Magnetite as "Lodestone"Lodestone is a form of magnetite that acts as a natural magnet. Normal magnetite is attracted to a magnet but lodestone acts as a magnet, attracting iron particles.
Tiny crystals of magnetite are present in many rocks. In the crystallization of an igneous rock, tiny crystals of magnetite form in the melt, and because they are magnetic, they orient themselves with the direction and polarity of Earth's magnetic field. This preserves in the rock the orientation of Earth's magnetic field at the time of crystallization.
Did you know, that by studying the magnetic properties of rocks of various age, geologists can reconstruct the history of change in Earth's magnetic field and to track the movement of continents over time?
Magnetite and Money
Whether you use an actual loadstone, or the more common form of magnetite, it will impart an energy that is sure to stabilize your financial life. Great especially if you're a feast or famine type whose financial lives seem to be in perpetual flux. Magnetite has been used for centuries as a grounding and centering talisman and works very well to attract money and good fortune. Can be used in business to attract customers, and collect on past due invoices. Use magnetite to help you become more generous with your resources and any problems related to being overly possessive with your belongings.
It is said as well, that magnetite can be used to attract those in position of power, when you want to take out a loan, or make other long term financial commitments. Protects against those who may be dishonest in business, allowing one to become aware of any financial deception in all money related matters. (Kennedy, p 82).
"This law is really very simple but often misunderstood. Courage contains genius and magic. If you face a situation fearlessly there is no situation to face; it falls away on its own grace. Fear attracts the situation, fearlessness removes it. " Florence Scovel Shinn
I remember the only period of time in my life when I didn't fear checking my bank balance (and I fear it whether I have money or not) was when I worked as a teller in a bank while I was completing my Ph.D. I soooo enjoyed that job. It was magical in so many ways...it was just one of the ways the heavens opened up and provided for me. I worked with a delightful cast of characters who really understood the relationship between being a musician and being good with numbers. What an opportunity. They didn't even mind when my choir members came through the drive through (with their parents who were doing their banking) singing the songs from our rehearsals into the microphone. There were many times when whole bank was filled with the beautiful sound of trained children's voices.
Anyway, one of the perks of being a teller was having a free account there at the bank. Anytime I wanted, even during a lull between customers, I could pop onto my account and check to status of my money. I did it everyday fearlessly. Now, this wasn't that long ago, but I tell you, it was JUST BEFORE online banking really became commonplace.
I think the reason it was so stress free at that time, is because I did it everyday. The fear and dread comes from all this estimating that gets done when you're not checking it, and all the purchases that conveniently get FORGOTTEN when you're not on top of it. Too many days go by and suddenly there's all this dread! So that's what I mean about tending to money.
Money is like a garden, it's optimum for the things growing there if it is watered every day.
Water it first this every morning when you arise, (check the balances, straighten the wallet, file the receipts)
Talk to your money in a loving way, (meditation)
Visualize -it will growing and flowering, trusting the process, knowing what it will look like then.
Protect your money from pests, weeds, parasites and other dangers that threaten to choke off the life of your money. (watch those hidden fees, the subscriptions you never use, the online memberships that may only be 3.00 a month but you never use)
Waste nothing that is harvested
Replant at the optimal time for future regrowth (savings!)
Prune and cut back when things are getting out of control (budget)
Pick from the garden so as to enjoy the beauty! (spend)
Share with others however you can (take pictures, deliver to a friend, mail out herbs to someone etc)
"Good will produces a great aura of protection about the one who sends it. " --Florence Scovel Shinn
In order to pack a punch and really boost the money situation, combine magnetite with zincite, amber, and jet. Amber and jet are two organic materials that haz the capacity to build up a nice electrical charge, and zincite (see the previous post on that back in early Jan) is great for the root chakra and survival issues, money, providing for oneself.
While all magnetite will display magnetic properties, the true difference between an ordinary piece of magnetite and the legendary lodestone is that the lodestone is magnetite that has been struck by lightening, or has been exposed to its electronic equivalent (Kennedy).