Agate – The Foundation Stone
This incredible Root Chakra Stone is often overlooked and some consider them not very powerful. I would like to clear the air, and renew our interest in this beautiful and interesting stone.
Agates are usually a slower vibration and lower in intensity helping us stay tethered to Mother Earth. Agate is a wonderful grounding stone allowing us to work at a higher frequency without losing touch with the earth. They are great for airplane travel when we are disconnected from the Earth’s frequency, and strengthening the body, mind and inner courage through regular proximity to our bodies or chakra gridding.
If you are in need of an Aura cleansing, this stone can help wash your aura and reenergize your auric field. This can be done by carrying it with you, using it in your meditation or creating an alter within your sacred space. I mentioned Chakra Gridding earlier, this practice is done by an Energy Worker with knowledge of the Chakra Stones and intuitively selects crystals to open and bring balance to our blocked our out-of-balance chakras. I utilize crystals to assist in chakra balancing as part of my Reiki Practice and Crystal Service to individuals.
Agates are the building blocks for other crystals to form like quartz, amethyst and citrine. Known as intrusive igneous rocks, which mean they are formed within the magma, inside of a volcano and slowly cool creating crystals over a long period of time and often large in size. The Amethyst Geodes found in many countries around the world are typically an Agate Shell that allows water to enter the hollowness of the geode leaving mineral deposits to begin the crystal formations that occur for millions of years. Without agate we would not have these beautiful geodes, instead they would be hollow and void of crystals.
Many agates are dyed because of their porous characterization. Not only do they take on the colouring extremely well, they also will emit the frequency of that particular colour, some say this cheapens the stones quality. This is just a belief system, if you feel that the stone is less valuable in the metaphysical sense because of the dying then likely this stone will not benefit you, if you feel attracted to this stone, then you will gain its warming grounding connection and the powerful healing that Agates provide.
See my Agate Crystal Podcast on my YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pY6usSQ3eA
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