As it is with most drugs, the effect of nicotine – a component of tobacco – is also not only physical. The “inner well-being”, an aim of smoking, touches also the psychic level, more precisely: the deep “ego” of man, his spirit.
In this context a question arises: How is it possible that a material substance like nicotine can influence the immaterial spirit?
Naturally, the latter cannot be influenced directly by the nicotine molecules. There has to be a “connecting element” between body and soul – and this “element” is the blood, more precisely, the radiation of the blood. The blood, a “juice of very special kind” in the words of Goethe, emits radiations or waves which in their fineness resemble the radiations which emanate from the densest cloak of the soul – called “astral body”. The similarity of the radiations forms a “bridge” between the physical body and the soul, on which all information “circulates” between the material and the immaterial spheres. In this way the spirit is fully connected to the body during its incarnation on earth.
The blood radiation is dependent on the composition of the blood. Any change in this is bound to influence also the condition of the soul. It is for example well known that a drop in the blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia) evokes nervousness, a lack of vitamin B1 leads to states of anxiety, too much lead in the blood triggers depressions etc. Thus it is easy to understand that nicotine likewise changes the blood radiation, and therewith the condition of the smoker’s soul. Across the blood radiation (and followed by a similar radiation process across the finer cloaks of the soul) the spirit, too, is indirectly influenced by the effects of nicotine.
Now it could appear as if we were defenceless against all earthly influences which can reach us through the blood radiation. However, this is not the case. For the spirit likewise exerts influence on all bridges of radiation, but “from within”.
New crystal alert! I picked up a few new stones/crystals for the collection. Earlier this week I was grabbed by some Vesuvianite. This stone feels smooth and soft. I always find it interesting how something solid can feel soft. Meditation with Vesuvianite will be going down soon. Right Now I have been focusing in on Dalmatian Jasper. The pattern reminds me of a Cheetah or Leopard never an actual Dalmatian puppy. The energy is interesting and fun. The best way I can describe the Dalmatian energy sensations is: Picture your hand balled into a fist jasper being held within, imagine a infinity symbol around your hand and the energy is flowing-following the pattern of the infinity symbol outline. Now imagine two infinite symbols in a X kind of pattern with energy flowing through the outline of the double figure 8. Also seemed to be directing my attention to the root chakra in an magnetic kind of way. Carnelian I have heard much about and it was mentioned to me last night so I decided I have to pick some up. The Limonite Quartz caught my eye with the mimosa orange stained exterior. Quartz clusters are my go to lately, I just can not seem to get enough of them. More crystals and experiences/sensations with them coming soon.
Metaphysical Properties Below
This is a stone that aids you to break down barriers that you have created as protection around yourself.
It may also relieve the need to take revenge on anyone who you feel has done you wrong… as its vibration helps you to release any lack of trust in other people. This allows you to move forward in life and discover your true purpose for being here. Its energy brings childlike joy and a sense of playfulness into your life.
The black spots are Black Tourmaline… and so it also embodies the energy of this stone, and will aid you with spiritual grounding and psychic protection.
Limonite assists in grounding and directing the flow of one’s life toward stability and comfort through powerful, mindful manifestation. Limonite enhances the substance of one’s character especially under extreme conditions. Limonite helps one to stand firm with needing to fight back. Limonite is excellent for getting out of and raising yourself above situations where there are feelings of stagnation or being “bogged” down.
A stone of ambition and drive, Carnelian is a power stone. Excellent career stone, it is very helpful in making choices and decisions. Self Motivator. Carnelian is the most powerful action stone for focusing, realization and self-actualization. Reminds one to be “in the moment”.
Carnelian is a survivor’s stone. Protects the user from all negative emotions. Wonderful protective energy over rage, resentment, bad tempers, and anger in self and from others.
It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It also overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy.
Vesuvianite brings us closer to the higher realms and provides an easier link to our sense of higher self. It facilitates the seeing and the understanding of things on this earth that have no substance. Psychologically, Vesuvianite (Idocrase) releases feelings of imprisonment and restraint, dissolves anger and alleviates fear and negativity. It helps to create a sense of inner security, opens the mind and stimulates inventiveness and the urge to discover, linking into creativity. Vesuvianite banishes depression and clears negative thought patterns so that the mind can function more clearly. Physically, Vesuvianite (Idocrase) strengthens the tooth enamel and restores the sense of smell. It also assists in assimilating nutrients from food.