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A Wisp of Shellstones

From the comfort of my sunbed in Corfu, I picked up a handful of stones. The fossilised shells embedded in them had caught my eye. Knowing that shells removed the last wisp of karma from the aura and chakras, I thought it could be interesting to bring some home and explore their properties. On my…

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From the comfort of my sunbed in Corfu, I picked up a handful of stones. The fossilised shells embedded in them had caught my eye. Knowing that shells removed the last wisp of karma from the aura and chakras, I thought it could be interesting to bring some home and explore their properties. On my way out of the sea, I spotted a few more. Should have been more attentive! Fossilised shell in their matrix proved to be very useful. We used the shells at The College of Psychic Studies to draw out the last wisps of karma from the aura and chakras. It followed on a thorough cleansing with Anandalite. And it was potent and powerful.     But you can work with shells without a matrix. Simply ‘comb’ them around the aura and allow the karmic dross to be pulled off without your mind needing to know what is being let go. Flat bladed or ‘toothed’ shells work well. You can then put a shell to your ear to whisper to you the secrets of your soul. Enjoy!

Astrological chart grid

This is a grid I had intended to include in Crystal Grids but it was deemed by the publisher to be too complex for general readers (!). It’s an easy process though. A natal or birthchart is a moment fixed in time. A picture of the sky as it appears from the perspective of earth…

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This is a grid I had intended to include in Crystal Grids but it was deemed by the publisher to be too complex for general readers (!). It’s an easy process though. A natal or birthchart is a moment fixed in time. A picture of the sky as it appears from the perspective of earth at that time. The planets and signs map out the soul learning plan for the present lifetime. Challenges and issues can be assisted to resolve, and the gifts brought out, by placing appropriate crystals on the chart (or by making an astrological essence. More of that in the forthcoming Crystal Prescriptions volume 6: making crystal essences.) You don’t have to be an astrologer to create a birthchart, there are many sites on the internet offering free ones. Simply print one out and place the crystals appropriately. Stand back and calmly await results without forcing the process on, which is always counter-productive. Chart for commencement of Crystal Grids The signs Using the grid: This grid can be laid out over your own birthchart or on one for a project you are undertaking. Timing: Lay the chart at any time. You will need: Crystals for the zodiac signs: Sign Glyph Birthstone(s) Aries Ruby, Diamond Taurus Emerald Gemini Agate, Tourmaline Cancer Moonstone, Pearl Leo Cat’s or Tiger’s Eye Virgo Peridot, Sardonyx Libra Sapphire, Opal Scorpio Malachite, Turquoise Sagittarius Topaz, Turquoise Capricorn Onyx, Garnet Aquarius Aquamarine Pisces Amethyst, Moonstone Crystals for the planets: Sun Citrine or Sunstone Moon Moonstone or Selenite Mercury Blue Lace Agate or Fire Agate Venus Rose Quartz or Emerald Mars Hematite or Ruby Jupitar Topaz or Citrine Chiron Charoite Saturn Onyx or Galena (toxic use with caution) Uranus Rutilated Quartz Neptune Aquamarine Pluto Smoky Quartz or Obsidian North Node Anandalite To lay the grid: Hold your cleansed crystals and state your intention. Match the glyphs on your birthchart to the zodiac and planetary signs. Lay an appropriate crystal on each of the zodiac signs. Lay an appropriate crystal on each of the planetary glyphs. Place an appropriate keystone such as Flint in the centre of the chart to anchor it. Gaze at your birthchart with softly focused eyes and breathe mindfully and slowly. Contemplate your chart for five to fifteen minutes. You can leave your chart in place or dismantle the chart whichever is appropriate. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="6722,6723"] The grid can also be amended to support weak elements in the chart. More about that later! But you’ll find more information on the astrological elements on the website. Useful tools Remember to tell the publisher if you’d like to see these on Kindle, and please put up Amazon/Good Reads reviews if you already have a copy. We need to let the publisher know you are interested in keeping books in print and encourage other people to start harnessing the magic of crystal grids. Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US) [caption id="attachment_5721" align="alignleft" width="242"] USA Version[/caption] Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US) [caption id="attachment_6726" align="alignleft" width="245"] UK Version[/caption]                       Kindle (allegedly!): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crystal-Zodiac-Birthstones-Enhance-Your-ebook/dp/B01N4R2XGP/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1515753842&sr=1-2 The Astrology Bible with a cover I have never seen. Why a pendulum? And tarot cards???? Who knows! Publishers do their own thing! And how it used to look Looks like it could be going out of print unless it’s due for a reprint so get yours now.   Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Astrology-Bible-Definitive-Zodiac-Reference Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Astrology-Bible-Definitive-Guide-Zodiac      

Spiritual expansion: Opening the third eye

Opening your third eye (the brow chakra) connects you to higher wisdom and intuitive guidance. The Dragon’s Eye, a powerful intuitive symbol, accesses inner-sight and channels cosmic wisdom to Earth. The grid could be laid on your forehead using tiny crystals but it works equally well laid on a table in front of you. This…

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[gallery columns="2" link="file" size="medium" ids="6552,6551"] Opening your third eye (the brow chakra) connects you to higher wisdom and intuitive guidance. The Dragon’s Eye, a powerful intuitive symbol, accesses inner-sight and channels cosmic wisdom to Earth. The grid could be laid on your forehead using tiny crystals but it works equally well laid on a table in front of you. This grid can also be laid between you and a source of electromagnetic pollution or other psychic interference to create safe space in which to open up metaphysically. Timing: This grid is particularly potent laid in the dark of the moon, activated at new moon and then left in place until after full moon when it can be dismantled. Color and background: Choose a background color and base that resonates with your intention:. Pale colors, intense blue, indigo or purple open the third eye. Laying the grid: You will need: Cleansed and empowered Herkimer Diamonds or other intuition stones. Cleansed and empowered Kyanite blades Cleansed and empowered anchor stone such as Flint for below feet or base of grid. Central keystone according to the intention of the layout Lay the grid according to the picture, placing the Flint below the grid or below your feet if laying it on your forehead. Join up the shape with the power of your mind or a crystal wand. If the grid is laid on your forehead, close your eyes and take your attention to the point above and between your eyebrows. Ask that your inner eye be opened. You may feel tingling and see spirals of intense color or an actual eye looking at you on your inner screen. If the grid is laid in front of you, gaze at it with softly focused eyes, asking that your inner sight be activated. (You could lean over the grid and place your third eye on the keystone and breathe deeply imaging the energy going deep into your brow to open the third eye.) When the grid is no longer required, dismantle it in reverse order. Gridkit suggestions: Intuition openers: Rhomboid Selenite, Apophyllite, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Bytownite (Yellow Labradorite), Golden Herkimer, Blue Chalcedony. Gaia/Mother Earth wisdom: Blue Kyanite, Herkimer Diamond, Flint, Smoky Quartz, Menalite and Kambaba Jasper. Cosmic wisdom: Petalite, Anandalite, Nuummite. Safe space: Shungite and Clear Quartz. Blockages to spiritual expansion: Malachite, Obsidian, Rhodochrosite around the outside triangle disperse blockages preventing spiritual expansion. Selenite or other light-bringing crystals placed on the ‘Y’ infuse the resulting vacuum with cosmic light and insight.

Opening your psychic perception

Working with crystals is amped up exponentially if you hone your psychic perception at the same time. Not everyone receives information in the same way though so time spent discovering how you receive information is well worth while. Intuition operates through the physical body or the subtle senses in various ways: Hearing (aural) Seeing (visual)…

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Working with crystals is amped up exponentially if you hone your psychic perception at the same time. Not everyone receives information in the same way though so time spent discovering how you receive information is well worth while. Intuition operates through the physical body or the subtle senses in various ways: Hearing (aural) Seeing (visual) Sensing (kinaesthetic) Feeling (kinaesthetic) Knowing (kinaesthetic) Smelling (kinaesthetic) How does your intuition function? Would you describe yourself as intuitive?   ……………….. Do you have gut feelings or hunches? ………………………. Are you a very visual person? ……………………………….. Do you have trouble with left and right? …………………… Do you use your hands a lot when you explain things? ……………… Do you hear an inner (or outer) voice assisting you? …………………. If so, in what direction does the voice come from? ……………………. Smell and Intuition The olfactory sense is often overlooked in intuitive sensing and yet it is a powerful and evocative form of communication. Some crystals give off a powerful smell. As metaphysical abilities develop it is common for certain aromas to be perceived even though they are not present in the physical world. Incense often wafts through the air or perfumes such as lavender or rose suffuse your immediate environment. Smells that belong to a certain location can alert your attention to events occurring there, even if you are many miles away. Unpleasant smells can indicate stuck souls and energy that needs to be moved on. Intuition can be enhanced by burning suitable fragrances or joss sticks, and some oils such as sandalwood and frankincense have been prized over millennia for their consciousness-lifting effects.   Enhancing your intuition Research has shown that there are ten crucial factors that enhance intuition: An open mind Belief Desire Intention Expectation A positive attitude The ability to move out of everyday awareness Trust Common Sense Willingness to take risks An open mind: Keeping an open mind is essential. If you explore your intuition with a cynical and critical attitude, you will not get far. Intuition is a subjective state and, if you try to remain objective during experiments you will not access the subliminal perceptions on which intuition is based. A closed mind shuts out intuition and, even if your intuition starts screaming at you, you won’t hear it. An open mind does not mean a gullible mind. An open mind looks at the evidence, assesses it dispassionately, and accepts or rejects it on the basis of what is. Belief: Whether or not you believe in intuition will affect whether your intuition can function. If you don’t believe in intuition, for you it will not exist. Intuition, which is a delicate and sensitive force, disappears under the weight of disbelief. When you first explore intuition, you are in something of a catch 22 situation. If you have not experienced it for yourself, someone else telling you will almost certainly not lead to belief. You need to have the experience. But, even if you do have the experience, you may try to explain it away. Most people who have one or two unexplained things in their life are apt to say: “But it could all be my imagination”. Yes, it could. But if such things prove themselves over and over again to be true and reliable, it might be more sensible to start believing in them. If you believe you are intuitive, you will find something magical happens. Your intuition will be so pleased it has caught your attention at last, it will work extra hard on your behalf. Desire: Desire is a powerful force and an excellent motivator. You must want or desire an outcome. If you are indifferent as to whether you succeed or not, your intuition will be dulled. Intention: Similarly you need to have the intention that you will succeed. Intention is what shamans have used in their work for thousands of years. It focuses the will and sets things in motion. If you hold an intent strongly and clearly, it will manifest. Expectation: If you are to fully utilise your intuition, you must expect that it will work. Doubts poison intuition. Expecting that you will quickly master an exercise, having positive thoughts and attitudes, allows intuition to flourish. The expectation that you will receive an answer sets receiving that answer in motion. You may need a little patience, but the answer will come. A positive attitude: If you constantly undermine yourself by believing that you are not good enough, not capable enough, too stupid and so on, you will consistently fail. If you have negative thoughts, you will manifest what you most fear. On the other hand, positive thoughts and attitudes can overcome the most difficult handicap. As a child, Albert Einstein was dyslexic and had problems with his speech. He initially flunked the entrance exam for college and, when he finally graduated, he could only find a dead-end job in the Swiss patents office. However, he overcome these problems and was later regarded as a genius. In l905, at the age of 27, he published his theory of relativity – which had come to him in a five second flash but it took ten years to decode the implications. Maintaining a positive attitude enhances your intuition. The ability to move out of everyday awareness: Intuition functions best in a state of heightened awareness and low sensory input. This is achieved by withdrawing your awareness from the outside world and bringing attention into your self to contact the source of your intuition. Optimum conditions for heightened awareness are created by stimulating alpha and theta waves in the brain, a signal that you are relaxed and in a receptive state. [caption id="attachment_6304" align="aligncenter" width="300"] www.thechangeblog.com[/caption] Trust: You need to trust yourself, the guidance you receive and the process. However, this trust is not a gullible state where you take everything you are given and assume that it is absolute truth. You also need to use your common sense and ability to discriminate. Common sense: Some people believe that intuition is the antithesis of common sense. But this is not true. Your common sense will help you to keep your feet on the ground – and some people’s ‘common sense’ is actually extremely intuitive. But too much common sense can be a handicap. It can lead to questioning everything and accepting nothing because it does not follow the known laws of logic or science. However, applying your common sense to whatever your intuition urges you to do can be a useful process. If you get into the habit of checking things out with an open mind whilst still trusting the process, your common sense will be harnessed to your intuition instead of creating mental conflict. A willingness to take risks: Speaking from your intuition, certainly in the initial stages, may feel threatening, especially if you lack confidence in yourself. The willingness to take a risk is vital if you are to expand your intuition. Without that ability, you may never begin the exercises. And, if you are working with a group, the ability to take a risk – especially the risk of not getting it right first time – is of paramount importance. In Your Mind’s Eye [caption id="attachment_6307" align="alignleft" width="300"] http://noeticode.com/SciMind_Eye.jpg[/caption] To prove to yourself that you can use your mind’s eye for visualisation, ask a friend to read this list to you slowly at first and getting faster. Notice where your eyes move as you picture each item: A bright red ball A bright yellow square An orange triangle A table A chair A table and chairs Your childhood home Your first school Your desk Your teacher Your child Your partner Your mother Your great-great grandmother Your great-great grandchild Your most unfavourite place The surface of Mars The centre of the earth A peal of bells ringing A fire siren wailing   Very few people find this exercise impossible. A little challenging in parts perhaps, but the imagination fills in the blanks. In visualisation active imagination acts as a vehicle for intuition. Notice too whether your other senses come into play. Do you smell your unfavourite place? Does your nose wrinkle, for instance? Your Favourite Place Having proved to yourself that you can picture things, close your eyes and try the following exercise: Close your eyes and breathe gently. Slowly bring your attention into yourself and allow the outside world to fade away. If you hear noises, let them fade away. If you have thoughts, let them pass on by. Let your mind be quiet and calm. Now take yourself to your favourite place. Picture it, see the colours. Feel yourself there, notice its textures, smell the smell of the place, hear its sounds. Feel the temperature, the air on your skin, the ground beneath your feet. Enjoy this space. Rest and relax here, allow it to revitalise you. Let it bring you to a point of inner stillness. When you are ready to leave, open your eyes. Can’t visualise? Visualisation does not depend on seeing images clearly. Many people say they cannot visualise and yet they react strongly, especially on a physical level, to visualisation exercises. Brain scans show that people who are visualising have exactly the same brain activity as they would if they were actually hearing or seeing something. When they try to imagine a picture, the visual cortex lights up. When they imagine a sound, the auditory cortex becomes active. If you want to check whether you are visualising or not, try the following exercise. If possible have someone else read it to you while you sit with closed eyes. But if not, actively read the exercise, involving your feelings, making the movements, and really trying to picture it. If you get a physical reaction, you are visualising! Eating An Apple Sit comfortably. Now imagine that you are holding a ripe, green and juicy apple in your left hand. Feel its weight, its coolness and smooth roundness. In your right hand, you hold a knife. With this knife, peel the top of the apple. Then cut yourself a slice. You will feel the juice oozing out and smell the aroma of freshly peeled apple. Lift it to your mouth. As you take a bite, you realise that it is a cooking apple, extremely sour and sharp. You may well have found that you had a physical reaction and your mouth puckered from the sour taste as you read that exercise through. If it did, you are visualising even if you may not have actually been able to picture the apple. With more practice, images will form. Entering A Relaxed State With Ease When you go into meditation you enter an alpha brain wave state and then move into theta. Remaining attentive and attaining some beta brainwaves helps you to process and remember intuitive information received. If you find difficulty in entering a relaxed, meditative state play music that has been specially written to enhance meditation. This appeals to the right hemisphere of your brain, the side that is intuitive and meditation-orientated. The following exercises help you to slip into a relaxed state quickly. See which one is the most effective for you and introduce it at the start of the exercises. The Ball of Light Close your eyes and look up to the point above and between your eyebrows. Now take your awareness out a few feet in front of you. There is a ball of light here, like those used in discos. As it turns it flashes coloured lights out from the many facets on its shiny surface. Watch it turn, spinning faster and faster with the light flashing and sparkling, more and more light spinning off it, until it suddenly stops and leaves you in a peaceful space. The Golden Circle Close your eyes and look up the point above and between your eyebrows, focussing on your third eye. You will find a small golden ball here. It is turning slowly. As you watch, it spins faster and faster moving into your skull. It moves in a great flat circle all around the inside of your skull, level with your third eye. It is moving so fast that all you can see is a golden circle spinning inside your head, like a halo that has dropped down around your brain. When it slows down, it settles at a point exactly in the centre of the circle. This is your point of stillness. [If you lose that point of stillness, go back to the circle and let it settle in the middle again.] Pointillion Close your eyes and look up to the inner screen above and between your eyebrows. Using large black dots, write your full name on the screen, followed by the word RELAX also in dots. Then rub it off. Repeat. [This puts you into alpha waves.] Embodying The Intuitive Self Settle yourself in a comfortable place. Breathe gently and easily. Lift your shoulders up to your ears and let go. Take a big breath and sigh out any tension you may be feeling. Allow the sensation of release to flow through your body. Take your awareness to your heart and the higher heart chakra located above it (you can touch them to focus your attention there). Allow them to unfold, opening like the petals of a flower. Then take your attention up to the crown chakra at the top of your head. Allow this chakra to fully open. The chakras above your head will expand and you may feel a string pulling you up, allow yourself to go with this feeling. Consciously allow your vibrations to rise, to reach the highest possible level. Invite your intuitive self to move down through these chakras until it fills your crown chakra. From the crown chakra, feel your intuitive self enfold your whole body. Experience the love that your intuitive self has for you. Bask in its warmth, draw that love deep into your being. Spend time with your intuitive self, welcoming it, learning to trust and feeling safe. [Take as long as you need at this point] Then, when you are ready, bring your intuitive self into your heart chakras. Embody your intuitive self at the centre of your being. Enfold your intuitive self within your heart so that it is always accessible to you. Feel how different your body is when you embody your intuitive self. How protected you feel, how much more aware you are at an inner level as your vibrations are raised by the embodiment of your intuitive self. When you are ready to end the exercise, ask your intuitive self to remain with you, safely within your heart, and enfold your intuitive self within the heart chakras as you close them gently inwards. Close the chakras above your head, letting them fold in on themselves like flowers closing for the night. Close the crown and third eye chakras and make sure that your earth chakra is holding you firmly in incarnation. Check that your grounding cord is in place by taking your attention down to your feet and consciously connecting to Mother Earth. Slowly, bring your attention back to your physical body and the room around you. Move around, have a stretch. Stamp your feet.  EXPANDING BODY AWARENESS Develop the habit of paying attention to what your body is telling you at all times. The major areas of intuitive response, beyond finger twitches and the like, are in your gut and solar plexus. Next time you are in the middle of a conversation, suddenly stop paying attention to what is being said. Half close your eyes and let them go out of focus. Bring your attention into your body and see what it senses is going on, taking your mind down to your solar plexus and gut. After awhile, this becomes automatic and you will act on intuitions received in this way without thinking about it. Crystals for expanding your intuition Rhomboid Selenite Not always easy to get hold of and not very pretty, but well worth seeking out nonetheless (ask www.angeladditions). This crystal opens the third eye and releases any past life prohibitions on its use. It also removes the migraine and tension headaches that can accompany psychic opening up. Apophyllite An excellent third-eye opener, Apophyllite helps you to attune to the highest dimensions. Black Moonstone Black Moonstone helps you to ground psychic energies and protects your third eye against invasion by outside forces. Banded Agate Invaluable if you’ve had ties to a guru or mentor in this or any other life who still wants to control what you see. A Banded Agate placed over your third eye releases you. Labradorite Still one of my absolute favourites for psychic work, Labradorite not only opens your third eye and attunes you to the highest possible guidance but it also provides an interface at which you can work. For further details, see Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US)

Crystal Protection

You no doubt assume that you are well protected, but are you? Do you pick up other people’s thoughts and feelings? Have you inadvertently upset someone?  Are you particularly accident prone? Do you have a nagging pain under your left armpit?  Do you constantly feel tired and listless? If so, you may be in need…

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[caption id="attachment_6113" align="alignleft" width="300"] http://www.yourpsychicdefense.com[/caption] You no doubt assume that you are well protected, but are you? Do you pick up other people's thoughts and feelings? Have you inadvertently upset someone?  Are you particularly accident prone? Do you have a nagging pain under your left armpit?  Do you constantly feel tired and listless? If so, you may be in need of a special kind of protection. Many people assume that, if they are working spiritually, they are automatically protected. But! While I do not want to worry you unnecessarily and certainly don’t want to instil fear, would it surprise you to know that there is something subtle against which you may need to protect yourself? An intrusion that is silent, invisible, and yet which can be extremely powerful in its effect and to which some people, especially those who start to dabble in the psychic realm or who open up spiritually, may be particularly vulnerable. This unseen force operates not in the physical world but in the invisible and, to counteract it, you need easy to use, psychic self-protection tools such as the power of your mind and a few crystals. This force goes under the name of ill-wishing or, in its most virulent form, psychic attack. Psychic invasion [caption id="attachment_6111" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image: http://www.bishopinthegrove.com[/caption] Psychic invasion comes from both the living and those who have passed on – especially those who have failed to move on in the spirit world. It can be deliberate, or inadvertent. Few people realise what a powerful effect thoughts such as ‘I’ll get back at you’, ’You’ll suffer for this’, ‘Why does she have all the luck?’, or ‘I’ll never forgive you’ can have – and how long they can linger in the ether. Jealousy, rage and resentment are particularly powerful psychic attackers, but someone’s depression or black emotions can be equally debilitating. And few people realise that their own toxic thoughts and emotions can be just as potent a form of attack on themselves. [caption id="attachment_6109" align="alignright" width="300"] All kinds of strange energies can surround you.Photo copyright Terrie Birch/astrologywise[/caption] The key to good protection is to find exactly the right method for you and the situations you find yourself in.  What you believe in, you bring into being.  So, positive thoughts and visualisation (picturing things in your mind’s eye) are powerful tools for protecting yourself as is seeing the world as a benevolent place. So too are crystals - which have been used for this purpose for thousands of years.  What is psychic self-protection and why might you need it? Psychic self-protection is all about creating a safe space in which to live, work and have your being. It’s about having positive emotions and constructive thoughts that create a calm centre within yourself. It is a protective barrier around the aura - the subtle energy field that surrounds you and which can sometimes be glimpsed as a whitish glow. Psychic protection acts as an impermeable barrier to other people's thoughts and feelings, especially if those are malevolent. Most people, at some time or another, have had the experience of having a thought pop into their head that doesn’t belong. But, there are people who are constantly bombarded by other people's thoughts, and some have the misfortune to come under deliberate attack by someone who bears a grudge. Recreational drugs, meditation and yoga can also make you more sensitive to ‘bad vibes’, increasing your need for psychic protection. But help is at hand. Using psychic self-protection creates healthy boundaries and turns away psychic attack. You inhabit a tranquil space in which others cannot disturb your equilibrium – either deliberately or by what they think or feel inadvertently spilling out into the atmosphere. You’ll no doubt have noticed that some people leave ‘bad vibes’ behind themselves or that you’re exhausted after you’ve seen a particular friend. It’s the same with getting aught up in the glamour of contact with ‘the spirit world’, or the excitement of spells and incantations. And places can have an effect too. We’ve all felt those chills down the spine or that headache that develops almost instantly in a particular place. If we recognise these signals that all is not well energetically, we can quickly take steps to transmute the energy and to protect ourselves if necessary. Signs you may need psychic self-protection Do you feel invaded, somehow not yourself. Do you feel someone 'has it in' for you? Do you give away too much of your energy? Do you detach yourself after contact with someone else finished? Do you read or watch programmes about sensational psychic activity? Do you meddle or dabble in psychic things without being trained? Do you believe you’re psychic or have a sixth sense? Do you meditate or read tarot cards and the like? Are you allowing someone to have too much influence over you? Do certain people or places leave you feeling drained? Do you feel low if a friend is depressed or unhappy? Do you feel on edge if a friend is angry? Are you accident prone? Have small things gone wrong recently? Do you lose things? Do you have nightmares and insomnia? Are you anxious, nervy, on edge? Do you have invisible feelers out, testing the air around you? Are you perpetually tired, listless, feeling hopeless? If you tick more than two or three of these, then you probably need psychic self-protection! Cleaning, charging up and programming your crystals. If you don’t cleanse your crystals regularly even they can be bad for you as they collect and then give off negative energies. Cleaning your crystals is simple if you choose tumbled stones, rugged chunks or single points. You merely have to hold them under running water for a few minutes and, preferably, put them out in the sun and possibly the moon to recharge (white crystals are particularly fond of moonlight). Or, you can put them onto a large Quartz cluster or Carnelian to recharge. You can also use salt water to cleanse robust stones. If you use crystal clusters or stones that are fragile or dissolve, such as Selenite, the crystals need placing in raw brown rice overnight. The reason crystals sometimes don’t work for people is they often forget to ask. So, once the crystal has been cleaned and energetically recharged, hold it in your hands and ask that it works for your highest good to protect you. How do I do it? At its simplest level, psychic protection can be a bubble you inhabit (see the Amber Melt below).  It can be a crystal you wear, or a talisman you keep at your side. Many people find themselves instinctively crossing their arms over their solar plexus when the emotional level around them becomes too highly charged - this is where your body feels invaded by other people's strong emotions.  If you feel you’re vulnerable to psychic invasion, you can quickly close off with a traditional body posture that seals your aura and creates an energy circuit around your body that cannot be breached by outside influences. Simply cross your arms over your solar plexus and cross your ankles. But, as you cannot keep your arms crossed all the time, practising the light bubble visualisation or the Amber Melt may be more useful as it protects your aura at all times. Psychic self-protection means taking charge of your own thoughts and feelings and being fully grounded in your body: something that is easily achieved with a few deep breaths and a grounding crystal. When you trust and believe you’re safe and power-full, you are. Common sense and a few pointers to sensible working, and strengthening your energetic boundaries, soon overcomes any possibility of psychic invasion. The greatest tool is one you already possess: the power of your own mind. If you look positively at the world, you have natural self-protection. Being able to laugh at yourself and at the idiosyncrasies of all worlds is also an excellent deterrent, little survives the benevolent glow of good humour. But a strong aura is also extremely effective as it deflects any ill-wishing or energy pirates that come your way. The Amber Melt [caption id="attachment_6112" align="alignleft" width="249"] Photo: http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/amber/amber-gemstone-information-and-education.php[/caption] Close your eyes, breathe gently and hold a piece of Amber over your head (or place it above your head if you’re lying down). Put all your attention into the crystal. Feel the Amber slowly melting and trickling down like honey all around your energy field until it completely coats it, meeting under your feet. Feel how safe it is within your Amber cloak, how secure, and notice how you can easily find your centre and grounding within this beautiful crystal. Allow the crystal to draw off and transmute any negative energy or fearful emotions, de-stressing you and filling you with positive self-regard and inner peace. Feel how, from the top of your head down into your heart, and on down to the earth beneath your feet, you have a central core of deep peace you can lean and rely on. When you’re ready to end, withdraw your attention from the crystal but leave your bubble in place so that when you return your attention into the room you’ll still have that core of inner peace. Crystal tip: If you find it difficult to visualise, use your hands to help you mark out the amber bubble all around you and concentrate your gaze into the crystal imagining walking inside it.   Dealing with psychic attack or ill-wishing If you have the misfortune to come under psychic attack, keep calm. There are some very effective tools to counteract it, the most important one being to avoid fear and to disengage with the person concerned: Picture yourself in an Amber bubble and wear Black Tourmaline constantly Disconnect from the person: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Do not have any contact or think or talk about them. Don’t play their game or get pulled into power struggles Laugh about to yourself, don’t take it too seriously Turn your attention on to something positive Don’t meditate or open yourself up psychically unless you are protected and avoid drugs, alcohol or consciousness-altering substances If you have to, face ill-wishers fearlessly with your boundaries strong. Place a Black Tourmaline or Smoky Quartz crystal in a quiet corner to absorb and transmute negative energy but remember to ask the crystal to assist. If the psychic attack comes from an unknown source, use the Amber melt and wear a black Tourmaline constantly until you can suss out the source and deal with it, or it is dispelled. [caption id="attachment_6108" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Black Tourmaline, the finest protection against psychic attack. Photo copyright Michael Illas/Watkins Books. The Crystal Wisdom Oracle.[/caption] Golden rules for psychic safety: Don’t meddle in things you don’t understand. Stay focused and positive and keep things in proportion. Retain a sense perspective and of humour at all times. If you are using crystals, ask them to protect you and remember to cleanse them regularly under running water and put them out in the sun to recharge. And finally:    Stop worrying and start living joyously. [caption id="attachment_6110" align="aligncenter" width="200"] The energy interface, Labradorite. Photo copyright Michael Illas/Watkins Books The Crystal Wisdom Oracle[/caption] Quick Fixes To protect your aura: Wear an Amber, Labradorite or Black Tourmaline crystal around your neck. Use the Amber Melt. Under psychic attack? Wear a Black Tourmaline crystal around your neck at all times. Place four Black Tourmaline around your bed. Ungrounded? Take four deep belly breaths and carry a Flint, Jasper or Hematite crystal in your hip pocket. Sudden energy drain? Place your hands over your solar plexus and cross your ankles. Use a Spleen Protector crystal such as Green Aventurine, Jade or Green Fluorite. Or, wear a Labradorite crystal around your neck. Pop a Green Adventurine crystal in a lefthand breast pocket or in your bra on the lefthand side under your armpit. Other people’s thoughts bothering you? Wear a Black Tourmaline, Auralite 23, Fluorite or Sodalite crystal around your neck. (Extracted from Crystals for Psychic Self-Protection, Hay House, and Good Vibrations Flying Horse Publications).  

Clearing your karma

  The past life chakras are situated behind your ears and along the bony ridge at the base of your skull. These chakras hold memories of your past and deeply ingrained patterns set up over many lifetimes as well as the karmic gifts, skills and wisdom that assist your present life. Massaging these chakras may…

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  The past life chakras are situated behind your ears and along the bony ridge at the base of your skull. These chakras hold memories of your past and deeply ingrained patterns set up over many lifetimes as well as the karmic gifts, skills and wisdom that assist your present life. Massaging these chakras may trigger flashbacks but assists in letting go karmic encrustations and ingrained patterns from the past that are preventing you moving forward.     Cleanse your Wind Fossil Agate or other karma clearer by leaving it overnight in brown rice. Compost the rice afterwards. Do not eat it. Hold your crystal lightly in your hands and connect to the power of the stone, feel it radiating through your whole being. Dedicate it to removing all the limiting karma, pacts, promises, soul contracts, vows, expectations and ingrained patterns from the past whenever that may have been and to revealing your karmic credits and the wisdom of your soul. Close your eyes. Using whichever hand is most comfortable, place your karma clearer behind your right ear and gently massage along the bony ridge of your skull until you reach the hollow at the back. Begin behind the left ear and massage to the centre again. As you work, remind yourself that it is scouring away all the karmic encrustations to reveal who you truly are. Continue the massage for as long as feels appropriate. If any memories arise, watch them objectively to gain insights into what has been holding you back or to recognize the karmic strengths you have developed. If the memory is negative, do not judge or blame, simply watch and accept that was how it was then but remind yourself that it is different now. If any reframing is needed do it now. If you find you have made a vow or a promise that no longer serves you, for instance, add ‘for that life only’. If beliefs such as ‘there’ll never be enough’ were implanted, change them to ‘there is always enough’. If someone is holding you to something that is no longer relevant, or if you feel guilty and responsible for someone else, let that go. Negotiate with the other person if necessary – the Wind Fossil Agate helps you to instinctively know what to say. If you recognize a detrimental pattern, wipe it out with the karma clearer and replace it with a beneficial one. Be creative in your reframing, change the scenario entirely if that is appropriate. Now thank the memories for showing themselves and let them go with love and forgiveness. Remind yourself that that was then and this is now. Willingly embrace your karmic credits and the lessons you learned. Holding your karma clearer, say out loud: “I release any karmic encrustations, vows, pacts, promises, soul contracts, implanted thoughts, emotional baggage, detrimental patterns or beliefs, outdated soul imperatives, and anything else that is standing in the way of manifesting my true self. ‘Comb’ the karma clearer all around your body at arm’s length, be sure to do your back and around your feet. You may feel quite chilly and draughty at this point but allow everything detrimental to fall away and reveal your karmic gifts. Hold the karma clearer of an Anandalite or Selenite above your head. Invite in the karma of grace and feel your whole body being suffused with cosmic light and filling all the spaces where you let go. Ask the crystal to show you your soul in all its beauty so that you manifest it fully and create your own reality. Picture a bubble of protection all around you and a root going deep down into the Earth to anchor you into incarnation. Put your crystal down and step into the present as it manifests in each and every moment. Massaging the bony bridge of the skull helps past life images to be activated and released. The Karma Clearers Wind Fossil Agate: the soul scourer [caption id="attachment_5879" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wind Fossil Agate c. Jeni Campbell www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] Meditating with Wind Fossil Agate, especially on the past life chakras behind the ears, shows you the soul contracts, pacts and promises that must be left behind and points the way forward. The stone assists deep regression to reframe previous lives but this should be undertaken under the guidance of a qualified therapist. This stone is particularly helpful if carried during traumatic or challenging situations where strength and endurance are needed to overcome situations over which you, seemingly, have no control as it draws on your karmic survival strengths. This stone knows the secret of right timing. It offers the confidence needed to quietly wait until the moment for change arrives and the courage to make the move. Flint: the portal stone [caption id="attachment_5880" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Flint c. Judy Hall[/caption] A much overlooked crystal – literally. In many areas Flint is strewn beneath our feet. In ancient times it was interred with the dead. A portal to another world, it also gave a cleansing scrape-down to the soul before it passed over. ‘Combed’ over your aura, it rapidly clears karmic dross and tunes up the chakras. Chrysotile: keeper of the soul’s secrets. Chrysotile accesses the Akashic Record and links it to the Causal Vortex chakra (see Crystal Prescriptions 4: the A-Z guide to chakra balancing crystals and kundalini activation stones if you haven’t heard of this important chakra). Like a vast metaphysical internet, the Record holds all possibilities, past, present and future. All timelines and each and every timeframe. The multidimensions and multiverses of the soul’s experience. With Chrysotile you can step onto a different timeline, freed from karma, or call in the gifts and soul learning from the past that will assist you in the present. Dumortierite: the karma of grace crystal The karma of grace says that you only have to do enough. You do not need to keep banging your head against a door that will not open. You can step away and choose another route. Dumortierite gives you gentle access to the past to gain an overview of why you are here. Opening the past life chakras, it shows you the outdated soul imperatives that have held you trapped – and facilitates their release. Brandenberg: the ‘does it all’ crystal [caption id="attachment_5881" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Brandenberg Amethyst from The Crystal Wisdom Oracle c. Michael Illas[/caption] My favourite crystal. A ladder to higher consciousness, Brandenberg Amethyst holds the record of all lives and karmas whenever and wherever they evolved. And offers release. It brings in the perfect blueprint to replace old imprints, patterns and imperatives, facilitating the soul’s evolution. The fills the physical and subtle bodies with transmuting light. This crystal is helpful for retrieving and reintegrating soul fragments left in other lives. Ancestralite: ‘The buck stops here’ stone [caption id="attachment_5882" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ancestralite c. Judy Hall[/caption] A brand new stone that is only just reaching the market, I’m still researching its full potential and will be for some time yet. This stone literally sinks down through the layers of the past to reach the core. Ancestralite clears the personal and ancestral line of trauma, dramas, ingrained emotions and imperatives that have passed down the family line for generations. At the same time it preserves the soul learning so that it can be incorporated into present and future actions. Ancestralite assists lineage breakers to cut the past, so that toxic karmas do not carry forward into future generations. But there is much more to learn about this most ancient of stones. (Ancestralite is available through www.angeladditions.co.uk ) Additional karma clearing stones Lakelandite (see ‘new crystals’ section on my website http://www.judyhall.co.uk/new-crystals/lakelandite), Charoite, Kambaba Jasper, and Cradle of Humankind (Life) also on the website. The Light Bringers [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="medium" ids="5878,5883"]

Crystals to assist with spirit release

I’ve been using crystals to facilitate spirit release and soul retrieval for over forty years. Whilst I believe that spirit release is best carried out by trained specialists, there are times when healers and other therapists are suddenly confronted with the need to release or retrieve. Or when release therapists need a little extra assistance….

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[caption id="attachment_5644" align="alignleft" width="300"] Spirit Quartz[/caption] I’ve been using crystals to facilitate spirit release and soul retrieval for over forty years. Whilst I believe that spirit release is best carried out by trained specialists, there are times when healers and other therapists are suddenly confronted with the need to release or retrieve. Or when release therapists need a little extra assistance. This is where crystals come in, especially when supported by purpose-made essences. I find these gentle, compassionate tools invaluable for three reasons. The first is that they protect my own energies, creating an interface at which I can work safely so I can give all my attention to the work in hand. The crystal stands at the interface between you, the other person and the entity, creating a barrier so the entity cannot attach to you after release. They also maintain a sacred and energetically clean space in which to work. The second reason is that they energetically facilitate release and call in angelic helpers and divine light to move the spirit on, facilitating the work. Crystals can, when needed, provide a ‘home’ for a spirit or entity until it can be moved on or returned to whence it came. They act rather like a net to hold anything undesirable rather than setting it free to settle into some other vulnerable soul. But they also act as a healer and purifier for a soul part that is returning. The third gift is that they energetically seal the site of an attachment once it has been cleared, purifying and healing the aura, object or environment so that nothing else can attach. Spirit attachment definition To me, spirit attachment means that a discarnate spirit has entered a living person’s energy field or is influencing it.  It can only occur when an energy field is weak and depleted, and when someone does not fully inhabit their body and the soul is not fully present so there is a ‘gap’ or vacuum. It often arises out of momentary loss of energy containment such as in drink or drug taking, or the effects of anaesthetic, shock or trauma. It is common in cases of depression or debilitating illnesses like M.E. But it may also stem back to other lives or deliberate psychic attack. Attachment can be seen in the eyes, which are blank with ‘no one home’ or ‘someone else’ looks out from them.  The attaching spirit usually seeks to experience something it was addicted to in life or to control someone, it may be simply lost or be malicious. Attachments are not confined to human beings and may arise from thought forms or alien sources. It’s not always external attachment although it will feel like it is. It may be projection/repressed qualities/obsessive thoughts manifesting apparently externally. Spirit may also be attached to an object rather than a person. It is sensible to bear in mind that not all attaching spirits have left their physical body. The living can ‘possess’ or overly influence the living. Attachments can arise from the thoughts and feelings of others who try to influence or control or who try to clutch onto your strength – a very common experience for healers, readers and counsellors. It’s as though they have their hooks into you. [If you think this might have occurred check out your aura: a Selenite, raw Charoite or Flint ‘comb through’ about a foot out from the physical body will clear superficial hooks from the aura and clear the way for a more comprehensive release if needed]. Crystal spirit release in ancient times People tend to regard spirit release as comparatively new but the earliest spirit releases I have researched occur in Egypt and Mesopotamia where troublesome spirits were believe to interfere in people’s lives, causing havoc. Crystals were part of the tool box for dealing with them. People commonly wrote letters to a deceased person asking them to desist and wore crystal amulets to support that call and to protect themselves. A Mesopotamian banishing ritual at least five thousand years old uses Selenite as once the spirit causing the misfortune has been expelled and returned to the otherworld, something has to be put in its place. Selenite held ‘the divine light of the gods’ and filled the vacuum so that nothing else could attach. In Mesopotamia, each crystal had its own god who could inhabit and become the crystal in a way that we don’t fully grasp today because we have lost our understanding of ‘correspondence’ (roughly translated ‘as above, so below’[1]). So, for instance, Lapis Lazuli was Venus, Carnelian Ninlil (a goddess of destiny) and so on. In those days illness was believed to be caused by attacking entities and there is a fascinating contemporary account of a priest healing a sick man. The ritual, which uses both crystal and sound therapy, constructs a net in which to ‘catch’ the invading spirit with the assistance of gods who become embodied in the magical tools: The gypsum [Selenite] and bitumen which they smear on the door of the sick man. The gypsum is Ninurta [Saturn, one of the ‘good guys’ in Mesopotamian mythology]. The bitumen is Asakku [a demon god]. Ninurta pursues Asakku [i.e. good chases out the evil spirit]. The circle of flour which surrounds the bed of the sick man [is] Lugulgirra and Meslamtaea [other gods] The three heaps of flour which they cast down [are] Anu, Enil and Ea The design which they draw in front of the bed. That is a net any traps Any Evil. The drum and cymbals which are resplendent at the head of the sick man. The drum is Anu. The cymbals are Enlil. The standards which are set up at the head of the sick man. They are Sibitti, the great gods, sons of Ishara. The scapegoat which is placed at the head of the sick man: Ninamaskuga, Enlil’s shepherd. The censor and torch placed in the house of the sick man: The censor is Kusu. The torch is Nusku.[2] [caption id="attachment_5639" align="alignleft" width="150"] Selenite wands have been used since time immemorial[/caption] Unfortunately the tablet breaks off there so we don’t have a complete description of the ritual but we do know that it describes a battle between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ gods for the soul of the sick man. It is presumed that the invading spirit is then sent into the ‘scapegoat’ waiting at the head of the sick man but in other descriptions it is captured in ‘a stone’. Part of Mesopotamian and Egyptian ‘closing rituals’ after detaching entities was to make a necklace out of Carnelian, Lazulite or Lapis Lazuli, Serpentine, ‘spotted stone’, ‘very spotted stone’, shiny silex, breccia and ‘little breccia’ (Jasper) beads.  This was worn around the neck for seven days. Only some of these crystals can be identified, but those that do still work today. [1] This notion is covered in detail in one of my academic essays which is to be found on the Astrozero website and in my MA dissertation which is on www.judyhall.co.uk. [2] Livingstone, Alasdair Mystical and Mythological Explanatory works of Assyrian and Babylonia Scholars Clarendon press, Oxford 1986 p.173ff Using crystals Appropriate, cleansed (see below) crystals can either be put directly onto the body, spiralled over the chakras or placed in a grid around the room, in the environment or around the physical body. They work well in the aura about a foot out from the physical body as that is where many of the more subtle attachments occur. Sweeping the whole aura with an appropriate crystal often clears minor attachments without needing to know the full story and will send a spirit to the light, dissolve a thought form or detach undue influence. A crystal with a point will pull out energies when pointed away from the body, and draw in light when pointed towards it. Crystals work best when they have been dedicated to their task and when their energies have been cleansed. They quickly pick up negative vibes and need to be cleansed before and after spirit release work or healing. I always ask that a crystal will work for the highest good of all and that a spirit or an entity will be returned to its rightful and appropriate place in whatever dimension or timeframe that may be. To cleanse crystals, tumbled stones and Quartz points can be run under the tap and placed in the sun to re-energise but delicate or friable crystals are best placed in brown rice overnight. Purpose made crystal cleansers are extremely useful as they cleanse immediately so the crystal can be reused again and again. Petaltone Clear2Light or Crystal Balance Crystal Cleanse are invaluable as a few drops instantly cleanses a crystal and Crystal Recharge rapidly re-energises it. Petaltone Zl4 clears to fourteen etheric levels. I couldn’t work without a combination of crystals and essences. Keeping your energies high and your space safe Crystals are excellent for protecting your energy when working. I always wear a Labradorite over my higher heart chakra (above the thymus) to screen energies. It allows me to be psychically aware of what is going on with a client but not to get sucked into the energy. Healer’s Gold works in the same way to create an interface at which I can work. Yellow Labradorite or Apophyllite helps you to be more psychically aware of subtle energies and to communicate with spirit. [caption id="attachment_5636" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Labradorite, the perfect energy filtration tool: photo: Jeni Campbell[/caption] If you find that you get depleted when working with a client, or have a constant ache under your left armpit, then you need to pay attention to your spleen chakra. This is where the energy vampires get to you. They hook in and suck out your energy. Fortunately a Green Aventurine, Fluorite or Jade over your spleen chakra (under your left armpit, hand’s breadth down) protects you from taking on ‘stuff’ from your clients. Rotate it around that area it to remove existing ‘hooks’ and energy drains as well. If you then get a pain under the right armpit, this is the result of an attacking energy vampire becoming angry at having its power source cut off. Tape a piece of Gaspeite, Tugtupite or Bloodstone over the site and leave in place for several days until the message is received that you will not be giving away any more of your energy. (This works well for energy vampires who are still among the living as well!). Your working space can be protected by creating a grid with Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Labradorite or Selenite. Three stones arranged in a triangle work well. If you put a few drops of Petaltone Zl4 on the stones, the energies are cleansed to very high levels and transmute anything that is released within the space. It then maintains the clean, safe space for several months. This works well for moving on entities trapped in an particular environment as do other grids.  (See my Good Vibrations: space clearing, psychic protection and Energy Enhancement). I also find a few drops of Petaltone Astral Clear on a clear Quartz point invaluable for moving on entities that are attached to a place and which are intractable and will not communicate. Program the crystal to send the spirit to the light or from whence it came, place it in the room and leave it overnight. Many of the crystals that work best for spirit release are new high vibration stones (see The Crystal Bible, vols 1, 2, 3 or 101 Power Crystals for the very latest stones). To work with high vibration stones and grids you need to have cleared, purified and reattuned your energy field and opened the higher chakras. If you haven’t done so, the stones will clear things out in the quickest and most catalytic way. Flint or Angels Wing Calcite ‘combed’ over the aura and chakras assists in preparatory clearing as does Petaltone Zl4 followed with Petaltone Power Shield or Crystal Balance Violet Flame. Crystal Tools My favourite soul retrieval crystal tools: [caption id="attachment_5641" align="alignleft" width="150"] Smoky Amethyst Brandenberg[/caption] Brandenberg: The one crystal I wouldn’t be without! Each crystal holds the essence of Clear, Smoky and Amethyst whether or not you can see the individual colours in the crystal, which usually has phantoms and bubbles that act like a ladder to higher consciousness. This the perfect tool for spirit release and soul retrieval. It also takes you back to the pure soul blueprint that existed before karmic encrustrations or family crud began to adhere. It heals the ancestral line, the personal or collective karmic lines, rejigs the etheric blueprint and restores the soul to perfection. If a Brandenberg, which comes from Namibia, isn’t available then any Amethyst-Smoky Quartz combination will work but Brandenberg attains the highest vibrations. [caption id="attachment_5643" align="alignright" width="150"] Smoky Spirit Quartz Wand[/caption] Smoky or Amethyst Spirit Quartz: Tiny drusy crystals cover a stone core in this amazing formation. I find it invaluable for helping transition to the next world whether of someone passing now or a spirit who has become stuck in the earthplane and needs to move on. This compassionate stone helps with soul retrieval, forgiveness and attaining unity consciousness. [caption id="attachment_5647" align="alignleft" width="150"] Trigonic Quartz: the soul midwife[/caption] Trigonic Quartz: The Soul Midwife Quartz that accompanies birth and death. The incised triangles in the stone represent souls entering or leaving incarnation. This is a powerful crystal best used by experienced crystal workers as it can have cathartic effects (see 101 Power Crystals and Crystal Bible Vol.3). It helps you to traverse the multi-dimensions of consciousness and facilitates inter-stellar travel and communication with star beings. [caption id="attachment_5648" align="alignright" width="150"] Tumbled Preseli Bluestone[/caption] Preseli Bluestone: An excellent visionary stone for all past life exploration. It is particularly useful for soul and power retrieval, effortlessly reaching way back into the past. Place on the soma chakra (on hairline above third eye) or past life chakas behind the ears. [caption id="attachment_5645" align="alignleft" width="150"] Stibnite Wand: the Shaman’s tool[/caption] Stibnite: This metallic stone has a particular resonance with ‘alien’ entities and energies and can be used to return an entity that doesn’t belong on the earth to its home star. It creates a ‘one-way portal’ through which the entity leaves and cannot return – it is especially useful here when combined with Chlorite Quartz and a Selenite wand crossed over the Stibnite. It also works well to facilitate shamanic journeying to the lower worlds to facilitate soul retrieval and to help a practitioner move silently and with stealth when remaining unseen is the wise course. It also calls in power allies to assist. [caption id="attachment_5642" align="alignright" width="150"] Smoky Elestial Power Sceptre[/caption] Smoky Elestial Quartz power sceptres: These sceptre shaped crystals are invaluable when a spirit does not want to leave. They enhance your power and your sensitivity so that you know exactly how to move a spirit or entity on to the right level to receive assistance from higher beings. Once you find ‘your’ power sceptre it becomes an invaluable tool in your soul release and retrieval kit. [caption id="attachment_5640" align="alignleft" width="150"] Selenite: frozen divine light[/caption] Selenite: frozen divine light, high vibration Selenite is the perfect receptacle for a spirit who needs somewhere to go while you continue release work. It assists with forgiveness and brings a soul to the light calling in higher beings and angelic helpers. Crystals and soul loss In my experience, an attachment only arises when there is soul loss or fragmentation and it can be necessary to call a soul part home. Crystals help to  purify the soul part and to reintegrate it. Calling the soul home, whether it’s a split off child part, an earlier past life part that hasn’t incarnated or the result of trauma or abuse in the present life, is facilitated with either a Brandenberg or Spirit Quartz but Fulgarite was traditionally used by American shamans to collect the soul part and blow it back into the heart. Emergency Crystal Healing for Spirit Attachment As the attaching spirit is, usually, an uninvited guest or the influence unsought, I believe this is one occasion when it is not necessary to request the other person’s permission to assist them as the spirit is breaching autonomy and right to choice. If the person is not present you can either use or a photograph or imagine them in the room with you, or use yourself as a surrogate by performing the healing on your own body. [caption id="attachment_5634" align="alignright" width="150"] Bronzite is excellent for creating a safe-space grid[/caption] As soon as you begin, throw out an energetic net to trap the attaching spirit so that it cannot slip away. (You can also lay out a crystal net before you start using Selenite, Bronzite or Black Tourmaline). Lay a protective Selenite or Black Tourmaline pentangle (five pointed star) on which you have preferably sprinkled Petaltone Astral Clear or Clear Light around you, or grid the stones in the corners of your room. (Burning Frankincense can also assist.) If the person is present, lay Selenite around them. Holding a Brandenberg Amethyst or a Smoky Amethyst (or other crystal from the list), place a Bytownite or Apophyllite on your third eye or on the person with the attaching spirit. Ask that the spirit will make itself known to you and tell you why it has chosen to stay close to the earth. Ascertain whether the spirit knows it has passed to another plane of being. Talk to the spirit as appropriate, addressing his or her concerns and offering unconditional love, reassurance and understanding. Then ask if the spirit is ready to move into the light for healing. Place appropriate crystals (or Brandenberg or Smoky Quartz) over the soma, heart and solar plexus chakras). Visualise hands reaching down to help the spirit move into the light. If the spirit is reluctant, ask that his or her guardian angel and higher self will assist the process. Ask if the person who had the attachment needs to call any part of his or her own energy or soul back.  If so, call it back with the Brandenberg letting it pass through that crystal for purification, and place it over the heart. Allow that energy to be reabsorbed. Now take the Brandenberg all the way around the body, sides, front and back, to heal and seal the biomagnetic field. Lost souls and stuck spirits Some lost souls may be deeply troubled and their interaction with the living can be malicious. They may have unfinished business, or powerful desires especially for control over another person or to re-experience substance abuse, or simply do not know how to move on or to let go. Sometimes they do not even know that they are dead - after all, they feel very much alive! They may wonder why everyone around them appears to ignore them - and do all they can to gain attention. Other souls are simply clinging to what they know. Different crystals work for the various scenarios and it is worth experimenting to find one that interacts with your specific energy field and that of a client. If an attaching spirit has simply lost the way home, holding one of the crystals listed below and asking that the spirit be taken to the light by his or her guardian angel works well. Plant spirit essences combine well with crystals for spirit release work. Petaltone Astral Clear or Clear Tone essences on a Quartz, Brandenberg or Smoky Spirit Quartz crystal, or a programmed Aventurine or Candle Quartz - or one of the stones below - are effective clearers. (Petaltone also includes a specialised release essence available only to practitioners www.petaltone.co.uk) If you can communicate with the spirit – placing a Yellow Laboradorite (Bytownite) or Apophyllite pyramid on your third eye assists with this - ask if there is anything you can do to assist, what he or she wants. The requests are usually simple and easy to arrange, and often relate to unfinished business. One you have agreed to do or offer whatever is required, the spirit moves on helped by the energies of the crystal. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="5635,5633"] Bytownite and Apophyllite open psychic sight If the spirit is deeply entrenched, or is still of the opinion that their advice and assistance is crucial for the well being of someone still on earth, then it may take further negotiating or a more experienced practitioner but the following crystals will assist: Crystals for lost souls: Quartz, Smoky Amethyst, Smoky or Amethyst Brandenberg, Candle Quartz, Aegerine, Spirit Quartz, Rose Quartz, Super 7, Shattukite, Jet Crystals for ascertaining where or what the attachment is: (place on the third eye to help you see or ‘comb’ around the aura): Chrysolite, Quartz with Mica, Celestobarite Crystals for releasing spirit attachment (place over the soma chakra, solar plexus or heart): Brandenberg Amethyst, Smoky Amethyst, Halite, Spirit Quartz, Smoky Elestial, Marcasite, Stibnite, Datolite, Smoky Phantom Quartz, Yellow Phantom Quartz, Avalonite, Fluorite, Selenite wand, Larimar, Laser Quartz, Petalite, Labradorite, Aegerine, Iolite, Clear Kunzite, Blue Selenite, Herkimer Diamond, Smoky Citrine, Brown Jasper, Citrine Herkimer, Pyrolusite. Celestobarite, Larimar, Shattuckite. Crystals for releasing alien or reptilian entities: Stibnite plus Mica to seal the aura afterwards. Crystals for releasing mental attachments (place over the third eye): Banded Agate, Smoky Amethyst, Blue Halite, Yellow Phantom Quartz, Limonite, Pyrolusite, Aegerine Crystals for releasing disembodied spirits attached to places: Marcasite, Smoky Amethyst, Larimar (the effect is enhanced if you add Astral Clear which directs the spirit to the light). Crystals for releasing ‘implants’ (place over the site): Smoky Amethyst, Purple Tourmaline, Dravide (Brown) Tourmaline. Crystals traditionally used for ‘demonic’ possession: Jet, Smoky Amethyst, Dravide (Brown) Tourmaline Crystals for removing disembodied spirits after channelling or other metaphysical activity (place over the third eye): Banded Agate, Botswanna Agate, Shattuckite Crystals for removing ancestral attachment (place over the soma chakra or solar plexus): Datolite (attachment carried in the genes), Rainforest Jasper, Fairy Quartz, Brandenberg Amethyst, Spirit Quartz, Smoky Elestial. Crystals for repairing the biomagnetic sheath after removal of disembodied spirits: Aegerine, Quartz, Stibnite, Selenite, Faden Quartz, Laser Quartz, Phantom Quartzes, Angels Wing Calcite. Crystals for ancestral patterns/stories/myths/attachment: Datolite (carried in the genes), Rainforest Jasper, Fairy Quartz, Brandenberg Amethyst, Spirit Quartz, Smoky Elestial Crystals for entities/soul parts in the shamanic middle world: Celestobarite, Selenite Receptacle for soul parts after retrieval: Clear Kunzite, Selenite, Brandenberg Amethyst, Fulgarite Crystals for removing curses: Shattuckite or Tiger’s Eye at heart, solar plexus or brow chakra. Nuummite combed over the body or placed on the past life chakras behind the ears. Aegirine repairs your biomagnetic sheath after psychic attrack or thought form attachment. Crystals for clearing curses: Nuummite or Black Tourmaline at throat chakra or Bronzite. Thought forms In my experience, thought forms account for a high proportion of apparent spirit attachment. When people focus strongly upon something or have powerfully negative thoughts, they create a thought form. In addition to being the product of your own mind, thought forms can arise from other people’s perception or expectations, or from religious or other authoritarian dictates, and may also arise from books or films – many authors will tell you how their characters develop a life of their own and step off the page. Thought forms either lodge themselves in the mental part of the biomagnetic sheath, an internal thought form, or, as external thought forms, inhabit the lower astral realms - a place very close to the earth plane where most spirits first pass after death of the body. External thought forms appear to have separate and distinct life and energy - and may interfere in the lives of human beings, typically by masquerading as a ‘guide’ who spouts rubbish rather than sound guidance or a figure who appears during meditation or quiet moments.  Internal thought forms are usually experienced as a derogatory inner voice or obsessive thought. How to recognise a thought form It may resemble you but it doesn’t feel like you or have anything to do with what you really want or who you are inside. It looks, talks or behaves exactly like a character from a film or book, especially a horror story. It has very little substance to it, seeming more like a caricature It gives you negative messages such as ‘that’s a bad thing to do’, ‘you’re not good enough’, ‘it’s all your fault’, ‘you’ll never be/get what you want’, ‘you don’t deserve’, ‘you’re too clever for your own good’. The guidance it gives is inappropriate and fallible. Dealing with thought forms To remove an external thought form, programme a large piece of one of the crystals below and leave in a room to do its work. Internal thought forms can be quickly dissolved with a crystal placed over the third eye as they tend to be stored in the brow chakra or just behind the ears. Use a Selenite Wand to detach them or place one of the following crystals over the chakra for ten minutes. Banded Agate is excellent where the thought form has been implanted by a guru or is the result of a distorted, contaminated implant of ‘healing’ symbols – follow up with a Brandenberg Amethyst to replace it with a pure program. Aegerine over the third eye is excellent for mental obsession or possession where you can’t get someone out of your mind General crystals for dissolving thought forms: Labradorite, Aegerine, Iolite, Clear Kunzite, Smoky Amethyst, Blue Selenite, Herkimer Diamond, Smoky Citrine, Brown Jasper, Citrine Herkimer, Pyrolusite. Celestobarite Crystals for undue mental influence/attachments Smoky Amethyst, Blue Halite, Yellow Phantom Quartz, Limonite, Pyrolusite, Aegerine Crystals for entity attachment to the third eye Larimar, Smoky Amethyst, Brandenberg Amethyst, Shattuckite, Pyroluscite, Smoky Phantom, Brandenberg Amethyst, Celestobarite, Laser Quartz, Petalite Crystals for entities attached to places Marcasite, Smoky Amethyst, Larimar Chakra attachments Many attachments occur through the chakras and crystals can be used to ‘clean out the hooks’. It’s not only discarnate spirits that can attach here. Anyone you have ever had sex with can have left some of their energy field in your lower chakras, for instance but strong thoughts of lust can lodge there even if there has been no physical contact, and it is common to find that miscarriages or still births have left behind some of the energy of the soul who would have been born. You will find emotional attachment hooks into the sacral and solar plexus, thought forms in the third eye, ancestral hooks in the soma or higher chakras. The new high vibration Rainbow Mayanite works brilliantly for chakra clearing but has to be used with care as it’s like a psychic scalpel. Flint, Raw Charoite, Brandenberg, Lemurian Seed, Clear Quartz Points and Stibnite also work well. Simply spiral the crystal in (counter clockwise is usual but use which works for you), then spiral the crystal out to pull out the attachments. Cleanse the crystal thoroughly and then spiral in light to seal where the attachment was held. Earth Star (below the feet) Material connection. Attachments: spirits of place, stuck spirits. If it is permanently open, you can easily pick up negative energies from the ground or pick up ‘spirits of place’, either as attachments or as communication of events that have taken place. Base and sacral: Creativity. Attachments: previous partners, children, anyone you’ve ever had sex with, needy people, thought forms, unborn parents. Previous partners or significant others leave their imprint in these chakras and can continue to influence through the association. Solar plexus: Emotions. Attachments: people with whom you have had an emotional entanglement in the past whenever that may have been. Ancestral spirits, relatives, needy people.  Invasion and energy leeching take place through this chakra. A 'stuck-open' solar plexus means you take on other people’s feelings easily. You may well receive intuitions through your solar plexus as you unconsciously read other people’s emotions. Spleen (under left arm) Energy. Attachments: psychic vampires, needy people, ex-partners. Psychic vampires can leach your energy, as can past partners, children or parents and hooks here are common. Heart seed (base of breastbone) Soul remembrance. Attachments: parts of your soul left in other lives or dimensions. If you have left parts of yourself at past life deaths or traumatic or deeply emotional experiences, then these parts can be attached and trying to influence you to complete unfinished business. Higher Heart (above the heart): Unconditional love. Attachments: guides, gurus or masters, mentors. Mentors, masters and gurus open the higher heart chakra, and in so doing tie you to them and not all masters or gurus have clean energy or the best of intents. Throat (over throat) Communication. Attachments: teachers, mentors, gurus, thought forms. A blocked throat chakra results in difficulty in communication - especially in not being able to speak your truth. Problems can arise from your own unvoiced intuitions and the dogmatic nature of a blocked throat chakra can leave you closed to intuitive solutions. Brow Chakras (third eye, slightly above and between the eyebrows) Intuition. Attachments: thought forms, ancestors or relatives, lost souls. If the chakra is blocked, then you cannot visualise or receive intuitions. You will be attached to the past, fearful and superstitious and prone to create exactly what you fear most. Soma Chakra (above the third eye, at the hairline) Spiritual connection Attachments: ‘lost souls’, walk-ins. When this chakra is stuck open it is all too easy for spirits to attach. It can be used to detach the etheric body and help the soul move out. Past life chakras (behind the ears along the bony ridge of the skull) Past experiences. Attachments: past life personas, soul fragments, thought forms from previous beliefs. If the chakras are stuck open, you will feel unsafe and overwhelmed by past life memories of trauma and violent death and fears which leaves the way open for past life personas and thought forms to attach or re-manifest. Crown Chakra   Spiritual connection Attachments: spiritual entities, lost souls, mentors. If it is stuck open, then you will be prey to illusions and false communicators as it leaves you open to thought forms, spirit attachment or undue influence. Soul Star (above your head) Spiritual enlightenment/illumination. Attachments: ancestral spirits, ETs, ‘lost souls’. Stuck open or blocked closed, it can lead to soul fragmentation, spirit attachment, ET invasion, or overwhelm by ancestral spirits. Stellar Gateway (above the Soul Star) Cosmic doorway to other worlds. Attachments: so-called enlightened beings that are anything but. When it is stuck open, it can be a source of cosmic disinformation that leads to illusion, delusion, deception and disintegration that leaves you totally unable to function in the everyday world. Crystals for past life healing In my experience, a great deal of spirit release and soul retrieval work has its roots in previous lives as soul fragments can be left behind or the soul may bring an attachment forward or one may pass down the ancestral line. I’ve been using crystals for past life healing for over forty years and these are just some of the crystal tools I’ve found useful. Select the ones with which you best resonate: Akashic record, help to read: Brandenberg, Tibetan Black Spot Quartz, Cathedral Quartz, Tanzanite, Prehnite. Chakra: past life, brow, crown Past, release from: Mangano Calcite. Chakra: past life, earth, base abandonment: Rhodonite, Pink Tourmaline. Chakra: past life, heart abuse: Morganite with Azeztulite: Chakra: base and sacral. access: Variscite, Wulfenite. Chakra: past life, brow addiction, causes of: Iolite. Chakra: past life, base betrayal: Rhodonite. Chakra: past life, heart blockages from past lives: Lepidolite. Chakra: past life broken heart: Rose Quartz. Chakra: past life, heart chastity vow: Okenite. Chakra: past life, base, sacral cleansing: Danburite. Chakra: past life curses: break: Nuummite, Black Tourmaline, Shattuckite, Tiger’s Eye. Chakra: past life, throat, brow, soma deprivation: Prehnite. Chakra: past life, base, higher heart dis-ease: Tanzanite with Iolite and Danburite. Chakra: past life grief, unhealed: Fire Opal, Spirit Quartz. Chakra: past life, heart death, unhealed trauma: Lilac Smithsonite. Chakra: past life, earth, base, heart debts, recognize: Okenite. Chakra: past life, solar plexus emotional: attachments: Rainbow Aura Quartz, Rainbow Obsidian. (Wear continuously.) Chakra: past life pain: Charoite. Chakra: past life, heart, higher heart, solar plexus wounds: Rhodonite. Chakra: past life, heart, higher heart, solar plexus entity attachment: Smoky Amethyst, Kunzite, Larimar, Petalite, Selenite, Laser Quartz. (Place on appropriate chakra, hold in place until removed, purify immediately.) Chakra: past life, sacral, solar plexus, brow family patterns: Spirit Quartz. Chakra: past life, sacral hyperactivity due to effects of: Prehnite. Chakra: past life, brow healing: Danburite, Merlinite, Charoite, Obsidian, Okenite, Infinite Stone, Rhodonite, Pietersite. Chakra: past life injuries: Brandenberg Amethyst, Herkimer Diamond, Onyx. Chakra: past life learning from: Muscovite, Peridot. Chakra: past life mental imperatives, release: Danburite, Idocrase. Chakra: past life persecution: Wulfenite. Chakra: past life phobias resulting from: Prehnite. Chakra: past life prisoner: Idocrase. Chakra: past life, base psychosexual problems resulting from: Malachite (use as polished stone, make remedy by indirect method). Chakra: past life, base, sacral recall: Amber, Carnelian, Phantom Crystals, Garnet, Serpentine, Variscite. Chakra: past life, brow redress: Charoite. Chakra: past life regression: Green Aventurine, Variscite. Chakra: past life, brow relationships: Larimar, Lithium Quartz. Chakra: past life, base, sacral, heart releasing vows: Turquoise. Chakra: past life, brow rejection: Blue Lace Agate. Chakra: past life, heart resentment: Rhodonite. Chakra: past life, base restraint, emotional or mental: Idocrase. Chakra: past life, heart sexual problems arising from: Malachite (use as polished stone, make remedy by indirect method). Chakra: past life, base, sacral, Morganite with Azeztulite soul agreements, recognition: Wulfenite. Chakra: past life, higher crown soul fragmentation: Angel’s Wing Calcite, Brandenberg, Selenite: Chakra: past life, soma. Trigonic – place on photo of person to call the soul home. tie cutting: Malachite (use as polished stone, make remedy by indirect method), Sunstone, Petalite, Wulfenite, Green Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian. Chakra: past life, base, sacral, solar plexus, brow thought forms, release Iolite. Chakra: past life, brow wound imprints in etheric body: Sceptre Quartz, Tibetan Black Spot Quartz wand, Charoite, Selenite, Smoky Quartz. Chakra: past life The Uncursing Ritual Many soul parts get stuck in previous lives because they have, deliberately or inadvertently, been cursed. This ritual is excellent for removing past life curses that hold a soul part in thrall but it also clears ancestral attachments, thought forms and entities. You can do it for yourself or on another person. Make a large rectangle big enough to lie down in with Tourmalinated Quartz at each corner. Join the crystals up with a Tourmalinated Quartz or other wand to create a sacred space into which you can step or place the person you are working on (lie down for the ritual). Place a fifth Tourmalinated Quartz crystal just below the breastbone over the heart seed chakra above the solar plexus.  Hold a Nuummite crystal in your right hand (a wand or wedge shape is ideal) and a Novaculite or Flint shard in your left hand. Beginning at the crown chakra, place both hands above the head and ‘comb’ across the chakra about a hand’s breadth above the body with each of the crystals in turn starting with the Novaculite (be careful as this flinty crystal can be very sharp). As you work on the chakra, ask that you or your patient and all the ancestral line be released from all and any curses/thought forms that have been put at any time in the past. Moving your hands in a figure of eight formation that crosses and then moves apart again at each chakra, move down the body cleansing and clearing each chakra in turn. When you reach the base chakra, work back up the chakras again with the same sweeping figure of eight movement until you reach the crown. Continue until the chakras feel clear. Now close your eyes and ask that the person who placed the curse will make him or herself known to you. You may see a clear picture or get a prickling sensation on one side of your head or a pain somewhere in your body – in which case move the Tourmalinated Quartz over the spot  either on your own body or that of your patient to absorb the pain. Talk to this person, discuss why the curse was placed, how it can be removed and what reparation, if any, is required on either side. Offer or accept forgiveness. Then ask that the curse be lifted from the recipient and all the generations to come and those who have gone before, everyone who has been affected. Feel the effect of the crystals radiating back through time and forward into the future freed from the effects of the curse and bringing beneficial experiences and joyful learning to everyone involved. Work through each chakra again in turn with the Novaculite and Nuummite again healing and sealing each one with light. Find a place where you can set out the Tourmalinated grid and leave it to continue its work. [gallery size="medium" link="file" ids="5646,5638,5637"] Tourmaline in Quartz, Nuummite and Novaculite: the perfect de-cursing kit Resources: Training and practitioners Spirit Release Foundation: www.spiritrelease.com Crystals attuned by Judy Hall: www.angeladditions.co.uk Beautiful crystal tools www.exquisitecrystals.com Petaltone essences: www.petaltone.co.uk Crystal Balance: www.crystalbalance.net Good Vibrations: space clearing, psychic protection and energy enhancement: Judy Hall, Flying Horse Press The Crystal Experience: a workshop in a book Judy Hall, Gosfield Press 101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation Judy Hall, Fair Winds Press/Quarto Unless otherwise stated, photographs courtesy of John van Rees Jnr of Exquisite Crystals who also took the amazing photographs in 101 Power Crystals. Buy from Amazon (UK) Buy from Amazon (US)

Crystal initiations for these changing times

Tangerine tipped Lemurian Seed Crystal: the vibration shifter Crystals can be a wonderful source of comfort and strength during times of change but where they really come into their own is in helping to bring about a vibrational shift of consciousness for the earth and everyone on it. Literally taking us into a new dimension…

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Tangerine tipped Lemurian Seed Crystal: the vibration shifter Crystals can be a wonderful source of comfort and strength during times of change but where they really come into their own is in helping to bring about a vibrational shift of consciousness for the earth and everyone on it. Literally taking us into a new dimension – or, rather, opening all possible dimensions. Indeed, there are many crystals becoming available now whose stated aim is to usher in a ‘new age’ of elevated awareness and integrated perception of being both human and divine at one and the same time. But the crystals also point out that we cannot achieve this unity until we have done our own personal healing and growth work – with which they also assist. How do I know this? The crystals tell me so! If you find the idea of crystals talking to me a little weird, it’s time for our first crystal initiation. Crystals are sentient, intelligent beings who already share unity consciousness. That is, they communicate with each other - and with us if we are ready to listen. Treat your crystal friends well and they will always be there for you. Crystal Initiation 1: attuning to your crystal There are a few essential steps that precede actually attuning to your crystal, please don’t miss them out and rush on to what you might feel is the interesting bit. These steps are vital if you are to fully harness the power of your crystals. *First cleanse your crystal.* This is a fundamental rule of using crystals. No matter whether you’re working with a favourite crystal you’ve had for a long time or one you’ve just bought home from a shop, it will need cleansing as crystals rapidly absorb energies. If your crystal is tumbled or robust, simply hold it under running water for a few minutes or use a proprietary crystal cleanser (Clear2Light from Petaltone is excellent). If the crystal’s delicate, then place it in brown rice overnight. If possible, pop it out in the sun to recharge its batteries (or use Crystal Charge also from Petaltone). *Ask your crystal to work with you.* I know that crystals are very wise beings but if you don’t ask one to work with you, how will it know what you want it to do? Having said that, I try not to be too specific as I feel it limits the crystal if I only ask from my earth-perspective limited vision. I always ask for the crystal to work for my highest good and that of other people and to do what is appropriate for my spiritual growth. There are times when I may feel stuck in a situation I’d much rather get out of but there’s something I need to learn from it, a gift I need to gain, and scrambling out too quickly may lose me that opportunity so I would rather the crystal supported me as I went through the necessary challenge. *Know where your chakras are located.* Chakras are energy connection points going up your spine and well-functioning chakras are essential for crystal working, especially at the higher vibrational level. We’ll be doing a chakra cleanse and coming on to the new higher chakras a little later but if you don’t yet know the basic ones, please take time out to familiarise yourself with them now. *Recognise that not every crystal is right for you.* If a crystal feels uncomfortable or unappealing to you it may not be appropriate for you at this time or it might be stirring up issues that will need addressing a little later. Not every crystal suits everyone and it may be that a crystal that causes you discomfort when attuning simply isn’t the crystal for you – which is why learning to attune to a crystal quickly helps you to select exactly the right crystal for you rather than picking one that someone else suggests. If the crystal is highlighting baggage or constructs that need shifting my Crystal Bibles (vols 1 and 2), Crystal Prescriptions or The Crystal Experience will help you to research these as there isn’t space to go into reasons here but you will find a way of working with an issue a little further on in this chapter. Attuning to your crystal Sit quietly holding your crystal in your hands. Breathe gently and easily and focus your attention on the crystal. Ask that your crystal will work with you in love and truth for your highest good. Half close your eyes and simply gaze at your crystal. Ask your crystal to communicate with you in the most appropriate way for you. Continue to breathe gently and be receptive to the answer. After a few minutes notice how you are feeling. Do you feel calm and relaxed or twitchy and jittery? Is an emotion rising up? Does a particular part of your body tingle or ache? Is one of your chakras lighting up? You may want to move your crystal around your body to check out sensations and intuitions. If it feels good to keep it in a particular place, then do so. Don’t force anything, simply allow. Let the crystal be your guide. Ask yourself if your crystal is actually talking to you – many do this by dropping thoughts in to your mind so keep your mind open and clear and trust the process. Or has your crystal found another way to communicate: sensation, intuition and so on. Crystals are very creative beings. Ten to fifteen minutes is quite long enough for a session so after this time thank the crystal for its work, put it to one side and consciously disconnect your attention from it unless your intuition tells you to keep it in your pocket, on your person or somewhere close by. And finally: *Record your experience.* Write down all that you remember of the session in a notebook you keep for the purpose. Record the date and time, your mood before you started, the type of crystal, what you experienced and how you feel afterwards. This helps you to keep track of the effect that different crystals have on you but also charts whether you are more sensitive to crystal energies at particular times – some people find that the moon affects their sensitivity for instance. If the crystal did not resonate with you, check out its properties and associations so that you can identify any underlying issues that may need to be dealt with. Use the process of attunement to select the crystals for the remaining initiations in this book, even when I have suggested crystals for you to use. Then you will know that you are working with exactly the right crystal frequency because you will have chosen one that resonates with your own intuitive knowing. Crystal Initiation 2: the basic chakra crystal cleanse  Having all your chakras open and functioning at optimum enhances your general well-being and helps you to negotiate your way through the changes in your life. But it is absolutely essential if you are to go on to work with higher vibration crystals and chakras. This chakra cleanse can be done at any time and is an excellent way to finish your day. You will need a crystal wand or one with a point: a clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Lemurian Seed or Brandenberg would be ideal depending on how attuned you are to high vibration crystals – the first two having a more earthy vibration and the latter two having very high vibrations. Spiralling out from a chakra opens and cleanses it. Spiralling back in re-energises and seals it. Let your hand tell you the direction in which to move the crystal – despite what you may read in books, chakras have their own direction of spin and reversing yours may not be appropriate. If the spiralling out in the cleansing process feels particularly ‘sticky’ or bumpy (as though you are hitting up against something) stay on the place until the spiral is smooth and then cleanse the crystal under running water before reversing it to spiral inwards. Some people like to change hands as they reverse the crystal for the inward spiral so do whatever feels right for you. Chakras go right through your body and can be worked on from the front or the back but if you are working alone you will find it easier to work on the front of your body. If a friend is helping you, it may be appropriate to do both sides of your body or only one. Basic chakra cleanse Sit or stand, whichever makes it easier to reach your feet. With the point away from you, spiral the crystal around between your feet and then take it out and away from you. If the spiralling has been bumpy, cleanse the crystal. With the point towards you, spiral the crystal back in to re-energise the earth star chakra (unless you are in an area of negative environmental energy or constant earth energy fluctuations, leaving your earth star chakra open helps you to be comfortably in incarnation and well grounded which stabilises your alignment to earth and vibrational change.) Take the crystal to your base chakra, just on your pubic bone or the base of your spine. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you to re-energise and seal your chakra. (If you are going on to do other crystal work you can ask that the chakra will stay open.) Take the crystal to your sacral chakra, about a hand’s breadth below your navel. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take the crystal to your solar plexus chakra, just above your navel. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take the crystal to your heart chakra, over your physical heart just above the base of the breast bone. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take your crystal round under your left arm and about a hand’s breadth down. This is where energetic hooks from other people can drain your energy. Spiral the crystal around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take the crystal to your throat chakra, over your Adam’s apple. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take the crystal to your third eye chakra, just above and between your eyebrows. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Take the crystal to your crown chakra, on the top of your head. Spiral it around and away with the point out. Cleanse if appropriate and then spiral in again with the point towards you. Cleanse your crystal thoroughly. Additional points: You can also cleanse the past life chakras which lie just behind your ears in the same way. This can clear past life residue and unfinished business that is interfering in your life now, especially if you use a Brandenberg or a past life crystal such as Preseli Bluestone, Dumortierite or Variscite. Crystal initiation 3: Emotional cleansing Carrying emotional baggage can make it very difficult or even impossible to adjust to vibrational or life changes but crystals are a gentle way to dissolve baggage such as unresolved grief, heartbreak, jealousy, anger and so on even when these are a carryover from a previous life. Malachite or Obsidian works well. Chose a crystal which feels right to you for the purpose and cleanse it thoroughly. Ask that it will work with you to clear any issues whether you consciously recognise them or not. Place a Smoky Quartz or Flint at your feet to absorb what you release. Place the crystal over your solar plexus and ask that it will dissolve your emotional baggage and that the Smoky Quartz will absorb the remnants. Consciously push the energy you are releasing down your body and out of your feet. Lie quietly until you feel lighter. If you become aware of tension in any part of your body where you are holding old emotions, place the crystal over the site and allow it to dissolve the tension. You may also like to place Rose Quartz, Danburite, Selenite or another heart crystal of unconditional love over your heart as you carry out the clearing as this will pour love into all the places where you have released your baggage, gently healing them. Then step into the karma of grace, evolution and forgiveness, letting go the past and being ready to move into whatever the ever constant present holds. Thank the crystals for their work and cleanse them when it is complete. Crystal initiation 4: Clearing mental constructs Outdated concepts and mental imperatives also block a shift in consciousness. Some of these concepts may well be ones that you think are helping your spiritual evolution – beliefs about how or why to evolve that have become fixed in your mind. Other concepts, vows or contracts may have been instilled in childhood or even previous lives. Crystals help you to gently release these and simply allow the process to unfold in the right way and with right timing. Place an appropriate crystal over your third eye (Fluorite is a useful one and a Brandenberg will always assist). Ask that the crystal will dissolve any thoughts, vows, beliefs, imperatives and so on that no longer serve you. Remind yourself that you don’t need to know what these are. You are simply willing to release them right now. Then ask that the crystal will dissolve any soul contracts that are no longer relevant to your spiritual growth and soul intention for the present lifetime. Let them go with love and forgiveness if required. Again, you don’t need to know what they are. You simply need to be willing to relinquish them right now. Then step into the karma of grace, evolution and forgiveness, letting go the past and being ready to move into whatever the ever constant present holds. When the process is complete, remove the crystals and thank them for their work. Crystal initiation 5: High vibration chakra activation Many ‘new’ high vibration chakras are coming on line as the energies shift. These chakras help you to assimilate the frequencies and to explore other dimensions of our changing world and way beyond what is known. This activation is best done one chakra at a time for about a week until you are sure that a chakra is functioning well before you move on to the next one. In this way you will retain control over the process and won’t go shooting off into dimensions that you are ill-prepared to explore. Attune to your crystals to choose which one is appropriate – crystals from the seventh initiation can be used or chose some from my other books that have detailed information on these chakras and their associated crystals. The activation should be carried out when all the basic chakras are cleansed and active, following the order below. Higher chakra activation: The higher heart chakra is over the thymus gland in the middle of your upper chest between the heart and the throat chakra. Place a higher heart chakra crystal such as Danburite over this chakra and leave in place for 5-10 minutes. This chakra can be left open. The heart seed chakra is at the base of your breastbone, just below the heart itself. Place a higher heart chakra crystal over the heart seed and feel the influx of universal love that floods into the chakra and through your whole being. This chakra can be left open. The soma chakra is where your subtle bodies, including the lightbody attach themselves. It is at the centre of the hairline. Placing a Preseli Bluestone or other cosmic anchor crystal activates this chakra. Open the chakra when you want to go spiritual journeying and close it when you want to stay in your physical body. The soul star chakra is about an upright hand’s breadth above your crown. Placing a high vibration crystal here connects you to your soul and highest self. Invoke your higher self to guard it well. Close the chakra when not using the portal for journeying or guidance. The stellar gateway is as high as you can reach above your head. Placing a high vibration crystal here opens a cosmic portal to other worlds. Before opening it, invoke your guardian angel to guard it well while you journey or seek guidance in other realms. Close the portal and the chakra when you have completed your journey. Removing the crystal and placing your hand over the site will close a chakra down, as will picturing chakra shutters closing over it (see my Good Vibrations: psychic protection, energy enhancement and space clearing). Crystal initiation 6: Crystal First Aid This isn’t so much an initiation as the start of a new way of responding to changes and challenges. If you get into the habit of carrying a little pouch of first aid crystals with you at all times you’ll have the tools to keep yourself calm, protected and centred as you ride out the bumpier bits of change no matter what level they may occur. Remember to have them cleansed and ready to work (see Initiation 1). Then all you need to do is hold or wear one - or place it over the site if the challenge is physical or emotional rather than spiritual. This is my selection but please free to make your own: Black Tourmaline: turns back ill-wishing, psychic attack and negative thoughts and three gridded in a triangle or placed between your feet cleanses your environment, ensuring you are always in a safe space. Rose Quartz: offers unlimited unconditional love, forgiveness and healing. Amphibole: calls in angels and higher guidance but also works very physically to dissolve pain or dis-ease. Rhodonite: excellent for overcoming shock, loss or trauma. Green Aventurine: stops psychic vampires pulling on your energy (place under your left armpit). Excellent protection for people who are sensitive to electro-magnetic frequencies. Quantum Quatro/Que Sera: combination stones that are master healers for any situation or dis-ease. Selenite: frozen divine light that provides instant cosmic connection. Excellent for wrapping yourself in light or to repair your aura. Creates instant sacred space. Brandenberg: the one crystal I wouldn’t be without. Holds the perfect blueprint of what is to be and helps to realign what has been. Instant connection to the highest of guidance providing healing at Source. Realigns the body and neurotransmitters to accept high vibrational frequencies and cosmic awakening. Crystal initiation 7: The cosmic runway High vibration crystals will raise your vibrations hugely, enabling effortless multi- and inter-dimensional journeying especially when combined in grids. But! Common sense needs to prevail and you need to be anchored here so that you can fully explore there at the same time. In other words, you need to be comfortable in your body, having dealt with all your emotional baggage and released outdated mental constructs and those cherished dreams of what might be so that you are in the now, wherever that might be. So, if you have skipped the earlier crystal initiations, please go back and work through them now. This grid takes you into extremely high dimensions and permanently changes your energetic frequency so that you resonate in sync with the highest potential of the changing times. Alternative crystals are given so that you can find the ones that are best attuned to your own unique vibrations. If you are fairly new to crystal working the more opaque forms of high vibration stones will take you into raised vibrations more gently. It is wise to build this grid slowly, allowing yourself to attune to and assimilate the energy of each of the different stones in turn before working with the whole grid. Once again, there are some sensible steps to take before undertaking the initiation: *Grow your shamanic anchor* A shamanic anchor holds you gently in incarnation as it hooks into the ball of iron that forms the centre of the earth. To grow your shamanic anchor place a Flint crystal at your feet. Picture two roots coming out of the base of your spine and down your legs. They pass through the soles of your feet and unite at Flint, twisting together to pass to the earth star chakra a foot or so below where they twine together into a strong cord. This flexible cord grows down through the crust of the earth, passing the abode of the stone people and into the molten magma until it reaches the iron ball at the core. Hook your shamanic anchor onto that ball. It will always bring you back safely to your body. Other useful crystals for creating this anchor are Stibnite or Smoky Quartz, especially an Elestial Smoky Quartz if you are going to be journeying through multi-dimensions. Place one between and slightly below your feet before meditation or journeying. *Grow your cosmic anchor*        A cosmic anchor helps you to journey safely through multi-dimensions and to always know your way back. My favourite stone for this purpose is Preseli Bluestone, from which the healing stones of Stonehenge were formed. A stone with built-in guidance, it not only brings you back but also facilitates repairing the earth’s energetic meridians so that it too can accommodate the changing vibrations. Selenite works equally well. Place your stone on the soma chakra (which is on your hairline above the third eye which in turn is above and between your eyebrows). The cosmic anchor also helps you to connect to your higher self, the part that is not fully in incarnation and which can, therefore, see much further than the part of you that is incarnated in the earth vibration. From your soma chakra feel a silver cord growing outwards and upwards. This cord passes up through the highest outer layers of your aura, meeting your higher self. From your higher self the cosmic anchor passes up through the outer layer of the earth’s mantle and on into space. It passes through the sun from where it can draw strength and direction. It passes on to the constellation of Sagittarius and hooks itself onto the tip of the archer’s arrow, where the galactic centre is located. It will keep you balanced between earth and cosmos, spirit and matter, and will always show you the way home to your body. Laying out the cosmic runway This initiation is best undertaken lying down in a warm comfortable place so that you can place the crystals on the ground around yourself. The layout starts with your feet so that you are well grounded and will be lying down by the time you place the crystals over your head. Place the crystals around you approximately where you will be positioning them and then adjust them when you are lying down. It can be useful to set a quiet (!) signal for 20 minutes time to call you back. You will need: 1 grounding stone such as Elestial Quartz or Hematite; 2 ‘Fire and Ice’ crystals (Rainbow Quartz) or other awakening crystal; 1 high vibration heart chakra stone such as Danburite or Tugtupeite; 1 Satyamani Quartz, Selenite, Petalite or other high vibration crystal; 1 Satyaloka Quartz, Selenite, Phenacite or other high vibration crystal; 1 Nirvana Quartz, Danburite or other high vibration crystal; 1 Trigonic, Brandenberg Quartz, Azeztulite or other high vibration crystal; 1 Aurora Quartz (AnandaliteTM); 1 Preseli Bluestone or other cosmic anchor stone. Place the Smoky Elestial Quartz slightly below and between your feet and consciously invoke your shamanic anchor (see above). Tell yourself that your body will remain grounded and centred while you explore other dimensions and that you will return when the time’s up signal sounds. Lie back and place the two Fire and Ice (or other) crystals by your hips where you will be able to place your hands on them. Place the Danburite or other high vibration heart stone over the heart seed chakra at the tip of your breastbone. Place a Satyamani Quartz or other high vibration crystal on your left side level with or slightly below your shoulders. Place a Satyaloka Quartz other high vibration crystal on your right side level with or slightly below your shoulders. Place Nirvana Quartz or other high vibration crystal at the top of your head. Place your Trigonic or other high vibration crystal about a foot above your head. Feel the soulstar chakra open. Place your Aurora Quartz (AnandalyteTM) as high as you can reach above your head. Feel the Stellar Gateway chakra open. Close your eyes, relax and place your Preseli Bluestone or other cosmic anchor stone on the soma chakra at your hairline. Feel yourself lifting out of your physical body into your lightbody. Allow the crystals to take you journeying through the dimensions so that your vibrations can be permanently raised and the highest guidance given. When it is time to return, slide down your cosmic anchor and into your body once more. Take the Preseli Bluestone off your soma chakra. Feel your lightbody settling back into your body which will realign its energies to the new frequencies. Lift your hand up and remove the Aurora Quartz, put it to one side, and picture the Stellar Gateway Chakra closing. Put the Trigonic to one side, feeling the Soul Star Chakra closing. Put each of the other crystals to one side in the reverse order to which you laid them out. Check that your body has realigned to the new energy and the lightbody is incorporated into your physical being. When you reach the Elestial Quartz, sit up slowly, put your hands on the crystal and check that your shamanic anchor is still in place. If you need further time to integrate the changes, keep your hands on the crystal and ask it to assist the assimilation. Thank the crystals for their work. Stand up slowly, stamp your feet and have a warm drink. Sit quietly allowing the process to complete itself. Record your memories of the process. Enjoy your crystals and the changing vibrations they are here to facilitate!

Creating your future

It doesn’t have to be that way My explorations over the last forty five years have shown me that karma is not just what happened in the past, nor is it a fixed punishment and reward system. We create our karma and our future in every moment. Both karma and time are fluid and interact…

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It doesn’t have to be that way My explorations over the last forty five years have shown me that karma is not just what happened in the past, nor is it a fixed punishment and reward system. We create our karma and our future in every moment. Both karma and time are fluid and interact with your soul intention. What you are creating now impacts on the future and what happens in the future feeds back to influence the present. It’s a kind of endless infinity loop. Many reported future life progressions have shown dire disaster scenarios but it does not have to be that way. Other progressions, and the information contained within the Akashic Record, show that there are choices to be made. ‘Impact points’ where the future branches out and different scenarios evolve. All possibilities exist and run themselves in the background but your awareness may only be fixed on one or two. Switch focus and you change the future you interact with. Renegotiate or cancel out of date soul contracts and your life changes dramatically. So, you have the opportunity to create the kind of future that will be most beneficial for your soul growth and the future of humankind. Many people experience karma as an endlessly repeating cycle, rather like the karmic treadmill although that tends to go round and round repeating exactly the same pattern whereas ‘the groove’ goes endlessly forward sometimes changing interaction but not the personnel or the fundamental role. This is because of deeply ingrained reactive patterns that have arisen over many lifetimes. The soul literally becomes ‘stuck in a grove’, going over and over the same old ground, unable to move forward. The pattern will be reiterated life after life until the soul can break out of the bondage. The ‘grove-type’ pattern frequently happens in relationships where two souls, or whole families, incarnate together again and again, despite the fact that they have long ago learned everything they had to learn from each other, and had repaid any karmic debts they had. They return together from habit. At some point, they have to learn to let go of each other and move on. If you suspect you might be stuck in a karmic groove, take a look at the people around you and the way you interact. Have you been there before? Does it feel like the same old same old? Do the same situations keep coming up time after time, even if you change partners or jobs or location? Then you may well be in a groove. Karma-in-the-making Each thought, deed, action and belief in the present creates future karma. An important factor in karmic consequences is that the soul is building at each moment the foundations for the future. Each act, thought, word and intention will have consequences in the future.  People tend to think of karma as ’bad-debt’ deficits on the karmic credit card as it were. But there are credits too. Beneficial karmas Merit karma: Your karmic credit: money in the karmic piggy bank. The things you ‘got right’ in the past, the lessons you learned, the skills you developed and the wisdom gained. To check out your merit karma look at your talents and skills and the things that come naturally to you. These are credits in your karmic piggy bank and, just like investments, they need nurturing and attention to keep them growing. And you can put new ones in place right now. Positive Attitudinal karma: A positive attitude, such as a loving nature, optimism or innate trust, brought forward from another life creates positive effects in the present life. Change your attitude/thought pattern and you change your future. Communication karma: If the soul has used positive thought and has spoken constructively, then ‘merit karma’ may well have accrued and it can be created for the future. Positive organic karma: when the soul works hard to strengthen an organ such as the heart, for instance, through loving acts. This positive karma can stand the soul in good stead when illness or disability has to be overcome in the future as part of soul learning. Recompense karma: reward is given for sacrifices made to help others and the things that the soul 'got right' in the past through learning a difficult lesson. Sometimes the recompense is for a small act of kindness. If you want to know whether you’ve experienced or given recompense karma, look back over your life and see where someone gave you helping hand or where life flowed easily for you. A small act of kindness may well have repaid service you gave in another life, or you yourself may have been repaying a service by giving such a gift in the present life. The karma of grace: Once enough has been done, or no more can be done, the soul can leave the situation behind and move on. The Akashic Record An on-going record of the journey of the soul, the evolution of this and other worlds, and the future of All That Is. In this view, anyone living now has probably lived on earth before – and will live again, possibly on earth but most definitely in other realms. Fortunately we don’t have to understand how the field can exist nor how it works to connect to what we can call the wisdom of the cosmic mind or the cosmic memory field. And from there choose the most positive path. But, is the Akashic Record a computer, that is the hardware behind our experience, or merely one of several available programs for running it? In my experience, the Akashic Record is a not a record of a fixed fate but rather an outline map of a soul’s journey with all the potentialities that opens up – and from mine and my clients’ experiences, it goes way out into the future with myriad possibilities opening up as well as accessing the past. We can view the Akashic Record as a hologram of all that is and might be – it is not in any one place as it permeates our whole universe although we can access it through the Hall of Records. Our souls are connected to this hologram, each carrying a small piece of the hologram within that contains the whole. But the Record can also be read at the between-lives planning meeting that the soul (usually!) holds before incarnating again. Souls play out the destinies we planned for ourselves in this space between lives – the  interlife – although this plan may be powerfully affected by the karma we have accrued and by soulplans from others lives that, although outdated, may still overlay our soul’s intention (see The Book of Why: exploring your soul’s journey). So, through accessing the Akashic Record we can see both what we have been (our previous lives) and what we might be - our potential futures depending on what choices we make. Reading the Akashic Record Do not attempt to read the Record for someone for whom you don’t have permission whether from the person themselves or their Higher Self. Once you become practised you can adapt the method to suit yourself and the information you are seeking. When you first begin, you’ll probably have ‘practice runs’. That is, you’ll get glimpses but they may not make much sense. This is rather like tuning one of those old-fashioned television sets in. You get a lot of static and a few glimpses of images that move on quickly before you can fix them in place, and then gradually you can tune into an image, hold it and have the scene move on slowly enough to understand what you are seeing. Because moments of great emotional trauma and soul dramas seem to make the biggest impression on the record, these are what tend to be seen first and it is possible to tune into a specific historical event without actually having been there. If you find a scene distressing, remember that you are seeing it objectively at a distance, not reliving or embodying it. The scene can be reframed into a different outcome if it needs healing. You can also attune to the various potential futures that exist in each. This also works well if you want to assess the outcome of ancestral healing on future generations. It is helpful to have a friend with you when you first try this exercise. Ensure that the friend has been instructed, ‘don’t try to pull me out suddenly if you think I’m contacting a traumatic scene’. ‘Treat me gently and only intervene if I ask you.’ (You can arrange a signal such as lifting your arm to indicate you need help), What is essential is that this companion is appraised of the way to bring you back safely should you wander too far or get lost in a scene: To guide a return   ‘Withdraw your attention from that scene and disconnect your energies and awareness*. Make your way back to the lift, asking your Higher Self to accompany you. Step into the lift and press the button for ‘everyday reality’. The lift will bring you down through the vibrations until you reach the place you started from. Step out of the lift and be aware of leaving the past (or the future) behind. Cross the meadow until you reach your starting place. Slowly return your awareness to the room, come into the present moment [If appropriate state the date and time]. Take a few deep breaths and then slowly open your eyes. Wiggle your fingers and toes and make sure your feet make a strong connection to the earth. Holding a grounding crystal facilitates the return. *If there is any hesitancy about returning, your friend should ask if there is any unfinished business that needs attention and then find a creative way to deal with it if there is – higher selves are usually all too willing to offer assistance with this. Tea and a biscuit usually completes the process of return to everyday awareness. To read the record Settle yourself comfortably in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Turn off the phone. Place a grounding crystal at your feet and ensure that your grounding root is in place, Close your eye. Open your base chakra and let it hold you safely and gently so that you can bring the information down to Earth. Open the causal vortex chakra with Blue Kayanite and bring it close to you (see chakra section). Breathing rhythmically and easily, withdraw your attention from the outside world. If any thoughts pass through your mind that do not relate to this work, let them pass on by. Place a Preseli Bluestone, Chrysotile or other Akashic Record crystal on your third eye (above and between your eyebrows) and allow your inner sight to open. Now see yourself in a beautiful meadow. Feel the ground beneath your feet, smell the air and enjoy being in this beautiful place. Let your feet take you over to a small building that is away to one side. When you reach the building, open the door and go in. In front of you, you will see a lift with its doors standing open waiting for you. Inside the lift are several buttons. One is marked ‘Akashic Records’. Press the button and let the lift take you up through the dimensions to where the Record is housed. As the lift doors open, your Higher Self steps forward to meet you to conduct you through the multi-media experience that is the Akashic Record. Your Higher Self may take out the Book of your Life for you to read, or hand you a DVD or show computer graphics (most of the Record seems to have been digitalised now).. It may show you the many rooms and dimensions of the Record. Simply let the experience unfold before you with your Higher Self guiding the process for your highest good. If you have any specific questions, put them before your Higher Self and ask to be shown the answers as and when appropriate. … When you have completed your Akashic session, disconnect your energies from the scene, thank your Higher Self and ask it to accompany you back to the lift.* Step into the lift and press the button for ‘everyday present reality’. The lift will bring you down through the vibrations until you reach the place you started from. Step out of the lift and be aware of leaving the past (or the future) behind. Cross the meadow until you reach your starting place. Remove the crystal from your third eye. Close your causal vortex shutters. Slowly return your awareness to the room. Take a few deep breaths and then slowly open your eyes. Move your fingers and toes and make sure your feet make a strong connection to the Earth. Pick up your grounding crystal and hold it for a few moments. Have a drink and a biscuit. *If there is any hesitancy about returning, ask your Higher Self if there is unfinished business that needs attention and then find a creative way to deal with it if there is – higher selves are usually willing to offer assistance with this. Intuiting the Record Some people never ‘see’ the Record as vivid pictures but they get bodily sensations and intuitions when performing clearings. If you feel a sensation in any part of your body or an emotion, let it grow and become stronger. Let the feeling tell you the story that lies behind it. Hold one of the past life seeing crystals and say to yourself, ‘if I knew what the story was it would be….’  You’ll be surprised how often the answer pops into your awareness. Then let the feeling or sensation go. Or, with the assistance of appropriate crystals, reframe it. Follow up with appropriate crystal healing sessions until the issue is resolved and the necessary reprogramming of the ‘junk DNA’ and the ancestral line has been completed. [Extracted from Crystal Prescriptions volume 6] Karmic Contracts A karmic contract is either an agreement willingly made in the interlife before the present incarnation that one soul would interact with another in a specific way. Or, an agreement that is carried over from a previous life or a previous interlife but which has not been reconsidered before incarnation – and may have been forgotten about. Soul contracts can be positive and constructive, or destructive and soul contracts that are not completed in one life may be unwittingly carried over to another. If no longer appropriate the contract needs to be changed before it affects the future. Soul imperatives and overlays are deeply ingrained patterns or intentions laid down over many lifetimes which may well have been outgrown but not shed by the soul and which compel certain behaviour no matter how much the soul may wish to override them. Such scripts are made up of all the ‘oughts, shoulds and musts’, conditions responses and expectations arising from the past, whenever that might be. Changing a soul imperative can bring about a profound level of healing. Dissolving karmic contracts Exercise: ascertaining your soul contracts Close your eyes and breathe gently, setting up a slow, unforced rhythm. Hold your crystal to your third eye. Bring your attention deep into yourself and let any thoughts that are not relevant to the answers you seek to simply float past and go on their way. Picture yourself in a sunny meadow, let yourself feel the grass beneath your feet, smell the flowers, feel a gentle breeze on your face. Enjoy this lovely place for a few minutes and then let your feet take your across the meadow to a building you can see in the distance. As you open the door to this building, you will see a lift in front of you. Step into this lift and allow the doors to close. You will see a button marked ‘contracts department’. Press this button and allow the lift to take you swiftly up to the level you need. As the doors open, your higher self will be standing waiting to greet you. Spend a few moments greeting your higher self. Your higher self will then conduct you to the contracts department to show you the relevant soul contracts you have and explain things to you if necessary. The contracts may be presented in written or pictorial form. Study them and make sure that you fully understand all that they entail. If the contract is still relevant and appropriate for the current life, hand if back to your higher self. [If not, see the instructions below.] Ask also that you be shown outdated and outgrown soul contracts that have passed their sell-by date and which may trip you up when putting your soulplan into action. Allow these overlays to be torn up or to be reframed into something more positive and appropriate to your current stage of life. [see below] Before you leave, ensure that you clearly know the soul contracts you are honouring and the part that you and other people are to play. Ask too whether you have agreed to specific roles and, if these are no longer appropriate, adjust or reframe as appropriate. [see below]. When you are ready to return, your higher self will take you back to the lift. The doors will be open, waiting for you. If appropriate your higher self will step into the lift with you. Press the button for the ground floor. When you step out you will be back in the building that leads out onto the meadow. If your higher self has joined you in the lift, ask that it will be available any time you come back to the meadow. Walk back to the centre of the meadow. Then breathe a little deeper, move your hands and feet, and open your eyes. Take time to adjust to being back in your physical body. Then get up and stand with your feet firmly on the ground, feeling your connection with the earth. Have a warm drink and then write down your experience.   Make a note of your soul contracts, what you contracted to do and who you contracted with. Remember that these can be renegotiated in future if necessary. Exercise: renegotiating soul contracts If your soul contract is no longer relevant, it can either be reframed into something more appropriate, or let go entirely (see below). Renegotiating can take several forms, you may want to slightly adjust an agreement or completely change it. Working with your own higher self and the higher self of the other person ensures that this goes smoothly but if the other person’s higher self will not cooperate or if you own higher self is insistent on you fulfilling the contract, ask yourself if that if because you are trying to wriggle out of a valid agreement which, while you may not like it, still has relevance. If that is the case, ask how the contract can be fulfilled with grace, ease and forgiveness. Add the following section into the appropriate place in the exercise to ascertain your soul contracts: Ask that the other person’s higher self will join you and your higher self in the contracts department. Discuss with the other person’s higher self how you feel about the contract, how you feel it is still relevant and where it is not. Remember to be open to hearing the other point of view. Then find a way to reframe the conditions set out in the soul contract that will be agreeable and fair to all parties. Once this agreement is reached, have it take the place of the original agreement. Write out your renegotiated soul contract and keep it where you can see it to remind yourself that things have changed. Tearing up past-their-sell-by date contracts There are times when, with the best will in the world, contracts simply cannot be honoured. This often occurs in relationships. If a contract was based, for instance, on another soul fulfilling certain intentions or putting a soulplan into action, which you offered to support, then you can set a time limit on the contract. If the soul has wilfully refused or been unable to make the transition to a new way of being, or has made no effort to put the soulplan into action, you can end the contract without any karma or consequences accruing. Occasionally both the higher selves concerned may take some convincing of this, in which case unilateral action on your part may be necessary if you are sure that you have done all you can and want the karma of grace to come into operation – although this will not work if you are trying to wriggle out of something that really is in your soul’s best interest. Add the following at the appropriate place in ascertaining your soul contracts: In your mind’s eye, take the contract and tear it into small pieces. Place the pieces into a fireproof dish and set them alight. As the paper smokes and burns, let forgiveness and thanks go the other person but set them and yourself free from the contract. When the fire burns out, the contract is ended. Ask both higher selves to honour the fact that you have rescinded the contract and to release any agreement made between the two of them regarding the contract. There is an old occult law that says if you ask three times, the request must be honoured and the contracts must be rescinded so, if necessary, repeat the process three times and hand the charred dishes to the higher selves, blowing away the ash as you do so. If you know the wording on the contract, you can write it on a piece of paper and set light to it as a tangible release, remembering to let go with forgiveness as you do so. [Extracted from The Book of Why] Crystals for renegotiating contracts and reading the Akashic Record Chrysotile Chrysotile accesses the Akashic Record with ease and helps you to navigate all potential futures, make positive choices, and put the gifts you will need in place. Useful for clearing away the debris of the past, it encourages integrity and self-honesty. Chrysotile helps you to steer your destiny. It heals the etheric and karmic blueprints. Trigonic Quartz The soul midwife crystal. A Trigonic takes you to the core of who you are and will be. It accompanies the soul through birth and death. This crystal accesses multi-dimensional holographic consciousness and moves between time-frames with ease. It holds the record of the soul’s journeys and intentions and assists in resolving conflicts and contradictions. A Trigoniceals all the energy bodies. And facilitates personal and planetary evolution. Brandenberg Amethyst [caption id="attachment_5176" align="alignleft" width="150"] Brandenberg Amethyst, c. Jeni Campbell/www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] This crystal holds the perfect blueprint from before karma was imprinted. It can return the soul to its natural ‘state of perfection’. A Brandenberg clears ancestral karma and heals on many levels. See the downloads section for the Brandenberg journey. What was your plan? Soul intention: the Moon’s Nodes An soulplan is set out for the present life and mapped in your birthchart. That chart shows your present life intention through the placement of the North Node of the Moon and your past intention through the South. The South also indicates ingrained soul patterns. (You can easily get a chart off the internet). The Nodes are always opposite each other in the chart. North Node in Aries: recognising and asserting the Self - a process that has to start with developing a strong ego and the sense of 'Me' that Aries expresses so well.  Until you have found your Self, you cannot surrender it. Aries South Node: ego, self-centredness, self-absorption and selfishness, tilting at windmills. North Node in Taurus: grounding the Self into the material world, on using one's resources and skills to make one's mark. Being in a physical body and using the five senses to interact with the world - whilst recognising that there is a spiritual dimension. Find the certainty of the eternal Self rather than relying too heavily on material matters such as money or position. Taurus South Node: possessiveness and attachment to material goods or notions, the drive for more. North Node in Gemini: communicate the Self out to the waiting world – with truth and integrity. Takes small, disparate pieces of information and makes a great leap of intuition to reach a new truth.  Explores many avenues as the soul seeks to understand the world. Gemini South Node: insincerity, lack of veracity, expediency, taking the path of least resistance, over influenced by others. North Node in Cancer: emotions and nurturing, motherhood and the home and family. Nurture and then let go; support without becoming overly possessive. Mmay well begin to recognise afresh a soul family from the past. Cancer South Node: emotional possessiveness and attachment to the past, over-nurturing, control freakery. North Node in Leo: make a mark on the world. Creative, heart centred sign. Soul challenges  are concerned with power. Leo South Node: desire to rule, power, emotional games, false humility and pride. North Node in Virgo: discrimination. Challenge is to avoid being over-critical and setting impossible standards. Give disinterested service from the heart. Virgo South Node:  servitude, servility, criticalness and the search for perfection. North Node in Libra: enter into relationship with another but avoid losing one's self in that other. Find the inner balance and harmony. Libra South Node: overwhelming need for relationship, losing sight of itself in relationships, over-adaptation and compromise. North Node in Scorpio: explore some very dark places, taboo areas of life. Find insights that will lead to its own and other's healing. Mastery of power and avoiding becoming embroiled in 'power-over' struggles with others. Scorpio South Node: addiction to traumas and dramas, emotional pain and power issues, death wish. North Node in Sagittarius: seeks the deeper meaning of life. Quest for understanding.  The challenge is to keep this quest focused and grounded. Sagittarius South Node: adherence to ideology, philosophies and ingrained beliefs, constant restless quest to know more, economical with the truth. Capricorn North Node: find outer life stability and inner spiritual authority. Reconnect to the soul's wisdom and use that to become a wise mentor for humanity. Capricorn South Node: authoritarianism, a tendency to exercise tight control over everything, scapegoat. North Node in Aquarius: revolution and evolution.  Recognises that change is essential if the soul and society are to grow in a way which benefits humanity. Aquarius South Node: rebellion, old humanitarian ideals that no longer appertain, being different simply for the sake of so doing. North Node in Pisces: enlightenment and at-one-ment. Not simply finding a means of escape from the world. Must detach from emotional undercurrents to become one with the overriding spirit from which it came. Pisces South Node: sacrifice, escapism, atonement, dissolution, victim-martyr-saviour.      

Activating Kundalini with crystal assistance

Kundalini is the mass explosion of dark, raw, sexual, moist, sticky, juicy power. It is distinctly the wild feminine which can’t be controlled. It is primitive, messy and overpowering, like birth and can be as frightening as death.  Dr. Glenn Morris (www.kundaliniawakeningprocess.com) Have you experienced a firestorm rushing up your spine? Electric shocks or tingles…

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[caption id="attachment_5168" align="alignleft" width="233"] www.yourpresenceheals.com[/caption] Kundalini is the mass explosion of dark, raw, sexual, moist, sticky, juicy power. It is distinctly the wild feminine which can't be controlled. It is primitive, messy and overpowering, like birth and can be as frightening as death.  Dr. Glenn Morris (www.kundaliniawakeningprocess.com) Have you experienced a firestorm rushing up your spine? Electric shocks or tingles coursing through your body? Waves of energy flowing through you like ripples on the sea? Or icy chills? An instantaneous cosmic orgasm? A ‘scintillation of the senses’? Ultimate bliss? Momentary enlightenment? Being bathed in liquid light? Or been blasted out of your body? If so, you’ve had a kundalini event. There are many warnings out there about this mysterious, overwhelming force that can rush up your spine and fountain out of your head. Authentic empowerment is on offer. But not without its Pooh-traps and peccadilloes, (more about those in Crystal Prescriptions 4).  I particularly like the quote above as for me it encapsulates the core experience of fiery kundalini awakening. The wildness of the Shakti force - primordial cosmic energy - moving through you to meet the pure primal consciousness of Shiva to give birth to expanded awareness. [caption id="attachment_5170" align="alignright" width="246"] Cosmic kundalini www.hermandadblanca.org[/caption] So how do you raise and control kundalini? [caption id="attachment_5171" align="alignleft" width="175"] Couldn’t resist this one! www.narutofanon.wikia.com[/caption] Once all the chakras have been cleansed, activated and balanced, and the subtle bodies aligned (see appropriate sections), various techniques assist with raising kundalini. The simplest of these is a combined breathing and crystal placement exercise that transmutes prana into a higher frequency energy. It takes the energy out to the subtle bodies as well as through the front and back of the physical spine and the chakras. It should be worked in gentle stages so that each chakra has assimilated the rise and adapted its frequency before moving onto the next. The energy rise will be subtle at first but over time can become orgasmic, a rush of bliss moving up your spine. This is when you need to keep control of the energy, directing its course with the crystal and with your mind.       Kundalini Crystals Kundalini Quartz [caption id="attachment_5173" align="alignright" width="300"] www.ksccrystals.com[/caption] Kundalini Quartz is a natural Citrine from the Congo. It has a deep to light olive ‘oily’ appearance and a very strong kick indeed. It is the perfect stone for raising kundalini. Triplite Highly energetic, boosting the flow of kundalini and Qi throughout the body, Triplite stimulates the base and sacral chakras and enhances the flow of life force to all parts of the body, physical and subtle. If a brown or black Triplite is placed below the feet, a red on the base chakra and an orange on the sacred, it shoots energy up through the heart and into the top of the head – rather like a firework going off. If the effect is too dramatic it can be regulated with a white crystal above the head. The energy then flows down around the aura to enclose and boost your biomagnetic field. In the space created, Triplite assists you to manifest whatever you desire or most need for your spiritual development. Triplite assists the kundalini energies to integrate at the etheric, physical, emotional and mental levels, raising consciousness so that you become aware of being part of a greater spiritual whole. From there it stimulates compassion for your fellow human beings.  Email Jeni at www.angeladditions.co.uk as we still have a few pieces and some Triplite grids in our stockroom. Agnitite [caption id="attachment_5169" align="alignright" width="300"] minerals-of-the-world.weebly.com[/caption] Named after the Sanskrit for fire, Agnitite is a hematite-based Quartz that has been designated one of the highest vibration stones for spiritual transformation and transfer of higher dimensional energies. This powerful Quartz lights your inner fire. When placed on the base chakra, power flashes up the spine and shoots out of the top of your head to open the higher crown chakras before falling back through the body to fertilize your cells. It needs to be used with care unless you have already worked with high vibration crystals. Too rapid a kundalini rise causes physical and spiritual imbalances, ‘blowing your mind’ or your cells causing physical disturbances, so other stones such as Mohawkite or Smoky Elestial Quartz may be needed to assist with integration and grounding of these new energies. Having heightened the frequency of the physical body, Agnitite integrates the lightbody and raises the energetic resonance of the whole. Judy Hall, Crystal Bible volume 3 Raising the kundalini quietly It may be sensible to use an earthier stone such as Poppy Jasper or Serpentine when first undertaking the exercise and then move onto higher vibrational stones such as Kundalini Quartz, Triplite, Agnitite or Anandalite as the channels open. Remember to put your shamanic and cosmic anchors in place (see appropriate section), and position an appropriate crystal such as Serpentine or Anandalite above your head at the stellar gateway and one such as Serpentine or Flint at your feet at the Gaia gateway so that the energy is able to flow back down and circulate rather than blasting out of the top of your head. Focusing your attention on each chakra in turn helps the energy to rise. Lying down makes placing a crystal above your head and below your feet easier if you are working alone. You could sit or stand and ask a helper to assist by holding a stellar gateway crystal above your head. As it can be difficult to reach around behind you to the chakras on the back of your spine, it can be useful to have someone assist this process by moving the crystal for you. However, you will need to guide them as to the speed with which they move the crystal. This can be done by asking them initially to move it in time with your breathing – and you can use your hand to indicate this. Moving it up as you inhale and holding it still as you exhale. An intuitive assistant will soon attune to your breathing pattern and move the crystal accordingly. If you do not have an assistant and cannot reach your back when lying on your side, you can move the crystal up the front of your body but use the power of your mind to visualise and feel the energy moving up the back of your spine. Raising the kundalini You will need: A grounding stone such as Flint, Smoky Quartz or Elestial Smoky Quartz. A stellar gateway crystal such as Azeztulite, Phenacite, Selenite or Serpentine. A kundalini activating crystal such as Agnitite, Anandalite, Kundalini Quartz, Poppy Jasper, Red Amethyst, Red Jasper, Sedona Stone, Serpentine or Triplite. Place a grounding stone at the Gaia gateway chakra or between your feet if sitting or standing. Place a stellar gateway crystal above your head. Put your shamanic and cosmic anchors in place. Hold your kundalini activating crystal over your base chakra. Clench your perineum and anus. Breathe deeply down into the base chakra at the base of your belly until you can feel the kundalini energy stirring and meeting the energy of the crystal. When the energy begins to move, as you breathe in pull it up the back of your spine towards the sacral chakra. As you breathe out clench and hold the energy in place, slowing moving the crystal upwards as you do so. Allow the crystal to accompany the energy, do not force it. Continue to inhale and pull the energy up; exhale and clench, holding the energy in place, and then raising it up once more until it reaches the sacral chakra. Inhale deeply into your sacral chakra and let it fill with kundalini and the energy from the crystal. Clench and hold it there as you breathe out. Repeat four or five times. Then move your crystal up towards your dantien as you inhale deeply and pull the energy up to your dantien. As you exhale, clench and hold the energy so that it fills the dantien. Breathing deeply and slowly moving your crystal, let the energy flow up to the solar plexus. As you exhale, clench and hold the energy so that it fills the sacral chakra. From here it is a small step to the heart seed chakra. Breathe into your spine level with the base of your breastbone and allow the kundalini energy and that of the crystal to flow into the heart seed. As it does so, feel how the heart chakra opens to receive the kundalini. Let your heart fill with the energy. Breathe deeply into your heart and feel how it opens to allow the kundalini to flow up into the higher heart chakra so that the three chambered heart chakra is on fire with kundalini. Stay with this energy, breathing gently and letting it find its point of equilibrium. Do not hurry the process. When the energy has stabilised, continue inhaling and exhaling in a regular rhythm, bringing the energy and the crystal up to the rear of the throat chakra. Breathe deeply into the throat chakra and feel the kundalini meet the energy of the crystal and fill and open your throat. Move the crystal and the kundalini energy up and over the back of your head until you reach a point level with the third eye. Continue breathing into that point until the energy stabilises. Then breathe into your crown chakra and pull the energy into it. Holding your crystal on the crown, continue breathing until the crown chakra fills with kundalini. Inhaling and exhaling in a gentle rhythm, take the crystal down the front of your body, pausing at each chakra and feeling the energy connect until you reach the base chakra once more. Be aware that you have a circuit of kundalini energy running up the back of your spine and down the front of your body. After you have completed a few circuits, when you reach the crown chakra allow the kundalini to move up through the soul star connecting with that chakra. Feel it flow from there down to the earth star beneath your feet and then up your shamanic anchor roots into your feet, legs and hips. Move it across to the base chakra and begin the circuit again. After several more circuits, allow the kundalini to reach the stellar gateway chakra and cascade down through your energy bodies until it reaches the Gai gateway chakra. Bring it up to the earth star and up around your energy bodies. Feel how the flow through your body extends out and meets the flow through your subtle energy bodies. This connection is particularly strong at each chakra. Move your crystal in turn to each of the chakras You will then have a two way flow, up and down the spine, and up and down the energy bodies which is connected through the chakra vortexes. Once the flow has been activated and is in harmony, simply rest in the flow, allowing the energy to permeate every pore of your being at every level. Store the energy in your base chakra or dantien when the exercise is complete. Spiral the energy into the chakra using your crystal and visualise folding the ‘petals’ of the chakra over to close it. If at any time you feel discomfort or distress, hold the crystal still and breathe into the chakra until a release is felt. It may then be sensible to leave the session at that point until the energy has stabilised and return to it later. In which case, store the kundalini in the base chakra or dantien by visualising the energy spiralling in and the chakra closing over it (see close down below). If you have someone assisting you, it can be helpful if they hold a Smoky Quartz, Obsidian or Flint crystal over the chakra to absorb anything that needs to be released (don’t forget to cleanse the crystal afterwards). The exercise can also be carried out with you lying on your side and a helper massaging the back or front of each of your chakras with a crystal. Your assistant then moves onto the next chakra when you indicate that the energy, which you have been pulling up with your breath as before, has reached the next chakra. When all the chakras have been filled and the kundalini is flowing through the subtle energy bodies, huge sweeps of Anandalite or Serpentine from the feet up to the head and back helps the energy to stabilise. To close down Allow your breathing to quieten and rest the crystal over your dantien or base chakra. Feel the kundalini spiralling down into the chakra and the chakra closing over it like petals folding in. If necessary, hold a piece of Flint over the chakra to lock it closed for the time being. Take your attention down to your feet and ensure that your grounding root is in place. Focus your attention into the earth star chakra and feel it holding you gently in incarnation and connected to the Earth. If you have been sitting or lying, stand up and feel your feet in contact with the Earth. Close the higher chakras above your head by visualising them folding in on themselves like a flower closing, or place a closing crystal such as Flint over them. Check whether any of your chakras need to be slowed down or regulated and, if so, place an appropriate crystal over them for a few moments. Move around, have a hot drink and, preferably, walk on the earth with bare feet to ensure you are fully grounded and any excess energy discharged. The same process can be used for a chakra close down, omitting spiraling the kundalini into the dantien or base chakra. [caption id="attachment_5172" align="alignleft" width="300"] My natural Flint dragon head. Perfect for grounding. 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Reading the Akashic Record

The Akashic Records are an on-going record of the journey of the soul, the evolution of this and other worlds, and the future of All that Is. A plane of pure potentiality. In this view, anyone living now has probably lived on earth before – and will live again, possibly on earth but most definitely…

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[caption id="attachment_5357" align="alignleft" width="500"] Brandenberg Amethyst c. Judy Hall[/caption] The Akashic Records are an on-going record of the journey of the soul, the evolution of this and other worlds, and the future of All that Is. A plane of pure potentiality. In this view, anyone living now has probably lived on earth before – and will live again, possibly on earth but most definitely in other realms. And possibly in several timeframes and multiverses at once. Fortunately we don’t have to understand how the field can exist nor how it works in order to be able to utilise it for psychic and self-development work. While everyone ‘sees’ the Record in their own way, the underlying experience is always the same. It is a connection in to what we can call the wisdom of the cosmic mind or the cosmic memory field. Successful reading of the Akashic Record needs practice and becomes much easier as time goes by. It can be used to access the past and future in this and any other life. Definitions The frequency grid programs that create our reality. (Crystal Links) The Akashic Records are a universal filing system which record every occurring thought, word, and action: a collection of mystical knowledge stored in the etheric levels. The vibrational records of each individual soul and its journey are contained here, making it a profound spiritual resource for consciousness development and expanded spiritual awareness… [It is] a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record... Location and time do not affect the Record. (Linda Howe) Akasha is one of the cosmic principles and is a plastic matter, creative in its physical nature, immutable in its higher principles. It is the quintessence of all possible forms of energy, material, psychic, or spiritual; and contains within itself the germs of universal creation, which sprout forth under the impulse of the Divine Spirit. (Mme Blavatsky, Alchemy and the Secret Doctrine.) The Book of Life can be likened to the universe’s supercomputer system. (Kevin L. Todeschi) The Akashic Records are like the DNA of the universe. (Ernesto Ortiz). So, the Akashic Record is a cosmic memory bank containing all that has been and all possibilities that are to come. But, is the Akashic Record a computer, that is the hardware behind our experience, or merely one of several available programs for running it? And does it merely cover the past with an effect on the present, or does it also contain the future? The concept of an Akashic Record has existed for at least five thousand years. In ancient Mesopotamia, it was called The Tablets of the Destinies and was under the control of the planetary god Ninurta, or Saturn who became in esoteric and Indian astrology the Lord of Karma and Time. In ancient Egypt it was the god Thoth, or Tehuti, who was in charge of tablets of a slightly different kind. These recorded your actions, thoughts, motives and so on during your lifetime and were presented at the judging of heart after death. It was these that influenced your fate, if the heart was lighter than the feather of Maat – cosmic justice or equilibrium – then you could safely pass on to the afterlife. If it was heavier, you’d be gobbled up by the eater of souls who waited under the scales and that was the end of you. In my experience, the Akashic Record is a not a record of a fixed fate but rather an outline map of a soul’s journey with all the potentialities that opens up – and from mine and my clients’ experiences, it goes way out into the future with myriad possibilities opening up as well as accessing the past. We can view the Akashic Record as a hologram of all that is and might be – it is not in any one place as it permeates our whole universe but we can nevertheless access it as though it were indeed a Hall of Records. Our souls are connected to this hologram, each carrying a small piece of the hologram within that contains the whole. In many regressions to the interlife state souls will visit the library – or the hologram – to collect up experiences, soul gifts, wounds and karma that will be dealt with during the lifetime to come and to recognise how to prepare for lives in the future. Souls play out the destinies we planned for ourselves in the space between lives – the  interlife – although this plan may be powerfully affected by the karma we have accrued and by soulplans from others lives that, although outdated, still overlay our soul’s intention (see The Book of Why: exploring your soul’s journey). So, through accessing the Akashic Record we can see both what we have been (our previous lives) and what we might be - our potential futures depending on what choices we make. Many seers connect to the Akashic Record when doing readings of various kinds, although they may call it Spirit, Source and so on. This is Edgar Cayce’s description of how he accessed the record: [take in p.xvii] Speaking for myself, I very quickly learned to bypass all the lower realms and go straight to the soul’s records via the higher self – the part that isn’t fully incarnated into the physical body and so can see much further than the ‘us’ down here. It isn’t so much that I go anywhere, just that I change my level of vibration and expand my consciousness so that I become aware of so much more. Then I can contact any other soul and ‘read’ the record for them. I’ve also taken literally hundreds of souls to read their own records over the past forty years and most often the records do present themselves as a library and a book or dvd. Actually, these days I don’t actually have to go to visit the Record in order to tune into the information - and anyway, as I believe we hold a hologram of the Record in our soul, it’s more a case of withdrawing from the outside world and there it is but I did when I started. As my mentor Christine Hartley, who taught me a different method to that used by Cayce, always emphasised, it is important to distinguish between what you really see and what you’d like to see. As a writer herself she was all too aware of wanting to bring the threads together into a coherent whole, which is when the conscious mind starts to intervene and clarity is lost. It is important to record your impressions immediately afterwards or, as I do, by speaking or writing them at the time without embellishment although you can add extra insights.. Christine worked in such a deep state of inner withdrawal that she rarely remembered her perceptions afterwards – having to play the tape back or read the notes to recall her ‘seeings’. Her concentration was so intense and so inwardly focused that, in a session in London during the war, she once failed to hear an air raid siren to which, as a part time air raid warden, she would usually respond automatically. I’ve known people not hear a fire alarm test in a building they were in and I rarely hear anything around me. I found it easy to train myself to either write or speak, without going so deep that I lost awareness, so it becomes, in my terminology, ‘a straight through job’. I rarely retain the memory afterwards, which is beneficial as I could not possibly hold onto all the impressions I receive in the course of a year let alone a lifetime. Nowadays too I often don’t actually ‘see’ anything and I simply have to trust that the impressions are there and start speaking, whereupon it all spills out. At other times I clearly see a figure and have to describe how it is dressed before I can continue. Why would you want to access the record? Well, as Ernesto Ortiz pointed: We can look at why we have addictive patterns, why we choose the relationships we do, why we have created our habitual responses, and how to create action in our lives instead of reaction. And, I would add, we can look at our soul purpose and the reason we choose to incarnate in the first place and contracts with people we meet. We can take Edgar Cayce as an example of how knowing your past and why you are here assists adapting to your present day circumstances. A devout Christian, Cayce found it hard to come to come to terms with his trancework. When Cayce read the record for himself he believed himself to have been Pythagoras and several early spiritual teachers. He discovered he’d learn to enter a trance state when a Persian physician. Wounded in a battle, he had been left to die. Without food or water for three days, he was in agony. By a supreme effort, he detached his consciousness from his body. An ability that stood him in good stead in his current life as he could put himself into trance at will. Cayce first went into trance to find the cause of a throat condition that literally left him speechless. If Cayce did not do the work he was intended to do – his readings – then his throat closed up and he could not speak. Cayce stated that he had accrued karma as a strong willed and sensual Egyptian priest who broke his vow of celibacy in order to create ‘a perfect child’. He was reborn twice as John Bainbridge, once in the l7th and then against in the l8th century. Both men had a lustful disposition and were restless and unhappy. Cayce said that he had had to undergo those lives as he needed to know extremes before he could help others. At the end of the second John Bainbridge life, he gave his own life to save that of another. Cayce felt that his current lifetime was a ‘test for his soul’. His work gave him an opportunity to overcome the pride, materialism and sensuality of his past lives and to serve humankind selflessly. Through his readings he helped thousands of souls find healing. Cayce predicted his next life would be in 2100 in Nebraska but someone on the internet is already claiming to be the spirit of Cayce returned. Crystals for the reading the record Chrysotile, Dumortierite, Trigonic Quartz and Brandenberg Amethyst: hold and store the blueprint for the record making the access easy. Preseli Bluestone: opens the causal vortex, soma and third eye chakras assisting access. Reading the record The easiest way to read for other people is to look at a photograph or into their eyes if they are present. Withdraw your attention from the outside world and let your eyes go slightly out of focus. Be aware of the face in front of you changing. Notice what costume appears, and then allow yourself to see the setting and to know the details of other lives. When you first begin, you’ll find that you have what Christine called ‘practice runs’. That is, you’ll get glimpses but they may not relate to the time period or the person you are interested in. I explain this as rather like tuning one of those old-fashioned television sets in. You get a lot of static and a few glimpses of images that move on quickly before you can fix them in place, and then gradually you can tune into an image, hold it and have the scene move on slowly enough to describe it. Because moments of great emotional trauma and soul dramas seem to make the biggest impression on the record, these are what tend to be seen first and it is possible to tune into a specific historical event without actually having been there. If you find a scene distressing, remember that you are seeing it objectively at a distance, not reliving or embodying it. As with all past life work, the scene can be reframed into a different outcome if it needs healing, and the same goes if you are seeking to see the future rather than the past. You can then attune to the various potential futures that exist in each moment – every one the outcome of a different choice. This also works well if you want to see the potential outcomes of choices you or someone else has to make in the present life. Christine advocated sitting relaxed in an upright easy chair with the spine fully supported, without shoes and wrapped in a cloak to shut out the outside world. I often semi-lie down as I find my belly is very much connected into this work and sitting upright compresses the energy point and I don’t need the contact with the earth through my feet that Christine used (I remain connected through my base chakra). You will need to experiment for yourself as to which works best for you. She, as I, also found it useful to have a companion with you when you first try this and it can be very productive to have a small group who meet regularly. Obviously it is helpful if companions are psychically aware, but it is more important that they possess common sense – and a few instructions such as ‘don’t try to yank me out suddenly if you think I’m contacting a traumatic scene’, ‘treat me gently and only intervene if I ask you’ (you can arrange a signal such as lifting your arm to indicate you need help), What is essential is that this companion is appraised of the way to bring you back safely should you wander too far – we will be working in small groups for this so you will all need to be aware of how to bring someone back: ‘Withdraw your attention from that scene and disconnect your energies and awareness*. Make your way back to the lift, asking your guide or higher self to accompany you. Step into the lift and press the button for ‘everyday reality’. The lift will bring you down through the vibrations until you reach the place you started from. Step out of the lift and be aware of leaving the past (or the future) behind. Cross the meadow until you reach your starting place. Slowly return your awareness to the room, come into the present moment [If appropriate state the date and time]. Take a few deep breaths and then slowly open your eyes. Wiggle your fingers and toes and make sure your feet make a strong connection to the earth and that your grounding cord is in place. *If there is any hesitancy about returning, your companion should ask if there is any unfinished business that needs attention and then find a creative way to deal with it if there is – guides and Higher Selves are usually all too willing to offer assistance with this. As with all things psychic sensible precautions make the whole experience much smoother. Always work in a safe space with people you trust implicitly. Christine talked of the ‘borderlands’ through which she travelled that contained entities that may well do harm so she ‘stood by to repel boarders’. (This is what Cayce also experienced) She also spoke of the ‘lands of Illusion’ where you may happily lose yourself in what might be or have been. If you are well protected psychically and aim for the highest you will not encounter these (if you do meet unpleasant entities use a laser wand light zapper to dissolve them or call on your gatekeeper to protect you) and, in any case, this method is specifically designed to bypass those realms and go straight to a safe space in which to read the Record and then to return safely. Train yourself to speak what you see as you see it, or write it down immediately afterwards. Settle yourself comfortably in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Turn off the phone. Close your eyes and place yourself in a pyramid of protection. Open your base chakra and let it hold you safely and gently so that you can bring the information down to earth. Breathing rhythmically and easily, withdraw your attention from the outside world. If any thoughts pass through your mind that do not relate to this work, let them pass on by. Focus your attention on your third eye and open your inner screen (which may actually be some feet in front of you rather than inside your head). In front of you you will see a lift with its doors standing open waiting for you. Inside the lift are several buttons. One is marked ‘Akashic Records’. Press the button and let the lift take you up through the dimensions to where the Record is housed.** As the lift doors open, your Higher Self, the person you are reading for’s Higher Self and your guide step forward to meet you. They will conduct you through the multi-media experience that is the Akashic Record. They may take out a Book of Life for you to read, or hand you a dvd to play. They may show you the many rooms and dimensions of the Record. Simply let the experience unfold before you with the Higher Selves guiding the process. If you have any specific questions, put them before your guide and the Higher Selves and ask to be shown the answers as and when appropriate. **N>B> When reading for someone else ask that their Higher Self will also be present.Go ‘up’ a vibration to connect to their Higher Self and your own Higher Self before proceeding. … When you have completed your Akashic reading session, disconnect your energies from the scene and the other person’s higher self, thank your guides and your Higher Self and ask them to accompany you back to the lift.* Step into the lift and press the button for ‘everyday reality’. The lift will bring you down through the vibrations until you reach the place you started from. Step out of the lift and be aware of leaving the past (or the future) behind. Slowly return your awareness to the room.  Take a few deep breaths and then slowly open your eyes. Move your fingers and toes and make sure your feet make a strong connection to the earth and that your grounding cord is in place. *If there is any hesitancy about returning, ask the Higher Selves if there is unfinished business that needs attention and then find a creative way to deal with it if there is – guides and Higher Selves are usually all too willing to offer assistance with this. Stand up (slowly!) or stamp your feet firmly on the floor to ground yourself in everyday reality. You might like to try these as there are documented past life ‘memory’ accounts to check against, you may see others of course but worth a try. First photo exercise (all the same person) You’ll find detailed descriptions of Christine Hartley’s former lives in her book A Case for Reincarnation.               Second photo exercise You’ll find suggestions as to Rider Haggard’s past lives in his on-line memoir The Days of My Life. But here are my notes for a talk I gave to the Rider Haggard Society some years ago with excerpts from his memoir:             Rider Haggard and reincarnation ‘No, there is no proof, and yet reason comes to the support of these imaginings. Unless we have lived before, or the grotesque incongruities of life are to be explained in some way unknown to us, our present existence, to my mind, resembles nothing so much as a handful of what is known as “printer’s pie” cast together at hazard and struck off for the reader to interpret as he will or can. Or perhaps in this case a better example would be to compare the world to a great ball-room wherein a Puck-like Death acts as Master of Ceremonies. Here the highly born, the gifted and the successful are welcomed with shouts of praise, while the plain, the poorly dressed, the halt, are trodden underfoot; here partners, chosen at hazard, often enough seem to be dancing to a different time and step, till they are snatched asunder to meet no more;  here, one by one the revellers of all degrees are touched upon the shoulder by the Puck-like Death who calls the tune, and drop down, down into an impenetrable darkness, while others who knew them not, are called to take their places. But if we admit that every one of these has lived before, and danced in other rooms, and will live again and dance in other rooms, then meaning informs the meaningless. Then those casual meetings and swift farewells, those loves and hatings, are not of chance; then those partners are not chosen at hazard after all. Then the dancers who in turn must swoon away beneath that awful, mocking touch, do not drop into darkness but into some new well of the water of Life.’ Haggard was a freemason and was a close friend of the Egyptologist Wallis Budge, who, if Haggard and others are to be believed, was well acquainted with fortune tellers and astrologers in Victorian Egypt. His good friend Andrew Lang, to whom She was dedicated, was president of the Society for Psychical Research in 1911 and had an extensive knowledge of reincarnation and all matters psychic. Lang was one of the friends with whom Haggard said he was in ‘supreme sympathy’ and it was Lang who suggested to Haggard that: ‘I might have been a monk of Ely and you might have flayed me and composed a saga at first hand. It would have been a good saga but I could not stand being flayed.’ Haggard mentions reincarnation several times in his autobiography and tells us that ‘someone’ – sadly he doesn’t give a name - told him about three of his incarnations after the launch of She in 1887 when he was 31. She, of course, is the two thousand year old woman who said: ‘I wait now for one I loved to be born again’… ‘Following the law that is stronger than any human plan, he shall find me here, where once he knew me’. In his autobiography, after telling us that he’d been fascinated with ancient Egypt from boyhood, Haggard says: ‘A friend of mine who is a mystic of the first water amused me very much not long ago by forwarding to me a list of my previous incarnations, or rather of three of them, which had been revealed to him in some mysterious way. Two of these were Egyptian, one as a noble in the time of Pepi II who lived somewhere about 4000 BC and the second as one of the minor Pharaohs. In the third according to him I was a Norseman of the seventh century, who was one of the first to sail to the Nile, he returned but to die in sight of his old home. After that, saith the prophet, I slumbered for twelve hundred years until my present life.’ It sounds to me as though his mystic friend read the Akashic Record – something I do when preparing a karmic reading for clients.[i] Haggard goes on to say at that time: ‘I cannot say that I have been converted to my friend’s perfectly sincere beliefs, since the reincarnation business seems to me to be quite insusceptible of proof. If it could be proved, how much more interesting it would make our lives. … Still it is a fact that some men have a strong affinity for certain lands and periods of history, which of course, may be explained by the circumstances that their direct ancestors dwelt in those lands and at those periods. Thus I love the Norse people of the saga and pre-saga times. But I have good reason to believe that my forefathers were Danes. I am however unable to trace any Egyptian ancestor… [but] with the old Norse and the old Egyptians I am at home. I can enter into their thoughts and feelings. I can even understand their theologies… Whatever the reason, I seem to myself to understand the Norse fold of anywhere about 800 AD and the Egyptians from Menes down to the Ptolemaic period, much better than I understand the people of the age in which I live. They are more familiar to me…. I positively loathe the Georgian period… on the other hand I have the greatest sympathy with savages. Zulus, for instance, with whom I always get on extremely well. Perhaps my mystical friend has left a savage incarnation out of his list.’ A fascination with certain places is seen as one of the indications of having possibly lived there previously, as is a revulsion against a place. If Haggard were one of my client’s I’d suggest he’d had a difficult Georgian life, the memory of which his soul had tried to wipe from the record as a loathesome period. I’d also agree with Rudyard Kipling who, according to Cohen, suggests that The Wanderer’s Necklace, a Norse saga of reincarnation, showed that Haggard had the ability to think or dream himself back into a previous incarnation, even though it may not necessarily have been an incarnation of his own. Ancestral memory, which Haggard mentions with regard to his Norse connections, is one of the explanations put forward for alleged past life memories and, of course, it is difficult to rule it out. But it is equally difficult to say that it is the only explanation. To quote Haggard in 1912 yet again: ‘As I am touching on mystical subjects, probably for the last time, I will instance here a series of imaginings which developed themselves in my mind at intervals over a period of several months early in the present year. I noted them down at the time and, except for an addendum to No. 4, give them without alteration, as I think it best not to interfere with the original words, on which, perhaps unconsciously, I might attempt to improve. Indeed it would be easy to make a story out of each of these mind-pictures. At the head of them I have stated the alternative explanations which occur to me. Personally I favour — indeed I might almost say that I accept — the last.’[ -   subconscious invention]. ‘ What he describes are images that are typical in the hypnopompic state -  the state between sleeping and waking - which some people believe can access the collective unconscious or the Akashic Record. Haggard again - and this is another long quote – says: ‘During the past few months there have come to me, generally between sleeping and waking, or so it seemed, certain pictures. These pictures, it would appear, might be attributed to either of the three following causes: (1) Memories of some central incident that occurred in a previous incarnation. (2) Racial memories of events that had happened to forefathers. (3) Subconscious imagination and invention. Probably the last of these alternatives is the one which most people would accept, since it must be remembered that there is nothing in any one of these tableaux vivants which I could not have imagined — say as an incident of a romance. Now, before I forget them, I will describe the pictures as well as I can. 1. A kind of bay in a thicket formed of such woods as are common in England today, especially hazel, as they would appear towards the end of June, in full leaf but still very green. A stream somewhere near. At back, in a tall bank, something like the Bath Hills, the mouth of a cavern. About thirty feet from this a rough hut made of poles meeting on a central ridge (I have forgotten how it was thatched). In front of the hut a fire burning, and an idea of something being cooked by a skin-clad woman, I standing by, a youngish man, tall; children playing round, and notably a boy of about ten standing on the hither side of the fire, his nakedness half covered by the pelt of some animal, his skin, as he lifts his arms, very white. A general sense of something about to happen. 2. A round hut, surrounded by a fence, standing on a grassy knoll, no trees about. A black woman moving within the fence and, I think, some children; myself there also, as a black man. An alarm below, which causes me to take a spear and run out. A fight with attackers; attackers driven off, but I receive a spear-thrust right through the middle below the breast, and stagger up the slope mortally wounded back into the enclosure round the hut, where I fall into the arms of the woman and die. 3. A great palace built in the Egyptian style. Myself, a man of about thirty, in quaint and beautiful robes wound rather tightly round the body, walking at night up and down some half-enclosed and splendid chamber through which the air flows freely. A beautiful young woman with violet eyes creeps into the place like one who is afraid of being seen, creeps up to me, who starts at seeing her and appear to indicate that she should go. Thereon the woman draws herself up and, instead of going, throws herself straight into the man’s arms. 4. An idea of boundless snows and great cold. Then the interior of a timber-built hall, say forty feet or more in length, a table by a doorway and on it three or four large dark-coloured trout, such as might come from a big lake. Wooden vessels about, brightly painted. A fire burning in the centre of the hall, with no chimney. On the farther side of the fire a bench, and on the bench a young woman of not more than two— or three-and-twenty, apparently the same woman as she of the Egyptian picture, or very like her, with the identical large violet eyes, although rather taller. She is clothed in a tight-fitting grey dress, quite plain and without ornament, made of some rough frieze and showing the outline of the figure beneath. The hair is fair, but I cannot remember exactly how it was arranged. The woman is evidently in great grief. She sits, her elbow resting on her knee, her chin in her hand, and stares hopelessly into the fire. Presently something attracts her attention, for she looks towards the door by the table, which opens and admits through it a tall man, who, I know, is myself, wearing armour, for I catch the sheen of it in the firelight. The woman springs from the bench, runs round the fire, apparently screaming, and throws herself on to the breast of the man. The general impression left is that she had believed him to be dead when he, probably her husband, appeared alive and well.’ Haggard later adds an addendum: ‘Some months later I was favoured with an impression of another scene set in the same surroundings. In this picture postscript, if I may call it so, the identical man and woman, now persons of early middle age, were standing together in bitter sorrow over the doubled-up and fully-dressed body of a beautiful lad of about eighteen years of age. Although I saw no wet upon his clothes I think that he had been drowned.) 5. The mouth of a tunnel or mine-adit running into a bare hillside strewn with rocks and debris. Standing outside the tunnel a short, little woman of about twenty-five, with black hair, brown eyes, and brownish but not black skin, lightly clad in some nondescript kind of garment. Resting on her, his arms about her shoulders, an elderly man, very thin and short, with a sad, finely-cut face and sparse grizzled beard, wearing a dingy loin-cloth. The man’s right foot covered with blood, and so badly crushed that one of the bones projects from the instep.’ Today, in the 21st century, using past- life- regression therapy we’d look very carefully at, and reframe, such an incident, since past life carryovers of injuries such as this, appear to cause a weakness in the present life. Haggard for example suffered from gout. Haggard goes on, ‘The woman weeping. By his side on the ground a kind of basket filled with lumps of ore, designed to be carried on the back and fitted with two flat loops of hide, with a breast-strap connecting them, something on the principle of children’s toy reins. Growing near by a plant of the aloe tribe, the bottom leaves dead, and some of those above scratched in their fleshy substance, as though for amusement. Walking up the slope towards the pair a coarse, strong, vigorous, black-bearded man with projecting eyes. He is clothed in white robes and wears a queer-shaped hat or cap, I think with a point to it. From an ornamented belt about his middle hangs a short sword in a scabbard, with a yellowish handle ending in a knob shaped like to the head of a lion. He carries over his head a painted umbrella or sunshade that will not shut up, and is made either of thin strips of wood or of some kind of canvas stretched on a wooden frame. Haggard notes that: General idea connected with the dream is that this man is an overseer of slaves who is about to kill the injured person as useless and take the woman for himself. She might be the daughter of the injured man, or possibly a wife a good deal younger than he. In any case she is intimately connected with him. Further idea. That the injured man was once an individual of consequence who has been reduced to slavery by some invading and more powerful race. The characteristics of the site of the picture remind me of Cyprus.’ Haggard goes on to describe the well-known Spiritualist Sir Oliver Lodge’s reaction to these pictures, saying in the autobiography: ‘I described these tableaux to Sir Oliver Lodge when I met him in the Athenaeum not long ago, and asked him his opinion concerning them. He was interested, but replied that if they had appeared to him he would have thought more of them than he did as they had appeared to me, because he said that he lacked imagination. The curious little details such as that of the dark-coloured trout on the table in No. 4, and that of the scratchings on the aloe leaves in No. 5, seemed to strike him very much, as did the fact that all the scenes were such as might very well, and indeed doubtless have occurred again and again in the course of our long human history, from the time of the cave-dwellers onwards. Probably if we could trace our ancestors back to the beginning, we should find that on one occasion or another they have happened to some of them. I may add that by far the prettiest and most idyllic of these pictures was that of the primitive family in the midst of its green setting of hazel boughs by the mouth of the cave. Only over it, as I have said, like a thunder-cloud brooded the sense of something terrible that was about to happen. I wonder what it was.’

Travelling safely

Travelling can take you into a negative environment, especially if you are jammed alongside other people who are full of fear or other negative emotions. It can be all too easy to absorb their thoughts and feelings – and they can leech your energy. In a plane, you may find yourself near to someone who…

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Travelling can take you into a negative environment, especially if you are jammed alongside other people who are full of fear or other negative emotions. It can be all too easy to absorb their thoughts and feelings - and they can leech your energy. In a plane, you may find yourself near to someone who is anxious or has a fear of flying - and wonder why you are suddenly panic stricken yourself. With the constant threat of terrorist activity (or so we are told), many people are frightened to travel at all and you may need to take control of your life in order not to be manipulated or affected by it. Remember that being afraid is likely to attract exactly what you fear, whilst remaining calm and unfazed enhances your chances of a safe journey. People who travel, live or work in what feels like an unsafe environment can draw problems by their fear or by, sometimes understandable, paranoia. If you constantly look around when travelling to assess risk, it creates a climate of fear and unsettles everyone around you. It is much better to fill the space with golden light and then quietly read or listen to music and focus your attention away from any possible threat. Meditating gently (having appropriately protected yourself first) whilst sending out peaceful vibes and pink light works wonders for the space around you. You will feel much safer if you wear a beautiful Blue Chalcedony crystal whilst travelling. Bush Tall Mulla Mulla helps you if you have a fear of conflict and disharmony when interacting with other people and Green Man Earthlight spray helps you to create a safe environment. Taking the right precautions before you travel helps you to arrive fresh and unscathed. Public transport If you feel depleted travelling in the company of other people: Wear a Black Tourmaline to deflect energies or a Labradorite crystal around your neck to screen your energies. (Cleanse after use). Cross your ankles and your wrists - this seals your energy circuit. Picture yourself wearing a shiny silver space suit like an astronaut Use an appropriate protection essence or Bush Tall Mulla Mulla. Spray the area around yourself with Green Man Earthlight If you have a long flight: Bush Travel Essence taken at regular intervals keeps your energies balanced. Spraying with Petaltone Crystal Clear Essence and a little lavender oil or Green Man Earthlight keeps the space around you clear and refreshed. Keep a piece of Cerussite or Preseli Bluestone in your pocket to travel safely and avoid jet lag. Bush Tall Mulla Mulla helps you if you have a fear of conflict and disharmony when in the company of other people. If you want to keep yourself safe or to prevent accidents Visualise a pentagram (five pointed star over your head) and see your bubble of light protecting you. Wear Blue Chalcedony It you want to travel without attracting unwanted attention: Wear Snakeskin Agate or Nuummite or hold a Desert Rose See Crystals for Psychic Self Protection for more details  

Thirteen Steps to Abundance

Abundance is so much more than simply having money. You are your greatest asset. So, do you value yourself? Do you give yourself the love, respect, validation and compassion that you deserve? Do you feel enriched by knowing yourself in all your complexity and beauty? Do you like being you? And do you value things…

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[caption id="attachment_4717" align="alignleft" width="250"] Citrine c. Jeni Campbell www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] Abundance is so much more than simply having money. You are your greatest asset. So, do you value yourself? Do you give yourself the love, respect, validation and compassion that you deserve? Do you feel enriched by knowing yourself in all your complexity and beauty? Do you like being you? And do you value things that lack monetary worth but which enrich your life? What you value has a powerful affect on how you spend your life. Do you value friendship and the company of like-minded people, the joy of sharing time with those you love? Most people value what they were brought up to believe was valuable and you are rich indeed if you were taught to value not only your true self but also  nature and beauty and joy. If you weren’t, there’s no time like the present to take a look at all the wondrous things around you. Which, naturally, includes crystals. Your abundance crystals need to make your heart sing. So here’s a few to be going on with:       [gallery columns="5" link="file" ids="4719,4724,4732,4722,4720"] The first 12 steps to abundance Obey the fundamental law of attraction: like follows like. Change your mental program: remember what your mind conceives, it achieves. Measure your self-worth by who you are not what you do or what you have. Follow your bliss: do what you love and abundance follows. Believe you can fulfil your dreams. Notice and appreciate all the small joys of everyday life. Recognise that the universe wants you to succeed. Focus on exactly what you want to attract right now. Give yourself time, kindness and compassion. Avoid doubt and guilt and no longer procrastinate. Let go fear or self-pity. Share what you have and take pleasure in the giving. Start being you.        The you who is here right now.                 In all your power-full beauty. Manifest  the light inside. The Abundance Ritual Deep introspection into what you truly believe is an essential part of this abundance ritual: an examination that takes at least three days – for which the dark period between the death of the old moon and the rise of the new is a perfect space as it assists you to go inwards to explore your deepest beliefs. Once you have focused your mind and feelings onto what abundance really means for you, you are ready to carry out this ritual.  Tools:  White or silver notebook and pen, mineral salts or Halite crystal,  white flowers, candles and holders, cloth, crystals such as Quartz, Clear Elestial Quartz, Moonstone, White Calcite, White Jade, Selenite, Shiva Shell. [gallery columns="5" link="file" ids="4729,4727,4728,4721,4730"] Timing: Use the three dark days of the old moon to examine your beliefs about abundance. Perform the ritual at new moon rise to sow the seeds of your abundance or at full moon to bring a project to fruition. Preparation: Reflect on what abundance means to you. Use at the statements below as a prompt. Initially, write your thoughts as a ‘stream of consciousness’ in which everything you personally believe and think about abundance pours onto the page. Don’t censor and don’t judge what you write, simply allow it to be. When you’re sure you’ve emptied all your thoughts and beliefs about abundance into the notebook, read through what you’ve written from a standpoint of compassionate witnessing. That is, don’t judge yourself for having these thoughts and beliefs. Recognise that they are simply that- thoughts and beliefs. You are more than these programmes your mind is running. Be gentle with yourself. Distil the major points and write them in your notebook in the form of statements such as: ‘I believe that abundance is ………’ ‘To me, abundance means ………’ ‘To be prosperous I have to: ………’ ‘I do not feel prosperous because ………’ ‘I am already abundant because ………’ ‘I feel that other people are prosperous because ………’ And any more headings that are appropriate. Now breathe into your heart, focus all your attention there and allow your heart to expand. Feel yourself connecting to your deep inner self that is beyond your ego or your personality. From a place of the love within your heart and your true self for the you that is having all these struggles and beliefs, go through the list and ask yourself have much you truly believe in these things. You can also ask yourself from where these thoughts and beliefs about abundance stem. You’ll no doubt find that many of them have been inculcated into your mind by your parents and the people around you when you were a child or a young adult. If you no longer accept them as true, ask yourself what is true for you now in this present moment and write those answers into your notebook. Sleep on your answers overnight and then read them through again and ask yourself once more: ‘is this really true for me now?’ If it is, write it on a new page. If it’s not, write in what is true for you at this moment in time. Distil the essence of these statements into a sentence that begins: ‘For me true abundance is………’ Place: If the weather is suitable the ritual is particularly potent carried out somewhere in nature where your crystals are under the direct light of the full or the rising new moon. If not, choose a window sill that faces the rising moon if possible on which to place your crystals. The ritual: Prepare yourself carefully. If the weather is warm and there is a suitable place, you could bathe yourself and your crystals in the sea, a lake or a river. If not, have a bath with a handful of mineral salts or hang a small bag of salt or Halite under the showerhead to wash over you as you shower. Dedicate your crystals to your highest good and charge them with the intention that you attract to yourself and discover within you true abundance. Place the candles around you and, as you light each one, say aloud: ‘I ignite the flame of true abundance within myself and invite it to manifest in the world’. Take the piece of paper on which you have written what true abundance means to you and read it out loud. Then place it in a central place. Take your white flowers and place them around the paper saying out loud: ‘I invite the powers of nature to unite with me in true abundance’. Finally, surround your piece of paper with white crystals and, if you have a large crystal, place this in the centre. As you blow out the candles, state out loud that you invite abundance into your life right now. Leave the crystals in place for two weeks. If the flowers wither, compost them saying: ‘let these flowers make fertile compost for my abundance’. Each time you notice how much more abundant you feel in any way, make a note of it in your notebook, thanking the crystals for their work in drawing this to you. After two weeks, thank the crystals for their work and dismantle the circle. Take the crystals out and ‘plant’ them somewhere in nature. Place the paper in your notebook. Allow your abundance to grow without investing emotional energy into the outcome. The 13th step: Lay out an abundance grid. The Abundance Layout [caption id="attachment_4725" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nature’s spiral c. Jeni Campbell www.angeladditions.co.uk[/caption] Abundance is about living fully physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Generating and drawing abundance to you entails mental and emotional focus, opening your mind to the new possibilities that living in the abundant universe creates for you. This ritual connects you to the spiritual abundance that is all around and helps you to live abundantly. It builds on the work you have already done to recognise what true abundance is and how it enriches your life. Tools: 5 cleansed and magnetised prosperity stones (Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, Citrine, Jade, Goldstone, Sunstone or other stones of your choice) Brightly yellow or gold coloured cloth 1 metre length of cord Preparation: Hold the intention that this layout helps you to manifest true abundance in your life. Choose a place for this layout where you can leave it undisturbed. The wealth corner of your house (far back left from the front door) is ideal. The layout: On a brightly coloured cloth, lay a cord spiral out to the edge or, alternatively, draw the spiral on brightly coloured card. Sit quietly holding your cleansed and dedicated prosperity crystals in your hands and reflect on what you have already learned about abundance and true prosperity. Allow yourself to expand and open up to encompass the abundant universe that wishes only the best for you, linking to it through the crystals in your hands. Smile and open your heart to receive that abundance – hold your crystals to your heart as you do so. Now take that smile down into the creative centre at the base of your belly and allow your hand and your crystals to rest in your lap. Keeping hold of your stones in one hand, use the other to place the stones. Lay your Tiger‘s Eye or other crystal at the centre of the spiral. As you lay it, focus your attention on the abundance that surrounds you right now, your base security. Feel how grounded and supported you are by the earth beneath your feet, how rich you already are at your root. If you become aware of any financial worries intruding, let the stone reassure you, feel its strength and security and surrender the worries to the stone and bathe in its abundant energy. Now take the hand holding the crystals up to just below your navel. Pick out the Carnelian or other crystal and hold it in your other hand for a moment. Feel its bright energy radiating out and allow yourself to absorb that energy so that it activates your abundance attractor-factor. Place the stone on the cord spiral and focus your attention on how you attract even more abundance in your life, how you open to receive this beautiful gift of the universe. Now take your hand and crystals up to your solar plexus. Hold the Citrine or other crystal and feel the generosity of its energy radiating out from the stone. Feel the bubbles of joy it imparts to your solar plexus. Place the crystal on the spiral and feel the emotional abundance in your life, the good friends, the family, the warm feelings that support you and your own emotional generosity. Give thanks for those friends and that emotional abundance and the generosity of spirit that you share. Now take your crystals up to your heart and hold your Jade or other crystal in your other hand. As you place the crystal on the spiral let it absorb and transform any fear or self-pity of which you may have become aware and assist you to receive with grace and thankfulness. Then ask the stone to help you to find the richness in your heart and open that out to draw abundance to you at every level. Finally, take your hand with the Goldstone or other crystal up above your head. Feel the transmutative energy of the crystal radiating down through the core of your being, connecting you to spiritual abundance that floods through every level of your life. As you place the stone at the end of the spiral, let that spiritual abundance flow out into the world and to the future. See its sparkling particles seeding that future with even more abundance, simply waiting for you to reach it and effortlessly harvest it and incorporate it into your life. Picture the spiral turning and bringing all those abundant things into your life right now, right into the centre of your being, manifesting more and more of your abundance into your present reality. Feel how this abundance enriches your life. Enjoy! Gazing at your spiral, recognise how from being grounded in the creative root of your being you expand and flow outwards and upwards, becoming more and more abundant in your life and sharing that abundance generously with your world. Thank the crystals for helping you and leave the spiral in place to do its work. Extracted and updated from Crystal Prosperity: Create Abundance in all areas of your life.

Spleen Protector

Foiling the energy vampires The spleen chakra is situation about a hand’s breadth under your left armpit. It is where energy pirates hook in to steal your energy. It is also where also relationship hooks may lurk unseen and keep you connected way beyond a sell-by-date. The indication that this is happening is a pain…

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Foiling the energy vampires The spleen chakra is situation about a hand’s breadth under your left armpit. It is where energy pirates hook in to steal your energy. It is also where also relationship hooks may lurk unseen and keep you connected way beyond a sell-by-date. The indication that this is happening is a pain along your ribs under the armpit. Keeping your spleen chakra free from hooks should be a regular part of your spiritual and energetic housekeeping. This is quickly achieved with a crystal. [gallery link="file" ids="4490,4493,4494,4492,4495"] Closing and protecting the spleen energy portal Cleanse your spleen chakra by spiralling out a Quartz point, Flint, raw Charoite or Rainbow Mayanite to clear any hooks or energetic connections from the chakra, or use a Jasper or Sard tie-cutter. To protect the chakra after tie cutting, tape an Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper), Tantalite, Green Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Wind Fossil or Jade crystal over the spleen chakra, or wear one on a long chain so that it reaches to the end of your breastbone  level with the chakra. Picture a three dimensional green pyramid extending down from your armpit to your waist, front and back to protect the spleen. If the area under your right armpit then begins to ache, tape a piece of Gaspeite, Tugtupite or Bloodstone over the site and leave in place for several days until the message is received that you will not be giving away any more of your energy. You can also picture a red three-dimensional pyramid protecting this area. Extracted from Crystals Prescriptions 4: The Chakras and kundalini awakening  

Earth Healing

Our planet is at a point of great change, so how can we help? Tools given to us by the Earth herself can help us to heal the planet and reharmonize our personal surroundings. Planetary metamorphosis Our world is undergoing a metamorphosis. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, changes in weather patterns, and pollution disasters show…

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Our planet is at a point of great change, so how can we help? Tools given to us by the Earth herself can help us to heal the planet and reharmonize our personal surroundings. [caption id="attachment_4231" align="alignleft" width="300"] Earth healing grid Winter Solstice 2016. Sea Foam Flint and Celtic Healer Quartz. c. Judy Hall[/caption] Planetary metamorphosis Our world is undergoing a metamorphosis. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, changes in weather patterns, and pollution disasters show us that our Earth is restless and in distress. And yet, within all that disharmony, the Earth has also given us tools that can turn our thoughts and actions toward positive healing for the planet and for our selves. Many crystals have been around for millennia. Throughout this time they have constantly re-energized and restored the earth beneath our feet and the environment. In addition, in the past few years some amazing high-vibration crystals have made themselves known. These assist us not only to heal the Earth, but also with raising our personal consciousness. All crystals can help us to create a safe, sacred space in which to live, work and have our being. Heal yourself, heal your environment [caption id="attachment_4235" align="alignright" width="300"] I couldn’t agree more![/caption] Our journey toward bringing balance back to the Earth has to begin with healing ourselves. One of the most profound ways in which you can help our planet is to work on yourself, to create your own inner peace and stabilize your well-being. One of the most powerful tools I have discovered for this is Eye of the Storm (named Judy’s Jasper by John van Rees of www.exquisitecrystals.com). I love it and was honoured to have it named after me, but I still prefer the name I gave it the first time I held it. It is indeed the Eye of the Storm. Holding the stone enables you to stand in the middle of a vast whirling chaos of change and confusion and to find a calm still centre, or to rise above it for an objective look at what is going in. Eye of the Storm and Rose Quartz hearts featured in a crystal grid I created over a map of Egypt on my dining room table to bring stability back to Egypt during its not-quite-revolution (a phrase coined by the poet and writer Christine Aziz, see her wordsfromarevolution bog). Eye of the Storm and Rose Quartz grid on a map of Egypt c. Michael Illas Earth Blessings [caption id="attachment_4234" align="alignleft" width="201"] Eye of the Storm c. Michael Illas/Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle[/caption] I believe that if we focus our energies on a combination of personal and Earth healing – each supporting the other, and all of us working together – we can create a shift of consciousness that really does open us up to a new reality here on Earth. Healing means bringing back into balance, restoring equilibrium and, at this moment in time, creating an energy shift that brings the planet and everything on it up to function at a higher resonance and crystal healing layouts are an important tool for this work. Everyone can contribute to this process of realigning the Earth’s own energies and healing our environment. You are as much part of the solution as I or anyone else. It is my belief that a synergy of energies – your focused intention, the Earth’s own natural geomagnetic forces and a crystal’s resonance and ability to entrain energy – creates the most effective form of healing. The crystals ask that we be butterflies dancing a new universe into being. I wrote Earth Blessings to create a practical guide to earth-healing for a community of like-minded souls. If, as has been suggested, a butterfly beating its wings in the Amazon creates a hurricane in the Caribbean, just think how a million crystal butterflies working in unison could transform our world! Five minute daily earth healing exercise [caption id="attachment_4240" align="alignleft" width="200"] Selenite c. Michael Illas Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle[/caption] Selenite is crystallised divine light. It stands at the interface between light and matter. Hold a piece of Selenite between your palms. Imagine you are holding Mother Earth in your hands. Feel its delicate beauty. Contemplate the stone: Unbound wonder and reverence– Naked– In silence and the unbearable lightness of space– Beauty and spirituality arising together in the same breath – (www.faithandform.com) Picture the Selenite filling the whole Earth with white light and radiating peace. Once the Earth is filled with light, see the matrix grid (the meridian lines that run all over the globe like acupuncture meridians on the human body) lighting up and restoring harmony. Finally visualise a strong protective shield around the outer edges of the Earth’s biomagnetic field. Then disconnect your attention. Simple Earth Healing practises [caption id="attachment_4233" align="alignright" width="195"] Elestial Smoky Quartz c. Michael Illas[/caption] It’s a simple task to place crystals on a map to help stabilise an area and to bring peace to the world as we are doing with Egypt. Or, you can lay them out on the earth as in the picture at the beginning of this article. My Earth Healer Smoky Brandenberg in place on the bridge over the Nile at Aswan. It was healing the flooded Nile valley that drowned out so many Nubian villages and their associated cemeteries. Photo c. Terrie Birch. I have come home. I have entered humanhood, bound to rocks and plants, men and women, rivers and sky… When the cat arches in the doorway, think of me. I have sometimes been like that. All these things I am; portents, images, signs. Though apart, I am part of you. One of the million things in the universe, I am the universe, too. You think I disguise myself as rivers and trees simply to confuse you? Whatever I am, woman, cat or lotus, the same god breathes in every body. You and I together are a single creation. Neither death nor spite nor fear nor ignorance stops my love for you. Excerpted with permission from "Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead"   ©1988 Normandi Ellis The Earth’s energy and chakra grid The Earth has a subtle, interpenetrating grid. The vortexes and charkas around the globe are linked by energy lines that, when operating properly, create a harmonious but complex geometric pattern. The lines convey telluric, magnetic, electric and electromagnetic energies. Intersecting, disturbed or conflicting energy lines can create disequilibrium or ‘hot spots’ that may need to be healed. How do you know you’re on an energy line? Your hands or feet tingle and a dowsing rod or pendulum quickly confirms the flow. The Global Matrix Grid Just as the physical body has an etheric counterpart that is linked to and mediated by the chakras, so too does the Earth. It is surrounded and interpenetrated by a complex meridian matrix with a strong energy field: intersecting energy lines, some geomagnetic, others electromagnetic, some telluric, others cosmic, that form a global grid through which powerful currents flow. Magnetic lines attract, electro lines stimulate and energize, and electromagnetic lines both activate and attract. Ancient peoples had an innate understanding of these telluric energies which could perhaps be described as the Earth’s nervous system. Stones circles, temples and the like were inserted into the grid at intersections to activate, amplify, regulate, harmonise and ground the energy flow. The material most often chosen for construction was stone with a high Quartz content. Mythographer and geomancer Paul Broadhurst describes the earth’s grid not only as an energy grid but also a carrier of ancestral memories and elemental energies, which is why it is so potent as a healing tool: Each place is linked by a vast spreading network of natural channels that run through the earth, like the nerves of a gigantic body. The race memories, the myths and spirit of ancient people are still alive in them, waiting to be triggered when they can unleash powerful images of renewal and transformation. Certain sites are especially adapted by nature to be the focus of specific elemental forces, each with its resonant effect on the human mind. We could call the energies that pass through this grid the Earth’s Qi or life force. They are like the blood, lymph and chemical impulses of a physical body, cleansing and revitalising all its organs and stimulating motion. On the healthy functioning of this grid depends the health and well being of the Earth and all who reside in or on her body: our planet. If the grid is broken or blocked in any way, especially by geopathic stress or the intrusive activities of humankind, the environment suffers and the beings who inhabit that area feel out of sorts, disconnected and unnourished. The grid sustains environmental interaction, alchemical transformation and energy transmission processes for the planet in exactly the same way as the subtle energy grid of the physical body with its meridians, vortexes and acupuncture points does for a human. There is no consensus as to exactly where the Earth’s chakras and meridian lines are located but everyone agrees that earth healing is facilitated by attuning to and bringing the global matrix grid back into equilibrium. Natural energy lines, the Hartmann Net and the Curry Grid, radiate out all around the globe creating powerful forcefields. These may not always be in harmony, particularly where they intersect or interact with significant landscape features or manmade structures such as electricity pylons, buildings or quarries. Suitably placed crystals can deflect or absorb the resulting geopathic stress, bringing conflicting energy currents back into equilibrium to energetically transform a space. The crystals can be placed at the actual intersection or on a map as the energy fields entrain no matter where in the world you may be. The Earth’s vortexes Vortexes are very powerful energy spots found at sites such as Lake Titicaca and Sedona, Arizona, which has more energy vortexes than any other place on Earth. Vortexes are like acupuncture points on the subtle meridian lines of the Earth. These spiral eddies may flow clockwise or anticlockwise in either an outward flow that spirals energy up from the Earth (an electrical vortex) or an inward pull that draws energy from above into the Earth (a magnetic vortex). Some vortexes are a combination of electromagnetism ‘a vortex within a vortex’ that has both an inward and outward flow. Disturbances and blockages in the vortexes cause dis-ease elsewhere in the system but they can be used to balance the energy and restore equilibrium to the system either at the actual site or through placing crystals on a map. In 1973 three Russians announced the discovery of a geometric grid that linked many sacred sites and natural phenomena around the world into a single dual crystal-structured grid. The grid encompassed twelve ‘vile vortexes’, electromagnetic energy disturbances located equidistant over the surface of the globe which included the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil's Sea off Japan. [caption id="attachment_4243" align="alignleft" width="259"] The Earth’s grid.[/caption] The elemental vortexes Four elemental vortexes have also been identified which drive the whole energy grid: Earth - Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Air - Great Pyramid-Mount of Olives Fire - Haleakala Crater, Hawaii Water - Lake Rotopounamu, North Island, New Zealand   The Earth’s major chakra system [caption id="attachment_4232" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Image c.https://higherdensity.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/twelvechakras.jpg Place a crystal on each of the Earth’s chakra points to help stabilise the planet.[/caption] The Earth’s major chakra system links sacred sites around the globe. These chakras can cover huge areas radiating out from a central sacred site. Glastonbury is the heart chakra of our Earth, for instance. Just as with the human body, additional Earth chakras are becoming active to assimilate higher vibrational energies and over one hundred and fifty six have now been identified. Dobogoko in the Pilis Mountains of Hungary for instance has always been regarded as the heart chakra of that country but its effect is ‘upgrading’. It, together with the Ganges in India, is boosting the somewhat depleted heart chakra energy of Glastonbury in England and opening a three chambered heart chakra such as occurs in the physical body when the heart seed and higher heart chakras are activated and take the heart chakra to a new vibration. World heart chakra connection: A Herkimer Diamond and Golden Healer Quartz alignment links Dobogoko, Hungary to Glastonbury, England. The elongated heart shaped grid is stitched together with a Dobogoko Golden Quartz pebbles zig zag layout from top to bottom. The Seven Major Earth Chakras [caption id="attachment_4237" align="alignright" width="572"] Mount Kailash https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net[/caption] Base: Mount Shasta, California (alternatives: Grand Canyon, Sedona Black Mesa USA) Sacral: Lake Titicaca, South America (alternatives: Machu Pichu, Amazon River) Solar plexus: Uluru, Australia Heart: Glastonbury, England (alternative: River Ganges, India; Dobogoko, Hungary) Throat: Great Pyramid, Egypt Third Eye: Kuh-e Malek Siah, Iran (alternative: Mount Fuji, Japan) Crown: Mount Kailash, Tibet The most useful earth-healing crystals Aragonite [caption id="attachment_4227" align="alignleft" width="250"] Brown ‘sputnick, White, Blue and Lilac Aragonite c. Michael Illas, Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle[/caption]     Rhodozite [caption id="attachment_4238" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rhodozite c. Michael Illas Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle[/caption] Smoky Brandenberg [caption id="attachment_4241" align="alignright" width="200"] Smoky Brandenberg c. Terrie Birch[/caption] Celtic Healer Quartz This very special Quartz has requested that it go around the world to create a healing grid. It’s spreading fast! Available from www.angeladditions.co.uk       For more information on Earth Healing, see Earth Blessings Buy from Amazon (UK)

Opening your psychic perception

Working with crystals is amped up exponentially if you hone your psychic perception at the same time. Not everyone receives information in the same way though so time spent discovering how you receive information is well worth while. Intuition operates through the physical body or the subtle senses in various ways: Hearing (aural) Seeing (visual)…

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Working with crystals is amped up exponentially if you hone your psychic perception at the same time. Not everyone receives information in the same way though so time spent discovering how you receive information is well worth while. Intuition operates through the physical body or the subtle senses in various ways: Hearing (aural) Seeing (visual) Sensing (kinaesthetic) Feeling (kinaesthetic) Knowing (kinaesthetic) Smelling (kinaesthetic)   How does your intuition function? Would you describe yourself as intuitive?   ……………….. Do you have gut feelings or hunches? ………………………. Are you a very visual person? ……………………………….. Do you have trouble with left and right? …………………… Do you use your hands a lot when you explain things? ……………… Do you hear an inner (or outer) voice assisting you? …………………. If so, in what direction does the voice come from? ……………………. Smell and Intuition The olfactory sense is often overlooked in intuitive sensing and yet it is a powerful and evocative form of communication. Some crystals give off a powerful smell. As metaphysical abilities develop it is common for certain aromas to be perceived even though they are not present in the physical world. Incense often wafts through the air or perfumes such as lavender or rose suffuse your immediate environment. Smells that belong to a certain location can alert your attention to events occurring there, even if you are many miles away. Unpleasant smells can indicate stuck souls and energy that needs to be moved on. Intuition can be enhanced by burning suitable fragrances or joss sticks, and some oils such as sandalwood and frankincense have been prized over millennia for their consciousness-lifting effects. Enhancing your intuition Research has shown that there are ten crucial factors that enhance intuition: An open mind Belief Desire Intention Expectation A positive attitude The ability to move out of everyday awareness Trust Common Sense Willingness to take risks   An open mind: Keeping an open mind is essential. If you explore your intuition with a cynical and critical attitude, you will not get far. Intuition is a subjective state and, if you try to remain objective during experiments you will not access the subliminal perceptions on which intuition is based. A closed mind shuts out intuition and, even if your intuition starts screaming at you, you won’t hear it. An open mind does not mean a gullible mind. An open mind looks at the evidence, assesses it dispassionately, and accepts or rejects it on the basis of what is. Belief: Whether or not you believe in intuition will affect whether your intuition can function. If you don’t believe in intuition, for you it will not exist. Intuition, which is a delicate and sensitive force, disappears under the weight of disbelief. When you first explore intuition, you are in something of a catch 22 situation. If you have not experienced it for yourself, someone else telling you will almost certainly not lead to belief. You need to have the experience. But, even if you do have the experience, you may try to explain it away. Most people who have one or two unexplained things in their life are apt to say: “But it could all be my imagination”. Yes, it could. But if such things prove themselves over and over again to be true and reliable, it might be more sensible to start believing in them. If you believe you are intuitive, you will find something magical happens. Your intuition will be so pleased it has caught your attention at last, it will work extra hard on your behalf. Desire: Desire is a powerful force and an excellent motivator. You must want or desire an outcome. If you are indifferent as to whether you succeed or not, your intuition will be dulled. Intention: Similarly you need to have the intention that you will succeed. Intention is what shamans have used in their work for thousands of years. It focuses the will and sets things in motion. If you hold an intent strongly and clearly, it will manifest. Expectation: If you are to fully utilise your intuition, you must expect that it will work. Doubts poison intuition. Expecting that you will quickly master an exercise, having positive thoughts and attitudes, allows intuition to flourish. The expectation that you will receive an answer sets receiving that answer in motion. You may need a little patience, but the answer will come. A positive attitude: If you constantly undermine yourself by believing that you are not good enough, not capable enough, too stupid and so on, you will consistently fail. If you have negative thoughts, you will manifest what you most fear. On the other hand, positive thoughts and attitudes can overcome the most difficult handicap. As a child, Albert Einstein was dyslexic and had problems with his speech. He initially flunked the entrance exam for college and, when he finally graduated, he could only find a dead-end job in the Swiss patents office. However, he overcome these problems and was later regarded as a genius. In l905, at the age of 27, he published his theory of relativity – which had come to him in a five second flash but it took ten years to decode the implications. Maintaining a positive attitude enhances your intuition. The ability to move out of everyday awareness: Intuition functions best in a state of heightened awareness and low sensory input. This is achieved by withdrawing your awareness from the outside world and bringing attention into your self to contact the source of your intuition. Optimum conditions for heightened awareness are created by stimulating alpha and theta waves in the brain, a signal that you are relaxed and in a receptive state. [caption id="attachment_4223" align="alignleft" width="300"] www.thechangeblog.com[/caption] Trust: You need to trust yourself, the guidance you receive and the process. However, this trust is not a gullible state where you take everything you are given and assume that it is absolute truth. You also need to use your common sense and ability to discriminate. Common sense: Some people believe that intuition is the antithesis of common sense. But this is not true. Your common sense will help you to keep your feet on the ground – and some people’s ‘common sense’ is actually extremely intuitive. But too much common sense can be a handicap. It can lead to questioning everything and accepting nothing because it does not follow the known laws of logic or science. However, applying your common sense to whatever your intuition urges you to do can be a useful process. If you get into the habit of checking things out with an open mind whilst still trusting the process, your common sense will be harnessed to your intuition instead of creating mental conflict. A willingness to take risks: Speaking from your intuition, certainly in the initial stages, may feel threatening, especially if you lack confidence in yourself. The willingness to take a risk is vital if you are to expand your intuition. Without that ability, you may never begin the exercises. And, if you are working with a group, the ability to take a risk – especially the risk of not getting it right first time – is of paramount importance. In Your Mind’s Eye  To prove to yourself that you can use your mind’s eye for visualisation, ask a friend to read this list to you slowly at first and getting faster. Notice where your eyes move as you picture each item: [caption id="attachment_4214" align="alignright" width="300"] http://noeticode.com/SciMind_Eye.jpg[/caption] A bright red ball                            A bright yellow square   An orange triangle                        A table A chair                                             A table and chairs Your childhood home                  Your first school Your desk                                       Your teacher Your child                                      Your partner Your mother                                  Your great-great grandmother Your great-great grandchild      Your most unfavourite place The surface of Mars                     The centre of the earth A peal of bells ringing                  A fire siren wailing Very few people find this exercise impossible. A little challenging in parts perhaps, but the imagination fills in the blanks. In visualisation active imagination acts as a vehicle for intuition. Notice too whether your other senses come into play. Do you smell your unfavourite place? Does your nose wrinkle, for instance? Your Favourite Place Having proved to yourself that you can picture things, close your eyes and try the following exercise: Close your eyes and breathe gently. Slowly bring your attention into yourself and allow the outside world to fade away. If you hear noises, let them fade away. If you have thoughts, let them pass on by. Let your mind be quiet and calm. Now take yourself to your favourite place. Picture it, see the colours. Feel yourself there, notice its textures, smell the smell of the place, hear its sounds. Feel the temperature, the air on your skin, the ground beneath your feet. Enjoy this space. Rest and relax here, allow it to revitalise you. Let it bring you to a point of inner stillness. When you are ready to leave, open your eyes. Can’t visualise? Visualisation does not depend on seeing images clearly. Many people say they cannot visualise and yet they react strongly, especially on a physical level, to visualisation exercises. Brain scans show that people who are visualising have exactly the same brain activity as they would if they were actually hearing or seeing something. When they try to imagine a picture, the visual cortex lights up. When they imagine a sound, the auditory cortex becomes active. If you want to check whether you are visualising or not, try the following exercise. If possible have someone else read it to you while you sit with closed eyes. But if not, actively read the exercise, involving your feelings, making the movements, and really trying to picture it. If you get a physical reaction, you are visualising! Eating An Apple Sit comfortably. Now imagine that you are holding a ripe, green and juicy apple in your left hand. Feel its weight, its coolness and smooth roundness. In your right hand, you hold a knife. With this knife, peel the top of the apple. Then cut yourself a slice. You will feel the juice oozing out and smell the aroma of freshly peeled apple. Lift it to your mouth. As you take a bite, you realise that it is a cooking apple, extremely sour and sharp.  You may well have found that you had a physical reaction and your mouth puckered from the sour taste as you read that exercise through. If it did, you are visualising even if you may not have actually been able to picture the apple. With more practice, images will form. Entering A Relaxed State With Ease When you go into meditation you enter an alpha brain wave state and then move into theta. Remaining attentive and attaining some beta brainwaves helps you to process and remember intuitive information received. If you find difficulty in entering a relaxed, meditative state play music that has been specially written to enhance meditation. This appeals to the right hemisphere of your brain, the side that is intuitive and meditation-orientated. The following exercises help you to slip into a relaxed state quickly. See which one is the most effective for you and introduce it at the start of the exercises. The Ball of Light Close your eyes and look up to the point above and between your eyebrows. Now take your awareness out a few feet in front of you. There is a ball of light here, like those used in discos. As it turns it flashes coloured lights out from the many facets on its shiny surface. Watch it turn, spinning faster and faster with the light flashing and sparkling, more and more light spinning off it, until it suddenly stops and leaves you in a peaceful space.   The Golden Circle Close your eyes and look up the point above and between your eyebrows, focussing on your third eye. You will find a small golden ball here. It is turning slowly. As you watch, it spins faster and faster moving into your skull. It moves in a great flat circle all around the inside of your skull, level with your third eye. It is moving so fast that all you can see is a golden circle spinning inside your head, like a halo that has dropped down around your brain. When it slows down, it settles at a point exactly in the centre of the circle. This is your point of stillness. [If you lose that point of stillness, go back to the circle and let it settle in the middle again.} Pointillion Close your eyes and look up to the inner screen above and between your eyebrows. Using large black dots, write your full name on the screen, followed by the word RELAX also in dots. Then rub it off. Repeat. [This puts you into alpha waves.]   Embodying The Intuitive Self Settle yourself in a comfortable place. Breathe gently and easily. Lift your shoulders up to your ears and let go. Take a big breath and sigh out any tension you may be feeling. Allow the sensation of release to flow through your body. Take your awareness to your heart and the higher heart chakra located above it (you can touch them to focus your attention there). Allow them to unfold, opening like the petals of a flower. Then take your attention up to the crown chakra at the top of your head. Allow this chakra to fully open. The chakras above your head will expand and you may feel a string pulling you up, allow yourself to go with this feeling. Consciously allow your vibrations to rise, to reach the highest possible level. Invite your intuitive self to move down through these chakras until it fills your crown chakra. From the crown chakra, feel your intuitive self enfold your whole body. Experience the love that your intuitive self has for you. Bask in its warmth, draw that love deep into your being. Spend time with your intuitive self, welcoming it, learning to trust and feeling safe. [Take as long as you need at this point] Then, when you are ready, bring your intuitive self into your heart chakras. Embody your intuitive self at the centre of your being. Enfold your intuitive self within your heart so that it is always accessible to you. Feel how different your body is when you embody your intuitive self. How protected you feel, how much more aware you are at an inner level as your vibrations are raised by the embodiment of your intuitive self. When you are ready to end the exercise, ask your intuitive self to remain with you, safely within your heart, and enfold your intuitive self within the heart chakras as you close them gently inwards. Close the chakras above your head, letting them fold in on themselves like flowers closing for the night. Close the crown and third eye chakras and make sure that your earth chakra is holding you firmly in incarnation. Check that your grounding cord is in place by taking your attention down to your feet and consciously connecting to Mother Earth. Slowly, bring your attention back to your physical body and the room around you. Move around, have a stretch. Stamp your feet. EXPANDING BODY AWARENESS Develop the habit of paying attention to what your body is telling you at all times. The major areas of intuitive response, beyond finger twitches and the like, are in your gut and solar plexus. Next time you are in the middle of a conversation, suddenly stop paying attention to what is being said. Half close your eyes and let them go out of focus. Bring your attention into your body and see what it senses is going on, taking your mind down to your solar plexus and gut. After awhile, this becomes automatic and you will act on intuitions received in this way without thinking about it. Crystals for expanding your intuition Rhomboid Selenite Not always easy to get hold of and not very pretty, but well worth seeking out nonetheless (ask www.angeladditions.co.uk). This crystal opens the third eye and releases any past life prohibitions on its use. It also removes the migraine and tension headaches that can accompany psychic opening up. Apophyllite An excellent third-eye opener, Apophyllite helps you to attune to the highest dimensions.   Black Moonstone Black Moonstone helps you to ground psychic energies and protects your third eye against invasion by outside forces.     Banded Agate Invaluable if you’ve had ties to a guru or mentor in this or any other life who still wants to control what you see. A Banded Agate placed over your third eye releases you.    Labradorite Still one of my absolute favourites for psychic work, Labradorite not only opens your third eye and attunes you to the highest possible guidance but it also provides an interface at which you can work. For further details, see Buy from Amazon (UK)

Dowsing

There are several methods of dowsing so try them all until you find the one that works best for you and then practise to refine your technique. Dowsing for solutions or for choosing a crystal works best in an energetically clear space, but dowsing can be used to find GS lines and areas of electromagnetic…

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There are several methods of dowsing so try them all until you find the one that works best for you and then practise to refine your technique. Dowsing for solutions or for choosing a crystal works best in an energetically clear space, but dowsing can be used to find GS lines and areas of electromagnetic smog. Pendulum Dowsing I have taken images from the internet to demonstrate that, as with so much else in life, there is no one right way to pendulum dowse. Hand positions vary widely. You can choose the length of chain and type of pendulum that suits you. Personally I find it easier to wrap the spare chain around my fingers and to have about a hand’s breadth length of chain hanging down, which I secure between my thumb and first finger - similar to the first of these illustrations. However, I keep my arm bent at the elbow with the lower part out straight at right angles, elbow and upper arm tucked tight into my side. This prevents me from unconsciously moving my arm to give a hoped for answer. But do experiment to discover what is right for you. [gallery link="file" columns="4" ids="4192,4197,4199,4193,4198,4200,4194,4201,4202,4195"]   To pendulum dowse To pendulum dowse, hold your pendulum between the thumb and forefinger of your most receptive hand with about a hand’s length of chain hanging down to the pendulum – you will soon learn what is the right length for you. Wrap the remaining chain around your fingers so that it does not obstruct the dowsing. You will need to ascertain which is a ‘yes’ and which a ‘no’ response. Some people find that the pendulum swings in one direction for ‘yes’ and at right angles to that axis for ‘no’, while others have a backwards and forwards swing for one reply, and a circular motion for the other. A ‘wobble’ of the pendulum can indicate a ‘maybe’ or that it is not appropriate to dowse at that time, or that the wrong question is being asked. In which case, ask if it is appropriate, and if the answer is ‘yes’, check that you are framing the question in the correct way. If the pendulum stops completely it is usually inappropriate to ask at that time. You can ascertain your particular pendulum response by holding the pendulum over your knee and asking: ‘Is my name [correct name]?’ The direction that the pendulum swings will indicate ‘yes’. Check by asking: ‘Is my name [incorrect name]?’ to establish ‘no’. Or, you can programme in ‘yes’ and ‘no’ by swinging the pendulum in a particular direction a few times, saying as you do: ‘This is yes’ and swinging it in a different direction to programme in ‘no’. To ascertain the best crystal for you To ascertain which crystal will be most beneficial for you or for your purpose, hold the pendulum in your most receptive hand. Put the forefinger of your other hand on the condition or issue in the Directory. Slowly run your finger along the list of possible crystals, noting whether you get a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. Check the whole list to see which ‘yes’ response is strongest as there may well be two or three that would be appropriate, or you may need to use several crystals in combination. Another way to do this, if you have several of the crystals available, is to touch each crystal in turn, again noting the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response – open your palm chakras before doing so by rubbing your hands briskly together. If you get a no response when checking out a condition or site, open your palm chakras touch each of the capital letters in turn dowsing until you receive a yes, then run your finger down the conditions. This may well reveal something that underlies the apparent issue. If you get no response at all, it may be that you need to remove yourself from a geopathically stressed place, or that the question should be asked at another time. Alternatively, open the palm chakras in your hands and allow your hands to simply find the right crystal, without thinking about it, which will feel tingly or may jump out of your hands as you pick it up. Finger Dowsing Finger dowsing answers ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions quickly and unambiguously and can be done unobtrusively in situations where a pendulum might provoke unwanted attention. This method of dowsing works particularly well for people who are kinaesthetic, that is to say their body responds intuitively to subtle feelings, but anyone can learn to finger dowse. To finger dowse To finger dowse, hold the thumb and first finger of your dominant hand together (see illustration).           Loop the thumb and finger of your left hand through to make a ‘chain’.           Ask your question clearly and unambiguously – you can speak it aloud or keep it within your mind. It must be a closed question that has a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Now pull gently but firmly. If the chain breaks, the answer is usually ‘no’. If it holds, the answer is usually ‘yes’ – but check by asking your name in case your response is reversed. Rod dowsing You can use purpose-made dowsing rods, y-shaped hazel twigs or cut wire coathangers into right-angled shapes. Hold the rods loosely in your hands, fingers curled inwards to make a holder, and slowly walk forwards across a room or site. Ask to be shown where the lines are. The rods will move or twitch when you reach the front edge and move back to straight when you pass out of it. Similarly rods will cross over the appropriate crystal for you. Body dowsing As bodies are extremely sensitive to changing vibrations you can use your hands or feet to dowse for GS lines or EMFs or to sense which is the right crystal for you. If you are using your hands open your palm chakras (see page), extend them forwards with your palms turned up and facing out. Walk slowly and when you reach the line it will feel as though you are pushing against an energetic wall. Or, your feet may tingle if the line is beneficial or your knees go weak and feel like you are walking through treacle if the line is harmful. A crystal that sends a tingle through your palm chakras (centre of the palms) is the one for you. Muscle testing If you have an assistant available, then you can muscle test for answers. This is an quick way to test whether a crystal will be beneficial for you or not. It can also give you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers to food intolerances, remedies, supplements and the like and identify the source of a problem. Stand with your dominant arm outstretched sideways. Ask your assistant to stand with one hand on the shoulder of your dominant arm and the other on your wrist. If you are checking out a crystal, place the crystal over your thymus/higher heart chakra (centre of your chest) or over an organ or chakra. When your assistant says ‘resist’ and pushes down on your wrist, try to hold the arm steady. If it stays strong, the answer is yes. If the arm drops, the answer is no. If you are checking out the source of a problem, the arm will drop when the source is reached. [caption id="attachment_4206" align="alignleft" width="307"] Positive or ‘yes’ response. image: www.city-connect.org[/caption]