Proof of Heaven
I know. I'm late to the party on this one. I only recently picked up a copy of Dr. Eben Alexander's best-seller, Proof of Heaven. But I LOVED it. I found his descriptions of the afterlife so moving, and they truly validated much of what my guides have been sharing with me over the years. I highly recommend this uplifting read to anyone interested in NDEs or the afterlife. You won't be sorry!
GreenAir Spa Vapor Essential Oil Diffuser
I recently picked this up for my husband who's been dealing with chest congestion for some time. It's been on my "get list" for some time. All I can say is, wish I'd done it sooner! We've been diffusing rosemary oil to clear out his chest, and while I wasn't the one who was sick, I've reaped some wonderful benefits as well, like increased energy and alertness during the day. Bonus!
I grabbed a beautiful tumble of this spectacular mineral not long ago and I just can't seem to put it down! This crystal is great for connecting with messages from your higher power or spirit guides, as well helping you channel those messages more efficiently. It's also very soothing and ushers in a deep state of peace. I'm calling it "seize the moment" stone because it helps me do just that!
And How to Do So Using Crystals
Chakras are important energy centers located within the human physical and etheric bodies. These centers act like gateways, allowing the flow of energy—prana or qi—to pass through and channeling this vital energy to different sectors of the body responsible for different tasks and processes—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
When we ‘align’ the chakras, we aren’t actually moving them from one place to another. Rather, we are ascertaining that they are open and flowing, functioning optimally and participating in the giving and receiving of energy throughout the human bodies.
When our chakras are in alignment, we are in alignment with our authentic being, vitally connected to our own power, rooted in our unique vibration, and open to the universal flow of energy as it manifests in our being and our life. This is necessary for our optimal wellbeing. We cannot thrive without this vital alignment. In this position, Source energy flows in through our crown chakra, down through our system, out through our root chakra where it touches the earth, and then back up again—like a circuit. This energy feeds every aspect of who and what we are. Like an electric circuit, if there is open flow and connection, the light will come on effortlessly. If not, no power, no light no matter how hard we try.
It helps to think of the chakras like a slot machine, only with seven reels instead of three. If you get seven of the same image, such as stars, then whammo! The chute opens up and whatever you desire pours through—money, health, happiness, harmony. But if even one reel is out of place, let’s say you get six stars and one diamond, then literally nothing happens except you lose your money. Whatever you put in seems to disappear rather than paying out. In our case, the chakras are the reels, the money is energy, which we can use and shape according to our desires and preferences. The beauty is, we have power over this energetic slot machine. We can choose to stop the reels where we want. We can choose to open the chute or not.
Aligning our seven major chakras is a simple practice we can do as often as every day. While we are capable of doing this without any outside resources, sometimes, especially in the beginning, it can be helpful to work with tools that make the task easier as we learn. Crystals are perhaps the very best tools we can use for aligning our chakras.
Placing a single polished stone or crystal point at each chakra along the human body and allowing them to rest there for a short period—five to ten minutes—is a simple and effective way to ensure we are reaching this state of optimal alignment and receiving the vital flow of prana or qi. Below are a few of my favorite crystal choices for each of the seven major chakras and a little information on each:
grounding + security—family, finances, protection
Our seat of Manifestation
Located at the base of the spine. Look for red, black, or brown stones.
Red Jasper - Red Quartz – Hematite
passion + energy
Our seat of Creativity
Located beneath the navel. Look for orange or copper stones.
Citrine - Carnelian – Orange Calcite
SOLAR PLEXUS: Yellow
confidence + courage
Our seat of Power
Located over the solar plexus. Look for yellow or gold stones.
Pyrite – Yellow Jasper – Natural Citrine
compassion + healing—emotional and physical balance
Our seat of Love
Located over the heart, central to the chest. Look for green or pink stones.
Rose Quartz – Watermelon Tourmaline – Malachite
honesty + expression
Our seat of Truth
Located central to the throat. Look for light blue or turquoise/aqua stones.
Aquamarine – Blue Lace Agate – Turquoise
THIRD EYE: Indigo
intellect + intuition—vision and imagination
Our seat of Wisdom
Located between and just above the eyes. Look for dark blue to purple stones.
Lapis Lazuli - Azurite – Sodalite
expansion + spirituality
Our seat of Inspiration
Located at the crown of the head. Look for purple or white stones.
Amethyst - Apophyllite – Lepidolite
Anna Silvernail - author, artist, intuitive reader, fairy architect, and more. A.K.A. She Who Wears Many Hats.