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The Use and Power of Crystals

Citrine and Crystal clusters

Citrine and Crystal clusters

Thanks to Tarryn many of you expressed interest in crystals and stones. I thought I would give you a bit of a teaching to help you understand why crystals and jewels have long been recognized for their protection and healing capabilities.

By the time many folks start investigating crystals, they may have been through some scary or at least challenging times in their lives and looking some relief, quickly if possible. It would be convenient if we could simply pull out The Healing Crystal, but I’m afraid that it’s not that simple. A bit more education is in order before the best crystal or mineral can be selected for the kind of help that is being sought. What I suspect that most people are referring to would be the clear quartz crystal that most every one has seen at one time in their lives. Many practitioners that use crystals and minerals for healing work would agree that the quartz crystal in various shapes and sizes is truly one of the most versatile and useful crystals the earth has to offer.

Metaphysically, the quartz crystal can be easily programmed to help provide a positive outcome. It can clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra (energy) centers of the body. It can be useful in long distance healing through imaging and meditation. It is beyond the scope of this article to have a full discourse of quartz crystals. You can find many books written about crystal healing and you will see that discussion of quartz crystals in these books usually takes a lions share of the space, and rightfully so.

Why use Color?
Because it is relatively easy to learn the color healing system, and once it is learned you can use it to quickly identify what crystal or mineral to use for specific healing. The use of color to create or alter certain emotions or moods has long been an excepted practice by many traditional professional mental health doctors and care givers. We also borrow from ancient eastern culture to further associate these colors to the various chakra centers in the body. A chakra is an energy center of which there 7 major centers starting with the root located at the base of the spine and ending at the crown of the head. Each chakra has an associated color (or colors) and each of these colors can be easily associated with the colors of the crystals or minerals which affect that area of the body.

Here is a list of the 7 major chakras and their associated colors:

1st chakra – The ROOT
Primary color is red, other colors associated with the Root Chakra are black brown, and gray.
Gemstones like Garnet or Onyx, Red Jasper

2nd chakra – The Naval
Primary color is orange, others are all various shades of orange.
Gemstones like Carnelian, orange Zincite

3rd chakra – The Solar Plexus
Primary color is yellow, others are various shades of yellow.
Gemstones like Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Topaz

4th chakra – The Heart
Primary color is green and shades of green, the secondary color is pink.
Gemstones like Rose Quartz or green Tourmaline or Aventurine

5th chakra – The Throat
Primary color is light blue like aqua or turquoise, secondary colors are various shades of lighter blues.
Gemstones like Turquoise or Blue Lace Agate

6th chakra – The Third eye ( or brow)
Primary color is dark blue or various shades of dark blue.
Gemstones like Lapis Lazuli or Sodalite

7th chakra – The Crown
Primary color is purple, the secondary colors are shades of purple and colorless (clear) or white.
Gemstones like Amethyst or Clear Quartz

If you can memorize (or print-out) these associated colors with their chakra centers, you can then go anywhere and pick out a crystal or mineral that will help with the affected area.

Now having said all of that, you must remember that each kind of crystal and mineral can and does have other transformational properties that are specific to that crystal or mineral. When you want to acquire more in depth knowledge about these properties, buy or check out one or more of the many books that cover this subject. But in the meantime you now have enough information to make a reasonably good pick by using the associated color method.

It has been shown through Kerlian photography that the aura or energy fields surrounding objects extend a considerable distance from its core. This greatly applies to crystals and stones.

OK, OK, but how do they actually work ??
Fact is I don’t really know, but it must have something to do with faith, believing, imaging, and the greater god consciousness that is beyond words or speech. I know that there are nice folks out there in the world that would never believe that a rock or such could ever help them in any way. If it is true that we actually live many many lives and reincarnation is fact, then these people are simply in a particular incarnation that precludes them from having such beliefs (this time around).

Unfortunately, pain is one of our great motivator’s and equalizers. This could be physical or emotional pain, but it does have a way of getting our attention, and opening our minds to things which may give us some relief from this pain. But it’s not always pain that gives us incentive to search beyond our past experience for new solutions or answers.

Sometimes it’s just a need to break away from old habits, maybe find a new career that can be fulfilling, or to find a new mate with which we will be proud to share our lives. Personally I believe that crystals can be effective if we empower them to help us. They work on the subtle energy level at our core and out in our auras.

Crystals can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments, and can be seen as a pro- active step in-between doctor visits.

There are many ways that we can help ourselves to heal and participate in our own recovery, using crystals is surely one of them.

Forgive and Forget

From so many of the messages that you have posted I realize many of you are having trouble forgiving the people and events surrounding Michael Jackson’s death. If you hold on to negative thoughts you’ll find yourself stuck exactly where you are and never able to move forward.

Forgiveness. It’s such a hard thing to do, but it can be so liberating to the soul. What makes it difficult for most of us to do is the way we define it. We think of forgiveness as meaning that we should say all is forgotten and things will go back to what they were.

How can you forget the unforgettable? How can you forgive the unforgivable? To enjoy the benefits of forgiveness, however, we needn’t go that far. All that’s really required is that we make the decision to move forward, to let go of the old hurts. We don’t have to condone what’s been done. What’s wrong is still wrong. We don’t have to invite the person back into our lives or even be friendly with them. What we do have to do is allow ourselves to release all the negative emotions associated with that person. As long as we hold onto the pain, we are choosing to allow that person’s past actions to continue to hurt us. We can also choose to stop letting them hurt us. That’s a definition of forgiveness that’s more doable for those of us who are less than saintly.

What if I don’t feel like forgiving others?

There are times we don’t feel like forgiving those who have wronged us or someone we love. It is easier to act our way into feeling than to feel our way into acting. Having a nature of not forgiving others brings about bitterness, and bitterness has been linked to stress-related illnesses by some medical researchers. By forgiving others, we free ourselves spiritually and emotionally. Forgiveness is an act of our own personal will, trusting God to bring emotional healing.

How can I help those struggling with forgiveness?

People who have experienced abuse, trauma, or loss need time to sort things out and let the Divine Spirit bring them to the place of forgiveness in His time. God’s timing is always the right time for each individual. The act of forgiving others is between us and the Divine. The only time we need to forgive a person face-to-face is at the moment we are asked by that person to forgive them for the hurt they have caused.

There are things we can do to help those struggling with the forgiveness of others. We can support them with encouraging words and by listening to them. Taking our time and being gentle with them will allow them to progress through the steps of forgiveness the way the Divine Spirit wants them to proceed. And most importantly pray for their healing so that they can forgive.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Perdona y olvida

Por muchos de los mensajes que se han publicado, me doy cuenta que muchos de ustedes estan teniendo problemas para perdonar a la gente y los acontecimientos que rodearon la muerte de Michael Jackson. Si te aferras a los pensamientos negativos te encontraras pegado exactamente adonde estas, y nunca podran avanzar.

Perdonar. Es una cosa dificil de hacer, pero puede ser muy liberador para el alma. Lo que lo hace dificil para la mayoria de nosotros es la manera en que lo definimos. Creemos en el perdon en el sentido de que debemos decir que todo se olvida y las cosas volveran a lo que eran.

¿Cómo se puede olvidar lo inolvidable? ¿Como se puede perdonar lo imperdonable? Para disfrutar de los beneficios del perdon, sin embargo, no tenemos que ir tan lejos. Todo lo que realmente se requiere es la decision de seguir adelante, soltar la viejas heridas. Nosotros no tenemos que tolerar lo que se ha hecho. Lo que es incorrecto sigue siendo incorrecto. No debemos invitar a la persona de nuevo a nuestras vidas, o incluso ser amigable con ellos. Lo que tenemos que hacer es permitir que se liberen todos los sentimientos negativos asociados con esa persona. Mientras mantengamos el dolor, permitimos que las acciones pasadas de esa persona nos sigan dañando. Tambien podemos optar por dejar de hacernos daño a nosotros. Esa es una definicion de perdonar que es mas real para aquellos de nosotros que tenemos poco de santos.

¿Que hago si no tengo ganas de perdonar a otros?

Hay veces que no tengo ganas de perdonar a quienes nos han hecho mal, o a alguien que amamos. Es mas facil actuar nuestra manera en el sentimiento, que sentir en nuestra manera de actuar. Tener la naturaleza de no perdonar a los demás da lugar a la amargura y la amargura se ha relacionado con enfermedades relacionadas con el estres por algunos investigadores medicos. Al perdonar a otros, nos liberamos espiritual y emocionalmente. El perdon es un acto de nuestra voluntad personal, confiando en Dios para traer sanacion emocional.

¿Como puedo ayudar a aquellos que luchan con el perdon?

Las personas que han sufrido abusos, traumas, necesitan tiempo para resolver las cosas y dejar que el Espíritu Divino los lleve al lugar del perdon en su momento. El tiempo de Dios es siempre el momento adecuado para cada individuo. El acto de perdonar a otros es entre nosotros y lo divino. La unica vez que tenemos que perdonar a una persona cara a cara, es en el momento en que esa persona nos pide que se le perdone por el daño que ha causado.

Hay cosas que podemos hacer para ayudar a aquellos que luchan con el perdon de los demas. Podemos apoyar con palabras de aliento y escuchandolos. Tomando nuestro tiempo y ser amable con ellos les permitira progresar a traves de las medidas de condonacion de la manera en que el Espíritu Divino quiere que se desarrollen. Y lo mas importante: rezar por su curacion de modo que puedan perdonar.

“El débil nunca puede perdonar. El perdon es atributo de los fuertes. ”
Mahatma Gandhi

Lasting Joy

The best moments you have ever known are still with you. All the happiness and joy you have ever experienced is a part of you. Indeed, it lives in you. Circumstances most certainly change, from moment to moment, but the good things which you’ve known never go away.

Deep down inside, you are still the same person you were on the happiest day you’ve ever experienced. And deep down inside is where things truly matter.

Joy is cumulative and persistent. Think of a happy time and you are happy. The world will often attempt to drag you down and when it does, summon the power of your happiness. Think of the best moments you have ever known. They are still with you. And there are many more to come.

Joy is more than the pleasure of the moment. It is an affirmation that life is very much worth living. It may sometimes get covered up, but it never has to go away. Keep it with you and add to it all that you can. Be sure to scatter joy to those you meet so that this vibration continues to grow.

Los mejores momentos que has conocido todavia estan con usted. Toda la felicidad y la alegria que has experimentado es una parte de ti. De hecho, vive en ti. Las circunstancias sin duda cambian, de momento a momento, pero las cosas buenas que has conocido nunca desaparecen.

En el fondo, sigues siendo la misma persona que eras el día mas feliz que experimentaste. Y en el fondo es donde las cosas son verdaderamente importantes.

La alegría es acumulativa y persistente. Piensa en un momento feliz y seras feliz. El mundo a menudo intenta arrastrarte abajo y cuando esto sucede, debes convocar a la potencia de tu felicidad. Piensa en los mejores momentos que has conocido. Ellos todavía están contigo. Y hay muchos mas por venir.

La alegría es más que el placer del momento. Es una afirmacion de que la vida es digna de ser vivida. A veces se puede cubrir, pero nunca tiene que desaparecer. Mantenla contigo y añadele a ella todo lo que puedas. Asegurate de dispersar alegría a los que se encuentran contigo para que esta vibracion siga creciendo

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