"When the weight of the world gets you down - remember that it's you trying to carry a weight that isn't yours"
So often we forget that we came into this world - but we didn't make it. In a recent set of events I continually have been butting heads with my Ego - the piece of me that likes to try to take control that has no idea what is going on.
The piece of me that sees the world as I what I think I am at the moment - not what I really am.
The ego is like the janitor taking over when the CEO is out of town. Yes it can keep the place afloat - but it forgets its place and its job. The Ego is a result of trauma - propping Humanity up until it gets its bearings, we remember who we really are.
Mirrors of the Eternal Light. The Universe in the Flesh. The cosmos animated from dust and earth in a magical combination with unlimited pot3ntial...
....if we could just l3t our ego get out of the way.
Sacred Frankincense is what I call the "Landline to God". A direct way to help ask for help. The key to the shackles of ego in which we can remove the chains of illusion from around our necks.
Sacred Frankincense is a tool to help ask to see things in a different light.
It's the Hebrew letter "Aleph".
It's the way to look at the "Magic Eye" picture and see what's really there beneath the surface.
A way to adjust the antenna and tune in to the signal that's already there - if you could just get past the static.
Sacred Frankincense goes best with prayer and meditation and can be used by inhaling or diffusing- and surrender to something bigger than the thought of yourself.
I've pictured it with Amethyst - one of my favorite "Third Eye" stones. The Third Eye is the antenna through which we tune into God - also known as the Pineal Gland.
It's an eye that is housed in the middle of your brain that is built with the ability to see light - even though it lives in complete darkness. It has both Rods and Cones to see not only in black and white - but color as well. It's responsible for the colors and flashes of light you see with your eyes closed.
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend.
The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana.
As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate, and a stone worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect, not only for inebriation but in over-zealousness in passion. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought.
Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion.
In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem. To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial. In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences. It was popular in rosaries and prayer beads, credited with creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and quietude.
In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction.
It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition.
Pictured is an Amethyst that was owned by my Grandmother - which I have named my "Grammethyst" - which happens to be her birthstone.
I have had some interesting experiences with Amethyst - one of which was during a particularly intense meditation in which I used Sacred Frankincense and the Amethyst around my neck had half of it turn completely clear - while the other part stayed purple.
So when you're down and out and just can't understand - ask to see the bigger picture.
I'm not saying you'll always like what you see - but sometimes it's the only way to understand.