To be able to go inward, you must have a solid foundation to hold you. I love working with grounding crystals. It seems like a no brainer to use something from the earth to enhance grounding practices.
Meet Turritella, who is a fascinating stone that I have only recently met. The crystal gurus at Crystal and Stone brought Turritella to my awareness. You can see from its colour and marking something interesting going on here. Turritella is made up of fossilised snail shells. It takes a really long time (like 10,000 years) for fossils to form; these guys carry a lot of ancient energy. Waiting that long to be birthed takes patience.
Grounding and patience are some of the characteristics of Turritella. There is so much ancient earth energy in Turritella I’m finding it a go-to for when I’m feeling spacey. I keep this piece on my desk right where I can pick it up anytime I think I am drifting. It’s great to hold in meditation, too, as an anchor. Holding something tangible reminds me I have a foot in both worlds. Again, to go inward, there must be an anchor to the present, which is the human body.
Patience is a central theme in the world right now. Many are sitting waiting without any answers in sight or an end to a cycle. The snail as a spirit guide is a reminder to slow down. There is no need to hurry. At the time Turritella came into my life, it was a busy phase. I needed reminding there was time for everything to get done, so stop rushing. Learning to be patient and that some things take time is a great lesson.
The connection to the past running strong with Turritella may be a good stone for ancestral healing. Set the intention for Turritella to assist you to connect with your ancestors whilst meditating or channelling. This ancient stone is a wisdom keeper of knowledge; it may act as a key to unlock the ancestral wisdom within. If you are interested in past life work, Turritella may be helpful in this area. Ask to be shown wisdom that is relevant to your current path from journeys you have taken previously.
Even if you are not interested in any of the above, Turritella is a stunning stone to have around with its beautiful markings and colours xx.
P.S. Remember, crystals do not replace the guidance and care of medical professionals.