This weeks ‘Make’, is about setting Intentions and creating a visual reminder, to not only connect with those most powerful and transformative energies but to be given an extra nudge. It works like a simplified vision board, created out of natural elements which have their now inherent energies to merge and enhance your Intentions. In the creation of this “Make”, I wove the energy of my Intentions into the star as I was making it.
I call it an Alignment Intention Anchor, the process is to get clear on what you want to energies you want invite into your space, support them with crystal energy and use the essence of your Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras to feel into and create your anchor.
You Align by setting your intentions, writing them down and feeling them in their full power. You anchor in the energies you invoke as you create it. You may want to do this in two phases.
Firstly decide on the intentions that you want support with. I set mine in line with spiritual growth, commitment to spiritual practice and to use my voice and spiritual gifts to help others in their healing process. You could write them down to increase their power and then repeat them silently as you make the star. At this stage chose your crystals and also the shape of your creation, it doesn’t have to be a star, it could be any symbol that has meaning to you.
Once you have all your pieces to create your anchor, begin by setting your sacred space, perhaps meditate making space to align with your Intentions again and bring those energies into your vibration. Take your crystals and cleanse them with running water and then sit quietly with them in your hands, asking your guides to join you, visualise a beam of white light passing down through your Crown Chakra, Third Eye, Throat and finally into you Heart Chakra. From here, send the light down your arms and into the crystals. Finally invite the energies of the crystals to work with you and state your Intentions. out to really connect with your process and then begin to work.
To give you an idea of how to think about creating yours I have outlined the various elements and energies that I used to create mine and how I created it in the Steps below.
The Five Pointed Star
The five-pointed star has many meanings in different cultures, it is a symbol of the Serer religion and the Serer people of West Africa. A five-pointed star is called a Yoonir in their language, it symbolises the universe in the Serer creation myth, and also represents the star Sirius
As a pagan religious symbol, the pentagram, a star without a surrounding circle, has an active energy, symbolising an outgoing of oneself, prepared for conflict, aware and alert. The Circled Pentagram, which has a circle around a pentagram contains and protects. The circle symbolises eternity and infinity, the cycles of life and nature. The circle touching all 5 points indicates that the spirit, earth, air, water and fire are all connected.
The Metaphsyical properties of Lapis encourage self-awareness, allowing self-expression and revealing inner truths. Its’ frequency stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity and compassion. It brings the desire to confront and speak and own your truth with a big dollop if confidence thrown in for good measure.
Chyrsocolla a superstar crystal, it’s energies elevate communication, expression, empowerment topped off the desire to share knowledge through teaching. It can also discharge negative energies and calm a frazzled mind, allowing truth and inner wisdom to surface and make itself known. It resonates with a frequency for us to acknowledge and emphasise the power our words and actions have on others, encouraging compassion.
The energy of Amethyst is to connect spiritually, to open up and feel our way through, recieving intuitive guidance.Its’ metaphysical abilities quiet the mind to create an enhanced meditative state, this happens because of its’ inherent high frequency, which can purify the aura of any negative energy or attachments, leaving you free as a bird to receive all the good stuff. In one sense it creates a protective shield of light around the body, like a supercharged bubble of light creating the space to remain clear and focussed as you begin to opening to spiritual guidance. Amethyst activates the Third Eye and the Crown Chakra, enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability.
In Native American culture it is believed that all things hold in their vibration an inherent virtue, power, and wisdom. The feather is a powerful symbol that signifies honour and a connection between the owner, the Creator, and the bird from which the feather came. A feathers symbolises trust, honour, strength, wisdom, power, and freedom.
Apple wood is believed to have a grounded and abundant energy that can be used in healing rituals, spiritual or physical. In folklore and mythology they are associated with Goddess energy embodying and channeling feminine energies to bond and unify relationships.
To make yours you will need to do the following:
Finally once I had created the Star I blessed it to unite the energies and and asked that the elements combine to serve as a reminder to honour my most treasured parts of myself and my future.
You will need the following;
Five stems of foraged wood or any bought from a florist
Crystal Beads to decorate, you can also use beads and shells
Gold fine gauge jewellers wire
Glue- fast setting two-part epoxy resin
Decorative coloured string
Crushed crystals to decorate the feathers – optional
Cut your chosen wood to size to make your star and lay out begin assembling. I worked around my star by securing each section where the twigs joined with a small piece of wire so that I had my completed star ready the them embellish with the Lapis Lazuli stars. To do so thread the star onto the wire and position it on the cross-section and secure.
Once you have completed adding your stars to to the frame work you need to then create your feathers attachments.
Take your decorative string, I used garden string and plaited it but if you are using suede ribbon you can just glue this. Place a small amount of glue on the stem and attach the suede string and secure the feather at its’ base with wire and gently wrap it around the stem and secure it with a small knot and cut off the excess. Next take the decorative string and begin to wind it around the stem as far up as you want, Secure it off with a double knot and then trim off the excess .
Next decide how far down you want the feathers to hang from the Star and gently tie the other end with a knot at the back of the star and cut off the excess. Finally attach some of the suede or decorative string to the top and make a loop so that you can hang it up. You may want to hang yours in an area of the the house which further supports your invoked energies.