Introducing the Beloved, Rare Connemara Marble

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Connemara Gemstone Essence
Last September we received an e-mail from a faithful customer (thank you Noell!) asking us if we had an essence of Connemara Marble. She said that it is around 500 million to over 900 million years old and can only be found in Ireland. Ahhhh the magical syncronicities - It just so happened that at that EXACT time my granddaughter was visiting Ireland. Yes, my granddaughter Kelsea who is now the managing partner of Star Essence. The guardians of the Connemara Marble got my attention. Thanks to technology, I could immediately text Kelsea and the rest is history. She found some of the Connemara Marble and sent it to me. I knew there would be a perfect moment to make it. That moment turned out to be Dec. 2 - my daughter Cara’s birthday. It felt like a good day to give birth to an essence. I was guided to a fairly remote location on Lake Ouachita, AR about an hour away from where I live now, and I made it there.  
Connemara Marble Gemstone Essence
Connemara is one of the rarest marbles because of it’s limited supply. It comes in 40 shades of green and has a high magnesium content, which is is thought to aid in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. This is very important as many of us are lacking magnesium and taking supplements. It can also be useful to take the magnesium energetically - with this special gem essence.


The Many Gifts of Connemara Marble

Connemara Marble heightens our ability to connect with the elemental kingdom and the Nature spirits, especially the faerie realm. You can pair this with the orchid essence Nature Communion for an enhanced Nature experience.

Connemara Marble Gemstone EssenceIt also addresses the heart chakra, connects us to our ancestors (especially the Celtic & Gallic conncetion), and promotes inner wisdom and common sense. Connemara Marble has also been known to help remember dreams connecting with Celtic and Gallic past lives. In addition, it provides access to the spiritual history of earth and creates a sense of peace, tranquility, restoration, and healing. This powerful gemstone also promotes love, emotional harmony, trust, and empathy. In fact, the famous Blarney Stone (kiss it and your wish will come true) is made of Connemara Marble! 

In regards to physical ailments, Connemara Marble helps with bone marrow disorders, viral and bacterial infections, sore throats, lower back pain, blood pressure issues, colds, and inflammation. 

What a powerful, wise gemmie!

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    Heal Your Chakras with Gemstone Essences

    Brandy Oswald

    Heal Your Chakras with Gemstone Essences

    Chakras are energetic centers in the body. There are seven main chakras in the body and many more secondary chakras that make up our bodies and energy systems. The chakras assist in moving prana, or the life force energy, throughout the body. Keeping the chakras clear and free from blockages allow for this vital energy to flow freely throughout the body. As the chakras become blocked the body has a harder time moving this energy, resulting in stagnation, dis-ease, and ailments.

    Oftentimes, we require a bit of assistance to keep our chakras open, clear, and best able to move prana throughout the body. There are many forms of chakra support including: meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga postures, essential oils, and more. Of course, our favorite way to keep the chakras open is through the use of gemstone essences.

    Today we’re bringing you the inside scoop on our Chakra Gem Collection, featuring gemstone essences for each of the seven main chakras and a few other important chakras, as well.

    Let’s bust through those blockages and return our chakras to their full, glorious potential!


    The 7 Main Chakras

    Root (Muladhara) Chakra - Ruby

    Intensifies Life Force Energy

    The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, serves as the energetic foundation of the body. It is from this chakra that we develop a sense of groundedness and security. When this chakra becomes blocked, issues surrounding money, financial independence, and food tend to arise.

    Being that the color associated with the root chakra is the color red, it comes as no surprise that the Ruby gemstone essence is the essence used to address imbalances at the root chakra. Ruby allows us to open to the infinite source of divine love, raising the vibration of the physical body and promoting the courage to express our highest potential. Ruby promotes an open root chakra so that energy can move up and throughout the body.

    Sacral (Svadhisthana) Chakra - Carnelian

    Associated with creativity, the female reproductive system, and the prostate

    The sacral chakra, located in the lower abdomen, relates to our ability to form connections and accept others and new experiences. When experiencing a blockage of the sacral chakra one often struggles with finding a sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality, creativity, and accepting change.

    The color associated with the sacral chakra is orange, making the carnelian gemstone perfect for a sacral chakra essence. Carnelian increases access to prana by clearing energy paths and promoting motivation and vitality. This gemstone essence stimulates and awakens creativity, while cultivating harmonious thoughts. In fact, orange carnelian enhances attunement with the inner self, further supporting abundance, well-being, sexuality, and embracing change.

    Solar (Manipura) Plexus - Citrine

    Clears and expands; Promotes healthy kidney and digestion

    The solar plexus chakra, located in the upper abdomen, is related to self-confidence and a sense of control over one’s life. As you might have guessed, when this chakra is out-of-whack one often struggles with self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

    With the power of the yellow citrine essence, we can clear old thought patterns that lead to a lack of self-confidence. This gemstone essence serves as a bridge to the divine. Citrine is useful for intellectual communication and balancing the rational mind. It resonates with sovereignty, courage, confidence, and self esteem. The sunlight it represents is uplifting and helps us to recognize beauty and joy.


    Heart (Anahata) Chakra - Emerald

    Love, understanding, compassion, forgiveness

    The heart chakra, located at the center of the chest, is associated with our ability to love. It is also the center from which we are able to extend compassion and forgiveness. When experiencing a blockage of the heart chakra one can often expect to feel as though they are lacking love, joy, or inner peace.

    If this is the case, reach for the emerald gemstone essence to re-activate the heart chakra and explore empathy, unconditional love, and the expansions of universal love energy. Emerald supports all forms of communication through the heart, as well as healing with love.

    Throat (Visuddha)- Blue Sapphire

    Associated with communication, authenticity, and the thyroid gland

    The throat chakra, you guessed it - located at the throat, is linked to communication and self-expression. Blockages of the throat chakra hinder communication, self-expression, and honesty.

    To embrace authenticity and speak your truth, harness the power of the blue sapphire gemstone essence. This essence opens and heals the throat chakra by addressing issues with communication and self expression. It relates to listening as well as speaking, mental discrimination, enlightened intuition and language mastery. Blue sapphire aligns energy with purpose and assists one in staying on their spiritual path.

    Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra - Transparent Indigo Sodalite

    Big picture visioning, intuition, and decision making

    The third eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, is associated with one’s ability to focus, embrace intuition and inspiration, and see the big picture. Those experiencing a lack of imagination and inspiration, or finding themselves indecisive and unable to harness their intuition may have a blockage at the third eye chakra.

    The powerful indigo gemstone essence addresses big picture visioning.  It also enhances intent, focus, and clarity. Through the third eye chakra and the energy of the indigo essence, we receive intuitive commands to move forward, make decisions, and explore our visions.

    Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra - Amethyst

    Promotes serenity and spiritual connectedness

    The crown chakra, located at the very top of the head, is associated with one’s ability to connect spiritually. As this chakra becomes blocked, it brings a lack of spiritual connectedness and pure bliss.

    With the support of the amethyst gemstone essence, we are able to rid our lives of negative energy and cleanse our auras. This essence also opens the crown chakra to receive energy from higher chakras, spiritual insight, divine love, and mastery of thought and inspiration. As we regain clarity in the crown chakra, we begin to see the divine perfection in all things. The amethyst gemstone creates a truly visionary essence.

    The Other Chakras

    Thymus (Higher Heart) - Aquamarine

    Shields and Protects; Promotes patience, compassion, and joy

    Located between the heart and throat chakras, the thymus chakra promotes the processing of higher vibrational energies and helps with integrating prana into the physical and soul body systems. When this chakra is blocked, one often lacks the ability to experience higher spiritual connectedness and incorporation of higher vibrational energies.

    The aquamarine essence opens the spiritual high heart, the thymus chakra, and quiets the mental body to become receptive to transmissions from higher realms. It has humanitarian qualities as well as serenity, peacefulness, balanced emotions and abounding patience.

    Zeal Point (Ascension) Chakra- Rhodolite

    Promotes peace and understanding; Linked to the heart, lungs, and Voice

    The zeal point chakra, located at the back of the head at the base of the skull, is related to higher states of peace, compassion, and empathy, as well as supporting one’s authentic voice. As imbalances occur at the zeal point chakra, one often struggles with self-expression, inspiration, and experiencing peace.

    The essence that addresses the zeal point chakra is Rhodolite, a variety of the garnet gemstone. Rhodolite is a stone of inspiration, encouraging contemplation and intuition in balance with action and intellect. Its gentle, supportive energy also assists with enhanced self-worth and can heal old wounds related to guilt or shame. With this essence you can own your gifts and share them with the world. 

    Halo Chakra - Yellow Sapphire

    Express Your Life Purpose; Activation at the solar plexus and pituitary gland

    The halo chakra, present as an aura around the crown chakra, represents the highest activation of the crown chakra. The halo chakra is a result of an abundance of energy and brilliance from the crown chakra. When fully activated, the halo chakra represents and understanding of higher divinity and wisdom.

    The yellow sapphire gemstone essence brings in the gold light from the halo above the head. It resonates with cosmic truth and love for others. It speaks of the wise counselor who brings warmth, nourishment, empathy and inspiration. Gold is a master teacher, teaching through grace, so that one can express the soul's beauty in words, thoughts and communications. The yellow sapphire essence has been infused with the frequencies of wisdom, exaltation, and illumination.

    Light Body - White Topaz

    Reverses Aging; Promote unity

    The light body chakra exists as a gridwork of energy and sacred geometry that unites the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual beings. This is the chakra that unites your many beings with the infinite universe.

    The white topaz gemstone essence feeds the light body, resonating with the source of universal energy. It rejuvenates the etheric body and aligns it with the physical body. White topaz essence also assists with travel to other realms. This gemstone essence is great for conscious connection and manifestation of wisdom.

    All Chakras - Clear Quartz

    Protects and Heals; Stomach, Pituitary Gland, Intestinal Tract

    Simultaneously address imbalances within the entire chakra network using clear quartz gemstone essence. The rainbow essence of quartz brings in and radiates light. It attracts life force energy, while brightening and energizing the aura. It awakens the pure light of the soul, promotes mental balance, and facilitates positive thinking.

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    The Story of the Gold: Freedom/Libertad and 24k Gold

    Star Riparetti

    excerpted from Bliss and Blessings: The Divine Alchemy of the Star Flower and Gemstone Essences

    Right after we made [the Freedom/Libertad] essence, I told Roger that I was getting the message that it was supposed to have Gold in it. His immediate response was, "It has to be 24 karat gold."

    Shortly after that, in another discussion, I overheard Roger describing to someone this totally pure, spongy-shaped, 24 karat gold that you could get in Puerto Maldanado, which is on the Amazon river. In still another conversation, Roger was debating whether to pick up a group in La Paz or Puerto Maldanado. I said, "If you go to Puerto Maldanado you can pick up the gold for the essence."

    "Decision made," he said immediately. "I'm going to Puerto Maldanado."

    When he called me on Christmas Day, I asked him if he had gotten the gold for the essence. He said, "Funny thing, the bus broke down right in front of the place where they sell the gold. I went in, bought the gold, came back, and the bus started, and that was it." He had planned to get the gold on the way back. As it turned out there was a storm on the way out and they had to leave at 4 in the morning, and wouldn't have been able to get the gold...

    A second piece of the Puerto Maldanado 24 karat gold was used to make the Gold Gemstone Essence in the energy of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 22, 2011 at Star's land, ChaskaNorte in Ojai, CA.

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