Recently, in an early morning journeying connection, I asked my guides one of my stock questions that I use whenever there is nothing specific that I am seeking insight for. My question was, “What is it I need to know today to be of service to the highest good today please?” Whilst this might sound a bit vague, I have found that it often brings valuable and surprising insights.
I settled into the journey with the aid of some drumming and quickly entered the altered state of consciousness necessary to start exploring inter-dimensional space.
Working with some dragon energy, with which I have recently joined, I was taken through a rugged landscape which was dominated by slightly undulating arid land followed by deep gullies and low lying exposed hillsides. It was the hour before dawn literally and in the dreamlike landscape all about. I wondered where we were going as the journey seemed to taking a while. Fortunately our destination was suddenly revealed. We had traveled to the Mother Crystal of Malachite!
I flew around the large green continuous body of Malachite stretching as far as the inner eye could see. The outcrops had a luminous quality that stood out and radiated even through the dim light of pre-dawn.
I was aware of the contrasting light and dark green colouring that crystal manifests even though I was witnessing it in a rough natural rather than the polished form that makes such lovely jewelry and tumble stones.
I noticed that the deposits were banded in many places with seams of blue Azurite – the two are often found together so this was no surprise. I also caught sight of splashes of Chrysocolla intermingled with the body of Malachite and sensed a particularly high vibrational energy emanating from these spots.
I was caught by surprise to see that the Malachite, and associated crystal deposits, was breathing! Gently inhaling -slowly exhaling, not dissimilar to Yogic breath exercises.
My overriding impression was one of extraordinary beauty and of an innate, evolving and engaged intelligence.
My journey time was coming to a close as the callback signal from the drumming beckoned me. I was slightly irked that I couldn’t locate a central spot where I might interact with essence of the Malachite Mother Crystal before it dawned on me that is exactly what had been happening. Our conversation had taken place through a series of sights, sensations and impressions. I was being shown was more than a sufficiency. The answer to my generalist question, “What do I need to know” was “research Malachite over the next few days and see what emerges!”.
What do we know about Malachite?
After my direct experience with Malachite in one of its other World manifestations I was keen to add to what I already knew. So, time to hit to hit the crystal book library!
We believe that Malachite was probably mined in Egypt over 5,000 years ago as evidenced by findings in tombs. It is also found idely throughout the world meaning that humans have had a longtime to interact with its metaphysical nature.
According to Judy Hall, Malachite is a powerful stone that needs to be handled with caution as it is toxic and should only be used in its polished form (avoid breathing the dust!). I was grateful for this reminder as I have a raw specimen on-hand that I intended to sit with – not that I was going to lick-it of course, but still, I would resist sniffing!
My knowledge of the stone, before focusing on it, was based on its quality as being able to bring balance and harmony- it opens the heart to unconditional love. For this reason I usually use it as one of the examples in the Crystal Stones of Love sessions.
Cassandra Eason tells us that it is a stone of the most powerful love goddesses, for example our Lady of the Mountains in Central Russia or Freyja (left) the Norse goddess of love and beauty. It is also believed to encourage healthy relationships based on love and not need.
The Crystal Vaults tell us the following about the stone’s goddess connections:
“Malachite honors Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Joy and Fertility. She is often honored as a special Goddess of Musicians, and as the “Lady of Malachite” she is the patron of Egyptian miners.
Azurite/Malachite honors Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Life, the most important goddess of Egyptian mythology. She is widely honored as a Goddess that brings the power of the divine feminine. Malachite and azurite bring together the green of the earth and the blue of the sky, as Isis is the daughter of Earth and Sky.
Crystals of green also honor Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth”
One of the skills that we employ in Shamanic Practice is ‘scrying’, perhaps better described as accessing inner and outer worlds through journeying to discern answers to questions that we might have (alright, maybe that’s a bit too cumbersome a description!).
Almost any reasonable sized patterned rock or stone can be used for ‘scrying’, but Malachite has a particular talent to share in journeying work. This is due to its convoluted patterns which helps release the mind and stimulate pictures. As Judy Hall says “ It can assist in receiving insights from the subconscious or messages from the future” Potentially very handy bearing in mind that our work that there is a big difference between ‘scrying’ and prying!
Judy Hall tells us that Malachite “amplifies both positive and negative energies, grounding spiritual energies into the planet…”.
I was delighted that my one of my impressions upon meeting the Mother Crystal was confirmed. It seems that others have also reported that Malachite is still evolving and is a very important stone in this time of spiritual change. It is my experience that many crystals, as well as other elemental energies, such as those present in Flower Essences for example, are changing swiftly to meet a rise in consciousness from humankind, so I have no reason to doubt this claim (but will investigate and report back)..
One of the most useful aspects of Malachite for those of us involved in Space Clearing is its attribute of soaking-up pollution and negative energies. This can run to such mega-nasties as plutonium and radiation. This quality includes clearing electromagnetic pollution which is a rapidly increasing issue of concern. according to Hall (Crystal Bible: Vol 1. P.544 iPad version).
One aspect of Malachite that fascinates me is its apparent affinity with devic forces. This strikes me as most potent as my sense is that we need to work much more closely with the Devas and Nature Spirit worlds going forward.
The stone is also ascribed emotional qualities such as helping us resist emotional blackmail and as a healing aid for emotional abuse, especially from childhood.
In a physical sense, Cassandra Eason tells us that Malachite “may help with immune system, arthritis, tumours, torn muscles, broken bones, toothache, gum infections,
sinus blockages”. Judy Hall adds it can useful for cramps, facilitating child-birth (it has been called the midwife stone), lowering blood pressure and treating asthma. Quite a list! But, coming from experienced practitioners, we assume such claims are not without testing in the field?
Remember – use only externally and work with polished stones only! As with all the physical healing qualities ascribed to crystals it is always wise to employ them as a complimentary aid. Always seek medical advice from qualified practitioners.
Other qualities ascribed to Malachite include:
- A stone of transformation
- Shows what is blocking our spiritual growth
- Draws out deep feelings and psychosomatic causes
- Breaks unwanted ties and patterns
- Alleviates shyness
- Helps develop empathy
- Useful for psych-sexual problems (especially if past life related)
- Assist rebirthing process
- Goes to the core of the problem
- Enhances intuition and insight
- Helps process information
- Placed on solar plexus facilitates deep emotional healing
- Can help balance heart and navel chakras