Words with Wednesday

Searing Seer

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I spy with my Infinite Eye

Pupils peering down from the sky;

Woodland fairies, hobbits, Horace,

Birdies eyes to chirp in chorus;

Third Eye Power to The Seventh Chakra

Egyptian, Hindu, Mystic Tantra

Celtic, Shaman, Americana;

Rise to the top to break through the crown

Sprouted at root, when I was low down;

Knowledge sacred, trees and earth,  

Shadows always show on dirt

Eye am barefoot and eye am free,

the counter culture, the natural high

the mystic wonder released on a sigh.

 

Celestial Sunday

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Today, the weather was weird. It was hot as hell and it was humid. I suppose I shouldn't complain, considering what other climates experience in equal and opposite extremes. And considering I hate the God-awful winter, I should be lounging poolside and shutting my mouth, being quiet and to just enjoy it. Today it stormed and acted foolish all the while it seemed to be clear. No grey looming skies but just a random crack of lighting and bam, it's full on storming. It rained while it was sunny and with blue skies. Beautiful and crazy as hell but not quite disastrous. While I had planned to discuss astrological phenomena, the phase of the moon on this celestial Sunday, I talk today about the weather. Not sure how to approach the sun being in cancer as I myself am a bit crabby. The new moon is still veiled, so the light is dim tonight, as is my intuition. Some days you just gotta wonder how the winds come and go as they do, wonder maybe why not you. 

Crystal Visions

The Down to Earth POWER of Crystals

Custom Orgonite, Superior Life Energy

Custom Orgonite, Superior Life Energy

Since ancient times, humanity has used crystals, gemstones, and various other earth elements as a means of natural, emotional, and physical healing.  Long before the western dominance of psychiatric practices and prescription drug fixes, there was knowledge of the natural healing power of a stone from the earth.  The vibrations vary greatly, as do people, and are suitable for many different purposes.  The metaphysical properties of stones and crystals resonate with different people, for different reasons, at different times and occasions. There is collective research of the practice, exploring ancient folklore of various cultures, the science of psychology, and observation of patterns in human behavior. That is truly what makes the customizable #organite such a valuable one.

Many indigenous cultures have awareness of the power of crystals, but the mainstream population does not value it as such.  Rather than call it a medicine or a practice or a ritual or a craft, I refer to it as a healing art.  It is an art form for various reasons, based on the elements, earth, and hands that have shaped it.  It is also an art form for the simple fact that is gives an emotional response and elevation of vibration akin to prayer and therapy.  It helps to aid the ancient energy healing of the chakras, known as Reiki, as well as a basi. Emotional Healing through a simple, natural connection to earth. It is unfortunately overshadowed by the science of government and the big pharma organization with their hands in everyone's pocket. To keep them coming back for more, and the quick fix of prescription of salesmanship. 

I am not saying that crystals can heal the sickly, but I'm also not saying they can't. The truth is, the emotional state and mental health of the people in today's society is unstable. The beauty of the crystals is their ability to clear the negative energies that possess our minds and sometimes bodies. There are many ancient beliefs which attest to this, many of which are part of the Eastern health philosophies, Vedic practice, Chinese medicine, Feng Shui, Yoga, and Reiki. Luckily, an awakening is underway for the ones who seek these kinds of healings. 

What led people to discover the magic of crystals, you may wonder?  Perhaps it was the evolving search for beauty and meaning that led to a seemingly magical quality of a dazzling gemstone?  After all, when you combine beauty with practicality, it can certainly shine through.  Form and Function is an ancient Greek philosophy that discusses this divine quality and combination.  Perhaps even in the darkest times of great emotional stress and in an age that is strained from a broken society, the great healing power of mother earth can shine through to us. 

There are some customs which have stuck around, based on crystal healing, all having an underlying truth.  Sadly, these half-truths have been twisted and altered for the gain of greed and politics.  The common knowledge of a birthstone goes no further than to suffice as a mass produced gift on a Hallmark Holiday.  The diamond industry for the sale of marriages. So the knowledge of crystal healing, and the true meaning is lost in so many ways (and a critical discussion for another day). 

Regardless of the bling-greed that seemingly dominates society, the truth of the matter (at the core of our society’s sick obsession) is out there for the seekers.  The internet is full of interesting information that has carried through into our modern culture.  It is best to research at your local bookstores, or consult with an expert or healer in your area, as the internet may have just as much incorrect information as it does have valuable.  The Age of Aquarius has shed light on these esoteric truths that span eras and cultures across the globe. There are various belief systems involving them, and perhaps that is what gives it such a rich character.  The diversity of it all has an underlying connection of beautiful magnitude which can bring us all together, in nature, in love, and in harmony.  Let your love shine and your truth speak, and come to know the healing magic of crystals, and join me each week for an enlightening perspective of the splendid plethora.

Amethyst Points Amped by Clear Quartz and a Sandstone Pyramid. Charged by the sun and observed by the shadow.

Amethyst Points Amped by Clear Quartz and a Sandstone Pyramid. Charged by the sun and observed by the shadow.

Words With Wednesday

Wednesday is mutually known as hump day in the western work week; a feat to conquer and a relief to be had as everybody's working for the weekend.  But why, I wonder, do we wish away our very numbered days?  Is it because we are unhappy, challenged, overworked, and always unsatisfied?  Why can't we learn to soak up the now and enjoy the moment?  I ponder this, on this Wednesday, the first blog post for the category.

Wednesday: The day of the week which is actually third or fourth, dependent upon which calendar you address, which religion you claim, or which schedule you keep.  The root word of Wednesday is day of Mercury in eastern and western culture, and in both cultures is relative to water.  This element of mercury... you may think of in relation to a chemistry class, perhaps a thermometer, a fish poisoning, or maybe even a star-slash-planet going retrograde and wreaking havoc.

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The ancient Japanese word for Wednesday relates as a symbol, rather than letters, and the idea of the symbol relates to Mercury, translating as "Water Star."  The ancient Greek labeled the 7 days of the week in correlation to particular planets in Greek, Latin, and on to the Romance languages.  Some of you may know Miercoles is Spanish for Wednesday, hence the obvious Mercury relation.  The origin of the word in the west relates it to the sequence of planets in the sky, focused on the numbered day; the east relates it to the observations of the planets too, but in a way that relates it more to water.

Whichever school of thought it is, the difference doesn't matter. The devil is often in the details. Bottom Line: Mercury is special as an element because it can remain in a watery, liquid form at a very low temperature.  In freezing conditions, perhaps at the bottom of the sea, or high on a mountain top, Mercury can and will still flow. 

The coincidence here is that on Wednesdays, my words may flow from the top of my head or from the bottom of my heart, in a fluid fashion, for the sake of keeping warm when everything starts to freeze.  When hearts get frozen by a cold-hearted work week, the creative stream of conscience runs deep and comes up for air through conscious intuition.  The words will lead and hopefully only inspire. 

Language itself is a technology derived from ideas. Ideas are too simple and pure for words. So the point is that words can divide and conquer if you let them, just like any other propaganda that may have been beautiful once upon a time.  Something as silly as the meaning of the word Wednesday, divided by time and place can cause hate and injustice.  But to me, as a writer, words are magic and I intend to use them well and with meaning.  Not always a literal meaning, but one that can be enjoyed in the moment.  Join me each hump day for an exploration of poetry, language arts, semantics, linguistics, and etymology.  I encourage you to write your own words and create your own meaning, finding joy and fluidity and art within the literal bullshit and illogical nonsense of the crazy world in which we all share.