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Ruby – The 11.th holonistic gemstone exploration – Christmas 2015 – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

We explored Ruby just before Christmas 2015 – a perfect timing!

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Ruby and fire
Synchronicity can be a wonderful experience, an experience of coherence. The coherence of Ruby and Christmas became clear to us as we performed the holonistic experience of Ruby on 17 of December 2015.

Ruby took us to a warm cosy place as we approached the darkest night and days of the winter. It made us think of the state of the foetus lying in the warm belly completely united with the mother, or a state like sitting in a small cosy cabin in the middle of the ice cold snow laid mountains in the dark winter night while enjoying the warm heat from the fire place and the warm feelings of closeness to the loved ones or even a deep unconditional love to the whole human kind.

Sitting there looking at the fire place, you see the black or charcoal grey surface of the wood logs hiding the radiating heat and warmth that connects all the logs and warms up the whole room and the whole cabin. As you see beyond the black grey surface you realize that the heat on a deep level has the same source, it was already connected. Let us explore.

The source of fire
The heat and light from the wood logs is the sun returning and rejoicing in its regained freedom after being structured into the wood, the spirits from the sun penetrate every aspect of the wood. Science reduces this magic process to photosynthesis, but it is more than just chemistry. What to us seems fragmented, is deeply connected, it is the same spirit coming forward with different aspects. Even all the suns (e.g. stars) radiate from separate spots. Despite the enormous distance between them the radiate the same creative force, the force that started in the Big Bang. All stars are deeply connected, and all the heat from the fire place is the same, manifesting through each log of wood.

It is this deep connection that we do not see, but we can resonate, that we start to realize as a direct experience under the influence of Ruby. You get reconnected yourself with the source of life and love and light.

Ruby warms up our heart and soul and reminds us of the affection and love we have to the closest circles, or family and friends, but it goes deeper and deeper and carries the gift of uniting with all human kind, all living beings and the whole universe.

Ruby is the perfect gemstone for Christmas, with its red colour and the focus and deep connection to the beloved friends and family as well as the love, care and benevolence for everyone.

Polarity
As we aim to understand Ruby in a holonistic way the core can often be easiest understood as a polarity. In Ruby the polarity is between being frozen out into the cold or completely accepted and warmly included as your closest family.

This split also tells us that Ruby takes away the illusion of being excluded, separated, being out in the cold, being dead, or isolated. It does this by connecting us to what is behind, what was before and what is beneath.

Aker – he who is beneath
In isolation or the cold of the winter, in the darkest of nights Ruby reconnects you with the heat that created us all. The heat that still is there in the sun, in the centre of the earth as well as in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is the source of the red blood that gives us life and connects all the cells in our body. Beneath all that is manifested there is the same source of fire, of life and heat. This is the warmth of love that connects us all, the creative fire of the spirit.

This internal persistent warmth reconnects you with the inner world, the world of dreams and of spirit. It reconnects you with the fire of the spirit, and also gives you strong vivid dreams. What seems to be darkness has a hidden fire within that Ruby helps you to remember. It could be the night where the treasure of the dreams come forward, it could be the isolation where the deeper connection to human kind is revealed, it could be the darkest nights of the winter where the inner rebirth of the spirit, the true meaning of Christmas is given as a gift.

Ruby has the ability to show you eternal life where death seems present, to give inner warmth when you are alone in the cold, to remember the intimate love for your closest when the daily routine is killing the relation, to focus on forgiveness and generosity rather than obstinate stubbornness, to focus on the importance of being present in the moment when you encounter fellow humans instead of keeping running and already being on the way to the next step.

Ruby reminds you of the deeper things, the more important – the things under the horizon, that which is beneath, behind and before.

Imagine a gently blow on the wood log and the burning fire reappears with its redness and radiating heat and you have a good picture of what Ruby does. It reconnects you with the source and it also helps the true you appear where you might have retracted or hid in the darkness.

This is the time of the year where the year comes to and end and a new year is about to start. The theme of death and rebirth also came forward in our exploration. Christmas is the birth of Christ, as the old years is fading and a new is born.

The ancient roman God Janus, the two faced God has give the name to doorways (januae) and archways (jani) as well as January. In old Rome Janus was invoked as the first of any gods in regular liturgies. He represented the beginning of all cycles (day, month, and year). He was celebrated on January 9, the Agonium.

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His tradition probably arrived from Egypt and the God Aker. Aker was the God of the horizon. He was called “He who´s beneath” Akes was represented as two lions facing opposite directions. One lion was representing yesterday (duaj) and the other tomorrow (sefer).

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At the point between the last year and the year to come, at the point where the manifest disappears into the night of the un-manifested to reappear again, we find Aker.

Aker was first depicted as the torso of a recumbent lion with a widely opened mouth. This reminds us of Janus and his association with doorways and archways. Here at this point is the wide open mouth, the gate to the other side. In summer and light all is about the manifested external world, in the dark of the night or the winter we are at the closest to the open mouth, the gate to the other side ”He who´s beneath” as the name Aker signifies.

This is an important key to Ruby but also an aspect of many gemstones, the ability to connect you with a state where there is no past or present, where there is just manifested potential, the potential behind all creation. A state before things are split into before and after, heat and cold or any other polarity, a state where the female and male aspects of every human being are still one. As you re-enter the connection with your own spirit, you also reconnect with your anima or animus, you become aware of the unconscious and the two aspects of day and night unite in you.

Ruby connects you with this state deep beneath where you also reconnect with those that has passed to the other side, it reunites you with the loved ones that has tread out of the time. It puts you in a state where you find peace with old enemies, where you forgive those that has trespassed or done you harm. If you live in a relation where things have become permanently frozen or become blocked between you and your partner, brother or sister, parent or child, neighbour or college or any other person, Ruby reminds you of the warmth that was and helps you blow on the wood log and find back to tender love and care.

Where you are stuck, rigid, blocked or obstinate it makes you again open up, feel the warmth, connection and flow.

In this time of Christmas Ruby remind us all of the gift of reconnection, of opening the gate to the original love that connects us all

 

 

 

Some synchronicities with Ruby
The climate deal in Paris
The new reconciliation between US and Russia.
New ministers in Norway, some came in to the warmth, others went out in the cold
Batteries that went on fire
Accepting women as equal, supporting women

 

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Jasper – 3.th holonistic gemstone exploration

The 12. of March 2015 we explored the gemstone Jasper.

There are different kinds of Jasper.
Our investigation was of the red Jasper.

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Its name was Yašfeh ( יָשְׁפֵה ) in the masoretic text or Iaspis in the Septuaginta.  Scholars suspect that Yasepheh may be the original reading. Jasper is usually red, the mineral which the Greeks called Iaspis was generally a richly green one the most prized form of Jasper.

The old cultures did not give names arbitrary as we do, but asked themselves, or even perceived the qualities of the object to be named. They used the letters and sounds that represented those qualities when giving a name. Each letter and their sequence hence has a story to tell.

In the old cultures we often see that each letter is standing alone as a unit of meaning, a symbol or archetype.

Looking at the first two letters in Yašfeh ( יָשְׁפֵה ) is the hebrew root “Ish“. These are the letter YUD of manifestation of identity joined to SHIN that of relative spiritual movement. It carries the meaning of inspired being, or manifestation of the spirit in the individual, in the sence of a being radiating or shining, or simple spiritual breath manifested into substance. The third letter gives it a distinct, discriminating quality and the last letter makes it alive. One of the ways we could translate this would be: An identity that radiates, with autonomy and clarity as to what it represents in a living way.

This happened to be a good description of our exploration of Jasper, even if this was discovered afterwards.

Our holonistic approach to Jasper consisted of five steps. We started by sharing how we all experienced the last days or weeks, to see the common themes that could be extracted. After the second meditative step, we started to analyze the themes appearing and perceiving them in a unified way.

A step towards this unification is to see the main polarities, as it leaves you with two states, instead of many, and then you can more easily get the unified perspective.

There were elements of unity or separation. The separation even gave the feelings of self-pity.
There were elements of joy of life and pleasure in nature with the fear of death, and the feeling the time was not due yet. Other polarities were between the open, trusting childlike state and a rigid, fixed condition.
Self-sacrifice or self-assertivness. We could conclude that Jasper helps or gives you what it takes not to respond with self-pity, or isolation but rather asserting yourself and enjoy your self-realisation.

Many of the participants had been in situations that made them change their plans, directions or decisions quickly or again and again. Schedules were booked and rebooked or canceled. Appointments never happening, being changed, or set in the last moment. Due to traveling, original plans had to get canceled.

It is a strong analogy that Norwegian air was on strike so this must have happened on a large scale. In our situation, it was some flights, but as much other appointments.

The red quality associated with, Geburah, Mars or Mature Man qualities were strongly coming through in our exploration. Jasper seems to promote your self-assertiveness, your ability to change old patters and brake loose as well as the ability to respond quickly and take the necessary decisions to get your act together.

It gives a clarity or honesty towards your own needs, and the ability to cultivate and nurture them.
But the clarity and integrity of your own needs and self-assertion also opened a respect and understanding of others and their equal rights to stand up for themselves and their needs.
In the same degree it promotes your individual autonomy it promotes the respect of the other. It made it natural to stand up for yourself in a world were that is what is done.

The synchronicity of getting an invitation to the world famous artist Vebjørn Sand´s exhibition “The choice of the individual” the same day was as striking as the synchronical strike at Norwegian.

The analogy of the right of the individuals was there in many ways. As in the recent debate on vaccinations where the individual freedom of choice against the mass, is central.

This individual energy, or inner fire was also expressed as a heat, melting up the inner coldness, giving energy and thirst.

Connecting yourself to Jasper would then give you inner strength, the ability to make choices, stand up for yourself, and be self-assertive. This instead of feeling pity for yourself, isolate yourself or feeling deserted.

 

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