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  • What is Smudging?

    White Sage Smudge Stick White Sage Smudge Stick

    When For Heaven's Sake customers ask, "What is Smudging?" we tell them it's a process used for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. It is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space.

    The smudging ceremony is a Native American tradition and is performed by burning specific dried herbs, like Sage, and letting the smoke float around the house. Depending on the size of the house, the entire ceremony should take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Here are the steps we suggest for smudging your house/space:

    1. Light a candle and say a prayer and/or focus all your engery
    2. With a fire-proof bowl in hand, light your smudge stick with the burning candle and gently move the stick around until it begins to produce smoke
    3. Begin moving in a clockwise direction around your house/space. Wave the smudge stick throughout the room, paying special attention to the corners. Stagnant energy builds in the corners of a room. Use the fireproof bowl to catch any falling embers from the smudge stick.
    4. As you make you way into rooms with cabinets and closets, be sure to smudge in those spaces - including under the sink, the laundry room, even the mirrors in the house need smudging. Gently wave the smoke in all these areas.
    5. When you have made a complete clockwise trip through the house (including your garage), stop where you started and extinguish your smudge stick. Once it has time to cool, you may store it for additional use at a later date. You might use the entire smudge stick during your ceremony! But if not, it may be reused.

    When asked how often a space should be smudged, we say only you can know the energy of your space. If it begins to feel heavy within a week or two, smudge again. Some people smudge every few weeks, others every few months - it's really up to you.

    Find your smudge sticks in our store - we have a variety of sizes. If you worry about using a lit smudge stick, we do carry Smudge Spray, and it may be used to cleanse your spaces.

    Have questions? Send us an email at info@forheavensake.com or come by the store! We'd love to see you!

     

  • Best Healing Crystals

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    Crystals are a tool which work with your energy field to absorb, focus and direct energies. People put crystals in interesting places, but they work well when placed around the home, depending on what they do. One example: on your nightstand. When placed close to your bed, you can feel a crystal's energy while you sleep. Another great location is behind your computer at work. It's best to keep them in spots where you're around them for a substantial amount of the day.

    When starting out, it's hard to know which crystals to use for healing. We tend to gravitate to the beautiful crystals without consideration for their healing properties. Although it is a good idea to purchase crystals that speak to you (and figure out why they speak to you), here are the 10 best crystals to keep around your home or office.

    Amethyst – It is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. It is also believed to release tension and its purple color makes it the perfect stone for the crown and brow chakras.

    Aventurine – A stone of optimism and zest for life. It can help you take everything in stride. It is also a stone of ‘good luck’. Its green color makes it a wonderful heart chakra crystal.

    Carnelian – This crystal brings an influx of life force into the body and is a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence and courage within themselves. Its orange color makes it an excellent sacral crystal.

    Citrine – A beautiful ‘feel good’ crystal. It can help banish negativity and deep gloom and inspire enthusiasm and feelings of self-confidence. It is also called the ‘merchants stone’ and placing it in the wealth corner* of your home is said to invite abundance. Citrine’s yellow color matches the solar plexus chakra.

    Clear Quartz – This is the master healing crystal. It strengthens and stabilizes the body’s energy field and promotes harmony. It's clear color includes all the colors of the rainbow so matches all of the chakras, but especially the crown.

    Fluorite – This crystal is said to help absorb new ideas and bringing order to chaos. It also cleanses the aura. Containing purple, green and clear colors, Fluorite’s energy often matches the crown and heart chakras.

    Hematite – The most effective stone for grounding yourself in the here and now. It helps dissolve negativity and enables you to learn from your mistakes. A great stone for the base chakra.

    Red Jasper – This crystal may help enhance stamina. It is believed to strengthen the link between the base chakra and the Earth and help to stabilize your energy if you keep it with you.

    Rose Quartz – This pink crystal is the stone of unconditional love – for yourself, loved ones and everything in the Universe. Reawakening trust and faith in all that surrounds us, Rose Quartz is the perfect crystal for the heart chakra.

    Sodalite – A stone of insight. It is said to enhance mental powers of analysis and intuition. Its blue color makes it a great stone for the throat chakra allowing you to speak your own truth.

    To learn more about all these crystals, visit the store, or join us for our monthly Let's Get Stoned class. It's a gemstone exploration where you can learn from crystal experts and get hands-on help in finding the stones that are right for you. Blessings~

    *Wealth Corner: This is the most well-known feng shui money area; it is located in the Southeast bagua area of your home or office (if you are using the Classical feng shui bagua) or in the upper left area (if you are using the Western/BTB bagua).

  • What is Laser Wand?

    Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 1.56.29 PMThis past Saturday, we had our monthly Let’s Get Stoned gemstone exploration. Our guest presenter was Bob McCumber of Enigma Minerals. He focused the workshop on Angel Wing Amphibole, Giraffe Laser Wand Quartz, and Greenland minerals including Nuummit, Chrysolite and Preselli. Bob is the premier expert on crystal gemstones and rocks, bridging the gap between these two worlds with his no-nonsense approach. His gemstone exploration is based on authentic local identification. One of the most interesting crystals of the evening was the laser wand quartz. We had many questions about this particular crystal.

    What is a Laser Wand crystal?

    A Laser is a naturally formed long slender crystal that tapers towards its termination. It is a healing crystal that will not only focus Universal Life Force on the primary illness, but will channel some power to unseen secondary problems, curing them before they manifest themselves.

    Laser wands are used during meditations to help with communication between one's higher self and for directing and pinpointing energy effectively. The small termination on the end of a laser wand helps to focus its energy extremely well.

    There are those that use laser wands for clearing an area of negative or unwanted energy and top create protective barriers against energies or entities that are unwelcome. They are useful in "beaming" healing energy to any recipient including one's self.

    To learn more, or hold one in person, stop by the store. One of our experts will help you in learning more and finding the crystal that is right for you and your desires. Better yet, come to the next Let's Get Stoned workshop! We hold them monthly, and you can pre-register by clicking this link: bit.ly/LetsGetStoned.

    Our Saturday, December 2, 2017 workshop will bring guest presenter Serendipty. Serendipty was the former manager of Earth-Love Gallery and we are happy to bring her extensive crystal and gemstone knowledge to our customers! We hope you'll join us from 7:00-9:00pm at the store. Blessings~

  • Look for Opportunities and Healing in October

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    Insights into the month of October from our dear friend Sophie Rose:

    October has arrived, and it's time to take care of business during the first two weeks of the month. We'll want to sort things out in our personal and social life and make adjustments or clear up some issues. We will also become more discriminating or analytical in our relationships (Mars and Venus in Virgo). 

    Since last December, we might have pushed to find a way to manage our need for relationships and our desire for freedom, or find a social setting to express our deepest, most original self. Those of us who weren't successful will now feel the frustration and risk to create conflict by recklessly standing up for their beliefs (last Jupiter-Uranus opposition). 

    If we've been weighing the pros and cons of a big decision, we'll probably be ready to make it around October 8th and 9th.

    Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10th, where it will stay until November 2018: growth will happen through deep sharing, delving into emotions, exploring taboos, looking into our shadows. This brings also great risks of power abuse and manipulations, while more and more people will become conscious of the necessity to act together on things that really matter. Developing intimacy with one another or joining forces around a passion will bring a lot of expansion and opportunities.

    Full Moon: October 5th, 13 Aries

    New Moon: October 19th, 27 Libra

    Be well, and visit the store to find crystals for healing, visit with staff, and connect with your tribe. Blessings~

  • Powerful Benefits of Crystals

    Crystals have always been known for their beauty and charm. Some are worn for personal adornment; while others use them for decorations to enhance the beauty of their space. But crystals are more than just a bunch of beautiful stones. In fact, they hold valuable and powerful secrets that can benefit us in a variety of ways.

    Let’s take a look at the powerful benefits of crystals and how they can change your life.

    Healing

    The healing power of crystals has long been recognized since the dawning of civilization. Since time immemorial, people have been using crystals to facilitate free flow of energy throughout the body, as well as for releasing physical, mental and spiritual blockages. Amber, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Emerald, Amethyst, and Clear Quartz are just some of the powerful healing crystals there is. While crystals can help with different health problems, they are not supposed to replace medical treatment or conventional medicine. Rather, they should enhance and complement it.

    Protection

    Some crystals have the ability to protect us from negative energies or psychic attacks. Some can also help strengthen your aura. To enjoy these benefits, it is recommended to wear crystals or carry them with you wherever you go. To prevent negative energy from entering your personal space and lingering there, it is best to place some crystals in your home or office. Garnet, Lapiz Lazuli, Black Tourmaline, Amethyste, Tiger’s Eye, and Hematite are just a few examples of protective crystals.

    Luck and abundance

    Some crystal can bring good luck and abundance into your life. These crystals are especially beneficial for businessmen and those who feel stuck in their career. To attract good luck, success and prosperity in your life, it is a good idea to place some lucky crystals in your home, office, and even your cash registers. If you’ll be having an interview or a client meeting, carrying or wearing crystals will bring you good luck. Citrine, Green Aventurine, Pyrite, Jade, Malachite, and Tiger’s Eye are some of the best crystals that can help you reach your financial goal and professional success.

  • Crystal Grid Basics

    Crystal Grids are an incredibly powerful energy tool to use when manifesting your desires, goals and intentions.


    • Would you like to heal yourself or someone else?
    • Are you looking for meaningful relationships?
    • Would you like to manifest abundance into your life?
    • Would you like to protect your home and other personal areas?
    • Would you like to promote balance, harmony, and wholeness?

    Ashley gives a quick crash course to the basics of designing a crystal grid. Come in to For Heaven's Sake and let us help you create your own design and pick out the best crystals to set your intention and manifest your reality.

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