Self-Healing Expressions
spirit rocks, shamanic tools, contemporary shamanism, rock crystals, healing crystals, shaman training, shamanic healing
Bringing the self to healing, one lesson at a time.
  spirit rocks, shamanic tools, contemporary shamanism, rock crystals, healing crystals, shaman training, shamanic healing

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Discovering the Shaman Healer Within
Discovering the Shaman Healer Within

Aho! Take a journey and an exploration into the worlds and the way of the Shaman. Come and sit down before the fire with the Shaman as you calm your mind and open your heart to the teachings of the Elders. As you walk the path of this course, you will re-member many skills, talents, places and people from your past that you have forgotten. Welcome to the reconnection to your purpose as healer. Let the Shaman Elder take the talking stick and listen to his words.

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"...everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence."
~ Mourning Dove [Christine Quintasket] (1888-1936) Salish

The Shaman Way: Spirit Rocks and Crystals

By Shaman Elder Maggie Jean Wahls
Excerpt from her online course Discovering the Shaman Healer Within

Shamans know that everything is Spirit and everything is connected, and can be used by the Shaman for healing. Having knowledge of rocks and crystals increases the Shaman's ability to walk between worlds and bring healing to the world tribe. Today we explore the Shaman's connection to rocks and crystals.

There are two sides to this lesson. One is the material with rocks and crystals from this reality that you can use to help you in healing work and the other is the form that some spirits take as rocks and crystals that you may encounter when you are journeying. Let's talk about the second.

Spirits in the Inner Worlds may take the shape or form of anything and so look quite different than they may look here. But with practice and knowledge it is possible to not only recognize the kind of spirit there but even its nature or message. We can usually use three identifiers for rocks and crystals:

1) Shape

2) Texture

3) Color

Shape and Texture of a Stone

When you meet a spirit in the shape of a rock or stone, look at its texture and shape.

If it is smooth and soft, it has a smooth and soft nature.
If it is rough or eroded, it may be old and gruff or beaten up. Then look at its shape.
A round stone indicates the spirits malleability, all around good nature and ability to be shaped.
An oval stone is showing a need for adapting a circular way. A pyramid stone is showing intuitiveness or a reaching of inner states of knowing. It is symbolic of achieving higher states of spirituality.
A square rock or four-sided rock shows dependability arising from achieving mainstream goals of the status quo. It shows self-discipline and concentration.
A five sided rock shows creativity and being outside the status quo.
A six sided stone shows compassion and knowledge drenched in wisdom.
A stone with a hole in it is protective.

Look at its Color

The color of rocks and stones is also common sense and helps to identify the rocks and stones in the Inner Worlds.

  • Red stones bring their strength and emotional energy, drive and ambition.

  • Green stones bring harmony and love.

  • Yellow stones are communicators and are carrying a message for you.

  • Blue stones are imparting peace and bringing a sign of doing your duty willingly.

  • White stones convey the message to be generous, to lift your thoughts above the common man and be compassionate with others.

  • Black stones signify that you should be receiving and working on your inner self.

Finding and Hearing Spirit Rocks

Finding your own rocks and crystals involves tuning into your spirit self with the help of your spirit guide while walking on a beach, forest path, place of power, or even looking at rocks for sale in a store. The stone you need at this time will attract you to it. When you get it home, wash it in clear water to remove any previous ties someone else may have to it. Some people freeze their crystals for several days to remove any energy attached to it and then re-energize the crystal with their own energies. I don't do this however because I don't want to rob the crystal of its own inherent energies. Washing the crystal will take away any surface energy from other people.

These rocks and stones are helpers we encounter as we journey through our daily lives and we should pay attention to every element in our daily journey. That is why it is important to write everything down in a journal so you can go back and find the myriad of messages you have encountered.

Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls is one of America's most loved elder teachers of Shamanism for today's modern society. She is the creator and instructor of these Self-Healing Expressions courses:
Discovering the Shaman Healer Within
Reiki for Healing: Level I
Reiki for Healing: Level II

Share the healing messages you've received from stones or rocks with the rest of us so we may learn.
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Copyright © 2004 – 2008 Shaman Elder Maggie Jean Wahls. All rights reserved. Excerpt from Discovering the Shaman Healer Within.