This month's kit showed you have to make mandalas, which we hope you are finding to be interesting, relaxing, and fun. We included 51 stones to use for making your own stone and crystal grids, either on your mandalas or wherever you like. If you have been with us for any length of time, you've also collected several other stones from your kits, and you may have some of your own. Laying out crystal and stone grids is a great way to work with your stones and help them to work for and with you. So here's some some more info about ways to do this.
You can approach building stone grids several ways, Many people study the qualities of the stones and put them together in combinations of the types of stone energy needed at the moment. We tend to take a more organic approach and put them together by what feels good to us, visually and energetically, and we put them wherever we want, usually on a desk or shelf in our Divine You space. You can also build them on your mandalas or on pre-made sacred geometry charts that are readily available online. These tools help to concentrate and enhance the energies of the stones to work together.
- Put your grid wherever you would like it to work. Common places are living rooms, work spaces (even under your desk), bedrooms, patios, etc. They are pretty and can enhance any space while they improve the energy or forward your intentions.
- Use a crystal as a center point. A quartz point is a traditional center, but calcite, selenite, and really any other stone can act as the focal point for your layout. Quartz has its own piezoelectrical field, which helps to center and concentrate the energies of the other stones in the layout. Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress. The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure. You can also use quartz points in groups by laying them out at intervals around your grid, all pointing the same direction, or all pointing inward or outward.
- Use groups of the same crystal. Make patterns that are symmetrical and balanced and use numbers you like or that work for your pattern. You can check the meanings of numbers at Doreen Virtue's Angel Number page here. You can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, as feels best to you at the time.
- You can mix your types of stones. Karen uses stones that she found outside for north, east, south and west stones, and many other types of tumbled and crystal stones for her grids. Your stones don't have to be "precious" to be in your grid.
- You can incorporate shells, flowers, leaves, feathers, and other natural materials as well as mementos like charms and photos as you like. You can see below that we do even do it with things like the cards from our kits. That one was part of a brainstorm process we did at a retreat.
- After building a grid, we always take a moment to "be with it" and activate it. We put our open hands above the layout and sense and feel the energy it emanates, and set our intention for the grid. We also thank it for being here today and helping us. People often use votive candles around and in their layouts as another way to enhance and activate them.
Here's a link to some pictures of layouts and grids we have done, both simple and complicated. Please send us some of yours to email@example.com. Sharing Page Link
Have fun with your stones and let them play with you in all the spaces of your life.
Love, Ann and Karen