My Crystalaura Newsletter

   February 2010

In this Newsletter: - Some words from the editor, Featured products, Special offers, Inspirational quote, Stone of the month – Amethyst, Article – Crystal Meditation, Tips for using crystals.

Hello. Here we go again, you too are probably noticing the statements in the opening paragraphs of newsletters that are proclaiming “I can’t believe it is February already, it feels like just yesterday it was Christmas.” Or they’re saying something similar. Well, I was about to do it also! But that’s what made me think, could it be statements like this that are making us believe that this is the case and that time truly is speeding up?

I wonder what the case would be if we were to say something like - I can’t believe it’s only February, it seems like Christmas is so far away! The truth is that time is time and there are only 24 hours in a day, (so how come your day is different to my day?). Perhaps the answer lies in our perception.

In my case, I realised part of what was causing this was projection. I had set some large objectives for this year and as I looked into the future at what has yet to be done, in this moment it seemed daunting. This brought up the awareness of the time that has passed and the thought that I could have done more.

I am glad I did this as it reminded me that NOW is the only time I have! The only TIME any of us have!

So why do we project, why don’t we just relax with the way it is and enjoy and savour every moment of it? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that I am going to stop obsessing about it, do my best to stay present in the moment, and just get on with it!

In fact the more we can do this – the more time we seem to have.

Fortunately for me this was not so bad as I make it seem as I regularly meditate and take time for exercise. This time taken out of my everyday actually gives me more energy and perception to get more from each of those valuable hours, but without the angst of trying to do so.

Do you remember the adage “Do the job once and do it right.” I do! I wasn’t going to mention this because it really has little to do with crystals, new age etc. But it could definitely be a worthwhile reminder to any of you who work with computers. All the drafts of the components of this newsletter were assembled into the final product and were no longer needed so I commenced deleting. Somehow, and I can only assume I must have been distracted, I hadn’t saved the final newsletter copy and I don’t know how I came to do it, but needless to say, this is the second version of this months newsletter.
Remember to use the SAVE button and pay attention when deleting!

Please help us to help you.

This leads me into another important matter. At this stage we haven’t actually set our calendar this year for our classes and workshops. 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 54279618 and lets see what we can arrange.

A Date to remember; Friday 5th March is the night we again hold our Drum Meditation and Healing Circle at our place Akasha Keep. Starting at 7pm you can join in and sit around a central fire under the stars of the Lowood sky, encircled by flames from the perimeter oil lamps. You can feel the energy within this circle at any time, but once it is activated for special occasions like this, the energy is really something to be experienced.                                       

On the first Friday of each new season we gather together to set ourselves for the coming season and to give thanks for the gifts from the previous one. By participating in some simple activities and listening to the attendant Drums you can find yourself transformed. To get the best from the night all you need do is turn up and participate. (There is no need to own or bring a Healing Drum). Everyone is invited to receive a Drum Healing Ceremony. If you have never undertaken this before you will be amazed at the vibrational sensations experienced.
Bookings are requested for this event. To get hold of all the details, email us at  and we will send you the information you need.

If you are local to us, you might like to come along to our regular Monday night mediation group, which is followed by supper. A small fee is charged. If you would like to attend, please contact us by
Email, or phone, 5427 9618.

Featured Products.
Tealight Salt Lamps
These natural Himalayan salt crystal single tea light holders/lamps add great atmosphere to any room. They are very handy for occasional use anywhere in your home or office.

They are also practical for use when travelling. Make sure you transport them in a sealed plastic bag and remember to take some tealights and matches along.     Price: $11.99

Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp Rock Baby, Night Light Salt Lamp

Rock Babies are a small Night Light Salt Lamp. They are great for a baby’s room.
These cute little rock babies plug into a power point making a great night light for kids rooms. They can also be great in the kitchen or hallway by letting out a gentle glow of light throughout the night.

Simply plug in, meets Australian electrical standards and comes with its own on/off switch. Supplied with a 7 watt globe.           Price: $20.00

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Large Clear Quartz Cluster
  This beautiful Large Quartz Cluster weighs 6.3kg.
  It stands 21cm high and the base is approx 20cm x 17cm.

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Inspirational Quote for the month.

A person can only grow as much as his horizons allow.
~ John Powell ~

Stone of the month.

For all those born in the month of February, your Birthstone is Amethyst.

Amethyst is a variety of quartz with purple coloration which is caused by impurities of iron or manganese. It occurs in a wide range of purple shades and is found in many areas around the world. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness". Ancient Greeks and Romans wore Amethyst and made drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Purple is recognised as the colour of royalty and has been worn by the rich and powerful as a mark of rank for hundreds of years. Even today it still has a regal air. Amethyst is also one of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest.
Amethyst is known as the ‘Bishop's Stone’ and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. It symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

It has traditionally been used to guard against guilty and fearful feelings and is often worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is an excellent stone for meditating and scrying.

Amethyst is enormously beneficial to the mind, by calming or stimulating it as required. It helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances new ideas and connects cause with effect. It facilitates the decision making process, presenting common sense and spiritual insights and assisting in putting these into practice. Amethyst also enhances your memory and improves motivation and facilitates realistic goal setting.

This crystal is one of the most spiritual stones; promoting love of the divine while bringing insights and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It also promotes emotional centering by balancing out the highs and lows and dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Amethyst provides great support in coming to terms with loss and dealing with the sadness of grief. This is an excellent stone for meditating and scrying. It also guards against psychic attack, blocks geopathic stress and negative environmental energies.

Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, boosts hormone production and tunes the endocrine system and the metabolism. Amethyst removes physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Also balances and links the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. It relieves headaches and releases tension. It is used as a dream stone and to treat insomnia and provide restful sleep. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer.    

An Amethyst cluster or geode placed in a room helps to remove negative energies and create a more harmonious environment. Larger pieces of Amethyst like clusters, geodes and natural points make great decorating items as well as providing their healing properties. Smaller pieces like tumbles, points, chunks and pendants when worn or carried provide personal healing benefits.

Single points are often used in healing – when pointed toward you, energy is drawn in. When pointed away from you, energy is drawn off.

Crystal Meditation

Practicing meditation can be extremely beneficial. It is a safe, simple and effective way to balance your physical, emotional, and mental states. Meditating with crystals can bring a new dimension to the practice of meditation.

To get started you will need to choose your crystal. Choosing a crystal with fault lines or patterns within it may help you to 'lose yourself' within the crystal while meditating. Before beginning a crystal meditation make sure your have cleansed your crystal.

Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Hold your chosen crystal or place it in front of you where you can see it clearly. Take a few deep breaths and then continue to breathe gently. Look at your crystal, notice its colour, pattern, shape and take in its ‘character’.

Hold your crystal between both hands, close your eyes and relax. Imagine you are inside your crystal; let yourself move with the flow of the crystal. Let go of worldly thoughts and emotions and move deep into the centre of your crystal, imagine you are wandering through it exploring its inner beauty and enjoying its energy.

When you are ready, slowly allow yourself to come back to physical reality. Put your crystal aside and ground yourself. (A good way to do this is by imagining roots coming from your feet and going down into the ground). Wiggle your toes, shake your hands and just sit for a moment reflecting on what you saw and how you felt and noting any special messages you may have received.

To complete the process you might like to take in a deep breath and after holding it for a second or two, letting it out with a sigh. You may just want to lie down and place your crystal on its associated chakra.

A similar meditation is an excellent way to get to know your crystals. Holding your crystal against your brow or third eye chakra, or your heart chakra, enter into a meditative state. As you do this, hold an intention of allowing it to communicate with you and tell you its story. Sometimes nothing seems to happen and at other times all sorts of information is gleaned. Often you will learn of its journey to get into your hands and the reason it is now with you.

Crystal Tips and Techniques.

Remember - Amethyst fades in direct sunlight so it is a good idea to think twice about where you are placing it. Just be careful in your placement to ensure that sunlight does not fall directly upon it.

Energy up vs energy down. One of my mentors and teachers places great emphasis on this. We know that when using crystal points; if it is facing us it is bringing energy in and that when it is facing away from us it is taking away. Or you could say bringing the positive in and drawing the negative out.

Now this is the point; when you are wearing a pendant, could it be that when the point is down, it drags your energy there also? Conversely, when it points up, could it be giving you a boost? I go along with this argument, while a few of my colleagues don’t. It does give us something to think about though doesn’t it?

Perhaps it would be worth while to check it out and observe your energy levels when wearing your pendant(s). By the way there are some for whom this seems to make little to no difference. If you wear pointing down pendants, keep your fingers crossed you are one of them.

N.B. Double terminated crystals are not affected by this concern.

Good vibrations and all the best,

Ron & Sue Windred.

P.S. Take a look at the featured products if you haven’t done so, maybe there is one there for you.

P.P.S. If you want to learn Reiki, Crystal Healing or How to Meditate, then we are sure we will have a class for you. Better yet, put a group together and we can come and do one especially for you and your friends.

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Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These properties 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.


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