Welcome to 2016! This is the perfect time to invite some fresh, new energy into your life!
The new year is a great time to focus on a mental, physical, and emotional tune-up that can benefit all areas of your life. A great place to start is by working on balancing the chakras, or the energy centers, of the body. This can really help enhance all aspects of your life. Please take a look at this month's article, "Crystals, Coloring, and Well-Being”, which contains tons of helpful information about using crystals to help balance your chakra system. It also contains a sneak peek at some of the information contained in our new "Coloring Crystal Chakra Mandalas" coloring book, which will be released on January 12th! It will be available at newsstands, discount stores and supermarket magazine sections. If you can't find it at your local store, it can be ordered at this link. In our second article, Lourdes Lebron shows us “How to Open and Clear Chakras with Crystals” by using a pendulum and crystals, thereby keeping our energy centers, or chakras, clear and clean.
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Crystals, Coloring, and Well-Being
From the Staff of Healing Crystals
Coloring crystal mandalas is an amazing way to open your consciousness up to the energy healing crystals provide. The exercise of coloring activates the creative process of your imagination. It can act as an alternative form of meditation, allowing you to relax your body and quiet your mind. This makes it an effective tool for relieving stress, while artistically expressing what is manifested in your inner being or subconscious. Crystals contain and reflect their innate, unique energy which can contribute to the healing process. Crystal energy is believed to strengthen and balance the chakras, or energy centers, within the body. Meditating while holding a crystal is said to align your intention and chakras with that of the crystal, initiating transformational energy healing and enhancing overall well-being.
The information below is taken from our new “Coloring Crystal Chakra Mandalas” coloring book and can help you learn more about crystals and your chakra system. Here is a list of retailers that are carrying it:
As always, the crystals we list are simply suggestions and your own intuition is always your best guide!
Location - Outside of the physical body, 12-18 inches below the feet
Color - Black and Brown
Element - Earth
Focus - To connect with DNA origins, past lives, karmic issues
Crystals - Hematite, Black Tourmaline
Location - At the base of the spine, the pelvic floor and the first three vertebrae
Color - Black, Red
Element - Earth
Focus - Providing stability, security, structure in life
Crystals - Hematoid Quartz, Red Jasper
Location - In the lower abdomen, three to five inches below the navel
Color - Orange
Element - Fire
Focus - Connecting to our creativity, sexuality, passion for life
Crystals - Wulfenite, Carnelian
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Location - In the abdominal region
Color - Yellow
Element - Fire
Focus - To enable the use of our power, taking action, turning
dreams into reality (manifestation)
Crystals - Tiger Eye , Citrine
Location - At the center of the chest
Color - Green and Pink
Element - Fire/Water
Focus - To help us feel love, joy, compassion for ourselves and
Crystals - Seraphinite, Green Aventurine
HIGHER HEART CHAKRA
Location - Between the Heart and the Throat chakras; is also known as the Thymus Chakra
Color - Pink
Element - Water
Focus - Experiencing unconditional Divine love; heightened levels
of sensitivity and conscious awareness of connections with all life
Crystals - Pink Calcite , Rose Quartz
Location - At the base of the throat
Color - Light Blue
Element - Air (may also be Water)
Focus - Verbal expression, speaking your truth clearly
Crystals - Abalone, Blue Lace Agate
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Location - Between the eyebrows
Color - Indigo Blue or Violet
Element - Air
Focus - To connect us with our intuition, becoming clairvoyant
Crystals - Blue Diamond, Lapis Lazuli
Location - On top of the head
Color - White, Silver, Gold or Pale Lilac
Element - Air
Focus - To connect us with higher realms, the Divine; to help us have
Crystals - Charoite, Amethyst
Location - About 6 inches above the top of the head, or the Crown Chakra
Color - White
Element - Air
Focus - Connection with the Higher Self, Angelic Realm, and the
Divine; portal through which spiritual energy enters the aura and
then the physical body
Crystals - Selenite, Danburite
How to Open and Clean Your Chakras with Crystals
By Lourdes Lebron
Chakras are energy centers located in the human body. Each individual chakra corresponds to organs and glands in a particular area of the body. It is believed that they are the store holders of your emotional experiences. These centers can become clogged or sluggish with the stress and drama of everyday life. If a center becomes stuck with “gunk” your emotional, mental, and physical well-being will start to suffer. Think of chakras as rechargeable batteries. If you continuously recharge them they will function well, but if you let them run out of “juice” they will not function and will take a much longer time to recharge.
In order to clean the chakras, I suggest using a Clear Quartz pendulum. Although this is my crystal of choice, you can also use Selenite, Optical Calcite or any other clear or white crystal that resonates with you. To begin with, it is easier to have a partner help you (and both of you can enjoy the experience). If one is not available you can still use this method, but instead of lying down on your back, you may feel more comfortable sitting up.
Although I suggest crystals to use for each chakra after the cleansing, please feel free to experiment and work with whichever mineral you feel resonates best with your body. For example, an Amethyst may feel better for the Sacral chakra instead of an orange crystal. Honor your body and use whatever feels right.
To start cleaning the chakras, I suggest starting at the top of the head where the Crown chakra lies. Take your pendulum and hold it 6 - 12 inches over the energy center. Let it spin naturally over this chakra. If you are working on a man, the pendulum may spin clockwise first. This is fine and for a man this is the direction it spins as it cleans. For women, it will spin counter-clockwise as it turns round. After a while, the crystal will change direction. The reason it changes direction is because, after the crystal cleans the chakra, it then has to replace that energy with fresh energy. It does this as it spins in the opposite direction. After it stops spinning, I suggest placing an Amethyst (or Clear Quartz) at the top of the head to help seal in the energy.
The next chakra to work on is the Third Eye chakra, in the center of the forehead. For this energy center and the ones that follow it, there will be no difference in the direction the pendulum swings for either sex. It will spin counter-clockwise to take stuff out and the opposite direction to place energy in. After it stops, I like to enrich this chakra with a piece of Lapis Lazuli or Dumortierite.
The Throat chakra at the base of your throat is the next stop for you pendulum. Again, it will spin counter-clockwise to take stagnant energy out and spin in the clockwise direction when it puts positive energy in. Blue Lace Agate and Blue Calcite are great crystals for this energy center.
The energy center that comes next is the Heart chakra and it is in the center of the chest. Let the pendulum spin as it may. Once the directions shift and it finishes moving, you can place a green stone like Aventurine or Tourmaline. If you prefer a pink crystal, you can use Morganite or Rose Quartz.
The subsequent chakra is the Solar Plexus. This energy center is in the middle of the abdominal region. The pendulum can be used once more and after it is done you can place a piece of Amber, Citrine, or Yellow Calcite on this chakra.
The Sacral chakra is the next energy center to be cleaned. Once the pendulum is done, you can use a Carnelian, Red Tiger Eye, or Red Aventurine to color this energy center.
The last chakra to be worked on is the Base or Root chakra. The pendulum is used again and, just like before, it will change direction as it replaces the energy taken out with new clean energy. I like to use Rubies, Black Tourmaline, Jet, and Red Jasper on this area.
Now that the chakras are done, I suggest waiting 5 -10 minutes to let the energy settle. When the person worked on is ready to get up, you may wish to offer the person grounding food like protein or chocolate to eat. I suggest drinking lots of water after a chakra cleaning to keep moving toxins out of the energy bodies.
For many of you cleaning the front of the chakras is enough to see a significant difference. For others, you may need to clean the same chakras on the back side of the body. When doing the back of the body, you would have a person lie down on their stomach or sit up on a backless chair. The energy centers are found directly opposite of the front ones and you would follow the same process as above. You can do both sides the same day or on alternate days when in a time crunch.
I suggest doing this routine once a month to keep the chakras running smoothly and functioning well. If you are under much more stress, you may wish to do this more often. When feeling ill, I recommend cleaning the chakras to help remove any energetic blockages that may be contributing to the physical dis-ease. Experiment with this method and try different crystals to see what brings you the best results.
Eden, Donna. Energy Medicine. New York: Penguin, 2008.