So I feel bad for falling off the writing after doing being so consistent the first few days, but this latest flu-cold-illness has literally knocked me out where even sleeping for twelve hours didn’t do much to alleviate any symptoms. I was finally able to get to a doctor and get some antibiotics yesterday but… let’s just say it’s going to take awhile for my hearing to go anywhere near back to normal. They’ve been plugged for a week and treating with tea tree oil helped a little bit and now it’s time to treat with drugs too. The message there is “What am I not listening to?” Literally, why does my body have to scream and kick and go into full blown illness with my first ever ear infection (and it had to be both ears!) for me to slow down and listen to my body? … Which I’m still resisting… Yeah, I’m still working on that…
Today’s crystal pull for the collective is that of Tree Agate (or Dendritic Agate, depending on sources), really highlights the message of going still today. Now, I only pulled this stone just a few days ago so as a reminder, Agates are very stable crystals. They’re great for grounding and centering and for bringing about balance to the emotions, physical body, and intellect. A soothing and calming stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light. Psychologically, Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self to build self-confidence.
Tree Agate specifically is a stone of inner peace and stability. That’s not surprising given its association with the heart chakra, which is all about connecting the mind and body, connecting the upper chakras with the lower. It can assist with introspection of one’s life experiences and self-discovery, which in turn can help give a wider viewpoint of the world. Think of a really old tree and imagine its roots and branches spreading and reaching out in all directions – it takes in all nutrition from its environment and uses it, slowly, steadily, to continue to grow and reach even further. You could even think of a neural network with all the dendrites reaching to remote places in the body. Tree Agate encourages perseverance and patience , giving us an example of how to work slowly yet deliberately to be make sure its connections are all in place and it’s growing as efficiently as possible. Tree Agate works deliberately to connect one to a more natural state, which is no surprise given its deep connection to nature.
Lastly, and because of this connection to nature, Tree Agate, which is also known as a Stone of Plenitude, is said to be a stone that brings good fortune and fullness – bringing plentiful crops (material goods in today’s standards) and prosperity and an abundance of love. Besides helping you deepen your connection to the earth, this crystal can also enhance the health of house plants and create a peaceful environment, just to add that too.