Monday 8 March 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #116 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What is Apophyllite For, And Basil Shows Off The Crystal of the Week

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Here's hoping mew had an epic weekend, and if mew missed Smooch's Desktop Selfie, click here and purrhaps do the puzzle too.

We're continuing our crystal journey today, and this week, we've got a lovely gemstone to share as Naomi asked us; what is apophyllite good for?

Crystal of The Week


What is Apophyllite good for?

Apophyllite is such an interesting gemstone. Not only is it visually fascinating, like an icy mountain range in miniature, and the colour range is quite amazing too. Its colours range from completely ice clear, to a milky translucent white, some have peach tones, others can have green or yellow tones, so it's not a definitive one colour stone. In fact, the clear and white varieties could quite easily be mistaken for clear quartz 
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Apophyllite

We have a triangular-shaped cluster as modelled by yours truly below, this photo was taken way back in 2008 when I needed a bit of extra healing as I had a bit of conjunctivitis in my left eye - now I'm not saying this cures anything but I did spend quite a few hours sleeping with my head on it.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #116 Basil's Healing with Apophyllite

So let's tell mew a bit about the gem lore regarding this stone; apophyllite is reputed to be an excellent stone for Reiki healing in facilitating a deeper state of chillaxation. It can purportedly also assist with calming and releasing suppressed feelings, worries, fears and anxiety.

In some books we've read it's linked to the third eye placement in chakra healing, so if mew have a small piece mew could place it in the middle of your forehead, just above your eyes for a deeper meditation purractice.  

Apophyllite is also supposedly helpful as a transmitter for enhancing vibrational energies in the home or wherever mew place it. And it can also act as a gateway-connector between the conscious physical realm and the spiritual realms during deeper meditational purractices, in other wurds it's a supurr spiritual stone.

Appurrently, it's a really great grounding crystal too, so if mew feeling a little disconnected or floaty, purrhaps get a small piece to keep with mew and see how mew go.

It's thought that the green apophyllite has extra properties, and being connected to the heart chakra, can be used for energy absorption and transmission, in other wurds; supposedly, by placing a stone on the heart chakra site it would absorb universal energies which would then be transferred to the lightbody/aura facilitating deeper healing and a more energised state of being. Obviously, this reaction/state is entirely down to the individual and is in no way guaranteed, wurking with crystals is a highly purrsonal experience, and like many new age purractices may not suit a lot of people. 

We've always loved crystals and have been collecting for about 3 decades and our purrsonal collection is quite vast now, and in recent years the P.A. has noticed a large growth in interest especially when she visits Spiritual Fayres and New Age events etc... each time she goes somewhere it's busier than last time. 

So anyhoo, in summary; apophyllite can supposedly help reach deeper connections in meditational purractices, help connections between the realms, calms, and enhances vibrational energies, so it's a purretty nifty stone to have in your collection.

Many thanks for emailing us Naomi, and we hope that answered your question.

 If mew have any crystal questions; email us, DM us or ask us in the comments below.

To check out last weeks Crystal of the Week, click the link: Smoky Quartz.

(disclaimer; we are not health or medical practitioners, all crystal info is purely for entertainment purposes only.) 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #116 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... this week we used red, white and blue, and are really loving the finished wishy-washy watercolour effect.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #116 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma ios app, this time we chose the effect - Surf.

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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're sharing our last Pet Parade Blog Hop as co-host.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. That apophyllite is really very pretty and it's interesting to learn about it.

  2. I don't think I have ever heard of apophyllite before, so now I have learned a new thing!! Thanks!

    Your Mandala is beautiful. I like the colours:)

  3. That was very interesting about Apophyllite and it certainly helped Basil into deep relaxation.

  4. I think that stone worked for you very well.

    You know how I love your breathing videos. I'll do them with you.

    I just looked down and my mouse pad and what did I see? The wonderful mouse pad I won way back when. It's a treasure.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around any my best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  5. We never heard of Apophyllite and enjoyed to learn more about it, thank you ! Purrs

  6. WoW! What an interesting crystal. I've never heard of Apophyllite. Interesting! I learn so much on your crystal Mondays! Thank YOU! You are awesome, have a marvellously happy day!

  7. We so enjoy visiting and learning about crystal power. We love the idea that there are energies and magic in the world! Beautiful Mandala this week friends and a wonderful flashback

  8. I love seeing Basil chilling on the purrty rocks. We could use some serious relaxing crystals at our house cuz ... Wabbit. Feliway getting kinda pricey. I so could watch Smoochie conduct OM class all day. Love yoor Mandala! Purrs, Dori

  9. That is a beautiful gemstone. I need to get one as I always feel disconnected. Pretty mandala. XO


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