Paws and Stripes

September’s cool breeze signals time for us to slow down and appreciate the bounty of harvest season. In Celtic tradition, Mabon, also known as the Autumn Equinox, marks the second harvest and the start of shorter days. This September continue your rituals of gratitude with the Harvest Moon on September 20th. The Harvest Moon is a wonderful time to revisit the seeds of creativity planted during the last new moon.

We at the Crystal Council believe in expressing gratitude through philanthropy. Each month we review suggestions from members of our Crystal Council family and select one as a focus. This September we would like to express gratitude to military veterans by featuring Paws and Stripes. Using rescue dogs, Paws and Stripes provides animal assisted therapy and service dogs to military vetrans with PTSD, MST and TBI. Since 2010, Paws and Stripes has been providing service dogs at no cost to veterans. From rescuing and rehabilitating shelter dogs to refining it’s mental health programming, this organization truly commits to saving lives, two at a time.

This month we are featuring Blue Adventurine, a blue stone that assists one with connecting with their throat chakra and third eye chakra. Found in Brazil, Russia and India, Blue Adventurine activates the pineal gland, heightening awareness while providing clarity. This healing stone aids in relieving headaches and migraines, as well as encouraging mental healing. The gentle vibration of this stone makes it excellent for easing tension during potentially difficult conversations. All of the proceeds from the purchase of Blue Adventurine this September will be contributed to Paws and Stripes on behalf of the Crystal Council family.