We are all on this "train ride" together, Above All we should strive to make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until we make the final stop and leave the train for the last time. FOR ALL OF YOU NOW, YOU ARE PART OF MY TRAIN, So I am wishing you a nice journey. Lou.
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Hi Friends it has been a while since my last post but if you have been to my little boutique in the last few weeks you would have seen a "New Look".... Rocks Revealed.
It was just time for it to be updated and a little bit more user friendly... so please pop over and check it out... I would love to hear your comments on the new site.
I have been working on new designs and here are a few... many of the ones I have been working on are the Heart stones............ everytime I work with these stones, they open my heart and allow beautiful love to enter my life, it is indeed a privilege to be able to absorb the beautiful energy of these stones.
Rose Quartz and Aventurine are known as the love stones... They are both stones of the heart. Rose Quartz works on the emotions, balancing and harmonising with its gentle and calming influence to heal emotional wounds, The soothing influences of Rose quartz helps aid in letting go and releasing negative emotions...Aventurine is a lovely stone to wear over the heart as its protective qualities will ward of anxiety and fear. It balances the male and female aspects, leading to a sense of well being and decisiveness. A good stone to motivate and encourage positive attitudes. Both stones are a beautiful gift to give someone you love and can be especially helpful to young teenagers as they come to terms with their awakening and changing emotions.
If you are interested in any of the above pieces, please email me at email@example.com
Beautiful jewellery from the heart made by Louise.
Available at Rocks Revealed http://www.rocksrevealed.com/featurepagelabradorite.html The Vision Stone A gate way stone 11/11.. The Tarot Card..The Hierophant...
Labradorite was first found in 1770 on the Labrador Peninsular in Canada. The colour of the stone has a beautiful flash which is know as "labradorescence". The colour of the stone changes according to the angle of refraction and you may see a blue. green, yellow and pink flash. The base colour of the stone is a silvery gray. There has been much written about this stone and it's healing properties from revealing your life's destiny in a "flash" to helping aid in blindness, night vision, diet, gout, colds, rheumatic fever, feeling cold and lowers the blood pressure.... it would certainly be a stone to have in your medicine cabinet.
As I have worked this stone, I have felt certain things come to light on an emotional and mental level. A feeling of inner self worth, reconising my strengths and discovering a sense of purpose. This stone works on the 6TH CHAKRA, the Brow or Third eye, and I can understand why... it seems to be a bridge between the "NOW / REALITY" and the "SPIRITUAL/ DREAM " TIME. A gate way stone 11/11 represented in the Tarot Cards as the 'HIEROPHANT'... a stone where one will actively start to seek answers of a philosophical kind..... as you meet the Hierophant on the journey of the Tarot you encounter a part of yourself as you begin to formulate and express your own beliefs or your own personal philosophy, and individual vision of your personal connection to spirit... and as you face life's challenges you have your own philosophy to pick you up as you fall down.
A beautiful stone... I would love to hear what impression Labradorite has had on you?
Wow.... this is an amazing stone, and I am looking forward to working with this... is is called Chrysocolla, a mixture of Malachite ( green) and Azurite ( blue)....... this is a beautiful feminine stone which would bring balance to your emotions working on the heart chakra and the throat chakra allowing one to speak from the heart... it is said to be a very good stress stone and helps one with mood changes, strengthens the liver, relaxes, helps with infections, sore throats, burns, scars, fever cramps and menstral pains.....
can't wait to work on these little beauties..... a fantastic stone to have in your medicine chest.
The Minerology: hydrous copper silicate.
Meet Glenda Kahlor from "OKLAHOMA" (a Choctaw word meaning " red people" )
Jewelry has been a lifelong fascination. As a little girl, grandmother’s cast offs and necklaces made of uncooked pasta were my “diamonds and pearls”. At seventeen, my first real job was as a salesclerk in a department store in the jewelry and accessories department. After 40 years, I still remember the joy I felt when my supervisor asked me to accessorize the mannequins in the store window. In 2008, my best friend/adopted sister , Moninya Mulder, urged me to try designing and making jewelry -- as therapy for my Parkinson’s. To my surprise, the creative process gave me those same feelings of joy I had those years many ago. The feel of the stones, the shapes, the colors, have a calming effect on me. Tremors go away or somehow I manage to work around them as I string my beads. I consider myself a “bead stringer“. I take the work of others, beads, gemstones, silverwork, and create designs. The inspiration for design comes from my culture and heritage.
I was born and raised in the state of Oklahoma ( a Choctaw word meaning “Red People”). Like many from Oklahoma, whose family were immigrants from various European countries and settled in what was Indian Territory before 1900, I am of mixed race. I am proud of my heritage; American Indian (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee), German, Scotch, Irish, and French. Using traditional materials and colors in combinations with the non-traditional I hope to reflect that pride.
Here at Rocks we love to make designs to cater for everyone, so there is a New Range of Pendants on Leather. at http://www.rocksrevealed.com/featurestoneonleather.html for $30.00 ea and FREE POSTAGE... enjoy :) http://www.rocksrevealed.com/featurestoneonleather.html I have found that many people like the simplicity of leather with a natural stone...
what I like about leather is... ..... *the healing quality of natural stone directly on the skin
* being on leather it goes with most of your attire, and it can also look so stunning, as the leather can enhance any stone wore around the neck * and leather can be so comfortable to wear.
Sodalite is a dark blue stone intersperesed with white calcite.
Sodalite is a stone that "enhances communication" working on the throat chakra.
Sodalite is associated with the thyroid.
With the white calcite it helps one in their search for their truth.
It can be a soft stone to work with as the calcite can tend to be a little unstable.
Sodalite encourages rational thinking and clarity of ideas, allowing you to reconise and accept truth.
On a physical level Sodalite helps with the assimulation of fluids, voice fever, excess weight and High Blood pressure.
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It is said that the white calcite veins in the stone symbolise the ideas and inspirations breaking through.
The largest deposit of sodalite is in Brazil.
Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind.
Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.
This stunning piece of jewellery is the combination of two stones, beautiful “Unakite” with it’s tiger orange and grass green combination and “Hematite” with it’s metallic lustre, set in 925 Sterling Silver with adjustable neck chain length.
Unakite likes to balance the emotions and helps one become aware of the subconscious blocks that we create. Combined with Hematite the anti- stress stone, which gently allows the mind to dispel negativity, they both work together to help promote improvement of one’s situation in life.
On a physical level the chemical composition of both stones work on the blood, both containing Iron, the influence of iron has an energising effect on both the physical and non-physical bodies.
This beautiful tailsman necklace and matching earrings will offer you refection in your life, should one choose to look.
I very much enjoyed making this collection....and I have many new designs similar to this in the pipeline. I have one more set of this stone, so an order for this can be taken....don't forget to bookmark my blog as the designs will turn up here first.... for other beautiful and unique pieces please visit
I thought I would start a discussion on "LOTIONS AND POTIONS" We all know that the laying- on of stones is a very ancient art and we are all discovering that many of the spiritual practices have sadly been lost.. so I thought why not share some knowledge on what I have come to learn on the healing qualities that many stones have been used for... feel free to add what you know or has been passed down to you.
Having studied the Shamanistic Ways, I believe in crystals and stones and there healing powers.. in the past they were often use medicinally, crushed into grains or powders, made into elixirs .... stones steeped in liquid and the liquid then drank.
*Amber was made into an ointment and used to treat coughs and bronchitis. *Agate was ground and mixed with wine to heal wounds. *Aquamarine was prescribed as a cure for toothache, epilepsy and liver disease. *Emerald was taken as an antidote to poison and to stop dysentery. *Bloodstone was used to stop hemorrhaging. *Hematite was favored in ancient Egypt to stop heavy bleeding and reduce swelling. *Jade used by the Chinese to strengthen the heart and lungs and to prolong life. Mixed with rice and dew, it was taken to strengthen the muscles and harden bones. *Lapis Lazuli was used by the ancient Egyptians in the making of eye ointments and the Greeks used it to treat snake bites.. later a cure for fever and depression. *Sapphires has been used in the treatment of eye diseases and the plague. *Topaz was steeped into wine for three days and rubbed across the eyes to cure poor vision. Experts from the magic of Crystals by W & B Jones. These are just a few... we can add to the list as we go.... it would be interesting to check certain stones against your birthstones or zodiac stone to see if the stone matches up with an ailment.... it could be interesting to get some stats on this.. .......lets see what the rocks reveal! .......Feel free to share.... The Rock Revealer. :)
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"FLUORITE" is one of the most beautiful of the New Age Stone and gives its name to the word "fluorescent". Fluorite is a mind stone on all levels. It is excellent for aiding in concentration and study for advancing the mind to higher understanding. Fluorite has a strong stabilizing influence and balances bothpositive and negative sides of the mind. It is a wonderful stone for meditation. On the healing properties of the stone it is good for the skin, mucous membrains, nerves, bones and teeth: aliviates dry cough, and makes joints flexible. This beautiful rainbow stone is a fragile stone to work with and should be handled with care. Fluorite brings emotional liveliness, and aids in helping you to understand that you have freedom of choice, skin conditions which can be caused due to stress is associated with believing that you have no choice in the matter, or believing that your choice has been taken away from you. This "RAINBOW FLUORITE" will aid in helping you find your very own rainbow.
Hi everyone... just thought I would share with you my passion for shells and the new range of Shell jewellery available at Rocks Revealed. Gosh where do I start... it has been a passion for me to collect shells, ever since my first day at the beach.. they intrigue me and I am always in total amazement of how beautiful and delicate shells are. ... NATURE AND BEAUTY AT ITS BEST.... Sea shells are some of the most beautiful natural objects on this earth. Shells have long inspired art and artists, alonside mankind's need to eat has been his drive to create beauty. Man has been working with shells 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. As the interest in collecting shells grew from the 17th to now, so did the fashion for shell jewellery. The healing properties of the Paua Shell, Mother of Pearl is one of cheerfulness, security and protection.. it helps one to overcome despondency, insecurity and dissapointment.. it helps with inflamations of the skin, and helps one reconnect with the sensory organs. The beautiful colours of the shell are naturally surreal.
I just thought I would share with you an amazing Astrologer... Priya Kale. If you don't know Priya's work you will be very surpised ....her writting is brilliant and insightful and is delivered with love and compassion as if she can see into your soul.
This is the beautiful Amethyst Pendant that I made my my Beautiful Mum for her Birthday on the 11th Amethyst because that is her favourite stone, and it is the stone for Aquarius as well. This is the prayer that is going with the pendant.. I said a prayer for you today..... And I know that God must have heard,
Well today I placed on my desk, a Turquoise Gem Tree and a Lapis Lazuli Carved Bear as I worked on the design of two new pieces in Blue......... and I just thought I would share with you the vibration of the day...
One piece that I made for a client, just arrived in the mail for her as she recieved good news about about her business..... well that gave me tingles all up my spine, spirit can be so giving... and I felt very humble to have played a part in something beautiful that happened to my client.
Blue.... also remined me yet again of the energy of "trust " the sutle energy of compassion and caring, to be able to self express parts of my past that had long ago been delt with... and it was released with no emotion, just acceptance of what once was.
Blue is such a gentle energy, and with it's calming effects..... the day was just a breeze.
The Hermits Light. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be beautiful, brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
From a Course in Miracles
Many years ago I read a book by Marianne Williamson ... "A RETURN TO LOVE"AND THAT BEAUTIFUL VERSE WAS IN IT.......well that verse has stayed with me as my support through my journey in life. I did try and read the epic book "A Course in Miracles", but that is an epic in itself ... Marianne's book I found simplifies it all. Before we start on this journey together of the stones and there secrets..... I would like to tell you what I believe : "I believe that everyone is special, and we all have something special to offer... the key or the answer lieswithin you.... MY MISSION... "I WANT EVERYONE TO FEEL SPECIAL"
Colour is Nature's OWN Anti-Depressant
So lets start with the colour BLUE.........
I have been studying the Shaministic Ways, Chakras and the Kundalini System for many years as well as the Kabbala, Tarot, Numerology and have been commited to a spiritual path most of my life. For me Blue represents "trust" and that is the first thing I feel that we need to develop in all that we do.
Whether it be in your relationship to yourself, to another person in your life or the road that you walk... you need to "trust " that all is as it should be at this point in time.
Getting back to nature will allow you to feel that everyone of us has some awareness that we were born for a specific purpose, that life contains a Divine Plan. The fifth chakra is the center for that awareness and for our desire to make contact with the divine plan. For me stones hold my connection to the center of my being .............. maybea blue scarf would help you connect to that part of your spirit.......
I remember when I was learning to read the taro cards...... I would take out a card for the week, and just see what I experienced for those seven days..... it's the same principle I use for all my intuitive learning...... so grab yourself something "blue" and over the next week, just take notes, whether it be writting it down or mentally in your mind, the thoughts and the feelings that come into your being are you intuition ... "so trust it" As we grow, we all try and build our lives according to our own will. Then some event or crisis occurs, then we are confronted with our own limits on how to deal with the situation.... This is when we grow, we find different ways of dealing with issues... we learn to become more expressive, we learn to communicate at a different level... and in order to deal with this crisis, we move beyond the boundaries of our own limitations.
All of a sudden we stop fighting...we take the path of least resistance..... and we learn that life is all about "CHOICE" and when we make a "CHOICE" we are in our own authentic power. Many times in my life, I have felf so stuck, unable to walk ( yep my Parkinson's dis-ease) .... but I have a choice.... stay in bed and feel sorry for myself, or choose to get up.... I choose always to get up..... Life is not a rehersal... this is the real thing!..and I do not want to waste one moment !!!! ........................so if picking up a blue scarf....... wearing a blue stone around my neck..... sitting and watching a blue butterfly... gets me to trust life and brings home that positive affirmation, that all is fine in my world....so be it....... Blue......... the paint on the walls of my doctors is blue... it is the colour for self expression, it is the colour of communication..... it is the feeling of trust... it is the knowing of truth..... ...............so this week grab something blue... and go beyond it.... feel what energy you get from it, know that energy as yours..... trust that your higher conciousness will lead you to your own greatness and love ( Sefirah HESED in the Kabbala). "Please Take the journey with me and share what you feel."
Turquoise Heart wrapped in Sterling Silver with a Sterling Silver Chain.
The Blue Stone TURQUOISE... has been carried for luck in all cultures. In North America Apache warriors would tie pieces of Turquoise to there bows to ensure accurate aim. Indeed Turquoise was so highly prized for its talismianic qualities that for a medicine man not to have had turquoise stones in his possession would have dramatically lessened his standing in the tribe. Turquoise brings peace of mind, wisdom and understanding, enhances psychic abilities and communication. It protects and Balances. It is said to help stabilise mood swing and help depression and anxiety attacts. Referance Book ...The Magic of Crystals by Wendy Jones and Barry Jones
An exerpt from The Magic of Minerals in Crystal Healing........ by Jeanette Stein
Turquoise is a copper, containing basic aluminium phoshate. Copper is essential for the functioning of a number of enzymes in the body. With out copper iron cannot function properly. Insufficiant copper can lead to anaemia, bone disease, cell damage, lack of energy..... copper is used to reduce the inflamation of swollen joints. For more information on the magic of Minerals in Crystal Healing.... contact me for Jeanette Steins Book. I hope you can walk with me and share your experiences with the colour BLUE. The Rock Revealer. -------------------------------------------------------
I am such a great believer of Louise Hay and Annette Noontil with thinking and living with positive affirmations in one's life.
.... But my mind is very strong and it can take some training to keep those negative thoughts from entering my mind, whether it be enviromental, or emotions, sometimes it can be very hard to stay positive....... ....... so that brings me to my "stones with a soul " ... "my mission."..
I have found that yep I so love the positive words that inspire me... .....but side tracked again and before you know it a negative thought has popped in again! what to do ??? SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE WHAT WORKS FOR ME! ... as maybe other people have the same difficulty remembering to stay positive as I do.
* A stone around my neck, that I can fiddle with, helps to remind me of the positive message that I have associated with that particular stone.
* Some object on your desk ( crystal, tailsman, lucky charm) that also reinforces that positive thought as well.
*Something special by my bed as I go off to sleep works as well
Reinforcement is the answer or the key to the doors that prevent us from moveing forward... because in the back of our mind there is the negativity lurking.
It OK to say to change your attitude, all you need to do is change your thoughts, but being consistantcantake a lot of effort... so for me having a stone around my neck.... helps me to stay focused on what I need to achieve in my own being.
So over the next few weeks I thought I would give you some insight into stones and there meanings... there makeup, there colour and where they could be useful .... for relationship problems, troubles with communicating, need more love in your life, depressed, need more drive in your life ????
STAY TUNED AS WE UNEARTH THE SECRETS OF THE STONES!
Have a question on which stone is right for you....or perhaps you have something else that would help us remember to keep those positive thoughts coming though?.... I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject......... The Rock Revealer
as the New Year begins it brings to mind the colour Red... Vitality, self confidence, courage, grounding, determination, routine and focus.
Situated at the base of the spine, this chakra connects us to our roots..... In the energy of the Kundalini System it is related to the material world. It is our support root....it is to do with what you want and need to have while you are here on the earth plane.
As an inflow chakra it will be STIMULATED INTO ACTION BY RED.... WHICH IS VIBRANT AND GIVES FORTH ACTION AND VITALITY.
The colour Red relates to the large intestine, rectum, legs, feet and the adrenal glands.
The stones that will help you get off to a great start this year are:
~Ruby ~ Garnet ~ Bloodstone ~ Jasper ~ Smokey Quartz ~ Mookaite ~Carnelian~Onyx ~ Black Jet~ Black Tourmaline and Black Obsidian.
So I recommend that you grab yourself one of these stones... whether you wear it as jewellery, put a piece beside your bed or in a room that you use often...... it will give you that positive energy to help with your plans for 2010.
There are some beautiful pieces available at http://www.rocksrevealed.com/ your "PERSONAL JEWELLER" ........and they really are 'STONES WITH A SOUL'... every piece is handmade with "manitou"my connection to the rock......
I would love to hear your comments on the stones and the energy that you have experienced with the rocks.........................