I don't know about you, but I love to learn about crystals that I have never heard of. So, as I was perusing through some of my books I came across one that was associated with Storm. Well, being StormloverWolf, yes that would be right in my arena now wouldn't it?
The beauty and essence of Storm is captured in Pietersite, with brilliant flashes of golden light amid churning clouds of deepest blue. It is known as the Tempest Stone because of its connections to Storm element, and in the three different books/site's that I drew my information from it's stated that it is a fairly recent discovery. Pietersite is a variety of Quartz, composed naturally of Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye and Jasper and it is characterized by its incredible brilliance of life within the stone similar to Labradorite in that way.
It is said to link our everyday consciousness to the spiritual, reminding you that you are a “spiritual being” on a “human” journey. Just as lightning clears the air and makes all things new, Pietersite discharges negative energies and emotional turmoil, and cleanses the aura, restoring it to calm. It has the ability to ground you not to the earth but to the etheric body. This facilitates spiritual journeying, especially to read the Akashic Records and the insights on your incarnations that are to be found there.
This is a stone of “vision” and you can use it to assist you with your vision quests, or Shamanic journeying. Pietersite stimulates the 3rd eye accessing the intuition and promoting profound spiritual visions and precognition. It links you with a very loving level of guidance. It connects you to the source of your own inner guidance and helps you to recognize either the “truth” or the “falsehood” of other people's words. It can help you to remove blockages and clears confusion. When used in past-life healing, this stone helps you to remove “dis-ease” caused by not following your own truth.
Pietersite is a very powerful protection stone, especially against the elements. It calms nervous people as well as animals during storms. Protects you when driving in bad weather, and guards homes and businesses against storm damage. It also acts as a shield against the adverse effects of technology, particularly if you are working long hours with a computer or live near a mobile phone mast.
For those who have tried and failed many times to beat an addiction, Pietersite is an extremely supportive and strengthening stone. It can increase your intentions and lends willpower in following a curative program. Another important aspect is that this stone boosts your self-esteem when worn consistently. It is especially empowering for creative people who lack confidence in their abilities.
Physically this stone stimulates the body, providing both energy and strength, and it is also a nervous system stone useful for stimulating and strengthening the nerves and brain.
Pietersite stimulates the pituitary gland, balancing the endocrine system and the production of hormones governing our metabolism, blood pressure, growth, sex and our body temperatures as well. This stone is also thought to help eye infections, and even reported by some users to improve long-distance focus and night vision.
This amazing stone is also an important tool in bringing pent-up, internalized feelings and conflicts to the surface, thus allowing the unsaid and unexamined to erupt in an emotional outpouring that not only clears the air but begins the process of healing. Whether in relationships or within oneself, the results always move toward the highest good.
Pietersite is also an excellent ally for those who are stuck or unable to make any progress in a situation, it helps to clear all the stagnant energies, habits and life patterns, and reveals new directions for your life. It can also help you to take action toward those new goals you are setting.
For those of you who work with your chakra's, it activates the body's chakra system to allow for the grounding of a full spectrum of electromagnetic energy. It increases Light energy in the physical body as well as the aura. The dominant gold energy of the stone activates the Second and Third Chakras, those being the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, as the dark blue stimulates the Third Eye Chakra. The activation of all three of these Chakras together produces a very powerful increase in the energy of “will” and in one's intuitive capabilities.
With the Sacral Chakra it controls the flow of energy and is the centre of gravity of the body. It is located below your naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It is the centre of the Life Force of the body and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind back through the body. Gut feelings, your intuition come from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms will show themselves as confusion, 'over dependence' on others, repression of feelings, and the inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex plus frustration. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life and find that you are flexible and can “go with the flow” and do so with a happy attitude.
With the Solar Plexus chakra or 3rd Chakra, is the energy distribution centre and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and naval and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance physically, you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients that you ingest properly. When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually, you feel fear of disappointment. Spiritually when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of disappointing others.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the centre of our perception and command. It is in the centre of the forehead above the eye's. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow Chakra is in balance we see clearly, and our perfection is very high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
With regards to Spiritual Energy, Pietersite is said to hold the “keys to the kingdom of heaven”. It can dispel illusion and helps you to see the beauty of your soul and to recognize the brotherhood of humanity. It provides dignity and guidance, bringing the potential of the individual to the perfection of the source of all being.
This is such a beautiful stone, however, looking at different sites for prices, the price is quite high, but then it is also just recently discovered. Hopefully in time, I might be able to get one.
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