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Crystal Healing? How do they help?

What is Crystal Healing

Crystals have been used for healing for thousands of years.

Treatments with crystals can take many forms, crystal chakra cleansing, crystal healing, space clearing or gridding using crystals. Melody laying-on-of-stones is a magnificent way to work with crystals and gridding to bring about abundance, clear past or present issues and more Continue reading “Crystal Healing? How do they help?”

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My Top 7 Tools for Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Here are a few of my favourite tips and tools for surviving cold season!

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Step into your Calm with Imagine – ecourse

Are you struggling to feel positive and calm? Are you stressed and zingy? Do you struggle to quieten your mind?

Is trying to meditate daily an ongoing aim but never a reality? Are you overwhelmed by types & styles of meditation and can’t make a decision? Would you like to learn more about how essential oils, crystals, affirmations, meditation and mindfulness can support your journey? Is your head too busy for meditation? Do you google meditation and join facebook groups but never actually meditate? Continue reading “Step into your Calm with Imagine – ecourse”

Peace & Love Meditation for Britain

At the moment in the UK there is a lot of angry energy about the recent referendum. Especially on social media. If you are an empath or sensitive person who picks up others energies then you may feel quite upset or emotional at the moment. Especially as friends may be posting things on social media which you don’t agree with. Continue reading “Peace & Love Meditation for Britain”

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Crystal Essentials Workshop

This Crystal Essentials Workshop will give you the confidence to use crystals in your daily life or to give yourself a mini-crystal therapy session. It is an introduction to the uses and how to use crystals.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • How to choose a crystal that’s right for you
  • Have an understanding of how to cleanse and program crystals
  • How to use a crystal pendulum
  • How do give yourself a crystal therapy session, including chakra balancing
  • Using crystals to meditate with
  • A lookup sheet of helpful crystals and their attributes

You will also leave with a workbook of information and tips, a few packs of crystals and a crystal pendulum to use.

This interesting workshop will cover all the basics of using crystals and crystal pendulums. It costs £29 and spaces are limited.

Running Friday 4th March 10-12.30. To book please contact Romella on hello@cariadtherapies.com or through the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Cariad-Therapies

 

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Halloween special – how to protect your energy and space

As Halloween approaches many people start talking about the “veils” between our physical and spiritual worlds becoming thinner and communication clearer from those who have passed over. This is not always a comfortable time for many, so I thought I’d share a few techniques with you to allow you to protect your space and aura and to prevent lower energies from coming through.
A few simple techniques I will share include the use of protection cloaks, cord cutting, grounding, crystals and sprays.

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1 – Protection cloaks are used to  protect our physical body and useful when going out into populated areas such as when shopping & work. Simply put you imagine a large cloak around your shoulders and draping across the floor with a collar and hood. You pull the hood over your forehead (protecting your third eye) and then zip the cloak up at the front to cover your throat. The cloak can be any colour your like, dark blue is a favourite as it brings in the protective energies of Archangel Michael, a violet cloak has the transmutation energies of the violet flame and St Germain or a metallic cloak can bring the energies of Archangel Metatron. The cloak will then protect your physical body and Aura. This can also be useful for children as well as adults

2 Cord cutting – this is the single most important and frequent thing I talk about to people! We all have energetic cords which join us to those we come in contact with from loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. It is important we regularly clear these cords so that only “those that are positive and for your best interest” remain. Do you often feel drained when in contact with someone and feel the same for days after, that’s because their cord is literally draining energy from you. The cord cutting is a whole blog by itself so I’ll do a more detailed one next week! In the meantime ask Archangel Michael to use his sword of truth to cut all cords that no longer serve you and so only cords of love remain. You don’t need to worry about cutting off family or loved ones, they will stay! If you have regular contact with someone who makes you feel drained then do this after every contact or thought and at least every day!

3 Grounding – It is so important to be grounded and present in the moment, not sending our energies into the past or future events, being mindful if you will. By being grounded in the present moment we stabilise our energies and are more able to protect where we send our energies. A simple grounding exercise is to stand (or sit) with both feet firmly on the floor and then gently ask the earth to ground you and imagine little roots gently spreading from your feet out into the ground. You don’t need to send them miles down or across, just a gentle spread on Mother Earth will be fine. If you feel yourself to be lightheaded or in need of additional grounding then stamping your feet can re-earth you (chocolate also works 😉 )

4 Crystals – There are a lot of crystals you can use to ground yourself, traditionally anything dark will work as it is closets to the earth star chakra. My favourite protection crystals are amethyst (also fab for the crown chakra and clearing negative energies), Hematite is very grounding and protecting too. Smokey quartz is also a great grounding and protective stone (as well as stress-busting too!), its great for grounding as it works with your earth chakra beneath your feet. Black tourmaline has the ability to absorb negativitity and create a positive clear energy around you. To use them I would program for protection and then either keep in pocket, wear as jewellery, meditate with them by your feet, place by bed or desk, hold before entering “the zone” where you feel protection might be needed! To use a crystal cleanse and program – read this blog for full details – http://cariadtherapies.com/cleansing-crystals-first-steps-jumping/

5 Sprays – I use the Aura Soma quintessences and sprays produced throughout the day for multi-uses. Aura Soma  sprays are great for clearing, protecting and energising your aura, house, room, space OR to up the vibration for meditation or focus. I particularly use them when going out to town shopping or if the children are in a delicate space when going to school (or home from school 🙂 ). My favourites for protection are the red, this draws your aura in so you don’t pick up on others energies and “they” don’t pick up on your lighter energies too. Lady Nada is all about love and when this is used it expands the aura immensely, but creates a space that only those coming from love can come through (again keeping the dodgy ones away!). Orange is a great one to use at home for house clearing, to remove stagnant energies throughout the house, especially in children rooms or thoughtforms left over from arguing!

So there you have my favourite tips for protecting your energy and space that you live in. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to book on my “Energy protect, clear and reset” one to one or workshop http://cariadtherapies.com/is-your-energy-depleting-and-in-need-of-a-reset/

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Romella is an award winning Holistic and Energy  Practitioner based in Newport Shropshire & Ironbridge and available through Skype.  I work with you, the whole you, to create packages to empower you to be the person you want to be. I include energy healing & clearing, relaxation techniques, life purpose support & teach self-help tools for you, your children and your family. To bring about a space of calm and positive change for all.

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Choosing a crystal, pendulum and instinct – Cariad Therapies

Last few blogs have been me  jumping straight in to say how I use & cleanse new crystals, as I’d had a new crystal delivery (heaven!). Now I’m going to back track to outline choosing a crystal that will work with you.

You can just use instinct to choose a crystal when in a shop. Or look up an issue or ailment in one of many crystal books and then look to purchase that type of crystal. Even if you know what type you are looking for you will probably have a choice of 5-10 crystals of that type! There are a few methods which will work well to get the perfect crystal for you.

Visual – After choosing the type of crystal, then see if there is one you are instinctively drawn to, hold it in your hand and silently ask if it will help you do “x”, if you get a positive inner knowing will mean you have chosen the right crystal and it will support you in your aims. I usually have a relaxation in my shoulders for the right crystal, almost a mini-healing. The choice of a crystal is a two-way choice and I have seen a crystal being chosen and then leaping out of the clients hand and “hiding” in another batch of crystals!!

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Pendulum – An alternative method is to use a crystal pendulum (or other pendulum). A pendulum, like a crystal, needs to be in agreement to work with you and will need cleansing and charging regularly too. To use a crystal pendulum, first you need to ask a base question so you know which is the answer for yes, no and not sure (clockwise/ anti-clockwise/ forwards/ sideways/wiggle etc). Once you have established this movement you can ask other yes/no questions. Hold either one or a few crystals in your hand and then ask the question “is there a crystal here which will work with me to do x”. Then remove crystals from the group or if you have a “no” choose another group to ask. When working with a pendulum you need to try to keep your mind clear, it works by picking up energy and after a while the mind can influence it!

Energy Scanning – Another method is to hold it in our hand and place your other hand on top and see what sensations you pick up. This energy scanning method may give you a tingle, heat or even a small electric shock!

Choosing a crystal is a personal choice and the method you use will be right for you. You can still choose crystals for someone else. Before choosing, think of that person very clearly in your mind, or look at a photo of them, you are tuning into their energy. Then you can use one of the above methods, rewording “will you work with x to do y”.

If you are choosing from the internet, then you can’t hold the crystal to feel its vibration but you can look at the image. I clear my mind and try to tune in the “shop” and crystal image to ensure it feels positive. I still ask the question “will one of these crystals being sold help me with x”

Choosing a new crystal is an exciting moment. I use all these methods, visually I am often drawn to a type of crystal and then use the energy scanning and question to choose the actual crystal. I do this remotely or by holding the crystal, depending on where I am buying the crystal. Don’t forget to cleanse the crystal when you get home before using though!

Next blog I’m going to be sharing my healer’s gold crystal!

Recommendations – facebook – “cupsandwands tarot”, www.cupsandwands.co.uk and Hibiscus Moon
books – The Crystal Bible – Judy Hall; Crystal Healing – Judy Hall; Crystal Therapy – Doreen Virtue; The Crystal Healer Philip Permutt

This blog is written as an outline of how I work with crystals and not a professional teaching lesson on crystals

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stunning high vibration crystal tealight holders
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Using a crystal pendulum and how to get answers

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Using a crystal pendulum; how to get answers!

In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy the answer to the “big” question was 42! Although a pendulum wouldn’t give you this exact number it could give a yes, no or don’t know/unsure response if you ask your questions carefully!

First you need to cleanse and prepare your pendulum. So if choosing a pendulum hold it in your hand and let it dangle, ask for it to show you “yes” and “no” and “unsure”. These movements are usually anti/clockwise, left/right/or wobble/a line for unsure etc. Usually whatever the “Yes” is, the “No” will be the opposite ie if “yes” is clockwise then “no” usually anticlockwise. Then when you have your base ask if the pendulum will work with you. If it gives the motion for “yes”, then take to the till and get ready to go!!

Once you have chosen your pendulum it is important to treat it as any other crystal. It should be cleansed (as covered in my earlier blog), I usually run under water and charged in sun or moonlight before use. Then it needs to be programmed, so hold in your hand, centre yourself and ask for the pendulum to work with you for the highest good and give truthful answers as best it can. Then you are ready to go!

It is good at this point to do some more checks. all questions need to be closed yes/no questions. Questions could be “is my name x” “Do I have a son” or “Do I live in Newport”, include some “no” answers too. This will verify that the rotation or movement is correct and gives you confidence that the pendulum is “working correctly”.

It is important not to overwork the pendulum or you may find you start to sway the answers it gives by linking into your mind and hand movements. So be quick and focused. If you think you may be influencing the swing, then leave for a short time & clear your energies through nature, meditation etc and leave the pendulum somewhere on a window sill to charge.

I use my pendulum in many ways, I use it to verify my thoughts or feelings in a healing session or if umming on a purchase or event. I use it in my crystal therapies with clients to verify the crystal choice and when the crystal is ready to be removed, or if additional crystals are needed. It supports my own thoughts and actions as well as shows me energetic levels of chakras very visually.

I also hold it over cards such as angel cards or Labrys Ascension cards and narrow down the choice by small piles or spreading on the floor to choose a card for the day.

You can use your pendulum in many ways to support your psychic development, personal growth and confidence. Just remember to look after it and cleanse and charge regularly, especially if out in the public with it!

Enjoy your swinging pendulum!
Rom, Cariad Therapies x

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Quartz pendulum on purple velvet bag

This blog is written as an outline of how I work with crystals and not a professional teaching lesson on crystals

 

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The Spirit of Spirit Quartz

 

 

I have to admit to loving this amazingly shaped piece of spirit quartz, but although its been with me for some six years, its only now that I feel drawn to work with it. I feel that for the past six years my energies have not been at the right level to really communicate and work with this stunning spirit quartz. I do often find that I buy crystals in advance of being ready to use them, and then when I’m ready they pop out of my collection and into my mind!

The crystal itself has long candle-like points with the body covered in a multitude of small points. It is usually an amethyst-based crystal but some have been found in citrine and white quartz too. Amethyst itself is a great stone to work with to develop your psychic abilities, and spirit quartz has the same qualities but with more uummpf!

Spirit Quartz is a crystal that works on the crown and also the solar plexus, this is very interesting as it balances emotions (solar plexus) with the higher spiritual world (crown). By trusting in our feelings this allows our spiritual guidance to come through as clairsentience, which according to Doreen Virtue is the clair that is dominant in most people. By meditating with this spirit quartz it can help us form the links between our feelings and trust and turn these feelings of inner knowing, into an additional more spiritual sense.

The amethyst version of spirit quartz, which mine is, works with the aura and chakras to help create peace, balance and harmony. It can remove negative fears and entities, balance energy flow throughout the chakras, open the crown to allow more spiritual download and work with you to change this information into wisdom which can be used positively to move forward. It can release fears, particularly financial fears and release you from this burden of worry to focus more strongly on your path forward.

I am finding this crystal very supportive as I release old 3D limitations and move myself forward to the new world. It is highlighting attitudes which no longer serve me and strengthens my connection, by linking my clairsentience and third eye to my crown.

Wow! I wish I’d used this crystal sooner, but then I guess I just wasn’t ready for it until this very moment!

So don’t worry if you buy a crystal and don’t work with it for a while, you will in time, just knowing it’s there may be all you need for the time being.

Spirit Quartz I am ready for our journey together!

Rom x
Cariad Therapies www.cariadtherapies.com

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Spirit quartz works with the crown and solar plexus chakras and can help to support clairsentience development

This blog contains information from my own experience and may not match your own, I share it as a friend, not as instruction or diagnosis!

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Healers Gold – a crystal so yummy!!

 

 

This blog is about the amazing crystal Healer’s Gold. It might seem strange to dive straight into this little known crystal, rather than clear quartz or rose quartz or citrine and build up to the more unusual. But chances are you’ve worked and played with those already, so something different! I discovered healer’s gold when a crystal guide opened on that page and I was instantly intrigued.

As a healer and crystal therapist I am always looking for ways to use crystals to benefit my intuition, protection and client healing release. You know that feeling when you see a crystal which you just know is going to be in tune with you – love at first sight! I use it for everything now!

As you may not have heard of healer’s gold, let me give you some information. It is a compound of pyrite and magnetite, mined in Arizona. It’s colours are mixture of gold and black, beautifully shiny and with a lovely heavy weight to hold. It is a healing grounding crystal of high-frequency energy, bringing energetic balance and harmony. It balances the male and female aspects, aligns the astral, causal and subtle bodies, activates lazy chakras and thus energises. It brings about a synergy between practitioner and client in a treatment.

I am an energy healer and use reiki in all forms of treatment that I do, so this earthy energy fits me snugly and I find it grounds and protects me, increases my intuition and helps the client to ground the healing being given. In my reflexology and massage it is always within the clients aura area and in reiki it is at the head, whilst for crystal therapy I tend to use it as the grounding stone. It works at all chakras, regardless of colours. When I channel information and do reiki attunements I find it soothing and smoothes the way for me to find the words and communicate true meaning that will be understood by the client.

As a crystal junkie I think I have found my sole mate crystal! Grounding, protection, enhanced intuition, chakra balancing and energising all in one! Who could want more?!

I’m off for a meditation with a piece now as a reward for all its hard work in this blog!!! I do have a small quantity of healer’s gold available to buy, so please contact me.

I highly recommend this fulfilling crystal

enjoy

Rom x

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12 crystal points freshly cleansed and energised and ready for action with healers gold!