EMERALD heralds the path of the warrior. Do not shun it for the sake of peace and harmony. Rather, embrace it for you are being called to be a warrior and it is up to you to decide what you will fight for. There are many paths available to the warrior and as many ways to embody warriorhood in your life and actions.
The human condition is all about accepting and becoming the warrior that each and every one of us are called to be in our own lifetime. We enter this earthly plane fighting for birth through a tight and tiny canal that is constricting and harsh. It tosses and tumbles us, taking us out of the security of the womb and thrusting us into a lifetime of need: the need to eat and drink, sleep and defecate, to touch and be touched, and more.
Many of us spend our lives struggling – oftentimes unsuccessfully – to figure out what we ourselves are all about, and what life is all about. Sometimes we lash out harshly and randomly because we are insecure and afraid. Sometimes we step off cliffs into dark precipices and rashly climb high mountains we are unprepared to scale. All in the search for meaning and purpose.
But a warrior, a sacred warrior that is, knows what he or she is fighting for. Being a warrior is about values and choices. It is about honing our skills with precision and direction. It is about discipline and sustained intention. It is about drive and power and passion and force. And it is something all of us struggle to attain.
Humans of many cultures and places have mistakenly equated being a warrior with war and warfare, blood and guts – fighting the eternal enemy ‘out there.’ But this is only one type of warrior and a very narrow definition of warrior-hood. Warrior-hood at a sacred level is about refining and polishing yourself through discipline and dedication to the light of the universe. All warriors carry their own energetic swords, polished and embellished with special soul gifts accorded them by spirit, which they use to forward their thrust and life purpose on Earth. The warrior knows why he or she is here, and how to go about accomplishing their soul task.
This card speaks to you of this sacred knowledge and purpose, inviting you to accept and embrace the warrior within you as you strive to connect with spirit for guidance and protection. It is ultimately in the pursuit of cosmic truth with a capital T that you are being asked to fight. This truth resides in your heart – not your muscles or even your mind. Emerald is here to remind you of that heart call we all have.
The creed of the heart warrior is quite simple: It is to strive for the highest good for all – animal, plant and mineral too. It is to work for the light while still embracing the dark. And it is to respect and honor all who cross your path, whatever it is they allege to believe in or think. This creed, if sincerely followed, will help polish you to be the shining gem that are can potentially become.
All cultures and all peoples from time immemorial honor the great warriors for the greatness they can portend. Remember that the highest rank of warriors do not need to call upon physical force at all, for they know how to make things happen by the force of their will, when aligned with divine will.
So pick up your sword with emerald as your guide, and lift it up high, willingly treading the path laid out before you of your own warrior-hood. Do not be afraid to fight for the right, which is the light – the eternal light – that transcends all of our shadows and nights.
METEOR has entered your life to say it is time to shapeshift into anything you want to be or you want the world to be. Release any ‘what ifs’ or ‘not possible” and fly with the power of meteors, comets and other celestial bodies anywhere and anyway you want. That is how powerful rocks that from beyond the Earth can be!
Due to their extra-terrestrial origins, meteor’s energies are like no other type of stone found on Earth. Meteors number among the most revered objects in many spiritual and religious traditions. The great black stone of Mecca, the most sacred site for Muslims, is a gigantic meteor. And moldavite - a greenish granular meteoric stone from Eastern Europe - is considered one of the most powerful transformational stones by many crystal workers. Some moldavite aficionados even claim this stone to be the true Holy Grail of Christian lore. And science is coming to understand more deeply the profound role that meteors have played in our own planetary history.
This card comes to remind you that just as you are made from the Earth, so too are you made from the sky. In fact, your being connects the earth to the sky – you are your own celestial ladder, your own axis mundi, your own sacred tree of life. Being reminded of this sacred truth gives you great power, but it is a power unlike that of the terrestrial realms. It is the power of the initiate of mystical wisdom who knows that all dimensions and possibilities reside within us all the time.
Meteors journey to us with a message of profound significance, which is that nothing is preordained. Everything is ultimately fluid and flexible on planet Earth (and beyond). Life is only as rigid as you choose to make it. So if you are a brave soul who resonates with the crystal lore, use meteor as your guide to look deep, look high, smile wide, and journey to the other side. And then come home again to share your wisdom with the wise circle you create in your daily life.
SUGILITE says, “Hold on for you are on a journey of cosmic wonderment.” A semi-rare stone from South Africa, sugilite’s vibrant amethyst tones interlaced with black pull you out of yourself and into the realm of the divine. A journey stone par excellence, sugilite comes to remind you that you do not need an airplane, car or motorcycle to travel rapidly and far - you hold those powers within yourself.
Like the fabled magic carpet of the Middle East, sugilite says come journey with me, explore the realms beyond your sight. Consider where you would really like to go, if you could go anywhere you wanted. Would you travel through time, backwards or forwards? At the higher vibrations, time is just an illusion, the same way that you and I are. And like all illusions, when you look at it as such, it can melt away and open a portal to dimensions and levels of reality you never imagined you could ever traverse.
Or perhaps you would like to journey to connect with somebody or something you miss deeply: it could be somebody who has passed on or is far away or for whom you are estranged but you still love very much in the deepest recesses of your heart and soul. If this is the case, give wings to your intention and let it soar - you can meet the desired person, place or thing in the body-less place beyond space and time.
This card calls you to envision and then journey on spirit wings wherever you may be drawn right now. Enjoy the adventure and the thrilling chill of transcending our rigid world for a brief moment. And then come home again, cherishing one of the greatest treasures you can ever find, which is the ultimate freedom that you always harbor within. Sugilite is the power and freedom to do and be anything, anywhere and anytime.