When we want to grow emotionally and spiritually, we find
ourselves in situations similar to that of chickens and
butterflies, which can't emerge into larger worlds unless
they break out of the shells and cocoons which originally
served to protect them.
Our special challenge is that our protective shells and
cocoons aren't external, but internal and often invisible.
To discover the habits and beliefs that limit us gives us
the potential to release them.
Our ability to grow is further deepened when we begin to
explore the possibility that our beliefs about physical
reality itself can also be restricting. When we become open
to the possibility that the realm of spirit is just as real,
our world becomes even larger.
The gifts of expanded awareness and a deepened capacity
to integrate different layers of reality are especially
vital at the present time. While I don't have fixed opinions
about the meaning of the current spiritual climate, I do
know that every day I encounter more and more people who
want to understand themselves and to be in charge of their
lives. They are searching for a feeling of connection, not
only with other humans, but with crystals, the animal and
plant worlds, and with the world of spirit.
. The calcite family can be especially helpful with these
The Calcite Family
One key aspect of Calcite is its most common shape, the
three-dimensional parallelogram called a rhomboid. A rhomboid
has six parallel planes (visualize this as top, bottom,
side, side, end, end) all connected to each other).
In spiritual terms rhomboid Calcite represents the interconnection
and interaction of parallel planes of reality. Thus, in
gazing at a Calcite, we can see that the world of spirit
isn't "up there" and separate from physical existence, that
past and future aren't disconnected from the present. We
can also appreciate that on the physical plane itself alternative
ways of being and doing always exist.
The ability to infuse spiritual understanding into physical
reality helps us to have an expanded awareness of the challenges
we face, especially the challenges we've more or less given
up on, the patterns of thought and behaviour which are so
seamless that we don't know how to unravel them.
These can include:
A type of person who keeps coming back into your life, no
matter how quickly you get rid of the ones who came before
Habits you can't seem to get rid of, no matter what method
Behaviour patterns you can't seem to change (i.e., being
judgmental, bitter, angry, resentful, etc.), no matter how
much you dislike yourself for having them.
Situations from the past you can't release.
Fears about the future you can't release.
The common thread that joins these and other challenges
is a persistent problem one cannot seem to solve. It's as
if you're breathing the same old recycled air and wondering
why you don't feel refreshed and energized.
Its energy is soft and healing; thus, its soothing qualities
can be particularly helpful in releasing limiting beliefs
based on fear.
It also helps to releasing mental rigidities, an essential
step towards opening ourselves to new beliefs and realities.
Mental rigidity often helps to keep physical rigidities,
stiffness, and tension, so (although we make no claims for
physical healing) people have reported that green calcite
was helpful for this.
A third use for Green Calcite is in situations where there's
an excess of red energy. This can be expressed as anger
Finally, it is believed to be one of the most useful stones
when one is going through major transitions.
Green Calcite can be used on several areas in a crystal
layout. When you're working on releasing old mental patterns,
it's best placed on the third eye (above and between the
other two; this is also known as the sixth chakra). When
you want to release the fear often associated with limiting
beliefs place it on the heart centre.
To neutralize excessive red energy it can be placed wherever
you're experiencing anger or over-stimulation (often the
heart or solar plexus). If you're experiencing these sensations
in your entire body/psyche place green calcite on the second
(the pelvic area, which is traditionally related to the
For ease in transitions, place Green Calcite wherever you're
experiencing the most tension about change. Often this is
the solar plexus, but tension can be expressed in other
parts of the body.
Pink calcite helps to release old and hurtful emotional
patterns so that the heart can be open to receive and give
unconditional love. It combines the energies of Rose
Quartz and Pink
Tourmaline, nurturing both our love for ourselves
and our ability to express love for others.
Pink Calcite can be used on any chakra for the purposes
of releasing old pain. Those who were sexually abused as
children might find it helpful to place it on the second
chakra. Those who feel unable to express themselves in loving
ways could place it on the throat).
Honey (also called golden) Calcite shares with Green Calcite
the ability to help ease transitions. Its particular role
is integrate new energies and beliefs into one's physical
reality, i.e., daily life, relationships, business.
This stone relates to the navel/solar plexus area, and helps
to assure that the increased personal power we feel as blockages
are released to be wisely used.
Blue Calcite: Calming Communication
Like all the Calcites, Blue Calcite helps to release the
rigidities that prevent people from being able to see their
lives and its challenges from an expanded perspective. Its
particular area of focus is the throat centre, relating
to creativity and communication.
The concept of creativity implies something new, and blue
calcite helps to open us up to originality -- whether we
are writers, painters, or creating the art known as our
lives. This crystal can guide us away from the well-travelled
roads onto new pathways.
In the area of communication, it can assist in fostering
positive communication between those with opposing views.
It helps one to release a rigid point of view and listen
to the opinions of others without resistance. Its cooling
colour also helps people to express their beliefs and opinions
calmly, without anger.
In general, this is a calming stone, soothing overworked
nerves. Some find it a restful stone that helps in sleep.
This stone (described above) can be placed on any part of
the body. It is most commonly associated with the crown
chakra (top of the head).