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Green Crystals for Spring and How They Can Help You

Green Crystals For Spring

If any colour epitomises the essence of Spring it is Green.  Green is the colour of the fresh new shoots of Spring bursting into life in our Gardens, Woodlands and Parks.  Green is nature, growth, expansion, and equilibrium.    It is the colour of our Heart Chakra, bringing harmony, balance, hope and joy into our lives.  It’s also my daughter’s favourite colour, she was a little Spring baby. 

The Primrose Fairy

 

I absolutely love Spring.  I welcome it into our family home, by always making sure we have plenty of fresh Daffodils, Narcissus and Tulips inside.  We have a Seasons table in our main living area.  I use a colourful silk over a table (hand dyed by Arwen Makes we have a different colour for each season).  On top I place a couple of seasonal books  – this month we have Spring ( a picture only board book by Gurda Muller), and a bird watching book.  I decorate it with little wooden woodland animals, and last month I splashed out on some beautiful felt Spring Flower Fairies.   We also add anything we gather on our days outs and walks.  I’m not too anal about it, once we had a chip on it from a pub lunch that my son wanted to add (was quite amazing as it never got mouldy).

Our Spring Season Table

To be honest the children aren’t that impressed by the Seasons table.  They prefer playing Halo lego, or shooting each other with Nerf Guns.  But, I like bringing beauty and nature into our house, and I’m sure this will imprint upon their memories of their cosy childhood in some way. 

I think it’s really important, that we keep our connection to the things we love, even if our children don’t share it.  I lost mine for a couple of years, feeling if the children weren’t interested I wouldn’t bother.  By doing this I felt lost who I was.  I’m very happy to report I have found myself again.  It was a lovely awakening for me to see I could love and support my children’s interests and passions as well as my own.

One thing we all enjoy is collecting Wild Garlic from the woods.  I love making a Risotto and adding Wild Garlic in place of Spinach with masses of Parmesan (or Gran Padano from Lidl).  And Wild Garlic Pesto too (which is the most spectacular shade of green) – which freezes really well and I dollop onto pasta all year round.  Naturally, I am the only person in the house who actually eats it…. 

Gathering Wild Garlic

It’s no coincidence that Wild Garlic, Nettles and Dandelions are all at their best in Spring, and all wonderful natural tonics to detoxify and strengthen our body after the excesses of Winter.  Nature gives us what we need, when we need it.  Read about my Spring detox here.  I have dandelions aplenty in my garden, so add them to my juices or tea.  I love Susun Weed’s books for inspiration and recipes for making our own herb or weed infusions. 

Green Crystals (Part 2)

Green Crystals all have similar and overlapping energies and benefits for us.  Detoxifying, connection with Nature, hope, optimism and balance are all strong themes.  I wrote about Peridot, Green Aventurine, Jade, Bloodstone, and Green Moss Agate in my last blog-Which Crystals Support Your Spring Detox.

 

Here’s some Green Crystals for You

 

clockwise from top: Malachite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Green Fluorite, Seraphinite, Green Aventurine.

 

1.Emerald – the birth stone for May, emanates the beautiful Green Ray of the heart Chakra.  This connects you to the frequency of Divine love, bringing the energy of gentleness hope, love and compassion (Naisha Ahsian).  It opens us to love, joy and abundance and is a great tonic for mind, body and spirit (Sue Weaver). It is calming, cleansing and harmonising.

2.Seraphinite is a slightly more glamorous trade name for clinochore.  Naisha Ahsian writes

“on a physical level , it seems to act like fertiliser on grass, causing a flush of pure healing energy. Seraphinite’s purpose is to bring Light into the body, expressing it through us as glowing health”. 

Michael Gienger writes

“Seraphinite has a reinforcing and detoxifying effect on the liver and kidneys, helps us unwind, relieves stress, and brings a great sense of well-being”.

As it’s new name suggests Seraphinite is believed to resonate strongly with all levels of the angelic domain (Robert Simmons).

3.Malachite is a strongly protective stone.  It’s vibration melts constrictive energy patterns and brings calm and emotional balance.  It can help you to discover your inner strength, overcome difficulty and the bring you the confidence to be yourself, and express your inner power.  Malachite is also believed to strengthen the Liver and aid detoxification (Michael Gienger).

4.Green Fluorite harmonises the heart with the mind, helping our thoughts, words and actions become aligned to heart energy (Naisha Ahsian).  It can cleanse and heal the heart chakra  (Robert Simmons), is good for cleansing the chakras and helps mild emotional upsets (Philip Permutt).

5.Chrysoprase has a general “feel better” energy, thats supports cleansing and detoxification, bringing calm, and helping you sleep more deeply (Simon and Sue Lilly).  As well as supporting physical detoxification, Chrysoprase can help detox unwelcome thoughts and emotions.  It helps you deal with oppressive images or recurrent nightmares (Michael Gienger).  Naisha Ahsian writes (beautifully as ever)

“ Chrysoprase reminds one of sunlight falling through fresh, new spring leaves. It carries an energy of growth and ripening promise”.   

I hope your Spring is full of joy and beautiful memory making.

With Love and Crystal Blessings

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Which Crystals Support Your Spring Detox

Yay it’s March and I’ve felt the urge to do a Spring detox.

I know – I’ve read all the pros and cons, yes the Liver and the Kidneys are what detox the body, and you don’t “need” to detox.  But I like to try these things and find out how “I” actually feel, rather than take anyones word for it.

Looking back, when I had just two children, I was a lot healthier and more active.  I juiced everyday, ate healthily and made banana and almond milk smoothies when I was hungry.  Two children later, and cooking balanced meals was way too much for me.  Some days all I could manage to make myself was super noodles with grated cheese on top!! 

Last year I had my first glass of red wine for years.  And I loved it.  Maybe a bit too much.  I got myself into a habit of drinking a couple of glasses every night that my husband was off work, and watching my favourite trashy TV programmes to unwind.  The exhaustion from sleepless nights with babies and young children, slowly became feeling knackered all the time with a Red Wine headache. Oops!!  

So, being an all or nothing type person, I decided to do Jason Vale’s 28 day Juice Challenge.  I’ve got a brilliant juicer already, so no big investment.  Buying the ingredients has been less than what we’ve been spending on food anyway.  

Making the juices first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach with children wanting sandwiches and toast (they never stop eating), to take them to the loo, find their favourite toy, solve a computer problem, look at what they’ve just made, has been a challenge I’ll admit. 

But later in the day when I’m feeling more balanced, it’s a cinch – I prepare the fruit and veg – and they juice them for me (they love it).  I have a few flasks and can prepare a couple ahead of time which makes the rest of the day easy.

I had one moment where I nearly jacked it all in, and ran down the hill to get some Fish and Chips, but my husband bravely convinced me not to.  It’s also hard not to eat stray crisps and uneaten slices of soggy Pizza left around by the children.  Some times I feel light headed and hungry, but I feel fine after the next juice.

Today is day 7, and overall I feel pretty good.  Yesterday I had an amazing day with the children.  I was more present, mindful of my thoughts and actions – less irritable and snappy, and had more energy.  I even managed to actually take in a few pages of a book when they’d gone to bed – normally I read the same line over and over again till I give up.  

I’m not missing wine or coffee, but I’d love a chunk of bread and butter dipped in a butternut squash soup right now.  I’m really looking forward to that when I’m done.

I’m hoping that this plan will help me feel healthier, more energetic and make better food choices – like I always used to.  

Crystals To Support Your Spring Detox

Did you know there are Crystals that encompass the energy of Spring and can support your Spring detox?

Green Moss Agate, Jade, Green Aventurine, Bloodstone, Peridot.

My favourites are 

Peridot –  this has a bouncy, happy energy – that reminds me of the Zesty-ness of a of a fresh ripe Lime.  It energises you and brings the Spring Sunshine into your life .  Michael Gienger writes Olivine (Peridot) has a strong detoxifying effect and stimulates the liver, it enhances the liver and gallbladder.  

Green Aventurine – the Ultimate Spring Stone. It brings you all the joyful, hope-filled, exciting feelings of Spring.  I love Naisha Ahsian’s words

“ Green Aventurine’s essence is that of a spring bursting forth after a long dark Winter”

Doesn’t that bring you just the most beautiful imagery?

Jade – has a friendly, playful energy- like that of the most popular boy in your School.  Being green it embodies all the essence of Spring- joy, luck, happiness, and abundance. 

Bloodstone- has quite a heavy grounding energy. But it helps you get moving and get things done. It is known as a great Purifier, both physically and energetically, it is strengthening and fortifying (Naisha Ahsian), and so a great accompaniment to your Spring detox.

Green Moss Agate – one of my favourites.  All the most beautiful shades of Green, it has a gently grounding energy, that helps you connect to Nature and being outside in our beautiful Earth. It has a peaceful, stabilising energy (Naisha Ahsian) that can bring you gentle support through any crazy “hangry” moments. 

I hope Spring brings you abundant joy and laughter.

Crystal Blessings

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Fun- have you forgotten how to have it?

The first time I picked it up,

I felt an uncontrollable urge to giggle. Like the sort of giggling that used to get me sent out of the classroom at School.  I always was a bit inappropriate.  Funerals are the hardest for me – that sounds terrible doesn’t it?! But, it reminded me how to have fun. I used to have such a laugh, one of the main reasons I chose to be a Nurse was because Nurses were fun (my mum was a nurse, and I’d worked in Nursing Homes since I was 12).

 

I’ve got myself a bit bogged down with seriousness over the past few years.  No more crazy nights out with my friends, no silly dancing or singing (badly), I’ve not even found anything that funny on TV.

 

It crept up on me, without me noticing. So, properly  attuning to Citrine was a bit of a revelation. That’s what has been missing in my otherwise happy and generally lovely life.  A sense of fun and laughter.  Kind of a big thing though…..

 

Last week, I wore Citrine everyday. I’ve been designing a stone pouch that you can change the crystals in, so you don’t need to tuck them in your bra. It’s not quite ready for others yet, a few more tweaks are needed.

 

 

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Use Citrine to bring fun back

I kept my citrine tumblestone in it all week.  I noticed that I had loads more energy than usual. I even hoovered up one day (I did feel like collapsing afterwards though).  I’ve had chronic tiredness for just over 3 years now, so anything physical like that is a big effort for me.

 

I felt like a bit of a super-mum, we painted, made halloween costumes and decorations, went on days out . Baked,  (made a lot of a mess-which I cleaned up!),  jumped on the trampoline, and had a wet grass fight.  All things I do anyway, but I did it joyfully and voluntarily, and bloody enjoyed myself too!

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Having fun at home.

I didn’t sleep too well though.  One thing I would suggest when working with Citrine, is keep it away from your bed.  Try switching it for an Amethyst for a restful nights sleep.

 

Citrine has a sun like energy. It’s warming, comforting, energising and life giving (Raphael 1985). It helps to lighten dark thoughts, bringing optimism, playfulness and happiness into your energy system (Ahsian 2005). It really is ideal for the dreary Winter Months, to bring some golden light, and a bit of cheer and fun into your life.

 

 

 

Tree in a fog.Apple tree with fallen down leaves

 

Citrine, as a Solar Plexus chakra stone, is also known as an abundance stone,  it can help you decide what you really want, so you can work out how to actually achieve this. Carrying citrine in your purse is believed to bring wealth and abundance (Permutt 2008)- always worth a try!!

 

 

Depositphotos_8293187_m-2015yes please chase me Mr money man!

 

So, give it a go!  Carry a Citrine around with you for a week, and let me know how you get on! With much love and Crystal Blessings Iris_Bluebirdadjust1 (1)

 

 

 

 

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