Raven Moss ~ Along a Crystal River

Today we have a wonderful guest blog post by Raven Moss, who has graciously shared some of her experiences protecting the waters near Glacier National Park. I trust you will enjoy her photos and synchronous story as she inspires each of us to listen and make a difference wherever we are.

Along a Crystal River

By Raven Moss

“Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.”

~David Bolling, How to Save a River: Handbook for Citizen Action

Another North Fork view

It is such a magical time to be alive, to discover we are the change we were waiting for, and that all our past lives, skills, passions and desires are lined up and waiting for us to engage them in service. Many lightworkers believe the phrase “service to others” implies service to people, but “others” can also be animals, plants, mountains, rivers, oceans and Gaia herself. We are all healers in some fashion, even if we only came here to heal our own soul; that alone lifts us all. I am a gridworker by trade, serving Gaia in many capacities for many years in different ways and places, and for my dedication she showers my life with such unparalleled beauty that words fall away when I try to describe her. So when she called me once again to her service, I was honored and humbled. I knew there would be new lessons and skills to learn, there always are.

My latest mission came through Laura on a life path reading she did for me last month. I am a shaman and have plenty of contact with the spirit world, but in this instance I felt the need for some clarification and confirmation from Laura’s intuition and her deep relationship with the Fae. During my reading she asked me if I had water nearby. Ha! I’m only surrounded by hundreds of lakes and rivers, ponds, streams, waterfalls, glaciers, bogs, springs and marshes fed by snow, rain, sleet, hail, graupel, cloudveil, fog, mist, sleet and ice. It all comes from Gaia, it falls on these mountain ranges and valleys in raucous profusion, and flows to the sea right under my nose. Water is my life, it is the giver of all life… it’s what life is all about, Alfie said so.

Laura told me the water spirits were worried, that they needed my help, and that I was to make a crystal grid of protection for all the water draining from the western slope of the Continental Divide. Ha! No problem! No job is too big for Super Shaman!

Raven Moss: "It's all about the water."

Raven Moss: “It’s all about the water.”

Water begins its journey in a pristine state, distilled into clouds by Gaia. I don’t want to get into the downer topic of chemtrails and pollution here; if we are to effectively aid and protect Gaia during this time of ascension, then concepts like “impossible,” “hopeless” or “a waste of time” would render the whole thing moot. The power of intention is all that matters in these matters, the Fae say it is so.

I live on the edge of Glacier National Park, Montana, a short eagle hop from the North Fork River, which is the pathway all water takes from the Northern Rocky Range, all the way into Canada. The North Fork forms the western border of Glacier and meets up with the Middle Fork, which forms the park’s eastern border, at a confluence a short distance from my house, before it continues its winding way to the Flathead Lake, the largest natural body of fresh water west of the Divide. Into those two great rivers flow snowmelt, glacial melt and rain from the Pacific Northwest via streams, springs, waterfalls and dancing cascades. It’s true the glaciers are melting; they’ve been melting for thousands of years, and it’s topographically obvious this is not a new phenomenon because the inn I own and run is surrounded by millions of acres of woodlands and sits on one of the many stair-step terraces carved by this great river as it receded from glacial contraction. This is a special corner of Gaia, where vast water makes its journey from the sea to the sky, and back to the sea again in the dance of life. I was brought here to watch over it, so the Fae have made quite clear.

McDonald Lake in Glacier Park

McDonald Lake in Glacier Park

Water cascades off Glacier's Garden Wall

Water cascades off Glacier’s Garden Wall


It’s all about water in all its forms, all of it, all of us, all of the universe. We are really just waking up to this cosmic knowledge and it’s quite the mind-blower when you finally wrap your head around it.

Otter spirit

Otter spirit

A wood duck on McDonald Creek

A wood duck on McDonald Creek

I am not a crystal worker but in the past few years I have been receiving crystals out of the clear blue. I admired them all and recognize their grand purpose, but had to play catch up on what to do with them and how to care for them. Fortunately (nay, synchronistically!) I grew some sage in my garden last year, made some smudge sticks last fall, and put them away in case I should ever need them. Bingo bango, I discover smudge sticks are perfect for clearing crystals! You can almost see them sigh with relief when the sage smoke clears away all past energies and readies them for new information and purpose.

But Laura said that certain types of crystals are required, specifically rose quartz, aquamarine, clear crystal and topaz. I didn’t have all of those in my cache, so a trip to the local crystal dealer in Whitefish was the next step.

For this expedition I co-opted my friend Judi, who had generously gifted me with her cache of crystals a few months prior, for no particular reason either of us could fathom at the time. We found the door of the crystal dealer shop locked, with a sign that read, “Gone Crystal Hunting.” Hmmm… I know how the open door/closed door sync thing works to lead you on your journey, so we wandered down the street of this cute little western ski town to a place called Crystal Winters, only to discover they don’t carry crystals there, but the woman running the store told us, “Down two streets, left one block.” With snow falling on us in audacious flakes of crystal geometry, we came to a place called Rocks and Things Metaphysical.

The teeny store housed a riot of stones (and all manner of cool metaphysical things) all lovingly chosen by the owner, Velvet, an Akashic Records reader among other soul missions. I told her what crystals I needed and why, and she said, “You’ve come to the right place. There are many people putting crystals in the rivers and I have just the right ones for the job.” Stunned, I was. Judi was even stunnededer. With Velvet’s generous Lightworker Discount and blessings, we left the shop with a faery fist of crystals worthy of cleansing Gaia’s raging rivers.

My reflection on the Middle Fork

My reflection on the Middle Fork

Laura suggested I place the crystals at sites of potential assault or damage. There are no specific places along these rivers and lakes I am overly concerned about; it’s all preciously protected, so far. So instead I reckoned to place them where the crystals would catch the most energy and flow to have the most powerful influence. Despite a diligent on-line search, I could find no instructions regarding a proper water protection ceremony, but from my shaman training I understand ceremony and that it’s fine to create your own as needed. Using your intuition to form intention is a beautiful and powerful thing.

I did follow instructions for handling them: I cleared them with sage, charged them in sunlight, and set them out under a full moon. Along their journey to the Pacific, the waters pass through many challenges and places where it might be taken for ranching, mining or agriculture, where it could be polluted or diverted or dammed, so I programmed the crystals to preserve and protect. During the recent ley lines meditation I read that a gridworker has about an 18-mile radius of influence. That sounded about right to the borders I had intuitively placed already, so that was the radius I chose to do the crystal work.

My dog Bodhi (you can read all about Bodhi’s peace mission on her Facebook page Pups for Peace) and I set out on a cold January day, driving north toward Canada along the North Fork, to a place where a major stream flows into the river and forms a raging rapid. This always felt like an energy vortex when I had kayaked through there in the past and it called me. I held the crystals in my hand, set the intention once again, and walked toward the river. But on this glacial day, a frozen ice ridge had formed along the shore. I had intended to place the crystals in the stream but that required stepping onto the ice shelf, and believe me, once you’ve been there, done that, you don’t want to do that again. So my well laid plans of a gentle, sacred ceremony turned into throwing the crystals into the water and hope that they actually reached the water. Sometimes the best you can do is all you can do.

Bodhi on the North Fork

Bodhi on the North Fork

There were other points of placement made this day of frigid cold and ice, but the bridge leading to Glacier and my route to the Middle Fork was closed for snow, so the second half of my crystal work would have to wait until another day.

Some time goes by, the weather warms, and I grab Judi to join me in my second round of crystal work. The sun was shining, a rare event in this part of the world in the winter, and we placed crystals in several places along the Middle Fork. But I reserved the best crystals for a particular spot I have always loved, one of my favorite places in a wilderness full of incredible places. Glacier’s deep blue Lake McDonald holds crystal clear glacial and snow melt for the entire western half of its million acres of wild and wondrous, and it empties softly into a wide creek that winds through duck and otter habitats to the Middle Fork. Every drop of water flowing from this pristine lake must pass a narrow spot in the creek, and we hiked through deep snow to reach it. It was a wonderful moment in a life filled with wonder when I placed these last crystals in Gaia’s watery arms for safekeeping. Two weeks later, Lake McDonald froze over, the first time it has done so in nearly a century. Coincidence? The Fae know better.

Mountain view of the frozen North Fork River

Mountain view of the frozen North Fork River

Frozen stream on the Continental Divide

Frozen stream on the Continental Divide

THE END

Raven Moss is the owner of Moss Mountain Inn Eco-Bed and Breakfast on the edge of Glacier National Park, Montana. She hosts guests from all over the world who come to make a personal connection to one of Gaia’s most sacred places. Visit her website at http://www.mossmountaininn.com or her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moss-Mountain-Inn-at-Glacier-National-Park/59100282594

27 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mary on February 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Love this. 🙂 Fills me with deep gratitude and inspiration.

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  2. Wonderful! Great job Raven. Much LOVE to you on your journey.

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  3. […] Raven Moss is the owner of Moss Mountain Inn Eco-Bed and Breakfast on the edge of Glacier National Park, Montana. She hosts guests from all over the world who come to make a personal connection to one of Gaia’s most sacred places. Visit her website at http://www.mossmountaininn.com or her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moss-Mountain-Inn-at-Glacier-National-Park/59100282594via http://www.laurabruno.wordpress.com / link to article […]

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  4. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    This is a lovely guest blog by Raven Moss from Laura Bruno. Raven is making a difference by using her Shamanic training along with her Crystal friends to support the waters well being surrounding her.

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  5. Posted by Mitch Mattraw on February 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Raven, I was so into your story, such a grand adventure, that the end seemed like a shock, lol, more, more! Thank you for your special service to mother Gaia!

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  6. Haha, I agree, Mitch! I almost took out THE END for that very reason — the journey continues even though the article has come to an end. 🙂

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  7. One of my favorite books on stone and crystal properties is “The Book Of Stones.”

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1556436688/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mastermeditat-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=1556436688

    This was written by the people who run Heaven and Earth Jewelry. There are numerous links throughout their web site to pages within The Book of Stones.

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  8. Ok, while I’m here I will mention my other favorite book on this subject – “Gems of the 7 Color Rays.” Superb writing on how to get your mind into it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gems-Seven-Color-Rays-Comprehensive/dp/1567186858/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392666992&sr=1-1&keywords=gems+of+the+7+color+rays

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  9. Posted by seattle72 on February 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you Bo! 🙂 Ive been called to work with stone people from a very young age. I have crystals all throughout my home. Something unexpected : a recently acquired black tourmaline really helped out a blue tara crystal thats working with me. Her color really clarified and her energy feels much clearer. She gave me a dream of lightening the other night. 🙂 Im so inspired by this I will see if I can help facilitate similar crystal healing for the waters near me.

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  10. Hahaha… THE END. That’s so funny… I used to write for magazines years ago and you had to put that at the end of the text in standard manuscript format so the typesetter would know where to stop. How old does that make me? Totally ancient!

    Thanks to all who wrote and especially for the crystal book references. There is so much to know and learn!

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  11. Thanks for the crystal and stone book links, Bo. We own or at some point owned the Stones one. I’ve not seen the other before. …

    And Raven, there are worse things for a shaman than being “ancient.” Of course, you’re also very young at heart. 🙂

    Mary, thanks for healing your own waters near you and for sharing about the crystal cleansing.

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  12. […] by Raven’s winter journey to heal and protect the waters, I took my own little jaunt to the woods yesterday afternoon. Armed […]

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  13. Posted by Cheryl on March 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Laura and Raven – I am engaged in a similar project, and am curious about the recommendation/selection of these particular crystals used. Can you comment on how they specifically serve in this water purification/protection capacity? Thanks so much!

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  14. Cheryl, that wasn’t a general recommendation, but specific to that area — anchoring certain energies and filtering out others. Your selection will likely vary for your area. 🙂

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  15. Posted by Cheryl on March 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks, Laura. That’s what I thought, but wanted to check. Feeling very called to work with the waters & excited to contribute to healing… 💧💧💧

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  16. Thanks so much for helping the waters!

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  17. Posted by Raven on March 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Cheryl: Check out this link. They might be able to help you…

    http://www.soulevolution.org/events/rivers/river-blessing.htm

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  18. Posted by Cheryl on March 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Thank you, Raven.

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  19. Posted by Cheryl on March 22, 2014 at 4:53 am

    In case you are called to participate in this…http://inthenameofthemother.net/world-water-day-water-blessing-ceremony/

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  20. Yes, thank you for the link. I was already in queue to go up today. Great stuff, and very synchronous ways I found out about it. 🙂

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  21. […] I would have posted the information anyway, but Ella’s email arrived at the exact moment I was listening to a Hopi Elder (video further down below) explain that if the Europeans who arrived after Christopher Columbus had continued to approach water the way the Hopi did, then we would still be able to drink from every stream or lake. “Water is sacred,” he said. Because this event springs from a Native tribe in New Zealand, I sent the link to my Kiwi friend, Wendy, who immediately responded that “Grandfather Macki,” whom she studied with, was of the Waitaha tribe. I then received another notification of this water healing event through Cheryl, who had been commenting on Raven’s post about healing and protecting the waters near Glacier National Park. […]

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  22. Posted by seattle72 on March 22, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The recent replies reminded me of my intention to offer crystal / stones to a river near me. I got busy and distracted but these nudges turned out to be great timing.

    At first I was going to dowse for page numbers in my go to gem book. I did that but then the trail got cold so I shelved it.

    Today I asked and I understood to go to a local Rock n Gem and trust my intuition. I asked for guidance and headed out.

    I randomly chose a group of stones without thinking too much, after setting intention to pick up what the green river wanted. After I was done, I weeded out a couple and then thought ‘perfect’.

    For those who follow number meanings… Guess what the total came to? $30.33.

    I take this as an affirmation the deed was done well. I gave the stones to the Green River, offered Ho Oponopono and said a prayer that humanity treat our Mother with the care and respect she deserves.

    Thank you for this post. Im still a little uneasy going on the fly like I did. I hope its ok and have to trust all happened as it needed to.

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  23. Sounds just right!

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  24. Posted by Mary on March 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I felt nudged to share about one of the stones that called to me at the Rock & Gem shop, one I had never seen before (in this life) and had no conscious understand of it’s healing properties.

    The Amulet Stone

    It’s a very intriguing stone! This one continues to call to me so I think I might invite one to work with me on my own healing journey too. Rather than repelling negative energies, “it vibrates so positively that there is no resonance with negative people or situations”. I know I can use some help in that department! 🙂

    The Book of Stones says “they are ideal for people who are convalescing after the crisis of an illness or injury is past”. Seems appropriate for The Green River.

    I feel called to continue offering gifts to this River, so much more to come. In fact, I just understood that ‘helping to heal this River also helps to heal myself’. Makes tears well up so I think there might be something to that message.

    Thanks again to all for the inspiring posts. 🙂

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  25. Thanks for the tip on Amulet Stone. Sounds like something most people could use! Blessings to you and the Green River. 🙂

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  26. […] (which honor the waters), saying Ho’oponopono to the Waters, working with the Elementals, and programming crystals for healing and strength and offering them to the waters. As Dr. Emoto showed in his book The Secret Life of Water, water does, indeed, have a consciousness. […]

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  27. […] I’d share just a few tips here. Please bear in mind that this is not a comprehensive list! Raven Moss ~ Along a Crystal River. Today we have a wonderful guest blog post by Raven Moss, who has graciously shared some of her […]

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