Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Monday, January 20, 2014

Rhodonite Uses


Rhodonite


The stone of the day is Rhodonite.

Keywords: Heart, Healing Inner Child, Love, Unconditional Love, Attraction, Release Old Trauma

Vibrates well with the Root and Heart Chakras

Rhodonite is the stone to work with for those that fall under the phenomenon of the “Wounded Healer Teacher.” The Wounded Healer Teacher can be defined as people that undergo and experience severe emotional trauma in this life path, in order to learn and grow, so they can clear the path and show others that are going through it how to heal thyself. These groups of people, may come from a dysfunctional family upbringing, or they might have experienced a sudden traumatic event so severe that it could have split their personality in order to coupe. These people can take advantage of working with Rhodonite energy in order to move past living in the lower chakra, into the heart chakra and above. Until the inner childhood wounds and demons are cleared away, the person will not be able to live through the heart chakra. There is so no place for grief, sadness, depression, loneliness, low self esteem, heart pain, anger, in the heart chakra. These are all emotions that one experience while living in unbalanced lower chakras. The repressed trauma must be transmuted if one is to evolve to living in a higher frequency. The Wounded Healer Teacher can use the powers of Rhodonite to transform and transcend their low state by going back to the inner child and releasing all the repressed trauma. By aligning and integrating with Rhodonite’s energies, the physical body immediately begins to heal the emotional body as the inner child wounds resolved. As soon as the inner child wound heal, the emotional body is restored and strengthen. Rhodonites vibration of love within, will begin to take form and restore love in the heart. The person will immediately begin living in the heart center, and start becoming altruistic.



Benefits:


Rhodonite absorbs, transmutes, and deflects stress from the external environment.
Support all problems with the heart, whether internal or external.
The BEST gemstone to treat grief, breaking ups, heartbreak, divorce, loss of a loved one.
Rhodonite works with PAST trauma, not present trauma. It digs and resolves up the old, suppressed or repressed wounds.
Rhodonite cures the damaged or injured inner child.
Cures the heart, known as the “Heart Stone ” helper, it balances the heart chakra.
Gemstones are very powerful, they can open up an emotionally closed down person (repressing/suppressing inner child wounds).
Opens up the heart to receive unconditional love a.
It is the stone for inner growth and self-love.
Increases passionate love.
Used to attract soul mate, twin flame, wife/husband, girl friend etc…
Rhodonite helps one live up to his/her greatest potential.
Clears away resentment and anger and helps find forgiveness.
Builds self confidence, self forth, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Source:http://thebestofcreation.com/tag/healing-properties-of-rhodonite-2/

Wise words from Michelle Obama


Saturday, January 18, 2014


State Your Intention


Black Tourmaline Uses


Black Tourmaline Affirmation


Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is the stone of the day.

Keywords: purification, protection
Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds... as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people believe this is the best protection stone that you can use.
Black Tourmaline encourages positive attitudes and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.  Black Tourmaline can be used to both repel and protect against negativity.  It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy.  It enhances ones physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.
The great thing about this stone is that it does not absorb negativity, but changes or alters it or transmutes it into positive energy. This means it improves the vibration of the air where it is located. This is a powerful asset to your health, as it not only removes the negative energy but by changing it to positive energy it has an excellent effect on your well-being!
They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life as it creates a positive attitude and mindset.

Spiritually: It’s an excellent stone for grounding.

Emotionally: it helps you to disengage from obsessive and compulsive behaviors and it helps to get rid of worry and anxiety.

Physically: It helps the body get rid of toxins and pollutants in the body.

Affirmation: I banish all negative attachments and I am purified, grounded, and centered upon the Earth. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Amethyst Uses


The most vivid and SIMPLE explanation of the seven chakras and how to open them

This video tells what chakras are and how to open them explained SIMPLY! An awesome explaination from a children's show. I LOVE it!

Amethyst

Key words: protection, purification, divine connection, release of addictions, inner peace and healing , healing of body, mind & soul, positive transformation

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm including electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer as it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, and releases anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

Affirmation: I honor my body as the temple that nourishes my soul.

Amethyst Affirmation



Thursday, January 16, 2014


Zebra Jasper Affirmation


Zebra Jasper

Keywords: action, balance, energetic, grounding,
Half black and half white, Zebra Jasper is as its name implies - a stone whose rhythmic pattern resembles that of the zebra. Through its own image, this striking stone is all about balance. Like the yin and yang of Chinese philosophy, Zebra Jasper also possesses balanced qualities of opposing, yet complimentary forces. When combined, a dynamic equilibrium is reached and we are then awakened to the prospect of eternity.
Physically:
With black stripes to match its name sake animal, Zebra Jasper is one of the best stones for pain management. It is used to treat bone, teeth and gum issues, as well as vitamin deficiencies, muscle spasms and heart palpitations. Zebra stone stimulates physical energy and is a good stone for athletes.
Emotionally:
The energy of Zebra Jasper is very mood lifting, energetic, and motivating. Thought to help with depression and anxiety, Zebra Jasper is a stone that can help us connect to Mother Earth and to the infinite energy of love in the universe. Zebra Jasper, by these connections, can show us our own true natures and help us see past illusion and to the heart of what we really desire. It is a protective stone, and is used for stamina, self-control and the mastery of thoughts. It aids in the actualization of desires.
Spiritually:
Ideal for grounding and centering during meditation and when doing spiritual work with the higher realms, Zebra Jasper helps you to find a balance between polarities in life. It also helps to stimulate the transition from the material plane to the astral plane during meditation and centering of the soul. It helps you to look beneath the superficial attributes of others and encourages you to see the higher good and spiritual nature of all things. Zebra Jasper is particularly effective at protecting one's aura.
Considered a grounding stone, especially in touch with Aboriginal energies. Wearing Zebra Jasper Jewelry is thought to keep one centered with the earth during higher spiritual works.

Affirmation: Day by day, I will meet and overcome all obstacles in my path and achieve all my goals.

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Unakite resonates with all the chakra systems but today I want to focus on
the Solar Plexus chakra. I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the Solar Plexus chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have with it.

Color: Yellow - Golden

Element: Fire

Sense: Sight

Fundamental Principle: Shaping of things

Body Association: Lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, autonomic nervous system

Glands: Pancreas, which plays an important role in the digestion
of food and the secretion of insulin


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 3rd chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) is located about two fingerbreaths above the navel and opens towards the front. Its functions are highly complex. It represents our sun and our power center. We absorb the solar energy through the Solar Plexus, which nurtures our ethereal body, energizing and maintaining our physical body. Also, our emotional energy radiates from here.

The foundation of our personality is represented through the Solar Plexus Chakra. Our social indentity and our desire to confirm it by personal assertion, our will to achieve, our striving for power, and our adaptation to social patterns all are influenced by the Solar Plexus Chakra.

The most important task of the Solar Plexus Chakra is to purify the desires and wishes of the lower chakras (Sacral and Root). To consciously control and use the creative energy of these lower chakras and allow the spiritual higher chakras to manifest in the material world is the greatest possible fulfillment.

The Solar Plexus is directly connected to our astral (emotional) body, which is the center of our wishes and desires. If we accept and integrate our feelings, wishes and experiences in our lives, this will help our Solar Plexus relax and open up, thus increasing our inner light and illuminating our situation in life.

Our moods are influenced by the amount of light we permit to shine within us. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is opened, we feel enlightened, full of joy, and an inner richness. If it is blocked, closed or disturbed, we feel gloomy and unbalanced, etc. It is important to note that we also PROJECT the same moods and sensations into the world (environment) around us. Life therefore may seem either bright or dark to us. It is the amount of light within us that determines the clearness of our vision and the quality of what we see.

We also directly perceive the vibrations of other people through the Solar Plexus and react accordingly. If we are confronted with negative vibrations, this chakra warns us. You've heard the saying, "I've got a gut feeling." This is your Solar Plexus talking to you.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
You feel peace and an inner harmony with your Self, life in general, and your place in the world. You have accepted yourself completely, and you respect the feelings and character traits of others. You also accept your feelings, wishes and experiences in life. You see them in the "right light." Your feelings, wishes and experiences are integrated in such a way that lead to wholeness of being.

As an additional bonus, if your Third Eye Chakra (6th chakra) and your Crown Chakra (7th chakra) are also open, you can recognize that all visible matter consists of varying degrees of light vibrations. Since all visible matter is light, when these chakras are functioning in harmony with each other, your wishes are fulfilled spontaneously. You are connected to the energy of light in all things, and therefore, you attract everything you are in search of to yourself.

DISHARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING


When your Solar Plexus Chakra is malfunctioning, you want to manipulate everything in accordance with your own wishes and desires; you want to control your inner and outer worlds and conquer and exercise power. An inner restlessness and discontent drives you. You develop an enormous urge to keep active and busy. This urge is your way of covering up your persistent feelings of inadequacy and shortcomings. You just can't let go and relax. You need to understand that material wealth and recognition cannot provide you with true, long-term happiness.

Acceptance and material well-being are of primary importance for you. Your true emotions are all blocked, therefore, you are unable to express them. You get upset easily. Your irritation and agitation are an expression of all the anger you have swallowed over a long period of time. You feel dejected and discouraged. You see obstacles everywhere. You believe these obstacles are preventing you from fulfilling your desires. When faced with a difficult situation, you may feel queasy and uncertain, or you may get so nervous your actions become haphazard and disorganized. You want to hide from and avoid all new challenges in life. Your perception of life is not good. You see unhappy endings everywhere you turn.

http://www.rickrichards.com/chakras/Chakras2.html

Unakite Affirmation


Unakite

Keywords: healing, balance, release of bad habits, higher attunement, persistence

The energy emanations of Unakite stimulates the healing of disease bought on by the repression of emotions, anger and resentment in particular. These two emotions are of a low frequency and based on the ego. Continually holding onto these emotions creates a standing pattern of these energies in the tissues and Unakite helps prevents these patterns from turning into disease by releasing them from the tissues before the disease manifests.

Other Benefits:
• Unleashes hidden emotional pain
• Connects the lower and higher Heart Chakras
• Encourages self-love and compassion
• Helps remove negative energy
• Embraces one to remain powerful in times of being a victim
• Helps maintain a balance between spiritual and physical lives
• Assist in creating the life one needs
• Removes energy blockages blocking personal growth
• Helps one heal from compulsions, obsessions and childhood traumas
• Helps release pain and anger built up from the past
• Strengthens courage
• Stimulates and opens the Third-Eye for spiritual growth and psychic visions
• Assist one in taking back control of their life
• Transforms anger and fear into positive constructive energies
• Helps one find things that have been lost
• Sorrow, despair or self-pity have no effect on a person carrying this stone
• Hold on the Sacral Chakra to assist empowerment of one’s well being
• Mediate with Unakite to find answers to emotional questions
• Place in a room to fill the atmosphere with a gentle calming energy
• Reduces the effects of electromagnetic smog
• Helps children to feel safe enough to talk about their problems
• Helps the body’s self-healing system
• Guides one to go within their center to find their underlying problem
Spiritually: Unakite raises the vibrations of the physical and emotional bodies by releasing disharmonious emotional frequencies.
Emotionally: Unakite helps to let go of negative emotions and the habitual negative thought patterns that create them.
Physically: Unakite offers support in the treatment of cancers and heart disease. It promotes the growth of healthy tissues and aides in the recovery of injury.

The Throat Chakra

Since the chakra system that Blue Apatite resonates with is the Throat chakra, I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the Throat chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have with it.

Color: Pale blue, greenish-blue

Element: Ether

Sense: Hearing

Fundamental Principle: Resonance of being

Body Association: Neck, throat, jaw, ears, voice, trachea, brochial tubes, upper lungs, esophagus and arms

Gland: Thyroid, which regulates the transformation of food into
energy via our metabolism. It also controls the iodine
metabolism and the balance of calcium in our blood and tissue.


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 5th chakra (Throat Chakra) is located between the depression in the neck and the larynx, beginning at the cervical vertebra. It starts at the cervical vertebra and opens towards the front. It is also connected to a small secondary chakra which has its seat in the neck (and opens to the back.) Since the two chakras are so closely related, they have been integrated as one.

The Throat Chakra is the center of the human capacity of expression, communication and inspiration and is connected to a smaller secondary chakra, which has its seat in the neck and opens to the back. Since they are so closely linked, they are integrated together as the Throat Chakra.

As an important link between the lower chakras and the Crown Chakra, the Throat Chakra serves as a bridge between our thoughts and feeling, impulses and reactions. Here we express our laughter, crying, feelings of love and happiness, anxiety, aggressiveness, intentions, desires, as well as our ideas, knowledge and perceptions of the inner worlds.

The Throat Chakra enables us to reflect on our thoughts and actions. The more we develop the Throat Chakra, the more aware we are of our mental body and our ability to distinguish between our mental and emotional, ethereal and physical bodies. As a result, our thoughts are no longer dominated by our feelings and physical sensations.

Ether is regarded in Yoga teaching as the basic element which forms the lower chakras -- earth, water, fire and air. The light blue color of ether is the medium of the spoken word and the communicating element of information. If we are calm and listen to our inner and outer space, we will be granted the deepest level of knowledge, known as the Akasha (the astral light where all the events, thoughts and feelings that have occurred since the beginning of time are recorded.)

We communicate our inner life through the spoken word, as well as through gestures and creative forms of expression (ie. music, the performing arts, dancing, etc.) The Sacral Chakra and the Throat Chakra link with the energies of the other chakras into an etheric form which is communicated to the outside world.

Since we can only express that which we find in ourselves, we need to distance ourselves in order to reflect on our thoughts and actions. The Throat Chakra enables us this certain distance. In other words, we need to develop the Throat Chakra in order to become more conscious of our mental body and distinguish between the factors of the mental, emotional, ethereal and physical bodies. In this way our thoughts are no longer dominated by feelings and physical sensations.

Hearing is also assigned to the Throat Chakra. Open your ears and listen to the voices of Creation. Here we also hear our inner voice and communicate with our inner spirit and receive inspiration.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
When the Throat Chakra is completely open, your feelings, thoughts and inner knowledge are expressed freely and without fear. You express your inner honesty towards yourself and others by your upright posture.

You possess the ability to fully express yourself with your entire personality, and at the same time, you remain silent and listen to others with all your heart and understanding. Your speech is imaginative and colorful and perfectly clear, and your voice is full and melodious. When faced with difficulties and resistance you are able to say "no" -- if that is what you truly mean.

You are not swayed or manipulated by people's opinions. You maintain your independence, freedom and self-determination. You have no prejudices. You are open and aware of the reality of the subtle dimensions from which you receive the guidance of your inner voice. You trust yourself in the hands of this guidance. You possess the capability to communicate directly with life of all spheres of existence, and where applicable, you pass the knowledge you have gained onto others without fearing their reactions and opinions.


DISHARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
If the energies in your Throat Chakra are blocked or closed, then the communciation link between your mind and body will be blocked -- Either you find it difficult to reflect upon your feelings and you express your unresolved emotions in thoughtless actions, or, you may hide inside your intellect and deny your emotions a right to live and be heard.

The only feelings you permit are those which you have self-judged and that do not contradict the judgement of the people around you. You have an unconscious feeling of guilt and your own inherent fears prevent you from seeing and showing your true Self. You cannot express your deepest thoughts and feelings freely.

Your language may be noisy, unpleasant and offensive, or cold, indifferent and business-like. You may stutter. Your voice is loud but your words lack depth of meaning. You try to appear strong; you do not permit yourself to show any weakness; and you probably place yourself under a lot of pressure.

You use your excessive expressive capabilities to manipulate others or to attract attention to yourself. Although you may possess deep, inner knowledge, you are afraid to live and/or express it because you fear judgement from others. In order to release this deep knowledge, you may express it in the form of poems, paintings or other forms of similar expression, then reluctantly, openly share it with others.

You cannot show and express yourself well, if at all. You withdraw your inner Self completely. You are shy, quiet, withdrawn, and when you talk, you talk about trivial matters.

You quickly get a lump in your throat if you try to express your deeper thoughts and feelings. Your voice sounds forced. When this happens, you may stutter. You feel uncertain. You are afraid of the judgement of others. You are out of touch with your soul, therefore, you do not trust your intuitive powers.

If you do not develop your Throat Chakra, you will find yourself imprisoned in a small restrictive space surrounded by your own self-built walls.

Your insecurities dominate your life.


http://www.rickrichards.com/chakras/Chakras2.html

Blue Apatite Affirmation


Tiger Eye Affirmation


Blue Apatite

 

Blue Apatite is a highly useful stone, to encourage the growth of your spirituality and health. When used regularly in meditation, it will help your life to improve in many ways. Regular meditation improves stress levels... and regular deep meditation can be powerful to assist you to enhance many gifts that may be waiting to be released into your life. Blue Apatite is a strong stone to aid the development of psychic gifts, and its energy also helps spiritual attunement. It will assist you with lucid dreaming and astral travel, as well as encouraging you to be of service... in a more humanitarian way. It aids you accept yourself as you really are, and gain self confidence. Its metaphysical properties work through both the third eye chakra and throat chakras to aid the growth of the gift of clairvoyance or psychic visions. The vibration of this stone will cleanse the aura... especially within the mental body. Like many blue crystals it has a strong action within the throat chakra... and it will especially assist you with psychic communication. If you wish to work within any kind of psychic employment, this stone will help you... as it is necessary in these jobs for your communication to come through clearly. Hold it when you do a psychic meditation, or you could put one under your pillow, and you may find that you have dreams that aid you to solve difficult problems, creatively. Its stimulating effect may also be an aid to you if you want to enhance your creativity.


Apatite help to reduce cravings and suppress hunger. Apatite is said to enhance one's insight, learning abilities and imagination, and to give increased self-confidence. It also is said to help achieve deeper states of meditation, and helps to restore clear thoughts. Continued use of apatite is told to produce a spiritual state of unconditional love. Apatite creates a willingness to let go of useless aspects of life, people and objects, at it enhances psychic abilities and creativity. Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others. Apatite is very useful when you are having difficulty letting go of someone or something that no longer is good for you or has a place in your life, use it while you meditate upon that issue.Blue apatite connects to a very high level of spiritual guidance, that is not often reached. Being associated with the throat chakra, it facilitates public speaking, enhances group communication, and opens the throat chakra. It will heal the heart, and emotional dis-ease.

Affirmation: I am open to receive inner hidden knowledge.


The Sacral Chakra

Since one of the chakra systems that Tiger Eye resonates with is the Sacral chakra, I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the Sacral chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have with it

Color: Orange

Element: Water and all biological life

Sense: Taste

Fundamental Principle: Creative reproduction of being

Body Association: Pelvic girdle, kidneys, bladder, and all liquids, such as, blood, lymph, gastric juice, sperm and regulation of the
female cycle

Glands: Prostate, gonads, ovaries, testicles


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 2nd chakra (Sacral Chakra) is located above the genitals. It is connected with the sacrum and opens towards the front. We fertilize and receive the energies that permeate all of nature through the Sacral Chakra. The male reproductive organs as well as the impulse to procreate new life is influenced by this chakra.

Water cleanses and purifies. It dissolves and washes away the blockages that obstruct its vital flow. Albeit the kidneys and bladder accomplish this on the physical plane, on the spiritual plane the cleansing and purification process manifests itself in the form of free-flowing feelings. We look at life as something primordial and new, and our interpersonal relationships with the opposite sex are particularly influenced by the condition of the Sacral Chakra.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
An open and harmoniously functioning Sacral Chakra allows you to open yourself towards others, especially the opposite sex. Your sexual union with your lover (partner) blossoms into the dance of creation. You feel the flow of the male and female energies streaming through your body, soul and mind.


DISHARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
The Sacral Chakra comes alive during puberty. This is when a malfunctioning Sacral Chakra often originates. The awakening of sexual energies cause a state of uncertainty within you. Parents and educators rarely teach people how to handle these energies. During your early infancy, there may have been a lack of tenderness and bodily contact, which may later lead to the rejection of sexuality. As a result, you are unable to experience the uninhibited expression of your creative sexual potential and these uninhibited energies may express themselves in the form of excessive sexual fantasies or suppressed desires. You may also see sex as a drug. What you need to understand is that your creative sexuality has just been misdirected. These actions breed uncertainty and sexual tension between the sexes.

In most cases, inadequate functioning of the Sacral Chakra can be traced back to childhood and infancy. Your parents probably withheld their own sensuality and sexuality. Additionally, you probably had a lack of sensual stimulation in the form of touching, caresses, tenderness and affection. Consequently, you suppressed your feelings and withdrew your antennas, so to speak, turning off these sensual messages. Then, during puberty, you may have blocked off your developing sexual energies completely. This suppression results in a lack of self-esteem, emotional paralysis and sexual coldness. Life in this light seems dreary and you may feel life is not worth living. These feelings often amplify teenagers' tendencies to commit suicide

http://www.rickrichards.com/chakras/Chakras2.html

Tiger Eye

Keywords: Grounding, Protection, Abundance, Courage, Strength, Focus

Tigers Eye is the stone of courage, strength and will power. If a student is serious seeking to work with gemstones that will help manifest desires, then Tigers Eye is your best choice. Its deep brown color represents its strong grounding and stabilizing effects. This is the gemstones for the dreamer, the one that wants to materialize their dreams to concrete reality. Understanding the meaning of tiger’s eye stones is a matter of looking at the physical properties of this crystal. The deep brown color represents the connection with the grounding, stabilizing, practical energies of the earth. The properties of this gemstones is perfect for the entrepreneurs full of ideas, but never following through and executing. Tigers Eye will help clarify your visions and amplify your intentions. It helps you face and overcome difficult challenges and stick to your plans, despite discouraging setbacks. For this reason it is sometimes marketed as a gem that brings professional and financial success.
Benefits:
Grounding and stabilizing stone.
Associated with prosperity, abundance, and success.
Promotes confidence, courage, and strength.
Builds will power, inner strength, and personal power.
Brings harmony, strong motivator, and enhances passion for life.
Heals and balances the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras.
Powerful stone of protection.
Promotes mental clarity, focus, and emotional balance
It helps develop intuition and psychic ability.

Spiritually: Tiger Eye helps keep balance and underlying unity in opposites and it assists balancing the spiritual and the physical in your every day lives.

Emotionally: Tiger Eye helps those who are extreme with their emotions. It can help create harmony between those with differing points of view, religious beliefs, any varying perspectives in life.

Physically: Tiger Eye is a blood fortifier and it generates vitality. It works to strengthen the endocrine system and it brings the hormones and biochemistry back into balance.

Affirmation: I act with confidence, strength, clarity, and enthusiasm.

Lapis Lazuli Affirmation


Lapis Lazuli

The crystal of the day is Lapis Lazuli.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal that can activate your higher mind and enhance your intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for gaining knowledge, for truth and for understanding. This gem 
can help you in the process of learning. It can also help enhance your memory.
A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, but also in spoken and written word. You can carry this stone for all forms of deep communication. This is a stone for true friendship and will bring harmony into your relationships. It connects relationships, and encourages expression of inner feelings and emotions.

Another quality of the Lapis is that it can bring you protection against psychic attacks, it will block this energy and send it back to its source. Stress is released, replacing it with peace. Lapis brings harmony and inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals your inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli helps to stand up and speak your truth. It inspires great confidence. It can resurface things that may have been suppressed, decrease dis-ease or anger that has been repressed.
You will be more aware of your motivations and beliefs, the perspective on life becomes much clearer.

Physical health.

Great physical health traits of the Lapis are the purification of blood, lowering of blood pressure, boosting the immune system, and it can cool and sooth areas that have been affected by inflammation. Very effective against migraine attacks. It eases insomnia, vertigo, but can also overcome depression. Lapis assists in cleansing organs, bone marrow and the thymus, and aids the respiratory, nervous systems, brain disorders, the throat, larynx, vocal chords, and thyroid. Another trait is the regulation of the endocrine and thyroid glands. Blood circulation is enhanced, improving cardiac rhythm. Try rubbing a piece of Lapis that has been heated in warm water on an eye infection. When a Lapis is warmed up by sunlight, it can lessen bruises and will work great on skin problems or insect bites. If you, as a woman, have trouble with menstrual irregularities, menstral cramps, or stiffness this is the gem to use.

Meditation.

While meditating, the Lapis can bring clarity to the mind. It is a very powerful stone and should be used with care. Wearing a ring with a Lapis Lazuli can help you to become a channel. This is a visionary stone, bringing visual information to the mind rather than the use of words. It triggers higher awareness, and often helps people with recover memories from past lives but also help regain connections and knowledge from past-life ancient civilizations, e.g. Atlantis, Lemuria etc.
All in all, the Lapis Lazuli will be an amazing stone to have for meditation.

Healing properties.

Lapis Lazuli cleanses and purified mind, body, and spirit. Lapis Lazuli has a high energy and can open many of the chakra centers. Only do so when you are ready for it mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Chakras:

Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye, and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra.
The Third Eye Chakra helps us relate to ourselves and directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world around us. This is the place where our consciousness lies. It is the center of our perception. When this Chakra is balanced we see clearly and understand what we are seeing. The internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We feel more open towards new ideas, dream and visions. You observe and reflect. Another thing you can do is place a Lapis on your third eye and it can expand your awareness and can attune to the intuitive self. Dreaming is enhanced and connects to dream forces that can guide during altered states. Enlightenment is stimulated.
The Throat Chakra expresses the energies of the other Chakras. You can call it the “voice of the body”. If it is blocked or out of balance, the other Chakras can be affected by it. When balanced, we express what we think and what we feel. We are honest but act with compassion. It is easy to communicate ideas, beliefs, and emotions with others. This way we can let our personal truth into the world.

Spiritual Energy:

Psychic abilities and inner vision is stimulated by the Lapis. It is a very ancient gem and one of the oldest Spiritual stones know to mankind. The Lapis has been used by royalty, priests, and healers for its power, and wisdom.

Color energy:

The dark blue energy can enhance respect and compassion for ourselves. Dark blue crystals teach us humanity, discretion, grace, sensitivity to the needs of others, tenderness, and honor. We learn to act more charitably, and helps us to focus on our efforts to serve others.


 Today's affirmation: I claim the power of my highest self.

The Root Chakra

Since the chakra system that Red Jasper resonates most with is the Root, I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the Root chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have with it.

Color: Fiery Red

Element: Earth

Sense: Smell

Fundamental Principle: Physical will of being as opposed to spiritual will of being (that of the 7th chakra)

Body Association: Spinal column, bones, teeth, nails, anus, rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood, and the building of cells

Glands: Suprarenal glands (which produce adrenalin and influence the temperature balance of the body)


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 1st chakra (Root Chakra) is located between the anus and the genitals. It is connected with the coccyx and opens downward. It connects us to the physical world and lets the earthly energy enter our system. When it is open, we fully accept life on earth and enjoy the physical existence it provides. We act in harmony with the earthly forces and we learn from them. It also provides us with the necessary energy for creative self-expression and lends us the power to achieve. Our sexuality as a physical function and a means of begetting children also reign in the Root Chakra.

The Root Chakra is the source of the life force and forms the vital foundation for all the higher chakras. Here, the inexhaustible supply of kundalini energy is awakened. The sushumna, ida and pingala (the three main energy channels of the human body) begin in this chakra.

The Root Chakra is the true seat of the collective unconscious. Through this chakra, the stored knowledge of the collective unconscious becomes accessible. This chakra should always function in harmony with the seventh chakra in order to maintain our inner balance.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
If your Root Chakra is open and functioning harmoniously, you will experience a deep, personal relationship with Earth and earthly life forms (Nature). You are rooted in life and your life is filled with satisfaction, stability and inner strength. Your actions are guided by the desire to be creatively active in shaping life on planet Earth. You perceive the earth as a shelter and secure place. It provides you with all your physical, psychological and emotional needs. You are truly grateful for life on earth.


DISHARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
If your Root Chakra is unbalanced or malfunctioning, your thoughts and actions primarily revolve around material possessions and security, as well as your over indulgence in sensual pleasures such as, good (exotic) foods, alcohol, sex, etc. You want your desires to manifest without consideration of the consequences. Your inability to let go of these tendencies often manifest themselves in the form of constipation and gaining weight, as in overweight.

Your actions revolve around satisfying your personal needs and you unconsciously overlook or ignore the needs of others as well as your own (ie. good health, sufficient rest and a balanced and harmonious life.) In the extreme, if you are challenged by people or situations, you become easily irritated, upset, aggressive, and you may have a tendency to violently enforce your will upon others. These feelings of rage, anger and violence are actually a defense mechanism which indicate a lack of trust -- it's a fear of losing that which provides you with security and a feeling of well-being, or your inability to gain it in the first place.

If your Root Chakra is blocked or closed, you will lack physical and emotional stamina. A lot of things in life worry you. You are filled with feelings of uncertainty. You lack the power to achieve. Often, you see life on earth as a burden. For you, life on earth is NOT a pleasure. Most of the time you long for an easier, more pleasant and less strenuous way of life.

If you have developed your higher chakras and neglected your lower ones, you may feel that you don't belong on the earth. If your Sacral (2nd) Chakra and your Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra are also blocked, anorexia may result.

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Red Jasper Affirmation



Red Jasper

The stone of the day is Red Jasper.
A stone of physical strength and energy, Red Jasper stimulates gently and steadily, enhancing stamina and endurance, and increasing the amount of chi, or life force, in one’s aura or energy field. It is a stone of health and passion, and brings the courage to face unpleasant tasks and to rectify unjust situations. 
Benefits of Red Jasper:
Excellent stone for tranquility and peace.
Grounds a person to the Earths energies.
Balances the root chakra.
Attracts abundance as it is an Earth element.
Spiritual shield, used for protection from negative energies.
Excellent stone to put under your pillow before sleep to recall dreams.
Provides protection and grounds energies of the body.
Absorbs and transmutes negative energy.
Balances positive and negative energies.
Eliminates electromagnetic and environmental pollution, and radiation.
Builds will power, courage and determination.
Builds character, and aids in developing organizational abilities.
Stimulates imagination and transforms ideas into action.

Physically: Red Jasper stimulates increased energy, strength and stamina. Known as a stone of health, Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.
Emotionally: Red Jasper helps one to release feelings of guilt or shame from violent sexual experiences.
Spiritually: Red Jasper activates and simulates the root chakra and helps raise the kulandani energy up the spine.
Affirmation: I have supreme protection from all things negative and I am full of life and vitality.

The Crown Chakra

Since the chakra system that the Tibetan Black Quartz resonates most with is the Crown, I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the Crown chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have with it.

Color: Violet, also white

Fundamental Principle: Purest being

Gland: Pineal*

PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 7th chakra (Crown Chakra) is located at the middle of the head and opens upward. The Crown Chakra is also associated with the pineal gland, which is located in the middle of the head between the ears. The Crown Chakra is often represented in religious paintings as a halo above the head. It's predominant color is violet, but it glows in all the colors of the rainbow.

The Crown Chakra unites in itself all the energies of the lower chakra centers. It is the source of energy for all the other chakras.

Here we started our journey into life, and at the end of our development, this is where we will return. Here we live and experience UNITY with the primordial Divine principle and where our personal energy field becomes ONE with the universe.

The awareness the Crown Chakra gives us dwarfs the knowledge the Third Eye Chakra conveys. We now completely comprehend our intellectual and intuitive understanding. We experience our bodies as an expression of Creation as the divine consciousness of which we have become a part.

The color violet is associated with the unfolding of the Crown Chakra. It is the color of meditation and devotion. Albeit we can consciously influence the activation of all our lower chakras, with the Crown Chakra all we can do is open ourselves up to its influence and allow things to happen through us.

With the unfolding of the Crown Chakra, any blockages that may remain in the lower six chakras dissolve and their energies will begin to vibrate at their highest possible frequencies, each chakra working at its own level as a mirror of the Divine Being.

When the Crown Chakra is completely awakened, it ceases to absorb the cosmic energies and starts to radiate its own energy. A lotus blossom blossoms out, so to speak, and forms a crown of pure white light on and above the head. This same energy is portrayed in the artistic paintings of Jesus the Christ as a crown of white light radiating from the top of his head.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
The Crown Chakra can only be developed to a greater or lesser extent; Your development with the other six chakras determines the degree. There are no blockages as such in the Crown Chakra. When the Crown Chakra begins to open, your consciousness will become completely calm and open. You will experience your real Self and realize that your Self is part of the omnipresent pure Being which is contained in all matter. As you develop your Crown Chakra, these moments will occur more frequently.

When your Self is ready for this final step of enlightenment, you will know. One day you will feel as if you have just awakened from a long dream of illusion, and for the first time you see the real reality of life. There is no turning back in your development now. You realize that what you have found is your true Self. Your individual ego has been transformed into a universal ego. If you want to know something, all you need to do is ask by directing your attention accordingly. Everything exists within you. You are ONE with the divine Being, and it is through this ONENESS that the ALL exists.

You now realize that matter is nothing but a form of thought in the Divine Consciousness and that it does not really "exists" as such. All that you thought was real up to this point you now perceive as an illusion.

Interestingly enough, you are open to the energies of the Crown Chakra every seven years. The seven year cycles are: ages 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70... During this period, you can develop a depth and insight and wholeness that you would have considered impossible before. Meditation and selfless devotion now provide you with insight into your Divine origin. This helps you experience a feeling of ONENESS. Use this opportunity to dwell more within yourself. Meditate. This is a seemingly magical time in your life.

It is also interesting to note that an infant's fontanel remains open for the first 9-24 months of its life, and it is during this particular period in their life when they live in an awareness (consciousness) of undivided unity.

CLOSED CROWN CHAKRA CHARACTERISTICS
Up to this point, we have been told how the opening and harmonization of all the chakras can provide us with a great deal of knowledge, experience and skills. But if we do not open the Crown Chakra, we will feel separated from abundance and wholeness. We will not be completely free from fear, and it is this fear that always maintains some remnants of blockages within the chakras, therefore, they are unable to unfold our chakras complete range of possibilities. Their individual energies will not vibrate in complete harmony with the "dance of creation," nor with each other.

You may experience feelings of uncertainty and a lack of purpose if you do not open yourself to spiritual truths during the years when your Crown Chakra can develop. You should interpret these feelings as a hint to look inside yourself more frequently. Additionally, you may become more conscious of a certain senselessness in your life, or the fear of death may visit you more frequently. You may control these feelings by escaping into excessive activity, keeping yourself busy, or you may burden yourself with new responsibilities. Quite often, people in this condition fall ill. If you ignore these profound messages, your life may become a life stuck in superficiality. As a consequence, you limit the potential of your Self to develop. In essence, opportunity lost.

http://www.rickrichards.com/chakras/Chakras2.html

Tibetan Black Quartz Affirmation


Tibetan Black Quartz

Tibetan Black Quartz can usually be identified by their black inclusions and are double terminated meaning they have points on both ends. Tibetan Quartz crystals holds sacred energy frequencies which gather, hold and release a very powerful "OM" vibration. It also enhances the wisdom of the ancient culture of the East, bringing knowledge and information concerning healing and spirituality to the user. It harmonizes with all 7 of the chakras particularly the third eye and crown chakras. They are best known for spiritual protection and purification, the enhancement of
meditation, balancing the chakras and meridians, and the clearing and energizing the aura.

It is an excellent all purpose healer. It amplifies healing energy and is used to perform diagnostic healing. It has been used historically to detect food poisoning and it is said to draw out pain.

Spiritually : Tibetan Black Quartz opens you up to vastly expanded states of consciousness. These stones clear the auric field and fill the physical and energetic bodies with full-spectrum Light.

Emotionally : Tibetan Black Quartz aid in moving out of attachment to the emotions and into a higher perspective, where emotions are clues as to what still needs to be cleared and released from the energetic field.

Physically : Tibetan Black Quartz is a "Master Healer" stone but it is primarily used for healing and repair of the nervous system, including the myelin sheath, the brain and the nerve ganglia that generate the electromagnetic energies of the chakras.

Todays affirmation: My body and spirit is protected and I am filled with light and energy.

The Heart Chakra

Since the chakra system that the Rose Quartz resonates most with is the heart, I thought I might provide some information on exactly what the heart chakra is, its function, and how to identify any issues that you may have.

"Color: Green, Pink, and sometimes Gold

Element: Air

Sense: Touch

Fundamental Principle: Devotion

Body Association: Heart, upper back, thorax and thoracic cavity, lower lungs, the blood and circulatory system and the skin

Gland: Thymus, which regulates and controls the lymphatic system


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The 4th chakra (Heart Chakra) is located in the center of the breast at the height of your heart and opens toward the front. It is the center of the entire chakra system and connects the LOWER (Physical & Emotional Centers) to the three HIGHER (Mental & Spiritual Centers.)

The Heart Chakra is a very important chakra. With the Heart Chakra we find the capability to empathize and sympathize with others. We attune ourselves with the cosmic vibrations and perceive the beauty in nature, music, visual arts and poetry. Here, all images, words and sounds are transformed into feelings.

All yearning for deep intimate contact, oneness, harmony, love, even sorrow, pain, fear of separation or loss of love is expressed through the Heart Chakra. When completely opened, it forms the center of true "unconditional" love.

When this "unconditional" love is connected with the higher chakras, it transforms itself into Bhakti, the Divine Love, which guides us to unity with this Divine Heart of all things in the universe. Enroute toward this goal, our heart must learn to love, understand and accept ourselves (personality) which is the prerequisite to saying "yes" to others and life in general. All our experiences, wishes and emotions have a much deeper sense and purpose, which guide us to a loving acceptance that all feelings and expressions of life originate from the longing for love.

With every negation and rejection, we regenerate separation and negativity, whereas a positive and loving acceptance (a conscious "yes") produces vibrations which neutralize (kill, so to speak) negative thoughts and feelings. Simply put, you can neutralize those intense feelings of grief, anger or despair with your loving, unbiased and undivided attention -- positive thoughts and feelings.

With our Heart Chakra, we possess a great potential for healing others as well as ourselves. If you suffer from pain or illness, send the afflicted organ or area of your body your loving attention and it will help and accelerate the recuperation period enormously. If we can learn to love from the depths of our own heart and fully accept our entire personality, an opened Heart Chakra can have a spontaneous healing or transforming influence on ourselves and others.

The Heart Chakra radiates colors of green, pink, and sometimes gold. Green is the color of healing and sympathy and harmony. If an enlightened person (ie. someone who can see human auras) perceives a clear, light-green in a person's heart chakra, this would indicate a well-developed capability to heal, while a golden aura mixed with pink would show a person who lives in pure and selfless love of the Divine.

Within the Heart Chakra is the deepest and most vivid feelings of love. It also plays an important role in refining the perception of an open Third Eye, and it is for this reason that the spiritual schools in the East concentrate particularly on the opening of the Heart Chakra.


HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
Working in harmony with all the other chakras, a completely open Heart Chakra can change the world around you and unite, reconcile, or even heal the person within your surroundings. Your entire being radiates natural warmth, sincerity and happiness. These wondrous energies open the hearts of the people around you, inspiring confidence and creating joy among them. A great compassion and willingness to help others comes perfectly natural to you.

You love for love's sake. You are motivated by the joy of giving and do not expect to gain anything in return. Your heart is in everything you do. You "unconditionally" love all!

Through this wisdom, you view the world and personal experiences in a new light. You no longer look at life from a distance and think that it has nothing to do with you. You see all life as part of your own life and that "life" in its purest and most original form really signifies an everlasting expression of Divine Love and bliss.

All is love!



DISHARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING
A malfunctioning Heart Chakra may express itself in various ways. You may want to always be there for others and give freely, but consciously, you may want/expect recognition in return for all the love you give them. Then, if your efforts are not sufficiently appreciated, you may feel deeply disappointed.

You may also feel that you are strong and powerful enough to give away some of your stength but incapable of accepting the love that others may want to give you. In this way, you are unable to open yourself to receiving the love of others. Emotions aligned with tenderness and softness probably embarrass you and make you feel weak, vulnerable to injury and dependent upon the love and affection of others.

You are deeply hurt by rejection, especially after you gathered the courage to open yourself up. When this happens, you feel like withdrawing into your inner shell. You are sad and depressed. You want to give your love but your fear of being rejected makes it impossible. You feel you don't know how to love, thus reinforcing your shortcomings and inability.

You may compensate for your lack of love by adopting an extremely friendly personality, treating people equally in an impersonal manner without genuine involvement. When your heart is called for, you may evade the situation and shut yourself off because you are afraid of possible injury. If your Heart Chakra is completely closed, you will express coldness, indifference or even "heartlessness." You are completely out of balance and suffer from depression. Sadly, unhappiness is a way of life for you.

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Rose Quartz Affirmation


Rose Quartz

Today's crystal is the Rose Quartz, the quintessential stone of love. Everybody needs love right? Well this is one of the most gentle and love inducing stones you can get. Because of its internal make up they tend to form into chunks but occasionally they will form into crystals.

Keeping a Rose Quartz on your person by either putting it in your pocket or wearing it as a piece of jewelry will help you to heal old negative emotions that you have not let go of such as anger, resentment, and fear. It can also help you to feel more balanced emotionally. If you hold a Rose Quartz while meditating you will feel a sense of love energy around yourself that will harmonize with the heart chakra, the source from which love springs. Also during meditation with a Rose Quartz it can help bring you into resonance with the frequency of compassion for yourself and others and helps you to let go of old emotional patterns that have been holding you back.

If you seem to be having relationships issues this love stone can help by placing them all over your home, especially under your bed and on the night stand as this will help keep the energy of love the focus in your relationship.

Spiritually Rose Quartz is one of the most humble and powerful stones to turn the heart towards love as it bathes the body, mind and spirit in that creative and healing frequency. It also holds the same frequency of Christ Consciousness.

Emotionally Rose Quartz is calming for the mind by helping to let go of worry, grief, anxiety, and old emotional baggage. It also helps to let go of ego driven patterns of behavior and turns one to feel more open to giving and receiving love, compassion, and kindness.

Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, headaches, migraines, sexual dysfunction, throat problems, and depression.

Today's affirmation: I open my heart to give and receive love.

*You can always modify the affirmation to fit your own needs and desires.