Maybe it was taking a week off work. Maybe it was being really sick for a week with a sore throat and staying home. Maybe it was the year-end ramp down or Christmas or hugs from my mom. Maybe it was seeing friends who love me as I am, who don’t care one iota how my work is going. Maybe it was seeing possible wedding venues or maybe it was the whisky. Maybe it was the sleep, or the prayer, or maybe it was just the time.
I felt lighter after I returned home from Portland last month. And then I bought some green malachite, and do you think I’m crazy if I tell you that I think it’s helping?
(I felt drawn to a piece of green malachite inexplicably, and so I purchased a small stone that I slipped onto a necklace I already own.) After I got home, I looked up the various uses of malachite:
As a stone of transformation, Malachite encourages change and emotional risk-taking. It shows what is blocking your spiritual growth, draws out deep feelings and psychosomatic causes, then allows you to break unwanted ties and outworn patterns.
The sign in the store said something about removing obstacles or blockages.
Given the season I’ve just had (blerg), I asked the saleswoman to recommend a clearing protocol that would help the malachite renew. She took me over to a display, placed a crystal in my hand, and then looked up at me with a smile in her eyes.
It was a piece of selenite. Selenite is a variety of gypsum. More information here.
Selenite is associated with the moon it is named for. This brings associations and energies of the unconscious, instinct, subconscious, and emotional well-being…. Selenite remove energy blocks, particularly from the physical and etheric bodies. It can also remove energy blocks in the bodies of other crystals and stones. This makes it excellent for enhancing the properties of other stones and for clearing and charging them.
So I’m working with those stones right now.
I’m doing everything I can to bring gentleness in. I am holding a mental image of ocean waves on the beach: waves crash unto themselves, then ride into the shore together, thinning out until there’s no more wave perceptible, but leaving the sand beneath the water’s surface wet and dark. There’s something about that swash that is drawing my attention. So often when we think about the ocean, we think of her depths.
Instead, think of the wet sand on the shore.
Swash consists of two phases: uprush (onshore flow) and backwash (offshore flow). Generally uprush velocities are greater but of shorter duration compared to the backwash. Onshore velocities are at greatest at the start of the uprush and then decrease, whereas offshore velocities increase towards the end of the backwash. The direction of the uprush varies with the prevailing wind, whereas the backwash is always perpendicular to the coastline. [Source.]