is important for everyone, but especially for those people involved in
spiritual or creative pursuits. Grounding is the process by which you pull back
all the thoughts and energy from your mind and re-establish your foundation
firmly here on Earth. This benefits you not only spiritually and mentally,
improving your focus, sense of calm, and reducing anxiety, but also physically.
Grounding or earthing has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain, improve
sleep, boost self-healing mechanisms, and more.
Many people are aware of the healing, protective, and
channeling abilities of crystals and stones and the power of using them in our
every day lives. But did you know that combining crystals in sacred geometric
patterns, along with setting specific intentions, can supercharge and boost
their abilities significantly?
It’s no secret that crystals carry specific, purposeful
energies that affect many different emotions, physical properties, and
circumstances. By using crystal grids, you can combine, focus, and amplify
those energies to greatly expand their abilities in wonderful and highly
You are not just a physical being here on Earth. Every single
one of us is an energetic being as well. As such, we all come complete with not
just our physical form, but also our soul form and our etheric body.
The etheric body is the name given to the lowest level in the
human energetic field or "aura". This is the part of our aura closest to our
physical body which allows us to connect to our higher selves.
Throughout the day, we connect with many other spiritual
beings. Every time we connect with something - people, animals, nature, etc.
Crystals, stones, and rocks can be extremely powerful tools
to help you stay grounded, tap into your intuition, or manifest your dreams. It
all depends what you intend to use them for! But before you can take full
advantage of them, you will want to cleanse and charge them first.
Whether you just picked up some new crystals or you have
been using yours for years, it is always a good idea to cleanse them of any
residual or negative energies they may have picked up. Crystals, rocks, and
stones are able to pick up vibrations from not only you, but other people and
environments that you interact with.
Meditation is a great way to start exploring your spiritual side or to deepen your spiritual connection even further. Engaging in it on a regular basis can bring physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits. But you might be surprised at some of the specifics!
Check out the infographic below, based on information from my upcoming guided meditations and accompanying book,Ten to Zen.
To learn more about meditation, stay tuned to my Events page for upcoming Meditation workshops! The next one is November 2, 2016.
When you’re first dipping your toe into the world of
crystals, rocks, and stones, it can seem overwhelming. Which ones are right for
your particular needs? How do you know if you are making the right choice? When
choosing crystals, I always recommend you go with your gut feelings. If you’re
feeling drawn to a particular stone or color of stone, that means you need it!
Here are nine stones (in no particular order) that I
recommend for beginners because they meet a variety of common needs:
Well, here we go again! Mercury Retrograde starts tomorrow
and lasts for the next three weeks, so this time around, I wanted to focus on
what positive benefits we can take advantage of! It’s the perfect time to tap
into that right-brain, creative side of yourself and really take a good hard look at all
the pieces on your chessboard!Here’s what we can look forward to:
1. Your creativity will skyrocket: If you’ve been going through a creative dry spell, now is the
time to turn that around!
Falling, flying, showing up naked to school or work;
everyone has had strange dreams at one time or another. But what are the
meanings behind them? Some dreams are very straightforward and some need a
little more interpretation. Luckily, since so many of us share the same common
dreams, we can learn what messages they are trying to convey.
10 Common Dream Symbols and Their Meanings
Falling: Having a feeling of falling while dreaming is very
common and can represent a sense of letting go, failure, or loss of control.
We all have chakras, spiritual centers in the body through which
energy flows. There are commonly thought to be seven of them and they are
positioned throughout the body from the base of the spine to the crown of the
head. Each chakra has a unique frequency, color, and purpose for spiritual,
physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Here’s a brief overview of each chakra:
at the base of the spine; deals with feelings of safety and grounding; lays the
foundation for many other chakras; denoted by the color red