Since you all have homes here at the Ranch and it is such a beautiful day, I thought it might be a good time to go up to the Crystal Cave which is just up a little ways into the foothills close to the Castle. This is a special healing cave, and we're all in need of that, so let's all go together now.
We walk (don't let that stop anyone, there are other ways of getting there, too, and everyone is able to come along, even our pets) up a winding path lined with aspen and pine. The breeze rustles the aspen leaves and the effect is like having a thousand tiny wind chimes echoing softly in the trees above us. Softly as butterflies wings, the leaves sing their song. We reach a clearing and there, set into the hill before us, is the entrance to a series of caverns.
They are spacious and tall, each sort of like a mini-cathedral vault, arched. There are openings in the tops of these that lead to the surface and through which the sun shines, lighting the way of those who enter here. There is nothing to fear. We enter the first room of the caverns. Everyone stops and stares in disbelief: walls and ceiling are covered with garnets, deep red. Garnets are a stone of healing, one that brings revitalizing energy right to our very core. The color red flows liquid and warm over us. It speaks of internal fire, igniting the creative energy within us to heal. We feel renewed life flow into us, the energy of health. It flows into every organ, every muscle, every tissue. It ascends up through the spine and out into every nerve, spreading into every part of our bodies, filling us with balance and vitality.
We linger there for a while, touching the precious stones, feeling their life force, seeing them sparkle and reflect the filtered rays of the sun that illumines them.
Refreshed, we walk along a path amongst the stones and into the next of the series of "rooms." Here we are astonished by the color orange. It is a golden orange, reflected in thousands of crystal clusters of citrine all above and around. We breathe in the orange and all negative energy disappears. Suddenly, even the darkest corners of our Selves are brightened, and we laugh in spontaneous joy. Here, we feel an all-encompassing wave of comfort and optimism flow over and into us. We stay for a while and laugh among ourselves, exploring the many facets of the crystal splendor, touching as many as we can lovingly, as they give us even more energy and a pleasant sense of emotional balance.
As we enter the third room, yellow bursts upon us! The cave is a mass of amber - precious, smooth, ageless droplets that contain within themselves the essence of life itself. Used by ancient tribal healers, amber purifies body, mind and spirit. We breathe it in deeply, allowing our bodies to heal themselves with its energy. As the yellow fills us, our thinking becomes crystal clear. Suddenly we realize that we have become open to new ideas about our lives. We allow ourselves, joyously, to become open to the wisdom of the universe - and to the wisdom each of us holds within our own soul.
Smiling and letting our hands wander over the polished golden surfaces, each of us releases all of the limiting ideas we have held about ourselves. Lighter and almost buoyant now, we pass into the next room.
Hushed, we gaze all about at a festoon of emeralds. Green. The stone of love. The color of that which we hold within our hearts. Silent, almost reverent, we realize that, here, the ability within each of us to heal ourselves is being awakened. We feel the energy of harmony and peace all about us. It flows into and embraces each of us and all of us together. Here there is no room for negativity or doubt, no place for fear or conflict, no space for harm of any kind. We breathe in the green and discover that we are released into an aura of calmness, contentment and joy. We welcome in the green that the emerald cave showers upon us, the love, the limitless flow that is ours to give and receive. We linger here a long time, quiet and at peace with ourselves, with one another, and with all of the universe.
Finally, we move into the next room on our journey: sparkling, incredibly blue celestite shines in and upon us from every wall and ceiling space. It is a gentle blue, clear in its intentions. Here, we feel exquisitely cradled in the energy of wisdom. We inhale the blue and discover that our throats open and we are able to speak our Truths. Soft and radiant, we feel the force of inspiration rise within us. Here there is no judgment or blame, neither in what we speak, nor in what we hear. Guided to speak from our own inner wisdom, our voices mingle as we express to one another - and to ourselves - that which is in our hearts. Here we are one and at peace from the centers of our Selves.
In time, we move on into the next cavern. Purple, deep purple, light purple, rich purple, all the shades of purple rise from floor to vaulted heights in incredible crystal clusters of amethyst. Some so tiny as to be nearly invisible. Some so large it seems one could walk through the windows of its facets and into another time and place altogether. Which, indeed, one can; for here lies the doorway into the time both before and after pain. Here, there is no in between. There is no pain. Here our bodies, emotions, and minds become transformed in any way that we desire for ourselves. Suddenly we come to understand the principles of change. We breathe in the amethyst light as calm and peacefulness, serenity and composure envelops us. This is a room filled with spirituality and contentment. All the dysfunctionality of body, mind and spirit leaves us and is dissolved forever. Here there is no pain, and we know that we can come here any time we want.
Finally, reluctantly, we enter the last room. Magnificent white light greets us as we view an endless expanse of clear quartz crystals. These, we intuit, symbolize all that we are. They make a beautiful, powerful statement: the statement of each one of us, individually and collectively. They speak of who we were, are, and will be for all time.
Each of us breathes all of this deep into our heart centers. We begin to shine forth our own light. We radiate outward into the very universe. We realize the "Universal Parent" without and the divinity within.
All together, we flow with and into this astonishing light. We hear the promise it makes to each of us: "Child, there will be new directions for you to explore. There will be guidance you can trust. You will have the wisdom that you will know whatever it is you need to know, that you will remember whatever it is that you need to remember, and that you will let go of whatever it is that you need to leave behind you. Know that you are loved beyond all your fondest imaginings, beyond all your deepest yearnings.
"Go now, and know that day by day, night by night, your light will grow ever brighter and will shine into all of the dimensions of your life, lighting your way. Feel the joy of being alive. You are perfect, whole, and complete just the way you are. You are a unique expression of all that is, a wondrous child of Love."
Hushed, we gather together to take a last look on this day of our journey. We know that we can return here any time we want to: together, with our families and loved ones, with our pets, or by ourselves. We know that - no matter how troubled our lives, how intense our pain, how sad and lonely we feel at times, how overwhelmed we feel by life sometimes - we are loved. Not just here in this special place, but in our own hearts, in the hearts of others, in all the world, with every breath...we are loved.
Walk in that love always.
LRandall - 1998