My Crystalaura Newsletter.

                                                                                                                 April 2009

Not long after you get this newsletter it will be Easter, for those of Christian persuasion; a very important time commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion.  Easter also celebrates the promise of life in the face of death, and Easter celebrations also reflect on peace and forgiveness.
           A Christian scholar, the Venerable Bede (672-735 AD), first
asserted that Easter was named after Eostre, the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring, Eastre.
           Pagan festivals associated with birth, the renewal of life, fertility and sunrise date back long before Christianity. Pagan religions are recorded as having a major seasonal day of celebration on or following the Spring Equinox. Many of the present-day customs of Easter have their origins in these festivals.
          Easter Holidays are
in addition to their religious significance enjoyed in Australia as a four-day holiday long weekend starting on Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday. This extra long weekend is an opportunity for Australians to take a mini-holiday, or to get together with family and friends. Easter often coincides with school holidays, so many people with school aged children incorporate Easter into a longer family holiday.
          It is also the time of Hot Cross Buns, Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny and for those who are ecologically sensitive the Easter Bilby.
          And for many of us a time to forget about the calorie count and just enjoy the chocolate. Whatever you are doing over the Easter break, may it be enjoyable and significant for you and your family.

In this Newsletter: - April Specials, Inspirational quote, Stone of the month – Diamond, Tips for using crystals, and Article – Classical Capsicums. Next Crystal Workshop reminder.

April Specials.

          We continue with White Sage incense on special at $8.50 per box i.e. 6 packets or 120 sticks.
          We are delighted to have the exceptional Buddha and Quan Yin statues back in our range. So for this month these popular items are available at 20% off regular prices

Quan Yin 10cm $10.00 normally $12.50
Quan Yin 15cm $15.40 normally $19.25
Quan Yin 21cm $21.55 normally $26.95
Quan Yin 32cm $52.80 normally $66.00
Quan Yin 39cm $77.20 normally $96.50
Buddha 10cm $10.00 normally $12.50
Buddha 15cm $15.40 normally $19.25
Buddha 21cm $21.55 normally $26.95
Buddha 32cm $61.60 normally $77.00
Buddha 39cm $84.00 normally $105.00

Quan Yin - The Female Buddha

Quan Yin is the female Buddha, she blesses all. She is the Goddess of compassion, healing and mercy. Quan Yin is the eternal protector of all children. By placing Quan Yin within a room it is said to help calm the environment of negative influences such as illness, disappointments and arguments.

         'The Enlightened One' is a symbol of love, compassion and salvation. There are many variants of Buddhism, but they are all motivated by the quest to attain a long-lasting state of contentment through mental, spiritual and moral development.
          The position of Buddha’s hands has powerful symbolic meaning. His left hand symbolizes, offering, giving, welcoming, charity, compassion and sincerity. His raised right hand symbolizes protection, benevolence and peace, and the dispelling of fear.
          The wheels on Buddha's hands represent the Wheel of Buddhist law, the endless cycle of birth and rebirth.
          Buddha's lotus throne is a symbol of his purity.

Inspirational Quote for the month.

Nothing can hurt you, unless you give it the power to do so.”
From ‘A Course In Miracles’.

          Stone of the month.

For all those born in the month of April, your Birthstone is Diamond. Intensity is a key word for diamond; it emanates more energy for its size than any other crystal. It is also an energy amplifier. This mineral is known as the “King of Crystals,” it reflects all colours of the rainbow and chakra system. It is a stone of clarity, commitment and communication that enhances prosperity, love and spirituality.
          The Diamond has been the preeminent symbol of wealth for thousands of years and is a stone of manifestation, attracting abundance. It is also a symbol of purity and is said to bond relationships, bringing love, constancy and clarity into a partnership. It is seen as a symbol of commitment and fidelity.
          It enhances creativity by stimulating inventiveness and imagination. It will bring clarity of mind and aid enlightenment. It reminds you of your soul’s aspirations and assists its’ spiritual evolution.  
          Diamond may be used to clarify and stimulate sight, to benefit the brain, as a metabolic balancing agent and has been used traditionally to counteract the effects of poisoning.

Tips for using Crystals.

Feeling spaced out? Wandering around in a dreamlike state? Off with the Pixies?
          You probably need grounding &/or protection. One of the best ways is to use crystals to help ground you and recover your focus in the here and now. Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite and Smokey Quartz make excellent touchstones when you are feeling despondent and out of sorts, or you need to boost your personal energy shield. Carry one or more of them around with you and these quiet companions will help to keep you ‘down to earth’ and well ‘grounded’. They will also increase and strengthen your personal energy shield or ‘Aura’ providing ‘protection’ so that you will no longer be bombarded by the world’s intense and sometimes harsh energies whist carrying them.

The power of great music grows “Classical Capsicums”.

The other day I was driving along in my mobile university (car) when I felt like a change, so I flipped over to the radio. I arrived on 4BC just as they were starting an interview with the grower of “Classical Capsicums”. Needless to say, this aroused my interest.
          You see He sells his produce at the Redlands Markets, but he grows them in Murwillumbah which is part of Byron Shire. Here there is good rich soil and plenty of rain; helpful for growing capsicums! But he grows these extra wonderful “Classical Capsicums”, so named because he assists their growth by playing music to them.
This story continues…..

          But not just any old music, instead he plays them classical music, usually of the Baroque style. He went on to say that it’s not just the music, but rather the vibrations put off by the music and not just vibrations but the kind of vibration for the time of the day that makes them grow so well. In India they have divided the 24 hour day into 24 vibration zones and using the right vibration or tempo at the proper time further helps their growth.
          Under this system, about a third of the day is kept for silence; plants, just like us require their sleep time. And who would really appreciate listening to music relentlessly all day long. Each hour then has its own tempo and mood; some are exhilarating and others are more contemplative. But the key is in the vibrations…… Good vibrations grow great capsicums, capsicums that are bigger, more nutritious, with brighter colour than their fellows and taste great to boot. Little wonder that he has no problem selling his premium priced ‘Classical Capsicums”.
          Interestingly, he also found that ‘heavy metal’ and ‘death metal’ played to them does just that:
It kills them!

          His story reveals that the vibration from the music sets up a sympathetic resonance that can be used to enhance growth or to inhibit it. Naturally, this is not just confined to the plant kingdom.  Music is also being used to control animal behaviour, as well as our own.
          The vibration coming from the music we listen to can be used to
enhance our experience of life, or to inhibit
our experiences. Music obviously plays an important role in the environment we chose to place ourselves in. And remember the vibrations work on us whether we are consciously listening or not!
          Interestingly, music is being piped into to stores to control our buying habits. Experiments are being conducted in the field of crowd control; to keep exuberance from breaking into aggression. And who hasn’t been roused into a feeling of expansion by the rendition of a moving piece of music (vibrations).
          Love those “good, good, good vibrations, something’s happening to me”.
          Vibrations play an important role in healing. We regularly play music in our healing sessions; this sets the mood allowing for improvements to take place. Often sounds from bells, drums, cymbals, striking sticks or whatever are utilized for their vibrational contribution to the healing process. Employing the power of the right sound at the right time allows for an increase in vibrations which lifts us to a whole new dimension, it is here that healing may take place.

Crystal Workshop.

 We will be conducting a one day Crystal Workshop “Introduction to Crystal Healing” on the 2nd May at “Akasha Keep” Lowood. Utilizing accelerated learning techniques, in this theory and practice workshop you will learn the basics of crystal healing, including choosing and cleansing crystals. Learn about an effective Crystal First Aid kit, were you will actually handle each of the crystals, helping with recognition while learning about their practical use in everyday life.  You will also learn three Crystal energy balancing techniques as well as how to give a Crystal Chakra Balance.

As our gift to you, you get to keep the stones you select to practice your Crystal Chakra balance. Cost is $100.00 early bird special if booked and paid by 10th April.  Or pay $120.00 before the 25th April, with a $30.00 non refundable deposit to secure your place. It will start at 9.00am and finish at approx 4.00pm.

 For bookings or more information please email or Phone 07 5427 9618.

All the best,

Ron & Sue Windred.

PS This may be the only “Introduction to Crystal Healing” workshop we conduct this year, so be sure to book early if you don’t won’t to miss out.

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