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May 2017 Newsletter

As spring moves into the beginnings of summer, the urge to spend more time outdoors is growing.  For those of you who rely heavily on your smart phone, have you downloaded the new mobile app for the Metaphysical Directory? You can download it at your favorite app store for free.  Just search for Healing Crystals Metaphysical Directory. And speaking of the Metaphysical Directory, we are hard at work turning the directory into an eBook! With over 300 listings of crystals, with both their physical and metaphysical attributes, it is going to be a veritable treasure trove of information.

Our first article, "Crystals for Purification & Shielding" Krista Mitchell suggests crystals (including Labradorite, Black Tourmaline and Clear Calcite) that can be used to purify and shield us from all the negative energy we may be bombarded with on a daily basis. In our second article, "Pendulums", Rachel Marie Shaffer offers insight into the use of Pendulums and includes suggestions on which essential oils work best when using these divinatory items.

If you are going to be in the Dulles, VA area while you’re out and about and would like to purchase crystals at the Healing Crystals showroom, be sure to call in advance to find out the latest scheduled hours or to make an appointment: 703-828-4325.

Crystal Blessings,

The HealingCrystals Team


Crystals for Purification & Shielding

By Krista Mitchell

In the crystal kingdom there are energy purifiers and protectors; what you work with and when can help to keep your energy balanced, strong, and vital. There are times when I’ll suggest to a client or student that they should wear a purifier (like Tourmalated Quartz, Smokey Quartz, or Clear Calcite) if they’re being buffeted by a lot of stressful or negative energy throughout the day. These crystals will help to cycle and transmute that energy into light. I never recommend high vibration crystals like Selenite to be worn during the day as they can be very un-grounding - if you’re too off-balance then you become more susceptible to the effects of lower or harmful energy. Crystals I typically recommend to wear for shielding include Fluorite, Actinolite, Black Tourmaline, and Labradorite. Each of these crystals repel lower energies of varying frequencies and/or intent, rather like a real shield or coat of armor would repel flying arrows.

You can learn more about which crystals are good for protecting you from different kinds of harmful energy on my blog at, and if you’re interested in my 2-part online course on shielding your aura and your space, go to my consultant page for more info on “Psychic Shield: Energy Protection for Healers & Empaths”.


By Rachel Marie Shaffer

Pendulums can be useful in answering yes or no questions, as well as in dowsing with a chart. You can use it by asking it to show you the movement for yes, no, and maybe, respectively. Then go on to ask a question you already know the answer to, checking the accuracy. Continue to ask yes or no questions. Hint: you can even ask if it's the right pendulum for you!

I have a Carnelian, gold-plated, and Sunstone pendulum, but the carnelian is my favorite. It really resonates well with me. It is the artist's stone, after all! :-)  And for me the pendulum swings up and down for yes, side to side for no, and counterclockwise for maybe. It will be different for everybody. I like to keep them clear and charged on Selenite and with sound (Tibetan tingshas pictured). If you're not getting the answers that you're seeking, inhaling some "doTERRA Peace" Essential Oil blend may help you feel better.  Vetiver oil will help you ground back into your body, Lavender will help you express your emotions, Ylang Ylang will be very uplifting, Frankincense will heal any emotional wounds, Clary Sage will bring balance, and Spearmint will cool off any intense emotions.

If you feel like you need answers, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of healing conversations. Reach out to me at!

Warmest Wishes,

Posted on May 25, 2017
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