Healing Properties of Red Garnets

January 10th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | GEMSTONES

Healing Properties of Red Garnets

The red varieties of Garnets are the most useful in crystal healing work.   Red Garnet is known as one of the Root (1st) Chakra stones. It is also used with the Heart Chakra and can help heal the blood, heart and lungs. Perhaps the strongest virtue of the Garnet, is its ability to help one overcome depression. It aids in letting go of useless or old ideas. Healing Properties of Red Garnets

Simon and Susan Lilly in their book, Using Crystals for Healing, share that the Red Garnet can be placed wherever a lack of energy exists. It is the finest energizing stone for the body and can help amplify and energize the properties of other stones.  As shown above, you can place a Red Garnet surrounded by 4 Clear Quartz Points facing outwards to help increase energy and distribute it.  This will also rebalance a ‘cool’ spot in the aura.  Very often this Garnet Grid needs to be in place for a short while to do its work.

Healing Properties of the Red GarnetsI want to thank a reader for requesting information on the Red Garnet.  I hope this helps.  Since this is also my birthstone, I want to include that it is also considered a stone of commitment (which represents my commitment to my blog).  Red Garnet represents love (which I feel for my family, friends, clients, readers, and teachers).  It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship (which is what I wish for all women on their journey of healing).

Music Can Help Harmonize Chakras

In the book and CD,  Ease Chronic Pain, by composer Howard Richman and Music Therapist Judy Nelson, we our introduced to the healing of sound and music.  They share that certain types of music can stimulate specific chakras due to the lyrics, style, or intent of the composer.  Below are some of the examples shown in their book.  As with all vibrational sound healing, if these suggestions don’t resonate with you, go with what does.

Music Can Help Harmonize Chakras

Daily Heart Chakra-Energy Massage

December 10th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

 Daily Heart Chakra Energy Massage

 I recommend the following Gentle Stimulation of the Heart Chakra-Energy Massage found in  A Handbook of Chakra Healing by Kalashatra Govinda:

Daily Heart Chakra Energy Massage

1.  Lie relaxed on your back with eyes closed.  Activate your hand chakras by rubbing your palms together in a circle.  Place the left hand palm down in the middle of the chest over the Heart Chakra and rest the right hand over the left hand.  Take several relaxed breaths.

2.  Deepen your breathing—especially the exhalation—for a short time.  Imagine with each inhale, you are taking energy in, and that with each exhalation energy is pouring into your Heart Chakra.

3.  Visualize radiant green energy in the shape of a ball or whirlpool filling your chest.  Continue for the duration of seven breaths.  Then rest your hands to your side.

4.  Remain quiet for a short time  so that you can feel the effects of this meditative practice.  The author suggests making time for this brief  massage at least once a day.Daily Heart Chakra Energy Massage

Gift of theThird Eye Kiss

November 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Gift of the Third Eye Kiss

A kiss on the Third Eye (Brow Chakra) can be an amazing giving and receiving gift of loving gratitude.  It is an uplifting experience.  The 3rd Eye Kiss activiates the pineal and pituitary glands,  which brings a sense of security and well-being to the person receiving this gift. Kissing the brow is mentioned in many ancient scriptures.Gift of the Third Eye Kiss

I invite everyone to practice sharing and giving 3rd Eye kisses with your loved ones.  It is easy.   Kiss center of the forehead between their eyebrows with thoughts of gratitude and compassion.  If you can’t be with all members of your family or close friends during this holiday season, close your eyes and visualize giving them a truly powerful long distance kiss on their brow. Gift of the Third Eye Gift

Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

November 10th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

 Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Author Ambika Wauters writes in, The Book of Chakras Discover The Hidden Forces Within You, the following suggestions on working through Heart Chakra Negativity:Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Finding the love for oneself, in spite of whatever may have happened in the past, brings healing and releases the past.Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Being able to forgive the past, including those who were hurtful, abusive, or destructive, helps keep the heart open.Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Accept the present as the point of power where love can heal our wounds and restore our sense of wholeness.Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Learning to accept ourselves as we are, without pride or pretense, keeps the heart open and allows the good to come to us.Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

Most importantly, make a list of what makes your heart sing.  Commit yourself to the process of reanimating joy by doing what you love, with people you love.Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity

 

Violet Stones for Brow & Crown Chakras

November 1st, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | GEMSTONES

Violet stones have a natural affinity to the Brow and  Crown Chakras.  The following Violet stones combines the red and blue vibrations to bring a state of balance wherever required, while having a special focus on the workings of the mind:

Violet Stones for Brow & Crown ChakrasAMETHYST

1.  Prized as master healer.

2.  Colors varies from very dark, almost black, through purple to a delicate violet.

3.  Calming and stabilizing to all areas, including the mind.

4.  Reduces restlessness, irritation, and worry.

5.  Balances Brow & Crown Chakras – can be used anywhere.

6.  Helpful for meditation – place on Brow or above Crown Chakra.

FLUORITEViolet Stones for Brow & Crown Chakras

1.  Fluorite is characterized by internal bands of color and clearly visible planes of cleavage.

2.  Common colors are blues and violets, green, yellow and clear.

3.  Balancer of Brow and Crown Chakra.

4.  Helps to integrate spiritual energies in a balanced way to any level of the body.

5.  It will encourage orderliness and structure.

6.  Improves levels of physical co-ordination and mental agility.

Violet Stones for Brow & Crown ChakrasSUGILITE

1.  Known as the new age stone.

2.  Colors are lilac, violet,  and opaque.

3.  Sugilite is one of the most powerful healing stones and is suitable for all chakras, but especially for the Brow & Crown Chakras.

4.  The nervous system is balanced by this stone.

5.  Helps sensitive individuals who feel unable to keep up with the changes within society and technology.

6.  Supports people who are dependent on drugs and gives them more determination and power to withdraw from their dependency.

I have used the following books for references:  The Great Encyclopedia of Healing Stones, Fragrances & Herbs published by Methusalem from Germany.  Also Simon & Susan Lilly’s book, Using Crystals For Healing.

 

Pran Mudra Stimulates Root Chakra

The Pran Mudra, also known as the Mudra of Life, is thought to energize or stimulate the Root Chakra.  This mudra brings vitality and energy, reduces fatigue and nervousness, and improves vision. Practicing the Pran Mudra also helps in detoxifying the body.

PranMudraStimulatesRootChakra

1. Sit down in a relaxing position, with your eyes closed.  Concentrate on your breathing.

2. Rest your hands in your lap.  Bend your little finger and ring finger to touch the thumb.

3. Keep the index finger and middle finger straight.

4. Make sure that you perform this mudra with both the hands.

5. You can do this anywhere, anytime for however long you wish!

6. There are no contraindications and the side effects are great!

7. Enjoy this simple and accessible technique whenever you need a bit more balance and ease.

Sacral Chakra Belly Breath Exercise

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Sacral Chakra Belly Breath Exercise

Here are the benefits of this exercise:

  • Enhances awareness of the flow of energies within and surrounding the body
  • Releases tension and anxiety
  • Promotes calmness and serenity

Sacral Chakra Belly Breath ExerciseDirections:

Lie on your back (see above illustration or sit as shown).  Close your eyes.  Place your hands so that palms rest lightly on your belly, a few inches below the navel.

Breathe in slowly.  Feel your belly expand and round.  Exhale slowly and feel your belly begin to flatten.

Focus on your Sacral Chakra and visualize its bright orange-red energy flowing from this center, warming your body, mind, and spirit.

Make your inhalations and exhalations long, slow, and deep as you focus on your second chakra.  Continue for one to three minutes.  Keeping the following thought in your mind “I am alive and joyful.”

Deep Roots Grounding Exercise

August 29th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Deep Roots Grounding Exercise

Grounding exercises are designed to help you focus your attention on the present moment by reconnecting your body energy with the energy of Mother Earth.

Your Root Chakra will love the following Deep Roots Grounding Exercise:

1.  Remove your shoes and socks. Stand up, or sit straight up in a chair with both feet flat on the ground. Close your eyes.  Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth.

2.  Imagine that you are a mighty oak tree. Visualize from the waist line down are your roots.  Once your roots are at least six feet into the Earth, picture the energy of the Earth Deep Roots Grounding Exerciselike bits of diamond dust sparkling all around.  Imagine this diamond dust being absorbed into your roots and rising slowly up your roots and into your trunk.

Deep Roots Grounding Exercise3.  Stretch your arms up and out above your head just like the branches of your mighty oak tree.  See the diamond dust continue to rise and energize every branch and leaf of your tree.

4.  Tilt your head back so that your face is warmed by the sun, and smile.  Take 3 deep breaths while standing with your head tilted back and your arms outstretched, each time visualizing more and more diamond dust energizing you.

5.  Slowly return your head to an upright position and bring your arms down with your hands coming together in prayer position over you heart.  Give thanks in whatever way you feel is appropriate.

It might feel difficult at first to grow your roots deeply. Repeat the exercise daily and with practice, you will feel more connected with Mother Earth Energy. Good luck, and enjoy!

Root Chakra Checkup & Essential Oils

August 9th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | OILS

Root Chakra Checkup & Essential Oils Your Root Chakra might need attention:

Root Chakra Checkup & Essential OilsIf you don’t feel at home in your body.

If you worry about the future and meeting obligations.

If you feel like you are loosing your emotional footing.

If you are easily overwhelmed.

If you feel chronically tired and lacking in energy.

If you don’t exercise enough.

If your digestion isn’t working properly.

If you have tendency toward back pain or suffer from sciatica.Root Chakra Checkup & Essential Oils

In the book, A Handbook of Chakra Healing, author Kakashatra Govinda shares how some essential oils have a stimulating & harmonizing effect on the root chakra. The most effective oils are cloves, rosemary, cypress, and cedar.  Use the following aromatherapy methods after your root chakra checkup:

1.  Put a few drops of selected essential oil in an aroma lamp several times throughout the day.  Let it permeate your living and work space.  2.  If traveling or on the move sprinkling a few drops on a cotton ball kept in a plastic zip bag works equally well.  Breathe in the scent whenever you think about it.