Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crystals for Students

Crystals for Students
As I'm writing this, it is back to school time for my kids. In fact, my oldest is entering into high school. EEEK! lol I am often asked what crystals are good for students of all ages. After all, once we are out of "school" we can still be faced with taking tests for our jobs or even continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest knowledge. So with that, I offer you... crystals for students!

Fluorite is my number 1 favorite crystal for students. First off, due to the rainbow colors, children love this crystal. It is my top recommendation for memory and mental focus. It enhances their learning and ability to retain the knowledge that they have learned. Fluorite is known as the "Stone of Discernment and Aptitude" as it works with you to organizes and process new information as well as to bring mental clarity and focus.

Last Spring, during the end of the school year statewide testing, my 9 year old son came up to me and told me he felt he needed a little extra help during his testing. He took his small Fluorite skull in a bag to school with him. He would come home and tell me how much his crystal helped him and that he felt better and more confident with the test. He simply kept his crystal in his pocket. Obviously, the crystal does not have to be a skull. This just happened to be the crystal that he picked as his own "study buddy". My 14 year old son prefers Clear Quartz, but more on that crystal later.

In addition to boosting memory and mental focus, Fluorite also enhances the immune system and helps your body to combat viruses such as the cold and flu. As we know, kids can pick up germs so easily in schools and are often coming home with a cold. Let Fluorite help them fight off those viruses to stay healthy and mentally ready to learn.

Fluorite is a relatively soft crystal. It can break if it is dropped. Please keep this in mind, especially if you have younger children that you have working with crystals. As with all crystals, keep in mind your child's age and behavior. If they are young and prone to put things in their mouth, then wait until they are older and/or make sure they have a larger crystal. Children of ALL ages love crystals. Both of my boys were taught early on that crystals are their friends and to treat them gently with love.

Crystals for Mental Focus and ClarityCrystals for MemoryAs mentioned previously mentioned, Clear Quartz is another great crystal for students. Clear Quartz is the most versatile crystal. It can be programmed for any intent and brings clarity to the mind. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet, which makes very easy to obtain at very reasonable prices. It is the perfect starter crystal. For the student purposes, it doesn't matter if the crystal is tumbled, raw, or a point. Simply choose the one that draws your attention or let the student in your life pick out their own. Clear Quartz often contains internal rainbows that bring an added beauty and joy to the person carrying this crystal.

Below are even more crystals that are beneficial for students. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. As we all know, students need more than just help with memory and mental focus. It is also important for them to have confidence in themselves, the ability to speak their truth, and the ability to be calm during times of stress. That's why I have pulled together my top 5 favorite crystals for students that assist with a blend of these different attributes. These crystals include Fluorite, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Rhodonite, and Turquoise. View the images below for even more wonderful and helpful crystal tips for you or the students in your life.
Crystals for Students

Crystals for CalmingCrystals for Communication
Crystals for ConfidenceCrystals for Creativity
Crystals for Mind ChatterCrystals for Motivation
Crystals for ShynessCrystals for Stress

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Crystals for House Protection

Naturally we want our home to feel the best that it can. That means protecting it, and you, from outside negative influences and energies. 
SAGE: For starters, sage the house. Follow your intuition on when to do this, however I highly recommend it when you are moving into a new place, after any negative interactions (like a fight), or if someone has come around that has left that "yuck" vibe behind. You will know when your house needs it. Open the windows and sage around each room so that any negative energies can leave through the window. I personally start at the door of the room and work my way clockwise. Do whatever works for you. You can use incense for the same purpose. Also there is a sage smudge spray if you cannot handle the smoke from sage or incense.
(I will be offering the sage spray soon. If you are interested, email me to let me know and I will email you when it is available.)

CRYSTALS: For general house protection from negative energies, I highly recommend Black Tourmaline. It is among one of the most protective and grounding crystals. It protects against all forms of negative energies, including electromagnetic smog (EMF), and geopathic stress. You can place this crystal either on the corners of your property or inside of your house. Either way will work just fine. 

I also recommend Selenite, also placed in the main corners of your house. Selenite needs to be place inside, though, as it is a very soft and fragile crystal that can be damaged and even dissolved in water. Selenite is protective and brings about a calming, angelic quality into the home. It promotes a peaceful atmosphere. Think of Black Tourmaline as being a protective shield and Selenite the guardian angels. 

Rose Quartz is another crystal that I like to put in the main rooms where people are at the most, like the Living Room. Simply place a chunk of Rose Quartz in the room to attract calming, loving, peaceful energy.

GRID THE HOUSE: As mentioned, you will place Black Tourmaline and Selenite in each of the main corners of your home. If you feed a room needs extra protection you can also grid individual rooms. Typically with grids you would energetically link the crystals together with a wand while stating your affirmation. Obviously, when you are gridding your house, that is easier said than done. (Pesky walls!) Instead I'd suggest placing your crystals and state your affirmation while placing them.

A suggestion for an affirmation, "This home and everyone within are divinely protected at all times." — Use whatever affirmation you prefer. 

Once the crystals have been put into place, sit approximately in the middle of your house so you are as close to being in the middle of your house grid as possible. Relax and focus your energy. Visualize the crystals being connected energetically. You can also visualize a white or golden protective, energetic shield around your house that is emanating from the crystals.