Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual with Crystals

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I’m so happy that you’re here to join me for our Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual with Crystals!

Those of you that are on my newsletter list, you got a list of supplies to bring and things that will make this a better and more luscious experience for you. If you don’t have those supplies, that’s okay. I’m going to walk you through the whole thing, and we’re going to have fun anyway. 🙂

Ritual Supplies
Here are some supplies you want to have on hand:

  • Paper and pencil, or your favorite device to type some notes on, I like paper and pencil, I’m old school.
  • Your crystal of choice, and I’ll go over the different crystals below.  There’s no wrong, or right here, there’s just certain ones that I prefer, because they have a really good vibrational frequency to amplify the work that we do during a Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual.
  • Citrus essential oil is great to have on hand.  The two that I show in the video are Citrus Bliss by doTERRA and Lemon essential oil. Whatever brand you choose to use, make sure it’s high quality organic, or therapeutic grade.
  • If you have a candle nearby, go ahead and light a candle, I’ll do the rest.  You don’t have to do this ritual now, you can just jot down notes if you want to and use it to prepare yourself to do this ritual later on again, or you can do it on the summer solstice itself.

This year the summer solstice is on Thursday, June 21. It moves from day to day, because it is based on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator.   Those of you in the southern hemisphere, you’re doing a solstice as well, but it’s going to be the Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere, it’s going to be at 6:07 AM, but you don’t have to be up at 6:07 AM your time to experience the energies of the Summer Solstice.

It’s strongest on the 21st, but the energies, the cosmic energies actually work for three days. The day before, the day of, and the day after, so any of those three days are ideal. This is a good time to prep and get your manifestation ducks in a row if you will 😉 We can do this ritual together now, or as I said, just jot down the notes, and you can do it when it’s convenient for you.
The natural rhythms of the earth and auspicious days, the Summer Solstice, in our cosmic cycle are beautiful times to plant seeds, to cultivate, or deepen and renew any manifestation you’ve already begun.
Perhaps you started planting the seeds at Spring Equinox, many of us do that because that’s a time that is representative of planting seeds…a time when eggs are laid.  It’s a time of manifestation, it’s a time of fertility, of growth, of new beginnings. Then when the Summer Solstice rolls around, as it’s coming up on us now in the northern hemisphere (again, southern hemisphere, you’re experiencing Winter Solstice, so if you’re here from the southern hemisphere, just pack this information away for you for six months from now).
What is the Summer Solstice?
During the Summer Solstice, we usher in a time to develop and grow those intentions, those metaphorical seeds that we planted at Spring Equinox. The reason we have this is due to the earth tilt on its axis. We’re slightly tilted 23 1/2° on our axis, so at certain times of the year we are tilted towards the sun, and as we orbit the sun, sometimes the hemisphere that you’re on is either tilted away or towards the sun.
The Summer Solstice is the day where we get the longest amount, the most amount of sunlight during the whole year, so it’s the longest day and the shortest night.
The sun is also higher in the sky throughout the day, if you’ll notice your shadow is shorter, and its rays are striking earth at a more direct angle, rather than coming in at a lower angle, the sun is more direct.

That causes more efficient warming, and hence we get our summertime and it’s hotter.  Summer is a time of development, growth, and lush abundance. We’re beginning to be able to reap those rewards. The first harvest begins, and I’m speaking not just from a farmers point of view, I’m speaking from a metaphorical point of view.

From those metaphorical seeds that you planted in the Spring, it’s a time of harvesting those manifestations you set in place, and it’s a time of manifestation energy.
Summer Solstice Crystals
So let’s go over those crystals that I love using for Summer Solstice. Remember, there’s no right or wrong, perhaps you have different ones?  If you want to put them in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it.

I’m very intentional in choosing my crystals and stones. I have most of mine in a crystal grid right now, but I brought out some other ones.

I’ve intentionally chosen specific stones, because of their specific light frequency, and their specific energetic vibrational frequency. These are the crystals that help align us with the correct energies for the solstice time, for all the things that I just discussed. This will make us a vibrational match to the cosmic energies that are manifesting right now, thereby allowing our manifestations to materialize with less resistance if any at all!

  • Pyrite:  whether it’s natural cubed, it doesn’t matter if it’s got the cube or not, it’s nice if it does, that’s the sacred geometry expressing itself very easily, but if it’s just a pyrite solar disk, or if it’s a mass that’s fine.
  • Sunstone:  tumbled sunstone works great.
  • Citrine:   I’m leaning towards only working with 100% natural citrine. I have found that most of the tumbled citrine out there, in fact, all of it really, is baked amethyst. I’m not vibing with the tumbled citrine any longer, our cosmic energies have changed quite dramatically. I talked about this last week, and I’m feeling like the natural Congo citrine is the one to work with if you’re going to be working with citrine. I almost feel like the baked amethyst now, because things have changed, is, I hate to put it this way, is a waste of time. All my Congo citrine’s in a grid right now.
  • Amber or Copal:  very powerful for the energies we’re working with.
  • Tigers eye:  a great one for this time of year.
  • Bumblebee Jasper:  in the video, you’ll see I’m wearing my Bumblebee Jasper ring.
  • Sulfur:  I got mine from Sicily, from Mount Etna region. Sulfur’s often found near volcanic areas, it’s also found in Durango, Mexico.

Once a year, right around this time I do my Summer Solstice Meditation e-kit, where I go over specific herbs and essential oils, and that’s all included in my Summer Solstice Glitter bundle. There is a meditation in there, a video meditation, MP3, a whole ritual, plus a bunch of other goodies, all bundled up along with the Summer Solstice Glitter bundle.

This kit allows you to take your crystal practice to the next level. Grab all my digitally kits, and my info products, a lot of them have been retired. I don’t sell them anywhere on my site, all in this one bundle for one crazy low price and it’s worth over $500, packed with the most powerful crystal and manifestation tools that I’ve come up with. It’s only $97, that includes my popular Attract Abundance and Prosperity Crystal e-kit, which all by itself is $97. Again,  It’s not available on my website, the only way to get access to this, is to be getting my newsletter, which you’ll start getting immediately. You can join my newsletter list by clicking this link.
Summer Solstice Ritual

  • As we jump into the ritual, the first thing we want to do is create sacred space.  Relax, take a few deep inhales and exhales. On your next inhale, take the deepest inhale you’ve taken all day. Then one more nice deep inhale.
  • If you’ve got that citrus essential oil, you want to either do a nice sniff or be diffusing it right now. Alternatively, you can light a candle, or you can take this whole ritual outdoors. That is a really great way to get yourself immediately into sacred space.  You can do other things to energetically clear the space you’re going to be using. Sound acoustics are highly effective for creating sacred space. Like a crystal singing bowl.
  • Next step is to set your intentions for this ritual with a list. That’s what the pen and paper are for. Since this is a time of reaping the rewards, getting things in alignment for that first harvest, for the first harvest that’s coming up now (that’s what happens right after summer solstice). It’s a time of development, a time of really lush abundance and growth.  It’s good to focus on your intentions in those areas. This will allow things to materialize with more ease.   Is it time to grow your savings account? Is it a time to grow your business? Maybe increase the number of friends you have, or maybe it’s a time to grow and develop your education, or something you’re studying right now, or learning to do some self-development?
  • I find it best to not focus on too many things. One thing, or at the most three things at a time.  Write your one, two, or three manifestation intentions down on that piece of paper so you can refer to it.

    4.  Alongside your manifestation intention, be sure you include a timeline.  You want it to come into fruition by the next lunar cycle, by the next new moon, or maybe in the next three months, or six months, or maybe a year, but be clear and precise and specific.

    At the same time, you want to keep it about you.  I always like to give just a gentle reminder that we’re not working on anybody else, we’re not manipulating other people’s personal will.  That’s something that I never recommend.  It’s just about you.

    5.  Choose the crystal you’re going to work with and we’re going to get focused on that.  I’m going to work with my large natural citrine from Brazil (because all of my congo citrines are in a crystal grid).  First, hold the special crystal, or maybe it’s more than one crystal that you’re going to work with today.
    You’re going to be using that crystal in this ritual, and if you’re able to, if it’s too large like the citrine I’m holding in the video, you can just hold your hands upon it, or you can hold the crystal, if it’s small enough, maybe it’s a tumbled sunstone, in your receiving hand, your left hand.  Then you’re just going to gently focus on the natural rhythm of your breath. Allow yourself to just breathe more deeply, allowing yourself to entrain with the vibrational frequency of that crystal, and focusing on the natural rhythm of your breath.

    Allowing yourself to begin to breathe more deeply now, filling your lungs all the way to the bottom, taking the deepest breath you can take. Squeeze all the air out of your lungs on your exhale. Squeeze it down to the last bit of air out. Notice how your body responds to that. Do it a few more times. As the crystal entrains your electromagnetic field and aligns your energy with its own energy.

    Now glancing over at your list, you’re going to visualize each item you placed on that list with great clarity.

    Think of every detail, how things would look when that manifests, what you’ll be wearing, sounds you might hear, scents you might notice, every detail. Most importantly, focus on your feelings, your emotion, that’s the energy there. Your feelings and your senses. Feel the joy, the sense of accomplishment, the pride, the peace.

    Focus on what that might feel like when that intention comes to fruition. Do the same for your next two intentions, if you have more than one. As this energy from the crystal helps to align your manifestations. Now put your verbal energy into this, and declare it to the universe as done. While still holding your crystal, and loud with energy, you’re going to say … And so it is!

    Now just stay in place with your crystal in place and in the video I add acoustic vibration from my crystal bowl to seal the deal. Sound acoustics, very powerful. Deep inhale, exhale, and you can place your crystal down, and the ritual is complete.

    Pretty powerful stuff, right?  How do you feel?  Please share in the comments below and tell me what crystal (or crystals) you connected with during the manifestation ritual. 

    Thank you all who’ve joined me!  Have a wonderful Summer Solstice.

    Crystal Blessings,

    9 Easy Ways to Raise the Vibes in Your Home or Work Place

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    Ever walk into a space & have it just

    not

    feel

    good?

    Have it feel yuck & stuck?

    I know I have. That feeling is a very real thing!
    It’s the vibrational frequencies of the space interacting with your electromagnetic field.
    We naturally crave an environment that feels energetically welcoming.

    A home or work space that’s vibing with feel-good energy is one that you feel at home in, that you feel positive in, that inspires creativity & good conversation.

    It’s a place you enjoy doing your favorite things in or allows you to relax, meditate, read…and on and on.

    Since a good-feeling space is not a vibrational match to negative feeling frequencies, you’ll be less likely to have arguments, sadness or even uneasy feelings in a space that’s been energetically-tended-to.

    The good news is there are some vibrational things you can do (some involving crystals) to help make your space more inviting and even create a sacred space of your own. So let’s get into those:

    9 Easy Ways to Raise the Vibration in your Home or Work Place
    1. Clear the clutter & do some physical cleaning – I know this one doesn’t feel like much fun & not even very metaphysical, but it’s a must-do before you do anything else!

    A space that’s filled with clutter or dust is energetically clogged & not allowing the energy to flow, not allowing the stagnant negative feeling vibes to clear out. So, get to de-cluttering first & then dust, vacuum & just make the space sparkle.

    You’ll feel the change right away!

    2.  Use essential oils – 100% pure essential oils (organic fair-trade & sustainably harvested preferred!) are high vib’ing. You can add them to your space in a couple of ways. You can actually use them to help clean in the above step.

    Here’s a great video with more on how you can use them for cleaning your space:

    Then once the cleaning is done, keep the vibes high in your space by using the oils in an oil burner or a diffuser.

    NOTE: If you’re doing this in your work space be sure to get permission from those around you! B/c the oil scents may not agree with everyone & I’d like to keep you outta the trouble zone.

    3.  Salt Lamps – these are great for inducing negative ions into your environment & for restructuring the energy of our environment. Plus they shine a soft beautiful & comforting light that does wonders for our energetic state. 

    I have a full-on blog post all about salt lamps & their benefits here.

    And these days you don’t even have to go to a specialty metaphysical shop to get them! You can find them in any home-ey type store. I found these in Bed, Bath & Beyond…

    4.  Crystal Placement – simply place crystals throughout your space intuitively; wherever you think they feel or look best.

    Just having the crystals in your space will entrain the energy around you. Whenever you enter the space, you’ll feel the difference from a space that isn’t as vibrationally aligned.

    5. Crystal Grids – creating a crystal grid is a way to organize or structure the energy from your crystals towards a specific intention. So it’s more advanced than just placing a crystal in the space.

    I have a blog post here and a best-selling book here that I wrote all about how to do a crystal grid. It’s kinda my thang. 🙂

    Something I really like to do to restructure the energy of the space is to grid the entire room.
    You can grid a room by simply taking 4 clear quartz points and putting one in each corner facing inwards towards the center of the room. Then just let them communicate with each other.
    6. Sage Smudge –  Pick up a smudge stick, or loose sage (usually white sage is used for the purposes of clearing out) and burn it slowly (after you light it blow out the flame & it will cont. to smolder & smoke) in a fireproof safe bowl, dish or shell like an abalone shell. 

    Allow the smoke to waft around & smudge the space.

    Some like to use a feather or a ceremonial fan to control where the smoke goes a bit, like into tight corners & to help spread the smoke around.  It also helps to keep the smoldering sage stay lit.

    NOTE: You can use a gem elixir smudge spray if the smoke from burning sage will bother you or isn’t appropriate in your work place (cuz it’s not).

    C’mon, do you want to be caught standin’ there with your burning sage & smudge fan with the smoke alarm blaring & the sprinklers going off in your work building?

    Didn’t think so.

    7.  Sound Clearing – We can easily use acoustic energy to restructure the energy of our space (it’s all about sound vibrations). Very easy to do!

    You can use any sort of high amplitude (loud) acoustic instrument, but I prefer to use something that’s pleasing to my ears:

    • tingshas
    • crystal singing bowl
    • Native American drumming

    There are many more options than this. Take your pick! You may also choose to put on a CD or a sacred space music station like this one.

    8.  Let Mother Nature in – open up the windows & grow indoor plants.

    Mother Nature induces negative ions & that’s a GOOD THING for our spaces. So as much as possible allow nature into your space!

     

    9.  Feng shui your space

    I am no feng shui expert but I do believe in the powers of inducing the correct energy into your space through the proper placement & alignment of objects. For this I’m going to refer you to a good source to get you started.

    And lastly, I’ve got a FREE Crystals and our Sacred Spaces eKit to help you pull all these elements together. In it, you get tons of sparkly inspiration on creating a sacred space all your own.

    If you haven’t picked yours up yet…you can do that here.

    How Often?
    I’m usually asked how often we should do these things to keep our spaces sacred & energetically tended to.

    My feeling is you can never do too much of it…but if I had to give you a guideline, I’d say shoot for once/month. And if something has occurred in your space that has made you feel uncomfortable or bad in any way then do something right then to raise the vibes.

    Are you gonna try out some or all of these tips & raise the vibration of your space?  Do you feel the difference?  I know you will! Share your experience in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Detailed Manifestation Ritual for Summer Solstice in 7 Steps

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    The natural rhythms of the earth & auspicious days in the cosmic cycle are excellent times to cultivate new or deepen & renew our manifestation rituals.

    While our Western World Gregorian calendar places January as the start of our New Year, ancient & Earth-based cultures actually consider the vernal equinox to be the true start; and for good reason.

    The spring equinox represents a time to plant seeds & manifest. It’s a time of fertility, growth, and new beginnings!

    But when the Summer Solstice is upon us, as it is today in the Northern Hemi (Winter solstice for you in the Southern Hemi), we usher in a time to develop & grow those intentions that we planted at the spring equinox.

    Summer is a time of lush abundance & growth. 🙂
    Right now is the time of reaping rewards, harvesting and manifestation energy, Baby!

    And it ain’t just for farmers. 😉
    Crystals for Summer Solstice
    Here are a selection of crystals I like to use to vibe up with the very specific energetic frequencies of Summer Solstice:

    • sunstone
    • pyrite
    • citrine
    • amber
    • tiger’s eye
    • sulfur

    Notice a theme there with the stones?

    Yes, I’m very intentionally choosing stones from a specific light frequency (aka color) to align us with the correct energies for solstice time….like this shiny natural pyrite cube.

    Summer Solstice Ritual
    Here I’ve outlined the steps in my own potent summer solstice manifestation ritual:

  •  Go to your sacred space. Doesn’t need to be elaborate…just any space you can be quiet in, that is special to you & allows you to focus on the task at hand; surround yourself with crystals, summer flowers, music & diffuse some essential oils. OR you can do this outdoors: perhaps in your backyard or by the ocean or in the mountain air. Infinite possibilities!
  • Energetically clear the space you’ll be using.  You can do this easily with sound acoustics. That’s my favorite way… using a rattle, drum, crystal singing bowl or any musical instrument which calls attention to the beginning (and later, the ending) of your ritual. You can also sing or chant to do this.
  • Set your intentions for this ritual with a list. Since this is a time of development, growth & lush abundance, I try to set intentions related to that.
    • Is it time to grow your savings account? Grow your business? Increase the number of friends you have or a time to develop your education & learning or do some self-development? 
    • Write your 3 manifestation intentions down on a small piece of paper so you can refer to it. Be sure to include a specific timeline & be as clear and precise as you can but keep it about YOU.
    • (A gentle reminder: No manipulation of other people’s personal will as that’s something I never recommend).
  • Get Focused. First hold the special crystals you’ll be using for this ritual in your hands & then focus on the natural rhythm of your breath. Allow yourself to begin to breathe more deeply, filling your lungs all the way to the bottom taking the deepest breaths you’ve taken in a while & then squeezing all the air out of your lungs. Notice how your body responds.
  • Visualize each item on your list very clearly. Notice every detail. Imagine it happening through your feelings & senses. Do the same for your next 2 intentions.
  • Put your verbal energy into it & declare it to the Universe. While still holding your crystal(s) out loud and with energy say,  “And so it is!”…or some variation; Aho! Amen! So mote it be! …you get the picture.
  • End with sound acoustic vibration to seal the deal.  Again using your preferred method: rattle, drum, crystal singing bowl, etc.
  • Want more?

    You can take all week to still work with the energies of the Summer Solstice as we’ll still be in the vibration & energies for a few more days & you can take that time to go deeper.

    Once a year at Summer Solstice, I offer my Summer Solstice Meditation eKit where I go over specific herbs & essential oils you can use to further amplify the power of your crystals… along with a guided video meditation & detailed summer solstice ritual and a bunch of other goodies all bundled up in my Summer Solstice Glitter Bundle!

    Happy Sparkly Summer Solstice to you!

    What’s missing in college – Crystals?

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    OK, can I get a little academic with ya & geek-out this week? Again? OK, I’m gonna.

    I think– as a former anthropology undergraduate student (my major was actually Biological Anthropology with an emphasis in Primatology. Aren’t you glad you asked?)LOL!… Okay, so, I was saying, I really feel there was 1 thing that was really missing from that major. What the heck does all this have to do with crystals? You’ll see!

    At the time I was in college in the early 90’s there were 4 different disciplines that fell under the Anthropology umbrella(maybe it’s still that way, IDK):

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Then, like I did with my major, you can drill down even further & get into 1 specific aspect of it so I focused in on the primates; they are such loves, aren’t they? Gorillas are my favorite, favorite, favorite!!! But, okay, I digress. I do that a lot.

    So, I always felt like there was this deep, cavernous hole of missing info in the Cultural Anthropology sector of it. What’s this gap, you say? It’s the whole study of non-modern cultural tools. Many different societies are studied in these disciplines & a lot of them non-Western, because those are the ones that are most unfamiliar to us here in the Western world. The professors & books would talk about the ancient customs & then in the social anthropology aspect of it; how that morphed into modern ways of being & their different hierarchies within the societies, whether their matriarchal or patriarchal & all that kind of sort of stuff.

    [caption id="attachment_11071" align="aligncenter" width="461"] A modern Urku Shaqui of Peru. (photo credit: Ajor933) Notice the stones in his headdress.[/caption]

    But, we never really got into the tools that native or indigenous cultures (people with a close tie to Mother Earth) used unless we were talking about in the archaeology part of it; looking at the tools in that way from an archaeological aspect. We never got into the medicine man & the shaman & specifically what they do, their roles & analyzing their tools (some passed down for generations…the history there!!)…and the drumming and of course, the crystals. Ahhhhh, there it is. See? I told ya. 

    But, sometimes I’d catch a glimpse in a photo or movie and see the crystals being used. Of course, I’d perk up! *urrrgh?* But no juicy info was to be had.

    Crystals. Especially quartz crystal. Quartz plays a very important role in a lot of these tools used for ceremonial or ritualistic purposes. I kept seeing them but I never heard them spoken about once, — when I say “spoken about”, I mean really taught about. Sometimes it was briefly mentioned in the academic books, but it was basically just lightly brushed over or just mentioned as a quick aside.

    [caption id="attachment_11070" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Mayan priest performing a healing(photo credit: Bob Makransky http://www.whatismagic.com)[/caption]

    All these questions I had & no one to answer them…at least not in most universities from the research I did at the time. Not even a book (but if you know of a book…PLEASE post it in the comments below b/c I think I speak for many whan I say we’d love to read it!!) And I’ve been out of undergrad college for a long time so maybe some of you whipper-snappers can tell me different. Now that would be a DELIGHT!!

    Even now, I try to do my own research & I’ve found some but I’ve also found that these stories surrounding the Stone People are closely guarded. And most likely, rightly so. But there are even entire courses dedicated just to the pyramids of Giza, so I propose this!:

    We need a new course or 2 under the Anthropology umbrella. Okay, universities, are you listening? A course where you really delve into & explore things like rituals, ceremony & the important tools, crystals, medicine bundles, etc. used in those rituals & ceremonies. What is the drumming is for? The trances that they go into. Why? The contemplation periods, the vision quests, medicine wheels & the tools used alongside with all of these things. What’s the history behind it?

    That would be a dream come true! Wouldn’t it?? Or is it just me?

    Then, you could follow it up with optional field trips. Traveling to go visit the surviving societies in different countries, participating in their rituals. *If they are welcoming to this sort of thing.* Students could come & participate & perhaps for 1 or 2 to apprentice alongside a medicine man, a shaman. I know many an anthropology student has done that with other roles. Of course, this would all rely on the indigenous community being willing, because sometimes they’re not & that’s totally understandable.

    But this would allow those who were interested to learn where the practices really came from, the legends behind them, how they use the tools, why they use them, what they’re used for & the crystals would be a big part of that because it is a big part. How interesting would that be?

    Okay, so, that’s my thought for the day.

    What do you think about this idea? Maybe you could teach it! Please share below! 🙂

    Super Crystal Blessings to you,