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Amethyst Spirit Quartz

Oh my gosh, I got the most beautiful crystal ever from Jennie at LadyGraniteJen over at Etsy!  She contacted me a week or two ago and asked if I’d be willing to trade my print “The Angel’s Way” for her amethyst spirit quart crystal.  I said oh heck yeah!

It’s about 3″ tall or so, I haven’t measured it, but it’s as big as the palm of my  hand and fits there like it was made for me!  When I opened the package, the first thing I saw was this iridescent bubble wrap, and went ooo, purty.  Then when I unwrapped the crystal, I could only bring myself to glance at it for a second because it  was so beautiful!  I squeezed my eyes shut and held it away while waves, and I mean HUGE waves of goosebumps went coursing through my whole body, and I was saying “Oh my Gawd” over and over again in a high squeaky voice.

So I looked at it again, and could only do a glance before I had to look away and let the goosebumps surge and squeals of excitement spew forth. The dogs were all sitting around staring at me and looking at each other like they were wondering if they should do something about my fit. Finally, I was able to stop and gaze at it, hold it, and feel it’s totally amazing energy!!  It’s strong but smooth, I love it!  I got goosebumps for several hours! Wow!  I hold it a lot and the energy just resonates perfectly and feels like exactly what I need.

I’ve always had an affinity with rocks and crystals, but I’ve never had a reaction quite like this one.  This crystal wanted to work with me (at least for awhile) and Jennie, bless her heart, was generous enough to let go of it.  She had lived with this crystal for about a year and a half before being compelled to pass it along to me.  Thank you Jennie!

Check out her Etsy Shop if you get a chance, she makes some lovely jewelry with beautiful stones.  Here’s a blue quartz necklace with amethyst and citrine beads that’s really nice.  Click on the image to go to the lisitng.

My boyfriend is also a rock and crystal person and he’s very drawn to it as well.  I see him looking at it and sometimes holding it every so often.  When I read about the properties of an amethyst spirit quartz, I understood why we’re both so drawn to it.

Here’s a little information about the properties of an amethyst spirit crystal.

Spirit Quartz carries the vibration of universal love. It may assist you to let go of issues you have been holding onto… and forgive both yourself and the other person.
These crystals radiate a very high vibration. They may open the third eye chakra, thecrown chakra and the higher crown chakra or soul star chakra… and may align and purify the entire chakra system. Spirit Quartz are powerful stones to heighten metaphysical abilities.
They have the ability to align the lower self with the higher spiritual self… and manifest into your life those spiritual attributes. These are stones that will assist you with your ascension process… and they may activate the Lightbody.
Each of the different colors will resonate strongly with different chakras and this is useful as you may choose which area spiritually you wish to work on. All types are highly spiritual… but each has its own specific vibration.
Nice, huh!  I did a couple of energy art images from the photo of this crystal.  I’m not done, I’m still playing around with capturing the essence of its energy but here’s a couple of them.
This one retains more of the visual elements of the crystal itself with some energetic imprints showing through. I like the colors, very sixth and seventh chakra.

This one is more energetic in nature. I like the movement and the spiral, the light source and the feeling of  an emotional landscape in the background but the color isn’t right, plus  it’s too dark.  It reminds me of the crystal healing room in Atlantis.  I say that as if I’ve been there or something, lol. (Maybe I have…in another life!)
Thank you again Jenny! For you to initiate sending me the perfect crystal at the perfect time shows a true connection between us!
Well I’m off!  Later!
Laurie
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"First Chakra Activation" Healing Energy Art

“First Chakra Activation” by Primal Painter
“First Chakra Activation” is the latest in the series of first chakra digital paintings that I’ve been working on in an attempt to activate my first chakra.   I may tweak it a little more as things get moving, or I might feel compelled to do an entirely new one.  One thing I’ve noticed is that things are always in flux, nothing stays the same for long, and for me, I function better when I go with the flow.   
For this series, I wrote down an intention statement, memorized it, then repeated it to myself as I worked through the process.  The statement was “The process of creating this image will open and clear, heal and strengthen, balance, align and activate the first chakra for myself and for viewers. This image is infused with healing reiki energy and can be used as a tool for healing, transformation, and manifestation.”
I also repeated affirmations related to the first chakra during the process so the images can be infused with their energy.  “I am safe and secure in my environment, physically, emotionally, financially and mentally. An abundance of money flows to me.  I have healthy relationships with the people in my life and my environment. I have a strong life force with an abundance of energy and am securely grounded. My hormones are balanced and my endocrine system is healthy.  I welcome challenges as opportunities for growth. I create my own reality. I communicate with God and my Higher Self and always know what to do.”

“First Chakra Unmoving”
This is the first one I did. It’s a little dark with some areas of cloudiness with possible blockages, and seems to be just sitting there.  It’s kind of cool looking visually, though.
“First Chakra Communication”
This is one where I asked for help from the Source and my Higher Self to get things unblocked and moving.  If you look closely, (click on the picture) at the center is a bearded moon (symbolizing God) speaking with an angel (symbolizing the Higher Self), both starting to swirl their energy and wisdom into the chakra.

“Starting to Spin”
This one is the beginning of activation.  The clarity and colors become a little more defined, balance and alignment are leveling out, things are starting to move.  Then I ended with the top image which represents a fully activated and healthy root chakra, although it might still be a little dense..  I’ll keep working on myself and    do another in the future, maybe it’ll be more translucent. 
Wouldn’t it be cool if  I could actually get them to spin? I saw someone with a spinning avatar on twitter, I wonder how they did that?
So I was curious, do you have a favorite? How do you feel when you look at them?
Well I’m heading out to the studio while I’m migraine free!  
Have a great Sunday!
Laurie

First Chakra Healing

“First Chakra Healing” by Primal Painter
So last week when I made my latest Chakra Angel called “The Angel Way, I thought it seemed like my  first and second chakras were too small.  I created this digital painting to help with the issues that might be clogging things up.  Throughout the entire process, I focused on clearing and activating the first and second chakras, colors red and orange, with issues being thrown into the violet flame for transformation.  The angels are overseeing the process and providing protection and guidance.  I still need to tweak some things here and there in it, though, like changing the color of the moon, maybe making it smaller, and working on those flames so they aren’t so blocky.
Before I did this one, I started another one that was also root chakra oriented.  I wanted to see what was happening down there so I could address the issues more specifically, although I don’t know that being specific is really necessary or even desirable. Just jump in with both feet and be done with it! I don’t know why I have to drag things out…..
“The Quest” by Primal Painter
This one is almost scary, the designs in the border look like serpents. Ewwww, I’m not really into serpents. She’s (me) focusing on the source of light and pulling herself out of the muck and mire.  She’s holding energy balls in her hands for courage and to light the way, illuminating the shadowy places.
Here’s a little more detail about the first chakra, or root chakra as some might call it.  It’s all about basic survival, primal sex drive or the desire to procreate, and bodily life energy.  It’s also associated with the endocrine system, hormones, or whoremoans as I like to call them.  There are chakras in the bottoms of the feet, and the first chakra is connected to those as well.  If the first chakra is compromised, grounding might be difficult and hormones might be out of whack.  Uh, yeah, that would be me….
The root chakra is also the seat of the kundalini energy. When kundalini explodes upwards through all the chakras and out the top of the head, it can be like a huge rush of hot energy
I experienced the kundalini being unleashed during my reiki I training. For hours, it was like I was on fire on the inside.  I was convinced I was burning up with a fever, but my skin felt cool to the touch and I wasn’t running a temperature.  My brain was all fired up and I was jittery.  The next day I felt like I’d been hit with truck or had the flu,. it was wild.  Energy work is not imaginary!  There was one other person in my class who had experienced the same thing, so I wasn’t crazy!
Some people try to get that kundalini rush and even try to sustain it indefinitely, but it takes a toll, or at least it did on me. I think I felt a little of that energy while I was working on that second digital painting, and now I’m feeling the crash.  There’s got to be a better way……  Maybe a third painting to level and balance things out, a painting that shows a healthy, open activated first chakra with strong grounding cords….. Oh ok! (lightbulb) 
Well, I’m off….
Have an awesome day!
Laurie

A Little Cowboy Portrait and Garden Woes

I just finished this portrait of my niece’s little boy, Read.  He’s a cute little ole’ cowboy!  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a realistic anything, let alone a  portrait, so it was a little challenging but not too bad.  It’s cut out of wood and then mounted on an 8 x 10 wood backboard for framing.  I used to do woodburned portraits for a living years ago.  This one isn’t woodburned, it’s airbrushed and I’ve never actually airbrushed a portrait before..  I could have (should have) accented the highlights and deepened the shadows now that I see it from this perspective of a photograph.

And my lettering leaves something to be desired….I’m no Sara!  I just kind of free-handed it on there and didn’t try very hard I’m afraid. Lettering, eh, not into it.  I’ve already sealed it, though, so it’s done and I just have to accept it. Airbrushing doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for expression like brushwork does, though.  In retrospect, if I had to do it over, I’d probably brush paint it so there would be little more character in the rendering. (Stop it, Laurie, it’s finished..gah!)

My niece Kris works with my sister Nancy who has a very successful tax and financial consulting business and she did our taxes this year.  In typical Laurie style, I assume that she might like something more personal than cash for payment. I hope that assumption isn’t one-sided!  Maybe I should’ve asked…..

Well the deer ate my ENTIRE garden and started in on my precious purple phlox. Right down to the stems.   Man, I was just like, ERRRRRRRR.  They even ate the tops off my giant sunflowers and my morning glories. The only thing left is a bumper crop of passion flower vines.  By the way, passion flowers are super cool looking, but they spread like alien freak plants.

Between the early flooding, the hail and the cold followed by record heat, draught, and now deer, it’s not been a good year for growing things.  If that’s not bad enough, my cherry tree has no cherries, my apple tree has no apples, my mulberry tree has no mulberries and my pear tree has maybe six pears.  What in the world… ?   I don’t know if it’s crazy weather or if the honeybees have taken a hit and things just didn’t get pollinated. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen any honeybees this year. I bet it’s because of that damn electric company and their toxic herbicide program. I’d rather have growing thngs than electricity.  We didn’t even get any black raspberries this year and those are always copious.

Ah well, whine whine wah wah wahhhhhhh.  I’d better get out into the studio and make something before I depress myself and everyone around me!  Gah!

Have an awesome whatever day this is!

Laurie