About Spirals of Light
Spirals of Light is a gemstone jewelry company that I started in 1994. We specialize in Chakra jewelry, Yoga jewelry, Healing jewelry and sell high quality Crystals and Gemstones. I also teach classes on how to use crystals and gemstones in everyday life as well as offer consultations and crystal readings. Working with stones has been my passion for the past 20 years. I developed my chakra and yoga jewelry lines as a way to help me maintain my own yoga and meditation practice. I started this blog as a way to continue my exploration into the world of Crystals, Gemstones, Chakras, Yoga, Meditation & Spiritual Awakening. I hope you will join me in this discovery.
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Sunday, January 13 is the day we start the Chakra Balancing Program. This 7 Day Chakra Program is based upon my Aromatherapy Gemstone Infused Chakra Sprays which were created to increase the quality of your health, body, mind and spirit. To purchase the Aromatherapy Chakra Sprays please see my web site. (You don’t need to have the Chakra’s Sprays in order to participate!) To join the 7 Day Chakra Balancing Program, simply subscribe to my blog. You will receive the daily posts through your email.
The Spirals of Light Chakra Sprays combine Essential Oils, Gemstones and energetic Reiki programming to create a unique and powerful Healing Program.
Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils. These oils are the volatile oils found in plants, flowers, bark, roots, seeds, and resins. Essential oils are referred to as the ” essence” of the plant. These oils are the life force of the plants and have many beneficial and protective properties. Essential oils are filled with living, pulsating vibrations. This is why aromatherapy, like gemstone therapy, is a form of Energy Medicine.
Essential oils have been used throughout time. There are records left by ancient Egyptians depicting the use of essential oils. Both ancient Greeks and Romans were known to use oils for their healing properties in ceremonies as well as in the bath houses. The sense of smell is generally the least appreciated of our senses, yet it remains neurologically our most powerful and primitive sense. Olfaction is deeply and directly linked to emotional memories, sexual vitality and sensual well-being.
Essential oils can influence all aspects of our being. The sense of smell and the chemical components in the oils will have an effect on us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This makes them a great tool for working with the Chakras, which also affect us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Only the finest quality, pure essential oils are used in the Chakra Sprays. (These are not fragrance oils)
Crystals & Gemstones To Balance The Chakras. Crystals and Gemstones are gifts from Mother Earth which radiate colored light frequencies into our own energy field. These colored gems can support us in strengthening our Chakras and leave us feeling uplifted.
Crystal and Gemstone can be used as tools to help us unlock and strengthen our chakras. Each stone holds a vibration or frequency that corresponds to one of the seven Chakras.
As a Reiki Master, I put the Reiki Healing Energy into each bottle. Reiki charged gemstones are placed into each individual bottle, combining the vibratory essence of the gemstones with the oils. Each bottle is hand poured in sacred space with the highest intention to bring balance and healing to the user.
As you use these Chakra Sprays over the next 7 days, the neural pathways in your brain will build memories of this Chakra activation program and send signals in the form of neural-impulses to your brain. These neural-impulses have a physiological reaction held within the body. This mind-body connection will energize and activate the specific Chakra. This action happens spontaneously as the brain becomes aware of the essential oil aromas and the vibrational qualities of the gemstones. The neural-pathways will continue to build strong connections within your brain as you experience the aroma of each Chakra Spray. Very quickly your brain will remember the smell, the color, the vibration, the sense of uplifting energy as you balance your Chakras.
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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 lies in taking the time to reflect and create a moment of sacredness.
The time around the New Year can be a powerful time for introspection and taking a pause to examine your life. It’s so easy to get distracted by life and loose our connection to our deeper purpose.
I enjoy using Crystals in my New Year’s ritual. Before I begin, I light a candle and create a space for quiet inner reflection. I begin by reflecting on the past 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.
I place a quartz crystal in my hands and allow all the thoughts that no longer serve me to pass into the crystal. Placing unwanted worries, and feelings into the stone helps me to rid them from my body, mind and spirit. Once this process feels complete, (I can usually sense a feeling of relief, a lightness from within), I bury the crystal in the ground, giving it much thanks for taking all that no longer serves me.
I choose a 2nd crystal and hold it in my hands. Now I think about all the good things in my life, letting these feeling pour out into the stone. I visualize all that I would like to have, not just things, but feelings too, the wonderful feelings I get by being in nature, the creativity I feel when designing jewelry, the quiet and peace that comes from my yoga practice. I allow as much time as I need to conjure up all the things that are positive, all the things I want to welcome into the new year.
I thank the stone for allowing me to place my energies within it. I keep this stone close to me, near my bedside, so each day when I wake up and each night before I go to sleep, it is there as a reminder for me, holding positive energy for me. This simple ritual with the crystals lightens my burdens and uplifts me into a place of well being, a place of hope that all things are possible. This is what I take into the New Year.
Wishing you a Happy New Year, filled with all possibilities, love, joy and abundance.
I discovered a new powerful healing stone at this year’s Denver Gem Show, Auralite-23. At first glance this gemstone looks like shards of Amethyst and could easily be overlooked as just another form of Amethyst. Once I held the stone I could sense it was much more. Auralite contains many minerals as many as 23 different minerals, thus its name Auralite-23.
The crystals themselves are structured layers of phantom chevrons composed of, Amethyst, Citrine and a rare form of metamicted green quartz. The minerals these stones contain reportedly include Titanite, Cacoxenite, Lepidocrosite, Ajoite, Hematite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalerite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Epidote, Bornite and Rutile.
Auralite-23 crystals are about 1.2 billion years old, and are now hand mined in the Boreal forest of the Canadian Shield, far north of Lake Superior. These natural crystals were formed during the Meso-proterozoic age, at the time when multicellular creatures first emerged and began to flourish. It is thought that meteors hit the earth and these impacts brought rare metallic ores to the surface, where they eventually dissolved and were incorporated into the growing Auralite crystal.
For those of you familiar with the stone Super Seven, you will notice a similar appearance and energy, yet because Auralite contains more minerals than Super Seven, it is even stronger. Auralite-23 is a powerful blending and balancing of energies.
It is said that Auralite can help with sleep disorders and brings one into a state of deep rest and peace. I found that while feeling a very strong energy coming from this stone, I also felt a deep sense of calmness and contentment. Once I allowed myself to really connect with this stone, I felt that it could provide a real benefit to those who hold it and now offer it for sale on my web site.
Robert Simmons, co-author of The Book of Stones, writes this about Auralite: “Effects of Auralite-23 can include an increase of one’s psychic sensitivity, enhanced insight into truth, disappearance of chronic problems with the body, a balanced awakening of kundalini, an awareness of the “eternal now”, spontaneous visions of future events, enhanced capacity for soul travel and lucid dreaming, and experiences with Angels. Auralite-23 reminds the body, on a cellular level, of its proper vital function. As such, this is a stone of regeneration and rejuvenation. The link Auralite provides to higher realms can instigate a process of inner purification. Those willing to receive this stone’s blessings are inwardly “inspected” and cleansed of various inner knots of negative fixation. The felt sense of this can seem like a dissolving of one’s cares and worries––a release of patterns of anxiety, resentment, judgement, depression and defeat. As this dissolution occurs, one feels an upliftment of one’s spirit and an awakening to the potentialities for a new life. This rising of optimism and new hope is felt all the way into one’s cellular consciousness. The body itself is awed and made reverent by the clearing of the veils of illusion and the dawning of the presence of one’s true self, one’s Higher Self.
As a stone of the Divine Blueprint, Auralite-23 makes an excellent stone tool for spiritual healing. It can be applied to any area of the body in order to rebalance and heal through the re-installation of one’s Pattern of Perfection. Auralite-23 remind the body, on a cellular level, of its proper vital function. As such, this is a stone of regeneration and rejuvenation. On the emotional level, the peace and widened awareness facilitated by Auralite-23 can clear many triggers and snags that cripple the emotional body. This stone also helps heal the soul through facilitating remembrance of past lives and stimulating the insight needed to release karmic patterns.
Auralite-23 encourages one to recognize the blessings of one’s life in relationship with the world. It encourages one to meet each moment of experience with the positive intention to bless the world with one’s own love and self-giving. This Activity of Blessing is the essence of the New Consciousness, and is at the core of Auralite’s nature. I hope those who acquire it will allow themselves to be awakened to this new and sacred way of being. ” –Robert Simmons
These are very exciting times to be working with Crystals and Gemstones. There are many high vibrational stones to discover. Auralite is another blessing from Mother Earth.
(Thanks to Robert Simmons for a beautiful explanation of the positive qualities this stone can offer. )
Here are some really interesting stones! Ventifactos, also known as Bell Stones are from Argentina. They are a recent discovery made by one of my long time Crystal Dealers, who personally hand picks these unique forms of Basalt. These black stones are naturally sculpted by the wind and sand. They are volcanic Basalt, containing, Iron, Nickle and Titanium. Each one is uniquely shaped.
During my recent buying trip to the Denver Gem Show, I popped into Seann’s room to discover these exciting new stones. I was immediately intrigued by these unusual black stones. As Seann explained to me where and how these volcanic stones are found, I became even more interested in them. Then he picked up a pair and struck them together. When hit together they make a clean, deep tone, that resonated all throughout my body. This sound is described as primeval music which naturally supports healing energy and brings all the chakras into balance. It is for this “musical” quality that these stones are also called Bell Stones.
I couldn’t help but run my fingers along their smooth shapes. They felt very calming and grounding to me. I decided to bring some back and introduce them to my crystal loving clients and friends. I’m still exploring my set, but I feel they can offer a very deep healing, if one is willing to look within from a safe and nurturing place. The energy of these stones can provide stability while moving through change and transformation.
They are fascinating formations and are sold in a set, with one long stone and one smaller stone as the striker. They are available on my web site for a limited time.
This year’s Denver Gem Show was another fabulous year, with all of the same dealers and several new ones to explore. I found some great new stones this year, which always makes the show worth going to. I never know just what l’ll find or what will entice me. This year was no exception in fine quality crystals, gemstones, minerals, beads and jewelry. I came home with boxes and boxes of glorious new treasures from Mother Earth.
It takes days and days to unpack all the new stones. This year I set up several tables outdoors on my deck and laid out and unpacked all the goodies. The stones enjoy being outside in the sunlight, and so do I. It’s a slow process, sorting, organizing, pricing and admiring these natural beauties. So many of the new stones are from countries all around the world. They come packed in newspapers from their country of origin. Too bad I don’t read Portuguese as many of my new Quartz Crystals came from Brazil. It’s so funny to try and read the advertisements.
A small portion of the new crystals and gemstones will go on my web site, I’m adding new stones everyday.
The rest will be sold at Crystal Classes, Trunk Shows and my own showroom in Big Pine Key, FL. The yummy gemstone beads will be incorporated into jewelry designs, many of which are one of a kind.
This year’s acquisition includes some old favorites- all sizes and forms of Amethyst. Everyone loves Amethyst and it is a must have stone. This year I purchased a nice size table top Amethyst Cathedral along with small deep purple Amethyst Clusters and single points. I re-stocked Selenite, a favorite for melting away blockages. I found several beautiful Crystal Balls, one has a small crystal growing inside of it. Very special indeed. I found lots of different stone massage wands, wonderful for relieving tension. The bead list includes yummy purple Sugilite, Sunstone, Moonstone, Larimar, Turquoise, Seraphinite, Kyanite and so many more.
There were several brand new stones added to my collection this year. Some very special healing stones which I hope to write articles on as soon as I get them ready for sale. Stay tuned for information on Ventifactos, (also known as Bell Stones), White Moldavite, Auralite and Shungite from Russia.
From large to the very small, each stone is hand chosen with love and care. With so many stones to look at, it is a labor of love to hand pick each stone. I saw a bumper sticker on a car this year that said, “Rockalcoholic.” I think that fits me. I can hardly wait to next year’s show!
Looking for a new stone? Email me, maybe I have what you are looking for.
The Denver Gem Show, held every year in mid- September is the 2nd largest Gem Show in the US. Second to the grand daddy of all shows which takes over the city of Tucson AZ. every winter. Denver’s Show features many of the same international gem dealers. The Denver Gem Show is really 5 shows in one, held at several different venues throughout north Denver. Several of the shows are only open to dealers, you must have a re-sale liscense to attend, while others are open to the general public.
I’ve been attending this show for the past 15 years and have watched it grow in size with dealers from around the world and new shows added. I prepare for this show months in advance with much anticipation. I feel just like a little kid waiting for Christmas before the show rolls around. I begin making lists of what I’ll need to purchase weeks ahead of time as this is my big buying show of the year. I prefer to purchase my healing crystals, stones and gemstone beads used in my jewelry designs at this show, where I can hand select the strands of beads that will be used in my Yoga, Chakra and other jewelry lines. This way I can be sure of the quality of the beads and crystals I’m purchasing.
Because I’ve been going to these shows for so long, I’ve developed personal relationships with many of the dealers. Its a great way to visit with each other and catch up on all the news in the Gem World. Often they will share photos of new mines that are producing amazing stones from around the world and introduce me to many new crystals and gemstones, some just coming to market for the very first time. I’m always delighted to see what’s new in the Mineral Kingdom.
The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show September 14 – 16, 2012, held at the Denver Merchandie Mart is open to the public. Every year this show features many fine educational programs, displays and exhibits, along with show cases of the finest quality mineral specimens from around the world. Viewing these exhibits is like taking a stroll into a world class rock museum. Its always worth a trip to visit these amazing displays. This year they’re featuring Copper and Copper Minerals. To learn more about this show check out their web site: Denver Gem Show
This year I’ll be getting a “jump start” on the shows. I arrive on the 9th, a few days before the official start of the show’s opening on the 12th. They say, “the early bird catches the worm”. I’m going to be an early bird this year. Stay tuned- I’ll be posting my new discoveries on my Facebook Page.
You’ve heard the word Namaste before, maybe in your Yoga Class. But do you know what it means and where it comes from?
I often use Namaste in my Yoga Jewelry designs, so I decided to do a little research to find out its origins and meaning.
Namaste, pronounced ” na-ma-stay” is both a spoken expression and a symbolic gesture that people use when greeting one another or in parting. The word comes from the Sanskrit and translates as “I bow to you”.
According to wikipedia, namah means bow, te means to you. Namaste is commonly translated in several ways. I most often hear it expressed as “the divine light in me honors the divine light in you”, “the God within me greets the God within you” or “the spirit in me meets the same spirit in you”.
When used as a hand gesture the palms of the hands come together over the Heart Chakra in a prayer position, with the head slightly lowered as you say Namaste to the person you are greeting. You may also start by putting your hands together and placing them on your by your 3rd Eye Chakra (forehead), slightly bow and than bring the hands to the heart chakra. This is a symbol of deep respect. I’ve also come across a third gesture of Namaste. This form, of placing the prayer hands over the top of the head, is only used to honor God or spiritual gurus. This gesture shows the most reverence.
According to Indian tradition, bringing the hands together in a prayer position is a symbolic gesture that represents the higher self and acknowledges the divine within. The right hand represents the higher self and the left hand represents the lower self. When putting the two palms together these two aspects of ourselves come together and connect with the person we are greeting. Bowing expresses love and respect.
Namaste is a gesture of respect and can be used by any person no matter what their religious or spiritual belief is. Namasté is the recognition that we are all equal and share a common divinity.
Many yoga instructors close their classes by performing namaste as a sign of appreciation and honor for their students, inviting them to connect with their own heart and truth. Namaste can be simply used as a greeting, like saying “hi” or “hello” Try using it, see it as another way of connecting with your friend or loved one.
As Namaste becomes popularized in our modern culture, I’m finding more interesting and unique charms and pendants to incorporate into my gemstone jewelry designs. It’s a great way to wear this symbol of respect which represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us.
This Namaste Charm Pendant is available for sale by clicking HERE.
I love creating jewelry with the lotus flower.
Lotus flowers are associated with the 7 main Chakra energy centers. Each Chakra has a different shape lotus flower. I found these wonderful sterling silver charms with the lotus flower of each chakra on one side and the name of the chakra on the other side. I combined the chakra charms with 7 different gemstones which correspond to the chakras to create this Chakra Balancing Necklace. To purchase the necklace go to my web site
The first Chakra, located at the base of the spine is called the Root Chakra or Muladhara chakra.The first chakra is symbolized by a lotus flower with four petals, and its shape is triangular.
The second Chakra, located just below the belly button is called the Sacral Chakra or Swadishthana. The second chakra is represented by a six-petaled lotus and is circular in shape.
The third Chakra is located just above the belly button is called the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura chakra. The lotus for the third Chakra is a ten-petaled lotus
The fourth Chakra is located at the center of our chest. It is called the Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra. The lotus for the fourth Chakra is a twelve-petaled lotus. This lotus symbol is represented by the shape of two triangles, one pointing up, the other down. This symbolizes the joining of earth and heaven at the heart.
The fifth Chakra is located at the throat. It is called the Throat Chakra or Vishuddhi Chakra. The Throat Chakra has a sixteen-petaled lotus.
The sixth Chakra is located between the eyes on the forehead. It is called the Brow, 3rd Eye or Ajna Chakra. The 3rd eye Chakra is represented by a Lotus with two petals.
The seventh Chakra is located at the top of the head. It is called the Crown Chakra or The Sahasrara Chakra. The Lotus associated with the Crown Chakra is the thousand petaled lotus.
This necklace offers a wonderful way to open and balance the energy flow of the chakras
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