New Website – a change of focus and a new life direction

This will be my last blog on this site and I have mixed feelings. I started this website and this blog to share the work that myself and my 8 year old daughter were doing with complementary therapies. She was struggling to adjust to the divorce that myself and her father had gone through, and we were looking for a ‘solution’ to her unease. We experimented with crystals, yoga, the practice of gratitude and the amazing technique of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping).

Little did I know at the time that this search for solutions and answers to the problems we were having would lead to a change in career and the complete direction of my life. I found my passion for life again and it was with mother nature’s gift of crystals. I trained for 2 years as a crystal healing therapist in 2004 and as much as I loved them I could never see how I could earn a living from them. Until now…

My focus shifted to the opportunity to help others and to empower people to make positive changes to their lives. With this aim my path became clear. Crystals are the perfect complementary therapy to more traditional treatment methods as well as to more ‘modern’ techniques. That’s where my focus now lies. Helping support ourselves through our ups and downs and ultimately to fall in love with the person we are. Love starts from within and always will.

So in December 2016 I left my Public Sector job and now run an online business helping people to learn all about crystals and crystal healing and I have a new website … which is why this will be my last post here.

I’m so grateful for this community for following my blog and for your likes and comments and I hope that my words have in some way helped. Yours have certainly helped me. I’m afraid I can’t automatically take you with me; with this being a WP hosted site for anyone who followed me I never had the privilege of knowing your email address. I therefore cannot continue to deliver my articles to your inbox and will not appear in Reader.

If you are interested in the work that I do, my details are all below. I wish you all well and I hope to keep in touch.

With love and gratitude

Sarah

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A Crystal Layout to Open and Activate the Transpersonal Chakras – Part 2

In the second part of our 2 part series on the Transpersonal (TP) Chakras, we are going to look at how to carry out a self treatment in the comfort of your own home.

In part 1 we looked at the history of the TP chakras. We also explored each of the TP chakras and the Earth Star chakra in turn, looking at which crystals accompany their development.

Now that we understand the role and the importance of these chakras, we can use crystals to open and activate them. This will assist us in raising our vibration and help us progress on our spiritual journey.

The layout we are about to discuss is an advanced layout and definitely not one for crystal loving beginners. Hopefully, you will have followed the preparatory advice provided in part 1. This will have comfortably prepared your body, mind and spirit for today’s treatment.

If your intuition tells you that you may not be ready for this advanced treatment, please respect that. There is no hurry to open and activate these chakras. Respect yourself and your unique progression on your own spiritual path. If you are uncertain whether you are ready for this treatment, take a moment to meditate on this or use a pendulum to gain guidance.

To carry out the following treatment you will need:

  • 1 piece of Selenite
  • 1 piece of Optical Calcite
  • 1 piece of Kyanite
  • 1 piece of Green Calcite
  • 1 piece of Golden Calcite
  • 12 small pieces of Hematite
  • A gentle timer so that you know when to implement different parts of the treatment

The Crystal Healing Layout

Step 1

Find yourself a comfortable space in which you can lay down. Due to the positioning of the crystals in this treatment, laying flat is the easiest position to assume.

Step 2

As with all crystal healing treatments ground your energies and ask for psychic protection in whichever manner you prefer. Set your intention to open and activate your TP chakras.

Step 3

Ensure that you have balanced your 7 main chakras. You can do this prior to this treatment or you can do this now. If you do this now – place clear quartz tumbled stones on each of the 7 chakras. Leave these crystals in place for 15 minutes whilst you relax. You may wish to light candles and play music. Enjoy this time of peace and relaxation.

Step 4

Cleanse your aura by visualising a shower of pure white light running through every part of it.

Step 5

Inhale this light through the centre line of your body (vertically) from the top of your head, through your body and exhale out through your feet.

Step 6

Carefully remove the clear quartz tumbled stones (if you have used them). Gently place your other crystals in the following locations:

  • 3 pieces of hematite directly below your feet (forming a triangle that points downwards)
  • 2 pieces of hematite, 1 next to each ankle
  • 2 pieces of hematite, 1 on each knee
  • 4 pieces of hematite , 3 pieces forming a downward triangle on your groin & 1 piece in the centre of your groin
  • Gold Calcite on your sacral chakra
  • Green Calcite on your heart chakra
  • Kyanite on your casual chakra
  • Optical Quartz between the Soul Star and Crown chakras
  • Selenite on the Soul Star chakra

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Step 7

Lay back and relax for a further 10 minutes with these crystals in place. Visualise pure white light beaming through each of the crystals and entering your physical body.

Step 8

If you start to feel uncomfortable or you are unable to remain focused on your TP chakras and the intention you set, accept that you have done as much work as you are able to do at this moment in time.

Step 9

Be conscious of your breathing throughout the whole of this treatment. Ensure that it remains steady, deep and complete. If this is not possible, again accept that you have done as much work as you are able to do at this moment in time.

Step 10

After 10 minutes (or sooner if appropriate) slowly bring your consciousness back in the room. Sit up slowly and gently. As best as you can, rub your lower spine up and down whilst visualising the energy moving up and down the whole of your spine.

After Care 

Immediately following this treatment you should drink water and ensure that you remain hydrated, particularly during the first 24 hours following the treatment.

If you are able, after the treatment you will benefit from a walk or some time spent outdoors. Doing yoga would also be beneficial, as it will encourage the flow of energy around your body.

Ensure that you are grounded (i.e. that you do not feel floaty). If you do sit quietly with a piece of hematite until you feel grounded.

If you feel emotional at any point following the treatment you can help this to settle by carrying with you a piece of Rose Quartz.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. Always seek medical advice when and where appropriate.

The Transpersonal Chakras: Casual, Soul Star, Stella Gateway and Earth Star Chakras – Part 1

Today’s blog is a 2-part mini series on using crystals to activate the Transpersonal (TP) Chakras. In Part 1 we will look at a history of the TP chakras and which crystals we can use to open and activate them. Next week in Part 2 we will explore a crystal healing layout that you can do for yourself in the comfort of your own home.

The Crystalline Transmission

In 1990 Katrina Raphael wrote a book called ‘The Crystalline Transmission – a synthesis of light’. In this book she shared her intuitive knowledge on the TP chakras and how crystals could be used to assist in activating these chakras. At the time this book was written, it was in some ways ahead of its time. What cannot be disputed however is that it lit a path that assists us to ascend.

What are the TP chakras: a brief history

You may or may not be aware of the TP chakras. You may or may not have included them in a chakra treatment before. Many people have not been ready to reactivate these chakras until recently. As mentioned in my previous post on ‘Activating the 4th Dimension Chakras’ the world is changing. Now is the time for people to truly step onto their spiritual path and reclaim the divine knowledge that we used to have. The TP chakras play a crucial role in this.

Katrina Raphael suggests that it has become evident that beings from Civilisations such as Lemuria and Atlantis looked physically different from how we do now. She describes how these beings and their advanced civilisations used Earthkeeper crystals in their daily practices. This enabled them to keep their consciousness attuned to the higher frequencies from the Central Sun and their mother Homelands.

Their heads were developed in such a way that 2 other energy centres were encompassed within their brain structure. This made their skull a different shape to what we are now familiar with. It allowed for the physicality of the embodiment of higher consciousness. Representations of these advanced skulls can be seen in the Cairo Museum, along with Egyptian, Peruvian and Mayan relics.

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Raphael asserts that many of these advanced beings chose to stay on Earth and integrate with ‘Earthlings’. Plunging into a world of matter, the memory veil was dropped. The remembrance of whom they were and why they had come to Earth was hidden. This enabled them to become one with the Earthlings.

The Downfall of Enlightened Civilisations

These advanced beings became accustomed to Earth and the pleasure of the five senses. Some used the cosmic power generated from the Earthkeeper crystals for their own personal fulfilment. This directed the force for their own greed and purpose. It resulted in the eventual downfall of these enlightened civilisations.

As a result of this the head structure of these beings changed. Add to this a change to their consciousness and you have an explanation as to why the 3 TP chakras fell dormant.

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In 2012 our galaxy completed its revolution of the Great Central Sun. We are now receiving an abundance of cosmic rays from the centre of our galaxy. It’s unlikely our head structure will change but a permanent reactivation of the 3 TP chakras is now possible.

The Transpersonal Chakras

There are 3 TP chakras which we are going to look at in turn. We’ll look at their location, their purpose and which crystal works with the chakra to aid with its opening and activation.

We’ll also look at a chakra called the Earth Star which is a necessary chakra to open and activate when working with the TP chakras.

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TP Chakra 1 – The Stella Gateway

This is the highest chakra that can be incorporated into the human system. It is located approximately 12 inches above the head

The purpose of this chakra is to receive cosmic forces and Divine energy. It filters these forces and energy into the Soul Star Chakra.

Once this chakra is open you start to experience unified oneness. You receive wisdom, compassion and a constant and permanent connection to Divine guidance.

A crystal is not required to open and activate this chakra.

TP Chakra 2 – The Soul Star

This chakra lies approximately 6 inches above the head.

The purpose of this chakra is to form a bridge between the spiritual and the physical realms. Upon physical death, this is the chakra that the soul passes out of.

Once this chakra is activated, it is important for psychic cleansing to be carried out. This allows solar rays to be transmitted freely. To do this, visualise a golden white orb of energy above the Crown Chakra whilst placing Black Tourmaline at your feet. Do this for a minimum of 5 minutes, 3 times per week.

Selenite can be used to assist in activating this chakra.

TP Chakra 3 – The Causal Chakra

This chakra is located in the centre of the head, 3 – 4 inches behind the crown.

Its purpose is to receive energy from the Soul Star and filter it into the Mental Body (a layer of the aura).

Before this chakra is activated it must be open, responsive and free from any programmed belief system. Regular meditation can prepare the mind for this.

Activation of this chakra alters our perception and broadens our horizons of consciousness. It invites spiritual meaning into all our inferior mental patterns and programs. It enables you to stay calm and clear regardless of your current trials and tribulations.

Kyanite can be used to assist us in opening and activating this chakra.

The Earth Star Chakra

This chakra is located 2 – 6 inches below the feet.

The purpose of this chakra is to enable cosmic energy to be properly grounded. It is a vital polarity point through which the Divine consciousness of the other 3 TP chakras can attain full expression.

No specific crystal is required to activate this chakra but it is strongly advised to use Hematite for grounding purposes.

When all 4 Chakras are aligned

When all 4 chakras are aligned (opened and activated), proper polarity is established. This is a crucial element in enabling the physical plane to vibrate at a higher frequency.

It really is a new world that we are living in and it is now possible for our TP chakras to remain open and activated once more.

What I’d like you to do next…

Next week I’ll be sharing a crystal healing layout with you that you can carry out on yourself. It is based on the work of Katrina Raphael but it will eliminate the need for a crystal healing therapist to conduct the ‘treatment’ for you.

There is some prep work that I would like you to carry out if you are going to join in on the treatment. It’s all good crystal fun:

  1. I need you to obtain any form of the following crystals:
  • 1 piece of Selenite
  • 1 piece of Optical Calcite
  • 1 piece of Kyanite
  • 1 piece of Green Calcite
  • 1 piece of Golden Calcite
  • 12 small pieces of Hematite
  1. Sit with each of these crystals over the next 7 days and get to know them. Meditate with them, ask them questions and get familiar with their energy and their purpose.
  1. Take good care of yourself over the next 7 days. The treatment we will be carrying out is a powerful one, so lots of self-care will be an advantage and prepare you well.
  1. If you are able to, try and carry out my ‘Clear Quartz Self Care Routine’ at least 3 times over the next 7 days.

Next Week….

I hope that this week’s information has served you well. As always if you have any questions please drop me an email or contact me via Social Media. I look forward to sharing with you Part 2 of this mini series on the TP chakras in 7 days time.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. Always seek medical advice when and where appropriate.

Healing Crystals for the 4th Dimension Chakras

Are you interested in using crystals to activate and integrate your chakras? Do you read everything you can on the subject matter with devout passion? Maybe you’re already a crystal therapist with an active interest in chakras generally.

But maybe recently you’ve noticed a difference in your own or your client’s chakras. Are you starting to see a new pattern emerge in the type of crystals that you are using? Maybe your intuition is telling you that the ‘rules’ on choosing crystals is changing.

Yes? Well, me too.

The 3rd Dimension Chakras

When I first started training as a Crystal Healing therapist in 2004, I was taught how to use crystals on the chakras; essentially on the 3rd Dimension (3D) chakras (see diagram below). I accepted the guidance around using specific coloured crystals on specific chakras with ease. However, by the end of my second year of training in 2006 I was questioning this acceptance. Intuitively something did not feel right. There were times when I was balancing chakras using the traditional coloured crystals and it just didn’t feel like a good fit at all.

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I increasingly found that the use of the traditionally coloured stones felt out-dated and was not serving the highest good of my clients. I also found that when I attended training courses, such as Reiki, Aura Soma and colour therapy, that the information relating to the colour that the chakras resonated with left me wanting to shout “but my chakras aren’t that colour”.

Moving into the 4th Dimension and beyond

So what is this all about? What’s happening to our chakras that is leading to a change in the crystals that we use to activate them?

It’s all about Ascension. If a person is on an ascension pathway, and let’s face it most of us are whether we identify as being a ‘lightworker’ or not, they are actively increasing their light quotient. When speaking of light quotient we are referring to the amount of light entering the aura and chakras. Therefore, this light will be transforming their 3D chakras into 4th Dimension (4D) chakras and in some cases into the 5th Dimension. In regard to the colour that chakras resonate with and prescribing appropriate crystals, we now have an added feature to consider.

In 2006 there were fewer people who had integrated and grounded their 4D chakras, but the world has changed. Since 2012, we’ve seen an increase in 4D chakras due to the continued ascension of our planet. In the words of renowned Ascension way shower Sandra Walter:

“We now have a holographic platform for a 4D experience as the collective awakens”

What is Ascension?

Let’s step back a little and talk about ascension and what it actually is. There is often a preconceived notion that to ascend you have to leave your physical body and our Earthly planet. Think for example, Jesus. Now that may have been true 2000 years ago, but not today.

Ascension is the process of raising the light levels within your body. The more light you can integrate, the higher your vibration. Since 2012 there has been a marked increase in the light coming into our planet with significant influxes being experienced in 2016. All sentient being on our planet are affected by this influx of higher energy. This is regardless of whether they are conscious of this or not.

Ascension is a way of life. It’s about our thoughts, beliefs, behaviour and way of being. Diana Cooper highlights the importance of purification in all areas of our lives. It’s about removing elements from our life that no longer serve us or serve humanity. It’s about becoming a Master of your own body and spirit and essentially your way of being. Thankfully though, it’s not something where we have to tackle all our issues at once. Instead we should view Ascension as a journey and not a destination.

What is the difference between 3D and 4D living?

When living a 3D lifestyle you have a physical understanding of life. You only believe what you can see, hear and feel. You live by human laws and have an attitude of blaming other people for the things that are wrong in your life. You fear making change due to the consequences that this may have.

When you live in 4D however, you are more relaxed and trusting of life. You are guided by your intuition and you honour others and the personal journey that they are on. The higher your vibration the greater your service to the whole of humanity.

Choosing Crystals for the Chakras: a new paradigm?

Where does this new world leave us? When using crystals on the chakras you will first have to determine which dimension the chakras are operating within. The easiest way to do this is to ask your inner guidance and intuition for the answer. If you struggle with this then posing a set of questions to a pendulum may be of benefit.

You can also use your intuition to choose the most appropriate crystals for the chakras. In these circumstances the dimension of the chakra is somewhat irrelevant, as you will know you are using the correct crystal regardless. Your intuition is never wrong.

Sometimes however, it is useful to know about specific crystals that can integrate and ground our 4D chakras with relative ease. The list below is by no means exhaustive but here is one set of my favourite crystals for 4D chakras:

CHAKRA COLOUR CRYSTAL
Base Pearl-White Selenite
Sacral Pink-Orange Peach Quartz
Solar Plexus Gold Yellow Sapphire
Heart Violet-Pink Pink or Lilac Danburite
Throat Deep Violet-Blue Blue Apatite
3rd Eye Gold-White Apophyllite
Crown White-Violet Kunzite


Advice for using 4D chakra crystal layout

I care about ensuring that you get the best out your crystals. It’s for this reason that I’d like to let you in on a couple of common oversights that people can make when using crystals for your 4D chakras.

  1. Not being grounded – the crystals that are used are of a high vibration therefore please always ensure that you remain grounded. If in doubt hold a small piece of hematite within one of your hands during the treatment.
  1. Don’t rush ahead into using the 4D chakra layout if you are uncertain that your chakras are ready for the increased vibration. As previously mentioned, Ascension is a journey. There is no hurry, respect and honour the stage you are at without self-judgement.
  1. Don’t fall into the trap of Old World thinking and dismiss this new information as being impossible or inaccurate. For example, it would be easy to dismiss the use of Selenite on the base chakra. In 3D terms this makes no sense. But suspect your disbelief.

  Remember. The vibration at which our chakras spin has speeded up due to the light     that they are now integrating. This in turn changes not only their vibration, but also the colour at which they resonate. This is a new world we are living in. The future is ours to own.

Next Steps

After you have read this post I’d love for you to do a couple of things. You’ve taken 10 minutes to read this post so could you take another 10 to determine which dimensional level your chakras are spinning at? I suggest tuning into your intuition or using a pendulum to explore this issue. You might just be surprised by what you discover.

If you have a further 10 minutes, choose your crystals for your chakras and, ensuring that you remain grounded, lay down with the appropriate crystals on each chakra. See how it feels, what comes up for you, do you receive any messages? Keep a journal so you can do this for each treatment and review the information that comes to you through each session.

Next Time…

Next time we’ll look at our 5th Dimension chakras and appropriate crystals to use to develop, activate and anchor these into our physical body.

We’ll also look at how to develop the Earth Star, Casual, Soul Star and Stella Gateway chakras using healing crystals.

Until then, I hope this information serves you well.

Please Remember:

Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. Always seek medical advice when and where appropriate.

Creating crystal grids for children

Creating Crystal Grids for Children

shutterstock_398733091We all experience ups and downs in life and our children are no different. Whilst often these ups and downs do not require any form of intervention, every now and again we all need a little bit of help and support.

As a parent it can be difficult to see your child upset, angry or anxious about experiences they are having. After experiencing my daughter struggle with my separation and divorce from her father, I turned to what I know best to treat emotional problems.

One of the simplest and yet most powerful methods that I use is creating a crystal grid for children’s beds. A crystal grid consists of a number of crystals laid out in a particular pattern to serve a specific intention. When crystals are laid out in a specific order and are placed with a specific intention, they form a coherent energy pattern that overrides the competing energy patterns in the vicinity or within the person using the grid. It is this that allow crystals grids for children to soothe and support them through difficult times.

 Creating a crystal grid is simple and to create the one below you will need the following:

  • 4 pieces of tumbled Amethyst
  • 1 piece of tumbled Blue Lace Agate
  • 1 Rose Quartz or Selenite wand to activate the grid (if you do not have a wand you can use tumbled or rough form of either crystal)

The grid will be set up either on top of your child’s mattress or underneath their bed.

How to Create a Crystal Grid for your Child

The purpose of creating a crystal grid around your child’s bed is to create an energetic vibration which will comfort, support and soothe them whilst they are resting. You can achieve this by following the steps below:

1.Set your intention.

 Decide what you want to achieve, being as specific as possible and phrasing it in a positive way. If you are struggling with specifics, a general intention that I use if I am unaware of what the exact nature of the concern is:

“May these crystals soothe, comfort and support my daughter in all ways and especially in ways which are for her highest good”

Say this intention in your head or out loud before you lay out your crystal grid.

2. Choose and set up your grid formation.

 There are many different formations that you can chose from but I tend to favour a square formation (or rectangle in this case). A square formation consists of one crystal in each corner and a crystal in the centre of the square.

The crystals that I recommend using for your 4 corners are Amethyst (for its beautiful peaceful energy that encourages sleep, relaxation and protection) and the crystal in the centre should be Blue Lace Agate (for its cooling and calming energy and its ability to bring peace of mind).

The diagram below shows where these crystals should be placed.

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Number your crystals (in your mind) 1 through 5 as per the diagram. Make the upper-left crystal number 1. Number 2 is the lower-left corner; 3 is the lower-right corner and 4 is the upper-right corner. Number 5 is the centre.

You may place the crystals on top of the mattress under a secure fitted sheet or you can place them in the corners and centre underneath the bed. The decision you make will largely depend upon the age of your child. I favour using this technique with children who are 5 years and over and you must always ensure that your child cannot get the crystals if they are likely to place them in their mouth. Similarly, the size of the crystal used will depend upon whether you are placing them on top of the mattress or whether they are on the floor. Do not worry if the crystal in the centre of the grid moves. In my experience as long as you have set the intention before you place the crystals the grid is still effective.

 3. Activate the Grid.

For extra guidance on these following steps please take a look at my video demonstration below – **Coming Soon**

Hold a Rose Quartz or Selenite wand (or crystal) in your right hand and point it at the crystal in the centre. Imagine that you see a beam of light move from the central crystal (number 5) to crystal number 1 to form a rod of solid light connecting these two crystals.

 Then send another rod of light from crystal number 1 to crystal number 2, again forming a solid rod of light between these two crystals. Now complete a triangle by sending a rod of solid light from crystal number 2 to crystal number 5 in the centre.

 Next send the light back to crystal number 2 and send a solid rod of light from it to crystal number 3 and then from 3 to the centre, forming another triangle.

 Repeat this sequence between crystals 3, 4 and 5, and then 4, 1 and 5.

 Point your activating crystal (i.e. your wand) at the centre crystal and give thanks to the  crystals and the universal source of energy.

**Video Coming Soon**

I would recommend that you keep the grid in place for a week or even two weeks before you cleanse and re-energise the crystals. You can use this crystal grid for children as frequently as you wish.

Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. Always seek medical advice when and where appropriate.

A Guide to Using Sodalite and Larimar to Resolve Feelings of Guilt

Have you ever felt guilty for something that you’ve done or something that you didn’t do? Are you stuck with the guilty feelings and unsure how to move past those feelings, acknowledging and releasing them in a healthy way?

I have many times in my life been somewhat proficient in the art of guilt; it affects us all to one degree or another. Whether it be guilt for not being great at keeping in touch with family and friends, for not visiting parents as often as we think we should or for listening to people who blame us for decisions that they don’t agree with but which we knew we needed to take. We are all faced with situations big and small in which guilt can take a hold and working through this is essential for our peace of mind and emotional well-being.

In reality guilt is one of the least productive emotions we experience in life. It serves very little purpose unlike emotions such as anger, which can motivate us, or grief which allows us to release things and people with love. Guilt is often no more than a mechanism that leads us down the path of anxiety, self-hatred and feelings of insecurity, failure and unworthiness.

Guilt is strongly connected to messages that we are programmed to believe as we grow up. It’s centred on expectations, particularly what we expect of ourselves. Often linked to the word ‘should’ we believe that we should be or act in a certain way and when we don’t live up to that expectation or standard, we feel guilty.

So how do you acknowledge and release guilt in a healthy manner, therefore allowing you to move on with a more peaceful frame of mind? With the use of Sodalite and Larimar, here’s what I like to do when Guilt rears its ugly head. It’s quick and easy to fit into your life and the results can feel very healing.

Using Sodalite and Larimar to Eradicate Guilt

Why Larimar? – Larimar is great for alleviating grief, promoting self healing, bringing mental serenity and clarity, calmness and balance.

Step 1 – Identify your Expectations

Holding a piece of Sodalite or placing it near to you, identify what expectations you are holding that you feel you have not lived up to. Write them down starting with just 1 or 2 to begin to avoid overwhelmed.

Step 2 – Evaluate if your Expectations were Realistic

Continuing to use the Sodalite as it has the ability to calm the mind and encourage objectivity and truth.

Take your identified expectations in turn, and as objectively as you can, ask yourself if your expectations were realistic.

Step 3 – If your Expectations were not Realistic

If you determine that your expectations were unrealistic and you could never have lived up to them (and a lot of guilt falls into this category) then you can put that expectation to rest and move on. The meditation outlined in Step 5 can help you do this.

Step 4 – If your Expectations were Realistic

If after you have considered your expectations you find that they were legitimate, be kind to yourself. The one productive use of guilt is to show us where we can make changes, make amends and do things differently next time. Taking responsibility for what we believe we could have done differently is an exceptionally empowering step to take. And remember, in the words of Louise Hay:

“We do the best we can with our understanding at the time, and when we know better, we do better”

Make your amends or changes as soon as you can, learn from your behaviour and accept that no-one is perfect.

The meditation using Larimar as outlined in Step 5 below can be used to help you accept your situation and leaving guilt behind.

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, you may benefit from speaking with a trusted friend or you may wish to speak to a professional who can help you work through your issues.

Step 5 – A Meditation to move on from Guilt

This meditation uses a piece of Larimar and can be carried out as frequently as you wish. It should last for at least ten minutes and after this time has elapsed you can continue until you feel the time is right to stop.

  1. Holding a piece of Larimar gently in your left hand (or a piece in each hand if you prefer), sit quietly and comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. You may wish to light some candles and play some relaxing music.
  2. Clear your mind and ask your higher self for guidance and assistance with releasing the guilt that you have been feeling.
  3. As you hold the Larimar imagine its beautiful blue soothing energy rising up your arms and down into your heart and into your solar plexus. As the energy enters your heart and solar plexus feel it envelop that which you wish to release. You may see, feel, or sense a release, feel a change in your the emotions, or you may just sense that a change is occurring. Give thanks to the feelings of guilt for the role that it played in your life and be grateful for the lessons that it taught you.
  4. After you have felt the release, picture your heart and solar plexus filling up with beautiful diamond white energy which will cleanse your heart, solar plexus and body fill it with love and healing energy.
  5. After you have finished your visualisation please take time to gently bring your awareness back into the room and be careful to slowly stand up and ensure that you are grounded (i.e. your head is not feeling ‘floaty’). If you do feel a little spacey you can visualise tree roots growing down your legs right down into the centre of the earth securing you. An alternative way to ground yourself is to hold a piece of hematite for a couple of minutes.

The results that you get using this visualisation will vary depending on what you are releasing. For optimum results carry out this visualisation twice a week until you feel that you have released all aspects that you which to.

It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any emotional issues that arise as a result of doing this visualisation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, use rose quartz and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.

Starting a Self Care Routine Using Clear Quartz

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut? Are you dealing with some tough emotional issues? Maybe you’re just feeling a bit lost and things in your life don’t feel right somehow. Maybe you know why or maybe you have no idea. Either way, feeling this way can leave you frustrated, anxious, sad or lacking motivation and energy.

Whatever situation you find yourself in, you can guarantee you’re not alone. There are times in our lives when we all feel that way. When I go through these phases I can usually trace it back to one thing; I’m not caring for myself enough. Sure, I could list you a whole host of different things that have happened that I’ll blame for the way I’m feeling, but ultimately these are symptoms and not the cause.

A lot of great thought leaders on self-care and self-love, such as Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson to name just two, have written and taught extensively on how crucial taking care of ourselves and loving ourselves is. But it can also be one of the hardest things to consistently achieve.

Crystals and crystal healing are a great accompaniment to a self care routine and can kickstart a routine if you don’t already have one. They are quick and easy to use and a great deal of beneficial healing work can be carried out in as little as 15 minutes.

Those of you who are familiar with my work with children and crystals will know how I value the use of affirmations to strengthen the healing that crystals allow our bodies to do. Today I’m going to teach a great way to use both crystals and affirmations to kick start a routine to care more for ourselves.

For this routine you will need 2 medium sized clear (male) quartz points and 2 medium sized milky (female) quartz points. The photo below shows both types of crystals and the difference between the two is apparent.

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The clearer of the Quartz points have in energy terms, ‘masculine’ or ‘positive’ traits which omit intense energies. These energies stimulate mental and physical activity and are great for eliminating confusion, physical exhaustion and for stimulating the chakras.

 Milky quartz points have ‘feminine’ or ‘negative’ energies which are very calming and counteract the effect of over-stimulation. They can be used to accelerate spiritual momentum and activate the chakras relating to intuition and clairvoyance. Milky quartz is useful if you are suffering from over-abundance of mental, emotional or physical activity which causes painful headaches and migraines.

 As we are all made up of male and female energies the use of equal numbers of male and female quartz points during this treatment restores our energetic balance therefore helping our mind and body to heal itself.

 For best results the treatment should be carried out for at least 15 minutes and no later than 3 hours before bedtime as clear quartz is very energising. You can carryout this treatment on a daily basis or as often as you can comfortably fit into your life.

Self-Care Treatment  – The Steps 

  1. Lay down in a place where you will be comfortable and undisturbed for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Place the 4 quartz points in the following positions (you may also wish to refer to the diagram below, courtesy of Sue White of the Snow Bird Centre).
  3. Place a male clear quartz point at the top of your head; 15 cm (6 inches) away from the Crown Chakra with the point facing towards the top of the head.
  4. In your left hand hold a female milky quartz point facing upwards and slightly pointing towards your wrist.
  5. Between but below your feet place a female milky quartz point (or you can you a quartz cluster if you prefer) with the point facing towards the body.
  6. In your right hand hold a male clear quartz point facing down towards your feet and your fingers.
  7. Relax in this position for at least 15 minutes whilst repeating an affirmation specific to any issues that you are wishing to address.  If you have no specific concerns, a general affirmation to focus upon throughout this treatment could be “I am safe. Life loves me and all is well in my world.”
  8. After 15 minutes (or longer if you prefer) gently and slowly sit yourself up, taking care to ensure that you are grounded before you get up.

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It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any emotional issues that arise as a result of using this technique. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, use rose quartz to soothe and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.

Have We Been Here Before?

Have you ever wondered if you’ve lived before? Ever visited somewhere or met someone and instantly felt that you knew the place or the person well, even though you knew that this was not possible? The subject of past lives and reincarnation often brings with it strong and differing opinions, so this post comes with an advisory note. If you believe in past lives and are looking for ways to explore them using meditation and crystal healing, please read on. If you don’t, this post won’t serve you, so as always, I wish you well but you may wish to read something else.

Many lightworkers or keepers of the light are being challenged by lessons from past lives that have not fully been resolved in either previous lives or this lifetime. The technique offered in this post is for those of us who wish to explore these issues to help us move further along on our spiritual journey. When I first started having regular crystal healing treatments back in 2004 I realised that I had the gift of clairaudience; I was able to hear sounds and words that were not audible to the normal ear. This ability allows me to communicate with the spiritual realms and in the early days of my spiritual journey I was offered ‘snippets’ of information about my origins and past lives. This led me to start exploring how crystals could be used to help us uncover these lessons.

For many people who wish to discover information about their own past lives, a visit to a hypnotherapist is how they start their journey. Anyone who has experienced a regression session or read works by Dr Brian Weiss, Dolores Cannon or Michael Newton will appreciate the life changing effect that past life regression by a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist can bring. For those of us who wish to explore our past lives using other methods either in isolation or in addition to past life regression, this post looks at how we can use crystals and crystal healing to explore our previous lifetimes and the impact and influence that they have on our current life.

There are 4 past life crystal techniques that I use myself and recommend to others who are looking to delve deeper into their soul’s journey. These techniques are:

  • A Doreen Virtue Past Life Regression with the Angels Meditation using Herkimer Diamond, Tektite, Labradorite and Moldavite
  • A Past Life Discovery Meditation using Celestite, Cerussite and Lapis Lazuli
  • A Crystal Meditation with Mother Mary using Selenite, Angelite, Aquamarine and Watermelon Tourmaline
  • Scrying with Selenite

Today I am going to take one of these techniques and guide you through how to enhance a meditation written and performed by Doreen Virtue. The meditation is called ‘Past Life Regression with the Angels’. This is a readily available meditation costing less than £4 on both iTunes and Audible which safely and gently guides you through past lives and helps you to identify and release any blocks that you may be harbouring from them. If you are starting out exploring past lives this is a very easy and safe means in which to do so in the comfort of your own home. It lasts approximately 45 minutes; so if you are interested in a bit of self-discovery I recommend gifting yourself with an hour of your time to explore.

8 Steps to Enhance Doreen Virtue’s ‘Past Life  Regression with the Angels’ Meditation Using Crystals 

  1. As you prepare yourself to start the meditation I would like to ask that you lay down in a comfortable position. The reason for this is that you will be placing crystals on some of your chakras and this position will allow them to easily stay in position. If you need a reminder of the positioning of your chakras take a look at my guide to the 7 main chakras.
  2. Place a piece of Herkimer Diamond on your Crown Chakra.
  3. Place small pieces of Tektite and Labradorite on your 3rd Eye Chakra. Tektite is an optional crystal; it is a useful addition but not essential.
  4. Place a piece of Moldavite on your Throat Chakra.
  5. Place a piece of Hematite at your Base Chakra.
  6. Start the recording of the meditation and relax.
  7. Leave the crystals in these positions throughout the whole of the meditation. If, however, one of the crystals falls off a chakra during the meditation do not feel the need to replace it as it has most probably finished doing what it needed to do.
  8. When the meditation has finished, slowly and gently sit up. If you don’t feel grounded and are a little ‘spacey’ continue to hold the hematite whilst remaining still. Do not move until you are fully grounded for your own safety.

Why these particular crystals? 

The crystals that I have recommended using during this meditation have all been chosen for their specific past life metaphysical properties, namely:

  • Herkimer Diamond – this crystal links into guidance from higher dimensions, can be used to access past life information so that you recognise blockages or resistance to your spiritual growth, and facilitates a gentle release and transformation that brings forth your soul’s purpose.
  • Tektite – this crystal enhances communication with other worlds and opens communication to other dimensions.
  • Labradorite – this crystal can take you into other lives, it banishes any fear or insecurity that you may be carrying from experiences you’ve had in past lives. It also brings the light of other planetary beings into the soul of those who use it.
  • Moldavite – this crystal brings you into communication with the higher self; it has its own cosmic ‘oversoul’ which can put you in touch with the Ascended Masters and cosmic messengers. It can enable you to go back into the past thus facilitating journeys into other lives. In doing so it can provide you with an overview of your reasons for reincarnating and sheds light on your spiritual purpose during this lifetime. It is also capable of downloading information from the Akashic Records.
  • Hematite – for this meditation, hematite will be used for grounding purposes due to the high vibration of the crystals that we are using.

It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any issues that arise as a result of doing this meditation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, use rose quartz to comfort and soothe and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. You may also wish to work with a suitably qualified Hypnotherapist to work through any issues that have come to light. Please remember that crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.

Elestial Quartz for Times of Change

September, for many, has been a month of change, letting go and learning to trust that life will catch you if you jump. Energetically speaking we’ve been going through a Global Equinox and as the exceptionally talented Elizabeth Peru has spoken about, September has presented us with opportunities for health and healing, cleansing and clearing and ultimately completing ‘projects’.

This sums my September up completely. I’ve released significant aspects of my ‘old’ life this week; most significantly releasing a job of 13 years that no longer serves me or my higher purpose in life. None of this was meticulously thought through but when the Universe has plans for you and you have the grace to trust that things are happening for a reason, miracles occur.

If you’ve found yourself in a similar situation of releasing and shedding behaviours, attachment, people and other ways of being, and you’re left feeling a little overwhelmed or you simply want to capitalise on the progress you are making, it’ll come as no surprise that I’m going to share with you how crystals can help with the transition into the ‘new’ you. We’re going to look at how to use Smokey Elestial Quartz to help with this transition, but before we do, let’s take a look at its properties and why it is so useful in times of change.

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Smokey Elestial Quartz is unparalleled in its ability to ground higher vibrations (energy) into the physical realm in which we exist. This ability to ground high vibration energy into your being whilst at the same time moderating the frequency of the energy so that you are not overwhelmed or ‘burned out’ by energy that is too powerful or more than you are capable of assimilating.

Elestials fundamentally take you deep within yourself and allow you to connect to your inner most truth and the essence of your existence. They have the innate ability to order thoughts and feelings and to bring to the surface anything that we need to release and which is preventing us from experiencing our truth.

However, there is a warning that comes with the use of Elestials. This is a crystal that you may wish to start using once you have mastered the basics of crystal healing; and more importantly it is a crystal that you should only use if you are prepared to accept and deal with what you it will show you. Your ego will be seriously challenged and any thoughts of self-importance will no longer be present.

If you are ready to accept the changes that Elestials will bring, the following meditation will help you to clear any aspects of your life that are no longer serving you and which are ready to be released.

Meditation for Release and Support during Times of Change

This technique, which is a visualisation, can be carried out as frequently as you wish. The visualisation itself should last for at least ten minutes and after this time has elapsed you can continue until you feel the time is right to stop.

  1. Holding Smokey Elestial Quartz gently in your left hand, sit quietly and comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. You may wish to light some candles and play some relaxing music.
  2. Clear your mind and ask your higher self for guidance on what issues you are ready/need to release.
  3. The answer may come in the form of words, sounds, or you may ‘see’ the answer as heavy material, blackness or smokiness, a particular shape or something completely different. Indeed you may not ‘see’ or hear anything but rather smell or sense something. Everyone is different and will experience a different thing to represent whatever it is that you are ready to release.
  4. As you hold the crystal imagine its energy rising up your arms and down into your heart. As the energy enters your heart feel it envelop that which you wish to release. You may see feel a sense of release, feel a change in your the emotions, or you may just sense that a change is occurring. Give thanks to them for the role that they played in your life and be grateful for the lessons that they taught you.
  5. After you have felt the release, picture your heart filling up with beautiful diamond white energy which will cleanse your heart and body fill it with love and healing energy.
  6. After you have finished your visualisation please take time to gently bring your awareness back into the room and be careful to slowly stand up and ensure that you are grounded (i.e. your head is not feeling ‘floaty’). If you do feel a little spacey you can visualise tree roots growing down your legs right down into the centre of the earth securing you. An alternative way to ground yourself is to hold a piece of hematite for a couple of minutes.

The results that you get using this visualisation will vary depending on what you are releasing. For optimum results carry out this visualisation twice a week until you feel that you have released all aspects that you which to.

Elestial crystals are very powerful and if you feel compelled please carry around a piece of rose quartz with you for at least a day following this meditation for extra self-care. It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any emotional issues that arise as a result of doing this visualisation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, continue using rose quartz and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.

A Crystal Meditation for Grief and Loss

When you love then you lose and your time together ends, your heart breaks. Your loss is a reminder and validation of the love you felt, the relationship you had and the precious time that you shared with your loved one. They say that a broken heart is an open heart and that an open heart can be healed. But how can this be comfortably achieved and how can we use crystals to guide us through the process of grief?

After loss we experience grief and it is essential that we honour this process. Your loved one may have passed away but your life continues. Your pain and sorrow is evidence of your love and your unique relationship and this cannot, and should not, be taken away from you. But we need to process grief so that ultimately we can find comfort in our pain and we can one day reach acceptance and discover a deeper meaning in the relationship we had.

Apache Tear and Rose Quartz are beautiful crystals to use to help you move through the process of grief; helping you to honour it and the feelings that you experience along the way. This technique, which is a visualisation, can be carried out as frequently as you wish and you may benefit from doing this visualisation on a daily basis. The visualisation itself should last for at least ten minutes and after this time has elapsed you can continue until you feel the time is right to stop.

  1. Start by choosing an affirmation to focus upon throughout the meditation. For example, you may wish to use “Grief mixed with love always works. Grief mixed with love always heals” (courtesy of Louise Hay).
  2. Holding a piece of Apache Tear and a piece of Rose Quartz, one in each hand, sit quietly and comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. You may wish to light some candles and play some relaxing music.
  3. Visualise and feel your physical heart and any hurt, sadness, sorrow, guilt, blame, or any other emotion you wish to comfort. You may ‘see’ these emotions as heavy material, blackness or smokiness, a particular shape or something completely different. You may not ‘see’ anything but rather smell or sense something. Everyone is different and will experience a different thing to represent the emotions that they which to comfort.
  4. As you hold the crystals, imagine their energy rising up your arms and down into your heart. As the crystals’ energy enters your heart feel it envelop your emotions and comfort them. You may see the emotions changing colour, losing their ‘smell’ or you may just sense that they are leaving your heart and being taken ‘upwards’ to be recycled into love and light for the good of planet Earth.
  5. Continue this visualisation until you feel that your emotions have been comforted and soothed as much as is possible during this session (and please be aware that you are likely to have to repeat this exercise a number of times). When you feel you have reached this point picture your heart filling up with beautiful pink and green energy which will cleanse your heart and fill it with love and healing energy.
  6. After you have finished your visualisation please take time to gently bring your awareness back into the room and be careful to slowly stand up and ensure that you are grounded (i.e. your head is not feeling ‘floaty’). If you do feel a little spacey you can visualise tree roots growing down your legs right down into the centre of the earth securing you. An alternative way to ground yourself is to hold a piece of hematite for a couple of minutes.

It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any emotional issues that arise as a result of doing this visualisation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, continue using rose quartz and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.