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.
I love the energy of stones. I’m not familiar with unakite but I’ll keep an eye out for it the next time I’m in the rock shop. I don’t think I can say I have a favorite because I have MANY favorites. But I am drawn to carnelian. And amber. And amethyst is my birthstone so I have to love that. And rose quartz…it’s a list that could go on and on.
Some of my all time favorite stones are the giant granite boulders worn smooth by the local river (South Fork, Yuba River).The beauty of their simple gray shapes against the water is stunning. And lying on them in the summer, soaking up their heat is the next best thing to heaven. Who knows…maybe it is.
LOL – yes, I understand about the endless list of favorites. Isn’t that delightful?! But those local river boulders sound truly gorgeous. Hope you get to enjoy them up close lots!
Deborah, I think we have a lot of similarities in the ways we relate to stones. First, I adore unakite as well. I love the way that the peach-pink plays in the green! I also respect stones as individual beings and don’t go in for the whole “programming” bit. I’m far more interested in hearing what the stones have to say than in telling it what it should be about.
When a stone asks for clearing — when its energy is heavy and somber — I will offer it sage. But most often I’ll just leave it on the earth for a while (a few years, maybe), or on my altar, where it can experience whatever healing it needs. Only the stone knows what it needs. Sometimes I “adopt” stones from stores just to bring them out into the sun and rain again.
Every time I go to the beach now, I ask for your holey stone to show herself. She hasn’t shown up yet, but I know she will, when the timing is right!
Yes Harmony I do believe we hold similar views, and I agree only a stone knows what it needs. Sometimes I like to offer beds of rose petals or lavender, and quite often I find stones are interested in enjoying the company of essential oils. It’s all delightful isn’t it?
Unakite is new to me. I’m going to have to watch for it. I’m with you on not programming it, although I sometimes do leave them out in the moonlight to relax and recharge. Heck, I’ve been known to do that myself. 🙂
LOL – yes indeed Linda – a little moonbath does wonders for us all!
I don’t think I’ve ever known about this unakite stone. It is truly beautiful..and your love for it shines thru. Especially like how you’ve attributed human characteristics to stones. This one definitely does remind me of joy.
I always love your perspective Marcie. I tend to think of things as energy streams and so I have no trouble believing we share them with other beings. All seen through the different lenses of our embodiments.
i too had never heard of this stone – but it was so interesting to read about it. Thanks for sharing this – I would like to have a stone around that is pure joy – and this may be it!
You’ll have to check one out Vickie – they’re delightful.
I leave my crystals out in the moonlight to recharge, but my knowledge is limited. Thanks for introducing me to the unakite. Love the clever drawer pulls! Shine on!
I think we all like being in the moonlight, but our stone friends really seem to enjoy it don’t they?
Oh those drawer pulls! Thank you for the introduction to unakite. What gorgeous colours. Your note with it’s remark about the concept of “unakite” making you laugh is lovely. I’m going to keep my eye out for this little gem from now on.
Bet you’ll love unakite Kelly.