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Lab-Created vs. Natural Crystals | Are Manmade Gemstones all that Bad?

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What’s the difference if we work with manmade crystals or all-natural ones?

Although I can tell you what I prefer, I’d like to inform you of what the facts are, then empower you to experiment for yourself and then make your own decision. But be forewarned: this is an opinion piece because I often get asked what I think on this subject.

So, let’s start with the very definition of a crystal is (then we’ll get more into the manmade crystals):

a solid substance whose molecules are arranged in a highly ordered repeating pattern.

I’ll take that definition further to say that there are very specific vibrations that hold the molecules in that highly ordered pattern —

OR is it that the highly-ordered pattern is essentially “radiating” these very specific vibrations? Hmmm? 🤔 Chicken or the egg paradox there. 

Cymatics Rabbithole

Either way,  we can prove those very specific vibrations do indeed exist… for at least certain circumstances… because we can measure their frequencies.

Ever heard of the science of Cymatics? Rather than try to verbally explain this I think it’s always best to just best […]

2020-10-30T13:04:52-04:0031 Comments

How to Choose Your Crystal

Because I get asked about this a lot…

I’d like to share three methods for releasing the confusion + allowing you to confidently choose the crystal you should work with (the one you’ll get the most impact from at the moment.)

Method 1: Go into your heart.

I’ve been giving this advice for a long time so please forgive if you feel I’m like a broken record, but it’s true and it works — here we go:

What crystal are you most attracted to at the moment?

What are your intentions?

What’s your goal?

There is no wrong crystal (Except… read more on that below).

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Go with your heart and intuition. The crystal that you’re first attracted to, the one that you say you just love; there’s probably a really good reason for that. Go with it. Go with your heart. Let your heart pick the crystal, not a book.

I mean, books certainly come in handy. But I like to empower my students to trust their intuition, to go with their heart, and go with an unbiased mind if at all possible.

2020-10-10T10:57:37-04:0030 Comments

Is your Shungite FAKE?!

Is Your Shungite Fake?

Seems there’s a rash of fake shungite showing up recently.

And many asking me how to ID it so they can protect themselves from a bad purchase. I’m happy to show you an easy way here — but also clarify some science around it (of course!)

Care to Geek out with me to Avoid Fake Shungite?



So, shungite (conveniently) does something that most other crystals or stones don’t do: it conducts electricity. It’s not the ONLY mineral that can do that though—

Other Electrical Conducting Minerals (you may have in your collection):

  • silver
  • galena
  • graphite
  • copper
  • gold
  • pyrite
  • silicon
  • cinnabar
  • sphalerite

But shungite can do something special…

it has an ability to conduct that electricity really well (as does silver, gold + copper from that list above). By the way, notice a pattern? — the good conductors are metallic looking, but not always.

So, conductivity is one mineral id’ing characteristic we can use to eliminate other possibilities that may look similar.

More on that later.


Opposite from conductors, insulators are materials or minerals that do not conduct electricity. For instance; any quartz, calcite + fluorite are […]

2020-11-19T23:00:33-05:0027 Comments

4 Powerful Techniques to Reprogram the Subconscious Mind (with Crystals) – Night-Time Routine!


Finally, here I am with the Nighttime Routine!

If you haven’t already read/watched my Morning Routine, you can do so here.


So, the day’s over and now it’s time to hit the reset button and Reprogram the Subconscious Mind for your night time journey and for the next day.

1. Bath Time

First, I may do a Healing Magnesium Crystal Bath for EMF Detox 1-2 week. Click here to see how to do that. Epsom salts help relieve pain and inflammation and also contain magnesium—known to help with sleep.

2. If needed: 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 because 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 […]

2020-09-02T16:59:14-04:0024 Comments
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