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  • Powerful Benefits of Crystal Jewelries

    powerful-benefits-of-wearing-crystal-jewelryJewelry has been a part of the human civilization since the ancient times. During those times, people wear jewelry to display one’s social status. Some would even adore themselves with jewelries to appear more attractive and attract the gaze of a man. Over the years, the meaning and uses of jewelries have changed.

    Today, jewelries are also used to make a statement and for self expression. Some people, especially those who wear crystal jewelries, wear them not just for their looks, but for their healing properties as well. Others even use them to attract love, wealth, health or for protection.

    Crystal jewelries come in many forms, usually as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and pendants. Here’s how you can benefit from wearing them.

    Bracelets Stones worn on the right side of the body may help with projective matters and outside issues. Meanwhile, stones worn on the left side of the body may aid with receiving energies. Put on the bracelet on your left wrist to send healing energies through your body. Wear it on your right wrist to release toxins from the body. To balance and energize the body, wear it on both wrists.

    Pendants Pendant is one of the common ways of wearing crystal jewelry. The length of the chain will help you achieve your desired outcome. Wearing the pendant near the heart will have the greatest effect on areas governed by the Heart Chakra – matters of love and compassion. A stone that is resting at the Throat Chakra may aid the wearer’s communication and creativity. A stone placed between the throat and the heart will help define your space and needs.

    Necklace Wearing a crystal necklace is a great way to maximize the powerful energies of the crystal. When you wear the necklace around your neck, it nourishes and uplifts all aspects of your being. The energies radiate in all directions, penetrating your aura and body. They also neutralize energy blockages that lead to ill health and limit personal growth.

  • Candle Colors and Their Meaning

    candle-colors-and-their-meaningCandles have been used for metaphysical purposes, candle healing and religion for as long as fire has been around.

    Burning candles, when combined with prayers and intentions, can have a profound influence in your life. But since different colors tend to provide different effects on our actions, thoughts and health, color choice is of great importance when burning candles.

    This blog post provides a quick reference to help you determine which color to use to improve certain aspects of your life. Here’s a list of candle colors, along with the meaning associated with each color.

    Gold Gold represents success, money, protection and victory over troubles. It is the very symbol of good fortune. Those who light a gold candle are seeking to gain fortune or personal power.

    Gold also symbolizes light in its purest form. Some people burn a gold candle to achieve enlightenment.

    Purple Ancient wisdom holds that the color purple is associated with spiritual powers, idealism and psychic ability. Individuals, who supplicate in the presence of a purple candle wish to obtain spiritual protection, enhance psychic powers and expand upon what they already have.

    Purple candles are also believed to have the power to cancel out the negative effects of bad karma.

    Green Green represents good luck, fertility, abundance and success. During the ancient times, people tend to associate wealth with a bountiful harvest; hence, the color green. Light a green candle for more abundance and prosperity in your life.

    Yellow Yellow embodies learning, logic, concentration, inspiration or creativity. It is also good for meditation and mental clarity. This is a great candle to use if you want to attract positivity and knowledge into your life.

    Red Red symbolizes love, passion, scorn, power, desire, lust and vitality. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. The user who burns a red candle seeks survival, power, respect and love.

    White White candles are great for getting in touch with your higher power and attracting positive energy into your life. This is also a great candle for purification, protection, peace and destroying negative influences.

  • Using Essential Oils to Balance Your Emotions

    img_9659Your sense of smell has a powerful influence over your thoughts and emotions. When you smell something, it triggers a memory and that affects your behavior, mood, actions and emotions.

    Essential oils have therapeutic effects. They can be balancing, sedative, calming or stimulating. When you smell an essential oil that is known to stimulate the body, it will send a signal to the limbic system and create neurochemicals that will energize the body, making it more active. Likewise, if the essential oil has a calming effect, the limbic system will conform by sending a message to relax and calm. Proper use of essential oils may assist with emotional issues, balance your emotions and enhance your emotional outlook.

    Listed below are 4 essential oils that can help balance your emotions

    Clary sage

    Clary sage is both relaxing and strengthening. This warm, musky and slightly spicy oil has been known for its uplifting effect. It helps ease anxiety and depression and brings about clarity into situations. It is also useful in cases of intestinal cramps and weak digestion.

    Roman chamomile

    Chamomile is a popular ingredient in tea, candles and other aromatherapy products. This is because chamomile is one of the best medicinal herbs for promoting relaxation and fighting stress.

    Roman chamomile can be used for a variety of emotional imbalances such as nervousness, anxiety, impulsiveness, recklessness, and anger.


    Lavender has a sweet, flowery aroma. Lavender essential oil can help improve mood, relieve anxiety and depression. It has long been used to help battle depression.

    In a study that was conducted in 2012, researchers found that the daily use of lavender oil can help women overcome postpartum depression. After a 4-week treatment plan of lavender aromatherapy, patients showed a significant reduction postnatal depression and reduced anxiety disorder.


    Bergamot helps relieve stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression. This sweet and citrusy oil also helps disperse stagnant life force energy and release pent up feelings. Use bergamot oil when you’re feeling sad or overwhelmed and you need to find balance.

  • Tips for Caring for Your Crystal Singing Bowl

    tips-for-caring-for-your-crystal-singing-bowlSinging bowls, which are often referred to as Himalayan bowls, create a range of sounds that invoke a state of deep relaxation. For centuries, these bowls have been used in religious ceremonies, holistic healing, music therapy and meditation. They produce completely different sounds, depending on the playing technique or the mallet being used.

    Singing bowls are beautiful, yet fragile instruments. It is important that take good care of them and handle them with extreme care in order to preserve its beauty and sound-emitting properties. Treated with a bit of respect, these bowls can accompany you for a lifetime.

    Here’s what you need to do to keep your crystal singing bowl in good condition for the years to come.


    Washing and gentle cleaning will help remove dirt, grim and stain that may have stuck to the surface of the bowl. Plus, clean, well-maintained bowls play better and help keep them in the condition they were in when you obtained them.

    Fill up the bowl with warm water and soap and leave it over night.  Do this once a week so that dirt will not stick on the surface. Use a soft cloth to wipe off the surface of the bowl after you have cleaned it. Dry the bowl completely and then expose it to direct sunlight after cleansing.


    Make sure that the bowl has its own space. Ideally, it should be stored somewhere that is beyond the reach of children or pets. You can have them displayed on an open shelf, so visitors can take a look at it and for easy access well. After all, bowls that are accessible are more likely to be played. Some owners choose to keep their bowls safely tucked away out of sight until required.

    Although it is a great idea to have the bowls displayed in an open shelf, avoid putting it in a place where it is at risk of falling. Even if these bowls are made of metal, they are quite fragile. In fact, a strong collision is enough to crack it.


    When transporting these bows, make sure you handle them with extreme care. You do not want the bowls to rub against each other during transport. Always place the bowls in a carrying case during transport so as to avoid damage.

  • The Healing Power of Clear Quartz

    the-healing-power-of-clear-quartzClear quartz is highly prized, not only for its beauty, but for its many uses as well. During the ancient times, people believed this lovely crystal to be an eternal ice sent by the heveanly gods, and therefore, is often used in healing rooms by alchemical healing practitioners.

    Quartz overview

    The name quartz was rooted from “Krystallos”, which means ice, due to its transparent and glassy appearance.

    The quartz family grows in a staggering amount of ways – from small points to tumbled rocks to impressive big clusters. They also come in virtually every color conceivable.

    Quartz healing properties

    In spite of being one of the most abundant types of crystal on the planet, these crystals have very high vibrations.  There is no denying that this mystical crystal packs quite a lot of power.

    Clear quartz is also referred to as the “master healer.” It has also been called the “universal stone” because of its many uses. In fact, it has been shown to strengthen and enhance the aura. It is also help in activating and opening the higher chakras. It is also ideal for emotional clearing, amplifying any energy or intention and for protection against any negativity. There is hardly anything you cannot do with quartz crystals.

    Since the natural vibrations of quartz crystal are similar to that of humans, it is extremely beneficial for healing. Many vibrational energy practitioners and holistic healers use this crystal to heal any condition or imbalance. Clear quartz is thought to stimulate the circulatory and the immune system. It helps energize, balance and harmonize the energies of the body; thus, resulting in a greater state of health.

    Healers that specialize in crystal healing use clear quartz for healing kidney disease, haemorrhages, radiation exposure, dizziness, convulsions, diarrhea and pain.

    Quartz crystal also encourages peace and calm, enlightenment, spiritual insights, purity of the heart and emotional clarity. It is also very good for meditation and guidance.

  • Protect Yourself from A Control Drama

    energy-theftWhat is a Control Drama?

    A control drama, as coined by James Redfield in his book, "The Celestine Prophecy," is played by anyone who is feeling low on power or energy, to manipulate and steal the energy of another. Control dramas are unconscious strategies all people use to gain power or energy from another person and to essentially, "get their way with others." We get our way with others by making them pay attention to us and then elicit a certain reaction from them to make ourselves feel fulfilled. The positive feelings we gain are won at the expense of the other person and this often causes imbalance and drama in our interpersonal relationships.

    Most of us have a dominant control drama in which we engage in automatically, without even realizing what we are doing and to what extent and expense. Your need to defend and engage in defensive responses with someone means you are caught in a control drama and you will thus, "react." When you start to become aware of your dominant control drama and can recognize it in action, you can start to hone it and make better choices in your responses to others. Likewise, once you understand how others use control dramas to make you react, you can refrain from engaging in them and move on to more healthy resolution "responses."

    As you learn more about control dramas, you will realize you are already quite familiar with them and this is because you have been exposed to a variety of people throughout your life and have had to test each of them to successfully navigate intense interactions. Most people will resort to the same control drama when feeling tested and are completely unaware of it and how others experience them during these episodes. And with awareness, comes change. Awareness and recognition of a control drama allows you to break the cycle and choose to disconnect from it altogether. When a control drama isn't controlling an interaction, you can "respond" more effectively and authentically to others. You will learn about four common control dramas people use to attract and defeat others. You will also discover there are many effective ways to approach others during difficult interactions. Knowing you have choices during difficult interactions with others, allows you to live a drama free life and helps you find your "conversation peace."

    The Language within a Control Drama Lacks Accountability

    When defensiveness is present in a conversation, it is likely your control drama will start to emerge. People feel the most defensive when messages of evaluation, control, hidden agendas, superiority, guilt, certainty and lack of emotion are present. In other words, these messages cause us to feel anxious or threatened; we don't trust the people around us; we receive messages that we are being evaluated; we receive hints to change your behavior; the messages we receive tend to have a hidden agenda, which is often coupled with guilt; the person/people we interact with act superior; there is a feeling of receiving messages of "certainty" when the speaker is delivering his/her ideas or opinions.

    If you listen carefully to a conversation in the midst of defensiveness, where control dramas have surfaced, you will notice you can often hear and feel excuses being made. Excuses are often disguised and will, more than likely, come in the form of detailed explanations, emotions, denials, accusations, example giving and defensive nonverbal behavior [eye rolling, dramatic sighing]. Of course we all find ourselves engaged in this kind of communication during delicate moments and it is quite normal to choose to respond this way when we are feeling defensive. However, these forms of "excuse making," keep the issue/problem unresolved, active and "on the table." In other words, an Excuse = Blaming. When you don't take ownership for an issue, whether you are right or wrong, then the issue and the control drama remain active.

    Communicating with Accountability Stops an Active Control Drama

    Assertive communication contains a tone of accountability and puts the issue/problem in the "past." In other words Accountability = Ownership. Ownership stops the blame game and stifles control dramas. It is noteworthy to mention here that control dramas are also present in mindless gossip about others. When we talk about other people, even when they are not present, we tend to allow defensiveness back into the conversation. If you pay close attention to gossip, you will hear messages that contain opinions, emotions, judgments and blame moving to the forefront of the conversation and this allows conflict to stay active or even worse, it adds fuel to the drama.

    How to Communicate with an Accountable and Drama Free Message

    Below are the components needed when constructing an accountable and drama free message. If these components are present in your message to another during a difficult conversation, the conversation will be more balanced and thus more effective. You will then be able to, more readily, put the issue in the "past."

    P - Be sure to include a Polite and Professional introduction and maintain this tone throughout the interaction. "I hope this email finds you well. I have been thinking about you since our last interaction." A - Be willing to Apologize for anything in which you are responsible, verbally Agree with one or more of their talking points, and find a quality or behavior of theirs you can Appreciate and Admire it aloud. "I have come to realize it was wrong of me to talk poorly about our work processes to anyone other than our team and I apologize for doing so. Please know I realize how much time you put into these projects and appreciate your hard work." S - Tell them how you intend to/plan to Solve the issue at hand or ask them directly what can be done to resolve it. "Next time I will..." "How would you like me to handle discrepancies with our work orders as we move forward?" T - Thank them for the opportunity to meet/communicate and Target a positive interpersonal message. "Thank you for hearing me out; I am glad we discussed this issue because I enjoy working with you and want us to be on the same page."

    Common Feelings and Needs

    Most people have the same basic desire to get along with others and live a drama free life. Knowing this we can choose to communicate with others on a basic human level pertaining to our needs. One's personal truth can be most easily recognized as a feeling. Your feelings can directly help you define and understand your needs. When you choose to interact with others from an authentic place, you choose to openly express your feelings and your needs with them. In other words, you choose to be accountable and responsible for your intentions, requests, actions and words.

    You can choose to use a feeling/need sequence when resistance presents itself in a conversation. Most people are inspired to find resolution when mutual understanding is present. Mutual understanding is created when open expression, where each person shares his/her true feelings and needs [intentions], is included. People feel the most supported and non-defensive when messages are solution oriented and spontaneous, rather than premeditated. In other words, supportive messages cause us to feel equal, respected, understood, and accepted for who we are and how we experience the world around us.

    How to Directly Apply a Feeling/Need Sequence

    Learn to Say No with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    Acknowledge the other's Feelings, "I can see you are excited about your new job selling insurance and that it is going well for you..." State Your Position, "I am happy with my current insurance provider and am not interested in changing providers at this time." Say No, "So thank you so much for thinking of me and no, I am not interested in purchasing insurance from you right now."

    Manage Disruptive Behavior with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "I am feeling overwhelmed because everyone seems to be talking at once and I need you to hear what I am saying so we all understand the task before us."

    Respond to Emotions with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "So you are feeling anxious about the move and need to know more about how it will be conducted?"

    Offer Praise with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    Tell the person what they did specifically, how it made you feel and what need it met for you: "I noticed you traded toys with your sister and it made me feel very proud of you because we value sharing in this family."

    Solve a Problem with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "Can we back up for a minute? I feel confused about what we are doing and need to understand it from a big picture point of view first."

    Respond to another's Anger with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "I can see you are feeling deceived and need to know what was specifically said in your absence."

    Compromise with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "I am feeling stuck on this issue and need to know you are committed to attending these meetings. Can you agree to email me when you know you are going to be absent?"

    Ask for What You Want with a Feeling/Need Sequence

    "I feel confident about my decision to change jobs and need to know what you need to make this work for our family."

    Exercise: They Say Hindsight is 20/20

    Create a list containing the names of your closest family members and friends. After each name, write the first few words [adjectives or action verbs] that come to mind when you think of this person. Next, describe how you feel around them during tense interactions. Do you have a name you call him/her behind his/her back, such as "drama lama" or "drill sergeant?" This could be a good indicator of how you experience them in general. Note who you feel the most comfortable and uncomfortable around, when having to visit for longer periods of time. Hindsight may be 20/20!

    written by: Dr. Jody Janati. Jody currently teaches in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. She has an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership and her primary interest area pertains to interpersonal conflict resolution strategies.

  • Music Makes Meditation Sessions More Effective

    musicSometimes, you need a little time for yourself and take a break from all the stresses that life throws at you. In these busy times, however, a lot of people find it difficult to take time off from work and create a sense of balance in their lives.

    If you find yourself stressed and on the brink of burnout, consider doing meditation. Regular meditation sessions can greatly reduce feelings of stress by surrounding you with an atmosphere of serenity. For best results, make it a part of your daily life.

    Meditation is very easy to practice. You just need to set aside a few minutes a day and find a quiet spot to meditate in.

    There are a lot of things you can do to enhance your meditation experience. Listening to music is one of them. Some people find it peaceful and calming to listen to music. A lot of people, however, believe that it’s not possible to meditate while listening to music. This is one of the most common misconceptions about meditation. In fact, listening to music, on its own, can be seen as a form of meditation.

    Studies have shown positive benefits when listening to relaxing music while meditating. It helps quiet the mind and put you in a peaceful mood. It creates a calmer environment that makes meditation practice more effective. When the mind and body are relaxed, meditating becomes a more enjoyable and more fulfilling experience.

    Music is a personal choice. Stay open to the possibility that you can achieve deeper states by listening to whatever kind of music you choose. You will only be able to achieve mindfulness when you enjoy the music you’re listening to.

    If you haven’t tried this yet, then you’re missing out on the magical combination of music and meditation. Try to put on some relaxing new age, meditation music, binaural beats or any type of music you want, and see how it affects your meditative state. If you enjoy a certain type of music, then by all means, practice with it.

  • The Legend of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy

    kuan_yinKuan Yin, commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy, embodies the flame of mercy and compassion. In Eastern mythology, her name means “regarder of sounds”, indicating her ability to listen to the prayers and the cries of the people. Her heart is full of deep compassion and unconditional love.

    Kuan Yin is depicted in many forms, but she is often represented as a beautiful woman in white silk robe with a water jar and a willow branch in her hands. She is a well-known deity, not only in China, but also in countries with numerous Buddhism followers like Malaysia, Japan and Korea. She is one of the most universally beloved and one of the most popular deities of Buddhism.

    Kuan Yin’s role as Buddhist Madonna has been compared to that of Mother Mary. In addition, her names are as numerous as those with Mother Mary. To the people of China, her name is Guanyin. In Korea, she is known as Kannon. Some Taoist scriptures give her the title of Guan Yin Da Shi. Some of you have probably heard of her as Miao Shan, the Chinese princess known for her great compassion. As expected, there are also a myriad of varying stories to tell about Kuan Yin.

    One of the several stories surrounding Kuan Yin is that she chose to remain on Earth to relieve the sufferings of humanity. She was destined to become a Buddha, and has earned the right to leave the world of suffering. But out of compassion for the suffering of others, she turned back when she heard the anguished cries rising from the world. She chose to forego the final state of Buddhahood to help others attain enlightenment.

    Sometimes, Kuan Yin is depicted with a thousand arms and 11 heads. According to the legend, Kuan Yin vowed never to rest until she has freed all sentient beings from sufferings. Realizing how difficult it would be for her to fulfil this goal, Amitabha Buddha gave her 11 heads so it would be easier for her to hear the people’s pleas for help. She was also given a thousand arms to allow here to reach out to all those who needed aid.

  • Prayer Works!

    silhouette-of-woman-with-raised-hands_1150-354Prayer works! Miracles happen every day!  Following is a prayer

    that I say for our country and for every person who lives here!

    Also, I pray for divine guidance and divine assistance for every

    elected and appointed leader in our country and peace for 

    all of us!

    (If you ever feel you need positive affirmative prayer, please

    call For Heaven's Sake Bookstore and ask for an appointment

    with Melodie.  I would enjoy saying a prayer for you to ask

    for divine assistance to manifest whatever it is that you desire.

    In addition, I offer relaxing and balancing energy work which

    some clients have reported offers them more peace.) 

    My Prayer for My Country

    Believing in the Divine destiny of the United States of America and in the preservation of liberty, security, and self-expression for all, I offer this, my prayer for my country:

    I know that Divine Intelligence governs the destiny of the United States of America, directing the thought and the activity of all who guide its affairs.

    I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are the gifts of freedom and are the Divine heritage of everyone in this country.

    I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are now operating in the affairs of every individual in this country.

    I know that Divine guidance enlightens the collective mind of the people of this country, causing it to know that economic security may come to all without the loss of either personal freedom or individual self-expression.

    I know that no one can believe or be led to believe that freedom must be surrendered in order to insure economic security for all.

    The All-Knowing Mind contains the answer to every problem which confronts this country. I know that every leader in this country is now directed by this All- Knowing Mind and has the knowledge of a complete solution to every problem. Each is compelled to act upon this knowledge to the end that abundance, security, and peace shall come to all.

    And I know that this spiritual democracy shall endure, guaranteeing to everyone in this country personal liberty, happiness, and self-expression.

    -  written by Ernest Holmes

        From The Science of Mind Archives

  • Crystal Allies That Will Give You a More Restful Sleep

    crystal-alliesAre you having trouble sleeping at night? Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night that you go to work with barely any sleep? You’re not alone. In fact, studies show that roughly 60 million Americans suffer from sleeping problems.

    Poor sleep can make life a misery. It can blight lives and ruin health. The good news is that, you don’t have to resort to taking sleeping aids to get a good night’s sleep. Crystals can help you do that.

    Use these crystals for a more restful sleep.


    This crystal has long been used to cure sleeplessness. Place a moonstone under your pillow if your insomnia is due to emotional stress. Moonstone has a calming effect and will help ease the emotional distress that is keeping you awake.

    Clear quartz

    Quartz crystal is excellent for an unsettled mind. It provides a calming influence on an otherwise chaotic mind. It also helps get rid of negative energy so you’ll have pleasant dreams while you sleep. It can also amplify the vividity of your dreams and memory recall upon waking up.


    Amethyst is often used to relieve stress and tension, which are the most common causes of insomnia. This lovely stone soothes the conscious mind and provide a sense of calm for the body, making it possible to enjoy a restful sleep.


    Hematite is a great crystal for people who struggle to sleep or stay asleep at night. It calms both the mind and the body. If you can’t sleep because the pain in your leg is bothering you, just place this crystal near your body or under your pillow and it will help ease the pain. Hematite also transmutes negative energy into positive energy, making it easier for you to sleep even if something is bothering you.

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