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The Way of the Crystal Pt 2

Learning from crystals requires that we learn the manner in which they communicate. As with all effective communication the first prerequisite is learning how to listen. Through listening we learn the shape and form of the language and this then provides us with the ability to speak. As our skills of listening and expression become refined we will find that the knowledge that we are able to gather is also refined. The other interesting this is that as we learn more and gain more knowledge the aspects and intention of the information we seek changes. The power of crystals is that the age of their knowledge has an understanding of this progression. While they can be accepting of the nature of process they can also prompt us to move on and evolve. This could be compared to being in the company of any person or being of greater age or experience who simply through the act of communication allows us to see certain perspectives and perhaps a “bigger” picture of reality.

To listen to another we must be able to listen to ourselves. This is why the practice of observation is so important. Not only does it build the necessary skill of patience, it also develops the ears required to hear. Hearing occurs when the sound meets our ear drums and is processed and integrated. Similarly communication with a crystal occurs when we are able to process the form of it’s expression. Through observation of our own energy, mind and body we can notice the shape and form of this expression.

Just as Clairvoyance reveals the interaction of subtle energies so too can it reveal the visual language of a crystal. Look at the crystal and observe the space that exists between sight and how your mind perceives sight. Allow this space to connect with the crystal. Sit in this space and observe. This practice teaches you to be open and to listen visually.

Clairaudience works through first becoming comfortable with the space that exists between sound and how your mind perceives sound. Then we allow this space to connect with the crystal. Sitting in this space we simply listen and allow the development of hearing to take place.

The same principles apply to all the other psychic senses. Clairsentience exists between feeling and the perception of feeling, Clairessence between smelling and the perception of smelling, Clairgustience between tasting and the perception of tasting and Claircognizant between thinking and the perception of thought. By tuning ourselves into the space that exists we automatically work with the flows around that space and the paths of communication become realized. All that is required is that we allow these paths to open by being actively patient.

It is as relevant when choosing a crystal to communicate with as it is relevant when choosing a person to communicate with. It depends entirely on what you would like to experience. Some crystals are hard core teachers, others are more relaxed, some are slow, some are quick, some are passionate, some are dry. We may all have our favorites, but lessons can be learned from all forms of communication and knowledge. It is as always, most beneficial to learn through direct experience. It is also not mandatory to work with crystals from a shop – even common garden stones have opportunities, information and knowledge to work with.

Remember when you feel more fluent in listening, to offer your own expression and intention into the dialogue. Through this you will find that the relationship becomes more meaningful, as the communication imparts knowledge and wisdom that has purpose to you.


The Path of Power

Power is the opportunity to experience positive perception. It is greatness, love, freedom, strength, peace, wisdom, compassion, flow, flexibility, intelligence and gratitude. It is these simply because these expressions and states of being reflect positive experience. It is these simply because these experiences are what they are. In the moments when we experience true power we feel strong, we feel supported, we feel love, freedom, compassion and gratitude. The Path of Power is the path that we realize as we understand these states. It is the path that is revealed as we explore and allow ourselves to experience that which we feel and believe to be our highest and truest expressions. It is the path that we are on right now, whoever we may be, whatever we may be doing.

The Path of Power is the path that we feel most strongly when we direct ourselves in ways that are congruent with our deepest, highest principles and values. The deepest of these will always be truth. Truth is the experience and action of always seeking to know more of reality as it is. Through the action of seeking more we look for openings into a deeper level. By moving through this level we come to find and experience a different level of truth, and again we gain the opportunity to look, seek and discover. As we experience each truth we question if it will truly allow us to experience real empowerment, real inner peace, real love and wisdom. While this choice of action can lead to disappointment through perceived failure, it also leads to the most real and effective way of growth, simply because it is honest. Each step we take develops real and true strength.

How can we find real empowerment if we do not question what it is or is not in the first place?

The Path of Power is not exclusive to “spiritual” people, “personal development” people, people in pain or people in joy. The Path of Power is available to everyone. It is the path that each of us walks in realizing our own power. True power is everywhere and in everything. It is no more owned by a man in robes than a woman in business attire. The only difference is recognition of power. It is in recognition that we gain the opportunity and experience that power provides us. Personal development is simply development of a person. Where it leads is up to the person. Ogami Itto the infamous samurai executioner chose his path of personal development to be Hell. He had reconciled finding his own enlightenment and that of his son’s along this road. Gautama the Buddha chose his path of personal development to be liberation from worldly suffering. Both decided that the adoration, respect and titles given by their peers and societies were meaningless, both made the decision to find their own truth and in doing so they found their own power.

The Path of Power requires but one thing to make it powerful and that is the desire to be real. Being real is a state of mind where we are conscious of who we are at this very moment. It is unimportant if the person we see reflects storms of delusion or a garden of Eden. What is important is that we look at reality as it is at this moment. Even if this moment is 100% illusion. Being real if continued will move mountains. It will find the deepest depths of our inner oceans. It will find everything, everywhere given enough time. Being real causes chaos because it is the essence of sincerity and honesty, the same path will provide the opportunity to understand how to find true peace regardless of chaos. This is the realization of order and the experience of universal balance.

In time being real will reveal our deepest truth and we will find that our journey has ended, we have stopped walking and seeking. In this moment we are no longer a part of the Path of Power – we are simply power.

The Path of Power becomes what it is when we choose to seek and therefore define power. This act of creating meaning, reason and purpose becomes the point of our existence. Instead of asking the universe or God what the meaning of life is, we create and define meaning and show it to the universe. Our relationship with the universe becomes a reciprocal one. It is not an act of only listening. It is not an act of only speaking. It is a communication of listening, speaking, understanding and realization. The relationship is alive, sensitive and interactive. It is like two expert hagglers working to find the best deal, the only difference is that the opportunity for flexibility and movement is infinite – both sides can know full victory. It all depends on our willingness and ability to move our mind and consciousness. When we can move our consciousness at will then we are not bound by any obstacle – we become the skeleton key.

Freedom is true power because in experiencing freedom within we have the opportunity to experience greatness in everything. Existence becomes no longer determined on the illusion of pain and pleasure, emotions, thoughts or concepts, because we can experience and move through these at all levels of consciousness. Mind, body and spirit are free. This ideal is the highest essence of power, just as it is the most basic precept required for inner peace. There is no striving for more, there is no boredom, there is no aversion or craving. Where and who we are is experienced as perfection. All the tools of the mind, be they psychic senses, shape-shifting, meditation and healing allow us to realize a consciousness that can move through doorways of the self, that can explore dimensions, time and space and that can find form, lose form and create. These keys can be used to walk without aim or they can be used to find meaning. When we turn our eyes towards the purpose of finding meaning then we create the tools to listen and discover. When we turn our ears towards the answers for creating meaning then we create the experiences that express greatness, love and joy. In whichever direction it is that we choose to manifest this meaning, this is the purpose of our lives. In whichever direction it is that we choose to express this purpose, is the meaning of life that we have the opportunity to realize. This is what is means to walk the Path of Power.