The head is in the centre panel and the shoulders are below it a wee bit darker…. Many crystals have beings inside them, but this one popped out in the pictures and can’t not be noticed! Oh my goodness I love them so much! KB has said right from the beginning of our relationship that crystals are like my children and going into a crystal shop is like going into an adoption agency… ha ha…. maybe….
Well I hope you enjoyed that look into another part of my life! Either you’re going to be fascinated, and mesmerised by this post, or think I’m a bit of a kook…. ha ha I’m not worried, I get it every day!
OK then, I’m off to a training day today, so I’ll leave you for now! I admit, I’ve been so busy and addicted to hyperbole and a half (have you seen the cake post? It’s in the sidebar, I died laughing…. or the sneaky spiral of hate? I totally get that…) that I’ve not been doing so much craft this week, but still have some beautiful (pink) crochet to show you very soon!
Wishing you a beautiful day, lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX