Q&A: Cleansing Pyrite

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This is a really practical question I received recently about cleansing pyrite specifically & think its a great 1 to share:
Q:

What’s the best method to cleanse pyrite?  I wouldn’t want to do a salt bath on it, so I’m supposing sound?

 

 

A:

You don’t want to go with water on any iron-containing stones (like pyrite) b/c you’ll cause them to rust. No bueno.

So, yep, I’d say sound. In fact, this is my favorite method for re-tuning crystals now & the most practical, IMHO.

Check it out!

Crystal Energy Cleansing using Sound: How To Cleanse Your Crystals

Crystal Blessings Lima Bean!

8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

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In our crystal practice, we may have collected many various crystal tools for this, that or the other. Next thing you know you have a ton…but I find that there are a select few that I end up using most often. I call them my Go-To Crystal Buds. I’ve mediated with them, have a closer bond with them & seem to pull them out for working with most often. they’re like my Inner Circle Crystals. 😉

So, how about  a behind-the-scenes look at the crystal tools that I use most often?
My 8 Top Crystal Buddies
1. Big Baby – if you’re familiar with my blog, you’re well familiar with Big Baby. This is my large natural clear crystal point that I often use as the center crystal for many of my powerful crystal grids. He’s perfect for focusing & then amplifying my intentions.

Big Baby

2. Big Mama– Again, if you’re a regular, you know Big Mama Rose Quartz Chunk-a-Lunka is a staple in my Love Grids. I usually use her in a grid where I send loving, compassionate healing energy out to many all at once. She’s my 18.3 pound-er from the South Dakota Badlands National Park & was gifted to me by a very special client. She’s glorious, isn’t she?

Big Mama

3. Amethyst pendulum – After messing around with an old washer & chain as a pendulum since the early nineties I finally felt I was due for an upgrade about 7 years ago & gifted myself with a very simple amethyst pendulum on a sterling silver chain that I keep in a purple little pouch. I’ve developed a good reliable relationship with it & its never steered me wrong.
4. Selenite massage wand– selenite is a very useful tool for working with chakras & sealing up energy (which we teach all about in my course). This wand is polished & finished with a rainbow fluorite tip. Its even great for just rubbing on the temples & relieving headaches. Good medicine.

My trusty amethyst pendulum & selenite wand hangin’ out.

5. Sacred Healing Rattle – this guy is incredible for breaking up the energy in a space or area in the energetic body. I made with my own hands & energy of bamboo & buffalo hide. I’ve outfitted him with green aventurine & clear quartz to make this an even more effective healing rattle.

My hand made sacred healing rattle

6. Rose Quartz Buddy- This little baby’s been with me a long time…through thick & thin, ups & downs. And he’s always gotten me through. I usually keep him by my bedside as I often use him during before bed reflection time or even to fall asleep holding on to. I usually use it when in need of some heart medicine & consolation. A trusty little rock, this one.

7. Auralite 23 Wand – This wand was a gift and I’ve had it about 2 years now. I often use it conjunction with my Rose Quartz Buddy or just on its own. Its home is also by my bedside as I often hold onto it while relaxing or getting ready to fall asleep. Its a good go-to piece when I need clarification on something or a creative spark. Sometimes I also use it to direct energy towards my head for headache relief.

My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.

8. Bedroom Amethyst Druse – this plus-sized gorgeous gal is a deeply colored Uruguayan amethyst cut from a druse geode interior. She lives in our bedroom to bring a calm stress-free energy into the room while also radiating the correct vibrational frequency for dream time & serene sleep.

My bedroom amethyst druse

My BIG DREAM is to get everyone using crystals to help bring about positive change + to heal. We CAN do this!

Super Sparkles to you today!!!

P.S. Please share with us all below what crystals you can’t live without!!

Q&A: Healing & Get Well Mojo

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Here’s a great question from 1 of our thoughtful & caring Crystalline Cohort students (seems they’re all like that!!) on how to provide crystal healing to someone who may not be familiar or open to it specifically for some “get well” mojo. I thought many could benefit from this Q & A.

So let’s share!

Q:

My landlady is pretty sick, and she has had some health issues lately. She’s going in for surgery on Friday, and I wanted to pass by tomorrow to give her a little “healing + quick recovery” mojo to keep with her while in the hospital. Like, a little sachet with some charged crystals. Any suggestions?

She’s terrified to go in on Friday but really isn’t into crystal healing or energy work. Just want to send her some light and some good vibes, so she knows she’s not alone going through this painful experience!

A:

How caring of you!

There are many different things you can put in the little mojo bag but if she doesn’t know much about crystals then I would just give her an easy general healing bag of green aventurine, clear quartz, jade & red jasper.This will be a sweet little gesture & should be able to ease her into it.

You don’t have to put all of them in there but a mix of them would be nice.  She may ask of you…as people often ask me when I do this sort of thing…“What do I do with them?” No complicated instructions or anything.  Just tell her to keep it close by or under her pillow & let the crystals give her the energy that she needs to heal. ♥

So how about you Chick Pea? Do you have any special things you like to do for a similar situation? Please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear!

Crystal Blessings to all the Crystal Hotties!!

 

5 Tips for Crystal Shopping & Bargain Hunting

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OK, I’ll tell you right now. I don’t like shopping.

I never have. Nope, never got my sox off at strolling through the mall & ogling at purses, shoes & clothes. In fact, I avoid malls like the plague.

BUT…take me crystal shopping…that’s a whole ‘nother ball game. I’m all in!

Perhaps its b/c its not quite as easy as just driving over to the mall & this makes it more like a hunt. You have to wait for a gem show to come to town, shop at your local metaphysical store, which for some may be well out of the way or do your shopping hunting online with a vendor that you really trust.

So, perhaps its the fact that its more of a quest, a challenging chase, or a MISSION even that hooks me in…

But I’m HOOKED; line & sinker.

As you know, I get most of my wholesale inventory (which I don’t really keep too much of these days) & shop for special order clients once a year at the big annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. And the entire trip is a joyous shopping adventure for me! I’ve come to love it more & more each year.

I’ve noticed that crystal shoppers, myself included, tend to behave just like any other shopper…falling victim to all the usual psychological shopping baits, sales, clearance mark-downs, etc. As all shoppers do, sometimes you make some really stooopid buying decisions or buy way too much of something that you have no use or need for when items are stamped  with “50 % off”!

Oh how easy it is to overspend or buy the wrong thing. Except with crystals you really never know if you’ll ever see those specimens again. Really. Even miners don’t know if they’ll ever hit another pocket or vug of a particular crystal. Sometimes they do know that the supply is dwindling, Mama Earth only made so much & they’ll tell you the area is almost entirely mined out so “grab it while it’s hot!”

In addition, each & every crystal is an entirely unique specimen. You will NEVER find another one just like it. So there’s that added twist of psychological shopper’s arm-twisting & traps, except no one is really setting them up as traps. Its the geological reality, Lima Bean…most of the time.

How can you NOT fall prey to that?

  • How often have I scooped up a lot of 50 rough azurite/malachite that no one else really wants & I end up hoarding for 5 years?
  • How many times have I snatched up entire lots of mica thinking I’ll use them for something but never really do & they end up just gathering dust?
  • Or how many times have I grabbed up way too many Navajo unakite pendants just because they were two-for-one & been stuck with them for years?

Well, I’ve only ever done each of these things once…but once is enough.

Oh yeah, this was all well-justified at the time. *wink, wink* After all, just think of all the $$ I was SAVING!

So over the years I’ve learned a few crystal shopping lessons & thought I’d share these golden nuggets with you, my Crystal Hottie.
Here are some ways you can make your crystal shopping/stone bargain-hunting useful yet cost-conscious:

  • Inventory your crystal stash. You really need to know what you have. If you’re like me , you’ll even forget what you own & purchase duplicates *ahem…or triplets* of things you already own but forgot about.
  • Make note of stones you use often, your “work-horses”. Do you need more of a certain kind, for instance you may need more small clear crystal quartz points or some more citrine tumblies for grid-work. Take time to think on this over a few months or even longer & really put some thought into what you’ll be needing & using.
  • Next, keep an on going list of your NEEDS . You can even break your list into categories: tumblies, jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, rings), large points, wands, chakra stones, crystal healing sets, etc.
  • Only purchase from reputable sellers…do you know someone else who has good experiences from this seller? Do they come with good recommendations? Gem shows can be tough unless your really know your rocks b/c if you end up with questions or aren’t happy with what you purchased, that seller may be gone next weekend. Ebay can be good if you stick to sellers with really high ratings. People always ask me if I still sell crystals. I don’t do so as much any longer, but do some occasional Special Order pieces (it’s rare, and when it happens I’ll let our email subscribers and Facebook fans know).
  • Now that you’re all inventoried & organized & can clearly see your crystal need gaps, if any; you can PLAN. Now you can decide what you’ll purchase at a bargain price & what you’d like to save up for & spend for a good quality piece or 2 without overdoing it, busting your budget or really getting something you truly don’t need.
  • If your goal is simply to collect rather than use & work with your crystals then your strategies will be a little different. Just be careful to not let it fall into the crystal-hoarding category. That’ll be a different blog post for another day. 😉

    So do you have any organizing or shopping tips for us? Please post them in the comments below. I kindly ask that we please refrain from promoting various crystal shops & links here at this time as there are way too many out there & that can get a little hairy as I’m sure you can understand.

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

     

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