The First Step:
Stones for Acceptance (Surrender)
Of all the things, I think this very first step is the
hardest. Coming to terms with what you are, and what
you have become. How can a heart face such total
The wisdom of two men so long ago shows you the path.
They could have recovered, held their head high, and
walked tall. How tempting to leave all that mess
behind, never to look back. So many times we are tempted to say "Great, now I can
just get on with my life..and walk away from the that
which give us back our very souls.
The most amazing thing that you discover when facing
this first step, is that you are not alone. There
are more people than you can count who have taken hours,
days, and years out of their life, to hold out their hands
They dont just say "Do this".
They take your hand, and pull you to their side, and
then, slowly, with infinite patience, they point and say "Go slowly, but take your
fist step here. And only when you have regained your
balance from that first great leap, do they say "and now,
step here". And so it goes, step by step.
If you will cling to their strength and hope, you will
not falter. And thus it goes, day by day.
they do not say "Do this!". They say "Here... take
my hand! FOLLOW ME. WALK WHERE I MYSELF HAVE
WALKED. And so you BOTH move forward...
And when you feel steady, when the light begins to
shine in your eyes, and there is a bit of spring back in
your step... when you feel the hope return... they tell
you "NOW. Turn around. Look behind you."
out your hand."
And now the student has become the teacher.
Chrysocolla - is a sedimentary stone formed by the
slow, irresistible forces of its environment. Through its
calm acceptance of the winds, rains, heat and cold,
Chrysocolla evolves from elemental copper into a beautiful
Lepidolite's gift is calm, trust and
Moonstone: Helps to create emotional balance by
harmonizing feelings with higher self. Particularity good
for people who are primarily logical, practical thinks who
may be out of touch with their emotions and feelings.
Apatite - Stone of Acceptance - Wearing it contributes
to an unconditional acceptance of circumstances and
people. Many believe it to be so potent that
even a small piece worn continually has great power.
Carnelian - This
stone calms our fears about death and rebirth, bringing
serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life.
Guards against depression.
Acceptance Stones: Chrysoprase , Turquoise, Tiger Iron, Blue Quartz
Symbol: The Key - represents the unlocking the
door of willingness, of your inner self.