When teaching in a classroom, there are quite a few factors involved in maintaining a productive learning environment. Of these factors, there is especially a need for patience, diplomacy, and mutual understanding. Every crystal has a multitude of properties in order to assist us in as many ways as possible. This grid will use only a handful of these properties geared towards creating a safe and productive classroom setting. This grid is made up of only six different stone types: Blue Lace Agate, Howlite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Clear Quartz, and Black Tourmaline.
The larger, outer most Merkabah is composed of two stone types, Howlite and Blue Lace Agate. Howlite is being utilized for a few of its properties, it brings a peaceful, calming affect. In addition, Howlite works to improve the memory. Blue Lace Agate offers a similar peaceful, and calm energy to the throat chakra, or self expression. Howlite works with the crown chakra, dealing with consciousness. By bringing a calm and peaceful energy to the throat and crown chakras, emotions like anxiety are able to easily pass through the energy field rather than disrupting it.
On either side of the outer Merkabah there are two pieces of Black Tourmaline. Having a large collection of people in a room guarantees the presence of imbalanced energies. These discordant energies manifest into things like frustration, and nervousness. Black Tourmaline works to alleviate the classroom of any negativity that may be floating around. It also promotes the understanding of others and yourself while boosting confidence and dissipating fear. The design of the outer Merkabah and Tourmaline works with the energies of the class as a whole. It maintains a safe environment where students can flow freely.
The small, inner-most of the Merkabahs is composed of Lapis Lazuli and Malachite. In this arrangement the Earth Tetrahedron (downward facing triangle) is Lapis Lazuli, and the Source Tetrahedron (Upward facing triangle) is Malachite. Here, Lapis is working as a thought amplifier, increasing memory as well as objectivity and clarity. Lapis also encourages active listening. Malachite is the grounding stone of the bunch. It helps us to establish boundaries, which many of us have experienced to be absolutely necessary in a classroom setting. Malachite eases the processing of information as well as the ability to absorb it. It also increases the skill of observation, and aids in understanding even the most complicated subjects. This inner Merkabah is configured to work on a personal level with each student so that they are able to get the most out of their learning experience.
Finally we have a Clear Quartz Sphere in the center. Clear Quartz amplifies present energies. When in the center of a grid, it intensifies the other stone energies. In addition to this, it offers an overall sense of clarity. Since this is a carved stone, the geometric attributes also apply. The spherical shape causes the energy to radiate outward, covering a larger area.
This grid is small so that it may be easily assembled in or on a desk, counter, or on the floor. With intention, the grid’s energy can be held over an entire classroom. It can also be made into a larger scale, perhaps around an entire school (you might want to get some larger stones). You may even want to build a layout like this for your own personal learning environment or office.