Strong Heart Layout
- One to several pieces of petrified wood (polished or raw)
Place your piece or pieces of petrified wood over the heart chakra. You can do this either by laying flat on your back and setting the petrified wood on your chest over the heart, or by sitting upright and holding the petrified wood to your chest over your heart. Breathe deep and steady and hold the layout for as long as necessary to feel better.
This is an amazing, super simple layout for strengthening the heart chakra. Wonderful to use in times of extreme vulnerability or when your emotions feel powerful and overwhelming. This layout steadies and stabilizes the heart rhythm and the emotional body. Good for treating heart palpitations and anxiety as well.
Yin/Yang Balance Layout
- One piece of polished scolecite
- One piece of polished nuummite
Lie down and place the scolecite at your crown chakra (on the floor at the top of and just touching your head). Then place the nuumite at your root chakra (right at the pelvic bone or on the floor at the base of and just touching your feet). Take deep, relaxing breaths and hold the layout for 5-10 minutes.
This is a beautiful, very easy layout for establishing balance and creating equilibrium between the yin and yang or male and female energies in the body. Makes a lovely routine for in the morning to start your day from a place of balance. Also works well as a grid for the yoga mat.
Solid Foundation Layout
- Four pieces of red jasper (polished or raw)
Lie flat on your back and place your pieces of red jasper at the four corners of your body: one on each shoulder and one on each hip. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth deeply and hold the layout for 5 minutes.
This is a great layout to try when you have a lot of demands on your time and energy, when you feel "scattered" or stretched too thin, or when you feel particularly ungrounded. This layout centers the physical and etheric bodies and draws energy back into your core where it can fuel your action and drive.
Quiet Mind Layout
- Two pieces of blue calcite (polished or raw)
Sit up or recline comfortably and hold one piece of blue calcite at each ear so that it covers the ear canal and just touches the outer part of the ear (auricle). Take long, slow breaths in and out and close your eyes. Hold the layout for 5 minutes or as long as is comfortable.
Need to quiet the chatter in your "monkey mind"? This is a perfect layout to prepare for deep meditation or even sleep. An ideal layout for anyone who experiences clairaudience and needs to hush the outer voices as well as the inner ones. Brings on feelings of deep peace.
Abundance Adjustment Layout
- Two pyrite clusters (as large as possible but still able to fit in your hand)
Sit comfortably with your hands in your lap, palms face up, and place a pyrite cluster in each palm. Breathe easy and keep a soft gaze on your hands and the clusters within them. Hold the layout for 5-15 minutes.
Abundance is something we all crave but often don't know how to receive. Use this layout repeatedly to create the shift necessary to open you up to the experience and feeling of abundance and of receiving. After a time of practicing it this way, you can begin to combine it with visualizations of what you desire to manifest or receive. But in the beginning, it is important to keep the mind clear and focused merely on the sight and feeling of your hands filled with rich pyrite.
Grounded Energy Layout
- Many smoky quartz tumbles or one large or two small to medium smoky quartz points
If working with tumbles, place them in a large shallow dish or on a mat beneath your feet. Slowly and comfortably move your feet back and forth over the crystals to massage them as you take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. If working with points, place one on its side beneath each foot, or both feet on a larger point, and roll them back and forth to massage them as you take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Hold the layout for as long as feels comfortable to you.
This is an ideal layout to try in the evenings before bed or at the end of a long day to draw out the stress. Can be combined with warm water and oils or herbs of your choosing for a relaxing foot soak while you hold the layout. A great treatment for anyone suffering with RLS (restless legs syndrome) or insomnia.
Head Rest Layout
- Two pieces of polished lepidolite
- One piece of polished amethyst (with a flat side)
Lie back and place the polished amethyst over your third eye. Hold a lepidolite against each of your temples and rub them in small, slow circles making sure to change direction every so often. Hold the layout for 5-15 minutes.
An excellent layout to try before bed, to aid in meditation, or for headache relief. Great as a practice for treating anxiety, tension in the head, face, and neck, or ADHD. Can be combined with your favorite oils (I recommend lavender) at the temples for added relief. This layout stills and soothes the mind and encourages the crown chakra to open.