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Should We Return the Crystals Back to the Earth?

A lovely medicine woman I follow on Instagram posted something today that struck a chord with me. Here is her post:

Ok… I‚Äôve waited a while to post this but Spirit asks that I not wait any longer. ūüíõ. Disclaimer: I write as a crystal lover like so many of you. I used to collect crystals insatiably. I was aching to re-member. The Kontomble say the new crystal is us returning the crystals to the earth, inside the earth where they be-long. Recently I watched a documentary called ‚ÄúAluna‚ÄĚ. It‚Äôs the Kogi people of Colombia‚Äôs warning to the world. ‚̧. There was a part in the documentary that particularly struck me. They were speaking about returning their ancestors‚Äô gold artifacts to the earth, where they be-long. They said, ‚ÄúThese objects were left in special places. They are like people. They are part of the thread for us to connect with. They must not be moved. They are buried. Selling this is like selling a person. Stop doing this! It‚Äôs like selling a child.‚ÄĚ They also said speaking about a particular gold artifact shaped like a macaw, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a macaw. It was found in the place of the macaw. There used to be many macaws. But because of the looting there are almost no macaws now. The birds are disappearing.‚ÄĚ In other words, taking that out of the earth has repercussions in the physical world. I write, not as someone who walks a squeaky clean walk. I write as a human being in progress. ‚̧. However, they burn through me (Spirit) to deliver this message with each post I see baring someone‚Äôs latest crystal. They are so beautiful, of course. What would happen though, if we heeded Kontomble‚Äôs message about the new crystal being us ritualistically, apologetically, as community re-turning the crystals to the earth where they be-long? So many of us crystal lovers are really sensitive be-ings, I feel. ūüôŹ. #thenewcrystalisusreturningthecrystalstotheearth

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At first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. I wasn’t upset, but it did make me feel a certain type of way for sure. I dwelled on this on my drive home – as if a small part of me felt bad that I’m somehow contributing? Though I’m not exactly the one mining Mother Earth, I am buying from distributors and selling them and I have my own crystal collection as well.

But then I also started reading the comments and gathering different points of views.

Here’s my take on it:

Each and every one of us is evolving and ascending at different times. Some of us are still getting to know crystals, some are still healing with the crystals’ assistance while others are ready to give them back to the earth so she can also heal.

I came home from work and was still thinking about it so I wrote this blog just to flesh out my own thoughts. I also Googled the title you see in this blog post and found another video that also made me feel better about the whole thing. This lady was talking about it in 2011, which indicates to me that people are and have been returning crystals to the earth, particularly in bodies of water. Thank you Little Grandmother, you can watch her video here.

Also thank you to Liv Wheeler of @kontomble_medicine for getting me to think about this; it definitely reminds me to take a step back from my own (selfish) desires and to remember to include the earth in my prayers.‚̧

So now if you’re reading this, I pose the question to you: should we return the crystals back to the earth? What are your thoughts?

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Experience Crystal and Stone Magic!‚ú®ūüĆŹūüíéūüĆčūüóŅ

In my AdWords ad on Google, I have a short tagline to get people to visit the website and either browse or buy crystals. It says:

Selling crystals & stones – Earth’s treasures for healing, growth & evolution.

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 though, can be used as a perfect metaphor 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 sometimes feel like getting punched in the stomach, 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!

Here’s a great article that explains it better than I ever could: Stone People – Mother Earth’s Record Holders and a quote from that article:

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.‚ú®

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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.ūüėČ

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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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.ūüėĚ 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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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.ūüėä

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?ūüóŅ

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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Subscribe to Receive Emails from Metaphysical Vibes‚ú®

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!ūüėĎ

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)!ūüóŅūüĖ§ūüóŅ

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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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SOLD: Blue Tiger’s Eye Crystal Skull

Crystal skulls are carvings made out of crystal or stone Рthey may be realistic (like the one we have above) or humanoid. They can also be heads of powerful and magical creatures like unicorns and dragons. It is said that crystal skulls are much like the internet as they carry vast amounts of information from different places; some say they carry knowledge and wisdom from other star systems, some say they contain the consciousness of extraterrestrial beings, some say they hold the Akashic Records or some say they hold all of the above.

Whatever information and knowledge they hold, we strongly believe that they are here to teach us something.

Check out this amazing and extensive online store and resource: Crystal Skulls