July 25, 2013

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Unlimited Potential

    Rutilated Quartz   
Rutilated Quartz- Brazil
 
Rutilated Quartz helps us break free 
from thought structures that have become so ingrained 
that we don't even see them.
Assisting us with focus and direction.

 

      _______________________     
How many times a day do we hear or say
an "I am" statement?
 
'I am a happy person" or 
"I am a private person" or
"I am always punctual" or 
"I am not a good speaker"
And often times we use that "I am" declaration
 as a logical reason for not fulfilling a yearning desire.
 
"I could never be a (or do) __________, 
because I am not disciplined enough"
(or rich enough, or talented...)
Says who?
Really, look inside for a minute and see,
who is saying that?
Whoever you found, they only exist in your mind.
Guess what?
 It is not true.
 
None of it.
Even the seemingly positive things like, 
"I am a happy person"
trap you inside a concept that only exists in your head.
The truth is that 
what we really are 
is unlimited potential.
 Every moment
 we have power to be, do, and take steps to create,
anything.
Anything.
 
The door is open
xo
July 18, 2013

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The Importance of All of It...

    Ametrine   
Ametrine - Bolivia
 
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Yesterday I had two beautiful women in the studio,
 they reminded my heart of why I am a stone steward.
The stone cutting itself... 
the interacting with the mineral kingdom, 
totally joy. 
But, of course, in order for me to offer this work
 there are an amazing amount of administrative details 
that require large amounts of attention and skills... 
most are far away from playing with the stones.
But yesterday these beautiful women, 
experiencing the studio of the first time, 
Earnestly feeling into their hearts 
for the stone that would be an ally at this juncture on their path...
This is why ALL of it matters!
So although I spent a good portion of my day, returning emails and phone calls, printing shipping labels and restringing...
I was able to do so with a renewed sense of joy and commitment to the sacredness that unfolds in this magical mineral studio.
Thank you.
ALL of you.
 
The door is open
xo
July 11, 2013

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Come Play...

    Strawberry quartz   
Strawberry Quartz
 
      _______________________     
How is your day?
Are you aware of your breath?
Want to play with me for one minute?
OK here we go...
(if it is safe for you to do so)
Stop.
Truly stop.
 Everything.
I mean everything.
(that too)
Everything.
Just stop
Breath.
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Isn't it amazing how that feels.
Thanks for playing!
The door is open
xo
July 04, 2013

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Interdependence Invitation...

       
Kyanite Brazil
 
      _______________________     
There is absolutely no competition in becoming truly yourself.
You are the only one who can be the best you.
And you and I need each other in order to heal, 
to allow our authentic beings to shine.
The whole universe is hungry for us!
So I invite you to celebrate with me our interdependence.
Our embracing each other, 
as allies,
as sisters,
as community
 in this sacred and wild becoming.
 

I give you permission to become your most powerful, most radiant, and your most fully expressed self. I welcome and celebrate the fullness of your gifts, your talents, your radiance, your beauty, and your creativity. 

 

I receive from you permission to become my most powerful, my most radiant, and my most fully expressed self. I commit to you that I will use my power, my radiance, my talents, and my gifts to cause the full flourishing of all of life. 

 
Happy Interdependence Day!
 
The Door is Open special hours for today 10-2pm
with so much love
xo
June 27, 2013

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Sweet Summer...

    Spectrolite   
Spectrolite- Madagascar
 
      _______________________     
Summer intoxication...
 The Jacarandas in full bloom, 
the plumeria wafting sweetness by the door of the studio,
sharing food and warm summer nights with dear friends.
 
Welcome summer!
 
The Door is Open
with so much love
xo
June 20, 2013

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Liberation...

    Yellow Prehnite   
Prehnite- Australia
 
      _______________________     
I am participating in a course on feminine power
where we are exploring the old patterns that keep us from breaking through the glass ceilings of our lives.
Finding those places were some old tape keeps us playing small, or keeps us from creating the relationships and life that we yearn for.
Yesterday I had an opportunity 
to experience one of my old tapes in action.
An event triggered the play button and 
all perceiving began to happen through the lens of something that happen long ago, which gave the moments a dreamlike or movie quality.
I had a full body reaction. 
Heart pounding and then... 
disassociation from the body, limp and unmoving.
Like someone had pushed the "power off" button of my life force.  

 

My normal way of dealing with that would be to put on a mask to those around me and pretend that I was having no reaction at all, and will myself into acting normal.
Then I would run away as fast as I could as to freak out in private.
But that way of handling it is 
exactly what perpetuates it's existence and power.
 
This time I took the opportunity to say out loud that I was having a reaction. 
That I needed time and space to track and stay present with what was happening in my body. 
I knew that what was presenting itself was of the utmost importance. 
The literal key to unlocking the cell in which I had locked myself in order to feel safe.
not to actually BE safe, but to feel safe.
By being compassionate with myself and to allowing my beloved to witness and be there for me in love and support, 
I feel like I took a step to unraveling the pattern forever.
 
What would it be like to live a life without reactions that make us want to run and hide? 
What are we really afraid of, or ashamed of?
  
Here's to liberation and
Safety in freedom.
The door is Open
with so much love
xo
June 13, 2013

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Carrying Wood...

    Green Tourmaline   
Green Tourmaline
 
      _______________________     
There are days when no matter how much space
 I make for inspiration to show up,
it just doesn't.
 
That is when I "chop wood and carry water".
In the studio this usually means grinding beads.
For me, the creation of a bead is a meditation.
I have hand cut, 
one at a time, 
tens of thousands of beads 
over the last 20 years.
That is A LOT of beads.
Today, I am blessed with studio angels, and 
they do a large part of the bead creation. Whew!
But when I go back to this basic meditative practice,
the world rights itself. 
The pressure that keeps inspiration at bay magically disappears, 
and all that is alive now and life serving,
 returns to flow.
The door is Open
xo
June 06, 2013

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Compassion Now...

    Dendritic Quartz   
Dendritic Quartz
 
      _______________________     
 
Compassion starts at home,
Be Compassionate with yourself
The door is Open
xo
May 30, 2013

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Dreaming the Dream...

    Namibian Blue Chalcedony   
Namibian Blue Chalcedony
 
      _______________________     
 
The wind.
It woke me numerous times last night, gusting powerfully, buffeting the house.
When you wake up often in the night, the space between dream and waking dream is less defined, the border of one tiptoes quietly into the land of the other, and perspective is shifted.
The result is waking up in a world less solid, it's dream quality more tangible. The recollection of how to create life as we wish closer at hand.
The understanding that, we make all our choices on what comes next in this waking dream, with our vibration now. 
How are you choosing to feel right now?
When we have an emotion it moves through the body rather quickly, it is the authentic reaction of our conditioning, culturization and beliefs. 
 
Then we start thinking about what ever we had the emotion about, and continue to produce feelings about it, that is when we have the opportunity to set ourselves free and dream the dream we want to dream.
 
The door is Open
xo
May 23, 2013

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Around the Roundtable...

   Pendants In Progress  
Pieces In Progress for the Roundtable
 
      _______________________     
 
What is a roundtable?
I have had so many people curious about this event, 
I thought I would elaborate.
 
Quite honestly it is constantly evolving...
If you participated in the first one,  I can say this....
This one is different. 
Different array of cuts, different way of presenting them, and a different price range.
 
I will also say...
-We will be looking at stones... probably the largest array of stones from every part of the globe that you have ever experienced in one sitting.
 
-There is something about each one of these stones that sets it apart. It's amazing clarity or color, an interesting formation, or a unique attribute.
 
-There is no cost to attend.
It is three hours. Kind of like going to dinner at a friends house except we will be feasting on gems and light snacks.
-Everyone participates with each other. If you are a little shy about this, ok... this is a safe place to shine, let your brilliance be your guide. And quite honestly the people how show up in this studio are some of the coolest, most lovely people you would ever want to meet.
-As always with the stones and I, the number one aim is to have fun and enjoy each other. Sometimes this means stepping slightly out of the comfort zone... where ALL the GREAT things in life happen.
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 The
"Roundtable Experience" 
 
Friday June 7th
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Roundtable  
 
There is a seat for you,
  RSVP necessary.
Maile@mailestones.com  
xo