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 I’ve been offering crystal readings this last week. The beginning of a New Year is a fantastic time to get a reading.

One of the things I see coming up in these recent readings is the need for people to be grounded.

When we are grounded we are able to focus our thoughts, desires, dreams and intentions. There is great power in our ability to create when we are focused.

If you have set yourself a New Year’s resolution, but already feel it slipping past you, maybe you need to be more grounded and focused on your resolution/intention.

Using the gemstone Hematite will offer you this grounding energy.

When we’re not grounded we tend to be spacey, we can’t concentrate or focus attention for very long. One thought after another swirls in our mind.

This can prevent us from creating the very thing we are wanting.

Holding a Hematite stone will help you find the mental clarity and focus you need to achieve your desires.

While holding the stone, begin to think of what it is you are wanting, continue to feel the stone in your hand and visualize what your desired outcome will be.

Stay with this for 5-10 minutes, always coming back to the stone in your hand when your mind begins to stray.

I find it helpful to write down the intention, using as much description as I can, getting clearer and clearer in my desire while holding the hematite.

Connect to the emotion of the desire.

I can place the stone over my written intentions to help attract and magnify the aspiration.

I also wear a Hematite Bracelet.

This Hematite bracelet helps me connect to the grounding energies of Hematite.

I can rub my fingers over the smooth round beads to remind myself to stay focused.

As we enter the new year, set aside some time to think about what you really want.
Be as specific as possible and don’t limit yourself.
You are planting your seeds in the fertile ground of intention.
I stay grounded and focused with Hematite whenever I find myself going back to old habits it always brings me back to my intention, like an old friend, reminding me of my true desires.
Ground and focus with Hematite and watch your intentions turn into manifestations!
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quartz crystal   End of the year Crystal ritual:

I’d like to share with you one of my favorite crystal rituals for saying good bye to the outgoing year and welcoming in the new year.
I find it very helpful to spend some time reflecting on the passing 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.
As reflect back I can see things that no longer serve me, thoughts, fears, worries, disappoints that I may still be holding on to. I know that the time is now to let these thoughts go. I don’t choose to take this negativity into the new year. I can leave these fears behind and welcome in the new year with hope and renewal.

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.

Quartz Crystal
I than thank the stone for allowing me to place my energies within it. I keep this stone very 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 the positive energies for me. It is also helpful to write down all the positive attributes I want to hold in the new year and place the crystal on top on my writings.
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.
On New Years Eve I always think of the saying my Grandmother use to say, (I do not know its origins):
“Ring out the old.
Ring in the new
Ring happy bells across the snow
The year is going let it go
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, filled with all possibilities, love, joy and abundance.

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Healerite-Love At First Sight

October 11, 2019

Every now and then a new stone comes along that really rocks my world. Healerite is one of those stones. Healerite is a newly discovered gemstone, coming to us from the Northwest USA mountain area in Washington State. Healerite is a form of Serpentine and is also called Noble Serpentine a name given to this yummy stone by the gentleman who hand harvests it. Healerite has this most amazing color of lime green. It’s the color that most people seem to connect with, “a love at first sight” kind of relationship. Once you hold Healerite in your hand and feel its radiant, bright healing vibration, you can’t let it go. It begs to be held, touch and caressed. Robert Simmons author of “A Book Of Stones” is the person to give Healerite its name. He describes Healerite as a ” stone of profound healing energy, working on multiple levels to […]

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Peridot for Well Being- Birthstone For August

August 13, 2019

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 is often used in crystal healing and there are many good reasons why. 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 […]

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How To Stay Calm Cool and Collected with the Gemstone Flourite

August 4, 2019

The heat of summer can take its toll, leaving us frazzled, moody and irritable. There is a fabulous gemstone remedy that offers a cooling, calming energy to rejuvenate us during the hot summer months, it’s Flourite. Flourite is my go to stone when it comes to beating the heat. Flourite comes in several shades of cooling green colors and soothing purple tones. Purple Flourite is often mistaken for Amethyst. Flourite even comes in shades of yellow and blue. When these colors combine it is known as Rainbow Flourite. Flourite feels so cooling to the touch, that just holding a piece can help you cool down. Flourite is known as the “ Cool, Calm, Collected Stone” for it’s ability to help you come back to center when life tries to push you around and tempers rise. So, remain cool, calm and come back to your center this summer both internally & […]

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Crystal Healing for the Grieving Mind

June 27, 2019

Addressing addiction is often difficult. Many people need time to grieve when they give up alcohol, drugs, or other types of substances. The reality is that you need to acknowledge the effects of addiction in order to control it. In addition, you might find it helpful to accept your need to grieve during the recovery and sobriety process. Some studies indicate that using gemstones may help decrease a person’s addictive tendencies. It may help with the grieving process when overcoming an addiction.   Using Crystals for Addiction and Substance Abuse Healing Gemstones may help increase your physical, spiritual, and emotional strength. They may be beneficial for people who are grieving after an addiction. There are many feelings and emotions associated with overcoming grief. This is especially true for those trying to overcome an addiction. For instance, you might feel a sense of emptiness or loneliness because you are no longer […]

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Crystal Collecting or Crystal Hoarding?

June 23, 2019

I’m in a process of reviewing my personal crystal collection and I’m starting to wonder if I’ve become a crystal hoarder. Oh no! Could it be? I’ve been in the business of selling crystals and stones for the past 25 years. I’ve owned several physical stores and have an on line business since 1994. One of the joys about my work is purchasing stones knowing they are not for me, but passing them to those who are called to them. It’s a delight to witness when someone connects to a stone, whether it be at the store, at a show or on line. Along the way I have purchased some very beautiful stones I just knew I wouldn’t sell. As a Crystal Healer and Certified Crystal Therapist I’ve gathered an amazing collection of high vibrational stones that I use in my work. I also display many stones around my […]

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Can Healing Crystals Help with Addiction Treatment

May 6, 2019

People with an addiction often want to overcome it. Many actually do, however, there are a few requirements one must adhere to in order to be successful in recovery. Some of these things include a powerful support system, a go-getter attitude, and probably the most important is a cheery, positive mindset. Many people use healing crystals in their recovery process. They can even help you overcome other types of unwanted, unhealthy emotional patterns which you keep turning to. Spiritual well-being, a positive mindset, and faith are essential parts of any recovery process. Healing stones and crystals can help you stay on the right track because they foster your feelings. They enable you to feel stable which in turn allows you to experience a soothing inner focus. The fact is that to experience total recovery a person must be able to concentrate on the task and goal at hand. For some, […]

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Crystal Therapy: Stones and Crystals to Help Curb Intense Cravings

April 24, 2019

For hundreds of years, mankind has always believed that some crystals and tones are conduits of energy that will affect one’s behavior and spiritual force. Nikola Tesla considered one of the greatest minds of all time, believe that all forms in the universe have their own energy that will alter the pulsation and vibration of similar or contrasting forms of energy. Unfortunately, Eastern mystics are dismissed by Western medicines as nothing more than quacks when for millennia, they have helped patients even before the word alcohol and drug rehab entered the lexicon of substance abuse. With that said, here are some crystals and stones that can help with addiction treatment: Amethyst – This crystal has been dubbed the ‘sobriety stone’ for its powers to help individuals turn a corner in their struggle to curb their cravings. What it does is to elevate your consciousness and link you up to a […]

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Earth Blessings, Earth Healing, Earth Day

April 21, 2019

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 […]

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