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5 Ways To Create Your Own Crystal Meanings✨💎✨

Here is an excerpt from Katrina Raphaell’s book Crystal Healing – The Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones:

My advice to those in search of what they already inwardly know concerning crystals, is to use your own intuition as you explore the resources of this phenomenal world of light and knowledge what rings true on your own inner touchstone. Information in Crystal Enlightenment, Vol. 1, and the following material in Crystal Healing Vol. 2, is what I have personally received, experienced and witnessed in my work and research with crystals during the last decade. Your experience is your own. Personal unfoldment with crystals is dependent upon the willingness each individual has to sit, be still, clear the mind, open the heart, and perceive the insight that will be perfectly made to order.

It’s true, I source a lot of the meanings from a few crystal books on here, but I’d really like to get away from that eventually and start writing more of my own. I guess the point of this blog post is to let anyone who finds this know that you CAN create your own personal crystal meanings.

Why bother doing this when it’s all online anyway?

That’s exactly it – there’s TOO MUCH information on the internet – a lot of the times it’s either conflicting or confusing and yet we are quick to “google it” and rely on them – myself included, ultimately forgetting to trust and rely on our own intuition and not allowing our own unique experiences to have a say in the matter.

So yes, there’s a lot of crystal and stone meanings that you can use. But does all of it resonate with you personally?

How does one even begin to create their own crystal meanings?🧐

Here are 5 suggestions; feel free to add to this and as always, only do what feels right to you:

1. Meditate with the crystal or stone or spend a few minutes by holding the crystal or stone in your hand.

Most will say that your non-dominant hand is better for receiving the energy of the crystal or stone, but also try with your dominant hand. How does it feel, is it any different?

2. Spend time with them like they’re your friends. I personally like to read, journal, listen to music or read tarot for myself with all my stones present. Over time, your crystal collection will start to communicate with you in the most subtle way. It will be hard to explain and you will probably come off as crazy to your family if they don’t get it. I promise you will be happier though.

3a Observe the physical characteristics of the crystal like shape, color, texture. Is it opaque, clear, does it have rainbows, does it have inclusions or other minerals on or in it?
3b Observe how the stone makes you feel: does it make you feel more calm, more energized?

4. If you are creative – why not draw, paint, take photos or incorporate crystals into your designs?

I believe this is the main reason why I started selling crystals – I just felt inspired by them. They are an absolute joy to work with and the people who buy them from me are just as kind and wonderful. Unlike most people who just buy things online and have a tendency to be mean, impatient or selfish; from my experience so far – people who buy minerals have great energy.

5. If none of the above are working for you, I would try color or word association.

For example, let’s use Carnelian. Carnelian is often a red, orange, brown stone. What words can you associate with red? Red is the color of blood, red is love, red roses, red is our beating heart, red is sexy, red is passion and power, red is also anger and aggression. I can keep going but I think you get my drift here.❤️

Conclusion:

So have fun, get magical and creative getting to know your crystals and stones. It’s okay to search for the general meaning of them but it’s also just as important to create your own interpretations. It’s a great way to increase our perception and intuitve abilities, as well as expand consciousness.

Shuhari is a martial arts concept that I’d like to add here because in some ways, it covers a lot of the same concepts that I’m attempting to explain:

“It is known that, when we learn or train in something, we pass through the stages of shuha, and ri. These stages are explained as follows. In shu, we repeat the forms and discipline ourselves so that our bodies absorb the forms that our forebears created. We remain faithful to these forms with no deviation. Next, in the stage of ha, once we have disciplined ourselves to acquire the forms and movements, we make innovations. In this process the forms may be broken and discarded. Finally, in ri, we completely depart from the forms, open the door to creative technique, and arrive in a place where we act in accordance with what our heart/mind desires, unhindered while not overstepping laws.”

It’s going to take practice and dedication, but I promise you that if you keep at it you will start to ‘hear’ the stones speak to you about their purpose in your life. It also really helps to get off your phone, watch less TV, spend more time alone. All you have to do is ask and intend to receive information from them.

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Can Crystals Be Dangerous?💎🤔☠️

This awesome Twin Calcite cluster is available for purchase.

 

I saw this search phrase pop up on the website so I felt the need to write a blog post about it.

The question is: Can Crystals Be Dangerous?

Let’s look at this question from a few aspects:

Physical

From a physical point of view, yes they can be; they are minerals after all with very sharp points and edges. If you’re not careful handling them, there’s a chance that the crystal will cut up your fingers or hands.

The physical labor of mining these beautiful crystals so we can all enjoy them is also a very dangerous job.

Mental

Our minds are very powerful. If our thoughts are energetic vibrations then our thoughts can affect physical reality. Your life is a manifestation of your thoughts. It is said that once upon a time, the ancient civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis misused the power of crystals. What we can learn from this is that we have to work with crystals that only serve the greater good of everyone, especially yourself.

Spiritual

This sort of ties in to the mental part. When the Lemurians & Atlanteans misused the crystals for their own selfish purposes, they completely forgot the spiritual aspect – of being connected and one with source energy.

We humans have a tendency to forget that we are spiritual beings having a human existence; we are often prone to greed and selfishness. And as a seller of crystals and stones, it’s always important for me to be mindful of this.

Emotional

From an emotional point of view, crystals can be dangerous if we aren’t emotionally balanced. Since crystals hold neutral light energy, they can easily pick up on vibrations in the environment they’re in. For example: if you are in a living space with crystals and you tend to fight or argue with people in that same space – the crystal will pick up on that and reflect those bad vibes.

Definitely get into a routine of clearing your crystals while also clearing yourself of negative emotions on a regular basis.

Conclusion

So to answer the question: can crystals be dangerous? Crystals CAN be dangerous if we’re the ones not being conscious and not being aware of how we are working with them. As with everything, use your best judgment, along with intuition and common sense.

The Twin Calcite crystal cluster featured in the photo is spiky and dangerous looking, but his energy is awesome. I think that’s why I was drawn to him. He is available for purchase here at the Metaphysical Vibes Crystal Shop.

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Mineral of the Day: Cobalto Calcite🌸

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.

This sparkly pink rock is available for purchase at Metaphysical Vibes Crystal Shop.

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7 Chakra Healing Crystals & Stones for Your Chakras

Chakras – you’ve probably heard or read about them a lot these days. Look at the hashtag for ‘chakra’ or ‘chakras’ on Instagram and you’ll see over 2 million posts related to it.

But really though – what IS a chakra, and why is it important?

Chakras are basically energy centers of the energetic or subtle body. Though we can’t see them, they are often depicted as wheels or discs that are constantly spinning, each one a color of the rainbow. Together they form our human energetic field, sometimes called the rainbow body but more commonly known as the aura.

Although these are abstract concepts, we are actually experiencing the chakras at work daily through our thoughts, feelings and how we perceive life. Each chakra is also connected to organs in our physical body. 

For example, the color red represents our first chakra often called the root or base chakra – located at the end of our spine – the tailbone. This chakra represents our connectedness to our physical body and the earth as well as feeling centered, grounded and at home. When this chakra is imbalanced, we can expect to feel the opposite: feeling spaced out or not present, not connected to our body; not feeling safe.

How can healing stones help with our chakras?

The purpose of learning about our chakras is to bring awareness to our own actions and behaviors. We want to achieve balance and harmony in our energetic body, for eventually it affects the physical body.

We can work with healing stones – stones that correlate to our chakras – to help bring us back into balance.

You can visit a crystal healer to help you with this or you can do it yourself by placing stones along your body to effect healing.

Here is an example of healing stones you can work with to help balance the 7 chakras of your body:

1st Chakra – Red – Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz
Place in between your crotch area or right in between your upper thighs.

2nd Chakra – Orange – Carnelian, Garnet
Place on your abdomen area below the belly button.

3rd Chakra – Yellow – Citrine, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye
Place on your stomach area above the belly button.

4th Chakra – Green (or Pink) – Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz
Place on your heart.

5th Chakra – Blue – Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli
Place on your throat.

6th Chakra – Violet – Amethyst, Fluorite
Place on your forehead or third eye center.

7th Chakra – White – Quartz, Selenite
Place above your head.

Conclusion:

This is just a basic rundown of the 7 Chakra system and the healing crystals & stones you can use to heal, balance and align your energetic body.

Click here if you’d like to purchase our 7 Stone Chakra Set with Green Aventurine

Click here if you’d like to purchase our 7 Stone Chakra Set with Rose Quartz

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Harmony and Balance with All That Is

 

I saw this posted on a few Instagrams but have no clue as to who actually created this. If you’re the creator of this image, please let me know so I can properly credit you.😊❤️🙏🏼

Do no harm, take no shit.

This is life at it’s simplest. We do the best we can as humans to live the life we want without harming others (including our beautiful Earth), but we also don’t take on the pain and abuse that comes from other humans. But the reality is – more often than not, we tend to anyway.

There are conscious and unconscious beings. Two sides of the same coin. Which one are you? There’s no right or wrong here, just the play of duality that is The All.

But learn to say no, learn to establish boundaries, learn to listen to your intuition when something doesn’t feel right.

Learn when or when not to react to something or someone.

Think of your energy as currency or like money: how much energy do you want to spend on that situation or relationship?

Is it really worth your time, but even more so – your energy? Does it make you feel good or does it make you feel like shit?

Pay attention to your body, for it will reveal how you really feel about something or someone.

Learn to listen and express opinions without resorting to name calling or getting angry because someone’s thoughts are different from yours.

We are all connected, whether you’re aware of it or not.

This is not meant to be preachy, as we can all benefit from awareness of the self. Is it better to be self-aware or to live in ignorant bliss? I wrote this blog post in less than 15 minutes, mostly to have words go with this image.

Crystals that can assist you with setting boundaries: Black Tourmaline

Crystals that bring in light from the universe and keep your vibration high: Selenite

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Crystal of the Day: Phantom Chlorite Quartz👻

I read something in Robert Simmons’ Book of Stones where he says (just not in these exact words) that everything he writes in his books is channeled information and is not scientifically proven. It is all based on personal experimentation: spending time meditating with the crystals and stones and recording the information he receives to learn about how they affect him personally.

So instead of me googling or reaching for my copy of Book of Stones, I will do my best to tell you about this fantastic mineral specimen: Phantom Chlorite Quartz

Phantom Chlorite Quartz has a ghostly vibe to it, like you can literally see it’s previous stages of growth. It’s almost like a skeleton, but not really. And so appropriate because at the time of this blog post, Halloween is just 5 days away.👻

Each quartz crystal grows in layers; often times a Quartz that’s growing will have other minerals include itself in its growth process – and so it is with Phantom Chlorite Quartz, whose layers are visible via the Chlorite that included itself.

Metaphysically, Chlorite helps us to heal our wounds, allowing us to accept ourselves as we are; acknowledging the mistakes we’ve made in the past and appreciating how far we’ve come in life. We can look at our past and observe it in present time, without attaching any emotions to it. With Quartz in the mix, these properties are amplified and magnified.

This amazing, Large Phantom Chlorite Quartz is available for purchase here.

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Do You Need Crystals & Stones To Live Your Best Life?

Do you need crystals & stones to live your best life?

My answer: No.

However, we ALL need support. Just like we have friends and teachers who want to see us be happy and successful beings, our generous earth wants the same – just on a larger scale.

So once you get into crystals, your love will definitely expand. Not just for yourself, but for all beings. You will gain a new appreciation for the world you live in, and so much more.

– METAPHYSICAL VIBES

 

You don’t have to have all the crystals either, just the ones you vibe with. And of course, this can change over time.

Again, crystals and stones are there for energetic support. They are not there to replace medical advice and treatment. Please use common sense and seek professional help if you feel that something is really wrong.

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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.

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Grounding with Crystals & Stones

Grounding – you probably hear that word a lot if you’re into metaphysical or spiritual topics.

But what IS grounding and why is it important?

We hear the word ‘ground’ often – everyday actually but don’t think much of it, as a matter of fact I think we take it for granted.

We live on the ground, the ground which is the earth. Our feet are on it and we’re standing on it everyday. But again, we don’t think much of it.

Grounding is important because when we don’t ground, our energy can be all over the place and it’s more likely that things can go wrong throughout your day. We might even find ourselves in a situation that we didn’t see coming because we didn’t ground ourselves.

So what is grounding then?

Grounding is the intentional act of connecting to your body, the ground and to the earth.

You might be thinking to yourself as you read this ‘but I’m already on the ground, I’m already here.’

Are you really here though, or is your spirit wandering while someone is talking to you? You can be physically ‘here’ but still wander. Every single one of us is definitely guilty of daydreaming, thinking about yesterday, worrying about the future or just overthinking in general. We all get distracted one way or another.

So, how do we ground?

We ground by visualizing that we are connected to the earth through a grounding cord. Your grounding cord can be anything.

One of the ways to achieve this is by visualizing roots coming out of your feet and going deep into the ground just like a tree, or you can imagine an electric bolt of lightning piercing through you and running straight into the ground, straight into the core of the earth.

Most people use the tree as a perfect metaphor for grounding: a tree has its roots planted firmly into the earth. It is not easily shaken or will fall down if it’s a windy day, nor will it just slip away when it’s raining hard.

This is what we want to achieve when we are grounding ourselves – we want to be firmly ‘planted’ to the ground and not be swayed when we’re faced with stressful people or situations.

Do this everyday – before you leave your home, before you start driving or whenever you just feel ‘spacey’. You can ground wherever you are, even when you’re just standing somewhere.

Some popular crystals and stones that can help with grounding:

Agates – calm and stabilizing

Black Tourmaline – protects and purifies

Hematite – great for those who are extra spaced out

Obsidian – protects and releases

Jaspers – nurturing and creative Earth energy

Jet – protects

Smokey Quartz – transmutes

Even Quartz crystals when programmed, can be used for grounding; crystals and stones that are of a darker color – black, brown, gray, red.

You can place them near you whether at home or at work, you can also place them in your car.

The above photo is a Smokey Himalayan Quartz cluster and it’s available for purchase here.

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Video: Women Try Crystal Healing For Chronic Pain

I stumbled upon this interesting video while considering another certification in crystal healing.

What was so interesting about it? The two girls seemed like total skeptics to me, which is a perfect example because that’s how most of us start when trying something we don’t fully understand – we laugh and joke about it but were still willing to try it anyway.

What was even more interesting was that while one girl went 180 the other one still remained skeptical. Overall it was worth a watch, I also admire how the crystal healer handled these two women with such grace and power.

I posted this video here because while I am running this crystal shop, I am also delving deeper by expanding my knowledge and experience in these healing modalities. I just love this kind of stuff so it fascinates and inspires me even more when I can witness the subtle power of a crystal healing.

To me, a crystal healing is not just the healer and the crystals doing the healing – the person receiving the healing is also a participant in their own healing. In fact, a crystal healing may even be the catalyst for your self-healing journey – as I believe that women and men can heal themselves, as your higher self lead you to the experience for a reason.

If you are interested in getting a session from this lovely woman, her name is Jules and her website is Auralux – she is located here in Los Angeles, CA. I do not know her yet and she doesn’t know me, but wanted to share her information with you.