Jewel of the Month: Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood is formed when dead wood gets saturated with silicic acid and in the absence of air, solidifies through the loss of water. Depending on the circumstances of its formation, its substance is replace by agate, quartz or more rarely, opal. Petrified Wood vibrates with the root (1st) chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. Petrified wood bestows a feeling of bond with the earth and of being in the right place at the right time. It stimulates inner imagery and ideas, yet keeps us firmly planted in realty. Trees are the overseers or chiefs of the plant kingdom. They tower above the earth with their roots sunk deeply into the ground. “They grow from the seeds of their forefathers and fertilize their children with their bodies as they depart”. Trees represent the roots of new beginnings. Petrified wood holds the records of how the growth from seedling to maturity takes place. It is the stone of transformation assisting one to rise to ones highest chosen level.

Monthly Jewel:

The past couple of weeks have been spent preparing our inner garden for planting by fertilizing and working the soil. Now is the time to seed your dreams. When we plant a seed, we set an intention that it will mature into a plant that will bear fruit or grow to maturity, re-seeding itself at the end of its life. We plant a seed expecting it to sprout, take root and grow into something magnificent. Our dreams and desires become manifest when our intentions are planted into the fertile soil of our inner gardens. We begin by setting an intention, a powerful thought to move towards our dreams. We then bring our feelings into alignment with the intention as if we already have our dream and bring in the feeling of gratitude. We then take action on our intention. This is part of my Power TEAM model. True intentions are stated in the present moment. They are not the “I should, I have to, I must, I will, I will try, or I would like to’s”. Intentions are the “I am” statements we make to ourselves that move us forward on our path. With “I am” messages we tell ourselves that we are committed to do the work now, to take a step. With “I will” messages we put our thoughts and actions to the “someday in the future”. Our intention is the bigger picture of our dreams, the seeds from which our dreams grow and the actions are the bold steps that we take to bring our dream into reality. Unfortunately, many of us are fearful of planting the seed or setting intentions. We live in barren landscapes, afraid to take the risks necessary to fulfill our greatest desires. Is there an intention that you could set that would step you towards a desire, goal or dream? Call on the vibration of Petrified Wood and plant the seeds that will grow to maturity. Set your intention today then take action such as, I am making that phone call, I am exercising for health, I am cooking a new and healthy recipe, I am saving money towards my dream vacation, etc.
Water that intention with gratitude by beginning your intention with “I am so happy and grateful now that…”. Write your intention in the present moment as if you already have it.

"You can’t harvest what you don’t sow. So plant your desires, gently nurture them, and they will be rewarded with abundance." –Vivian Elisabeth Glyck

Author's Bio: 

©2007 Annette Pieper is a Harmonic Life Specialist, highly sought after motivational speaker, personal coach and mentor and CEO of Harmonic Life Institute, a company offering private and group consultations, webinars, workshops, seminars and educational material to inform and inspire you to create harmony in mind, body, heart and soul. Sign up to receive her Jewels of Life Ezine and get your free tips on starting your day with joy and harmony at

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