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Crystal of the Week || Smokey Quartz

Things to know about Smoky Quartz: -It is a very protective and grounding stone. Connects higher and physical bodies. Associated with the Root Chakra and  enhances survival instincts. -Brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. -Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. -Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. -Can stimulate kundalini. -Because smoky quartz transforms and removes negative energy, it also protects and cleanses the aura and astral bodies. -Good for psychic protection. Protects from negative energy and transforms it to positive energy. -Can relieve stress, depression, fear, jealousy, anger, insomnia. -Can improve/elevate mood Personal experiences with Smokey Quartz: I have carried around with me in my pocket along with tourmaline, onyx, and obsidian as a little protection pack when I used to work at a retail store because that energy was BEYOND toxic! Every time I would get that feeling in my heart, I would grab my little bag …

My Chakra Clearing Experience

Let it be known that I was not planning on getting my chakras cleared anytime soon. I did, though, have a feeling that I needed a cleansing since the summer solstice. As you all have read in previous posts, I was dealing with depression. My first doula client, Onika, had hit me up and asked me how I was doing. I was honest with her and told her that I wasn’t doing so well. She immediately said, “Sis, let me clear your chakras for you.” I told her that I didn’t have any money to pay her (I am really big about paying people for their services especially when I know that they are good and what they do is their lively hood. I respect their art + I have a thing with just taking things for free because I feel as though I have to do/give something in return. I am working on that) Any who, she replied, “You helped me when I needed you the most so I am going to help you …

Summer Solstice + Full Moon 2016

When I tell you, this was beyond needed for me…it was beyond needed for me. June 20, 2016 was an amazing day. I had been feeling down, extremely low vibrations the past few days. On the brink of depression. Sleeping my days away because my dream state was much more appealing & light compared to my awake/conscious state. A lot was/is happening in my life, my brain was tired of thinking, planning, re-thinking, thinking again, changing negative thoughts to good ones….I was overwhelmed and over it. I kept telling the Universe. I NEED MONDAY. I need Monday for me. Please not hiccups, no more bad news, no more frustrations. Just give me Monday. I was on a mission to make the most of the solstice & I was going to make sure that happened. Monday came along & I was so ready. I had prepared a gem elixir/flower essence & I set it out in the morning for a few hours while I ran some errands. When I came back I could already see the …

Crystal of the Week || Amethyst

Amethyst was one of the few crystals that I started using. Things to know about Amethyst: -It is associated with the Crown chakra. [side note, if you do not know the metaphysical properties of a crystal/stone, you can always know which chakra it associates with via what color it is!!]. You can place it on or near your crown when meditating. -It can increase intuition and psychic abilities. -Can open channels for telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and connections to guides/angels, ancestors. -An amazing stone for healing. (It is said to also help our animal and plant friends when they are feeling weak or will not grow) -Brings a calming energy, especially to the head space. -Can protect against psychic attacks and black magic. Also good for traveling protection. Personal experiences: It is one of my favorite stones to use when I am meditating with no specific intention in mind. I feel as though it does open up any blockages that may have been there so that I can connect to the higher realms/my higher self. When …

|Self| Love Elixir

I wanted to do or make something special during the epic cosmic event that was summer solstice + full moon on. the. same. damn. day! It came to me that I should make an elixir. The first thing that I thought of was Rose Quartz (stay tuned, I have a post talking about the powers of Rose Quartz coming soon!). Then I remembered that the stash of herbs that I had & I grabbed my rose petals. I put the Rose Quartz in the jar (after I cleaned it), added the Rose petals, then poured in filtered water. I closed the jar up & placed it out side around 9-10am. I was so excited to do this!!! I stepped out to run some errands & I came back to check on my concoction. Already I could see the rose petals & the Rose Quartz releasing their magical goodness in the water! I packed the elixir with me because I was going out in the woods by the river & I wanted that energy in it …

Crystal of the Week || Citrine

Citrine is one of the first stones I ever purchased/used. It was recommended to me by my sistar because of my chronic anxiety. One thing I love about this stone is that it never needs to be cleared because it cannot/does not absorb negative energy. It actually clears and breaks up/dissipates negative energy. This is a stone for your solar plexus chakra, the third chakra; the chakra of power and energy. When I first got this stone, I wire wrapped it and let the stone hang right over this chakra. It can help with self confidence. It is a great stone for protection. Citrine is known to bring abundance, prosperity, and success. It is known as a stone of success or “Merchants Stone”. I remember when I first started wearing citrine, I would go to stores or restaurants and within minutes more people would come in to buy or eat. I literally felt like I was helping to attract customers. Citrine can help with emotional trauma and help combat negative patterns. It is said to …

It Is OKAY To DISCONNECT

The past few days have been amazing for me. So much clarity and so many revelations/epiphanies have come to me, not to mention I have been getting A LOT done! Let me back up a little. I had been getting strong urges to get off of social media for a while and disconnect (I would say for a couple weeks). So many signs were around me encouraging me to do so. My life has been beyond eventful, to say the least, for the past month or so. So much was happening, is still happening, that I had to take time out to process everything. It was getting quite overwhelming honestly. I have been more private than ever lately, but I would still discuss my life happenings with a few people close to me. Although the people who I shared with gave great insights, I had to make decisions and form opinions for myself. On top of everything happening, I realized that even though I did not spend that much time on social media, it was …

Book Review || The Way Of The Orisa

So I apologize because I completely forgot that I ready this book a couple of months ago and I never posted that I finished it!!! Back story. My interest in Orisas/Orishas (however you want to spell it) came when I started listening to Ibeyi. Their music was so enchanting and it spoke to my spirit. I looked them up and a few articles noted their father’s afro-Cuban background and how Ibeyi meant twins. The articles also mentioned that the word “ibeyi” derived from Yoruba, a people and language from West Africa (what is now Nigeria). I kept my eye out for any articles and translations of Ibeyi’s songs, as they sang a lot of Yoruba lyrics on their album. A few months later I came across this article on Buzzfeed that also drew me in (click here to see the article for yourself, it is BEAUTIFUL). Around this time, I was also seeing a lot of people mention Orishas such as Obatala, Oshun, and Yemaya on their social media accounts. My interest was definitely piqued. …

Crystal of the Week|| Quartz

Quartz is probably one of the most popular stones and it happens to be one of my favorite crystals ever. Some people call it Crystal Quartz or Clear Quartz. Quartz is known as the “master healer”. It is an amplifier. Meaning that whatever crystal you use it with, it magnifies/increases that crystals energy. Also, if you wear it, it amplifies your mood…good or bad. Quartz can hold/pull/release energy as needed. It is important to clear this stone and charge it back up with good energy once you get it. (One time I met this woman who thrifted a quartz necklace and was wearing it with the pendant hanging over her heart space. I asked her if she cleared it before she wore it and she looked at me with the most confused face. I almost passed out for her. She had some unknown energy hanging around near her heart! *insert weeping emoji* I do not recommend second-handing these things unless you know who was its previous owner and if you intend to clear it.) You …

How To Choose Your Crystals

So many people always come to me and ask me where I get my crystals from and which crystals to get. Personally, I buy crystals in person from one place. Since I moved to GA I go to Crystal Blue in Little 5 Points. The energy in that space is amazing. Plus when I first moved, a few people that I am close with told me that I should check that spot out. One of my rules of thumb is that if someone I am close with recommends something or someone, it/they can be trusted. When I lived in Middletown, NY, I only shopped at this place called Sunshine Studios. I would still go back there if I am ever in the area. The energy there was also amazing. It was my little happy place. Sometimes I would go after a stressful day at work just to feel some good vibes. That is one thing. If the establishment that you are going to get your crystals from feels weird or bad….I wouldn’t recommend that you …