How to Make Crystal Infused Healing Water

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How do you make your own crystal infused healing water?  It’s easier than you think! 

Now, I know there’s a lot of Instagram posts about this, and amazing gem water bottles, and all that kind of stuff, so I want to talk about crystal infused healing water and why it’s so amazing.  Plus you’ll learn how you can go about making it yourself.

There’s many different types of bottles, and different styles available on the market for making crystal water.  I’m not a sponsor of any of these bottles or anything like that… I just want to give you my real experience behind it. A lot of people are asking me about this so I want to share it here today.  Just click play on the video and let’s go!



Oh and by the way!  If you want to take this blog on-the-go you can click below to download the mp3 and take it with you.  Easy listening anytime, anywhere.

And for those of you that prefer to read it out, click here for the full video transcript.

I hope you enjoyed this video on Gem Water today!  Do you drink crystal infused healing water?  Don’t you love how easy it is to work with crystals in this way?  What’s your favorite combo?  I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

How to Make a Crystal Grid

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Today we’re going to talk to you about one of my favorite topics; Crystal Grids! Crystal grids are like a manifestation-amplifier for any area of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness. 

One of the first things I started to make videos about on YouTube back in 2007 was crystal grids and as you can see, it kind of led me down a path. 😉

At the time, I had no idea where this exploration was going to take me.  I’m so fortunate for the journey that it’s taken me on!

So back on YouTube, where we first became friends, I have a classic (that’s a good word for OLD) crystal grid video that’s still one of my most popular videos and I often refer people to it to answer specific grid questions, especially because it does such a good job highlighting just how simple all of this can be. In fact, if you’re looking for “complicated” you’ve come to the wrong lady because I like to keep things really practical and very simple.

Well anyway, I think I made that classic video about eight years ago in 2010 and it’s high time I updated it. ❤

Since then, lots has happened.

Based on that old video, I started teaching a class (because many asked me to). I was then asked by many people to write a book about this topic, so in 2011 I created this book, Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work and it’s been very successful. Thanks for your great idea! It was actually the first book ever written on the subject of Crystal Grids. Then I started an entire Certified Crystal Healing Course (again because many asked me to). Amazing opportunities have unfolded and doors have opened up for me.

Did I do a crystal grid to guide things in this direction? You better believe it!
Crystal Grid Step By Step
BTW, here’s a quick printable download for you to have on hand and close-by!

Here I simply explain how to set up and activate your own crystal grid.

First, let’s go over the grid components.

Again, we’re going to keep it really simple because that’s how I roll.  Not getting to get real complicated or EXTRA. You certainly can do that but it’s not necessary. 😉

  • Center Stone: The first component you want to have is your center stone. This piece is like your all-important communicator. It acts as a broadcaster for your grids intentions.  There are so many different intentions you can specify …as many as there are stars in the multiverse! If you can think of an intention, you can do a grid for it.
  • I’m using rainbow fluorite point as the center stone in this crystal grid.  I always recommend that you choose no more than three crystal types in a crystal grid because that tends to introduce some chaos. I call it “crystal chaos”; when there are too many different crystal energies. It kind of muddies up the message. You want to keep your intention really clear.

    2.  Surrounding Stones:  next you’re going to gather your surrounding stones.  So you need to decide what kinds of crystals you want to use for that. For this grid and demonstration, I’m sticking with fluorite and also introducing some clear quartz crystals for amplifying the energy.

    I really like the fluorite natural octahedron shape. It’s gorgeous, and yes, with fluorite, it grows naturally in this shape.  However, fluorite does not grow naturally as a point.  Therefore, if I want to use a fluorite point as my center stone, it will need to be a cut and polished one.  And I do want it to be a point for this grid so it can transmit the energy. Then I can use some natural octahedron stones as the surrounding stones.  Again, keeping this template very simple. I’m surrounding the center stone with six octahedrons.

    If it’s something that’s calling to you, you can build upon your basic template: you can make it more complex and intricate. For instance, I have more octahedrons, little small ones, so I can circle them on the interior and in between.  You just want to place the crystals mindfully before you activate the grid.

    It’s perfectly OK to layer on yet another ring of more stones as long as you adhere to your original design template. 💜
    I do feel that it’s important for your grid to be symmetrical.
    As I mentioned earlier, you can create a crystal grid for just about any purpose, any intention you can think of.

    Some good intentions aligned with fluorite’s specific energetic correspondences would be:

    • Help with making a very important decision
    • Assistance with studying and concentration. Perhaps you’re currently in a course or taking some classes and you want to enhance your ability to retain the info that you’re learning.  
    • Inviting in clear energy to your space

    Next, I’m just placing six clear quartz laser points and I’m facing them outward. I usually point them outwards so they can further radiate the energy torus of this grid in an outward direction.

    3.  Sacred Space:  another important component of your crystal grid is that you put it in a place that’s sacred. A place that is sacred to you. Maybe it’s a special room that you have, maybe it’s just a tiny corner in a closet, a place that’s designated your own, that the crystal grid will be safe from pets batting the stones around or kids playing with them or messing with them.

    Make sure your sacred space is cleansed both physically and energetically. Maybe that means you sweep and physically give it a good cleaning and then light some incense or a candle or smudge your space. You can play some relaxing music, do some chanting, meditating or perhaps do some praying in the space. Whatever it is, it’s important that it’s a place that you’ve designated and is sacred to you.

    4.  Activate Your Crystal Grid:  it’s time to activate your crystal grid.  I have a special little box that I keep my activation wand (plus some other grid supplies) in.  I use a clear Lemurian point for an activation wand. Now, it does not need to be a Lemurian crystal. All that you need for an activation wand is a natural crystal at least two inches long with a tapered point on the end so that it’s directing energy outwards.

    A crystal always directs energy towards the point if it’s a natural point.  Your activation wand is the tool or device you’re going to use to direct your intentions and energy into your crystal grid.

    This step is going to actually kind of “turn it on”. Activating your grid with a wand allows you to project your intention into your grid.

    5.  Affirmation:  come up with an affirmation, a short affirmation of a positive phrase or a positive word that is a statement that summarizes what it is you would like your crystal grid to bring about.  You might want to write that affirmation down and then with your activation wand in hand while stating your affirmation, point the activation wand at the center stone and you’re going to visualize energy beaming from your body into the wand and out through its point, the apex, and into your center stone.

    For example, for my fluorite grid, I could say something like this:

    “I’m very smart and capable of making the best and wisest decision for my highest good.”

    Then you slowly move your wand from stone to stone as if you were just connecting the dots.

    I like to go from like stones to like stones.  So I go through all my large fluorite octahedrons connecting them first and then back to my center stone, just as if you were cutting a piece of pie.  Then I go to my small octahedrons and so on. You go around and do the same thing all the way around the grid. You’re just playing energetic connect the dots until you’ve connected all the stones within your grid with energy, and all the while you’re stating your affirmation, you also want to be visualizing your intention coming to fruition.

    I hope this video and blog were helpful in getting you started on your Crystal Grid journey. Your well on your way to realizing their fantastic potential!

    And if you’re very intrigued by all of this and would like to get your hands on a bunch of  different crystal grid templates that will allow you to delve right into the untapped power of communicating your dreams to the Universe and MANIFESTING with clarity… I’ve got my Crystal Grids Template Package right over here for you to check out. 

    If you feel inspired to share the details of your Crystal Grid, I’d love to hear what you’re manifesting, what crystals you’re using and your intention in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

    VLOG: Bisbee 🌵 Turquoise Mining ⛏️ District

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    This is SPECIAL exclusive content here on my blog just for those of you on my email list who let me know that you were interested in seeing our fun little side trip to Bisbee, AZ. We always like to do an offshoot side trip while out in Arizona for the annual gem show to take advantage of our time there by seeing something unique and different each year.

    Sorry, it took 6 weeks to get this ready for you. I spent a bit of time editing this up. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
    Bisbee Turquoise Mining District

    Here are a few links in case you ever decide to head out there… which I HIGHLY recommend!:

    • Copper Queen Mine Tour
    • Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum
    • Old Bisbee Brewing Co. Restaurant 
    • Old Bisbee Ghost Tour
    • Bisbee Turquoise Hunt – you get to mine for turquoise in April!
    • Bisbee Gem and Mineral Show – held each May

    Thanks for joining Frankie and me! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and/or hit me up with any questions you may have.

    Crystal Blessings,

     

    New Crystals Fakes, Misrepresentations and Frauds to Watch Out For

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    Well, I think we’re a bit overdue for another “fakes” blog post to add to my series.

    There’s an entire series of blog posts I’ve written over the years as fakes have popped up more and more. If you want to read up on all the fakes that I’ve reported on, we’ve gathered them all up into my Free Crystal Fakes Reference Guide, which includes all the previous blog posts in the fakes series.  Good to have on hand when crystal shopping! 

    Now, on my annual trips to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show I get to view a lot of what’s hot on the market and also spot some of these fakes first-hand. I also like to attend some of the lectures they have at the Convention Center so I can stay up-to-the-minute and knowledgeable about what’s going on in the mineral world. Last year I audited a lecture on Fake Minerals. This year my favorite lecture was: Crystal Faces and Forms. 

    Heaven, I tell you!

    Seriously. Crystal-topic academic lectures while hanging out at the biggest most glittery gem show in the world??! If you didn’t already know, I’m a HUGE Geo-Geek and yes, this is my idea of a GOOD-FLIPPIN’-TIME!

    One thing that’s evident from these gemmy trips is that unfortunately, the artificial mineral/ gemstone market is on the rise.
    Several years ago I noticed that there seemed to be a bit of an info-gap in our crystal community on some good solid easy-to-understand data regarding this sort of thing.
    Informing our community on this topic has become a passion of mine. Being a former science department head, having studied geology at the Masters level + being an author and the founder of a Crystal Healing Academy with a relatively large following gives me a good platform to shout about crystal fakes. Right? So, I feel it’s my duty and I’m honored to be given the opportunity and privilege to serve in this way.

    My goal is to educate our crystal community on what’s currently on the market so we can make intelligent buying decisions when adding special new crystal specimens to our sacred collections. If you feel passionate about this too, please share this post in any way you prefer. (There are some handy-dandy “SHARE” buttons you can use at the bottom of this post).

    Keep this in mind: Always use your common sense.  The best protection from crystal fakes is to be well-informed yourself.

    Real vs. Fake Jade
    Most jade is a beautiful soft green color (although it does come in other colors like purple, red, yellow and white). Metaphysically, it’s a gentle stone that’s perfect for abundance work and also for assisting mothers to be and for fertility-work. There are many different types of jade such as jadeite, Mountain jade, British Columbia jade and Nephrite.

    Jade is also a wonderful stone full of healing energy and a favorite to use alongside beauty regimes as it’s great for the skin and hair.

    However, due to its HUGE popularity in Asia… we now have jade-fakes to contend with.

    So, what to do?

    Here are two quick ways to check if it’s the real deal …

  • Look for the fibers. Fibers mean it’s real.
  • First thing to do is be sure you go shopping with a jeweler’s loupe (10x magnification is what I find to be the most useful for me) and look at the piece you’re considering purchasing under some natural sunlight or really good lighting.

    What you’re looking for are little asbestos-like hairy fibers.

    Sometimes chrysoprase is sold off as jade and it won’t have those little teeny fibers because of its microcrystalline structure making it look all the same with no fibers at all under the jeweler’s loupe.

  • Temperature
  • Jade will be cold or cool to the touch and won’t warm up right away in your hand.

    I’ll also be sharing some other easy to use methods to id a fake jade from the real thing in an upcoming live class! More on that below.
    Red Malachite
    I first heard of this one from one of my students early last year.

    I was like, “huh”?

    My confusions stemmed from my knowledge that malachite is a copper-derived stone and anything copper-derived will always be blue or green. Malachite is always a rich vibrant green color like these pieces here:

    [caption id="attachment_1960" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Smoothed & polished malachite[/caption]

    So, I knew something was up.

    Then a few more students asked me again about this red “malachite” more recently. 

    This one really caught my curiosity. What is this stuff?! I had to know. 

    I got a hold of some and tested it out for myself.

    So I discovered it ain’t no jasper, agate or malachite. It’s a carbonate; probably a red travertine (limestone with calcite). I can show you how to do easy at-home tests like this yourself… more on that below. 

    Turns out “red malachite” is simply a new marketing term that some sellers have chosen to adopt in order to sell off some red-banded carbonate stones with no transparency. See, without the catchy new name this stuff used to just sit around. No one thought it was worth polishing/tumbling. Usually, this sort of stone would be considered “low-grade” material. :/

    But, I actually think it’s quite pretty myself. It would probably sell just fine without the misleading name attached to it. What do you think?
    When this kind of misinformation happens it ends up causing a lot of confusion in our crystal community. Not to mention falsely drives up prices.
    So this “red malachite” has NOTHING to do with real malachite, not geologically and not energetically. Personally, I won’t be calling it “red malachite” (to try to eliminate confusion) but will call it as it is; red carbonate. It seems to have all the same energetic properties as, say, a red jasper; an ideal grounding and stabilizing root chakra stone that invites us to become physically stronger or more fearless. Good stuff!
    Fake Opal
    I’m not talking about opalite here as we’ve discussed that before.

    Now we have yet another sort of fake-opal to concern ourselves with; a new synthetic sort that’s made to fool even the experts.

    It looks very much like black precious opal.

    Black precious opal is known for:

    • its motivating quality
    • ability to release psychic wounds
    • ability to pull someone out of depression

    The photo below is the real deal:

    The color flashes and iridescence or “fire” in the fake stuff is what they call “non-directional”, meaning that it can be cut any which way while still maintaining the same exact flash of color. That’s just not the case with real opal.

    This is what the synthetic opal looks like:

    Unfortunately, I don’t have any handy tips for you to use to help ID this bad-boy. Black opal is expensive anyways so it’s always best to have an appraiser check out your opal for authenticity.

    Frustrated?
    Yeah. This fake stuff is starting to wear on me a bit too, but the good news is; the more informed we are as a community the less it’s going to affect us.

    Please remember, I always say, if you choose to work with man-made crystals and you enjoy them that’s just fine and a name is just a name. You can call a stone anything you like.  If it’s been working for you…“keep on ‘truckin’”. Don’t change a thing!

    I just want all of us to have the geo-knowledge first. Then you can make an INFORMED decision regarding how you choose to use these stones in your practice.

    And as always, the moral of the story here is… 
    Buyer Beware: Who are you buying from? Are they reputable? Do they know what they’re talking about? Are you doing your own due diligence and research? The best way to protect yourself is education.
    If you didn’t already know this stuff, now you’re armed with a bit more information. 🙂 We all love the beautiful crystals and minerals that Mama Earth creates and the truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know… until you know it.

    **Please SHARE this info with other Crystal Lovers so that we all stay in-the-know and well-informed. No duping us with FAKES!**

    Have you seen any of these specimens I’ve mentioned here or any new fakes or misrepresentations recently?  I’d love to hear in the comments below!

    Now, again, if this topic rings your bell and you’d like to become confident in identifying fakes and misrepresentations in the marketplace then you might be interested in my upcoming Live Class- Crystal Savvy; Crystals + Mineral Identification. Registration is open now for my LIVE 3 class elective for a very short time and closes this Friday at midnight ET.  Click here for all the details and to register.  

    Crystal Blessings,