But I needed a dark background for my poor photography skills. I cannot do these items justice. Perhaps you are familiar with the deep rich hues of the Carnelian Stone and can appreciate how beautiful this stone is regardless of the photo. The Botswana Agate is new to me. I was feeling very tense and heavy energies today, so I took myself to my favorite rock store. Right when I walked in this little -almost heart shaped- wire wrapped stone caught my eye. I knew it was a new item on the floor because there is no way this could have ever escaped my sight. I walked off and looked around. There was this large heart shaped Carnelian stone that I keep visiting and revisiting during different trips to the store. I felt so powerfully drawn to these two items and it was like a message and a story that I was supposed to discover.
Can I tell you how joyful this day was for me? Feeling the most intense and heavy energies I walked in that store and it was like breathing the atmosphere of Heaven. The gals that steward this place are absolutely precious to say the least. They know me and so many others by name. They are sweet caring souls. They are gems. This necklace was made by one of them who is a budding young artist. There is something I am to learn in this store that is more than a store, it is a soul purpose. When the owner is in there she is an absolute joy. She always is insightful. But today she spoke of things and I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. It was powerful. It rocked my boat. It rested upon me and I felt it for the rest of the day. She spoke of a healing session she had that morning and during the time she saw angels in the room. The more she spoke the more Holy Spirit was there. The word Holy has become so corrupted. I know that sounds crazy to say, but it has. Because for so many Holy implies a quality of piety or self righteousness that is not Holy at all. Remember that Holy is simply a word that means “set apart”. It is a Spirit that is set apart from all the rest. It is not a spirit of timidity, or a spirit of fear, or anger. It is a Spirit set apart from everything else. It is a Healing Spirit that has no fear or judgement mingled with it. It is set apart to love and heal, advance and promote –evolve. She went on to say things that spoke to my spirit in a way that was so needed.
Do you know why I felt drawn to the Carnelian Stone with the stripes? I felt like this “singers” stone in the shape of a heart held a true message that has been written upon my heart for so long now–that of a vision for America. A song written upon my heart for America to be as a Champion for the suffering in this world. I knew this message when I decided to buy it and take it home. But why was I so incredibly and immediately drawn to this necklace that I did not even know what the stone was? I wondered if it too was a Carnelian stone, but with softer coloring. At the counter I was told, “Botswana Agate”, a stone from Africa. Named for the area in Africa where it is mined. Holy Spirit was showing up strong today. I could not believe how they were a combined message. How long I have wanted America to become a Champion for Africa and rescue them from the grips of tyranny and destruction. This truly is the song in my heart and it is if God was telling me that it has not faded, but a song I will sing. The power of Holy Spirit and angelic presence were made known to me.
I read in the Book of Stones that Carnelian is of great help to the gentle souls who wish for good things but have difficulty making them happen. It is a passionate and intense stone. No wonder I am often so attracted to it. We all have a song in our heart. We all have things written on our heart. “Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage.” –from Crystal Vaults .com. Some of you can see why in so many ways I feel connected to this stone. I long for the autumnal voice of the kingdom of light. When it is the season for that prophecy to come true, it will be the loudest roar on this planet to ever have been released and it will rock the Universe.
I cannot take my eyes off of this little agate from afar. How could it be that these soft pink and apricot hues hold the strength of the setting sun? I cannot take my eyes off of it. There are many stones and crystals that I truly love and some I’m drawn to more than others, but I have truly fallen in love with this particular one. The wire wrapping reminds me of a doorway in a megalithic structure that was intended to lead to another world. The Kingdom is within, and the Morning Star dawning upon my heart is setting in this stone. This necklace was made with inspiration. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are probably many that would appreciate the art and nature, but not see what I see. The message is striking and maybe it is one that only I was to hear. I imagine angels guiding the hands that made it. No, this was not simply a necklace I liked in a store. This was placed by angels and meant for me to find it.
We certainly entertain angels, most of the time unaware that we do.
“””Botswana Agate wraps its layers of gentle pinks, brown and grays around the soul like soft, warm flannel. It is comforting and protective, soothing to those who are lonely, easily hurt or grieve a loss. Its quiet energy is particularly centering in meditation, and as a fortification Agate, it supports love and the strength to look for solutions rather than dwelling on difficulties.
Botswana Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is predominantly banded in shades of pink and gray, though some layers may contain a muted brown or apricot. Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] It is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. [Hall, 39]
Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight and comforts people through dark, lonely nights. It was traditionally used in African fertility ceremonies to encourage potency and the conception of strong, healthy offspring. [Eason, 54]
The volcanic activity that produced these lovely stones dates back nearly 187 million years ago, and though the igneous stones of Botswana began as volcanic flow, they did not originate from normal, mountainous volcanoes. Rather the lava flowed in waves from long faults along the lower rock layers and rolled across the landscape, depositing layer upon layer of Silica/Quartz, creating the extra fine banding and patterns which make Botswana Agates highly unique and desirable. Some collectors consider them royalty among Agates. [changems.blogspot.com]”””Crystal Vaults .com
As far as visions, and my dream communication, much has taken place during the short time I was off of here. Some day I might reveal these things. Many are intense and will be too confusing for most, scary for some. I will be told when the right time is to reveal them.
“Harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe” –you have no idea how that message resonates with me. Balance the forces of the Universe? That is exactly what this Libra is supposed to do.