Month: March 2018

SELENITE: Goddess of the Moon

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Ahh… beautiful, dreamy Selenite. This has been a favorite of mine since the beginning of my crystal addiction. With its lustrous shine and smooth feeling surface, Selenite is easy to fall in love with and once you discover its amazing ‘powers’, you’ll want to carry or wear one every day!

Selenite is a gypsum crystal that comes in many forms and color variations. However most people associate selenite with its shimmery, luminous form known as satin spar. It’s a very soft mineral being only a 2 on the Mohs scale and is found in many places around the world, including the Naica Mine in Mexico, where massive, telephone pole size crystals were found.

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The name Selenite is derived from ‘Selene’ the Greek Goddess of the Moon.

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It has a very high vibration and brings clarity of mind. A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences and is a great tool to place on each side of your front door (or whatever door your company walks through) to ensure their negativity is ‘left at the door’. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. The power of Selenite helps one connect with one’s guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and Higher Self. Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection. It can also be used in a grid, placed in the corners of the home to shield your space from unwanted negative energies, promoting a safe and quiet space where outside influences cannot penetrate.

Selenite is extremely sensitive, and acts just like “liquid light” from the angelic realm and universe. The crystals’ striations (fine, parallel grooves and narrow bands) are the pathways for the illuminated substance of Spirit. Selenite vibrates more on the spiritual level than on the physical, and resides on the threshold between pure white light and physical matter.

This crystal is capable of displaying total transparency, and is the very essence of dreams and visions. Selenite builds and acts as the bridge to merge the highest frequencies of light with the most subtle levels of form. It’s so sensitive, selenite will fracture or break around extreme negative thoughts.

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Healing

Selenite has a direct effect on the emotional body. However, unlike stones that soothe and calm the emotions, selenite activates the aspect of our nature connected to our true spiritual feeling and path.

These crystals are particularly effective in stabilizing the emotional body and bringing erratic emotions under calm control. Selenite is water soluble and will dissolve if left in liquid. This important characteristic is also a great metaphor of the inherent power of the crystal to melt away exaggerated emotions with the stabilizing light force of your “true nature and feeling”.

Selenite has a variety of specific transformational qualities:

  • Brings the fifth dimensional light into third dimensional matter.
  • Quickly opens balances and activates any chakra and is especial good with the third eye, crown chakra, and the soul star chakra above the head. It’s the most powerful clearing stone for the upper chakras.
  • Cleanses the aura.
  • Clears and energize all the glands of the body.
  • Clears all blockages in the energy field.
  • Cuts cords of dysfunctional energy from the etheric body.
  • Ideal for purification and energetic cleansing, which makes it a perfect tool for healers.
  • Directs high frequency energy into the body, stimulating spiritual, physical and emotional healing.
  • Opens the inner self to the spiritual world.
  • Magnifies the energy of what ever is placed on it many times over (including other crystals).
  • Adds positive intentions into the energy body.
  • Elevates the frequency of physical matter and lowers the frequency of light, enabling a new substance to bring spirit into matter.
  • Acts as a tool for enlightenment as it heralds the link between spirit and matter.

As a general rule when people ask what the top 5 crystals they should get first are… I ALWAYS say Selenite because of its many benefits both physical and metaphysical.

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Top 5 Space Clearing Tools

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I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that clearing the energy of your space, your crystals and yourself on a regular basis is important for your over all well-being. If you haven’t thought about this, I suggest you start. Clearing/cleansing your stones, space and yourself is a process that allows you to shed the unwanted, stale, negative, sad, stuck, etc. energies from there/them. It’s much like the cleaning of your home on a weekly basis. Even if all seems well, there are underlying energies hanging about, left by everyday emotions and interactions. Maybe someone was recently sick or grieving. Maybe you just had a party or group of people in your home, depositing bits of their ‘stuff’ around your home, getting absorbed by your crystals (gasp!) The same goes for you. Everywhere you go and everyone you come into contact with leave traces of their energy on you. This is also why many rituals and healing ceremonies begin with a cleansing of each person, the space and tools being used.

#1 SAGE

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Sage is probably the most well know tool for cleansing there is. It’s known as a purifier and is a sacred plant used since ancient times. Smudging, as it’s called, has been used by Native Americans and other indigenous cultures for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years. As the person, place, object or space is washed in a smoke bath from the burning herb, the negativity is taken with the smoke and dissolved as the smoke disperses. The smoke releases a huge amount of negative ions into the area creating a high vibrational energy. This is one of my go to tools for clearing.

#2 PALO SANTO

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This “holy wood” comes from the Palo Santo tree’s of South America and is my number 2 go to tool for cleansing. Renowned around the world by many for its highly soothing aroma, this wood is considered to have incredible therapeutic healing energy. One of the most amazing aspects of the magical Palo Santo Wood is that it is wild harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in Ecuador over the last 10 years. The Palo Santo wood comes from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. This ensures a very high-quality product that is constantly surrounded by love and respect.

#3 FRANKINCENSE

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A resin, extracted from the North African, Indian and south Arabian Boswellia tree, Frankincense is also known as liquid gold and has been used for a long time in removing unwanted negative energies, providing an Aura shield and creating heightened spiritual awareness. When burned, it’s also great for purification, lifting moods and easing stress and anxiety.

#4 SEA SALT

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Since ancient times, salt has been used to preserve and flavor foods, but did you also know it absorbs negative energy? It’s a great tool for cleansing your environment and also your body, however do not use it for cleansing crystals because of damage it could do to some minerals. Salt is also a strong energy tool at repelling unwanted spirits.

#5 SOUND: Purifying Vibrations

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The last, but definitely not least, cleansing agent using sound. For centuries, people have , driven negative and evil forces away through sound, from the ringing of church bells and beating drums, to clapping hands, sending purifying vibrations through the air is a fantastic choice. Move in a clockwise direction from your front door or front/top of body making the sound 3 times in each corner of each room or at each Chakra point. For a quick cleanse, play an OM mantra or Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony where needed.

No matter what tool you choose to use, your space, self and crystals will be grateful!

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Most information in this article comes from the book ‘Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune in to the Real You’ by Heather Askinosie and Timmie Jandro, Co-Founders of Energy Muse

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