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August 26, 2018
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A Guide to using Calming and Relaxation Crystals.

Today I woke up tired.

The cats had me up.  The humidity was awful. I just woke up cranky and needing several cups of Java to pick me up.

Had I been thinking? I might have reached over and tucked a piece of Rutile Quartz under my pillow last night.

Rutile Quartz healing crystal by wicked stones in Canada

So what’s a Rutile Quartz and why do I want to use it?

Rutile quartz crystals have a very calming effect on the mind.  They allow you to tap into your intentions of relaxation and feel calmer.  They are super great for when stress is getting to you and you just need to remember to relax and breath – one, two three, I CAN DO THIS!  This is one of many types of relaxation and calming crystals that I have available on my website. Feel free to click here if you’d like to see more.

Let’s dispel a myth for a second here:  Crystals are not instant fixes. You can’t just put one on and go AH, see? Now I’m better! They can, however, work quickly, if you have used them before and are in the habit of how to connect with their energies.  I’d love to tell you that you can tuck one under your pillow and WHAMMO BLAMMO you have instant sleep! But, you do need to work a bit with the stone first.

Step 1:  Sit with your crystal and look at it.  This is called “getting to know” your crystal or “connecting with it”.  Roll it in your hands, look at it, touch it.  Really look at it and discover it’s beauty, it’s nooks and crannies, its faults or bumps.  This is your new companion as you start your new journey.

Step 2:  Tell the crystal what you want it to do for you.  This is called “charging” your stone.  You are announcing to yourself, the universe and to the crystal that this is it’s job.  For Rutile Quartz, announce (tell, charge) the stone by saying something like this:  “You are going to help me to relax.  You are going to help me to let go of my busy thoughts.  When I hold you in my hands, I WILL feel relaxed.  I will be able to let go of my thoughts. I CAN relax. I can put away my busy thoughts!”  (Use whatever words you feel are right.) Do this every day for a while.  Pick a time where your day is quiet and you won’t be interrupted for a few moments.  If you meditate, you can do this at the same time.

Step 3:  Relax.  Put your stone where it’s going to be kept at night (under your pillow, while you are wearing it, etc) and let your mind accept that this is your new partner, friend or companion with your goals.  Now and then during the day, think about your stone and how it’s going to be there for you when you need it.  If you are wearing it? Touch it now and then and remember for a few seconds that this crystal is going to help you when you are going through some tough times ahead.  It is powerful. It is strong and it will be there for you.

Step 4: When needing to relax, use your crystal.  Hold it in your hands, touch it, stroke it and know that it can help you to relax and let go of busy thoughts (if this is the case).  As you are doing this say in your mind (or out loud if you’d like) something like: “I am relaxing. I am calm. 1.2.3.4.etc… I am going to let go of my thoughts that bother me.”  And whenever those busy thoughts get to you? Try the same thing.  After a while you will feel the connection between your crystal and how it works with you knowing you are focusing your intentions and using the crystals energy to help you.

Does this always work?

This technique works with a LOT of people as you are making a change with your mind to alter your thought patterns (when it come to relaxation for example). But not everyone will be successful.  There may be outside influences or chemistry in the body that just doesn’t allow for some changes to be made.

There is no set time limit on how long it will take for you to be able to access the healing crystal’s energy. It may be immediate or it may take you longer time.  Some individuals are very connected to the energy around them and will feel the effects sooner, while others struggle with accepting that a “stone” can help them at all. I have had clients who have immediately been drawn to a crystal and known that “THIS IS THE ONE! YES!”  I’ve talked to others who just didn’t get it at all.  “Its a stone man… a rock.  Period. End of story.”  And that’s okay.  Some individuals just are not able to connect with this type of healing and need their own style of relaxation techniques.  If this is the case for you? Perhaps you have a friend who could use your crystal.  All it needs is a little cleansing and it’s good to move on to it’s new home.

Wicked Stones Healing crystal

Relax, have an awesome day.

Have an awesome calm day!
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August 25, 2018
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How to use a Crystal for Meditation – The sounds of OM

Tibet healing crystal from Wicked Stones

Once and a while I find these awesome beauties in my collection.  This one is a beautiful natural (raw) crystal point that was originally collected in Tibet.  Tibet crystals are really powerful if you are looking for something that can help you attune to OM vibrations.

Okay now that this is aside, why do “I” want to use a crystal that attunes to the OM vibration? Let’s look into that.

Tibet Om Crystals by Wicked Stones

First, what’s an OM?

Om is a Mantra (a sound, or a vibration to make things sound easier) that is traditionally chanted during certain points in your meditation or yoga practices.  This Mantra (or sound) is said to have a very high creative and spiritual power to help with your healing intentions.

Let’s practice!  How do I say this word? 

It actually sounds like the letters A U M put together.  Here’s a fabulous video so that you can hear this sound:

Try this:  Say the word AWWWEEEEEEE and feel it from the back of your throat.  Really pull the sound deep from within you.  Then say OOOOOOOO by making the sound in the upper part of your mouth.  Then feel your lips closer together saying MMMMMM (like you just tasted something incredible.)

Alright, now you have that. So WHY do I want to do that?

Think about our Earth.  Everything is moving. It’s vibrating. It’s energy. It’s pulsating and electrical and there is so much happening that you can’t actually see.   Chanting the OM Mantra is connecting to that universal natural energies around you.  Here’s a few reasons why you might want to do such a thing:

  • Helps you with your own self healing power
  • Relaxation
  • Concentration and focus
  • It is said to purify the area around you and even the people around you as the vibrations spread
  • Creation of positive energy and vibrations
  • Helps with relaxation (dealing with stress! Who doesn’t need THAT?)
  • Helps you to think clearer and make decisions (helps you to relax and overactive mind and thoughts so you can see answers to your questions)

When working with crystals (such as these) you can help attune your crystals with your intentions while meditating and chanting OM.  Especially helpful if you are working with a particular crystal that goes hand in hand with OM energy (such as this healer from Tibet).

Now this is only scratching the surface of working with Mantras, chanting and meditation.  There’s a lot you can learn to help you along your own personal healing journey from teachers, friends and even books and videos on self help.  It’s a positive step to work with your own personal healing energies so matter what items you choose to work with (crystals, tools etc).

A little joy is always a blessing 🙂

Have an awesome day today.

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June 26, 2018
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How to give Healing Crystals to your Cat or Dog

sad-dog

As humans, we sometimes forget that our pets feel stress.  They get emotional, upset and overwhelmed with life.  Just as we use healing crystals for ourselves, we can impart some of this to our cats and dogs as well.

So how do they work?

Inherently, crystals offer emotional support and healing to the wearer. But also, you can add your intentions and good vibes (or feelings) to the stone yourself and then give them as a gift to your cat or dog.  Each type of crystal has it’s own type of healing properties.

Please note: crystals do not replace proper veterinary health care.  The use of crystals goes hand in hand with the proper care that your doctor suggests for your four legged friend.  They are companions in their care and should never EVER replace the advice of your pet’s healthcare doctors.

So how do I do that?

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It’s a very easy thing to do and here are a few steps you can follow.  And honestly, there are no rules to this, you can do whatever feels right to you.

  1.  When your crystal arrives, cleanse the stone if you wish.  This removes any residual energy that the crystal may have picked up on it’s journey to you.
  2. Take the time to touch the stone after you have cleansed it.  Hold it in your hands and let it warm up to your skin temperature.
  3. Close your eyes and visualize the healing properties you wish to see the crystal help your pet with.  Don’t just do this for a second, take a minute or two and tell the crystal what you would like it to do for your pet.
  4. When you feel you are finished, add the crystal to your pet’s collar and spend time with your pet visualizing the healing properties working in tandem with your pet’s care to help them to feel better.

Healing crystals for pets

It’s really important to note that crystals are companions along your pet’s life journey.  Just like they are for you, they are there for emotional support when you need them.  Sometimes? The universe has other plans for our four legged friends and they are only meant to be with us for short periods of time.  But during that time, perhaps your gift can help them through the tough spots and also help them to feel your love in times of stress.

May your pet’s life be long and healthy!
Cheers!

June 21, 2018
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Crystal for Dealing with Emotional Situations. Agatized Coral.

Every day we deal with emotions.  Some of them good, some of them stressful. Some of them are downright hair pulling madness!

When life tosses you troubles, look perhaps to Agatized Coral for a helpful healing crystal.

Agatized Coral for life changes by wicked stones

Agatized Coral for life changes

It’s a neat way that this crystal was formed.  Many millions of years ago (like 30!) this was a piece of Coral living out it’s life in the Sea.  Along came Father Time and the clocked ticked away.  Silica in the ocean water hardened and replaced the coral with Chalcedony.  And then one day, this crystal came into our lives.  So there’s a lot of interesting history to your crystal.  (The link on the image above goes to my website, if I have these in stock you can find them there.)

Agatized Coral can help you when you are dealing with emotions.  They are especially helpful if this involves family members and arguments or other personal relationships.  It’s sometimes hard to keep your cool.  You can use this as a touch stone to remind you that you can stay focused and safe from the negative energies flying around you.

If this beauty is still in stock, you can find it by clicking here.

Cheers!

May 16, 2018
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Come visit us at the Craft, Hobby & Stash Sale – June 2 2018

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Hi everyone! If you are in the Espanola area on June 2, come on by the Espanola Rec Complex at 175 Avery Drive to attend a Craft, Hobby and Stash sale. Call If you would like to reserve a table ($10) to sell your own stash or craft items call 705 566 7653.  Show time is 8am until 1pm.  Get a coffee at Timmies just down the road and come on over.  This sale is running to help raise funds for the Espanola Fiber Arts Festival that runs in October.

I will be there warming a seat with a table to sell off some of my overstock product.  That means I’ll have some items like crystals, unfinished cabochons (probably, if I can part with some of them), finished cabochons, some jewelry findings, most likely mixed stones in various types…  possibly some necklace cords and other things I have sitting around my shop.

If there’s something you like on my site at Wicked stones (click the link) let me know and I’ll arrange to bring it with me so you can look at it.

Cheers!

 

April 13, 2017
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Find the courage to be yourself! Carnelian crystal healing

Change can be scary – but on the other hand? Change can also be exciting and full of awesome adventures.

Carnelian is one of those crystals that can help you to embrace changes and begin new phases of your life on your own terms and by being yourself, FULLY!  You can trust your own instincts and overcome negative conditioning and let your true inner self shine like the sun.   It can help you to feel protected and grounded while also empowered with energy the motivation to push through things.  Open yourself up to welcome abundance and energy and you can really grow and change.  It’s also a great partner for those who are artistic or if you are working with your Sacral Chakra.

Working with this charka helps you to be open to change and to trust your instincts as you go through experiences in life.

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