Building a New Crystal Grid

“Seriously, Nicole. These rocks weigh a tonne! I’ll get the tractor or we’ll be here til next year.” ~ Ben, ever-patient husband and rock shifter

We’ve been busy over the past few weeks, adding to a crystal grid built out on the earth here on my farm.

We prepared the site, Ben slashed the grass short, we gridded out the central stones and then we began constructing the complex design stone by stone.

In Ben’s massive farm shed where he houses our tractors we have racks and racks of stones. I’ve been collecting them for over twenty-five years. There are plenty here for any kind of grid we may like to construct, and many of them have already been in other grids. The energy they create is incredible.

Here’s Ben taking down the very old trays of my most precious smaller lasers, generators, raw points and Lemurian singing quartz.

It holds all the crystals that I will take to my Fairy Tea Party.

It holds all the crystals for my students in the upcoming Temple of Light Shamanic Meditation Retreat.

It holds all the crystals for my end-of-year event and for ‘Platform’ my final retreat for the year. (This is a Retreat for those of you who have a Calling and who need to get your message out into the world. We’ll be helping you craft your message, identify your audience and get your book or course outline written as well as a lot of other important practical and creative stuff like using social media. If that sounds like you, email my PA Trish Lyons directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll add you to our pre-course list so you can be the first to access the course information and early-bird bookings.)

There are so many stones in this grid.

Wild stones. Polished stones. Tumbled stones. Orbs and generators. A cave. Working Stones and Shaman Stones, Meditation Stones, Healing Stones, Art Stones and Personal Talismans.

It’s been a long time since we’ve made a grid this big, or this magical.

Right now it’s being washed by gentle rain, and sung to by all the birds at out farm.

When the time is right I’ll post some images and perhaps add some extra stones for you.

Happy Weekend!
Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

A Flower Oracle For Fairy Blessings and Guidance

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” 
Iris Murdoch

Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us.

My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these flower pictures for their energy and how this can positively affect you.  We have also meditated on each image to charge it up for you.

Here’s Sokli’s message to you:

Hiya. Hi Hi Hi! Remember that the Earth is your Mother too, and she loves you very much and so do we. Flowers is always a nice gift for yourselves and you don’t even have to pick them, you can grow them in your garden or go for a nice walk and drink up all their lovely goodness. Even perfumes and essential oils that smell of flowers are good for you because they still have the magic in them from the flower. Flowers is to make us happy and to give us gifts. I love them very much and I hope you do too, and we made some nice flower presents for you so that you remember how much we love you. It’s a present for EVERYONE. And please be kind to yourself and please be kind to the planet. It’s real important that we all look after each other. Okay bye and thanks for being our friend. We love love love you Love from your friend Sokli xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

Instructions for using today’s post

Today I want you to scroll down through the following images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your flower, scroll further down for that flower’s specific gift to you in your healing journey.

I hope you enjoy this exercise as much as Sokli and I enjoyed putting it together.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

 

White Rose

Blazing Star

Pink Lily

Blue Iris

Nasturtium

Purple Aster

Hibiscus

♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Flower ♥

Each flower has a message for you. We have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of the flower you choose.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). The Australian Bush Flower Essence is a vibrational remedy that holds the energy and essence of a particular flower within it. This remedy will be supportive of you right now, and will help you open to positive change and healing.

 White Rose – Messages and love from the spiritual realms, loved ones watching over you, the need for self-care and self-nurture in your life. Best Crystal – Rose Quartz  ♥ Power Word – Love   Essential Oil – Geranium

 Blazing Star – Fertility, new creative ideas and partnerships, blooming self confidence and identity.  ♥ Best crystal – Citrine   Power Word – Becoming  ♥ Essential Oil – Wild Orange

 Pink Lily – Inner strength, confidence, recognition of your worth, ability to act with grace and courage.   Best crystal – Tourmaline (any colour)   Power Word– Confidence  ♥ Essential Oil – Ylang Ylang

 Blue Iris – Rest, relaxation and unwinding of mental tension, an easing of what troubles you, help is at hand. Best crystal – Amethyst   Power Word – Clarity  ♥ Essential Oil – Lavender

 Nasturtium – Joy, sunshine, fun, friendship and laughter. Finding the path back to happiness. Best crystal – Aventurine  ♥ Power Word – Joy   Essential Oil – Lemon

 Daisy – The natural world, nature spirits, fairies, physical healing, seeing the unseen, the healing power of nature. Best crystal – Jasper   Power Word – Trust  ♥ Essential Oil – Jasmine

 Hibiscus – Individuality, freedom to walk your own path, unique voice, flow and vitality.  Best Crystal – Carnelian  Power Word – Energy  ♥ Essential Oil – Lemongrass

*I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

If you’re looking for some extra support for your spiritual and creative flow come check out my upcoming Pop-Up ShopChannelling Night and One Day Workshops in Brisbane 9-11 November. I’ll be teaching half-day workshops about fairies and how to create your own portable Fairy Garden, as well as basic sacred geometry and Crystal Gridding Skills to support you for 2019. My one-day Mystical Manifesting Workshop utilises all of the rituals I use to close out one year and herald in the new one. I will guide you on a journey to open you up to your highest potential and clearest direction for 2019 (and I am so excited about this workshop I could spontaneously break out into a happy dance!). No matter what level you’re at I’ll have something for you on my program. More details here!

Stones, Crystals and Meditation Magic

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss

 

I have long been a meditator. In fact it has been a daily practice for me since adolescence. Even with my recent bout of ill-health I haven’t missed a day. It’s as much a part of my life as sleeping or breathing.

As I was walking along the beach on Monday morning I came upon a particular rock. It’s just a stone. But it holds the energies of the ocean and the earth. It is an anchoring stone. And it comes from Byron Bay, which is a place of great healing and transformation. As I held it in my hand I knew that I would meditate with it, and that this stone would hold those energies in a way that could be transferred to someone else.

Which gave me an idea…

I have decided to dedicate a meditation each day of the month to a chosen stone and a crystal companion. The stone becomes the Anchoring Stone, which helps us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature. The crystal becomes the Connection Stone, enabling us to connect into our intuition, Higher Self, Guides, Ancestors and the Divine.

I will use the energies of the month to support me as I meditate with intention, infusing the stones with that energy.

Here are the stones I will work with every day in July:

The energies and intention I will infuse into the Byron Bay Beach Rock will be that the holder comes to know and understand their body and how to honour and take care of it to give lasting health and wellbeing. This knowledge will also contribute to a state of inner calm and of self-care.

The energies and intention I shall infuse into the Tasmanian Quartz Crystal will be a deep connection to the user’s ancestral line, intuition, Guides, Angels, the Divine – facilitating a stronger understanding of the user’s individual talents and gifts, and those that have been passed down through their ancestral lineage. All of this will help to give clarity of life path.

My team will devise a new competition each month to enable someone from our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community to win the stones as well as a meditation recorded just for them.

All of the love and energy and intention that I pour into these stones daily will then be available for the user in their own meditation. It’s also okay if you’ve never meditated before. I’ll send you instructions!

I’m so glad that this idea found me, so that the right stones can find you.

We’ll post more details soon.

Hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

Crystals To Soothe Anxiety

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“P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired… it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” ~ Danielle LaPorte

 

I’ve had another excellent question come through on facebook that I thought I’d answer here:

Hey Nicole! A quick question for you… What is a good crystal to calm anxiety? I am feeling extremely anxious! In a week today we are flying to Europe for a long planned family holiday. Very exciting but I am feeling paralysed from anxiety. My son is having his last week at preschool, which marks the end of this early child rearing chapter so am feeling anxious about change too! I suffer from GAD! Anyway… I feel like I should meditate but I feel like I have so much to do!!! Perhaps a crystal in my pocket to hold, while I’m going about my business will give me some focus? Thanks for listening! Trishx

Hi Trish, and all who suffer from anxiety, here are my top recommendations.

  1. Celestite. Celestite is a beautiful blue crystal that is soothing to hold, and that powerfully connects you to the angelic realms. It’s enough just to hold it, for its calming energies. But if you feel drawn to angels there is more you can do. When you first choose a celestite, hold it in your hands and say out loud: Unnamed Angel – I call on you to help me manage and overcome my anxiety (or whatever your issue is). Please hold me safe and lift me up. Thank you. Trust that an Angel will come, specifically for you and your anxiety. Talk to your Angel often. Out loud. Softly is fine. Name specific things that are troubling you, where you require help. Know that they will hear you and help you. Please thank them as well. Just having the stone in your pocket will be a comfort. You could also choose one to wear. 2015-11-24 07.03.45
  2. Amethyst. Most people don’t think of amethyst in relation to anxiety, but holding this crystal helps slow beta brainwaves (the same ones that slow down with meditation) and brings feelings of peace and tranquility. When you hold it deliberately slow yourself down and focus on your breathing until calm returns. You can also use it to call on your Guides for help and support. 2014-11-16 05.24.43
  3. Black Tourmaline. For fear and major freak-outs, nothing beats the grounding, protective and earthy energies of Black Tourmaline. It works fast to settle fear and panic attacks. Not a stone for comfort – just a stone to break those unhelpful thought and emotion patterns and to normalise you back into yourself again. I use this crystal when I’m flying if the turbulence is bad… 2015-11-24 07.07.40
  4. Lepidolite. This delicious stone contains lithium and is wonderful as a brain rebalancer. Exceptionally soothing to hold, and combats overthinking (especially of the OCD kind). It induces a sense of calm and helps you to think and feel without being hypersensitive or easily triggered. A perfect stone in your pocket for everyday anxiety, or to hold in stressful situations. Great for students during exam time too. 2015-11-24 07.05.00

 

I still think there’s room for a quick meditation in there too, Trish. No matter how busy you are. Here are a few quick and easy ones I can recommend:

Taking Energy from Trees

A Simple Meditation For Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue

Three Minute Essential Oil Meditation   For anxiety I recommend Lavender, Young Living’s Peace and Calming or Stress Away, Cedarwood or Vetiver.

Big love and hugs, Nicole xx

 

My Favourite Crystals For Spiritual Connection

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats

 

Meditation, connecting with our guides, getting into a channelling space or spiritual flow, doing readings or healings, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, working with energy, astral travelling, improving our psychic and metaphysical abilities – all of these things can be made stronger and easier with the help of crystals.

Here are my favourite stones for connection, and how you can use them too.

Amethyst

A great all-rounder. Helps beginner psychics to tune in and trust. Helps advanced practitioners to deepen and strengthen their abilities. Perfect for helping you with ‘seeing and hearing’ all things metaphysical. Activates Crown and Third Eye chakras. Want to meet your guides? Use amethyst.

 

Labradorite

A stone for strengthening intuition and healing abilities, especially the ability to channel energy through your hands. Wakes up latent psychic abilities and taps you into past life memories clearly and easily. Helps you to bring through answers and guidance for self and others. A terrific stone for personal growth and reflection.

Image from Wikipedia

Image from Wikipedia

 

Clear Quartz

Opens the Crown Chakra, infuses you with white light, and enhances all of your natural psychic and intuitive abilities. Clear quartz will help show you who you are, what your gifts are, and how you can best use them. Can be used for all forms of metaphysical work. Brilliant for calming the mind and helping you expand your energy and tune in to messages. Accelerates spiritual growth. Not all stones will suit beginners (you may get a really bumpy ride that is uncomfortably fast!). A great stone to program and for all kinds of healing and grid work. A stunning meditation companion stone. Connects you into Higher Guides. Builds discipline and focus.

 

Orange or Golden Calcite

The perfect beginners stone for those who wish to channel information for themselves and others. Gentle energies to enhance clear communication with the higher realms. Helps calm mental chatter and strengthens trust in the messages and images you receive. Boosts creativity and intuition. An amazing stone for doing all forms of channelled writing and art.

 

Lapis Lazuli

This is THE stone for connecting into past lives, past life remembrance and the Akashic Records. Also good for astral travel and lucid dreaming. Not a beginners stone, but those who are attracted to lapis are never beginners anyway, even if they feel that way to start. Brings rapid remembering of your healing and psychic abilities. Helps change makers to bring about that change. Enhances the Throat-Heart-Crown Chakra connections and promotes clear speaking. Reduces stress and anxiety, helping you to accept that you are different and that you have a calling. A stone for those who want to dedicate their lives to some form of spiritual or higher service, including heart-centred entrepreneurs, leaders and business people.

Image from trends.jewelry

A macro shot of the center of a box full of polished blue stones, lapis lazuli. Seen at the TEP venue of the Tucson Rock and Gem Show, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

 

Rhyolite

A delicious stone for connecting into off-world energies, and for all forms of channelled and automatic writing – especially writing with your Guides and Higher Self. Some rhyolites also aid connection to the fairy realms, to nature and nature spirits, to the oceans and cetaceans, and to trees. A soothing and grounding stone that holds much magic. Used in meditation it will help you to see energy, auras and to bring breakthroughs in your thoughts, behaviour patterns and healing. Stimulates creativity and innovation, including guided wisdoms that enhance your own abilities and knowledge.

Image from crystalarium.com

Image from crystalarium.com

 

Rose Quartz

This yummy stone nurtures us as it opens and activates our Heart and Crown chakras. This stone works from love, and helps all that you do to come from love. The perfect stone for connecting into your Guardian Angel, and the Angels of others, as well as to guides who come to work with us offering messages of love, hope and support. A terrific stone for children, and for beginners, but don’t underestimate its power. Every lightworker needs a rose quartz for nourishing and supporting their emotional and spiritual energies. A giving and teaching stone.

 

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can find additional information here:

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

Or if you’re in or near Brisbane, Australia come do my three-hour Gridding WIth Crystals Workshop, on Saturday December 12. Contact my wonderful PA, Dana, at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com or 0438 438 775 for more information.

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GRIDDING WITH CRYSTALS Saturday 12 December 1pm to 4pm

* Gridding with Crystals introduction* Use crystals to create energetic zones

* Learn basic sacred geometry and crystal cures

* Learn layouts for home, bedroom, office and healing rooms

* Find out your best personal crystals

* $165* 3 hours

* Saturday 1pm – 4pm

* Refreshments provided

* Includes jam-packed Goody Bag of crystals and cool stuff

 

 

Emergency Crystal Help for Solar Flare Energies

Solar flare hitting Earth, artwork from www.science.howstuffworks.com

Solar flare hitting Earth, artwork from www.science.howstuffworks.com

“Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,

and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning. ”
~ Pablo Neruda

 

Have you been feeling it? Right now the earth is being bombarded by gazillions ( a technical term, I know…) of highly positively charged particles emitted from the sun during an unusual burst of solar flare activity. It affects the negative ionic charge of our planet’s crust, causing it to hold a positive charge and making it impossible for us to earth ourselves. Animals (including humans) can feel restless, unwell for no good reason, depressed or anxious, listless, confused or have trouble sleeping.

The effects of this recent solar flare activity will last about two weeks.

Here are some suggestions for grounding yourselves and bringing your body back into electromagnetic balance.

 

Tired, flat battery, unwell? Use this remedy:

Your symptoms may include physical fatigue, nausea, aches and pains, mental exhaustion, despair, brain fog, depression, anxiety, worry, confusion etc. Find a clear quartz, carnelian and hematite crystal. Cleanse and charge them by holding them in your hand and visualising white light pouring into them. Place them in your pocket or under your pillow while you sleep.

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Wired, hyperactive, and ungrounded? Use this remedy:

Your symptoms may include hyperactivity, brittleness, tired but wired, over-enthusiasm, mania, that feeling of going too fast, not being able to sit still or to settle down and concentrate, being ungrounded and not quite yourself, too many ideas but can’t commit to anything etc. Find a black tourmaline and a nice earthy jasper (go with what you are drawn to – there are so many lovely jaspers to choose from!) Once again, cleanse and charge them by holding them in your hand and visualising white light pouring into them. Place them in your pocket or under your pillow while you sleep.

Note: Don’t place your crystals on the ground, in the sun, or in water right now. Wait for the solar flare to pass. Charge and energise them with sound or white light instead.

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Helpful foods:

There are certain foods that will help to ground and energetically reorient your body. Iodine (from seaweed or as a supplement), a mineralised natural salt (like Himalayan or celtic), lots of water, root vegetables, cooked greens, butter and other good fats such as eggs and avocados, soups and stews made with bones, well soaked and cooked legumes and rice, heavy breads and sourdoughs. Tea is also good, and you may well need extra magnesium as a supplement to soothe those frazzled nerves..

Avoid coffee, sugar and stimulants, refined and processed foods, cold and raw foods and fruits unless the fruit is stewed or served with something heavy such as cream.

Be gentle with yourself. This is not all in your head, and energetically sensitive people are particularly susceptible to the more uncomfortable aspects of solar flares.

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Useful Essential Oils:

Vetiver Oil on soles of feet for grounding.

Cedarwood Oil on soles of feet and back of neck to ground and to ease emotional distress. Will also help with insomnia.

Lavender Oil on temples, throat, wrists and soles of feet to soothe and calm you, and for emotional support.

Frankincense on Crown Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and back of neck for strong psychic connection and insights during this  time of energetic flux.

(I use and recommend Young Living Oils and my member number is 1961636)

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Ways to make the most of the positive aspects of these energies:

Meditation, writing and art, journalling and inner journey work are all things that can be very productive during solar flares. In this time of energetic upheaval we can often find great clarity and self-illumination.

You may also find these short guided meditations useful.

Meditation for spiritual grounding:

Meditation for developing psychic connection:

 

He’s Home!

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“When problems beat upon you like a raging storm, search for the eye. You might not be able to avoid misfortunes, but you can find the calmest spot within them.”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

 

Our beautiful Bert is home!

His cruciate surgery was long, complicated and difficult. But it went well, and everyone is pleased with how it all turned out.

I’ve been very busy these past few days meditating and praying for our dear Bert, and for family members in hospital. It’s been a bit stressful around here!

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Thank you all for your love and good healing energy. Bert is resting well, on a grid of bloodstone, carnelian and mangano calcite. The stones are under the bedding, in a spiral. They are anti-inflammatory, promote circulation, tissue, nerve and bone healing, and give pain relief.

Bert has Young Living Valor essential oil on his heart, Peace and Calming Oil down his spine, and Frankincense at the base of his spine and on his crown. Within five minutes of application of the oils he was calm, and had relaxed enough to go to sleep. You can see the difference the oils made by looking at the first photo, taken before using the oils, and the middle and bottom photo, where the oils have been applied and I have given him five minutes of healing energy. (Want to give your own pets some healing energy? Go here to learn how.)

He’s resting easy now.

The hard part shall be keeping him quiet and confined for six weeks, followed by four months of exceedingly limited activity.

I’ll keep you posted on his progress.

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Crystals to Help With the Current 2015 Energies

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“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.”
~ Meister Eckhart

 

Are you feeling it? This wild, crazy energy we’re sitting in right now. If you’re the slightest bit spiritually or psychically sensitive you’ll know what I mean.

Of course, each of us will be impacted differently, and we may experience a number of sensations or emotions over a given day, or a week. So I’ve put together a little crystal First Aid Kit that you might find useful or comforting right now.

Below you’ll find my crystal recommendations and suggestions for use. I’ve also included suggestions for children and pets, because they are so often sensitive to these shifting energies. You can pop the stone in your pocket, place it by your bed or desk, hold it when you meditate, or even wear it as jewelry. Small tumbled stones will work as well as large stones – just go with what you’re drawn to. We’ve chosen stones that should be relatively easy for you to find, or that may already be in your collections!

Red Jasper 

Red Jasper is a handy stone for physical strength and stamina, for supporting tired adrenals, and for anchoring us securely in our bodies so that all our chakras are aligned. It is a reassuring and grounding stone that also alleviates all the base chakra stuff – worries around personal security, money, family issues, and safety needs.

A good stone for anxious children, or people who need to face the world when they’d rather be snuggled under the doona back at home.

Image from Gemstone Buzz

Image from Gemstone Buzz

Lapis Lazuli

If you’re feeling a huge expansion of your psychic and energetic abilities, but you’re unstable in that energy, then Lapis Lazuli will help you to relax into safely opening up to your psychic self.

Lapis is also highly shielding and protective – a little like wearing a psychic force-field around you that stops you picking up the lower vibration energies of other people or places. A super stone for empaths and people who are healers and helpers.

Image from Krystal Love

Image from Krystal Love

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is a brilliant stone for transmuting negative energies and fears. If you’re scattered, confused, troubled, or feeling deeply upset by the turbulent energies right now then Smoky Quartz will gently reassert a sense of protection and safety. It also acts as an antenna, helping to clear and strengthen your energetic connection to Guides and others with whom you may work. A powerful stone for getting out of your head and connecting into your own truth and wisdom.

This is also a great stone for children who overthink things, who obsess, or who worry in ways that effect sleep or eating.

If your cat is going a little crazy, place a piece of smoky quartz where they sleep.

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Amethyst

Amethyst will restore a sense of sacred balance, shifting you from your head to your heart centre. It is a profoundly giving and nurturing stone that helps anchor you in compassion and kindness. If you’re feeling cranky and impatient, or more judgmental than usual (especially of yourself!) then Amethyst will help with that. It also aids in peaceful sleep, meaningful dreams, and spiritual connection. It will allow you to begin trusting your intuition, and it will strengthen that ability within you.

This is a great stone for children with bright minds and imaginations who can get carried away with worrying about the future.

It is also a stone for calling in Angels and Ancestors. A beautiful stone to place in the bedding of old or ill pets, as it helps with peaceful passing.

Image from Gursh Gill

Image from Gursh Gill

Petrified Wood

If these current energies are upsetting your digestion, your hormone levels or your sleep patterns, so that you feel uncomfortable, bloated, listless or out of sorts, then Petrified Wood will help you body to restore its natural balance.

It is a gentle detoxifier, and is very good for grounding us in times of uncertainty and stress. It’s also a perfect stone for those of you who give to excess, leaving yourself drained and energetically unstable.

Use this one for pets who frighten easily, or who are jittery, anxious or frightened. Also good for children who are feeling anxious, unusually shy or overwhelmed.

Labradorite

If you’re feeling muddled, distracted, and like you’ve lost the plot, then Labradorite will sort out your frazzled brain and restore your confidence and direction. If you started strong this year, then promptly fizzled out or fell in a heap from this crazy energy, Labradorite will recalibrate your vibration and get you from variance to synchronicity. It’s also a stunning stone for spiritual nurture and connection.

For older children who need support with their learning and studies, and for you, if there’s lots to do but you feel like your brain left the building, Labradorite is the perfect stone for you right now.

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Image from Wikipedia

Clear Quartz

For connecting psychically, for powerful meditations, for channeling, psychic connection and riding these energies with confidence, Clear Quartz will get you there.

A great stone for enhancing spiritual dreams, and for any kind of writing, planning or thinking. It will amplify your connection and give you confidence and clarity.

Image from imgkid.com

Image from imgkid.com

 

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals, go here:

Working with Crystals – A Four Day Exploration

 

Meanwhile, back in Lymeland, an Owl showed up!

Tiny Green Owl with healing Green Quartz Crystals by Cyra C Cancel

Tiny Green Owl with Healing Green Quartz by Cyra R Cancel

 

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” ~ Eden Philpotts

I’m sorry to keep you hanging for my Owl and Orchard Man Story, and for my ongoing adventures in the Kimberley. Truth is, I’m just not up to writing much right now.

So instead, I shall share some of my favourite green healing stones.  You might find them useful too.

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can start here:

How to Work with Crystals – A Four Day Exploration

My favourite green healing crystals for overcoming infections and strengthening wellbeing:

Bloodstone: For detoxification, emotional and physical strength, and removing pathogens.  Excellent for calming all forms of distress.

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Green Apatite:  This beautiful stone clears the energy fields around the body, supports the heart and reduces inflammation. It provides gentle nurturing energies and encourages a sense of optimism.

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Green Aventurine: For cleansing and stimulating the lymph, supporting the nervous system and improving circulation.  Helps contain and remove feelings of negativity, overwhelm and exhaustion.  Opens you to joy.

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Green Tourmaline: Increases the efficacy of medication and herbs, reduces nausea, dissipates  pain and builds stamina.  Great for all physical heart-based issues too.

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Moss Agate:  Strengthens the immune system, normalises hormone levels, helps shield the body from stress. Calms agitation, reduces food sensitivity and aids the ability to sleep. Also encourages healthy brain function

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Crystals can be a great comfort, even if all you do is hold them, pop them under your pillow or place them beside your bed.

Much love to you, Nicole xx

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

“In my opinion, it’s more interesting to see magic happening in a world that feels grounded. If the world is already crazy, then anything can happen. So it’s better to start with something real.” ~ Michel Gondry

Being grounded is all about being centered within our body, having a sense of calm, and enjoying a deep connection and engagement with the world around us. When we are grounded we make better decisions, we behave in ways that are more authentic, and we own our power.

But sometimes we become unsettled by life.  Too much sugar and caffeine, not enough sleep, stress, trauma, interacting with unbalanced people, hormonal imbalance, a big shock, taking other people’s energy into our own aura (healers are often guilty of this!) – any of these things can leave us feeling ungrounded.

Symptoms of being ungrounded include:

  • feeling vague and unable to focus
  • anxiety with no cause
  • sudden dizziness
  • falling asleep while meditating
  • ‘cranky and out of sorts’ that comes on for no reason
  • hungry but food doesn’t satisfy you
  • inability to sleep
  • heaviness in the body
  • feeling ‘spaced out’
  • emotional and over-reactive
  • craving sugar and junk food
  • nausea
  • mental confusion
  • inability to focus on simple tasks
  • feeling like someone just unplugged your power cord
  • sudden exhibition of the same unpleasant thoughts or emotions of someone you were recently with

* Please be aware that some of these symptoms are also signs of a more serious illness.  Use your best judgement, and if in doubt, always seek medical advice.

I’ve written about ways to stay grounded or to move back into that grounded energy here:

Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

However, when faced with a situation where one of my students or clients needs to get grounded fast, I am a big fan of rocks.  Crystals are super grounding tools, and so easy to use.  All you need to do is hold one, wear one or slip one into your pocket.

Here are some of my favourite grounding stones:

Black Tourmaline

I just love this stone! It is so powerful it can slam you back into your body fast, but gee, it never feels rough or violent.  It’s so gentle in the way that it treats you that I find it perfect for children, sensitive souls and those people experiencing deep emotional turmoil.  It also anchors your into your Earth Star Chakra (about 12 to 18 inches below your feet) and keeps your Earth Star Chakra open and connected into the earth. I never leave home without one…

A tourmalinated quartz will do a similar job, although less powerfully, but it will also keep your aura shielded, strong and bright.

Jasper

Who doesn’t love jasper?  There are so many varieties of this earthy stone, and all of them will work with grounding you, so I always advise you to choose what you’re attracted to or what strongly repels you.

Jasper helps you feel at home in your body, and at home in the world. It is wonderful for transmuting negativity and heavy emotions, replacing them with a sense of wellbeing and emotional balance. It realigns your chakras and ‘snaps you into place’.

Jasper is gentle, and it takes a little while for the affects to be felt, but that’s why I favour it for people with long-term imbalances like anxiety and depression, ADD, ADHD, post traumatic stress, bi-polar or chronic illness.  It has a strong mothering energy, and it is a superb nurturer.

I’ve included some charts of the various jaspers below – as you can see, there are many beautiful stones to choose from.

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Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is actually a base form of chalcedony and the red spots that look like blood, hence giving this stone its name, are dots of iron oxide or blood red jasper (see jasper above).

Bloodstone is a crystal I use a lot with clients who are are suffering the effects of toxicity – be that toxins from diet (sugars, artificial sweeteners, chemicals etc), the effects of being in a toxic relationship or working/living with toxic people, or toxins from long-term illness, infections or pathogens.

This crystal gives courage, and aids mental and emotional clarity.  It strongly detoxifies your physical, emotional and energetic bodies, and allows you to gain strength and energy.  It anchors and connects your heart, base and earth star chakra, and strongly gets you ‘out of your head and into your heart’. Bloodstone helps you stand firmly  in your own truth.

Green Aventurine

When you’re overwhelmed, jaded, broken-hearted, exhausted and at the end of your rope Green Aventurine is a perfect grounding stone for you. This stone is a variety of quartz, with fuschite and mica inclusions.

Green Adventurine cuts through misery and enables us to feel joy again.  It helps us to remember that we are in a body (as opposed to living bogged down in feelings or emotions) and it is very healing for the nervous system, lymph and circulation.

A positive side affect of this stone, besides grounding us back into our bodies and opening us up to joy again, is that we often feel inclined to eat better, to exercise and enjoy the benefits of living in a body.  It helps re-engage us with the physical aspect of ourselves and the world around us.

It is also strongly connected to the Devic Kingdom and Fairy Realms. Needless to say, most children adore this stone!

Septarian Nodules

This attractive combination of minerals include aragonite, calcite, chalcedony, limestone and mudstone (the grey muddy bits!).  Septarian Nodules aren’t for beginners.  I use them to rebalance people who have become ‘unbalanced’ doing psychic work, energetic healing, counselling or within a therapy-based business.

They clear our psychic connection, anchor us into our base and earth star chakras, clear out and balance ALL chakras, and help us to come back to ‘true’. Awesome for clearing energies and entities from our aura just by holding the stone.

* Not for prolonged or daily use.  See this as part of your emergency toolkit.

Unakite

Unakite combines a form of red jasper with epidote (the green part of the stone).  I use this stone for grounding people who are emotionally distressed after experiencing disruptive family or home life.

It is brilliant for anyone (including children!) going through relationship breakups, relationship transitions or life transitions.  It encourages strength, openness and optimism.  It is very restorative for the physical body and encourages healthy sleep patterns.

Image from The Crystal Rock Store www.thecrystalrockstore.com

Image from The Crystal Rock Store www.thecrystalrockstore.com

Pearls

I know you’re probably shrugging your shoulders here, wondering why I have included pearls, as they are an ocean ‘stone’.  But I love the gentle mothering energy of pearls and mother-of-pearl.  It is perfect for babies, the elderly, the dying, anyone who is very weak or frail, and for souls whose point of origin is starseed (ie not from Earth).

Pearls connect us to the wider cosmos, and help us feel at home in the greater scheme of things.  They also gently connect us into our Higher Selves, helping us to feel connected, grounded and expanded.

Image from www.etsy.com

Image from www.etsy.com

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can find more information here:

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

I’m also currently putting together a home-study course on crystals and crystal healing.  I’ll keep you posted!  Or you might like to drop us a line via the contact form on my website www.nicolecody.com and ask to be advised about courses as they become available.