Thursday, July 18, 2013

Crystals for the Chakras

I recently had some people plaguing my Crystal Guidance Facebook fan page. One lady was puzzled how I would suggest a blue or purple crystals (generally Third Eye) with the red Root chakra. While it was an excellent question, I choose not to answer it since she was just attempting to cause problems. (In another location she proceeded to call me a stupid bitch that I didn't know what I was talking about. But that's a whole other story.) Yes, the chakras have a primary color and a great general suggestion is to balance that chakra you can use a coordinating color. However, that is not a strict rule. You can use any color you want on any chakra. In fact, if a chakra is over-active (too much energy) then you want to use a complimentary color. In this case, too much Root energy you would use blue. 

An example for this is anger. Anger is related to the Root chakra (red). When you think of anger you even think of the color red. However, red is a very active color. More red energy will not help you to calm anger. In fact, it can have the opposite effect. In this case you would want to go for a calming color. Blue Lace Agate, a light blue color, is an excellent one for calming anger. (See more crystal suggestions for calming anger.)

The most important thing is for you to follow your intuition on what works for you. You do not have to match the chakra color with the crystal color. It's not necessary. However, it is a great place to start if you are trying to get an idea of the basics. Follow what works best for you.

I have created a chakra information page on Crystal Guidance. It has a photo of crystals that are related to each of the specific chakras plus a little info on each of the 7 main chakras plus 3 of the transpersonal chakras. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Attract Prosperity and Abundance with Crystals

One of the most common things that I see asked about in readings and also crystal requests is money. In this economy so many of us are hurting. The following article will offer some law of attraction and crystal tips to help you bring more prosperity into your life. 
• Prosperity and Abundance Crystals: You can keep these crystals with you in your purse/wallet, cash drawer of your business, or in the Wealth corner of your house, which is the farthest left corner from your front door. 

My top favorite crystal for bringing in wealth and abundance is Citrine. It is known as the Merchant's Stone. I personally have Citrine, Green Aventurine, and Tiger's Eye in my Wealth corner plus a small Citrine in my purse. I add the Green Aventurine and Tiger's Eye as they both can boost prosperity but also they are good luck stones. 

Recommended Prosperity Crystals — Citrine, Moss Agate, Ruby, or Jade. (Click the photo for more.) Recommended Good Luck Crystals — Tiger's Eye, Green Aventurine, Jade, or Sunstone. 

• Abundance Checks: This is a simple tip and it works based upon the Law of Attraction.

• When to do it: Every New Moon. • Where to keep it: In your wallet/purse or in the Wealth corner of your home. (See photo on right.) • How to make the check: You can use a check from your checkbook or even an old account that you no longer use. You can print out a check, which I have created one for you. Or you can draw your own. • What to do with the previous month's check: You can either burn the check or bury it. This releases that energy back into the Universe. You don't want to just throw away or shred the old abundance check. That's like throwing away money!

• Creating Your Abundance Check: You can print out one of the checks that I have created for you to use, you can draw your own, or you can use one from your bank account.

Address: In the upper left hand corner put your name and address just like you would see on a real check.
Date: Fill in the date that you are writing the check. You will want to do this on the NEW Moon. Here is a lunar calendar to help you.
Pay to the Order of... Put your full name.
Amount section is where you want to put an amount that is abundant but reasonable. $1,000,000.00 might be awesome, but it is not reasonable. If your monthly income is usually around $2,000 then go ahead and make your check out for $3,000. Make it an amount that you can truly visualize receiving over the next 30 days.
For section is where you can write "paid in full" or "limitless abundance". Put whatever feels right to you.
Signature section is where you can either sign your name, write "Law of Abundance" or from the "Universe" in this section.

After you create your abundance check you will want to sit and hold the check while you visualize that money coming into your life. See yourself paying off all of your bills with money still left in your bank account. Feel what it would feel like to do this and to have that money come into your life. The more energy and emotion you put into this the better it will work. Truly believe that this money will come to you... and it will!

Side Note: Are you curious why I picked "8888" as the check number? In Numerology 8 represents business, finances, material wealth, and success. Plus, if you turn it sideways it is the infinity symbol. We all want infinite prosperity, right? The number 4 represents the foundation on which we will build that prosperity and the stability that will attract into our lives.

You can find more information about the abundance checks on the website, Law of Abundance Living.

My Story and Experience with the Abundance Checks:
I often saw some of my local friends post on Facebook about an abundance check. After seeing this posted month after month I decided to give it a try. In that first month I did see an increase in my income of my small at-home business. My hubby wasn't too sure what to think and didn't really believe in it, but he decided to write out a check the following month. It worked again! He felt it was still just a coincidence at this point. Then we forgot to do it the next month. Work slowed down for him and he started asking me when the next "check day" would be. He's a believer now and says he won't forget to write out a his abundance check. Money has flowed to us in various ways. For me, more of my Crystal Guidance Oracle decks and my crystal jewelry have sold. For hubby he was offered extra hours at work and helped out a friend which paid him for the work he did. The interesting one came when a lady hit hubby's truck. Her insurance company paid us $1000 to cover the auto body repairs for the broken tail light and a new paint job. Hubby fixed the tail light for $40 and didn't bother worrying about the paint. The rest we were able to pocket to help save up for a new-to-us car. You never know where the money may flow in from, but it will make its way to you.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gem Elixirs - Crystal Essence Water

Gem Elixirs are a great way to work with your crystals in a convenient way that does not require you to carry the crystal with you. This can come in handy for crystals that are small or expensive stones. You can mix and match your gem elixirs to create your perfect blend. This article will be a basic "how to" for creating your elixirs.
• How It Works: Water is highly programmable. (Think Dr. Emoto.) It takes on the vibrational frequency of the crystals. The crystal essence is then taken like a homeopathic remedy. You can put drops under your tongue, add drops to your water or anything that you add water to, add it to your bath, rub it on your body, create gem sprays, etc.

• Getting Started — What You Need:
Glass container. I prefer using canning jars. They are inexpensive and are perfect for storing the gem elixirs once they have been created. Glass is always preferred.
Natural spring water or distilled water.
Your crystals. Tumbled crystals are preferred since you do not have to worry about any parts breaking off. Also be sure to check the crystal caution list to see if the crystal is safe to put into water. If not, use the indirect method mentioned below.
Cheese cloth. This is handy for placing on top of the jar to prevent anything from falling or landing in the water. It is reusable. You can find it at places such as a craft store.
Vodka, brandy, or cider vinegar. This will help to preserve your gem elixir if you plan on storing it for longer than 1 week.
Dosage bottle with eye dropper. A dark colored dosage bottles are perfect for putting your mother batch into (original gem water plus the alcohol preservative). For a gem essence spray you will need a glass spray bottle.
Intention - Have in mind what it is you are wanting to create. You can even write down an affirmation and tape it onto your jar.

• Picking Crystals:
The most ideal way of creating a gem elixir is by using 1 crystal type. This way you can later combine up to 3 different elixirs to create your perfect healing combination. (Like combining Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Blue Lace Agate for calming.) However, if you decide to add more than 1 crystal for your gem elixir, choose crystals that have a similar purpose or energy. For example, the crystals in my above picture are Carnelian and Citrine. Both are wonderful crystals for boosting energy and confidence. This was the purpose of the elixir that I created. Remember to check the crystal caution list to see if you can put your crystal in the water or if you have to use the indirect method.

Choose 1-3 types crystals for your elixir. The more crystals that you add the more "crystal chaos" you create, so it is advised to stick to 3 or less. You want to keep it simple and to the point of what you are hoping to achieve and not be overwhelmed with different crystal energies. You can add as many of the same type of crystal as you would like. For example, if you are creating an elixir from Fluorite, you can put as many Fluorites as you'd like in the container.

• Making Your Gem Elixir:
Now that you have everything ready to go start by cleansing your crystals both physically and energetically. Fill your glass half way full with your spring or distilled water. Gently add your crystals into the glass. Cover your glass with the cheese cloth and take it outside to "cook". 

Take advantage of the strong prana energy the Sun provides. Place your gem elixir outside for 2-4 hours in the morning. Before noon is when the sun's energy is the strongest. This will help to amplify the effects of the water's entrainment with the crystals. Alternatively, you can place the crystals out in the Full Moon light if you prefer. If you cannot put your crystals outside then placing them on a windowsill will be fine. Try to put it where it will have direct sunlight. I also like to surround my elixir jar with Clear Quartz points. Typically I use 6 of them pointed inward. You don't have to do this. I just like the extra boost that it offers.

Indirect Method: There are a lot of crystals that are toxic and not safe for us to ingest. Check the crystal caution list to make sure. If in doubt, go the indirect method. For this you will need a second glass jar that is smaller than your first one. Place your crystals inside of the smaller jar and then place that inside your glass that contains the water. Follow the rest of the directions. This will keep the crystals separate from the water but still allow the water to absorb the energy vibrations from the crystals. 

Once you bring your gem elixir back inside, remove the crystals. Add your preservative (vodka, brandy, or cider vinegar). I've read that a 1:1 (50/50) ratio is good but I've seen other references say 1:10 (preservative to gem elixir). I personally work with either the 1:1 ratio or 1:2. In my 6 oz canning jar that is 2oz alcohol to 4oz gem water. This creates what is called your Mother Batch. From this mother batch you can add drops of your gem elixir into your water, bath, cooking, absolutely anything! The law of homeopathy states that the more you dilute the mother batch the more the energy intensifies. Amazing! This makes your gem elixir last SO long. 

Don't forget to label your elixir with what crystal(s) you used and when you created it. You are now ready to start working with your gem elixir.

• Dosage — How much do I need to take?
Use your pendulum to see how much to take and how often. Taking a few drops several times a day is more effective than a lot of the elixir only once a day. For me, I typically take 7 drops 3 times a day. I add them to my drinking water and sip on it throughout the day.

How to check the dosage with your pendulum: You can use a dowsing chart like the one I have provided for you on the right. Start with asking how many times a day you should take your gem elixir. Then proceed to ask how many drops you need to take. Your pendulum will swing to the number that answers your question. Alternatively, you can simply hold the pendulum over you hand (the one that's not holding the pendulum) and ask it, "Do I need to take 3 drops?" then wait for a yes or no answer. Make your way through the numbers until you receive a "yes" answer. Repeat this with how many times a day you need to take these drops. 

• Add a Crystal to Your Glass and Go:
You can simply add a crystal into your glass of water that you are drinking out of. Then just keep refilling with water. I often do this with Fluorite or Carnelian. As always, make sure your crystal is safe to do this with and that it is physically and energetically cleansed first.