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The Crystal Cottage, Florida Keys Winter Season 2016

May 16, 2016

  What an amazing season we had at The Crystal Cottage this season. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who filled the cottage this year with their energy, whether through presenting their gifts and talents to our community or to all those who shared in a class, workshop, or healing event. Each of you were integral to the immense blessings of this season. It’s been a delight to share with you the healing qualities of Crystals and Gemstones, Sound Healing, Chakras, Reiki, Astrology, Healthy Eating, and so much more. Here is just a sampling of what we were able to bring to you this season. Crystal singing bowl sound healings 7 week Journey into the Chakras  Healthy Happy Hour with Purium Super Foods Reiki I & II training with Donna Forenci Exploring your Astrological Chart with Alexander Mallon World Sound Healing Day Eating raw, eating healthy with Beth Griffen Wholistica […]

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Crystals: Vehicles of Intention by Guest Blogger Brandy Gray

April 28, 2016

There is a lot of information available about crystals and their uses and truly, it is up to each individual to find out how crystals can be of use to them. Some people use crystals for jewelry and home décor which is a lovely way to utilize the aesthetic and energetically pleasing benefits of crystals. But for me, my husband and my children, crystals have become a way of life, used in all aspects of our lives. This may seem odd or unique to those who do not understand crystals beyond their current acceptable label as “rocks” or “stones”. There is nothing wrong with this label because, essentially, that is exactly what they are, hard on the surface and occurring naturally on and within the Earth. Crystals, though, are very special gifts. They are blessings offered from the Wisdom of Gaia, our Mother Earth. If you are open to the […]

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The Crystal Cottage, Big Pine Key Florida

April 24, 2016

What an amazing 2015-16 winter season we had at The Crystal Cottage. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who filled the cottage this year with their energy, whether through presenting their gifts and talents to our community or to all those who shared in a class, workshop, or healing event. Each of you were integral to the immense blessings of this season. It’s been a delight to share with you the healing qualities of Crystals and Gemstones, Sound Healing, Chakras, Reiki, Astrology, Healthy Eating, and so much more. Here is just a sampling of what we were able to bring to you this season. Crystal singing bowl sound healings 7 week Journey into the Chakras  Healthy Happy Hour with Purium Super Foods Reiki I & II training with Donna Forenci Exploring your Astrological Chart with Alexander Mallon World Sound Healing Day Eating raw, eating healthy with Beth Griffen Wholistica Community […]

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Healing Crystals Dancing Dolphin Retreats

April 18, 2016

I’ve been leading Healing Crystal, Dancing Dolphin Retreats for 5 years now and each trip is different. But what they all have in common is magic. The magical interaction with the dolphins is so very special as are each unique person who chooses to come on the journey with us. Knowing that these are wild dolphin and they don’t have to interact with us at all, makes any contact we have with them wonderful. Sometimes we find the dolphin in quite meditation or sleep. Staying near the surface so they can breathe, still moving, yet resting is a fascinating thing to witness. Sometimes they are active playful and filled with what seems like joy. They are frisky, jumping and interacting with each other. We get to observe them in their own environment, in their own playground. When I stop and pause, and notice how being with the dolphins affects how […]

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My New Favorite Way to Cleanse and Display Crystals

March 3, 2016

Many of us are familiar with the wonderful scent of Lavender. Lavender is like a soothing breath of fresh air. The scent whether as a freshly plucked plant scenting the garden or the dried flower tops held in a sachet or the essential oil refreshing and cleansing the air, Lavender’s aroma is pleasant and purifying. I recently order a pound of dried Lavender tops for a Chakra class I was teaching on the 3rd eye Chakra. Lavender affects the 3rd eye Chakra, helping to open and clear our Brow Chakra. I wanted to make a Lavender tea out of the flowers to share with the class. The Lavender didn’t arrive in time for the class, so I had lots left. As I breathed in the pure scent of the Lavender the idea came to me to place my crystals and stones on the flower buds to clear and purify the […]

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Auralite-23

March 1, 2016

 Auralite 23 has been on my gem radar for about 4 years now, coming to us from the Boreal Forest of Northern Canada. These crystals boast 23 different minerals all coming together to form interesting shape crystals, resembling Amethyst. In fact Amethyst is a major contributor of energy in these stones. Auralite 23 stimulates and awakens spiritual connection while grounding that connection throughout the body. It’s a most harmonious stone, offering balance. It works well with all other stones. I started buying Auralite 23 about 3 years, but it wasn’t until this year’s gem buying trip in Tucson that I was able to connect with the  mine owner of Auralite 23.  Auralite Canada is owned and operated by Howard Pilsmaker. Howard has been the sole owner for 25 years, having mined most of it by hand. Howard had the stone analyzed. Scientists have identified 23 earth elements and minerals. The average […]

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Falling In Love With Yourself- A Heart Chakra Meditation

February 15, 2016

Over the past week I immersed  myself in heart chakra stones as part of a weekly Chakra class I’m teaching. I wanted to put together a collection of Heart Chakra stones and jewerly as part of my class for people to experience.  I took out all of my pink gemstone.  The more I work with Rose Quartz the more I fall in love with this stone all over again.   All pink and green stones are Heart Chakra stones. There are many pink and green gemstones in the mineral kingdom and I have a vast collection of  these heart stones.  It is easy to over look the lovely soft Rose Quartz.  As I worked with Rose Quartz I began to connect once again to its amazing energies. While the vibration of Rose Quartz is soft and gentle, it is also very powerful.  This stone reminds us that love begins with ourselves. Rose Quartz is […]

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Heart Beat Crystalline Selenite

February 15, 2016

Here’s a new crystal discovery I found at the 2016 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Selenite crystals showing a balance of white and pinkish orange, from Nova Scotia, Canada. These Selenite crystals are hand harvest by a friendly young gentleman names Jacob. Listening to Jacob describe his excitement in finding these sweet gems with this French Canadian accent was refreshing. He has to delicately wrap each crystal at the mining site and carefully places them in his back pack to be cleaned at home. He carries them down on his back a good distance from his car. He uses simple tools to remove them from the Earth. A labor of love for sure. These unique forms of crystalline Selenite immediately caught my attention a the show. Selenite is such an important stone for these times in so many ways. I feel these new beauties are coming to us now at […]

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Sound healing a powerful mode of healing–by guest blogger Eric Paul Levy

January 5, 2016

Sound healing is a very powerful mode of healing.  It seems so simple that many wonder how can it be so dramatically effective.  Although I don’t have all the answers, this is some of what I have come to know after years of study and practice.   Everything that exists is a vibration. The multitude of vibrations are beyond comprehension. What we can imagine is only a glimpse of how many different vibrations exist. Sound, light, color, the sun, the moon, plants, animals and each one of us all carry different variations. In fact, we are more like a multitude of vibrations, or instruments if you will. Our heart has a certain vibration, our brain, lungs, blood and bone all carry a certain unique vibration. Through our lives, we are constantly raising our vibration, based on what we give it. We can raise our vibration with pure air, fresh clean […]

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My New Year’s Crystal Ritual

December 28, 2015

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago. They just don’t work well for me. We begin the New Year filled with hope and make resolutions we know we won’t or can’t keep. New Years resolutions have always felt more like an empty wish than setting a true goal or intention. What I love to do however are New Year Rituals. There is such power in a ritual, creating a sacred space filled with symbolism and intention. A ritual can be as simple as stopping for a moment of silence and prayer before we eat our food. Or taking a moment to light a candle and offer out a blessing to someone we love. Or sending out gratitude to the new day as the sun rises to greet us each morning. Some rituals are steeped in spiritual tradition, carried out by many who came before us. The power of ritual […]

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