This is part 2 of a two-part series on Crazy Lace Agate. If you want to see Part 1, I wrote about what CLA is and its history here if you want to check that out!
Crazy Lace Agate is my newest crystal experiment, and I’m excited to get into it. I’m going to write it as CLA from hereon because I don’t want to type that a million times. Do you ever name your crystals? I don’t, but now I’m wondering why not. If I’m giving them nicknames, I can give them names, right? Anyway, CLA is here to help me find my life path.
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The following is a journal of my work with CLA. If you don’t want to read my daily entries, click here to skip to my results and (non-scientific) findings.
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Day 1 – Soul Lessons
I found this book by complete accident and was immediately sucked into its message:
Basically, the author claims that she channeled most of this book through her (or our?) guides. The guides state that we each have 22 soul lessons we need to learn. I don’t know why this speaks to me, but I’m definitely intrigued and I’m definitely going to read the whole book and review it when I’m done.
Day 2 – A New Week
Last week I completely stopped working with Crazy Lace Agate. I stopped doing any self care and I relapsed, kind of: I got drunk. I hate drinking because I don’t understand moderation and I keep going until I puke, but for some reason I thought this would be a better alternative to being sober and miserable. It wasn’t, but it did show me that often I just need to shut up and do nothing. When I was passed out for hours at a time, situations would often work themselves out. People would cool off, change their minds, fix their own problems.
I need to figure out how to do nothing in a way that doesn’t destroy my liver.
The good news is that I’m in no danger of getting addicted to alcohol because I really hate it. So anyway, I’m back to working with Crazy Lace today. This is a quote from my Soul Lessons book:
You can, for example, place all the best building materials in the world in front of an empty lot, but without a picture of how the house should come together, the woods and nails will lie dormant, and there will be no creation. The same holds true for everything you desire, whether it is a home, a job, a relationship, an adventure, or even a connection with God. Unless you hold a clear and consistent conception of your desired result in your mind, it will not materialize.Choquette, Sonia. Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose (p. 31). Hay House. Kindle Edition.
I think this is the core of my problem: I keep waiting for God/The Universe/etc to give me a purpose, when in reality I need to choose one. Nothing is getting done because I’m not focusing on anything, because I don’t know what to focus on.
If choosing a life purpose is my next step, and it’s entirely my own choice, I need to choose very carefully. I can’t constantly second-guess my house while I’m building it. I need to come to the table with blueprints, so I need to study blueprint options first.
Day 3 – Chakra Cleansing
Although I was supposed to do this from Day 1, it’s better late than never I guess. I used this meditation:
I lit a white candle and set my CLA on my yoga mat, along with two Lepidolite pieces. I haven’t worked with Lepidolite extensively before, but it’s said to release spiritual blockages so I thought it would be perfect.
A few years ago, I went through a full Reiki course. I’m certified to practice on people and animals, but I’ve been out of practice for a long time. On my music blog, I wrote about each chakra and how it relates to music. Here is each chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. Anyway, all of this is to say that while I’m familiar with chakras and Reiki, I’m not at all an expert.
This meditation was really helpful. I felt like my Third Eye was the strongest by far (perhaps too strong), and my Root was very weak, almost nonexistent. One of my family members is currently homeless, and when we get to the Root part my brain went haywire. I wondered what if I become homeless?! I should look up what happens and what I should do. The Root chakra deals with safety and security, so clearly I need to work on that.
Day 4 – Retrograde Unpacking
I closed out my storage unit and spent the day grieving. Years ago, I opened this storage space in the hopes that I would move to a new state. Today I let that dream go. It was hard.
Several things happened today that made me think this was in perfect alignment. Just little synchronicities and coincidences, but enough to make me realize that I will be okay. We are also in Mercury Retrograde right now and it’s a good time to declutter and unpack. This storage unit has been hanging over my head for years, and I’m glad to finally let it go.
I found a book my grandma wrote for me and cried like I did when she died. Her handwriting, her jokes, her memories fill these pages and I’m so thankful I found this.
Dear Granny, I am okay. I’m figuring it all out. I hope you’d be proud of me, but I don’t have much to show you right now. Maybe someday soon. Things are falling into order somehow. Also you’ve never once called me “Pam” in my whole life so I don’t know why you wrote that here lol, but I love you to eternity also.
Day 5 – DNA vs Chosen Family
We are a combination of the 5 people we see the most. I keep this in mind as I carefully weed out people. Since I’m already a hermit, I worry that I might let the wrong people go. I only know about 10 people, so losing one is tough. However, I’m committed to the idea that I value quality over quantity.
Most people I know are extroverts. They seem to have hundreds of friends and it just baffles me. Maybe it’s the depression or social anxiety talking, but I only need a couple of really good friends.
Who are your 5 people? Do you feel like they align with you? Do you need to make any changes to your roster? I need to reflect on this.
Day 6 – Self Like and Self Acceptance
I got this journal prompt today:
What’s your favorite quality about yourself? Dig deep into your personality, and think about what you really love about yourself. Is it your bravery, your intelligence, your ability to be the life of the party? Maybe you’re proud of yourself for always being calm in a crisis, or you love how easy it is for you to make new friends. Once you have that characteristic in mind, write about why you love that piece of yourself. How does it make you, YOU? Who would you be without that defining quality?– Find Your Voice subscriber email, check them out here
I guess my favorite part of my personality is my continued pursuit of growth. I’m constantly looking up ways to improve myself or my life.
Why I love it: I can accept myself, maybe even like myself, on days when I’m not at my best (which feels like most of the time). I’m growing and learning. When I look back at how far I’ve come since I started this blog, I can take ownership of my glaring faults and continue to work on them.
Day 7 – The Path
I pretty much knew I wasn’t going to find my path in a week. However, I do feel like I’ve made some important shifts this week and I’ve set things in motion toward my next phase of life.
All day long I’ve randomly broken into sobs, my body collapsing under the weight of my grief. But it isn’t just grief, it’s release. I’m letting go of what no longer serves me. Let it go, let it flow. The wise words of Toni Braxton carry me through today:
I went to the library and found this book, which I found very interesting:
Since I’m ending my CLA work today, I think this is a great place to start reading. I’m a few chapters in and already I’m excited by the book’s messages. I’ll review it when I’m done, so now I have 2 books that should help point me in the right direction at least!
My Results Working with Crazy Lace Agate:
- This was just a tough time period in general, and I don’t think any crystal in the world would have helped me cope completely. However, the chakra cleanse meditations did help reset my frame of mind and relax me a bit.
- I did not find my life path, but I did find resources to help me find it. One fell in my lap, the other I sought out, but I have hope that both will help.
Those were really my main and only results, but I still would consider this a success!
Top Tips to Work with Crazy Lace Agate:
- Definitely do the chakra cleansing meditations. Regardless of what you’re going through, they will help you recharge and center your energy.
- Practice self care. I did not do this, and I paid dearly for it. Finding your path is not easy work, and you need to be well-rested and calm to find your way.
- Journal your progress. It will help you weed out your thoughts and keep you accountable to making progress.
- Utilize resources to help you find your path. You don’t have to use those books if they don’t grab your attention, but head to your library or bookstore to find books you would like. Other potential resources: career counselors (often these are free at your local college or community center!), life coaches or therapists, challenge groups on Facebook or book clubs.
If you’d like to work with CLA yourself, or any other crystal, I have free worksheets here you can download and use:
If you want a CLA of your own, here is a nice raw piece:
Here is a necklace:
Here are 3 random pieces:
Let me know if you’ve worked with CLA and what you think of it! Also, let me know where you are on your life path and how it’s going for you!