Written on 29 January 2013; revised on 31 January 2018
Two nights ago I sat up suddenly in the middle of the night with an image of a square set on its side popping out of my heart, like this …
Image: “Changing Crystal Shapes 1,” adapted from the painting “The Victorian Chair,” by Childe Hassam, 1906, public domain, adaptation by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0 … The painting shows the left profile of a woman in a white dress seated in a chair on the right side of the image. There is a white diamond shape, on its side, one corner of the long side of the diamond shape pointing to her heart, and the other corner of the long side angled slightly higher up.
It doesn’t show it in the picture, but what I saw was the electric blue outline of a square, with nothing inside it. Instantaneously, the image expanded into a double parallelogram, like this:
Image: “Changing Crystal Shapes 2,” adapted from the painting “The Victorian Chair,” by Childe Hassam, 1906, public domain, adaptation by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0 … The painting shows the left profile of a woman in a white dress seated in a chair on the right side of the image. There are two white diamond shapes, laid sideways, on their side. One corner of the larger diamond shape points to the woman’s heart, and the other corner of the long side angled slightly higher up. This corner touches the corner of the smaller diamond, which is angled slightly upwards like the larger diamond.
Intuition told me this vision had to do with my crystal essence. I noticed the second diamond shape was a little squashed, misshapen, and the thought came that this had to do with karmic miasmic distortion, as described on Judy Satori’s website (1)
That got me to thinking about how crystals can change shape – for instance, Imoto’s snowflakes changed shape (2), depending on the emotion-thought at the moment of their conception. I looked up a little info on crystals.
The cube is a very basic form of crystal. One crystal configuration is called “face-centered cubic” (FCC) or “cubic close-packing” – this is the third example in the picture (3):
Image: “Simple cubic, body-centered cubic, body-centered cubic (cubic close-packing),” http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/@api/deki/files/37822/=cubic.png ..
Here’s another picture of the same: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_crystal_system#/media/File:Lattice_face_centered_cubic.svg ..
Interestingly, rock-salt … the crystal version of sodium chloride, that is, salt, such as exists in solution in our bodies … can be regarded as a FCC structure.
An FCC crystal can be regarded as a simple square. But when the square is turned on end, we can see a hexagonal structure hidden within it (3): http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/states/state-images/cubic_close_packing.png ..
The hexagon is a little hard to visualize, so you may wish to peruse the section “The Cubic Close-Packed Structure” at http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/states/crystals-cubic.html ..
What I got from this is that a crystal might be considered to be one shape on cursory glance … a cube. But with a shift of awareness, it might be considered to be something completely different … a hexagon. Yet, in essence, it remains the same thing. Only my awareness changed.
Also, here’s something interesting about voids in crystals:
“A face-centered cubic unit cell has eight tetrahedral voids located slightly towards the center from each corner of the unit cell, for a total of eight net tetrahedral voids. Additionally, there are twelve octahedral voids located at the center of edge of the unit cell as well as one octahedral hole in the very center, for a total of four net octahedral voids.” (4)
So a simple rock-salt crystal has many ‘voids’ in it. Hummm….
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
(1) Judy Satori, www.judysatori.com … in top righthand corner, search “Karmic Miasmic Distortion”
(2) “The Hidden Message of Water,” by Dr. Masaru Imoto, http://en.esoguru.com/dr-masaru-emoto-hidden-messages-of-water
(3) “Cubic Crystal Lattices and Close Packing,” http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/states/crystals-cubic.html
(4) “Cubic Crystal System,” in Wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_crystal_system#Zincblende_structure … CC BY-SA 3.0
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