Saturday, July 23, 2016

7 Reasons Why Clear Quartz Is A Must-Have Crystal

If I was to suggest one crystal that everyone could benefit from owning either for personal and or professional use, it would be a clear quartz crystal. These crystals are a composition of silicon and oxygen and are easily found all over the world and are extremely affordable.

7 Benefits From Owning Quartz Crystals
  1. This crystal repairs and strengthens the bio magnetic field. This means you will not leak energy from your auric field.
  2. You can grid your home, property or workspace with quartz points. When the point faces inwards, we are bringing in energy, when they point out, we are clearing energy.
  3. When placed in your vehicle, it helps reduce gas consumption.
  4. It amplifies the energy in its environment. When acupuncture needles are coated with clear quartz, the treatment is enhanced by 10%.
  5. Replace midday coffee with a clear quartz elixir by placing a crystal in your drinking water. (Be sure the crystal is washed before placing it in your water).
  6. Clear quartz is excellent for dream recall. There are many messages for us in the dream state, therefore remembering our dreams is important for our soul growth.
  7. This type of quartz activates and opens the crown chakra and soul star chakra. When these two chakras are open and activated, it is easier for us to connect with our intuition and divine soul energy.
Keeping your crystals cleared is an important part of working with crystal energy. They often become dull and lose their oomph when used frequently. You can clear your crystals by saging them, putting them in a running body or water or by placing them in a sea salt mixture. I recommend clearing them at least once a month.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Adding These Herbs Will Give Your Smudging Ritual A Boost!

When adding these herbs to your smudging ritual, you are adding another element to the environment that you are cleansing and clearing. Smudging, also known as saging, is a ritual that many different cultures have used to clear negative or stagnant energy. The most common herb that people use to clear their space is dried sage. While using sage by itself does and can get the job done, many people prefer to add another herb for their own custom intention.
The Herbs
  • Cedar is often used to cleanse a new home, apartment and or business. It has the energy of protection and brings in the influence of wise and old spiritual energy.
  • Lavender is used to bring in a loving and nurturing energy into your space. It also has a welcoming aroma. It is also said to keep away negative influences.
  • Sweetgrass has a sweet vanilla aroma that connects us to Mother Earth, which is a grounding and centering vibration. The sweetgrass brings in the sweetness and the blessings that life has to offer. 
  • Copal has a crisp citrus aroma. It is often burned as an offering to the "Gods" giving gratitude for our blessings and honoring them.
  • Frankincense was once considered more valuable than gold! It helps to raise your vibration as well as your the space you are in, opens up your clairvoyance abilities, and shields you from lower vibrational influences.
  • Myrrh helps keep your vibration high and helps the user to attain enlightenment and wisdom. It's smoke is used to bless, consecrate, and bless it's environment. 
These herbs can be added with your sage mixture, or you may purchase a sage wand with the herb(s) already bundled together. These herbs can be found at almost any metaphysical store. 

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco