During a reading with Merlin this week, he explained the difference between Faith and Trust, and their relationship to the Root Chakra. Merlin explained that it is possible to have a deep faith in God, Source, the Universe, whatever name we give the Divine, while at the same time finding it difficult to trust that we are loved, and will always be upheld by that Principle. I want to share Merlin’s perspective on this, as it feels extremely important, an answer to a question many of us struggle with: “Why, in spite of my spiritual work and healing, are some areas of my life still blocked?” Let’s look at the definition of the word “Trust”.
I chose Realgar to accompany this month’s teaching “Restoring Trust”, because above all other Stones, Realgar is the Master Alchemist regarding identity, our perceptions of ourselves, of the world, and life. Realgar is an Arsenic Sulfide. Not much is written about it in Crystal Books, but it is well known as a transformative agent in ancient Taoist traditions, going all the way back to the 6th Century, where Taoist Priests used it for its powerful alchemical properties.
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channeled by Reverend Judith Star-Medicine, April 2001