What is it that you’ve been holding back on communicating – with yourself, with loved ones, with colleagues, with the world in general? Are there desires or wishes that are going unfulfilled? Are there situations or circumstances that are frustrating you and you need some support or just a way to vent?
Dumortierite is suggesting letting go of the tight reign you may have on your emotions and letting those be expressed freely, even if it means little by little. Stifling or ignoring your emotions as they come up certainly don’t help you live fully and presently in the moment. Why is it that we can allow ourselves to be truly happy and express and share our joy and excitement but don’t allow ourselves to express our sadness or anger (appropriately) when those come up? Move into the natural flow of things and watch how staying in the state of allowing makes things flow that much easier for you overall. Dumortierite also helps with the task of self-forgiveness – considering how many of us have held on to these repressed emotions and feelings, this seemingly simple yet profound practice can lead to a very much needed release.
Snowflake Obsidian is also assisting with its calming, soothing properties by putting you in the right frame of mind to be receptive before bringing to your attention ingrained patterns of behavior. Have you been denying yourself goods or experiences because of a perceived lack of funds? Are you constantly putting others ahead of your own needs? It’s time to bring these patterns to light and then be gentle with yourself as judgments or self-criticism come up. This crystal is useful for helping you to recognize and release “wrong thinking” and stressful mental patterns.
It’s no surprise this message is coming during Mercury Retrograde, and the first one of the year too. It’s time to let go of that which no longer serves as we continue settling into the “newness” of the year. Why not start with the criticism and begin to shift towards expression of love and care to ourselves and to those around us? Start to use your voice to begin creating the world you desire. It can’t hurt to speak when coming from a position of genuine self-love, right?