How To Program a Crystal

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, dreaming, gratefullness 35 Comments

I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

If you know of another way that contradicts my method…that’s totally cool. I don’t ever say my way or the highway.  There are many ways to achieve the same result & no one is wrong or incorrect. It’s all about what resonates with you & your preference.

Let’s get into it…
Do we really need to PROGRAM a crystal?

I feel that certain crystals can help with certain specific things or have a set of certain properties due to their unique molecular make up & vibrational frequencies. So knowing that …why would a crystal need us to “program” it?

Does the crystal really need us telling it anything?  So…we’re going to tell the crystal what to do for us or go about controlling it in some way? Are we even able to do that? Do we tell a medicinal herb how it’s going to heal us?

I just don’t vibe with this.

Not to say that it isn’t possible. But why go against the grain & the inherent programming that nature & Mama Earth baked into it?

Let’s say, for example, that I decide to use clear calcite to help gain a new perspective on something…do I need to tell the calcite this, program or charge it in some way to make it do what I want if I already believe that the calcite has this specific correspondence?

Or is that vibrational frequency already programmed in its energetic blueprint? I feel that it is so I take a simpler more practical approach to all this.

Although, I do teach in our Advanced Crystal Master Course how to program clear quartz crystals for special cases, this isn’t something that is always necessary & I don’t feel the program we imprint will have staying power anyhow…so it’s something that will continually need to be maintained.

For the most part…I leave it up to nature to do the programming. I think she’s pretty much got that process down pat. 😉

TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal; Step by Step
Now, I do feel that it’s important to tune into the energy of your crystal…as you would turn the dial (back in them thar olden days…) to tune into a specific frequency to receive a desired radio station.

Then once you’re tuned in you can set your intention & align it with your crystal.  So its more about “programming yourself” than it is about the crystal. Get what I mean?

The difference here may seem subtle to you or you may say “Semantics, Babe!”, but in my mind it’s quite different.

In tuning in first, we’re getting into harmony with the energy of the crystal & then by clarifying our intentions we are making the sometimes muddy work of communicating with Source Energy way more clear. In addition, by doing this you’re laser-focusing your energy  to your purpose + objective!
My super-easy & practical steps:

  • First, do your research & choose a crystal that resonates with your desired intention (so the crystal already has its own “baked-in program” & you’re just looking for a match to what you want to achieve.)
  • Get cozy with your crystal in your sacred space. Doesn’t need to be elaborate…just any space you can be quiet in, is special to you & allows you to focus on the task at hand
  • Get into a clear & relaxed state by taking a few deep breaths. You can use some meditation music to help with this as well (here’s my Pandora Sacred Space Station so you can dive into that!)
  • Write your intention down on a small piece of paper so you can refer to it. For example, “I will work together with this crystal to achieve self-love & healthy confidence” or “I will work with this crystal to have a calm & anxiety-free week”. The options are endless.  ❤
  • Place the crystal at your third eye and visualize yourself LIVING your intention in 3D. How would it feel? How would it sound when you’ve achieved that intention? Really use your senses to visualize you HAVING that intention as reality & then visualize shooting that “vision” from your third eye right into the crystal like a laser-beam of light. This is powerful stuffs! You’re actually sending emotionally charged energy into the crystal like a computer laser writing a program on a microchip! Yep..this is mega-charged intention-setting.
  • Now hold your crystal over your heart as you send your feelings of gratefulness. Gratefulness that we’ve been provided with such healing tools + supports to assist us here on Mama Earth School. Gratefulness that your intention has already been set & is coming to fruition. Manifestation wheels are already rolling! Feel the joy of that & let it flow from your heart into your lovely crystal ally. And say a heartfelt “Thank you”.
  • Now, take a deep breath & you’re all done. 🙂

That’s all there is to it.

Maybe you’re next question is:

“Where should I keep my crystal now? Do I need to keep it someplace special?”

That part is really up to you, Lima Bean. You can choose to take it with you in a little pouch…however I don’t recommend doing that with a really pretty or expensive crystal as it runs the risk of getting pretty banged up.

Or perhaps you’d like to keep it by your bedside.

Or maybe on a special altar surrounded by other objects that are special to you.

Just make sure it has meaning. As I teach about in my book, Crystal Grids…just make sure it’s in a space where you can give that crystal some daily TLC.  Don’t ignore it & don’t let it collect dust bunnies. You want to make a meaningful energetic connection of some sort with it on a regular basis: at least once a week, daily if possible.

And you know, if you’re a hard-core skeptic, none of this shizzle is going to work for you b/c that’s your intention. You don’t believe it will work…so guess what? It won’t!

If you do have total faith & believe then you & your crystals will do wonderful things together! Believe me. I know!

WHO done it?
Another point I want to bring up is that for me…it’s extremely important WHO does the intention setting for you.

I feel this is something you must do yourself rather than leave it to someone else to do for you. If you’re thinking “I don’t know what I’m doing so I’ll let them do it for me”, well…I feel this is giving your power away & taking the most important necessary element out of the recipe: YOUR ENERGY!
It’s so much more powerful when you can tune in + set the intention with your crystal YOURSELF.
I see so many crystals being sold at exorbitant prices b/c so & so “programmed” or “charged” the crystal up for you.

No thank you. Not for me.

I don’t want anyone else’s energy imprint messing with my mojo. No one can do it like you for you, Crystal Hottie!

And you see how easy it is…I just showed you. So why leave it up to anyone else? These are your precious dreams & plans. Treat them like your babies & don’t leave it in the hands of others.

Ready to give it a go?  Put these steps into action, grab your crystal, set your intentions & let your dreams fly!  I’d love to hear how it works for you & what you think of my process in the comments below.  

Crystal Blessings!

 

COLOR OF THE YEAR: RADIANT ORCHID ~ 2014 ~ Sugilite + Lepidolite

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, Crystal Healing, dreaming, protection 10 Comments

I love color! How about you?

So, last year I started a tradition of pairing up a crystal video to match up with Pantone’s Color of the Year. To explain sort of what that’s about this is from the Pantone website:

Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist.

Pretty cool, right? You can find out more about that here.

I decided to create a NEW color collage of my own…with crystals! YOU LIKE?

In today’s featured video I go over 2 very specific stones that I felt aligned very well with “Radiant Orchid”.

COLOR OF THE YEAR: RADIANT ORCHID ~ 2014 ~ Sugilite + Lepidolite

More Crystal Info + Another that goes with the 2014 Color of the Year
Sugilite

  • A potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate mineral (wooooo!)
  • Mohs Hardness: 6-6.5
  • Chakra Alignments: 3rd Eye, Crown + Transpersonal
  • Assists with spiritual protection, enhances dreams, purifies the aura

Lepidolite

  • A potassium lithium aluminum silicate
  • Mohs Hardness: 2.5-3
  • Chakra Alignments: Heart, 3rd Eye & Crown
  • An emotional & mental soother & balancer, calming, assists in reducing stress, brings a calm, serene sense of well-being

Charoite

  • Very complex element content. For you Chemistry Freaks (that’s a MAJOR compliment BTW!!) here’s the formula: (K,Sr) 15-16 (Ca,Na) 32 [Si 6 O 11 (O,OH) 6 ] 2 [Si 12 O 18 (O,OH) 12 ] 2 [Si 17 O 25 (O,OH) 18 ] 2 (OH,F) 4 · ~3H 2 O  …so there’s that.
  • Mohs Hardness: 5-6
  • Chakra Alignment: 3rd Eye, Crown + Transpersonal Chakras
  • Excellent for de-toxing of inner negative energy, psychic ability stimulator, assists with being/becoming a more effective energy healer, provides protection, assists us in figuring out our life purpose & then to walk that path

Here are the links to the videos I mention in this week’s feature:

  • 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald
  • Pineal Gland Video, Part 1
  • Pineal Gland Video, Part 2

OK, so now I’d like you to please post below in the comments…what other crystals & stones do you think would also make a great vibrational match for Radiant Orchid?

Sugar Pop, thanks for watching & sharing your special brand of glitter-genius here w/ all the rest of the Crystal Hotties!

BTW, some dude on my FB page said he thought I was excluding the males from our community by referring to us all as Crystal Hotties.

Ummm, since when is a “Hotttie” gender-specific? Frank (my husbo) will take great offense to that since he is the OFFICIAL HEAD CRYSTAL HOTTIE! 😉

So, please know; male, female, transgender & all shades in between…we’re all Crystal Hotties!

OK, much love & Sparkle- Bombs!

 

Ten Crystal Blog Posts ~ Hidden Gems

Hibiscus Moon amethyst, anxiety, blogging, citrine, cleansing, Crystal Healing, Crystals, divination, dreaming 3 Comments

I know you don’t read every single blog post I put out.

Perhaps you’ve missed quite a few or maybe you’re totally new ’round here. So, I made a list here of some crystal blog posts that were quite popular or were spurred by frequently asked questions. Some of these posts also may have gotten buried (especially when I was churning them out quicker than people could read them) but might really ring your bell.

Check ’em out:

  • Will my crystals still be powerful if they faded in the sunlight?
  • 8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • Can you prepare foods &/or medicines using crystals & stones?
  • Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief
  • What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
  • Charging Crystals Under the Moon
  • How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything
  • 4 Crystals to Improve Dream Recall
  • Crystal Myths Debunked
  • 4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
  • I hope you found a hidden gem there among the bunch!

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!

    How to Begin Working with Crystals and Stones

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, dreaming, gratefullness, meditation 8 Comments

    I’m often presented with this question:

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

    Here’s what I suggest, Crystal Hottie.

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

    Your 3 fav’s….go get ’em now!

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Some more tips to make this more pleasant & effective:

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

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

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

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

    Pretty simple, right?

    Crystal Blessings to you on your journey, Crystal Hottie!

     

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