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Is your totem animal Raven or Crow? Raven Totem Prayer Beads can be a useful tool for meditation or focusing spiritual energies. This set is comprised of: 9 6mm Brecciated Agate 11 6mm Jet and 9 6mm Clear Quartz beads and 4 4mm Blue Kyanite (did you know that baby crows have blue eyes?) brass spacer beads and darling little Agate stars. The top end has a beautiful pewter Raven the bottom has a Spiral Sun charm. The total length is 12 1/2 ”.
The more you use prayer beads, the more they feel at home in your hand, and bring your mind to the spiritual and contemplative. Give them a try!
Natural gemstone beads also help us make a connection to the earth itself. This link opens us to the Web of Life, the positive energy of Nature, and to the Divine. Using prayer beads joins us to an ancient spiritual tradition, and sets us on a new path of discovery. As we use prayer beads, each individual bead links us to our fellow spiritual travelers.
The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self resolving inner conflicts which have long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess. ‘Raven people’ can expect continual changes and spiritual awakenings throughout their lifetime. In Norse mythology, Odin is depicted as having two ravens Huginn and Muninn serving as his eyes and ears, Huginn being referred to as thought and Muninn as memory. Every day the ravens fly out from Hliðskjálf and bring Odin news from Midgard. Raven is a guardian of the place before existence and has the ability to move in space and time. Raven honors ancestors, carries souls from darkness into light, works without fear in darkness, guides while working in shadow, moves freely in the void, understands all things related to ethics and is a shapeshifter.
Brecciated Agate (broken pieces, usually brown and red, held together by quartz) Used for optimism, tranquility, helps to avoid negative behavior and is a vibrational changer.
Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory.
Jet is grounding and balancing, and as it also carries a negative electrical charge, is good for drawing power and knowledge to the bearer. Made of burned, then fossilized trees, it helps to tap into the ancient wisdoms and transformative powers of the Earth. It is also helpful in stabilizing finances, and is said to soothe migraines.
Blue Kyanite is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement. It will not retain negative vibrations or energy, therefore never requiring clearing. It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body. Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility. It encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels. It drives away anger, frustration, confusion and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought. Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perseverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength. It can help when connecting to your spirit guides. Kyanite induces dream recall and can promote healing dreams.