November, 2012

Crystals of kaleidoscopic light

Fall is the season of turning inwards, of savoring the lessons, the messages, the harvesting of the soul digesting life. In Taoism and Feng Shui, the element of fall is metal, so you may feel naturally drawn to the beauty of these crystals around this time of the year. They inspire us to find the depth, clarity, focus and discipline to diligently pursue our dreams.

Crystals can brighten up any space and heart. These mineral bodies have their own flow; they reflect and refract light in a special way with their shape, color, form, pattern, texture, transparency, opacity and energy. Here are some photos of crystals I love. I started collecting gemstones in the San Francisco Bay Area and have my own little collection in my altars at home.

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magical crystals gemstones

magical crystals gemstones

These gems below are actual paintings!

Mineral paintings by carly waito Photo Credits: 1. Pink crystal via weheartit via Ez; 2. Himalayan crystal; 3.  Quartz via trev_ology via kai hatake ; 4. & 5. Mineral hues via design seeds; 6. Tanzanite  from mineralia ; 7. Via titan-asteria; 8. Mineral paintings by carly waito via ‘art goes here’ for sfgirlbybay

What is crystallizing for you? Are you seeing anything crystal clear?

Dear ones, if you gaze deep enough, you will see scintillating landscapes in these crystals. These kaleidoscopic prisms of light remind us to let our inner crystal and sparkle shine bright. May this season awaken the most spacious clarity in your mind, heart, and spirit. With love,

Pachamama illuminating Thanksgiving

Pachamama

This is a post I wrote last year, which I am grateful to share with you again today; it offers a different angle on Thanksgiving day. A day of gratitude is a beautiful thing but ignorance is not bliss. We got much to shift, realign, liberate, both on a personal and collective level. From an…

Nov 21, 2012 | continue reading →

As you heal, I heal. As I heal, you heal

pelican011 via pelicanharbor.org

Here are some fragments that have been part of the tapestry of my life these last few days. I have been dancing with fear and excitement, on the edge of something new, deep, ancient. These words ring true: “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” ~ Pema Chodron

Nov 14, 2012 | continue reading →

Thin veils, sparks & trails of light

All that glitters is not gold

Tonight I’m craving sparkles, glitter, fairy dust; they warm my heart and keep me up at night! I am writing on the night of Samhain/Halloween, when the veil between worlds is thinnest. Earlier tonight, I held a prayer in my heart for my ancestors and was surprised to later find and watch a documentary about Machu Picchu, the ancient city of the Incas, all by ‘chance.’ Of course, I don’t believe in chance…
And so I have been assembling these beautiful photos with a smile in my heart.

Nov 1, 2012 | continue reading →