How to Start Using Color Therapy & Crystals

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I was doing some root chakra healing on this day!

Color therapy is often used in alternative healing involving vibrational medicine. See, color is simply 1 form of visible light, aka electromagnetic energy.

EM energy = light…one in the same.

All the colors we can see within the visible spectrum carry their own unique vibration of this energy. Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing.

See color, (or more specifically “light”  in various frequencies that we can actually see with our eye balls) is just a teenie-tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum). The colors (light frequencies) arrange themselves in order of decreasing vibrational wavelengths. Of these specific light frequencies, red is the longer wavelength (lower frequency) & violet is the shortest wavelength (higher frequency). I haven’t lost ya yet, right? Stick with me here, OK?

Actually…everything on the EM spectrum is a type of light. Just a little smidge of the spectrum is the visible light that we can see with our eyes.

Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing. As I’ve explained above, color is way more than just something that’s pretty! We may find that we’re drawn to a specific color, that we often wear the same color, or that just seeing a certain hue makes us feel better, uplifted, joyful.  This makes total sense when you consider that each of our chakras correlates with a specific color:

So how does all this tie into healing with crystals?
Let’s consider tanzanite. You’re probably used to seeing it as a vibrant, blue, indigo or violet gemstone.

Tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky / iRocks.com Natural tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky / iRocks.com

In its natural state, however, tanzanite is usually a greyish-brown tone, a combo of purple, blue & green. Lab heating at low temps brings out the stone’s stunning blues & purples (rarely, they do appear that color naturally).

So, due to that stunning blue color, it should come as no surprise that tanzanite is a much sought after high ascension crystal–blue, indigo & violet–correlates with the throat, third eye & crown chakras. I can tell you I’ve personally experienced its amazing power in these areas! But when people learn that its original color is grey or brown they wonder how this is so.

Citrine is another great example of this. Vibrationally, it makes complete sense to me that lab-heated citrine would resonate well with my solar plexus chakra. Citrine is yellow or gold, and it is no coincidence that this is the same color that correlates with your solar plexus chakra. Yes, even though this stone may have started out as a light violet.
So let’s get into how this works
I teach in my courses that in order to understand where on the EM spectrum a stone matches up vibrationally, we simply match up their current color with their corresponding chakra color (not what color they used to be). What color is that stone now? It’s no longer of the old color frequency.  It’s current color frequency is going to vibrate & match with its current color. Making sure you use crystals or stones whose current color matches with the chakra colors allows harmonizing photons of light to harmonize & amplify; generating color healing.

See, what you’re doing is introducing light of specific frequencies–colors–into someone’s electromagnetic field, also known as their aura. This entrains a person’s emotional & biochemical states & encourages balance & good health.

Using color as a way of healing has actually been practiced for a very long time–many ancient cultures utilized this form of therapy & only now has modern science & alternative healing begun to catch up.

So let’s say you’re interested in opening your throat chakra to help to facilitate communication. Know that each chakra has a corresponding color associated with it. The colors are really easy to memorize…they follow the order of the colors of the rainbow or you can just refer to that chart above. Blue is the throat chakra color. So you would work with a blue stone: blue lace agate, turquoise, celestite or, yes…even tanzanite.
There are many ways you can work with a crystal. Just to name a few…

  • You can simply relax with it laying over your throat for 15 minutes
  • You can make a gem elixir with a non-toxic blue stone & drink it
  • You can carry it with you throughout the day
  • Place some stones in places you’ll be spending time in; your work space or bedside table
  • You can also go beyond crystals &  pump the blue into your surrounding environment (think light & fabrics).

    I was doing some root chakra healing on this day! Hence all the earthy-red.

    By doing this, you’re infusing a specific color into your entire electromagnetic field (aura) & not just focusing on 1 chakra. Blue light & blue fabric will help you change up your emotional & biochemical states in a powerful way. Try it! You’ll see what I mean.

    I love knowing what an important role color (light energy) plays in our lives!

    Not only does it infuse us with vibrancy & beauty, it’s also a very important part of healing & can be used hand-in-hand with crystals to help us achieve our best potential–physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually as humans.

    You know, as humans we need tools to deal with all the stress that comes along with being human, right? 😉  I hope you’ll add color therapy + crystals to your fabulous, sparkly tool belt! I know it’ll help.

    Lastly, please post your color therapy comments, experience & questions below. See you there!

    Colorful Crystal Blessings!

     

     

    Cracking the Code: How Do You Know If You Have A Real Meteorite?

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    How exciting it is to think that you might have a real meteorite on your hands?! Something that is not of this earth, how cool is that?! Well, for a Geo-Geek like me that’s some pretty exciting shiz…let me tell you! Amber from New Mexico asks me a great question:

    “How do you know if you have a real meteorite? And what is your opinion on Meteorite Hunting?”

    Have you watched TV shows on Meteorite Hunting? Like Meteorite Men?

    Lets start with this… How do you know if you have the real McCoy?
    Real Meteorites share Certain Geological Characteristics:

    • Very Dense
    • Iron Rich
    • Magnetic

    If the meteorite has fallen to earth fairly recently it might have Fusion Crust – like an ashy appearance when it burned up coming through our atmosphere.

    When you do a streak test, is there a streak? If a streak appears, sorry Chick Pea, it is not a meteorite.
    Here’s a checklist of what a true meteorite will not have:
    X – no streak

    X – no Quartz specks – not shiny or sparkly (I know, we do love our sparklies! but not in meteorites) :)

    X – no holes or pores

    X – probably not round (like a nice smooth rock for example, is not a meteorite)
    Watch my video to learn more fun facts & crack the code on meteors:

    If you’re checking-off many of the meteorite characteristics as YES, you may want to verify with an academic at a local university, museum or local rock shop.
    Where can you find Meteorites?
    So you want to go Meteorite hunting? The most likely places that you will find meteorites are:

    • in a desert
    • in a barren open field
    • on an icy tundra

    A few notable Metaphysical Meteorites Include:

    • Libyan Desert Glass Tektite aka Gold Tektite: found on the Libyan-Egyptian border, about 26 – 29 million years old, geologists are uncertain of its origin (as is the case with most other tektites). It’s known as a powerful solar plexus chakra stone that boosts confidence, manifestation & psychic protection, access to Akashic records.
    Libyan Desert Glass Tektite (photo credit: H. Raab)
    • Moldavite
    • Tektite (this blog post is about both tektites & moldavite)

    Have you ever found a meteorite or been hunting for them? Would you like to find one? Have you worked with one? I’d love to hear about your “out of this world” experience – please share in the comments below.

    Happy Meteor Hunting!

     

     

    The Ultimate Guide to your Most Embarrassing Crystal Healer Situations & Questions

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    Over the years of certifying others in the art & science of crystal healing, I think I’ve heard it all.

    I’ve been in the unique position of being able to collect some great info & tips to share with not only Crystal Healers, but also those looking to receive a crystal healing session as a client.

    Actually, these tips can apply to any energy worker or body worker. I feel sharing these with our community is a great service to all involved. Maybe there’s some stuff here that you’ve been wondering about…or stuff you hadn’t even thought of yet!

    I have to say a BIG “thank you” to those of you have submitted stories to use in this blog post. You just can’t make some of this stuff up!

    OK, let’s dive right in.
    Embarrassing Questions/Situations for the Crystal Healer
    How do you place the root chakra stone on your client?

    Don’t. The root chakra is located at the base of the tail bone. In between the anus & the genitals. In our course, I teach our students to either let the client place this stone themselves or use 2 stones & place them were the leg joins the torso. That’s it. Awkwardness avoided.
    What do you do if a client farts?
    Go ahead & snicker, you know you want to. Passing gas during any sort of energy or body work is normal. It’s a form of energy release. So get used to it. Won’t happen all the time, but it will happen.

    “I had someone release by giggling on the table. Like uncontrollable church giggles. Before my sessions, I always tell my clients that release is normal–crying, laughing, stomach grumbling and passing gas, as well as falling asleep or snoring. One of my clients said, “Oh, I will definitely fart, maybe fall asleep. I had a burger for lunch!”

    ~Advanced Crystal Master and Crystal Coach, Angie Yingst, The Moon and Stone Healing

    How do you handle if a client has really bad body odor or wears a strong perfume/cologne?
    As for perfumes & other strong scents, you could have some prep material ready to go (whether you provide it in an email, brochure or verbally) that instructs on what to expect during a crystal healing session (we provide this lingo to our students) & also explains how to prepare for a session. For example: peeps should arrive clean & with no scents or perfumes. Perhaps you can even add some gentle guidelines regarding showering & grooming as a good idea before a session, letting them understand that strong odors of any sort (perfume, body odors, lotions, etc) will interfere with the energy vibrations of your session. That’s totally up to you & your style. You can also choose to include this in a mass mailing to your clients, talking about body odor & perfumes, why it interferes & some solutions. If the offending client has ignored this advice when they arrive, you can simply inform them that part of the prep is to use your bathroom to wash their hands & rinse off any added scents or strong odors. Actually, this is a good idea anyway for everyone to do.

    Worst case scenario? Crack a window during the sesh, use a fan & spray some essential oils to help you get through, then afterwards (if you have the nerve) take a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach to help this person by having a soft, supportive but inquisitive convo. 

    What if someone comes in with a really strange request? Or wants you to cure a physical ailment on the spot? 
    First, explain to your client that you are not a doctor & you’re not giving medical advice or care. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. Our Certified Crystal Healers have been coached on this & provided paperwork that explains all this to their clients. I explain a whole lot more on this topic in this post here.

    “I had a bikini-clad, sun burned client come in and ask ‘Can you stop the itching?’……Oh, how I love living in a tourist town during season.”

    ~Certified Crystal Healer, Rev. Brian J Glenn

    keep a bottle of aromatherapy oil close by. If an offending odor should start to permeate the space – See more at: http://www.massagemag.com/awkward-massage-moments-4402/#sthash.ttTbG0ek.dpuf
     

    How do I handle it if my client falls asleep?
    It’s totally normal & means it’s needed & some deep healing is being done. It may be disappointing for the client since they don’t get to remember the experience consciously, but much-needed therapy did indeed occur. Falling asleep during a session has actually become very common since our culture has so many poor sleep deprived people in need of deep healing. Continue with your session as normal. The client usually wakes up at some point, but if they’re still snoozing by the end of your time together, leave the room & close the door, allow for 5 min. rest time then knock & say “It’s time to wake up.” & listen for response. If you don’t get one then go back in & gently shake them awake explaining that you have another client arriving soon. Also, explain to them what occurred & how important it is that you allowed them that time to rest.

    So, really…anything can happen.

    Be prepared.

    We’ve even had one of our cert. crystal healer’s report that she had a client who, at the end of the session, gathered all the practitioner’s crystals up & popped them in her purse! She assumed they were part of the session price. LOL!:D
    Embarrassing Questions/Situations for the Client

    Lots of people don’t have crystal healing sessions & the like b/c they so unsure of what to expect & they may be too embarrassed to ask.  Here are some common questions:

    Do I have to take off all my clothes?
    I cannot speak for other modalities, but a Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing Session conducted by a Certified Crystal Healer is a clothing-on therapy, so “no”, you do not take off any of your clothing, except for your shoes so you can get comfy. You’ll even generally have a sheet and/or blanket draped over you as well. It’s usually recommended that you leave your socks on too as you tend to get cold during any sort of energy session.

    Do I need to leave a tip? And if so, how much?

    Of course, tipping is totally up to the customer.

    I asked this question on my Facebook Page & the general consensus among our Crystal Hottie community is that it’s not expected, but it’s gratefully accepted. A tip is a show of gratitude for a service well done. If you do choose to tip, it’s generally accepted to do so at 15-20% of the service fee.
    I’m ticklish & don’t like to be touched. Can I still do this?
    Again, I cannot speak for other modalities, but a Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing Session conducted by a Certified Crystal Healer is a minimal contact therapy of placing crystals & stones on the body in relaxation. This is a no-touch therapy so anyone with this concern should be fine.
    What if the session gives me an erection?
    OK, this is something that no one ever wants to talk about. All the more reason why it needs to be brought up. PUN INTENDED!

    Erections are part of being human & we need to keep in mind that erections are usually not about the practitioner at all. *Get over yourself* 😉

    It’s just something that happens so we need to grow up & move on. Generally, if your client has an erection, but behaves appropriately…and the crystal healer feels comfortable continuing with the session, then ignore & continue.

    Now, there may be instances where someone is behaving inappropriately. In that case, you’re fully entitled to stop the session cold. How? Ring your tingshas, say “Take a few minutes to slowly get up. I’ll be waiting outside to end your session.” & leave the room. They’ll get the picture.

    What if I snore during the session?
    Hey, it happens to all of us. You loll off to sleep then suddenly your startled awake by an awful grow-ly noise only to realize…it’s YOU! Believe me!!! You will not be the first to have ever done this.

    As I said above, it’s very common to fall asleep during any sort of energy or body work & even the best of us have been caught doing it. You’re practitioner will be very used to it & not mind 1 bit. They’re not going to run out & tell everyone else how loudly you snored b/c it will be OLD NEWS. No one cares. Besides, your snoring tells your practitioner that you were able to completely release,  relax, unwind & leave your stress behind. What a compliment!
    Do I carry on a conversation during the session?
    Generally, no, this is not appropriate during a crystal healing session. Talking will be distracting to the energy work taking place. You should be prepared to have a discussion of your goals for the session before hand & discuss any findings afterward, but try to keep the talking to a bare minimum during the session.

    However, don’t be too shy to speak up during the session if anything seems out-of-place, you’re cold, something is hurting or bothering you. Your practitioner will greatly appreciate you speaking up in the moment rather than waiting until afterwards.

    So keep the open communication flowing at the appropriate times.  You can become a better crystal healer &/or client by being open & honest.

    I hope these “embarrassing or awkward” questions & situations will help you feel more confident whether as a client or practitioner. Please, remember: no question is stupid & that you shouldn’t ever feel embarrassed about expressing your concerns, Jelly Bean.

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

    P.S. If you have more situations or questions to add to this please add them to the comments below. Maybe we can do a Part 2!

    Can’t Measure This! A discussion on crystal record keepers

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    I often find myself in the unique position of defending the unprovable, the unseen, the unmeasurable….and I find that EXHILARATING!!

    Our Universe is so mysterious & fascinating…SURELY we cannot understand it all, I don’t care if you’re a Genius Mensa Astrophysicist…you cannot & do not know it ALL! And that..to me…is what makes living life here on Mama Earth so exciting. We’re here to explore, experiment & wonder.

    Recently, I received this question.
    Q: “I’ve heard different things regarding record keepers in quartz crystals – they hold encoded records of information imprinted in each Record Keeper. I’ve also been told by someone I highly respect that there hasn’t been anything proven. That the record keepers do not have any additional information or messages nor do they make the stone more powerful. What’s your response to those that say there’s no proof…or do you know of any?”
    *tangent alert, tangent alert* Geek Freak Flag flying high!!!

    Proof, proof, proof. Peeps want proof.

    First, here’s my take on Crystal Record Keepers that also explains what they are:

    Here we go…

    To the person who stated that there hasn’t been anything “proven” and that crystal record keepers don’t hold any special info, I ask,

    “What does that mean?”

    Empirical scientific measurable evidence = proof? Then yes, they are correct! But I also must assume that this person must not be involved in our metaphysical world at all b/c most of the stuffs we speak of in our metaphysical world has not been “proven”, right? That’s par for the course. 😉

    And that “empirical scientific measurable evidence”-thought process is totally OK. Heck, I was immersed in it as a Science Department Chair for over a decade. I can shift gears into that world in an instant, Chick Pea! I still mingle with many of my colleagues in the scientific community that feel that everything needs to be proven in this way & so…while they think I’m loveable, they also think I’m slightly NUTS. ♥ I can still back up much of what I preach with lots of science so I don’t get the full on straight-jacket treatment from them. LOL!

    *BTW, there is so much within the acceptable world of science that we still cannot measure or fully understand: quantum energy, so many aspects of astrophysics, subatomic particles, dark matter (let alone the true nature of the fascinating molecular structure of crystals)…but I digress!*

    Nothing wrong with that scientific thinking & no judgements there from me. I do know that when I teach about crystals & energy in a metaphysical sense, I’m greatly stretching those “empirical scientific measurable evidence”-boundaries.

    But I & many others whom I highly respect in our community who do believe in the science AND metaphysics, fully accept & understand that not everything CAN be proven by our known measuring devices & capabilities. Perhaps 1 day that will be possible, but right now it isn’t. And just b/c we can’t measure it doesn’t mean that the special attributes are not there.

    “Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true.”

    ― neuroscience writer & philosopher, Jonah Lehrer.

    I feel very strongly that crystal record keepers (like my Trigonic Record Keeper here) offer us so much information & an opportunity for us to access it in a very special way.

    As for who or what put these engravings in place, I cannot answer that.

    I feel record keepers have a deep connection to sacred geometry, which inherently carries deeply-coded & profound info for us. Can anyone prove that’s NOT the case?

    I also feel these record keepers are perfectly mirroring the underlying field-patterning of the very fabric of our Universe! The record keeper triangles are a manifestation of the underlying quartz tetrahedral lattice. Hey! I warned you that my Geek Freak Flag was up! At full mast, Baby!

    “The fundamental underlying geometry of the vacuum of space is an infinite scalar tetrahedral lattice…”

    – physicist Nassim Haramein

    Scalar tetrahedral lattice. Graphic credit: Dave Seied

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    Can’t be proven?

    That’s OK by me. 😉

    I’m excited to take in the wonder, the mystery & the awe.  Do you have a special record keeper that you have connected with? Share with us in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings of Awe & Sparkly Mystery!