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!

How to Begin Working with Crystals and Stones

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I’m often presented with this question:

“I LOVE crystals! I’ve been collecting them since I was a kid & I just know there’s something more to them but I don’t know how to get started with working with them on a spiritual level. How can I do that?”

Here’s what I suggest, Crystal Hottie.

Grab a few crystals or stones that you’re intuitively drawn to. Just start with 3 & don’t think too long on this.

Your 3 fav’s….go get ’em now!

Now, you’re going to choose 1 of your 3 stones to meditate with for just 5 min.  If you’ve never meditated before, I just mean relax your body & mind & hold your crystal. You can hold the crystal in your hand or place it on a chakra or you can place it in front of you where you can gaze & focus on it. Just be w/ it. Go ahead, try it now.

 

After your mediation, try to keep that stone by your side…whether it’s in your pocket or at your bedside, could be under your pillow or worn on a pendant.

Now, you’re going to do this with the same stone for about 4 days in a row.

Did you notice any messages, sensations or themes during that 4 day period? Any little lesson, special dreams, feelings, sensations or even direct messages coming through during your meditation?

Your intention + intuition are the most powerful factor in determining what crystal works best for you personally.

Some more tips to make this more pleasant & effective:

  • Remember when doing this to just work with 1 stone at a time so messages don’t get muddied up
  • If you can ramp up your meditation time to to 10-15 min. sessions that would be even better
  • Choose total silence or meditation music in the background but make so there are no outside distractions
  • Light incense
  • Light a candle
  • Have a designated sacred space or altar to do this work

After you’ve done this, you’ll have a great foundation to work from. You should know those 3 little stone babies pretty well & will have created a strong bond with them. You can choose to continue this with a few more stones if you like or start experimenting with the ones you’ve figured out so far. Use them in medicine bundles, use them with body layouts, in a crystal grid or just hold them when you feel a need for that special mojo that you’ve tapped into.

By the way…there’s an excellent side effect to this crystal exploration…STRESS RELIEF. Oh yeah!

Above all, be grateful for these insights & connections and so many more will come to you, Lima Bean. :)

Pretty simple, right?

Crystal Blessings to you on your journey, Crystal Hottie!

 

P.S. If you’d like to dive deeper, perhaps you’d interested in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.

 

Visiting with a Crystal Skull

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You may have missed it on my FB page…but last week I was invited to go visit Max the Crystal Skull in West Palm Beach by Certified Crystal Healer, Jill.

I was super-excito-mundo to visit with this particular skull, especially since I had been researching the Legend of the Crystal Skulls for our Advanced Crystal Masters class…& quite honestly, disappointed by what I had uncovered.
But Max wasn’t disappointing at all!

We were able to bring water & crystals to get a good Max Energy Boost on them & then we meditated with him for 30 minutes.

This was a fun & powerful experience & if Max comes to your area be sure to try to pay him a visit & see what you think.

C’mon along w/ us & watch the videos below.
Visiting with a Crystal Skull: Max, Part 1

What did we get from our meditations? Check it out here:
A Vlog & Part 2 of My Visit to Max, the Crystal Skull & a Giveaway!

BTW, did you notice there’s a Giveaway snuck in there at the end of that Part 2 video? How do you enter? You must be subbed to my newsletter, Chick Pea. So if you’re not already, just click here. You’ll also be gifted with a lovely free eKit!

Have a Sparkly Day & Namaste,

Getting to Know Your Crystals

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Oh yes, we read the books & they’re great for telling us what this or that crystal is good for. But as I always teach my students, I find the BEST way to make that connection & know what crystal works BEST for YOU is to do your own researching & work with it.
Really get to know it.
How?

  • Carrying it with you
  • Sleeping with it on your bedside or under your pillow
  • Spending some time for a few days in a row meditating with it…seeing what messages you get from it.

These messages will be personal to you. Very specific.
What About Books?
I feel the books tell us what properties & vibrational frequencies that crystal or stone carries for 85% of the population but since each of us is slightly different there will be slight variations in this & that’s why some of use react very differently with a stone than another person. Remember, we (as well as the crystals) are all amazing conductors, receivers & transmitters of energy, each with its own unique energetic blueprint & personal life force.

Some may shy away from this b/c it takes some time & energy. They’d prefer to just look it up in a book. That’s fine but I also feel that without putting in some time & effort with that stone you won’t be building an energetic bond with it. And let me tell you…the crystals work SO MUCH BETTER when you’ve strengthened that energetic bond.

Yep, yep, yep. Have you tried it? Well, try it. You’ll see.
Benefits of Doing the Work
After working with a stone, you’ll get to know not only its unique physical characteristics (I know my 1 little favorite carnelian tumblie so well that I can pick it out of a bowl of dozens easily) but you’ll also have a better understanding of the specific vibrational frequencies it resonates best with in you.

No, my baby carnelian isn’t in this bowl. ;)

I have about a 1/2 dozen stones that I work with most often & that I’ve enjoyed getting to “know” their energy & they’ve gotten to “know” mine in a resonant electromagnetic field kind of way. Its really cool stuffs!
More Perks!
By doing this work, you also get some great side benefits. If you haven’t been doing so already, you’ll get to hone your meditation skills  & creating a regular meditation practice. You know…that thing your Dr.’s been telling you to do.

Yeah, yeah…you’ve heard it before, but let me tell you again b/c enough people aren’t doing it:

Practicing regular mediation greatly impacts your health.

They say “they can’t”. Peeee-shaaaaa! You just need practice, the right guidance & a crystal, My Sweets!

I’m sure you already know that the health benefits of meditation are endless.  But 1 of the most important benefits  is how it releases stress. It will free you up from anxiety, worry + stress. Who doesn’t want to be more happy, calm & relaxed? Adding the crystals into this practice totally amplifies this effect, especially if you use crystals more aligned with calming: rose quartz, blue lace agate, lepidolite, etc. Additionally, crystals make focused meditation easier by giving you a tangible focus object to center you & keep you in the moment.

So, how you do you get to know your crystals? Have you done a similar practice? Have you not done this at all? Want to declare that you will? Please share it all below in the comments, Sweet Pea! Other Crystal Hotties want to know.

Run with Glitter in Your Hands (not scissors!),

 

 

P.S. Would you like a tool to help make this process so much easier & guide you step by step…& 1 that pretty much costs just chump change? Have you checked out my “Get to Know Your Crystals” eKit yet? It may be just what you need! Click here.