You may have heard of crystal ball gazing. Perhaps is evokes an image of the fortune tellers peering into the large quartz sphere, with a cauldron burning in the background. Scrying has been taking place for centuries in various cultures, as it allows the spiritual leaders to enter a meditative state and channel the flow of information from the higher sources. Crystal ball and crystal mirror gazing is popular; I have taught workshops on how to gaze into various gemstones. This blog has inspired me to add a webpage for beginners called How to Crystal Ball Gaze.
Yesterday I was extremely stressed out, as my husband and I are in major transition mode. We are tying up a million major loose ends in a short deadline, and ready to head for the next adventurous chapter of our lives. Although I know that anger and panic doesn't help the cause, sometimes it gets the best of me.
I dragged myself to the gym and onto the treadmill for some light cardio. I had forgotten to take off my engagement ring and wedding band. These things make me happy because they are a reminder that I'm married to the most wonderful man in the world. But I have never actually gazed into jewelry before.
While walking on the treadmill, I was accidentally drawn into my ring for several minutes. It contains a red ruby and a midnight blue sapphire. I immediately calmed down mentally, transcended the fearful thoughts racing through my brain, and entered a state of bliss.
The token of love reminded me of what really matters and why the work is all worth it. This ring has special meaning, because it reminds me of one of the very first pictures that Tamas and I took together as a couple. I had just moved to Budapest in time for New Years 2015. We geared up in our new winter jackets- mine a ruby red and his a sapphire blue. I snapped a fuzzy selfie on my phone, and captured the happy memory forever.
Gazing into the ring took me immediately back into that time and space of new love, new life, and happiness. It stripped away the mundane matters that were bogging me down and allowed a re-emergence of purpose and partnership. I'm thankful every day for having met my partner, having gone through joy and hardships together, and having found someone that makes me so utterly happy.
Ruby is the stone of Passion and Wealth- helping you to gain and retain both. It stimulates energy and passion for living. It is also the Leadership stone, inspiring and motivating you to achieve those hidden and not-so-hidden goals. It helps you attracts sexual activity and overcome exhaustion and laziness.
Sapphire is a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and Divine favor. It is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. Sapphire of heavenly blue signifies the height of celestial hope and faith, and brings protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It is a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
We all know and love crystal jewelry, because we can easily toss it on, look beautiful, and reap the benefits of positive energy healing stones all day long. But now I know that it can also be a tool for gazing and meditation. So if you don't have the ability to carry a crystal ball with you everywhere, try one of Satin Crystals' bracelets, pendants or necklaces for an easy gaze. My sister Sheila has a huge collection of hand made rings at I Dig Crystals for your zen needs.
Thank you for reading, and if you have any gazing stories to share I'd be glad to read them.
This one-of-a-kind chalcedony pendant makes a perfect on-the-go gazing mirror.