Crystal Bible - Clear Quartz
This prismatic crystal has a hardness score of 7. That makes it extremely durable, and apt for a wide range of uses. Sand that is composed of broken-down quartz is one of the main components of glass, but it’s the tech industry that takes advantage of the programmability of quartz. Used in frequency controls and electronic circuits, quartz can be found in cell phones, television receivers, computers and more. The LCD screens found on tablets, laptops, and televisions actually stands for liquid crystal display. To create that, a layer of the liquid crystal is placed between transparent electrodes to affect reflectivity and the transmission of light.
The hexagonal structured system of the crystal is, at a cellular level, made up of silicon dioxide. Just as the human body is comprised of silicon dioxide, the earth’s crust consists of 12% silicon dioxide. Many believe that this similarity in cellular composition accounts for the interactive communication between gemstones like quartz and the human body.
A scientist at IBM, Marcel Vogel, has studied the connection between human emotion and the molecular structure of crystals. He believed that the crystal’s cellular formation was susceptible to change depending on what he was thinking at the time. According to Vogel, the crystal reacts to your “program” and mirrors it in its own composition.
Quartz properties like amplification and programmability, are essential to manifesting intentions. To program the quartz with your intentions, hold it in the palm of your hand, and focus on what you want to transfer into the crystal. The crystal’s memory will download your intentions, and help to manifest those goals through its ability to amplify in the same way it does in technological devices. However, quartz healing properties will amplify any energy surrounding or being put into it, so making sure to occasionally cleanse the stone is important in order to maintain positive energy.
While the quartz properties can connect with and aid all chakras, giving it a reputation as a master healer, it is especially helpful for activating the crown chakra. This chakra controls how we think about and perceive situations. Quartz can help open up the mind and elevate negative perspectives to more an enlightened point of view. Its metaphysical purposes are vast, from helping to expand consciousness to facilitating open communication and stimulating the chakras. For those needing clarity of mind, clear quartz healing properties will eliminate energy blockages and allow energy to flow smoothly throughout the body.
While no zodiac sign has a direct quartz meaning, this crystal has been known to temper the stubbornness of Capricorns and the power lust of Leos. To use this crystal as an element of feng shui in the home, place in an area like a window sill. The amplification quality of the quartz will radiate the positive energy pulled in from the sun and the moon into the rest of the room.
For meditating with the quartz, one can either implement their own intentions into a mantra or use a mantra to solidify the meditation after transferring their intentions into the crystal. A fun mantra to use with quartz is: “I am crystal clear on my intentions and goals.” Repeating this during meditation strengthens the will of your purpose and helps in visualizing your objectives. Lay down, and set the clear quartz on the third eye to establish clarity and ease of flow into in crown chakra.
I was awakened by my friend at 8:00 AM in our second-floor room on Malapascua island. "Sefy, wake up. There are strong winds outside" he said. My mind was still groggy from sleep, and I felt the warmth of the blanket that had kept me cozy throughout the night. However, his words had weight to them, and we had been waiting for this day for three long days. We had spent six days on the island, enjoying its serene beauty and the stunning sunset views that painted the sky with new hues every evening.
The Philippines is a place that captures your heart with its enchanting islands that offer the perfect balance between adventure and tranquility, a much-needed balance for those on a hero's journey. And today, we were about to embark on our most significant adventure yet.
Carl Jung once said, "One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." The universe follows the law of duality, and we can see its manifestation in nature in every aspect. Super Typhoon Yolanda was one such example. It was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded in our current civilization, and it wreaked havoc on the Philippines. The typhoon was expected to hit at 10 PM, but it arrived much earlier, starting at 8 AM and lasting for two hours.
I remember feeling the fear take over me, deep in a cave, where the darkness seemed impenetrable. My legs were floating in half a meter of water, and the thin plaster ceiling was the only thing separating us from the chaos outside. I stood by the window, watching the wind gust at 300 mph, too fast for my eyes to follow. Fear gripped me, and I felt paralyzed until I slipped into a trance-like state. My brain could only register three thoughts, "I'm going to die," "I'm going to die in the Philippines," and "I haven't said goodbye to my family." However, my biological instincts were still hard at work, keeping me ready to fight or flee in a matter of seconds.
When my friend and I finally found a safe place to wait out the storm, we were both shaken to our core. It was as if a part of us had died that day. Walking around the island, I was in shock, taking in the surreal destruction that surrounded me. The darkness had descended upon the island, leaving behind no electricity, internet, clean water, or food. It seemed as if their entire world had crumbled.
As I passed by a lady sitting on the floor at the entrance of her store, now reduced to a pile of metal plates, she looked up at me with compassionate eyes, smiling. I was moved to tears, wondering how she could smile in the midst of such devastation. But then I realized that family was the most powerful value of all. In that moment, she looked at me like a mother, a sister, like I was family. And I understood that we are all brothers and sisters.
The vision for Healing Waves had been taking shape in my subconscious for years. And with your help, we can continue to shape that vision and make it a reality.