is for unakite
Unakite is one of my favorite stones. It’s true I have lots of favorites, as I really do love stones, but unakite made its presence known to me when I was first discovering my love of rocks, and now I have it around me every day.
It’s my belief that all stones are vibrational beings and should be accorded the respect we offer each other and all living things. I don’t think of them as “tools” and I certainly don’t believe they need to be “cleared” and then somehow “programmed” as though they were inconsequential objects sitting around waiting to do our bidding. They are wise elders who have spent a great deal of time on Earth and they have information to share. We can entrain to their vibrations and receive the gifts they offer.
For me unakite is a joy stone. It’s lovely pink and greens certainly hold the energy and lightness of spring, and the colors are of course heart-connected rays. There is such a gentle groundedness about them, and yet from this very grounded perspective they encourage us to hold an uplifted view, to find ways to smile, to laugh, to make room for enthusiasm. I always think of shoots pushing upward encouraged by the Spring sun and before you know it buds have appeared.
I keep unakite around me in my bedroom. I replaced the knobs on my dresser with vintage Bakelite buttons (Bakelite being another love of mine) and then put cabochons of unakite in the center of each button. I’m not fond of gluing stones, so I used museum putty which is removable, and they’ve held fine over the years. I love opening the drawers and touching the stones, imagining they’re keeping joyful guard of the contents held within. And I like having them in the room where I sleep, reminding me always to pay attention to joy.
Dear Unakite –
I remember the first time I met you and fell in love with your colors. I didn’t really know how to listen then – that came years later – but you worked your magic despite it all. I think perhaps you were a big reason I did learn to listen, and I thank you for that. I love that you’ve been a presence in my life for so long; and I love that you invariably conjure up images of Spring and all that means to me. I love that you encourage joy in the everyday; and I especially loved the time you reminded me about breath work. And how we can use our breath to shift our energy, and then you showed me the image of breathing a kite into being airborne. A una-kite. Made me laugh with that one! I love you unakite and thank you for all the blessings you’ve brought to me.
Your turn. Are you a stone lover? Like flying kites? What reminds you to lighten up? Share my passion of Bakelite? Or maybe you like to bake? Or enjoy the light? (Sorry I couldn’t resist!) Do tell – you know I love to hear.