I was delighted to receive a copy of Michael Eastwood’s Crystal Oversoul New Earth Attunements this week. This is a boxed set of 22 crystal cards with a guide book and 2 audio CDs. The cards are numbered 45 to 66 as they are a continuation of the crystal journey which began with the Crystal Oversoul Attunements and they can either be used alongside the original set of 44 Crystal Oversoul Attunements or can standalone. Michael is a friend and fellow School Principal within the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations.
Michael explains that the Crystal Oversouls brought new attunements to him as the vibration on the planet changed following “the great turning of 2012”. We have the opportunity collectively to witness the birthing of the New Earth and these attunements will help us to transform our own energies through these transitional times. They are particularly useful when we find ourselves slipping back into the paradigm of the Old Earth with its negativity and density.
As with the original Crystal Oversoul Attunements the cards are designed as mandalas. These beautiful kaleidoscopic patterns are easy to gaze upon and each is a key to the crystal energy upon which it is based. Some of the 22 crystals are probably very familiar to you, Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline for example, whereas others are rarer, such as Cobalt Aura and you may not have them in your collection. Do not feel that you must have each of the crystals to experience the attunement, the mandala will be enough to connect you with the crystal energy.
Michael suggests a quartz crystal layout for each attunement using a specific number of quartz points. Quartz will amplify the energy of any crystal and will give your visualisations more clarity and focus. These can be quite small points, work with what you have. There is also a suggested scent. Fragrance stimulates our memory and can even awaken memories of other lifetimes. You don’t have to use the recommended scent with each attunement, but I find fragrance evocative and helpful.
When I receive a new deck of cards I look at each one and then give them a good shuffle to start to imbue them with some of my own energy. I usually then fan them out face down in front of me and choose a single card to work with first. In this deck I drew Labradorite, which was lovely as this is one of my favourite stones. Labradorite has been a companion to me at times of my life when I have undergone the most intense transformatory processes. I see it as a friend and an ally which holds me safe even when old certainties are spinning away. I talk about some of those times in my own autobiography, Light behind the Angels.
In the guidebook Michael provides us with a visualisation for each of the attunements. What makes this deck extra special is that he has recorded the visualisations onto the accompanying CDs. I love this new feature as it is easier to follow someone else’s voice on your visualisation rather than have to memorise the journey for yourself. I did make a small modification to the book. I wrote the CD track number beside each crystal card on the Contents page so that I could find the right visualisation quickly and easily.
First I read the visualisation for Labradorite and familiarised myself with the mandala on the card. Then I put myrrh, the suggested scent, onto my incense burner and settled myself in the centre of the recommended 6 clear quartz points with my piece of labradorite in my lap and the mandala for labradorite in front of me. I pressed play for the right track on the CD and allowed Michael’s gentle voice to lead me through the attunement. In these visualisations you are taken to crystal temples and you meet with the Oversouls.
In the Labradorite Temple you are guided to step into the golden star of light at the centre of the mandala. I align myself with Divine Gold Light in my healing and I found this was a profound experience. As I stepped into the star of Gold Light there was a sense of lightness, spaciousness and a falling away of boundaries so that I experienced a Oneness with the Universe. What I did need to do was reach out and turn off the CD player in that expanded state as there was just a short gap before the next crystal attunement began and I wanted to remain in the beautiful expanded energy for a while longer. Make sure your CD player is close enough for you to do this!
Michael trusts you to make your own way back into the here and now at the end of each attunement, so do make sure you have a grounding stone such as hematite or black tourmaline to hand and a glass of water. Give yourself time to settle and come fully back before you go about your day.