Empath Everyday Survival Guide: Crystals + Secrets for Sensitive Souls

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I’m so excited to bring this to you, because I recently did a poll on YouTube, asking what you guys wanted to hear about most and the topic crystals to help Empaths was high on the list.

We’re going to cover Empath Everyday Survival Guide, (but if you’re brand new to crystals you might be interested in reading this first).  This blog is all about crystals and secrets for sensitive souls. The goal is to avoid emotional hangovers, exhaustion, and sensory overload. Plus you can grab my Free Recipe for Negativity Neutralizer Spray.

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I’m right there with you guys.

  • When you’re with a lot of people, do you feel like you have no shield up between you and them? Or do you classify yourself as a sensitive soul, a sensitive person? Do you find yourself often in situations where you get energetically exhausted?
  • Are you a lightworker, an energy worker, or a bodyworker of any kind, massage therapist? This kind of work with others can zap the energy right out of you if you don’t know how to mitigate that. It’s essential to protect yourself and protect your energy, with an energetic shield of protection. Crystals can help you to do that.
  • Do you ever feel unexplainably uncomfortable with an environment, a place, the situation, a person? Do you get those feelings often? That’s your sign that you’re picking up on something that’s in disharmony with you. It might not feel that way to everyone else, but it’s in disharmony with you.

What’s an Empath?
I looked in several different places to find a good definition and found this one on Urban Dictionary. (I love that dictionary…for some things, it’s quite funny)
An empath, defined there at Urban Dictionary, is a person who is capable of feeling the emotions of others, despite the fact that they themselves are not going through the same situation.
Highly Sensitive People
Empaths, or highly sensitive people, can feel everything, to an extreme, more so than others. That’s okay if it doesn’t bother you if it’s not affecting you. But if it is, it can lead to feeling tired, feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, sensory overload, stressed out, or general anxiety.

So many of us are feeling anxiety, and overall feeling too much and that can lead to adrenal burnout.

This scenario is kind of like a chicken or the egg quandary. Is anxiety leading to adrenal fatigue or is adrenal fatigue leading to anxiety? There’s evidence going both ways. Adrenal burn out is a place you don’t want to be, because that can generate anxiety and panic attacks, in and of itself.

Being an empath, with the ability to pick up on, and feel, experience, the energy of others can be seen as a gift, because that extra information, that extra data you’re getting, can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another point of view.

On the other hand, it can be seen as a curse.

If you’re suffering side-effects from being an empath, you might be viewing it as a curse because it’s causing you to be bombarded with these extra feelings and emotions you might not even want to be dealing with, because it’s not your stuff.
We’re beings of energy and therefore we are affected by energy. We’re made of these trillions of cells, transmitting and receiving energy, all the time.
Students in my certified crystal healer course, know I love Dr. Bruce Lipton. He’s a developmental biologist. Lipton says that our cell membranes are liquid crystal semiconductors, made of silica.

That’s what quartz is made out of, silicon dioxide. These liquid crystal semiconductors have these gates and channels that open and close. They selectively let some stuff in, and they selectively keep some stuff out.

Dr. Lipton says that our DNA scans our environment for relevant frequencies and then reshapes itself accordingly. We can see this happening under a microscope. If we think about this, you bring the right crystal into that environment, and you can adjust your cell’s perception filters and transmute the energy of your environment.
The goal here, for the Empaths and the sensitive souls, is to create an environment that makes you feel good.
We want to steer clear of becoming overstimulated and overwhelmed.

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You’re like, “Yeah, great. How do I do that?”

Two things:

  •  Be highly selective of the situations and environments you place yourself in. We don’t have control over everything, but we have control over some of the things, so be highly selective of those things.
  • Have tools and supports at the ready. Like, crystals and stones, to help mitigate when you don’t have control over those situations.
  • Certainly, we can work with crystals, as our friends, our allies, as tools and supports, to assist us in achieving this goal. I always say that you can do this without crystals, but crystals are a tool.

    The physics definition of a tool is something that allows you to do the work with less effort, with less energy.  So, if you’d like the extra assistance, and if you already love crystals, why not use them as an ally in doing this? Work together with them.

    From that perspective, we can work with crystals to transmute and neutralize. Some crystals can neutralize and transmute the energetic frequencies, so they don’t carry specific frequencies that resonate with those bad feelings.

    Empath Crystals
    Here are a few of my favorite crystals for empaths.

    1.   Black Tourmaline

    Everybody loves black tourmaline. Everybody probably has a piece of black tourmaline. Black tourmaline is great for transmuting energy. It’s wonderful for that.

    2.  Smokey Quartz

    Smokey quartz is great for not only transmuting the negative energy but detoxifying an environment. Detoxifying anything, even your body. Now, you want to work with true smokey quartz, not irradiated smokey quartz.  Some have a rich coffee brown like mine below which is from Namibia, Africa.

    If it looks almost black, chances are it’s irradiated. Yeah, it’s giving off radiation.  Get out your Geiger counter, and stay away from it.

    3.  Amethyst

    I have one I always keep near my workspace. The one I have next to my desk is a grape jelly amethyst, from Uruguay. It’s an absolute beauty.

    Now, you don’t have to have all of these crystals. These are just a few that I like most for this purpose. You can choose to work with one or two of them.

    4.  Purple Jade

    When you go to a gem show, and you’re looking for purple jade, it’s probably going to be rough, and in a bucket of water, because the water brings out the color.

    When you cut and polish purple jade for lapidary purposes, it stays that color that it looks like when it’s wet.

    Purple Jade is beautiful. It is rare making it harder to find. This stone is about spiritual knowledge and associated, of course, with the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. But, interestingly enough, it’s also associated with the earth star chakra, which is about six inches below our feet. So, it’s very grounding for us and a great protective stone for Empaths.

    It’s not super expensive. The example I show in the video is pretty large and rough, and it’s meant for people who are going to be doing lapidary jewelry, due to that it goes for about $100.

    5.  Lodestone

    Lodestone which is magnetic magnetite. Not all magnetite still retains its magnetic properties, but we like magnetic magnetite, which we call lodestone, because of that natural magnetic energy.

    The magnetite can balance the polarities within our EMF field, within our auric field. Thereby, it’s going to help strengthen, stabilize, and balance your energy field, while helping with any kind of psychic overload or taking on too much. Like, the energy picked up by bodyworkers, lightworkers, energy workers.

    6.  Sugilite

    You can call on the energy of Archangel Michael when working with Sugilite because this stone aligns itself well and allows you to work more closely with Archangel Michael to create an energetic shield of protection around you. Furthermore, sugilite helps balance your electromagnetic field, enhances the third eye and crown chakra as well, and is great with assisting to keep up that shield.

    7.  Black Obsidian

    I usually advise to only go to black obsidian if you feel like you need some powerful protection like you’re calling on a bodyguard. Because it tends for the majority of people, to bring them down to a low, low state if they’re not in need of the heavy duty kind of protection. Therefore it’s a good idea to be discriminating when choosing whether or not you should work with black obsidian.

    You don’t want to ground too much and bring in, maybe, a low-grade depression, or things like that, if you’re not prepared for the work that black obsidian does. I would only really use this if something major serious is going on and you need a really big boost of protection.

    Next, I want to tell you about some specific ways you can work with these crystals so that you can use them effectively.
    Because, reading about what crystal is good for this, what crystal is good for that, is great, but if you never actually put them to use, you’re just circling the base of the mountain and never getting to the peak. Right?
    It’s a lateral move.

    You’re not taking a step forward; you’re not getting closer to the mountain peak. So it’s no use to know the correspondences, but have no practical ways to work them into your everyday life.
    Survival Guide for Empaths
    I like to always give practical everyday uses for crystals, and so I’m going to share a highly effective, crystal shielding visualization technique and other tips below.
    Meditate
    One thing you can do is meditate with any of these crystals. Even just spending five minutes in meditation, just paying attention to deep breathing, just feeling your breath. There’s nothing to do. Just sit there with a crystal, either in hand, or put it on your heart chakra, and sit in meditation.

    Set the intention, at the beginning of your meditation, that this is going to help transmute the energy that’s entering your electromagnetic field.
    Protect Your Space
    Another thing you can do is create a protective transmuting shield around your home, or your workspace, or wherever you might be, even in a car. You can place larger crystals in specific locations, like one near your front door, one near the back door.

    Or you can go around to the four corners of your property. Most properties have four corners, some are oddly shaped and might have more, but one at each corner of the property, and create an outdoor grid for your home. I like black tourmaline for that. That’s my favorite stone for doing that.
    Empath Visualization Technique
    The crystal shielding visualization technique, this is a crystal-induced energetic safeguard that’s going to help shield you from anything that you sense as harmful, or anxiety-inducing, or just stress causing. You feel it as negative or toxic in some way. This technique is also helpful at work or if you’re being cornered by a negative relative at a gathering.

    We’re getting ready to go into the holiday season, lots of socializing, lots of different people and obligations. Think of this visualization as a protection, or a shield, a literal energetic shield. It’s highly effective in helping you create boundaries where you get to neutralize any negative forces, or perceived negative forces.

    How many of you are science fiction geeks, like me, and remember, “shields up” in Star Trek? “Shields up.” Well, you can even say that when you’re getting ready to do this crystal shielding visualization technique. It’s just, “Shields up.”

    Next, you’re going to close your eyes and connect to your breath. Feel the breath going in and out, as you allow your body’s electromagnetic field to merge with the electromagnetic field of the crystal, or crystals, in your hand.  You’re allowing them to entrain, or influence, your energy, as you build up your energetic shield.

    Now, picture a strong, impenetrable large egg-shaped force field of energy enveloping your body. It’s large, going as far out as your arms can reach, to your sides, in front of you, and several feet above your head, and below your feet, all around. This large energetic egg-shaped force field.

    Finally, within the protection of this shield, feel the intention of being grounded, stable, and centered.  The crystals are going to help you achieve that.
    Empath Mojo Kit
    Also, keep a little pouch with a tumbled black tourmaline. I say tumbled, because when you keep a pouch of crystals together, they tend to rub together and kind of ruin the aesthetics, break off little chips, and things like that. When you go with tumbled stones, for little kits, tumbled stones tend to maintain their integrity longer, better.

    So you can keep a little pouch with a tumbled black tourmaline, or smokey quartz, maybe two of each, one of each, it doesn’t matter, in your pocket, or your backpack, or your purse. Someplace where it just becomes part of the stuff that goes out with you.

    Alternatively, you may want to make several of these so you can have one at work, in a desk drawer, one at home, and one in your car.  Whenever you feel like you need the shields up, pull the stones out and place them in your hands.
    Earthing
    Another option is to get grounded by earthing. How do you do that? Take your shoes off and put your feet on the ground. If it’s too cold to do that, take your gloves off, put your bare hands on a tree.  Likewise, hug a tree.  That’s also grounding and earthing, connecting with the earth’s energy.

    In short, earthing helps to dissipate excess positive ions and physically ground you, electrically ground you to the planet.
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    Do you think more of us are identifying as empaths than ever before? Are you or those around you dealing with emotional hangovers? Have any tips to share with our Crystal Family?  Please let me know in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,

    3 Things You Want to Know Before You Start Working with Crystals

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    Are you new to working with crystals?

    I’m going to share three things you want to know before you start working with crystals.

    Because you want to avoid pitfalls, right? When you get started on this crystal path, you want to avoid wasting time and energy.  Why reinvent the wheel? I made a lot of mistakes when first starting out with crystals. I’ve worked through a lot of stuff and I can save you a lot of time and energy in that area, and save money which is a big one with these three things.

    Now, of course, there are so many more than three things, but I just wanted to distill it down to three for you.
    Are you Ready to Start Working with Crystals?
    Tip Number One
    Cleansing your crystals:   I’m not talking about physically cleansing today, although I do love my science and I love talking about physically cleansing crystals (depending on their Mohs hardness, there are different ways we need to treat our crystals). Today, I’m talking about energetic cleansing.

    After much trial and error, I learned that there are many people who will go on and on about different methods of cleansing. And it’s really up to you in the end.  You have to choose the method that resonates with you most.

    I’ve tried out all sorts of techniques like; putting them in a bowl of brown rice, put the crystals and cover them with Himalayan sea salt, put them underground, put them in water for seven days, put them in salt water for seven days, put them in the sun, put them under the moon, sage smudge them. There are so many different ways.

    But after lots of trial and error, I realized sometimes we need to be mindful…

    • extra mindful, of extreme temperature changes because that can be harmful to our crystals.
    • mindful of fading certain crystals in sunlight. Some of them are very UV sensitive, so we need to be mindful of that.
    • mindful of water with crystals that have a low Mohs hardness. I’m not going to get into explaining all these little things, I have classes and other blog posts on that, so I’m trying to stay on track today.

    Acoustic Vibrational Frequency
    What I found is that the most practical way, while still being highly effective is acoustic vibrational frequency. That is just a fancy scientific term for sound. My goal is practical and most effective, so the highest impact for the least amount of work always wins with me and this technique meets all the criteria.
    What kind of sound?
    It can be any kind of sound, actually, as long as it’s high amplitude.
    You want the amplitude of energy to be higher than the crystal. And that’s a fancy term for loud. We just need it to be loud. It doesn’t need to be a certain frequency. It doesn’t need to be a certain tone.
    My favorite method?   It’s a crystal singing bowl.  Just ring it gently.

    I really like this method because it sends those sound waves out, and it penetrates in all directions. It really gets in there and it moves, and actually physically moves, the atoms around and gets them to lockstep back into place with their base resonant frequency, or what I call the dominant oscillatory rate of the crystal, back to where it naturally is, where it’s natural vibration is.

    Another favorite method of mine is a tuning fork.

    Then people always ask me …
    “What frequency? What tone?”
    It doesn’t matter. I know that they sell certain tuning forks specifically for cleansing your crystals, and they’ll have it set at a certain frequency. Yes, there are certain frequencies that entrain certain types of vibrational frequencies.

    But if you’re just looking to cleanse your crystals, the frequency of the tuning fork (or whatever you’re using) doesn’t matter. Even if it’s just your radio and a loudspeaker, high amplitude is all that’s required.  It’s that simple.  Simple, practical, and highly effective.
    Tip Number Two
    Confusing Crystal Names:  How do you feel about all these confusing crystal names out there? Before you start working with crystals, this is one you want to pay attention to because money in your wallet is important.  I’m assuming. And you don’t want to lose that due to confusing crystal names. Now, how does that even work? There’s a lot of confusion with the naming of crystals or the terminology, the nomenclature of our minerals.

    There are trademark names.

    There are marketing terms.

    There are what I call woo-woo synonyms.
    What are woo-woo synonyms?
    They’re just names that are more appealing to us, the metaphysical market. I mean, admittedly, those woo names are really appealing, and they fetch more money. I’ve done experiments with this. I’ve taken you with me on my trips to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and other gem and mineral shows.

    I’ve shown you, in real-time; you’ve got the same mineral, you’ve got the proper geological term that everybody knows it by, it’s not confusing, and then you’ve got someone calling the same thing by some woo-woo name, and it’s marked up, exponentially marked up. They shell it out because it’s got this fancy name on it for minerals that already have a proper geological name.
    Examples
    I could go on and on with all the different examples. I’ll just give you a few here…

    • Azeztulite:  Which happens to be quartz masses from certain particular areas.  I’ll give them that. But if another geologist goes out and finds these quartz mass, usually, you know what they do? They grind them up, and they put them in landscape material, in different building materials, rock gardens, or they just sell them as a quartz mass. But if the right person gets a hold of it, they’ll call it azeztulite. And you have to be careful whose calling it is azeztulite because that’s a trademark term.
    • Healerite:   trademarked. What’s healerite? It’s basically a certain yellowish greenish tone of serpentine. It’s serpentine. Talk to anybody else, they’ve got the same thing for sale, and it’s going to be much cheaper because they’re calling it serpentine. Infinite is a different shade of serpentine than healerite.  So again, you call it serpentine and just sell it in different shades, and it’s going to be so much cheaper. If you know this, you’re going to save yourself a ton of money.
    • Super seven: trademarked. Super seven is a conglomeration of a cacoxenite and different minerals mixed together. But, that certain mixture has been trademarked and called super seven, but it’s been found in other places and not called super seven.
    • Zultanite:  is actually diaspore. That’s the proper geological name. You are not going to get as much money for it if you call it diaspore.

    If you know of others,  put them in the comments below so other people can see them and we can learn from this.
    Then there are straight up scams
    This next one is just a straight up scam. I’m sorry if you feel differently about it, but I feel strongly that I need to put this information out there.

    • Andara crystals:   Have you heard of that? They’re said to be found only in northern California and South Africa, said to be high-vibrational, soul-enhancing crystals, and connected with the Lemurian or a Lemurian temple complex. Well, I did a little digging and research, and guys, I discovered they’re not a crystal, not at all. They’re just manmade glass, discarded glass. Maybe now some are making it on purpose for sale because now Andara crystals fetch so much money.

    The original Andara crystal was originally found in a California dump because it’s slag glass. If you know what that is, that means it’s discarded glass from different manufacturing things. It’s the byproduct of glass manufacturing, and that’s it. Some people got together and thought it would be a great money-making scam. I’m going to straight up call it that, and giving it official certificates and things like that.

    Do your own due diligence. Do your own research on that. Don’t just buy what someone’s telling you, hook, line, and sinker, because it sounds so wonderful. Do your due diligence.

    Here’s a special gift for you to download my newly updated free Crystal Fakes Reference ebook.

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    Crystal Fakes
    If you’ve gotten it before, I’ve updated it with new stuff. In this Guide, I’m talking about all types of crystal fakes, the more popular ones on the market and things to be watchful for. If you’re a crystal collector, you have a crystal collection or you’re out there buying crystals, you need to have this reference e-book.

    Plus it’s free, so there’s no excuse not to have it. You need to have this so you can navigate the crystal shops, navigate your way on eBay, the gem shows.  To make sure you’re getting the real thing and getting what you paid for.
    We don’t want to be scammed or duped by buying fakes, or buying something that we thought was one thing and it’s actually another thing. Or it’s the same thing and it’s just called something fancy and they’re asking us to pay three times as much for it. Instead, I want us to be informed.
    I’m really, really passionate about that.
    Tip Number Three
    No woo-woo talk: Now, why would I tell somebody to go into the closet? That’s so uncool. That is so politically incorrect. Here’s the deal. When you go to a rock shop or gem show, if you’re in a metaphysical shop that’s different and you don’t need to abide by this rule at all, but if you’re at a rock shop or a gem show, zip the lip on the woo-woo talk.

    Because I’m going to tell you, again, I’ve witnessed this firsthand for years, once you start working with crystals you’ll see.  The sellers are keen on this, especially at gem shows…I’ve mentioned it to you when I’ve walked around the gem shows. If they hear you or just kind of look at you, they look you up and down and they see that you’re a woo-woo type, like us.

    I’m one.

    We go there all dressed to the nines in all our stuff, and we look very airy-fairy, part of the woo-woo crowd, and we’re talking to the woo-woo speak, or even, gasp, asking for,
    “Do you have a Lemurian Dow crystal, double-terminated Dow?”
    These are metaphysical terms.

    This is what I’m talking about with woo-woo talk. The second they hear that there’s the ka-ching sign or the ka-ching sound going off in their brain.  The seller’s, and they’re going ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching, or an S for “sucker”. They’re thinking, “I got a sucker on my hands.”
    And the Prices Go Up …
    Oh yes.  That crystal right there, they know what we’re talking about because they’ve studied up, even though they don’t believe (I’m not going to say this is for all sellers. There are sellers out there who are scrupulous who do believe in the metaphysical side of things. I even have a geology teacher who understands and believes in the metaphysical side of things).

    I’m not saying that they all don’t believe in it, but there are sellers out there, and a lot of them, who don’t believe in it at all, but have made it their business to learn about this stuff because they understand it affects their bottom dollar.
    Keep it Under Wraps
    On the economy side of things, it’s all about supply and demand.   If they can supply the woo-woo community with what they’re looking for, they can ratchet up the price on that crystal.  Whereas if they’re selling to just a Joe Schmo rock hound over here, they’re not having that. They’re not paying the jacked up price. They’re going to pay the going price because they know the going price.

    By the way, I give you some handy crystal shopping tips in this blog post over here.

    The sellers assume, that the woo-woo community, the metaphysical community, our crystal family, doesn’t know the going price. For the most part, many of us in this community don’t. And we think, “Okay, that’s just the price you pay.”

    Now, of course,  if we’re talking about a very rare crystal. If the mine has been closed. If there’s not very many of them. The price is going to be extremely high. For example, meteorites, very highly priced. It’s warranted. It makes sense. But when you’re selling me a crystal mass, you don’t even know where it’s from, and you’ve just learned that if you call this azeztulie you can sell it for $300 instead of $3.

    Think about it this way … Superman didn’t walk around with his costume around the streets of the city, right? He kept the costume under wraps. For a reason. You’re going to keep your Superman or Superwoman costume under wraps so that you can get what you want at a fair price.

    Does that save you money? Is this valuable information? I hope it is for you, please let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to grab the free Crystal Fakes download

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    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

    Rose Quartz Healing Properties, Correspondences and Meanings

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    Many notice the big, mondo-sized rose quartz rock by my front door to entrain the vibrational frequencies entering my home. Why do I keep that crystal there?

    Rose quartz is your crystal of love and compassion. It’s a crystal for all matters of the heart; both emotional as well as physical. Rose quartz invites us to connect with Divine Energy. This stone has a very gentle energy and is an ideal stress-reliever while it also invites in more kindness and compassion.

    It’s known to assist with all matter of fertility and the menstrual cycle. I even include in my very popular fertility combo.

    This is also a stone for beauty often used in baths and facials. Brings about a glowy, more youthful skin tone. I pop a tumbled stone into my facial moisturizer and also use rose quartz facial discs for my facial. Alternately, you can find a rose quartz roller to stimulate blood flow to your complexion.

    These are the polished rose quartz discs I like to include in my regular facials.

    It can become your “BFF crystal” that you cultivate a really close bond with (like I have). I also have one of these buddy-pieces that I’ve bonded with ever-present by my bedside; using that particular piece for a lot of different things. For instance, any kind of love, and we know there are different kinds of love in the English language. We should probably have different vocabulary words for the different types of love:

    • friendship love
    • family love
    • romantic love
    • self-love
    • compassion-love

    I could go on but you get the picture. All of these different types of love obviously are very, very important, so rose quartz is one that you may want to have in your collection, in my opinion.

    Affirmations
    I love the crystal affirmations provided in The Book of Stones. I use these affirmations for so many things; to start off my intention for a crystal meditation, to help balance a chakra or to include in a crystal grid. This one is the one given in that book for rose quartz:
    “I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love.”
    Geology and Identification
    As a type of quartz, rose quartz, just as other quartz varieties has a Mohs hardness of 7 and belongs to the trigonal crystal system. It’s usually a light pink,  but can vary in color, intensity, and hue; sometimes a very deep pink colored and at other times, very pale so that it’s barely pink. Sometimes they’re right in between. And to tell you the truth, geologists are totally confused as to what the exact cause of its rosy hue. The precise element has yet to be pinpointed but has been blamed on trace amounts of:

    • titanium
    • iron
    • manganese
    • dumortierite (this one seems to be the most likely culprit)
    • phosphate
    • or even aluminum

    Who the heck knows!

    This stone can be found in Madagascar, South Dakota, Namibia, India, and Brazil.

    Although translucent, it’s rarely ever transparent with a cloudy opaque look. You usually don’t see them growing naturally in points, that’s a rarity. Rose quartz most often appears in masses, so no crystals or crystal faces.
    Pink Quartz?
    Sometimes you’ll find rare and unique (translate: very expensive) pieces that do grow in points and… wow if you have one of those; hold on to that baby because it’s worth quite a bit! They’re quite rare.  (BTW, serious geologists don’t even consider these scarce rose quartz natural points to be “rose quartz”. In fact, they officially call them “Pink Quartz”). One major difference that sets them apart is that their pink color is not caused by the same element so that technically makes them entirely different mineral. Another important distinction between the two is that pink quartz is light-sensitive (so don’t leave it under UV lights or exposed to sunlight) – rose quartz is not. Hey, if you want to geek-out on that, check it out. 

    [caption id="attachment_21712" align="aligncenter" width="600"] EXAMPLES OF THOSE SUPER-RARE NATURAL ROSE QUARTZ POINT CLUSTERS. PHOTO CREDIT: ROB LAVINSKY, IROCKS.COM – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-SA/3.0)], VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS[/caption]The varieties from Madagascar and also from South Dakota are unique in that they exhibit a star rose (also known as asterism) caused by rutile inclusions. These star roses are usually visible when polished and they also are a deeper pink than rose quartz from other locales.

    This is a great link to dive into more detailed geological info.
    Chakra Association
    This stone works very well with the heart chakra for emotional heart issues, spiritual heart issues as well as physical heart issues.
    Rose Quartz Self Love Bath Recipe
    This piggy-backs onto last week’s topic; Crystal Bath Therapy. Here’s a checklist of items you can add/use for a super-relaxing self-love inducing bath experience.

    [caption id="attachment_21788" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo credit: @aldengagnon on Instagram (shared with permission). She shared: “Today I quite literally surrounded myself with self-love! I used these ingredients for a self-love ritual bath (inspired by the recipe in Hibiscus Moon’ latest video”.[/caption]

    BTW, each item listed here is optional, there are no hard fast rules but the more items you can add in, the more amplified the effect):

    • Pink Himalayan sea salt: 1 cup
    • Rosewood essential oil: 4 drops
    • Rose absolut essential oil: 2 drops
    • Several tumbled rose quartz stones (4-7 depending on size)
    • Pink rose petals (organic, dried or fresh)
    • Rose quartz candles (you can make your own as discussed here)
    • Rose Water (a few squirts or use as facial toner post-bath)

    Are These Meanings Reliable?
    This section refers to a new disclaimer I’ve needed to give recently.

    The info on this page relies mostly on common crystal correspondences that have been relied on for hundreds of years (much going back to ancient times), that I have also researched and have found to be consistent for myself, my clients as well as for the thousands of students and graduates of my Certified Crystal Healer Course. Now, the known-crystal-properties ring true for about 80% of the population.
    However, recently, something has changed.
    For those that don’t resonate with rose quartz’ usual correspondences; instead of being indifferent to it, now these people are seeing more of an intense negative reaction. Something has shifted with the energy there. Both with us as humans reacting to the stone as well as with the crystal itself, especially being a silicate.  If you’d like to learn more about this possible issue, I wrote a blog post here about why this may be occurring.

    I don’t personally find this to be true for myself, but for some, it’s even bringing up feelings of anger and anxiety! Not a widespread issue but something to definitely keep in mind. You’ll need to experiment with it to see how you react to rose quartz. Hopefully, you’re in the 80%.
    My Other Blog Posts Related to Rose Quartz

    • 10 Must-Have Crystals
    • Crystals for Anxiety and Stress
    • Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help
    • 2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

    Rose Quartz is included as part of my 10 Must-Have Crystals List:

    Rose Quartz is an all-time sparkly fav and if you don’t have some in your collection, I highly recommend that you do get some.

    If you’d like a regular dose of crystal info on how to use crystals in a practical way, I suggest subscribing to my newsletter here. You’ll also receive FREE instant access to my “Create Sacred Spaces with Crystals eKit” so you can learn how to use crystals to create your own sacred sanctuary. Check it out here.

    Crystal Blessings!

    Crystal Bath Therapy | Immediate Energetic-Hygiene Fix

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    Ever hear of a crystal water bath?

    Let me fill you in.

    Recently, I realized that my third chakra, my solar plexus, needed to be re-calibrated. (I discussed the circumstances surrounding that in my latest newsletter). It’s underactive at the moment; very out of sorts for me actually and therefore, really disconcerting too. If you’d like to find out more about the science behind crystals + chakras, you’ll want to start here with a classic blog post I have on that. So, I was getting ready to do a solar plexus crystal bath and thought to myself,
    “This is a great topic to share about and explain why a crystal bath is a highly effective and immediate energetic hygiene-fix!”
    A water soak with your chosen crystals is an excellent way to work with them. At the same time, you’re also creating your own relaxing spa experience. 

    The Science
    Now, let me explain why I feel putting stones in the tub (with water) can be so powerful.

    It’s an easy and efficient way to infuse your auric field with their vibrational frequencies; to help balance chakras, influence certain energies or to help manifest certain things.

    See, all matter emits electromagnetic frequencies, as do crystals, as do people. Those frequencies travel, just as electricity does (in the form of electrons). so we have something that’s a good electrical conductor; like me; a person.

    GEEK ALERT: all living things are excellent electrical conductors (something that allows those electrons to flow with less resistance), hence why you don’t want to be out in the middle of a lightning storm! Metals are also good electrical conductors. Some things are better conductors than others. Gold, copper, silver are really good metals for this. And then we have water; water is also an excellent electrical conductor. The opposite would be a poor energy conductor (aka insulators); such as glass, plastic, rubber, air, and wood (not a living thing any longer).

    So, we’ve got water + me; two effective energy conductors. Plus, water is highly programmable (will get to that in a bit).
    Crystal Bath Frequencies
    Crystals and stones emit their own individual resonant frequencies. Now with water being a good energy conductor, those frequencies are going to travel with less resistance and then come in contact with me, being another good energy conductor.  The less resistance, the easier it is for the energy to flow, therefore, that results in more efficient amplification of the vibrational frequencies.

    So, with less resistance, the easier it is for my electromagnetic field be influenced by the frequencies of the stones I have in the water. In some ways, it’s more effective for us than a simple crystal meditation sitting on the cushion because you’re surrounded by water; an added powerful conductor.
    Programmability of Water
    We’re made up of about 70% water, just like our planet. Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research with water molecules has shown us that water is highly programmable. Through his experiments, he was able to show us that our thoughts and intentions have an effect on the molecular structure of water. When our intentions are positively directed towards the water, the water molecules are physically altered in a beneficial way.

    (I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Emoto at a book signing shortly before his passing.)

    Dr. Emoto noted these positive changes can be achieved through prayer, music or even by attaching labels to a container of water. The Institute of Hearth Math has confirmed these findings with waters programmed with prayers and healing intent from holy places around in various parts of the world.
    This research shows us that water is an easily influenced energy transformer and an ideal delivery system.
    This got me thinking if we’re beneficially affected by good intentions, compassion, kindness, and meditation due to the fact that we’re mostly made up of water; a highly programmable material?
    So, to sum up…
    Being that water and living things are such excellent conductors of energy and both so easily programmable, it seems very logical to me that combining the three (crystals + water + living being) will result in the vibrational frequencies of crystals and stones conducting energy with less resistance, thereby more easily influencing us!
    Crystal Bath Recipe
    The only three necessary items are:

  • You
  • Tub of Water
  • Crystal(s) of your choosing (following safety guideline below)
  • Each of the following steps is optional:

    • Fill the tub and add in some salts (Epsom and/or Himalayan Sea Salt). If you want more info on why it’s beneficial to add salts to your bath, I highly recommend you check out this book. Truly eye-opening! Be informed & get protected against EMF.
    • Choose a music selection specifically written to entrain your energy to help balance the chakra or achieve your personal goal.  Some music is expertly written to influence specific electromagnetic frequencies, connect with specific light codes, and can even be based on sacred geometry and numeric patterns. For my solar plexus, my go-to track is this one (I just keep it on repeat since it’s only 6 min. long).
    • Place your chosen stones in the water, but first… there are a few things to consider when choosing your stones. First, I  choose according to non-toxicity of the stone and next, because you don’t want your stone getting slowly dissolved or ruined by the water, you want to be sure it has a minimum Mohs Hardness no less than 6. Here’s a great resource for looking up the Mohs Hardness and other info about various crystals and minerals.  (If you’re really into learning more about the Mohs Hardness scale and some cool mineral ID tips, you might want to check out my Crystal Savvy Class Elective.) So, for my solar plexus chakra, I chose yellow calcite. It “ticks all the boxes”.
    • Next, you may choose to add 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils (no synthetics). They need to be safe for topical use as well as gentle on the skin. For solar plexus work, I usually choose lemon and/or peppermint. But only 1 or 2 drops because these can be irritating to the skin. Please do your own due diligence here; research, test and use caution!
    • I also love candles with a bath like this and I usually make my own chakra candles or you could go with something like this and place them around the tub. In this case, I’d be using a yellow candle (in alignment with the solar plexus chakra) that may also have essential oils and crystal chips embedded within. The candles allow me to layer in a few more similar vibrational frequencies to add to the total effect and further amp up the effectiveness of my chakra balancing.

    More Creative Options
    You can choose to adjust the frequency of your water and program it in a specific way using a tuner like this free one (528Hz is known as the Love Frequency):

    https://youtu.be/5qBiGIAShpo

    You can be highly creative in the types of crystal baths you can do.

    I share a recipe for a Self Love Ritual Bath here.

    I’ve seen some highly specialized crystal bath salts. For instance, You can add those little gemstone chips they sell in tiny bottles into a small muslin bag. Then mix in half Epsom salts, half sea salt or Himalayan salt. Next, toss in some herbs that align with the frequency of the chakra you’re looking to balance or with the intention you’d like to manifest.

    I’d love to hear your ideas or if you try your own Crystal Therapy Bath; how did it go? Did you like the results? Please share in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings!