Aura Quartz

Aura Quartz
Angel Aura Quartz / Photo Credit – Esoteric Aroma

 

The beauty of Aura Quartz is hard to resist, with its shimmery ethereal look. Though artificially enhanced by modern techniques, these crystals utilize the ancient powers of alchemy and synergy. By electrostatically bonding precious metals from the Earth onto the surface of natural Clear Quartz points or clusters, a new, unified color layer is created, a permanent blend that intensifies the properties of the original elements, as well as emanating a unique spectrum of subtle energies on its own.

Aura Quartz is known to expand the consciousness and heal the physical and spiritual body with its incredible high vibration. While most practitioners prefer natural, untreated stones for their metaphysical work, many consider Aura Quartz, with its pure components and synergistic energies, to be the exception to the rule.

There a many colors to choose from and we’ve listed just a few of the most popular below:

Angel Aura Quartz – Meditating with this crystal allows one to enter a state of serenity and peace, purification and rest, and to go beyond the body to perceive and receive help from one’s angel guides. Angel Aura assists in remembering lessons from past incarnations and attuning to one’s spiritual purpose. It is a marvelous aid for recognizing beauty, from Nature and Spirit, from within, and in others. It may also be used to align and purify all chakras, allowing for the Rainbow Light Body activation and integration.

Aqua Aura Quartz – It has a high, intense vibration used to enhance other minerals for healing, and a potent stone when used in body layouts for activation of all the chakras. It has a calm, relaxing effect on the emotional body and is exceptional for releasing negativity and stress, soothing and healing the aura. It is particularly stimulating to the Throat Chakra, enhancing one’s ability to express emotions in a constructive, positive manner and encouraging one to speak their truth from the heart. Aqua Aura activates soul energy, freeing one from limitation and creating space for something new.

Purple (or Lavender) Aura Quartz – Purple (or Lavender) Aura Quartz, when used at your Third Eye or Crown Chakras, can bring about feelings of spiritual wholeness. It instills a sense of happiness and joy and enhances stillness during meditation. Giving you a sense of child-like wonder, it is also said that this Aura Quartz connects you with nature spirits and beings of the Faery Realm.

Pink (or Rose) Aura Quartz – Rose Aura Quartz is a powerful healer on a physical, emotional, cellular, multi-dimensional cellular memory, psychological and spiritual level. It is an excellent crystal for working with energy fields, enhancing energy healing and bringing our body into balance. This particular crystal works at a vibrational level that attunes itself to the specific energy requirements of the person needing healing or spiritual work.

If you are a crystal lover, and have never worked with Aura Quartz before, we suggest you give it a try!

Blessings,

Laura

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Archangel Chamuel – “He who sees God”

Archangels are incredibly powerful beings that are able to assist those of us in the physical world if we are in need of them. Each has a specific “job” and knowing which of these Angels to call upon for what situation can be confusing at times.

It is my strong belief that Archangels should be called upon only in extreme cases (NOT when you have lost your car keys, or want to know the winning numbers for the lottery!). Before asking for help from these Supreme Beings, try communicating with your Spirit Guide(s), Guardian Angel(s), your ancestors or your Higher Self. If after all of this, you are still in desperate need of help, only then call upon the appropriate Archangel.

We will be speaking of a few Archangels and how they can assist us in our time of need.

First up is Archangel Chamuel….

 

Archangel Chamuel
Archangel Chamuel

 

Archangel Chamuel’s name means “he who sees God”. His mission is to bring peace to the world and as such he protects the world from fear, lower vibrations and negative energies. He is believed to have all knowing vision seeing the interconnectedness between all things. Archangel Chamuel assists us in finding the strength and courage to face adversity when it seems we have none left.

Archangel Chamuel can help you find inner peace, as well as help you resolve conflicts with your friends and family. If you want to forgive people who have brought pain to you, or if you want to find and nurture love, He is the one you want to seek help from.

Working on the Pink Ray,  Chamuel is all about opening the heart chakra and allowing unconditional love to flow in and out of this energy center. Archangel Chamuel is the Archangel that represents the most powerful, the most pure and the most Holy Flame of Divine Love that exists in the spiritual and material Universe.

As I am writing this, I can feel my heart chakra opening and expanding… a sure sign that this beautiful Being of Light is near.

If you are being guided to communicate with Archangel Chamuel, here are a few ways of setting your intention:

  • Use Rose Quartz or any other pink crystal (pink Aura Quartz works very well too) during meditation or breath work. During this time focus your thoughts on Archangel Chamuel, your heart chakra center and the issue you need help with.
  • Light an Archangel Chamuel incense stick. This sets the intention for the work you are about to do. Incense smoke is known to carry prayers to the spirit realm and has a powerful effect on the subconscious.
  • Light a pink candle in honor of this beautiful archangel.
  • Place a few drops of geranium, ginger, neroli or mint pure essential oil (in a carrier oil) on your heart chakra. These are the scents that are associated with Chamuel.

As you begin to communicate with Chamuel more and more, you will find that you begin to see the color pink more often. What a lovely sign that your prayers have been heard and that help is on the way!

 

Love & Blessings,

Laura

 

 

 

Sacred or Ritual Bathing

Ritual Bath

Sacred or Ritual bathing is a tradition found throughout the world. The use of water in combination with just the right herbs, minerals, blessings and focused intentions have been with us since ancient times. Blessings, petitions, affirmations or mantras may also be part of your sacred bath. Though sacred baths are taken for a variety of reasons, they usually have something to do with cleansing and purification of the body, mind, and spirit.

Taking a ritual bath is meant to cleanse and protect you spiritually and energetically, thus making it different than a normal bath you might do every day.

When you immerse yourself in a ritual bath, you are participating in an initiation to open yourself up to Spirit. Ritual bathing cleanses you from physical grime and negative spiritual grime, thus purifying both your body and your aura. It is a signal that you are willing to listen to your Higher Self and begin to trust something outside of your rational mind. It indicates that you are open to ask the universe to transform what you believe needs to be changed in yourself.

There are very specific directions to follow in order to maximize the effect of the bath. Do not use any soap, shampoo, or bath oil, as once you step into the water, you are entering a spiritual experience, so it’s important to distinguish regular bathing from ritual bathing.

  1. Draw your bath.
  2. Light some candles, so you may call forth your Angels, Guides and other members of your Team of Light. When you are ready to release any negative energy or patterns during your time in the bath, direct the energy into the flame to burn it up.
  3. Light incense to set the mood of the intention you are setting. The incense smoke will also help to bring your prayers/intentions to the Spirit realm.
  4. If you choose epsom salt, baking soda, and/or essential oils as bath ingredients, mix them together first before dumping, and dissolving, the mixture in the tub. You can find salts and herbs to purchase here.
  5. Set your intention of what you want to release and welcome into your cleansing ritual bath, and ask for support towards that outcome. If you are a Reiki practitioner, now is the time to charge your bath with symbols.
  6. Charge the water with the healing sound of your voice (even if you can’t carry a tune). Our voices are powerful, the vibration from our Throat Chakras are healing. And, whenever we sound and tone from this chakra with intention, it sets the tone of your ceremony, and helps you vibrate more highly. Try starting with a, e, i, o, u sounds, saying “om” a few times, chanting mantras, songs that make you happy, or tones that help you feel connected with yourself, Mother Gaia, and/or Spirit.
  7. Add crystals to your bath to help boost the vibration of yourself and the water. Choose crystals that resonate with the intention that you are setting for your Sacred bath (Just make sure the crystals you choose like water and are not toxic! Do a little research before placing any in your bath) . You can find a large variety of crystals to choose from here.
  8. Finish drawing the bath and slowly, with intention, dip your body into it.
  9. Allow all levels of your physical and energy bodies to drink in the healing goodness for 20-30 minutes! If it feels right, and you are using sprigs of herbs, lightly stroke your skin with the herbs, always going from top to bottom of head, face, arms, legs, etc.
  10. Do not rinse off! You want to keep the medicine on you for at least 24 hours. Pat down the body, but do not wipe off. Note: if your skin is sensitive, and needs a good rinse after using epsom salt, use less than the recommended amount in the bath. Either that, or opt for another ingredient to include in the bath.
  11. If you have used any herbs and flowers, gather them and leave them in a bag outside your door, until you’re ready to dispose of them. When you do, dispose of them outside on soil. You can also allow the herbs and flowers to dry and use them as a smudge!

You are now energetically cleansed and ready to head back out into the world! Pay close attention to how you feel just after your Sacred bath. Over time, this feeling will fade as your auric field becomes “dirty” again. That is how you will know that it is time for another Ritual bath.

Blessings,

Laura

 

Lavender Milk

Lavender has been prized for centuries for its gentle, calming properties. This Lavender milk is the perfect drink to have just before bed. It is aromatic and so very comforting. You will find that after drinking this lovely concoction, you are able to fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer and awaken feeling refreshed.

And the best part? It’s all natural and good for you!

You can find dried Lavender flowers here.

Lavender Milk

 

 

Agrimony – Herb of Protection

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Agrimony is masculine in nature and according to Nicholas Culpeper is associated with the planet Jupiter, the sign Cancer and is also associated with the element of air.

Agrimony is one of the all-around BEST herbs for general uncrossing work, either used alone or in combination with other herbs.

The plant is also used in protection spells, to help build a psychic shield, to reduce the influence of another’s negativity and to banish negative energies and spirits. It is said to reverse harmful spells cast on you, causing them to rebound on the sender. Use in all protective sachets, spells and medicine bags. It can also be burned in banishing rituals or as a wash to cleanse the aura.

It is especially useful in healing magic as it enhances the strength of all healing spells, especially at a distance. You could use it in a ritual bath before beginning, as a wash for your tools, burn it as an offering or smudge or simply decorate your altar with it.

Agrimony can be added to pillows, or placed under the pillow to ensure a deep, dreamless sleep. This is especially useful for those who are too troubled to sleep properly.

Protection pouch:

Agrimony, Sandalwood, Anise, Horehound and Jet. Add all ingredients to a cotton pouch and carry with you throughout the day. In the evening place under your pillow.

Yerba Mate – The Drink of the Gods

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Common Name: Yerba Mate

Botanical Name: Ilex Paraguariensis

Yerba mate is a traditional South American brew that’s been said to offer the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one beverage. It was called “the drink of the gods” by many indigenous South Americans and later “the green gold of the Indios” by European settlers.

It is said that Yerba Mate increases energy, enhances focus, mental clarity, alertness and concentration. Yerba Mate is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.

Natives believed Yerba Mate was a gift given to them to sustain life, increase vitality and heal the sick. As a spiritual herb, it was used for worship and often used for religious and other important tribal ceremonies.

Yerba mate is prepared most traditionally in a gourd, or “mate”. While the original gourds were small bowls or cups made from hollow, dried-out squash, modern day gourds may be made out of metal, ceramic or wood. The yerba, or “herb”, is placed in the gourd and shaken, crushed or ground. Cold water is then poured into the gourd a little at a time so it has time to absorb into the herbs and prepare them for the infusion. Hot water (or sometimes cold, but never boiling) is then poured over the herbs to fill the gourd. The herbs infuse into the water to produce a tea-like beverage.

The infused yerba mate herbs are not strained out from the water as with tea or coffee. Instead, the beverage is sipped through a “bombilla”, a metal straw made of silver, copper or stainless steel with small holes at the bottom. The bombilla acts as both a straw and a sieve, so the liquid can be sipped while the herb bits are left in the gourd.

Traditionally, yerba mate is prepared in one gourd that is shared; this is part of the social and cultural experience of drinking yerba mate. In a mate ceremony, the “cebador”, or mate preparer, prepares a gourd of mate, sips it down to make sure the mate is smooth, and then prepares another mate in the same gourd to pass from guest to guest. Each guest sips down a gourd of mate and returns it to the cebador to prepare another for the next guest in the circle. This is a traditional ritual of friendship and hospitality.

Today you can find Yerba Mate in pre-packaged tea bags or as a loose leaf, which can be placed in a muslin pouch and steeped.

Spiritual ~

It is said that drinking Yerba Mate increases creativity, insight, clarity, heightened consciousness and so much more… this drink is absolute magick. It works on the entire mind/body/spirit as a single unit and each time you drink Yerba Mate, you will find your relationship with the plant deepens and becomes stronger.

If you have not tried Yerba Mate yet, it just may be time.

 

Blessings,

Laura

Hello Spring!

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Hello Spring! The days are getting longer and we are moving out of the darkness of winter and toward the light of summer.

Spring is a time full of energy. This is the energy of rebirth and creation. This is fire energy and it is full of passion and vitality. Harness it and use it to make those changes in your life that you’ve wanted to make. Now is the time!

The first step is to literally Spring Clean your home. Donate, recycle or throw out anything and everything that you have not touched in the last year. When your Sacred Space if full of “stuff”, it traps the flow of energy in that space. You want to remove these physical blocks, so the energy can flow freely. Next it’s time to wash the cabinets, walls, floors, doors and windows. We always add a touch of essential oil when we are wiping down items. Our favorite is orange for this time of year (it is tied to the Sun and is high energy, which is what we are trying to bring in right now!).

Now that your physical space is clean, it’s time to clear out the rest of the energy in your home. We suggest using White Sage to begin with. This works extremely well at removing negative and/or stagnant energy. It is very important after using White Sage to use another herb to fill in the “vacuum” that you’ve just created. Think about what energy you would like your space to feel like… if you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere use dried Lavender, if you want your space to feel loving use dried Rosebuds. If you are looking for prosperity, use Bay Leaves, There are so many options and you can customize what you need by blending dried herbs. The easiest way we have found to do this is to use White Sage and the specific herbs we have chosen together in an abalone shell (or whatever fire proof vessel you prefer) and burn them all together at the same time. Easy peasy!

Lastly we suggest adding a crystal or two to each room. Again, depending on what you would like your space to feel like, will depend on the crystal you choose. If you are unsure of which crystal, Clear Quartz is always a good option. This crystal works in nearly every room (Except the bedroom!! It can keep light sleepers awake at night) and is programmable to a certain degree. This means that you can set your intention into the crystal and it will vibrate at that frequency. For example, if you are looking for an abundance of prosperity you can sit with a Clear Quartz and imagine yourself wealthy. Feel what that feeling feels like and push it into the crystal. You have now programmed it. Place it in your home office or just on top of your checkbook and let it work its magic!

Now is the time to seize this fresh, new energy and put it into action!

As always, if you have any questions on anything we’ve written, please contact us! We are always happy to help.

Laura

Cardamom – The Queen of Spices

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Native to certain parts of India, the spice has been popular for 5000 years and is referred to as the “Queen of Spices”. The use of this spice is mentioned in the Vedic texts and the ancient Ayurveda inscriptions of India. Even the ancient Greeks, Romans and Arabs had used this spice for its aphrodisiac qualities and other health benefits.

5 Health Benefits of Cardamom

-Improves Digestion – Cardamom has carminative properties that help in the digestion process. It reduces flatulence and bloating and helps treat colic and stomach cramping. Plus, it increases bile flow, which in turn improves digestion of fats as well as other nutrients.

-Beats Bad Breath – Packed with antibacterial properties, cardamom can easily fight the germs that cause bad breath. Plus, it has a strong flavor and a pleasant smell that can beat bad breath.

-Body Detox – Being rich in antioxidants, cardamom also aids detoxification by removing toxins from the body. It is a great source of manganese, which helps produce enzymes that scavenge for and destroy free radicals. A detoxified body paves the way for more energy and better immunity and metabolism. A cup of cardamom tea daily will go a long way in keeping your body healthy and clean.

-Helps with Asthma and Lung Issues – Famous for its expectorant action, Cardamom is also used to address various types of cough, conditions involving respiratory allergies, phlegmatic conditions, and sore throats.

-Improves Sex Life – The ancient healing art of Ayurveda recommends Cardamom for low libido. This spice contains high levels of cineole, which increases blood flow to the male and female sexual regions.

This delicious spice can be added to food dishes in so many ways such as added to ice cream, whip cream, breads, veggies, meat dishes and so much more!

Cardamom makes wonderful tea and tastes amazing when added to black or green tea bags, honey, cinnamon and a touch of honey.

Metaphysically, Cardamom is associated with the planet Venus and has been used as an aphrodisiac as well as in love charms and potions.

If you are ready to try this amazing spice we have ground Cardamom available here.

 

Charoite – A Stone for the Healers

Charoite
Charoite palm stone

 

Charoite is a crystal for those of you that have high frequency energies flowing through you quite often. I am speaking of Reiki practitioners, Shamans, Healers, Light Workers and Psychics… anyone that lays their hands on another in order to be a conduit for Source Energy to flow through or opens themselves to Source to receive messages.

This energy may be hard for some of you to assimilate to and it can cause migraines, headaches, muscle aches, dizziness  and/or breathing difficulties. If this is occurring when you are working on another, this means that you are unable to process this energy on your own. This is where having a crystal like Charoite comes in handy. By having this amazing crystal in your pocket or nearby, it clears out your Root Chakra, which enables you to better ground to Mother Earth. This will enable you to do the healing work that you love so much, without being physically affected and drained after a session.

Charoite is a Stone of Transformation and is the crystal to use for deep meditation practice. Placed on the 3rd eye, it helps you to reach to state of “no mind” (this is the goal during meditation for some).

Place a piece of Charoite along with a piece of Amethyst under your pillow for a restful sleep.

This beautiful stone is a must have for anyone on a spiritual journey. It brings energy down from your higher chakras into your physical ones, which allows for a connection to your Higher Self. It is through this new connection that you will be able to take the next step on your journey.

 

Blessings,

Laura

Astragalas Root

Astragalus Root
Astragalus Root

 

Astragalas Root has many incredible health benefits and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for a very long time.

Today though, we are going to be talking about the magickal workings of this root.

Astragalus assists in increasing the energy needed to bring about the manifestations desired. It will help bridge any gap there might be between the thought and the creation of the reality. This makes it extremely important when you are working on Law of Attraction practices.

This herb is a powerful of protector and can be used to create a stronger aura around oneself, which is very beneficial and necessary when doing any type of casting (spellwork). Always, always, always protect yourself!

Astragalus is often used to help balance the body’s natural energy flows and to provide strength and courage and is often carried or burnt as incense for these purposes.

 

The best and most powerful way I’ve found to use this root is to add it to White Sage and burn it as a smudge. This is best done just before meditations dedicated to manifesting your wishes or before doing any type of spellwork. This combination of Sage and Astragalus will cleanse and clear you and the area you are working in, it will begin pulling in energy from the Universe (this is the extra energy boost that you will get from the root), direct your focus like a laser beam and give you the strength to complete your task.

If you tend to be the spacey type, leave your body often and without warning (this can be mistaken for daydreaming) and/or have a very hard time focusing, this is the herb for you. Add 1 -2 Tbsp to a tea strainer or re-usable cotton teabag add hot water and allow to steep for a few minutes. Add honey if desired and enjoy!

 

Disclaimer:
The information presented on this website is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease, illness or distressing conditions. Individual results may vary. It is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or to fully educate yourself as to the benefits and possible complications of any alternative form of treatment.