HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

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I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

Let’s dive in.

What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

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.

Read on for my take on this!

4 Crystals for Protection
Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?

Absolutely! 

Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

[caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]
What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
Are you new to crystals?

Wondering where to start?

Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

How to use crystals to attract abundance
One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

Yep, it all started right here.

Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
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 coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

How could that happen?

Is that Normal?

Read more about your crystal changing color.

How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

Crystals can help!

Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

OR it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.

Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

  • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. ?
  • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
  • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

Read more on crystals disappearing.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Do they really do what everybody says they do?

So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

Crystal Healing for Anxiety
Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

Crystal Blessings,

 

What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?

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Hey, Crystal Hottie!

How are you doing today? I have another crystal question to go over today in our video.

I have blogged before about 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

You’re going into dream time.

You also want to foster the right sort of energy to recharge your battery

You want it to be a place where you can relax & sleep and have really nice healthy, nurturing dreams.
So here are the  crystals I recommend for bringing relaxing calming energies to your  bedroom:

1. So, definitely amethyst for one.

If you know how to create a crystal grid, you can put 1 under your bed or beside your bed. (Check out this older vid of our “under the bed grid”:)

If you’re not into grids, you can simply use an amethyst point or you can choose a large amethyst geode, like I have in my bedroom.  That’ll  radiate the nice kind of energy that you want in your bedroom for a relaxing, sanctuary type of retreat space.

This is a large crystal vignette that radiates that type energy into our master bedroom:

 

2. Clear quartz is always great for enhancing the energies. If you already have amethyst going on in your bedroom, but you feel it’s too small or just not doing enough, you can  enhance + amp up those energies w/ a clear quartz piece.  I always like to have a few clusters of those in my bedroom.

 

3. Rose quartz can add a nice calming energy for slumber. You can have large pieces of rose quartz or you can incorporate smaller pieces into a crystal grid. Rose quartz is something I always have by my bed because it’s just a special companion for me.

[caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]

4. Another crystal you could include is lepidolite.  Partly due to it’s lithium elemental content, it’s very good for calming your mind & encouraging sleep, ushering in good dreams as well. Just what we’re looking for here.

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So that’s a nice mix to have for your bedroom. I have more tips here in an older blog post on crystals specifically for sleep.
SIDENOTE: Book Review
In the video above, I did a quick book review at the end.

I really liked this one, The Essential Guide to Crystals: Tap into the healing power of crystals by Golnaz Alibagi.

I was really impressed by this book because I always, always gravitate to the books that have some science in it & this one delivered.

It also has great colored pictures of the stones, diagrams & exercises that you can do. It’s organized by sections; one on mind, body & spirit. It’s just one of those books that I think is really good to have in your personal crystal library.

So, what crystals do you have in your Bedroom to create your sacred sanctuary?  Do you also have a Crystal Grid?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings!

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.

[caption id="attachment_7398" align="aligncenter" width="597"] lepidolite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7399" align="aligncenter" width="400"] iolite photo by Parent Géry[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7400" align="aligncenter" width="480"] mica muscovite[/caption]

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!!*

[caption id="attachment_7403" align="aligncenter" width="570"] green calcite[/caption]

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 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! 🙂