Breaking In Another Magickal Necklace
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.
Iâ€™m breaking in a new magickal necklace. If it doesnâ€™t break me in first!
Iâ€™ve Â never Â cared Â much Â for Â diamonds, Â rubies, Â sapphires, emeralds, pearls. No, give me amethyst or jade or turquoise or any of hundreds of other gemstones that call to me. For years, Iâ€™ve worn my jewelry and worn it with magickalÂ Â intent. Â WhateverÂ Â adornmentsÂ Â I Â haveâ€¦mean something.
The first Â necklace Â I Â â€œbroke Â inâ€ Â was Â a Â triple Â moon symbol thatâ€™s been appropriated as a biohazard symbol. I wore it as a ward, long-term, Â during the days following 9/11 when I desperately needed to keep my â€œshieldsâ€ up against all the anxiety around me and at the same time, working on a Â military Â installation, Â I wanted Â my shields down enough to sense anything bad that might have been headed my way.
Another necklace Â that I wore Â long-term Â was a thin slice of Â geode my younger daughter gave me. I made a necklace Â of crackle Â beads and hung the geode pendant from it after the pendant had been infused with energies to giveÂ meÂ calm Â and Â strength during Â my divorce. Â The necklace didnâ€™t appear to be anything Â special at all, yet strangers would cross the street to comment on it, babies would grab for it, and even my ex reached to touch itâ€” something very unusual for him.
Last fall, after an interesting meditation, I purchased a triangular Bio-Trinity necklace and wore it non-stop for several Â months. Â After about Â two Â weeks, Â the Â necklace started Â to Â change Â color, inexplicably. Â Not Â permanently though. Sometimes Â the purple glass turned blue, some- times pink. Iâ€™d always thought of necklaces as being projective, giving off energies to me and to those around me, but that one pulled in energies.
This new necklace is most like a moldavite Â circlet I wore in a couple of rituals and often as a necklace. I had to retire the necklace in very short order, except for limited exposure. The moldavite over my third eye for long periods was a little disorienting but okay. Over my heart? Whoa.
Iâ€™d never worn it longer than 20 minutes at a time and then only over my sixth chakra and not my fourth. I left for a business meeting in Albuquerque with the moldavite around my neck and a laptop under my arm. My very likable Colonel and I arrived late in the day and I settled in for a quiet evening of TV (unusual) and some preliminary reading on nuclear warheads. I made the mistake of fal- ling asleep with the moldavite necklace still on, waking up to turn off the TV, then retiring directly to bed. I woke the next morning, feeling strange and unable to decipher the reason.
During the briefings the next day, I became more and more uncomfortable at the conference table. Heart palpitations, Â shortness of breath, Â hot flashy Â things. And we werenâ€™t even talking about nukes yet. I seriously began to wonder Â about Â my health Â and fear that I might Â have Â a heart attack right then and there with all these important people gawking at me. I touched the necklace and got a pang from it, right through my hand. I discreetly slipped the necklace off and laid it on the conference tableâ€”and all the symptoms subsided immediately.
My pulse stopped thundering in my ears. I could breathe easily.
It was Â then Â that Â I Â realized Â Iâ€™d Â worn Â the Â moldavite necklace for a solid 24 hours. How was I to know this bit of meteorite from space is really kryptonite?!
Sometime later, I relayed the experience Â to a Holier- Than-Thou-But-True-Fluff-Bunny Â in Â my Â then-Circle. â€œOh, I used to get that, too, from moldavite, Â but now that Iâ€™m a Third Degree High Priestess, it doesnâ€™t bother me anymore. I can handle it. I say, bring it on!â€ Then she added snidely, Â â€œPerhaps Â as you get to be Â closer to the Gods, you can deal with its energies better, too.â€
Er, okay. Onlyâ€¦as Iâ€™ve gotten â€œcloser to the Gods,â€ Iâ€™ve gotten more sensitive to certain energies. Particularly as my empathic abilities have heightened in the past couple of years.
Itâ€™s that way with this new necklaceâ€”extremely Â sensitive. The necklace represents something very special, and itâ€™s Â all Â about Â love, wholeness, Â the Â Highest Â Good. Â Iâ€™ve worn it since right before my girls left for their trip. For some reason, Iâ€™d thought this necklace was going to be a transmitter Â of Â sortsâ€”and Â maybe Â an Â amplifier Â for Â long distancesâ€”sending Â out my energies to give comfort and unconditional love to those I care deeply for.
As so often happens with these things, itâ€™s not what I expected. The necklace does seem to amplify, but much like the moldavite, itâ€™s bringing about physical symptoms. Itâ€™s a receiver, not a transmitter. Or maybe in addition to being a transmitter. I get chest pains when I wear it over my heart, shortness of breath, a feeling of heaviness and worry and sadness and hurt and longing andâ€”oh! Too much, too much. Itâ€™s like Iâ€™m picking up someone elseâ€™s heartache. Then it subsides without reason.
I move it away from my heart chakra and the effects lessen. Iâ€™m going to have to wear this some other way or only for limited times. In a quiet moment, Iâ€™ll do a little filtering ritual.
Iâ€™m not sure what Iâ€™m to learn from this necklace, but I do know itâ€™s to remind me that Iâ€™m an empath.