Rhodochrosite Supports the Heart Center

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Rhodochrosite polished gemstoneThe Heart Center  is our Social Identity.  It is the emotional center where we have the right to love and be loved.  It is also where we hold our grief, sorrow, sadness and loss. It is extremely gentle but also very powerful in how it works on many layers of the heart center.  It is able to soothe the heart as well as support the nervous system in healing.  It helps when working on forgiveness of others as well as oneself (Heart Affirmations).  It is a powerful stone for trauma and healing of unresolved emotional issues.  It also aids in relieving stress, anxiety and fear.  Hold one of these lovely stones to experience the vibration that supports the deepest healing of the heart and promotes the feelings of joy.


Hope for Our Future

December 17th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in QUOTES/(BOOKS ON PINTEREST)


Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.  A healed memory is not a deleted memory, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember.  We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. - Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002)




Peace & Calming Essential Oil for Self-Care

December 16th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in OILS

peace&calmingessentialoil Peace & Calming® is a wonderful Essential Oil to have available for self-care help when needed.  This essential oil is a gentle fragrant blend and when diffused, it helps calm tensions, uplift the spirit by promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace.  When massaged on the bottoms of the feet or back of neck, it can help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia.

Diffused Peace & Calming® may be especially calming and comforting to young children after and overactive or stressful day.  You can also rub this essential oil blend behind an overactive pet’s ears after playing with the children.  The ingredients:  Tangerine – is calming, helps with anxiety and nervousness;  Orange – is elevating to the mind and body and brings joy and peace.  (A 1995 Mie University study documented the ability of citrus fragrances to combat depression and bring about a deep sense of security);  Ylang Ylang – increases relaxation, balances male and female energies.  It also restores confidence and equilibrium;  Patchouli – is grounding, stimulates the limbic center of the brain, re-establishes mental and emotional equilibrium and energizes the mind; and Blue Tanzy – helps cleanse the liver and lymphatic system and may help combat anger and negative emotions.

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz is truly ‘A Toltec Wisdom Book’. The following is written on the jacket of this book:

donmiguelruizthefouragreementsBE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD – Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY – Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.  Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama.  With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST – Your best is going to change from moment to moment, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

                    I have clients and friends that have read this book numerous times.  It is a great read!



Affirmations for Sacral Chakra

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS

Through the Sacral Chakra we experience feelings and sensations.  It is the center of emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy and connection.  We live in a society where feelings are not always valued, where passion and emotional reactions are being frowned upon.  We are taught not to ‘lose control’.  We become disconnected from our bodies and our feelings.  Listed below are affirmations that are helpful when working with Sacral Chakra issues:



I unconditionally love and approve of myself at all times.

I release negative attitudes which block experiencing pleasure.

I allow pleasure, sweetness, and sensuality into my life.

I value and respect my body.

I am open to touch and closeness.

I value my sexuality.

Emotions are the language of my soul.

I open myself to the beauty, joy, and harmony of the Universe.

I am at peace.


Healing Gemstones and The Root Chakra

December 13th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Garnet (shown), Ruby, Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Rose Quartz, Coral and any red gemstones can be used for healing the Root Chakra.  The red stones are excellent for healing depression or lethargy.  The red stones are also said to be excellent for anemia and other blood deficiencies. The Best gemstones for harmonizing the Root Chakra are Garnet, Ruby, Hematite, Smoky Quartz and Black Tourmaline.

The Root Chakra is the closest chakra to the ground and controls our sense of stability and security in this life.  It is where we get our footing, stand our ground and find our strength.



Below are listed more gemstone healing attributes for the Root Chakra: Black Tourmaline: (shown) – Neutralize Negative Energy;  Onyx - Grounding; Obsidian – Protection;  Hematite - Grounding & Focus;  Garnet – Protective & Boost Sexuality;   Smoky Quartz – Stablizing & Calming;  Red Jasper - Protection & Stability;  Mahogany ObsidianProtection & Stability.




The Color Energy of ORANGE

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

Orange is a power color.  It stimulates enthusiasm and creativity.  Orange means vitality with endurance.  Orange healing properties may help:



Increase appetite, stomach disorders or nervousness

Asthma or Allergies

Vertical grooves in your nails

Increase oxygen supply to brain, which produces an invigorating effect

Stimulate mental activity

Bring you joy and well-being

Carnelian Therapy for the Sacral Chakra

December 11th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Orange colored gemstones stimulate the energy of the Sacral Chakra.  Carnelian (shown), Orange Jasper, Tiger’s Eye or Fire Opal are excellent gemstones for Sacral Chakra energy healing.  You can wear the gemstones as jewelry, or use one of the gemstones as a touch stone.  Place Carnelian or your choice of gemstone, for direct chakra healing, on the Sacral Chakra located one inch below the naval.  Close your eyes and visualize the gemstone floating in the center of a ball of orange energy.  Relax in this position for about 5-10 minutes.  Feel the effect of the gemstone.

Here are some attributes specifically for Carnelian:  Grounds and anchors you in the present reality.  It is a stablizing stone with high energy.  It dispels apathy, restores vitality and motivation, gives courage, and promotes positive life choices.  For all you writers out there, it is excellent for writer’s block.  Other gemstones to consider for Sacral Chakra healing:  Citrine – opens one up to deal with emotional problems.  Moonstone – helps the feminine, nurturing side of one’s nature.  Good for pregnant or new mothers.

Sacral Chakra – Passion and Pleasure

December 10th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS


The Sacral Chakra is located approximately one inch below the navel.  It governs the energy of creativity, pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, and emotions.  A healthy Sacral Chakra allows us to ‘go with the flow’ of life.  A person with an open Sacral Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative and connected to her feelings. A person with an under-active Sacral Chakra tends to be stiff, unemotional and not very open to other people.  If this Chakra is over-active, a person could be emotional all the time.  They feel emotionally attached to people and can be very sexual.




The Sacral Chakra resonates with the color orange and the element of water.  Orange colored gemstones stimulates the energy of this chakra.  Some of the recommended gemstones are Carnelian, Orange Jasper, Tiger’s Eye and Fire Opal.  Healing foods for the Sacral Chakra are fish (especially wild-caught salmon), tropical fruits, seeds, nuts, and orange-colored foods (oranges, tangerines, carrots, etc.)



RED Color Energy

December 9th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

pictureredColors are capable of influencing many aspects of our lives, including our mood, mental state and energy level.  Each color has its own light frequency or energy vibration with special healing properties.  Energy practitioners use colors of corresponding vibrational energy either to the whole body or to the organ affected for healing   RED is a vibrant, energizing color that has the healing power to speed up blood circulation, alleviate depression, and speed up the healing of infections and wounds.  The Root Chakra is governed by the color RED.   When you want to boost your confidence and promote courage wear RED.  However, too much RED can be over stimulating, causing arguments, restlessness and aggression.  Use RED in moderation if you are prone to anxiety, or get agitated easily.

Preference for REDAssociated with passionate love, great energy, impulse, action and stimulation, assertiveness and aggression, courage, strength and power, adventure, danger, warnings, revolt and revolution.  A person with a preference for RED could be temperamental and ambitious  with a need for personal freedom.

Aversion to RED:  A person who has an aversion to red may be over-active, too impulsive, not-tempered, aggressive and egocentric, or have difficulties with people with such characteristics.  It can also symbolize deeply hidden fears and rejection of his own assertiveness.