Continuing our previous discussion, which dealt with finding your power stone, I would like to discuss building a cairn. Few objects could be more spiritually powerful than a cairn. While many see cairns as an expression of Zen, the truth is that they existed in many parts of the world, and belong to diverse cultures; you can see ancient examples of them in Australia, the U.K., Africa, and South America as well as in Asia.
A proper meditation cairn consists of a group of stacked stones, perfectly balanced without any adhesive. Size, shape, and color do not matter. You can place them in your garden, using relatively large stones, if that is what you wish, and visit them daily for your meditation session. Or you can use small pebbles and arranged them on your altar at home. Whatever you choose to do, the best practice is to place your cairn in a quiet corner where you will be the only one who would be using them. As you balance the stones, you also balance your energy.
Meditating in front of the cairn is not an organized religious practice. This spiritual pursuit does not interfere with any faith. Looking at the balance cairn, and then closing your eyes and keeping the image in your mind is all that is needed. What you wish to achieve, manifest, or experience is entirely up to you.
Something that is rarely discussed is location, and that is something that I have learned from the Anunnaki, much like the material I supplied regarding the Mica Schist. The Anunnaki believe that the most powerful stones for you are those from your own local. So I decided to experiment with my area, Manhattan, a borough of New York City. You may know that Manhattan is surrounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, and East River. I imagined that enormous amount of energy would be released and available if I collected a pebble from each river. That was quite easy, and I found the three stones you see in this photograph. Of course, I picked them from areas which were not protected parks; you should always be careful with permissions.
I put a penny next to the cairn to show you how small it is. It is just as powerful as a large cairn since the strength is in the balance, not the size.
I rinsed the stones gently in water to cleanse them both physically and spiritually and dried them with a soft towel. Then I stacked them on the place I had prepared in advance. There are no specific requirements as to what the altar should look like as long as it is clean. Even a simple white napkin is fine. And then I left the new cairn alone until evening, which is the time I like to meditate after I finish my workday.
I was in for a surprise. Usually, it takes me some time to get into the meditative state, particularly if I have had a busy day or had to struggle with some complex research material for my writing. I believe my mind is expressing resistance and does not allow itself to surrender. Not this time. I drifted into the field of energy given to me by my new cairn as if into a calm pool of water.
It makes perfect sense. The stones embodied and reflected the immense energy of Manhattan, with its sturdy layers of incredibly durable stone billions of years old. And then the influence of the Native Americans, for thousands of years, followed by the vital culture of New York City, the most vibrant urban center in the world. Who can resist such power? But I am sure that no matter where you live, the power of your local rocks or pebbles will do the same wonders for you. Give some thought to your local geography, go hunting for some simple stones that speak to you, and stack your cairn. You will never regret it.