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Opal – 12.th holonistic gemstone exploration – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

Here you can read discoveries from the exploration of Opal.
(Explored 18.th of February 2016.)

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A fluid nature

Opal has a quality that gives it a fluid like nature. This makes it easy to connect with it due to its ability to flow and to merge. It can help you to connect and disconnect.

It lets you go with the flow. As with many of the gemstones we explored it has the same polarity between structure and flow, or being stuck or flowing.

It has the quality of a cosmic mother, connecting you to the whole universe. As such it gives you a higher perspective and overview. It takes you from the limited you to a higher whole a higher holon.

Transcending chaos and fragments
Where there is chaos, lots of fragments, opposing interests and hidden messages, or miscommunication Opal helps to connect, take a higher perspective, following a higher will or more elevated position of intentions.

If you take the situation in the war or wars in Syria the last years, with many different groups opposing each other on different subjects and joining each other on others, you can understand the mixture and fragmentation of Opal on one side and see the opposite uniting goal that would need a higher perspective for the common good on the other side. The same you can say for the reactions following Brexit.
Both events had a synchronicity with the exploration of Opal.

Letting go
Opal is not only submerging you into a cosmic sea, it connects you with a powerful force like a maelstrom or whirlpool a drive from the higher realms, reconnecting you. If you are stuck, it helps you letting go and going with the flow into a higher unity a place where communications seems too limited even obsolete. A state where you instead of describing a thing or situation with concepts and words feel the need to experience or to be the thing you are talking about rather than putting superficial words to describe it. To experience or being it in the same sense as submerging into it like bathing in it.

If you are rigid stuck, cramped or experience stiffness Opal will release and make things flow. Fragmented chaos will be united on a higher level. Both these themes are solved by transcending to a higher level, the cosmic sea of fire, behind all creation. This process of transcending to a higher perspective is common to so many of the gemstones.

The play between 3 and 9
It takes you from superficial understanding to a deeper knowledge. Even if you struggle to describe, find words, expressions or concepts Opal will help you to transcend this challenges. It might even make you let them go completely, by transcending to a deep realization that they are already solved.

The number 3 is connected with the Hebrew letter Gimmel meaning Camel an animal of transportation. The number represented communications between different villages as the number today also represents all sorts of communication.  Three can be seen as two equals with the third element commuting between them. It is fragments, in the form of words, messages, letters, parcels etc. that go from one to the other. Fragments are a central aspect in Opal. (Read more about the Hebrew letters here)

The number 9 is connected with the Hebrew letter Teth, a coiled snake. It represents the completion of the circle or a spiral. As a circle it is like the snake that bites its own tale, or the process that has reached back to itself, where the goal and the start meet. It represents the seed or potential as well as the completion. The seed is just waiting to start a new circle of growing and flowering to create a new seed again. The seed is where the old tree and the tree to be born are one, as the “Tree potential”. (Read more about the Hebrew letters here)

Opal connects you with this quality represented in number 9 that at the same time is the potential tree in the seed and the completed tree giving new seeds on a level where you transcend from running the cycle but perceive it as one, as a circle that just is timeless. It connects you with the state that existed before birth and after death. The play of number three, alone or multiplied by itself giving 9 is a good description of the qualities in Opal. The mathematics of 3×3 = 9 can be understood as either the line of 3 or its square in the plane of 9. It like connecting two dimensions the line and the plane or the quality of 3 (fragments and communication) and the quality of 9 (potential circle or completed circle).

The connection of fragments or parts, as in the quality of number 3, is also shown in Opals enhancement of communication across differences or different levels or planes. It was perceived as stimulating communication with the spiritual world like with angels or even with extra terrestrial awareness or just strangers. The quality we call 9 here is making you realize the connection is already there and the 3 facilitates the exchange.

Opal also makes you realize that the heaviness of gravitation can be perceived as weightless waves in the cosmic sea, a feeling of flowing in a state where matter and weight disappears. Like floating weightless in the cosmic sea.

As with many gemstones it takes away the delusion of time, past and present, particularly in regard to confusion by fragmentation by connecting you to the source, a state before things where fragmented; The Word of the beginning, the unified perspective of knowledge, the music of the spheres.

By connecting you with this higher realms, the sea of light, it makes you transcend misunderstandings and conflicts and helps you reconnect with the circles around you, your family, neighbours, colleges etc. until you reach the cosmic sea connecting it all.

Opal makes you realize you can rest confident with the deep understanding of being taken care of and with a feeling of belonging to bigger and bigger circles, wholes or holons even to the level of the cosmic sea.

Opal helps you to let go of things you have been stuck to, things you have been afraid of loosing, things you have believed had to stay as they were. Opals releases and dissolves so you can flow into a bigger belonging, into the cosmic sea of light, the sea of fire; sha-maim (Hebrew for Heaven =Shin-sea or fire sea).
As expressed in the Genesis of the Bible: Bereshit bara Elohim AT HaShamaim ve AT HaAretz. Ve HaAretz ha ita tohu ve bohu ve Hhoshekh  al phani tehoum ve rouach Elohim merouhphat al phani HaMayim. Ve Yomer Elohim yehy Aur Ve Yehi Aur Veyarey Elohim AT HaAur ki tov.
(In the beginning God created AT in Heaven and AT upon Earth. And the Earth was desolated and waste and darkness was upon the face of the abyss and God spirit hovered upon the face of the waters. God said let their be light and be light. And God saw AT light was good/completed.)

Opal reconnects you with the beginning of creation where the wholeness becomes differentiated into parts and when you return to it the fragmentation dissolves into unity again.

It is a good remedy or gemstone to use when you feel stuck, hopeless and despair. When confused, chaotic and completely disconnected with a higher purpose or higher meaning. When you feel isolated and not taken care of.
When you feel you are in the middle of a war like conflict that is fragmented into many fractions and confusion and chaos dominates.

Read about the other gemstone explorations here.

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Carnelian – 7. th holonistic gemstone exploration – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

The 27.th of August 2015 we explored the gemstone Carnelian

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Carnelian is also a Silica dioxide as some of the other explorations we have done in 2015. In addition it contains Iron. It might just be from the Iron in Carnelian that it connects us with the power and initiative for a new start.

We explored Iron in 2008 and many experienced a force and energy that was new to them. We were filled with industriousness but the polarity of weakness and despair was also present. There was in Iron a polarity between heat, redness, heaviness, and a foggy feeling in contrast to a cold clear sharpness, and self-assertiveness on the edge of becoming hostile was also present.

With the element of Iron in it we can understand how Carnelian gives you the power to initiate and start your future life just now, how it gives courage and initiative. In Carnelian this is not an egocentric driven force, but a more collective unifying approach opening the heart to connect with a broader group, your crowd, nation or human kind.

When in a place of calamity, struggling, poverty or war Carnelian gives you the power to persist, survive, to find your way or solution. It takes away the illusion of being alone and makes you realize we are together in the same boat. The synchronicity of the refugees over the Mediterranean hit us all during the exploration of this gemstone.

It is a reminder that we are united, we belong together. This feeling of unification is also a feeling that many of the thousands of refugees walking day and night through Europe over the last weeks and months must have felt in the middle of despair. A despair that has made them take steps to open a new door where a new life is chosen. Initiating a new beginning. Also all the people opening there life, home and time for the human kind has opened the door to a new start of a bigger circle, opening their hearts. Many people in many countries share food and water, carpets and cloths. People collect boxes with cloths and toys to support and help people get a new start as they have left all there belongings. Many of them lost all they had in the calamities of war. The loss, or voluntary abandoning a home with its things touched upon another aspect of Carnelian.

Most of us live in illusions of having possessions, having things that belong to us. It could be a flat, a house, a car or ideas, songs or art-work we have created. At one point somebody took it from nature! At some point some human mind got inspired from within or above. All we have are the gifts of nature. It comes either from the earth, the sun or the inner nature. Nothing is ours. It is given to us to take care of, to use with care, respect and gratitude. Carnelian helps us to realise that all those things are not limited to being ours they are there for us all to share.

Carnelian takes away the delusion of possessions. Carnelian warms the heart to a unifying force making us share and stand together. Together we make everybody stronger, we make everybody richer. Together there is plenty for everyone and the heart can rejoice in charity.

It heals the deep sorrow of loneliness of not belonging or not being able to enjoy the goods of life and nature. It creates the awareness and need or earning to unite in a bigger community or group, with the whole human kind or all life on earth. It makes us realise we are one and the same.

When you feel the same love for everybody as for your close ones, you can say you know Carnelian in its full extent, in the debt of your heart.

We always belonged together, but the ego forgot, it took things and said it is mine, my country, my property, my house, my car, my family, my wife, my myself. With Carnelian this “mine” is turned into “ours”, it is helping us let go of what we hold on to as ours, and it is helping us to reconnect with the gifts of nature.

As in all the gemstones there is a silent, peaceful, solid, motionless conviction that the order to be, the order that always was there, is on its way back to what it always was. Carnelian takes away delusion of separation, loneliness and belonging, making us realise we always were a human kind, a family of beloved brothers and sisters. We were always a family where we shared all the riches of nature.

Even war, calamity, loss, accidents and catastrophes will in the perspective of Carnelian be seen as release towards this state of common unity, or extended human family. Carnelian makes you realize that a long history of conflicts and separation is just a process of making the ones of us still holding to possession realize we have to share.


As with any substance there were some polarities

Hope – Despair

New/start/future – Old/ending/past

Alone/ego – Community/us

Jealousy – Solidarity

Dry – Humid

Autonomy – Suppression

Control – Let go
At the deepest level Carnelian takes away not only the illusion of the ego or its possessions but also of a homeland or even being an individual person as it opens the door to a bigger holon of being just one of many smaller holons in the brother and sisterhood of man.

For the homeopath

Carnelian with its contents of Iron is an important remedy to differentiate with Ferrum and its salts. The determined perseverance, struggle and even themes of wars and battle are present in both. Where Ferrum is more down to earth, struggling and performing, there is an element of altruism, spirituality and higher purpose that is stronger in Carnelian. With its Silica content from group 14 in the periodic table, Carnelian has the theme of “the door” more present, enabling it to go completely new ways, while Ferrum has the strength (or weakness), industrious, hard working endurance to start but more to take on and carry (ferrum = carry) on to the end.

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