How has your week been? I’m finally getting back into routine after the summer break. Yesterday Leah and I thoroughly enjoyed pottering in the shop. Leah has such an artistic flair and she rearranged shelves and displays to make room for some gorgeous new stock.
I went to our supplier for new crystals last week and had to go again yesterday to get the things I’d forgotten. Of course having a shopping list when shopping for crystals is a bit like trying to go into the supermarket for just one thing. I’m not famous for my self-control so I brought back more than I probably should have.
Have you discovered the power of crystals yet? I must confess I was a sceptic until a number of years ago. I’ve told this story before but it’s worth repeating…. When I first started working as a Hypnotherapist almost 20 years ago I kept my client files in a filing cabinet in my consulting room. Whenever I was looking for a client’s file I would flick through all the other files to find it. To my consternation I discovered that as I saw each name it triggered the memory of that client’s story in my mind and the emotions connected to their story. I often work with people who’ve experienced some pretty horrible trauma and it felt awful getting a blast of that energy every morning as I prepared for my day. I seriously wondered how long I could work with these kinds of clients before I got burnt out.
A colleague at the Clinic was an Energy Healer and she was very familiar with crystals. She told me that Amethyst, which is a gorgeous purple crystal, transmutes negative energy. I hadn’t heard the term “transmute” before but she told me it means to transform negative energy into positive energy. Alchemy transmute lead into gold. She told me to try putting a piece of Amethyst on the top of my filing cabinet. I bought a small chunk and did what she suggested.
From that moment on every time I looked through my files they felt completely neutral. The names no longer triggered the emotions of the people or their stories. Those names were just words in alphabetical order. I was amazed. Now that doesn’t mean I stopped caring about my clients. I could still be fully present with them and sensitive to their pain, trauma and their story during a consultation but once their file was back in the cabinet it felt neutral again. It was such a relief.
At the time I used the crystals to protect myself to ensure my work was sustainable. Now I think about it, those crystals where probably helping the client as well by a kind of remote healing. I’m actually thinking we need to put some crystals on our clinic filing cabinets now so all our clients gets a dose of that gorgeous healing energy.
In counselling, social work, nursing, law enforcement and many other professions there’s a term called “vicarious trauma”. When a practitioner hears a client’s story of abuse and trauma they can be traumatised by that story themselves. Burnout, depression, and even suicide is very high among professionals who are at risk of vicarious trauma. At the risk of sounding flippant, maybe we need to be distributing Amethyst chunks to all the Police Stations, Hospitals and DHS offices in the country!
Over the years many people have asked me how I cope with my work listening to people’s problems all day. Doesn’t it get me down? I can honestly say that doesn’t. In fact I love nothing more than helping someone uncover the old stories and “transmuting” them. I don’t normally use crystals but maybe I should. There are a number of powerful hypnotic techniques to transmute old trauma (I’ll be teaching some at Kindred Spirits this Thursday) but maybe adding in some Crystal Healing might create the changes even more effectively.
I certainly find that our Crystal Light Bed works magic to clear negative energy. This process involves lying on a massage table with a bank of Chakra coloured lights above you. These lights shine through clear quartz crystal lenses that amplify the vibration of the colour. The lights pulse like disco lights and believe it or not you can literally feel the energy in your aura and through your body. This process can clear, heal, strengthen and protect your energy field. Its a gorgeous experience.
But wait, that’s not all… Kara Kovacs, our Medical Intuitive and Energy Healer, also uses crystals in her work and runs a private session called Crystal Dreaming. During this session you lie surrounded by a crystal grid and sacred geometry. Kara says it helps people to surpass time and space to connect with a place of utter peace, serenity and healing. Sounds delicious to me. Kara also incorporates Crystal Dreaming in her Atlantean Temple Healing nights. Her next Healing night is on March 18th if you would like to join us you can BOOK HERE. There are only 4 places left so be quick.
Now, I can’t tell you how crystals work because I don’t really know but I have no doubt that they do. Many people carry small tumble stones in their pocket or handbag. Lots of people wear bracelets made of small crystal chips. Others buy rough chunks or beautifully shaped, polished pieces to keep on their desk or bedside table (or filing cabinet). I’ve seen lots of people discover that as soon as they put on a black tourmaline bracelet they are no longer affected by the negative energy of people around them.
If your interested in exploring the power of crystals pop into our shop and have a chat to our shop manager, Kathryn. She is an expert. She tells me our best sellers are:
Amethyst: Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.*
Rose Quartz: Promotes love, opens the heart chakra. Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.*
Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.*
Black Tourmaline: Protects you from other people’s negative energy. Keeps you centred and maintains your boundaries. Black Tourmaline can be used to both repel and protect against negativity. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy. It enhances ones physical well-being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity. * This is great for situations where you’re being bullied or intimidated.
*Definitions from www.charmsoflight.com
That’s all for now. Take a look at the Right Hand column for our upcoming classes and events.
Have a great week,