As you hold your white stone in your hand, know that you are starting with a clean slate. In this ceremony we are doing two things. We are choosing our white stones and we are also writing on the stone a new name, or word for ourselves. The white stones we are using are from between Hebron and Bethlehem, Israel. Just allow yourself to feel the energy of the stone you are holding.
“The white stone is an ancient ritual. Back in the time when Jesus was teaching and someone served time in prison or bondage of any kind, they were given a white stone when they were released. Each of us comes from bondage today, and we are being given a white stone to signify our freedom.
The White Stone Ceremony comes from Revelations 2:17. In Revelations, John talks about the people being given a new name. ‘Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.’
This ear is not referring to an outer ear, but the ear of the soul, which is within each one of us. This refers to the ear that hears the “still, small voice” as it whispers to us. And we develop this inner listening quality by getting out of our head, or intellect, and connecting with our heart, through prayer and meditation. Prayer and meditation is just one way that we take the journey from our heads to our hearts.
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