My Crystalaura Newsletter.
In this Newsletter: - Words from Ron, The Meditation For Peace Project, Shop location, Featured products, Special Offers, New products – Resin and Wood Incense, How to Burn Resin Incense - including video instruction, Inspirational quote, Stone of the month – Carnelian, Tips for using crystals – Relief from insomnia (Continued from last month), Crystals can provide protection from our High Tech World.
Well, hello again. What a busy time we seem to be having lately. What is it they say – “idle hands make for devils play”, or something like that, not the case around here! Not TOO busy though, because we make it a point to maintain balance.
The other day I met with an acquaintance who was run of her feet – a case of far too busy. For some reason she was allowing circumstances to run her life and was becoming overwhelmed, run-down and frazzled. I tried to say to her, that she needed to take some time back to re-centre and recharge herself. But like many of us who get “that” busy, she wasn’t listening, and besides she was too busy anyway!
Soon we might be seeing her as a client, after she has burnt her vital life-force away and totally upset her equilibrium. Sure, as healers we welcome new business, but why not prevent the requirement for healing in the first place.
If you too are busy, I encourage you to take a little time out and spend it in some enjoyable re-creation. Especially something like yoga or meditation, I also recommend having a regular ‘energy treatment’, like a massage, a Reiki session or a crystal chakra balance, or any other similar treats.
Special Announcement: The Meditation For Peace Project:-
This is a cause for Peace and a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for YOU and I and people all around the world to participate and contribute to making a real difference in the world.
Imagine, even if just for a moment, a world in which we all get along. Isn’t this a part of what we all want? - A world in which each of us has the freedom to be the best of who we are, while allowing others to be the best of who they are? - A world in which we can lift each other up, rather than tearing each other apart.
Idealistic! I don’t believe so.
I have observed people achieve this, and then extend their peace and understanding into their families and their communities. Imagine vast numbers of us, energetically linked, figuratively holding hands all around the world. And then we all sit down and meditate* together, whilst holding a vision and the vibration of love and peace. This has the potential to vibrationally change the default setting currently on Mother Earth from one of fear and distrust to one of love, courage, peace and empowerment.
My mission is to gather this group together to achieve this purpose and I invite you to join with us. Information is available now at www.theworldmeditation.com*It is not essential that you know how to formally meditate to participate in this project as we will provide a guided visualisation/meditation for the purpose. Also the ability to sit and hold an intention will suffice. Plus, there is plenty of time to learn, if you want to.
An announcement for Brisbane area customers;
Over the years we have had the opportunity to meet quite a few of you personally at our stand at the Fernvale Markets. We have enjoyed answering your questions and being able to display a large amount of what we have for sale.
Somewhere in the next bit of time we will be giving up the markets in order to buy back some time, so that we also don’t overdo it. More importantly though it will allow us to conduct some extra classes on the weekend, especially as many find weekdays difficult.
If you have enjoyed the personal shopping, you will be pleased to know that we now have many of our products available for sale within CJ’s Whitelight Cafe and Gifts. This is located just up the road at 1506 Brisbane Valley H/way, Fernvale. It is open Tuesday to Sunday. Why not make a day out of it – have lunch or coffee at the cafe, pick up some great products and do a little sight seeing in the beautiful Somerset region. The tourist information centre is conveniently located just up the road.
On Tuesday nights, except the last one each month, we will be conducting an open meditation at CJ’s. We will be starting at 7pm and finishing about 8.30. You are welcome to stay on for a light supper afterwards. Cost for the night will be $10.00. We would love to see you there, so if you can make it please come along. It is advisable to book on 5426 7322.
Drum Meditation – The next Drum, Healing Circle and Meditation will be held at ‘Akasha Keep’ Lowood on Friday night the 11th June. For information, &/or to book your place, contact us Email; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us; 07 5427 9618.
Amethyst Geode Exceptional Value for money. This geode weighs 10.47 kg. Price $525
Amethyst Geode This little beauty weighs 3.43kg and is just $187.00.
This month’s specials.
Receive a bonus gift voucher for $5.00 to use with your next purchase with any purchase of $50.00. Increase this to $100.00 and receive a bonus gift voucher for $15.00 to use with your next purchase. *Offer available until the next newsletter.
How to Burn Resin Incense
Since early times, incense has been an integral part of worship and ritual in temples, churches, ashrams, and mosques as well as being used in the home to purify and sweeten the atmosphere and remove or neutralize negative energies.
Most of you are familiar with stick incense and cones, but you may never have experienced the pleasures of burning pure resins and chips. So let us encourage you to release these fragrant treasures of nature into your personal environment.
These are the items you'll need to get started:
1. Incense Resin.
2. Charcoal Tablets.
3. A suitable container.
4. Matches or a cigarette lighter.
5. A candle.
7. Mica Plate. (Optional)
8. A feather or piece of cardboard. (Optional)
9. Long handled Tweezers or long nose pliers.
There is plenty to choose from; resins like Frankincense and Myrrh, in granules or powders, and wood chips like Sandalwood and pine, to mixes and ritual blends.
You can use a store bought incense burner or censer, look
for one that is brass, bronze, or stoneware and that preferably has legs.
The legs of the vessel prevent the heat from damaging the surface beneath it.
Traditional incense vessels have three legs - symbolizing the body, mind
You can make do with anything else that suits the purpose, such as an ashtray, a plain metal or porcelain bowl, but whatever you are using, make sure you set it on a fireproof surface; a trivet, or an old tile, or a ceramic plate is suitable for this. I prefer to use a little sand in the bottom of whatever censer I am using.
If you are using a plain metal or porcelain bowl, it’s best if you can fill it with sand and place your charcoal on the top of this. Use your imagination, most likely you already have something around the house that will make a great censer. You don't need a fancy incense burner to enjoy the ritual of incense burning.
If you want to burn incense outdoors find a large flat stone and heat it up in the campfire. You may then sprinkle the surface of the stone with your incense. If you throw herbs or incense resins directly into the fire they burn too quickly. This method will also work in your home fireplace.
Charcoal Tablets or Disks
The Charcoal tablets or disks that are used for incense burning are NOT the same as those used for your backyard barbecue grill. You won't want to use BBQ charcoal indoors as it may produce noxious fumes.
Once lit, Incense charcoal is self-burning; the means of combustion is included in the disk. If you have a hard time lighting your charcoal, it may be damp. Leave it out in the sun to dry.
It's always best to place the charcoal on a bed of sand. It will burn more evenly and keep its amber like glow longer. In addition the sand will reduce the risk of the container cracking due to the extensive heat charcoal produces. The sand layer under the charcoal should be at least 2cms deep.
If you have a Mica Plate, this is a small thin piece of the mineral Mica; you can lay it on top of the charcoal. You then deposit your resin onto the plate and it will begin to burn. A Mica plate helps your material last longer as it is not in direct contact with the charcoal.
Feathers are traditionally used to fan the lighted charcoal; any kind of large feather will do. If you don’t have a feather then a piece of cardboard can be used as a fan. Fanning the charcoal provides oxygen which allows the tablet to produce a more even burn.
This is used to light the charcoal disk. I have a preference for plain unscented candles for this purpose. Once you light the candle with your matches or lighter, you have the benefit of a continuing flame, which makes it easier to light the charcoal, avoiding the annoyance of matches extinguishing before you get the tablet going and/or burning your fingers.
Use a long handled pair of tweezers or pliers to hold the charcoal over the candle flame and then deposit it in the incense vessel. N.B. Do not attempt to light or hold the charcoal tablet with your fingers.
Burning Your Incense
Set aside sufficient time so that you can enjoy the ritual of burning incense. Choose a location, where there are no easily combustible objects nearby. Be aware that fanning and blowing charcoal may send sparks into the air.
First gather all your items together. Start by lighting your candle. Then holding the charcoal tablet with your tweezers, place it in the candle flame until the tablet starts to crackle and glow. Next set the charcoal in your container on a bed of sand. You may now slowly fan or blow on the tablet. Only after the charcoal is aglow and stops crackling do you put your incense into the indentation on the top.
Be careful...it's hot. Use a knife, spoon or tweezers to drop your incense onto the tablet.
Finally, be aware of a potential fire hazard: Charcoal may continue to burn for two hours after lighting - so don't just throw it in the garbage or onto the garden. It’s a good idea to leave disposal for a least a few hours, or I prefer to leave it until the next day.
Inspirational Quote for the month.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
Stone of the month:
Carnelian is one of the most popular and abundantly available members of the Chalcedony family. This stone is a microcrystalline silicate, or a type of Quartz, it is translucent and comes in a variety of colours ranging from red to orange and in some cases, even to dark brown.
It is said to be one of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest and in biblical times was used in soldiers breastplates to protect and fortify them against fear. In ancient times it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. Carnelian conveys an understanding and acceptance of the cycle of life and overcomes the fear of death.
Carnelian is a stabilising and grounding stone and anchors you to current reality. It enhances analytical abilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts. Inspirers creativity in all forms of art particularly drama and theatre. It awakens curiosity and bolsters courage, especially for shy people. Wearing Carnelian is said to provide courage and eloquence to public speakers.
Carnelian promotes positive life choices, helps overcome fear and doubt, it dispels apathy, indolence and passivity and motivates for success. It allows you to take control of your life and choose the most advantageous direction, while assisting you to embrace change and transformation.
This stone is a protector against envy, fear, rage and resentment and helps to expel sorrow and emotional negativity, by replacing it with a love of life.
It helps meditators to feel settled and secure and it clears the mind of extraneous thoughts. It also sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy.
Carnelian lends vitality and energy to the physical body. It helps to purify the body and prepares it as a temple of the soul. It is an excellent support for detoxifying and breaking negative or hurtful negative habits and generally improving overall health.
It stimulates the metabolism and improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals and ensures a good supply of blood to the organs and tissues. Carnelian regulates bodily fluids and the kidneys. It also accelerates healing in the bones and ligaments and staunches blood flow. It is especially helpful in balancing and healing the sexual organs and it is also believed to enhance and stimulate sexual activity.
Crystal Tips and Techniques.
Relief from insomnia (Continued from last month). If you are just not sleeping as well as you would like, then an effective way to get a solid, soothing night’s sleep, is to place a large piece of Rose Quartz or Selenite close to each corner of your bed. Now, this is particularly effective for a child’s bed or cot. If the child is old enough, you can also place a crystal under their pillow. If your insomnia or a child’s, is due to feelings of insecurity, fears – known and unknown, or night terrors, then you may calm these by placing a Mangano Calcite, Moss Agate or a Smokey Quartz under the pillow or mattress. When nightmares are the cause of a disturbed nights sleep, relief may be at hand by keeping any of these under your pillow; Amethyst, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Hematite, Jet, Mangano Calcite, Prehnite, Ruby, Turquoise, or Smokey Quartz.
Crystals can provide protection from our High Tech
Today we live in a high tech world full of electronics which are creating chaotic energy fields all around us. Unfortunately our modern conveniences like mobile phones, computers and microwaves all emit radiation and electromagnetic waves that negatively interfere with our bodies' magnetic fields. An easy way to overcome and protect ourselves from these effects is by carrying or wearing crystals, as they need to be in close proximity to be effective for this purpose. Fortunately, these gifts from nature have organic energies that can help us return to and maintain our natural healthy state. Carrying and wearing appropriate crystals is a convenient and easy way to maintain your body’s magnetic field. Wearing jewellery is a stylish, easy way to maintain your health, restoring physical, mental, and spiritual health to its perfect natural state.
Classes and Workshops
Learn to meditate – the next meditation class will be Saturday 12th June 2010, at ‘Akasha Keep’.
Email or phone us 07 5427 9618 for all the details or to make your booking.
Crystal Healing, Reiki and Mediation classes are conducted throughout the year at ‘Akasha Keep’ many of you are too far away from us to take advantage of these. So if you can get a group together we would love to come to you, even if you are close by.
If you would like to host one of these at your place, or a venue of your choice, please let us know and we will see what we can arrange. WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO COME AND DO A CLASS OR WORKSHOP FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES. Email or phone us 07 5427 9618 and lets see what we can arrange.
Good vibrations and all the best,
Ron & Sue Windred.
P.S. Please join us in our peace project Theworldmeditation and make your difference in this course toward peace.
P.P.S. Try out some of the new resin incenses; they are a great way to bring a little ritual into your life and to introduce the fragrant treasures of nature into your home.
P.P.P.S. This is a good month to buy in bulk; any orders this month exceeding $50 will receive a BONUS $5.00 GIFT VOUCHER or a BONUS $15.00 GIFT VOUCHER for orders over $150.00.
P.P.P.P.S. If you want to learn Reiki, Crystal Healing or Meditation, then we are sure we will have a class for you. Better yet, put a group together and we can come to your place and teach you and your friends. Interested? Email or phone us for details.
P.P.P.P.P.S. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any of your friends or colleagues that you believe would enjoy it. Or better yet, why not encourage them to sign up to receive our newsletter direct.
Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.