Monday 22 November 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #134 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Crystal of the Week PLUS **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What Is Opalite Good For?

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Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Welcome to another week at BBHQ and we're continuing our crystal journey today, and have a lovely gemstone to share, as Angel asked us; what is Opalite good for? 

Crystal of The Week


What is Opalite good for?

Opalite is a semi-translucent white/blue stone, it is usually a man-made iridescent glass resin that is created from Dolomite and metal. There are natural opalite stones created in the earth, although these are quite rare, so the samples mew can buy will usually be the glass resin version. 

They are also known as a Tiffany Stone and have a lovely chatoyancy or colour change, similar to a genuine opal although not as intricate or intense, with flashes of blues, reds and golds shining from the depths of the crystal.
examples of opalite crystals, opalite, crystals

We have a few pieces of opalite at BBHQ, three of which are cute little cat carvings, one of which is being investigated by Melvyn below.

Melvyn the tabby checking out an oplaite crystal cat, opalite crystal, crystal cat

Let's tell mew a little about the gemlore surrounding this pretty crystal. It is purported to help with sleep disturbances, and nightmares, so if mew experience either, try putting a piece under your pillow for a few nights.

It is also said the help strengthen your aura, and assist with faster healing. Plus it supposedly helps to remove energetic blockages within the body.

Also known as the merchant stone, it can supposedly help with business, success and wealth plus assist with financial gain and material wealth. So if mew're needing a bit of help in that department maybe this stone could help. 

Opalite is a stone of happiness, bringing more joy and calmness to your life, and can aid in contacting the spiritual realms.

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 A good stone for the throat chakra, as it can enhance communication. 

It apparently is an excellent energizer, so if mew're looking for a little more stamina throughout the day purrhaps carry a small stone on your purrson and see if it helps.

Opalite is said to be a good balancer, so if your yin and yang are a little out of sorts, this may help reset things.

There's so much more info about this lovely crystal, so if we've piqued your curiosity go and check out google for more.

And as with previous crystals, mew can get all types of different jewellery, should mew want to wear a piece or pieces.

We love our little carvings and they sit on a shelf in the BBHQ office.

Many thanks for emailing us Angel, 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: Malachite.

(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 #134 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version, coloured in a veritable rainbow of colours, we felt we needed to use every colour today.  In fact, it reminds us of a stained glass window.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #134  coloured by Cathrine Garnell

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So on that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr  chilled purrs

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  1. Opalite is really very pretty. I could use some energizing sometimes too!

  2. Those opalite carvings are pretty. If they give energy I think I need a boulder!

  3. I really like the Opalite carvings. Mom sez she needs one under her pillow because she never gets enough sleep... mainly because evfurrybuddy likes to crowd in with her, drape over her legs and arms, and pretty much keep her from evfur achieving REM sleep.

  4. You know how I love the breathing exercises. I'm all ready for the new week.

    What beautiful crystals.

    Love the coloring too. All those bright colors.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. Beautiful mandala. I like those kitties too. I need to get one as I desperately need more energy. XO

  6. Those Opalite carvings are so cute!

  7. How pretty and delicate is that opalite. Love the kitty carvings!

    Once again a beautiful Mandala! I love how the whole image changes from the uncoloured version to the coloured one!

  8. Now searching the web for a opalite cat statue!


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