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Workshops Series: Develop Your Intuition with Crystals (by Brana) Parts 1-6   ( Jul 07, 2013 )
Beginner's Reference Guide Main Page Developing Your Intuition with Crystals Workshops The goal of these mini-workshops, created and presented on our Facebook page by our Healing Crystals expert Brana, is to introduce you to working with crystals intuitively as well as to help you enhance your intuition through working with crystals. We would usually do a few things...
Memorial Day Crystals to Honor our Heroes By Tara Mideaker   ( May 15, 2013 )
Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who have given us so much. This American holiday was originally designated as a tribute for those men and women who gave their lives while serving their country. Today we use this time to recognize all those who sacrifice so that others can live freely and safely, including those currently serving and the families of our armed forces. One of...
Observing Father's Day with Crystals By Debbie Elaine   ( May 15, 2013 )
Traditional gifts for Father’s Day include socks, sweaters, or the ever popular necktie. This year, I’m choosing to celebrate Father’s Day by giving my dad one of our Mango Wood Bowls filled with our top crystals for men. My father humors me about my crystal obsession and agrees that they are nice to look at. They will beautify his home while filling it with...
Calling All Mommies! By Stephanie Arnold   ( Apr 15, 2013 )
Calling All Mommies! By Stephanie Arnold With Mother’s Day approaching and spring in the air, we see new life everywhere and it reminds us of our own life, a gift from our parents. Mother’s Day originated with the ancient Greeks and Romans who celebrated an annual spring festival dedicated to their maternal goddesses. Today we celebrate Mother’s Day and...
Earth Day Crystals   ( Apr 15, 2013 )
Once a year, people around the world consciously try to become more aware of the condition planet Earth is in and how to improve it. That special day is known as Earth Day. Celebrated on April 22nd, Earth Day is recognized as a time of awareness and respect for the environment. Many people recycle, clean up parks and neighborhoods, learn about eco-friendly products, use eco-friendly...
Alternate Methods of Charging Water   ( Mar 29, 2013 )
By Lourdes Lebron Many of us want to charge water with crystals, but just don’t have the time. When it comes to charging water, there are days when it is tough to have the time to fill a jug, find the crystals, and put the jug in sunlight. Here are some of the short cuts I use when short on time or sunlight. If you have don’t have a lot of time to find the right...
So, What’s So Special About A Crystal Healer? By Stephanie Arnold   ( Mar 22, 2013 )
So, What’s So Special About A Crystal Healer? By Stephanie Arnold   Recently I happily added another new crystal to my collection – a beautiful piece of Libyan Gold Tektite. I had been drawn to this crystal for some time now and was fortunate enough to find one at my local crystal shop. I was so excited to hold it for the first time and when the sales...
Luck And Abundance Grid By Lourdes Lebron   ( Mar 15, 2013 )
Luck and Abundance Grid By Lourdes Lebron   With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, our minds may drift to thoughts of Leprechauns and pots of gold. While I can’t promise everyone a pot of gold, I can suggest a creative way or working with crystals to bring more luck and abundance your way. When working with crystals one easy and creative way to raise our...
Winter Blues By Tara Mideaker   ( Mar 08, 2013 )
Winter Blues By Tara Mideaker I never thought that it would happen to me.  I watched it happen to others and empathized with the urge to just give in to the cold, dark days that make you want to forego your normal routine.  While it is natural to rest during the winter months, it can be a challenge for most of us to give in and let go of our busy schedules.  It...
Crystal Skulls by Nikki Boatright   ( Mar 01, 2013 )
Crystal Skulls By Nikki Boatright There are 3 types of crystal skulls.  Ancient crystal skulls, skulls that were created over 1500 years ago; old crystal skulls, skulls that were created less than 1500 years ago, and new or contemporary skulls, skulls created by carvers today. Crystal skulls have been around for thousands, maybe even millions of years. The origin...
Crystal Wabi Sabi By Rachel Niemczyk   ( Feb 22, 2013 )
Crystal Wabi Sabi By Rachel Niemczyk   Wabi Sabi is an aesthetic originating from Japan which values the beauty of simplicity and imperfections.  It supports the idea that perfection is overrated; details like worn paint or imperfectly blended colors give character and beauty to items.  I learned first-hand that Wabi Sabi aptly describes how we should...
Crystals For Leadership By Stephanie Arnold   ( Feb 18, 2013 )
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...
Pendulums and Animal Companions/Pets   ( Feb 15, 2013 )
Pendulums are very useful when working with an animal companion. They can give you energy information on joints, organs, chakras, or anything you might like to know about an animal companion. Some do not like to be questioned, while others are very chatty. The use of a pendulum to obtain information without communication is very useful. Information can be obtained a few feet away...
The Many Uses of Crystal Oracle Cards By Lourdes Lebron   ( Feb 15, 2013 )
Crystal Oracle cards can be a wonderful tool in your healing and divinatory tool boxes. They are a convenient way to carry the energy of crystals and receive validation from the Universe. The following article will give ideas, tips, and suggestions on how to use this creative energy source. Cleaning Your New Deck The first thing to do when receiving a deck is to clean it. The...
Crystals for Love   ( Feb 15, 2013 )
Crystals for Love By Crystal Cosmopolitan   Crystals for Attracting New Love: Ruby in Zoisite, Chrysocolla, Rainbow Obsidian, Morganite  “Love is the ultimate healer. In the near future some attributes of this energy will be studied scientifically, will be quantified, measured, and understood. Other attributes will remain mysterious, transcendent and...
Crystals for Lent By Debbie Elaine   ( Feb 13, 2013 )
Crystals for Lent By Debbie Elaine   You’ve probably heard people ask the question, “What are you giving up for Lent?”  Many people think that Lent is a time of giving up fun stuff to try to be a better person - almost like a second chance to keep your new year resolutions.  But it’s really about recognizing what needs to be left...
“Spice” Crystals By Lourdes Lebron   ( Feb 08, 2013 )
“Spice” Crystals By Lourdes Lebron Many of us have specific crystals for certain goals and intentions. Like many cooks, these stones are the foundations of our “recipes”, and we are very familiar with how to use them. I have a group of crystals that I call my “Spice” crystals. These are the crystals that add an extra touch of energy to my...
The Science of Gem Essences: What They Are and Why They Work! By Christina Alvarez   ( Feb 01, 2013 )
The Science of Gem Essences: What They Are and Why They Work! By Christina Alvarez   So what exactly is a Gem Essence all about and why does it work?  Have you ever taken a pill and knew it would work, even though physiologically you don’t know how it works? Why, when someone has a hard time sleeping, do they drink Chamomile tea?  As we know,...
I’ll Show You Mine, If You’ll Show Me Yours By Stephanie Arnold   ( Jan 25, 2013 )
I’ll Show You Mine, If You’ll Show Me Yours By Stephanie Arnold   Every crystal healer has one, hidden deep in a pocket, stashed inside a purse or hanging around their neck - often hidden from view, but still giving off their healing energies to those around them. I am referring to the crystal pouch or medicine bag that each healer holds dear, safely...
Crystals In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By Tara Mideaker   ( Jan 21, 2013 )
Crystals in Honor of MartinLuther King, Jr. Day By Tara Mideaker   In January we designate a day to honor a man who had a dream. We all have dreams but Martin Luther King, Jr. was special because he was the best kind of dreamer – the kind who acts on his dreams. We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to remember the life and contributions of a man who...
Crystals for Caregivers   ( Jan 18, 2013 )
Crystals for Caregivers By Tara Mideaker One of the difficult times that any of us can experience is when illness strikes ourselves or a loved one.  When that happens it is very easy for the quality of our lives to suffer as we become focused on that illness and the business of healing.  Fortunately, we often find someone who lightens those dark days by helping us...
Sleep Aids   ( Jan 18, 2013 )
Sleep Aids By Lourdes Lebron Although many of us try to get the recommended amount of sleep, there are times it’s as elusive as a winning lottery ticket.  Stress, electronics, foods we eat, and even what we read and watch on TV or the computer can all affect the quality and quantity of our rest. In this article I’d like to make suggestions that may enhance...
Crystals for Winter By Crystal Cosmopolitan   ( Jan 18, 2013 )
Winter is in full swing in Virginia, where Healing Crystals is located, and we thought it would be a good idea to introduce some crystals that may make the winter time a little easier. This is a time when many people experience lack of motivation, low energy, weakened immune system and even Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While a combination of exercise, healthy diet, and plenty of...
Obsidian for Calm, Balanced Energy By Debbie Elaine   ( Jan 11, 2013 )
Obsidian for Calm, Balanced Energy By Debbie Elaine   Recently I was struggling to work with a new group of students who are unusually energetic and almost manic most of the time. I found myself edgy and exhausted and feeling victimized any time I worked with this particular group. I had trouble finishing sentences and really worried that I would be unable to help...
Moving On, and the Crystals For Your Journey Into 2013   ( Jan 03, 2013 )
Have you noticed the nearly unprecedented amount of focus on the year 2012?  From websites to books to major motion pictures it is almost impossible not to get caught up in the hype, the forecasts and even the fears surrounding this pivotal year.  While there is no doubt that we are in the midst of amazing changes, we seem to have forgotten that 2013 is here. 2013 will be...
Selenite By Debbie Elaine   ( Dec 28, 2012 )
Selenite By Debbie Elaine   People often ask me, “What is your favorite crystal?” Honestly, I don’t have one - each time I think I do, another one finds a way to prove to me how awesome it is, and then I realize I just really like crystals, period. Still, the crystals I work with the most tend to be at the top of my “Favorite Crystals”...
Crystals and Your Reiki Practice   ( Dec 21, 2012 )
Crystals and your Reiki Practice By Lourdes Lebron Many Reiki practitioners find that crystals augment their energy work in a very positive manner.  Crystals can increase vibrations to assist in the release of blockages or can send more positive vibes to help a person achieve a more relaxed state. In the following article I’d like to give some ideas on how crystals...
Crystals for Changes and Transitions   ( Dec 21, 2012 )
Crystals for Changes & Transitions By Rachel Niemczyk Most people can look back from their current selves to how they were six months, one year, five years, ten years ago or more and recognize differences.  Some are physical - a new haircut, a different clothing style, changes in location or occupation.  Others are mental - learning a new subject, trying a...
Crystals at the Table By Sonia Acone   ( Dec 21, 2012 )
Crystals at the Table By Sonia Acone   For some years now, I’ve kept a dish of crystals on our kitchen table.  The dish may change with the seasons or my moods, and the crystals often change to reflect what the family needs at certain times, but the message is always the same: the crystals stay on the table. My oldest son, Jeremy,  started what is now...
A Guide To Crystal Gifting By Tara Mideaker   ( Nov 30, 2012 )
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...
You Can Do This! (Helpful Crystals for Getting Things Done)   ( Nov 26, 2012 )
This is not going to be another of those articles on how to keep and stick to your New Year’s resolutions (and really, how many of us actually keep them anyway?). No, this article is going to help you get through the day-to-day things that need taking care of and give you the boost you need to plow through that lengthy list you wrote down a few weeks ago and just can’t...
Crystals and Gratitude By Crystal Cosmopolitan   ( Nov 23, 2012 )
Crystals and Gratitude  By Crystal Cosmopolitan A few years ago I bought a notebook with a swirly rainbow-colored cover and decided that it would become my gratitude journal.  Initially, I wrote just a few things here and there, but after buying the book Magic, by Rhonda Byrne, I started writing in my journal every night before going to bed.  This book inspired...
Fluorite By Crystal Cosmopolitan   ( Nov 09, 2012 )
Fluorite By Crystal Cosmopolitan Fluorite - purple, green, blue, yellow,  multicolored—is one of my favorite crystals. Its colors are wonderful to look at, and I love holding it and feeling its energy flow through my hands. However, I have discovered that it “works” for me in some very particular ways. Even though it has helped me so many times, I still...
Red Jasper By Debbie Elaine   ( Nov 02, 2012 )
Red Jasper By Debbie Elaine   The first time I held a crystal, I felt nothing.  I didn’t see or sense anything at all. I thought the friend who’d given it to me was imagining things. But as I carried the piece of Red Jasper she’d given me in my pocket, I started to notice the way it looked and how it felt in my hand. One day I took it to a...
Crystal Skulls for Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos By Lourdes Lebron   ( Nov 01, 2012 )
Crystal Skulls for Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos By Lourdes Lebron The Day of the Dead is primarily celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries. The tradition originated from Mayan rituals where skulls were kept on altars as symbols of death and life after death. Taking place during the month of August, Dia de los Muertos was a time to remember and honor...
Crystals for Halloween By Tara Mideaker   ( Oct 31, 2012 )
  Crystals for Halloween By Tara Mideaker Many holidays celebrated today are products of Celtic/Pagan traditions.  Perhaps none are as interesting as Halloween.  While other customs of the Pagan culture have been adopted and adapted by various religions, Halloween is unique in that it is celebrated worldwide as a non-denominational holiday.  So why...
A Newfound Creativity By Robin Hollinger   ( Oct 26, 2012 )
Being very right-brained, my creativity is always trying to find different ways to manifest itself. I recently started wire wrapping crystals as a way to create both an outlet for my creativity, and an easy way to keep my crystals with me that does not involve carrying them around (I tend to forget they are in my pockets!). My problem with wrapping is that I've developed an...
What's In Your Bag? (The Medicine Bag)   ( Oct 23, 2012 )
Some call them medicine bags; others medicine pouches, charm bags, gri-gri, mojo bags or amulets. Whatever the name, these small (or not) pouches hold items the user finds symbolic in order to provide protection, prosperity, healing, love, etc. For thousands of years, the medicine bag was worn or carried and contained any number of objects, from herbs, leaves, crystals, feathers, to...
Crystals for Peace, Relaxation, and Stress Release   ( Oct 23, 2012 )
Crystals for Peace, Relaxation, and Stress Release By Lourdes Lebron One of the most popular requests people have when searching for healing crystals is to find one that can bring peace, relax the mind, ease tension in the body, and soothe the soul. Fortunately, many crystals have vibrations that encourage tranquility and a more relaxed state of mind. This article lists...
My First Gem and Mineral Show By Tara Mideaker   ( Oct 11, 2012 )
  My First Gem and Mineral Show By Tara Mideaker   It was a gray day in February when I'm driving on the NJ Turnpike and notice a billboard proclaiming the NY Area Gem and Mineral Show would be coming in May.  Suddenly the clouds parted and the Sun shone through - at least in my mind!  A Gem and Mineral Show!  I didn't even know they...
Herkimer Diamonds By Cassie Desir   ( Sep 28, 2012 )
Herkimer Diamonds By Cassie Desir I once met a woman who made beautifully intricate wire-wrapped crystal jewelry.  I was always fascinated by the pieces she wore and made for others.  At the time I was living and working on the East Coast, but hail from the Midwest.  I would often make the drive home back and forth during the holidays and to visit friends and...
Black Tourmaline By Shawn Adler   ( Sep 21, 2012 )
Healing Crystals Founder and President Shawn Adler on Black Tourmaline One of my favorite crystals is Black Tourmaline.  I am very sensitive and often empathic to situations, people and/or my environment.   Because of this, I often absorb energy that does not serve me, and holding a piece of Black Tourmaline always makes me feel better.   Black...
Achieving Goals with Candles and Crystals   ( Sep 14, 2012 )
When people think of candles, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is using them to set an atmosphere, not setting an energetic intention. Combining crystals and candles can enhance energy work, and increase the vibrations being sent forth. Candles work with the power of stones to manifest goals and bring intentions to fruition. Before starting any work with candles or...
Crystals and Creativity: How Crystals Can Aid Your Creative Process   ( Aug 10, 2012 )
Crystals for Creativity: How Crystals Can Aid Your Creative Process By Sarah Duni Bourland   Creativity is something that we all naturally possess.  However, through life’s ups and downs it is not always easy to stay close to your creative self.  I enjoy writing poetry, playing music, drawing, and painting, though there are times when I am just not...
Crystals for the Psychic Protection of Children   ( Aug 10, 2012 )
Children are naturally energetically sensitive and many see auras, spirits, and other energy forms. The challenge for children is to not be afraid when they can see or feel what others can’t. In this article I’d like to discuss ways that you can empower your children and help them deal with their sensitivity. The best time to start is before they even get up in the...
How to Open and Clean Chakras with Crystals   ( Jul 13, 2012 )
What are the Chakras? 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...
Uses for Candles, with Lourdes Lebron and Tara Mideaker   ( Jun 22, 2012 )
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Crystals for Spirit Communication   ( Jun 08, 2012 )
Crystals for Spirit Communication By Rachel Niemczyk   There are many times in life when we feel stuck, unsure of what direction to take next or how to resolve a certain situation.  I always suggest looking inward for answers first.  I am a firm believer that we all carry the answers we seek inside ourselves.  Even so, sometimes we are so close to our...
Decorating with Crystals for Memorial Day   ( May 27, 2012 )
History of "Decoration Day" In the late 1800's, "Decoration Day" was established to commemorate those soldiers who had given their lives during the Civil War.  The name derives from flowers and other decorative items that were placed on the gravesites. As we moved into the 20th Century, May 30th was set aside to memorialize all service men and women...
Let’s Drink to Your Health! (Making Simple Crystal Elixirs)   ( May 04, 2012 )
By Sonia Acone Since all crystals contain energy in the vibrations they give off, wouldn’t it be great if you could store that energy and just drink it in? Well, you can by making your own crystal elixir and drinking in all that wonderful, healing energy. Perhaps you’ve heard of crystal remedies, gem remedies and the like. They are all the same. And making your own is...