July 2016 Newsletter
At Healing Crystals we are celebrating Christmas in July with an amazing sale! Each week we will have one category of items on sale at 25% off with the use of our special coupon codes.
All Crystal Jewelry will be on sale for 25% off from 7/8 - 7/14. The code is: JEWELRY
From 7/15 - 7/21, all Cut and Polished Items will be on sale by using the code: CUTANDPOLISHED
During 7/22 - 7/28 all Natural Crystals will be on sale by using the code: NATURALCRYSTALS
Last but not least, from 7/29 - 8/4 all Assortments will be on sale by using the code: ASSORTMENTS
In addition to these sales we have two articles that explore how the energy of crystals can enhance leadership and communication!
Leadership is an especially important component of independence. In "Crystals for Leadership”, Stephanie Arnold gives great suggestions for crystals that can support courage and leadership.
Communication is another important factor of independence. In "Crystals for Communication", Rachel Niemczyk helps us choose the right crystals to support effective communication of our thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
The Staff of HealingCrystals.com
Crystals for Leadership
By Stephanie Arnold
Often when we think of great leaders, people like George Washington, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. come to mind. We admire the qualities in them that made them exceptional, and we strive to achieve these qualities in ourselves. All great leaders possess the ability to captivate their followers and earn trust and loyalty through respect. When you find yourself in a leadership position, there are crystals that can help you to enhance these qualities in yourself.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a gifted speaker. He could captivate a crowd with his charisma. The inspirational crystal Apatite stimulates the Throat chakra, aiding in communication and public speaking. Try using it with Larimar to even further activate your communicative skills. Turquoise is another crystal for the Throat chakra and helps to overcome shyness so you can fully express the truth through communication with others. When feeling nervous before a speech, Blue Kyanite will eliminate any hesitancy and strengthen the voice. As its name suggests, Imperial Topaz is truly a crystal of leaders! This one crystal can bring in confidence, pride and charisma, while maintaining a positive, optimistic attitude. Every leader should carry this golden stone with them.
When expressing yourself to others, it’s important to do so with a positive mental attitude. Amber is a wonderful crystal for positive self-expression and can also relieve any stress. Vibrant blue Aqua Aura Quartz will also help to express what is in your heart through enhanced communication with others. Although artificially created by bonding gold to the surface of quartz, this crystal maintains a high vibration and would be an excellent pendant to wear when giving your next speech.
What courage great leaders must have to be able to guide people! Dumortierite will help you to overcome your fears and hesitations to bring in courage and confidence. This crystal also promotes self-love. Loving oneself first is an important leadership quality, because it brings with it confidence and power from within. Morganite is another crystal of divine love that can help with this and so is Garnet, which is also a confidence booster.
Perhaps we should all consider sending Chrysocolla to our current leaders. Helping people to speak the truth, this stone guides its wearer to wisdom and knowledge. Tanzanite and Aquamarine are two other crystals encouraging truthful communication. They allow you to access the wisdom in your heart. All great wisdom lies within the heart, not the brain. When we reach for this universal wisdom, we are guided to the truth and will notice balance and harmony in our lives as well.
Lapis Lazuli has been a crystal of leaders since ancient times. Egyptian rulers wore this deep blue stone in their jewelry. They also adorned their burial sites with it. King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus includes inlaid Lapis. Catherine the Great, a Russian Empress, ornamented an entire room with Lapis Lazuli, including a fireplace, walls and even the door. I wish I was able to feel the energy in that room! It must have been truly amazing. It’s not surprising that these leaders chose this stone. Not only does Lapis provide balance, it assists the user with communication difficulties and helps to keep them honest and forthright. Another benefit is that Lapis helps you to express your beliefs without compromising them. Knowing this, we can understand why Lapis was their choice crystal.
The greatest spiritual leaders of the world rely on divine guidance to direct them. No matter their religion or beliefs, all leaders possess the ability to turn to divinity when they need direction in life. You can also access this divine wisdom for guidance. A few crystals that can help you with your divine connection are Alexandrite, Rose Quartz and Lepidolite. Once you have a divine connection established, try using Vera Cruz Amethyst to increase divine communication. When you allow divinity to lead the way, it’s easier to keep yourself in the truth and light.
All people can boost their leadership qualities with the help of a crystal pendant or some stones in their pockets. Ancient leaders understood the value of these energies and used them daily, and we can learn from this example. Who knows, maybe Washington even had some Dumortierite in his coat pocket when crossing the Delaware.
The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible 2 by Judy Hall
Crystals for Communication
By Rachel Niemczyk
“Say the right words with the right emphasis at the right time…oh, you can make men weep, or cry with joy. Change them. You can change people’s minds just with words. . .”
—David Tennant as the Doctor, Doctor Who, “The Shakespearean Code”
Words have power. With the right words you can clearly express yourself, brighten a person’s day, or give unique insight into a situation. You can make a positive impact on somebody’s life, encourage people to reach for their dreams, give support to a friend, or make a wonderful impression that leads to many future opportunities. The wrong words, on the other hand, can lead to confusion, damage a relationship, or inaccurately express your inner thoughts. Sometimes lacking the vocabulary to speak up, defend your position on a topic, or express yourself can be devastating. Every word you speak and write, whatever the situation, represents you. It communicates to others what you want them to know, what you think, and how you feel.
Yet how often is it difficult for us to find the right words to express our thoughts, our emotions? Communication is one of hardest things to do on this Earth because it is so easy to be misunderstood and so hard to truly express our inner truth. This article lists a few crystals and their helpful vibrations to aid with both written and verbal communication. Hopefully they will help you to speak your truth no matter what the occasion is.
Amethyst is well known for opening the Crown Chakra. In doing so, it allows you to receive inspiration for speeches and essays more easily. It clears energy blockages throughout your body for energy to flow easily. It can also provide energy, giving you an extra boost when needed. Overall, it is an excellent crystal for communicating with the divine or receiving spiritual guidance while conveying information.
Place it under your pillow the night before a presentation/writing assignment for guidance.
Wear it as earrings while communicating with an audience or receiving inspiration for a written work.
Keep a piece by you while writing.
Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine in one stone. It is wonderful for communication, specifically public speaking, because it brings out assertive and outgoing qualities in the user.
Wear it as a necklace, earrings, or pendant while communicating with an audience or receiving inspiration for a written work.
Hold it in your hands or place it in a pocket while speaking.
The vibration of Aquamarine provides a cooling and soothing effect very similar to water. It creates a bridge between the Heart and Throat Chakras so that you can clearly vocalize what you are feeling. The gentle energy of this crystal is wonderful aid for speaking truthfully and compassionately. Aquamarine stimulates creative expression.
Wear it as a necklace or pendant close to your Throat Chakra.
Meditate or lay down with it on your Throat Chakra before speaking or writing.
Blue Calcite is an energetically gentle crystal that works well with lighter vibration crystals for the Throat Charka. It protects sensitive people from the harsh impact of high stimulus energy so they can communicate without disturbance. An inspirational stone, it helps you uncover the words to convey your message.
Wear it as a necklace, pendant, or earrings.
Hold it in your hands or place it in a pocket while speaking.
Celestite opens the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras. As a result, your thoughts are clear and your connection with higher realms is at its best. It allows you to transmit and receive information so you can speak your truth. Stress and worry are dispelled as this soft and light energy works with you to achieve your goals.
Keep a piece by your work place to help you while you speak and write.
Place it under your pillow the night before a presentation/writing an assignment for guidance.
Meditate with it before speaking or writing.
Citrine is a wonderful stone for mental processes. It aides thought processes such as clarity of thought. It sparks creativity and imagination for your communication.
Wear it as a pendant, preferably closer to the navel.
Keep it in pockets close to the waistline during public speaking events.
Like other yellow stones, Golden Topaz boosts the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra. It improves concentration and clears the mind. Notably, Golden Topaz helps the user manifest desires. Thus, using it can help you achieve the best outcome you can imagine.
Meditate with it before speaking or writing while visualizing your intended outcome.
Keep it in pockets close to the waistline.
Heliodor (Golden Beryl)
Heliodor channels spiritual energies into physical reality. It works on the Crown and Solar Plexus Chakras to clear away frustration and infuses the user with mental strength. An excellent choice for boosting knowledge and learning, Heliodor expands your awareness to give you a broader perspective. This stone aids self-confidence and assertiveness, both helpful qualities for improved verbal communication.
Place in a pocket close to the waistline.
Wear it as a pendant or earrings.
Kyanite works as an energy conductor. It increases your mental stamina, eases away energetic blocks for new perspectives, and creates an energetic bridge for communication. It enhances your intuitive abilities to guide you to the right words. Kyanite is exceptional for singing and communicating to large crowds.
Sleep with it under your pillow to absorb helpful energies while you sleep.
Wear it as a necklace or pendant.
Meditate with it before speaking.
The greener tones in this crystal make it perfect to use for the Throat and Heart Chakras. Turquoise brings emotional balance to its users and empowers the shy and timid. Not only does it help you to communicate from the heart, but it allows easier communication with spirits.
Wear as a necklace, pendant or bracelet.
Keep it in a pocket when conveying heartfelt thoughts and emotions.
Meditate with it before speaking, writing, or trying to receive spirit communication.
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