On our Vibrational Doorways website, for a while now we have been posting crystal information based on colour / structure / hardness… and as an approach this works, and provides us with a clear understanding of the purpose behind each crystal.
But as with any approach, or scientific theory, there are always cases which don’t quite fit, which challenge us in some way.
And then the question is… what do you do with those oddball cases?
Do you try and adjust your theory to include them? Or do you try and brush them under the carpet, and hope no one notices?
For example, with the colour / structure / hardness approach… one valid question is:
What about crystals which are multi-coloured (i.e. Brandberg Quartz)… or specimens which are composed of two or more different crystals… how does that work?
Like, for example, Sugilite & Bustamite?
Well… to answer that question… and not trying to brush anything underneath any carpet… let’s work up the vibrational nature of specimens which contain both Sugilite & Bustamite (as in the photo above).
Because with these two, we have crystals which are different in both color and structure and hardness.
Sugilite is a hexagonal crystal, most specimens are a deep purple in color, and the hardness on the Moh scale is 6 to 6.5.
In contrast, Bustamite is a triclinic crystal, orange in color, and the hardness on the Moh scale is 5.5 to 6.5.
So the one thing they do have in common… they both come from the same location… South Africa. But apart from that… they seem to working on completely different levels.
But that’s what I love about the mineral kingdom… when it does what in Marvel comic terms is often referred to as a super-hero team-up…
Because from a vibrational perspective… this isn’t an accident.
When two different crystals, like Sugilite and Bustamite, merge in the same mineral specimen…. there is a deep reason for it… two distinct vibrations are merging for a reason and work well together… and they are most often pointing us to a deeper underlying truth or reality.
So let’s look at Purple Sugilite first… often in the crystal literature Sugilite is seen as a crystal which is pouring the Purple Ray down into the physical plane.
But… I am not in total agreement with this… because that would be Purple Stichtite (Trigonal Purple).
Instead, as a Hexagonal Purple, Sugilite is pouring the Purple Ray down into our minds… into our Solar Plexus chakra.
Which when you think about it, is where most people hang out… where they choose to place their consciousness 24/7…. and where most of us register any new vibration.
So it is not surprising that when we experience Sugilite we feel that it is grounding into us… because we are more identified with our minds then with our physical bodies.
That’s the odd thing about humans, we often identify a vibration as being more real when it touches our minds, then if it touches our physical bodies… because we spend so much time in our heads!
So for me, Sugilite is all about the purple vibe… of imagination, and inspiration, and meditation (i.e. expansion of consciousness)… but flowing into our minds… allowing us to let go of our limited mental perspectives… and so see the vastly bigger picture.
And when that happens… then this can trigger the physical healing that you sometimes read about with Sugilite. Because that individual’s mind suddenly relaxes, and realizes that it doesn’t need to hold on to the limiting emotions / beliefs which have incubated their illness.
As the spiritual writer David R. Hawkins used to say… true healing is really about shifting your consciousness to a higher level… and that’s what I believe Sugilite does… it brings the purple vibe into our minds… and allows our consciousness to expand beyond our mental limitations… beyond our belief constrictions.
Because to quote Einstein’s now famous words… “You can’t solve a problem with the same level of consciousness which created it.”
So Sugilite is all about shifting your mental consciousness up a level… which allows true healing to spontaneously and naturally occur.
But now… what about Bustamite?
Here we have an orange color being expressed through a triclinic structure… which is a white expression of the orange energies… and white is all about clarity and wholeness.
How does Bustamite work then?
Well… if the keywords for orange are fun, playfulness, practical creativity, and sexuality… and they are being expressed in a whole way… in a way which is full and clear… and 100% total spectrum… which is really what Bustamite is all about… then you have a crystal which is reflecting back to an individual what it is like to have a whole and healed Sacral chakra.
Because with any triclinic crystal it is showing you the full spectrum… but then the question becomes… are you comfortable with experiencing that full spectrum of energies… mmm… things can get a bit more complicated.
Because any human being has usually grown up through blacking out certain frequencies, certain parts of the rainbow colors which is our core vibration… we black out frequencies for some reason… and this is particularly true with the Sacral chakra… especially in certain societies and cultures.
To fit in, to survive, as growing children, we often have to black out aspects of our creativity, or our sexuality… or our ability to play and have fun… because we learn from the adults around us that life is serious.
But whenever your black out a part of the Sacral chakra, then you are effectively going through life on a Sacral chakra running at 40% say… and life can be dreary… and you feel disconnected from your own core vitality.
When you encounter a triclinic crystal, like Bustamite, it is effectively re-inserting those missing colors back into the rainbow spectrum of your aura… which can be re-vitalising or unsettling… depending on why you blacked them out in the first place.
Bustamite is an excellent crystal for helping people to heal their Sacral chakra… for finding elements of their lost child… for healing sexual issues… for re-connecting lost or suppressed vitality… working with it is like performing a Soul retrieval for the Sacral chakra.
But as with all Soul retrieval… it will only work if you are prepared to welcome back what has been found with open arms.
So now the BIG QUESTION… how do these two crystals, Sugilite and Bustamite, work together… and what joint magic can they create when they decide to merge into a single form?
Well, based on my own experience, and going out on a limb here… but I think Sugilite & Bustamite is one of the great undiscovered crystal healing vibrations… because together they create a deep and transformative healing space.
Earlier I mentioned how often people black out frequencies and feelings in their Sacral chakra… often out of the need to fit in… and so certain feelings and emotions are defined as being off limits.
Well, where does the black out command originate from?
It comes from the Solar Plexus chakra… from our mind.
So really, to re-incorporate a feeling back into your emotional vocabulary at the Sacral chakra successfully… you also need to work at the Solar Plexus chakra to cancel the command to black it out in the first place… and so you need to allow your consciousness to expand beyond the limiting belief, so that you can cancel it.
So… to be successful you would need to work both levels at once.
To do that… you would need a crystal that could work on both levels at once… expanding your mind at the Solar Plexus chakra… while helping to bring back and re-establish a feeling in your Sacral chakra.
But where might you find a crystal that could work in on the purple + orange levels simultaneously?
(c) Brian Parsons, January 2017