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.
1. direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
2. a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
3. a keen and quick insight.
4. the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
What does the word ‘intution’ have to do with crystals?
A WHOLE lot, actually…more like EVERYTHING.
You see, people (myself included) are on the internet searching for something – they’re searching for answers to their questions like:
How do I cleanse, clear and charge my crystals
Which crystal should I buy
Which crystal or stone will takeaway my anxiety, depression, etc.
and so on and so on
It’s okay to search for answers to questions (I do it all the time), read books or follow your favorite thought leaders on social media, but at some point you also have to learn to trust your own feelings. Listen to your inner voice.
Why is it important to trust your feelings? Because feelings express YOUR truth.
Have you ever felt weird about something or someone but ignored it anyway and then something involving that same exact person or situation went completely wrong because you didn’t trust your initial feelings of weirdness?
Have you ever listened to music or saw something that just made you feel good?
I’m writing this blog post right now and it may or may not resonate with you. You may not agree with what I’m writing here and that’s okay!
It’s also important to trust your own inner compass because there’s lots of false gurus out there.
There’s also a lot of recycled, hackneyed quotes regarding crystals, entrepreneurship, self-help, spirituality and literally every topic imaginable.
There’s a lot of everything and it can easily get overwhelming.
So it is the exact same way with crystals and stones – there’s A LOT to choose from and it can start to feel overwhelming.
But the best part of choosing crystals?
Not all of them are going to vibe with you, not all of them are going to scream “pick me, pick me!” all at once.
Each crystal and stone is unique and one of a kind, no two are alike. It will be a completely subjective and personal experience and I guarantee you will be delighted.
If a crystal is calling you, you probably won’t be able to leave the store without buying it. Or maybe you left and you’re still thinking about that particular crystal. Safe to say that it was probably meant for you.
Whether you like shopping online or going to your local metaphysical store, go and have fun searching for that crystal or stone that’s calling you!😊
So I had originally used the word ‘subjective’ for this blog post before switching it to ‘intution’. This one works too if you’re not quite sure how intuition is supposed to work when choosing crystals:
1. existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective).
2. pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual:
a subjective evaluation.
3. placing excessive emphasis on one’s own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric.
4. Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.
5. relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience.
You don’t always have to rely on internet search to find the perfect crystal or stone for you.
Trust yourself to make that decision, trust your intution.
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…
heaven on earth
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.
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?
So I wanted to write a blog post breaking down the words I used.
First off, I’m not a crystal expert or a crystal healer – but I really like crystals and love talking about them.
First things first – what is the belief that we’re talking about here?
It’s the belief that crystals and stones can assist us with healing, growth and evolution.
Well, what is “healing” exactly?
Healing comes from the word “heal” which means (copied & pasted from dictionary.com):
1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups,
usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile:
They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
To “heal the soul” – I really like that last definition.
What is growth?
1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
2. size or stage of development: It hasn’t yet reached its full growth.
3. completed development.
What is evolution?
1. any process of formation or growth; development:
the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.
2. a product of such development; something evolved:
The exploration of space is the evolution of decades of research.
3. Biology. change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation
by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.
So if you combine all three, that is what my tagline conveys – that crystals and stones can assist us with healing, growth and evolution.
What are we healing from exactly?
Healing is not just a process that happens on the physical level; because if you think about it we actually have 4 bodies – the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. There’s all kinds of things that we experience from the time we are born (or maybe even from a past life if you believe in reincarnation) that we need to heal from.
The physical actions can be used as metaphors for reasons to heal: you got punched in the stomach, somebody cut you, beat you up, threw hot water, slapped you, etc. The list goes on and on and can be easily applied to emotional, mental & spiritual reasons as well. For example: a breakup with someone can often times feel like getting punched in the stomach, literally; does it not?
You can heal from a deep rooted belief or a traumatic experience; things that block you from living your full potential, things that are keeping you stuck in your life. We all have these blocks.
You might not even recognize that you are in need of healing (yet), but are somehow drawn to crystals and stones without really knowing why. That is the crystals calling to you in the most subtle way! I used to be so puzzled when metaphysical people would say things like “the crystal chooses you” or something similar. Now I know exactly what they mean; it sounds kinda crazy actually but I think they DO choose us!
Let’s not assume that we are the only living things on this big, beautiful earth. Just because they don’t move, doesn’t mean they don’t have a consciousness existing within them.
Growth and Evolution are self-explanatory I think; we all want to grow and evolve our ways of experiencing our world. Crystals and stones are perfect examples of growth and evolution – they’ve been growing and evolving for a long time!
The Stone People put themselves in the paths of those who they want to notice them. People who notice them and pick them up feel their special energy. Stone People tell their holders about their gifts. They bring their own lessons to the lives of those who hold them.
Also another great excerpt; this one is from Carolyn Elliott of badwitch.es when talking about getting great at divination:
In our scientific materialist culture, we’re taught to regard the world around us as filled with inanimate, soulless objects – even living plants and animals, we’re taught, shouldn’t be seen as having “real” intention and intelligence.
What if the opposite were true?
What if we’re not surrounded by objects – but by other subjects with wills and intelligences of their own? What if even the stones and the stars were kinds of “people”?
Would those people be utterly indifferent to us, or would they speak to us – recognizing our interrelationship in a manner that we ourselves often tune out?
Noticed how she said “even the stones”? Or how Native Americans often refer to the stones as Stone People?
It’s a beautiful idea one worthy of deep contemplation for sure. It’s a metaphysical world and magic(k) is everywhere! All you have to do is tune in.✨
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.
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.😉
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!
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.
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.💎
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:
+ 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.
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 them 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; the color or stone you choose is most likely the one you need to work with to heal some kind of issue you might be currently having. 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.
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/Goddess (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.
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!😑
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)!🗿🖤🗿