CRYSTAL GRIDS FOR HEALING

Lung gridHealing grids obviously are different than home or property grids, but they work the same way. First, you select the crystals you would like to help you in your healing session. Do this either by pure intuition or by the configuration of the crystal. What I mean by this, is you may use any type of crystal you have available, programmed for the purpose of healing, or you may use specific types of configurations (eg: Golden Healers, Self Healing, etc).

You may have a set of crystals you use exclusively for healing work. Connect with them and request their help in the healing session with Person X. Or conversely, you may also lay a grid for yourself. For your healing grid, you may place the crystals around a bed, recliner or even on the floor. Just be sure to lay them out wherever you are going to be most comfortable. On this note, you may decide to make a large grid around the person for a healing session, which would be a temporary grid (a grid which you construct and take down after a period of time). You may also have a longer running need (a more persistent health challenge) for which you might want to create a semi-permanent grid, using something in the center of the grid to represent who the grid is for. The picture is an example of one such grid, I created it when I had pneumonia and wanted the grid to run night and day.

To begin, state your intention to the crystal, see yourself or the person in the grid in their highest light. If you wish, along with assistance from the Crystal People, you can ask for assistance from the Creator, Spirit Guides and Angels. Lay the crystals around the person in whatever way you feel led, and then let the person “cook.” When I say “cook”, imagine letting the person soak in the healing crystal energies and encourage them to see themselves in their most vibrant, healthy state while they relax within the healing grid.

Keep in mind the direction of the energy that is flowing out of your crystal points. Imagine them as arrows, the termination being the arrow point. Whichever direction the arrow is pointing is the direction the energy will flow. Double Terminated crystals flow in both directions. For example: If your grid intention is set to bring in energy and healing energy TO the person, then the crystals in your grid would be best pointed INWARD, toward the person. If, on the other hand, your grid intention is to REMOVE something from the person (pain, etc) your crystals would be best suited pointing AWAY from the person. Often you may find that you want to take something out and bring something in (take away pain and bring in soothing energy), in these cases you may point some of your crystals out (to carry away the pain) and some in (to bring in the soothing energy). You may choose to lay the grid of crystals right on the person, or around their body. If it’s a grid for yourself, it might be easiest to lay them around you so that the ones you have placed don’t fall off as you place more.

photo of detail of grid centerGrids can be used in distant healing, as well. If you have a friend that is in need of healing or protection or positivity or … (fill in the blank), you can make a grid for them where you are. To do this, get a picture of the person, or something which represents them, and put it in the center of the grid. Select your crystals, cleanse and clear them, and program them with the particular intent you have for this grid. Visualize your friend in their highest light, healed and whole in this NOW moment. Ask the crystals to hold that energetic signature for you.

The pattern in which you place the crystals is up to you. You might place them in a starburst pattern, all facing in toward the person if they are in need of energy. You might place them in a starburst pointing out if they are trying to rid themselves of something. You might place them in a circle, arrow point to base for protection. If you have a lot of double terminated points, you could lay them in a starburst around the person so the energy would both flow into and out of them. Follow your inner guidance. There are no rules. These are just suggestions to prime your pump of ideas.

I have also seen very lovely grids which incorporate items along with crystal. I have used feathers (to represent air) in grids created to increase my lung function. I have seen beautiful flowers (beauty/love) and even items such as cinnamon sticks (scent), sage bundles or leaves (cleansing), salt (protection), etc. Use your imagination. There are no rules or limits or right or wrong items to include in your healing grids.

I hope this short post has helped sparked your imagination and that you create a crystal grid for yourself or a loved-one! Next time we’ll discuss crystal gridding for animals and plants.

SELF HEALED CRYSTALS – Healing with Persistence and Determination

This week we’re going to talk about Self Healed crystals. Self-Healed crystals are crystals that have been broken from the matrix and started to re-seal their broken ends with new growth. How might this happen and what is the matrix? All crystals which aren’t Double Terminated start out on a cluster (the porcupine looking masses of crystals). These clusters grow along veins. When the earth moves and shifts, individual points or sometimes clumps of points break off. The broken ends of these crystals (and also the space where they came off the cluster) will often continue to grow, or “self-heal”.

A Self-Healed crystal looks like it has scales or triangular layers which vary from very teeny almost imperceptible scales to large triangular layers. Self healing can be present on the bottom, sides or even tip of a point or cluster. Self-Healed points also present as crystals that were broken in half but sort of “glued” back together with new growth. I intentionally made these pictures large because the detail in some Self Healed crystals can be hard to see. I apologize if it is taking time to download.

Here is an example of a Self Healed side, zoomed in:

self-healed-side-closeup

And here is an example of a Self Healed base, zoomed in:

self-healed-base

Here’s what Self Healing looks like in the very beginning stages. As you can see, in order to see the features, you need to tilt the crystal toward the light, just as you do when trying to see Record Keepers or any other surface feature.

self-healed-beginning-stages

Here’s the next stage with a little bit more scale-like layers:

self-healed-next-stage-up

Here are some examples of what I call “heavily” Self Healed:

self-healed-heavily-healed

And here is a crystal with a smooth large layered presentation of Self Healing. These can sometimes look like Double Terminated points:

self-healed-big

As I mentioned earlier, crystals may break in half with Earth movement or may even split in movement that is twisting in nature. Here are some examples of crystals which have self healed their body (not just their base):

self-healed-body

A lot of times the broken crystal will get sediment in the crack which is subsequently grown into the point (the orange hue in the crystal in the upper left), or it may have clay in the cracks which you can get out with a fine pick or tool (such as the crystal top right or middle bottom).

Here is an example of a crystal in which the sides are Self Healed, this is leaning toward an Elestiated definition.

self-healed-sides

Here are some more presentations of self healed bases:

self-healed-bases

And we’ll end the pictures with a very heavily self healed crystal which really broke into a lot of pieces but was able to stitch itself back together:

self-healed

Which leads me to how we might work with Self Healed crystals. As you might imagine, Self-healed crystals are good for healing. They have a healing energy because they have been through traumas and kept right on growing in a new way. They are helpful to our own healing journey to use the crystal as an example of how it is possible to heal ourselves. It may take a long time, it may be a very slow process, but every day, we are adding a layer of healing to our wounds. Some crystals have been broken, healed, re-broken and healed again. They keep on healing the breaks. They are not quitters! Very often internal fracturing causes Rainbows, which reminds us that our wounds also bring beauty and depth which might not have been there if we hadn’t experienced the injury (whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual). Self Healed crystals have sturdy, optimistic persistent energy.

I’m sure the question will arise (as it has in the past) whether crystals are able to self heal once they are out of the Earth. Geologists would tell you that no, it is impossible for crystals to change once they are out of the environment  in which they grow. However, I have had people over the years tell me that crystals which live with them have indeed changed and healed areas which were not previously healed. I can’t say that I have noticed this happening with any of my crystals, but that doesn’t mean I discount the experience which others’ swear to. I tend to think that perhaps the person has become more in tune with the subtle nuance of their crystal friends and notice what they may not have been able to notice before.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion of Self Healed crystals. Next week we’ll talk about Sheet crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

SELF HEALED (Healing with Persistence and Determination)  purchase Self Healed Crystal     read blog post

RECORD KEEPERS (Messages From the Past/Access Hidden Knowledge)purchase Record Keeper Crystal     read blog post

RAINBOWS (Hope and Optimism) purchase Rainbow Crystal     read blog post

OTHER PHANTOMS: GAS PHANTOMS purchase Gas Phantom crystal  OVERCOAT/SNOW/REVERSE PHANTOMS purchase Overcoat crystal      read blog post

PHANTOM CRYSTALS (Access Past Lives, Embody Patience)  purchase Phantom crystal   read blog post

MANIFESTATION CRYSTAL (Assistance with Attaining Desires)  purchase Manifestation crystal   read blog post

LINEATED FACE CRYSTAL (To Reach Deeper Levels in Meditation) purchase Lineated Face crystal    read blog post

LINEATED SIDE CRYSTAL (To Access Deeper Understanding) purchase Lineated Side crystal    read blog post

LASER WAND (For Extremely Precise Energy Direction)  purchase Laser Wand   read blog post

ISIS FACE (Connect with Goddess Energy) purchase Isis Face crystal     read blog post

INCLUSIONS (Minerals Trapped Within Crystal During Growth) purchase Included crystal    read blog post

KEYS and IMPRINTS (Answers to questions and Adapt During Growth) purchase Key  purchase Imprint   read blog post

GROWTH INTERFERENCE (A Lesson in Adaptation) purchase GROWTH INTERFERENCE    read blog post

GOLDEN HEALERS (for healing applications) purchase GOLDEN HEALER   read blog post

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase crystal with FAIRY FROST     read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) purchase Dolphin crystal   read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Sheet crystals.

LASER WAND – For Extremely Precise Energy Direction

This week we’re going to discuss Laser Wand crystals. They fall into the category of “Overall Shape” with Elestials, Curved and Empathic crystals.config-overall-shape

Laser Wand crystals are thicker at the base than the tip. The termination is usually quite small in comparison to the rest of the point. While the body of the point may not be curved, the edges of the sides are often curved and heavily lineated. Here’s a graphic to help you see these 3 prominent features:

Laser Wand characteristics

Lemurian Seed Crystals are usually (but not always) in the shape of a Laser Wand.

drawing depicting Laser Wand energy

Now that we know what a Laser Wand IS, what kind of energy do they typically have? The energy of a Laser Wand crystal is very precise and focused. Really, the description of the energy is in the name itself. “Laser” represents the extremely fine focus of these crystals, and “Wand” represents both the shape as well as the application. Laser Wands are good in both inner and outer work. I find them to have a very precise, narrow focus. Imagine writing with a mechanical pencil versus a crayon. To the left I have drawn a picture of a magnifying glass focusing the beams of the sun to a singular point and burning a piece of paper (in case you needed an explanation of the picture). This describes the type of energy the Laser Wand has.

So, specifically how might one work with a Laser Wand crystal? I have played with Laser Wands in a few different ways, in each I was actually testing my ability to use my energy to move something or to affect a change. You will want to be sure to clear, cleanse and program your Laser Wand crystal before playing.

For the first way, it is handy to have a guinea pig, you will see why in a minute. To begin, hold a Laser Wand crystal with your dominant hand (for me that is right), and position it like you would hold a pencil. Your intention is to get your partner (aka guinea pig) to feel your touch without you actually touching them (to feel your energy, which is amplified with the energy of the crystal). To begin, set this intention clearly (you can do this out loud or silently). Next, ask the crystal to assist you with this intention. Collectively choose a spot on your partner’s body (we choose forearm) to begin. Have your partner close their eyes and clear their energy field. Begin to “draw” lines on your partner’s forearm in the chosen area, being careful not to touch any hairs (so you are sure the touch is from energy, not inadvertent hair wiggling). Ask your partner for feedback on whether they can feel anything, and where they feel it, what shape you drew, etc. You may also want to incorporate a Q-tip or cotton swab, and alternate touching with the swab physically (very lightly) and “touching” with energy to see if your partner can feel the difference.

The Second way I have played with Laser Wand crystals is to move the flame on a candle. I have increased and decreased the flame as well as moving it toward and away from the crystal. As you know, these are all things which a person can do with or without a crystal, but it is fun to incorporate the extra boost the amplifying energy a crystal lends to the process. To do each of these, remember to set your intention, program your crystal and then begin!

The final way I have played with Laser Wand crystals takes a little longer to see results, so you have to be a patient person (I tend to be not-so-much). It also requires that you have a boo boo (or two, so you can “treat” one, but not the other to compare changes). Please don’t create a boo boo on yourself to do this, it is only for if you have pre-existing boo boos!! After cleansing your crystal (and charging if needed), program the crystal with the intention that you want to heal this small wound with the assistance of the Laser Wand. Hold the crystal in the same way you did for the first “partner touching” game to begin with, and you will find that the best grip for you will develop as you  go along. Using the same technique as you did with your partner, use the Laser Wand to “sew” up the edges of your injury. (I had a little mosquito bite scab which I treated.) This is where it is handy if you have two injuries, so you can compare the speed in which the area heals (treated versus untreated). If you only have one, simply compare to how long your wounds have typically tended to heal in the past. I found that the treated wounds healed 2 to 3 times faster. There was one occasion where the wound disappeared overnight. (It wasn’t big, just a scratch, but it did heal much more quickly than usual). You decide how many times you want to apply this treatment, you may shoot for 3 to 5 minutes at a time and 2 to 3 times a day. You may do it more or less depending on your patience and attention span.

So, those are just some ways of working with your Laser Wand crystal. I did spend more time on how to work with this crystal than in other crystal types, mostly because there aren’t as many physical variations to cover in Laser Wands. The only real variation is in overall size of the crystal. If you have a single point with a wide base and a tiny termination (in relation to the base), you have a Laser Wand.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion of Laser Wand crystals. Next week we’ll discuss crystals with Lineated Faces and Lineated Sides.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

LASER WAND (For Extremely Precise Energy Direction)  purchase Laser Wand

ISIS FACE (Connect with Goddess Energy) purchase Isis Face crystal     read blog post

INCLUSIONS (Minerals Trapped Within Crystal During Growth) purchase Included crystal    read blog post

KEYS and IMPRINTS (Answers to questions and Adapt During Growth) purchase Key  purchase Imprint   read blog post

GROWTH INTERFERENCE (A Lesson in Adaptation) purchase GROWTH INTERFERENCE    read blog post

GOLDEN HEALERS (for healing applications) purchase GOLDEN HEALER   read blog post

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase FAIRY FROST crystal    read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Lineated quartz crystals.

GOLDEN HEALER QUARTZ CRYSTAL – For Use In Healing Applications

golden healerThis week we’re going to discuss Golden Healer quartz crystals.

They are quartz crystals that are partially or totally covered with a transparent golden-yellow mineral. The coating ranges from iridescent yellow to rusty dark orange, from total coverage to skippy, partial coverage. This coating doesn’t come off in an acid bath. Often the lightly coated Golden Healers will have rainbow iridescence on the outer layer (like rainbows you see on oil slicks, also called “natural rainbow aura”). These points emit an especially high energy.

There are crystals which are evenly coated with an iron oxide layer which will come off in an acid bath, however, I still call them Golden Healers. Although some of this mineral will come off in an acid bath, some won’t (the true Golden Healer description). I choose to leave them as they are, natural, with all the mineral evenly intact. they look nicer and they also still have the Golden Healer energy. Here are a few examples of such:

golden healer

golden healer
Metaphysically, Golden Healer crystals are good for healing. They have a soft, bright energy. The lightly coated Healers have an enthusiastic and helpful liveliness in their aura. You don’t even have to pick them up to experience this shift. Here are some of these lightly coated Golden Healers, some have natural rainbow aura:

golden healer

The Golden Healers with a thicker, denser coating have a heavier, more serious energy.

golden healer

Golden Healers are one good example of very small points having as much energy as a very large point, ounce for ounce. I use this analogy in my book, Understanding The Crystal People:

tiny golden healersConvenience and use play a part in the question of size. Is bigger better? Does a large point put out more energy than a small point?
Certainly, by mass alone, a 500-pound single crystal point is going to exude more energy than a tiny jewelry point, but this is not to say that the smaller points don’t have comparable energy or enough energy to matter. Comparatively speaking, a small crystal might have the same energy as a large point.

By example, an ant can move ten to fifty times its body weight. Using that gauge, you can see that ants are stronger than humans, ounce for ounce. A small point may be stronger than a large point in the same respect; some very small points are deceptively powerful, meaning that bigger in size doesn’t always mean better. Also, it is easy to put a small point around your neck or in your pocket. Wheeling a 500-pound crystal around in a wagon would get tiring after a while, don’t you think?

In summary, depending on the crystal, its use and your need, a small point can be every bit as helpful to you as its larger cousin. The old adage is true about not judging a book by its cover (or an item by its size).

Today we learned that:

  • Golden healers are crystals with a golden to yellow colored mineral coating
  • some are very lightly coated, others have a more thick, dense cover
  • they are good for use in healing applications
  • often they will have natural rainbow aura

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about Golden Healer quartz crystals. Next week we’ll discuss Growth Interference quartz crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

GOLDEN HEALERS (for healing applications) purchase GOLDEN HEALER

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase FAIRY FROST crystal    read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Growth Interference quartz crystals.

E.T. – EXTRA TERRESTRIAL or EXTRA TERMINATION – Access other-worldly beings or boost distant healing

This week we’ll be discussing E.T. crystals which falls under the category of terminations (such as Double Terminated). E.T. may stand for either Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination, depending on who you ask. I call them both E.T. and Extra Terrestrial, but not-so-much Extra-Termination. I prefer to call them Extra Terrestrial over Extra Termination for two reasons. Number one, they have an other-worldly feel to me, and number two, they are very powerful and I think they look a lot like a rocket ship (which makes me think of E.T.’s and also power). Also, Extra Termination may accurately describe the feature, but not the energy. What do you think?

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL-rocket

Extraterrestrial crystals have a single termination at the top and the base has several terminations. This is why they remind me of a rocket ship. Remember when we discussed Drusy versus Barnacles? Remember that visually, Barnacles are the small points attracted to a larger point and Drusy looks like a tiny version of these. Well, E.T. crystals could be compared in the same way to Self Healed crystals (which we haven’t covered yet, since we are only in the E’s). However, here’s a picture of Self Healing in beginning (#1) and more advanced stages (#2). The E.T. crystal is #3; see how it is comparable?

stages-of-healing

Now, I’m not proposing that EVERY Self Healed crystal is just an E.T. crystal in an earlier stage (because they aren’t), but SOME of them are similar. See how the #3 crystal has what appear to be a bunch of terminations on this end? That’s what makes it an E.T. versus simply being Self Healed.

Here’s a good example of an E.T. crystal which is part E.T. and part Self Healed. The E.T. part is the DARK BLUE, the Self Healed part is light blue. I would also say that any of the really pointy triangle parts what I didn’t put in Dark blue for you would also classify as E.T. I think if you look at the crystal without the drawing on it, you can tell which part is the E.T. part, and which is the Self Healed part. Even though part of this crystal is E.T. and part is Self Healed, it would still be called an E.T. crystal. If I were posting it to the webpage for adoption, I would say “this is a Self Healed E.T. crystal”. To be clear, the entire crystal is called E.T. not just the points on the bottom. The terminations on the base are what make the whole crystal an Extra Terrestrial.

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Here are some more pictures. Remember when I compared Drusy and Barnacles a little bit earlier? Here is a picture of an E.T. crystal with both:

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL-barnacle-drusy

Look at those terminations which I outlined in dark blue. Do you feel the zoom-zoom energy? (Rocketship.)

The next E.T. crystal has more rounded terminations (not so pointy as the ones we have seen previously), yet it is still an E.T. I find this crystal type interesting, because if you look at the top termination, it is kind of squared off, and the terminations on the base are squared off as well (which is what makes them appear rounded). Crystals are so cool.

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

The following E.T. crystal has a Bridge and an Inner Child. See how a crystal may have several layers of shapes, configurations and meanings?

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

The extra terminations on the next E.T. crystal are more sloped like the Self Healed crystals from the image of the #1, 2 and 3 crystals above:

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

The following E.T. crystal has two terminations at the top because it is a Twin or Soulmate crystal (two similarly sized crystals attached side-by-side):

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Up next is another E.T. crystal with a large Bridge. On looking at this further, I would classify this crystal as a Dolphin, rather than a Bridge. The reason is that the crystal which I labeled as “Bridge” also has extra terminations and it is “riding” along side the main crystal, in the same direction. Bridges tend to poke into or out of. This is more parallel.

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

This may seem a little confusing at first, but here is a good example of when a name applies to only a portion of the crystal or the whole crystal. For example: If this pokey-outie crystal were a Bridge (as I labelled it), you would be referring ONLY to the pokey outie (smaller) crystal. If the pokey outie crystal is a DOLPHIN (which it is) then the name is referring to the ENTIRE crystal (baby and mother). (Just like an E.T. crystal is the entire crystal, not just the extra terminations.)

The following crystal is a Dolphin E.T. crystal which is easier to identify than the one above. See how the smaller crystal is “riding” in the same direction as the larger, and the bottom of the “baby” is also an E.T.? On the left I outlined what makes it a Dolphin crystal, and on the right, what makes it an E.T., Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination crystal:

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL_DOLPHIN

I hope this hasn’t been too confusing. The more you practice and encounter, the easier it gets. I promise!

So now that we know what an E.T., Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination crystal IS when we see one, how do we work with them?

As I mentioned earlier, E.T. crystals have a powerful energy. When you hold one, you can feel the special power. Even though E.T. crystals have extra terminations at the base, (similar to a Double Terminated crystal, which as you recall, has energy flow in both directions like a double ended arrow), the energy in E.T.’s goes OUT through the top very powerfully (that’s another reason why I imagine the base as rocket boosters).

You may work with ET crystals to assist you in accessing beings from other realities (extraterrestrials and/or Angels). You may also work with them as powerful healing crystals, directing the energy with great force (such as over long distances).

Today we’ve learned that:

  • E.T. crystals may be called E.T., Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination depending on who you ask. You pick the name which resonates with you.
  • E.T. crystals (typically) have a single termination at the top and several terminations at the base.
  • E.T. crystals may look similar to Self Healed crystals and are sometimes BOTH E.T and Self Healed.
  • E.T. crystals have a very powerful, almost forceful energy, similar to a rocket.
  • You may work with E.T. crystals to contact other-worldly beings (extraterrestrials or Angels) or when sending healing energies over long distances.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about E.T. (Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination) quartz crystals; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with them. Next time we’ll discuss Faden quartz crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal 

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING crystal   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal CLUSTER    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week for Faden quartz crystals.

Illness as Messenger: Follow-up to Crystal Healing

The question of how quickly we heal from a particular ailment often comes up. There is usually a bigger picture reason and that is that most times ailments are present for the lessons they bring to us. This blog post addresses that “bigger picture”.

Self Healed crystal

Self Healed crystal

Wow. Look at this crystal. This is an example of Self Healing which occurs during the growth of the crystal. Many times the earth movement causes crystals to break during their growth. I bet it didn’t expect to get all smashed up like that during its growth! However, it didn’t sit down and quit, it just kept on growing. It sealed over the rough, broken edges and in that process attracted some Barnacles (smaller crystals attracted to an old soul crystal) and kept getting prettier and prettier.

The same concept can be applied to us when we find ourselves broken or injured in some way. We heal up our wounds and keep on keepin’ on.

The question of how quickly we heal from a particular ailment often comes up. The severity of the ailment comes into play, much in the way we can usually easily manifest a dollar but manifesting larger and larger amounts seems less and less likely. (I ask myself: “Can you manifest a dollar?” “Sure!” “Can you manifest one hundred?” “Probably…” “Can you manifest a thousand?” “ummm… maybe?” “Can you manifest a million?” “ummmm… probably not“.) Because we don’t truly believe we can. Also, (and more importantly) there is usually a bigger picture reason why we can’t.

This “bigger picture” is that sometimes (most times) ailments are present for the lessons they bring to us. Our back may ache to remind us we live in our body and we need to stretch it occasionally, to give it a break. We may get the flu or pneumonia to remind us to slow down, and since we didn’t heed earlier requests by our body to do so, it puts the breaks on for us. The reasons diseases manifest are as varied as the people who have them. It is different for everyone. There are some common themes we all share, however. Louise Hay has some excellent advice on how the mind and body connect.

The small lessons are easier to resolve (the backache to remind us to stretch or the flu to remind us to slow down for a longer period). On the very rare occasion the really big lessons seem to conclude quickly and easily (spontaneous remissions, “miracle” healings). Sometimes the lesson takes more than one lifetime to resolve (illnesses which are carried until we leave both the body and the illness behind).

I want to discuss this idea of a “lesson” further. Keep in mind, when I use the word “lesson”, I am referring more to the definition of “message”. “Lesson” can have a negative connotation to some people. For example: “I’ll teach you a lesson” or “you suffer because you won’t learn your lesson”. Viewing the use of the word in this way indicates a reprimand or blame for a negative action rather than a communication between our soul and our body. The word “lesson” in this case means: something from which a person learns. It is not a reproof or punishment. And the word “message” means: to understand or comprehend, especially to infer the correct meaning from circumstances.

8-Sided Face Grounding crystal

8-Sided Face Grounding crystal

So, then, how do we work with this concept of a message or lesson given by our body rather than against it? A good place to start is to separate yourself from the outcome. See if you can find the underlying message rather than ignoring the messenger. You may find that you are successful in ignoring or even killing the messenger but usually there will be another and another until the message is received.

I was given this visual while in meditation the other day: The first messenger is sent to you (again), someone small of stature, meek and unassuming, and politely hands you an envelope for the 5th time. You glance at the messenger, turn away, continue on as before, and the message is left undelivered.

(This first “messenger” may be an ache or pain somewhere, but the ache or pain is pointing to the “bigger picture” message, for example in my case, being on the wrong life path.)

He goes back to the message sender and says, “She ignored me. AGAIN“.

So the next messenger sent out rolls in on a bicycle, a little bigger, a little tougher. She clears her throat loudly and this time, throws the (bigger and heavier) envelope towards you. It bounces off your shin and hits the ground at your feet. You might absentmindedly rub your shin, but again, you shrug and continue on as before, the message left unaccepted.

(This “messenger” may be more severe and persistent pain. You take some Tylenol and don’t look for the underlying reason which is that you hate your job and feel trapped going in this direction.)

The next messenger which is sent out is a big burly brute riding a motorcycle. You hear him roar up, and recoil as he throws the box at you which hits you square in the face. Wincing, you hold your nose, confused at the “sudden” impatience of these messengers, who are now throwing things at you.

(This “messenger” may present as getting some diagnosis of illness xyz, but you don’t look beyond the diagnosis to the underlying reason for the illness… for example again, the message of being on the wrong life path.)

You feel sorry for yourself because you were hit in the face, but still you don’t pick up or read the message.

The final messenger rolls in on a tank and drops the still wrapped message on your head, tied to a ticking bomb.

(Now your illness has become life-threatening. In my case, eventually presenting as cancer. Simply curing this illness will not stop the messengers. Only understanding the underlying message, or lesson, will stop them. For example: I am on the wrong path. I am going to turn around and change the direction in which I am living my life.)

Usually it takes the “tied to a bomb” message for us to look for the deeper reason to try and understand what the real message is. For example, when people get a diagnosis of cancer or emphysema and only then resolve to change their lives.

Rainbow crystal

Rainbow crystal, represents hope and optimism

In the meantime, work on discovering the message or the lesson, and while you do this, offer the messenger rest and refreshment. If he isn’t shaking the message in your face it will make things more pleasant. I know my tendency is to resist the messenger, shove her away, ignore her, shun her. I resist the discomfort, rage at the disease, curse my body, harden against the symptoms or try to pretend they don’t exist. This doesn’t make the messengers (the aches and pains, the illness, etc) go away, it tends to make them more persistent. The messengers’ (the illness, the symptoms’) job is to deliver the message, the underlying reason for the ailment (in the example above, being on the wrong life path) until it is accepted, received and understood.

The trick is to pay attention to the messenger EARLY and accept the message while it is still manageable. Deal with it when it is delivered in an envelope rather than trying to read it and implement the changes required with the time bomb tick tick ticking in your ear.

Make your goal for your healing sessions clear and in manageable steps. Welcome the messengers, thank them for their service and in the meantime, do your best to understand and resolve the underlying message.

Crystal Healing: Helping Ourselves

Rainbow crystal

Rainbow crystal

Hey everyone! Another question has come up that I thought I would address as a blog post. Curt asks:

“I find my crystal work is more effective in assisting others than it is when I assist myself. What do you advise?”

That’s a really great question, and one I have often asked myself over the years. Why is it that most healing modalities seem more effective when we apply them to others than when we work on ourselves?

When we work on ourselves, many different factors come into play: 1) our (sometimes desperate) desire for healing, 2) doubts about our ability coupled with the ingrained thought that others know better and can do more for us than we can do for ourselves (the pattern of chronically handing away our power), 3) being split between being the healer and the recipient  4) expecting results with only one healing session, and 5) forgetting to implement an ongoing healing practice.

These are but a few reasons working on ourselves may seem to be less effective than working on others. Let’s look at these reasons in more detail.

Golden Healer with Window

Golden Healer with Window

OUR (SOMETIMES DESPERATE) DESIRE FOR HEALING

For me, the level of my desire for healing, (coupled with the severity of the ailment from which I am needing relief), directly coincides with the amount of healing I feel I can usually achieve on my own. For example: oftentimes my back begins to hurt when I sit for long periods at the computer when I am posting crystals for adoption. When I become mindful of the fact that my back is aching, I may ask one of the crystals I am currently preparing for the website to assist me in easing the pain. Nine times out of ten, I will find that my back pain eases up right away if I put my attention there and remember to ask the crystals’ assistance.

In contrast, if I am sick with bronchitis or pneumonia, I find that I am not able to affect a noticeable difference in my level of healing as quickly as I would like. I may be able to ease my comfort level, and shorten the length of the illness in comparison to previous bouts, but I’m not able to snap my fingers and have it disappear immediately (as I would like). When my cancer was present and I was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, I could work with the crystals on alleviating small symptoms such as nausea or anxiety, but I really didn’t have faith in my ability to heal myself of cancer.

Self Healed Soulmate crystal

Self Healed Soulmate crystal

DOUBTS ABOUT OUR ABILITY

That leads me to the next point: faith in our ability. Normally when I am working with the crystals on another’s behalf, I am not coming from the mindset that I am healing them. I see myself completely as a conduit for something much greater than myself to work through me. In other words I remove myself from the equation. In this way, I don’t have to have faith in my ability, because it is not my ability. I know that I am working for the person’s greatest and highest good and I have called in guides and masters and helpers. I am simply the hose (channel) which the water (the healing principle) flows through to the plant (recipient) in need of nourishment or healing. I am not the water, nor do I expect myself to be. Which leads me to the next point:

Old soul crystal

Old soul crystal

BEING SPLIT BETWEEN BEING BOTH HEALER AND RECIPIENT

When we work with the crystals on another’s behalf (rather than on ourselves), 100% of our attention and energy is focused on the healing process of that other person. They are 100% in receiving mode, and we are 100% in giving mode. We are able to open to the channel of healing completely and without reservations. Our focus is outwardly directed and we work with the crystals as extensions of our energy stream.

When you direct that healing towards yourself, it is more difficult to differentiate between the hose (channel), the water (healing), and the plant (recipient). How can a person be both the hose (channel) and the plant (recipient)? For me, when working on myself, I feel like I am responsible for directing, causing and receiving the healing (being hose, plant and even water). Therefore I see myself as a failure (both as healer and healee) if I don’t see an immediate and complete response. The implication is that I have done something “wrong” as the patient or don’t have healing capabilities in the first place if I don’t see 100% relief in the first (and usually only) session. In the past, this mindset prevented me from even making the attempt in the first place, which admittedly was a very defeatist attitude. It is my desire that if you share this attitude that reading this post will help you change your outlook and bring you a renewed sense of confidence in your crystal healing abilities.

I don’t expect myself to “heal” another person of an ailment. I don’t go into it full of ego, waving my crystals and promising remission or complete and immediate relief. I am open and receptive to that happening, of course! But that part of the process is beyond my control as conduit to the healing flow. I am assisting the recipient’s own healing process. In contrast, when I work on myself, I find that secretly I expect such ego-driven results. This doesn’t take into consideration the “bigger picture” reasons we have illnesses (another blog post coming up on this topic). As much as possible, in your healing sessions, afford yourself the same compassion in the healing process that you allow for others. In other words, don’t be so hard on yourself either as the healer or as the recipient. Remember that in this situation, you are both the hose and the plant and because of this expect some differences in the process.

Perhaps in playing the two roles, you can set up your healing sessions with this in mind:

1. First be the “healer”

  • Become clear on the desired outcome and make the steps small. (For example, if it is the flu, work to alleviate the nausea. Next session work to alleviate the aches and fatigue, and so on.)
  • Once you are clear on the step you are working on, program your crystals. (Here is a reminder of how to do that: Choosing and Clearing your Crystal, then Programming Your Crystal.)
  • Ask for assistance from your desired “Higher Power” (eg: Creator, God/Goddess, Spirit, Higher Self, Guides, Masters, Angels, etc).
  • Prepare the room as if you are setting it up for a cherished friend.
  • Place your crystals around the space in which you would place the “client”, and maybe reserve one to place on your body. (For examples of what to do, see these two posts, Crystal Grid for Lung Issues, My Most Recent Personal Grid. These are both examples of small scale grids. To set up a healing grid, simply apply the principles on a large scale, with your body as the central point.) I will write a post on crystal healing specifics soon!

2. Once you prepare the room and healing space as the healer, then take off that hat and
become the beneficiary of the healing.

  • Enter the space the “healer” has prepared for you.
  • Engage in the process 100% as the recipient of this healing session.
  • Let your “helpers” work with the crystals, and you simply receive.

Don’t forget to cleanse and charge your crystals between healing sessions and remember to thank them for their assistance. (See: Cleansing and Charging Your Crystal)

Gas Phantom Channeler crystal

Gas Phantom Channeler crystal

EXPECTING RESULTS WITH ONLY ONE HEALING SESSION

Plan to engage in more than one session with yourself and don’t expect an outside source to “cure” you. Like I said earlier, there are certainly “spontaneous” remissions and “miraculous” healing, but truth be told, there has been some internal healing work in progress there. Some of it happens more quickly than others. In the meantime, work on discovering the message or the lesson which has brought you this illness. I know my tendency is to resist the discomfort, rage at the disease, curse my body, harden against the symptoms or try to pretend they don’t exist. This doesn’t make the symptoms or illness go away, it tends to make them more persistent.

Rainbow crystal

Rainbow crystal

FORGETTING TO IMPLEMENT AN ONGOING HEALING PRACTICE

One final note in helping self-healing sessions with crystal to work more effectively is to remember to do it ! Much the same way that antibiotics aren’t going to help a bit if you don’t take them, neither will healing with crystals work if you don’t remember to ask them. I know people who keep adopting crystals because they are touted to help heal a certain ailment, but they never put into practice the healing portion of the healing equation, which is actual engagement with the crystal. They buy another and another and another. Continuing to fill more and more prescriptions will not help unless you take the first antibiotic and give it a chance to work.

In summary:

  • Be mindful when symptoms occur and remember there are helpers ready and able to assist you. You must ask and then work together. Healing is a co-creative process.
  • Make your goal for the healing sessions clear and in small manageable steps.
  • If your symptoms are persistent, don’t expect to get full relief from just one sitting. It will most probably require repeated sessions.
  • Set up your healing sessions as if you are two separate people (the healer and the recipient) and engage fully in each aspect of the process, separately.
  • Try not to resist the symptoms or blame your body. Greet each with loving-kindness.
  • Do your best to understand and resolve the underlying message which has brought you these symptoms or illness.
  • Engage fully with the crystals you have at hand before seeking a different remedy in the form of yet another crystal.
  • The final and most important step in helping ourselves with crystal healing: DON’T FORGET TO DO IT!

I wish you crystal blessings and happy healing!

Arkansas Crystal Works

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Crystal Grid for Lung Issues

Hey Everyone!

I thought I would share with you my most recent crystal grid. I have been battling Pneumonia and the after-effects for several weeks now. I created this grid so the Crystal People could help me bring balance and health back to my lungs.

Grids are very interesting, and something from which we can all benefit. I believe it is best to use what you have (no “special” crystals are necessary) and to use your intuition when building a grid (versus having an “expert” build one for you).

When we use our intuition, we are being guided directly from our higher Selves, our Spirit Guides, Creator and the Crystal People. It is time to trust our own guidance instead of giving our power away. We are all Masters and have the ability to be connected to Source just as much as our perceived Gurus.

We aren’t limited to only working with crystals in our crystal grid. This is a magical working. We are connecting to all time. Our crystal grid helps us to align with our healthy self in this now moment.

I am sharing this grid to spur your ideas and to suggest things which may not have occurred to you. Also to let you know THERE ARE NO RULES!!! Let me illustrate by using pictures of my own grid.

Here is a picture of my grid (which I built on my black piano bench, which was a great idea for grid placement, not such a great idea for photography) I apologize for the picture quality:

Lung grid

Lung grid

I began construction of the grid from the center out. It helps me to use a focal point which represents the theme of the grid. In this case, it was my lung issues.

I Googled images of healthy lungs, found this nice picture and printed it out. I added the little photograph of me that I used in my last grid. If you remember, I choose to use this picture because it represents, to ME, a time when I felt most healthy, balanced and aware. What you use may be as varied as a photograph, a favorite stone, a stuffed animal, or maybe nothing. It is your choice, and there are no wrong answers.

I built the grid outward from there. Some crystals I pointed in toward the center, and asked the Crystal People to bring healing energy IN. Others, I placed pointing away from the center and asked the Crystal People to take energies that no longer serve, OUT.

Here are some pictures with arrows indicating energy flow:

lung_grid2arrowsIN

I usually begin by placing crystals with inflowing energy. It is just a habit of mine, and best to do whatever you are called to do. The large blue arrows on the outer edge were placed first. This time I started with the four cardinal points (North, South, East, West) and then filled in the diagonals (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest).

I placed the crystals going away from the center next, and then moved back to the crystals I am about to describe. However, for the sake of keeping the images from being too screwy, I will finish describing the inward facing crystals.

The little half arrows (blue)  are the inward facing termination of some Pecos Diamonds I have. Pecos Diamonds are double terminated quartz crystals which are smokey and included with (I am guessing) a sand or other inclusion. They are special and come from the Pecos River Valley. My Granny picked up these four crystals while rockhounding there, so for me they hold an even more special energy.

The green arrows are four Chlorite included crystals which my good friend Sammy dug in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Chlorite is very healing and also the connection to Sammy (who has transitioned to Spirit) gives these special meaning. You don’t have to find and incorporate these specific crystals, it is just what I happened to have on hand. I incorporated these stones not only for their special qualities, but also for the special connection I have to them. This is important to note.

Next I will describe the crystals which I placed with the terminating end pointing away from the center (to carry unneeded energies out and away):

These crystals were placed facing outward and I asked them to remove any unwanted energies from my chest area. The arrows are in grey.

I also drew little half arrows on the terminating end of the Pecos Diamonds, but they don’t show up very well in the graphic. Just keep in mind the energy of these double terminated crystals flows both toward and away.

I was drawn to add more to the grid which didn’t necessarily have to be crystal oriented. It’s important to remember you can do this with your grids to add depth and also to encourage you to follow your intuition. I have circled these next items in pink.

I was drawn to represent the element of Air. For this I used the four feathers you see pictured. They are special, both because they come from my lovebird, and they are rainbow colored. To me, as well as representing air because they are feathers, the colors represent the Chakras and balance.

You see, it is perfectly appropriate in the building of your crystal grid to include items which mean something to you (whatever that might be). It is also good to remember that as you build the grid you are infusing it with the energies you wish to manifest.

Moving back to the picture above, the next items I was drawn to place were on the outer four corners. Here I placed hematite to ground the energy and also to serve as energy “sinks” (they draw energy). My intent is that the energy which is being drawn from my lungs (the energy which no longer serves) is being pulled into the hematite and grounded out.

Finally, I placed the two crystal friends which I work with when I meditate and do Green Tara practice on each side of the grid for further assistance and also for balance. At this point, my grid felt complete. I spent some time connecting with the grid and thanking all the helpers.

In summary, when building your grid, I can’t emphasize the following points enough:

  1. Use your intuition and trust that you are receiving guidance from not only the Crystal People, but also your Guides, higher Self, Spirit, etc.
  2. Include what you are drawn to include. Follow your gut even if something seems silly.
  3. As well as crystals, feel free to incorporate other items which have significance to you.

Remember to connect with your grid frequently. Thank all the components for assisting you to achieve the goal (the focus of the grid). If the grid is running for a while (mine has been going for about 3 weeks now), periodically cleanse the grid with a touch-in, intend it cleansed (you don’t have to deconstruct it) and reinforce the purpose of the grid. We need to remember to engage with the grid. It is a co-creative endeavor. We are working WITH the grid, it isn’t working FOR us.

I hope this has encouraged you to #1 make your own grid, and #2 to experiment with different ideas! Happy gridding!

My Most Recent Personal Crystal Grid

Recently I wrote a post about making a crystal grid. I promised to tell you about the grid I made for myself. First let me explain how a crystal grid works, and keep in mind, there are literally as many ways to make a grid as there are people to make them. You can either make a grid in “real time” or make a micro-grid. This may sound confusing at first, but it really isn’t. 

A grid in “real time” would be a grid which you place around the actual person or object in question. In the example of the crystal grid I made for myself (which is a micro-grid), rather than having a picture of me at the center, I would physically be in the center of this grid which I would build around myself (sitting, laying, whatever).

picture of a personal crystal grid

If you put a person in the center of a large grid (rather than a picture in a small grid), it would technically be a crystal healing session, and they are very potent. The grid would be “built” around the person physically, and the grid would only be in effect when the object was in the center (because that is part of the working grid). Obviously this is inconvenient if you are looking for healing and/or energy work with the crystalline energies which lasts over a longer period of time (in my case I needed the healing to cover weeks, even into months). Also if you are placing the grid around yourself (or another person) it takes more crystals (you’re working in a larger area) and it can be difficult logistically. This is why you might want to make a micro grid like I have done.

In this type of grid, there is a representation of who the grid is for (in this case, me) and the crystals are placed around this central focal point. Like I said, you can make grids for yourself, other people, or even pets, physical property, etc. When you place the crystals and program the grid with your intent, the crystals in the smaller grid are simply holding the place for the larger crystalline energy to do the work you have requested in the larger field around you, and it acts constantly. I imagine a giant invisible three dimensional grid just like the grid I have made which is with me everywhere I go. When I think about it, I “tap into” the grid and work with the crystalline energy which is working through me.

Anyway, here is a large picture of part of my grid:

picture of a personal crystal grid

Genn’s Personal Grid

I started by placing a piece of blue topaz in the center. I did this because it is one of my favorite stones and I was pulled to do so by the Crystal People. So many times I have been led to a stone and when I look up the properties after the fact, it is always right on. I check the properties less and less now, simply trusting my guidance without having to know why.

Next I placed a picture of myself when I felt healthiest, most “myself” and most sure of who I was. If you look closely, you will see a little blond headed girl around two years old. This may seem an odd statement to make. How could a child of this age be sure of who they are? Aren’t we supposed to learn who we are as we grow older? It is my belief based on my experience, that we tend to forget who we are as we grow. That’s kind of sad but true.

photo of detail of grid center

photo of detail of grid center

When I was this age, I still had memories from previous lifetimes.

One of the first memories I have when I was a little younger than I am in the picture, the neighbors and my older sister (ranging in age from 4 to probably 9 or 10) wanted to play “house”. I was initially excited and remember thinking “Perfect! This, I can do! After all, I AM an actress!” It confused me (and made me a little angry, I admit) when they placed me in the “role” of the baby (I was the youngest of the group, and closest thing to a “baby”). “Of all things!”, I thought… “I should be the mother (the lead role) not the baby!” I argued with them to no avail, and they put me in the highchair and force fed me a mush made of saltine crackers and cold water. I went along with them like a tired aunt humoring the children she is stuck babysitting.

I remember distinctly not having the language skills to be clearly understood, but thinking as lucidly as I do now. My parents seemed clueless and I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t understand me! I would explain things to them slowly (with gibberish and hand motions) until they eventually discovered what I was talking about. While I was initially frustrated, I excused them because they were “young” and just didn’t get it. I knew they would “grow up” and I would try to be patient with them until they did. However, turns out the trick was on me! Instead, started “growing up”… and subsequently, forgetting!

Let’s return to the crystal grid, the picture of this sure-of-herself Genn (who at the time was called Genie) and the blue topaz. Surrounding this I placed crystal  points. Some pointing out, to carry away unwanted energy, and some pointing in, to bring in new and recharged energy. As I placed the crystals I set my intentions and requested assistance.

Detail of directional crystals in crystal grid

Detail of directional crystals in crystal grid

Here is a section of the photograph of the grid which I drew colored arrows on to explain to you the direction of energy flow and my intention as I placed the crystals. I colored the arrows on the crystals where the energy was flowing toward the center (into me) bright green to indicate the health and healing I have requested assistance with from the Crystal People and the Universe. The arrows on the crystals  pointing away (energy flowing out of me) I colored a murky green to symbolize the discordant energies which are leaving me. Two double terminated crystals show in this detail of the grid, I colored them pink to symbolize the love which flows OUT of me and IN to me from the Universe/All That Is.

I didn’t make this grid with the intention of photographing it, (it is built on a shelf next to my bed), so it was difficult to get the whole grid in the shot. There are more crystals placed all around the grid which are not pictured.

detail photo of crystal grid

detail photo of crystal grid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the grid I put a picture of Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion. This picture was gifted to me by Tony Burroughs, author and one of the originators of the Intender’s of The Highest Good and Intender’s Circles. Seeing the picture of Kwan Yin, I am reminded to have compassion for the Genn I am now and the path I am walking. She also represents my intentions to be healthy and happy and to remember who I am, healthy and well on all levels. I also see her as a compassionate guardian of my grid.

The two small clusters on each side of her represent my friends and loving family who I know are by my side, supporting me.

Present, but not pictured, are moonstone and labradorite, two of my favorite stones and several Channeler crystals to connect me to Source (God/Goddess/All That Is) and my Guides and Angels.

Photo of feminine crystal point

Photo of feminine crystal point

The small white stone in the center front is a feminine crystal full of rainbows. She represents strength, femininity, hope and optimism. This is the end of the physical description of my personal grid.

I continue to connect with the grid at the very least twice daily (when I get up and when I go to bed) and also at random times as I go about my day. This grid has been working very well! On physical, emotional and mental levels I am much improved. I am two weeks out from shoulder surgery, where they cleaned out the bursa, broke up the frozen shoulder and shaved off some bone. The doctor was shocked when he saw the range of motion I have already and how little pain I am having. I attribute this directly to the Crystal People, friends who gave me Reiki (both hands on as well as long distance) and healing prayers and energies. So, thanks, everyone!!

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of my personal crystal grid.

Do you use grids? Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear about it!

Until next time, I wish you crystal blessings!