Crisis Text Line

August Philanthropy: CrisisTextLine.Org + Tumbled Mahogany Obsidian

August opens with Lammas, a celebration of the harvest in the Northern Hemisphere and Imbolc, the festival welcoming spring in the Southern Hemisphere. A time ripe with creativity and inspiration, August beckons us to enjoy the fruits of our year thus far. The Aquarius full moon happening on August 22nd encourages us to clear outdated mindsets and take a new, innovative approach for our future.

The Crystal Council extends their gratitude to each individual that suggested a philanthropy focus for this month. This August, we are taking a cue from the upcoming Aquarius full moon’s technological ingenuity and featuring Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 service which provides high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention assistance. To reach the Crisis Text Line simply text “HOME” to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. Live, trained Crisis Councilors receive your text and respond from the Crisis Text Line’s secure online platform. These trained Crisis Councilors are not health care professionals and cannot provide medical advice, but they can provide support during times of emotional duress. Crisis Text Line denotes that a crisis does not just mean thinking about ending your own life; it is any painful emotion and anytime you need support. We love the Crisis Text Line’s vision of an empathetic world where nobody feels alone.

This August, The Crystal Council is featuring Tumbled Mahogany Obsidian as our philanthropy stone. Mahogany Obsidian is a type of obsidian with hematite or magnetite inclusions that activates the root chakra, sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra. The combination of obsidian and hematite’s grounding and protective metaphysical properties combine beautifully with the Earthy brown-red volcanic energy of the stone. A tumbled formation provides a gentle, yet effective energy. Incorporate Mahogany Obsidian into your meditative practice to stimulate growth, sexuality, strength, creativity, passion, and protection; work with Mahogany Obsidian when releasing negative energies for your highest good. This is an excellent grounding stone to use during the month of August with the intention to pull Earth energy into your lower three chakras, further connecting you with Mother Earth. All proceeds from the purchase of Tumbled Mahogany Obsidian will be donated directly to the Crisis Text Line.