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Faceted Peridot Necklace

I love Peridot.  Maybe because it is my birthstone. Peridot is the birthstone for August.  But I didn’t always love it.  I can remember as a kid getting the yellow green stone for my birthday and wishing my birthstone was more exciting, like maybe the rich color of purple Amethyst or bright shiny Diamond.  It wasn’t until I was much older that my appreciation  for Peridot took hold.  Once I discovered its subtle energies I was won over. Peridot is often used in crystal healing and there are many good reasons why.

Peridot has a long history of uses.  The Egyptians made Peridot beads  2,500 years ago.  It was also used to make rings and other jewelry. In Greece and Rome Peridot is considered a stone of royalty.  Since ancient times Peridot was viewed as a symbol of the sun. Sometimes it was worn as a protection stone.  Peridot was believed to bring wealth to the wearer.
For me these  green gemstones represent pure positive feelings of well being.  Whenever I am the slightest bit down if I hold or wear Peridot, I can feel my sense of well being return.  This stone uplifts me.  Its vibration always bring a smile to my face and lightens my load.  It is a bright sunny gemstone eager to assist.
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Because of its bright yellowish green color Peridot is a stone that can activate and balance the 3rd chakra, the Solar Plexus and the 4th Chakra the  Heart Chakra.
Wearing this stone as a piece of healing jewelry,  you can feel a warming around the heart.  We all feel better when we open our heart to all the goodness that exists.  Its a reminder for me of all the good in my life.
Peridot’s vibration can bring an inner sense of warmth and well being, like sunshine on a summer day.
Peridot is one of the abundance stones. It can help one receive abundance on all levels of ones life. Peridot can be used to manifest and increase wealth, health, joy and well being. It can help to remove blockages to receiving. Its message is, ” be open to receive”
Peridot necklacePeridot doesn’t have to be your birthstone to be enjoyed. Everyone can benefit from its bright and balancing crystal healing vibration.
Affirmation- I gratefully receive my birthright of success, abundance and prosperity on all levels.
From “The Book of Stones”, by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian.
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A family is made up of a group of people who equally participate in creating the dynamics of their own functioning system, each funneling their individual energy or resonance of their beingness into one channel or reservoir. Optimally creating a level of harmony so that the whole feels fulfilled and complete.

This is also how a family, or community of crystals may work together as a crystal-energy-elixir. By synergistically working together, crystals can harmonize, stabilize and strengthen the flow of energy throughout the home.

I create patterns and crystal energy grids utilizing many types of healing crystals depending on our family’s needs. I often rotate the setting or placement of these energy grids from the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and even the outdoor garden sanctuary space. I am also inspired to place individual crystals around different areas of our home because each stone or combination of stones offers something valuable to each space.


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A good stone for bedtime is Lepidolite. Lepidolite is a soothing stone that brings us a sense of peace and comfort readying us for sleep. This crystal induces a settling and calming of the mind body. In our family, we use Lepidolite crystals under our pillows. I notice that when I place my large Lepidolite under my pillow, my kids tend to crawl into bed with me, one at a time, I’ll find them snuggled close to me sometime during the night. I can only guess that it’s either the deeply nurturing crystal energy drawing them closer or it opens our natural inclination to connect, either way, it brings a sense of ease, opening a potential for love, intimacy and connection and sense of family.




Rose Quartz and Rhodonite Rose Quartz

There are periods when our family is in need of unconditional Love and tenderness. Oftentimes our home can be overflowing with masculine energy, (I have two boys and a husband), and so the energy in our home needs a softening, gentleness of Spirit, a kind and loving feminine touch. The perfect stones to introduce for times like this are Rose Quartz and/or Rhodonite. Both of these stones have helped to soften situations, bringing a sense of flexibility, ease, forgiveness and compassion.

The addition of these loving pink stones aide us in maintaining and strengthening positive interactions creating a stronger familial foundation. The more love we can give/receive, the more expansive and rich our family bonds. These heart chakra stones can also be very healing in times of sadness or grief which can sometimes be consuming and harsh.



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Citrine pendant




Citrine is a golden yellow stone I typically use for JOY, celebration, abundance and a healthy sense of self/empowerment/confidence. Citrine energy can stimulate your ability to recognize your own unique gifts and ability to SHINE. I really love using this stone to initiate my pursuit of living authentically true to myself and for infusing a sense of bliss into our daily family activities.

Citrine may be also be used as a cleansing stone or stone of renewal, like rays of the sun on the dawn of a new day. The light of the dawn often clears the density and darkness of days past. I often use this stone in attracting abundance and prosperity in crystal grid-work to infuse its bright yellow creative energy into the pursuit of our dreams with intentions of leading us to a more fulfilling life on all levels!





Lapis Lazulilapis oval cabochon

Dark blue stones like Lapiz Lazuli help our family to express ourselves openly, truthfully and with integrity. I feel like we connect and engage more when I use these stones whether in grid-work or arranged around the home. The living area or around the kitchen table is a great place to use these stones to open the potential of higher communication and shared wisdom or insight. I feel like these stones also help balance self-expression between the members of our family. Lapis helps bring a loving clarity of communication in our home and creates a space where everyone can be heard.



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Blue Lace Agate


Blue Lace Agate is another treasured stone I often use for soothing nerves or stress or unease. It brings about a sense of tranquility of mind, body and spirit, like the weightlessness of clear blue skies. The energy seems to lift us into a higher awareness or perspective, where a lightheartedness ensues, and there is sense of clarity and a higher wisdom is accessible.

I like to use this stone for myself or kids to soften and relax, sometimes we will hold them in our hands or put them in our pockets and other times, I will place a Blue Lace Agate stone on our breakfast bar into a grid with other stones which work together and create an elixir of harmony and hope within us and around us! I also enjoy Blue Lace Agate for self-care rituals, around the tub for a relaxation bath or during meditation.




Selenitewhite selenite heart

Selenite is another must for our family’s spiritual work and growth! For us, we use it as a Spirit-nurturer or when we need Divine comfort or assistance. It is a high-vibration stone to use while meditating, sleeping or intuitive questioning. There are some stones that feel as if they heighten your awareness or bring you closer to your Higher Self, guides or Angels and this is one of those stones. I also use it to clear and cleanse our energy fields or, when need be, the energy in spaces of our home and to refresh my aura/overall well-being. It’s an uplifting stone that brings Light into your beingness, creamy and cool, white light, the bringer of Peace and Divine Restoration. It is delicate and dreamy. I think children feel a familiarity with Selenite and a level of comfort as if they are kindred spirits.




Crystal energy has been an absolute blessing to our household. I look forward to exploring more stones within the crystal community to aid my family and others to lead a more fulfilling and loving life through the use of crystal alchemy!

Brandy Gray describes herself as a home-maker, dream-weaver, crystal-connoisseur, magic mommy, Lightworker, Truth-Teller and Earth-Activist! You can find her outdoors playing with her kids or indoors building her dreams.
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Crystal Healing With Carnelian & Hematite

July 2, 2017

In this Crystal Blog, I’m sharing with you an email one of my Crystal Students recently shared with me. This is the story of a Mother who is learning how to use crystals and stones in her everyday life with her two young children and her husband. I hope it will be an inspiration to you who read this and offer encouragement on using crystals for healing with Kids. “Dear Debra, I felt inspired to share with you another crystal healing experience I had with my 8 year old son He typically disregards my spiritual nature and inclinations but when he is ill, naturally, he allows me to do my work. Yesterday I relieved his nausea and discomfort with Carnelian and Hematite. I’m learning which stones work for our family and how to use them for healing. My son was in great physical discomfort and suffering with stomach cramps and […]

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The healing vibration of Selenite

May 19, 2017

Selenite has become one of my favorite healing stones. I almost always use it in my Crystal Reiki Sessions as it can clear blocked energy making it very helpful for opening blocked chakras and cleansing the Aura. Its gift is that it can “melt” away negativity and blockages on all levels, from physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. A very useful tool for any energy healer or Reiki practioner Physical: Place a piece of Selenite on any area of the body that needs healing and visualize the stone melting away the energy blockage, pain or tension. Emotional: Hold a piece of Selenite, take 3 deep breaths. With each outbreath allow your energy to settle into a more relaxed space. It is especially helpful to the nervous system. Mental: Selenite is a wonderful stone to use for mental clarity and focus. It helps to ease mental chatter and brings about a sense […]

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Spring Cleansing Ceremony with Crystals and Gemstones

April 9, 2017

   Spring is the perfect time to offer a clearing ceremony to purify and cleanse the energy in your home or office. Crystals and Gemstones can help clear and renew the energy of your home, create sacred space and help you set new intentions. Do you clean your home for Spring? The once a year deep clean? Shake out the carpets, clean the curtains and sweep out the cob webs? So why not clear your home of stale and unwanted energy? Here a simple ritual to do after you cleaned out the clutter and freshened up your space to help recharge and re energize your home or work space. Materials you will want to have before you begin: Start with some clear quartz crystal points. Any size will do. Add some Black Tourmaline for grounding and protection Sage, Palo Santo or incense to use for smudging White Candle Preparation for […]

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Lepidolite a stone for these changing time

March 5, 2017

 Let’s face it, we live in a stressful time of uncertainty. With so much chaos in the world how can any of us remain calm and centered? While we can’t change our outer world, we can make some choices about how we react to the world we live in. That’s where choosing the stone Lepidolite can help us transform our automatic reactions into thoughtful responses that come from a place of calm. Life is filled with change and change can be a trigger point of stress, fear, worry and anxiety. Because Lepidolite is a lithium based stone it is most effective for calming frayed nerves, helping us to release stress and worry. Lithium is used in anti- anxiety and depression medications. Lepidolite can help to ease negative thoughts and soothe emotions such as grief, anger and depression. Lepidolite can also help to remove emotional attachments such as resentment and envy. […]

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The Birthstone for January is Garnet

January 3, 2017

Vibrant, rich, red. Those words describe January’s birthstone: Red Garnet. Garnets are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue Garnet. The  Red Garnet is the most common and known as the birthstone for January as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Garnets were used ever since the Bronze Age.  They were used in Ancient Egypt. They were also found in ancient Greece and Roman civilizations. Even today, Garnets are still a popular and much loved gemstone. Garnets are known as a feminine energy stone.  Over my 20 plus years of selling stones, I have witnessed over and over the strong appeal Garnet holds for women.  Some women just seemed drawn to its feminine energies and find it difficult to wear any other stone but Garnet! Garnet stimulates the Root Chakra and the Heart Chakra, making it a useful stone to […]

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Ring out the old, ring in the new!

December 22, 2016

    End of the year Crystal ritual: I’d like to share with you one of my favorite crystal rituals for saying good bye to the outgoing year and welcoming in the new year. I find it very helpful to spend some time reflecting on the passing year. I start by asking myself questions.   What was my biggest success of the year?   What was my biggest upset?   What was the biggest surprise? These kinds of questions allow me to take a good look at the positives and the negatives of the year. As reflect back I can see things that no longer serve me, thoughts, fears, worries, disappoints that I may still be holding on to. I know that the time is now to let these thoughts go. I don’t choose to take this negativity into the new year. I can leave these fears behind and welcome […]

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5 Stones To Cleanse Your Home For The New Year

December 21, 2016

Start the New Year off with an energetic cleansing of your home or office. We all need to cleanse our environments from time to time to release built up stagnant energy. The New Year is the perfect time to invigorate your personal space with the help of Crystals. Here’s a list of 5 Healing Crystals that help clear an area of negative energy:   Selenite: Selenite is a clear form of gypsum. Selenite can have a very intense energy and it is useful in conducting energy. Selenite can clear blocked energy making it very helpful for opening restricted or         stagnant energy in any environment. Selenite wands are very powerful healing tools and and can be waved through the air to move energy or placed in a room to melt away energy blockages. Selenite  works well with the energies of other stones. Like quartz it can amplify energy and actually cleanse […]

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2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

December 14, 2016

  Time is running out for holiday shoppers who plan to mail items to loved ones, especially if you want to avoid higher shipping fees.  Although you can ship items right up until Christmas Eve, the rush delivery comes with a cost. If you want to avoid added fees or after   Christmas arrivals plan ahead.  Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. Here are some Holiday Shipping Deadline—-  2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Delivery Companies  FedEx   Dec. 12 – FedEx Smartpost Dec. 16 – Home Delivery and Ground Dec. 20 – Express Saver Dec. 21 – 2-Day and 2-Day a.m. Dec. 22 – Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight Dec. 23 – SameDay City (Standard) Dec. 25 – SameDay and SameDay City (Priority) UPS Dec. 19 – UPS 3 Day Select Dec. 21 – UPS 2nd Day Air Dec. 22 – UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option) Dec. 23 – UPS Next Day Air […]

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