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Crystal grids: An introduction

Grids are crystals laid out in precise geometric patterns, or placed as appropriate, to generate or release energy. Although flat, they produce a multi-dimensional energetic net. Grids can be used for healing or to cleanse or regenerate an area. If your crystal has a point, either face it in the direction that the grid is…

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Grids are crystals laid out in precise geometric patterns, or placed as appropriate, to generate or release energy. Although flat, they produce a multi-dimensional energetic net. Grids can be used for healing or to cleanse or regenerate an area. If your crystal has a point, either face it in the direction that the grid is flowing, or point it out to draw off energy or point in to draw energy in. For cleansing your grid, see Crystal Essences. Crystal Grid Protocol Crystals are living beings and need to be approached with respect. Crystal Grids are immensely potent energetic matrixes that need to be carefully crafted. Remember to open the appropriate chakras before creating a grid. Crystals carry the energy of everyone who touches them and also draw off toxic energies so they require frequent cleansing. If you haven’t prepared properly before putting yourself in a grid or laying on out, or kept your energies pure, the stones will clear things out in the quickest and most catalytic way so remember to combine them with gentle healing crystals to bring in light to hold a space throughout all the cells in your body for transmutation and new DNA potential to switch on. When working with crystals or grids especially when other people are involved please remember: Learn to work at interface – where two energy fields meet. Do not space invade or vampirize anyone else’s energy field if laying a grid for anyone else. Keep your attention and good will focused on the issue being worked with so that you hold a clear, positive, uncontaminated energetic space for the work. If beaming crystal energy from a grid to someone not present, beam only the energy of the crystal from an open unconditional heart, not your own energy or that of your guides or mentors. Do not set up grids for other people unless you have their permission or have asked their higher self to confirm it is appropriate. If setting up grids for the world, ask your higher self to direct you. Once a toxic energy, thought or emotion has been released, do not speak of it again. To do so re-anchors it and makes the work pointless. Always check that the grids you are creating are harmonious and appropriate. Putting inharmonious crystals into a grid can not only throw the grid off balance but can also introduce inappropriate or contaminated energies and negate the intended effect of the grid. The same goes for negative statements made near a grid. A grid will pick up and amplify the negativity. Avoid idle chatter and remain positive. Do not blow on crystals to cleanse them as your energies may not be pure. Crystals, auras and chakras must be cleansed before and after use as should grids and the space around them. Deconstruct grids at all levels when the work is complete or ask that only what is for the highest good will remain. A note on alignment I used to think it was important to have all the crystals exactly aligned in a grid. Not any more! My experiences over the past few weeks photographing a vast number of grids for a new book have taught me that sometimes the crystals will deliberately move out of alignment to create a space for something new to emerge. The ‘or something better’ that I always add to my intention. Crystals are very wise, intelligent beings and they can see a lot further than I can, so I’ve now learned that if a crystal constantly shifts its position in the grid, it’s saying loud and clear ‘this is where I need to be’ Or, if it falls on the floor, it’s saying ‘choose another crystal’ – but I knew that one already. Another lesson in listening to my crystals rather than following the rules! (See my blog on the main website on misalignment or a greater purpose.) Grid 1: Emotional Clearing Grid This grid is perfect for releasing toxic emotional energy, replacing it with light to hold a space for transmutation. Several crystal combinations work well together depending on the depths of what you wish to release. Place the release crystals on your solar plexus and down around your feet. Then place the light bringing crystals up and over your head. Join up the grid starting at the centre and going down and around your feet, up to the centre again and then up and around your head until you reach the centre again. A Smoky Quartz or Flint below your feet helps to anchor and ground the grid and transmute the energies that are released. The Lemniscate. For emotional cleansing cross at the solar plexus or the heart.   Rose Quartz with Smoky Quartz The ultimate, gentle emotional cleanser and heart healer. Place the Smoky Quartz over your solar plexus and down below your feet. Place a Rose Quartz on your heart and complete the lemniscate by placing Rose Quartz around your head and back to the solar plexus.             Malachite with Moldavite This grid can promote a powerful, cathartic release of deep-seated emotional toxins so have additional Smoky Quartz crystals handy to hold in your hands and place on your belly chakras if needed. The Malachite goes on the solar plexus and down around the feet. Moldavite goes over your head (you will probably only need one!).   Morganite with Azeztulite [caption id="attachment_3924" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image c. www.exquisitecrystals.com[/caption] This combination gently brings up that which has not previously been spoken about, particularly abuse of any kind, and provides insights into why it occurred – promoting forgiveness. It takes you to the pre-birth, interlife planning meeting to ascertain how it was part of the soul’s plan for your spiritual evolution. Place Morganite on the solar plexus and Azeztulite above the head. The crystals can be combined with Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Rhodonite to release and transmute the energies. Danburite with Flint [caption id="attachment_3926" align="alignright" width="300"] c. Judy Hall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3925" align="alignright" width="195"] c. www.exquisitecrystals.com[/caption] Danburite opens and heals the heart and aids in loving oneself. It carries cosmic light and very pure vibration. This combination acts as a karmic cleanser. Changes recalcitrant attitudes, with a strong detoxifying action.               Honey Calcite or Honey Opal with Smoky Quartz [caption id="attachment_3927" align="alignleft" width="300"] c. Jeni Campbell/www.angeladditions.[/caption] Excellent for gentle healing especially of a heart that has been tightly closed for many lifetimes, this combination softens ‘a heart turned to stone that knows not how to give or receive love.’ It brings out what could not be spoken about and heals abuse. This combination is particularly good for sensitive people who find other stones too strong.

Gridding Our Planet

Rubber Ducks and Dolphin Grids ’10 Little Rubber Ducks’ by Eric Carle. Great story to teach kids numbers. I was asked to create a grid that assisted the dolphins. Which I did in an ad hoc way when unpacking my treasures from St Marie. The ad hoc dolphin healing grid: Black Amber to create a…

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Rubber Ducks and Dolphin Grids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc6TrIX6_k4 '10 Little Rubber Ducks' by Eric Carle. Great story to teach kids numbers. I was asked to create a grid that assisted the dolphins. Which I did in an ad hoc way when unpacking my treasures from St Marie. [caption id="attachment_7249" align="alignleft" width="300"] The ad hoc dolphin healing grid[/caption] The ad hoc dolphin healing grid: Black Amber to create a filtration and protection system, Eye of the Storm to stabilise the oceans, raw Mangano Calcite to bring in cleansing and heart-love, and some Quartz I’d bought to use in the unicorns workshop because they reminded me of unicorn horns. Strong healing powers and the virtue of being an antidote to poison were traditionally attributed to the unicorn horns so this seemed fitting. A day or so later, I was urged to extend that grid to heal the trouble all our oceans are in. We hear a great deal these days about the harm plastics are doing and the UK has gone overboard on banning their use rather than tackling the idea that people might deal with them more responsibly. How about reusing them as a fuel for electricity generating stations  They are formed from oil after all. Yes the scrubber technology already exists! Or, to create tougher road surfaces? Recycle into colourful worktop surfaces? It’s been done. It’s just not being done. So many possibilities if only governments would open their mind and look beyond the lobbyists. So, that concept was incorporated into the grid. When I saw a plastic base in a charity shop it really called to me. I love that grids can be created on anything -and anywhere. So I scooped it up.   [caption id="attachment_7257" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Plastics grid[/caption] The plastics grid: Eye of the Storm surrounded by shamanic Amethysts from Romania and some tiny but poky Ametrine points. Raw Mangano Calcite and Hematite Roses from St Marie. Lapis Lace to create a ‘wave’ around the central grid, anchored with more Hematite Roses. The outliers were a piece of Milky Way Flint, Flints from the local seashore and two very special ingredients: the grid guardians. Puff my dragon who loves water and a new water-element unicorn who hasn’t yet given her name but who was so anxious to work she leapt into the grid from her (plastic!) packaging. I’d like to have laid the grid on a blue background as the colour seemed fitting, to my rational mind at least. But no. All I could find was green. A symbol perhaps for the polluted water and the depths of our oceans. I’ll be taking pieces of Lapis Lace and a Sea Flint to put in the Med while I’m swimming to connect to the grid. On remoter beaches there it’s a not uncommon sight to see boats taking plastic rubbish bags out to sea in the evening, only to find the contents washed up on the beach the next day. Something that no doubt occurs across the world. The intention of my grid is to encourage the plastic-eating bacteria that are showing up in different parts of the world to start clearing the waters. It reminds me of the oil-gobbler bacteria that appeared after an oil spill in the American Gulf. (I’ve written elsewhere about how Trigonic Quartz and Herkimer Diamonds assisted from afar.) Not everything is detrimental But, how to differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ plastics? One of the thoughts that came into my mind as I was creating the grid was that not all plastics are unbeneficial. I have plastic lenses in my eyes following cataract surgery. I would be blind without them. There are many miles of communication cables in the ocean – and on land - that have a plastic coating. I’m sure you can think of other beneficial uses. We’d be in trouble if all beneficial plastics were gobbled up. So, I had to build into the grid the ability to differentiate – a task I’m leaving to the guardians of the grid and the innate intelligence of the crystals and bacteria themselves. They communicate in a way we may not yet understand, but it has been activated by intention and a clear request while making the grid.   Ducking around the world [caption id="attachment_7251" align="alignleft" width="300"] CBBC[/caption] It’s not only plastic bags that are a menace, walk along any remote untouristy Dorset beach and you’ll find plastic bottles, nappies, oil and water containers tossed from ships, bits of plastic ribbon, rubber gloves and much else besides decorating the tideline. It’s the same all around the world. Just occasionally though this rubbish is useful. Most of the time it is not. 'When a container of bath toys, including yellow rubber ducks, fell into the Pacific Ocean in January 1992, it allowed scientists such as Curtis Ebbesmeyer to gain insight into the hidden world of ocean currents. Over the years, the ducks washed up on several different continents, revealing a worldwide network of currents, that had been invisible. The duck’s story led to a greater understanding of how all our seas are connected and seemed, to the Blue Planet II team, an inspiring story to re-tell… What all this tells us is that all the world’s oceans are really one big connected system, and that plastic persists for a very long time (some people estimate at least 500 years, and there are reports of plastic parts from WW2 battles that have been at sea for more than 70 years). The ducks also tell us that we are connected to everywhere in the Big Blue ocean, and that a piece of plastic dropped at the coast might well end up thousands of miles away in the most remote parts of our planet, to potentially wreak havoc to marine creatures - no doubt not the intention of the careless litter bug.’ John Ruthven, Producer on Big Blue, BBC tv. This site has an excellent, concise explanation of exactly what harm plastic litter can do to marine life.   [caption id="attachment_7255" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shungite Elite c. Michael Illas, The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle cards.[/caption] Crystal hint: Nothing to do with the oceans, but everything to do with water. Sometimes we just cant avoid water in plastic bottles. We know it can be cancer-causing, bad for our health as well as the environment. If you have to use plastic bottles, put a few pieces of Shungite into the water. It makes all the difference. And then, please, recycle your bottle responsibly. Or, you can stand your bottle on the Shungite card from The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle.         Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US)             Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US) Kindle Edition Amazon (UK) Kindle Edition Amazon (US)         Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US)

Storing Sunshine

It’s that time of year again when we want to store up all the sunshine (in the northern hemisphere at least). You can lay out a Citrine and Carnelian (or Celtic Golden Healer) spiral to draw sunshine into the centre and store it in the crystals. Keep them safely in a box wrapped in golden…

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It's that time of year again when we want to store up all the sunshine (in the northern hemisphere at least). You can lay out a Citrine and Carnelian (or Celtic Golden Healer) spiral to draw sunshine into the centre and store it in the crystals. Keep them safely in a box wrapped in golden or yellow cloth. Then, when you need a sunshine top-up in the winter months, you can lay them on your chakras to recharge. (Or see the Sunstone SAD grid in Crystal Grids if it's winter where you are now.'    

Mindful Mood Change

The Vesica Piscis layout is ideal for balancing your mood, whether it’s at an all-time low, merely miserable, or manic and out-of-hand anxiety. It also helps you to transmute destructive emotions such as jealousy, grief and anger and to break a cycle of addiction. Placing the crystals slowly and mindfully calms the body and psyche….

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[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6822,6821"] The Vesica Piscis layout is ideal for balancing your mood, whether it’s at an all-time low, merely miserable, or manic and out-of-hand anxiety. It also helps you to transmute destructive emotions such as jealousy, grief and anger and to break a cycle of addiction. Placing the crystals slowly and mindfully calms the body and psyche. Breathing regularly as you do so switches off an over-active ‘flight or flight’ mechanism and stabilizes your mood. Using this grid: If you have a friend to assist, lay the grid over and around your body with the circles passing over your head and below your feet, crossing to enclose your heart and solar plexus in the centre. If you are alone, lay the grid on a table in front of you. Timing: Lay the grid whenever there is a need. Color and background: Choose a color backdrop that resonates with the mood or emotion. Complementary colors work well: green neutralizes the red of anger; deep pink counteracts the green of jealousy and so on. Mindful breathing: Breathing is an important part of this layout. Breathe in deep into your belly for a count of two as you pick up a crystal. Hold the breath for a count of four as you name the mood or emotion. Breathe out for a count of six as you place the crystal. To lay the grid: You will need: Sufficient mood or emotion crystals to create the upper circle. Sufficient cleansing and grounding crystals to create the lower circle. Keystone. Hold your cleansed crystals in your hand and state your intention. Lay the top circle naming the mood or emotion as you slowly place each crystal (see mindful breathing above). Lay the bottom circle saying ‘letting go and transmuting’ as you slowly place each crystal. Place the keystone in the centre. Join the grid with the power of your mind. Lie quietly or gaze with soft focus at the grid for five to fifteen minutes. Remove the crystals in the order in which they were laid or leave the grid in place if not placed over your body. Gridkit suggestions: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Emerald, Malachite, Rainbow Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Smoky Quartz. To assist mood swings, anxiety or depression: Kunzite, Hiddenite, Lithium Quartz, Emerald Quartz and Cherry Quartz, Petalite, Rhodochrosite Addiction: Amethyst. Crystals for emotions: Anger: Aquamarine, Sugilite, Peridot, Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Howlite, Rose Quartz. Grief/heartbreak: Ruby in Zoisite, Ruby in Kyanite, Rose Quartz. Guilt/self sabotage: Scapolite, Amber, Sugilite, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Garnet. Jealousy/envy:  Peridot, Rose Quartz, Sugilite. Mistrust/doubt: Rhosophia, Melanite Garnet, Prehnite. See also 101 Power Crystals, Crystal Prescriptions volumes 1-6, Crystal Bible vols 1-3 and Life Changing Crystals.

High Vibe Download Assimilation and Integration Grid

This complex layout was shown to me during a healing a few years ago when I needed to recover all round balance and integrate extremely high vibrational downloads that were blowing my auric field apart. The sketch is the one I made at the time. It’s a grid for crystal workers who’ve been interacting with…

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[caption id="attachment_6667" align="alignleft" width="195"] Blue Kyanite c. Michael Illas[/caption] This complex layout was shown to me during a healing a few years ago when I needed to recover all round balance and integrate extremely high vibrational downloads that were blowing my auric field apart. The sketch is the one I made at the time. It’s a grid for crystal workers who’ve been interacting with high vibes downloads, and it really does need assistance to lay it out. Each triangle is laid and joined up with the power of the mind or a crystal wand. You may intuitively feel that slightly different placements and connections work better for you, if so go for it. [caption id="attachment_6666" align="aligncenter" width="565"] The integration and assimilation layout.[/caption] The dotted lines and ‘open’ crystal on the diagram relates to the position of the causal vortex chakra, which can be located anywhere around your head but is usually to the back and side. Either intuit its location, use your hand and a Blue Kyanite Crystal to find it (the crystal will stop or twitch as you move around your head), or dowse for it before you begin even though the connection to the causal vortex is the last one to be made. You could ask your assistant to confirm the position for you. Dowse or intuit the crystals that you will need or have a selection available for your assistant to choose from. Hold your hands over all the crystals and ask them to help you to integrate the changing vibrations and bring equilibrium to your physical and subtle bodies. Lay the largest triangle first using large grounding crystals such as Flint, Smoky Quartz, Hematite or Shungite placed either side above your head and down at your feet. Join up the triangle (a blue Kyanite wand is ideal). Place power stones such as Poppy Jasper in your navel and palms. Join up the triangle passing the line through your base chakra. Place a crystal on your base chakra and then one either side of your ears, keeping it in line with the large triangle. Join up the triangle. Place a crystal just below your navel (on the dantien, see below) then either side of your body level the dantien. Place a crystal over your higher heart chakra (Que Sera, Quantum Quattro or Prairie Tanzanite is ideal). If it feels appropriate place a crystal over the heart chakra (Green Kyanite or Orange Sphalerite is ideal). Feel the three-chambered heart chakra opening and integrating. Join up the triangle. Place a crystal on your solar plexus and one either side touching the large triangle. Place a crystal such as Preseli Bluestone on your third eye and a crystal beside each ear (Preseli, Chrysotile or Dumortierite is ideal). Join up the triangle. Place Selenite or Azeztulite above your head on the large chakra line. Place Blue Kyanite on the cause vortex, join up with the past life chakra (ears) and then the crystal below your feet as shown by the dotted lines. Breathe deeply pulling light and energy from the top of your head down to your feet. As you breathe out, allow crystal light to flood every part of your being, especially the spaces between your cells. If you feel dizzy or nauseous keep breathing gently pushing the energy down to your feet to anchor you to the planet. Lie in the grid until the energy stabilizes. Then dismantle in the reverse order, leaving the light crystal above your head, the Green Kyanite or Orange Sphalerite over your heart if you used it and the grounding triangle in place for a few more minutes to further anchor the energy. Imagine a root growing deep down into the earth holding you in incarnation and anchoring the new vibration into the planet. Thank the crystals for their work. Get up slowly and have a hot drink to ground you. Appropriate stones [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6658,6665,6664,6668,6663,6657,6661,6662,6659,6660"]

Healing the womb of Mother Earth

This simple grid was laid on a Seed of Life background to heal the womb of Mother Earth in the depths of winter. To create a space for healing energy to be gathered and released at the spring equinox. It’s the reverse of the Creativity and Fertility Grid from page 137 of Crystal Grids –…

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This simple grid was laid on a Seed of Life background to heal the womb of Mother Earth in the depths of winter. To create a space for healing energy to be gathered and released at the spring equinox. It’s the reverse of the Creativity and Fertility Grid from page 137 of Crystal Grids – and was one of the grids we experimented with for that book for earth healing. As we were restricted on space and as it was similar to the other, it didn’t make it in. But it is an extremely effective grid to lay for a week or two prior to the spring equinox on 20th March. It uses Menalite in the centre of the grid. We deliberately used a Menalite with a ‘broken’ top so that it would be receptive and gather up the healing energy from the Carnelian and Smoky Quartzes around it to fertilise the earth at the equinox. The Chalcedony Tears on the outer rim are cleansing and assist with the ‘blossoming of the seed’. (See Chalcedony Tears info on the website). At the equinox, turn the central stone up the other way to allow the healing to flow into Gaia’s womb and the planet’s energy grid. Visualise the energy flowing along the grid to wherever it is required.

Setting out a grid Small changes, big differences? Or is it in the eye of the beholder?

Here are a selection of ancestral healing grids that we’ve created on various workshops and for the photoshoot for my crystal grids book. They mostly use the same crystals – especially Ancestralite and Lakelandite – but are laid on a variety of backgrounds and some of the anchor stones have been changed. This is because…

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Here are a selection of ancestral healing grids that we’ve created on various workshops and for the photoshoot for my crystal grids book. They mostly use the same crystals – especially Ancestralite and Lakelandite – but are laid on a variety of backgrounds and some of the anchor stones have been changed. This is because the grids were created for different situations, some with specific families in mind, rather than being generic. I also wanted to experiment with the difference that the backgrounds themselves could make – to which end I actually repainted one background Celtic Tree pattern several times. Here’re some of the results. [caption id="attachment_6256" align="alignright" width="300"] The view out of the workshop window.[/caption] Gillian unpacking the goodies in Belfast prior to the ancestral healing workshop. I’d taken Celtic Golden Healer and the White Chevron Quartz with me, plus plenty of Flints to act as anchor stones. But the universe had a surprise for us in that Paul brought the new Ancestralite stone to the workshop and that changed everything. So new it hadn’t even been named, as soon as he said, ‘it heals right back through the ancestral line’ Gillian said, ‘Ancestralite then.’ And the name stuck. What we realised later was that not only did it send healing back down the line and out into the future, it also brought all the soul learning forward for the benefit of the present and future generations but without any trauma attached. Perfect.   Gillian checking the alignment of the ancestral tree inside the workroom. It is aligned with the head towards the Peace Gate (closed at the time because it was a Sunday!). Gillian’s mum had the brilliant idea of lying under the grid. The ancestral foot (a huge piece of Hematite in the shape of a foot) is between her feet although you can’t see it that well unfortunately. That was for personal healing of a family history of foot problems, but the general grid was for all the trauma that the family had been through living through during ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland. We used that basic Ancestralite, Celtic Quartz and various forgiveness stones on several other workshops. On different colour cloths as the green one stayed in Ireland. Similar layout at the College of Psychic Studies on a white tree, but this time Fred, my Lakelandite skull was in charge of proceedings. But when it was time to select an ancestral healing grid for my grids book, I needed something much smaller and more ‘aesthetically pleasing’ according to the brief. I knew I wanted to centre it around the Celtic Tree layout (a version of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life) as the Tree of Life cloth was just too big. So I went on line, bought several versions of the Tree and experimented: [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6253,6252"] I rather liked this one, especially when it lit up like a Christmas tree under the lights, but it was deemed ‘too fussy and distracting’, even when I painted over it in cream. It worked for me though so I dedicated it to my own ancestral healing. Grids are such a personal thing. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6251,6250"] [caption id="attachment_6245" align="alignleft" width="200"] Ancestral healing grid c. Michael Illas/Fairwinds Press[/caption] I was assisted on this one by a member of my crystal group but I quickly realised it was sending healing down her family line rather than being a generic grid for ‘the ancestors’ which was what the book required. It also shows the difference between having the underlying grid visible – which I personally prefer – and simply laying a pattern. The large Brandenbergs on the outer edges were acting as anchor stones and re-inputting the perfect pattern. The Petrified Wood in the centre anchored the grid and the Herkimer Diamond nestled on top brought in light. The Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper) and Ancestralite ring took healing back into the past and out into the future. So eventually we settled for this one, on a carved board, photographed in the studio by Michael Illas with pretty much the same crystals, a few Smoky Quartz ‘roots’ to draw off toxicity and a ring of Herkimers to bring in light. You’ll be able to follow it in detail when the book is out. And here are a couple of karmic healing grids, with similar crystals, laid out in different ways. The one to my left is my reference shot, on the dining room table at night so not well lit and a bit out of focus, but you’ll get the idea. It was on an infinite hexagram base, and the other was laid into a Sri Yantra. The righthand version was shot in the studio by Michael Illas for the book. Variscite is in the centre in case you don’t recognise it, surrounded by Turquoise, Brandenbergs, Smoky Quartz and Herkimers.   [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6249,6255"] Out soon: Crystal Grids: the ultimate guide to enhancing your life with crystals (Fairwinds Press USA)

Winter Solstice Grid

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.                                       John Burroughs ‘Winter Sunshine.’ The Winter Solstice grid, Sea Foam Flint and Celtic Golden Healer. My thanks to Emma Penman and Yulia Surnina for…

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It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.                                       John Burroughs ‘Winter Sunshine.’ The Winter Solstice grid, Sea Foam Flint and Celtic Golden Healer. My thanks to Emma Penman and Yulia Surnina for helping with the build. [gallery size="medium" columns="2" link="file" ids="6057,6054"] The winter solstice is the ideal time to lay a grid to revitalize the Earth but this grid can be laid whenever it is needed. You could for instance lay it to bring a stagnant pond back to life or to support a sick tree (Celtic Healer Quartz is excellent for this.) It can also be used for much bigger issues out in the community or environment. A multi-armed Spiral layout sends healing into the environment, and it can be laid with as many arms as necessary (dowse to find out how many are appropriate for your intention). Three or four may be all that are required at the start, but you may want to add further arms with different crystals as the healing progresses. This grid is particularly suitable for leaving in place long-term. Using the grid: Lay the grid alternately with arms of cleansing stones pointing into the center, and arms of healing crystals pointing outward. Choose a keystone that will transmute toxic energies before returning them to the earth, like Elestial Smoky Quartz or Sea Foam Flint. Timing: This layout is particularly potent when laid as the earth bursts into new life in the spring, or at new moon, but it can be laid at any time. This particular grid was originally laid on the full moon preceding the Solstice with the Flint taking the energy into the centre for cleansing and the Celtic Golden Healer radiating the energy out, but the polarity was then changed on the new moon following the Solstice to so that the Celtic Golden Healer took the energy into the centre, transmuting and re-energising it and then the Flint radiated the transformed energy out into the surrounding area. [caption id="attachment_6055" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Multi-armed spiral layout.[/caption] Background: Lay the grid directly onto the earth. You will need: Sufficient crystals to outline the arms (note that the crystals can be widely spaced, as can the arms) Keystone To lay the grid: Hold your hands over the cleansed crystals and state your intention. Place the central keystone, restating your intention. Lay a cleansing-crystal arm, with the crystals pointing toward the center. Lay an earth-healing crystal arm, with the crystals pointing outward. Continue laying arms until you’ve laid the number of arms indicated during dowsing. Lay an anchor stone at a distance from the grid to hold the energy steady. Use the power of your mind to activate the grid, restating your intention. Leave the grid in place until its work is done, laying additional arms over time, if necessary. Remember to cleanse the grid frequently. When the grid has completed its work, thank it and gather up the crystals. No further dismantling is required as the energy will slowly dissipate. Gridkit suggestions: Amethyst, Ammolite, Aragonite, Black Tourmaline, Celtic Healer Quartz, Chlorite Quartz, Desert Rose, Eye of the Storm, Feldspar, Flint, Kambaba Jasper, Granite, raw Labradorite, Preseli Bluestone, Quartz, Rhodozite, Sea Foam Flint, Selenite (which will slowly dissolve), Shungite, Smoky Brandenberg, Smoky Elestial, Smoky Quartz, Stromatolite. (See Crystal Prescriptions volume 3 and The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids.)  

Writer’s block? Misunderstandings? Mis-communication? Try this!

The camera angle distorts the picture (which seems appropriately symbolic given the topic) but those White Agates on the corner really were placed in a square. I was in despair. The manuscript for my latest book had just come back from copy editing with the weirdest amendments. Strange punctuation, replacement words, distortions and insertions that…

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The camera angle distorts the picture (which seems appropriately symbolic given the topic) but those White Agates on the corner really were placed in a square. I was in despair. The manuscript for my latest book had just come back from copy editing with the weirdest amendments. Strange punctuation, replacement words, distortions and insertions that made no sense. When you’ve written a book and someone butchers it, it’s like having a new baby taken away and returned having had a face transplant. You simply don’t recognise it. And when the publisher says ‘it’s our house style’ and sends a load of weblinks to academic grammar websites when you attempt to point out what’s wrong you really do feel no one’s listening. Not for the first time on that particular project, which was proving more complex than any other book I’ve written. I more certainly didn’t want my book to look like an academic textbook. I’ve read enough of those to know that gobbledegook language and crystals really don’t go together. Several emails flew back and forth. None of the justifications addressed what it was I was actually pointing out. I was so frustrated. So, what do you do? You lay a grid! The one above in my case. So fast that I didn’t even have time to take the labels off some new crystals I’d bought in the market a day or two earlier. They’d been lying on the table awaiting my attention. What a way to get it. So, onto my trusty Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper) baseplate, I popped a Lapis Lazuli shape that had intrigued me when I spotted it on the stall. It represented me and the knowledge I was attempting to share. On either side went Chinese Writing Stones as the other project on which I was working was being blocked by this one demanding so much attention. Chinese Writing Stones are excellent for writer’s block, as is the Zebra stone that sat at the top of the layout. A Spider’s Web went at the base to unravel the confusion and White Agates stabilized the grid. As America woke up again, an email arrived offering an apology. My book will be as I wrote it. Do try the grid if you have a similar problem.

Here be Dragons: working with crystal dragon grids

“You can’t map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs….

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“You can't map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs. ” ― Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic Dragons. They are all around us: if you know where to look. All you need is to shift your focus, just a little. They are very keen to communicate. Dragons hold immense wisdom and great riches, and they are wonderful guides and mentors. The earliest written dragon myth was carved onto clay tablets over 5000 years ago and depicts the story of a dragon named Asag. In all such stories, dragons guarded treasures, held back floods, and imparted knowledge. You can meet the dragons with a simple grid layout, see below. [caption id="attachment_5487" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Breath of the air dragon, Knowlton Circles.[/caption] The elemental dragons How do you fancy having a dragon guard the plane next time you head off to the sun? According to Alphedia Arara, the metal dragons work with ores that have been smelted and used in construction and for flight. One of her dragons communicated: ‘Each aeroplane has a guardian Dragon due to the high aluminium content and other metals used to transport people around the globe.’ (www.dragonwisdomschool.org) Isn’t that a comforting idea, each plane in the sky having a dragon looking after it? It makes me look forward to my next flight! The metal dragons also assist the flow of lifeforce around the Earth’s meridians. Their purpose is to make a greater connection with the metallic kingdom to speed up humanity’s spiritual development. Each of the elemental dragons has a specific purpose. The creative fire dragon symbolizes energy, transmutation and mastery of power. A fire dragon imbues you with vitality and enthusiasm, lending you the courage to overcome obstacles. The nurturing earth dragon symbolizes your riches and your potential, inner and outer. Earth dragons are helpful when you need grounding and stabilizing. They pull together scattered energies and reintegrate them when you need to call on your deepest resources. The inspirational air dragon offers you insight and illumination. Call on it when you need clarity or to connect to your intuitive guidance. The empathetic water dragon offers you a deeper connection – to your own past and to ancestral memories. It links to your suppressed emotions and to the hidden desires that motivate you, helping you to come to terms with, and release, the past. The cosmic dragons are vast interstellar beings wise beyond the range of human perception. Mythical and mystical, these dragons have been represented throughout time but remained in other dimensions. The cosmic dragons are now drawing closer to Earth to share their wisdom and assist with human evolution. [gallery size="medium" link="file" ids="5490,5491,5485"] Healing devastated land When Terrie Celest and I were on one of our Welsh trips we drove through some devastated forest that was screaming out to be healed. The trees had been ripped up wholesale. The picture below doesn’t quite capture the torn out roots that we saw elsewhere but you can see the contrast. Morganna, who was with me, demanded on behalf of the dragons that they assist. Petronella, a Petrified Wood Dragon, was somehow purchased on line at midnight in an area where there was no normally mobile phone or wi-fi signal. The need was urgent and so the means was provided. She went into a dragon weyr to heal devastated forest land (see below). [caption id="attachment_5492" align="alignleft" width="300"] The devastated land[/caption] A little while later, after I’d been receiving reminders that were impossible to ignore that more work was needed, a rather fierce Mangano Calcite dragon reached out and grabbed me at an MBS Festival at the NEC. He (a surprise that!), turned out to be a mate for Petronella. Once I got home, he demanded to be placed in the grid that was healing the devastated forest. Even more of a surprise was that Charlie Boy, my grinning Agate skull, also wanted to go into the grid. I’d been doing him rather a disservice by assuming that his role was to stop the skulls from becoming too pretentious in their work. Once placed in the grid, he amped up the energy amazingly. The skulls remain quietly in their corner, simply getting on with it. It will be interesting to see what shoots appear in the spring. [caption id="attachment_5494" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The healing solution: Preseli Bluestone, Petrified Wood, Agate, Mangano Calcite, Moss Agate and Celtic Healer Quartz, the dragon weyr.[/caption] All above photos c. Judy Hall except where stated. Extracted from the forthcoming book: Crystal Grids Meeting a dragon mentor [gallery size="medium" columns="2" link="file" ids="5489,5488"] Layout: Layout Using the grid: Lay the grid to call in a power animal ally, dragon, earth or star being mentor to assist your journey through life. Dragon mentors The creative fire dragon of the East symbolizes energy, transmutation and mastery of power. A fire dragon lends you the courage to overcome obstacles. The nurturing earth dragon of the West connects you to your inner riches, your resources and potential. Earth dragons facilitate grounding and stabilizing. Dragons of integration, they pull together scattered energies. The inspirational air dragon of the North facilitates insight and illumination. This dragon offers clarity and connection to your inner guidance. The empathetic water dragon of the South connects you to your deepest feelings and to the hidden desires that motivate you. Call one to link you to significant ancestral memories. The water dragon helps you to come to terms with, and release, the past. The assertive metal dragons regulate the passage of the lifeforce within the Earth’s meridians and can be called on to assist with earth-healing. Their steely resolve is helpful if you need to stand up for yourself or take on a challenge. The great cosmic dragons are vast interstellar beings wise beyond the range of human perception. Mythical and mystical, they guide human and planetary evolution and carry the wisdom of the ages. Elemental colors and crystals: Earth green Flint, Kambaba Jasper, Rainforest Jasper Smoky Quartz, Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper), Stromatolite, Kiwi Jasper, Plumite, Agate, Moss Agate, Green Kyanite, Picrolite, Bloodstone, Dragon’s Blood Jasper. Air yellow Yellow Calcite, Golden Healer Quartz, Apophyllite, Yellow Aventurine, Amethyst, Angel or Opal Aura Quartz, Agate, Herkimer Diamond, Yellow Kyanite (Hiddenite), Selenite. Fire red/orange Fire Agate, Poppy Jasper, Red Zincite, Carnelian, Firework Obsidian, Sunstone, Orange Kyanite, Celtic Golden Healer, Red Jasper. Water blue Indicolite Quartz, Blue Tourmaline, Blue Calcite, Blue Celtic Healer, Blue Kyanite, Chrysocolla, Turquoise. Metal silver Iron Pyrite, Native Copper, Mohawkite, Stibnite, Galena, Healer’s Gold. 'Ether' transparent/gold Libyan Gold Tektite, Moldavite, Quartz, Trigonic Quartz, Ananadalite, Selenite To lay the grid: You will need: 3 each earth, fire, water crystals  Or 9 Dragon’s Blood Jasper 9 Selenite to outline the grid. Dragon carving or appropriate crystal to act as the keystone Hold your crystals and state your intention. Lay earth element stones at the base of the Y. Lay water element stones to one side of the V. Lay fire element stones to the other side of the V. Surround the Y with air element stones. Place an appropriate keystone or dragon in the centre. Ask the dragon to make itself known to you. If you have placed a crystal dragon in the centre, pick up the dragon and hold it in your hands so that it becomes a home for your dragon. Whenever you need guidance, hold the dragon in your hands. If appropriate, place an anchor stone below or to one side of the grid.  

Inner clarity grid

We all suffer from confusion at times. Our frazzled brain gets fuzzy, our thinking becomes convoluted, and our focus goes off. Using a crystal grid can bring back that focus, restoring inner clarity. This particular grid is based on a template created for me by visionary artist Kristin Wieland, who was connecting to Green Fluorite…

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[caption id="attachment_5540" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mental clarity. Grid design Kristin WielandImage c. Michael Illas[/caption] We all suffer from confusion at times. Our frazzled brain gets fuzzy, our thinking becomes convoluted, and our focus goes off. Using a crystal grid can bring back that focus, restoring inner clarity. This particular grid is based on a template created for me by visionary artist Kristin Wieland, who was connecting to Green Fluorite crystals at the time. Kristin, and other members of my crystal group who collaborated, felt that true clarity comes from the heart rather than the mind, so they incorporated an inner triangle into the extended square grid that Kristin was drawing up for my Ultimate Guide to Grids book. The template didn’t fit the very simple grid text I had already written for the book, but Michael Illas photographed Kristin’s grid so that I could offer it to the members’ community. I’m sure you’ll find it useful. It will assist wherever there is confusion in your life. It’s an excellent example of using your intuition to develop a basic grid into something tailored just for you. [caption id="attachment_5542" align="alignright" width="150"] The basic mental clarity grid[/caption] The clarity grid can either be placed in your environment, on a desk perhaps similar, or put under your bed. If placing it under the bed, place the centre below your heart or third eye. You could draw yourself a similar template – use your intuition and see what you come up with (Kristin’s Youtube videos will assist, see the links below). Or simply lay the appropriate crystals in the pattern on a flat surface or tray if you are placing it under your bed. To lay the grid: Hold the cleansed and dedicated crystals in your hands and state your intention to find clarity. Place the keystone in the centre of the grid, or on your forehead if you are placing the grid around yourself or beneath your bed. The keystone in the photograph is a Rose Quartz heart. Place four mental clarity crystals on the corners of the inner square, or beneath your bed. The ones in the photograph are Herkimer Diamonds. Place the three heart crystals on the triangle. The ones in the photograph are natural Green Fluorite octahedrons. Place the four anchor crystals on the corners of the outer square, or around the corners of your bed. The ones in the photograph are raw Orange-brown Flints. Place crystals around the perimeter and on the cross bars if appropriate. Three additional Herkimers were added to this grid. With the power of your mind or a crystal wand, connect the heart triangle. Trace out from the keystone out to the perimeter. Trace around the circle weaving backwards and forwards between the inner and outer squares in whichever way feels appropriate. Gaze quietly at the crystals until your mind feels calm and quiet and your inner core is focused and still. Place the grid where you will see it from time to time, or place it under the bed between your head and your heart. When the grid is no longer required, spray it with cleansing spray. Dismantle in reverse order. Hold the crystals to your heart and third eye for a moment. Thank them for their work and then put them out in the sun or moon to recharge. [caption id="attachment_5536" align="aligncenter" width="262"] Apophyllite pyramid, a perfect keystone for mental clarity. Image c. www.exquisitecrystals.com.[/caption] Buy Now [caption id="attachment_5537" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Flint, a great anchor stone. c. Judy Hall[/caption] Email Jeni at www.angeladditions.co.uk to get yours. Fluorite octahedrons as sold by Ali Express for fishtanks. Maybe to boost the intelligence of a goldfish and stop it swimming around in circles? Buy Now [caption id="attachment_5539" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Lapis Lazuli, Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle image c. Michael Illas[/caption] Buy yours here: Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US) Additional crystal suggestions: Apophyllite, Fluorite, Amazez, Auralite 23, Azurite, Blue Lace Agate, Clear Quartz, Dumortierite, Emerald, Herkimer Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Rhomboid Blue Selenite. Anchor stones such as Boji Stones, Flint, Hematite, Smoky Quartz. Kristin Wieland visionary art: tangohealingarts.wixsite.com

High Vibration Crystal Grids

To work with high vibration crystals and grids you need to have cleared, purified and reattuned your personal energy field and opened the higher chakras. If you haven’t done so, the crystals will clear things out in the quickest and most catalytic way. High vibration crystals are living, profoundly wise, beings and need to be…

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[caption id="attachment_5074" align="alignleft" width="300"] c. Michael Illas[/caption] To work with high vibration crystals and grids you need to have cleared, purified and reattuned your personal energy field and opened the higher chakras. If you haven’t done so, the crystals will clear things out in the quickest and most catalytic way. High vibration crystals are living, profoundly wise, beings and need to be approached with respect. Crystal Grids are immensely potent energetic matrixes that need to be carefully created. Crystals carry the energy of everyone who touches them and many draw off toxic energies. Therefore when working with high vibration crystals or grids please remember: Crystals, auras and chakras must be cleansed before and after use as should grids and the space around them. Do not blow on crystals to cleanse them as your energies may not be pure. Do not make negative statements made near a grid. It will pick up and amplify the negativity. Avoid idle chatter and remain positive. Do not step into or over a grid unless invited to do so for the same reasons. Once a toxic energy, thought form or emotion has been released, do not speak of it again. To do so re-anchors it and makes the work pointless. Do not assist or interfere with anyone else’s energies without asking their permission. ‘Cleansing’, ‘healing’ or any other action directed at someone else no matter how well intentioned should be offered with humility, not imposed. Do not be offended if the offer is refused. If beaming crystal energy, beam only the energy of the crystal from an open unconditional heart, not your own energy or that of your guides. Learn to work at interface – where two energy fields meet. Do not space invade or vampirise. Deconstruct grids at all levels when the work is complete or ask that only what is for the highest good will remain. Suggestions for grids [caption id="attachment_5077" align="alignright" width="300"] The Flower of Life[/caption] Morganite with Azeztulite Gently brings up what has not previously been spoken about and provides insights into healing and why the situation occurred – promotes forgiveness. Takes you to the pre-birth, interlife planning meeting to ascertain the souls’s plan for your spiritual evolution. Can be combined with Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Rhodonite to transmute the energies. Tugtupite with Nuummite A stone of integration, Tugtupite bridges the compassionate heart with the illuminated mind and anchors unconditional love in the world, opening the Heart Seed. It teaches the power of self-love, without which it is not possible to value yourself or another, to give or receive love, to love another, to be loved by them or to know intimacy. An exceedingly peaceful stone aligned to the pink flame of pure love. One of the best stones for opening and cleansing the heart chakras, this stone signifies romance, passion and fertility. It deepens and expands love bringing an unconditional quality to all relationships, and aligns and integrates all the chakras with the heart and higher heart chakras so that love is expressed through every act and thought. Spiritually, placed over the higher heart chakra of someone whose vibrations have been raised sufficiently, Tugtupite acts like a shaman blowing into the chakra to awaken the dormant channel that connects the compassionate heart to higher states of consciousness. It literally accesses a new level of love to facilitate the vibrational shift and the birth of the lightbody in the everyday world. A strongly protective stone that enables facing difficult situations with equanimity and fearlessness, Tugtupite acts as a liver defender to block other people’s rage or resentment (place under the right armpit) as it neutralises anger and cuts off inappropriate tugs on your heart strings (wear over your heart). It draws out and transforms your own anger into creative energy and is the perfect stone to assist recovery from a ‘psychic mugging’. This stone also clears ‘hooks’ from any organ of the body - especially pancreas and stomach - attached to a needy outside source and is particularly effective used with Nuummite to cut cords from past lives. Tugtupite removes the effect of old relationships and clears the biomagnetic sheath of the residual effects of psychological or physical abuse. Used for spirit release in cases of emotional attachment, it encourages forgiveness for yourself and others involved. Psychologically, Tugtupite promotes forgiveness, compassion and unconditional love, especially of yourself, and promotes the ability to give of oneself without falling into sacrifice or martyrdom. It also strengthens conscience and assists in resolving ethical dilemmas. The soft energy of Tugtupite is perfect for ameliorating anxiety and stress and releases from poverty consciousness, bringing abundance on all levels. Mentally, Tugtupite facilitates tuning into universal consciousness, bringing increased clarity and breadth of vision to the illumined mind. Tugtupite teaches emotional independence and autonomy, bringing about the realisation that you alone are responsible for creating and maintaining your well-being and happiness and that this is not dependent on any external source including a partner or loved one. This stone protects from emotional blackmail, providing strength to cut loose and overcome outside interference. Keep this stone close to your heart as it assists emotional honesty and intimacy. It may take you through a deep emotional catharsis releasing the grief of the ages for the planet and yourself. If you have forgotten how to love, Tugtupite reminds you, gently clearing away any blockages, opening your heart and enfolding it in unconditional, universal love. Love then blossoms in your life. Environmentally, this is the perfect stone to send unconditional love to the world and healing to war zones and sites of ethnic conflict. Danburite Danburite opens and heals the heart and aids in loving oneself. Carries cosmic light and very pure vibration, activates intellect and higher consciousness, linking into Angelic realms. Facilitates deep change acts as  karmic cleanser. Can accompany the dying on their journey, enabling a conscious spiritual transition. Stimulates third eye, crown and higher crown chakras, opening these up to fourteenth; aligns heart chakra to these higher crown chakras.  Purifies aura, promotes lucid dreaming. Changes recalcitrant attitudes, strong detoxifying action Place as appropriate, especially over heart. Place a natural Danburite under the pillow to promote lucid dreams. Honey Opal Excellent for gentle healing especially of a heart that has been tightly closed for many lifetimes. ‘Softens a heart turned to stone that knows not how to give or receive love’. Brings out what could not be spoken about and heals abuse. Particularly good for sensitive people who find other stones too strong. Brandenberg Brandenberg carries original spiritual blueprint. Perfect for deep soul healing and forgiveness, rapidly linking to multidimensions. Raises vibrations, shielding and screening background psychic interference. On soma chakra attunes to archetypal spiritual identity, heals cellular memory, Smoky Brandenberg finest tool for removing entities, implants, attachments, spirit possession or mental influence; assists conscious transformation or transition, especially through death process. Gatekeeper: protects against psychic attack and alien invasion, repels negative energy calling in positive. Clears higher heart chakra and opens throat, Holds a light when working in shadows or underworld. Empowers shifting ingrained past life trauma or soul splits. Disconnects previously made mystic marriage including intertwining at higher chakras. Every Brandenberg holds the energy of Smoky, Amethyst and Clear. Moldavite A fusion of extraterrestrial energies with mother earth that takes other stones to their highest vibration, accelerates spiritual evolution and moves the soul beyond its previous boundaries. Assists communication with the higher self and other dimensions. Moldavite integrates the divine blueprint through the crown chakra. Accessing the Akashic Record and downloading information, Moldavite helps you to see forward in time to assess the outcome of decision and actions taken now. Nuummite The sorcerers’ stone, Nuummite is powerfully protective and removes ancient curses. Activating the soma chakra at the hairline, it removes karmic debris. This intense stone needs careful handling until you are attuned to its energies as any mishandling will rebound. It shows you where power has been misused in the past and heals past life causes of dis-ease, re-empowering you. Nuummite cloaks the soul during ritual work, imbuing stealth and sureness. It creates an inner landscape to be traversed and teaches that ‘as above, so below’. Astrophyllite An excellent journey crystal Astrophyllite takes you to the stars and beyond. This stone highlights your unlimited potential and heightens your perceptions. Showing you your soul path, it promotes out of body experiences acting as guide and guardian for the journey. Merlinite A magical stone of equilibrium that holds shamanic wisdom, Merlinite accesses multi-dimensions with ease and fluency. It balances complementarities and assists in reading the Akashic Record, facilitating karmic healing and profound change. A powerful psychological cleanser that reprograms the mental body, Merlinite harmonizes the nervous system to an influx of higher vibrations. Orange Kyanite A comparatively recent find of Kyanite that is highly energetic increasing fertility on all levels and stimulating creativity and thinking outside the box. It opens, cleanses and infuses light into all the chakras especially the sacral, and opens psychic channels facilitating higher atunement and bringing spiritual energy into manifestation. The colour comes from manganese and the golden ‘scales’ are mica. Orange Kyanite assists in looking within to find the source of passion and pleasure. Negativity cannot stick to Kyanite and it dispels the karmic blockages that hold you back. Lizardite/Serpentine/Infinite stone An earthing stone, Serpentine integrates the divine with the earth. Consciously directing the flow of healing energy, it opens and stimulates the chakras and opens new pathways for kunalini to flow. This stone assists in retrieving past life wisdom. Infinite Stone (light green Serpentine) brings you into contact with angelic guidance and takes you into the interlife for karmic healing. It clears lives long blockages on many levels. Smokey Quartz An excellent earthing stone, Smoky Quartz soaks up negative energies and anchors a grid whilst at the same time raising the vibrations. It blocks geopathic stress and stimulates insights and earth healing. It assists in moving between alpha and beta states of mind facilitating journeying with awareness. Purpurite Excellent protection stone preventing psychic interference. Removes curses and moves things on. Imprints positive energy. Stimulates spirituality and grounds the resultant shift into the earth vibration. Obsidian Effective and merciless in exposing ‘flaws’ and bringing up the crap for deep soul healing. Protects, empowers and lends solid support. Mahogany is gentler than black, stabilising and grounding into the earth vibration to provide support. Strengthens a weak aura and realigns chakra spin. Rainbow releases the bonds of old love and heals the heart, releasing obsessions. Encourages and protects when journeying out of the body. Snowflake assists inner centering, helps you to be receptive to the deep insights that arise when using obsidian, releasing ingrained patterns, balancing body, mind, emotions, spirit. Spiderweb Obsidian provides protection and helps to set the direction during journeying. Assists in breaking old patterns, brings in a calm centre and expands perception of who you might be. Trigonic Quartz The soul midwife stone that carries the consciousness of a much earlier lifeforce and which facilitates an initiatory journey to higher dimensions and cosmic consciousness. Extremely useful for instellar and interdimensional travel – there is a strong connection to Sirius. Trigonic Quartz holds a hologram of all potentiality and links to the Akashic Record and the holographic soul. It settles in a new pattern rather than creating one. This stone teaches that you cannot rely on consensus reality. It makes you go with the flow and stay with what is. It has an innate connection with water and powerful healing potential but you have to be ready to work with this stone – forcing contact is counterproductive. When using Trigonics for grids, do not point immediately at the top of the head but rather align it precisely so that it passes above the head and through the soul star or stellar gateway. Be warned: if you are holding onto anything from the past, especially toxic material or relationships, Trigonics clear these – fast. Tangerine Dream Lemurian [caption id="attachment_5076" align="alignleft" width="225"] c. Michael Illas, Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle[/caption] Believed to have been left by an ancient civilisation to activate evolution now, Lemurians are perfect tools for lightworkers. Spiritually, holding a blessing of unconditional love for the earth and all upon it as we enter a profound vibrational shift, Lemurians give a timely reminder to lightworkers to do their own work and attend to their evolution as well as facilitating that of others. The etched markings are ascended like a ladder, accessing inter- and multi-dimensional states. Lemurians teach that we are many-dimensioned beings with only a small part in incarnation and assist in taking the most objective viewpoint of prior lifetimes. Piercing the illusion of separateness in physical incarnation, they remind that the journey of healing is of re-membering our spiritual selves. Lemurians also teach that time is an illusion of physical incarnation, showing how to move beyond its boundaries into the true reality of All That Is. Perfect to grid for angelic contact, Lemurians open a stargate, an energy portal to stellar experiences, anchoring ancient wisdom into the present. Attuning to spiritual training and initiations, Lemurians reawaken inherent skills and healing abilities. Appropriately cleansed and dedicated before and after use, this crystal skilfully guides another soul to consciously access their past knowledge. It is especially helpful in past life therapy going to a time before dis-ease or destructive emotional patterns set in, facilitating recovery of a state of inner perfection. Lemurian wands are excellent for chakra balancing and clearing, especially for removing karmic debris and soul imperatives. Activating the ‘higher resonance’ of each chakra and integrating with the lightbody, they bring about deep communication between physical and subtle levels of being, and ground vibrational shifts into the physical body. Mentally, Lemurians teach that thoughts are creative and take on form and, harnessed to right intent and self-belief, manifests full potential. Lemurians work well for conscious dreaming and for dreaming up a new reality – sleep with one under your pillow and ask for a dream that shows who you are meant to be. They facilitate re-entering a significant dream to obtain clarity and insights. Especially when activated with Elestial Quartz, Lemurians open a multi-dimensional healing space that creates a powerful energy portal taking in past, present and future through which any part of soul evolution is accessed and transformed. Lemurians combine well with Hanksite which cleanses and purifies any negative energies from Lemuria (sometimes a cathartic process) and transforms them into positive memories. It is useful with Smoky Elestials to anchor high vibration energy by activating a cosmic anchor for the lightbody. Tangerine Dream Lemurians open a portal to accelerated energy patterns and expanded soul healing. Citrine Lemurian opens the illumined mind and shifts into an abundant earth experience. Chlorite Lemurian cleanses past lives. Smoky Lemurian is an efficient karmic cleanser that helps to understand and rectify misuse of power and teaches wise use of power. Facilitates the soul operating consciously in multi-dimensions. Blue Lemurian offers an overview of lives and accesses soul purpose. Pink Lemurian opens unconditional, compassionate love for all. Removes Atlantean implants. Interstellar/interdimensional travel Libyan Gold Connects higher cosmic forces with the earth. Libyan Gold is very effective if you feel abandoned on the earth and separated from ‘your’ people. High protective for journeying, carries abundant life force energy. If you find it difficult to journey, Libyan Gold can release past life prohibitions and constraints. Libyan Gold assists in balancing earth changes and reconnecting to spiritual roots. Tektite Encourages communication with extraterrestrial realms and assists retention of higher knowledge received. Balances the chakra and puts the energy spin into the correct mode for you. Strengthens the aura. Starseed Accesses the wisdom of ancient civilisations and the star people, perfect for stellar and inter-dimensional travel to ascertain your earth mission. It can break ancestral line conditioning that hold you in thrall to the earth. Amphibole Amphibole, also known as Angel Phantom because of the inner wings and angelic vibration, provides a connection to the highest level of spiritual experience, calling in your guardian angel and higher beings and bringing deep inner joy. It has an extremely gentle and calming energy. Spiritually, placing Amphibole on the crown chakra activates all the higher crown chakras, opening a ladder up which awareness ascends to connect with your Higher Self and, moving further up the vibrational scale, to attain the highest guidance. Using this stone for introspection and insight, especially when placed on the third eye, attunes to the wisdom of the universal mind, taking a more detached perspective on life and on evolution. Gazing into its depths goes to a space of deep universal love and assists in always acting from a place of love. It subtly shifts the energies to the highest possible and brings about cooperation and harmony. Triangulating three Amphiboles provides a perfect meditation or creative work space. It’s an excellent carrier for Zl4 etheric cleanser as it holds the energy space for months. The phantoms and inclusions within Amphibole can include red Hematite, a deeply stable stone that protects, grounds and dissolves negativity; white Kaolinite which opens the inner ear, and yellow-peach Limonite which stimulates and guards against psychic attack or mental influence, making the stone a useful companion for spiritual journeying. Phantoms symbolise the numerous lifetimes of the soul and take you travelling through multi-dimensions. They break up old patterns and assist in reconnecting to ancient wisdom held in your soul memory. Spirit Quartz: [caption id="attachment_5075" align="alignright" width="300"] Spirit Quartz c. Jeni Campbell www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] Radiates high vibration energy in all directions whilst the core crystal tightly focuses healing that reaches multi-dimensions and reprograms cellular memory, reframing past. Enhancing metaphysical abilities, assists at death guiding the soul through different dimensions of the afterlife to highest possible vibration into hands of those waiting to welcome it home. Takes you to meet the ancestors, programme for ancestral healing. Extremely beneficial in past life healing, rejigs etheric blueprint for present life, pinpoints gift or karmic justice in traumatic situations, promotes self-forgiveness. perfectly balances male and female. Facilitates transition between different brain waves, facilitating combination states. Spirit Quartz cleanses other stones and enhances energy in a healing layout, stabilises earth energies. Citrine Spirit Quartz purifies intent, assists you to stand centred in your power, and accesses abundance releasing dependence material things. Heals disturbed earth energies, assists in conflict resolution, sends forgiveness. Amethyst Spirit transmutes prior misuses of spiritual power, facilitating multidimensional healing including soul parts not in incarnation. Excellent carrier for flower essences to gently dissolve karma, attitudes and emotions specially at death. Effective tool for spirit releasement Holding stone enables practitioner to safely journey to release the soul and ascertain whether there is anything that the soul needs completing before it moves on. Smoky Spirit Quartz strongly protective, grounding and cleansing properties, promotes multidimensional cellular healing and integration. Effective psychopomp, conveying soul safely to next world, cleansing subtle bodies, removing layers of karmic and emotional debris to reprogram cellular memory, ensuring a good rebirth. Beneficial for visiting the underworld or exploring subconscious  and healing the ancestral line. May create catharsis. Stabilises environmental imbalance or pollution.   Petalite Clears the heart meridian and emotional baggage.  It strengthens the emotional body, and releases fear and worry.  A stone of compassion, it promotes flexibility whilst maintaining gentle strength. Petalite renders negative energies impotent.  It clears implants, miasms and negative karma at any level. With a high, pure vibration, Petalite opens to cosmic consciousness.  It aids in spiritual purification.  This is a protective stone that  enhances meditation and attunement.  It takes you to a very calm and clear spiritual dimension from which causes can be ascertained and transmuted.  It is particularly useful for ancestral and family healing as it reaches back to a time before the dysfunction arose.   Petalite is a shamanic stone. It provides a safe environment for spiritual contact or for a vision quest. It activates and energises the process, and at the same time grounds during spiritual activity. This stone calms the aura and opens the throat and higher crown chakras, linking to high spiritual vibrations.   It moves you beyond your present metaphysical abilities, linking to the highest levels of spiritual knowing, and  facilitates speaking of what one sees during spiritual visions Even a small piece of Petalite is extremely potent as an elixir.  It can be used to release negative karma and to clear entities from the aura or the mental body.  It is extremely helpful during tie cutting as it brings the higher selves of each person into the process and neutralizes manipulation at any level. Carried on the body, Petalite constantly energises and activates all the energy centres of the body at every level.  It enhances and energises the environment in which it finds itself. Natrolite Prepares and fine-tunes the nervous system to an influx of new vibrations, harmonising it with the lightbody. Spiritually, pure white Natrolite can bring about a profound shift and stimulate metaphysical changes to channel high-level energy into the light and physical bodies, enabling living with full multi-dimensional awareness within a protective cloak for the awakened soul. Mentally, it assists in seeing the bigger picture, practising holistic thinking from an illumined mind. Scolecite has a slightly lower vibration and is preferable for people who have not worked with higher vibration crystals before, calming the physical level and harmonising to new vibrations. Phenacite Phenacite connects personal consciousness to a high frequency, enabling information from that space to be translated to the earth. It contacts the angelic realms and the Ascended Masters. Phenacite is purifying and integrating, bring the spiritual vibrations down to earth. It resonates with the etheric body, activates the light body and aids the ascension process.  This crystal heals the soul and purifies the subtle and physical bodies to provide a suitable vehicle for it.  Its energies are only available to those who have prepared themselves by shifting their personal vibration to a higher level. Phenacite has a strong connection with all the chakras and imparts knowledge on how to heal and activate them all. It stimulates the third eye and activates the higher crown chakra, enhancing inner knowing. This crystal appears to have different properties depending on where it was mined.  Madagascan Phenacite is inter-dimensional and has been experienced as inter-galactic. That from Brazil often has its own ‘crystal guardian’. Satyaloka and Satyamani Quartz Attuned to the white flame of pure consciousness, Satyaloka Quartz is spiritually enhanced by monks from Satya Loka who infuse the stone, already containing energy from the sacred mountain, with spiritual light before sending it into the world. Their intention is that this truly holy stone will bring about a shift into planetary consciousness, opening the way for higher consciousness manifesting on the earth and enlightenment for all. [Robert Simmons identifies Satyaloka as an Azeztulite.] Opening the illumined mind, it is an excellent tool for facilitating a vibrational shift, whether at a personal or planetary level and for bringing about profound, holistic spiritual healing. The stone resonates with the crown chakra of the earth, opening and aligning the crown and higher crown chakras of the physical and subtle bodies. Facilitating an instantaneous download of spiritual insight as to what is required to move spiritual evolution forward, it may take time to process. On the crown chakra, it facilitates spiritual awakening or a shift into immediate enlightenment that is lived out on the earth. Placed on the soma chakra, it activates the lightbody and, on the third eye, induces spiritual visions and connects to guidance from an immensely high vibration. Satyaloka Quartz sets up a powerful resonance in your inner being that activates the intelligent interface between the soul and the physical being, allowing this to direct your way forward. Each stone assists in the way that is right for its user. It may adjust or amplify energies, open channels and pathways at a soul, multi or inter-dimensional level, or bring about a profound shift of attitude. It is a supportive companion for those who experience the loneliness of the spiritual path, reconnecting with the divine within everything especially yourself. Satyamani Quartz complements Satyaloka, uniting the divine masculine and feminine energies further facilitating enlightenment, and is attuned to the golden flame of the illumined mind. Satyamani and Satyaloka work in harmony with Nirvana Quartz and are particularly effective triangulated around the subtle bodies with Nirvana Quartz at the higher crown chakras (especially the soul star). Nirvana Quartz A powerful spiritual alchemy crystal, Nirvana Quartz has an exceedingly high vibration stone attuned to the white flame of pure consciousness that facilitates spiritual illumination, opens the soul star chakra and grounds those energies into the earth. Amplifying the flow of ascension and spiritual energy into the physical and light bodies, Nirvana Quartz integrates the lightbody. Spiritually this stone facilitates a shift into the enlightenment of inner nirvana, bliss states of pure illumined mind combined with unconditional love of all that exists, experienced within the human body. Standing at the interface of consciousness and matter, mind and body, spirit and soul, past and future, human and divine, Nirvana Quartz feels like crystallised divine consciousness. It holds a wisdom that brings about a profound shift in awareness and a rapid acceleration into accepting your spiritual destiny as a universal being. This stone removes any barriers to spiritual or psychological growth and awakens undreamed of and unformed potential, although it may provoke an acute healing crisis that requires other stones as the soul sheds it karma, soul imperatives and deepest illusions to attune to its true purpose, and realises its awesome possibilities. Teaching that we truly create our reality, it vastly expands our vision of what that reality could be. Nirvana Quartz creates a bridge to channel energy through an intermediary between a healer and a third person unknown to the healer. Particularly useful for spirit release work where a friend or relative acts as the intermediary, it reminds that spirit attachment is one situation where informed consent is not mandatory as the soul rarely chose to have the entity attach. Additional stones may be needed to seal the biomagnetic sheath .

Quietening the chattering mind: The magic of Auralite 23

This grid quietens the monkey mind, dropping you in a quiet space for meditation or for sleep. Place an Auralite 23 crystal pointing straight down above your head. Place two more level with your ears. Fill in the spaces between with Amethyst crystals pointing inwards. Place two more Amethyst just above your shoulders. Lie back…

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This grid quietens the monkey mind, dropping you in a quiet space for meditation or for sleep. Place an Auralite 23 crystal pointing straight down above your head. Place two more level with your ears. Fill in the spaces between with Amethyst crystals pointing inwards. Place two more Amethyst just above your shoulders. Lie back and relax! [caption id="attachment_5072" align="aligncenter" width="800"] c. Jeni Campbell www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] For more details, see Crystal Mindfulness.

The Tangerine Dream Lemurian Grid

Tangerine Dreams are particularly potent Lemurian Seed crystals. They promote journeying and exploring multi-dimensions, creating a vibrational shift in the process. For this grid, remember to place a large Smoky Quartz or Flint at your feet and create your grounding cord before laying the grid. Place one crystal pointing straight down above your head and…

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Tangerine Dreams are particularly potent Lemurian Seed crystals. They promote journeying and exploring multi-dimensions, creating a vibrational shift in the process. For this grid, remember to place a large Smoky Quartz or Flint at your feet and create your grounding cord before laying the grid. Place one crystal pointing straight down above your head and then place pairs at your earlobes, throat, heart and solar plexus. [caption id="attachment_4908" align="aligncenter" width="800"] c. Judy Hall[/caption] Lemurian Seeds open a stargate, an energy portal to stellar experiences, anchoring ancient wisdom into the present. Attuning to spiritual training and initiations, Lemurians reawaken inherent skills and healing abilities. Lemurians combine well with Hanksite or Halite which cleanses and purifies any negative energies from Lemuria (sometimes a cathartic process) and transforms them into positive memories. It is useful with Smoky Elestials to anchor high vibration energy by activating a cosmic anchor for the lightbody. Tangerine Dream Lemurians open a portal to accelerated energy patterns and expanded soul healing.

In need of abundance?

Abundance does not just involve money. Abundance is about feeling satisfied and secure with what you have, living an enriching and fulfilling life, sharing life’s bounty, showing gratitude and trusting that the universe provides appropriately for all your needs. It’s about having good friends and joy in living. A simple spiral draws this towards you…

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Abundance does not just involve money. Abundance is about feeling satisfied and secure with what you have, living an enriching and fulfilling life, sharing life’s bounty, showing gratitude and trusting that the universe provides appropriately for all your needs. It’s about having good friends and joy in living. A simple spiral draws this towards you – and clears out any impediments standing in the way. [caption id="attachment_4671" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A Herkimer Diamond and Citrine spiral set on a Petrified Wood baseplate leads out from a Goldstone keystone to clear past life vows of poverty. Image c. Michael Illas.[/caption] The grid above is my favourite abundance grid. It’s anchored on a baseplate of Petrified Wood and is accompanied by an affirmation to release from any vows or contracts regarding poverty that you may have made in this or any other life – or any feelings that you don’t deserve success and abundance in your life. Relaying the grid with the crystals pointing in then draws prosperity and abundance into all areas of your life. [caption id="attachment_4672" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image c. Michael Illas[/caption] This other version is laid on an Orgonite baseplate and incorporates faceted natural Citrine in addition to the brighter coloured, heat-treated points, interspersed with Goldstone. To lay the grid: Hold your cleansed stones and state your intention of clearing any blockages to abundance from this or any other life. Lay the keystone in the centre first and work outwards in a spiral. Points out if your crystal has a pointed end. As you do so, state out loud: ‘I release myself from any vows, contracts, decisions, promises and other impediments to abundance made in this or any other life. I embrace abundance fully and open my life to successfully manifesting prosperity in all that I may be. Gaze quietly at the spiral through softly closed eyes. When it feels right, gather up the crystals. Spray the stones with crystal cleansing spray (you’ll find a recipe in the Crystal Essences section).  Relay the grid from the furthermost point in towards the centre, pointing any pointed crystals towards the centre of the spiral and say out loud: ‘I draw abundance and good fortune towards me now.’ Leave the grid in place remembering to cleanse it regularly. When you do deconstruct it, remember to thank the crystals for their assistance!   [caption id="attachment_4670" align="aligncenter" width="400"] http://www.awakening-intuition.com/Abundance_Quotes[/caption]

Healing the ancestral line

Healing the ancestral line has been very important work this past year and it will be even more so in 2017. We simply cannot drag the past with us into the Age of Aquarius, which is way overdue. Healing the tree dissolves the negative impact of the past and brings in the beneficial soul qualities…

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[caption id="attachment_4442" align="alignleft" width="225"] Belfast workshop layout[/caption] Healing the ancestral line has been very important work this past year and it will be even more so in 2017. We simply cannot drag the past with us into the Age of Aquarius, which is way overdue. Healing the tree dissolves the negative impact of the past and brings in the beneficial soul qualities that the ancestors offer us. Some wonderful stones have arrived to assist us and Crystal Prescriptions volume 6: Crystals for karmic healing, soul reintegration and ancestral clearing will be out in the Spring. We’ve been using a tree cloth as a basis for the grid for this work and, by a wonderful piece of serendipitous synchronicity, I came across the illustration below. [caption id="attachment_4448" align="alignright" width="194"] The rear brain: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/229331806001274262/[/caption] Did you realise that inside the back of your skull there is indeed an ancestral tree? Its roots are located in the oldest part of the brain and then it rises up through to the newest. Exactly like the inheritance we carry from our ancestors. It would have been good to have recognised that while there was time to include it in the book, but I can share it with you now. Such a wonderful example of the ‘as above, so below. As within, so without’ maxim too. Good old Hermes Trismegistus. He was a wise being indeed. Hermes, otherwise known as Thoth or Tehuti, was the Egyptian equivalent of Mercury. He was the Keeper of the Records and so is a useful ally in ancestral line healing work. Here’s an extract from Crystal Prescriptions 6 Healing the family tree Systemic entanglements [are] said to occur when unresolved trauma has afflicted a family through an event such as murder, suicide, death of a mother in childbirth, early death of a parent or sibling, war, natural disaster, emigration, or abuse. The psychiatrist Iván Böszörményi-Nagy referred to this phenomenon as Invisible Loyalties. (http://www.sakino.de/the-healing-power-of-family-and-systemic-constellation-work/) Quite apart from the effect of inherited ancestral memory, our earliest relationships are made within the family and may well reactivate our karmic expectations. They will certainly influence our adult relationships, social and familial. And they will definitely reflect the relationship style that has passed down the generations before us. Some families are loving and supportive, nurturing those in their midst. Others, sadly, are not but it is never too late to reverse the effect. Crystals generate an even more loving atmosphere within a loving family, or heal the results of lack of love in an indifferent or abusive one. Most emotional problems that families face have been passed down through the ancestral line, child learning from parent and passing it on, not knowing anything different – a situation which needs immense forgiveness and compassion. Using a simple visualisation and the assistance of a crystal, the whole family line can be reprogrammed to enjoy love and project it forward to future generations. Ritual: Healing the Ancestral Line If you have an actual family tree use it for this ritual, which reaches way back into the prehistory of the family, otherwise find a picture of an actual tree with deep root, visualise one or use the illustration below. Dedicate your crystal to heal the whole family line. You will need: Ancestral healer crystal from the list Family tree or the illustration below. Most potent time: full moon. [caption id="attachment_4445" align="alignleft" width="390"] Lakelandite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4444" align="alignleft" width="390"] Cradle of Life (Humankind)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4441" align="alignleft" width="380"] Ancestralite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignleft" width="380"] Celtic Golden Healer in matrix with Flint See www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] Ritual: ancestral healing Holding your ancestral healer crystal, picture yourself leaning against a huge tree (or see yourself in your position on your family tree). The branches are present and future generations, the roots the ancestors. Place the healing stone at the bottom of the deepest taproot, or the start of the family tree. Tell yourself that this is the place of healing for the family as you stand your crystal here. Feel the crystal emanating forgiveness and loving compassion up through the roots, into the trunk and up into the branches reprogramming negative family patterns as it goes. Roll that love out into branches and leaves that haven’t developed yet for the benefit of future generations. Seed gifts for future generations into the branches. Bring that love and healing into your own heart. Leave the stone in place at the roots to continue the healing. You can extend this exercise by laying further crystals on the branches, trunk and roots of the tree as appropriate. [caption id="attachment_4447" align="alignleft" width="291"] The family tree: source unknown[/caption] Ancestral healing stones: Ancestral attachment/myths/stories carried in the genes: Anandalite, Ancestralite, Brandenberg Amethyst, Celtic Quartz, Cradle of Life (Humankind), Datolite, Fairy Quartz, Freedom Stone, Lakelandite, Lemurian Seed, Preseli Bluestone, Rainforest Jasper, Spirit Quartz, Smoky Elestial Chakra: soma, causal vortex, solar plexus Ancestral healer crystals: Ammonite, Ammolite, Anandalite, Ancestralite, Ancestral healer (large crystal with a distinctive flat pathway running up the crystal from bottom to top), Brandenberg, Celtic Chevron Quartz, Chrysotile, Cradle of Life (Humankind), Dumortierite, Elestial Quartz, Fairy Quartz, Freedom Stone, Kambaba Jasper, Lakelandite, Mother and child formation (a large crystal to which is attached a smaller crystal or crystals that appears to be enfolded), Petrified Wood, Preseli Bluestone, Smithsonite, Smoky Elestial, Spirit Quartz, Stromatolite, Territula Agate, Wind Fossil Agate Chakra: past life, causal vortex Ancestral line, healing: Amber, Ancestralite, Brandenberg Amethyst, Candle Quartz, Chlorite Quartz, Cradle of Life (Humankind), Crinoidal Limestone, Datolite, Fairy Quartz, Golden Healer, Kambaba Jasper, Ilmenite, Lemurian Aquitane Calcite, Mohawkite, Prasiolite, Petrified Wood, Rainforest Jasper, Shaman Quartz, Smoky Elestial Quartz, Spirit Quartz, Stromatolite,  Chakra: past life, base, causal vortex Ancestral issues: Ancestralite, Celtic Quartz, Cradle of Life (Humankind), Golden Healer, Lakelandite, Porphyrite (Chinese Letter Stone) Chakra: past life, causal vortex, alta major Ancestral patterns: Ancestralite, Anthrophyllite, Arfvedsonite, Celadonite, Candle Quartz, Celtic Quartz, Cradle of Life (Humankind), Crinoidal Limestone, Eclipse Stone, Garnet in Quartz, Glendonite, Golden Healer, Green Ridge Quartz, Holly Agate, Lakelandite, Mohawkite, Porphyrite (Chinese Letter Stone), Prasiolite, Rainbow Covellite, Rainbow Mayanite, Shaman Quartz with Chlorite, Scheelite, Starseed Quartz, Wind Fossil Agate Chakra: past life, causal vortex, alta major  

Setting out a grid: environmental and distance healing

All photographs c. Jeni Campbell/www.angeladditions.co.uk and Judy Hall This has been extracted from Earth Blessings but I’ve added more material to assist you in laying out environmental and personal healing grids. Stages of laying out an environmental grid Decide on the grid template – sunburst, multi-armed spiral, Tree of Life etc. (see below. You’ll find…

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All photographs c. Jeni Campbell/www.angeladditions.co.uk and Judy Hall [caption id="attachment_4423" align="alignleft" width="300"] The ‘helping the bees’ Bumble Bee Jasper Star of David (hexagram) grid around a Smoky Brandenberg. It attracted a huge number of bees – helped by the sage in the background.[/caption] This has been extracted from Earth Blessings but I’ve added more material to assist you in laying out environmental and personal healing grids. Stages of laying out an environmental grid Decide on the grid template – sunburst, multi-armed spiral, Tree of Life etc. (see below. You’ll find plenty of examples in my books). Roughly lay out the grid. Dowse for individual placements if appropriate. [caption id="attachment_4435" align="alignright" width="300"] The starting points.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4420" align="alignnone" width="450"] Fill in as you go.[/caption] Fine tune and align the crystals. [caption id="attachment_4433" align="alignleft" width="300"] The supermoon grid (see below)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4418" align="alignleft" width="480"] You can also check with a ruler on a photograph but allow for camera distortion.[/caption]   Step back and check by eye. The grid below has crystals missing in the righthand spiral between the two large stones. A linking crystal was required. [caption id="attachment_4417" align="alignright" width="380"] Flint: the perfect anchor stone.[/caption] Lay an anchor stone if appropriate. Fire up the grid with the power of your mind. Practical example: 2013 summer solstice and ‘super moon’ layouts Crystals: Shiva Lingam, Smoky Elestial Quartz, Flint, Lemurian, Citrine, Selenite, Granite, Chalk. As the 2013 summer solstice was closely followed by a ‘super moon’ when the moon was at its closest to Earth and its energy particularly potent, it was my intention to take advantage of the energies generated to re-charge my local sacred landscape. The first alignment faced the midsummer pre-solstice sunset and was placed on one of twelve radiating sun-lines at Knowlton Henge. Knowlton is a chalk ditch and bank henge, perfect for creating an energetic battery for earth healing. The intention was to charge up the stones with the energy of the sun and transfer it to a new solstice sunrise layout the next morning to fertilise the surrounding area. I walked around the henge to feel where the layout wanted to be placed. My feet tingled strongly as I reached the westerly line towards the dying sun. I laid out a straight line first. The Shiva Lingam focal point of the layout would become the centre of a solstice sunrise layout the next day. The energies passed through a large Smoky Elestial to purify them and a Citrine ball to revitalise them before being stored in the Lingam. The Elestial Smoky Quartz also acted as a purifier for the grid, its cleansing effect on the earth energies of the Henge passing out through Lemurian Quartzes radiating out from the central alignment. [caption id="attachment_4425" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Making adjustments to the sunset grid. The large Elestial was out of line.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4422" align="alignleft" width="450"] The grid in situ[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4434" align="alignleft" width="200"] The Shiva Lingam[/caption] Having refertilised the area through a Shiva Lingam-based sunrise layout the next day, I wanted to channel the energy of the ‘super moon’ to initiate further regenesis. The layout could not be laid at Knowlton as it was crowded with people celebrating this extraordinary moon. So, the layout was placed in my garden, which is bedded on a thick layer of chalk. It is on a leyline linking Knowlton and the termination of the Dorset Cursus, the longest and oldest ritual way in England and so would radiate power throughout the energetic network. In front of a Buddha statue, it would bathe in the light of the huge full moon. Large Smoky Quartz points, Smoky Elestials and local blue and yellow Flints drew in and cleansed negative energies. At the centre, a Selenite moon tower brought pure light into the layout, which was radiated out through Clear Quartz points. The Smoky Quartz pointed inwards to draw in energy, the Clear Quartz pointed outwards to channel the energy out again. A Preseli Bluestone ‘dragon’s head’ behind the Buddha anchored the grid and connected it to the Stonehenge network. The super moon layout (a variant on a radiating sunburst as this one draws energy in to be purified and channels it out again). A Bluestone in the wild strawberries at the back opposite the rising moon anchored the grid. Making the layout work for you You can use the same procedure for placing any layout straight onto the earth. If appropriate, dowse for the exact alignment and position of the crystals but, as you develop your crystal intuition more strongly, you instinctively know where to place the crystals and recognise when a layout is properly aligned and fully active. Winter Solstice 2016 [caption id="attachment_4437" align="alignleft" width="300"] The winter solstice 2016 grid.[/caption] This multi-armed grid was also laid in my garden with the help of Yuliya Surnina and Emma Penman. It was created from Celtic Quartz and Sea Foam Flint. It was to be photographed for a crystal grids book I was working on, but it also had to do its earth energy healing work. There are times when the two objectives don’t quite match and it was only later that I’d realised we’d laid it in a shady part of the garden that wouldn’t photograph quite as well. Fortunately the photographer, Michael Illas is creative and had an answer to that: light it. It was also rather larger than we’d envisaged. The Earth has its way of making its needs known! [caption id="attachment_4429" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sea Foam Flint, which became the centrepiece of the grid.[/caption] Environmental grid templates [caption id="attachment_4426" align="alignleft" width="400"] Multi-armed spiral[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4432" align="alignleft" width="258"] Sunburst[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4436" align="aligncenter" width="254"] Tree of Life[/caption] Laying a grid for a person: distance healing This emergency ‘first aid’ grid was laid for a dear friend of mine who had been hospitalised with a severe nosebleed following previous medical treatment. Jade soothed the nose, Quantum Quattro formed an upward healing pentagram, and an inverted pentagram of Smoky Quartz drew off the toxins. [caption id="attachment_4427" align="alignleft" width="200"] Pentagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4424" align="alignleft" width="200"] Inverted pentagram[/caption] And don’t let any ignorant person tell you it’s a sign of evil, it’s not. It’s one of the oldest protective symbols in the world! See Earth Blessings and my forthcoming Crystal Grids.