Exploring the Power of Crystals and Chakras

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The Snowflake and our Crown Chakra Sahasrara

The beauty of the snow flake, each one completely different from the other.  Like us, we are each different from one another and create the crystalline structure, the vibration of pure love and gratitude – Crystal Clear Energy.

I have often thought that Quartz is actually fossilized water.  When we think that our own bodies are made up of roughly 70% water, we can see why we resonate so vibrantly with quartz.  Our own thoughts can create a positive or negative ripple throughout our bodies by resonating the liquid crystals within us as proven by Dr. Masaru Emoto, and as discussed by Robert Simmons in their research and books.

Goddess Shakti, also known as our Kundalini Energy, has finally come to Shiva, her eternal dance partner; their dance floor is the entire Universe.  This awakening in the Crown Chakra is remarkable when all 6 Chakras below are in balance. Enlightenment can be experienced in this place.  Pure bliss, love and joy surround every part of you.

Herkimer Quartz Diamonds - $60.00 Each

Auralite 23 Pendant $60.00

This Chakra represents thought, consciousness, knowing, transcendence and meditation.  Our complete understanding of the entire universe around us and our place within it is here in the Crown Chakra.  The Pituitary Gland known as the “Master Gland” is linked with the Crown Chakra and regulates all the other Endocrine Glands maintaining homeostasis throughout your entire body.

The element ‘Thought’ is related with the Crown Chakra.  In the past blogs and newsletters I have indicated the speed of the elements associated with each chakra.  The speed of thought cannot be measured, unlike the Third Eye’s ‘Light Element’ of almost 300,000 km per second.  Our thoughts enable us to connect with the Divine Intelligence, Source, Spirit or God.  When we pray or meditate using our Crown Chakra we become the source of manifestation and creation. In other words, we realize that the Divine Intelligence, Source, Spirit and God is within each one of us, making us “The Creator”.  We leave behind the cognitive mind and open ourselves to the transcendent mindfulness of our soul.
I also believe that particular crystals and minerals can help with our transcendent meditation of the Crown Chakra – our expansion into the Universe.  The stones that I would suggest are: Amethyst and Clear Quartz (Crystal).  Quartz has always been a long time favourite. It comes to us in such variety, shape and sizes.

Clear Quartz Crystal Pendant $30.00 each

Quartz activates our Crown and Soul Star Chakras.  This stone vibrates at a remarkably stable and high frequency making it ideal for use in time measurement and in elevating our spiritual consciousness to new levels, allowing us to cross time, space and dimensions.
Quartz Vibrates at 32,768 Hz.  Quartz has been used in our modern age to measure time by using the piezoelectric effect of pinging the crystal tuning fork within all digital devices like watches and cell phones.  This constant frequency also enhances the pineal and pituitary glands bringing homeostasis to our entire endocrine system and wellbeing to our body.  When our bodies are in balance we are able to elevate to new levels on all planes of existence.
Quartz is known as a remarkable healing stone; brain function, thoughts, meditation, and communication all benefit the carrier.  Quartz works well with most other crystals by enhancing their powers. Double terminated quartz are said to be the most powerful in sending, receiving, storing, activating and amplifying energies, but all quartz crystals are fully capable of this power.
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Charles Brand

Tour of the Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated Quartz is a very powerful healer and protector crystal, balances the male/female polarities and aids in eliminating many set patterns that are destructive in nature and in one’s own life.

Tourmalinated Quartz Pendant $110.00

Tourmalinated Quartz aligns all of our Chakras by connecting us with the Earth and the Soul Star Chakra above our heads, this connection gives us the ability to connect with Spirit or God.

Tumbled Tourmalinated Quartz $5.00 each

Tourmalinated Quartz is the perfect crystal for adjusting imbalances throughout the body and creating Harmony for you within your environment.

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Charles Brand


Ajna the Third Eye Chakra

Ajna or Third Eye Chakra located in the centre of the head slightly above the eye level relates with our Mind’s Eye of All Knowing.  My company logo uses the Eye of Horus that represents a similar belief of “All Knowingness”.

This particular Chakra represents light, colour, seeing, intuition, vision and clairvoyance.  The Ajna Chakra is linked with the Pineal Gland that is sometimes called the “Seat of the Soul” because it acts as a light meter for the body.  Similar to the aperture of a camera, the Pineal Gland translates the amount of sunlight that our body is receiving to the amount of hormones governing our nervous system.  In winter, our body’s metabolism slows down to conserve energy, and in the summer it speeds up.

The Pineal Gland or Third Eye Chakra keeps our body in balance and in homeostasis with our environment by balancing our input and output.  If you are fortunate enough to own a DSLR camera, or, like me, used a manual SLR camera, then you will have an understanding that light carries information.  Allowing the light to enter our own body or the body of the camera, will relay a vibrant and colourful frequency onto our Retina and into our pineal gland, or, light information onto film respectively.

The information we “see” with our eyes or Retina, travels from our Optic Nerve through the Optic Chasm and is partially processed by our Pineal Glands.  A camera processes the information in a similar way by exposing the light information onto film as “recorded information”, only to be processed later within a photo lab.  Technically, what we “see” is the colour that is “not absorbed” by the object, but reflected back to us.

As a side note: The common use of the word “Dark” fascinates me, I feel this word should be removed from the dictionary for there is no such thing as Dark.  Dark does not exist, only the “Lack of Light”.

Light is typically defined into the colours of the visible light spectrum or rainbow, and consist of the same colours of each of our chakras—Amazing!  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

The element ‘light’ is related with the Third Eye Chakra.  Light travels the fastest of any element of the lower chakras, at the speed of almost 300,000 km per second.  The Ajna Chakra allows us to see clearly the big picture – hormones are released and our body can now react accordingly to what we see (think of it as our ability to “fight or flight” from a situation).  A balanced Third Eye Chakra allows us to use and trust our intuition so that a sense of knowing (Claircognizance) surrounds us and our actions.

Lapis Lazuli—The Third Eye Chakra Stone

Lapis is by far one of the most powerful Third Eye Chakra Stones to have in your collection.  Where should I begin with describing this beautiful powerhouse of a stone?  Wars have been waged, won and lost over this stone.  This stone has been traded for thousands of years by Egyptians and people from the Middle East and is especially known as the stone of royalty.  It was used for eye shadow, paintings and adorned many sarcophagus’, including the famed King Tut’s face mask.

Lapis Lazuli helps one attain wisdom by aiding in deciphering the coded messages from Spirit or God.  Lapis also strengthens our skeletal systems, activating our thyroid gland, bringing our body in alignment for our ascension with our higher self or spirit guides. Lapis has been used to release tension within the body, reduce anxiety and increases strength, vitality, and virility.  This stone can help us attain great wisdom and clarity, shedding light on our illumination and proximity with the divine.

 

Lapis Lazuli Pendant $50.00

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Charles


Hematite – To Fake or Not to Fake

I have always been drawn to the feeling Hematite brought, and with the weight of it in my pocket. I even found the artificially-magnetized hematite interesting as well (until I learned that it is NOT Hematite at all).  Hematite is made up of Iron Oxide. It is not the prettiest stone in its natural state.  New York City’s famous “Brownstone Fronts” were due to the Iron Oxide in the sandstone beds of the Connecticut Valley.  Polished Hematite takes on the look of a freshly buffed chrome bumper of an antique car.  This reflective quality is also part of the healing this stone brings; it aids us to reflect on ourselves.  We often spend time watching others, but how long do we spend watching ourselves?  Enter Hematite – the grounding and reflective stone.

Hematite comes from the Greek word for Red. Hematite was used to create red chalk for 1000’s of years which relates well to the red colour of our Root Chakra. The gravity of Hematite reminds us that we are all earth beings and connected through the Root Chakra with the Earth.  It is a wonderful stone to carry in your pocket, although your pants might fall down from the weight of this stone (it is quite heavy for its size).  Hematite was also used by Egyptians to protect tombs from tomb raiders. Hematite dust can be lethal if breathed in, so they covered the sarcophagus with hematite dust to stop thieves.

What is the difference of Magnetic and Non Magnetic Hematite?  The difference is that Hematite is not naturally found magnetized (actually, only a very small magnetic charge can be found within natural hematite) and only becomes this way through a mechanical process. The procedure includes heating and cooling the hematite while it is attached to very strong magnet.  Most often the Magnetized Hematite does not even include Hematite, but uses synthetic ceramic barium-strontium ferrite magnet and is polished to a silvery gleam.  Most manufacturers keep their formulas a trade secret.  Artificially or fake magnetized Hematite may not serve our highest good or expectation, but may offer a relief to the wearer.  Let me try to explain the health benefits of wearing a magnetic bracelet:

Short Term Healing Properties of wearing Magnetic Jewelry

I have a very simple explanation.  It is known that we have many heavy metals within our bodies circulating through our blood stream.  These heavy metals entered our bodies through either absorption of solvents (gasoline/varsol), inhalation from Factory Air Emissions known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), or by ingestion of foods.  Many species are not able to release these heavy metals (known as Bio-Accumulation). The compounded ingestion of Bio-Accumulated species is known as Bio-Magnification.

 

It is my belief that wearing a magnetized bracelet will make you feel better “temporarily”, as the heavy metals are attracted to the magnetic bracelet and concentrate in your wrist, thus no longer flowing throughout your bloodstream.  The removal of the bracelet allows the heavy metals to circulate again, and we will feel the ill effects of this toxic loading.  There are alternative measure for ridding the body of heavy metals, and one should research approved methods of Chelating Therapies.

Now Back to the Real Hematite:

The real connection of the Root Chakra with the Earth occurs through the Sciatic Nerve (the longest and largest nerve in our bodies) that runs from the heel of your foot to the base of your spine where our Root Chakra is located.  Individuals suffering from sciatica experience disconnect with the Earth and the onset of dis-eases occurs that are associated with being out of balance with the Earth’s Frequency.  Hematite offers us a reconnection through our sciatic nerve and a rebalance with the Earth Energies.

Hematite is often referred to as a bloodstream purifier. When you polish or drill into this stone, it appears to bleed due to the high concentration of Iron Ore.  This stone energizes the entire body by improving circulation and the flow of oxygen to all cells.  Hematite is also a protective stone and enhances optimism, courage and willpower.

 

Hematite Pendant $40.00

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Charles

 


Galena and Avatar, what is the connection?

Galena:

Do you remember the movie Avatar?  What mineral were they mining on Pandora? Was it Unobtanium or was it really Galena?  The movie instilled upon us the “connectedness of our beings”, that we can be open to receive and transfer information through this matrix of energy.  I am fascinated that they used Galena to represent this importance.  In the movie Avatar, Unobtanium cost over $10 million per pound, on Earth, the real cost of Galena is around $25 per pound.

Unobtanium on Pandora is really Galena

I have always been attracted to the cubic shape and silver colour of this mineral, maybe because it was used in crystal radio kits from decades ago and still available today.  The lead content of Galena is useful for us to feel connected with the earth and also to act as a transducer of Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF). Use of Galena near your computer or electronic equipment can aid in reducing headaches and fatigue caused by these devices by blocking and transducing EMF.

This stone is mined extensively around the world for its Lead content.  Luckily for us, the lead is tied up within the sulphides of the stone, so that lead poisoning will not occur from simple handling this stone.  However this stone would be toxic if used as a crystal elixir using the direct method (the indirect method should always be used when making an elixir of a crystal you are not familiar with).

Galena chunks $5.00 each

I have always offered Galena to those individuals that are receiving radiation treatments.  It is known to reduce the harmful effects of excessive radiation; by absorbing the excess the body does not need.

Galena is used by mystics to receive the thoughts of others from their past, present and or future.  They were thought to utilize unseen waves from Uranus which aided in their metaphysical properties of the stone of communication.

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Charles


Atlantisite – The Knowledge Stone of Atlantis.

Atlantisite is a mixture of Serpentine and Stichtite creating two wonderful energies to raise our creative energies, our Kundalini!  Atlantisite is very useful in accessing a deeper meditation and in retrieving wisdom from our past lives and ancient ancestors.

Atlantisite Palm Stone $4.00 each

Atlantisite brings balance to our Heart Chakra and a loving vibration to our heart and lungs.  The healing powers of Atlantisite can benefit the stomach and kidneys.  Atlantisite also aids our skin by regenerating and improving the elasticity of it.

Atlantisite brings us a feeling of security, soothing our anxiety and bringing a sense of calm to our home or safe place.  Atlantisite aids in resolving conflicts by promoting an inner peace and gentleness within us, while protecting us from negative energies.

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Charles


Cuprite – The stone of the Beautiful Sonora Sunset

Cuprite is a very powerful stone, enhancing our pranic breath (our life force) and accelerating our light body. When we see the Sonora Sunset, we can identify the Cuprite as Red, Chrysocolla as Green and Tenorite as Black. The healing properties of these two other stones apply.

Sonora Sunset Pendant $95.00

Cuprite activates the Root Chakra, connecting the entire body with the Earth’s Energy. Cuprite increases our vitality through this connecting with the Earth, giving our energy level a boost.

Cuprite can be called upon to attract love admirers and fertility when needed. Cuprite literally attracts and satiates our physical needs. Cuprite can relieve us from worry and anxiety, reminding us that some things are outside of our control.

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Charles