“Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.”
“When nothing seems to help, I go look
at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock
perhaps a hundred times without as much
as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow
it will split in two, and I know
it was not that blow that did it,
but all that had gone before.”
Showing the simple beauty in the fractures our experiences here on earth bring into our lives. Be you a river stone or a sculpture of David, we all deserve to be seen for the gift we are.
“The golden moments in
the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when
they are gone.”
“The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery,
and the only thing you need to recover
from is a fractured sense of self.”
Today, cairns are built for many purposes. The most common use in North America and Northern Europe is to mark mountain bike and hiking trails and other cross-country trail blazing, especially in mountain regions at or above the tree line… Placed at regular intervals, a series of cairns can be used to indicate a path across stony or barren terrain, even across glaciers. Such cairns are often placed at junctions or in places where the trail direction is not obvious, and may also be used to indicate an obscured danger, such as a sudden drop, or a noteworthy point such as the summit of a mountain.
Although the practice is not common in English, cairns are sometimes referred to by their anthropomorphic qualities. In German and Dutch, a cairn is known as steinmann and steenman respectively, meaning literally “stone man”. A form of the Inuit inuksuk is also meant to represent a human figure, and is called an inunguak (“imitation of a person”). In Italy, especially the Italian Alps, a cairn is an ometto, or a “small man”. Wikipedia
“Each of us is carving a stone,
erecting a column, or cutting a piece of
stained glass in the construction of
something much bigger than ourselves.”
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
Rainbow Obsidian: brings light and love to one’s life. Allows for the spiritual side in one’s nature to be recognized. Known as the “stone of pleasure”, it can bring enjoyment and gratification to one’s life. It is also used for “gazing” especially in matters of love, relationship and the development of one’s etheric and physical bodies.
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Amethyst Flowers are buried deep within a layer of basalt. They are carefully and tediously worked with small hand instruments until the basalt and other matrix minerals are removed, exposing the beautiful and awe inspiring Amethyst Flower. The Amethyst Flower is believed to be a stone of love and healing… it can also help to bring many blessings to us all. It is a stone for Indigo Children, of today and tomorrow.