Jul 192012
 

I propose  the term “crystal amplifier” (or “crystal engine”) as a way to refer to a larger stone used in the center of a grid.  The surrounding stones form a lattice for the current of energy.

Below are my thoughts on the topic and why for the Crystal Wisdom  classes I teach I have decided to adopt the above terminology.

“True” generators are defined by some book authors as such because of their shape.   A term that refers to the center stone selected for a grid seems to be better defined by its purpose and function (not shape) – it can be any stone that serves that purpose and is in no way inferior, and doesn’t have to cost a small fortune.  The center stone is the heart of the grid, its purpose being to intensify, add to, and focus the energy that is generated by all the surrounding stones in the grid.

For weeks now I’ve been thinking that there needs to be a good phrase or word to use for the center crystal chosen for a grid.  It is way to much of a mouthful to say “generator” then have to explain well I don’t mean a “true” generator (which is an all natural crystal with 6 equal sides all meeting at the apex)

I think that having to define a  “true” generator that way, when referring to the center stone of a grid, adds an unspoken layer to that definition – a “true” generator is way too expensive for most folks to even think owning one and makes most crystal lovers drool over the thought of having one, driving the cost up even more, and causing some folks to think that any thing less then a “true” generator is second best.  (Wbich of course is not true – the energy that empowers a grid comes from us, the crystals and stones are our allies and aide in ehancing, guiding, and focusing that energy and are in no way second best or inferior just because of it doesn’t meet the strick guidelines for a definition of a shape.  But when dealing with energy it is helpful to remove any thoughts or terms that could interfere with being positive and expanding.)

Just tossing the idea out there for consideration, feedback and suggestions welcome.

Definitions:   (source: thesaurus.com)
engine – a machine that converts potential energy into kinetic energy to provide motive force in order to work definition of amplify – increase, accelerate Synonyms:  boost, expand, extend, heighten, improve, intensify, magnify, multiply, strength
lattice – a structure of crossed…strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips; also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice. Crystallography . an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points)  in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.

Excerpt from my Crystal Wisdom Part 2 class:

Crytal Grid –  Center stone: “crystal amplifier,”  a larger stone used in the center of a grid.  The center stone is the heart of the grid, its purpose being to intensify, add to, and focus the energy that is generated by all the surrounding stones (engines) in the grid.  The surrounding stones in a grid are the engines and form a lattice for the current of energy that they generate.  The surrounding stones are selected to be complimentary to the purpose of the grid.

 

Jan 042012
 

Amethyst Inside Quartz Crystal Cluster and Amethyst Geode

To compare for size I had a candy cane handy. Here is a photo of the very large quartz crystal and amethyst geode with the candy cane propped up against them.  Each one weighs at least 70 lbs.  I was unable to lift them out of my trunk and had to wait until my brother had some time to come over and bring them in.

SizeQuartz Amethyst Quartz Crystal Cluster and Amethyst Geode

They are placed in front of our fireplace, the quartz crystal cluster to the left and the amethyst geode to the right. Here is a larger photo of each:

Quartz Crystal Cluter Quartz Crystal Cluster and Amethyst Geode

Metaphysical and healing properties associated with quartz crystal cluster: a cluster of crystals brings a “group” energy to it’s surrounding area; used to foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship, intimacy and to break up negative energy in the environment. A large cluster is wonderful for “re-charging” other crystals with energy; utilized in “cleansing” other crystals of negative energy (lay a crystal on top of a cluster for 24-48 hours in order to cleanse and recharge it). Clusters help to keep all life forms energized and clear of heavy or unproductive energy. Clear Quartz Crystal is the most powerful crystal for healing and energy amplification; working at a vibrational level it attunes to the specific energy requirements of the person needing healing or undertaking spiritual work. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and has the widest range of metaphysical applications. Quartz crystal raises (spiritual) energy to the highest possible level; stores information like a natural computer and are a spiritual library waiting to be accessed. Holding a quartz crystal in your hand doubles your biomagnetic field.

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Amethyst Geode Quartz Crystal Cluster and Amethyst Geode

Metaphysical and healing properties associated with amethyst geodes: Powerful healing (cleansing, calming and transforming); heals all levels of the mind, body and spirit; relieves anxiety, worry, and restlessness and increases mental strength, stability and inner energy (balances and creates emotional centeredness); also used for healing addictions, headaches, arthritis, circulatory system and endocrine systems. Protects the mind from mental attacks and helps to transform negative thinking into positive.; eases stress, grief, depression, emotional despair and inefficient communication.  Amethyst has a soothing quality and is associated with peace and tranquility. Its soothing and protective essence works in favor of improving our intellect, strengthening our attention, and cleansing our mind; relieves the strain in our mind, especially when dealing with increased stress and/or when our mental activity is accelerated. It is also used for communicating with angels, solving legal and financial problems, and enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation; helps you remember your dreams.

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There has been a definite positive energy increase in the room and throughout the whole house after these stones were placed in front of the fireplace.  I am looking forward to completing the house blessing ceremony I wrote when I get the other stones I need and specifically charging the crystals and linking them to the smaller stones that will be placed beneath the home, in a circle around the house, and in each room.  I am also planning on some time in the future being able to hold regular healing circles and these the Quartz Crystal Cluster and Amethyst Geode will be a wonderful addition to the healing energy.

Nov 302011
 

 QuartzCrystal1 Crystals   December Cauldron Chat

December Caldron Chat Topic: CRYSTALS – Do you use crystals for spells, rituals, around the house, or in other ways?   What is your favorite crystal and-or semi precious stones?  What experiences have you had with crystals?

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My favorite crystal is Amethyst – it is purple and that is my favorite color.  But besides the color, it is the stone I am most drawn too and just “feels” right for me.   I also like the combination – amethyst, smoky quartz, and moonstone; and of course amber and jet is a favorite too (I have one necklace made from amber and jet beads that I cherish).

I use crystals for healing work, meditation and all around the house.  I have several spheres, eggs, heart shaped stones and clusters of various stones and crystals in various rooms throughout the house (too many to list).  I recently acquired a lovely “record keeper” crystal and I’m looking forward to exploring and learning more about this crystal.  I am also in the process of gathering the crystals needed for a House Blessing With Crystals ritual that I am planning in the near future.

Most of time I find that I pick out a stone or crystal by my intuition (does the stone “call to me” or how does it “feel”), if I do acquire it then I look up the symbology and what the various uses are.  I always find the information interesting and useful, and is especially helpful when selecting a stone as a gift for someone else or when trying to decide which stones for a medicine bag or healing amulet bag.    For me I think the “magic” in the stones and crystals are how they “speak” to the individual that chose it.  I have a few large, expensive pieces, but I don’t think size or cost is a factor for how magical or powerful a stone is.  Simple, untumbled crystals are wonderful too.   Plain river rocks or stones found on the beach or in the forest can also be very powerful allies for strength, grounding and protection. 

I love learning about crystals and stones.  I invite you to share your experiences, knowledge, questions about crystals and stones.

Bright Blessings, Lady Rose

Nov 252011
 

Amethyst House Blessing With Crystals
I have always loved crystals and semi-precious stones, I have several clusters and spheres of many different kinds. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration and creative ideas for different ways to use them.  One way I plan to use a lot of crystals and stones is for a house blessing. This will be a project that takes a few months to prepare for as I find and gather the various stones I need.

The house blessing will begin under the house. We do not have a basement, however there is a dirt floor and enough space that you can walk under the house as long as you don’t stand completely upright.   As I thought about what I wanted to do, I decided that I wouldn’t do anything that might scare the next owners (even if that ends up being 50+ years from now), I decided not to use crystal skulls or painted stones with pentacles (which I did think about doing at first until I got the idea to use various crystals).  There are so many wonderful crystals and semi-precious stones to chose from that it was a bit difficult to narrow down what I wanted to use – in the end I decided to go with a few of my favorites.

The first step to creating a ritual is to decide on the purpose. I want my home to be a calm, peaceful, loving place to be for my family but also a place that supports spiritual well being and my healing work. Taking all of that into consideration I selected: 4 hematite (heart shape), 1 rose quartz (star shape), 12 rutilated quartz (small pieces), 50 clear quartz points, and 13 amethyst clusters.

Each area of the house and around the house will be censed with sage and spurged with blessed water and sea salt.  The crystals will be charged with intent and qi healing energy.

Under the house:  create a sacred space circle by placing four hematite heart stones in the four directions, a single row of 12 rutilated quartz around the circle space, and a star rose quartz in the center.  (The stones don’t need to be a particular shape to be affective, but I happened to find the hearts and star at a very good price.)

Around the outside of the house: place  a circle of  50 small clear quartz crystal points evenly space to create a cirle around the house.

Each room of the house:  place a amethyst crystal cluster.

I will then use my healing drum and from under house, to each room on the first floor and second floor, I will drum and chant filling the house with intent for protection, peace, joy, harmony, love and healing.

Hematite: helps to absorb negative energy, promotes calm, balance and equilibrium in times of stress or worry and is a very protective stone. It is good for grounded and helps to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. It aids in meditation and the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical existence; this allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others. Also, physically it is used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog.

Rose Quartz: stone of unconditional love (opens the heart to all types of love – love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love). It has a high energy, but its vibration is also calming and soothing. It clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment, and allows healing of  heart issues and disease associated with holding on to negative emotions.  It opens the heart to compassion for self and for others, and raises  self-esteem, eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace. The soothing energy fosters empathy, reconciliation, and  forgiveness of others, enhances positive self-affirmations and lowers stress and tension in the heart.  It promotes being open to and accepting love from others, and to recognize the unconditional love of the Universe. It is also used to balance all of the chakras and to remove negative energy and replace it with love energy.

Rutilated Crystal: (clear quartz riddled with needle-like threads of golden rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide) clears energy blockages from all of the chakras
and attune to divine purpose.  It puts off a very high level of energy, and brings physical and mental balance and stability.  It is an uplifting stone, infusing joy into one’s life and surrounding environment. It is also very good for meditation, promotes connection to the Divine, the higher realms and spirit guides (the rutile threads ack as a psychic antenna).  It assists to expand one’s state of consciousness and enhance psychic abilities, as well as helps gain greater concentration and clarity. Physically it can be used to speed healing of injuries and slow down aging.
An important aspect of Rutilated Quartz is when it is programmed it can powerfully amplify your intent out into the universe and help manifest the intent in the phsyical realm. To do this it is very important to use visualization – imagine being within the stone itself and then vividly imagine the energies of your intent moving
along the individual rutile crystal threads within the quartz.

Clear Quartz: most versatile and powerful healing stone among all crystals, it is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention, protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. It enhances and strengthens the aura. As gifts from Mother Earth, quartz crystals come to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one’s spiritual growth.  It is also used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras, and are a wonderful choice for healing, meditation, energy work and energy grids.

In its natural form, the quartz points radiate their energies outward into the surrounding environment and can be programmed with intent and kept in a central place to emit its helpful energies. The naturally formed 6-sided (hexagon) shape (sacred geometry) contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations.  Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.  I will be placing these in the Earth, pointed up and slightly angled toward the house and programmed to channel earth healing and grounding energy.  Since they will be in the ground,  it will keep them clear of negative energy (the earth absorbs and recycles all energy).

Amethyst: very powerful and protective crystal, natural stress reliever, encourages inner strength; a strong healing energy that transmutes lower vibrations to higher frequencies, and transforms negative energy to love energy. It connects the physical plane with higher realm, and is a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations. It also helps develop intuition and psychic abilities, enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promotes a higher state of consciousness; clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, and aligning and fosters cooperation between the energy bodies.

The crystals will bring a wonderful energy to the house and help amplify rituals and healing work that I do.  Periodically I when I do a house cleansing, I can focus on the crystals as I cense and spurge throughout the house adding to the visualization of intention of protection, love, joy and healing and over time their energy and power will increase with each ritual and cleansing.

What are your favorite crystals and stones?   Have you used them in rituals or healing work?

Bright blessings, Lady Rose

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