After our crystal collecting adventures in mid Wales, I journeyed to the coast for a couple of nights. Arriving at my destination I was trying to find my way around in the dark and to my surprise, discovered that there is an electricity substation right beside the property I was going to stay in, about a foot from the dividing fence. On the other side of the fence there is a narrow flower border and then a path beside the house meaning that the distance from the substation to the house is no more than ten feet and with the road being on a hill, the ground level of the substation is higher than the house and directly aligned with two rooms on two floors of the house.
This tied in with my feeling that the downstairs room did not have as good an energy as the lounge on the further side and I never really ventured in there. It had an unused feel, although I had originally thought was because it wasn't used as much as the lounge, but it could have been little used because of the energies, exacerbating the lower energy, a chicken and egg situation.
As it was late and dark and I was tired from the weekend I made a mental note to look at this later and see if I could take any remedial action.
During my short stay, eager to see what treasures the mountain had gifted me, I managed to clean some of the crystals. I had popped into a local hardware store in search of a brush of some kind and was offered a nice scrubbing brush which I later noticed was marked “deck scrub” and a nail brush.
What do you want it for?, the helpful salesman asked. I hesitated, should I tell him it was to clean crystals? I'll take them both I quickly replied, it was easier than explaining what this mad English woman had been up to! And a quick purchase of a new toothbrush from the local store meant I had three different sizes of cleaning brushes to cover all eventualities, or rather degrees of dirt, trickiness in cleaning and delicacy of crystal! I was prepared and excited to start.
The morning after my arrival, looking out of the kitchen window I noticed the newly sown lawn that had been created in what was previously a mixture of neglected garden. I ventured outside and found piles of large stones that had obviously been discovered and put aside in creating the lawn. I had just spent three days up the crystal mountain, mainly with my eyes to the ground looking at stones/rock/crystals so my eyes had become accustomed to quickly spotting different types. I immediately saw flat slate-type pieces, some large white stones with black inclusions, similar to ones we had seen on the mountain and thought to be feldspar, and some lovely smooth, large pebbles. The pebbles immediately put me in mind of the type of stones I have seen being used in stone balancing, something that appears to have become an art recently and the subject of many an intriguing video catching my attention on social media. If you don’t know what I am talking about, try searching for “stone balancing” and look at the pictures and videos that appear. During my visit to Chelsea Flower Show in May, there was someone doing it live, although such was the interest it generated that I was unable to get close enough to see for myself through the crowds that were several feet thick around the stand. Here’s a photo of simple two stone balances I managed to get once the crowds had dissipated. But I wasn’t able to see it being done so had not gleaned any tips on how to defy gravity.
Failing miserably at my first attempt at stone balancing, I still felt the rocks needed to be used in some way and I recreated something I have put in my own garden, piling various stones horizontally in as decorative a stack as I could muster. Four feldspar types sat in the corners of the manhole cover. I felt strongly that the Celtic Golden Healer Quartz needed to go on the top. Following on from the healing grid Judy and I created on top of the mountain, this felt that it was creating healing too, going down into the Earth. It was helping on a deeper and wider level than just helping with the small piece of ground around me and the electrical disturbances that were occurring there. Here are the results of my efforts
Aware that I could be seen from houses around and unsure if I was on private land or not, I ambled around the substation trying to look like I wasn't doing anything peculiar at all, but knowing I would look odd! I surreptitiously dropped the three crystals alongside the fence. As I looked down, I noticed that there were loose stones all around the substation, a mixture of dark and light stones and slate type pieces, what I think we would call aggregate, and probably in common use by the electricity company and other utilities. The light ones, however, really caught my eye and I was amazed, when I looked closer, to see that these were small pieces of the Celtic Quartz! How amazing to find that it was already there doing its work!
It made me think that if the aggregate is from the area of the old mine and is being used as general gravel, it is already spreading its energies far and wide.
I hadn’t even got home yet and already the crystals were showing me how they wanted to be used.