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Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who have given us so much. This American holiday was originally designated as a tribute for those men and women who gave their lives while serving their country. Today we use this time to recognize all those who sacrifice so that others can live freely and safely, including those currently serving and the families of our armed forces. One of the many symbols that we use for remembrance and gratitude of this occasion is the flag. The traditional red, white, and blue flag of the United States of America represents the results of their bravery and sacrifice; it is a wonderful way to honor their memory. Each branch of the Armed Forces has its own flag which can be used to signify how they served their country. We can further honor someone by including the flags of their ancestral countries. It is easy to forget, but America is a country of immigrants and we all have ties to other countries. A combination of these unique symbols will make a very special and personal honorarium on this Memorial Day.
The use of colors in each of these flags is an intrinsic element that enhances their power and energy. This is also true of the varying colors of crystals, so let's explore the meaning of some of the most common colors used in flags and the crystals that will enhance their symbolism.
WHITE is the color of purity and light. White Agate is an excellent choice to recognize how much others have chosen to give freely. Scolecite will connect us to those we are remembering, and to society as a whole, as we come together to remember our heroes.
BLACK is the color of resilience and preparation. Use Black Obsidian to consider the endless possibilities that we have to heal and help each other. Onyx symbolizes the enduring strength of those who give us so much.
GREEN is the color of nature and balance. Rhyolite will heal and provide strength to remember with less sorrow. Seraphinite will lift your spirits and provide insight on the higher purpose of our universal connection.
Amber carries a life force energy helping one to remember and heal memories. It cleanses and transmutes negative emotions into joy and happiness and assists in coping with the loss of a loved one and remembering them in a new and loving light. Snowflake Obsidian aids with the energy of depression and energizes the spirit helping to see the positive and good in all situations. It is a strong healing stone from all types of negativity.
In the article about decorating with crystals for Memorial Day, we explore some suggestions for honoring someone with the "Decoration Day" tradition.
If you would like to use Essential Oils to honor our fallen heroes, we also have a Memorial Spray recipe that you could make. This recipe works with Essential Oils as well as Amber and Snowflake Obsidian.
Orginal Article by Tara Mideake
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