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Healing Crystals in Your Pockets: How to use Pocket Rocks

Is that a rock in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Sometimes I think you are just happy to see me, but I won’t tell anyone.

 (OK, that was bad.  But, I’m not sorry.  Plus, that photo is just darn cute.  I got the photo from http://morguefile.com)

Why Use Pocket Rocks?

There are some ways to interact with healing crystals that are easier than others.  It’s hard to beat wearing jewelry as a strategy to interact with crystal energy because ~who doesn’t like a little bling~ but pocket rocks have a very specific usefulness to them.  Let me count the ways.

1) The Location Just Makes Sense:  Your front pocket location directly interacts with two main chakras that deal with your physical world stability, wellbeing, and vitality, which are the root chakra and the sacral chakra.

a) The Root Chakra (aka: Muladhara chakra):  This chakra is all about how you plug into the physical/material world.  It is how you and Mamma Earth stay buddies.  It’s about being in the world now, working it, putting your back into it, staying grounded, safe, paying your bills, showing up for class, being safe, sound, and stable.

The most popular notion of the location of the root chakra is basically between your sex organ and anus at the perineum, facing down to the ground.  Traditional crystal healing placements for the root chakra are between the legs and at the groin area on both sides.

Your front pockets directly overlay the groin position.  Handy, eh?  Quite handy since it’s kinda tough to walk with healing crystals taped between your sex organ and your anus.  Just sayin’.

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This basically means that rocks in your pockets (shown with an X on the photo) would be at the root chakra groin position placement, while not immediately at the base of the chakra, is still very root chakra interactive.  If you use root chakra specific healing crystals in your pockets, it is like you are facilitating a crystal healing session on yourself the whole day long.  😀

The colors corresponding to the root chakra are black,  grey, gunmetal/metallic, red, and brown.

Underactive Root Chakra:  If your root chakra needs a bit of support, you may be feeling spaced out, out of touch, disinterested in regular world activities, ungrounded, and not particularly “present” in your body.  Think taking a dose or two of cold medicine and how that makes you feel.  It’s hard to concentrate, hard to care about concentrating, hard to care about shit that needs to get done, like the laundry, dinner, thank you cards, and so on.

Pocket rocks that support the root chakra can help to keep your butt on the ground, keep you clearer headed, focused, and present in the “real” world.

b) The Sacral Chakra (aka Svadhishthana chakra):  This center is all about vitality, sexuality, creativity, va-va-voom, gut instincts, passion, lusty-sucking-the-marrow-of-life stuff.  It’s also a very physical/material world energy center.  I see it as the center that dictates how interested and engaged your are with interacting with the physical world and how much gusto you can invest into it.  It also seems to be where we hold a lot of unexpressed trauma and grief, things that challenge our sense of safety.  Often those “gut feelings” that make you feel uneasy and “on guard” for no apparent reason are also filtered through this center.

I consider the location of the sacral chakra to be basically at your lower “pooch”, belly area halfway between your belly button and your bikini line. The front pocket position also interacts directly with this energy center.  Again, useful.

The color for the sacral chakra is generally orange and orange shades, like peach, but there can be an overlap with root chakra colors because the womb, which is in the physical region of this energy center, is also associated with black and red. 

Underactive Sacral Chakra: Yeah, if your belly chakra (another name for it) isn’t at a healthy level, you are going to feel lethargic, maybe depressed, mostly disinterested in things that take a little energy to do, creative activities, joyful or fun activities, sex, and so on.  You’ll generally feel meh.  Meh, meh, meh.  The time until 5 o’clock at work will drag. on. forever.  Your “zestiness” will not be very zesty.  Your effervescence will be a bit flat.  You get my point.  Yeah, you’re alive, but you aren’t putting your back into the art of living.

Pocket rocks that support the sacral chakra can help to infuse zesty vitality, endurance, and the “juice”  and inspiration it takes to tackle your everyday world tasks. 

2) Can Address Polarity Balance: Your energy system isn’t just about the chakras and how they interact with one another, but also about the balance between the left and right sides of your system.  Some folks consider one side of their body more “receptive” and the other side more “projective” or “grounding”, some consider different sides to be more feminine or masculine, and so on.  Think of it like the concept of being left or right brained.  Your energy body does something similar.

Pocket rocks, when used in pairs, can address polarity issues and can use the natural receptive and projective/grounding sides of the body as a way to strategically place healing crystals that would be in alignment with receptive or projective/grounding tasks and support.  In other words, you can make your pocket rocks work smarter and with a bit more mindfulness as it relates to energy body balance and alignment.

3) The Location is Private and Stealthy:  What you put in your front pockets is nobody’s business, but your own.  Ha.  You can shove as many healing crystals in your pockets as you wish, until you reach maximum capacity when people begin to wonder just what on earth you are smuggling in your pants…then not so stealthy.

Caveats: Rocks have different levels of hardness and if you put more than one rock into the same pocket, they might scratch or hurt each other.  Also, if you put your phone in your pocket, where your healing crystals are, your phone may get scratched, etc.  If you put a shit ton of rocks in your pockets, you will begin to sound like a rattle… also not stealthy.  One last thing, if you put healing crystals in your pockets regularly, you need to remember to take them back out or they may take an unwanted trip through the washer and dryer.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.

4) Pocket Rocks are Generally “Acceptable”:   I mean that there are a lot of people who put rocks in their pockets as a part of normal accessorizing.  This includes people who aren’t particularly metaphysical or interested in energy work.  Some folks just consider it a “good luck” piece or a “worry stone” that you fiddle with when you are bored or need soothing.

You might be surprised how many “normal” people put healing crystals in their pocket.  As a manager of a store that sells minerals, fossils, jewelry, crystals and gemstones in Asheville, North Carolina, this is a random fact that I actually know.  If you are ever in Asheville, come on over and say hello! 🙂

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You can click on the logo to go to our store website. 🙂 There is a virtual tour there, which is kinda groovy.

My favorite Uses of Pocket Rocks

1) Grounding to the Real World:  I can get spaced out pretty easily where it is difficult for me to get stuff done in the real world.  Phooey, but true.  Grounding healing crystals can go a long way in helping me to stay in my body so I can show up for the tasks at hand.

My favorites include: shungite, lodestone, labradorite, smoky quartz, petrified wood, black or brown tourmaline, hematite, or hematite included quartz varieties, like Sacred Heart Rose Quartz.

The photo below shows the Lodestone Pocket Rock Set that I think is probably one of the best deals out there.  I regularly add it to my pocket rocks because it does such a good job of pulling your ankles back to the ground.  I had a lovely wooey (spiritual/energy sensitive) lady come into the store who wanted something that would ground her out.  We walked around the store and I had her feel a few different healing crystals, but when I put two lodestone in her hands and told her to put her hands by her front pockets she said she ~immediately~ felt her head clear.

Lodestone is an iron ore that is naturally magnetic.  The iron content is grounding no matter what stone it is in, but the magnetic properties make it especially useful in digging your feet back into the geomagnetic field of the planet.  This is ridiculously  useful when there are any kind of geomagnetic disturbances on the planet from solar flare activity.  Sensitive folks are almost always tossed around by solar flares, even on a good day.

Also, lodestone helps to attract things that you want and repel things that you don’t, that’s double score, don’t you think?  Plus, it’s dirt cheap.  Any healing crystal this useful and this cheap always gets a special shout out from me.

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Click the photo to see the $6 Lodestone Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

2) Energetic Protection/Boundary Integrity: Energetic protection is pretty much the process of making sure your energy field is not permeable to unwanted influences.  It is precisely where your energy field is weaker or where there are voids that intrusive energies assert themselves and cause you challenges. (Think of energetic protection like having strong immunity against energetic pathogens.)  Some healing crystals are quite useful in empowering your auric field to be stronger and less permeable.

My favorites include:  Almost the exact list I just described for “grounding” could also double as “protective”.  The two things are almost always connected.  I would add amazonite to a protective and buffering combo.  One of my favorite combos for protection and grounding together is Labradorite and Smoky Quartz.  You can read all about that by clicking here.

Labradorite and Smoky Quartz Pocket Rocks
Click the photo to see the Labradorite & Smoky Quartz Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

Caveat:  If you feel like you are being emotionally pushed around by inappropriate energy, it makes sense to also put a protective stone over your heart, like a shield.  You can either wear a necklace that hangs over the heart chakra, or stick a rock in your bra.

3) Infusing Vital Energy:  I often grab rock combinations that deal with physical vitality and energy in some way.  It makes sense to use some red, orange, or “fiery” stones, such as obsidian (volcanic glass) or other rocks that are born of “fire” in some way.

My favorites include: carnelian, copal/amber, tiger’s eye, tiger’s iron, citrine, Sacred Heart Rose Quartz, other hematite included quartz, obsidian, rutilated quartz, ruby, garnet, red jasper, tektites (meteoritic glass), sunstone, and pyrite.

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See the Sunstone and Copal Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com by clicking the photo.

4) General Chakra Wellbeing/Energy Body Flow: Sometimes it’s just useful to support your system to run smoothly and in balance.  For this purpose, I would select stones that specifically deal with aligning the system, ones that are parts-to-whole/integrative workers in some way, or healing crystals that have an affinity to water.

My favorites include: ammonites, Ocean Jasper, river stones, and enhydro quartz, smoky amethyst, banded amethyst, clear quartz, selenite.

Below is our “Chakra Alignment &Protection Energy Maintenance Set”.  It’s actually made of two different fossils, an ammonite and sand dollar.  Ammonites are great for restoring flow to the chakra system and sand dollars, because of their circular shape are good at “capping”, or placing a protective shield, around a chakra.

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Click the photo to see the Chakra Aligning & Protection Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

5) Cramps/Feminine Support: Since the pockets are so close to the female plumbing, so to speak, I’d have to say that I absolutely shove some healing crystals into my pockets during “that time of the month”.  I don’t always use rocks for physical aches and pains, but some rocks have been pretty useful to alleviate normal belly aches from Auntie Flo.  Using the same wisdom, I would use pocket rocks if I were pregnant, too–the same ones, actually.  Whenever I hear about a friend being pregnant, I usually gift black moonstone to the Mom to be.

My favorites include: black or peach moonstone, peach calcite,  hematoid quartz, and carnelian.  I also sometimes put ammonites in my pockets during my moontime because proper energetic flow also prevents me from getting those entirely wicked cramps that make me wish I was a boy.

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Click the photo to see the Black Moonstone Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

6) Comfort & Care During Times of Stress: If I am seriously stressed out, you better believe that I’ve got some sweet, woogy stone stuffed in my pockets and probably my bra.  Times of stress and overwhelm require deep soothing, but it also requires major stabilization.  If you are already a hot mess, you need something that helps slow down the spiral of drama and gets you stabilized.

My favorites include: Sacred Heart Rose Quartz, rose quartz, lepidolite, mangano calcite, scolecite, amethyst, petrified wood.

The photo below is the Lepidolite and Sacred Heart Rose Quartz Pocket Rock Set we have at the site.  I put them together because lepidolite is serious stress care and Sacred Heart (rose quartz with hematite inclusions) is both very soothing to the system as well as being able to flood someone with the type of love energies that can be intense and easily assimilated.  Both are healing crystals I grab during times of extreme emotional distress when I need a whole heck of a lot of Divine Intervention.

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Click on the photo to see the Lepidolite & Sacred Heart Rose Quartz Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

7) During Reiki Attunements or Healing Work: Facilitating Reiki sessions or attunements requires you to be pretty open and clear.  I usually grab healing crystals for my pockets that help opening and grounding energies.

My favorites include: indigo gabbro, Green Earth Healing Quartz (aka Reiki Quartz), selenite, celedonite phantom quartz (I call them “Teal Core”), rutilated quartz, copper, double terminated quartz, and Quantum Quattro Silica.

The photo below is our Indigo Gabbro & Selenite Pocket Rock Set.  I chose these stones together because selenite is spectacular at both alignment as well as channeling light energy.  Reiki is a type of “light energy”, though not in the visible spectrum.  Selenite is also quite cleansing.  Indigo gabbro is very powerful at opening your ability to both channel large amounts of light energy and then grounding it out, think lightening bolt-ish.

These two healing crystals would be a perfect support for a Reiki Master to be personally supported to facilitate a very clear and strong Reiki attunement (like snaking the pipes).  It would also be great for the receiving person to put these in his/her pockets for the same reasons.  I would recommend selenite in the “receiving” pocket (left for me) and the indigo gabbro in the “grounding” pocket (right for me).  Za-zing!  Work smarter, not harder.

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Click the photo to see the Indigo Gabbro & Selenite Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

The photo below is the Indigo Gabbro Pocket Rock Set.  Indigo gabbro is one of the best “technical workers”, imho.  So even using two of them during Reiki attunements, or while facilitating or receiving a Reiki session, should maximize your ability to flow with the energies.  I  use the term “technical worker” to describe that it helps YOU to be a more efficient channel of light energy.

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Click the photo to see the Double Indigo Gabbro Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

8) Continuing Healing Work & Integration:  Healing work is always more of a process than an event.  It is helpful to continue to support healing work through integration and continued reinforcement of the system so that healing shifts have a chance of becoming a permanent shifts.

My favorites include: ocean jasper, Green Earth Healing Quartz (aka: Reiki Quartz), petrified wood, septarian nodules.

The first set below is one I would use before, during, and after any kind of healing work, to be honest.  Ocean Jasper is one of the best for parts to whole work, particularly soul retrieval and reintegration work, which would make it a good partner to active energy healing or after-care/integration work.  Green Earth Healing Quartz’s alternative name is “Reiki Quartz”.  It is also incredibly helpful for during and aftercare for active energy healing and then reintegration or the “cocooning” phase of any healing process.

The second set below is the Petrified Wood & Green Earth Healing Quartz Pocket Rock Set.  This combo would be very well suited to support healing, particularly healing that is mostly supported by energetic or herbal means.  The petrified wood would add a layer of deeper stabilization, if the healing process was one that could make someone feel out of control or helpless.

The secondary awesomeness of the Pet Wood & Green Earth combo is that they are super plugged into shamanic, Earthy stuff.  If I were going to do any work that required dancing or journeying with the plant kingdom ~at all~, this would be the power duo to grab.  Also, this would be a fantastic “global lightwork” combo for deep earth work prayer and meditation.

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Click the photo to see the Ocean Jasper & Green Earth Healing Quartz Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.
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Click on the photo to see the Petrified Wood & Green Earth Healing Quartz Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

9) Walking in Both Worlds, Stacie’s Personal Go-To Pocket Rocks:  OK, I have a unique issue of needing to sometimes be really expanded and spiritually connected and then one minute later being very grounded and able to do “real world” tasks without looking like a complete lunatic.  It happens all the time at the rock shop.  Some very normal folks come though that just enjoy the aesthetics of the stones and then others come in specifically seeking assistance for energy healing.  Since I wear many hats, I need to be able to swing back and forth without taking a half hour to get back in my body.  I have solved this unique problem with pocket rocks.  Truth.

I use shungite and Presili Blue Stone to do my toggling back and forth between expanded and ordinary states of consciousness.  For whatever reason, this is my go-to combination in pocket rocks and there are not many instances where I leave my home without these two stones in my pockets.  Those of you who have to toggle back and forth between spiritual and real world states may find this a very useful combination too.  I often add lodestone with them.

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Click the photo to see the Shungite and Presili Bluestone Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com.

10) To Support Manifestation of Something:  When you are actively working on some particular outcome and seeking to make your own energy field in greater alignment with that which you would like to attract, using pocket rocks can be a potent way to bring those energies to a material level.  This method kind of trumps lining up your pocket rocks to correspond to the root or sacral chakras.

My best recommendation would be to put one lodestone in your grounding pocket (for me, it’s the right side) and one or two stones that support whatever it is you would like to manifest in your left pocket (receptive side).  Your polarity might be different than mine.  I find that I’m projective/grounding on my right and receptive on my left, but I’m right handed.  Left handed people may have reverse polarity.  I would use lodestone as a way to ground, almost like sucking the energies of what you want to attract in through your receptive side and then washing your whole system with it.

I only made two “attracting” sets because most of the people you will ever meet will say that they want to attract a partner or money, or both.  Not necessarily in that order. . . *shrugs*.  The “attract love” has a sweet little rose quartz heart and a tumbled garnet with the lodestone.  The “attract abundance” has natural citrine and jade with the lodestone.

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Click the photo to see the “Attract Love” Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com. Rose quartz heart, garnet, and lodestone.
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Click the photo to see the “Attract Abundance” Pocket Rock Set at etemetaphysical.com. Natural citrine, nephrite jade, and lodestone.

So, there you have it.

Healing crystals in your pockets are a serious and simple way to support yourself in the world.  If you just put a little thought into it, you will be amazed at how potent this strategy can be.  I feel naked if I forget them.  😮

Updated 7/17/15

The Distance Healing Crystal Grid

Distant Healing Crystal Grid
The Distance Healing Crystal Grid at etemetaphysical.com

The Distance Healing Crystal Stone Grid
This grid is intended to assist those who are keeping a Loved One in their prayers for healing or spiritual assistance. Some may be doing this kind of work in the context of sending Reiki, or a similar Divine Energy system, to assist in the healing and well-being of someone who does not live close enough to initiate a hands-on session. The stones were selected by either their ability to connect people energetically together, excellent general healing qualities, connection to spiritual helpers, transformation, tranquility, and love. The grid stones can be attuned to Reiki by a Reiki Master to continually run Reiki energy.  It’s a handy addition.  It’s polite to meditate with your stones first to see if they are ok with being energetically altered.   

The Stones Included:
Center Circle: 1 Shungite
Shungite is a metallic silver to black mineraloid, a mineral that lacks a crystal structure. It consists mostly of carbon, enclosing tiny grains of silicate minerals evenly suspended in it, and trace amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and other elements. The name comes from the late 19th century and is derived from Shunga, Russia, the location where it was first discovered. Russia remains the primary source for it but the deposits there are vast. The algae colonies that produced the carbon for shungite are some of the earliest forms of life on earth. This makes it a good support for memory, past life work, and connecting to ancestors, spirit guides, and ancient civilizations. Shungite is also used for accessing pure, primal patterns, which would lend it well to any corrective, healing, or deeply transformational activity of any kind.

Inner Lotus: 6 Quartz Points
Quartz amplifies energies, thoughts, and intentions. It strengthens and clarifies the auric field and can be used to direct energy like a laser beam, if used with intention. When used in crystalline grids, a set of points expands the energy field of a grid, or serves as a medium through which healing energy is directed to distant subjects.

Star: 6 Quantum Quattro Silica (Chrysocolla in matrix from Namibia)
This stone is a combination of smoky quartz and copper based minerals, such as chrysocolla, shattuckite, malachite, ajoite, azurite, and dioptase. Traditionally, all blue and green stones were sacred to love goddesses because the colors represent the fertility of the earth. It also would indicate an integration between thoughts and feelings, or psychic impressions or spiritual energies integrated and manifested into the real world.

Triangle: 6 Golden Quartz
Golden quartz is a relatively new stone find out of India. It is a variety of quartz colored golden by iron oxide inclusions. Quartz tends to amplify the minerals that are included within it. The golden quality would be associated with solar energies, which imbue the stone with vitality, abundance, warmth, happiness, and well-being. Yellow iron inclusions harness the grounding quality of iron for manifestation and bringing things to fruition. It also is useful in anchoring Divine Golden, spiritual, or healing energy into the physical level.

Open Circle: 6 Smoky Amethyst ElestialScepters
These are special quartz points found in Madagascar. In certain conditions quartz grows faster along its edges rather than its faces, so it can grow larger than the rest of the crystal, producing a scepter like shape. Its qualities include personal empowerment, connecting to the spiritual level, anchoring higher energies to the physical level, directing energy, and protection. Sometimes these types of crystals have double or multiple terminations. In that instance, they can be used to energetically connect people, such as with distance healing work, to align the energies of the person sending healing to the person receiving so that they are in greater synergy and the energy can flow freely from one to the other.

Square: 6 Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is the very essence of love energy in all of its many expressions. It connected directly with the heart and emotional body and assists in gentle shifts toward loving states, forgiveness, nurturing, comfort, and bonding. It is often associated with nurturing and compassionate aspects of the Divine Feminine, and specifically with Mother Mary.

Solid Circle: 6 Rutilated Quartz
Rutilated Quartz has golden to reddish threads of Rutile imbedded within it. It is a special quartz energy as the Rutile increases the potency of energy moving through the quartz. It is stimulating to the Belly and Solar Plexus and can be used to amp up energy in the whole system by placing it right over the belly button. Traditionally, it was sacred to Venus, which means that it enhances all one-on-one relationships, such as connecting and harmonizing the energy between two people, not just lovers.

Recommended Grid Use and Placement
Continually Running Grid: The Distance Healing Crystal Grid is really a practitioner’s grid, so it should be placed wherever you do your sacred energy work. I recommend that you set it up somewhere it will not be disturbed.

Active Work Grid:
You can put the photo of the person for whom you are sending healing underneath the Distance Healing Crystal Grid, or their names. You can use this grid for more than one person as well, but I recommend that you engage the work in an interactive way. You could re-activate the grid as part of a strategy to send active healing and love to the distant subjects.

Sit and Spin Grid: You could activate the Distance Healing Crystal Gris under a chair while you are engaging in Reiki or energy work on behalf of distant subjects, such as using a doll proxy to do a treatment, which may be on your lap. Doing this would put the vortex of the grid in alignment with your core pillar of light, effectively plugging your energy field into the alignment and connection processes.

Sit and Spin with a Volunteer Proxy: You could put the Distance Healing Crystal Grid under a massage table as you are giving an in-person treatment and request for that session to serve as a proxy session for distant subject(s). If you do this, I recommend that you get permission from your in-person client first, or get a volunteer to stand in as a local proxy for someone specific who can temporarily Hold Space for the distant subject. If you do this right, you can intend to scan and work on a local proxy and receive useful energetic information from the distant subject. Be specific about wanting to treat the distant subject through the proxy to be Blessed and then cleared of connection and energies afterward.

Sit and Spin with You as Proxy: You could set the Distance Healing Crystal Grid up under a chair, table, or bed, while you intend to do a self-treatment as a proxy for a distant subject. I recommend setting up sacred space, intend to connect to the distant subject, and state clear intentions to send them healing energy as part as your self-treatment. Meaning, that as you treat yourself, you are also sending the energy to the distant subject.

To print out a free crystal grid template, please click here.

Click the title to see my blog article: “Crystal Grids: What’s the Flippin Point”

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She Said: “Sacred Heart” Hematoid Rose Quartz

Hematoid rose quartz is pretty rare stuff from Madagascar.

Sacred Heart Rose Quartz

Sometimes it takes awhile to get back around to some of the raw readings that Christopher and I have done.  I just looked at my notes and the first pass at hematoid rose quartz was 3/28/13.

Damn, I hadn’t even left my husband yet, but the situation was getting pretty intense.  At this point, more than a year has passed, I left my husband, spent a whole year in the separation process, lost a very dear friend to cancer, and am now officially divorced.  There was more, but that stuff even bores the crap out of me, so I’ll spare you.

Sacred Heart Rose Quartz

My last year was utter chaos.  2013 was bad.  Super bad.  Super effing bad with a can of “holy shit” poured over it.  Looking over my notes from March 2013, wow.  It’s like the Universe knew or something. (And yes, I am saying that somewhat sarcastically, but with proper respect.)

I’ve had a Sacred Heart piece in my pillow case since the time of the original reading.  I’ve often carried some in my pocket, used it in energy work, created gem elixirs with it, and have stuffed it in my bra on many occasions.

2013 was the year of needing this kind of intercession for me.  Even Christopher needed it.  As soon as we finished the reading, his mother called to let him know his uncle had just passed.  Spooky rock.

There is something deeply feminine, and yet, also deeply kick ass about the combination of hematite and rose quartz.  Think Mother Mary (sweet, nurturing love and comfort) and Kali (destroyer of illusion and eater of demons).  Tough Love. Uh, yeah.  Bada bing, bada BOOM.

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Sacred Heart Hematoid Rose Quartz is definitely a trauma care and crisis worker.  It’s the stone you grab when you are having a bad day, week, month, or year.  I don’t just mean  bad.  I mean super bad.

It’s the stone you grab when you have a shit ton of personal work and transformation to slog through that is hairy, scary, painful, and that pushes you to the edge of being able to pass for sane.  It’s the stone you grab when it hurts like hell and you are exhausted in the marrow of your bones, but you have to suck-it-up-and-deal anyway.

It is both the red hot fire of purification and transformation and the sweet aftercare and comfort needed to actually get through it alive.

There are a few key phrases from the reading that I want to share:
-Care for life’s battles.
-Rectification of love and hate in the heart.
-Divine Feminine blood and womb mysteries.
-Intercession and assistance from the spiritual level.
-Brings Crown, Root, and Heart into alignment.
-Purification after trauma and during crisis.
-“Behold mirror of the soul, a balm to the wounded, heart of life blood, and an ear to the cries of the world.”

It did actually name itself during the reading and it seemed quite fitting, so we didn’t argue.  Our Mammas didn’t raise no fools.

Useful Protocols:
-It would be fabulous to use this type of rose quartz in a Heart Breathing process.  To do that, hold it up to your heart or heart chakra and using your imagination, breathe as if through the rock and into your chest cavity.  The intention is to breathe back out anything not present in your Highest Good that is blocking up your heart or emotional body.  It has somewhat more purification energies.
-Nearness: When shit is actively hitting the fan, get as much Sacred Heart time in your auric field as you can muster.  I placed mine in my pillow case and often carried it around.
-Pocket Rock: There are some endurance and vitalizing properties to this rock.  I have it in my pocket today with a nice carnelian in the other pocket.  I wanted support for physical as well as spiritual energy today.
-Other Stuff: We grid with it, put it in elixirs, use it for offerings, use it when cramps are bad (that would be just me, Chris doesn’t have a uterus), and that kind of thing.
-Global Lightwork/Transpersonal Prayer Work: You can work with this stone when you are doing work for others or praying for the world in general.

Sacred Heart Hematoid Rose Quartz.  I’d say it is good stuff for bad times.  I would partner it with lepidolite, mangano calcite, Blue Rose Quartz, or any stone that has something to do with deep emotional work, transition, or crisis care.  It features as a center stone with lepidolite in the Hot Effing Mess Mitigation Grid.  Go figure, eh?

Copyright 2015 Stacie Coller

Updated 2/17/2015

The 5 Basic Steps of Holistic Healing

A lot about holistic healing is somewhat organic and non-linear, but there is a coherent, logical order in the progression of tasks in just about every holistic healing process.

I like to use the analogy of a home with multiple rooms when describing energy healing.  Let’s just say you live in a gigantic mansion, much of which is unexplored and perhaps unknown to you, eh?  Let’s also say that every “issue” you have to heal has a hypothetical space within the home.  Again, this is an analogy, but I dig analogies.  They are helpful when you are integrating new information.

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Step 1 – Recognize
Before you go about fixing something, you need to know what is wrong.  Recognizing means identifying the places in which you need assistance, where there might be blockages, lack of flow, or distress within the system.   “Scanning” is the technique of checking the system for places which seem off compared to other places.  You can do this with your hands, with a pendulum, and other tools.  You can also interact with the Divine and your spiritual helpers to give you some insight.

“Recognize” Analogy Reference: Hey, there is this room I just discovered in my house that I didn’t know was there.  I think it might have been a music room originally.  It is stacked to the ceiling with decaying boxes, is infested with insects, and has slime mold. Yuck.

Step 2 – Remove
Much of what is amiss in our systems is the accumulation of energetic congestion.  This congestion creates blockages or lack of flow through the system.  The process of cleansing, clearing, and purification of the system becomes one of the most critical elements in the healing progression.  More esoteric concepts of things that need to be removed from the system include: perceptual distortions, soul shrapnel, energetic parasites, implants, and maladaptive “cords” or connections to others.  Since the nature of those things are somewhat over our heads at this level, I often simply give the energy command to, “Remove anything not present in my Highest Good” (aka: take out what ain’t supposed to be there) and allow that intention to include things known and things unknown to me. There are protocols for “decording” that are easy enough.  I use what I call “Door Work”.

“Remove” Analogy Reference:  I’ve got to sort the boxes in this room into what might be worth examining, what just needs tossing, and then completely clean this room up!

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Step 3 – Repair
Once things have been removed from your system that are not in your Highest Good, then it is time to repair any systems that have been damaged.  I define this as the correcting of any departure in your system from your pure primal “template”, or you at a perfect state of wellness on all levels.  Think of it like going back to your original “blueprints” and fixing whatever is wrong structurally.

“Repair” Analogy Reference: Here are the blueprints to my house and this room is needs new drywall, a new floor, a window replacement, and a new coat of paint.

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Step 4 – Reintegrate
Once something has been repaired and corrected, then it needs to be brought back into alignment with the rest of the system.  It needs to be integrated, processed, and brought back into active functioning.  Using the energy body model, the chakras need to be balanced and aligned, not just as independent energy centers, but with each other.  Reintegration is about bringing back flow and wholeness from many parts that may be been functioning out of synch with one another.

Reintegrate Analogy Reference:  I’m decorating this room, getting the right furniture, musical instruments, and then bringing this room back to life in the house so it can be used in the manner intended.

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Step 5 – Reseal 
Sealing energy work is a critical step as it is the intention that all the work that has been accomplished maintains its integrity in perpetuity.  It also is the process of enhancing the strength of the system and making sure that it is protected, safe, and that whatever issues created the problems in the first place are no longer able to influence the system into imbalance.  I use the energy command statement, “I request to Bless, Optimize, Stabilize, Amplify, and Seal this work under God.” It is also where I would install systemic protection and active guardians, such as with the Guardian Angel Shield work.

“Reseal” Analogy Reference: I’m locking the door so that only those with whom I want to share this sacred space are invited!

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 Optional Step 6: Roll Outward
You, as an agent of free will and  member of humanity, are a part of greater systems.  Your personal healing work is also system healing work because you do not exist in a vacuum.  There are some systems in which you may have greater impact, such as connections of love (friends) or blood (family).  I call this the “network of connectivity”.  Engaging healing work for yourself changes the system, even if a little, and may assist others within the system to improve or gain awareness in one way or another.  Think of it like you have made your own light a little brighter by doing healing work.  When you are a little brighter, the system gets a wee bit brighter.   Make sense?  As you lighten your load, the collective load also becomes lighter.  I like doing this part with awareness and intention.

To intentionally “roll out” the work to the larger system, you can simply say, “I request to roll this work out to my Network of Connectivity in whatever way serves the Highest Good and is within Divine Will, now please.” 

Copyright 2015, Stacie Coller

Updated 2/17/2015

5 Steps for Effective Energy Work: Responsible Practices

So, okay… you’re ready to rock and roll and get some good work done.  Perhaps you have something you’d like to accomplish and put into motion, but you’re not entirely sure what kind of logical flow is the most efficient?  Pretty much all energy work follows a similar progression.  I consider these steps a big part of “responsible practices” as you go forward with your energy work.

There are some things you should be doing to make sure you aren’t being inappropriate or somehow missing the point of working within Divine Will.  Just because you CAN do energy work to support the manifestation of some goal you desire, doesn’t mean you always SHOULD.  “Spiritual CYA” features predominantly in the flow of work I do.  Fer shizzle.  I know I’m just a wee bit of a being and I always kick things back to the Divine to edit me.

You can do this kind of work with or without tools.  Everything I can do with a rock or physical tool, I can do without one… so I want to share both the direct action statements that I use, as well as physical tools that I would recommend.  All good.

1) Connect to the Divine/Spiritual Helpers
There are many traditions, cultures, and strategies for connecting to the Divine.  Use whichever way is in alignment with your own belief system.  

Direct Action Statement: “I request to connect to the Divine and appropriate Spiritual Helpers, now please.”

2) Create Sacred & Protected Space
Again, there are a ton of ways to create Sacred Space depending on your particular tradition.  Use what works for you.  I often Call the Directions, which is a bit shamanic, while smudging in the direction that I’m calling.  I usually make a cross within a circle in each direction.  Smudging is the use of ceremonial smoke, such as white sage, palo santo, or some other kind of cleansing herb or incense.

Direct Action Statement: “I ask for love and protection from the North, South, East, West, Above, Below, and Within, now please.”

Alternate Action Statement: “I ask for the creation of Sacred Space, now please.” 

Tool Recommendations:  I’m a firm believer in maintaining solid energetic boundaries, both around myself and my environments.  You know, it’s just a good idea to lock your energetic doors.  All black stones are protective in some way, lodestone has an attract/repel thing going on, stones that call in the Divine help, because Spiritual Helpers being “on task” is probably the best way to create sacred space in the first place.  You can also use smudging items, such as palo santo, white sage, or ceremonial incense like sandalwood, frankincense, or whatever.  My favorite grid for this is the Guardian Angel Shield grid.  Heck, when it comes to spiritual and energetic protection, I say layer up and do several things.  No such thing as too much protection.  Put your back into that shit.  Word.

Guardian Angel Grid

3) Prepare Yourself for Work
Getting yourself in the space to work is always a groovy idea too.  You’ll want to do some kind of cleansing and aligning activity.  Much of the protective steps/tools you use to create sacred space also have cleansing and purifications qualities for you, so additional aligning/centering work within your system becomes quite useful.  The more centered and aligned you are, the easier it is for spiritual energy to move through you without obstruction.

Direct Action Statement: “I request to clear, align, and harmonize my system, now please, and to be prepared in any other way necessary for the work.”

Tool Recommendations:  I really like the Chakra Alignment Whirlwind Grid for doing centering and aligning work.  Again, the individual stones from the grid would be useful too.  Petrified wood is another good option, so is selenite, kyanite, chiastolite, double terminated points, that kind of thing.  You’ll want to work with something that has an aligned structure.  I have been especially impressed with how wonderful ammonites and nautaloids are for chakra and energy system alignment, which is a huge feature in the Chakra Alignment Whirlwind Grid.  Christopher made a believer out of me over  year ago when I began having kundalini misfiring issues, which hurt like a mo’ fo.  I used some combination of ammonites, nautaloids, and sand dollars.  You can check out the following pocket rock sets: Kundilini Rising: Nadi & Meridian Sweep, Chakra Aligning & Protection.

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4) State Your Intentions Clearly & Allow for Spiritual Assistance
I am such an advocate of using clarified intention, either by itself or with the use of tools.  I mean a  Big Advocate.  My book, Awake in Angelscape, is essentially a highly structured progression of healing activities that are woven and able to be downloaded through the use of meticulously defined intention sets. When you list your intentions, really put your back into it.  Be redundant if the intention has a nuance you want to address.  Also be sure to allow the Divine to “correct and perfect” your work so that it can be edited.  I call this “Spiritual CYA” (CYA= Cover Your Ass)  You don’t want to be asking for shit that is not within Divine Will, eh?  Since we’re little… just, you know… allow the Divine to tweak your work.

Direct Action Statement:  “I request for the intentions that I have stated to be corrected in perfection, brought within Divine Will, and manifested in the most appropriate way possible with Ease & Grace.  I give permission to the Divine and the appropriate Spiritual Helpers to assist in whatever way to accomplish my  goals.”  (Usually a good idea to say thanks…)

Tool Recommendations:  To create your goals and intention sets, you need mental clarity and guidance, as well as a way to ground and anchor and manifest the gathering energies that show up to support your work.  Clear quartz, citrine, root chakra support stones, blue stones, fluorite, that kind of thing.  I’d say that the Root Chakra Grid, after working with aligning tools, would be good “manifestation” support.

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5)  SEAL Your Work!!!! 
That could be it’s own blog article, frankly, the need to seal your work. Seriously, it’s an important an often overlooked step.  You just did a ton of work and if you don’t seal it, it can be unwoven over time, tampered with, or otherwise lose potency.  That isn’t efficient spiritual work if you have to go back and redo things you have already done.  You want to leave the responsibility of the work you do firmly in the hands of the Divine. Below I’m sharing the action statement that I use for all work that I do that I want to, you know… work.  You might want to just cut it down to one word “seal”, but I have never wanted to scale back on the phrase for years, so I figure that there is a reason that I say each word.  Each word is its own intention set, basically. But whatevs.  You can scale down if you want if you feel prompted.

Direct Action Statement: “I request to Bless, Optimize, Stabilize, Amplify, and Seal this work under the Divine.” 

Or “I request to Seal this work under the Divine.”

Yeah, you don’t need tools for that.  You just need to ~remember~ to do it.

Rock on with your fabulous selves. 🙂

Copyright 2014, Stacie Coller and Christopher Lee Matthews
The Metaphysical Department of Enter the Earth
Located in the Land of Sky:  Asheville, North Carolina
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The Metaphysical Properties of Salt (Halite)

Salt is the common name for the mineral halite (NaCl, sodium chloride), a combination of the metal sodium and chloride, an ion related to the gas chlorine.  The name comes from the Greek halos “salt, sea” and the suffix “ite”, derived from the Greek lithos, “stone”  It is pronounced “hay-light”.

The main metaphysical properties of salt are:

* Abundance, manifestation, and anchoring spiritual energies
* Connecting to the ocean, the Moon and its cycles, and grounding spiritual energies into the material plane
* Devotion, spiritual development, and an alchemical return to wholeness
* Hospitality, house warming, and domestic harmony
* Purification, spiritual protection, and releasing unwanted influences
* Insights on life, death, and spiritual rebirth
* Intuition, balancing the emotions, and altered states like dreaming
* Traditionally used for physical well being, vitality, and longevity

The metaphysical properties of salt are derived from a wide range of influences like its functions in the body, cooking, and industry, its association with the ocean and Moon, and its uses cross culturally.

1: Life, Death, and Rebirth: The liquids in the body like blood carry a memory of the ocean.  They have a chemical makeup similar to seawater, although the exact proportion of minerals is different.  Salt reminds us of the origin of life.  Salt is also necessary for life, used by the nerves, digestive system, and for fluid regulation, but too much brings death instead.  For example, conquered enemies may have had their land “salted” in antiquity, salt spread over their soil, to discourage reconstruction because of crop failure.  However this harsher quality of salt may also be harnessed for “beneficial destruction”.  Salt is used to preserve food and clean wounds because it discourages the growth of microorganisms.

Because of its traditional medicinal uses and connection to the origins of life, salt is said to support physical well being, vitality, and longevity.  It also has more metaphorical associations with life and death.  Water often represents spirit.  Because salt dissolves in water but may later precipitate out as new crystals, salt symbolizes both the body and its rebirth, resurrection, and immortality. Similarly salt water is a common tool in the metaphysical community to return people, places, and objects to energetic wholeness.  Just as it dissolves in water but can later recrystallize, salt represents the alchemical process of things being broken down into their individual elements, purified, and returned integrated to the whole.

2: The Ocean, Moon, and the Feminine:  Deposits of rock salt were created by the evaporation of shallow seas millions of years ago.  Because of this literal connection to the ocean and the Moon, the classical ruler of all water, salt is given qualities culturally associated with the “feminine” like balancing the emotions, intuition, and altered states like dreaming.  Because of its age, salt that is mined rather than evaporated from sea water is associated with deeper emotional patterns, like those rooted in our childhood, the past, or past lives.  Rock salt usually contains trace amounts of other minerals, especially gypsum (selenite), another mineral closely associated with the Moon.  Lunar substances like salt and selenite are said to support personal growth, bless the home, and help individuals spiritually harness the cycles of the Moon.

3: The Cube of Earth, Manifestation, and Anchoring Spiritual Energies:  Although it comes from the sea, salt is an ancient symbol of the Earth instead because of the cubic growth of its crystals.  The cube is a symbol of stability, equality, and the material world, often paired with a celestial sphere.  A cube or groups of cubes were often the model for temples, altars, and thrones historically.  It expands the symbolism of the square, representing things like the four directions, to six, because of its six faces.  Six based geometric figures like the hexagram (Star of David) symbolize the union of opposites like male/female, the six directions (East, South, West, North, Above, and Below), and concepts like the six days of Creation in the Bible.  Because of salt’s relationship to the cube, it is associated not only with grounding but manifestation and anchoring spiritual energies into the material world, mirroring cosmology like sacred architecture.

4: Incorruptibility, Purification, and Protection:  Salt represents the Divine and our own spiritual development because of its incorruptibility.  It does not spoil and prevents other things from spoiling.  Because of its preservative qualities and association with holiness, salt is cross culturally used for purification, spiritual protection, and releasing unwanted influences.  Many religions use salt against “spiritual decay” by sprinkling it, creating circles, lines, or piles of it, and adding it to holy water.

5: Abundance, Hospitality, and the Sanctity of the Table:  Like all former luxury goods, salt continues to carry the signature of abundance.  It was once so precious that your proximity to it at meals revealed your social standing.  Nobility were seated “above the salt”, closer to the head of the table.  Cross culturally the sharing of salt, especially the sharing of salt and bread, became a symbol of hospitality, friendship, and mutual respect between guest and host.  Those who had shared salt together should not harm one another.  Salt became associated with peace, domestic harmony, and the sanctity of the shared table.  Many cultures in antiquity, from the Greeks to the Jews, added salt to their offerings. This not only purified them spiritually, it adapted a custom for honored guests to show respect to the Divine.  Salt came to symbolize a renewal of one’s relationship to God.

6: Colored Salts and Specific Chakras: Salt may be colored by trace inclusions of other minerals or deformations of its crystal structure that change the way light passes through it.  Contemporary metaphysical sources associate these colored varieties of salt with the chakras that correspond to them in color.  Because of salt’s association with the ocean and emotions, they are also said to balance feelings attributed to those chakras.  For example, modern sources say pink halite is connected to the heart chakra and balances feelings related to love, self worth, and one on one relationships.

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This handout was produced for “The Sacred Mysteries of Salt”, a workshop on the metaphysical properties of halite, presented by Stacie Coller and Christopher Lee Matthews of the Metaphysical Department of Enter the Earth and hosted by Jodie Appel of Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave.

Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave is located at 12 Eagle St. l Asheville, NC l 28801.  For more information, please visit www.ashevillesaltcave.com or contact us at 828.236.5999.

Enter the Earth is located at 1 Page Avenue Suite 125 Asheville, NC 28801.  For more information about the Metaphysical Department, please visit www.etemetaphysical.com or contact us at 828.350.9222.

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©2014, Christopher Lee Matthews, Enter the Earth

 

She Said: My Top Five Stones for Crystal Grids

She Said: My Top Five Stones for Crystal Grids

I’ve been wanting to write about the most universally useful stones to have handy for gridding purposes for awhile now.  These are the stones that I could use in almost any grid, regardless of the grids intended purpose.

#1: Rose Quartz:  My absolute number one.  I could add rose quartz to any grid for any reason because it brings the energy of “love” to the table.  There is no intention that isn’t made stronger through the inclusion of love energy.  Love protects, expands, nurtures, guides, connects, and so on.  If you want to set up a grid and have a specific purpose, but don’t know what to select, grab rose quartz first.  In fact, my favorite Reiki grid, a simple 7-stone grid of a single rock energy, would be plain ole rose quartz.  All you need is love.  Word.  Plus, pink is my power color.  Rock on.

#2 All Other Quartz:  The quartz family, in general, is universally helpful.  In fact, we should do an informational blog about which quartz variety is helpful for which issues.  Quartz amplifies intention and can be excellent “technical workers” in a grid to help expand the energy field out further, or to create a tighter vortex at the center.  The more quartz, the better.  Buy them in sets of 6 as often as possible.

#3 Rubies:  I love rubies in a grid.  Rubies are somewhere between red and purple, so they add a grounding element to a grid without canceling out higher vibrational themes.  Rubies also add strength and vitality, momentum, if you will, to the other stones.  They tend to be small, but potent, and can work the “super sneaky” position in a grid well without taking up more prominent positions, which are better to reserve for stones that weave very specific energies to address a need.  I also like them flanking the outside stones in a grid, so a set of 12 is nice too.

#4 Salt:  Salt rocks.  If you are setting up a cleansing or protection oriented grid, it doesn’t get much better than throwing salt into the mix.  Also, no matter what the theme of a grid, salt is a “technical worker”, meaning that it helps the grid to work better or be stronger.  In this case, salt keeps the grid itself running more smoothly and for longer periods of time because it keeps the energy within the grid nice and clear.  The  more clear, the less friction… the less friction, the longer the energy field of a grid remains running.  You can add salt by building a grid on top of salt, like a zen garden, or buy getting chunks that actually take up a layer within the grid itself.  I like all salt, but Himalayan salt is likely the easiest to procure in little chunks.  If I was going to do a serious protection grid, I might use the black Hawaiian salt as the base.

#5 Red Jasper:  I kicked emerald off my top 5 list in lieu of red jasper.  I actually like a particular rock called “Starry Jasper” which is red jasper with hematite and pyrite.  It’s not always easy to find that, however.  Red jasper is strengthening and adds a layer of enhanced integrity to any grid, as well as a grounding element.  However, I can add it to almost any grid because red jasper is good at helping us release what is no longer serving us.  In other words, it helps us to release patterns, perceptions, and energies that hold the vibrations of an unwanted or maladaptive outcome or pattern of behavior.  It’s difficult to bring in something “new” if you are still fighting internal patterns which are not in resonance to what is new.  So, there you have it… red jasper.

My guesses for Christopher’s list: rutilated quartz (special mention), all quartz, meteorite, shungite, copper or some mineral that is colored by copper.  ((I know he kicked my butt on this one.))

Christopher’s List

OK, I clearly got wiped on this one.  I absolutely agree about the lodestone, we can plop that stuff in just about anything.  Garnets, love them, but I think I must resonate to rubies more so.  Kyanite, also love it, but I associate it with cleansing, de-cording, communication, and Archangel Michael related stuff, so things perhaps more specific than a stone I would plop into any intention.

Hello Darlings… Welcome to the Metaphysical Corner

Welcome to the Metaphysical Corner.  Stay awhile.  We will probably make you think, laugh, and maybe discover something new. 🙂

“She said, He said”
~Metaphysical Style~

Yep, we’re a huge department of two people. 🙂  Our nicknames from our co-workers are “The Wizard” and “Woogy Mamma”.  The names are fairly representative of who we authentically are, for the most part.


Our similarities are many, our differences are complimentary.  We do tend to fall into yin/yang roles when we work together, so when we do create new tools or new combinations from the raw materials provided to us, we end up with a very well rounded product.  The same is true for when we create workshops together, do crystal whispers, or really… when we do any kind of work.  Together, we bring more to the table than either he or I could do alone.

Christopher and I wrote about ourselves on the website’s “More Information” section , so I can just leave the links to those specific stories here:
About Stacie
About Christopher

We also used to write on our own blogs, which are still up and and running and you can find those here:
Stacie’s Metaphysical Corner
The House of Daedalus

At this point, we’ve decided to share one blog on the website and do a bit of a “He said, She said” format, or rather, “She said, He said”.  Christopher thought I should go first, being female and all.  Sweet boy.

We both have our specialties, favorite tools, and perspectives.  He’s like a super genius about geology and traditional methods, plus he’s clairvoyant as heck.  I’ve got mainly a self-taught, lots of play time with materials kind of  background, with a kinesthetic or tactile sensitivity.  It’s stunning how often we are in agreement, but when we are not in agreement, there is something quite fun about why.

There is very fertile ground within our differences of opinions.  It shows us both new information and expands our perspectives, and I think it might be helpful to our readers as well.  So, we thought it would be fun to explore the similarities and differences of our perspective on this blog, to discuss what resources we would use for a particular issue, and why.

We also thought it would be fun to come up with our suggestions independently, without showing our information to each other before we wrote for ourselves, and then seeing which one of us was better at guessing what resources the other selected.

I have to admit… for the first blog about “The Most Universally Helpful Gridding Stones”, he kind of kicked my butt.

So, onward!

Love, Light, & Chocolate,
Stacie