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Metaphysical Meaning and Crystal Healing Properties of Ibis Jasper

Ibis Jasper
September 2017


Ibis Jasper through Christopher Lee Matthews

“Ibis Jasper” is a trade name for a new Madagascan brecciated jasper.  Breccia (Italian, breccia “gravel, pieces, fragmented”) refers to stones broken apart and naturally cemented back together by another mineral.  They are usually created by weathering or the movement of water.  Breccia are similar to a conglomerate but they have more angular pieces.  Ibis Jasper is fragmented jasper repaired with crystal, chalcedony, or agate, all varieties of quartz.

Is this Ibis or Polychrome?!? Look at the next photo.

Although it has a similar color palette to Polychrome Jasper, found in northwestern Madagascar, Ibis Jasper is believed to come from southern Madagascar instead.  It also has a shattered appearance, with terrazzo like chips or wave like folds. 

Same sphere, different angle. It even looks like Ocean Jasper orbs have formed in a pocket. WHAT?

The ibis are long legged waterfowl, similar in appearance to a crane.  While the better known Egyptian species are white and black, Madagascan ibis are brownish red instead, with touches of white and blue.  The stone has a similar color palette.  Some pieces also look like feathers or even flocks in flight.  The ibis bird is associated with the Egyptian deity Thoth, the god of wisdom, so the stone carries the signature of accessing esoteric information, from the akashic records to ancient sources of knowledge, developing intuition, and communicating spiritual messages.

Ibis in Madagascar. By Charlesjsharp (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Egyptian Ibis. By DickDaniels (http://carolinabirds.org/) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Because of the geological process that creates brecciated jasper, Ibis Jasper is associated metaphysically with recovery after trauma and support during stress,  spiritual evolution, by helping us integrate energetic shifts, upgrades, and attunements, and releasing blockages to support breakthroughs.  It may also be used break up dense energies to support the free flowing of energy in the subtle body.

A broken vessel can be made whole again. By Haragayato (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Christopher suggested that Ibis Jasper is similar in concept to the Japanese gold repaired bowls called,kintsugi”.  It is another example of making something beautiful that was once broken.  I had written this in my draft notes, but forgot to add it to the article.  Christopher is always on the ball.

Ibis Jasper through Stacie Coller

Ibis Jasper is a brand healing crystal on the market from Madagascar that is imported by Enter the Earth.  It kinda looks like petrified wood, polychrome jasper, and Ocean Jasper had a beige baby.  It is a jasper that has gone through the brecciation process with a translucent chalcedony filling in the places where the opaque earth tone jasper fractured.

Most brecciated crystal healing rocks speak directly to healing fractures within the system.  Fractures in the energy body are usually caused by some type of stress or emotional impact to the system.  Being human is a hard job that often comes with some kind of system stress.  We all have some kind of fracture just through a normal range of stressors that comes with having a body and interacting with the 3D world.

 Some folks have gone through significant fracture from overwhelming situations they have experienced.  In those instances, integration work is even more important.  The deeper the fractures, the darker the shadows.  The darker the shadows, the more influence those patterns have in the unfolding path of your life.  Unexamined shadows that remain in one’s system will continue to bias perceptions and undermine progress forward to higher states of functioning, such as living from the heart in a state of joy and acceptance.  

I consider Ibis Jasper a very strong ally in “shadow work”,  as well as reintegration and wholeness work.  Some people call this “soul rescue” or “soul retrieval” work that is necessary from “soul loss”.

Be a Cosmic Observer
Step back from your pain and try to see from the eye of the “Cosmic Observer”.

Ibis Jasper reminds us that we have been broken “just right”.  It helps to reflect on the areas and issues of the originating fracture so that we can deal with the impact of those events as a “Cosmic Observer” with as neutral (beige) of a reaction as possible.  Healing and integration work should not have to re-traumatize the system in order to be effective.  Ibis Jasper asks us to consider that we aren’t actually broken, but instead that we are part of a larger Divine process where we get broken to realize that there is no such thing.

We experience shadow so that we better understand our light. 

Each piece of Ibis Jasper–polished, shaped, and carefully tended, seems like a separate rock, but each piece is really a part of a whole energy.  Each rock is a fractal manifestation of the larger matrix of energies that all the same rocks hold.  This fractal reality is true of rocks, true of humans, and true of creation itself.  One single rock has the encoding of wholeness, despite appearances.  Creation is whole despite appearances.  

What used to be seen as empty space between celestial bodies in the universe is actually filled with exotic, dark matter that serves as the womb through which God/dess/the Divine creates.  Where there are perceived fractures/spaces in anything, creation will ooze in with something to fill it up.  Emptiness is ever an illusion and the polarity of light and dark is an environment set up to bring understanding of “what is” by observing “what is not”.  

I believe that even the Divine is on a path of self-discovery and expansion, learning about itself and its authentic nature through observing creation on infinite levels and dimensions.  To “know love” is to understand what “no love” looks like.  To know what is whole is to understand what is a “hole”.  

When we fracture, it gives us an opportunity to know our natures through the process of discovering that we are not the embodiment of pain and suffering of events that we have endured or experienced.  Ultimately, those experiences give us a chance to observe and learn about the nature of our infinite light through the observation of the nature of what is shadow.  Our shadows are in service to our light by bringing our observations and attention to the edge of what love is by showing us what it isn’t.  How does the Divine know that it is love and that it is whole?  In part, probably by watching us.

Ibis Jasper Likes to Play with Words and Perception         

Ibis Jasper was big on word play.  I was shown words that sound the same or which expose some greater truth.  This playfulness of finding hidden messages is a nature of Ibis Jasper and may express in how you interact with it.  Seek the playful and the work is not as hard.  

no Love = know Love
no hole and know hole = know whole
eye – i
live – evil
not – knot

Love is the broken vessel and Love is the contents.  Love heals the vessel, makes it strong again, so that it holds even more Love.  The more Love, the more understanding that the vessel and the contents are actually the same thing that is expressing differently.  Love is a nature and characteristic of the Divine, of creation, of us.  We get the chance to observe that love and wholeness is our birthright, despite appearances.  

We don’t need to do, be, or attach to anything that isn’t in our Divine nature to be.  If we can also be the “cosmic observers” of the fractal patterns of what is and isn’t in our own lives, we can learn an important truth that separation/fracture is ultimately a lie, an illusion intentionally staged so the nature of what is can be known.  

From Pain Comes Wisdom with the Cosmic Observer

For things to “be”, they must be observed.  The observed and the observer are one.  The dream and the dreamer are one.  Creation and the Creator are one.  The eyes/I’s observe what can be seen.  What is known to us is expanding, just like the universe. To live means to experience evil as well as goodness.  Duality is the game here.  I agree that it hasn’t been a fully pleasant experience, but it is the environment in which we find/discover ourselves.  

Do you want to make the most of your human experience?  Then step back and become the Cosmic Observer of your own life and experiences and identify what you ARE from experiencing that which you aren’t.

Understanding from observation and experience is wisdom.  Wisdom is gained by understanding the lessons/experiences of the shadow.  We have empathy for others because we know what suffering feels like and we don’t wish that feeling upon others.  Our shadows and experiences dancing in departures from love and unity are what inform our deep desire to be more loving and to be more expanded and unified with creation and the Creator.  

We were built this way… to be beautifully flawed and limited, to crack and give way, to seek our higher purpose and meaning through the constant death of the little ego–pushing out the boundaries of self to claim and contain more and more of what is Divine in us.      

It is said that experience is the best teacher, but it sends terrific bills–and we know that adulting on the Earth plane requires that you suck it up and pay your bills.  Each bill you pay, each shadow you observe and illuminate, brings you a new layer of awareness and greater memory and experience of wholeness.  Basically, you become holy by discovering your wholeness–which you recognize because you first perceived yourself as full of holes before understanding there are no actual empty spaces within.  

There is Divine Stuff in empty spaces.  Ibis Jasper asks us to claim that Divine Stuff to embody wholeness.  Honor the lessons and the experiences that our Divine Amnesia of Oneness allows us to have because it is in being lost that we are found.  In order to find something, it first has to be lost.  The cracks and fractures house exotic potential for something new to be born in those spaces that bring you closer to perceiving yourself as a fractal of the Universe, a fractal of the Divine.   

Get it?

Humans are Stupid on Purpose

We are clueless, limited, and lacking on purpose.  We aren’t a mistake.  We are fractal manifestations of the Divine pretending to have limits to observe and know itself better.  We are the eye of the beholder observing the I of the beheld.  We are the Divine looking into a mirror and deciding what it is by understanding what it is not.  Seems like an important job, even if it is often uncomfortable from this side of the mirror.  

That being said, I think we’ve rolled around in “no love” and “separation” completely enough that we understand that is not the nature of the universe.  It is not our true nature.  I think we get to wrap up this layer of the human experience and move along to something less… painful.   Some people call this ascension.  Some call it raising vibrations.  

All I know is that in order to grow and evolve beyond our current circumstance we have to face, heal, forgive, and integrate the shadows caused by the human experience with as much love as we can muster.  Love heals.  Love slips into the cracks of our being and makes us whole again.  We won’t be the same as before, but we aren’t supposed to be the same as before.  We are supposed to grow out from the places that have left a seeming void within us.  The vessel, the contents, and the observer are one. 

Rising from the Ashes with Ibis Jasper

The Ibis bird has often been associated with the phoenix.  How do we continually lift up to a new layer or height of wholeness?  You keep breaking down until you realize there is no such thing.  You are perfect just as you are.  Right here.  Right now.  Joy is the natural consequence of understanding that “to be” means “to be love”, despite appearances.   We are the finite and limited illusions used as a tool for the Creator to split itself down to annihilation to be reborn from the ashes again and again to reach new levels of higher and higher truth.  Evolution is a continuing series of the death of an old perception and sense of reality into a higher level of awareness.

So, ask yourself…What are you?  What aren’t you?  What experiences have you had that reflect the greater spiritual reality?  What experiences have you had that define who and what you are by showing you what you aren’t?  Who and what do you choose to be?  How is your empathy a result of pain?  These are questions that Ibis Jasper wants us to ask of ourselves.

We’ve had enough data processed through countless deaths and rebirths to become aware that we cannot be finite.  We can only forget that we are infinite and then observe the results.  You are the dream that must awaken itself to a greater level of reality. We are like never ending Russian dolls that start off so small… then as we outgrow our boundaries, we grow into a larger understanding and presence of ourselves as Divine Beings.  As we evolve, Creator is also evolving.  To evolve means to embody more love.  Evolution = NO IT, U LOVE, or “Know it, you are love.”  See what I mean about the word play?  Ibis loves that shit.

Crystal Whisper for Ibis Jasper

I pulled from my Crystal Whisper card deck to get more “hands on” guidance on how to effectively work with this stone to initiate shadow healing and wisdom integration.  The cards are listed in order of importance.

  1. Vibrational Preparation & Fitness:  Ibis Jasper helps you to reach for and seek to integrate the next level up.  It prepares you to be ready for your next forward step.  It helps manage and assist you to deal with illusion so that you can see beyond it.  When you find a shadow, look at it, understand it, send healing and acceptance into the seeming voids of your system, and then release it with gratitude and love.
  2. Multi-Dimensional Healing: This card emphasizes that Ibis Jasper can be used for complex healing work, such as past-life work, soul rescue/retrieval, karma release, and forgiveness work.
  3. Time Traveler/Forgiveness-Karma Release: Two cards share the 3rd most important concept.  These suggest that Ibis Jasper can help you move into the moments of great consequence within your local self structure, as well as your expanded systems of being, to initiate forgiveness work that brings greater healing and wholeness, not just to yourself, but into the human relational systems of which you are a part.  In other words, it can help you get to the root of a matter at hand.
  4. Awareness & Observation: I read this as Ibis Jasper helping you to wake up and smell the coffee by shifting your perspective from hole-ness to wholeness.  Pay attention to signs and signals, synchronicity, and coincidences.  Also, it may help you to maintain awareness of your mission to evolve.  Also, notice your whole world.  If major dimensional shifts were to happen on this planet, would you notice?  Would you notice, say, a continent you studied in geography class to be a few hundred miles or more further to the right?  Would you notice if a fish had wings?  Would you notice goats in trees?  For those who have “eyes to see”… start observing your world.  Some of you might observe that things are somehow different than what you remember.  Is it your imagination?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Be the Cosmic Observer.
How to Work with Ibis Jasper

When I read Ibis Jasper, I created a simple 7-stone, Star of David Reiki grid with a sphere in the middle and 6 stones along the outer points that I placed on the table and activated in front of me while reading.  I was outside, and bee (or yellow jacket) landed on one of the stones and then proceeded to walk around my notes and touch all of the stones.  How interesting to note that “bee” means “winged eye” in latin.  

Also, it highlights the need to ask questions that explore what is hidden.  I spent most of the day dancing with Ibis Jasper when I did the initial reading at the end of September 2018.  Since then I have been going through my own brisk process of shadow healing and wisdom integration.  It hasn’t been much fun, but it has been useful and has led me down an expanding path of understanding who I am from a position of wholeness instead of fracture.

Sometimes shadow healing requires you to bear witness to your own pain and suffering, or to the pain and suffering that your actions may have caused others, so that you can honor and show reverence and compassion to the “lost” aspects of yourself that need to purge emotional congestion before reintegration. To “find” these parts of yourself, you can ask yourself a few questions.

What events in your life have made you feel forsaken?
When have you been terrified?
When have you been in fear of annihilation/death?
When have you behaved without love?
When have others treated you without love?
When have you been betrayed?
What single event in your life was the furthest away from Oneness/Love or furthest away from the Divine?

  • Meditate with Ibis Jasper to get into the proper state of mind of the “Cosmic Observer” who doesn’t judge or condemn.
  • Hold the rock over each of your chakra points, one-at-a-time, and breathe the energy into each of your chakras and allow your mind to just observe and experience what flows into your awareness.
  • Allow whatever events need to be witnessed to flow through your memory as you seek to heal the shadow.
  • As you see events or memories of yourself in your imagination, take on a role of a guide and healer to yourself at that time.  You will essentially be communicating with all the “Little Yous” that show up to be acknowledged.  
  • Witness their pain, allow them to be seen by you, and then honor and appreciate their sacrifice of experiencing “no love”.  You can use the format of a theater and stage for this, with the overarching understanding that all interactions can be seen as acting a certain part in a play.
  • Send them love from your heart to theirs.  See them.  Thank them.  Claim them.  If you need to cry, cry.  If you need to scream, scream.  If you need to do self-care, do it.  If you feel overwhelmed, you might consider going to a professional therapist to talk it out so you can process with guidance.
  • Initiate karma release and forgiveness work upon all parties involved or affected by the experience.  Ask the Divine to release all parties from the karmic event, as appropriate.
  • Ask to anchor and integrate the wisdom gleaned from the experience to all appropriate parties.
  • Ask to initiate the healing process for all aspects of your Whole Self and all involved or affected by the experience.

You may wish to keep a journal of your thoughts, feelings, and insights.  This kind of work tends to be a process and not an event, so be ready to chew what you can chew, rest and recover when needed, and allow the unfolding of the process to be what it is.

Complementary Stones with Ibis Jasper

Ibis Jasper will necessarily take you into uncharted territory that needs to be traveled and made conscious and integrated.  There are several stones that I can think of that will assist with this important work.  First, I would include stones that help you connect to your spiritual guidance and reality.  

  • Angelite
  • Celestite
  • Elestial Quartz
  • Azurite
  • Lapis
  • Light Blue Stones
  • Dark Blue Stones
  • Purple Stones

I would also include stones that are good for finding, then purging, releasing, and transmuting congestion, as well as those which create flow and movement.

  • Himalayan Salt
  • Selenite
  • Obsidian
  • Sulfur Quartz
  • Ammonite/Nautilus
  • Shungite
  • Tektites
  • Fulgurite
  • Malachite
  • Red Jasper
  • Elemental Stones (those created by or in fire, water, deep earth, or associated with air)
  • Banded Stones (which represent our many layers)
  • Dendritic Stones (which represent getting to the roots of something)
  • Other Brecciated Stones (all of which share a similar task of healing fracture)

Doing this work can be a little intense, so you might want to throw some woogy, loving, and comforting stones into your work.

  • Rose Quartz
  • Sacred Heart Rose Quartz
  • Lepidolite
  • Emerald
  • Pink Stones
  • Green Stones
  • Lithium Stones (lithium quartz, petalite, amblygonite)

I would also pair Ibis Jasper with stones that are known to help with integration and grounding through upheaval.

  • Ocean Jasper
  • Other Orbicular Stones (parts of whole workers)
  • Phantom Quartz
  • Penetrator Quartz
  • Petrified Wood
  • Pietersite “Tempest Stone”
  • Indigo Gabbro
  • Hematite
  • Pyrite
  • Lodestone
  • Black Stones
  • Brown Stones
  • Metallic Looking Stones

The last category of stones I would think of to include with the work associated with Ibis Jasper are those that support the mental body, detached observation, and changes in perception.

  • Sodalite
  • Crystal Skulls (they are all about mental body work and wisdom)
  • Lapis
  • Blue Goldstone
  • Cats Eye
  • Blue Tigers Eye
  • Dark Blue Stones
Complementary Healing Work

Since healing is a process and not an event, you may wish to engage in other energy work that deals specifically for purging and purification, like a traditional sweat lodge, a visit to a salt cave, deep breath work, or cleansing heart breath with rose quartz.  General energy healing work like Reiki and other “light infusing” and “vibrational” enhancing energy work would be helpful after or with purging work.  I would also recommend any therapy that supports mental body health and perceptual shifts and re-pattern, such as, Craniosacral therapy and EFT tapping.  You can begin to integrate positive perceptions through mantras, positive affirmations, hypnosis, meditation, journaling, and whole brain integration work and exercises.

Totally cool book, if I don’t say so myself.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that I wrote a book that deals with all movement towards conscious wholeness called “Awake in Angelscape”.  It’s slam packed with guided imagery and intention based energy work that plugs you into deeper connection with your Sacred Self.  You can find my book on Amazon.  If you have a premium Kindle account, the book is free.  Be warned, it is A LOT of work, but it is good work.  It provides the platform and protocols that anyone needs to be way more interactive and competent with his/her spiritual reality, without it being framed by any particular spiritual belief systems.  It’s the book I needed when I was first waking up.  I spent decades quite deep in the work and then gathered up the most useful support that I had discovered along the way, so you don’t have to.  Consider it a decade, or more, of forward movement that you don’t have to figure out on your own.  I was given the time to come to understand these processes, which was a sacred gift that I did not waste.

A Final Word

Ibis Jasper asks you to embody love so you can understand the Creator….to embody joy because you know the truth behind the illusion– that there is no separation.  There is nothing that isn’t All That Is.  All There Is cannot be All There Isn’t.  Consciousness is seeking to know itself better in layers of new and evolving expressions of itself–infinitely.    We are a part of that consciousness, and like it or not, you can go easy, or you can go hard, but you ARE going.  I promise that doing your work proactively is ultimately easier than ignoring it until you cannot.  Please go easy.  Pretty please.

Ibis Jasper is an ally in our journey into greater wholeness.  It helps us peel away, heal, forgive, and let go of what isn’t so that we can be more of what is.  Listen to the repetitive messages, look for the hidden meaning, observe how the Universe rises up to meet you.  Ibis = I be. I is.

Ibis Jasper does what it wants.

I am.  When there is an “eye” to observe the “I”, there is consciousness.

Know it, you are love–despite appearances.. That is the final message of Ibis Jasper.  Do your inner work, which is to explore and integrate your shadows, and you will be rewarded with wholeness, wisdom, faith, and a deeper connection to the creation and the Divine.

Copyright 2017 Stacie Coller and Christopher Lee Matthews

Asheville Holistic Review: John of God Crystal Bed

Asheville Area Holistic Review
John of God Crystal Bed

Review by: Stacie Coller of Enter the Earth

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Stacie on the John of God Crystal Bed while Avian adjusts the settings. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2015.

Unconventional, But Cool.

I guess it’s no surprise that I have sought out some unconventional healing methods in my day, particularly when I went through a very difficult divorce and other brew-ha-ha. I like to review and share protocols that I find particularly useful, so I had to write about the Crystal Bed.  It’s been a pretty trippy ride.

John of God

The “John of God Crystal Bed” that is owned and operated by a long time Enter the Earth customer/friend, Avian Thibault. She came to have this bed after visiting “the Casa” in Brazil, where one of the most well-known spiritual healers, John of God, has his practice.

The Crystal Bed was developed by John of God under spiritual guidance and is one of the methods of facilitating treatment at the Casa, among others, such as meditating in the “Current Room”, or in seeing John of God for psychic surgery.  The laser Crystal Light Beds are only sold by direct permission of John of God to those whom he is guided to understand are responsible facilitators.

I didn’t know much about John of God before being introduced to the Crystal Bed by Avian. I had heard about him, but otherwise have not really investigated the topic. But when offered to experience some new kind of protocol involving crystals, heck yeah, I’m joining the party with bells on. I have had some very powerful experiences and strong positive spiritual shifts since starting to use the bed in late November of 2015. I’ll get to that in a minute.

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© Photograph by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

In preparation for writing this article, I began watching some Youtube videos that featured John of God and his spiritual healing practice in Brazil. Holy crap, that is some “out there” stuff, even for me. The physical “surgeries” that he performs are rare, but –admittedly– somewhat alarming looking.

Most of the work that goes on at the Casa involves spiritual surgeries/healing sessions that are done strictly by spiritual helpers while people are in meditative states. In other words, they are internal experiences done via “invisible surgery” by “invisible helpers”.  Ok, that’s more my speed.

The more intense physical surgeries that happen are done while John of God is in a full trance while he is channeling one of the “entities” directly. He has identified some of these entities as former/dead physicians and other specialists in the art of healing. While this concept is weird within our cultural context, Brazil’s culture has a strong “spiritualist” frame where interaction with spiritual entities, ancestors, and spiritual figures is common.

I think it’s important to understand cultural relativity in this case. As far as his track record, some people experience full healings, some partial, some experience nothing. He doesn’t ask for anyone to stop conventional treatment and has often directed people to go into conventional treatment, as per guidance by his spiritual helpers.

Avian’s John of God Experience

Avian, whom I trust and love, has her own story to tell about her experience. Her strong positive experience–and the healing of a decades long ear infection issue that she has as a result of her time at the Casa–does have me intrigued. She reported to me feeling tangible sensations of “being worked on” by spiritual helpers (heat, pressure, and tingling) and the immediate and the longer term recovery she went through as a progressive healing process. She recently went back to the Casa for another journey and reported that this most recent visit was even more powerful for different reasons, as if the healing/treating of her long term ear inflammation over the past year allowed for much deeper work to unfold on her second visit.

Using Spiritual Helpers for Healing

For me, working with spiritual helpers to get energy healing work done is pretty comfortable ground. My book, Awake in Angelscape, essentially uses the same kind of reliance on the spiritual level and spiritual helpers to initiate a series of healing and wholeness protocols. I don’t tell people what helpers to use, but instead create a system by which the person doing the exercises can pull in the helpers that are most comfortable to their spiritual views and beliefs. I also take significant care to safeguard all work to be within Divine Will. That one is kinda a biggy. I don’t want just any spiritual being going to town in my system without safeguards.

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Click on the photo to find Stacie’s book on Amazon.com.

The Crystal Bed Experience

So, back to the crystal bed. It’s basically a chakra based light bed that uses Vogel style cut crystals to direct the beam of color to the corresponding chakra. The crystal tipped lights are adjustable and flash the colored beams to the chakras in an alternating pattern. You just lay on the massage table, fully clothed, and kick back and let it happen. Since I am used to working with spiritual helpers for healing work, I set up my intentions and safeguards for that kind of interaction well before I even got into the room for my first visit.

Vogel style cut crystal used in the crystal bed. Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
Vogel style cut crystal used in the crystal bed. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

The first visit was potently “buzzy” and I could tell that I was getting “worked on”, though I wasn’t sure exactly what was being done. I’m sensitive, but I don’t “see” much. I am very kinesthetically sensitive, so feeling the buzz and sensation of energy moving through my body was certainly present. I saw some movement in the air as well, but that doesn’t give me a ton of information.  Most the “big wow” observations and shifts happened weeks later.

The patterns of light are beautiful. Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
The patterns of light are beautiful. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

Spiritual Shifts and Growth from the Crystal Bed

I’m not sure how to explain what kind of shifts I’ve been having, but what I loosely understand is that I’ve been undergoing “structural repair” that makes it easier for me to slide up the ladder of consciousness. The additional thing is that the repair work, sometimes which does feel like internal surgery, happens even when I’m nowhere near the crystal bed. This “sliding up the ladder” is a somewhat freaky experience and it’s taken me a bit of adjustment to reorient to regular world functioning. That level of spiritual progress/shifts has not happened to me since my late twenties, which is when I first got gobsmacked with a not-so-subtle awakening process.

Close-up of crystals from the crystal bed. Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
Close-up of the crystals from the crystal bed. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

Basically said, since I’ve been using the crystal bed, my ability to anchor larger parts of my soul self or higher self has vastly opened up. I’m still in flux in my “structural repair” stage, but after many years of not doing much lightwork because my own world was in chaos, I’m back. I’m not sure what physical healing assistance I’m getting, but energetically, the difference is total.

The session that Christopher observed.
The session that Christopher observed. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2015.

My co-worker, and partner in all things wooey, Christopher, attended a crystal bed session and stayed in the room while I was on the bed. He’s a squillion more times more visually clairvoyant than I am, so he was able to provide feedback that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The helpers that showed up were the usual suspects for most of us living a wooey life; archangels and spiritual figures with whom I’m most familiar. The focus on who was present went away and then there was only the work to observe. Christopher noticed that the flashing, alternating lights had a pattern that went with what systems were being worked on. He saw that the places being “pinged” went from the left top side of my body to the lower right side, and vice versa, as if there was a balance in the polarity being addressed.

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Close-up of the blue ray crystal on the crystal bed. © Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
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© Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

Christopher could also tell when I was “in process” outside of the crystal bed sessions. I went through weeks of being swaddled in some energetic cocoon that was protecting me during particularly fragile states. He said I looked like a ball of light inside of a round nest. During those weeks, I went through all sorts of spiritual and emotional crisis. It was not easy work, whatever it was. It was as close to feeling crazy as I care to experience. Again, I have not had shifts that potent since I was much younger. Thankfully, this wasn’t my first rodeo, so I was JUST able to keep my shit together through it. I don’t even think it’s fully done either, but I’m hopeful that the most uncomfortable and discombobulating parts are behind me.

The truth is, as I have experienced with my own interaction with spiritual helpers to assist or initiate healing work, that the crystal bed is still only a tool. The spiritual helpers can work with you without any sort of physical touch point–but touch points are nice.

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© Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

For me, the crystal bed experience does seem to have repaired structural energetic damage enough for me to become conscious of much larger/higher subsets of wisdom/awareness within my own system. Yeah, I’m not entirely sure what that means until I’m within the “in-between place”, where my own limited perspective gets stretched and stretched and stretched.

“The Veil”, is less a membrane or doorway between normal consciousness and higher self functioning, and more like a grey zone of ever increasing amounts of wisdom and light that superimposes over “little you”. I guess it felt a bit like being one of those Russian nesting dolls with the understanding that my regular waking state consciousness, or what I like to call “Little Stacie”, is the lowest common denominator of a vast hierarchy of awareness levels within the Whole Self system.

So, yeah. That’s been what’s going on in my world since going to the crystal bed on a fairly regular basis.

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Close up of the red crystal on the crystal bed. © Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
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© Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

Recommendations for the Crystal Bed

I would recommend the use of the John of God Crystal Bed for those of you who have been on the path and doing your work for awhile. Perhaps you feel prepared to go through another quickening process. I would also recommend anyone with an open mind who has serious healing issues to give it a college try. It might do nothing, but it might do everything. It’s certainly not cost-prohibitive, the same rates as massage therapy, and it’s worth a shot. I would suggest perhaps looking into how you would comfortably incorporate working with spiritual helpers in a way that is in alignment with your own spiritual beliefs.

Avian at Enter the Earth. Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.
Avian at Enter the Earth. © Photo by Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

Avian and the Crystal Bed at Enter the Earth

Avian came to Enter the Earth, inside the Grove Arcade, as a guest speaker for our meetup group “WNC Crystal Toting Tree Huggers” to discuss her experiences with “John of God” and to share the crystal bed with the participants. During the workshop, I included a Cooperative Contract for Healing, which I find is an extremely useful intention set to create a foundation for effective spirit guided healing activities.  I wrote a blog article detailing the 5 Basic Steps of Holistic Healing that was the basis for the cooperative contract. We then had everyone go through the process of formally requesting and receiving a spiritual healing team that could be accessed from now on, then we got a chance to sample the Crystal Bed. 🙂

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At the workshop, a map of Earth was placed under the crystal bed lights, as well as under the John of God blessed triangle and crystals. © Christopher Lee Matthews, 2016.

To Make an Appointment

Avian is available for sessions several days a week at the East Chestnut office, as well as occasional appointments scheduled through Crystal Visions, near Hendersonville, North Carolina.

The Crystal Bed sessions are a dollar a minute, the standard for holistic healing sessions of most kinds.  You can choose your session length.  If you are coming from out-of-town, please contact Avian to make arrangements.

Facilitator: Avian Thibault
144 E. Chestnut Street, Asheville
Facebook: Crystal Light Radiance
(828) 712-4605
sacredtablets@gmail.com

July to August 2015 Workshop Calendar

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Unless otherwise noted, workshops are by donation.  However seats are limited.  Individuals who have RSVP’d on our Meetup group WNC Crystal Toting Tree Huggers will be given priority.  For event at the Grove Arcade, please arrive by 4:45 pm. The outside doors are locked by 5 pm on Sundays.

Full Moon Toning Meditation
With Christopher Lee Matthews
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 , 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Meet at Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave
Cost: $36.00

Advanced registration is required for events at the Salt Cave, please call to reserve your space at (828) 236-5999.

We will learn about harnessing the New Moon to Full Moon cycle with astrology.


We will set intentions for the Full Moon in Capricorn (07/01/15 EST) with support from gem elixirs, water infused with stones, and crystal grids, geometric arrangements of minerals.


Finally we will be vocal toning, a form of sound meditation, to support the manifestation of those intentions. We will be group singing the bijas of the Moon, simple Sanskrit syllables, believed to connect us to lunar energies.


While the Full Moon is generally associated with bringing things to fruition, each one takes place against the background of a different zodiac sign, making it better suited for particular intentions. This Full Moon is in Capricorn, representing the structures of our body, life, and society, personal and professional development, and producing things in the real world.  
After setting our intentions, we will work with gem elixirs, crystal grids, and toning the Sanskrit sounds of the Moon to clear, align, and strengthen the energy body to support the manifestation of those goals.

Spiritual Awakening: The Foundation of Psychic Awareness
With Deborah Hendrickson
Sunday, July 12th, 2015, 4:45pm to 7:30 pm
Meet at Enter the Earth, Inside the Grove Arcade, Downtown Asheville
Suggested Donation of $5-$20

The discussion groups that Deborah has facilitated in the past were such a big hit that we’ve scheduled her to come back this summer for another one. This is less of a workshop and more of a support and discussion group that will share helpful protocols to those going through the awakening process.


For more information about Deborah Hendrickson, please visit Sacred Tree Visions.


Earth Allies: Stone and Herbal Alchemy

With Asia Suler
Sunday, August 9th, 2015, 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Meet at Enter the Earth, Grove Arcade, Downtown Asheville
Suggested Donation of $5-$20

Plants and stones make up the most ancient history of this world. Co-creators of landscape, ecology, and the very evolution of our planet itself– herbs and minerals have been allies since the beginning. Ancient human systems of healing arose from an intimate understanding of these two foundational medicines. When used together, plants and stones can go deeper, higher and wider than when used alone. Together, these two allies can help us to access all levels of healing—from the bedrock of our innermost selves to the highest canopy of our personal growth.

In this class we we’ll look at the deeply synergistic relationship between plant and stone medicine. As a group, we’ll explore the philosophy behind plant and stone formulations and investigate different methods of combining these allies to make potent medicinal elixirs. Come meet a core group of synergistic plants and stones to help you begin a truly alchemical medicine-making practice and open the gateways to deepen your relationship with these ancient earth allies.

For more information about Asia Suler, please visit One Willow Apothecaries.

Harnessing Vibration: Sound Healing Techniques with Crystals
With Christopher Lee Matthews
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Meet at Enter the Earth, Inside the Grove Arcade, Downtown Asheville
Suggested Donation of $5-$20

Many cultures recognize a unique relationship between sound and the mineral kingdom. When stones are activated with intentional sound, they help shift personal and collective frequencies and support altered states of consciousness ranging from meditation to journeying. One of the most approachable techniques is toning, using extended syllables to produce energetic effects. We will explore toning with individual crystals, crystalline grids, and gem elixirs.

We will also discuss sound healing techniques like sacred sound, combining spoken, sung, and written words with minerals, especially those passed down generation to generation through spiritual traditions.

Toning the Chakras
With Christopher Lee Matthews
Sunday, August 30th, 2015, 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Meet at Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave
Cost: $36.00

Advanced registration is required for events at the Salt Cave, please call to reserve your space at (828) 236-5999.

Vocal toning is a form of sound meditation. It usually consists of singing extended syllables, especially vowels. These sounds are believed to have their own energetic properties like crystals, especially when passed down over time. We will be group toning the bijas of the chakras, simple Sanskrit syllables, originating in Hinduism, believed to balance the energy centers of the subtle body.

Combining sound and stones can produce deep meditative experiences. Because salt is associated metaphysically with spirituality, purification, and returning things to wholeness, the salt cave is especially well suited for restorative practices like chakra balancing.

The 5 Basic Steps of Holistic Healing

A lot about holistic healing is somewhat organic and non-linear, but there is a coherent, logical order in the progression of tasks in just about every holistic healing process.

I like to use the analogy of a home with multiple rooms when describing energy healing.  Let’s just say you live in a gigantic mansion, much of which is unexplored and perhaps unknown to you, eh?  Let’s also say that every “issue” you have to heal has a hypothetical space within the home.  Again, this is an analogy, but I dig analogies.  They are helpful when you are integrating new information.

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Step 1 – Recognize
Before you go about fixing something, you need to know what is wrong.  Recognizing means identifying the places in which you need assistance, where there might be blockages, lack of flow, or distress within the system.   “Scanning” is the technique of checking the system for places which seem off compared to other places.  You can do this with your hands, with a pendulum, and other tools.  You can also interact with the Divine and your spiritual helpers to give you some insight.

“Recognize” Analogy Reference: Hey, there is this room I just discovered in my house that I didn’t know was there.  I think it might have been a music room originally.  It is stacked to the ceiling with decaying boxes, is infested with insects, and has slime mold. Yuck.

Step 2 – Remove
Much of what is amiss in our systems is the accumulation of energetic congestion.  This congestion creates blockages or lack of flow through the system.  The process of cleansing, clearing, and purification of the system becomes one of the most critical elements in the healing progression.  More esoteric concepts of things that need to be removed from the system include: perceptual distortions, soul shrapnel, energetic parasites, implants, and maladaptive “cords” or connections to others.  Since the nature of those things are somewhat over our heads at this level, I often simply give the energy command to, “Remove anything not present in my Highest Good” (aka: take out what ain’t supposed to be there) and allow that intention to include things known and things unknown to me. There are protocols for “decording” that are easy enough.  I use what I call “Door Work”.

“Remove” Analogy Reference:  I’ve got to sort the boxes in this room into what might be worth examining, what just needs tossing, and then completely clean this room up!

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Step 3 – Repair
Once things have been removed from your system that are not in your Highest Good, then it is time to repair any systems that have been damaged.  I define this as the correcting of any departure in your system from your pure primal “template”, or you at a perfect state of wellness on all levels.  Think of it like going back to your original “blueprints” and fixing whatever is wrong structurally.

“Repair” Analogy Reference: Here are the blueprints to my house and this room is needs new drywall, a new floor, a window replacement, and a new coat of paint.

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Step 4 – Reintegrate
Once something has been repaired and corrected, then it needs to be brought back into alignment with the rest of the system.  It needs to be integrated, processed, and brought back into active functioning.  Using the energy body model, the chakras need to be balanced and aligned, not just as independent energy centers, but with each other.  Reintegration is about bringing back flow and wholeness from many parts that may be been functioning out of synch with one another.

Reintegrate Analogy Reference:  I’m decorating this room, getting the right furniture, musical instruments, and then bringing this room back to life in the house so it can be used in the manner intended.

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Step 5 – Reseal 
Sealing energy work is a critical step as it is the intention that all the work that has been accomplished maintains its integrity in perpetuity.  It also is the process of enhancing the strength of the system and making sure that it is protected, safe, and that whatever issues created the problems in the first place are no longer able to influence the system into imbalance.  I use the energy command statement, “I request to Bless, Optimize, Stabilize, Amplify, and Seal this work under God.” It is also where I would install systemic protection and active guardians, such as with the Guardian Angel Shield work.

“Reseal” Analogy Reference: I’m locking the door so that only those with whom I want to share this sacred space are invited!

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 Optional Step 6: Roll Outward
You, as an agent of free will and  member of humanity, are a part of greater systems.  Your personal healing work is also system healing work because you do not exist in a vacuum.  There are some systems in which you may have greater impact, such as connections of love (friends) or blood (family).  I call this the “network of connectivity”.  Engaging healing work for yourself changes the system, even if a little, and may assist others within the system to improve or gain awareness in one way or another.  Think of it like you have made your own light a little brighter by doing healing work.  When you are a little brighter, the system gets a wee bit brighter.   Make sense?  As you lighten your load, the collective load also becomes lighter.  I like doing this part with awareness and intention.

To intentionally “roll out” the work to the larger system, you can simply say, “I request to roll this work out to my Network of Connectivity in whatever way serves the Highest Good and is within Divine Will, now please.” 

Copyright 2015, Stacie Coller

Updated 2/17/2015