My Crystalaura Newsletter.
In this Newsletter: - Words from Ron; looking at each of us being the best can be. New Products and Special Buys, Stone of the Month – Rhodonite, Tips and techniques, How Psychics Use Crystal Balls, Your INVITATION to a special night of healing and meditation. STOP PRESS The World Drum will be visiting with us at Akasha Keep, Lowood on the 2nd March and will be part of our regular Healing and Drum Meditation night – we would love you to join us.
Hello and welcome.
Well it seems 2012 is well and truly underway and is by all respects shaping up to be a pretty interesting year. This is the year that according to many ancient cultures and esoteric teachings is the beginning of a shift in consciousness, a move into a new way of being for humanity and a shift up in frequency. See what I mean this has got to be a great year!
This has also got to have a down side and where there is movement there is friction and for some this may agitate them into reacting in a negative and fearful way. The Earth itself is said to be transitioning also and we may see similar reactions, with strange weather events and various other disruptions. And of course there will be resistance from those who see change as dangerous and disruptive, thereby perpetuating the very thing they don’t want.
If this year lives up to its promise, I believe that we need to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually ready for whatever happens. When you think about it, this applies at any time in our life, not just now, but perhaps a little more so at this time.
A lot of people carry on about New Year resolutions and perhaps it’s a little late for these, but what about a resolution to be the best you you can be, starting right now. Get involved in some activity that moves you from your comfort zone and stretches and flexes you a little.
To be the best you you can be right now you might like to visit and reconsider some of the following:
· Get physical. If you have been thinking about doing something, then why not just do it and do it now. Perhaps it’s yoga, tai chi, or dancing, or going out for a jog, or joining the local gym. Don’t forget the benefits of a simple daily walk, in many ways the best exercise of all, and it’s free!
In the last newsletter I mentioned restarting yoga after a couple of year’s absence and after just a couple of months I am feeling much more at ease in my body, along with an increase in physical, mental and emotional energy and dexterity. However I can’t get over the amount of discipline it is taking though, to stick with what I used to do so easily and mind you, there is quite a way to go yet. But that’s my point, it’s better to be doing something than doing nothing and to be the best me requires fitness and flexibility.
· Remember the old GIGO formula, garbage in – garbage out. Well if this applies anywhere it applies to what we put into ourselves, not just our bodies with the food we eat, but with our mind and our spirit as well, with the thoughts we think and the words we speak.
· Go natural. Mother Nature really does serve the best food. If it’s manufactured or processed it can only come a poor second no matter what the nutritional claims may say.
· Make water your first choice for drinking. Same rule, the more natural the better; clean, safe water with no additives.
· Vibrational intake or matching. The higher the vibration of what goes into us the better we are and the better we perform on all levels and this goes for what we receive from our environment as well.
Crystals, salt lamps, incense and the like all lift and enhance our appreciation and feed back from what’s around us.
· Relaxation and quiet time. This can be achieved by taking a quiet walk in nature. Listening to soothing and gentle music. And of course one of the best ways to relax and retune the body’s energy systems at the same time is to meditate. I believe meditation to be essential at this time, especially for helping us to maintain our equilibrium.
· My best tip for being the best you. Be your own best friend. Treat yourself in the same manner you would like others to treat you. Then while you’re at it, do the same for your friends and colleagues. It’s amazing how quickly your life starts to be just the way you want it.
Want to learn to meditate? There are still places available for our next class on 18th February at Akasha Keep, Lowood. This is a one day class that really does tech you how to meditate. You can then experience and enjoy the many benefits of its practice for the rest of your life, by being a part of our class. It costs $185.00 and you can read all of the class details and an outline of what is covered by clicking here.
Why not make a few days of it, take a small break and spend a few days in our beautiful Somerset region and make your meditation class the central theme for your regeneration and recreation. And of course any of our products any be purchased before and after the class. Then on Sunday you could drop in at the Fernvale markets, say g’day and pick up lots of fresh produce at great prices, or shop for bric-a-brac and sundry items.
Talking of the markets, if you happen to be around Fernvale Qld on Sundays, drop in and say hello. We love to meet our customers and have a chance for a chat. The market also seems to attract a very diverse crowd and it’s interesting to watch what’s going on.
We particularly enjoy participating with our young customers. The joy, enthusiasm and interest coming from the kids we encounter is encouraging, refreshing and lifts our spirits, as they let theirs shine. Mostly they are supported by their parents, but some really have to stand their own ground.
Unfortunately we have also seen many a child’s spirit crushed as a parent enforces their opinion that what we are selling is just rocks, a total waste of money and if they want one then pick one up from the ground. Some kids get lucky; they’re at least allowed a lucky dip. And guess what? They all have crystals in them.
Here’s the irony from my point of view. A little later they will be walking past with a junky plastic toy that won’t see the day out, or with a can of coke in hand. All of which usually cost more than the stone they wanted, which they may have forever, or that they might loose, as they are usually accused. I know I am biased, but I know which experience I would prefer them to have.
Inspirational Quote for the month
May you always have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough success to keep you eager, enough faith to give you courage, and enough determination to make each day a good day.
~ Anonymous ~
New Products – Featured Products – Special Buys
Nag Champa Value Pack Double box buy, 24 x 15 gram packets of Nag Champa Incense, $30.00 normally $36.00. This is an $18.00 saving compared to 24 single packets @ $2.00 ea.
The crystals featured this month are all one offs and as such can only be sold once, nor can they be sold in multiples. However we will endeavour to list a replacement as soon as we can after they are sold. Should you wish to buy several pieces similar to one(s) listed, get in touch with us and we will see what we can come up with.
All of these pieces would be excellent for decorating and then imbuing their location with wonderful healing and vibrational energies.
Several new pieces of Rose Quartz have been recently added. Here is just one example: Rose Quartz polished point with a flat bottom. This is a beautiful piece of Rose Quartz; it is approximately 9cm high and 4cm wide. $39.00
A number of new Amethyst pieces have also been added, among them is this particular one: Amethyst Cluster – this is a flat piece that is just right for sitting other Crystals on for cleansing. It is approximately 10cm x 7.5cm. $15.50
A new category has been started for Crystal Balls or Spheres, which now brings these together in one location. Many of them will still be repeated in their stone category, e.g. Rose Quartz.
This also allows us to introduce crystal balls that don't have a separate category like the Black Obsidian Ball that has just been listed.
We are now offering email Intuitive Psychic Readings. We will tell you your birth number, your birthstone, the crystal that resonates with your star sign and your birth number and we will answer three questions that you put to us. Get the answers to what you want to know! We use various methods for these readings including intuition, psychometry from your photo and some numerology, and maybe even cards.
The readings are done by Sue or Ron, or both. Ron – works with The Ancient Assembly and Melchizedek as his guides. Sue – works with her 'Band of Angels' and Quan Yin.
At present these are being offered at $35.00 or HALF PRICE.
Stone of the month: Rhodonite
Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek word ῥόδος rhodos meaning rosy. It is a rose-red manganese silicate and is usually veined with streaks of black and grey due to the oxidation of manganese. It has quite a distinct pink or rose red colour, although material containing veins is more popular than the uniformly coloured stone. This is usually the result of the manganese metamorphosing with other minerals like aluminium and calcium through a sedimentary process. It has Mohs Hardness of 6 with a triclinic crystal structure.
Rhodonite is commonly mined in very large blocks and because of its beautiful colour and fine texture it is a popular medium for stone masonry and architectural projects.
This crystal has been a popular carving material for the last few hundred years. The Russians of earlier years were known for their Rhodonite carvings and have used it extensively, carving the sarcophagus for czars and emperors from whole slabs, like the sarcophagus of the Russian emperor Alexander II (1818-1881) which was carved from a single block. Russian children would exchange Easter eggs carved from Rhodonite.
Russia and Massachusetts both recognize Rhodonite as their national and state gemstone.
In antiquity, Rhodonite was given to travellers as a protective stone, it was said to warn them of imminent danger by causing their heartbeat to accelerate suddenly.
Rhodonite is a stone of compassion and is often referred to as a ‘Stone of Love’; an emotional balancer that nurtures love and heartens the brotherhood of humanity. This stone calms and feeds the soul through the heart. It promotes peace, happiness, joy and laughter. It encourages self-love and forgiveness.
It also stimulates, clears and activates the heart to clear away emotional wounds and scars from the past. Rhodonite provides support in cases of emotional self-destruction, co-dependency and abuse. It heals emotional shock and panic, and promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and serves in achieving your highest potential.
Just holding this stone promotes relaxation and brings a sense of well-being. It may be used to clear your psychic centres and to clear the mind of confusion and doubt. Rhodonite is said to help in applying your talents for the good of others. It is thought to help you reach your full potential and teaches you to see both sides of every issue. It is an excellent stone to use for smoothing over relationship difficulties.
This stone develops trust in yourself; it boosts your self confidence and strengthens your resolve and self discipline. It allows you to process chaotic situations and patiently assess your options. It liberates from spiritual and physical pain, promoting forgiveness to do away with the festering anger and annoyances in life.
Rhodonite raises self worth and helps ward off negativity. It has been known as a “rescue stone”. Victims of sudden heart attacks or equally serious illnesses may recover more quickly and more completely if they carry the stone during their convalescence.
Rhodonite soothes the nervous system, nightmares, stress, heartache and loss and assists thyroid, pituitary gland and the body's reflexes. It will strengthen the immune system and aid the heart. It is an excellent wound healer and can reduce scarring. It relieves insect bites. It aids bone growth and the hearing organs; very good for speech and hearing problems. It treats emphysema, asthma, auto-immune diseases and stomach ulcers and eases inflammation of joints and arthritis. Stimulates fertility and is thought to support healthy liver and pancreas function.
Rhodonite is an important companion stone for healers using psychic and intuitive energies, giving them the strength, constancy and intent focus during healing sessions. It provides protection from being injured or permanently damaged by the harmful or negative side of energies they work with.
Crystal Tips and Techniques
◊ Rhodonite is most effective when placed on the Navel, the 2nd or Sacral Chakra and the 4th or Heart Chakra.
◊ Wearing Rhodonite will promote the flow of unconditional spiritual love towards those you care about.
◊ Rhodonite put around your work-place will help you to maintain your attention to detail.
◊ Holding Rhodonite will help you to let go of anxiety and bring you peace of mind.
◊ Carry Rhodonite, maybe a tumble stone with you to ground the vibration and feeling of love in your physical world.
How Psychics Use Crystal Balls
By Sarah Saxon
Crystal balls are a very popular tool used by psychics and have been in use for a long time. Fortunetellers use crystal balls to perform various tasks like making predictions and in clairvoyance. Seers on the other hand use crystal balls mainly because of its authority and the ability to see through the diverse proceedings, time locations, and the client's subjects as well.
Crystal balls have been used for a long time and were first used by Celtic tribes' along with other crystal divination objects for them to learn more about their past the future and the present characteristics of people's lives including their own. These balls are made of beryllium or quartz and are flawless and clear to look through. The psychics begins reciting incantations related to the balls and rituals while focusing their psychic abilities on the crystals and are essentially turned into devices that see into the invisible energies.
Since the time the fortunetellers began using them, they have helped many psychics see through other people's minds and provide useful answers that conventional science cannot explain. Many religions and cultures have adopted these balls such as the wizards the gypsy's high priests mediums and many other telepathic practitioners.
Different uses for crystal balls
- They allow the release of energies that supplement the psychic's abilities. The medium or psychic will hold the crystal ball made of quartz to strengthen their energies and conduct readings for their clients and for themselves. Quartz balls are more influential than others are, and hence chosen by many psychics during their readings.
- Crystal balls help remove ambiguities out of a telepathist's mind. The psychic may at one point or the other see through the clients mind and be able to cleanse their own at the same time. When conducting a reading a psychic must give the session their undivided attention and by doing this, they are able to allow them to rid themselves of impurities that they may be having in the mind and essentially gain improved concentration during their healing sessions.
- Crystal balls also allow the psychic to get into a trance mode during the session. Psychics often use the balls to get out of their physical bodies and consequently give way for the spirit to take over and converse with their existing cherished ones for some time. When the session is over, the psychic's spirit returns to them and they gain consciousness all over again.
Nonetheless, not all psychics and mediums use crystal balls for scrying. There are psychics who use small pools of water called scrying ponds or pools to reflect the images and visions they desire to see past future events and positions of misplaced entities. Establishing the connection with a crystal ball is the gateway to fully glimpse into the future and allow the haze to part aside revealing images and is required for reading and understanding the present and the future.
Sarah Saxon writes for the psychic & metaphysical arena and is a Reiki master.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6467340
Here’s your INVITATION to a special night of healing and meditation.
Friday night 2nd March at 7pm at our centre 'Akasha Keep' in Lowood.
Shamanic Drum Meditation and Healing Circle night
Come along, bring your friends and enjoy the celebrations as we welcome in the new Autumn season. Here, gathered together under the night sky and within our circle of light flames with its central fire we have the opportunity to burn away the things we no longer require from the past and to set the flame for our desired future.
Experience the strong vibrations of several healing drums beating in concert with the ceremonial drum as they harmonise and energise your energy centres. Journey (meditate) with the drum as it takes you to other dimensions to reveal the truths you are looking for.
Within our healing circle, the Spiritual Elders and spirit beings gather to assist with healing and to communicate with those in need of such communication. We ask that all attendees respect the sacredness of these special spiritual events.
Please come along and join us and bring your friends—All are welcome, all you need do is attend and participate, you do not need to have a drum, or be a healer to be involved, just come along and add you presence and energy. If you have a drum, didgeridoo, flute or something similar to play, then so much the better.
For bookings and more details please phone Sue 5427 9618 or email email@example.com Full address details provided with your booking.
$10.00 is all it costs for the evening, and could you bring a chair suitable for sitting in the outdoors, and a plate to share if you are staying for supper afterwards.
Alternative arrangements are in place for inclement weather conditions.
The World Drum will soon be revisiting with us at Akasha Keep. We have just had it confirmed that The World Drum is back in Australia and will be coming to our place in Lowood for our next Drum Meditation. It would be great if you could join us in the celebrations and ceremonies for peace and the improvement of the environment. Every one who has come into the presence of this drum has found it to be a most profound and uplifting experience.
You can learn something of The Drum and its mission from the October 2009 Newsletter.
Good vibrations and all the best,
Ron & Sue Windred.
P.S. Are you doing all you can to be the best you, you can be?
P.P.S. What would you like to know? We are now offering Intuitive Psychic Readings via email and at present these are being offered for $35.00 or HALF PRICE.
P.P.P.S. If you can make it, we would love to see you at the healing and meditation night on Fri, 2nd Mar. Book Now.
P.P.P.P.S. Appointments are available at our healing centre for Crystal Healing, Reiki and other Vibrational and Shamanic modalities.
P.P.P.P.P.S. We really do value your feed-back, so could you take a moment and let us know what you think of the newsletter. Please Email us at - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 07 5427 9618.
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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.