Sometimes the most precious things are sitting in plain view, and we are blind to them.
That happened to me a few weeks ago. A friend invited me to meet a new crystal wholesaler in the area, and I spent a wonderful hour browsing his shop, selecting a handful of goodies.
I was sitting, waiting to pay, when I heard someone asking about one of the larger crystal clusters on display.
“That’s apophyllite,” the wholesaler said, “from Poona in India.” Immediately my radar went up as high as it could.
Apophyllite? Wow, it’s been years since apophyllite has crossed my path. In fact, for the past 10 years I’ve had a very tiny apophyllite crystal sitting with me on my desk – not much bigger than my thumbnail. Although its qualities don’t sit at the top of my mind, I remember it calling to me so strongly that I have treasured it for all these years.
And here, in front of me, was a massive 19kg cluster – a mix of Apophyllite and Stilbite. The two stones are often found in clusters together.
The first thing that struck me was how “yin” its energy was. With the salmon hues of the Stilbite mixed with the stunning diamond-like brilliance of the Apophyllite, it was a mass of tiny terminated points.
I love soft, yin energy, yet my life often feels dominated by the more “yang” and driven energy as I negotiate the busyness of life and business.
Yin is the state I achieve in my meditations, or when I completely surrender into a luscious massage and just receive…and it’s a part of my life that I’d love to nurture more.
I’ve learned to trust when a crystal calls out to me. I immediately knew where this one needed to live in my home. It’s now sitting in a lovely corner of my loungeroom, where it anchors the energy of the whole room and sets an uplifting yet peaceful vibe which ripples out from the crystal into the energy field of my entire home.
Would you like to know more about Apophyllite and Stilbite? I’ve done some research to learn more about these two beautiful crystals:
Apophyllite stimulates both the pineal and pituitary gland, filling our energy field with high-vibration energy, which in turn opens us to spiritual awakening.
The pineal and pituitary glands are associated with our third eye and crown chakra, so Apophyllite will help release blockages in these chakras, and dissolve negative energy and limiting self-beliefs.
Because of its high water content, it’s an excellent conductor of energies and vibrations.
If you place Apophyllite in a room, it will help dispel any negative energies in that room, in a similar way that’s achieved when we “smudge” a room with dried sage or white sage.
Everyone who enters that room will be surrounded with the uplifting energies of love, peace, joy and happiness. Apophyllite will bless anyone who enters your home.
Yet it’s even more special than that! Apophyllite directly activates the Soul Star or 8th chakra which sits above the crown chakra. This is the chakra that embraces union and non-duality, so through its action on this chakra, Apophyllite helps us to love and connect in a truly genuine and unshielded way.
It’s the perfect stone to use during meditation and crystal gazing, for receiving guidance from higher realms (Spirit, Angels and Guides), and for stimulating visions. If you are working with a small cluster, you can even place the crystal directly onto your third eye as you meditate (if you are lying down).
Apophyllite is also a powerful stone for stimulating astral traveling. It not only opens the higher chakras, it also provides an anchoring point for the Soul’s safe return to the physical body after an astral traveling experience.
The beautiful clear crystals present in Apophyllite help to transmute stress, anxiety and tension, replacing feelings of burnout with zest and vitality. It’s also renowned as a stone of Abundance, helping to attract all things good into your life.
The literal meaning of Apophyllite is derived from the Greek words “apo” (off) and “phyllon” (leaf), which means to “leaf apart”. The stone itself becomes dehydrated at high temperatures, losing some of its moisture content, and in turn flaking and crumbling apart.
Like Apophyllite, Stilbite also opens us to our intuition and psychic ability, and brings love and support to everyone it encounters.
The name Stilbite comes from the Greek word “stil bein”, which means “to shine”.
Although it will help to balance all chakras, Stilbite is especially good at balancing and healing the heart chakra, and stimulating creativity.
It has a calming effect on the mind, allowing an effortless expansion of consciousness beyond the body during meditation or astral travelling. Like Apophyllite, its grounding energies help the Soul to remain anchored to the body during these travels, so that it may return safely and easily to its physical temple.
Stilbite is also a stone that facilitates the reading and comprehension of the Akashic Records, helping to draw ancient knowledge and skills from Atlantis, Lemuria, Egypt, Babylon and other past lives.
On the physical realm, it is a potent detoxifier and a powerful balancer to the brain, stimulating both learning and mental clarity. Its calming effects can also help to overcome restless sleep. If you have too much on your plate and are feeling overwhelmed, bring some Stilbite into your life.
What does it mean when Apophyllite and Stilbite appear together in a cluster?
These two stones have a wonderful synergy, much like a sacred marriage of Light. They help to form a bridge of Light between the physical dimension of life, and the higher dimensions of truth and love.
Where Apophyllite opens our connection to the Divine (including the Angelic realm), Stilbite works its magic on our upper chakras, helping to dissolve the barriers we have constructed to protect our hearts from breaking.
Together, these two stones open us to the deepest experiences of Universal Love and innate joy, and to a profound sense of connection and spiritual awareness.
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