JoeThorntonAs a country, we have all suffered tremendous tragedies lately.  From hurricanes and the devastating loss of homes, properties and lives in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida to the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas and even smaller moments of hate.
 
There has also been a rise to hate-crimes in our great country.  In fact, just recently, a kosher bakery in Brooklyn received a vile, disgusting hate letter stating that Jews must be removed from our country, black and gays should burn in Hell and that the “Christian identity” was back. 
 
To me, this screams of so much fear and misunderstanding.  So much entitlement and fear-mongering by many who are supposed to lead.  It breaks my heart.

We as a society need to do better and be more compassionate.  We need to help our brothers and sisters in these trying times and always.  We need to do something to keep horrible tragedies, like the mass shootings, from happening.  Life is precious and so is peace of mind. 
 

SunsetTreeMost importantly we need to remember to never allow hatred and fear to take root in our hearts.  It leads to the dark side, if you’ll allow me the Star Wars reference.
 
And with all this sadness, frustration and fear, we need to heal, as a nation, as communities, as families and as individuals.  To heal, sometimes we need a little help.  In my Reiki practice, I have had clients come to me saying they want to feel less afraid and less stress. 
 
As a Reiki facilitator, I feel compelled to share positive, loving and healing Reiki energy whenever and wherever I can.  But there are a lot of healing modalities that are available to everyone.
 
One Tuesday, October 17, as part of our monthly lecture series, Great Conjunction Spiritual Center is presenting an evening with 3rd House Celestial Communications, a group based out of Cleveland whose focus is a form of crystal healing. 
 
Through whichever modality you find resonates with you, I encourage you to seek assistance in healing and centering and grounding; to feel like your true self. 
 
And despite the unpleasantness we, as a country, have been experiencing, also don’t forget that life goes on.  We must continue to experience our joys and love at every moment possible.
 
Namaste.

Joe Thornton, Great Conjunction Co-founder

Open you Crown Chakra and let your mind and your life fill with light. Relax and Enjoy!  

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by Rev. Tamera Crosby

Well...here we are again with a new month. Whew...the summer went by so fast but I can't say that I am sorry because it has been an interesting and enlightening time but one I am glad to left move into the past.

Are we ready for the new levels and lessons coming to us? Probably not...but they are there and they are starting.

We are all needing to move up a level...stepping forward and not back...though for those of us who have a tenancy to cling to the comfortable and live in the past...this may be a difficult thing to do, causing more problems and delays about getting to the space/place we currently need to be.

We truly are our own worst enemies.

BUT...with some focus and a lot of releasing of pre-conceived notions and ideas and expectations...we just might make it through these changes together. With the aid of the crystal/ stone realms and with the help of Mother Nature...(is she doing a cleansing job or what?)...we just might be able to make the transitions and transformations a bit easier. You know...go with the flow and trust your intuition...listen to the voices of teh Earth as well and become a part of their energies as well as the Spiritual energies which are magnifying at this time.

Also...when in doubt...ask. Ask not just others in this physical realm but also ask your Guides, Angels and most importantly, God (in whatever form or with whatever name you call Him/Her/Them... They are all from the same energy force as long as you call from the Light and the Love of the Universe.)

Enough of the preliminary intro and on to the stones of the month. As I have said before, the various lists I am pulling these gemstones from may have overlapping stones from month to month...which is OK. I have also encouraged everyone to not necessarily use just the lists for choosing a special stone for yourself or for others but to go with the energy of the stone you are most drawn to...what attracts you the most?...does it feel good to you?...if choosing for another...keep them in mind and go with what you feel there as well.

Regardless of what the books and lists say the particular stone/crystal you are attracted to says it is for...it is what you need at that particular time or will be needing at some point in the future. All crystals and stones are individuals and may be asked to work in many different ways for you...remember...just ask. Sit with your stone or crystal and let it know what you need help with at this time and, if you are open enough and connected enough to it...it will help you, guide you, and clear that which is no longer needed out of the way.

Sapphire Voda ShaqenSapphire (Blue)--One of the hardest gemstones short of a Diamond. A royalty stone. Works with Throat Chakra to help open communications and bring in clarity. Calming and soothing...tranquil beauty. Assists with allover healing and brings strength to the wearer.

 

 

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=425306Tourmaline--(This month it would focus more on the Blue Tourmaline which is also called Indicolite than the other colors but they all may be considered as a good stone for this month.) Activates the throat chakra as well as the Third Eye, aiding and strengthening communications and openness of the Third Eye. Helps bring in harmony and helps clarify/increase visions. Works to help disorders of the lungs, throat area, thymus & thyroid.

 

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38763Lapis Lazuli--Highly intuitive stone. Used for gentle opening of the Third Eye chakra point. Meditate with a piece over the Third Eye for the best results. Also protective...helps keep the wearer from picking up other people's "junk", especially good for keeping 'psychic vampires' from draining energies. Calming energies as well as opening up communications, both Spiritually and physically. Known as a 'stone of total awareness', Lapis helps with the connection between the earth plane and heaven. Good to help with dream time. Once used by the Egyptians for anything from seals to cosmetics and figurines to vases. The deepest colors come from Afghanistan and feature more pyrite than from other localities. Helps to overcome depression and brings about calming and good cheer to the user. Said to work with the throat for healing as well as bone marrow, thymus, and immune system. Helps with insomnia, vertigo, and dizziness. Also works to improve/heal in the ear area.



By Mauro Cateb - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16618913Topaz (Blue)--This crystal will work with the throat chakra, helping to verbalize with clarity things that need to be said which may have been repressed before this time. It aids in the unburdening of destructive aspects such as arrogance and out-of-control passions. It also assists in bringing the Body-Mind-Spirit into a smoother union with the energies of the Universe.

 

Tamera Crosby is in incredibly talented artist and gem and stone expert.  She appears regularly at Great Conjunction Expos and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GreatPumpkinOkay, so Fall doesn’t officially get her until Sept. 22, but with the current weather we’re having, it sure feels like Fall, and I’m thrilled!

I know, I know; that’s not a very popular sentiment. But I have my reasons, I swear! I spent most of my life living in the beautiful and amazing southwest. It was wonderful. But, having spent a good chunk of my childhood in Ohio, I have always missed the change of the seasons, which you don’t get in Arizona.

The changing colors of the leaves; all the oranges, yellows and rustic colors. The rustle of the breeze through the leaves, and being bundled up in sweaters and sweatshirts and feeling a cool air on your cheeks. Apple orchards and cider, pumpkins and dried corn stalks, cinnamon and all the smells of Fall; these are just a few of my reasons for loving this time of year.

Fall also represents the dying off of life-giving gardens and beautiful flowers, making way for new life to begin anew in springtime. And this goes hand-in-hand with our September workshop called “Death & Cake”, where, being lead by Beth Straubhaar, we’ll discuss the human transition from life to death, societal stigmas, our experiences and emotions and we’ll eat cake! Who doesn’t love cake?!

Fall is a beautiful as well as evolving time of year; the old dying out and preparing the world for the new, bringing along the amazing colors of the earth’s transition.

So enjoy this glorious season. It doesn’t last as long as I would like so I’m going to take full advantage of it! Now, let’s break out the cider and the pumpkin pie! And don’t forget to join us for cake on September 19th!