Time to do some cleansing and purifying in your relationships.
Black Tourmaline is great for absorbing all the toxins and lower level energies or other people’s energies that may be stuck in your physical and emotional/spiritual field. As a result, your overall sense and being is cleansed, grounded, and ready to take on whatever tasks are laid out in front of you.
Black Tourmaline is also a great protection stone – after clearing you and your field of the yucky stuff, it also works to help protect you from any other energies that may want to stick themselves back onto your now clean self. And this includes potentially harmful EMF energies from all the electronics many of us surround ourselves with in our daily lives.
That this stone came up with Partnerships & Alliances leads me to suggest that we take particular care to look at any and all of our relationships. This, of course, includes our interpersonal relationships with family members, loved ones, friends, and colleagues. But this goes beyond that to include our relationships to ideas and concepts. How would you define your relationships with money and prosperity? With health and wellness? Your idea of purpose and duty? Can you say you have a healthy relationship with these beliefs or are there things you want to address?
An easy way to gauge your relationship is to see how you stand today with these things – how does your bank account look? What came up at your last doctor’s appointment and wellness check? Are you happy and joyous with your work or counting the days until you can retire, even if it’s years into the future?
Take a moment or a few to reflect on these. Remember, it’s not about berating yourself and staying in a mindset of sadness or unhappiness if things aren’t exactly the way you want them to be. Instead, honor the current situation and feel into how the relationship can change more towards what you do want. There may be something to inspire change if you only just quiet the mind and listen. It’s a thought at least, right?
As an aside, I want to share my experience in doing this exercise. The relationship that has been wanting a lot of attention lately – relationship with self, and in particular, self-care.
The world has really been trying to get my attention and stressing the fact that I need to take care of myself better. Getting so sick and cutting off my hearing for so long was a huge part of it. My cat got sick the same time I did, partially because he was taking on my stuff for me and trying to take care of me. Today’s reading has a hand in it. A conversation I had with a colleague brought it up that I’m perhaps limiting my moving forward by not taking care of me first. I’ve had people reach out and try to help me out and part of me continues to brush it off, my independent side rebelling and saying I don’t need the help.
Well, I do, and the first one to help me is me. The reminder? I need to go outside more. I need to be in nature. Go hike, run, play at the beach (well, at least the beach part has been working fine as I’ve been able to go almost every month since moving back to California), enjoy the sunshine. My meditation and yoga practices had been put on hold for the simple reason of being lazy.
Today, no more. Time for me to actually schedule these into my calendar as that’s the only way I can commit myself to these activities until they become more habit. At least it’s a step in the right direction, yes? =) Pleasant journey to you!