March 14, 2019



I have often called rhodochrosite
the stone of grandmotherly compassion.
Strong love and empathy
flavored with a fierce desire for what is truly good for you.
Good for your spirit, your growth, your character. 

Like the compassion of a Zen master who may whack you with a stick
to remind you to be present.
Knowing that your suffering only lives outside of your presence.

Most people I talk with 
receive the energy of rhodochrosite with more softness.
Reporting a feeling like being enfolded in a warm embrace.

This particular sweet little heart feels very nurturing.
An embracing of the heart...  

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