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!



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! :)