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Crystal Dolphin Retreats

May 30, 2011

  Healing Crystals & Dancing Dolphin Retreats on the waters off of Key West FL. combine the vibrational energy of crystals and gemstones with the magical interactions of the dolphin. This past April I had the privilege of working with Capt. Victoria Impallomeni in offering these one day retreats. Here is an account of one of our days together. Our journey begins with a perfect Florida Keys day. Light winds and warm temperatures greeted us as we pushed off the dock. There were 8 of us aboard the IMP II, a comfortable, shaded 25-ft. powerboat guided by Capt. Victoria of Dancing Dolphin Spirit Charters. Captain Victoria Impallomeni-Spencer is native wilderness guide with 36 years experience and an Environmental Marine Science Degree. Together, Capt. Victoria and myself have designed these retreats to offer an opportunity to connect with ourselves, each other, the crystals & stones and the dolphin and ocean where […]

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How to Choose Chakra Jewelry

May 25, 2011

I’ve been making Chakra Jewelry since 1994. Over these many years, I’ve often been asked “How do I choose a Chakra Bracelet. How do I know which one I need? Which one is best for me?” Sometimes the answer is our Chakra Stones bracelet. This bracelet covers all the Chakras and helps balance each energy center. But, often if we just take a minute to tune into ourselves, by going inwards, to our center, taking  a few deep breaths, we can discern for ourselves which Chakra is calling out for balancing. If you feel drawn to a particular color this can be an indication. Are you finding yourself wearing more blues or greens? Do you go to your clothes closet pick out a piece of clothing, only to put it back and choose something totally different than what you had planned? This can be a indicator. You may be drawn to the […]

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Spring A Time Of Renewal

March 20, 2011

Welcome Spring a time of renewal and counting blessings. Today March 20th 2011 is the first day of Spring.   With all the devastation, destruction  and violence happening on the planet at this time, it feels especially important to take time out to celebrate all the beauty and abundance that is also here for us. I feel so blessed to be living in the Fl Keys for this Spring Equinox. My morning starts with fresh gentle breezes and bright blue skies.  Cardinals and other song birds sing their arrival as they journey back north. Last night’s full moon was spectacular to see, coming up out of the ocean so big and orange. I left some of my crystals and gemstone outside in the moonlight. One of my favorite ways to cleanse my stones is to put them outside under the full moon.  The energy of the moon light washes away anything that […]

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Healing Crystals & Dancing Dolphins Workshop

March 12, 2011

  I am so excited about teaching a crystal class on the water with the dolphins. This has long been a dream of mine to bring people out into a natural setting with the dolphins. I am so pleased to be working with Capt. Victoria on this next class on April 17, 2011. This is sure to be a magical day on the water with  Healing Crystals & Dancing Dolphins. We’ll explore the world of Crystals & Gemstones aboard the IMP II, a comfortable, shaded 25-ft. powerboat. We’ll be guided by Capt. Victoria of Dancing Dolphin Spirit Charters. She will bring us to a shallow, protected area where the healing electromagnetic field of the dolphins can be felt. We will glide over peaceful, serene waters. Snorkel the shallow coral and visit the dolphins colorful friends in their watery playground. Picnic on a tropical mangrove island with beautiful birds and natural beaches.  Together we’ll  experience the healing […]

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Removing Obstacles with Ganesh & Kyanite

January 27, 2011

The New Year offers us a chance to bring our dreams, desires and wishes into our lives. But sometimes we run into problems manifesting new year intentions because we first have to move around the obstacles standing in the way. Those obstacles can often be our emotions or thought patterns. If we take our old automatic responses with us into the year will anything really change? The first few weeks of the New Year offer us a wonderful opportunity to examine the thoughts that are holding us back from achieving what we are wishing for. Take a close look at the obstacles that stand in you way. What behavior or thought is preventing you from achieving the things you desire? I find calling on Ganesh the Hindu elephant-headed god can help me move forward around the obstacles or hindrances in my life. Ganesh ( Ganesha. Ganeshe) is the Lord of successes and the destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is worshipped as the god of […]

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Giving Thanks

November 25, 2010

On this Thanksgiving day, I pause to give thanks for all that I have in my life, from wonderful, caring friends to a job that I love. Each and everyday there is reason to give thanks, not just on this one day that we in the US celebrate. Giving thanks for what we have in our lives is healing, brings compassion and helps us to see the world in a better place. I’d like to share some thoughts on giving thanks and having gratitude from different sources that  have helped me. For some great ideas on how to cultivate gratitude as part of a yoga practice see Yoga Journal’s list of articles. Cultivating gratitude is less an act of creating something that isn’t there and more of a practice of realizing what is. It’s about reminding yourself of the miracles embedded in every second of every day—from the largest blessings to the smallest moments. By practicing […]

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Surround Yourself In Nature’s Radiant Beauty

October 28, 2010

I love it when a walk in nature inspires a creative jewelry idea. I try to get outside everyday for a walk in the sunshine. My little Jack Russell Terrier is a good excuse to get outdoors and get some exercise. She enjoys her freedom off leash roaming in the woods and I enjoy some quiet time in nature.   About a month ago I was taking a walk in the woods with my dog near my summer home in southwest Colorado. I was on a familiar trail, one I often take. I don’t know what is was that particular day, that caused me to focus on the magnificent Ponderosa fir trees. I stood in front of these tall, straight, solid sentinels and felt such appreciation for their majestic beauty. As I walked along feeling grateful for the day and these beautiful trees, I begin to imagine which gemstones these […]

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Aqua Aura- A Dolphin Stone

October 5, 2010

While I don’t normally work with color-enhanced stones, I’ve come to be very fond of Aqua Aura.  Not only is its color mesmerizing, so is its energy.  Aqua Aura is created by taking quartz crystals and infusing them with a pure Gold powder.  This special treatment process bonds the surface of the crystal with the vaporized Gold creating the vivid blue color of Aqua Aura. This process is a fusion of nature and science.  Its kept as a secret process requiring high temperatures. It’s like alchemy, changing two substances into something different, something more than each one alone. Over the many years of buying and selling stones I have personally witness the appeal Aqua Aura has over people. During the years I owned my metaphysical gift shop in the Florida Keys, I observed how people would be drawn to this stone.  Perhaps at first it is the visual appeal of […]

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Atantisite- A Stone for Earth Healing

September 28, 2010

    I recently returned from my biggest buying trip of the year. I spent several days shopping for gems, beads and stones at the International Denver Gemshow. Every year a new stone catches my eye. This year one of the new stones that made its way back with me was Atlantisite. While it wasn’t exactly new to me, I had seen it at other shows, this was the year I couldn’t pass it up. I never really know why a particular stone will call out to me at these shows. But I have learned to listen. Sometimes it’s the energy I am personally needing and other times the stone is meant for someone else. In this case, I just can’t put this extraordinary stone down. I am really drawn to this one. Not knowing very much about it, I decided not to go to the resource books to look […]

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Fuchsite Connects Us To The Nature Spirits

September 27, 2010

      Fuchsite, a sparkly Heart Chakra Stone is closely connected to the Nature Spirits and Fairy Realm.  After holding raw, unpolished Fuchsite you will be left with “fairy dust” in your hand. These small particles of Fuchsite closely resemble mica, because Fuchsite is a form of Mica or Muscovite. It gets its green color from the mineral Chromium. Because of its close relationship to the Nature Elements it is a wonderful stone for Holistic Healers, Shamans, Herbalists or anyone who loves to work in the garden or with nature. Try holding a piece of Fuchsite and see if indeed its energy feels very familiar.  If you are looking to work with the Fairies and attract them to you, leave a piece of Fuchsite outdoors near a place you like to sit. Go there often and see if the Fairies have left you any messages.   Fuchsite has a very soothing vibration and for this it is very useful […]

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