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Everything Takes Time to Grow and Evolve

Everything takes time to grow and evolve…

especially us humans.

As I think about how to grow my crystal shop online through writing content, sharing it on social channels, SEO, etc., I started pondering how long it took for crystals to grow into the beautiful crystalline beings they are now.

In comparison, crystal growth takes A LOT longer than human consciousness. It ONLY took our Earth 4 BILLION+ years to be where she is now and I’m pretty sure she’s not done.

So why is it so hard to just be patient with ourselves?

Why is it so hard to just ‘be’ where we are right now?

Because humans have this innate desire to create and be something; I believe we are descendants of a higher intelligence that coded this into our existence. There’s even a few scientific articles that states we have alien DNA in our bodies. Is it a possibility that these aliens are actually us?👽

But I digress.

I ask these questions because I am the same exact way. Sometimes I am impatient and a bit hard on myself, I want to see results right now.

Ever since I was kid I couldn’t ‘wait’ to be a grownup. I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license, drive and go places. When I was 15 years old, I couldn’t ‘wait’ to be 18 so I could finally be independent and away from my parents.

My issues sound really mundane, but a lot of us actually think this way.

Just like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars – I was always looking ahead to the future.

And so now looking back at my childhood as an adult, everything seems like a blur. I wasn’t very present, I always wanted to escape somehow.

I guess what I’m trying to say here is 🐢SLOW DOWN🐢 and enjoy the growth process itself.

At times the growth process will fluctuate between fun and exciting to annoying and uncomfortable, but try to ‘be with’ whatever it is you are experiencing right now.

I wish I had done this, but even as I write this I know that people will learn things when the time is right for them to do so.

Living in the age of the internet doesn’t help – we want convenience and instant EVERYTHING.

The more reason to practice patience, self love and gratitude for where you are now.

In some ways, I am glad to have been chosen as a crystal custodian as the crystals will always teach us something. Perhaps that is why they chose me, so I can learn to slow down and enjoy the now, for this exact moment will never be repeated again.

Growth, evolution and healing takes time. Be patient, be kind and most of all loving towards yourself – people will come and go in your life but in the end – you are the only person you have to live with for the rest of your life.

✨May this Amethyst sphere touch your beautiful soul and raise your vibration. It is available for purchase here.

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Buy What You Love, Even If It Is Expensive.

This might be an odd topic to write about on here, but I feel that it needs to be addressed.

When you have a business, often times you will be criticized for being too pricy or expensive. Even a small business like myself has already gotten a couple of comments about it. This becomes normal as you expose yourself to the public more and more; they’ll be sure to leave comments on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, etc. And that’s totally fine; everyone have a right to express their thoughts…it is the internet after all.

I suppose I could talk about all the expenses that I’ve accumulated to have this business up and running (especially in California), but that’s probably boring and irrelevant to you so I won’t. Besides, I chose to have those expenses and I am confident that it will be worth it in the long run.

I’ll definitely offer a sale or discount here and there but I won’t lower my prices consistently just because someone is telling me that I’m pricy or expensive. To each their own and setting boundaries on what you will or will not do to make a sale is important.

When I buy crystals from other people (and I do)…if I really want it, I buy it regardless of price. I don’t shame the seller into making them feel that their price is too high, I understand completely that they have to make a profit too. We ALL have to make a profit. I mean, that’s the WHOLE point of having a business right? Doing what we love AND making a profit from it; otherwise what’s the point of being in business if we’re not going to thrive? It’s too much energy and effort.

Amazon and Walmart are able to sell stuff for cheap because they are mega giants and are in a capitalist/competitive mindset. Small businesses are not, at least not me.

So this is me just putting it out there to anyone who happens to be reading this:

Buy what you love, even if it is expensive. Would you value it just as much if you bought it for cheap?

Don’t get me wrong; I also look for lower priced crystals and stones on occasion. But it also largely depends on its energy.

I’m reading a book about creating money and one of the concepts it talks about is this:

If you spend money without joy or love, out of obligation, resentment or worry, or with a feeling that you cannot afford what you buy, it will keep you out of the abundant flow of money.

If you buy things that you truly want with joy, your abundance will open up even more; it sends a message to your subconscious that you are deserving of such things.

I hope this gives you, the reader, some perspective.

And no, I’m not trying to convince you to buy crystals from me (although, I’d love it if you do and only if you see a crystal or stone that vibes with your personal energy).⚡

I’m also not saying that you should always buy expensive things and go into debt; rather, treat yourself every now and then to something that you really want, regardless of the price. If you know it will make you happy then go for it.

I chose to post a photo of this stunning Pyrite mineral since the day I wrote this is Thursday, day of the planet Jupiter; a planet associated with expansion. It is available for purchase here.

Also here is a link to the book I’m currently reading – Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman

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How to Meditate with a Crystal or Stone

Let’s face it, crystals are very popular right now so there’s probably lots of online articles out there on how to meditate with crystals. This one is no different.

And I’ll be very honest with you – I’m writing this so that my crystal shop website can reap the SEO benefits. In the marketing and SEO world, they say that writing relevant blog content will increase your search engine results. So this is my attempt.

And who knows? This little article might benefit someone so I might as well write something. Writing this out will definitely help my brain out too.😊

So here we go!

First of all, why even include crystals in your meditation? Why can’t you just, I don’t know…meditate?

It’s true, you can most certainly meditate without the help of crystals. You don’t need crystals to start your meditation practice.

But I’ve also learned that quieting your mind, just breathing and being present can actually be challenging at first, at least it was for me. Us humans need some assistance from the mineral kingdom – who’ve spent thousands of years growing in silence in the womb of Mother Earth.💎

Through a guided meditation, crystals and stones can really take your meditations to the next level!

A guided meditation is just that – meditating with a guide. All you do is sit back, relax and go into your inner world while someone is guiding you.

One of my favorite meditation teachers is Jessica Snow. She opened me up to my own world, and helped me to rediscover my true self. You can check out her website here.

If you are lacking in funds for a guided meditation, I’m sure there’s an abundance of them on YouTube. But if you’ve arrived here and you’re actually reading this, then start here.😊

So here’s a simple way to meditate with a crystal:

💎 Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for at least 5-10 minutes. Feel free to set an alarm on your phone.

💎 Grab the crystal or stone that you want to meditate with.

💎 Holding your crystal in your non-writing hand, sit on a chair with both feet planted on the floor or sit on the floor with your back straight and your legs crossed – whatever’s comfortable for you.

💎 Close your eyes, breathe in and out for a few minutes, paying attention only to your breathing.

💎 While breathing, be aware of the crystal you hold in your hand. Observe with your eyes closed how the crystal feels in your hand and ask it for whatever you need help with.

💎 Continue breathing and holding the crystal. Take note of any intuitive messages you are receiving if any, write it down so you can refer to it later.

💎 You’re pretty much done once your alarm goes off, but if you’d like to keep going feel free to hit the ‘snooze’ on your phone.

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That’s it! Congratulations, you just meditated with a crystal!😃 How did it feel? Good, I hope!😊

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If you really want to step up your crystal meditation, here are 2 bonus steps that will really help take you to that sacred, otherworldly, metaphysical dimension:

✨ Once you’ve found your quiet space, cleanse or smudge that area first with smoke using Sage or Palo Santo. If you have neither, then work with incense. If you have none of these, then project a thought affirming that the space is energetically clean.

Smudging your space clears out any unwanted energies with sacred smoke, but your intention will work just as good. 

✨ Before starting your meditation, ground by breathing in and out while imagining yourself connecting to the core of the earth. Most people imagine roots coming down from their body or a rope with a really heavy anchor or even a beam of light that has sparkles around it. Have fun and use your imagination. Doing this will keep you anchored on the earth plane, so you don’t float away.

If for some reason you weren’t able to quiet your mind when doing the meditation, that’s okay. Keep at it and try again.

The more you meditate, the easier it gets. Anything that you want to get good at takes practice. The fact that you even want to meditate shows your intention and the crystal will certainly help you achieve positive results as they are intelligent like that.

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How to Break Through a Creative Block with Crystals

So I’m having a major creative block today. It’s gloomy and cold out here and even though today is Tuesday, a day associated with the planet Mars which is supposed to be all about action and energy – I don’t feel so motivated or action-oriented.

I want to crawl into bed and sleep, or read a good book then fall asleep. Then wake up and do absolutely nothing, or sit on the couch and scroll through Instagram and ‘like’ stuff.

Unfortunately, I can’t. I have a fulltime job and so I’m in front of the computer writing, thinking, trying to force some kind of creativity. If you’re a creative type then I know you can relate!

Creativity however, is not just limited to those ‘creative types’ that we normally think of – artists, designers, writers, musicians, etc. All of us, including the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms are in a constant state of creation.

But still, we all experience blocks.

How to Break Through a Creative Block with Crystals💎

Here is a quick and easy way to start generating ideas using the assistance of a crystal, stone or even fossil:

Step 1: Whatever crystal or stone you have with you, take it out and hold it. Metaphysical teachers often say that for the best results, use your receptive hand.

For example, I write with my right hand so my left hand would be the receptive hand.

Step 2: While holding the crystal take a deep breath in, exhale and ask it to help you get inspired. You can even hold it up to your third eye / brow area if you want, as long as no one’s looking of course.😉

If you don’t have anything with you, then search online for the first thing that pops into your mind, don’t spend too much time searching; trust that the first one you think of IS the crystal, stone or fossil you’re supposed to work with for this simple exercise.

Step 3: Spend a few minutes contemplating this crystal or stone (in my case, this large, gorgeous and iridescent Ammonite fossil). Observe its physical details – color, shape, any interesting characteristics that stand out to you; contemplate how long it took to grow and evolve and how far it actually traveled to get into your hands.

Step 4: Start writing in your notebook, journal or your blog – whatever you have in front of you.

Step 5: Thank the crystal or stone for helping you.

I want to add that maybe you might not instantly start getting ideas right away, it might happen now or maybe even later; either way give it time and be patient with yourself. Keep trying.

It’s easy to get caught up in ourselves, it’s easy to get swept away with what’s happening on social media, news, politics, etc.

We follow too many people thinking we’re going to get inspired by them when in reality we become overloaded with information and so we end up losing our very own selves, the very essence of who we are.

Thankfully we can use crystals, stones or just about anything from nature to inspire us or get us back to our center. I know I definitely need to, as I work in graphics & marketing by day – I need to constantly have fresh ideas coming in.

You can purchase this Extra Large Iridescent Ammonite Fossil here.

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Metaphysical Vibes’ Crystal Muse: Angel Aura Quartz✨✨✨

I have to admit – I have a hard time writing on here. I really want to write more but I’m much more comfortable writing my thoughts over at my art and personal blog: Save the Savages.

But I’ve also read a lot of articles on marketing your business online and a lot of them say that if you’re feeling stuck with handling different aspects of your business – start with what you’re good at.

And so what am I good at? I consider myself pretty good with creating graphics and visual content so that’s exactly what I did with the animated gif below.

I told myself that I would blog for Metaphysical Vibes today, even though I don’t know what to say as I still don’t think I’m a crystal expert at all nor will I ever be. But I don’t want to wait until I’m an expert because by then, I might already be dead!💀

We have to try to do things now even if you or I feel that we’re not super good at it. What really counts is that you’re passionate about it, as there is never a perfect time to start anything.

As the popular saying goes – it’s time to get out of your comfort zone.

I will say one thing though: Angel Aura Quartz has a special place in my heart. I didn’t think I would love this metal-coated crystal, but it seems as if it has become my personal and business muse; very much like a beautiful friend that inspires and uplifts you.

And so I found myself creating this gif today because I wanted to add original content on this blog.

When I think of Angel Aura Quartz I think of beauty, inner peace, upliftment and inspiration from the higher realms, a truly positive and high vibration crystal. Perfect that Quartz is able to bond to such a treatment because they seem to truly go together, as Quartz amplifies those beautiful and positive thoughts.✨

The Angel Aura Quartz featured in this post has sold.

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What Is So Special About the Aura Quartz Crystals?

I didn’t really pay attention to the Aura Crystals – a name that is given to any Quartz crystal whose surface is permanently bonded with natural metal oxides (Silver, Platinum, Titanium, Gold, Cobalt, Niobium, etc. or a combination of these) through a process called Vapor or Vacuum Deposition – until I entered the business side of crystals.

And prior to that, I only had one Angel Aura Quartz crystal and didn’t really get any special vibes from it. It was pretty, but that was it. I also noticed that when I scratched the surface of the crystal with my fingernail the pastel rainbow metallic film came off, which told me that the aura crystal wasn’t of high quality to begin with.😐

Since then I have been somewhat obsessed with Aura Crystals, mostly wanting to know and even witness the process. What can I say, I am a bit of a nerd and obsessed with acquiring knowledge.🤓

Which brings me to the topic of this blog post: What is so special about the Aura Quartz crystals?

As I don’t quite understand my own growing fascination with them and the actual process of how they came to be, here’s my take on what makes them stand out:

+ Their intense metallic, vivid and iridescent colors instantly pulls you in and makes you say “wow”! I’d like to think that Aura Crystals work best through Color Therapy

+ They’re shiny, sparkly and look really cool on a cluster of crystals.

+ They really command your attention somehow because of their striking beauty.

+ The shape of the Quartz specimen – whether it’s a little point, a tumbled stone, a polished self-standing (or flat-bottom) tower, a cluster, a sphere, a geode, a Quartz unicorn carving or a giant, magnificent crystal is truly enhanced by the Aura treatment; you simply CANNOT pass by and ignore it.

I didn’t think they were special until I started to buy them for the shop, until I actually started to see better quality Aura Crystals, until I saw that people really loved them.

 

Another important question: do you feel anything off these Aura Crystals?

This question is highly subjective and will vary from person to person as some people will say that Aura Crystals are manmade, while others will say it’s an alchemical union between nature (crystals) and science (the aura treatment process). But even manmade stuff uses raw materials from the earth so if you think about it, literally EVERYTHING comes from the earth.

I will however, say this: always trust your own intuition. Always trust your own feelings: if you love Aura Quartz, then keep on loving it; if you don’t, then you don’t. It’s that simple.😊

If you’re not feeling anything off of them but still like them, you can always put your Aura crystals on or near a Clear Quartz cluster to cleanse or purify them or put them around other natural crystals. A Selenite slab would also be good for this.

If you love Aura Crystals please feel free to check out our selection at Metaphysical Vibes.

So tell us, why do you love the Aura Quartz crystals; which one is your favorite?

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Buy Crystals and Stones at Metaphysical Vibes✨💎✨💎✨💎

We offer FREE SHIPPING for orders over $100!

That is all. So if you love to order crystals online, this offer will help.

Thanks so much for visiting. I hope to write better content so while you’re browsing the website, you’ll have something interesting to read. I’m working on it.😉

In the meantime you can hang with me on Instagram, as I spend most of my time there and try to post everyday: @metaphysical_vibes

At the time of this writing (10/29/17) – I have LOTS of stuff to be thankful for. I made it to 6 months of having a small business. So here’s what I’m thankful for:

+ the crystals and stones

+ all the kind people I’ve met along the way and online articles who provided answers and advice to my questions

+ my husband who helps me with shipping

+ anyone who has made a purchase on the website or Etsy

+ anyone who has liked or followed on social media

Are you in the business of selling minerals and crystals? How has your experience been? If you have anything to share, I’d love to read it. I’m always learning something new everyday and I love to learn from others.

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Captivated by Optical Calcite aka “Iceland Spar”

I really want to blog more for Metaphysical Vibes, but truthfully my knowledge of the crystal kingdom is still quite limited that I don’t have a whole lot to say about it. There’s a lot of information that people can search for on the internet and I don’t want to regurgitate what’s already out there. I would like to be more intuition based but it’s proving to be a challenge to write it out.

On the flipside, I have been posting a lot of crystal videos on our Instagram page, and people seem to be into it.

I had one Optical Calcite aka Iceland Spar (which has sold) that is quite special, it’s very holographic and illusory in that everytime I twirl it in front of a light source I see something different. Like from a few angles it’s full of color and looks quite trippy and dimensional, but as soon as you turn it it disappears. I’m sort of obsessed with it.

To me Optical Calcite reminds us of our three dimensional selves – are we really real? Or are our human identities just some sort of spacesuit? At any given moment, our lives can be cut short and then we disappear, our physical bodies disintegrating back to the earth. The only thing we can hang on to is the experiences we’ve had – the metaphysical feelings of love, joy, pain, sorrow, etc.

What is real is the eternal you, pure consciousness; the one who is the observer of it all.

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Do Crystals Really Work?

Most humans are skeptics, I am certainly one of them. Religion and other people’s rules and ideas have been forced unto us for so long that you don’t realize you have built up a wall; a wall that is programmed to only believe in what’s been taught, what supposedly is real.

So the question I often see come up is: do crystals really work?

My answer to this is: it all depends on your personal beliefs. Do YOU believe that crystals work? Sure I could regurgitate internet & book based facts about quartz crystals being piezoelectric and pyroelectric; being used in watches, computers and other technologies. I could tell you “sure, they work!” But would you believe me?

Because it’s not scientifically proven that crystals work, most online articles refer to it as the placebo effect. Yet a lot of people are really into it right now and have been into it in the past, why?

I am not here to convince you that crystals work somehow, I think anyone who is curious enough should do an experiment for themselves. Life is an experiment in itself so there is no right or wrong. Is it so far fetched to think that energy from crystals and stones doesn’t affect us? How about inanimate objects like books or toys, don’t they affect us in some way; doesn’t a toy or a stuffed animal bring instant joy to a child? Don’t books increase our knowledge of a subject or take us into another world? I believe it is the same with crystals, except crystals are as natural as it gets; Mother Earth’s ultimate gift to us.

Even though there are books, tutorials and everyone sharing knowledge about their experience with crystals, you have to learn to trust your own experiences too and know that they are just as valid and real.😊

Sit with a crystal or stone for a few minutes while turning off all distractions and close your eyes while holding the crystal. Relax and breathe deeper to get into that quiet space with the crystal. What do you feel, or sense? It is recommended that you turn off all distractions because you might miss the subtle messages you’ll receive from the crystal. And they are VERY subtle.

Maybe you won’t feel anything at all, or maybe it was just your imagination. Or maybe you can’t even still your mind at this point. Or maybe you will actually feel something.

Whatever you got out of it, trust it. Or try again a few more times. Not everyone connects with a crystal the first time.

For me personally, crystals and stones DO work. Not all of them, but you will attune to the ones that are meant to be with you. You will find yourself attracted to their color and light. It is similar to color therapy; humans are naturally attracted to color and light and it just so happens that crystals and stones emit that frequency.

Remember, there is a consciousness that exists within every crystal and stone; you might not understand it but it exists. Why do people talk to their plants or hug trees or marvel at a gigantic rock? What energy do you pick up from it?🗿

The crystal knows what you need and will assist you in discovering the answers you seek.

Here is a great article that explains it: How Do Crystals Work?

Visit Metaphysical Vibes to shop for crystals & stones.

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A Variety of Quartz Crystals for Sale

I love crystals. They are beautiful to look at and have changed my life for the better.

There was a time when I was not a stable person, I was easily swept away by my own emotions or I picked up other people’s emotions thinking that they were my own.

I also complained a lot – I was always bored and just didn’t have a great outlook on life. Work always seemed to suck, I always felt stressed out and I hated everyone who was doing better than me.

In other words, I was a hater and a shit talker. I dwelled in negative thinking and operated from a lower vibration and perspective.

This is just a more personal example of what crystals can do for you (you can read Part I and Part II. When I started getting into crystals and stones 5 years ago, I wanted things to change but had no idea how that was going to happen. I brought my little stones to work with me and they sat on my desk, and little did I know that they were already working on me in the most subtle way.

Since we are imperfect, unstable beings and crystals have a stable and perfect structure, having crystals around us can help us to achieve balance and perfection.

We are already perfect beings, perfect from the time we were born. Somewhere along the way, we got bogged down by our human identity, other people’s thoughts, opinions and being a part of society. We basically got programmed and we started to forget that we are and always have been perfect, and we became lost.

My life isn’t perfect, but I can confidently say that I am perfect, whole and complete thanks to crystals. When I say I am perfection, I don’t mean vanity or conceit; I am referring to the idea that we are the creation of the universe and all that God (the universe) has created is already perfect.

Crystals are just one of the many ways that you can achieve equilibrium. Yoga, meditation and having a regular spiritual practice are one of the other ways.

Edit 8/18/17: Except for the deep purple Amethyst on the left, all of these crystals – Selenite towers, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky and a variety of Quartz with Mineral Inclusions – are still available for purchase at Metaphysical Vibes.