Nature and spirituality intertwine so frequently, and for one living an EcoSpiritual life, it’s this connection that fuels and nourishes the soul.
I’ll admit, even though I consider myself an outdoorsy nature-loving hippie, I am still a novice wild woman compared to some. I love hikes, wandering walks, camping, biking, kayaking….basically a lot of outdoor activities suitable to the Midwest natural environment. But since moving to the PNW, I became that little fish in a big pond. I do live amongst the great outdoors, so new adventures like white water rafting, bouldering, snowboarding, mountain biking, and backpacking are all the exciting outdoor activities I can now embrace.
Just this Memorial Day Weekend I went backpacking for the first time. Going with my hippie friend, we found comfort in the tranquility of nature. Meditating on Alpine Lakes, honoring the force of a majestic waterfall, and soaking in all those good vibrations, we had a spiritual retreat in Mother Nature.
Connecting to the energies of the mountains and woods of the Pacific Northwest, I put together a special combination of crystals for my backpacking trip. The energy deeply resonates with the earth and holds a powerful connection. I know every ounce of weight counts in backpacking, but my crystals are a necessity.
Use this crystal combo for your next backpacking trip to honor your EcoSpiritual connection!
Known in ancient times as a stone of vibrancy and endurance, Red Jasper promotes vitality, stimulating chi in the body. It was called the ‘blood of Mother Earth’ by Native American tribes and was used to stimulate health and re-birth and increased one’s sensitivity to the earth when dowsing for water or calling in rain. It is a good stone for a grounding connection to nature.
Its black veining reminds us of the spider’s story and the connections between everything. An earth stone, it aids in strengthening one’s connection to the interwebs of life, making a perfect EcoSpiritual crystal.
A healing stone, Epidote strengthens the physical body and ignites personal power. It releases and shields from negative energies, protecting the bodies. Attuned to the earth, it strengthens the healing energies of nature.
This stone is over 2 billion years old, making its connection to the earth very strong. It is useful not only for the physical connection to the earth, but the spiritual one as well. It helps in raising ones vibrations and connection to ones higher consciousness.