Stone Stories

Apophyllite: Portal Stone of Transcendance

Apophyllite is a stone I use for elevation. It sparkles out to the Universe with joy. To work with any stone, I first ask the stone how it wishes to be used. It will speak to me (or sometimes not) and I will simply write down what I hear and feel. When I sat with my...

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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...

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Aqua Aura

The beauty of Aqua Aura draws people in almost immediately. It is the light iridescent blue of star shine. There are those who doubt the crystal's effectiveness because it is man made (or really man-enhanced). I feel that it offers the best of man and mineral in one...

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Celestite: Stone of the Angels

Celestite is a great stone for meditation.  It moves us out of the body and into more celestial realms.  I use this stone to connect with the angelic realm.  It is also tremendously calming in times of stress. By gazing into its many-faceted beauty, you can begin to...

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Seraphinite

Out of all of the new products we are adding to the site right now, seraphinite is one of my favorites. It is a variety of clinoclore and contains chlorite, which gives it the green color. This wonderful stone is from Siberia and is not readily available all the time....

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Crystal Essences

Another way to use your crystals is to make crystal essences. For those who use or make flower essences, this will be a very easy adaptation. Essences are very much what their name implies. The energy of the crystal is infused into the water, such that the completed...

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Stone Stories: Healing Crystals for Everyday Use

I love to sit and listen to my crystals and it is my hope that some of the information I receive in this process will be helpful to others. Look through the stories and see if one sparks a question or a comment. If there is a healing crystal that you would like more...

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Stone Stories: Listening to the Stones

It has taken me many years to develop the practice of deep listening. I have spent countless hours in nature simply observing - feeling and listening to the energy of my surroundings and connecting with the energy of place. Crystals have always been easier for me to...

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Choosing Crystals

The most important thing to do when choosing crystals for yourself or another, is to follow your heart’s guidance. It’s easy to get caught up in the mind’s love of “maybe this, maybe that”, and that can often lead to confusion or frustration. The simplest thing to do...

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Clearing Crystals

The energy and vibrancy of crystals drains with use. They, like us, need respite and cleansing to replenish their vitality and love. Here are some good ways of clearing crystals. One. Smudge your crystals by intentionally holding them over the smoke of incense...

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Tibetan Quartz

Tibetan quartz is a stone that holds an effervescent energy. There is a lightness and clarity to this stone, and many of them contain rainbows. In meditation, when I ask for information from the stone, this is what I see: The stone takes me up into the mountains and...

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Smoky Elestial: Light and Shadow

Smoky Elestial crystals remind us that there is always light contained within darkness. None of these stones are completely dark all the way through. There are pockets of light shining out from the heart of each one of them. Also called Skeletal Elestial - these...

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Garnet: Workhorse of the Stone Family

Garnet is a good stone to have with you when you wish to ground into the Earth. Traditionally this is one of the functions of garnet – to connect to, and allow your body and energy to relax into the soil and depth of Mother Earth. As I worked with these stones to...

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Fluorite

There is no greater crystalline promoter of ease and peace than fluorite. With its quiet beauty and serene healing energy, fluorite brings balance and ease to both your body and your space. Although it is a very physically healing stone, I especially like to use...

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Aquamarine

Every now and then I come across a stone whose meaning and purpose has evolved beyond what the books say. Even my own first impressions seem no longer complete. Aquamarine is just such a stone. Just as many of us are shifting and changing, this stone is evolving to...

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