Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

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At one time or another, I’d guess that everyone has been touched by depression.

Some of us end up battling with it more than others.

I personally know depression from all sides. I’ve experienced it myself & have had several close family members who’ve had to deal with it.

I know that it’s debilitating & it can make you anxious b/c you’re so desperate to just get out of that feeling of hopelessness. There are many different levels & shades of depression & all may need to be dealt with differently.

BUT whatever method is your chosen method to help heal & deal, I feel any sound holistic healthy approach can be amplified & enhanced through the use of energy work & crystals. So this is the perfect spot for my…

BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation.

Here’s a recent question I received:

Q: I’ve been searching all over the internet for depression specific crystal suggestions.  Do you have a go-to crystal prescription for depression?

Good Question!  Let’s dive in …

Crystals for Depression
Now the first suggestion I have is a mineral.  As I teach in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, all minerals are crystals at the microscopic level…even if you can’t see the crystals with the naked eye. So this pick, it’s a common one.  Most of us have it in one way, in one form of jewelry or another…
Yellow Gold
Yellow gold is great for busting us out of depression. It has a very strong male energy and along with that strong-push-male energy, it has a very motivating kind of energy, which is usually just what we need to get us out of that depressed feeling.
Ocean Jasper
In the above video, I have ocean jasper in this nice little pendant coupled with peridot.

Ocean Jasper is great for coping with change.

Many times big changes in our lives are what precipitates or causes depression. Ocean Jasper gives you the strength to cope with that change.

It’s also is about bringing in that element of water; it has a lot of water energy so it’s about renewal.  If you need to renew what’s going on in your life, to get over this depression period, then ocean jasper helps bring in that washing away cleansing and renewal energy.
Citrine
Citrine is a commonly-recommended crystal for depression. It’s one that I’ve talked about often. Citrine comes in handy for a lot of life’s little curve balls and it’s known as a “happy stone”.

It helps bring in a happy sunny disposition; happy energy. It doesn’t need to be a natural Citrine like these shown below:

You can choose to work with the heat-treated variety just as well…

I do always say, though, that the natural citrine packs a way more powerful punch than the treated variety. I’ve talk about that before so you can check out some of my other videos on citrine and why it’s heated and what that does.

It’s not a bad thing though at all.
Amber
I can’t recommend this one enough.

However, I do have to caution that it is becoming relatively difficult to find natural true amber.

I was given an amber gift and it turned out to be a resin, it was totally plastic. 🙁 So again, here’s a link to my blog post on how to tell the difference between real amber and fake amber.

So anyway…amber is wonderful for chasing the blues away.

Amber helps with S.A.D.; seasonal affective disorder. Many of us who experience a lack of sunlight or lack of vitamin D fall into a winter depression during the colder winter months…most especially if you live in a climate where the winter season is very extreme or long. So if you do fall victim to that perhaps wearing some amber jewelry (authentic amber jewelry) can really help you out with the S.A.D. and coping with that.
Rose Quartz
My next pick for working through depression is Rose Quartz and I recently did a video all about rose quartz.

Rose quartz is wonderful for any kind of emotional healing, compassion, and just general “feel great” energy. ♥
Tiger’s Eye
And my last pick for crystals and stones to work with your depression is tiger’s eye. In my video you’ll notice I’m actually wearing some tiger’s eye rings. ?

Tiger’s eye gives us strength & it helps us balance in the extremes.  You know, if you’re really having a hard bout of depression if you’re in the really extreme lows of the lows, tiger’s eye is a good one to go to.

It’s also got a very protective quality, giving you the strength that you need to help balance out so that you’re not in the throes of the extremes.  It’s a great stone to work with for someone affected by bipolar disorder; that is dealing with the extremes (extreme highs and extreme lows).
Now Let’s TAWK SCIENCE!
In a scientific experiment published in 1993, a quartz crystal presented to depressed test subjects improved long-term healing when compared to a placebo fake glass crystal.

70% continued improvement with the quartz crystal vs. 30% continued improvement with those presented with the placebo. BOOO-YAH!

This is HUGE!

That’s actually 2x as good as antidepressants…w/o the nasty side effects. Not saying that you should dump your antidepressants (as they do have their place) but to have a powerful tool available to you like that in the form of a crystal?! HUGE.

First, I want to be sure to add in the non-crystal tips that I feel you should tap into alongside crystal healing b/c it’s recommend over & over again…& I know it worked for me:

  • Get regular exercise, consistently. Get those endorphins flowing. Helps so much with hormone balancing! I know it may feel like the very last thing you want to do, but trust me…it helps so very much!
  • Get your hormones checked & safely balanced with a natural bio-identical alternative (especially if you’re in hormone-decline years {can start as early as age 35}…yes, this applies to males also!)
  • If you tend towards a lack of sleep, get caught up. Makes a big difference.
  • Eat clean! Eating junk is only hurting you, so clean up that diet.

Depression-Busting Crystal Tips
1. Crystal MeditationSelf-Medicate? No, Self-Meditate! Grab your fav. crystal from my above list, put on a guided meditation (like this one) and go relax for about 15 min. I guarantee you’ll feel much better afterwards.

2. Adopt good sleep habits with the help of crystals

3. Have a Berry Banana Depression Busting Smoothie at least 4 times/week (Great for mood boosting & energy!); High in vitamin C, omega 3, fiber, anti-oxidants, amino acids, protein & potassium, all of which help to boost your brain function & beat the blues away.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Frozen Berries
  • 1/2 Cup Citrine Gem Elixir Water (just drop a citrine stone into distilled water overnight)
  • 1 Small Organic Banana
  • 1 tsp colloidal gold
  • 1 Tbsp. organic local (if possible) raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. silica (yep, same stuff quartz crystals are made of!)
  • 1 Tbsp. local (if possible) Bee Pollen
  • 2 Tbsp. Hemp Protein Powder

Click here to download my handy printable recipe pdf!

4. Good Mood Mojo Bag: Work with a chosen crystal from above to kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts; coined by Dr. Daniel Amen) that fuel depression.

Negative thinking patterns provide the gas for anxiety & depression, not to mention that thoughts become things! Eeeek. Create a mojo kit just for this! Grab a little bag of some sort, add in a crystal or 2 then add in some Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Mandarin essential oils along with a mix of lemon balm & lavender herbs. Carry it around with you in your pocket.

BAM! You’ll see. 😉This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet?

5. Anti-Depression Gem Elixir Tea (with any herbs…if you’re taking any antidepressants be sure to check with your Dr. first!):

Ingredients:

  • Fill a small tea infuser ball with…
  • St. John’s Wort organic herb
  • Siberian Ginseng organic herb
  • Citrine & Tiger’s Eye tumbled stones…yep, plop them right in a few minutes after you’ve made your tea so it’s not too hot.
  • Optional: sweeten it up a bit with some Raw Organic Honey

This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet? Hmmm?

6. Blues-Busting Stress Release Bath: Soak it up with a few drops of lavender essential oil, then drop in an amber, rose quartz & citrine tumbled stones. Ahhhh, relaxing & mood-boosting.

I hope that these tips can help you or someone you love navigate some of the challenges depression can bring.

I’d love to hear what you think of my Crystal Picks in the comments below + any other ideas you’ve had success with in combating the blues. Thank you for sharing in the comments! 

Crystal Blessings!

 

Easy Gem Elixir! + Magical Mermaid Crystal Tea

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Easy Gem Elixir!

I decided to make this video b/c how I do gem elixirs has become HOT Crystal Topic as of late (lots questions coming in for this):

How to make a super-easy gem elixir to tote along with you…

Many of you have been asking me for more details on how I make my easy-peasy drinkable gem elixirs & the NEW water bottle I so enjoy using to do this.

I used to recommend other bottles & gadgets with more elaborate designs (some were drop-dead-plop-your-whole-paycheck-down-gorgeous) & definitely more beautiful to look at…but if you know me, I’m Ms. Practical.

So after using those other options for a while I let them keep falling away as, either I discovered something I didn’t like about them…OR I discovered more practical options that could better fit into my every day life. 😉

So as I explain in my above video, I simply choose a NON-TOXIC stone I want to work with (preferably one with a Mohs Hardness of 5 or more so it doesn’t slowly dissolve in the water) & plop it into the water in my new handy water bottle.

That’s it!

This is the water bottle I’ve been using as of late:

I then take the water I’ve infused the crystal energy  from my water bottle and use it for all sorts of other concoctions…like this Magical Mermaid Tea! Don’t you want to make some??? Come on. You know you wanna dazzle up your day mermaid style. It’s easy!

Magical Mermaid Tea Recipe
Ingredients

  • dried organic hibiscus flowers…of course!
  • dried organic rosehips
  • dried organic pineapple chunks
  • dried organic coconut
  • 1-2 drops natural organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. organic extra virgin coconut oil (keep stirring as you drink to keep it blended in)
  • all steeped in blue lace agate gem elixir water (made as shown above then heated in tea kettle)
  • Optional: Mermaid Mug from Weeki Wachee Springs in FL!
  • Optional: Blue Lace Agate Tea Infuser from this wonderful Etsy Shop 🙂

More Gem Elixir Resources

  • The water system I use to filter all our drinking water through is the Pristine Hydro System & I have more info on that here along with a scientific experiment I conducted on the effects of crystals + Pristine Hydro water on plant growth. Oh yes! 
  • If you want to learn more about gem elixirs in general I have a really fun eKit right over here all about that. 🙂

If you have other tips & tricks for working with gem elixirs that make it super easy…and FUN, please share in the comments below! I’d love to hear about it. And so would our entire Crystal Hottie Community!

Oceans of Crystal Blessings,

Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!

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crystal-experiment

It’s Experiment Time! 

You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

What we have going on in this experiment is some kitty grass that I grow for Topaz (my crystal-lovin’ kitty!). This is the seed I like to use for her (chemical-free & non-GMO, thank you very much.)

 

I wanted to see the effects of growing the kitty grass with crystals as well as with Pristine Hydro water would have on the plants.

Just to explain a bit about the Pristine Hydro water, it’s basically mega-amplified gem elixir water on tap with all the benefits of being living water restored to its more natural & ultimate healthy state. (We use a pristine hydro water system for our all drinking & cooking water. PristineHydro water is  basically Gem Elixir water on tap that establishes the proper pH, takes out all the impurities, even completely gets rid of the chlorine and fluoride in the water which is difficult to do. In addition, it vortexes the now healthy water around crystals that I’ve personally selected to be added to my system. Our drinking water is extremely important to me & to have it charged with crystals too is just icing on the cake! You can find out more about it in my blog post here.)

Experiment Set Up
I tested the effects of sprouting the seeds & growing the grass in 4 separate containers, careful to change only 1 variable in each; all other components remained the same; same container, location, amount of water, soil, sunlight, etc. These are called the constants. Humor me while I go back to my science teaching days! 😉

Any scientist will tell you when conducting an experiment, accurate record keeping, openness & replication are very important to maintain  credibility. And I’m all about that! Especially this being a crystal healing experiment, I wanted to be sure to follow all “the rules”. Know what I mean?

I had 4 different “trials” going:

  • 1st container: plain tap water only (this one acted as the Control in the experiment)
  • 2nd container: plain tap water + crystals
  • 3rd container: PristineHydro water (no crystals)
  • 4th container: PristineHydro water + crystals (in other words…the Crystal Bomb-Diggity!)

As a valid empirical experiment should have, I included a control as 1 of the trials; meaning that no variables have been applied to that one. It’s just been watered with plain ole’ tap water & no crystals included at all so we can use it to compare the others to.

All 4 trails have been treated the same way; the constants:

  • all kept in the same tray
  • I rotated them every day @ the same time of day
  • seeds were sprouted in the same location, receiving same amount of sun
  • same kind of seeds, and same kind of soil, same kind of container…you get the idea

The Results
You may have noticed the container watered with plain tap water and grown with crystals only, no special water other than plain tap…there was a clear difference in the vitality of the grass blades along with the height, thickness and strength of it (photo below).

On the next trail; the 1 with no crystals, but watered with PristineHydro water (photo below), you’ll note that the grass was much more lush & grew so long it was spilling out onto the ground, yet the blades not as strong-looking as the previous trial.

But the final trial had the best vitality, the best growth; the kitty grass is just flourishing, absolutely thriving; thick, lush, strong & vital. This trial had it all; with the powerful crystals + PristineHydro water Combo! Look for yourself (photo below). It’s going OFF!

So imagine what’s going on within the electromagnetic frequencies  & the very cells of these plants.
Stem Cell Biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton says “cells are programmable…dynamically linked to information from the environment, which is downloaded into the cell.”
We are made of trillions of cells transmitting & receiving energy. Imagine if you were immersing your own frequencies & cells in the same sort of crystal-infused environment. What if you’re drinking powerful gem elixir water, one similar to the PristineHydro water…and if you were bathing your environment with crystals & using Gem Elixirs regularly, keeping crystals in & around your body within your electromagnetic field.

This is what I love/live to teach about!

Just think….what could be going on with your cells if they were immersed in such an enviroment?

Want to try it?
I’ve done this experiment a couple of times and I encourage you to do it. Try it yourself!! That’s the best way to know and see.

When you first start to sprout the seeds they’ll all look the same. It looks like nothing’s happening.

They will sprout & grow just as well with just as much vitality with regular tap water and no crystals as the other ones do. So you won’t see a difference.

BUT THEN…it’s when they start to grow that you see a difference in their vitality and how they thrive!

Are you gonna dive in & give this experiment a go?  Please tell me what you think in the comments below. I’d love to hear your results, thoughts + experiences so we can share with our #CrystalHottie community.

Crystal Blessings!

How to Clear Negative Energy Out of Your Home FAST

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ClearNegativeEnergy

I’m often asked…
Can we clear negative energy out of our home or room using crystals?
Yep, yep…we totally can!

What do I mean by “clearing your room or home of negative energy”?
Well, a lot of the time, when people enter into a room they can actually physically feel what I like to call “yuck & stuck energies” from “negative energy or negativity” and they want to clear it out.

Here are a few other blog posts I’ve written on the subject:

  • How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
  • 4 Crystals for “Protection”
  • Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

There are many ways to clear the energy, like sage smudging or using sound acoustics (as I demo in the below video):

In this blog post I’m going to focus on how to clear negative energy specifically with *crystals*.
How do you clear energy using crystals?
To clarify, what I’m talking about is mainly “purifying” the energy in a space or transmuting the energy using crystals, because they’re so great at doing that.

You want to make sure you start with “re-tuned” crystals; meaning that the crystal has been cleared of any previous energy & reset back to its dominant oscillary rate (or base vibratory rate). (Click here for my preferred energy clearing technique for crystals).

Now, I don’t think that crystals need to be cleared all the time. (And here’s why.)

But if you’re using them specifically for the purpose of retuning energy, transmuting the energy, purifying the space then you want to start with crystals that have already been retuned.  So go ahead & CLEANSE AWAY!

I feel the best way to do that is:

  • Gather the crystals up you’re going to use in a bunch
  • Use a crystal singing bowl (I recommend & use these…use coupon code: HM10 for 10% off your order!), Tibetan singing bowl or some tingshas to bathe & reset those beauties in sound acoustics; clearing them w/ the vibrations of sound. Sound energy is my favorite way to re-tune the crystals! It’s the easiest and the safest way to do it, believe me.
  • Crystals in Your Space
    1 thing that you can do is to simply have crystals present in your space that are large enough to emit energy in all directions.

    The larger the space, the larger the crystal you want there.

    Trying to climb into my large amethyst geode. ;)

    Size does matter in this respect.

    For this purpose, I wouldn’t use a single crystal point b/c generally, that will just send the energy up through the apex (that’s what we call the point) in 1 direction.

    A better choice would be a cluster that can radiate the energy in many different directions. A cluster has  many different apexes (appices) that point in all different directions so the energy can be emanating all over.

    Or you can choose something that’s cut & polished for the purpose of radiating energy in all different directions…like a sphere; like my HANDSOME Lapis Lazuli specimen here…look at those pyrite sparkles!

     

    Remember, the larger the room the larger the crystal needed! So if you’re trying to do this for a very big space it might be better to have a few crystals or a larger single piece.

    If you want to do this for an average size home or office then I recommend putting 1 crystal in each room rather than relying on 1 crystal to do the job for the entire house.  Or even doing a crystal grid to surround the property (more on that below).

    Gem Elixir Sprays!
    Another sparkly option is to create a Gem Elixir Spray; a similar practice to sage smudging, but uses the power of crystal vibrations in water to clear your space.  You would create a gem elixir spray with the specific intended purpose of retuning, transmuting, purifying the energy in the space. 🙂

    Sorry Crystal Hotties. Not for sale. I can’t keep up with production on these. They sell out as quickly as I can make them! So, YEAH! It works!!

    A gem elixir spray takes on the essence of the gem or crystal (& any other essences you might add to the mix).  You can learn all about the sacred art of imbuing water with crystals in my Gem Elixir eKit.

    There are sooo many different, FUN & creative ways to make gem elixirs
    For energy-clearing your room you could try this gem elixir combo:

    • Smokey Quartz + Black Tourmaline Gem elixir spray.  You’d use those specifically  b/c those 2 crystals are well-known for transmuting & purifying energy in a space. These powerhouse crystals are ideal so that any kind of energy coming in gets transmuted to neutral.
    • Add some essential oils to compliment & enhance the energies choosing oils that are known for clearing space such as sage (specifically salvia officinalis or salvia apiana) for the purpose of transmuting energy in a space.

    Grid it!
    You can create a crystal grid to transmute the entire room, space or home!

    You can grid a room or space with either clear quartz to help purify that energy or even Black Tourmaline or Smokey Quartz to transmute.

     
    Gridding with Clear Quartz:

    • take 4 points of generally the same size
    • Put 1 crystal:
      • either in each corner pointing inwards
      • Or 1 on each wall, if it’s four walls, have one @ each wall pointing inwards

    Like I’ve said, this is not the only way to clear energy. There are many different methods.  But these are a few crystal tips you can try out, experiment & have fun with. 🙂

    Do you regularly clear the energy in your home? Do you use crystals to help w/ this purpose?  Please share with our community in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings!