My Crystalaura Newsletter.

                                                                                                                July 2010


In this Newsletter: - Words from Ron, New Products, This month’s specials, Inspirational quote, Stone of the month –  Onyx, How to “Claim” Your Crystal:  Attuning it to Your Soul, Tips for using crystals. 

Hello and welcome.

It was just a little while ago that it was the beginning of the New Year and now we have a new financial year. Needless to say we wish you all the very best of health, wealth and happiness for the coming period. To a very large extent the amount of this we enjoy, is of course in our own domain. Naturally, the more energy we have the more we can take pleasure in life and its accruements.

In recent issues I have been talking about the importance of taking time out for ourselves and maintaining our energy. This time I would like to remind us all about the importance of breathing. I guess it’s because it happens so automatically that we can tend to take this life supporting action for granted.

I always remember the admonitions of my grand father to stand tall walk straight and look the world right in the eye and that whenever I was in need of clarity or requiring extra energy, to stop and take a few deep breaths. And if I was stale, moody or feeling down to take a walk in nature and breathe in the fresh, healing, energising and life giving air as this would improve my disposition. When we do this, we just don’t get a marked improvement in our temperament and oxygen intake, we also get an injection of life force energy or prana.

I have also found among a lot of younger clients and customers these days that they have not been taught anything about the importance of posture and breathing and surprisingly among a few of the older generation as well.

Why am I bringing this up? Well our health wealth and happiness seems to be proportionate to our life force energy. Apart from diet including drinking plenty of fresh clean water and exercise, the primary thing is our air intake. In fact we can go for months without exercise, weeks without food, days without water - but only minutes without air.

Breathing is not only vital to our actual life, but also plays a vital role in our life performance. Breathing properly can make a major difference to our energy levels – it affects our physiology, our mentality and our psychology.

It’s a good idea to start each day with a few deep abdominal breaths. A few taken at times of stress have an immediate relieving effect. They can be a short cut to relaxation and are an effective prelim to meditation.

It doesn’t really matter how much you spend on health and lifestyle improvements, if you haven’t got the foundations right, meaning a good air intake, the rest can become a vain exercise.

Have you caught up with yet?

This is a project started by me and it is founded in a cause for peace - with an end result in mind of a much more harmonious, joyful and loving place in which we can all live.  I’d greatly appreciate it if you would join with us, if this resonates with you by registering on the website and then if you could help spread the word by telling as many people as you can about it.

New Products

A reminder; there is now an entire section devoted to Resin and Wood Incense, with over forty different products to choose from, including charcoal tablets.

New Kamini Incense fragrances – Ylang Ylang, Violet and Money Drawing, in hexagonal 20gram packets. These will be added shortly, so keep an eye out for them.   

This month’s specials.

Regular specials; you can still buy White Sage Incense for $8.50 a box and Sai Baba Nag Champa incense for $18.00 a box.

Bonus Buy – Unfortunately, this is a first in best dressed offer, as each piece is an individual. Buy any of the Amethyst or Citrine Geodes and you will receive a bonus Selenite candle holder worth $30.00. As well as being a beautiful decorating piece, a Selenite candle holder creates a calming effect in the entire room.


Amethyst Geode                       Citrine Geode                          Selenite Candle Holder

For Incense buyers Buy any three boxes (18 packets) of Kamini Incense and receive 3 bonus packets worth $6.00.

*Offer available until the next newsletter.

Inspirational Quote for the month

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.

~ Alexander Graham Bell ~

Stone of the month: Onyx.

Onyx is a variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. It most commonly occurs as a black stone and can be extremely shiny with a sateen reflection. It also occurs in a wide range of other colours.  The type of Onyx we are mostly referring to here is the black variety. It has a long history of use for hard stone carving and jewellery, where it is usually cut as a cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglio or cameo engraved gems. Onyx is a 7th Anniversary gemstone. During the 1950s it was very popular in men's signet rings.

Onyx was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans and was considered one of the most important healing and protecting stones by ancient peoples. It was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items. Onyx is also said to be one of the stones in the breastplate of the high priest.

Since antiquity this powerful stone has been used for protection against black magic, as well as defending against negativity. Onyx will also help you gain emotional balance and self-control, as it balances the male and female polarities within you. It brings balance to mind and body, as well as strengthening the mind. It is a wonderful stone for those who are flighty by nature, as it will help ground and focus your attention.

A strength-giving stone that is valuable to people under extreme physical, mental and emotional stress that also provides support in difficult circumstances. It can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-confidence and helps to alleviate fear and worry. Helps you feel comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. It is also understood to promote stamina and vigour and to encourage the making of wise decisions.

Onyx assists in absorbing universal life force energies that are required for healing and other purposes. It can be used to heal old grief and sorrows. It is also believed to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition and your instincts and is said to reduce excessive sexual energy, and to assist in changing bad habits. Athletes can benefit from the strength and stamina giving properties of Onyx.

Onyx treats disorders of the bones, bone marrow and blood.  It is beneficial for teeth and the feet and is helpful with glaucoma, epilepsy, and cell damage. Onyx should be laid directly on the body or worn or carried for long periods of time, as its effects develop quite slowly.

It is particularly helpful with skin ailments, healing infected wounds as well as fungal infections, inflammation and even sunburn.  Pat the affected skin with Onyx elixir several times during the day and cover with an Onyx elixir compress at night.

This stone helps to eliminate apathy, stress and neurological disorders. It is used to strengthen the nerves, capillaries, hair, eyes and nails. Onyx is said to help you sleep soundly.

How to “Claim” Your Crystal:  Attuning it to Your Soul.

If you are a novice crystal-gazer and healer, establishing a sense of ritual is very important. You naturally want to feel as “grounded” and connected to your crystal as possible so that you can help others and heal yourself, as well, before reaching out to others.

While you are working with your crystal on your own, you are using your clairvoyant abilities; you are also raising your physical and etheric, or “auric” body’s vibrations; it’s similar to “tuning” a fine instrument – but in this case, you are the instrument – the transmitter; the antenna – so to say that you must be certain that you are completely relaxed and feel a connection with Spirit through your crystals is an understatement – it’s a must-have!

Sometimes, when you’re first trying to tap into your clairvoyant abilities, you may find that you feel you’re just not making contact or that you’re externalizing your visions rather than receiving them inside your own mind. This is common, so don’t ever get discouraged. Begin with a simple “instruction to yourself,” and don’t try too hard – that’s where most people find they “fail,” and then just give up. Don’t let that happen to you!

First, make sure that you are in a very quiet, peaceful place, either inside or outside, where you are certain you will not be disturbed. Breathe in and out evenly seven times, breathing in through the nostrils and exhaling out through the mouth. Become conscious of your breath as it moves through you. Close your eyes and try to clear your mind of any thoughts. If they enter, don’t fight them, but usher them out gently.

When you feel ready, open your eyes and stare into the crystal; your eyelids will likely be half-open at this point, as you will be in a state of semi-self-induced hypnosis – but still aware enough of your surroundings to be able to control every physical impulse you feel. For example, if you feel you need to blink, by all means, blink! There are no “rules” here – except to just “go with the flow.”

Next, hold the crystal in your hand, about five inches or so from your face or whatever feels comfortable, and just let your eyes lose focus; the whole point is, after all, that you relax and “see beyond” what is before you in the physical world – the spiritual world is right “next door,” so to speak, but you just have to learn how to cross that barrier. The energy will begin to shift inside your body; you may feel a buzzing or “spinning” sensation, and you may also generate and feel a sense of heat all around your body. This is a signal that you are connecting.

While still keeping your mind blank (not easy)! close and then open your eyes again and focus on the inside of the crystal: you may begin to see someone or something take form, but don’t try to analyze it; just go with it as it comes to you – some people like to tape-record their early sessions because they may literally “forget” what they see, feel, or perceive at first.

You may also notice a sort of “smoke” inside the crystal; it may seem to be moving, and it also may change colors – none of which should be any cause for alarm! It’s just another sign that you are receiving direct visual information from the Spirit world.

To start with, you probably won’t have much control over what visions you see. But as you progress, always begin by meditating and doing your breathing exercises in a still, quiet place, and meditate also on what you want to see – this is a great exercise for future healing work you may wish to extend to others. You have to train yourself first, of course, so just clear your mind and start gazing when you feel ready. Sooner, rather than later, you will probably see what or whom you had mentally asked for.

Above all, have fun and keep it light while holding the crystal with as much respect as it deserves. You’re a team now; you’re going to go through a lot of give-and-take, so respecting the properties of the mysterious yet enlightening crystal is tantamount to your learning process.


Crystal Tips and Techniques

MOTIVATION can be increased and maintained by placing Carnelian where you spend the majority of your time, whether it is at work and at home. Carrying a Carnelian can give you that extra motivational boost.

ATTRACTING AND KEEPING WEALTH, this is best achieved by placing a large Citrine Geode in the Wealth Corner of your home or office (furthest left rear corner from the front door). It is also a highly decorative and beautiful object in its own right.

ATTRACTING MORE MONEY into your life, carry a piece of Citrine in your wallet or purse and money will start coming your way.

MOTION SICKNESS may be eased or alleviated by carrying aquamarine in your pocket or holding it in your dominant hand during an event.

BREATHING pure clean air not only keeps us alive, but also motivates us to achieve more, sleep more soundly, and live healthier. A Himalayan Rock Salt Crystal Lamp in your vicinity will help your wellness and keep the air around you healthful, clean, naturally ionized, and energetic.

Classes and Workshops

Places are still available for the next one day Crystal Workshop “Introduction to Crystal Healing” being held on Saturday the 17th July at “Akasha Keep” Lowood. Our class size and method of teaching assure you of personalized attention. By 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.

At the end of the day you will leave confident and competent in your ability to work with crystals at this level.

As our gift to you, you get to keep the stones you select to practice your Crystal Chakra balance. The cost for this class is still just $120.00. This is possibly the last workshop we will be doing at this price. Get in and book now, with a $30.00 deposit to secure your place. It will start at 9.00am and finish at approx 4.00pm.

We also conduct private tuition classes. Perhaps you prefer to have dedicated, one to one attention, or you can’t align your diary with our open class dates, - then why not get in touch and see what we can arrange for you.

Crystal Healing, Reiki, Mediation and Spiritual Development classes are conducted regularly throughout the year at ‘Akasha Keep’. Email or phone us 07 5427 9618 for all the details or to make your booking. 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. Remember the importance of breathing.

P.P.S.  Join us in TheWorldMeditation if you haven’t already done so.

P.P.P.S. This month’s special bonus buy could be a good reason to add a Geode to your home or office environment, or to add more of the fragrance of your favourite Incense.

P.P.P.P.S. We really would value your feed-back, so if you get a chance could you let us know what you think of the newsletter. Please Email us at - or phone us on 07 5427 9618.

P.P.P.P.P.S. If you have wanted to learn more about crystals and how to use them for healing, now would be a good time to enrol in the next workshop on the 17th July.

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.





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