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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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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. I guess I was off and here is the actual definition of a meme.

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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Trippy Spacerock Psychedelic Music Video with Crystals!✨🛸👽🛸✨

For some reason, anything trippy and creative that happens to includes crystals makes my soul happy.

What’s even better is that there’s an instrumental that goes really well with all the trippy, crystalline, out of this world visuals.👽

The instrumental is titled “Mexicola” by All India Radio; he posted it on his Sci Fi Art Instagram, which I also love.

The video was created by Helena Papageorgiou of Second Variety http://www.helenapapageorgiou.com

I’m obsessed and could listen to this over and over. I literally sit behind the computer for 8 hours a day creating stuff and this gets me in the zone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.😍

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Mineral of the Day: Cobalto Calcite🌸

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Valentine’s Day 2019 is just a week away so it’s a perfect time to write about Cobalto Calcite!💖🌿🌸🌿💚

It doesn’t matter if you celebrate VDay or not, as love is eternal and the highest vibration that exists.

Cobalto Calcite – also known as Cobaltoan Calcite or Aphrodite Stone is definitely a mineral created for anyone who wants to get in touch with the divine feminine aspect of themselves or someone who just loves the color pink but a more intense version of it. Cobalto Calcite sparkles with druzy and it’s color is unusually bright. It oozes with powerful love energy and the mineral itself is all natural meaning our beautiful mother Earth created this, us humans did not enhance it whatsoever.

When I think of divine feminine energy, I think of goddeses such as Shakti, Venus/Aphrodite, but also Quan Yin. At the same time, the divine feminine is not about gender or sexuality but more of a universal principle of receiving and embodying love.

It’s an all around pretty stone that ranges with hues of darker pink to magenta and/or fuchsia. The one featured in the photo has bits of Malachite in it which is perfect because Malachite is also a heart healing stone.

So yes, this stone brings the love vibes – the type associated with compassion and forgiveness – but not in a mellow, soft or gentle kind of way like you would expect from Rose Quartz. Whatever kind of love you are lacking or in need of – more love for yourself, love for other beings, love for the planet earth that we live on this beautiful mineral will usher that in.

A person who is attracted to Cobalto Calcite lives and loves life and beings more intensely, vividly and from the heart space. They are creative and very self-aware people.

Cobalto Calcite brings other pink objects to mind, especially beautiful things such as roses or how about a pink robin bird which is actually a male.

We are currently out of Cobalto Calcite.

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Video: ASMR Reiki & Crystal Healing Roleplay

While looking for crystal healing videos, I stumbled on this one. I had no clue that the ASMR community has incorporated Reiki & Crystal Healing into their videos! I’m not mad at it either, as a matter of fact I watched a few minutes of it and found it very relaxing. I couldn’t watch it all though because I’m not at home. Also, it’s best to have some headphones on when watching these videos so you can turn up the volume, hear her talking with her soft voice as well as hear all the tapping sounds.

For those who don’t know, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. You can read all about it here.

One of the first ASMR videos I actually watched was by Gentle Whispering. Oddly enough, she also did a video with crystals in it!

I am really in awe of everyone’s creativity on YouTube. So yeah, even if it is just ‘roleplay’, I admire how much detail each ASMR artist puts into their videos.

I’ve been wanting to do YouTube videos, but I’m not sure what I would make my videos about.

Edit: I finally made a YouTube video of some Aura Crystal Porn – just some of the aura crystals that are available for sale at Metaphysical Vibes, check it out.

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Crystal of the Day: Amphibole “Angel Phantom” Quartz

What can I say about Amphibole Quartz that hasn’t already been said online…

it’s a Quartz crystal filled with all kinds of other minerals – Crocidolite or blue asbestos, Hematite, Kaolinite, Limonite and more – when cut and polished it creates what looks like flowing, wispy wings and texture inside the crystal, thus giving it the nicknames Angel Phantom Quartz or Amphibole Lightning Quartz.

Definition of amphibole from dictionary.com:

  1. any of a complex group of hydrous silicate minerals, containing chiefly calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and aluminum, and including hornblende, tremolite, asbestos, etc., occurring as important constituents of many rocks.

And yes, the mineral group does give you the vibe of angel phantoms and lightning – for me personally, I imagine visions of fiery angels accompanied by gray clouds and thunderous flashes of bright light descending down from the heavens with giant, wispy wings.🔥

Wouldn’t that would be a mind blowing experience!⚡👁⚡

Some articles describe Angel Phantom Quartz as gentle. My personal opinion: it is not gentle and soft at all, but loud and somewhat intense. I suppose it depends on each individual specimen, but this particular one is definitely fiery, most likely from red Hematite.

So while we’re waiting for angels to appear to us, we have a perfect 3D representation of that powerful, ethereal and angelic force – the Amphibole Quartz. You can work with Amphibole Quartz to open the 3rd and 6th or 7th chakras – as they work together to assist you with creative manifestation from a higher, more spiritual plane.

I also want to add that you don’t have to believe in angels to appreciate Angel Phantom Quartz – from an artistic point of view, the amphiboles also look like layers of three dimensional brush strokes from a painting. Mother nature is truly amazing.

Because it’s Quartz which is programmable and contains all other colors within itself; and that there are so many other minerals present in Amphibole Quartz, I believe that you can balance all chakras as well with this crystal.

Edit: this amazing specimen has sold. We are currently out of Amphibole Quartz. Please Metaphysical Vibes Crystal Shop to see what else we have.

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Crystal Book Reads: Cosmic Crystals by RA Bonewitz

Often times I’ll buy a book based on its cover and this one is no exception. I love the typography, the use of star and crystal elements – a combination I never seem to tire of. Vintage books are probably more interesting cover-wise than most modern book covers these days, at least to me.

I believe RA Bonewitz has a science background but also had a spiritual experience of some sort and so he blends geology and metaphysical stuff into this book. Included are technical illustrations of the atomic structure of minerals as well as different shapes and sizes of them.

I’ve not finished the book but have jumped around mostly, I confess that I have a hard time finishing all sorts of books because I go in and out of being interested.

Nonetheless, this is a fascinating book to have in your collection if you love and appreciate crystals and minerals both from a geological and metaphysical point of view.

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A Limitless and Infinite Being…But How?

How can we call ourselves “limitless” and “infinite”…if we are stuck in these very limiting and finite human bodies?

Tell me.

I’m writing this post because for a long time, I just didn’t get it.

Hearing spiritual people say things like “we are one” or “we are connected” often left me dumbfounded.

Hearing spiritual people say “you are an infinite and limitless being” confused me even more.

First off what does it all mean…and why do these people talk like that?

So yes, once upon a time I was new and didn’t understand what those people were saying. They all either sounded like riddles to me or a lot of abstract thinking that I just could not grasp. And rightfully so; I can look back now and say that certain information was presented to me ONLY when my mind was ready to know and receive more.

As of late though, my mind has been taking a back seat. The overuse of logical and analytical thinking can kill the trip we’re on. Use your intution instead.😊

So again, what does this have to do with crystals? Why do I keep writing about this stuff?

Because eventually you will realize that everything IS connected.

Crystals and stones lead to an awareness.

Awareness leads to consciousness.

Consciousness leads to becoming aware of your breathing.

Breathing leads to meditation, meditation leads to a still mind.

A still mind discovers that it is one with the Divine.

The Divine is also us. We are the universe experiencing itself.

Therefore, we are infinite beings…

we are connected, we are One.

It’s complex yet simple at the same time. Our existence is truly a paradox.

How am I so sure of this now?

I really don’t know to tell you the truth, but I’m learning to listen to the inner voice within me. I’m learning to listen to my body and my feelings. I’m learning to listen to the subtleties of energy. Know that you are capable of learning this too.

Surely if none of this stuff resonated with me, I would start to feel fear, confusion and doubt. Something would definitely feel ‘off’ and I would be resistant to receiving such information.

But that has not been the case with me at all as I have continuously over the years been drawn closer and closer to this kind of stuff. And if you’re reading this, then you are too.😊

Welcome to the rabbit hole! You will never see reality the same way ever again.🌀🐰🌀

So what’s next? Where do I go from here? Should I follow you?

Don’t follow me, rather follow whatever it is you’re into. Trust that whatever resonates with you is your truth, trust that whatever you’re into – your hobbies and interests that you don’t make any money off of but enjoy doing anyway – are leading you to your True Self, the real you.

Metatron’s Cube animated gif was created by me.

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