Mineral Magic @ The Grand Canyon

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Mineral Magic @ The Grand Canyon

Some of you know that last week was a vacation away spent in Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon (a little gift to myself after writing my tookus off creating curriculum for our Advanced Crystal Master Course….goals & rewards….super-important ’round here). I completed the bulk of the course, opened it up for enrollment to our Certified Crystal Healer graduates (love you all!) then booked the trip to celebrate!! Wooohoooot!

I’ve been wanting to walk the SkyWalk on the canyon west rim since they built it 5 years ago. Its a shame that this photo didn’t capture the glass bottom! This was the most amazing thing ever…to walk out over the crevasse of the canyon on glass…WILD!! The camera did catch a friendly orb right in front of my face (click on the pic to see!). Someone was there watching over me that day. Thank you.


…also harvested some Grand Canyon rocks with their grounding red hematite, quartz & gypsum…& did some much needed meditation & healing time there.

We even mined a little silver. Yes, I found 2 teeny pieces using this panning method!!

Some musings from the Edge of the Grand Canyon:

Vegas was the quickest (& a pretty fun way to get there from South Florida!)

The Grand Canyon’s energies are very healing, grounding & cleansing, no doubt to all the hematite there. So much personal healing was done while I was there. Once you’re there you realize how truly magical it is. Plus its perfect for geo-GEEKING…1 of my fav. past times. 😉 Now that I’ve finally been there I need to go back, stay longer, experience more, go deeper.

Some day.

Oh yeah, hey! I’m putting together a Grand Canyon giveaway to gift some of you with a few magical rocks & other gifties I harvested from the Canyon while there. I wish I had more pockets to get more!! So stay tuned to my blog to learn when I get that all organized.

Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? Did you feel it was very healing & grounding too? OR did you get something else completely? Please post in the comments below! I’d love to hear your take on it.

HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!



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How I Cleanse My Crystals

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How I Cleanse My Crystals

Sometimes my crystals come covered in Mama Earth Dust…like this one:

This covering of hematite or clay doesn’t deter me in the least, b/c often times, after cleaning the specimens, gorgeous treasures are discovered!! In this video I explain exactly how I do that:

Ooodles of Glittery Crystal Blessings, 



Power Bowls with Crystals

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Power Bowls with Crystals

Hello Dear Crystal Hottie,

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a new gorgeous crystal sister of mine, Tara Bliss. I met her on twitter & instantly fell in love with her energy. Then, unexpectedly, I recently saw her bouncing around with Leonie Dawson, another of my lovely muses in Australia on one of her awesome retreats. That lucky Tara!

I love her b/c she’s got a “pick yourself up by the bootstraps & get to it no matter what” sort of attitude that I love! Some days you just need that, you know? And…she’s into crystals…what’s not to love? So she’s doing a vlog guest post for us today.

So, heeeeere’s Tara!

I’m Tara Bliss from Such Different Skies, and I’m coming at you all the way from Australia with a fun little video that showcases one of the ways I’m using crystals in my life.

Working with crystals can speed up our manifestations.

When we combine our intention with vivid visualisations and the tangible, beautiful physicality of crystals and stones, we can easily create momentum and miracles; and fast!

In this video I demonstrate how I’m using ‘Power Bowls’ (totally made up term I’ve penned!) to assist me with meditation and productivity.

I also give three examples of Power Bowl combinations I’m using at the moment, where I explain what I’m manifesting and what stones I’m using.



Tara with some of her crystals.

Bio: Tara Bliss is easily excitable and regularly marvels at the world around her. A total affirmation nerd; she’s a self-taught spiritual empowerment coach, dream strategist and mind-body-spirit blogger at Such Different Skies. Her life purpose involves illuminating confidence, inspiration and vibrant health in women by virtue of her own life experiences. You can catch her meditating over her crystal collection and guzzling green juices. She’s also a recovering tomboy, and is even occasionally caught wearing lipstick. Tara Bliss – Coach. Blogger. Professional Fear Buster, www.suchdifferentskies.com Facebook . Twitter . Instagram tara@suchdifferentskies.com

Hibiscus again…so do you love her or what? I really like the idea of Power Bowls. If you give them a try or just have a comment for Tara, please post below!

Many Crystal Blessings to you all!


What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?

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I get asked this question all the time.

So let’s talk about this b/c it can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks. (I’m excluding weak, easily broken or friable stones here…those obviously can crack or break very easily).

What does it mean?

Sometimes it doesn’t mean anything at all. It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

So then we have to look at energy.

Think of it as the singer & wine glass shattering scenario. What causes that to happen?

The frequencies of the wine glass were perfectly pitched or perfectly oscillated with the sound frequency of the note that the singer was holding. This created a 3rd resonant field of greater energy & that cracks the wine glass.

The same scenario may be taking place when our crystal cracks. The vibrational frequency  of the crystal may be synchronizing with a frequency in its environment & BOOM! Crack.

Keep in mind…crystals do not die or stop working b/c they’ve cracked or broken. Please continue to work with them. They are still there for you.

What if this happens more than once with a particular crystal? Well, in that case, its work with  you may be done. Perhaps this is a sign to gift this piece on to whoever needs it more than you. Its work isn’t done, perhaps, it just needs to move on to someone else.

Now, the intense energy that caused the stone or crystal to crack, whether a physical impact or energetic impact was intense (especially if we’re talking about a quartz crystal)…& that my have temporarily altered the crystal’s normal vibrational frequency. So you’ll want to give that crystal a little break for a bit. A little spa vacation with a nice cleansing. But after about a month, it should be rarin’ to go again.

How do you do that? You can do a meditation with the cracked/broken crystal & thank it for the work it has been doing for/with you. Then since this a high amplitude energy that caused it to crack, you can do a good crystal re-tuning. Then, I recommend giving it a little rest or retreat for a month buried in Mother Earth. Ahhhh. Be sure to mark the spot well so you can find it again!

If the crystal has completely broken into 2 or more pieces then this may be a sign to you that a piece of it needs to go with someone else. Who do you know who would benefit from its energies?

So I hope that puts some of you at ease when a crystal cracks or breaks. If any of you have stories to share about this, we’d all love to hear. Please post them in the comments below!

Sparkles & Glittery Blessings!



Crystal Healing for Anxiety Interview

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Crystal Healing for Anxiety Interview

A while back I did an interview with Gina Rafkind of VedaSun.com. Gina is the Chief Anxiety Buster over at VedaSun so our interview was all about using crystal healing to help alleviate anxiety since they truly do that so well.

Since some of you may have not seen this interview I thought I’d share it with you here on the bloggie.

Grab a cup o’ calming herbal tea, hold your favorite crystal & enjoy!

Have you used crystals to help with your anxiety? Please share in the comments below, Sweet Pea.

Blissfully Calm Crystal Blessings,



P.S. My super-popular Crystal Grids Template Package includes a Banish Anxiety Grid template that has been used by many & proven to be very effective. If that’s sounds like something you’re drawn to, you can find out more here.


How To Flow Energy Using a Crystal

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How To Flow Energy Using a Crystal

Hey Crystal Pea Pods!!

Let’s talk about energy & chakra flow today.

There are many ways to direct energy with a crystal but I’m going to focus on a 2-way flow in this post…specifically using a double-terminated quartz crystal.

The marked areas on this crystal are pointing out enhydro bubbles of water within the double-terminated point. This was a SWEET piece!

Double terminated clear quartz points come in really handy for getting stuck energy to flow on through your chakras. “Double-terminated” means that the crystal has reached a terminated point on each end. That means that they’ve grown pretty much unrestricted & not connected to a rock matrix.

If you have 2 of these babies, try holding one in each hand, closing your eyes…make note of how they immediately  calm you down.

Tweetable (click to tweet): “Flow some energy…use a crystal”

If you’re a well-grounded individual, you can also place 1 on your third eye & the other on your crown chakra to enhance intuition (third eye chakra) & your spiritual connection (crown chakra) during a meditation.

My favorite use for double-terms is to place them between 2 chakras on the body to clear out energy blocks.  Each terminated point allows for a 2 way street of energy flow. :) Here’s a video I did with my hunko-husbo Frankie a while back demonstrating this (he’s very sweet & is always willing to be my model for these demos…heeheee):

So, what have we learned today?

Double Terminated Clear Quartz = Chakra Energy Plumber!

That’s just 1 way to flow the enregy. There are so many ways to do this & learn about many in our Certified Crystal Healer Course. So give this a try…see how you like it.

Here’s to Free-Flowin’ Chakras!!



P.S. Please tell us if you have another way to flow energy using crystals. We’d love for you to share below in the comments.

Crystal Goodness Round-Up

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Oh! Its been way too long since I’ve done one of these posts!!

Here’s where I round up just any kind of crystal yumminess I’ve come across or other Crystal Hotties have made me aware of on my Facebook Page.

1. Viva Terra has these gorgeous agate coasters & serving platters. I got a set of the natural coasters….most of you know how I feel about dyed. Take a look! Beauties!

2. Speaking of coasters, these amazing Flower-of-Life coasters magically appeared all made up for me in my Zazzle shop. I swear I didn’t make them, don’t know how they ended up there, but I think they are a PERFECT idea for charging water or gem elixirs upon!!

3. OK, Amethyst + Citrine Geode Coffee Tables! This is just pure lusciousness!

4. Oh! You’re in the market for giant “museum-class-crystals” you say? Well check it!

5. Then FREE World Peace Crystal Cards to hand out are always a good thing. You can download your own here. These are generously provided by Reiki.org.

6. There’s a new sparkly eKit on its way…just waiting to be unveiled to all you Crystal Hotties!! Very soon…so be sure to stay tuned. :)

OK, hope you enjoyed that crystal goodness installment. :) Should keep you crystal-busy for a bit.

Much Sparkle + Glitter your way!!



P.S. If you have more Crystal Goodness to share please post about it below in the comments. I’d love to see!

5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way

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BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care.

So…sometimes, a good night’s sleep eludes us all at 1 time or another. I went through a period there when it was happening to me several times a week. That was rough!

Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles couple with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

We all know that lack of sleep starts up a domino effect that ends up influencing many areas of our lives; concentration, relationships, weight,  emotional well-being, decision-making, communications, spiritually. All of this…left untreated…eventually ends up effecting our health.

And the quick-fix remedies of sugar, Monster drinks & coffee just make matters worse by releasing hormones that wreak havoc on us physically, emotionally & spiritually. Using the opposite (sleeping pills) carries dangerous side effects + addictions.

So, what can we do Chick Pea?

Well, I can tell you how I use crystals as sleep remedies.
Here are my 5 Crystal Healing tips & remedies for sleep:
Tip 1: Calm your Heart
Did you know that our heart is the dominant oscillary resonator for our body. Its electro-frequency is 60 times greater than your brain’s & its magnetic frequency is 5000 times greater! When you’re not sleeping well its usually b/c you’re overstimulated, worrying or just plain stressed out. When you’re in these states, your heart gets whacked out, beating faster or irregularly, releasing a stress hormone – cortisol.

How to calm it down? Loving & compassionate feelings. And crystals work so well to help us conjure up those feelings. I will hold a rough piece of rose quartz that I work with frequently (I have a really good connection with this piece) or a smooth & polished rose quartz heart directly over my heart chakra while thinking on feelings of peace, gratitude, compassion & love & doing long slow deep breaths. I may also visualize little pink hearts pouring out to the Universe on each exhale. ♥♥♥♥

These feelings have been shown over & over again to reduce cortisol, bringing coherence to your heart & brain (allowing your brain & heart rhythms to synch-up: that’s a good thing!), allowing you to enter a restful & rejuvenating sleep state. Within 5-10 min.  you’ll be breathing more relaxed & deeply naturally & then…zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Tip 2: A Sleepy-Time Mojo Bag
If you’ve been hanging around this blog for a bit, you know I ♥ my mojo bags. I created this 1 quite some time ago & used to sell bucket-loads of them in my Etsy shop….a tell-tale sign I wasn’t the only 1 needed some sleep-help. These are prefect for inducing a restful calming sleep.

I still use one of these under my pillow when I feel I need it & they’re so easy to make. Just take a small organza bag & fill it about 1/2 full with dried lavender buds (I only use sustainably harvested premium quality certified organic lavender flowers from Mountain Rose Herbs). Then I amp up & empower the herb with 2 large amethyst tumbled crystals (or raw points) &  2 large sodalite tumbled stones (small rough ones are hard to find). To this mix I add 10 or so drops of premium certified organic lavender essential oil (spike)…again from Mountain Rose. The organza bag allows the lavender scent to drift out & blend its vibrational frequency with that of the amethyst & sodalite to gently lull you to sleep.

Both amethyst + sodalite are known for their powerful calming & soothing qualities. Amethyst is also a lovely dream-time stone. Why the lavender? Lavender has long been known to help induce a calm state & promote sleep.

You can place this little mojo bag near your pillow or in your pillow case. You can also grab it, take it with you &  use it to help calm you down throughout the day, Jelly Bean.
Tip 3: Better Sleep Crystal Grid
Grid #1
Here’s a grid I created for a client that uses 3 great sleepy-head stones arranged on the floor under your bed! Give it a try...over time, this just works better & better.

Now, I’m not going to give all how’s & why’s of doing a crystal grid here b/c I have a whole book about that but for those of you that are familiar with grids, this is pretty simple. I’ve chosen 3 stones from the aluminum silicate mineral family (again, I explain in detail why I do that in my book): lepidolite, iolite & muscovite.

lepidolite iolite photo by Parent Géry mica muscovite

You may choose to place 1 large muscovite (they’re easy to find in large chunks & relatively inexpensive as long as semi-precious gems aren’t growing among them) in the center with 2 lepidolites & 2 iolites alternating at the corners. You don’t have to follow this pattern…do whatever you’re personally called to do. This is just 1 way you may arrange them. Here’s the basic pattern:

Grid #2
Check this baby out; Crystal Grid for Sleep

Tip 4: Stabilize your emotions throughout the day
OK, if we’re swinging off the handle or on an emotional roller-caster throughout the day, this will greatly effect our sleep patterns. So the goal here is to even out.

Did you know that angry emotions (& the hormones they release) will dissipate in 90 seconds? So if you can just tell yourself to keep calm for 90 seconds & let it pass…it literally will…that wave of anger will pass on by. The circumstances that caused it may still be there but you can deal with it now from a more balanced place.

Green calcite is my go-to stone for helping to stabilize emotions & to remind myself of that 90 sec. rule. *note to self: Where is that thing? I need to use that guy more often!!*

green calcite

So a good rule of thumb is to keep a green calcite in your pocket or nearby & when something that sets off your emotions occurs, grab a hold of that baby, hang on, squeeze it as hard as you can (don’t worry it won’t break), meditate with it, focus on it..whatever you need in that moment.

It will help. Green calcite has just the right frequencies to dissipate the situation.

Naisha Ashsian wrote a most excellent affirmation to go along with this stone in The Book of Stones:
“I listen for the silent voice of my heart. and I follow its wisdom.”
That affirmation along with green calcite is a great tool to keep in your back pocket, Sweetness!
Tip 5: Amethyst Gem Elixir
Take a washed tumbled amethyst stone & drop it into a pitcher of water to be kept in the refrigerator. Drink half a glass of this before bed or sip from at your bedside. Amethyst gem elixir is a gentle & easy way to guide to you to a restful sleep.If you’d really like to get into Gem Elixirs & all the creative ways to use them, I have a whole eKit dedicated to that.

If your sleep cycle’s been whacked out for a while, it might take you several weeks to reset it. You may want to use 1 of these tips or layer on all 5…you can’t do any harm with the specific  remedies I’ve laid out here so if you feel you need to pile them all on…go for it!

I hope these ideas help guide you to a lasting, more restful, rejuvenating & magical sleep.

Sweet Crystal Dreams!


P.S. If you’ve tried any of these tips or have others of your own, please share them below in the comments. Other Crystal Hotties want to know & share! :)