I went shopping again, this time for a pendulum for myself. I have recently become interested in pendulums, and Fox Child does the very best work. This is a peace jade pendulum, made with the most beautiful stones consisting of green and white marbling, with traces of lavender in some. I have also recently picked up The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach and I have been learning interesting things about lavender jade. For instance, it can aid in compassion, in which I am severely lacking.
I have had a couple of weird experiences with my jade lately. I have always felt profoundly drawn to it and have been extremely attuned to its energy. It is very comforting to me, feels as though it belongs to me personally. I found a terrific carved jade ring that I ended up losing; I still have not found it. I went back to the Gold Door and bought a new one; I put it on and wore it for five minutes. Then I clapped my hands together at something hilarious Tanya's husband said, and broke that silly ring. I can't seem to keep the jade with me, and it's a little disconcerting.
I've been doing some thinking about this; jade is for abundance, for bringing things in. I have been really future-focused for the past several months, concentrating so much on bringing changes to my life and my environment. Now that I have the changes I needed, I should sit with them and fulfill some of the goals I wanted to fulfill back when I was drawing so much in. Instead, I have maintained that future-focus; I have switched my focus to other things and have not really been spending a lot of time becoming comfortable with this change. I believe this inability to keep my jade rings is the universe telling me to stop focusing so much on drawing in that abundance I keep seeking, to just settle down with what I have for now and work on cycling my energy in my current environment instead of looking to change it.
Whatever it means, the energy of my pendulum feels much different from the energy of those jade rings. The rings had such frenetic energy, so busy and full of movement; the peace jade feels very calm to me. I'm looking forward to working with it more.Photo credit: Shades of Midnight