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Gemstones From Around The World

September 21, 2009

I recently returned from a buying trip at Denver International Gem & Mineral show. Shopping at the Denver Gem show is like taking a trip around the world.  I visited gems dealers from all corners of the globe, many who hardly speak a word of english. They bring with them amazing and exquisite mineral specimens in all sizes and shapes.  This year was no exception.  Its like visiting a fine Mineral museum.  In fact this show is where many buyers from museums come to find additions to their collections. Some of these gifts from the mineral kingdom can literally take your breath away   Here is a list of just some of the things I purchased.   Blue Celestite from Madagascar Seraphinite and Charoite from Russia Shiva Lingams from India Nuummite from Greenland ( 3 billon years old) Lapis from Afghanistan Blue Kyanite from Brazil Brand new to market Orange Kyanite from Tanzania Malachite from Africa Black Tourmaline […]

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Zincite Is A Rare Gemstone From Poland

September 13, 2009

  I was very fortunate to acquire some rare Zincite crystals from a  gem collector who was ready to sell his collection of green Zincite from Poland. These are incredibly beautiful Zincite crystals some with perfect terminations and hexagonal shapes. Its been several years since I had come across any Zincite from Poland and I was quite surprised and happy to hold these very rare gems once again.   Zincite has a very strange origin. Zincite comes from manufacturing facilities of zinc based paint in Poland. These crystals were discovered in vents of the smelters. Zincite is Zinc Oxide and Zinc that has become gaseous during the manufacturing process combined with oxygen and cooled forming brightly colored crystals of orange, red and green. These green Zincite crystals have an appearance of glass.   Their energy properties are quite special.  As I hold these stones I find myself quick to get […]

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How to cleanse crystals & gemstones

August 20, 2009

  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.   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 sense.  Sometimes the stones visibly […]

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Peridot for Well Being

August 15, 2009

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 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 […]

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Crystal Readings

July 19, 2009

  On Saturday July 25th I will be in Pagosa Springs, CO at Satori Boutique offering crystal readings from 10 am to 5 pm at the INTUITIVE ARTS FESTIVAL.  Crystal readings are similar to other forms of readings, like Tarot. A person chooses 3 gemstones from my bag of stones by feeling for an energy connection with the stone. I begin to focus on the crystal’s energy and it’s specific meaning. I will share information on how that energy can help in your everyday life. The stones offer messages and are tools to assist us in bringing balance to our lives.   During a reading, crystals provide information and insight that may help answer questions about love, career, happiness or any other area of daily life. Each semi-precious gemstone radiates a different energy and has it’s own unique vibration. The way the stones resonate with you helps you learn about yourself , as […]

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Tips on how to connect to the goddess within

July 18, 2009

Crystals, Gemstones and Goddess Jewelry I love creating Goddess jewelry.  I am always on the look out for goddess pendants to use in my goddess necklaces. I enjoy working with gemstones that are associated with the goddess and the energies of the sacred divine feminine. Some of my favorite goddess stones are: Moonstone- It is associated with the feminine and is called “The Goddess Stone”. It can enhance the intuitive side of the mind. Moonstone has been used to connect with the energy and power of the moon. Amazonite- It offers us a place of quiet compassion. It encourages us to release self judgment and connect to our own power with joy and confidence. It is an empowering stone and can provide inner fulfillment when we recognize the power we hold within. Garnet- Is known as a feminine energy stone. It stimulates the root chakra and the heart, allowing for manifestation of one’s […]

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Why do Yoga?

July 6, 2009

Someone asked me the other day why I create yoga and chakra jewerly.  Good question I responded and answered with—  I began designing yoga and chakra jewelry as a way to support my own yoga practice.  The next question followed, why do you do yoga?  Even bigger question.  Lots of answers came to mind, but the next day I received this email from my friends at  Pathways www.pathwaysbayfield.com. This description of yoga really helps explain why yoga is so important to my life and why I love creating jewelry to help inspire the yoga path.   Why Yoga? Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. The original yogis were reacting, in part, to India’s ancient Vedic religion, which emphasized rituals. The yogis wanted a direct spiritual experience — one on one — not symbolic ritual. So they developed yoga. Yoga means […]

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Manifesting with Crystals

June 24, 2009

  I am giving a presentation tomorrow night, Thursday June 25, on Manifesting with Crystals. This event is being sponsored  by the Purple Phoenix www.purplephoenix.com.  It will be held at the Asante Center in Durango Colorado. I’ll be talking about how to use gemstones in our everyday lives to manifest the quality of life we desire.  The secret is out, we create our own realities.  Gemstones are wonderful tools to assist us in setting intention, finding focus and bringing our desires and dreams into form.  We  are more powerful than we recognize.  We are powerful creative beings.   In order to manifest we have to see life as we want it, not how it is.  We give our attention and our intention to what we prefer.  This is where gemstones can come in to help us. Gemstones are energy in form.  They can carry our intentions and desires into form.   If […]

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How to Balance the Root Chakra: wear a gemstone anklet!

June 8, 2009

Having trouble staying focused?  Is your mind wondering all over the place?  Not  sure where you are? So many changes in life have you wondering who you are? These are uncertain times for sure and our very survival seems to be threatened.  No wonder it is hard to keep grounded when the very ground we walk upon is shaking. The root chakra is all about money, jobs, how we  make our living, survival, our connection to the earth, nature and the physical world around us. It has to do with the material plane.  This is where we feel balanced as we walk on the earth.  If you have issues related to survival in the physical world or need energy and vitality,  consider holding some chakra balancing gemstones like Garnet and Hematite. Better yet wear a Chakra Balancing gemstone anklet with Garnet & Hematite, available on our web site at: http://www.spiralsoflight.com/Power_Vitality.htm I’ve just […]

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Balancing the Chakras with Gemstones and Flower Essences

June 1, 2009

I attended  a workshop on the healing power of flower essences and the chakra energy system this weekend with Rhonda PallasDowney, the author of ” The Healing Power of Flowers”. Rhonda shared wonderful information on seven different flower essences, their healing qualities and how they relate to balancing the chakra energy system. I’ve used flower essences over the years and even make my own flower essences using the flowers that grow here in Colorado as well as those in my yard in the Florida Keys.  Spending time with the flowers, getting to know their energies and “listening” to them brings me out into nature and strengthens my connection to Mother Earth. It was fun for me to relate this information on the flower essences to the chakra energy system and extend that information into the world of gemstones. I’ve been teaching classes on the healing power of gemstones and the chakras for […]

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