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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.

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Crystals To Bring Back The Sunshine And Why You Need Them

Crystals to bring back the Sunshine

Disclaimer: Whilst I believe Crystals to be amazing and powerful, my jewellery should not be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine. If you have any kind of health issue, you should consult your doctor. I would like to advise that when I talk about, post or give advice relating to the healing properties of crystals and stones, these are my own personal beliefs and the results of my research. Although a crystal or stone is alleged to have one or more healing properties, either physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, it does not mean that you will definitely experience or benefit from these properties. 

So all the joyful celebrations of Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year are over and for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere the lack of daylight, sun and energy hits you hard.

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You feel sluggish, bloated and miserable (so do I). 

Remember those Summer days, when you open your back door and step into the Sunshine, your children happily play for hours in your beautifully landscaped garden whilst you sunbathe on a stylish cushioned lounger, you eat green salads al fresco, your tummy was flat, ok me neither…

But, the lack of light and warmth can really drag your mood down. 

Mini-Eggs are back in the shops (yay) but Spring and Easter Sunshine aren’t going to be here for eons. 

How can you survive this bleak and boring time?

You know that keeping active, getting outside in the middle of the day as much as poss all helps. 

But how about some fun Crystals to try?  

Here’s my favourite happy, energising, joy inspiring, mood lifting stones to bring back the sunshine into your life.

Amber is formed from fossilised organic natural resins from Ancient Forests. Imagine all the sunshine used by Trees to live and grow.  The life force energy of that Ancient Sunlight is literally preserved within Amber.  This gives Amber a “solar” quality, that energises, warms, and carries Light Energy

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Citrine is a form of Quartz, with it’s yellow colour coming from Iron impurities that become included in the atomic structure as it crystallises.  Most Citrine is actually heat treated Amethyst, but although I usually have snobbish thoughts about synthetically altered Crystals, the properties of this Citrine are so awesome it doesn’t matter to me.  It gives a warm and sunny Golden Ray energy, that  uplifts your mood, energises, bringing positivity, optimism, happiness and playfulness.  Just what we all need in the dreary Winter months.

Citrine

Sunstone is a Feldspar from the same family as Moonstone- with glittering orange-brown inclusions. It carries the “Solar Ray”, and energy of Ra, the Sun God (Ahsian 2007).  It’s glittering sunshine energy encourages our “sunny sides” to shine (Gienger 2015) and brings us the energy of action, optimism, warmth, self-worth, and happiness.  It connects us to our internal light,  raises our vibrations and lifting our mood.

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Carnelian is a Chalcedony (from the Quartz family) that contains Iron. It has more of an Earthy energy than the Sunshine stones, but I’ve included it as it’s warming energy is just what we need at this time of year. It enhances your life-force energy – boosting your vitality, energising, strengthening and fortifying (Ahsian 2007).  

 

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Sunshine Stones

 

I’d love to hear any of your tips for getting through Winter. 

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10 Thoughtful Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Thoughtful Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

Do you want something more thoughtful and alternative than a boxed beauty set to give your loved ones this Christmas?

I’ve gathered a selection of beautiful, alternative, natural or spiritual Christmas Gifts all online right here, to save you from fighting the crowds.

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  1.  An alternative gift that will be used and appreciated is a Home Blessing Kit.  To keep the energy of your home clean and bright and support your hearth to be a welcoming, nurturing space.

This lovely Home Blessing Kit contains herbs for cleansing and blessing, a shell in which to burn the herbs, a feather to move the smoke where it is needed, a sweetgrass braid and some lovely incense.

Many cultures consider certain plants to be sacred, and to have special properties that can help us.

This Home Blessing Kit contains dried white sage (salvia apiana) – a plant which is particularly good at clearing negative energies, and sweetgrass – with a divine scent that brings a beautiful, positive energy.

Cleansing with sacred herbs is both a practical and sacred ritual, combining the energies of the 4 daughters of beauty or the 4 elements.

The plant represents the Earth element. Included is both a 25g bag of leaves and a bundle tied into a smudge stick with cotton thread. The leaves, or the bundle, are placed in the Abalone Shell.  This a very pretty shell with flashes of rainbow colour, which represents the Water element. They are then burned, and transformed into cleansing smoke. This represents the Fire element. The smoke itself, and the Wild Turkey feather represent the element air.

 May your hearth be clear and bright, and filled with many blessings.

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Sue Weaver, the creator of this kit is my Crystal Teacher and has over 25 years experience in Crystal Healing.  To read more about Sue Weaver’s method for smudging her home click here

Cost: For a Home Blessing Kit is £19  Or Small Home Blessing Kit £9 (25g white sage OR white sage bundle, abalone shell, wild turkey feather)    Click Here For Sue Weavers Crystals Facebook Page To Order


2.  For an alternative to High Street mass produced jewellery,  handmade Crystal Jewellery from Iris Bluebird 

Sparkle and shine this Christmas, with Natural Clear Quartz Crystals on a hand twisted White and Ice Blue thread.

Clear Quartz is also known as the “master crystal” as it can be programmed to bring a desired outcome.  Try meditating with these Quartz Crystals.  Focus your attention on achieving your goal, then wear the Crystals daily.  Quartz lifts your energy, brings clarity of thought and purpose (Ahsian 2005).

£18 plus postage.  Last Order Date before Christmas is 20th December.  Click Here To Order

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3. Gorgeous Goddess Art , the perfect alternative gift for the Goddess in your life.  This would make a lovely addition to your altar. 

Enter the Woman – this fertility goddess is one of a series of mini-canvasses inspired by the divine feminine.

£19.50 Last order date before xmas: Tuesday 20th December Click Here To Order

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4. Infuse your home with beautiful Christmassy scents using hand crafted Beeswax and Soy Wax Melts from Bumble and Bean.  Scent evokes memories, so this alternative gift will be always be remembered. 

Christmas fragrances for wax melts and wax melts gift sets are Christmas Pudding, Cranberry Delight, Frosted Pinecones, Jack Frost, Mulled Wine, Orange Pomander, Oriental Fig and Snow Angel.

Last order date in the U.K is 19th December.  Click here for Bumble and Beans Facebook page, and message Karen to order online.

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5.  A  Winter Spice Herbal Tea set would make a perfect alternative gift for any health conscious herbal tea lover.  Thea, owner of Nurture Mama has a BSc in Herbal Medicine and has an ETSY store filled with gorgeous nurturing treats.  These include a New Mama Gift Box, Soothe and Calm Rescue Mist (I’ve just bought this), Happy Room Mist and more. 
Includes.. 
1x pure cobalt blue tea cup
1x Winter Spice tea 30g
1x Tea Infuser Ball
Gift wrapped with beautiful herb illustrated tissue paper and natural brown paper.
Ingredients…
Peppermint 
Cinnamon 
Cloves
Star Anise 

 

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Last order date before Xmas is 14th December. Click here for Nurture Mamas store


6. Everyone needs a Beautiful Calendar to plan the year ahead.  My favourite is always Spiritual Artist’s Annie b.’s .  

Annie b.’s beautiful ‘ Art from the Heart ‘Calendar for 2017 is now available.   Each month has a different image and positive affirmation for you to enjoy, and it makes a perfect gift for Christmas.

 I like to cut out and frame the pictures afterwards…

£12.99 plus postage Click Here To Order 

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Alternative Beautiful Art From The Heart 2017 Calendar

7.  Crystal Bath Salts.  Everyone loves a long hot soak in the bath. Adding Crystal Bath Salts that have been charged in a Crystal Grid = heaven for any worn out body.  Lovingly created by the wonderful BeeBee of Crystal Dreams.  

100% natural, Himalayan Bath Salt, Epsom Salts, Bicarbonate of Soda, Rose Petals, Crystals (Rose Quartz & Amethyst), and the most divine, 100% pure Lavender Essential Oil or 100% natural, Himalayan Bath Salt, Epsom Salts, Bicarbonate of Soda, Rose Petals, Crystals (Rose Quartz & Amethyst), and the most divine, 100% pure Egyptian Rose Oil <3. These are charged inside a gorgeous grid of Rose Quartz and beautiful Roses

Small jar: 430 grams (net weight 220 grams approx) £8 

Large jar: 1.1kg (net weight 700 grams approx) £20

 

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Alternative Crystal bath Salts

Last order date before Xmas is 20th December Click Here To Buy


8.  A Gorgeous Fairy book.  Fairies are most definitely for grownups too.  This would make an alternative and well loved gift for adults and children alike.

Glitter and Earth: Tales of Magic and Wonder is a contemporary, quirky and original fairy book.

The 20 illustrations are accompanied by short stories/poems that open the door to a world of wonder.
Have you ever wondered why the sock fairy steals your socks? Or who the tooth fairy really is?
This is your chance to meet some elusive fairies and learn a little about them.

 

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Jacqueline has said she will sign copies if you message her,and offer free shipping if you use the code Irisbluebird on ordering.  Click here to order 


9.  The Gift of A Peaceful Home, is something we all would wish for.  The lovely Emma from Manifest Your Destiny with Emma has created a Ready Made Crystal Grid as an alternative way to achieve this. 
**Christmas Limited Edition**
Sacred Geometry Crystal Grid Frame – Family Blessings
Christmas is a time to spend with family and loved ones. Time spent with your family
is a blessing and where memories are made. This grid has been designed with this
in mind.
The crystals used in this sacred geometry crystal frame combine to fill your home
with protection for your family and your home. Plus act as a barrier from negative energies.
Best of all, it infuses the crystal energies of rose quartz, citrine, and carnelian to fill
your space with love, warmth and happiness. Perfect for this special time of year.
 
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Alternative Christmas Crystal Grid
Crystal Grid Frame size 9×9  £27  Last Order Date before Xmas 5th December Click here to order.
 
10.  The alternative healer in your life will LOVE a Sabda Reiki Tuning Fork.  Their creator Jane, has an amazing story on her calling to make these- I hope to share it one day!

Sabda Reiki is a non-intrusive, relaxing and gentle treatment suitable for everyone.

Sabda means Sound and Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy. These two healing modalities come together in the form of tuning forks and chime pipes, whilst incorporating the Reiki healing symbols, giving the recipient a powerful but gentle treatment of Sound and Reiki healing. 

This set of four tuning forks consist of Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen and Dai Ko Myo. They are suitable for anyone to use and we’ve found these to be really popular with children too! They love to play them and listen to the tones. Our dogs, Bramble and Holly love them too and are always up for a bit of a treatment and relaxation time!

 We have found those attuned to Reiki connect on a deeper level with these tuning forks, and we have Reiki Practitioners as well as other therapists using them with fantastic results.

I can confirm that children really do love these- my younger two love giving me “healing” with ours.

Set of four Sabda Reiki tuning forks, mallet, pouch and explanation cards £120.00 plus £2.50 postage UK only

One tuning fork (please state which one you would like) pouch, rubber striker and explanation card £35.00 plus £1.99 postage UK only

Last order date before Christmas Friday 16th December 2016 Click Here To Order

 


I hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration for your Christmas Gift buying.  All of these gifts support small businesses, and are created with so much love and care.

 I will be sharing this with everyone in the hope they will buy something for me from this list!  Please share with everyone who you think would appreciate any of these gorgeous gifts (or buy them for you).

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Lots of Love and Crystal Blessings

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10 Magical Christmas Gift Ideas For Children

10 Magical Christmas Gifts for Children.

We all want to make Christmas magical for our children.   Often Xmas brings way too much stress and anxiety, about what to buy, and what to suggest to our lovely family members to buy for them.  

If you are a conscious shopper, and love Green, Alternative, Natural, Ethical, Handmade and Spiritual gifts, you know that these aren’t always available on your average High Street.                

It is harder for family members who are used to High Street shopping to find such gifts.  I want to make this easy for all, so  I’ve searched far and wide, to create a list of delightfully different gifts that will be loved, and appreciated by both children and parents alike.  Almost all these ideas support small family businesses in the UK.

 

1. Play Silks.  Play Silks are beautiful, versatile and provide hours of open ended play.  I have a set of custom dyed Seasonal Silks  that I use for our Season Table from the talented Sarah of Arwen makes.  Her most popular design is her Rainbow Gradient Silk, and it’s easy to see why.  Last ordering dates for the UK is the End of November. Click here for Arwen Makes Store 

 

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Rainbow Gradient Playsilk by Arwen makes

 

2.  An Amber and Crystal necklace, anklet or bracelet.  Amber has a gorgeous energy for children, and it can be combined with Crystals that bring a myriad of benefits.  There are crystals for confidence, concentration, soothing and calming, nightmares and protection and more.  I have a guide called “Which Crystal Shall I choose?” that can help you create your own individual piece, or a section of ready made designs in my shop.

 

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3.  Custom made Clothing.  My children all have their individual styles, and I like to buy them good quality handmade clothing that they love to wear.  Our favourite maker is Liz from Dark Star Designs.  She has a vast selection of fabric to choose from – my children especially love her Toothless fabric.  You can message her with your requests – she always has something that is perfect.  Plus she has lots of ready to go clothing if you need it fast. Click here for Dark Star Designs Store 

 

 

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Fabric: Moon Gazing Hare Pattern: Hi Low Dress Model : Pru Photographer: Kirsty Hopley over at Schoolhouse Photography

 

4.  A Story that will be treasured.  My children love Annie B’s gorgeously illustrated book “The Hare and The Wise Old Apple Tree” .  A heart warming story of how an old apple tree befriends a lonely, sad hare, and helps him see that things are always changing and that having an open heart and gratitude really can make life beautiful. Last order date before Christmas is December 20th, and the price is £7.99   Click Here To Order 

 

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The Hare And The Wise Old Apple Tree

 

5.  A membership or a day out.  Most families are overwhelmed with physical “stuff” and struggle to find spare money for days out.  A membership to the National Trust, or a local attraction, would give the family many hours of pleasure and memories to be treasured. We are so lucky to have both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our doorstep, and have enjoyed many happy days out there.

 

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Dinosaurs at the Eden Project

 

6.  A fairy door.  We all love a little bit of magic in our lives.  Imagine the excitement of having real fairies living in your house or garden.  A beautiful maker and artist who makes bespoke fairy doors is Sarah Gordon.  She sells through a Facebook group called Gorgeous Grids (she also makes Crystal grid bases), just click here to request to join.  Order by early December for yours to arrive before Xmas 

 

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7.  A garden in a box.  Growing food or flowers with young children is hugely rewarding. One of my children doesn’t eat fruit or vegetables, but will happily munch peas or strawberries that we have grown.  Often young families are full of intention about doing this but short on time.  So a garden in a box- that arrives all ready to plant in your garden is a truly wonderful gift.  I love Rocket Gardens boxes.

 

8.  A Grimm’s Rainbow.  No natural/alternative family home is complete without one of these beauties.  They’re used as tunnels, animal and pokemon homes, stacked in amazingly creative ways and more by my children. And they last forever.  Ours is from Myriad https://www.myriadonline.co.uk/product/rainbow-tunnel/

 

9.  An aromatherapy diffuser.  It might sound boring- but it isn’t!  My children LOVE ours-  it changes colour and they simply won’t go to sleep without it.  I add Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils to ours to help us all sleep.  Neal’s Yard make gorgeous ones- Jen a Neal’s Yard Independent Consultant recommends the Soto Aroma Diffuser – which acts as a mini humidifier too.  These cost £50 and the last date for Christmas orders is December 14th.   You can order with Jen by clicking here .  

 

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10.  A Crystal Angel.  Having a beautiful Crystal Angel to watch over your child as they sleep, is a really lovely addition to their bedroom. My favourite places to buy Crystals – where I know they always of exceptional quality and energy- are Crystal Dreams and Heaven and Earth crystals.

 

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How to keep the energy light and bright in your living area

How to keep the energy clean in your living area

 

One question I am often asked is how to keep the energy light in your living area.

Ideally, the first thing you would do, is keep the area clutter free, as clutter does stop the energy flowing.  But I’m a home educating mother of four.

Realistically, although I love clear and minimalist looking spaces, my children aren’t that bothered.  They need and enjoy their wide range of toys.  And I’m too busy/not that inclined enough to keep tidying.

Clean is also good.  I try, I really do, and I have spurts where I clean, and dust and hoover. Other times I get my husband to.   But the next day it is a mess again.

So after decluttering and cleaning (or not), the fun can begin.

My favourite way is firstly to smudge.  I use Californian White Sage, though you can use local dried herbs to do this.  I light it, wait for it to smoke, hold an Abalone shell underneath, and waft the smoke around the room with a big feather I bought from a Shamen.  My children love to help with this too.  Make sure you waft the smoke into all the dark corners, and nooks and crannies.

Then, I put 2 sets of 3 clear quartz points, in two different parts of the room, pointing into the room.  Even better would be to use large generator points, but they’re expensive and this is an affordable alternative.  These should be cleansed at least weekly.

This keeps the energy in our Living Space clean and clear.  The next time I find my self a bit grumpy, stressy and impatient with the children, I repeat.

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Green Aventurine Love Series #7

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine, is the seventh stone in my Love Stone Series.  Both green and pink are the colours of the Heart Chakra.

Like all Love stones, Green Aventurine has a lovely calming and soothing energy.

My all time favourite quote about Green Aventurine by Ahsian (2007) is

“it’s essence is like that of a spring bursting forth after a long, dark winter”

Everything about it’s energy is like Spring.

Growth, vitality, hope, optimism, luck, zest for life (Simmons and Ahsian 2007) all describe it’s energy perfectly.

Green Aventurine uplifts and brings a feeling of lightness.  It helps you see the humour in life, to look on the bright side (Simmons 2007).  If you could associate a song with it, it would be Always Look On The On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python  

Lacking Patience?

It has a stabilising energy that brings tranquility and a positive outlook (Lilly 2002).  Whatever’s going on around you, it can help you to feel calm, centered and present.

This can help if you’re feeling less than patient, annoyed or angry.  Quite handy when you’re looking after small children.  Grab a piece and feel your energy and happiness levels rise.

Green Aventurine
Green Aventurine

Sweet Dreams?

It’s also a dreamers stone.  It can help if you’re having difficulty falling asleep, and it stimulate dreams (Gienger 2015).  In this way, it can help your dreams come true.

You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how’re you going to have a dream come true?

(I may have borrowed that quote from somewhere).

Focus on your dreams, write them down, set your intentions for what you want to happen. Then work out what you can do to help this.

Love?

Back to it’s love energy. Hall (2002) says that it strengthens mature relationships.  It soothes emotional wounds and helps you to release old emotional patterns and heartache (Ahsian 2007).  If you keep going back to the same old argument with your partner, Green Aventurine can help you finally move on.

As a heart chakra stone, it can help you feel more heart centered.  This is helpful if you’re a worrier, or too much of a over thinker.  In this way it brings you into more of a happy go lucky vibration, confident, optimistic and able to embrace change (Ahsian 2007)

Energy Vampires?

It can also help if you find certain people drain your energy.  Sometimes even a simple phone call or text from someone can change your whole mood for the day.  Hold or wear it when dealing with these people to help protect your energy from these Energy Vampires (Permutt 2008).

 

Sending you lots of positive, uplifting Heart Energy and Crystal Blessings

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Rhodochrosite Love Series #3

Rhodochrosite

I first came across Rhodochrosite in Argentina, when I was looking for a charm for a bracelet I was making for my mum.  Each country I travelled to, I collected a charm for her as a present for when I returned home.  I found it carved as a little heart shaped charm, and fell in love with it’s delicate corally pink colour.   It’s name comes from the Greek for “Rose Coloured”.  It’s just beautiful.

 

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite has a gorgeously joyful, mood lifting energy that helps you think positively about life.  So, if you’re feeling a bit flat, and down in the dumps, try taking some outside and feel how your energy changes.

I love to work with it for emotionally healing my inner child.  I’ve got a photo of myself at my most miserable and hurting age, and I’ve surrounded it with love stones- including Rhodochrosite.  Each time I look at the photo I mentally send this younger me love and reassurance.

Robert Simmons, in the  “Book of Stones” states

It soothes the heart and comforts the soul, helping one claim one’s rightful powers and be everything on was meant to be.  It vibrates to the frequencies of inner peace and self-forgiveness, allowing one to fully blossom”

Working with Rhodochrosite might bring up difficult memories to the surface, but it’s gentle loving energy will help you heal and release these.  Notice anything that comes up,  send yourself (at the age you were when it happened) love.  Visualise Angels taking the situation and healing it.  If you know how to do EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), this is an excellent way to help you release emotions around difficult memories.  Look up Gary Craig on youtube as a fantastic resource.

Rhodochrosite can also help you to discover any hidden talents or repressed creative streaks.  And if you’ve forgotten how to play, try wearing or carrying it around for a week.   Make a conscious effort to play with your children (Playful Parenting by Laurence Cohen is a great book for ideas for this).  If you haven’t any children borrow a friend’s (most of us would jump at the chance to have someone play with their child for an hour!!).  Buy one of your favourite childhood toys from E-Bay .  See how your play becomes more easy and natural, and you start actually having fun. This will be so healing for both you and your child.

 

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Much Love and Crystal Blessings

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Love Stones Series #1 Watermelon Tourmaline

Hello fellow Crystal Lover

We all need heart healing.  We all have wounds, buried deep down, or perhaps rawer and nearer the surface.  Working with crystals is a powerful way to begin to heal our emotional and spiritual pain.

To love and to feel loved has to be the most wonderful, warming and magical part of being human.

I thought it would be fun to write a mini series about Love Crystals for you.

Watermelon Tourmaline

A really special and outrageously beautiful love Crystal is Watermelon Tourmaline.

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Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline is Tourmaline that has pink in the middle and a green rind around the outside.

This is the perfect colour combo for activating, clearing and soothing the heart chakra.

The green ray heals emotional wounds stored in your heart, and the pink inspires the love to flow inside and out (Raphael 1985)

Watermelon Tourmaline vibrates with love, kindness and friendship.

It has a simply gorgeous calming energy that helps enhance patience (always useful for those of us with toddlers, or any family member really).

It’s pretty hard to get hold of, my one is itsy bitsy, but at least its portable and easy to hold.

Try holding or wearing it,  it will help you to take a deep and nourishing breath and easily find your heart centre. This connects you to the feeling of internal happiness and joy, no matter what’s going on around you!!

As always, I would LOVE to hear how you get on with it, if you’re lucky enough to have one at home, please show me a photo on my Facebook page!!

With Love and Crystal Blessings

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