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How Can We Experience “Heaven on Earth”?

I’ve been seeing the phrase “heaven on earth” a lot more lately; I didn’t know what it fully meant until I started delving into meditation and working with crystals.

When I think of heaven, I immediately think of how the movies portray heaven to be like: white clouds, a golden gate, everyone is wearing white…

Sounds kinda boring actually.

But how many of us really know what heaven is supposed to look like anyway? So in the meantime, let’s imagine the next best thing…

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heaven on earth

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To me, heaven on earth means to be present. To live in this now moment and appreciate it to the fullest. Once we decide to be present, we start to notice little things that perhaps we’ve never really noticed before and it takes on an extra, almost unexplainable dimension. It becomes magical.

Depending on how you perceive life, this can be easy or difficult.

Here are some simple suggestions on ways to experience heaven on earth, I believe that each of us is probably already doing this one way or another – the only difference is that you are fully aware & conscious of doing these things:

Waking up, paying attention to your breath and saying ‘thank you’. How often do we really pay attention to the simple act of breathing? If we didn’t breathe, we wouldn’t be alive.

Wake up early and witness the sun rising, or go to the beach and witness the sun setting and see how amazing the sky looks during. The colors of the sky are simply breathtaking during those two daily, natural events.

Hanging out with crystals; I find that by going to a local metaphysical store that has lots of beautiful crystals can literally feel like heaven on earth! It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re surrounded by crystals.

Find enjoyment and pleasure in whatever you are doing – especially the mundane, day-to-day stuff; whether you’re driving, washing dishes or working at your computer.

Surround yourself with the things that you love and find to be beautiful. My home is filled with art, books, crystals and stones. A vase full of flowers.

Looking up at the night sky and appreciating the moon and the stars.

Meditating in silence.

Learning something new.

Dancing.

Listening to your favorite song.

Actively thinking positive thoughts and looking for ways to feel good without the need to use drugs.

The list can go on and on, really.

What are some of the ways you have personally experienced heaven on earth?

If you like the Lemurian Quartz featured in the photo, it is available for purchase here.

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What Is So Special About the Aura Quartz Crystals?

I didn’t really pay attention to the Aura Crystals โ€“ 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.๐Ÿ˜

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.๐Ÿค“

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 โ€“ 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.๐Ÿ˜Š

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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What Was Your First Experience with Crystals?

My first experience with crystals was through a movie that I absolutely loved as a kid, The Dark Crystal. I watched it over and over and was so enchanted by it.

Little did I know that 30+ plus years later that I would be working with crystals in a way that I didn’t forsee. Crystals are mysterious in way that they come into your life at the right time; it may seem as if we’re the only ones orchestrating events in our lives because we have the ability to think but I also think nature and the cosmic forces of our vast universe have their own way of orchestrating synchronicity or divine timing. Call it the universal intelligence.

I’m not a rockhound whatsoever; I started liking crystals & stones because of their healing properties.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you’re never too old to get into crystals – everything happens at the perfect time. If you are drawn to crystals right now, there is probably a valid reason for it.

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WTF Does It Really Mean to Live A High Vibe Life?

This is a spontaneous blog post that I felt compelled to write today.

As I was taking photos and listing crystals on the website, getting up every so often, doing laundry and giving belly rubs to my cat…my spirits felt high, and I had just made another sale. I felt happy and grateful, to the point where I felt as if I was on cloud 9. My dreams are coming true and I am living my best life. Everything is perfect.

So I just wanted to write this today for those who might be wondering:

WTF does it really mean to live a high vibe life?

I am writing this from my perspective so it might be a little bit sloppy and imperfect. Bare with me here.

The term “high vibe” is a popular term being used a lot these days, to the point where it’s actually sickening to hear it over and over again (as least for me anyway)! That and “good vibes only”. You see all these happy, good looking, fit people on Instagram posting the most perfect photos of themselves in front of an ocean or something, doing some kind of yoga pose…

I will tell you right now that THAT is not me. I’m pretty sure that if you’re reading this – that’s probably not who you are either.

But that doesn’t mean you’re not living your best and high vibrational life. And no offense to the people who do yoga in front of the ocean, it’s just not my style.๐Ÿ˜‰

What I’m trying to say is that your “high vibe” life may look different to others. Your high vibe life is really based on how you feel, what you think and how you see life. In simple terms: whatever truly makes you happy.

Here are some hints that you are living a high vibe life:

(I want to mention again that these are not absolutes, I am just trying to write more from my own point of view)

+ You feel and know intuitively that you are balanced in all your bodies: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. How do you know that you are balanced? It’s not like we can see our auras. But you don’t have to see your aura to know you’re balanced; if you are balanced: you don’t feel like you’re holding onto anything in your bodies, you are in tune with it and know how to release something that doesn’t feel good (like a feeling of tension).

+ You have integrated your shadow self. A lot of people also talk about their shadow a lot these days. Everyone has one. The shadow is the dark aspects of us, the parts of us that we repress and don’t want others to see. If you’re living a high vibe life, you acknowledge that your shadow is a part of you and you don’t try to hide it from others. You are simultaneously dark and light just like the yin & yang symbol.

+ You no longer feel the need to criticize, be overly opinionated or talk shit about others (including yourself). You stay neutral and mind your own business.

+ You actively work towards your goals instead of complaining that you can’t or it’s too hard to certain things.

+ You attract more and more good and positive people and situations to you, and you don’t have to try so hard for it to happen.

+ You wake up with gratitude for all that you already have.

There’s a whole lot more to list but these are just the first few that came to mind.

Living a high vibe life doesn’t necessarily mean everything’s going to be peachy and perfect from here on out. But I can guarantee you that it can get a whole lot easier, and it all starts with us.

So how do I shift in order to experience a high vibe life?

I am going to see Blade Runner 2049 today and will return to add more to this. Or I will write another blog post. We shall see!

Actually, here’s a perfect article to read on raising your vibration: 5 Ways to Raise Your Vibration Right Now

Pictured above are crystals from my personal collection: a XL Angel Aura Smokey Quartz, an Angel Aura Skull and a Smoky Amethyst. My high vibe life pretty much looks just like how I described in the first paragraph – surrounded by crystals and stones, being in my house with my cat and husband working on the crystal business. It sounds super simple and probably even boring to some but that to me is my vision of a high vibe life.

So what does your high vibe life look like?

 

 

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A Love + Gratitude Crystal Grid ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒน Aries Full Moon October 2017

Remember the blog posts I wrote titled “what can crystals do for you”? You can revisit Part I and Part II.

Well what about this – what can YOU do for the crystals?

You can create a crystal grid.

What is a crystal grid? A crystal grid is a formation of crystals and stones usually formed in a sacred geometrical pattern to focus your will and intention to create real results in your life. In other words, you are creating magic. You can create a small crystal grid using just 5 crystals; with one main “amplifying” crystal in the middle. Or you can create a larger grid, like I did here with two glass pillar candles, a vase of roses and included as many crystals from my inventory and personal collection. The main takeaway is to work with what you have.๐Ÿ’Ž

I wanted to create a Love and Gratitude grid to honor and give thanks to the crystals and stones in assisting me with making Metaphysical Vibes a success; the shop would not be what it is without them so it was only fitting to do something special for them on this Friday night for two reasons:

+ Fridays are associated with the planet Venus and goddess Venus/Aphrodite. Venus is about love, beauty, desire, sensuality, independence. Here is a really great article and more information about Planetary Magick 4: Venus, Love and Money

+ Last night was still a Full Moon in Aries. I started this business 6 months ago in the month of Aries, April 22nd on Earth Day.

I may never fully understand the power of crystals, but I feel their subtle influence in my life immensely. I had to give back somehow by showing them I am grateful that they are here with me now. They will be going to their new homes eventually, but until then I want to let them know that I truly appreciate their presence.

I used a red candle for love, beauty, appreciation, passion. I think if you start up a business, being passionate about the products or services you sell is really important. Red is also synonymous with Aries energy; Aries energy is about willpower, initiative, determination, courage, passion.

I used a yellow candle for gratitude, success, for strengthening manifestation work, for mental clarity and solar power.

Red roses in the middle of the grid to enforce my love and adoration for the crystals. Love is the highest vibration we can offer to others as well as to ourselves.

And finally, I set out the crystals and stones in mandala formation.

I sat in silence with the full moon and the crystal grid, with my neighbor’s dog barking and sirens wailing around feeling grateful for all that has transpired in these last 6 months.

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An Excerpt Regarding Quartz Crystals from Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, M.D.

So I have to admit – I’ve not read this book in its entirety. I kind of have a hard time finishing books but I do revisit when I am in the mood and when time permits; I find that I like to read when I’m procrastinating.๐Ÿ˜ This book in particular has all the subjects that I’m into, but also hard to read in that it’s definitely NOT light reading; it was written by a physician exploring alternative therapies. Each chapter goes really in depth and has lots of long sounding words.

One of the really great benefits about having started up this crystal shop is that while I am selling crystals and stones, I also get to learn and educate myself more about them as well as the ancient art of crystal healing – which is experiencing a resurgence. This stuff excites me and I love reading about it.

So with my Smoky Quartz keeping the book flat for the photo, here is an excerpt that I read from the book Vibrational Medicine Chapter IX: Crystals & the Human Subtle Energetic System: The Rediscovery of an Ancient Healing Art

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Desert Rose Mandala – Silence is Violence – All Lives Matter

I dedicate this desert rose mandala to Heather Heyer and all those who have ever stood up and spoken up for equality, diversity, compassion, peace and love. May every event in past and recent history where others tried to demolish difference awaken us to take action, to channel the anger, frustration, fear, sadness and pain into change. May it encourage us to connect more, teach more, learn more, love more. That starts in our own homes and communities. All of the hateful -isms and -ists are taught. Love sees no color, no shape, no size. It feels. It’s time right now we give those feels a voice. It was time yesterday and it will be tomorrow. Keep sharing the love and standing up for peace. All-ways. And here are some: โ€ข EDUCATE: Read and listen to all perspectives. Including your own. Be honest with your own judgements. Question why you have them and where they came from. Talk about recent events with friends and family. Don’t dismiss the fact that this is happening and that there are a range of opinions. Learn them and choose to teach love. โ€ข ACT: Speak up to prejudice and racist comments and actions when they happen. Don’t let their hate fester in you. Call it out. Let it be known that it is wrong and that you won’t allow it. โ€ข CONNECT: Click on the link in my bio for @nationmag’s list of ways to donate to the victims of Charlottesville and activate your local leaders to take action. Show up at your local and national peace rallies with friends and family and connect with community. We’re in this together. โ€ข BE KIND. That is all. โœจ๐Ÿ™Œโœจ#altaredspace #silenceisviolence

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I struggled to find something meaningful to say in regards to recent hateful, tragic and violent events. So I’m reposting this from my Reiki teacher.๐Ÿ’Ÿโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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Subscribe to Receive Emails from Metaphysical Vibesโœจ

Being a new business and all, I’m not quite sure what these emails are going to say besides announcing what’s in the store. Everyone says email lists are the way to go these days in the business and marketing world so I’m just putting it out here for those who might be interested. I thought of putting a popup on the front page but then I thought that might be annoying for you, as it is for me when I visit a website and a popup comes up. No thanks!๐Ÿ˜‘

The truth is, I actually consider myself to be somewhat of an introvert and so I think that’s why I love crystals and stones so much; they’re quiet yet still have a presence (just like me) and their powers and gifts can be detected the more you spend time with them.

I have always been more of a listener than a talker, but if you subscribe to my emails then I’ll be sure to say something worthwhile (I hope)!๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ—ฟ

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The bright and colorful summer themed Aura Crystal grid above consists of

3 Royal Purple Aura DT Quartz
1 Sunset Aura crystal & 2 tumbled stones
3 Rainbow Titanium Aura tumbled stones

All are available for purchase at Metaphysical Vibes!

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Graphic Design & Digital Art Inspiration from Alycia Rainaudโœ–๏ธ

I’m highly inspired by visuals whether it’s through art, graphic design, motion graphics, textures, nature’s patterns or crystals. Anything that’s visually striking and not only stimulates my regular vision but my third eye as well pretty much touches the inner depths of my occult soul.โœจ๐Ÿ‘โœจ

And so that’s why I asked the lovely Alycia Rainaud to repurpose an image she created into the fantastic header you now see on the Metaphysical Vibes website. Something about that particular texture reminded me of striated crystalline structures like Black Tourmaline and how other crystals such Aquamarine, Labradorite or Tanzanite look just to name a few.

You can check out her amazing work on Instagram or Society 6.

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What Can A Crystal Do For You? Part II

In my first post within this series called What Can A Crystal Do For You, I mentioned briefly that crystals can raise your vibration.

Today I will discuss the 2nd thing crystals can do for us:

Crystals can open up our hearts and minds to Nature.

How so? It’s safe to say that most of us are probably unconscious beings for the first half of our lives – meaning we do things automatically because that’s what our parents and their parents and society as a whole told us we should be doing. We only know what our parents and the people around us know.

When you start getting into crystals, a shift in perspective and mindset happens. You gradually start to pay attention to nature more; you want to take a walk in the park, go walking or hiking, you generally want to be outside more often. You want to live a healthier lifestyle, and you want to be a better person overall.

This is the subtle power of crystals and stones.

I can say this because I was the exact same way – sure I was aware of mother nature; I liked flowers, trees and rocks and thought they were cool. I smoked weed when I was younger and went to drum circles in the park; I thought in my limited mind that all of that was getting me close to nature somehow. I went to raves in the forest too, but that was the extent of it – I really wasn’t connected to nature at all. I was mostly an unconscious city girl who occasionally went to the beach, attended drum circles in the park and went to raves.

I am still that same city girl (now a woman) who occasionally goes to the beach (LA is huge and I’m sure you know this). The only difference is that now, I am more conscious of nature and her elemental powers. I am aware of her healing powers as well; I care about her so much that I want to be aware of leaving no trace when I’m at the beach, the forest, the park or wherever there is nature.

So in short, crystals can open up our consciousness to nature even more; they teach us to appreciate the elements – the earth, the sky, the water, the air and everything that is living and breathing.

If you do go to the beach, the forest or even just your local park – take your crystals with you to charge them. Crystals are active and they will let you know when to take them with you; they enjoy being out with us getting charged by the sun or the moon.๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ™

The earthy crystals & stones featured in the photo are all available for purchase at metaphysicalvibes.com