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




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 a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?

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    Hey, Crystal Hottie!

    How are you doing today? I have another crystal question to go over today in our video.

    I have blogged before about 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

    Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

    You’re going into dream time.

    You also want to foster the right sort of energy to recharge your battery

    You want it to be a place where you can relax & sleep and have really nice healthy, nurturing dreams.
    So here are the  crystals I recommend for bringing relaxing calming energies to your  bedroom:

    1. So, definitely amethyst for one.

    If you know how to create a crystal grid, you can put 1 under your bed or beside your bed. (Check out this older vid of our “under the bed grid”:)

    If you’re not into grids, you can simply use an amethyst point or you can choose a large amethyst geode, like I have in my bedroom.  That’ll  radiate the nice kind of energy that you want in your bedroom for a relaxing, sanctuary type of retreat space.

    This is a large crystal vignette that radiates that type energy into our master bedroom:


    2. Clear quartz is always great for enhancing the energies. If you already have amethyst going on in your bedroom, but you feel it’s too small or just not doing enough, you can  enhance + amp up those energies w/ a clear quartz piece.  I always like to have a few clusters of those in my bedroom.


    3. Rose quartz can add a nice calming energy for slumber. You can have large pieces of rose quartz or you can incorporate smaller pieces into a crystal grid. Rose quartz is something I always have by my bed because it’s just a special companion for me.

    [caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]

    4. Another crystal you could include is lepidolite.  Partly due to it’s lithium elemental content, it’s very good for calming your mind & encouraging sleep, ushering in good dreams as well. Just what we’re looking for here.

    [caption id="attachment_7398" align="aligncenter" width="597"] lepidolite[/caption]

    So that’s a nice mix to have for your bedroom. I have more tips here in an older blog post on crystals specifically for sleep.
    SIDENOTE: Book Review
    In the video above, I did a quick book review at the end.

    I really liked this one, The Essential Guide to Crystals: Tap into the healing power of crystals by Golnaz Alibagi.

    I was really impressed by this book because I always, always gravitate to the books that have some science in it & this one delivered.

    It also has great colored pictures of the stones, diagrams & exercises that you can do. It’s organized by sections; one on mind, body & spirit. It’s just one of those books that I think is really good to have in your personal crystal library.

    So, what crystals do you have in your Bedroom to create your sacred sanctuary?  Do you also have a Crystal Grid?

    I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings!

    Crystals for your living space & can I squeeze into an amethyst crystal?

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    Crystal blessings everybody! I have another crystal question that I want to go over for our topic today.

    This one says,

    “Should there be a certain set of crystals or a “crystal mix” for rooms like your living room or living space?”

    I think that it’s not a “should”, but there are definitely things you can do to make your living space feel more comfy; more vibrationally aligned with the type of energy that you’re trying to bring in to a living room or great room living space.

    Usually, that kind of room is a room where everyone likes to hang out, several people will gather for anything & so you want it to be a space that has good energy within it.


    You’ll want to choose crystals that can radiate their energy in all directions

    or you want to choose very large crystals

    …or you can do both.

    And I say “large”, b/c in this instance:

    yes, size does matter

    For ease of doing the video, I brought ones that were sort of on the smaller side, so I could hold them up for you. But larger crystals would be even better!  Because the energy torus…

    THIS, below, is an energy torus…if…like…you could actually see one with the naked eye. (I do teach you how to “see” it on our Certified Crystal Healer Course, btw!)

    So the energy radius extending outward around the crystal depends on the size of the crystal, so, if  it’s a little itty-bitty cluster, it’s not going to have as much radiating energy coming off of it. Get me?

    In my vid above, you can see a really pretty clear quartz crystal cluster &  you can see that the points go in all different directions. So when you have crystal points that are natural, you can envision the energy is strongest coming off of the tip, so all these tips going in different directions are going to send energy out in all different directions. You can see why that would be a good thing in a space where there’s people coming in from all different directions & a lot of people hanging out in one area.

    Then, in the video I show you apophyllite w/ stilbite. There are some clear apophyllite, green apophyllite, very light green–sea-foam green, and there is some peach stilbite in it too. Look at that, isn’t that beautiful? What a gorgeous baby!

    These may  look like clear quartz points, but in the photo below you can see there are 4 facets instead of 6! See how it looks like a square?

    Well, anyway…clusters of these are great for a living space too.

    Next in the video, I discuss & show my amethyst geode that I have here in my sacred space and those are great for living spaces as well. Large geodes like these are wonderful for radiating good amounts of energy into a space & really making the space feel good.

    Both Topaz & I try to squeeze ourselves into this baby as often as possible!

    Can I squeeze into an amethyst crystal? (WTH is wrong with me?!)

    And try as we might, we haven’t succeeded yet. Although Topaz has gotten pretty close. Oh…and I’m pretty certain that if we did manage to squeeze into it we’d shuttle off to an amazing freakin’ worm hole that would whiz us right passed the fifth dimension, representing all the possible alternate realities, & finally spit us out into an alternate universe where we’d both be called to explore the infinite itself as an interface between interconnectedness & potential!

    …and this is how it would look (scene from one of my favorite movies…Contact):

    How’s that for an adventure!!?

    Sorry for that little tangent…

    If you also have a healing space, sacred space where you bring people in for doing crystal healings, Reiki work, energy work, or anything like that, it’s great to have pieces like those discussed here today.

    One that I forgot to bring out in the video was a sphere. Spheres are obviously not natural; they’re cut & polished into a perfect ball & so the energy is going to radiate, again, from all angles.
    Meet my lapis lazuli sphere:

    It’s nice to do a sphere when you have a stone that just doesn’t grow in natural points (like lapis lazuli), because I really prefer the energy that comes off of natural points…when possible, b/c they naturally grow that way from the Earth.

    So, anyway, having a stone polished up into a sphere allows its energy to go off in all different directions. If you’re looking for the energy of lapis lazuli and you want to radiate that into a large space having a sphere is really nice.

    And again…the larger the sphere, the more energy you get, because the size does matter.

    Do you have any special large crystals hanging out in your living space? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings!