green musings:: Ecovibe, Selenite Crystals, and Baby Tears

I got hold of my first piece of selenite crystal today while in an eco plant shop hunting, learning, and exploring plants! EcoVibe Home is located at 1408 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211. It’s online store features clothing apparel while the brick and mortar shop is a home decor and plant 🌱 store.

The Alberta (Arts) District has some of the most chic, eclectic, and hipster shops and restaurants in Portland. Shortly after a morning iced-cream mocha to-go and shooting the tea with my twin suns, I wandered into the plant shop I’d been eyeing for months but never ventured to explore. The multitude of green eye candy that would capture my attention each time I passed the windows lead me to explore the stores intriguing displays and products.

EcoVibe Home Store – Alberta Arts District

This time, however, perhaps by the pull of the Pacific August Sun and the culling Green Earth emanating from the store, I was magnetized to not only absorb the delightful aesthetics, but find the one plant calling my name.

The EcoVibe Home is the kind of store you get decor ideas for your home and bedroom while you’re transfixed on trendy air plants, ferns, and succulents in copper vessels, earthen clay pots, and the coolest hanging ornaments.

EcoVibe Home had me so transfixed within the intensity and diversity of “green” hues, I was discovering not only cool decor trends but a new home plant that I caught myself mouthing out-loud “oh cool, I love how this looks, but what is it exactly?” Pointing to unusual (but super cool) wall plants snuggled in fixtures I had to have (pictured below).

Not only are books, journals, artwork for sale but an array of plants, pots, unique jars, pillows, furniture, and nifty decor finds.

Upon my short time exploring, one plant did call my name and was nearly one of its kind in the shop, a well robust, Baby Tears ground plant.

Baby Tears House Plant

In spite of the name, baby tears plant 🌱 also known by its botanical name Soleirolia soleirolii (Other common names for this plant include: Mind-Your-Own-Business and Irish Moss) is an invasive evergreen needing constant contact with its soil.

This ground plant makes an excellent ground cover, loves moisture, will produce small white flowers during the summer months and needs repotting once it’s overgrown it’s previous pot.

What attracted me was the visual aesthetics of the plant full of lush green abundance in a relatively small hanging pot. The tiny round leaf clusters which cascade abundantly are so cute and delicate. I had never had or seen one of these plants but immediately asked the shop girl how to care for the plant.

Upon contemplating taking the Baby Tears plant home I scooped up what appeared to be Selenite Crystals immediately feeling it’s “calm” and soothing energy.

Selenite Gemstones

Selenite were crystals I had read about as New Age Higher chakra amplifiers tuning into cosmic angelic guides. I was drawn to the energy of these translucent moon wands not only because of their size but an outer worldly inner worldly feeling I could feel them transmitting. I envisioned some mystical majestic old world intentionally carved crystal cave exalted yet hidden beneath the facade of mountains where these wands originated. In my tiny hands they felt completely soothing with stories programmed within their geometric strands ready to vibrate its wisdom.

Selenite Healing Benefits

Selenite crystals are associated with the ebb and flow of the Moon 🌙 and the ancient Titan goddess Selene, a triple goddess associated with Artemis and Hecate. Selenite powers are derived from the light or brightness of the Moon and accessing Light Body frequency of the Crown and Higher Chakras and dimensions.

So far both the crystals and my houseplant are thriving and providing a powerful exchange of healing and empowering energy.

Health, and Empowering Love!

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