August Charity - Operation Underground Railroad
As we move into August, we at The Crystal Council hope that everyone is staying, safe, healthy, and showing gratitude to everyone and everything around them. We are now into the power month and it is vital to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin and let the light and energy penetrate our soul. The energy we receive from August helps with completing tasks and tying up loose ends, all of which can help in seeing things a bit clearer as we move forward. It is also a time to go outside our comfort zones and embrace challenges or experiences that we have been cautious in doing. The energy shift that occurs towards the last week in August helps illuminate those dark areas inside us, that slow us down and holds onto negative energy. It is time to release things that do not serve you.
This month our followers have chosen a charity that puts a spotlight onto the innocent souls of children that are experiencing one of the darkest times of their life. It is called Operation Underground Railroad or referred to as O.U R. This organization was founded in 2013 by Tim Ballard a former special agent for the CIA and Department of Homeland Security. After working with the department in internet crimes against children and child sex tourism, he was restricted by jurisdiction and the law in rescuing children who were enslaved in sex trafficking, a 150 billion dollar business. Through this he left his government job to start O.U.R., an organization whose mission is to shine a light on sex trafficking worldwide. Through the effort of former CIA, Navy Seal, Special Ops teams, and local law enforcement throughout the world they identify child sex rings and rescue innocent children from slavery and sex trafficking. O.U.R.’s provides recovery and rehabilitation for the children immediately after rescue through local aftercare centers that they vet. They also work with law enforcement around the world in education for child exploitation and managing internet investigations. In the last 6 years they have rescued 3,800 victims, have arrested 2,100 traffickers and collectively with other agencies rescued over 10,000 survivors. Please visit O.U.R’s website to learn more about them and the history around the organizations name, www.ourrescue.org.
This month’s charity stone is the amethyst crystal in the shape of a heart. Amethyst is a powerful stone for protection and purification of both the spiritual and physical bodies. It purifies the energy field of one’s body as well as any room it is placed in. This makes it an all-around excellent healing stone as it removes negative influences and attachments in the environment that would hinder one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional healing. It will assist in staying grounded and finding calmness and tranquility. For the month of August, The Crystal Council will match the amount of sales and all proceeds will be donated to the Operation Underground Railroad. Thank You in advance as we continue to help make a positive change one crystal at a time!