Welcome to Episode 5 of the Crystal Clarity Podcast, where we explore the extraordinary evolution and consciousness of minerals. Join us as we uncover the living beings hidden within stones, and discover their profound role as allies on our path to wholeness. Inspired by the groundbreaking research of Robert Hazen and Shaunna Morrison, we delve into the origins of conscious rocks across the universe. From diamonds to the ancient art of using stones as acupuncture needles, we embark on a captivating journey into the alchemical realm of the mineral kingdom. Get ready to be enlightened and inspired as we unveil the remarkable wisdom and transformative potential of minerals.

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Diamonds and the extraterrestrial origins of conscious rocks

Ancient civilizations, such as those in Egypt, Tibet, Peru, and North America, regarded stones as living beings with evolving consciousness. They recognized the stones' inherent aliveness and saw them as conscious entities akin to humans. This perspective stemmed from a deep understanding of the interplay between consciousness, evolution, and higher perspectives.

Acupuncture, an ancient healing practice, once employed stones like obsidian, flint, tourmaline, and opal as acupuncture needles. This choice was not solely based on their sharpness or durability but also on the belief that stones possessed consciousness and evolutionary wisdom. By utilizing stones as needles, practitioners aimed to awaken and transform not only physical health but also consciousness itself.

The Interconnection of Evolution and Consciousness

Evolution and consciousness are intricately intertwined. Anything that evolves possesses consciousness, and anything with consciousness undergoes evolution. While the concept of consciousness is complex and challenging to define, it can be understood as an ever-expanding state of becoming, moving towards greater self-realization and understanding. In this context, evolution becomes a transformative journey towards higher states of consciousness.

Stones, with their remarkable ability to exist across vast periods of time and undergo evolutionary processes, offer a unique perspective and consciousness. Just as living beings evolve and adapt to their surroundings, stones also exhibit changes and transformations over extended periods, albeit at a slower pace. These cycles of existence provide them with an expanded perspective and a profound understanding of the world around them.

Evolution: The Birth and Transformation of Minerals

To understand stones' consciousness, we must explore their origins. Minerals were born during the early stages of the universe when gases like hydrogen, helium, and lithium coalesced and cooled. As stars formed, heavier elements like carbon, nitrogen, and silicon emerged, giving rise to minerals. Diamonds, the oldest known mineral, crystallized in these primordial conditions. Over time, minerals evolved, with various types being born through processes such as volcanic activity, meteoric impact, and biological influences.

Diamonds: The Original Mineral

Diamonds, the oldest known mineral, hold a remarkable place in the mineral kingdom and carry a profound connection to the cosmic processes that shaped the universe. Preceding the formation of the solar system, diamonds offer a glimpse into the primordial stages of mineral evolution.

Diamonds possess a unique ability to form through diverse mechanisms, totaling nine distinct ways. One of these methods involves the intense pressure within the Earth's depths, where carbon atoms are subjected to extreme forces that facilitate the crystallization of diamond structures.

Diamonds' versatility in their formation showcases their resilience and adaptability. These precious gemstones become potent symbols representing various aspects of life. Their connection to birth is evident, reflecting the transformative journey of creation. They also resonate with the experiences of traumas, as they endure immense pressure to reach their state of brilliance.

Consciousness and the Interdependence of Life

The intricate connection between consciousness and the evolution of stones becomes apparent when we consider the profound interdependence they share with life processes. Remarkably, over two-thirds of minerals owe their very existence to the influence of other living beings and their interactions with the natural world.

One striking example of this interdependence is the role of water in the formation of minerals. Water acts as a catalyst, facilitating chemical reactions and providing the necessary medium for minerals to crystallize and grow. The presence of water within the Earth's dynamic systems allows for the transformation and evolution of stones. It is through these interactions with water that minerals gain their unique structures, compositions, and energetic properties. Moreover, the abundance of oxygen in the atmosphere has played a vital role in shaping the evolution of minerals, which is an essential component of their creation.

In this exploration of the living consciousness of stones, we have discovered their ancient origins, their transformative power, and their intrinsic connection to the evolution of life. Stones are more than static objects; they are conscious beings. Their ancient origins, transformative power, and interconnectedness with humanity and the natural world are undeniable. By embracing this understanding, we embrace a deeper connection with the healing and awakening potentials bestowed upon us by these extraordinary gifts from the Earth and beyond.

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Sarah Thomas, LAc is a healer, acupuncturist, educator and the founder of the Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine. Sarah's Dao is to illuminate the vast potentials in healing and awakening with stones.

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Important Disclaimer:


As a stone medicine practitioner and educator, Sarah Thomas, LAc is not promoting the uneducated use of stones and crystals. 

Sarah Thomas is only offering education. 

Do not make and ingest crushed stones or stone elixirs. This can be very dangerous. We have a course on Making Stone Elixirs safely. If you’re interested in making elixirs SAFELY and vibrationally, take that course. 

Sarah Thomas, LAc is not a doctor, and any information shared pertaining to stones, herbs or anything else, is not meant to treat, diagnose, or claim cures for any physical conditions or mental illness.