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A Journey Into My Heart-Pink Amethyst

June 14, 2018

Pink Amethyst comes to us from a remote area in Argentina. This is a recent crystal discovery.  These crystal nodules are all dug by hand in Patagonia, Argentina. I always take note when a new crystal deposit is discovered and brought to market. What message does it have for humanity at this time? Why now, what does it have to offer? I first heard about Pink Amethyst during the February 2017 Tuscon gem show. I was unable to attend this year’s show as I was still recovering from the loss of my home and business on Big Pine Key in Florida due to Hurricane Irma.  Once Pink Amethyst came up on my radar I knew I had to have some for myself but also to offer to my clients. One of my “rock buddies” went on a search for me at the show and was able to locate THE source […]

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Earth Blessings, Earth Healing, Earth Day

April 22, 2018

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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Hurricanes, Crystals And Lessons In Being Flexible

March 29, 2018

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 […]

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Why do the Stars love Crystals?

March 25, 2018

Crystals Are Gaining Popularity with Celebrities What Are crystals? Crystals are naturally occurring minerals which have an ordered regular arrangement of atoms making up their internal structure. This regular arrangement of atoms is what causes them to possess their pleasing symmetry and to radiate such beautiful pure colors. Formed in the earth over millions of years these wonderful stones mirror the infinite variety of matter in the universe and have fascinated mankind for many thousands of years.   What Is Crystal Healing? Crystal Healingis a holistic energy based method of healing which taps into the natural power of crystals for their vibrational connection to the Earth. Many people have felt the spiritual benefits of having crystals in their homes or by carrying them in a purse or pocket. The world is a mysterious and wonderful place and there is a rapidly growing number of people across the world who find […]

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Rose Quartz Uses and Crystal Meanings

February 6, 2018

  Crystal Overview Rose quartz crystals derive their name from the rose flower. The translucent pink crystal has an association with love, nature, colour and beliefs. They come in different intensity of pink, where some appear to have the colour at deeper levels. They work by transforming energies, making vibrations as well as responding to the flow of emotions. The crystals are found mostly in Brazil, India, Madagascar and some parts of the United States. Rose Quartz as the Stone of Love Most of these crystals have been associated with the heart chakra, making it desirable for establishing a connection with emotions. The stone is referred to as the stone of love due to the many characters of love associated with it. The ancient Greeks believed that this unique crystal was a spiritual gift that was meant to ignite love and happiness in people. The stone is believed to stimulate […]

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Getting To Know Amethyst, The Birthstone For February

January 25, 2018

In my 25 plus years of selling crystals and stones I’ve found that most people are familiar with the Gemstone Amethyst. Those lucky enough to be born in February can claim Amethyst as their birthstone.   Amethyst has long been admired for its purple color and beautiful crystal formations. Amethyst is one of the most popular stones in the mineral kingdom. Amethyst is found in many places around the planet, most notably Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia and the USA. My research showed me that not only is Amethyst a popular stone for our modern times, but it was also prized as far back as 25,000 BC where is was found in Europe and ancient Greece. Early Roman and Greek cultures were known to regard the energy properties of Amethyst as special. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word meaning “Not To Drunken”. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would […]

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How To Use Gemstones To Attract Love

January 24, 2018

Love and romance are such sought-after prizes that even tales of the gods of old featured them chasing after it, sometimes unsuccessfully. To be loved, people have started wars and gone to unimaginable lengths. These days, it’s not really practical to start a war to meet your future soulmate, but falling in love is just as hard as it has been throughout human history. Dating is a grind, and various methods of meeting new people sometimes yield nothing. Surrounding each of us is energy that comes from our thoughts, our moods, and actions. This energy surrounds everything – energy moves the air around us, holds molecular structures together in solid formations, and even gets emitted in our behavior toward others. To align your own energy with that which attracts love to you requires surrounding yourself with the right sort of energy, and this is where gemstones come in. Gemstones carry […]

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Dumortierite, what took me so long to discover you?

January 8, 2018

They say the teacher will appear when the student is ready. Well, that’s how I feel about this stone Dumortierite. Dumortierite just recently came into my awareness. It’s not that I didn’t know about this lovely blue stone. I’ve seen it many times at the gem shows I’ve attended over the past 20 years. So what made this year’s buying trip different? It was the Dumortierite included inside quartz crystal that caught my attention. I’ve always enjoyed the vibration of minerals that are contained within quartz. The Quartz accentuates the vibration of the mineral it grows with, creating a higher vibration. These powerful Dumortierite Included stones come from Brazil and are a much rarer form of this stone. Dumortierite can vary in color from deep indigo blue to a light blue almost like a washed out pair of blue jeans. So what is this stone teaching me at this time? […]

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Balance your Chakras with Gemstones

January 3, 2018

Many of us love the way a gemstone looks or how the color of the stone makes us feel, and a great piece of jewelry can make an outfit! However, some believe gemstones also have healing energies, and that each stone may be associated with a certain area of the body. To use gemstones for their energies, however, means learning about each gemstone. Amethyst is known for calming, rose quartz is associated with love or the heart and aquamarine also calms and is linked to the throat. Be aware, though, that the association of gemstones with energies or alleged healing powers isn’t backed or proven by science or medical doctors. But if you love gemstones and crystals, have fun with them. There are many different crystals and gemstones that can be utilized and worn. Some individuals carry a gemstone for their perceived energies…and gemstones also can be carved into touchstones. […]

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The Birthstone for January is Garnet

January 3, 2018

Vibrant, rich, red. Those words describe January’s birthstone: Red Garnet   Garnets are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue Garnet. The  Red Garnet is the most common and known as the birthstone for January as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Garnets were used ever since the Bronze Age.  They were used in Ancient Egypt. They were also found in ancient Greece and Roman civilizations. Even today, Garnets are still a popular and much loved gemstone. Garnets are known as a feminine energy stone.  Over my 20 plus years of selling stones, I have witnessed over and over the strong appeal Garnet holds for women.  Some women just seemed drawn to its feminine energies and find it difficult to wear any other stone but Garnet! Garnet stimulates the Root Chakra and the Heart Chakra, making it a useful stone […]

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