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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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Calm those naggy thoughts! Amethyst healing crystal

Bills.. dishes.. let the dog out.. did I let the dog out?  bills…. paperwork.. taxes.. where did I put that receipt? Did I unplug the flat iron? Oh damn, my laundry is still in the wash and it’s 10pm! Ugh.. did I let the dog out on time? Oh I hope she does not pee on the floor..  Is the house on fire? I’m sure I unplugged the flat iron!..

UGH! We all get this.. the nagging thoughts that get in our way when we are trying to do something quiet and calm with our minds and bodies.  In this case, you could try working with a piece of Amethyst to see if it may help you to soothe those thoughts and focus on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you have a piece you are ready to work with, try closing your eyes, relaxing and letting the stone connect with you.  Feel it in your hands (if you are holding it) or let it touch your skin if it’s a piece of jewelry.  Take a few minutes to breath deeply and let those daily stresses leave you and sink back to Mother Earth (it’s okay, any negative energies won’t hurt the earth, it’s there for you to release them so you can heal and move on.)  It may take more than once or twice to feel a difference, but every time you meditate or relax, try to caress or feel the stone and allow it to partner with you to filter down those busy-bee-babbling-inner-thoughts.  After a while you may suddenly be aware that you *are* relaxed and calm.

I often will use Amethyst when I am doing my Yoga practices as it helps me to block out all those naggy thoughts – like exactly the ones you see above!) LOL… and yes it does help me. I’ve talked with other clients over the years who have also had great success with this type of healing crystal.  It may be worth a try if you are having trouble with those rambling thoughts like this.

I do try to keep this crystal in stock in my shop at Wicked Stones as it’s a regular one that folks end up picking up.  If you don’t see any? Send me a note and I’ll get right back to you if we have any in the shop just waiting to get put up.

You can relax..  you can let go of all the muddle fuddle in your mind and focus..

Stress Begone! Agate crystal healing

Stroke away the stresses of the day….

Agates are a powerful crystal that can help you to relax during times of stress and turmoil and let all those nasty energies go away.  It does this by grounding your energy and giving you a better sense of balance.  This can be really helpful when you are in a situation where you feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do or what direction to take.

Agates are also great for inviting luck and abundance into your life.  You can also find more Agate jewelry on my site by clicking here

And yes, I do wear an agate from time to time…  especially when I’m looking at a pile of monthly bills going “what? hey! where did you come from!” Ugh!

Oh and of course.. got stress? I have crystals for that too..  Click here

Tetkite and connecting with the energy of Thor

Tektite – a powerful crystal for connection with Thor (God of Thunder and Lightening)

Connect with the Viking God Thor using Tektite

Connection to the God Thor with Tektite

This is a natural Tektite and it is formed when meteors hit the planet and then fly back into the sky (while melting rocks and other things around them) and crashing back down to the surface.  As they drop, they cool into these interesting shapes.   Some say that this stone helps to connect with healing energies from the guardians of the Pleides (a group of stars within the Taurus constellation).

In ancient times, this stone was associated with the Gods of thunder and lightening (Thor – Viking culture).  Also excellent for attracting wealth, working with dreams, releasing stresses and letting go of things you no longer need in your life.  Looking to make changes? The energy of this crystal can partner with you on your journey.

This, an other awesome pieces in this area of my shop (clicky clicky)

Thanks for reading..

Ontario Cobalt Silver Healing info and pendants available

If you are seeking a piece of Ontario History, this may be something you might consider.  A few years ago I found an awesome collection of Silver Ore that was crafted into pendants from a local artisan.

Cobalt Ontario Silver pendant

Silver ore pendant from the Cobalt Ontario area

These pieces were hand made many years ago and belonged to a private collection.  They’ve never been worn.  The silver ore comes from a mine that has long since been closed and these items are rare to find now.   The outer edges of your stone are sterling silver and formed by electroplating. Electroplating is a beautiful way to add precious metals to a precious tone to give it an amazing look. The stone is carefully painted with thin layers of metal (copper) and then electricity is used to attract other precious metals (sterling silver).

Curious about the history of the Cobalt area:

  • silver was discovered in the area in the early 1900s
  • Cobalt was one of the largest silver producers in the world
  • in 1911 silver production exceeded 900 tons

As far as healing properties, here are a few things silver is noted for:

  • strengthens intuition and perception (listen to those inner voices for guidance)
  • helps to enhance the healing powers of other crystals
  • helps remove negative energy that’s bothering you
  • Invites wealth and abundance to you
  • Working with the Moon’s energies
  • Do you read Tarot cards or other methods of divination?  Silver can help strengthen psychic skills
  • helps you to speak your mind more clearly

I’ve just lowered the prices from 80 down to the 60 range as well as I’m adding more items to this section over the next few days.

These are beautiful pieces of history to enjoy.  Cheers!

http://wickedstones.com/canadian-gems/

How to work with your Root Chakra

Root Chakra

Root Chakra or Muladhara

You are centered – You feel strong – You ARE!

Today I’d like to ramble on about the Root Chakra and how it effects your daily life.

If you are new to dealing with Chakra Energy, it can be overwhelming when you first start because there is a lot of information to gather to help you to understand how it all works.

Here’s a basic quick run down on what a Chakra is:

A chakra is like a center of energy that swirls around and corresponds to particular nerve center of our bodies.  These are a part of our major organs as well as our emotional, spiritual and psychological make ups.  There are seven major sections you can work with but in this posting, I’m going to address just the Root Area.

I don't recall the source of this image

I don’t recall the source of this image

So now you have an idea of what the Chakra are – this is what they do. 

Everything in the world changes, moves and flows – as do our Chakra.  But sometimes these areas get blocked and like a sink drain, clog up and cause problems.  The worst scenario I can compare it to is when your plumbing gets clogged and you end up with a steaming mess to deal with (yuk!)  So now take that visual and think about your energy centers.  When a Chakra is open and flowing, so is your energy and so is your health and well being.  Now as far as how you begin working with a Chakra and getting it to flow correctly, as you travel along this life’s journey, you are going to discover many avenues to achieve this goal.  What I am going to write today may be only one way of many you could pick from – when it comes to healing the mind and body I always suggest that you learn and work with what works best with you, personally!  And as always, never replace this type of healing with regular doctor visits – stay safe and healthy in all the ways you can. 🙂

So where is your Root Chakra and tell me more about it.

This particular Chakra is often called the Base Chakra (or Root and Muladhara).  It is located between your legs (coccyx) at the base (or root) of your spine.

I have seen it represented in a variety of colours – Red, dark browns and blacks.  Personally? I have used all three colours when working with this Chakra to see if they resonate with my healing and each of them work for me.  But if you feel more strongly pulled to one of these colours? Please do work with them as you should listen to your inner voice.  If you check on this page of my Root Chakra jewelry, you will see this colour scheme of healing stones to work with.

This area is the grounding force that connects us to the Earth’s energy and helps to empower who we are. The Root Chakra helps us to deal with the tasks given to us and it gives you the ability to stand up for yourself and feel secure.  This Chakra is our sense of survival and our right to exist.  It is the rock of our on which your entire Chakra system and all the energy in your body rely upon.

Root Chakra Healing gemstones and how to work with them

Go away – my root chakra is blocked and I don’t want to deal with any of this.. bahhhh

Okay, now for my personal experiences – life sometimes gives me too much to handle and I begin to feel overwhelmed and when that happens? I start feeling sad, which then turns to exhaustion, which THEN turns into something even more annoying – depression.  I start getting thoughts like: “Bahhhhhhh, I can’t deal with this.. this stinks.. I don’t want to get up and go to work.. baaahhhhhh.. I should just stay in bed, what does it matter if I go anywhere… who cares.. bah bah bah…”  Um hum, that‘s healthy!! (NOT!)  I’m a high energy person, I know how to get things done and when this mood hits me? I know I have a blockage in my emotional plumbing somewhere. (Yes that IS me in the photo up there.)

Here’s a bit more detailed info for you to gnaw on:

An imbalance in the Root Chakra can show up in many ways.

  • A chronic lack of energy with exhaustion after even a slight bit of exercise
  • Stiffness and painful movement in hips, legs, feet and lower back
  • Poor coordination
  • Lack of circulation in hands and feet
  • Depression and self esteem issues
  • Feeling a lack of security

(check! Check! CHECK!) Yes I get this a lot…

How to use the stones to work with my Chakra

Okay, check! I have my stone! Now what? If you are sitting there holding a gem going “um okay.. am I fixed yet?”, you still have some work to do.  You are going to discover that there are multitudes of ways you can use – no way is the best way and no way is the worst – you should try a few out and see what works best for you.  If you dealing with some of those symptoms, you should also look at mundane physical reasons as well and not just rely on what I’m writing here.  So here is how I work with the stones to achieve my goals and you can take this info and see if it works for you.

First, I find something to help me to find a focus point to work with this Chakra.  That’s where the gemstones come into play.  You can find healing stones for this Chakra on this section of my site (Wicked Stones).  You can also work with existing stones that you have in your own collection.  (I just wanted to share what I do create for healing purposes.)  I also want to point out that for most of my clients, working with Chakra healing, balancing and opening, is not an instant fix.  You can’t just put on a piece of jewelry and expect sudden results – you use the stones with your intentions and focus of energy to achieve these goals.

Root Chakra HealingThe above photo is a very simple healing stone pendant that is made of Red Jasper.  These designs are really wonderful because the simplicity of the stones allow almost all of the surface of the gem to touch your skin.

When it comes to the Root Chakra, this involves how you are connected to the Earth itself.  You could carry a gem that corresponds to this area in your pocket or wear it as a piece of jewelry and get your hands in the earth and garden.  Pottery making and pulling weeds, also helps in it’s own way, to connect you to what is below you and keeping you solid on the ground.  As you are working, relax, breath and allow negative energy to flow from your fingertips and back to the earth below.  This helps to lower your tension levels and release some of the negative bobojees you may have inside of you stop blocking this area.

If you can, lay or sit down on the ground and use your focal stone on the area in question – if you can’t do this outside? You can meditate and relax anywhere you need to.

Even if you are at work in the office, find a quiet location and try this:

Take slow relaxing breaths and allow yourself to connect more fully to the ground below.  Visualization is an excellent tool here so begin imagining this chakra (as a spiral of energy), being clear and flowing.  Ask yourself what you need to release in order to feel better – is it stress over a job you didn’t complete? Is it bills or finances that are out of your control?  Can you find a way to understand that you can worry about these things and then allow the thoughts to move through you and be released while STILL understanding their importance, but NOT lingering on the emotional baggage they create?  If it’s important, you do not need to let go of a problem or issue but you can allow the energy to flow through you and “RELEASE” instead of clogging up in your thoughts and causing physical burdens.

This is where good meditation practices come in to play. If you work with yoga practices, try these techniques.

If you don’t feel you can meditate successfully, put on headphones and allow the soothing sounds to wash over you and help you to stop gritting your teeth and feeling the strain.  Relax in other ways that work for you, could it be exercise or jogging? Going for a walk? Every step you take, you are connected to the earth below and you CAN allow negative energy and blockages to leave you.  Allow your body to release the toxins back into the ground (where it will be washed clean by the rains) and begin to feel the strength of the earth connect to you and give you the strength to deal with what IS and what MAY come.

With this Chakra open and balanced, you have the power inside of you to be exactly who you are with strength and power.

Much light to you and thank you for reading!Root Chakra

 

 

 

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Handy Mohs Hardness Chart

Once and a while I like to share other websites.

This is one I found and really find helpful.  The site is called Geology.com and it’s jam packed FULL of great information and well worth a visit.

They also have a great MOHS chart that tells you the harness – softness of gemstones, crystals and minerals.  Here’s where you can find it : Click here and a new window will open.

Okay so why is this an important site for me? (You may be asking yourself).  This chart is not only hand for mineral collectors and those who work with gems to turn them into jewelry, it’s especially handy for someone who wants to wear gemstones.  If you don’t realize you are wearing a “soft” stone, you may cause damage to it by wearing it under certain circumstances.

Selenite is a 2 on the MOHS scare

I’m going to show you an example:  I often sell pieces of Selenite and I also see it quite a bit offered as healing wands and crystals you might carry around for working with Moon energy.

What you may not know, off hand, is that Selenite is actually from the Gypsum family which is a very soft stone.

On the MOHs scale, its around 2 – that means it will scratch and break very easily.  That’s where a handy chart like this might be hand when you are looking at purchasing healing crystals online.

When you can’t feel a gem, mineral or crystal in person, it’s sites like these that can help you to make the right decision on what stone you might like to share your healing journey with.

Cheers!