To select the stone that best represents the potentials and possibilities for the week beginning July 29, 2012, I closed my eyes, ran my hands a few inches above my Stone Reading Tray, and was drawn to the LODESTONE, also known as Magnetite.
Lodestone is the original “don’t judge a book by its cover” stone! It is not likely to be described by anyone as pretty, beautiful, sparkly, collectible, or enticing. In fact, it is far more often that Lodestone would be dismissed as uninteresting, perhaps even boring or ugly. But, as many of us are learning, outward appearances are not the best indicator of inner strength, beauty, power, or potential, whether you are referring to people or to stones.
The Lodestone is highly magnetic, and those drawn to Lodestone often feel that they are being pulled in two different directions and are burdened with decisions to be made. Lodestone was one of the first compasses. Just as the Lodestone helped sailors who navigated the seas to stay on course, those drawn to Lodestone have navigated and survived some rough waters. They may find themselves examining their inner moral compasses or searching for the correct path.
Many years ago, the phrase “lifting of an ancient curse” came to me repeatedly during my work with the Lodestone. I later learned that some cultures attributed the Lodestone’s magnetism to a resident demon or evil spirit! I prefer to think that being drawn to a Lodestone is an indication that Destiny has stepped in to help, and a “burden“ that once felt like ’an ancient curse’ is being lifted from one‘s shoulders.
During the week ahead, remember that, like the Lodestone, we have the ability to attract what we need, and to send away that which no longer serves a useful purpose in our lives. Challenge yourself to acknowledge and recognize the inner, altruistic and intrinsic beauty, rather than the surface, superficial, or predictable outer beauty. Allow the undercurrent of “lodestone energy” to help you feel secure on your path and empower you to locate what may have been missing from your life. May Destiny help you to remove whatever burdens have prevented you from expressing and experiencing your inner beauty, power, strength and potential, and may it feel as if an “ancient curse” has been removed!
I hope you have enjoyed this “stone of the week” and hope it has served as a little reminder that you, too, are a gem!
Watch for information on the Hammond Castle Psychic Faire, coming August 25th and 26th, a fundraiser that will benefit the Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts