March 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Crystal Whispering | Learn How to Read Your Crystals

What is Crystal Whispering?

Crystal "Whispering" is the process of diving much deeper into the energies of your crystals and gemstones to explore and discover the unique qualities and assistance that they may help you to facilitate.

There are many good books on the market that give energetic "what up" descriptions of rocks and gemstones out there... and I love them all... but if you begin and end your journey of understanding with the stone books available, you are missing a world of information.

I began "whispering" rocks and crystals well over a decade ago and have learned so much that can't be found in books.  When I was in that "receptive to information" state, all sorts of information came through, such as becoming more aware of my own personal healing issues, past-life issues, activating past-life wisdom, as well as healing protocols and strategies to initiate effective energy work that went far deeper and more expansive than just working with the stone or crystal in question.  There were many times that I received direct energy downloads or healing work as I was in the process of reading the crystal.  When I say it got trippy sometimes, I ain't lying.

In fact, reading crystals eventually led me to discover that anything I could do with a rock, I could do without one.  That's good teaching, right there.  But, all things equal, I still like working with rocks because they are physical and tangible and I like touch.  Plus, they are pretty.  I like pretty, sparkly things.  It all comes down to connection.  When you connect and ask to receive useful information, rock or no, the Divine figures out a way to put that time to good use.  The rocks and crystals are excellent focal points for concentrated connection. 

Why Whisper Your Own Rocks?

The stone properties books give you the stereotypes and generalities of a particular 'culture' or type of rock, but they cannot help you to define what unique qualities attracted you to THAT stone over others of the same family. Also, everyone who has ever written a stone properties book has had to sit down with a particular stone to juice out what it is good for, but stones and crystals speak in vibration, not English. Not only is there a translation issue to deal with, but every single person that translates that energy has to do so by filtering that vibration through their own energy field, their own bias, and their own perspective. Your filters and perspectives could be entirely different and the energies of a particular class of rock could tickle you in vastly different ways. 

So the books are helpful, certainly, but they cannot tell you how the rock in your hand tickles your specific system in unique and wonderful ways. In order to really "know" your rocks and discover how they can assist you (or the other way around) you need to give them the time and attention to tell you what else they can do. You can get to know them for the individuals that they truly are and go layers deeper into the potential than you may have if you allowed the books to define your entire relationship.

Preparing to Work

All energy work or spiritual work should begin with responsible practices.  If you are opening yourself as wide as you can to receive energetic information, you should dang well make sure your energetic doors are locked and you surround yourself with only those spiritual helpers who function within Divine Will.  Seriously.  Also, you want to establish good assistance and to be prepared to get into the space where the work will be easier.  Here are the steps I generally use before I begin working:

-I ask to connect to the Divine (God), my Higher Self, and the appropriate spiritual helpers.  I actually requested the creation of a "Crystal Whisper Team" many years ago.  I don't have to identify any helper specifically, which helps me not to attach to them. 
-I reaffirm that I am in safe, sacred space, where only that which is within my Highest Good may enter.
-I ask to be prepared for work in the most appropriate way.  (It's amazing how obvious requests make a difference.)
-I ask for my own biases and perceptual distortions be mitigated in whatever way is possible.
-I request to "attune" and connect to the stone or crystal, which puts me on the same page.  I usually send gratitude and love first, because it's just polite to offer my gratitude before asking for service. 
-I sometimes use other rocks that are helpful for connection, divination, and psychic awareness, such as inner ear whale bones (they look like human ears), dark blue stones, purple stones, high vibrational stones, and so on.  I may activate a crystal grid in my space to expand my own ability, take a gem elixir, or actually use the stone I'm whispering in a crystal grid or as a gem elixir.
-I tell my left-brain to go its happy place.  I intentionally suspend my desire to make logical sense of anything as it's happening and agree to do all of that AFTER. 
-"Key" your rock or crystal in case there is information specific to you.  Think of it as swiping an id card to get into a room that only those who are supposed to go may enter.  You can read more about this protocol here.
-TAKE GOOD NOTES.  You won't remember everything later.  Intuitive information is always symbolic and dreamy.  Please just go with it while it's happening and DON'T EDIT yourself or what you see.  Sometimes even the most insignificant image can be very important.  Write down everything. 

Ways to Crystal Whisper

1) AttuneThis was part of preparation for work, but sometimes just attuning to a rock and paying attention to where it "tickles" me gives me good information.  Since I'm more touchy/feely with my clair skills, I can far more easily feel where I'm getting buzzed in my body.  Attuning also starts the conversation and begins the connection.  If it buzzes particular chakras, I can interpret the assistance through where it tickles me.  I can make some educated guesses if my energy feels higher and lighter or more feels more grounded and stabilized.  I can also ask myself, "When would I want this rock around me?"     

2) Direct Psychic Work: Meeting the Deva or Receiving Images  Depending on your visual psychic or clair ability, this is like plugging in directly and requesting information, then recording it.  This could look like connecting the "deva" of the stone, which is a personification of the energies that you can meet and with whom you can chat and ask questions.  Honestly, I can't really do this.  I'm not visual enough.  My co-worker, Christopher, can do this easily.  When we read a new rock, he goes in to meet the deva first and I just record what he is doing.  When I go in for direct information, I get hazy single images or very short snippets of action.  I also will get flashes of other rocks that I have read before that is a message that means, "I'm similar to that one." 

Direct psychic whispers on rocks, at least for me, is a lot of effort.  I am more tactile and kinesthetic, as far as my 'clair' skill (the buzz), so going in through symbolic images is a bit exhausting.  It is, however, quite amazing how much information can be given through a single symbolic image.  In this instance, a picture really is worth a thousand words. 

Some of you that are more visual may be able to plug in like Christopher does.  If you can, groovy.  Practice, practice, practice.  Ask good questions.  Write it down.

3) Divination 
Because the direct psychic reading was so exhausting for me, I eventually created tools and strategies for myself to work smarter instead of harder.  I actually created an entire 'Crystal Whisper" divination deck that I printed out on pre-perforated business cards and then laminated.  After many years of the direct psychic method, I had a pretty good idea of the 'categories' of assistance into which the rocks could be sorted.  These were also still generalities, of course, but they were work specific categories that were more meaningful to me than the general stuff in the books.

I will often go to several different divination decks and do readings just like I would do a reading on a person or a situation.  I like doing several decks because each deck has different language and nuances that one card pull doesn't allow.  Also, you'd be surprised, but you WILL see repeating themes and main keywords.  I personally love that part.  I want to see repetitive messages.  That is how I know that I'm on the right track.

4) Work It, Work It...
Once you get some information, try to apply it in some real way to work you are doing.  A lot of how a rock or crystal may be of use can become clear AS you are investigating different techniques.  Hey, I'm all for the trial and discover method of research.  A lot gets worked out when you are actively engaging a process. 

5) Decoding the Information
Hey, left side brain, your presence is now required.  You may have pages of symbolic information and notes about your experiences that still doesn't tell you anything practical.  Now you have to decode it.  Where are the repeating patterns, phrases, words?  Look up images in your dream and symbol dictionaries.  Start putting the puzzle together with single observations or concepts, then look to see where those single concepts begin to paint a bigger picture. 

A single crystal whisper can take hours, even days.  The more ways you use to whisper, the more comparisons you can make, the more repetitive themes you will see, the clearer everything will become.  Sometimes you will only get a piece of the puzzle that you can handle or work with at a given time, so stay open to further prompts to do another reading at a later date.  After all, you cannot conceive of something you cannot conceive of yet.  You can only receive and translate information with which you have a frame to grasp.  As you grow and mature with more and more experience, there is more in your head to work with as far as communicating a concept. 

Good luck and happy whispering!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Indigo Gabbro

Indigo Gabbro in the rough.  Buzzy. Buzzy. Buzzy.
Indigo Gabbro
It's Awesomite...

So far, there is one rock on the rough rock table that is the most exciting new rock find for me in a long, long time. It's called indigo gabbro and is a type of basalt-like rock from Madagascar. Man, oh, man... if you've been in the store since mid-November, and I was aware that you were "sensitive", I have likely plopped these stones in your hands already. They don't look like much at all, but if you are remotely sensitive to rock energy, once you hold them in your hands, you'll discover that these are smack-your-fanny strong. When I first held the Indigo in both hands (on 11/11), I literally felt as if my feet were being pulled down into floor. It was such deep grounding that it feels like suction is created for higher energies to just bolt through you and into the Earth.

Indigo Gabbro is known by another "trademarked" name, which by nature of the trademark process, I will not reveal. It has been successfully marketed in the metaphysical population by this alternative name, but the actual mineralogical name of the stone is "indigo gabbro". I described rose quartz once as being a non-dramatic, gentle stone that was NOT like a wizard with sparks flying off its fingers. Well, indigo gabbro IS the wizard with sparks flying off its fingers. You can buy it for $5 a hunk at the store, sold by its proper name, or you can pay 28 times that amount for the same stone under the "metaphysically marketed" name. Whatever. You have choices and choices are good.  It's all awesomite to me.

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I have worked with the indigo gabbro since November and it's one of the best "technical workers" I've ever seen.  If you do any kind of energy healing, energy channeling, Reiki, global lightwork, or so on, you would greatly amplify the "gush" moving through you if you held an indigo gabbro in each hand.  The downward spiral vortex that it creates directly beneath you makes YOU a potent bridge or anchor of higher vibrational energies moving through you and into the Earth.  If you are doing energy work on someone else, have THEM hold the two stones and it will suck far more of a flow of energy through you than usual.  The same movement of energy that the indigo gabbro facilitates seems to  align you with your core Pillar of Light and allows you to be in perfect balance and harmony between the spiritual and the physical.  It's hard to see from the photos, but indigo gabbro isn't just black.  It's got flashes of violet, white, gold, all sorts of stuff going on in there.  Would you believe that they make kitchen counter tops out of this stuff? 

The second "hot" protocol for using indigo gabbro is by allowing the downward spiral vortex it creates to help you attune fully to any other rock energy.  If you hold one indigo gabbro in your right hand (or whichever one you feel is your grounding hand...) and then hold whatever other rock in your left hand, you will wash your entire energy field in the vibration of the stone in your alternate hand.  This is a pretty big deal, actually.  Imagine the range of applications.  The indigo gabbro would modulate whatever energy, even moldavite, to a usable format within your system.  Very, very useful.

I also very much like the indigo gabbro in crystalline grids.  I haven't had pieces small enough for your average table top grid, but I did put a super large grid together at a workshop the other month at the Prama Institute.  The grid was intended to be an Love/Earth Healing grid that about 20 yoginis and I anchored through to send love to the planet.  I had a large rose quartz flame at the center, large selenite rods as the spokes in the wheel, large natural labradorite, with some other smaller stones... but under--and in alignment with--the grid on the table, I had 7 large hunks of indigo gabbro that I got from the warehouse that were probably 5 lbs each.  It was a powerful experience, and when we left the building that night, I saw a large vortex that was visible, reaching far above the building and into the sky--even though the grid had been taken down.    I suspect that the indigo gabbro's deep downward spiral vortex action takes crystalline grid energy fields and imprints them on the Earth Herself, even after the stones are physically absent.  Could the indigo gabbro facilitate permanent bridges of Light to be anchored into the Earth?  I don't know, but it's a working theory at the moment.  When I learn more, I'll yack about it.

Potent stuff.  Amazing technical workers.  Yeah, don't take my word for it though.  Head on over to the rough rock table in the store and just put two in your hands and "let it rip".  We do have some available on eBay for my friends that are not local, but they are the 5 lb pieces .  Still... very nice.  If you get one big hunk, try using that as the center stone in a grid, or under the table of a smaller grid in alignment with the center of the top grid.  Trust me, you'll see what I mean.  Not subtle.  You could also take one of those 5lb hunks and put it directly under a massage table during sessions or under a chair during Reiki attunements (definitely awesome).  Play with it.  I am hoping that on Nader's next trip to Madagascar, he will get much more of this material in smaller sizes so that we can grid them in normal sized grids.  Ooooo.

Christopher and I have a brand new website and blog. :)  I'm going to leave archived blog articles up in here, but all new articles will be published under the new site.

Our new website is here:

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Labradorite - Flashdance - Metaphysical Meaning
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Too Much is Not Enough... 

For a long while, there were only two rocks that I put in my pocket every day when I went out into public: smoky quartz and labradorite/spectralite.  Labradorite ranks as one of the stones that is a "must have" for anyone who uses crystals and gemstones as energy work tools.  It has a wide range of uses from daily protection/shielding, energy cleansing, as well as more esoteric uses for spiritual work. 

Some of you are confused by the use of the term "spectralite".  Don't be.  It's basically "labradorite on steroids", at least, that is how I explain it.  Spectralite is labradorite that is particularly high gem quality with a wide spectrum of colors within the flash.  The stone pictured above is a good representation of a labradorite that is called spectralite.  Spectralite, spelled with an "a" instead of an "o", is the gem quality form of labradorite from Madagascar. 

I find that Madagascar has some of the most beautiful and "hot" (stacie-ism for "energetically potent and particularly useful") labradorite on the market.  I recently discovered that labradorite from Madagascar, unlike labradorite from other places, may contain pyrite within it.  For whatever reason, I adore any stone that kanoodles with pyrite.  Pyrite must do something synergistic and punchy for whatever other stone is with it.  Anyway, as much as I would like to believe I can be done getting labradorite, I think I may never actually have enough.  I have several personal pieces and I have moved some along to others.  As soon as one gets placed elsewhere, I find myself excited to sort through the labradorite at the store to find another one.  The last one I got was a spectralite pebble that has purple in it.  *sigh*  Purple is so dreamy in labradorite/spectralite.  It just makes me happy to see it in the flash.  I'm a simple girl.    

OK, why does it make the cut as one of the stones that could I interact with on a daily basis? 

Labradorite is one of the best "pocket stones" you can use.  The placement of the labradorite in your pocket puts it in the groin placement area commonly used in crystal healing layouts.  "Grounding" stones that are black, gray, brown, and red are the best kinds of stones to put in that pocket/groin position because it is the ~proper chakra placement~ to provide you with the maximum amount of energetic support.  The dark gray part of the rock is actually a little grounding and stabilizing, but not in the same way as smoky quartz or other darker stones.  I feel that the dark color of labradorite creates a type of "modulation" grounding of the higher light energies found in the flash to be more useful and accessible at the physical level.  In other words, it grounds the higher vibrational qualities of itself quite perfectly.  It is a prime example of a stone that walks in both the spiritual and physical worlds at the same time.  It's a lesson for us all to learn.  

In fact, the ability for labradorite to walk in both worlds is one of the main reasons it makes its way into my pocket when I leave the sacred space of my own home and go out and about in the world.  I'm a sensitive girl and I need strategies to manage the onslaught of energetic information and stimulation found in the world beyond my own walls.  Labradorite fills out my auric field so that my field is stronger and less permeable to the energies of other people, environments, etc.  It is similar to being within an egg of protection, even though it's not technically "protection" in the way you might consider it.  It is protective and shielding because it makes me stronger and less vulnerable.  When I am energetically comfortable and buffered in this way, I am more able to be open to the "regular world" without compromising my own stability, and without having to shut down my sensitivities/empathy that might do some good for a few folks that wander in my direction.  So, basically, labradorite helps me to walk in both worlds at the same time too.
We included labradorite as the center stone in the Wooey Work Support Crystal Grid for the energetic strengthening and buffering action.  The center stone is always the main player in any grid, so all the other stones express through the lens of labradorite.  The other stones in this grid are: Kyanite, Prehnite, Green Opal, Celestite, Quantum Quattro Silica, Fluorite, Amazonite, Sand Dollar, and White Aventurine.  The grid energies are intended to help sensitive people deal with the demands of the world, while maintaining core integrity.  It's hard to feel okay out there when you pick up on everyone else's bullshit, isn't it? I empathize.  Ok, that was sorta funny.  I'm empathizing with other empaths about being empathic.  I think I just went all "inception" on the concept.  Annnyway.
When I do shove labradorite in my right pocket, I always partner it with smoky quartz in my left pocket.  I'm not certain why that orientation feels right to me, I just know that it does.  Smoky quartz is a traditional "grounding and protection" stone and it fills in whatever needs I still have after the labradorite makes my energy field stronger.  I highly recommend this pocket rock "power combo" for anyone who has trouble with energetic bleed through while they are out in the general public.  Ha, I can even go into a Walmart during the holidays at this point in my development.  And, if you are sensitive... you know how much of a success story that is. :)  You might also enjoy my blog article "Smoky Quartz: Ally for the Sensitive", if this information seems important to you.
Labradorite & Smoky Quartz Pocket Rock Combo at ETE Metaphysical

Other lesser known qualities of labradorite....

I do not think it is in the books, but labradorite is one of the best energetic cleansing stones you can use with intention.  This makes it a fabulous addition to any healing specific crystalline grid, sacred space grid, medicine pouch, gem elixirs, or crystal healing tool of any kind.  Energetic cleansing is one of the most important skills for anyone to learn and generally the first thing you need to do before engaging in any other healing process or protocol. 

Labradorite Energy Cleansing Protocols

Bathtub Option:  I recommend adding a cup of Himalayan Salt to the bath water to increase the cleansing and releasing potential of your session.  Hold the labradorite at each chakra for about 2-3 minutes, or until it feels "done", while saying, "I request to cleanse, clear, purify my entire system, and to remove anything not present in my Highest Good, now please."   If you can't use your tub, you can do this laying down in bed too.  The bath just makes it nice.  I also recommend using the "rock breathing" method if you feel that would be helpful.  To do this, just imagine breathing through the labradorite and into the chakra, then breathing out through the labradorite... releasing anything that isn't present in your Highest Good.  If you are doing well without the breathing and it seems too complicated to you, skip it.
Make Your Own Gem Elixir for Energy Cleanse Option
If you know how to make a gem elixir, labradorite is excellent by itself or with other cleansing stones for an auric spray or gem elixir you can drop under the tongue.  The stones that I use in the crystalline grid above are good partners.  Make sure you check the books for which stones are not okay to have in water for consumption, okay?  If you aren't sure, use a non-contact form of elixir making.
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