Crystal Bible - Jade
JADE MEANING AND HEALING PROPERTIES
Just ask the ancient Chinese civilizations that carved Jade into statues and incorporated it into masks and jewelry, a style of antiquity that can still be viewed today. Jade statues of dragons were also used to decorate the tombs of emperors. In New Zealand, the local Jade was considered a stone of power in Maori traditions and as far back as the Stone Age, Viking invaders sacked villages in style with ax blades and weapons made with the striking gemstone.
Like other green crystals such as emerald and aventurine, the Jade stone is known for its anti-aging effects, which is why it rocks as part of a gem-infused toner. Also useful as a facial mist to tighten the pores and refresh the skin, this beauty water can be used daily for an invigorating pick-me-up or in combination with your favorite moisturizer. Spritz it on the face as you use the jade roller, which helps keep the pores open for optimal absorption of facial serum and moisturizer. To make your own crystal-infused facial toner, place rose quartz and jade stones in a bowl of purified water. Place under the sun or moonlight for several hours, allowing the water to absorb the healing vibrations of the crystals. Pour the crystal-infused beauty water into a spray bottle and add your favorite essential oils. For this recipe, we love adding argan oil, plus rose, grapefruit, or lavender essential oil. Shake well and spritz often with this luxurious love potion for the skin.
WHAT IS JADE?
Jade also serves as the birthstone for Virgo, which makes a birthday ritual even more powerful for this astrological sign. For blessings of good fortune and abundance for the coming year, hold a stone in your lap and visualize a branch or chord connecting you to the earth. Feel the energy surrounding you with love and protection. As you meditate with the jade stone, let your heart chakra be receptive and open to gratitude for everything in your life. With a warm and peaceful aura, imagine all your hopes and dreams for the next year of your life. Make this ritual part of your daily life when you wear a jade birthstone necklace, which can serve as a constant reminder of your dearest wishes.
For people born in March, jade is the mystical birthstone, which is based on the Tibetan birthstone chart dating back thousands of years. A mystical birthstone represents the spiritual world, which is why some people prefer these types of birthstones to modern ones. For the dreamers and soul searchers with a March birthday, jade makes the perfect lucky charm because it symbolizes prosperity and abundance. Every time you look at your jade jewelry, let it remind you of your deepest dreams and desires. And because thought turns into a behavior, which manifests into action, the jade stone is the ultimate gem for dreamers who want to reach for the stars.
The jade meaning is linked with abundance and good fortune, which is why it makes an excellent part of a ritual for attracting money into your life. Light a candle and hold the jade stone in your hand, letting your mind visualize how the money will come into your life.
Jumpstart your meditation practice with the lush and verdant shades of Jade, the good luck crystal that brings abundance and prosperity into your life. Start by creating a sacred space free of clutter and any other distractions. Cleanse the space by smudging it with a sage smudge stick and place a lit candle near the stone, which sets the mood for a magical crystal healing treatment. To get the most out of your therapeutic session, borrow from the wisdom of the ancient Zen tradition and gaze at the stone. Contemplate peacefully on your intention, which will be stored in the crystal to be accessed any time you need it. Like having a trusted mentor on speed dial, call on Jade next time you wish upon a star.
Sit quietly with the stone for 20 minutes, reflecting on gratitude and its warming effects on the heart. With every deep breath, hold the stone in your hands, breathe in the powerful healing properties of Jade and take a deep exhale, releasing all the pain and worry holding you back from your natural state of joy. Jade also adds a pop of color to your home decor while giving off vibes of peace and prosperity. If you feel drawn to the spirit world, Jade also makes a great wingman. Place it on the third chakra and let its bright, dazzling hues illuminate your path towards enlightenment and higher consciousness.
When you incorporate Jade into your daily life, get ready for an opportunity to rock.
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.