How To Build a Powerful Meditation Altar with Crystals

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We live in a very fast-paced world, and it can be so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day busy-ness, right?

Meditating is an excellent way to allow yourself to sloooooow down, get grounded & remain focused on your game, achieving your dream or simply living happy, whatever your goal. An altar is a place that you can come to for meditation practice & it’ll help you to get into that meditative state with more ease. Your altar is a sacred space that will fill you with a sense of peace & well-being….if you take care to imbue it with those energies. And crystals can help, Jelly Bean.

My meditation altar complete with a crystal grid & crystal offerings.

Having your own meditation altar will give you a special space for a sacred ritual all your own. And, of course, crystals are a very important part of my altar.

Creating an altar of your own is easy to do & I think you’ll find that it quickly becomes one of your fav hang outs!

My meditation corner

What your altar looks like will vary, depending on the kinds of things that appeal to you. You don’t need much space, but it is important to find an area that you can dedicate to your practice: your own personal sacred space. I have a chunky free eKit all about how to create your own sacred space with crystals. If you don’t have it yet, click here.

Your sacred space might be the corner of a room, the top of your dresser, even the glove box in your car. Remember that this a space you’re reserving to focus, clear & re-energize your spiritual energy.
How To Set Up Your Altar:

  • Take care to physically clean this space before you begin
  • You might want to burn sage or say a blessing

    I handmade my sage fan and added a green aventurine crystal to the handle

  • When this area is clean, some people like to begin by laying down a tapestry or a special piece of fabric (optional)
  • As you begin to set up your altar, think about your intentions. What is it you hope to honor with this altar, what sorts of things do you want to have as a focal point? What sorts of things help you feel calm or bring a sense of peace over you when you view them? These are the things that you will want to try to include on your altar
  • Pay attention to the things that call out to you, that you feel drawn to: perhaps there is a special candle or certain incense you like to use. Of course, crystals are very important for this, as are flowers, plants, feathers, seashells. Anything from nature is going to remind you to stay grounded & connected. You can also add a photo of an image or person that resonates strongly with you. So bring your favorites into this space
  • Candles & incense will be an important part of any altar. Some people like to use the candle flame or incense smoke as a focal point when they begin their meditation
  • The main thing to remember is that the altar you create should be calming & appealing to you. It will provide you with a sanctuary that you can return to again & again, encouraging you to cultivate a deep, meaningful & yummy spiritual practice. :)

I hope this blog post resonates with you & encourages you to tend to your meditation altar & sacred space or to create one! Leave a message in the comments below if it does. I’d love to hear about your altar. ♥

Crystal Blessings of Peace & Sanctuary,

 

 

P.S. I would LOVE {translation: drool!} to see your meditation altar & crystals so please come post them on our Crystal Hottie Facebook Page & share them with our community!

Why a Chakra-Focused Crystal Grid is Sexy

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*snicker, snicker*

Sexy? YES! B/c squeaky clean balanced chakras are sexy. Yes INDEEDY!!

There are so many of ways to invite sexy health & vitality into our bodies & on several different levels: emotional, physical & spiritual. So, how about a novel way of working with your chakras? Hmmmmm?

I love using crystals to work with the energy of our chakras. Yeah, yeah…most of us know that crystal healing involves working with crystals & the chakras in a physical way, but I’d like to present a slightly different way here today.

Several years ago I actually had a student who created a chakra crystal grid!

Now, I’m the self-proclaimed Queen of Crystal Grids…but this was new to me. I had never thought of doing this before! BTW, I’m always so grateful to my students for teaching me so much. It’s through their eyes & minds that I become a better teacher…but I digress!

So I thought this was a wonderful idea. (She was kind enough to allow me to share this photo over the years of her lovely solar plexus crystal grid):

Genius! Absolutely brilliant!

See, she was having problems with her solar plexus. We had talked about different ways of balancing the solar plexus & doing the chakra balancing as I had taught her in the course.

After having learned how to work with crystal grids in our Certified Crystal Healer course, she decided all on her own:

“You know what? I’m going to do a crystal grid to balance my solar plexus, to balance & reclaim my personal power.”

Yep! That’s sexy.

Here’s what she did step by step:

  • printed out a solar plexus Sanskrit symbol in yellow. She used that as her crystal grid template (placed under the black cloth above)
  • used citrine & tiger’s eye to make the crystal grid
  • also printed out another picture of a chakra symbol & put that in a little picture frame
  • added a yellow lemon-scented candle
  • used essential oils that vibrated with the solar plexus chakra: lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, grapefruit (she used these to anoint the crystals, candle, the cloths, etc.)
  • added a picture of herself (placed under the center stone)
  • hand-wrote down a solar plexus affirmation. Similar to: “I have a healthy self-esteem. I am strong-willed. I express myself with confidence.”… affirmations that help strengthen the solar plexus & she placed that in the center of her crystal grid.

She activated it & everyday she would sit nearby & do a little meditation with the grid; just working with it for a few minutes, giving it a little TLC, a little care & some attention & emotion. That’s how I always recommend you work with a crystal grid. (P.S. If you want to learn more on how to do that, I wrote a book about it). 😉

After about just 1 week, she was so excited with the result she had gotten from doing this, she emailed me the pictures & told me what she had been doing. She said her confidence had bloomed & she was feeling so strong in her solar plexus. Her digestion had also greatly improved (a direct link to your solar plexus chakra). She felt that it had opened, cleansed & balanced & was channeling her full inner-strength!

She goes, “This is so great you need to tell your students about this!”

I was blown away & absolutely amazed. I thought it was the greatest idea ever; diving into the crystal energies & tapping into the power of a crystal grid to clearly convey your intention to source energy! Getting Source Energy in on the whole thing, communicating her clear intention across space & time, directing energy appropriately. POWERFUL STUFFS!

If you know someone (or yourself) working to balance a particular chakra, share this sexy-technique with them by sharing this blog post. They (or you) may have a powerful break-through as well. :)

Do you have a special way that you like to work with Crystal Grids to balance your chakras? Please share your inspiration in the comments below.

Sparkly Happy Sexy Chakras to you today!

 

 

Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Angels Singing in Gem Elixir Heaven?

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I think your gonna like the sound of this…
I’m super excited to share with you some more great reviews from the crystal world on how you can use crystal healing with your clients & in your everyday lives!

In this vid, I’m sharing more fantastic finds created by our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers!

It’s amazing how  talented our sparkly community is!  Are you Ready, Chick Pea?

As promised, here are the links for the goodies mentioned in the vid:

  • From Our Advanced Crystal Master Paula Martin are the drop-dead gorgeous embroidered Chakra pillows.  Click to visit her shop Serenity Energyworks.
  • Open your ♥ to give & receive more LOVE with Simply Healthy Essences – with … you guessed it; crystal elixir of rose quartz + garnet!
  • The beautiful, stunning gemstone VitaJuwel water pitcher can be found here. This amazing pitcher allows you to easily create fresh & pure gemstone water using the “indirect method” & uses:
    • fairly-traded, conflict-free gemstones
    • lead-free Bohemian glass
    • it’s designed by VitaJuwel glass artists in the German Alps
    • results verified by lab analysis & tested by doctors & alternative practitioners

    (If you use the pitcher in combination with the Pristine Hydro – it’s the crystal bomb I tell ya!) Here’s my video segment on my crystal water system begin installed!!

  • If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Emoto’s work with the energy of water I highly recommend his book, The Hidden Messages in Water.
  • My very own Gem Elixir Kit to get you fired up & teach you how to  make your own gem elixir creations!

Have you traveled to Gem Elixir Heaven? Please share your adventure in the comments below. :)

Crystal Blessings!

Celebrities And Crystal Healing Secrets Revealed!

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Oprah even included  this article about Crystal Healing in the Jan. 2014 issue of Oprah!!

Not to be like the National Enquirer or anything, but ever since I did a popular blog post a while back on Robert Downey Jr.’s love of crystal healing, I’ve been keeping my eyes & ears open to any rumors of other celebrity crystal healing stories…well-known celebrities who are into it too.

Before we get to the celebs, I recently stumbled across this journalist’s article bashing the use of crystal healing among the celeb-folk. He seems to think that turning to crystals is total bunk AND a complete dismissal of God or belief in any religion. I completely disagree, but I’ll save that argument for when I meet up with this dude. Just wanted to interject a differing point of view for a little healthy debate!

All right, let’s get to it. Here are a few that I’ve been able to sleuth out…(with some hidden celeb gems in the links).
1. Kate Hudson
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“I have a crystal my mom gave me for Christmas years ago and I take it everywhere with me. She’s really into energy and stones. It’s Rose Quartz, and heart-shaped and it represents love.” – according to ZenJewels.com…which of course set me off hunting for mommie, Goldie Hawn. YUP!!! Jackpot! (go ahead & click…you’re gonna die!!)
2. Victoria and David Beckham
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Both have an interest in crystal healing. “We’ve both been into crystals since moving to LA,” said David. Victoria elaborated, ‘‘We both like crystals, as in crystal energy. I have lots of Pink Quartz and Black Tourmaline in my bathroom. It’s quite spiritual out here in Los Angeles, all very positive.” as quoted in ok.co.uk
3. Anne Hathaway
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People.com reported that Ms. Hathaway shopped & purchased 2 special crystal pieces with a friend at the Crystalarium in West Hollywood on Melrose. Apparently, it’s quite the celeb hot spot.
4. Heidi Klum
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Friend of the Beckhams, Ms. Klum reportedly gave David Beckham a special gem bracelet to help him heal up some injuries. – according to HelloMagazine.com. You can  see a pic here of the bracelets he’s wearing.
5. Oprah Winfrey
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Ms. Winfrey has confessed that her greatest indulgence is a crystal bath in this article, “Bathing is my hobby. I love creating bathing experiences—bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks…”

Oprah even included this article about Crystal Healing in the Jan. 2014 issue of Oprah!!
6. Angelina Jolie

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According to a friend’s report in EntertainmentWise.com, ““She believes they hold sacred, ancient energy and wants that around her. She’s spent hundreds and thousands of pounds on them”, but supposedly, partner, Brad Pitt isn’t too keen on it. He should book himself a session with one of our Certified Crystal Healers. That will change his tune! 😉
7. Shirley MacLaine

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This sweet lady is my personal mentor. She’s the person who hooked me deeply into metaphysics at the tender age of 16 with her book Out on a Limb. She’s been into crystals for a long time…this ain’t no secret. She details her journey with crystals in her book, Going Within.
8. Princess Diana

The Princess “swore by the healing power of crystals.” – according to The Free Library. In fact, I recently watched the movie, Diana, & there was a scene in which she was trying to calm down & relax and she had her crystals & candles on a side table. Yeah, I got a little excited.
9. Sheryl Crow

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She apparently chose to wear some citrine & aquamarine gem necklaces.  And CrystalAge.com says that Ms. Crow is a “self-confessed citrine enthusiast.”

10. Lady Gaga
Just watch… (warning: there’s some nudity)

11. Katy Perry
Katy Perry was reported by Handbag.com as saying:

“I have rose quartz a crystal in my purse at all times, to make sure I attract the right kind of love.”

Apparently, Katy talked about it in her Cosmopolitan cover interview;  she says Madonna turned her on to crystal therapy & even gave her the phone number for her personal crystal healer! Could it be one of our own recommended Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers??

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12. Buzz Aldrin

Bigger than any celebrity to me, astronaut Buzz Aldrin wears several skull bracelets for protection: clear quartz (to which he’s added red & blue stones to the eyes to show his patriotism), turquoise & the 3rd one of a matte black stone (not sure what it is). He’s always photographed wearing them & on a talk show he stated they were for good luck & to ward off evil spirits.  You can see all his bracelets here.
13. Joan Jett
I was so excited to find out recently that one of my fav rockers, Joan Jett, has been into crystals for a long time. She was quoted as saying this in an online interview (and I really resonate with the part about working in conjunction with spirituality!!):

“Crystals are a gemstone, like a ruby or diamond, so to speak. But there are people, including me, that believe these stones can retain positive or negative thoughts. And there are many different kinds of these stones besides Quartz crystal. Amethyst, Obsidian, Tigers Eye, and Agate. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. But these stones work only in conjunction with spirituality. Not just Church on Sunday and Temple on Saturday, but from within. I suggest you get a book on the subject, because there’s a lot of them out there” quoted from interview on JoanJettBadRep.com

14. Meranda Kerr
I absolutely LOVE this! Meranda Kerr has created an organic skin care line infused with the vibrations of rose quartz.♥ She talks a bit about it here…

So do you know of any others I could add to this list? Please post any juicy tidbits in the comments below! Let’s dish!!

Sparkly Crystal Blessings!

Want To Step Up Your Crystal Healing? You Need To Read This First

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Are you ready for some soothing, rejuvenating crystal goodness?!
Watch this vid to get some great ideas on things you can create & ways that you can work with crystals for yourself, your friends, your family & even your pets :).

These tips include super easy & practical ways that you can work with crystals every day. You know how I love me some PRACTICAL!!

Ohhh there are some good ones in here! You’re gonna want to check this out! (even Topaz wanted in on the sparkly action!! :)

 

For the reviews in the video of Crystal Goodies (that I absolutely love!!!) here are the links just for you, Crystal Hottie!

  • Reiki, essential oils + crystals; what a winning combo at manifestedharmony.com &  to order your own yumminess mentioned in the video, you’ll want to visit  this link.
  • Oohh la la! On to the bio belt ~ super excited about this one! Click here for the Bio mat belt

Were you  inspired to get creative or use your crystals in a new way for you & your awesome furry companions? Please share your sparkly experience in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings! Namaste,