Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Stilbite

Metaphysical healing properties of Stilbite

Stilbite is one of the zeolite stones, being related to apophyloite, heulandite, scolecite and other zeolites. The color ranges of stilbite are white, yellow, pink, orange, red and brown.

Stilbite is a wonderful stone that connects the heart chakra with the upper chakras. I always look at the chakras as the first three being the lower chakras, the heart chakra being in the middle, and the throat through crown as the upper chakras. Stilbite allows the heart chakra to connect with the upper three chakras when usually the heart chakra stands alone in the middle. Because of this effect stilbite has on the upper chakras, it allows us to bring heart into everything we work on within the realms of these three higher chakras.

This connection of stilbite allows us to tap into our creativity, using the throat chakra it allows one to bring love and openness to their creative flow. Stilbite is strongly connected to the third eye chakra as well, assisting one in the dream state, and allowing for pleasant dreams. For someone that needs help in falling asleep, stilbite can be used as a tonic effect on the mind. You can either hold a piece of stilbite in your hands, place it on your third eye or place it on the headboard of your bed to invoke the calming effects of stilbite in your sleep.

When stilbite and apophylloite occur together, this enhances the effect of their energy. This combination of stones, which is pretty common, will allow interdimensional travel from apophylloite to become more heart centered and gentler by the stilbite energy.

Mentally stilbite will help to de-clutter one's mind, it also helps one to focus on which tasks are most important to take on first. Stilbite allows the person to be free from too many external influences including fear, and assists one in making decisions and choices that are correct for the evolvement of this person's spiritual path. Stilbite will also help to allow one to make good decisions by showing them that there are no such thing as “wrong” decisions. It does this by allowing one to see that all decisions are part of the path of learning. This allows the person drawn to stilbite, to grow further and feel more confident, while releasing fear.

Physically, it is said that stilbite can help one to retain the understanding of knowledge. Stilbite also helps to balance the hemispheres of the brain, when balance has happened, this allows whole brain thinking to occur! It's been said that stilbite can help with ADD and ADHD patients because of the mental balance that stilbite releases.


I personally love stilbite, because of its soft loving, calm energy. I am particularly connected to the pink color of stilbite, as it seems to radiate a very warm, heart centered energy. I love zeolite stones but for me, I like to use them when I meditating or sleeping as their energy does not seem conducive to a very highly energetic, productive state of mind. So play with your zeolites, stilbite in particular, to see how it affects you. Try keeping a piece of it in your pocket throughout the day and see how you feel. For those that tend to run a little hot-blooded or overly energetic, stilbite may be just the perfect tonic that you need to relax you and bring calmness to your experience while working and focusing on the task at hand. For those that tend to be a little bit more relaxed in their approach to life (like I am), using stilbite in meditation or sleep may be better for you.

Stilbite is connected to the zodiac sign of Aries.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Cavansite

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Cavansite

Cavansite is a beautiful blue color that ranges from turquoise blue to deep blue. The components of Cavansite are calcium and Vanadinite. It is a fairly new, known stone that was found in the 70s.

Cavansite is a wonderful stone for someone who wants to become a channel or connect with the spirit realm. It's strong connection to the third eye chakra allows one to develop their intuition and psychic abilities. People that are mediums, or do things such as remote viewing can also benefit from using Cavansite, because it allows one to step aside, letting the truth flow freely without doubt.

Cavansite is known to help one view their past lives, and see the lessons that you have learned. By doing this Cavansite allows one to joyfully release those lessons so that the person can move forward into the future with grace. Cavansite is also very helpful for someone to feel excited and hopeful about the future or new projects they are about to undertake.

Because of Cavansite's beautiful color blue and being associated with the throat chakra, it isn't communication, especially in written form. This stone is a great stone for writers for teachers as they can assist in one having a clear and concise communication of their intended message. Cavansite is also helpful with opening communication of one's creativity, so if you are in need of tapping into your creative side, then Cavansite may be helpful for you.

Physically Cavansite can help to stimulate the endocrine system, in particular. It works with the pituitary and pineal glands. Condensate is also helpful with migraines and headaches, in particular ones that are caused from stressful situations. This mineral has also been used to treat disorders of teeth, the blood, and disorders of the eyes.

You can purchase this type of crystal (and 100's of others) at my online rocks and reiki shop.

www.rocksandreiki.com

Namaste, Starlene Breiter

Friday, November 20, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Scolecite

Metaphysical healing properties of Scolecite

Scolecite is a very peaceful and calming stone, it emanates a deep and relaxing peace that travels throughout one chakras system and aura. This stone helps to promote a very relaxed and uplifted feeling, it is a wonderful stone to use in meditation, or someone looking to open there third eye chakra.

Scolecite is said to be one of the stones that will help you connect with extraterrestrial beings, if you want to. Aside from the connecting with extraterrestrial beings, scolecite can also help you connect with inter-dimensional beings, such as angels, spirit guides, fairies and the like. Scolecite is helpful in accessing the Akashic records, it allows you to get information on ancient knowledge from past and even future civilizations.

Some of the beauties of scolecite is its gentle awakening of your third eye and higher mind. Scolecite works by mildly opening and cleaning your chakras allowing the Light to shine through them. This stone is a wonderful stone for someone that is looking to communicate through their heart chakra, and this communication can be toward humans, spirit, or any other sentient beings. Scolecite helps to keep in mind that we are all part of the same energy manifested in a different way, therefore, it lends a little heart to everything you do!

On a physical level, scolecite is a helpful mineral that brings peace and calm when someone is having a distressful time. It is also said to help support proper serotonin levels in the brain.

My personal experience with scolecite, is that it is a very powerful higher chakra stone that blends the heart with the higher chakras. I have felt ungrounded when using this stone on a regular basis. That being said, there is a time when I want to feel ungrounded and ethereal, such as when I meditate or open myself up intuitively. I would follow up using a piece of scolecite with using black tourmaline or some other stones to help me get my feet back on the ground or doing some other sort of grounding exercise. This helps me keep the balance with the high vibration of scolecite and my desire to remain grounded and centered.

Scolecite is connected to the astrological zodiac sign of Capricorn.

You can find this stone (and many others) on my website www.rocksandreiki.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Crystals to use with our Animal Friends

This article was written by Summer Lane, shes my assistant and she works with Animals, Crystals and Animal Spirits. She wrote this article for our newsletter for November and I thought I'd share it here :)

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Crystals to use with our Animal Friends

Fluori
te for training problems, low vitality, anorexia, arthritis and rheumatism.

Rose Quartz for healing the heart, past abuse, rescued animals, cruelty, fear anger and aggression and stress related asthma.

Carnelian for depression, weakness during illness, training problems, poor apatite, low energy, lack of focus and sad or elderly animals.

Amethyst for grief, fear, disorientation, panic attacks, longing for, separation anxiety and bereavement.

The above stones are helpful for your animals and the symptoms that are given. Next month Sami will be sharing some gemstone and crystal animal healing charms to share with everyone so stay tunes for those. In the meanwhile if you would like to contact her about getting a specific charm for your fur baby, email her at summerlane3@gmail.com to inquire.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How to Make a Crystal Elixir

Crystal Elixirs

This article will explain what crystal elixirs are and how to safely make a crystal elixir with any stone!

Crystal elixirs are good when you want to absorb the energy of the crystal into your physical body. They are helpful at restoring the emotional, physical and spiritual bodies helping you obtain new levels of consciousness. Crystal elixirs help attune the physical body with the spiritual realms. By making a crystal elixir and then rubbing it onto your body or even drinking it, you can connect more fully with the energy of the crystals used to make the elixir.

Elixirs prepared in this way, are easy to make and requireonly very basic equipment. All you need to make a crystal elixir is a glass bowl (or two), distilled water, a patch of sunlight (or moonlight) and your crystal or crystals.

First set your intention of the elixir, for instance, I want to make an elixir to help me heal something on my body. I can choose a crystal that helps reduce pain or swelling or I also like to use quartz crystals if I cannot think of a certain stone for the purpose that I want it. Quartz can be programmed to do whatever you want it to do so that is a good one to choose. You can use any type of crystal or gemstone though.If you are using a gemstone other then quartz, you must do some research and figure out if that crystal is poisonous or not.

If it is one of the poisonous crystals that you cannot consume (like malachite, azurite,vanadinite, galena) or a type of crystal that shouldn't be in water (like selenite) then you can use the indirect method to make your elixir. By using the indirect method of making an elixir you simply place a smaller glass that has only the gemstone in it, inside the larger glass with the water that you are charging to be the elixir.
If you are using quartz or another stone that you know is safe to consume, you can just put the stone in the glass with water and put it in the sun/moonlight for however long you wish.

Creating an elixir can be done creatively, you can add herbs or essential oils to them too, just be sure that if you consume them or put them on your body that everything you use in the elixir is non-poisonous!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Ocean Jasper

Ocean Jasper, also known as orbicular jasper is of the earth element and is known as the Atlantis stone. Ocean jasper was discovered in Madagascar and that is said to be connected with Atlantis.

This circular patterns of ocean jasper symbolizes the connection of us all and reminds us that nature is it cyclical, fluid and rhythmical.

Ocean jasper helps to bring unresolved emotional issues to the surface so one can accept responsibility for oneself. It also assists one in acquiring and learning patience.

Physically ocean jasper helps to stabilize the hormones in one body and had a calming and soothing feel to it
.

Ocean jasper is a high-spirited stone that helps lift one's mood and brings joy to the user or one call to working with it. It helps one to be more positive about life and let go of depression or stress related energies.

Ocean jasper is a stone of cooperation, by using it or carrying it into any group situation, meeting, party, etc.

Ocean jasper will bring a relaxing and cooperatives energy forth. I personally like to have Ocean jasper in my office when meeting clients it helps to have a high-spirited energy and calm atmosphere around when giving readings or attunements.

Carnelian is also associated with the astrological sign of Leo & Capricorn.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Crystal Shape - Power Stones

Power Stones are large stones that can be polished on all sides, or can be in raw form. The purpose of having a power stone is to bring you a lot of energy of that particular type of gemstone that it is created out of, to you or your environment. You can use your power stones in healing or in meditation. Also power stones fit nicely in the whole of your hand, not just the palm like a little stone would.

Power stones are a perfect way to have the energy of that particular stone overflowing in the room! They tend to radiate energy outward from the center when placed in a room. Power stones are helpful at creating a shield of energy in any particular area. They are great placed on your desk or on or around your healing room as they radiate energy in a bubble around them.
I particularly like power stones because they are a nice size and can be used in many different ways. I also like that they are not easily misplaced like the little stones can be! Power stones also look beautiful sitting on the shelf. To me a size of a stone is not the most important thing about the stone, but since power stones tend to be larger they have a very amplified energy to them and when I charge one with Reiki it just seems to pour out from the stone in an almost palatable way. 

You can go to my website to see what power stones are available for purchase by clicking here: http://www.RocksAndReiki.com  

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Focus & Grounding Stones

I haven't been writing as much as I usually do the last couple months. At first I thought maybe it was just Mercury going retrograde and then that passed and then I thought wow, maybe I have writers block! I don't think thats it, as much as I have been sooooo attracted to these high energy stones. Stuff like scolecite, optical calcite and even this amazing clear obsidian stone that I found.. (I know for me that's a weird one) I have been carrying them around with me and sleeping with them, no wonder I am so flighty lately, I need some earthy energy!

Anyhow, I think I figured it all out.... It wasn't an outside influence over me, but rather these high energy stones helping me (who needs no help at this anyhow) live in my head even more. I really truly love the higher thinking and awareness of it all, it really helps me sort out things, but for writing purposes and focusing it isn't very productive!

So for today's blog I will be describing some of the stones that I love to help me through this weird transit of my life that I have been going through and help me get my feet back on the ground (as well as becoming more organized again!)

For starters one of my all time favorite stones that I use to help keep me grounded and feet firmly embedded into the surface of the earth is black tourmaline. Now I have heard someone tell me that they did NOT like black tourmaline, so this may be something you have to play with, but I personally LOVE it. I used to wear something black tourmaline CONSTANTLY, and now that I think about it, duh, the last couple months I haven't... I think that should tell me something as well as how floaty I have been.

Other really good stones to help you remain grounded, if black tourmaline isn't for you, are, snowflake obsidian and melanite which is a type of garnet, but its black (good stuff there) Snowflake Obsidian is great at bringing an earthy peaceful energy around, and melanite helps you be "real" to yourself and others, in that it helps you ground and then face stuff. Sometimes we can get grounded but not want to work on our stuff, just focus on the negatives instead of the positives.. Well melanite helps one to face that stuff in a grounded-healing sort of way!
I wouldn't suggest that you use just plain black obsidian (and of course this is my opinion), but to me black obsidian feels "too" earthy, if there is such a thing. It almost brings me down too much, just to a state of being boring-ish. Being the very airy person I typically am anyhow, this is something that makes me just feel too blah.. Of course others may have a different opinion on black obsidian, this is just mine.

Also, since my focus has been a little off, not only does that correlate to being ungrounded and having to do with being in love with the higher energy stones, it means I have too much floaty energy around me right now... So what I want to do is put to use some of that "over" energy and focus into an area for myself. The best stone for me to do this is fluorite. It is a great stone to have with you when you need your attention on something. For me, my attention is usually a computer, and well, fluorite also helps eliminate the EMF that comes from computers, so its specifically good for that! Which leads me to remembering to bathe my stones in the moonlight tonight!

I do have to be somewhat careful with fluorite, as not to actually sleep with it on me (I have lots of fluorite in my jewelery) because it gives me weird and vivid dreams. When I am writing or focused in an area, fluorite is the one to help me stay on task, but when I am asleep its too much for me. It is actually one of my biggest sellers in the store too. I think probably because of its beauty but I also think intuitively people know what they need and radiated towards that! (except me with the scolecite LOL)

So,,,,, I wonder, what are other peoples stones to use to focus and ground? I would love to hear....

With feet firmly planted on the ground and in some focused-lunar-eclipse-energy.... Starlene

Monday, April 27, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Pietersite

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Pietersite

a.k.a. Tempest Stone

Astrological Correlation - Leo

Hardness - 7

Element - Storm

All Chakras

Pietersite is a spiritual activation stone, helping one find a new direction to move forward. Pietersite helps to unblock pathways that feel blocked or stagnant by activating the chakra system and allowing light energy into one energy field and body.

Physically Pietersite helps to calm and activate the nervous system by strengthening the brain and nerves.

Pietersite is said to hold the keys to the kingdom of heaven by linking the spiritual realm with everyday living. They gently reminds you that you are first a spiritual being experiencing the human condition, not the other way around. As it does this we are able to see the lessons and positive outcome of the struggle and problems we face in our daily lives.

Pietersite is a helpful stone when working with Akashic records or your past lifetime. It allows you to release your connection made in the past albeit early childhood in this lifetime or other lifetime, allowing you to be fully in the present.

Pietersite is a good stone to use with other high vibration stones such as moldavite. By using them together one can experience a rapid spiritual transformation and revolutionary spiritual insight. Iolite with Pietersite can help one to develop their third eye and psychic ability. Calcite, Phenacite, Natrolite, and Scolecite can be used in conjunction with Pietersite to further enhance inner journeying.

Pietersite energy feels like a highly charged atmosphere of a thunderstorm it enhances telepathy, activates the mind, imagination, and stimulates psychic vision.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How to Cleanse Your Crystals

How to cleanse your crystals

Many people have asked me this questions and I would like to share the ways I cleanse my crystals here. You can use any of the methods outlined below together or separately to cleanse and charge your crystals. I use all of these methods myself at different times of the moon cycles. Most of all with all things in healing intention is the key.

I find that my crystals are more powerful and energizing when they are clean and charged. I don't mean they get "dirty" in a physical sense but rather dirty with other peoples or things energies. Crystals and gemstones are living vibrational things that come from mother earth. They are respected and revered by many in the healing arts. Anyone that has held a crystal in their hands will understand why I call them living. They vibrate to subtle but powerful energies and assist with healing, manifesting and many other things.

Below are the different ways to cleanse crystals, feel free to read through these ways, and even submit your way you cleanse crystals below so I can add that to the list of ways we cleanse our crystals.

Sea Salt
Sea salt is one of the most common and effective ways to cleanse your crystals. You can either use sea salt with or without water to cleanse them. Some stones should not be placed in sea salt water so if you choose this method please be sure to check to make sure your crystal or gemstone can be put into water. A good rule of thumb about this, is the stones that are harder and more glass-like (IE quartz or fluorite) are often times tolerant of water and the softer stones (IE selenite, malachite or opals) that are more like rocks are not. Another good tip to know is generally speaking crystals that end in *ite are not good for cleansing with water. You can refer to a good gemstone book like "Love is in The Earth, a kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody for finding which stones are OK to use in water and which aren't.

You can either place a tablespoon of sea salt in a tablespoon of water, I like to use natural spring water for this and leave the crystals in the sea salt water for 24 hours. Or if you choose the dry sea salt method you can also simply place the crystals or gemstones in the sea salt for 24 hours, if they have points be sure to place the points down as to release the negative energies back to mother earth.
Both methods of cleansing with sea salt is very useful and works well, one last thing to mention though is be sure to use natural sea salt not regular table salt because regular table salt contains other minerals such as aluminum and other minerals. Also when using this method be sure to use a glass container not metal or plastic to hold the sea salt and your gemstones in.

Moon Cycles
I almost always use this method to clear and charge my crystals. The moon light from a full moon is especially powerful at cleansing your crystals and recharging them. I suggest putting them outside on the night of the full moon and taking them back into the house before noon at least because after the noon day sun it becomes draining to the crystals energies. You can also place them outside during a new moon and cleanse them that way. I like this method of cleansing my stones because every two weeks there is a full or new moon and I am always reminded at that time to cleanse and recharge my crystals.

Sun Light
The Sun can be a very strong energetic way to cleanse your stones, but it can also be draining to them if left out for too long. Some stones will fade in the sunlight so again refer to a good book like mentioned above to know which should only have limited sun rays. Stones like Rose Quartz, Agate, or Smokey Quartz and other brightly colored stones may fade so be careful when using sun light to clean these. I suggest not leaving the stones out in the sunlight for more then 8 hours at a time as well.

Mother Earth
You can bury your crystals in the earth and leave them there for 24 hours. Crystals and gemstones come from the earth so when you use this method it is as if you are giving them a little vacation from home and they are rejuvenating and reviving themselves as they spend time back in the earth. Be sure to mark your crystals where you bury them as to not loose them and also remember that the earth contains moisture so for those stones that should not be put into water it could affect or scratch them. You can also get a container of earth and place that container of earth in your home while you bury your crystals and allow them to recharge, this method is good for those living in an apartment or somewhere they do not have a yard of their own.

Running Water
This method is great for those crystals that can withstand the water and you are in a rush to clean them. Simply place the crystal under the running tap water and close your eyes imaging all the negative energies that the crystal picks up are being washed down the drain by the running waters. When you feel the change in the crystal, which might feel like a tingle or simply your mind clearing then the crystal is cleansed.

Smudging
You can use sweet grass, sage, or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply pass the crystals through your smudging stick or smoke from an incense and it will be cleared of negative energy. The Native Americans use smudging as a way to clear and cleanse many things including crystals.

Citrine
Citrine is a stone that never needs cleansing of it's own in fact having citrine with other crystals and gemstones will help you to keep those gemstones cleansed. You can also place your other stones on a citrine geode or basket full of citrine tumbled stones for 24 hours and the citrine will cleanse the stones of unwanted energies.

Candle Flame
You can also cleanse your crystals tossing them through a candle flame. Be sure that they land on a pillow of some sort on the other side as not to get broken or harmed and remember that some crystals may get damaged with this method but I included it here because it is generally a safe and effective way to quickly release all the negative energies your crystals have picked up.

All of these ways I have used to cleanse my crystals, there are other methods but these are the ones I am most familiar with at this time. Feel free to submit your method of cleansing your crystals below, I will include it in this article if you do!

Blessings and Enjoy your crystals!
Starlene Breiter

You can see crystals I have for sale in my crystal shop by going to www.rocksandreiki.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Chrysanthemum Stone

I love choosing a stone to hold and carry with me throughout the day, a Chrysanthemum stone is perfect for that because most of them are smoothly polished and palm size so they make great companions for the day. I have a nice chrysanthemum stone that sits on my desk with me. I feel it helps me grow into the person that I am every day :) Enjoy the article I wrote about chrysanthemum stone and if you are looking for one, check out my website!

Blessings of Joy, Starlene www.rocksandreiki.com

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Chrysanthemum stone
Chrysanthemum stone assists one with remaining centered in the present while encouraging one to bloom.

It brings an energizing and inspiring endeavor to fruition. Chrysanthemum is a stone of self development, it works to assist one to awaken their child-like awe and wonder while on the spiritual path.


Metaphysically chrysanthemum stone is known as the stone of harmonious transformation and change. The energy of this stone is used for enhancing and understanding how harmony and change can be analogous. By having chrysanthemum stone in your environment and frequently engaging it with your aura it will help to allow you to enjoy each moment and blossom towards your perfect path.

Some of chrysanthemum stone attributes to healing are to eliminate jealousy, animosity, and resentment of ones character. It provides us with confidence, inherent strength of character and support in seeing the bigger picture in life.


Physically chrysanthemum stone helps with the treatment of disorders of the skin, skeletal system and eliminating toxins.


Astrologically Chrysanthemum stone is connected with the zodiac sun signs of Taurus and Aquarius.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ethereal Crystals - Distant Attunement

There is an attunement called the Ethereal Crystals Attunement. It works much in the same was as Reiki only it encompasses the energy of crystals for you to use in your healing practice. Here is an article I have written about it that you can find on my website. If you are interested in purchasing the article just click the title as that is a link to my website where you can purchase it.

I just love the way crystals and rocks have found their very special way into my life all the time!
Blessings, Starlene

Ethereal Crystals Distant Attunement

By Receiving these attunement you will learn how to give a powerful crystal
healing with out having to use actual crystals. You gain specific crystal's
energies through the attunements. There are 9 attunements in all that are given
in 3 sessions. I also include a manual of the Ethereal Crystals gemstone
properties as well as a manual about Ethereal Crystals energy.

In the manual is explains how to "place" crystals in the persons body that you
want to heal and other places that the crystals energies are needed. When you
do that the crystals will disappear when the energies are no longer needed too.

For anyone who already uses crystals for their practice this is a wonderful way
to amplify their powers. The Ethereal Crystals are said to be much more
powerful then the crystals found here on earth. This energy works wonderfully
along with Reiki and other healing modalities. I have Incorporated this into my
own healing practice and have had wonderful success with it.

These are the crystals you will be attuned to in the three attunements with this
modality.

Attunement 1, Ethereal Crystals 1, 2 & 3

Amber
Amethyst
Aquamarine
Aventurine
Pink Beryl (Morganite)
Blue Lace Agate
Botswana Agate
Green Calcite
Carnelian
Chrysocolla
Citrine
Clear Quartz
Diamond
Single Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal
Emerald
Hematite
Red Jasper
Malachite
Rose Quartz
Ruby
Sodalite
Turquoise

Attunement 2, Ethereal Crystals 4, 5 & 6

Alexandrite
Amazonite
Azurite
Bloodstone
Gold Calcite
Fire Opal
Fluorite
Red Garnet
Jade
Lapis Lazuli
Moldavite
Moonstone
Peridot
Pyrite
Blue Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire
Black Tourmaline
Violet Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline
Double Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal

Attunement 3, Ethereal Crystals 7, 8 & 9

Charoite
Sugilite
Rhodocrosite
Pyritsun
Prasem (African Jade)
Snowflake Obsidian
Apache Tears
Moqui Marbles
Boji Stones
Tektite
Chalcedony
Larimar (Atlantis Stone)
Labradorite
Kunzite
Heliotrop
Cyanite
Apophyllite
Ruby-Zoisite
Tanzanite.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crystal Shapes - Pyramids


Crystal Pyramids can focus energy in a tight beam through the apex of the pyramid. You can use this pyramid energy beam to charge other crystals, objects or people and also to preserve objects.

Pyramids are helpful at deflecting negative energies. You can place a pyramid in a room to help shield the area with a vibrant energy. The type of gemstone or crystal that a pyramid is made out of will reflect the type of shield that it gives off, for a heart centered stone it will radiate that heart energy, for a grounding stone it will radiate grounding energy etc. Clear quartz pyramids can be programmed for any type of shield.

Pyramids can also be used in healing practice, they help to unblock and replenish slow and closed off chakras, replacing the negative energy with a vibrant flow of energy to the chakra.

To find Reiki charged pyramids, just visit my website!
www.rocksandreiki.com
~Rock on, Starlene

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crystal Shapes - MerKaBa Crystals

I use one of these in the middle of my healing & dream grids, and many people have recently asked me what they mean,,, so here goes! I sell some of them in my crystal store, the one above is made of labradorite, i just looooveee the fire in it! The one I use in my healing grid is a rose quartz and the one in a dream grid that I also have is sodalite :)

MerKaBa Crystals

This is a star tetrahedron consisting of two interpenetrating three-sided pyramids that form a three-dimensional Star of David. Symbolically, it links the mind, heart, and body in a way that produces the MerKaBa. This term means "chariot" in Hebrew. In the eighteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt, it meant MER (rotating fields of light), KA (spirit) and BA (soul).

MerKaBa activated the protective love of the Universe and awakens, heals, and transforms on the spiritual, mental and emotional levels.

You could hold one of these crystals while meditating and meditate on the symbol of the MerKaBa, use this image to help your meditation and feel like you are inside the crystal.

Blessings of Joy,
Rev. Starlene Breiter RMT
www.rocksandreiki.com

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crystal Shape - Spheres

Since I have become a "Rock-Adoption-Agency" as I so lovingly call my business, I have gotten a lot of questions from people about the different shapes of crystals and what they mean.

So I have decided to start a series of blogs here about the different crystal shapes, so people following can learn about the different shapes and why they might want to use a certain shape for a particular reason.

I will randomly add a new shape, either natural formation or cut shape to the blog, I will begin each one with Crystal Shape - (Insert Shape) so if you want to look at all of them just search for those blogs that start with that or in the tags click on Crystal Shapes to find them :)


Crystal balls, also known as crystal spheres, represent the Universe and all within it.
Spheres represent the whole person. They send energy in all directions and are the most unified of all crystal shapes.

Some uses for spheres are in places of group gatherings either small or large, offices, healing rooms etc. Spheres have also been used to purify and fill the gaps in the auric field. Small spheres can be used in ones healing practice and place in the body or over the chakras to balance. Larger spheres are for scrying or radiating of energy in its presence. Spheres aare known as windows to faraway places and can assist one with observing the ethereal realms or accessing the Akashic Records.

Crystal Balls are known to move energy in all directions so having a crystal ball on your altar or in a space that you want to fill with that crystal or gemstones energy then putting a crystal sphere there is a great way to do that!

The above picture is of an Angelite sphere!

You can find more crystal spheres on my website

Blessings of Joy,
Starlene Breiter

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Rhodochrocite

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite, sometimes spelled rhodochrocite also, is a often a pink stone, but can be red, orange tan or brown as well. It often times has veins of white or even tan traveling through it, it can be clear or solid in nature.
Rhodochrosite is known as a very loving and high energy stone. As Melody calls it in her
book, '
Love is in the Earth', it is "the stone of love and balance". This stone has many
wonderful attributes to it, one being it can easily balance and align your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies with one another. It is a wonderful healer to the heart chakra and will gently open and purify your base and sacral and solar plexus chakras as well.


Rhodochrosite is also used in meditation, when it is used to meditate with one can feel much peace and tranquility in their meditation. It is said that it can connect you with your twin soul when used in meditation and put you in a golden sphere of ecstasy.

Rhodochrosite is an excellent stone for love and relationships. It is also wonderful for those that don't feel love or loved. It is said to attract a soul mate to the holder, but not necessarily a soul ate that is full of passions, and happiness, but rather one that is what is needed for the individual on a soul level. Sometimes our soul mates are not what we perceive to be the most joyful of relationships we have, but they are necessary for the growth of our souls.

Rhodochrosite is wonderful at lifting ones mood and lightening up their attitudes. People find it hard to stay depressed when wearing or carrying a piece of Rhodochrosite with them. It vibrates a strong loving energy that it is hard to feel negativity in its presence. It also acts as a wonderful healer to the emotional body Allowing one face the truth about oneself and others, but with a loving and positive awareness, not a negative one.

Physically Rhodochrosite will help to heal migraines if placed at the top of the spine. It also purifies the circulatory system, kidneys and invigorates the sexual organs.

This stone has been instrumental for me in my own healing and connecting to the true meaning of love. I just love this stone, even looking at it is calming and peaceful. I suggest that all healers have this in their healing tool kit.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Fifteen Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals


Fifteen Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals


  • AMETHYST - Master Healer – Used for Everything. Pain, Disorientation, Head area

  • BLACK ONYX - Bowels, Parasites, Protection

  • CALCITE - Skeletal

  • CARNELIAN - Skin

  • CLEAR QUARTZ - Master Healer - Effective for All Conditions

  • CORAL - Kidneys, Bladder

  • FLUORITE - (blue) Bones, (blue/green or clear) Respiration, (green) Blood Purification or Lymphs, (green/yellow) Digestion

  • GARNET - Reproductive System

  • HEMATITE - Muscular System

  • KYANITE - Alignment of all Chakras, Tendons, or Bones

  • MALACHITE (DO NOT PERMIT YOUR PET OR ANIMAL TO EAT THIS STONE!! Malachite has very high levels of copper and can lead to serious or fatal blood poisoning even if small amounts are swallowed. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.) - Used for Heart Problems, Liver Detoxification.

  • ROSE QUARTZ - Injuries, Wounds, Reduces Stress

  • SMOKEY QUARTZ - Nervous System, Swellings

  • SODALITE - Calming, Nervousness, Good for Settling Down During Travel

  • SUGILITE - Death and Dying

  • TURQUOISE - Master Healer – Used for Everything. Protection

You can read more crystal articles on my website, the link is below!
Namaste, Starlene
www.lightandlovereiki.com

Some Crystals for Sale in my Store


Welcome to my blog about crystals, rocks and how to use them. This is a place that you can get tips, tricks and ideas about how to use your crystals as well as what they mean in your life. I am always looking to expand my own knowlege of crystals and learn from them and this blog is all about that!

So Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek!

And be sure to visit my online "rock" shop! www.RocksAndReiki.com
Namaste, Starlene