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Earth Day is a day to reflect on ways we live in harmony with Mother Earth. Now more than ever we need to be good stewards to our Mother Earth.

Here are some ideas and information to help you generate awareness of this this important day and to live everyday as Earth Day .

 Earthing

Ever notice how you feel so energized and vibrant while walking on the beach? You might have noticed how the stress rolls off and you feel completely relaxed. What’s the magical ingredient? Electrons.
Our feet contain a rich, intricate network of nerves and acupuncture points and are especially adept at picking up free electrons from the earth’s surface. It’s called barefoot or caveman medicine, and walking barefoot – aka earthing or grounding – may be the easiest, simplest and cheapest way of shifting your body back to an optimal state of homeostasis and health.
The most straightforward way to participate in grounding is to simply make contact with the ground on either the dirt or concrete, which is also conductive. So what are you waiting for? Take off your shoes and feel the Earth.

Create a Crystal Grid for Earth Healing.
Crystal grids use gemstones and crystals placed in a geometric pattern with intention and consciousness. The stones work synergistically together to create an energy field to vibrationally the set intention. Choose stones that offer healing and protection for Mother Earth.
Here’s a crystal grid I created for Earth Day/Earth Healing using Chrysocolla as the center stone to represent Earth. To many Chryscocolla looks like the earth from a satellite’s perspective. I surrounded the Chrysocolla with Red Jasper, added clear Quartz crystal points with Healerite next to the quartz for healing and chose Obsidian for protection. This grid is available at my Etsy Store. What stones would you choose to place in a crystal healing grid?

Ceremony for Earth Healing

Ceremonies have been used by many traditions as a form of healing and transformation. They can be as simple as lighting a candle with intention. Ceremonies focus intention in a ritualized way.
Healing Earth Ceremony. This ceremony can be done with a group of friends or by yourself.
1. Find a quiet place outdoors
2. Create an altar to offer up the 4 elements (plant, feather, candle, stones)
3. Create a circle of protection. I like to use Black Tourmaline for this, but you can choose any black stone, clear Quartz, Selenite or Kyanite, or pebbles or stones found in your area.
4. Call upon a your ancestors, a deity, ascended master, spirit guides or other loving beings to help you with the ceremony
5. Offer your prayers/intentions for the planet, maybe there is a certain part of the planet you wish to send this healing energy out to.
6. Use imagery, visualization, and affirmations to help imagine the planet as being cleansed. I like to place a clear Quartz crystal on a photo of the earth. I charge the crystal with the energy of the ceremony. Perhaps you have a poem, song or prayer to share.
7. Considering bringing a drum or rattle into your ceremony. In the shamanic tradition, drums are used for their healing properties. A Crystal or metal bowl or bell would also be appropriate.
8. Close your ceremony by giving thanks, knowing the energy that was created is now being carried out and spreading all around the Earth.

 

Plant A Garden To Give Back To Mother Earth

Living in harmony with nature is one of the very best practices we can do daily. Honoring the the circle of life, it’s a give and take. We take so much from Mother Earth in order to survive but we must remember to replenish her in return to keep this cycle going. We can put this into practice by planting a garden and spending time each day in the garden.
Here are some ways you can ritualize your garden experience:
~Make your garden a sacred space with a ceremony before you plant your seeds, surround it with several crystals or stones. Be creative and design a crystal grid surrounding the entire area.
~Say a mantra or an intention for each seed you plant
~Spend five minutes a day to say a mantra or chant to your garden while holding a Rose Quartz offering out your love to the plants.
~Practice earthing in your garden. (See my post on Monday to learn about Earthing).
~Add a bird bath or water feature for the birds and small animals
~ Get your children involved.

Earth Day Visions Boards:
Here’s a fun Earth Day Celebration project to do as a group. Kids would love this to too. Invite some friends over to create Honoring Mother Earth Vision Boards. Have on hand old magazine, cards, paper, glitter, glue, etc. Begin by setting the intention of GRATITUDE for Mother Earth. Take some time to discuss ways Mother Earth supports you. Consider the ways in which mother earth shows up in your life: food, water, supports the life of friend/family, energetic support, etc.
Choose photos that express your gratitude and love. End with setting the intentions to offer this goodness to all beings on the planet.

 

 

 

 

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Hurricane Irma

Nothing like a hurricane to blow through your life to bring about major change.

Like it or not, my life has recently undergone a major transformation due to Hurricane Irma.

Irma passed directly over my home and business in The Florida Keys on September 10, 2017 as a category 4 storm. The effects were devastating, not just for me, but for my entire neighborhood and surrounding islands. Both my home and business, The Crystal Cottage/Spirals of Light, were left standing, but both were heavily damaged by wind and storm surge.

The time immediate after the storm was exhausting and overwhelming to say the least. The cleanup was grueling. Most of my belongings weren’t salvageable as mud and grime coated everything. It took many weeks for the realization to settle in that life was not going to go back to normal anytime soon.

 

Crystals and friends to the rescue!

If there’s one thing I learned after the last 30 years of working with crystals and stones for healing is; there is a Crystal for everything.Rose Quartz

Once I realized I couldn’t move through this disaster without the help of my friends, I opened my heart to receive. Rose Quartz was my go to stone to help me to accept the love, support and assistance of others. I learned how hard receiving is. I’ve always been good at giving, but accepting help, well, that was a hard lesson for me. The vibration of Rose Quartz helped me create a space inside where I could accept help from others, many who were complete strangers to me, offering their help in so many different ways. Without the help and support of others, I’m not sure I could have survived those difficult weeks during the recovery and cleanup.

Along with Rose Quartz, I turned to Rhodocrosite to help ease my heart into Gratitude. Gratitude is boundless in its healing energy. Simply holding a piece of Rhodocrosite helps to flood the heart with love and appreciation. Turning to gratitude released the pain of loss into the awareness of all that is. This created space to move forward. Moving forward was a difficult step soon after the hurricane. There were many times when there seemed like there was no going forward. Everything was swirling, heavy and stuck.  I had no place to live, my house wasn’t livable and moving from one friend’s couch to another was draining. Staying present in gratitude guided me through the difficult emotions of uncertainty and despair.

Healerite

Healerite

The real shift came with the energy of Healerite. Healerite is a form of Serpentine named for its healing vibration. I’ve been a big fan of Healerite ever since I first held a piece. Healerite is a stone I often recommend to others. I always carry a piece and use it in my Crystal/Reiki healing sessions. Healerite reminds me to be flexible.  Holding the stone invites a sensation to rub  it and that somehow this stone will change form despite the fact that it is a hard rock. Healerite has a malleable and pliable quality to it.

I learned very quickly that if I was going to move out of the disaster that was Hurricane Irma, I was going to have to be flexible and adaptable. Those times where I held firm and rigid in my thinking were the times I felt the most resistance. Those times when I became more like Healerite, supple, bendable and flexible were the times of ease and flow. I started to see that if I held on to the past, the way it was or how I wanted it to be, I was going to feel the hurt, the pain and the trauma of this disaster in my life. However when I became more like a palm frond bending and swaying in the wind I became more open and expansive and opportunities showed up better than I could have hoped. For me this is the greatest lesson of Healerite.

My life has changed. After 30 years, I no longer own a home on Big Pine Key, in The Florida Keys. I allowed the winds of change to carry me to a new home, a home way more than I could have ever imagined. A home along “The Treasure Coast” of Florida, where each day I’m greeted with new offerings this new chapter of life is bringing to me.

If we bend and sway, like a palm fond we move through the storms of life, perhaps a bit battered, but intact with a whole new sense of gratitude. Rhodochrosite

 

 

Keeping our heart’s open to receive is the gift of Rose Quartz
Staying in gratitude no matter how difficult the situation is the gift of Rhodocrosite
Being flexible is the where the healing energy of Healerite can help us.

If I can be of assistance to you as you move through the storms of life reach out. I’d love to share with you how the energy and vibration of crystals and stones can guide you.

Namaste,

Debra
Spirals of Light

Solchakra@aol.com

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Why do the Stars love Crystals?

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