15.8.10

Black Crystals - Protection

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Black is associated with both the elements of spirit and the earth, and is connected to Saturn. As all colours absorbed turn into black, it is an ideal colour for soaking up negativity, with protective properties.

In the West, black is a funeral colour and associated with grief and endings. It is the colour of the planet Saturn which is a planet of endings, and this link has been evidenced from early South American cultures through to modern times. Saturn also governs discipline, order and structure which lends these qualities to the crystal, onyx, and it's 'grounding' properties.

In crystal healing, black is used for divination and to treat depression. It is also used for binding in spells and rituals and it has been said that black crystals can trap spirits within them. This further accentuates the protective properties of the colour black.

Black Crystal Charms
  • Black OnyxAids in realising goals, and bringing form to thought 
  • Black Star Diopside: Assists in developing will-power and overcoming addictions
  • Black Tourmaline: Helpful in directing mental energies and aiding in lucid dreaming
  • Jet: Traditionally used as a funeral stone to overcome grief
  • Smoky QuartzFor the treatment of depression and to release blocked energies
  • Obsidian: Assists with courage and determination, and suitable for scrying
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Blue Crystals - Healing

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Our eyes are more receptive to the colour blue than any other colour. Blue is prominent in our surroundings, in the sky, in the sea, and with so much blue in our lives it is also easy to see why this colour is associated with a sense of space which expands our consciousness.

Since the time of ancient Egypt, the colour blue has been associated with healing and calming the mind. The Egyptian priests would powder the crystal, lapis lazuli, for use in ceremonies.

Lapis lazuli has long been used for healing in relation to the respiratory and nervous systems. It also promotes quietening of  the mind,  and is an excellent crystal to assist with self expression, writing, creativity and dream insight.

Blue Crystal Charms
  • Aquamarine: Believed by the Greek and Romans to protect when sailing
  • Kyanite: For healing throat problems, and dissolving anger and frustration
  • Lapis Lazuli: To empower, aid in pregnancy, and improve dreaming
  • Milk Opal: Aided the Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians in healing
  • Sapphire: Assists in bringing serenity and tranquility, aiding spiritual growth
  • Turquoise: Associated with horse riding and named the ‘Horseman’s Stone’
The Aquamarine is also the modern birthstone for the month of March, with the meaning of courage; the Sapphire for September, with the meaning of clear thinking; the Opal for October, with the meaning of hope; and the Turquoise for December, with the meaning of prosperity.
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14.8.10

Pink Crystals - Love

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Governed by Venus, the planet of love, pink is the colour of love and femininity. Pink is a very gentle, subtle colour and over time has come to represent the qualities of fidelity, friendship, unconditional love and romance. Pink crystals assist in relaxation, heightening powers of concentration and promoting positive feelings.

Primarily pink crystals are important in crystal healing because they bring balance to the Heart Chakra, which in turn is the centre of balance. The Heart Chakra also responds to green crystals, which represent love in the way of jealousy, so pink crystals are used to dispel jealous (green) feelings.

Carrying a pink crystal such as a rose quartz or rhodocrosite can assist in dealing with the trauma of a relationship breakup. They will also assist the heart to heal by attracting the energies of beauty and serenity into your life. Pink crystals can also assist in staying focused and keeping auric energies balanced.

Pink Crystal Charms
  • MorganiteFor opening yourself up to love, or attracting love into your life
  • Pink Tourmaline: Promotes love, spirituality, joy and peace
  • Pink Moonstone: Aids intuition, discrimination and clarity of thought
  • Rhodocrosite: Assists in strengthening and repairing your aura after traumas
  • Rose Quartz: Promotes greater love and beauty and enhances calm and peace
  • Rubellite: Dispels the negativity which causes nightmares

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13.8.10

Purple Crystals - Spiritual

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Purple is the colour of spiritual development and love, and purple shades connect to the traits of truth and compassion. The Amethyst crystal is also used to represent sincerity in crystal therapy.

The colour purple inherits spiritual, psychic and emotional properties from it's governing planets, the Moon and Uranus, which personify heaven in mythology. These crystals are therefore excellent for developing your intuitive and psychic abilities.

In ancient mythology purple is also associated with authority and royalty. It has been used to represent high rank and noble blood dating back to the Roman emperors and the Roman Catholic Church.

Purple Crystal Charms
  • Almandine Garnet: To unblock Chakras and encourage determination to succeed
  • Almandine Spinel: For protection, banishing fear, and energising
  • Amethyst: Aids in spiritual growth and protection, and migraine headaches
  • Purple Fluorite: A meditation tool which opens psychic channels while grounding
  • Purple Jade: Assists in promoting balanced growth and spleen problems
  • Sugilite: For unconditional love and connecting to the environment
The Amethyst is also the modern birthstone for the month of February, with the meaning of sincerity.

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Yellow Crystals - Energy

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Yellow is the colour of the Sun. It is a cheerful, uplifting colour and is believed to impart energy and courage to its wearer. It is also often linked with enlightenment, which is why Buddhists and Hindus wear yellow robes.

The amber crystal is a natural resin from an extinct form of pine that was submerged under the sea in the Neolithic Age. Some of the beliefs regarding how amber was formed include that it was fossilised tears of Indian birds, and congealed rays of the setting Sun, found on the seashore. In China, amber was known as the 'Soul of the Tiger', and in Rome amber was given to gladiators for courage.

As yellow crystals share their colour with the Sun, they are used in crystal healing for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Yellow jasper is a crystal that is particularly good for warding off depression.

Yellow Crystal Charms
  • Calcite: For self-confidence and developing clear communication ability
  • Heliodor: Assists mental clarity, focused will, and physical well-being
  • Citrine: To motivate into taking action, and encourage optimism
  • Yellow Amber: Promotes courage and is thought to assist asthma sufferers
  • Yellow JasperAids as a charm for protection on literal and spiritual journeys
  • Yellow Topaz: Assists in the search for a spiritual or mental awakening
The Citrine is also the modern birthstone for the month of November with the meaning of fidelity.

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12.8.10

Green Crystals - Life

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Green is the colour of nature, and of the pigment chlorophyll which is used to promote photosynthesis. The colour green therefore has special associations with life and growth.

The ancient Egyptians associated green crystals with fertility. In South Africa the Bantu believe that aventurine forms where lightening strikes, and the Aztecs believed the same regarding jade.

As the very centre of the visible light spectrum, and as the predominant colour of plants, it is always around us when we are at one with nature. Green crystals are soothing and healing.

Green Crystal Charms
  • Aventurine: Assists in bringing good luck and protecting from misfortune
  • Emerald: Soothes over-strained eyes and assists when viewing small objects
  • Jade: To protect dreams, business ventures, and eases kidney problems
  • PeridotAids as a protective charm from nightmares and burglery
  • JasperWorn by healers in ancient Eqypt, Rome and Elizabethan England
  • SerpentineA charm carried for protection when travelling in medieval times
The Emerald is also the modern birthstone for the month of May, with the meaning of love and success, and the Peridot is also the modern birthstone for the month of August, with the meaning of happiness in marriage.

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Red Crystals - Fire

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The colour red is associated with fire, energy, success and courage. It also has strong links with passion and sexual love.

Red has also come to represent anger and lust, and although anger and lust are considered to be negative emotions, red crystals can be used to transform these feelings into a positive way by bringing renewed passion to your relationships.

The inspiring energy from red crystals can be used to deal with lack of motivation and self confidence. They also help you to release emotions and remove feelings of insecurity.

Red Crystal Charms
  • Garnet: For energising and enhancing will-power to achieve goals
  • Red Jade: Helps to calm anger and believed in ancient times to stop bleeding
  • Red Jasper: For developing courage, especially for those with low self-esteem 
  • RubyA protective charm against negativity and for stimulating passion
  • SardonyxAids in increasing determination and to protect from nightmares
  • Spinel: Assists in banishing fear and to strengthen the will
The Garnet is also the modern birthstone for the month of January, with the meaning of constancy, and the Ruby is also the modern birthstone for the month of July, with the meaning of contentment.

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11.8.10

White Crystals - Perfection

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The colour white symbolically means purity. White crystals are associated with the fifth element of spirit, which is the divine essence of life, and is considered to be the colour of perfection.

When a light is shone through a prism, it diffuses into the whole spectrum of the rainbow as it contains all the colours within. Therefore, white is also the colour of completion.

White crystals are known for their calming, healing and protective powers. They are linked to healing connected with the bones and teeth due to their colour, and are used for their cooling effect, both of the body and the emotions.

White Crystal Charms
  • DolomiteAn aid in dealing with sorrow and for times of high stress 
  • Howlite: Promotes calm and assists in problems with teeth and bones
  • Moonstone: A powerful tool for developing psychic powers 
  • Pearl: Helpful for boosting self esteem and confidence
  • Quartz: Often used as a healing stone when placed in water
  • Zircon: Effective in the treatment of depression and insomnia
The Pearl and Moonstone are also the modern birthstone for the month of June, with the meaning of health and longevity.
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10.8.10

Crystal Magic - Chakra Healing

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Our bodies contain seven energy centres, known as Chakras, that govern energy flow through our physical and spiritual bodies. These Chakras run in a horizontal line through our bodies, from the top of our heads to the base of our spines.

Each Chakra is stimulated by subtle energy vibrations which also resonate within crystals. Feeling depressed, unwell or even just out of sorts, is often because energy flow through our bodies has become disrupted or blocked, and out of tune with our spiritual selves.

Crystals can be used as tuning forks, to realign the vibrations in our bodies. Coloured crystals that match the energy vibrations of our Chakra are an excellent balancing tool.

Healing can be achieved individually with each Chakra, or all Chakras at the same time, by placing the correct colour crystals on the respective chakra area (listed below).

7th Chakra:   Crown                                    
Colours:        White, Violet                 
Crystals:        Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Zircon
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6th Chakra:   Third Eye (Brow)                   
Colours:        Indigo, Dark Blue         
Crystals:        Agate, Aquamarine, Sapphire
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5th Chakra:   Throat                                    
Colour:          Light Blue                     
Crystals:        Lapis Lazuli, Blue Quartz, Turquoise
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4th Chakra:   Heart                                      
Colours:        Green, Pink                    
Crystals:        Emerald, Jasper, Rose Quartz
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3rd Chakra:   Solar Plexus (Stomach)         
Colour:          Yellow                          
Crystals:        Amber, Oscite, Sunstone
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2nd Chakra:  Sacral (Navel)                                    
Colour:          Orange                          
Crystals:        Calcite, Fire Opal, Tiger's Eye
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1st Chakra:    Base (Root)                                       
Colours:         Red, Black                    
Crystals:        Garnet, Ruby, Black Onyx

All seven Chakras can be kept balanced by arranging crystals on a bracelet or a necklace from the red / black of the Base Chakra to the white / violet of the Crown Chakra.

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Crystal (Chakra) Healing


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9.8.10

Crystal Magic - The Fifth Element

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One of the many wonders of nature is embodied in the beauty and magic of crystals. Almost every culture and religion throughout history has used crystals decoratively, symbolically or practically. They are commonly used in jewellery and placed around the home for protection, luck and healing.

In their creation, crystals rely upon the right ingredients and conditions such as; heat generated by fire such as volcanoes or deep thermal currents; pressure from the earth; chemical reactions used to absorb hydrogen and oxygen from the air and water. The effects of the four elements of air, earth, water and earth can be seen in all the formation processes of crystals and the life force that energises all living things and bonds the other four elements together.

The effect of ether is in the growth and development of all living things. This is clearly visible in trees and animals, but not so immediately apparent in crystals. Crystals do grow with time however, and have energy fields (auras) like animals and plants. The essence of ether is believed to produce an innate sense of time which could be why certain crystals such as diamonds are used in watches, and quartz crystals to modulate radio signals. 

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8.8.10

How Do You Feel?

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Do you know the quote: 'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them FEEL?'

This quote seems to have an unknown author, although it has been suggested that it could possibly have been Carl Buechner, or Steven Krushen. This in itself gives credibility to the quote, as it states: '...people will forget what YOU said...'.

It also gives credibility to the Law of Attraction, because the Law of Attraction will give you what you think, say and do (whether good or bad). The author first thought of this quote, stated this quote, and so brought this quote into his life.

If you have read my previous two articles: 'Desire Road and Success Valley', and 'Do You Know Gunna Too?', you may recognise that they were written with the aim of explaining important components associated with the Law of Attraction, with having a Desire, and putting that desire into Action.

Napoleon Hill's famous book: 'Think and Grow Rich' and the more modern teachings of the Law of Attraction, including the teachings of Abraham (Ester Hicks) and The Secret (Rhonda Byrne), all mention the importance also of  'Appreciating What We Have and Being Happy'!

It seems logical to say; 'Oh, but I WILL be happy when I have what I want', and once we understand the law a little better we will even try to compensate by pretending to ourselves that we are appreciative of what we have, even while we grumble. But eventually we realise that we can always find things in our life we are appreciative for, and focus on them.

This is where the quote above comes back into the picture. As humans, we place a great deal of importance on our feelings. We recognise when we are feeling happy. We recognise when we are feeling sad. We remember how we felt when something wonderful happened in our lives. We remember how we felt during the sad times.

We may not remember all the words we read. We may not remember who wrote them. But we will always remember how they made us FEEL! So, focus on those things that make you feel good, and less on those that don't, and you may be surprised to find that the Law of Attraction will bring you more of the same.


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5.8.10

Do You Know Gunna Too?

Poetry


Gunna was an interesting fellow
he always had a story to tell;

When others were at a loss for words
Gunna's words kept you under a spell;

He had the most grandiose dreams
to obtain wealth and fame;

Others may have tried and failed
but he would succeed all the same;

He would be thinking and planning
from day break to sun set;

And then he would elaborately explain
how it was all a sure bet;

His ideas were flawless
and his enthusiasm sound;

But with all the best at heart
here is what I found;

Gunna spent so much time
talking about what he was going to do,

That he forgot something important
in making his dreams come true;

He had his thoughts in alignment
he had his words intact;

But to actually achieve success
- he needed to act.


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Desire Road And Success Valley

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Have you ever wondered how it seems that some people effortlessly obtain the things they desire in life, and yet many others perpetually struggle to achieve success?

Is this one of the questions in life that seems to constantly take you down the wrong road, or to a dead end? You may be driving along the same road as everyone else, desiring only to reach the same destination, but are you giving your desire the correct fuel?

In general terms, for example; you may have the desire to create a healthier bank balance. However, are you so focussed on waving goodbye to Debt Street, that the joy of reaching Success Valley becomes, secondary?

 As Napoleon Hill states in his famous book; 'Think and Grow Rich' - 'What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve' and, 'There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.'

One of the principles of the Law of Attraction is; 'You will get what you think about, whether you want it or not'. Bob Doyle, author and Law of Attraction specialist explains in 'The Secret' book; 'The Law of Attraction doesn't care whether you perceive something as good or bad, or whether you don't want it or whether you do want it. It's responding to your thoughts.'

So, in the above example, even though your desire may be to attract more financial abundance, if you are constantly thinking about all the bills piling up, and how hard it is to get what you desire, you will get exactly that - more of the same.

If your desire is to find a fulfilling relationship, you may make an outward show that you are available, but have you already quashed all opportunities by that nagging voice inside your head telling you that it will probably end like last time? Guess what? The law of attraction responds accordingly.

If your desire is to lose that weight to feel and be healthier; You may go along to the gym and start to eat healthier, but you focus on all the fit and healthy people and think, 'I'll never end up looking like them.' And again, the law of attraction hears you.

When we realise the true power of our thoughts, and how they affect our desires, we are in a far better position to be able to alter our way of thinking to actually allow our desires to come to fruition.

Our past thoughts have created our present and our present thoughts will be instrumental to our future. Whatever it is you desire in life, it is important to remember that your future and the outcome of your desires, is entirely up to you!

I wish you happy travels in your journey for the success of your desires, and it is always good to remember:- 'Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful' - Herman Cain.


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