Crystals for Protection

Whether you have just stepped onto the never-ever-ever-a-dull-moment path of doing energy work or you are a well-seasoned traveler, one thing becomes apparent very quickly: you have to be vigilant about protecting yourself energetically. Crystals for protection are a good addition to your tool kit.

One of the truisms is this: once you’re open, you’re open. So good self-care means regularly checking-in to see how you’re feeling within your body and being aware of the health, i.e., vitality and vibrancy, of your energy fields. This is where crystals for protection can be helpful. (more…)

What Does It Mean When A Crystal Breaks?

Often times, when a crystal breaks, it has taken the brunt of issues you have worked through and are now ready to release. It has broken on your behalf so that you will not have to experience the break physically; your body has been spared and lovingly cared for by your Highest Spiritual Guides and Angels. A break is also change made manifest—a change that can be felt as palpably as a sudden breeze.

At its essence, if a crystal breaks, it signifies that a shift has taken place. Sometimes this release point is unknown to you—the work you have done to get to this point of releasing/letting go may be unconscious on your part, but it is, nonetheless, true and impactful. So when a crystal breaks, the first thing to do is to offer thanks for all you have been given—all the blessings you have received—to allow this moment of healing to happen in your life. Allow yourself to think of the crystal as its own conscious being connected to Creator and thank it for its service to you. (more…)

Tsavorite Garnets

Tsavorite garnets are one of the strongest stones I have found in a long time. It may seem like I write about garnets more than any other stone, and this is true. They are stunning healing tools and the range of work they can do is astonishing. They work on all levels of healing with depth and magic.

When I sat in meditation with these new tsavorite garnets – one of my favorite finds at the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral show – I received quite a lot of information which I want to share. (more…)

4 Healing Crystals To Use Right Now

There always seem to be several crystals or minerals that move to the forefront of consciousness depending on the energies of the times. These 4 healing crystals are ones that I have turned to over and over again in the last few months. They are not necessarily my favorite stones (although most stones are my favorites), but they seem to support many of the issues I am currently seeing in my clients.


The first healing crystal, and one I mention a lot, is garnet. This is a cubic silicate mineral with a complex mixture of inclusions that determine the color and properties of a particular type of garnet. Some of the inclusions can be iron, calcium, aluminum, chromium, or magnesium, among others. Garnets are found in all colors, most commonly in deep red. Garnet crystalizes in a cubic or dodecahedron shape, that distinguishes it from other silicates. (more…)

Using a Pendulum: Part 2

In a previous article, I gave a basic introduction to pendulum use. Here, I want to give you another useful way to work with a pendulum when doing energy work. These tools are great at picking up subtle energy movements. As with all pendulum uses, it is helpful to be in a calm, neutral state when working with them.


Using the Pendulum To Assess the Energy Field

The following process is used on clients before any healing work is done, to discover which chakra may be blocked, overactive or in need of clearing. It is done with the client lying down on your table. Keep in mind that most chakras move in a clockwise direction slowly and evenly. Chakras need to spin in harmony with each other, so in this process you will be looking for relative differences and relative harmony between them all. (more…)

Using a Pendulum: Basics

I almost always have a number of pendulums for sale when I go to a show. They are great tools and they seem to generate the most questions of anything I have on my tables. I use my pendulums (yes, I have several) quite a lot for many different things. In this article, I will go over a few pendulum basics:

  • How does a pendulum work?
  • What makes a good pendulum?
  • Basic uses

How does a pendulum work?

A pendulum accesses your higher self or higher guidance to provide information to your conscious mind. Also, in another way, it uses the vast amount of subtle information your body takes in and brings it to the surface as an answer that you may be looking for. The subtle information is held in your subconscious mind and it is transmitted through your senses to an object such as a pendulum, bypassing conscious thought.

These are two of the basic ways your pendulum will work. It is best to use it in a calm relaxed state of being with no preconceived ideas of how it will work for you. (more…)