December 2017 Newsletter
Winter is on the doorstep and another year almost gone. The days shorter, the air crisper and the holidays right around the corner. We hope that this year, despite its setbacks, disasters (both human and natural) and upheaval, you were able to find some peace, grace and the hope and courage to continue on your path. Find love, give it to others; find your “happy place” wherever that is and help someone else find theirs.
In lieu of the upcoming holidays, our two articles can assist you with both stress and thoughtful gift giving. In our first article, Crystal Cosmopolitan gives you suggestions when dealing with the chaos that can sometimes arise at this time of year in her article “Crystals for Holiday Stress.” Tara Mideaker’s article “A Guide to Crystal Gifting” will give you a place to start if you want to give crystals as gifts, even if the recipient is one not familiar with crystals.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out our 12 days of Christmas Giveaways on our Facebook page! There will be a new crystal gift to win each day.
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We at HealingCrystals.com wish you all a safe and wonderful Holiday Season!
Crystals for Holiday Stress
By Crystal Cosmopolitan
Holidays are supposed to be joyful and celebratory events, and yet many times the preparation - whether hosting a party or travelling to someone else’s home - leaves us exhausted and wishing we could just forget about all of it, sleep through it and wake up when it is all over. If you’ve ever had a thought like this - then this article is for you!
Crystals help us on many levels through physical laws of resonance, where their vibratory frequency affects the frequencies of our bodies in specific ways. In this article I will suggest a few that assist specifically with issues related to stress around the holidays. So here are the tips and tricks you can use to sail through the holiday season with a smile on your face:
Take your Citrine when you go shopping to find what you need at a price you can easily afford. Citrine works to synchronistically bring you to the right place at the right time so you can be done quickly and effortlessly.
Lithium Quartz is wonderful when you need to take a break from everything to distress and relax, even if it is just for a few minutes behind closed doors.
Hold or wear Fluorite for focus and mental clarity when you make your lists and are getting organized. Fluorite is excellent when you find yourself procrastinating and putting off your necessary tasks. Wearing it during shopping expeditions and holiday travel may also help you stay healthy in a crowded environment, since it strengthens the immune system.
Carnelian is a perfect crystal to hold when you feel unmotivated. It renews excitement, spurs creativity, and supports analytical thinking, so that you are not bogged down by details when planning a party, but rather inspired by your creative vision and anticipation of the joyful event.
Peach Agate may assist when you need to go to a party you are not looking forward to, for whatever reason. It would help you enjoy yourself no matter what the circumstances by attracting positive energy to you.
However, do carry Black Tourmaline with you, since the stress level of many people can be high during this time, and you want to make sure you are grounded and protected so that possible negative energy of others has no chance of affecting you.
Meditate with Lepidolite before going to bed for restful sleep. Write down all of what still needs to be done - your thoughts and your ideas for the rest of the holiday week - on a piece of paper and let your mind relax.
Hold Seraphinite when you feel you need a little extra help from the Divine to accomplish all that you want. A heartfelt gratitude for all that you do have and have been able to do is an important step on the road towards accomplishing more.
If you are looking for gifts – a set of scented candles, a pendant, bracelet, or a necklace perhaps - you know where to check, right? If you are so overwhelmed at this point that you can’t think straight, here is a subtle hint: www.healingcrystals.com.
Finally, you want your home to sparkle, and be filled with a beautiful energy that reminds you of the meaning of the holidays. Place Amethyst and Citrine Druzes throughout your home to bring in the energy of peace, spirituality, celebration, and abundance.
Hope these ideas serve to make your holiday season sparkly and happy!
A Guide to Crystal Gifting
By Tara Mideaker
If you are anything like me, you probably have friends, family and associates who just don't "get" crystals. Maybe they appreciate their decorative appeal and think of them as cool knick-knacks. It is even more likely that they wear them as jewelry. They can see their obvious qualities but cannot understand how a crystal can provide healing and guidance. One of my favorite things about crystals is that you don't have to understand how they work...you don't even have to believe that they will work...all that you need to do is be around them and everyone benefits. That is why I often give crystals as gifts - even to the skeptics (and I know plenty!) and I have found that the gifts are often well received and have surprising results. I haven't brought any of those skeptics over to my side...but I have found that they do use their crystals when they need them - even if they don't realize it. So if you are planning on 'gifting" a crystal this holiday season, here are some tips to help you choose the ones that will work the best.
What kind of healing do you want to gift?
If you are considering getting someone a crystal it is probably because you have an idea of how it could benefit them. Maybe your boss is always on the go and you want to give them a crystal that would complement their fiery personality like a Black Obsidian or Red Jasper. If they seem overwhelmed you might consider a Chrysocolla or Selenite to relieve their stress and open their mind to other possibilities. Does someone close to you have a physical ailment that would benefit from crystal healing? You can review the Issues and Ailments Guide to find the crystal that will help alleviate their symptoms. Someone with muscular issues would benefit from a Hematite or Emerald. It is cold and flu season, so an Aquamarine or Fluorite could help keep them healthy.
Which crystal reminds you of the recipient?
I am a firm believer that crystals often choose us and tend to come into our lives when we need them the most. Likewise, when you are thinking about someone a crystal might pop into your mind or jump out at you online or in a store. Let's say that you have a friend who is having some romantic issues and you want to get her a crystal. Labradorite may not be associated with that particular issue or for working on the Heart Chakra, but still it feels like the one that will help her the most. Do not get caught up in pre-conceived ideas about the "right" crystal. Always follow your instinct and select the crystal that you feel belongs with that person.
What if you just cannot decide on the "right" crystal?
When in doubt just keep it simple. You can never go wrong with universal crystals like Clear Quartz, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz. If those don't feel right consider the recipient's favorite color or what they wear the most. If someone loves the color blue then go with Lapis Lazuli. If they always wear orange try Carnelian. They will notice that you see what makes them happy and that makes the gift personal and memorable.
How will they use the crystal?
You want to think about how your recipient will use your gift since not everyone walks around with bags of crystals on them. I know...it is hard for us to believe but it is true! Jewelry is an obvious solution as long as the recipient actually enjoys wearing jewelry. Bracelets, pendants and necklaces have a universal appeal and you don't have to worry about sizing, etc. If your recipient isn't a jewelry person, but you think they'd benefit from carrying the crystal with them, then perhaps try a keychain. That's something that everyone will use. If you are giving small tumbled or natural crystals you can present them in a cloth bag with a personalized card that suggests they carry this in their bag, backpack or briefcase. If you will be gifting a larger crystal to be placed in a room then choose a shape that will resonate with your recipient. Spheres, pyramids and points are always interesting and bring wonderful energy to the space.
The most important tip of all is to always follow your heart and enjoy giving as much as you enjoy receiving!