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Fluorite – Cool stone of many colors

Fluorite

Fluorites are considered minerals by some. Others say fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal with a hardness of 4.

Of course, we think of them as stones without getting so specific.

Fluorite lent its name to the property of fluorescence, the display of vivid glowing colors in ultraviolet light.

Today, some people believe stones like fluorite have qualities that help us. Before I believe what I read or am told about a stone or crystal however, I like to hold them to see how they feel to me. Some make me antsy, while others seem peaceful and calming.

Fluorite is said to help people think clearly, and some stone lovers believe that yellow fluorite can make you smarter.

One Crystal Energy Therapist suggests that green fluorite can help with asthma. Since I don’t have asthma, I can’t say that this report is true, but if you try it and find it helps with your asthma, I’d love to hear from you.

Blue John or Derbyshire spar is one of the most famous Fluorite varieties and has been used since Roman times in making vases and other ornamental objects. Fluorite was mined in the county of Derbyshire, England, and typically exhibited a banded pattern of blue, violet, and purple.

Fluorite is associated with the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Pisces and with the month of February as a birthstone. It is the state mineral of Illinois in the United States.

Fluorites come in an amazing array of colors. The purple ones are sometimes confused with Amethyst.

While stones are great to hold and look at, if you want, you can wear fluorite as a necklace or pendant. Some come in solid colors while others may look striped or rainbow-like.

Here are two examples of necklaces. You might want to wear one of these fluorite pendant

featured fluorite pendants that I sell in my aplace4us – Things We Love store online. Click on either one of the photos to find out more.

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Uses of fluorite:

  • Ornamental or decorative
  • As flux in the manufacture of steel
  • To make opalescent glass
  • As enamels for cooking utensils
  • As hydrofluoric acid
  • As elements in place of glass in some high performance telescopes and camera lenses

Magical, Cool, Far Out, JEDI

Rub your hands together. Feel them get hot. What causes that? Is that heat thing like lightning without the snap crackle sizzle? Could it be in any way related?

Rub your hands together and now see how far you can move them apart and still feel something–heat, tingling, something like magic between your hands.

That feeling thing you do. It’s a kind of a sensing, isn’t it? It’s what Jedi Masters do and what some of the characters in the movie Avatar do. You can actually learn more about such sensing and develop skills to help you link in. One way is to study Reiki.

Maybe someone reading this feels a bit like you have magic hands or knows a child who is unusual. Maybe you see colors in the air around people. Maybe you pass people and you sense something coming from them–a vibe. Maybe you’d like to feel better or help others feel better–a parent or your dog or cat.

You never know, you might be a promising Jedi and this blog might be here to train you. It’s the beginning. It’s the hero’s call. Will you listen and answer?

If you’re curious or want to know more contact me, the POFFF Master, or find the lingo that’s you and leave a comment.

Imagining/ Mind Power: You can do it Avatar

Earthly & possible: Hawaii Reiki

PLACE OF FEELING FASCINATED & FUNfilled

POFFF in a Bottle

 

Here at the POFFF we believe. We believe in ourselves to feel better than we ever imagined possible. So come here to play and discover wonder and delight. Find your fascinated, encouraged and feeling-very-fine fantastic self now! Open Sesame. I Ziggy Zoomba. Zippideedooda, Zippideeay!

Arts Enchantment School Visits in Bowling Green, Ohio

Artist/author Melanie Stinson wants to visit your school. She has incredible stones, magic art cards, enchantment to spare and cool moves.

Melanie attended Crim School in Bowling Green, Ohio, as a child. She would like to visit Crim School with her arts enchantment experiences. She looks forward to going to other schools in northwest Ohio.

You can have Melanie come to your school by telling your teacher, parent, or by commenting after this post. Make sure you put your school, what grade you’re in and your teacher’s name, so Melanie can contact the right person.

Click here to learn about a way for adults to help Melanie serve the schools through sponsorships. Children can contribute pennies or dollars and give them to an adult to contribute to Melanie’s fiscal sponsorship. Everything helps defray the cost of what Melanie does and helps out schools too by assuring continued author visits so young people learn about writing from those who do it.

What’s in a name? A Natural Response: From Transparent Butterflies to Least Skipperlings

TRANSPARENT BUTTERFLY: All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: often in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.

Transparency–what does it allow us to see?

See-through.

Clear–as in clarity–or as in Clear as mud?

transp butterflyWhy do we talk the way we do? Ever wondered that? And where do words come from? Space?

Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which are a natural camouflage mechanism.

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomiinae
Latin name: Greta oto
Common name: The Glasswing

Augh-ough. I’m hooked. Glasswing Butterfly is a brush-footed butterfly. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass.

This creature sounds like a dancer… maybe a sylph. Brush-footed. What on earth is that? It brushes as it walks? (dancers do this when they do something called battement tendu jete)

Or is it that it’s foot looks like a brush?

It’s positively eerie. I’m getting like… Cinderella’s slipper. It was glass.

But there’s more… lore… It’s a member of the clearwing clade. Is that a club?

Oh. It’s fantasy. Gotta be. No? The clearwing clade is real? Are you a member? Gee. Tell me about it. I might want to join.

The butterfly’s Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

Wait, I remember another cool name… The Least Skipperling

It’s a bug, an insect, an arthropod. Or is it? And what’s least about it? I personally would love to be called a Skipperling. I like skipping and skippers. Is the ling from dingaling? What is a “ling” or is it all one–skipperling. A lingskipper? Ohhh. A ling skipper. It jumps from cloud to cloud. I can see it now.

Oh. Now some of the scientists and naturalists are angry at me. I led them on. They thought they’d come here and discover some new fact. However, I’m not scientist or naturalist, I’m a writer, so I can’t tell you “the facts” unless I do more research or someone latches onto this site who knows and leaves a comment.

I just love the names. It elicits in me some wonder. What is its story? The Glasswing. The Transparent Butterfly. The Least Skipperling. What does it have to tell us about itself, and therefore about life? In facts or not.

Is Least Skipperling the name of a girl born in Australia? Is this a boy from a Native American tribe? Perhaps, this character–if I choose to bring it to life–will be a dog owned by a fairy who lives at sea world. I don’t know yet. Perhaps someone–you–will tell me your version.

Maybe you’ll write about it, or tell its story in pictures, drawn, finger-painted, danced, or taken by camera.

Or maybe, it’s a poem. I think its name is one.betty boop NYC

Whatever it is

To me it’s magic.

orange butterfly cartoon optim

IDEAS for entertainment, education & being fearless

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

Need help studying or hanging out with grownups during holiday preparations? Worrying too much? Feeling scared but don’t know where to turn when everyone around you says “Not now” or “It costs too much”?

Almost any one will enjoy chair massage, yoga, and moves that even a JEDI Master would recommend. Once they try it, people generally love energy work like Reiki and chakra balancing, acupressure, and new energy psychology tools such as EFT that can help with self-confidence and passing tests, and feeling low because grandma’s bad knees bother her so much.

Look what we’re doing each month in Toledo, Ohio.

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2008 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (event and sessions offered FREE though locations may vary)
WHERE: the NEW Yoga Integration Studio at 4633 W. Bancroft St. • Toledo, OH 43615
(419) A-OM-YOGA (266-9642)
http://www.integrationyogastudio.com

Dress comfortably, as Yoga Jenn, the featured presenter, will give a short yoga session at the beginning of the evening. Then seek out what you’re there for: to feel more relaxed, happier, more encouraged, or to try some new moves that are different than yoga and may be more of your own invention.

Donations to defray the host’s costs are graciously accepted (suggested minimum $3/per evening). Corporate sponsors for future events would be joyously appreciated. Children, seniors, adults welcome.

It’s Time for You.

Happy Holidays. The POFFF Master/Weaver of Yarns hopes to meet you there, especially if you know who Luke Skywalker, Galadriel, Yoda, gnomes, elves, fairies and Hogwarts are.

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The use of entertainment to inspire people is growing, especially as we face so many changes in our lives.

We learn almost every day that the biomedical or western medicine surgery and drug approaches to common illnesses and diseases cannot fix what ails us, or what makes us feel unhappy.

In an effort to do all they can for themselves and their children, many people are turning to complementary, eastern and alternative medicine (CAM), with massage therapy and acupuncture being popular choices.

How is that entertainment? Well, entertainment is an experience and something that we see and feel that engages us and makes us aware of our lives.

Such experiences are your chance to meet energy scientists and practitioners, and learn about new words like biofeedback, or what activities like prayer, affirmation, or meditation offer you and those you care about.

Healing circles, community shares, workshops, sessions, and retreats that offer massage, meditation, or CCT are your chance to meet some of the pioneers in fields that may be new to you and new to the place where you live.

Who knows what you’ll learn about your power to do and be whatever you dream about.

You may meet, listen to and receive such a power session from someone who has used Reiki, a quiet way of being and praying energetically with those struggling with how they feel in their minds and bodies. You may learn about and begin to ponder your power to relieve a headache.

You may learn how to reduce the stresses of hard work, schoolwork, and exams, or injections and other medical procedures that someone who is well or who is not might experience on a continual basis.

You may dance with a meditation teacher and movement wizard who knows that when she brings her skills in touch and movement into difficult or troubling situations, children relax, learn, sleep at night more easily, and sometimes burst into shared laughter.

Such experience creatives use touch, energywork and life coaching and guidance counseling with kids who have cancer, families and caregivers in hospital settings, and people who no longer know who they are. These experts offer you and adult teachers ways to pay attention to what’s important to you. They also can suggest non-touch resources, as well as the benefits in school of reduced stress and bullying, and increased harmony for all concerned.

Talk to any one of these energy artists and learn how touch can help mom-dad-sister-brother-and you feel calmer and more at ease and how certain smells (called aromatherapy), nature, art and dance and dietary changes can help almost anyone feel better and enjoy more.

These are some new holiday gifts for you. If you live near Toledo, come explore and connect. Feel the joy. Let go of what’s troubling you and find a new you deep inside.

Click here to continue your free virtual experience… Change your school, home, church or friendships now. Be the change you want to see, or be the muggle or mudblood you are and just hangout. But if you’d like to sing or dance while you do it, that’s okay, too.