RHODONITE: HEAL YOUR HEARTBEAT: When you’re feeling calm and centered, your heart beats in an even rhythm. Listening to it becomes self-soothing, helping you remember you personal cadence. But when you’re anxious, especially when you’re perpetually anxious, you heart stutters and skips. You own skittish heart sends you deeper into unease and angst. But it’s not your heart that’s the problem. The problem lies deeper, rooted in the vulnerability that is causing the anxiety. Put your hand on your heart, Rhodonite instructs. Close your eyes and feel its beat. Once you’re in sync with yourself, ask your heart what’s feeding its anxiety. To heal your heart, you need to first know in what way you feel vulnerable in the world. It’s time for this first step.
SODALITE: COME TO CALM: When your nervous system relaxes, your mind can suddenly see patterns that were previously obscured: intuition and intellect, collective consciousness and individual observation come into balance. You gain perspective and can lean into your own wisdom. In this quiet inner-place, you begin to trust yourself and feel steady in the world. For all this to happen, Sodalite murmurs, you need to come to calm. You need to soften every bit of you, all the way down to the minute motions of the dendrites of your nerve cells. Take a deep breath, blow out the stress, the questions the agitation. Come, actively, to calm.