Thursday, October 15, 2009
Crystal Healing + Schizandra & the Gates of Mu
One of my favorite raw food educators is Laura Bruno, whose e-book The Lazy Raw Foodist is a pleasure to read and way at the top of my recommended reading list. Especially for those new to raw foods, the Lazy Raw Foodist really covers the gamut of everything you want and need to know about getting started. Those who are already well-versed in the raw foods diet-lifestyle will also love this book for its inspiring essays on topics such as "living with a non-raw partner" and dealing lovingly with cooked food cravings, not to mention all the scrumptious recipes that can be made in minutes.
Beyond raw foods, Laura Bruno is, among other things, a gifted medical intuitive and a fabulous creative writer whose new novel, Schizandra and the Gates of Mu, is Book One in a series I can't wait to devour. (No pressure, Laura, but please hurry up with Book Two!) Although I finished Book One weeks ago, Schizandra took me on a journey into the earth and spirit worlds from which I have yet to emerge.
The plot turns around the experiences of a newly orphaned 13-year old girl, Schizandra Ginger Parker, who has just moved to her grandmother's home in Sedona, Arizona. The story features a colorful cast of characters including a beautiful, cacao-addicted Lemurian Queen, twin maiden aunt reflexologists, portentious tarot cards, 2012 symbolism and an assortment of telepathic, information-charged crystals. It is in the pages of this book that I first learned of Lemurian Seed Crystals, a newly discovered type of quartz crystal from Brazil. These crystals are unique in that they are not found growing from a rock matrix like all other crystals - they are buried within the earth as separate entities, or individual "seeds." Psychically channeled communication has led experts to suggest that these unusual, transparent points were intentionally left for us to find by the inhabitants of an ancient Earth-based civilization, contemporary to or predating Atlantis: Lemuria, or Mu for short.
Lemurian Seed Crystals are believed to promote Oneness - between humans, sky beings, the spirit world and entities residing within Earth. They are thought to be the premier stone for opening the heart. Lemurian Seed Crystals are also said to help one connect with innocent, pure, authentic emotion and to support the development of intuitive abilities and perception.
I met my first Lemurian Seed Crystal yesterday, at InSpirit Common in Hadley, where I was hoping to find a travel yoga mat for my upcoming trip to California. Instead of a mat, I was gifted with two stones: a beautiful and powerful quartz point (I'd like to call it a singing quartz crystal: it's vibration is so strong) and a small, wire-wrapped Lemurian Seed Crystal, ready to be worn as a necklace. Unlike a normal quartz crystal, every other facet of the Lemurian is ridged with horizontal lines - supposedly etchings of downloaded information, embedded in the quartz by the Lemurians. Coolio! Here I am with mine. As a scientist, I can't help but be somewhat skeptical about things like Lemurians living inside the Earth - where's the proof? - but then again, why not? I know that life is far more than what it seems. Everything - including color - is energy, and as highly evolved mineral forms, crystals resonate with unique, specific vibratory rates, attuning to the human organism through the chakra centers and emotions. This is something I can feel. So, I look forward to seeing if and how my heart opens and my intuition deepens with the help of this brilliant mineral ally... thousands of years old, a visitor from another place & time. For now, it's just nice having it with me.
Love and light, Diana