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My New Year’s Crystal Ritual

December 28, 2015

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago. They just don’t work well for me. We begin the New Year filled with hope and make resolutions we know we won’t or can’t keep. New Years resolutions have always felt more like an empty wish than setting a true goal or intention. What I love to do however are New Year Rituals. There is such power in a ritual, creating a sacred space filled with symbolism and intention. A ritual can be as simple as stopping for a moment of silence and prayer before we eat our food. Or taking a moment to light a candle and offer out a blessing to someone we love. Or sending out gratitude to the new day as the sun rises to greet us each morning. Some rituals are steeped in spiritual tradition, carried out by many who came before us. The power of ritual […]

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A Hidden Gem, The Crystal Cottage On Big Pine Key Is Open For The 2016 Winter Season.

November 16, 2015

  A hidden gem, The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key is open for the 2016 winter season. Off the beaten path, a little hard to find, only open by appointment The Crystal Cottage located on Big Pine Key Florida is worth the visit. Looking for a place to buy your next healing Crystal or Gemstone in the Florida Keys? Want to join a Reiki share circle? Ready to take the next step in healing with Crystals? Looking for like-minded community? The Crystal cottage offers this and more. High Vibrational Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals Healing Jewelry Sound Healing with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls Crystal Classes & workshops Reiki Share Circles Energy Healing with Reiki, Crystals, Aromatherapy & Sound Crystal Consultations and Readings My vision for The Crystal Cottage is to be a source for our local community for high vibrational crystals, gemstones, healing jewelry and tools for personal and spiritual development. […]

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Gemstones From Around The World

October 18, 2015

I recently returned from a buying trip at Denver International Gem & Mineral show. Shopping at the Denver Gem show is like taking a trip around the world.  I visited gems dealers from all corners of the globe, many who hardly speak a word of english. They bring with them amazing and exquisite mineral specimens in all sizes and shapes.  This year was no exception.  Its like visiting a fine Mineral museum.  In fact this show is where many buyers from museums come to find additions to their collections. Some of these gifts from the mineral kingdom can literally take your breath away. Here is a list of just some of the things I purchased. Seraphinite, Charoite and Shungite from Russia Labradorite from Madagascar Nuummite from Greenland ( 3 billon years old) Lapis from Afghanistan Blue Kyanite from Brazil, amazing blue blades Rare Orange Kyanite from Tanzania Malachite from Africa Black Tourmaline from China Larimar from the Dominican […]

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Gratitude Meditation with Rhodochrosite

September 1, 2015

Rhodochrosite is one of my favorite Heart Chakra Stones. It is a lovely shade of pink emitting a powerful vibration of gratitude. I chose to use this stone in my Gratitude Healing Bracelet. The energy current of this Stone of the Pink ray is one of Gratitude. Gratitude brings about a feeling of peace, love and joy and these are the energy qualities of Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite can help you invite positive energy into your life through being grateful. Rhodochrosite emanates a tender loving energy that brings about harmony and well being. Meditating with Rhodochrosite can bring you to a state of Gratitude. Start by holding a piece of Rhodocrhrosite in your dominate hand. Allow yourself to softly gaze at the stone, just noticing its shape, color, how it feels in your hand, making a connection and attuning to its energy. No need to judge it or make any conclusion about […]

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Are You Living Up To Your Potential?

June 12, 2015

Recently I was offering Crystal Readings and Consultations at a local Intuitive Arts Fair. One of the main issues I saw coming up for people was the question of potential. The stone Nirvana Quartz kept showing up in the readings. When Nirvana Quartz pops up in a reading it often asks the question, ” Are you living up to your potential?” For some people being asked this question is like getting hit over the head with a board. This is the kind of question that can seriously wake you up. Somewhere deep inside we know if we are living up to our potential or purpose. We know that some how we are off track. We are derailed. Whether through outside circumstances, or just plain laziness, we have allowed ourselves to accept something less than we know we are capable of. It really doesn’t matter what the reason is, the important […]

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Healerite-Love At First Sight

May 11, 2015

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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The Wonder of Being a Mother by guest blogger Brandy Gray

May 5, 2015

Here is a special blog post written by guest blogger Brandy Gray just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day! There are so many different ways I could write about the Beautiful, Precious, Sacred, Quintessential, Devastating role that is Motherhood. Yes, I included devastating… and it’s absolutely true, as every Mother knows, because our hearts ache with love and devotion for our children. The word Motherhood embodies a Universe of diverse and winding topics that could go on forever but the one I FEEL most compelled to write about is that Motherhood is absolutely delicious, delightful and WONDER-FUL. Literally Wonder-Full. Every moment is full of Wonder and Surprise. Whether it’s a pleasant surprise or a not-so-pleasant surprise! Am I wrong?! Every moment invites my full attention and presence to its gifts/lessons. And if I can stay in that place of Presence and Openness to every-experience as a parent, my […]

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Celebrating Earth Day 2015 With Atlantisite- A Gemstone For Earth Healers

April 17, 2015

This year Earth Day falls on Wednesday  April 22. Its a day set aside to celebrate our planet Earth. I like to use gemstones to help me set intention for blessing the Earth. Working with stones helps me in setting my focus on making simple changes in my home and way of living. The stones act as reminders to the new choices I’m making in my life. I’ll be using Atlantisite to celebrate Earth Day this year. Atlantisite is a powerful stone for Earth Healers and those who focus their energies on helping the planet through its current transformations .Atlantasite helps us, so that we can be of service to others and Mother Earth. Atlantisite is a combination of Serpentine & Stichite found in Australia. It’s a beautiful yellowish green stone (the Serpentine) mixed with deep rich purple (the Stichite). This is a wonderful combination of energies to link the […]

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Crystal Energy Readings

March 8, 2015

I’m embarking on a new project! With the assistance of my good friend Daashia Cochran from Phoenix Rising, I’m able to create weekly Video Crystal Energy Readings.   These readings offer messages from the crystals to help guide us in our daily lives. Crystal readings provide information and insight that may answer questions about love, career, health, happiness or any other area of life. Messages from the crystals give us opportunity to see what is possible for the week so we can align our energy. These messages can be seen road signs to follow for the week. You can tune into these Crystal Energy Readings as a tool for self-knowledge as the Crystals provide information and insight to our lives that may not otherwise be accessed. How the readings are done I call in my spirit energy guides and pick a stone from my “Crystal Bag” of about 40 different stones. […]

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March’s Birthstone is Aquamarine

March 3, 2015

Do you know what your birthstone is? Chances are you do. Most people are familiar with their birthstone. Did you know that all gemstones hold a healing energy or vibration? This is commonly known as the Metaphysical Property of Crystals and Gemstones. March’s Birthstone is Aquamarine. Aquamarine varies in its color range, from blue to green and is beautiful in its transparency.   Aquamarine is associated with mermaids and is believed to be a treasure and gift from the mermaids. Its luminous blue /green color offers a cooling, calming yet alert and vibrant energy. Aquamarine is a stone for clearing and activating the throat Chakra. Aquamarine assists one in speaking their truth with clarity. Aquamarine helps in balancing anger and frustration into clear, effective forms of expression. Aquamarine is helpful for hot flashes because of its cooling qualities. Aquamarine has long been used by those traveling on the water as a […]

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