JUL 06, 2021 by Meghan McCreary
a stone of inner journeys
Get UN-Stuck! Botswana agate boosts your mood + enhances your creativity. Trust the process and get ready for the magic to happen!
Agate: a Grounding Stone for Inner Journeys
History Lesson: Did you know that Agate comes in many forms and is one of the oldest gemstones referenced in the Bible and other religious texts? For centuries, Agate has been cherished for its healing and protective properties. Agates were worn by warriors in battle as a protection stone and legend tells us that agate was a feature stone in the breastplate of the High Priest.
Looking at an Agate up close you might assume that it is delicate due to the many tiny thin layering bands in the stone. But that actually gives it its amazing strength! Agate is a very hard, strong stone that reminds us of our own strength.
Think about all the experiences, or layers, that have shaped you. While on the surface you could appear dainty and delicate … your layers have built you up over the years to be strong and resilient!
Agates are loved for their grounding properties, which help to keep us present and rooted in gratitude for the things in our life which nurture us at our most basic levels. Because agate keeps us grounded at this low, comforting vibration, we are then able to think lofty thoughts and look to the knowledge that lives inside of us. Agate helps us to create a reality full of intention. Agates also come in a wide variety of colors and types which each offer a unique energy of their own, so there’s definitely an agate out there just for you!
Botswana Agate: For Artists and Abstract Thinkers
Creative inspiration can feel elusive - one look at the swirls and bands of color in Botswana Agate will offer a new perspective and stir up the creative energy inside of you! This stone will reconnect you to your intuition to find solutions easily so you can accomplish great things.
When life feels dull, use Botswana Agate to fire up your sense of adventure + spontaneity!
Royal Botswana Agate
Botswana Agate is the royalty of agates, because it is so beautiful and hard to come by! This rare stone is found mainly in the Bobonong district of Botswana, and you would be hard-pressed to find it elsewhere, making it prized for its scarcity.
All agates are chalcedony stones, which are formed when slow moving lava lays itself over already existing layers of stone, resulting in the beautiful bands of silica and quartz we all look for in Agates. Botswana Agate offers a beautiful display of banding and includes stones that are both opaque and translucent, with impressive layers of colors ranging from peachy pinks to moody grey and brown. Botswana Agate sits at 6 ½ - 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it a fairly durable stone.
How to Use Botswana Agate
Botswana Agate is a great tool to become more spiritually aware, as it opens up the channels of communication so that you can more easily receive messages from the Universe, or God. It’s comforting grounding energy allows space for those wonderful “aha!” moments of revelation, as you integrate abstract ideas and concepts into your mind.
If you find yourself stuck in a creative rut, look to Botswana Agate for inspiration. Your Muse will soon return as Botswana Agate makes you open to creative thought and calls you to act on it. Find flow in your creative life as your imaginings become real-life creations. If you become easily overwhelmed by your emotions, working through them with art becomes extra powerful with the help of Botswana Agate. Yes, you CAN finish that project that’s been begging to be created, and you will find ease and accomplishment in connecting to your creativity!
Are you seeking change in your day-to-day or trying to create big shifts in your life? Make your own Botswana Agate Mala Necklace to identify and reflect on the repetitive thoughts and patterns of behavior that are currently ruling your life, so that you can find clarity on what needs to shift or change in your paradigm. Botswana Agate will give you the ability to self-reflect in order to change your outer world, because after all - change starts from within.
Botswana Agate’s properties keep us grounded and present while helping us to access a higher place of thinking - one that is deeply spiritual and steeped in wisdom and knowledge. This lovely stone will give you the ability to see situations from a greater perspective, which frees you up from feeling too attached to any one outcome. This gives you objectivity and a greater feeling of choice so that you can act with confidence, knowing that you’ve weighed all the options. There are plenty of situations where a simple change in perspective can make all the difference.
When life feels dull, use Botswana Agate to fire up your sense of adventure. Pick a destination and go! - let yourself havefun, you don’t have to travel far to find something that brings out your adventurous spirit. With a renewed perspective, almost anything can feel adventurous - even trying out that new sushi bar you’ve been hearing rave reviews about. Let the feel-good vibes of Botswana Agate guide you to a new experience, you might end up loving it!
Final Thoughts on Botswana Agate
To all artists, inventors, and those who are on the cutting edge of creativity, Botswana Agate can be a wonderful tool to access a deep well of abstract thought and greater creativity. This stone can help you through seasons of change, as you identify the things that are standing between you and what you are seeking through change. Let yourself rise to a higher level of thinking and connect with the inner knowledge and wisdom you need to create a more beautiful and inspiring world. Botswana Agate helps you realize what you have to offer this world, and gives you the tools and confidence needed to share your gift - we are all waiting for it!
We invite you to use the following mantra when using Citrine in meditation and in daily life:
“I am divinely guided and protected. I open myself to the adventure of life with joy and acceptance. My strength comes from my experiences and I am grateful to be on my very own path. I live an uninhibited life, and find my source of strength within.”
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