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Metaphysical Vibes’ Completed Sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project

 

My best friends gifted me a sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project for my birthday and it is 90% completed. Here is a video of it.

How does one draw the metaphysical? That was definitely one of the things I thought about a lot as I started to fill out the sketchbook.

Of course I had to include crystals, but also things from my imagination.

I thrive on creativity and imagination. This crystal shop wouldn’t exist without it.

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Video: Watch Jay Versace Explain How Crystals Work

Maybe you’ve been living under a rock these last few years? But if not then you probably know who Jay Versace is – he is a YouTuber, model, actor, comedian, music maker, you name it. He pretty much does it all and he’s quite good at it.

I love how he explains how crystals work in his own unique, fresh way and doesn’t take up too much of your time as this video is less than 9 minutes long. My attention span is low these days so unless it’s a subject that I’m really interested in, I’m not a huge fan of long videos. If you can’t get your message across in less than 15 minutes then you lose me.

Jay also uses the terms ‘vibration’ and ‘frequency’. I’m sure you already know the famous quote from Nikola Tesla:

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

So if you’re tired of the standard, boring YouTube videos explaining how crystals actually work then watch Jay Versace’s version. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Death of My Friend and a 2020 Update from Metaphysical Vibes

It’s true – I’ve lost interest and motivation in posting for Metaphysical Vibes.

Roxy, my best friend of 13 years passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2019. I haven’t been the same ever since. Though I am functioning for the most part, I know that I’m still grieving and will be sad for a long time.

I know that death is not the end, but merely a transition from this existence to another. I’ve come to realize that no matter how much I understand these metaphysical concepts, the death of a loved one will always be a difficult time for any person to experience including me.

So if you’re wondering why I’ve gone quiet, that is the main reason.

Luckily, the stones have been helping me get through it. My go to stones for grieving have been from my personal collection: Aura Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Jade, Obsidian. Tigers Eye to keep on moving, Nuumite to call my personal magic back, Magnetite to stay grounded. A person who follows me on Instagram recommended Snowflake Obsidian which I don’t have but I’ve managed to self heal without it.

Another reason I’ve lost motivation for selling crystals is that Etsy – where majority of my crystal sales come from – has changed the way they do things on their platform. You basically now have to advertise in order for your listings to be seen.

So instead of people finding you organically through search, they want you to pay to be found. So my sales have gone down tremendously. It’s frustrating but there’s nothing I can do about it.

I will still keep this website and try to add more crystals when I feel like it, but for now…I’m just leaving this up.

I’ve been spending more time building up Crystal Healer LA. So if you’re looking for me, that’s where I’ve been.

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Drawing: The Magical Eye of Pyrite and Lapis Lazuli

Whatever your eyes “see” is how you perceive the world.

I have a special relationship with Pyrite – it was the mineral that got me motivated to start up this online crystal shop 2 years ago. So I will always be grateful to Pyrite for getting me started on this adventure.

From Krista Mitchell’s book Change Your Energy:
Pyrite is masculine, extroverted, yang, aggressive energy that helps you thrive, push through obstacles and succeed. Boosts ambition, energy and will. Fires up the metabolism and aids digestion. Attracts money, wealth & prosperity. Excellent for manifestation.

As for Lapis Lazuli, this stone helped me to create a vision. Although the vision I imagined in my mind didn’t manifest in the exact way I pictured – it still was a catalyst for magical things to occur in my life. I never thought that I would be doing any of this let alone get into the healing aspect.

From The Pocket Book of Stones by Robert Simmons:
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words. It enhances intellectual ability, making one a better learner and teacher. Lapis is a stone of initiation as well – a catalyst for a mystical journey to higher awareness.

Here’s a marker drawing that I did recently, I hope to take a better photo soon and replace this. Lately I have expressed boredom with just posting crystals on Instagram so I’ve been trying to change it up.

You can purchase the Pyrite cluster here

You can purchase the Lapis Lazuli Palm Stone here

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Some Random Crystal Related Memes I’ve Collected – Part I

Memes make everything better, don’t they? What would the internet be without them? A meme is an image – usually a half joke, half truth – you laugh about it then move on.

If you are the creator of any of these and would like credit, please DM me on Instagram @metaphysical_vibes // thanks!😊


** When you never learned how to correctly express yourself so you just give them crystals instead **

** Today I share my generous spirit with all creatures **

@tarotreaderpeter


** Me emerging from my hiding spot when I hear new people talking about tarot, crystals, astrology, and witchcraft @UncorkedWitch **


** Life is always rocky when you’re a gem **


** I asked the Universe to keep all the low frequency people away from me, now I’m in a dark room with incense, sage and crystals talking to myself **

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Reasons to Start Collecting Crystals & Stones

I’m attempting to do more YouTube videos for the purpose of promoting my crystal shop but also speaking better (still an introvert) and learning how to edit them in Adobe Premiere Pro. Here’s one I did recently, it’s only about 4 minutes long.

Reasons to Start Collecting Crystals and Stones:

  1. You want to remove negative energy

    Crystals and stones have been known to repel, remove negative energy.

  2. You want to expand your consciousness

    At some point in your life, you will have questions about your existence. Crystals will be the gateway to expanding your mind, body, soul and spirit. You will start to have metaphysical experiences.

  3. You want to heal yourself

    Crystals and stones have been known to have magical, healing powers. Hard to explain why, but it has to do with frequency and vibration.

  4. You want to increase your intuition

    Looking at the many layers of a crystal can activate your intuition, your third eye and your more subtle senses.

As always, learn to experience things for yourself instead of taking my word for it. One of the ways you can get to know your crystal or stone is to attune to its energy via meditation.

I also say in the video that if you are attracted to crystals, you probably have some healing to do.

Follow my crystal shop on Instagram: metaphysical_vibes

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Aura Quartz Crystals for Sale – YouTube Video from Metaphysical Vibes

Here’s a quick video that I made showing you some of the Aura Quartz crystals I still have available at my shop: Titanium Smoky Quartz, Angel Aura Quartz cluster (which I haven’t listed yet) and Sunset Aura Smokey Elestial Quartz.

Aura crystals are what sell the most in my shop, so that’s why I did this video.

Why are aura crystals so popular? In my opinion, people are drawn to their intense, metallic color. Men or male identifying people tend to buy the blue/green Titanium Smoky Aura, while women or female identifying people tend to buy Angel Aura or Opal Aura Quartz because they’re pretty. Rainbow lovers in general tend to buy Rainbow Titanium Aura.

These are just general observations based on what people have bought from my shop.

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Metaphysical Vibes on YouTube

I’ve been finding myself getting bored and disinterested with posting crystals for sale online; it can be fun but it can also get monotonous after a while. I have been wanting to do YouTube videos but I was feeling anxious about it, so for almost a year I practiced first with doing these random talking videos on my Instagram. Gotta thank Ryan Orrico for that! I’m happy to say that they worked very well and have really boosted my confidence in talking.

But you’re probably wondering: what does any of this have to do with crystals?

A lot actually.

You don’t have to be an annoying sales person, but you still have to talk about what you’re selling to people. You also have to connect with them somehow. In spite of all the technology we have available to us, I’ve learned that people still crave real, human relationships and connections. I mean we ARE still human after all, right?

So that’s one of the reasons why I took myself out of my quiet, introverted comfort zone. There was something nudging me towards this, my intuition perhaps? I also felt that in a sea of crystal shops and sellers, I had to find ways to stand out somehow.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still introverted, but now I can speak confidently when someone asks me about the crystals and stones I sell.

There’s a lot of moving parts when it comes to owning and running a small business; a lot of it is also tied to personal development and growth. You’re going to learn a lot about yourself – what you are or aren’t good at.

I hope to make more of these. I also really like playing in After Effects.

To shop for crystals and stones, visit Metaphysical Vibes Crystal Shop

For in person or distant crystal healing/Reiki sessions: visit Crystal Healer LA

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Energy Work and the Crystal Beach of Metaphysical Delights

In my mind’s eye, I am on a beach with the full moon shining down on me and my beautiful crystal friends. The moon is luminous, shining so bright that it’s giving the night sky a dark purple hue. The air is warm and salty from the ocean; the sound of the waves are so relaxing. I’d like to stay here forever.

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on here. Blogging on a regular schedule is still challenging as I struggle with what to write about, but at the same time I’m not going to beat myself up over it.

Instead, I created this collage in Photoshop when I had some down time recently. I used photos of crystals I’ve sold in the past, but also a couple of these are still available at the shop – the Quartz crystal and one of the Ammonites.

I want more money, magic and creativity in my life, as well as health, wealth and love. Basically more of what I already have. The beach in my collage represents the vast and infinite space where everything I want comes to me.

I’m sure you have things that you want for yourself too? What are they?

And how do you even get started, how does one get what they want?

You have to start doing energy work.

What is energy work? Energy work is the process of imagining, visualizing, meditating and calling in what you want before it actually materializes. I think subconsciously, we are all doing energy work all the time already! Whether you’re daydreaming about someone or something you want, or thinking about what you have to do next on your to do list – you are already creating it on an energetic level.

And while there are people who do energy work professionally, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have access to this same universal energy that healing professionals pull from.

If you have prayed for something and you got it, then that too is energy work although most people call it ‘praying’.

We all have access to it and that’s why I highly suggest you develop your spiritual practice. They call it a spiritual practice for a reason – you’re learning and practicing as you go – it’s a never ending process. Your spiritual practice will be unique to you and can incorporate the things that you personally love, like crystals and minerals.

As some of you know, I still have a fulltime job. I would love for this crystal shop to sustain me fulltime, but that hasn’t happened yet. But somehow, I’ve figured out a way to incorporate what I love into what I do for money.

So if you have a spiritual practice in place, I can say from personal experience that you will become even more than what you are now. You will transform, expand and transcend. Your creativity will reach new levels and you will discover that it was in you all along. You had to experience the pain, sadness and sorrow to release it and experience life from a more expanded and beautiful state.

The key to successful energy work is asking for what you want, but also remaining open to how you receive it.

We all want something. But while we want that thing, we also have to practice non attachment to that thing and allowing the universe to give you what you asked for in a multitude of ways. The universe is a creative force, do not attempt to limit it.

Another component to energy work: feeling the feelings of getting what you want.

How does it feel to receive what you asked for – do you feel love, joy, gratitude, happiness? Experience those feelings while creating what you want energetically so the universe knows it’s what you truly desire.

Conclusion:

Energy work is real. Try it out and stay open to the possibilities. Choose whatever crystal or stone you are called to work with – it might be one or a few, it might even change over time but, let it draw out the magic in you!

I wholeheartedly believe we are all here for a reason. We live and die over and over again, not always remembering that we’ve been here before. We are here to grow, evolve and recognize we are creative and infinite beings!

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The Pros and Cons of Having an Online Crystal Shop

It’s been two years since I started Metaphysical Vibes, here are some things I’ve learned from this experience that I wanted to share with you.

There were some initial goals, the first goal was to make money selling something that I truly love. But with all things one puts their time and energy into, it really becomes more than just about making money; you have to acquire deep knowledge of what you are selling – you literally have to immerse yourself in all things metaphysical, especially for me since I named my crystal shop ‘Metaphysical Vibes’!

If you want this to be more than just a hobby, you also have to know the business and marketing side of it. There’s so much to learn and do and think about that it can easily get overwhelming.

So here are the pros and cons (at least for me), I will start with the ‘cons’ of having an online crystal shop.

Cons:

– You will be spending money to make money, kind of like investing. I have spent money on inventory, packing & shipping supplies, gas and/or a rental to drive to and from gem shows, ads on Facebook, Google & Instagram. Luckily I know how to create graphics and build websites so I didn’t have to spend money on that.

– You will be competing with so many other people who sell the same thing online.

– You will go through ups and downs, meaning: you won’t always make consistent sales.

– You will pay taxes, especially if you sell a lot.

Pros:

+ Picking crystals and stones for your shop is so much fun, it’s really the best part of having a crystal shop. I pick them as if they were for me.😊

+ You will experience so much spiritual growth. My mindset is way different from 2 years ago. I also invested in my own education by getting certifications in Reiki and Trans Crystal Therapy.

+ You will meet wonderful people, buyers and sellers alike. I find that people who buy or sell minerals tend to be more kind and easy going.

+ You will learn a lot about minerals, from a geological and metaphysical point of view.

+ You will also learn the business and marketing part of it. How will people know about your business? That’s where marketing comes in.

+ You get to be creative and express yourself through the crystals and stones. You can setup your online shop however you like, take photos however you prefer, edit them in Photoshop, write about the crystals and create sacred and beautiful spaces that will attract buyers.

+ I’m a quiet person and pretty much an introvert so being able to do everything online without too much customer service is a dream come true for me. I love people, just in small doses.😉

Conclusion:

While there are going to be expenses that you will incur when you start up your online crystal shop, the pros outweigh the cons as you will learn a lot. So if it calls to you, I say go for it! Abundance and prosperity is already yours, and there is enough for everyone.

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to get started!

Visit Metaphysical Vibes to shop for crystals, all the ones featured in the photo are still available.

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