4/5/2016

Mineral Therapy // Selenite

Mineral Therapy // Selenite by Ashley Neese

I’ve got a ton of air and water in my chart so I’m always on the hunt for quick and effective ways to ground my energy. Welcome selenite. When I’ve had a full day of clients or just need to ground and shift my energy, I put my bare feet on a slab of selenite for ten minutes and I relax within minutes. Selenite reestablishes clarity, stabilizes emotions, and downshifts the nervous system making you more available for intuitive messages.

Selenite is a versatile mineral that clears energy blocks, dispels negative entities, cleanses auras, and illuminates the frequency of our consciousness. Being the sensitive person I am, selenite helps keep me at a more even keel, enabling me to tap into my inner light with ease and grace.

These last few months of living on my own again post breakup have been deeply transformational. I have the kind of clarity now that comes from having to create new life rhythms after being partnered for years. In many ways this has a been a return to my true self, my soul, and selenite has kept my intuitive center clear in moments where the emotional work has been very dark. I’m a big advocate for getting all the support we can in life. This past year I have leaned into my relationships with minerals and been amazed at how much they help me connect and tune in.

 

WHAT IS SELENITE?
The etymology of selenite is through Middle English selinete, from Latin selenites, from Greek selēnitēs (lithos), literally, moonstone or stone of the moon, from selēnē (Moon). The ancients had a belief that certain transparent crystals waxed and waned with the moon. From the 15th century, “selenite” has referred specifically to the variety of gypsum that occurs in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.
[Wikipedia]

Selenite is hydrous calcium sulfate mineral; a form of gypsum crystal also known as Satin Spur or Desert Rose. The stone is tubular in shape, with striations running along its length. Selenite is found in Mexico, South America, USA, Australia and Madagascar and formed in evaporative clay beds and hot springs. They crystal manifests in ice-like, clear, striated, fine, delicate crystals, and it can grow into either in the v-shape twinning, the fishtail configuration or in a single extended point.
[Tom Ledder]

Mineral Therapy // Selenite by Ashley Neese

HEALING BENEFITS
Selenite has many associations with the moon which makes it an ideal mineral for working with the subconscious, psychic channels, intuition, and primal instincts. The moon represents water, which is tied to our emotional and subtle bodies. Selenite will completely dissolve if left in water which is a beautiful illustration of how it can help wash away heightened negative emotions. This also serves as a reminder to practice being flexible in your life and to ride the waves of your emotions as they come, and when possible, to release with love.

Selenite is primarily associated with the crown and third eye chakras making it an excellent mineral for meditation and spiritual work. Regular meditations with selenite promote accurate psychic insights, deep understanding of your soul’s purpose, and healing of past life energies. If you’re looking for protection from your spirit guides selenite will help you tap into that power.

I bring selenite into all of my client sessions and classes because it very effective for removing energy blocks. Selenite is referred to as liquid light which brings clarity to getting down to the root of these stagnant areas. Often times clients aren’t always sure what their specific blocks are. I use selenite to enhance my intuition and expose the truth of their blocks while protecting them from outside mental influences. At night I purify my aura with a selenite wand to eliminate energetic congestion and cut parasitic energy cords that are a normal part of everyday living.

Selenite can be used to promote fertility and is a guardian of pregnancy and motherhood. You can use selenite to enhance all fertility from bearing a child to creating a new project. Selenite is also considered a love mineral, it encourages honest communication, promotes ease and harmony in relationships, and adds loving intentions to your energy body.

In addition to cleansing your minerals on the full moon, you can place them on a large slab of selenite. This will clear their energy and is great to do between full moons. The minerals I use on a daily basis get this treatment several times a month as they work very hard! Be sure to dedicate a specific piece of selenite just for cleansing your minerals.

Mineral Therapy // Selenite by Ashley Neese

HOW TO USE

Below are some of my favorite ways to use selenite. Try them out and see what feels best to you.

Meditate with selenite to…..

  • Clear your mind
  • Remove stress
  • Receive psychic messages
  • Reduce PMS
  • Tap into past life energy
  • Strengthen memory
  • Promote cellular repair

 

Keep selenite in your home to…..

  • Keep the energy clear and balanced
  • Promote harmony
  • Raise the vibration
  • Ward off negative energy

 

Put selenite under your bed to……

  • Stimulate dreams
  • Sleep soundly
  • Activate the subconscious
  • Encourage peace and tranquility
  • Reverse effects of free radicals

 

Keep selenite on your desk to……

  • Promote creativity
  • Keep focused on your work
  • Stabilize emotions
  • Inspire heart centered communication
  • Mental flexibility
  • Strengthen decision making processes

 

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Have you worked with selenite? I’d love to know how you incorporate it into your life.

 

Photos by Lauren Moore

Selenite from my friends at Energy Muse

Comments

  • Madeline

    I love Selenite and also use it in my classes and sleep with a huge slab on my nightstand … I am going to try putting my feet on it, great suggestion! Thank you Ashley <3

    • ashley

      Hey beauty! So wonderful to hear from you. It’s definitely an Angel mineral ;) It’s nice to have your feet on it while you’re working too, I love having it under my desk while I’m writing, major insights come through too. Thinking of you!! xo

  • Cristi Britton

    wow thanks! What a wonderful post. When on a road trip recently I got a few selenite crystals. I had no idea why, I was just completely drawn to it. Ever since I have incorporated it into my life a ton! Thank you for such a in depth post about selenite! Looking forward to reading more:)

    • ashley

      Thanks so much Christi! I am thrilled you enjoyed this post and I love the timing of it for you! Excited to be working in this series again, stay tuned for more mineral updates. Wishing you a wonderful week! xoa

  • Ruth

    I love this series, please keep them coming! I have a selenite lamp in my livingroom and love the light and the energy it radiates. I’m currently meditating with rose quartz as I want to call in more love into my life and heal past wounds but I’d like to get a selenite wand or slab sometime soon so thank you Ashley for such a wonderful post about selenite.

    • ashley

      Ruth! Oh wow a lamp, that is amazing! I bet it makes the room feel so good. Glad you’re using rose quartz, it’s perfect for what you are healing and calling in. The wands are really useful for clearing at the end of the day, or any time really. And thanks for the encouragement about the series, I took a little hiatus post break up/move but now that I’m settled I’ll get back to them! Wishing you a wonderful week. Lots of love. xo

  • Steffi

    Hey! Love this series on your blog Ashley! Have become increasingly obsessed with crystals now and carry one around with me wherever I go. I am following my intuition a lot as you have said and I am really enjoying the energies/vibes/auras I have experienced since. Currently doing a workout with a lovely wand of selenite in front of me to clear all my stress from the week and getting ready to have a nice weekend :) love love love x

    • ashley

      Hi Steffi!
      Thrilled to hear you are enjoying the series. It’s so fun to write it and share all of this info. Will be posting again next week! Happy you are using the wand – it’s such an amazing tool isn’t it?! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week and sending light your way. xa

  • Stacey

    Hi Ashley, I just found your blog last night while watching the full Moon & soaking up the potent energy. So grateful to have found your writings… I instantly felt connected to your words & guidance. I just recently purchased some selenite & love your post with the in depth info on this healing mineral. Thank you. ????✨

    • ashley

      Hi Stacey,
      I’m so happy you are here! Selenite is such a powerful mineral, I hope you enjoy working with it. Wishing you a beautiful week and thank you for taking the time to say hello and for the thoughtful words. xoa

  • Chani

    I have just begun working with Selenite. I find it so comforting, and peaceful. The first time I lay down with a love-heart shaped polished piece on my throat (because I had a sore throat at the time) I felt incredibly relaxed. The mind chatter stopped and I felt incredible stillness. Two minutes later the feeling only became stronger, I felt as though I was floating above my body. It occurred to me in this experience why they say it is an ‘angelic stone’ as I got the sense it opened a door to another realm above my head. I was in two worlds at once.
    When I come home from work feeling mentally frustrated, over-thinking, stressed or negative, I place the stone on my body and immediately feel like things will be okay. Soon after,I mentally begin to process my situation with a detached clarity, wisdom and optimism. It really is a wonderful stone for sensitive people who are effected by stress or anxiety, or who live in their heads. Selenite gives you the safe space to process and the connects you back into joy, hope and lightness. My selenite piece is a lovely peach/orange by the way, so it may work on more of a physical level than the white variety, thanks and all the best!

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