I woke up yesterday and had a strong urge to go to my local spiritualist supply store to see if they had any of the stones I had been meaning to look for, for some time now; off the top of my head I could only remember 2 one of which they had , the other they had just sold the last of, not too long ago. I wanted to see what crystals they had in there anyway so I browsed for a while, an absolutely stunning “Double Terminated” Tibetan Quartz crystal had really stood out to me, it is mostly clear but has these isolated “storm clouds” of dark grey inside of it, with tiny black flecks and striation going through them, I held it while looking for other stones, it immediately “spoke” to me, and I also picked up an Apache’s Tear Obsidian, which kept catching my eye (that I’ve yet to introduce myself to). I leave for work
work was just about perfect, and I took all of the day olds that would’ve been ordinarily thrown out with me so I could donate them all to the survival center (which coincidentally isn’t accepting any more donations until they switch buildings next week) on the way to the bus home, I noticed the moon was really intense, despite all the cloud cover, a whole box of donuts had been given to a homeless man who’d asked for change and I talk to another man while waiting for the bus, he seemed to be caught in an “insecurity spiral” I shared a donut with him and left our conversation telling him not to give up on happiness, as I walked home, I had decided that the first thing I needed to do once I got situated was to meditate.
I had gone to my room to do so, took out the new quartz and sat there with my lights out, crystal resting in my “collarbone pocket”. I again, near immediately felt its energies coursing through me, I knew nothing about this crystal really, what this particular variety of quartz was used for, so I’d decided it best to just forgo intent and just let it effect me accordingly. it melted into me, as I sat the weight of it had completely disappeared after a minute or two, and its effects quickly came to light. a tightness overcame my lower back, it contracted of its own accord and soon I felt a slight energetic “pull” in my right shoulder, that told me to lay down, so I lay on my back and reposition the stone directly above my heart, again it melts. soon this tightness in my back unravels and shoots up my spine, rather intensely and without warning, my body felt like it had separated into two equal parts and I had very quickly become enraptured in vibration. this persisted, steadily rising until my breath became erratic, rapidly changing depth and tempo, as these vibrations turn into tremors, and then to convulsions, had I not felt my bed underneath me, I’d have sworn I was floating at this point.
shortly thereafter I felt and was fully aware the entirety of my circulatory system, I could feel the blood rushing from one area to the next and circle back to my heart. interestingly enough, no visions preceded came with or from this, it was an entirely vibratory process of great intensity and scale, it felt, again like a neverending cycle of possession and exorcism, yet oddly warm like being spiritually hugged by all of the spirits of my ancestors one by one till the line was finished, like a divine backrub, like a [insert euphoric metaphor here]. for at least an hour this persisted, in which time I went in and out of lucidity until I had come over the peak and was going down a slow descent.
I had gathered enough will to bring enough “Control” into this trance that I’d be able to start sending off some off this energy to my friends and loved ones, which brought about its own intensity. it felt like how I’d imagine it would feel to sit under a tractor beam but from the inside out. after I had sent off my fill I felt simultaneously empty and overfilled this slingshot me back to “me” the aftershocks set in and after failing to bring my energy level down, I thought it a good idea to go get a cup of tea and try to relax that way. I did so and walked back to my room and was slapped by a rather thick wall of energetic residue that was floating around like a galaxy in my room, it was too much to handle, so I had to go “walk it off” and left my house at ~2:30 am to go for a short walk to gather myself again.
it was crisp outside, I thought to myself, “this crystal is not to be toyed with”, looked up at the moon and thought of eclipses, was this a “total P’naantan eclipse”, was I nestled between the intensity of the crystal and moon? or something else entirely? alls I know is, it took me a good 3 hours to even begin to recover from and start processing all that had happened in that period. what a blessing!
funny thing is though, even when thinking of all the astral projections and meditations I’ve done….this felt so very distinct, unique from all the others, pure rapture
@hlalhabattu, Very cool! Experiences such as that I find to be a good tool to understand what’s capable in the realms of the mind/body/spirit and how energy is everything. For me though, good old sitting in silence and observing what is stands out above all other forms of meditation.
@splashartist, really, why is this so for you? out of all the practices that fall under the huge meditative umbrella, what makes the passive “sit and observe” your bread n butter?
ok… time to spill the beans sir, you have been hiding the Colombian variety for long enough,
explain to me the point of crystal farming, i think i see it, it is an anchoring in reality, right? a way to focus your mind on the small things, in particular, the earth?
if you want to summarizes, i am all eyes, buuut, i don’t expect you to do that if you don’t want to, you can also just send me a link and i can eyes it meself if you prefer.
@tine, well as I’ve come to see it, these crystals are natural suppositories of varying energetic frequencies, which when tapped into, have a wide range of effects on our body mind and spirit, through the vibrations that are transferred. now it’s said that each type of crystal, and stone begets a different effect when used, e.g. clear quartz is energetically different from rose and smoky quartz, etc
and these differences are deeper reinforced so when you go to crystal shapes e.g. an unrefined crystal that came out of the earth double pointed is said to have profoundly different energy patterns than one that comes out like a rectangular prism, a crystal cut into the shape of a star gas a different energy pattern that that of one cut and polished into a sphere and so on and so forth.
now the powers within crystals have been used (i’d imagine) since the first coming of the shamanic figure/wizard/witch doctor/[insert spiritual figure here] in our various cultures. now as far as I’m concerned, this “anchoring” you speak of is pretty close to how I’ve interpreted the human-crystal dynamic, in that there may be a duality to this, the anchoring that you’ve mentioned and a sort of “cathartic destructive” aspect that enhances our inherent desire to heal ourselves, through bringing to light our emotional/mental/spiritual disturbances traumas and imbalances. so in a nutshell these are used as tools of amplification of intent, whether that be conscious or not
…but of course I could be wrong
so that about summarizes what I’ve come to discover about these timeless spiritual companions.
I want to wear one of these on my neck
I do not, in my deepest beliefs, believe that crystals hold some transformative power. I think it is the belief itself, as tine said, anchored to something relevant and pretty…
With that being said, I think the culmination of your life, and all your events, brought you to this point, with this crystal, which induced this experience. So what, really, is the difference between some kind of innate power, and the consequences of you having it, as a whole, on a grand scale? Really these would be inseparable things, no? Soooooooo…
I have nothing else to say. I’m sure that hobo with the 10$ had one hell of a night because of you :D
interesting, like with astral projection, i try to look at the literal translation of what you are saying, for instance, i wonder if the varying energies from the rocks are due to the emotional response they elicit in the individual, ie diamonds, these automatically elicit an emotional response due to their beauty, gold is similar, i imagine with crystals it is also similar, where some, bc of their beauty, elicit an automatic emotional response, whereas others speak only to certain individuals, this attachment provides the initial anchor, then through focus and meditation on it, the anchor is deepened, giving the object an almost supernatural power over you in the response it automatically elicits, which is a very, very powerful practice in terms of motivation
i guess, do you feel that the stones that you value and the energy you derive can be experienced at the level you do by someone else only looking at it?
regardless, i like what you are doing, you are purposefully giving an object psychological value and then can use this value to benefit you
and more to the main point, amazing, simply amazing that you experienced something so powerful, i’ve had a few deeeeeppp meditation sessions as well and though yours sounds more profound, i can relate to a degree with the shock and awe such an experience brings
@hlalhabattu, These other experiences to me are kind of like.. a high. They don’t calm the ego as much as observing does. These experiences in my eyes are like doing a mushroom trip. Great of course but will not balance the ego as much as simply being in the moment without judgement. The practice of no-mind or mindfulness is the greatest meditation technique and also the simplest. I have observed the effects of both types of meditations and my results changed the way I thought about this simple meditation. I get now why it is the most powerful.
@tigerturban, :D that just made my day! I most certainly meant to say “repositories” although objectively speaking, one could assume that the effects would be heightened with the crystal inside you, so don’t knock it till you try it….but I’m ok having them outside of my body for now
@ijesuschrist, Leturgilla is stunning! and I wouldn’t suggest lugging a 2-ton crystal around your neck…it’s probably terrible for your back or something like that. and i if this experience were a culmination, what a fantastic way to celebrate 21 years of life! also I do hope that homeless man enjoyed himself and used that money wisely
@tine, these ideas are certainly worth exploration, I like the way you think, brother!
@splashartist, interesting perspective, how has this discovery impacted your life thus far?
@splashartist, @hlalhabattu, Interesting points you guys have brought up. Could you guys be distinguishing between two different but equally important aspects of life: action vs. the reference point which perceives action? Brandon’s meditation experience seems to be more involved with the motions of life, more engrossed and flowing with the movements. Nick’s is more the observer/reference point from which action can be perceived. Both are equally important and cannot exist without the other (in order for action to occur, it must be perceived, in order for perception to occur their must be action, or “the world”). Many eastern religions call it the divine “masculine” and “feminine” (not in terms of gender or anything, since we all possess both the capacity for static observation and also for immersion in what we are doing). Something can only exist in contrast to something else: in this case, motion and stillness I think a synthesis of the two is best ultimately, but I also think you can choose to lean toward either side.
@splashartist, cheers to that indeed man, that’s good to hear. I wish more blessings to come for you
@mikeyw829, when you put it that way it is very clear that we sort of represent that duality, we both take a “role” that is simultaneously active and passive, yet on seemingly opposite sides of the spiritual spectrum. as for a synthesis of the two, I completely agree with you in this regard, the best meditative state of being, or practice is ultimately found where these two sides meet. fantastic observation! I think me and @splashartist are secretly two halves of a gestalt being, destined to reconnect at some point in time ;)
@tine, I’m sorry, but on the bright side, due to the sheer size of the crystals, it is perfectly feasible for you to carve a throne entirely out of one of the gypsum columns…but someone may have a problem with that…although a crystal throne would be some kinda powerful
i see your games sir, you tried to tie my disappointment with a desire to sit on a throne, have you considered the zoning law violations this presents? HAVE YOU SIR? the permits required to go into a cave and carve the throne in the first place? no. you have not. you better be careful or i’ll get our mutual friend to pay you a visit with his — friendship holders — again
@tine, you sir, are a silly goose…the road to complete spiritual badassery yields for no silly papers that claim to allow one to enter a cave that predates our species. go claim that throne with a completely self-righteous sense of entitlement and extreme prejudice toward the feelings of others! you will reign as king of this earth with a gypsum fist
see, and here is where i think you have been misinformed, the papers predated humanity by 1,000 years and dictate, “Thou shall not carve into the essence that is earth without the expressed consent and/or written permission of the NFL or its constituents”, this proclamation is a double whammy, 1.) showing the earth can speak, and 2.) showing the earth’s ability to predict the future
though, i know that with my friendship holders no one can oppose my rule as their taloned points and tapering brown-crusted feathers display the dominance of the throne i shall possess, not even the earth would dare stop me