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Peridot for Well Being- Birthstone For August

July 25, 2017

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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Crystal Healing for the Home: How To Build your Temple by Guest Blogger Brandy Gray

July 17, 2017

A family is made up of a group of people who equally participate in creating the dynamics of their own functioning system, each funneling their individual energy or resonance of their beingness into one channel or reservoir. Optimally creating a level of harmony so that the whole feels fulfilled and complete. This is also how a family, or community of crystals may work together as a crystal-energy-elixir. By synergistically working together, crystals can harmonize, stabilize and strengthen the flow of energy throughout the home. I create patterns and crystal energy grids utilizing many types of healing crystals depending on our family’s needs. I often rotate the setting or placement of these energy grids from the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and even the outdoor garden sanctuary space. I am also inspired to place individual crystals around different areas of our home because each stone or combination of stones offers something valuable […]

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Crystal Healing With Carnelian & Hematite

July 2, 2017

In this Crystal Blog, I’m sharing with you an email one of my Crystal Students recently shared with me. This is the story of a Mother who is learning how to use crystals and stones in her everyday life with her two young children and her husband. I hope it will be an inspiration to you who read this and offer encouragement on using crystals for healing with Kids. “Dear Debra, I felt inspired to share with you another crystal healing experience I had with my 8 year old son He typically disregards my spiritual nature and inclinations but when he is ill, naturally, he allows me to do my work. Yesterday I relieved his nausea and discomfort with Carnelian and Hematite. I’m learning which stones work for our family and how to use them for healing. My son was in great physical discomfort and suffering with stomach cramps and […]

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The healing vibration of Selenite

May 19, 2017

Selenite has become one of my favorite healing stones. I almost always use it in my Crystal Reiki Sessions as it can clear blocked energy making it very helpful for opening blocked chakras and cleansing the Aura. Its gift is that it can “melt” away negativity and blockages on all levels, from physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. A very useful tool for any energy healer or Reiki practioner Physical: Place a piece of Selenite on any area of the body that needs healing and visualize the stone melting away the energy blockage, pain or tension. Emotional: Hold a piece of Selenite, take 3 deep breaths. With each outbreath allow your energy to settle into a more relaxed space. It is especially helpful to the nervous system. Mental: Selenite is a wonderful stone to use for mental clarity and focus. It helps to ease mental chatter and brings about a sense […]

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Spring Cleansing Ceremony with Crystals and Gemstones

April 9, 2017

   Spring is the perfect time to offer a clearing ceremony to purify and cleanse the energy in your home or office. Crystals and Gemstones can help clear and renew the energy of your home, create sacred space and help you set new intentions. Do you clean your home for Spring? The once a year deep clean? Shake out the carpets, clean the curtains and sweep out the cob webs? So why not clear your home of stale and unwanted energy? Here a simple ritual to do after you cleaned out the clutter and freshened up your space to help recharge and re energize your home or work space. Materials you will want to have before you begin: Start with some clear quartz crystal points. Any size will do. Add some Black Tourmaline for grounding and protection Sage, Palo Santo or incense to use for smudging White Candle Preparation for […]

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Lepidolite a stone for these changing time

March 5, 2017

 Let’s face it, we live in a stressful time of uncertainty. With so much chaos in the world how can any of us remain calm and centered? While we can’t change our outer world, we can make some choices about how we react to the world we live in. That’s where choosing the stone Lepidolite can help us transform our automatic reactions into thoughtful responses that come from a place of calm. Life is filled with change and change can be a trigger point of stress, fear, worry and anxiety. Because Lepidolite is a lithium based stone it is most effective for calming frayed nerves, helping us to release stress and worry. Lithium is used in anti- anxiety and depression medications. Lepidolite can help to ease negative thoughts and soothe emotions such as grief, anger and depression. Lepidolite can also help to remove emotional attachments such as resentment and envy. […]

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Ring out the old, ring in the new!

December 22, 2016

    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 […]

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5 Stones To Cleanse Your Home For The New Year

December 21, 2016

Start the New Year off with an energetic cleansing of your home or office. We all need to cleanse our environments from time to time to release built up stagnant energy. The New Year is the perfect time to invigorate your personal space with the help of Crystals. Here’s a list of 5 Healing Crystals that help clear an area of negative energy:   Selenite: Selenite is a clear form of gypsum. Selenite can have a very intense energy and it is useful in conducting energy. Selenite can clear blocked energy making it very helpful for opening restricted or         stagnant energy in any environment. Selenite wands are very powerful healing tools and and can be waved through the air to move energy or placed in a room to melt away energy blockages. Selenite  works well with the energies of other stones. Like quartz it can amplify energy and actually cleanse […]

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2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

December 14, 2016

  Time is running out for holiday shoppers who plan to mail items to loved ones, especially if you want to avoid higher shipping fees.  Although you can ship items right up until Christmas Eve, the rush delivery comes with a cost. If you want to avoid added fees or after   Christmas arrivals plan ahead.  Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. Here are some Holiday Shipping Deadline—-  2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Delivery Companies  FedEx   Dec. 12 – FedEx Smartpost Dec. 16 – Home Delivery and Ground Dec. 20 – Express Saver Dec. 21 – 2-Day and 2-Day a.m. Dec. 22 – Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight Dec. 23 – SameDay City (Standard) Dec. 25 – SameDay and SameDay City (Priority) UPS Dec. 19 – UPS 3 Day Select Dec. 21 – UPS 2nd Day Air Dec. 22 – UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option) Dec. 23 – UPS Next Day Air […]

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The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key-the place to find your next special crystal

November 10, 2016

Have you been looking for a special crystal? Are you looking for someone to explain to you the healing qualities of a stone, crystal, or special rock? Come to The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key, in The Florida Keys and meet Debra Kupchok. She is a certified Crystal Therapist with over 28 years’ experience working with the healing energy of crystals and gemstones. The Crystal Cottage is her showroom, filled with hundreds of crystals, stones, minerals and healing gemstone jewelry. The Crystal Cottage is THE source for crystals in The Florida Keys. You’ll find many unique and hard to find stones, like Covellite, Phenicite, White Moldavite, alongside old favorites like Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz. Debra travels to the big gem shows like Tucson and Denver to hand select each and every stone for its quality and price. This is reflected in the variety of what is available. Debra also […]

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