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The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key-the place to find your next special crystal

November 10, 2016

Have you been looking for a special crystal? Are you looking for someone to explain to you the healing qualities of a stone, crystal, or special rock? Come to The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key, in The Florida Keys and meet Debra Kupchok. She is a certified Crystal Therapist with over 28 years’ experience working with the healing energy of crystals and gemstones. The Crystal Cottage is her showroom, filled with hundreds of crystals, stones, minerals and healing gemstone jewelry. The Crystal Cottage is THE source for crystals in The Florida Keys. You’ll find many unique and hard to find stones, like Covellite, Phenicite, White Moldavite, alongside old favorites like Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz. Debra travels to the big gem shows like Tucson and Denver to hand select each and every stone for its quality and price. This is reflected in the variety of what is available. Debra also […]

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Heal Yourself with Gemstones by guest blogger Aditi Aggarwa

November 8, 2016

There are a number of gemstones that are used achieve success in life and business and forreceiving various of healing effect. Every gem has some type of health benefit that is used by peoplearound the globe. To derive these benefits through the gemstones, there is a procedures that one can follow to get the best results. First, a continuous skin contact is helpful with the gem to let it transfer its energy to the body. This can be simply done by wearing the gemstone embedded in different kind of ornaments like necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants or talismans. The transfer of energy from the gems starts the healing process and the wearer starts getting results with the passage of time. While it is helpful to keep the gemstone in contact with the skin, one can to make sure that the gemstone suits the wearer. This can be done by confirming it from an experinced astrologer, […]

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Get Some Sleep With The Gemstone Petalite

November 1, 2016

The holidays are fast approaching. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a time of celebration and fun, but it can also be a time of exhaustion. Traveling, parties, “on- the- go” can lead to sleep deprivation. Do you need a good night’s sleep? The stone I use to help me get to sleep and  for going back to sleep if I awake during the night is the beautiful, soft energy of Petalite. Because Petalite is a Lithium bearing mineral it offers a soft balanced energy. Petalite’s energy is one of rest and healing.  Petalite can take me to a space where worries and concerns melt away, so that I can easily drift off to sleep, worry free of the days events and tomorrows concerns. Petalite gives me a sense that all is right in the world.  With a calm mind I can move into a restful state and give my body the sleep it needs […]

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The Sacred Sound of OM

October 18, 2016

The sacred sound of OM Chances are you’ve heard the mantra OM. Maybe you’ve even chanted OM during a yoga class or before you meditate. So what is the meaning of OM? OM comes to us from ancient Sanskrit as more than just a word. It is a primal sound that represents the seed sound of all creation. It is believed that all matter comes from this sound. When saying the OM you are chanting a pure vibration of creation. The vibration of OM is said to have the same frequency as the universe. OM represent pure consciousness and that is why it is often chanted in yoga classes or before and after mediation, as a way to ignite an opening of our own pure consciousness or awakening. It is said that just by chanting this mantra over and over, the body’s nervous system will begin to calm and slow […]

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How To Use Healing Crystals Throughout The Home-by guest blogger Beatrice Quany

August 10, 2016

How To Use Healing Crystals Throughout The Home   It is a rare sight to see any home that does not have its fill of televisions, laptops, and microwaves. There are times when we have to take matters into our own hands and remove that which is harmful to us. As life becomes more hectic and technology seems to have an increasing hold over us, we need to be able to maintain proper frequencies with crystals and protection stones. Create A Crystal Grid There are several powerful ways that crystals that can be used in the home. One of the most powerful ways that crystals can be used in the home is by creating a grid by choosing eight crystals that when combined will form a grid for the home. This display should be carefully placed somewhere special in the home. Once you have chosen the perfect crystals for your […]

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Wear Lotus Flower Jewelry As A Symbol For Your Spiritual Journey

August 2, 2016

Why wear a lotus flower as a piece of jewelry? In many cultures the Lotus Flower symbolizes spiritual awareness. It is often used as symbol of enlightenment. Wearing a Lotus Flower necklace or pendant is a wonderful reminder of our own individual, unfolding spiritual journey. As a Yoga practitioner and gemstone jewelry designer, I love to create inspiring pieces of jewelry to assist me and others on the spiritual path. I often use the Lotus flower symbol in my jewelry designs. I’ll explain the meaning and significance of the Lotus flower. You just might want to wear this beautiful symbol as a representation of your own spiritual path. Meaning and Significance of the Lotus The lotus flower is special in so many ways. This many petaled flower is often found growing in dirty, muddy water, where it reaches beyond the muck to float on top of the water displaying its […]

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How to cleanse crystals & gemstones

July 29, 2016

As part of my Crystal Awareness classes I discuss the many ways to energetically cleanse crystals and gemstones. Here are  the methods I use to clear crystals, along with some of the most often asked questions about this subject. Why do we need to cleanse our crystals and gemstones? Crystals and gemstones attract, magnify and hold energy.  We want to cleanse them of any unwanted energy. Energetically cleansing crystals removes any negative energy that the stone may have picked up and returns the crystal to its pure state. When to cleanse a crystal or gemstone? Crystals should be cleansed soon after you get one for the first time and after each time you use the stone for healing, either for yourself or healing for someone else. Cleansing your stones is a good way to get to know them. How to know if a stone needs cleansing? This is something that you will come to […]

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Why do Yoga? Are you inspired?

July 19, 2016

This summer I re-charged my own yoga practice by going to two Yoga Festivals.  (Hanuman and Wanderlust.) It was awesome to be in a roomful of 150 people of all ages and bodies types moving to the same asana. I was challenged, inspired, exhilarated and moved to tears participating, observing and witnessing Yoga. Meeting one of my favorite all time Yoga teachers was just one of the highlights of the festivals. Sean Corn was so welcoming and gracious to spend a little time with me. I gifted her with one of my Chakra Gemstone Bracelets. Returning home after Wanderlust-Snowmass, I reflected on why I began creating gemstone Yoga Jewelry many years ago (15) I began designing yoga and chakra jewelry as a way to support my own yoga practice. Wearing jewelry, a necklace, bracelet or earrings that symbolized yoga encouraged me to get on the mat each day and also reflected […]

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Iolite, Sunstone & Quartz: A Stone To Ignite Your Creativity

July 16, 2016

How did Mother Nature know to combine these three minerals together to create one powerful stone for creativity? In life we may come across creative blocks or lack inspiration in our work, hobbies or home life. In order to get over these bumps in the road, we need to get in touch with what ignites our creativity. Here we have Blue Iolite, Sunstone and Quartz together in one stone. The energies of Iolite and Sunstone both open and balance the two Chakras associated with creativity, the 2nd chakra Sacral Chakra (color Orange) and the 5th Chakra, throat chakra (color Blue). Quartz is an energy magnifier and helps to power up the vibration of these two minerals. If you feel a calling to create. If you feel a passion welling up inside of you. If you’re unsure how to manifest this passion. If you feel blocked in your expression of your […]

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Collecting Blue Barite Crystals in Colorado

June 25, 2016

Some of you may know I’m an addict rock hound. I absolutely love going out into the field and collecting rocks and crystals. I recently went to a Blue Barite mine in Harstel Colorado. This was my second collecting trip this year. In May I went to Arkansas to dig quartz crystals. You can read about my trip on my blog. I’d never come across blue Barite before, so it was very exciting to dig my own Barite crystals. The mine is located on a mine claim, which is open to the public. I was able to obtain permission to dig by stopping in the retail store, Bayou Salado, located in Hartsel, Colorado, two miles from the Blue Barite Claim. Hartsel is just a pause in the road, and the store is easy to find. They also serve coffees and treats, perfect way to start the morning. With directions in […]

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