Welcome to Judith's Crystal Cave Teachings, my virtual home.
Here is where I share my thoughts on spirituality, life, humor, Crystals, and various topics I hope people will find interesting. We are far more than we know. We all have magic within us, waiting to be tapped into. I want to support that awakening, that recognition of what we are: Eternal souls on a journey through space and time, here to evolve, learn, and grow. All that I've learned from the teachers in my life, the elders, the animals, the stones, the trees, the elements, the stars, and all that I am, is shared here, in this space. My training in Classical Chinese Medicine, ( and Taoism ), including the Stones, 5-Element theory, Essential Oils, and herbs, Astrology, and my insights as a Clairvoyant Empath are all shared here. With empathy, love, and my bizarre sense of humor, I am honored to share my perspectives on this Earth walk with you.
One of the great loves in my life has always been nature, especially what native people call "The Stone People". I have been working with, and teaching about Crystals and Minerals for most of my life. All of the indigenous cultures around the world describe the stones as the oldest living beings on the planet. The Taoists consider them to be the most powerful healing modality that there is. Part of the reason I started my website was to introduce these Master Healers to people unfamiliar with them, since most people have limited access to a Taoist Master or a native elder. Most books available today focus on either the metaphysical properties of stones, or the mineralogical make-up of the stones. I wanted to offer material that is ancient, from my decades of study, along with my direct experiences, dreams, and visions with the stones as an Alchemist, Clairvoyant Empath and Mystic.
My home is filled with a Shaman's tools, drums, rattles, feathers, art, Stones, Essential Oils, Herbs, Sage, Sweetgrass, tobacco for ceremony... All of these things combine together to create an energy that is healing for all who enter, and to challenge the trance-like state western culture creates in us, which inhibits and blocks us from achieving our true potential. This part of my website is designed to do that, to challenge that trance state, offering a different perspective on life that includes magic, and an opportunity to explore other dimensions and realities.
My actual home in real life is very unusual, a geodesic dome and subterranean home built into the side of a hill, with 35 tons of Calcite boulders that create the ceiling. A true Crystal Cave, unique and magical. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I wanted to have, and make available for my clients, an environment for people to experience the Earth as it truly is, from an Indigenous culture perspective: Powerful, nurturing, magical, and Sacred. I want to invite people to embark on a journey into the mystical, the supernatural, where all living things are connected as one heart. And I want to include laughter, because laughter brings us into the moment more quickly than anything except love. So expect some snippets of my life that hopefully will make you smile.
Come on a journey with me.
Every world religion has protocols for dealing with entities and possession. If you google “ exorcism in the Bible “, the references to Jesus and others performing exorcisms are numerous. Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and Indigenous cultures all have teachings about entities, and removing entities. I usually don’t write much about this aspect of my work, mostly because it either tends to freak people out, or because people with no exposure to anything having to do with comparative religion, shamanism, mysticism, or the aforementioned groups think none of this is real. Unfortunately, it’s very real.
I’m a hereditary psychic, ( my grandmother was very gifted), and have been a Clairvoyant Empath and Medium my whole life. I was mentored in the old way, from childhood, through dreams and visions. I entered the convent at age 12 to become a Nun, dedicating my life to Spirit. After a year living as a postulant, my mother’s health crisis and hospitalization necessitated my return home, to care for her, and my three younger brothers. I became a student of world religions at thirteen.
There are a number of spiritual traditions that speak to my heart, Taoism, Native culture, the Druid teachings, and others. For the purpose of this blog I’m going to reference some Taoist teachings, which mirror teachings I’ve been shown over the course of my lifetime. Let’s look at some of those.
In Classical Chinese Medicine, ( rooted in Taoism), we have a number of definitions for entities. There are ghosts, ( beings that were human, that have died). These are called a P’o. Then there are demonic entities. These have never been human. They are called a Mor. Then we have the most cunning type, The extraterrestrial demonic entities, called a Yao, or Yaoguai. They are all different, and require different protocols to remove them. ( At some point in the future, I’m considering teaching a limited group of Healers how to differentiate between them, how to remove them, and how to do this safely for everyone).
The reason I’m writing this article is to validate what people are seeing unfolding now. I don’t exaggerate or dramatize, ever. I’m not interested in frightening people, fear stops healing energy. Rather, my intention is to alleviate the fear people are feeling about the unchecked cruel and inhumane actions being perpetrated by those in power now. When we understand what’s driving it, we can begin to deal with it. What’s driving it is darkness. The antidote to darkness is light. Not the airy fairy kind of light, but the light of the flaming sword of Truth, of Divine Justice. What needs to happen now is an exorcism on a mass scale, performed by regular people who choose to vote. The political party that has created the programs of tearing children from their parents is dark. The party that embraces racism and misogyny is dark. The party denying health care to millions is dark. The party exploiting the planet and denying basic science is dark.
We can restore compassion, tolerance, kindness and empathy, if we turn out in record numbers next month and vote the darkness out. This will result in a purge of the corrupt, the manipulative, the greedy, the heartless people who are running things now. I’m calling it an exorcism, because that’s what it is, and that’s what is needed now. And everyone can participate. You don’t have to have special gifts or training to do it. What you do need to do is push past the paralysis that evil induces. The feelings of hopelessness and despair, that your voice won’t matter. It will. It must. We need an army of light right now. The Republican Party is not what it once was, it has been corrupted. We need a new beginning.
My life’s work has been about spiritual counseling. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and torture. I’ve always said that Stephen King couldn’t write the things I hear. What I hear makes Stephen King look like Dr Seuss. I specialize in working with those who have been attacked by someone hosting an entity. I myself am an incest survivor. I love Carl Jung’s quote “ I am not defined by what happened to me. It’s what I choose to do with it that matters”. I also love the quote from Mother Jones, which is on my desk, “ Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living”.
It is time to fight like hell for the living. The planet, women, children, the environment. Evil will not prevail. I’ve been doing exorcisms my whole life, successfully. My work has been recognized by Native elders and a renowned Taoist Master. I’m sure about what we need to do to drive out the darkness. We can do this, but everyone needs to help. Be the light the world needs you to be now. Be brave. Be motivated. Let’s do it. Vote blue next month. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine
*** Quote by Albert Camus
I know that it’s been a rough few weeks, culminating in today’s fiasco of that alleged attempted rapist and all-around douchebag being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Take a little time to grieve, throw something, or whatever you need to do. I say, let’s use that anger in a powerful way. There’s an old song from the 1920’s by Ida Cox, called “ Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues”. I love that song. ( Listen to it on YouTube) This is a time for all of us to unite. Republicans have no idea what they’ve done, really. By disrespecting Dr Ford so blatantly, by their sham investigation, by their bullying, they have unleashed the accumulated rage of women everywhere. Every one of us has experienced being harassed, or sexually assaulted, or have been victims of domestic violence, or emotional abuse. What we just witnessed was a travesty, a travesty that reached our souls. The smugness, The dishonesties, the corruption that these men, greedy for power, displayed, was unbelievable. What it actually accomplished was the opposite of what they intended. Something snapped, on a collective level, for women.
I am not beaten. I am not discouraged. What I am, is fucking nuclear. Let’s be clear. If we vote, if we refuse to be cowed and bullied, if we stay on target, we can take back the House and the Senate in 4 fucking weeks. We can impeach Trump and Kavanaugh. He will be the second Supreme Court Justice in history to be impeached. We can do it. We are a force of nature. There are sworn affidavits that no one was allowed to see about him. He’s unfit for the position.
So, give yourself a day or two to process. Then, it’s time to reach inside of yourself for your Wild Woman. Remember the Civil Rights Movement. People were beaten, oppressed, jailed. But they never gave up. Women fighting for the right to vote were beaten and arrested. They never gave up. We are all capable of heroism today. They’ve tried to control us, to control our reproductive freedoms, our rights over our own bodies. They’re still trying. I say, fuck that. No. They are not destroying all of the progress that has been made through blood, sweat, and tears. Wild women don’t get the blues. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back to the fight. As we do, we can help women who have suffered in silence heal. Dr Ford was courageous to come forward. Her story was our story. Her pain was our pain. They will not get away with silencing her, or us. This win is temporary. Very temporary.
The world is counting on us. We are the Light. We stand for Earth Mother and the Divine Feminine. We will not fail. Expect us. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine
With all the reports of sexual assault in the news, on social media, everywhere, survivors find ourselves being constantly triggered. Any survivor of sexual or physical trauma has some level of PTSD. Anything reminding you of your experience can trigger a fight or flight rush of adrenaline, leaving you nauseated and shaky. Sweating, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, or feelings of grief or rage may come up. What adds to this is the onslaught of the interviews with the enablers and deniers, the defenders of the perpetrators. This is one more huge trigger for those who have been violated, and either silenced, or attacked for speaking about it. Here are some things that we can do to help ourselves get through this.
1). Surround yourself with safe people who love and believe you. We all need a support system at times like these.
2). If you love nature, get outside for a few minutes. Breathe. Ground yourself in the moment. Connect to the trees, the sky, a pond or a river. Breathe again.
3). Hug your dog, cat, hamster, or something living that is not human. ( Sometimes we need a little break from humanity.)
4). Connect to whatever works for you in terms of your definition of “ Source” . Whether it’s God, Spirit, the Divine, connect to that feeling of Infinite love and Infinite wisdom. Feel it.
5). If you do affirmations, a good one might be “ In every moment I am surrounded and protected by Spirit. I am restored to wholeness. My Divine Blueprint can never be tampered with by anyone. It is eternally mine, created in Divine perfection. I am at peace. “ Or, “ No one can steal my serenity. My destiny is mine to create. I am a warrior. I am a Phoenix, rising from the ashes of the past. I am strong. I am proud of myself for surviving. “
6). This one is important. Stay away from narcissists right now. Don’t open yourself to people with no empathy. If your natural shields are lower than usual, avoid them like the plague. They’ll only make things worse. They can’t help it, they’re assholes. Do not get into an argument on social media with an enabler, it will retraumatize you.
7). If music helps you, as it does me, play music that inspires you, uplifts you, or makes you believe in yourself. I love Sia, “ Alive” is a great anthem. Queen’s “ We Are The Champions “ is another good one.
8). If you love rocks, like I do, then Rose Quartz to heal the heart, Smokey Quartz for grounding, Amethyst for faith and serenity.
9). Any kind of exercise, a walk, yoga, Pilates, can slow down the adrenaline storm going on in your body. Acupuncture, Acupressure, Qi Gong, Tai Qi, all of it helps. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants.
Above all, be kind to yourself. You have survived something terrible, something I would never wish on anyone, and you’re still here. Offenders are sick, evil, twisted souls that prey on the innocent. One of the hardest things, in my opinion, is to have been abused, and to see no justice carried out for the offenders. Watching them walk away whistling, while we have to rebuild our lives from the flaming wreckage they created feels spectacularly unfair. And it is. That’s true. But here’s what’s also true. We’re permanently changed by trauma, yes. Trauma peels you down to the core of who you are, and at our core is our divinity, our magic, our strength. That’s what’s true. That’s what’s real. And these fuckers will never touch that part. They have no soul. They are imposters faking their way through life. Always afraid of being found out. In the meantime, we get stronger and stronger, becoming so bright that people are going to need sunglasses just to look at us. They haven’t diminished us. Far from it. They’ve turned us into cosmic badasses that are their worst nightmare. Justice? That became our middle name. And we’re legion, an army of Healers, teachers, lawyers, activists, who have forgotten nothing. Expect us.
Remember who you are. You are love. You are light. You are fierce. I love you all. I’m proud of you. Blessings, Judith
*** Thanks to Will Cook Photography for permission to use his photos. Love you, dude.