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Chakra Workshop

THE CHAKRAS

The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. If we were able to see chakras (as many seers and psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating.

And each chakra rotates at a different speed.

One of the reasons that many people fall ill is because their chakras become out of alignment, they are ‘imbalanced’ or there are blockages, which restrict the free, flow of the body’s energy.

There are seven major chakras (and dozens of minor ones). For simplicity I intend to concentrate upon these seven chakras. They are as follows: –

  • First Chakra                 – base of the spine
  • Second Chakra             – sacral
  • Third Chakra                – solar plexus
  • Fourth Chakra             – heart
  • Fifth Chakra                 – throat
  • Sixth Chakra                – third eye (brow)
  • Seventh Chakra           – crown

These chakras all play an extremely active role in all our crystal healing treatments.

As already mentioned any ‘imbalances’ that exist within any chakra may have profound effects upon either our physical or physiological bodies. We are able to use our quartz crystals to re-balance all our chakric centres and once the chakra has been properly balanced then our body will gradually return to normality.

First Chakra – The first chakra is located at the bottom of the spine. This is where the kundalini is situated. This chakra is associated with the Colour red. It is a very important centre as it has so much effect upon the rest of the body. I find personally that I am able to release a great deal of the physical stress and tension of the nervous system by working on the base chakra with my quartz crystals.

Second Chakra – The second chakra is located within an area bounded by the spleen and sexual centre. This chakra is associated with the Colour orange. Usually people suffering   from sexual blockages need healing here.

Third Chakra – The third chakra is the solar plexus and is located just below the navel. This chakra is associated with the Colour yellow. There is often a great amount of physical energy and power within this chakra or emanating from it. This chakra is also the psychic store – house of mystical energy and is the energy centre used by materialisation mediums for producing ectoplasm and other psychic manifestations.

Fourth Chakra – The fourth chakra is the heart centre. It is located in an area in the centre of the chest, between the two nipples. The colours associated with this chakra are green and pink. I use the heart chakra to help people suffering from emotional traumas and problems in their relationships. I find that by using a piece of rose quartz I am able to help release their inner emotional tension and trauma.

Fifth Chakra – The fifth chakra is the throat centre. It is located in an area, which corresponds to the centre of the throat. The colours associated with this chakra are either blue or turquoise when people suffer from headaches (perhaps migraine) and tension within the neck and shoulder muscles I find that often the basic cause is that the throat chakra has become blocked.

Sixth Chakra – The sixth chakra is the third eye. This chakra is located between the two brows on the forehead. The Colour most associated with this chakra is purple. When helping people to develop their own spiritual intuition I find that amethyst, sodalite, lapis lazuli or Sugilite are ideal stones with which to work.

Seventh Chakra – The seventh chakra is the crown centre. This chakra is located on the top of the head. The Colour associated with this chakra is white. During any crystal healing session this chakra needs to be open. It is the chakra through which you obtain the highest understanding and the highest knowledge.

To balance the chakras I use the following technique. First I have my patient lying down on their back. I then place two quartz crystals on the third eye chakra, points facing downwards. Two quartz crystals I put on the palm, points upwards; two quartz crystals on the breast area, points upwards; and two quartz crystals placed on the top of the thighs, point upwards. If the patient lies quietly on his or her back for about 15 minutes, the chakras will quickly re-align themselves without much channelling needing to be done.

There are various layouts that can be used for each chakra also, when using crystals as a method of healing. I have outlined these below and the way in which each crystal should be pointing. If your patient needs healing in any of the chakras, these layouts are suggested.

Base Chakra

Place four clear quartz crystals in alignment so that they form an outline of a square. Each crystal should be placed pointing outwardly from each corner. Then place four dark tourmaline crystals in between each of the quartz crystals so that they are pointing outward and are shown as North, South, and East & West. In the middle, place a red stone. This layout can be used both on and off the body. It can be placed to cover the whole area of the hips and base of spine. Or they can be place in between the legs close to the base of the spine. This layout is designed to help release the stress and encourage healing. It can support and enhance the natural functioning of this centre.

Sacral Charka

Here are two layouts which can be used with each other to release stress, blocks and trauma as well as detoxify the whole system. This layout will stimulate this chakra and can be placed on the lower abdomen area. The first is a downward pointing triangle made up of three clear stones such as quartz, or rutilated quartz. Below this triangle are another three stones which form a downward pointing arc, slightly wider than the triangle. In this one, you may choose three stones of moonstone, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, aquamarine or amethyst. 

Solar Plexus

This one will enhance energy flow throughout your body to enable your other chakras to be free-flowing. You may arrange the following stones on the upper abdomen between the lower edge of the ribcage near the diaphragm and the navel. Make an upward-pointing triangle of three citrine crystals (or gems) with points facing outward. In the centre of this triangle place one of the following: Tiger Eye; Ruby; Garnet; Jasper or Iron Pyrite. The stone you place here will determine the quality of energy being balanced. For instance, Garnet and Ruby will energise while Jasper and Pyrite will ground and aid the digestion. Tiger Eye will ground and encourage practical social skills. Surrounding these four stones, make another triangle, with three garnets pointing downwards.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is connected to the mind therefore it is important in all aspects of education, learning, understanding and knowledge. This one is to rebalance the throat chakra near the sternum. Close beneath this near the thymus gland, put a turquoise gem. Below this, on the breastbone, set a downward pointing clear quartz crystal. Finally on each side of the uppermost blue stone, place a crystal with double terminations of points at each end. (These can be any sort of stone as long as they are both the same type of stone)

Brow Chakra

This chakra is very sensitive and you must place stones with caution so as not to block the Third Eye. Place your layout for the Brow Chakra accordingly. In the centre of the forehead, place either a Herkimer Diamond or a Lapis Lazuli. On each side of it, set a small fluorite crystal of any colour. These should be positioned approximately at the centre of the eyebrows. Another fluorite goes right above the first central stone. An optional blue or violet fluorite can be added near the top of the head by the crown.

The Crown Chakra

For this chakra, I like to use quartz crystals myself. I use one centrally at the top of the crown, then one on each side of this one, all pointing upward and outward away from the crown. This directs the excess energy away from the crown, and thus away from the person. It is ideal to rid oneself of extra – static electricity as the clear quartz will neutralize and thus balance the crown chakra.

After you have completed each of these steps in clearing the chakras and find that your patient has well balance chakras, you may wish to further enhance the session by first using a quartz wand side on so as to “pick up” any excess energy – good, bad or indifferent that is unbalanced. A quick “wipe-over” with a rose quartz or aventurine wand will also give the finishing touches whilst clearing the person’s aura also.

For those of you are attuned to Reiki/Seichim energies you can now use your special healing powers to further the healing experience.

Good luck and Bright Blessings

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House Cleansing – how important is it really?

Today I travelled to a client’s home to do some house cleansing. I realised on the way that few people understand the importance of this task. Just as a house can become dusty from wind blowing into the house through open windows, vents etc…so it can be dusty from spirits or entities floating in from the outside through a window, or vent, or even through the front door. While most spiritual visits can be quite calm, and uneventful, some, as in this client’s spiritual visit, can be quite upsetting as well as disrupting to the entire family unit, including pets.

The usual method is to use White Sage as a smudge to cleanse the entire house from top to bottom.

How to cleanse any home or workspace removing negative entities and energies

Regarding the smudge ceremony, remember that no matter the details of your actions, God knows what you are trying to do, and in the end you can’t do it wrong, there is no wrong, God and the Master Spirit guides in the world unseen, will understand your actions and bless your efforts.

Well first of all, I use sage or sage with sweet grass. I pick a time when I’m not likely to be interrupted, and also pick some appropriate music to play. Not important if it’s not possible.
Then I say a prayer asking God and my spirit guides to be with me and guide my actions. Personally I use the “Light Invocation” by Dael Walker and repeat it three times as he suggested.

“I invoke the light of the God within I am a clear and perfect channel Light is my guide”

The smudge stick is sometimes hard to keep smouldering so when you first light it, blow out the flame after it gets going and then blow into the smouldering embers to really let it take hold or else it might burn out. If it does burn out, just re-light it again and keep going.

After I get the stick smouldering, I ask the smoke be blessed and that it will trap any and all negative entities and energies. The first thing I smudge is myself starting with the bottoms of my feet and then working the smoke up around my body and around my head and crown chakra.

After that is done I start at a doorway and direct the smoke completely around the doorframe, you will repeat this in every room starting at the entry doorway to each room and the front and back or side doors to the apartment or house.

After the doorways just go around the room to the four corners and then down the middle with a circular motion.

Don’t forget to open closet doors and drawers to chests and cabinets also before you begin. The mental image is as if you were about to fumigate the property for bugs, the idea is to let the smudge smoke get into and around everything within the home or office. Instead of getting rid of bugs, you are getting rid of negative entities and energies.

When you have completed every room, and then say another prayer, thanking God and your spirit guides for help and blessings asking that all the smoke carry away all negative entities and energies out away from your home or office.

Open as many windows and doors as is practical to allow the smoke to be purged from the interior and fresh air and chi to flow back into your living or work space. The idea is the smoke traps the unwanted stuff and then you let it out through the windows and open doors.

I always burn some good smelling incense at the beginning of the ceremony to help cover the pot-like smelling sage.

If possible I also light a few candles and create a makeshift alter with the candles and a few crystals of what ever you might have before I begin, to help act as centre place for my prayers and smudge lighting.

To help direct the smoke into drawers and closets, you can either use a feather if you have one or just use your hand in a fanning motion.

One other practical matter, sometimes smouldering pieces of ash from the sage or string the binds the sage will tend to drop to the floor so to prevent burn spots on your floor, it might be best to try and use a paper plate or something to catch the ash during the smudging.

Another alternative to a smudge “stick” bundle would be to burn loose sage in a dish or bowl, (try a metal or shell bowl / dish, which would prevent the smouldering ash problem.

This ceremony does tend to drain the person doing it, so allow so rest time for afterward. You may notice the difference of energy right away or especially the next day, as will visitors to your home or work space.

One last item, should you have any crystals or rocks in your space, you may want to raise their vibration after the smudging by ringing a bell, or ringing a brass bowl near where they sit. Finally put out the smudge and after closing the windows and doors sit down and relax for a while and begin to enjoy your cleansed environment.

You might want to redo the smudge ceremony at least every 6 months, or more often, if you feel the need. You might want to try and time the smudging to a “new moon” or at the change of seasons.

Remember God and your spirit guides understand what you are trying to do, so THERE IS NO WRONG WAY to do it. You may want to include some of your favourite readings, or do this with a loved one. Basically that’s it, good luck and be well.

Good luck and Bright Blessings

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Host a Tarot Reading Party

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If you live within an hour’s drive of Liverpool, Sydney NSW and have a small group of your friends who would like to have a Tarot Reading, then please contact us for more details. (Alternatively you may be an hour’s drive from Ettalong Beach on weekends only)

I will come to your place and set my table/chairs up to give my readings to you and your friends. Hosting a Tarot Reading Party is a lot of fun, whether you have had a reading before or not.

These parties are great for a

  • Family/friend get together
  • Hen’s night
  • Girl’s day in
  • Birthday/special occasion
  • Mystic Day/Night

All I need is a room for privacy and enough room to set my table/chairs up.

Each person may choose the type of reading he/she would like to have.

  • Tarot
  • Psychic/Palm
  • Angel
  • Iching
  • Rune

Requirements & Pricing:

  • 6 – 10 people
  • $25 per person

Just contact us at Spirit Connections on the enclosed form

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Give a Valentine’s Day Synastry Astrological Chart to your Loved one.

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Synastry Between Two People (Love)
Welcome to the partner comparison. This makes it possible to see the energies which have influence on your relationship more closely and to find out if you have common goals, interests and temperaments.
What is synastry?
In the form of partner comparison presented here, the so-called synastry, two charts will be compared with each other by looking at which aspects the planets of the two partners form, such as his Moon and her Sun.
A short interpretation for each of these aspects will be included, whereby it will be your task to bring them to a comprehensible unit, which won’t be easy. But you probably know how difficult and contradictory the patterns of behavior in a relationship can be.
To summarize it should be said here that the synastry can sometimes be useful, but decisions about whether to initiate or end a relationship shouldn’t be based on the comparison of horoscopes. A relationship with problems doesn’t necessarily have to be “bad”, just as a relationship without problems isn’t necessarily “good”. This is why this interpretation can help to recognize latent potential as well as possible hindrances.
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Runes 15th January 2013

The Runes have always mystified me. I have owned a few sets of runes in my life-time, though never really actually sat down to familiarise myself with them properly. They are filled with grounding mysticism and so I thought it would be a great way to introduce myself with them here. I invite you on this journey as we delve and interpret these ancient of all stones.

For today’s reading, I chose to cast out three stones. This is usually for the past, present and future. However today, our enquiry is slightly different. As I unearth the interpretation of each of the cast out runes, you will come to understand my gist.

The Warrior God
The Warrior God

This rune symbolises new challenges and initiations into new understandings. Fearlessness is called for here as victory is assured. Not of a fight, rather from a challenge that has recently come to you. It is a time to stop studying and bring your expertise to the fore. Put your experiences and intuition to the front of your soul and put into practice what you know to do. The Warrior must learn many skills including patience, keenness of sense, speed and agility. He must be of a good and strong heart, with a firm belief in the sacredness of that which he protects.

A Gift
A Gift     

A Gift is coming to you which presents you with a choice. To either accept it or reject it. To accept it is to accept a give and take – a yin/yang of The Universe. Spiritually it is always worth entering this “transaction” and taking on the gift, for the journey is new and one to be experienced. You must be willing to give in return for the gift that has been received. It does not mean necessarily to return one to the gift giver, yet to give to another in kind is required. To receive a gift spiritually, it must be done with total humility, knowing that to abuse it is to lose it. Compassion is a sharing of the gift of understanding.

A Torch
A Torch

You are now entering a new understanding of life and its meaning. New insights await you, yet this is not a time for complacency. Use this new understanding or it will be worthless to you. Illumination allows one to see in the dark. Enlightenment is a spiritual illumination. It is coming to a new understanding, like opening your eyes for the first time and truly seeing what is really there. As though you are seeing it for the first time. Enlightenment needs to be tempered with wisdom before its true worth and power can be known.

So, for this day, make the most of the new journey. You are experiencing it all for the first time. As though this is a new day of the rest of your life. Accept all the knowledge, the wisdom and understandings that will come your way and lead you to the path of enlightenment.

Namaste

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Zen Cards 14th January Reading

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Today I have chosen a three card reading. Something that has happened recently is that after the shift from the 20/12/12, it appears that there is indeed a feeling of “out with the olde and in with the newe”. So today I have chosen this deck for that reason.
As I was shuffling the cards, each of these three cards jumped out as though telling me I needed three cards instead of just one.

The first card that jumped out was the II – Inner Voice.
It speaks not  in words, yet in the wordless language of The Heart. It is like an Oracle who only speaks The Truth.

To find your own Truth – that truth that resonates to You and You alone, there is nothing more in the whole existence to find. Truth is functioning through you. When you open your eyes, it is Truth opening it’s eyes. When you close your eyes, it is Truth closing it’s eyes. If it had a face, it would be like the face in the centre of this card – alert, watchful, and able to accept both the dark and the light, symbolised by the two hands holding the crystal.
Meditate on this card and come to know Your own Truth, that which you hear in your soul. That which is to be found at the very depths of who you Truly are.

The next card that jumped out is Slowing Down – Knight of Rainbows.
This card is a reminder that, just like this tortoise, we carry our home with us where ever we go. There is no need to hurry, no need to seek shelter elsewhere. Even as we move into the depths of the emotional waters, we can remain self-contained and free from attachments. When you slow down, you are at ease with yourself. You have time to be mindful and live in the here and now. Walking is Zen. Sitting is Zen. Talking or silent, moving or unmoving, the essence is at ease. While slowing down, you are able to watch and observe, relax, and know inner peace.

The last card that jumped out is XiV-Integration
The image of this card is the fusion of opposites. This is a commuication between the previously experienced dualities of life. They work together to create a unified whole turning endlessly one into the other. Continuing from the very heart and soul within you to unify that gap that needs to be healed. It is about coming together – both sides of the coin, not necessarily opposites, yet yin and yang to eventually co-exist in the here and now. There is a time during the day, right before night fall that is the unified time to bring both day and night together. It is called dusk. Similarly there is a time right before the sunrise in the morning that unifies night and day. At each of these times, there is no night, no day, yet both – co-existing in the one environment.

Allow yourself to co-exist in this world to bring that inner peace, and therefore that inner voice of intuition to your soul.
Namaste

 

 

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Saturday 5th January

Deck Chosen: Osho Zen
Card Chosen: 5 – The Outsider – Rainbows: The Physical

Traditional Meaning: The small child in this card is standing on one side of a gate looking through it. He is so small, and so convinced that he cannot get through, he cannot see that the chain holding the gate is not locked; all he has to do is open it.
If you are feeling like an outsider – it is not bad, yet good. It is the transitory period. Now you have to be alert not to fill yourself with pain and misery. Be strong and stand on your feet. The only way to be connected with existence is to go inwards, because there at the centre you are still connected.

Intuitive Meaning: As we stand on one side of the gate to the world – whether it be on the inside, or the outside, we still are looking toward something that seems beyond our reach. We perceive the obstacles that are not necessarily there, even though they may appear that way. So we stay, instead of taking the opportunity to simply open the unlocked gate, enter into the unknown and explore further. Today is the time to open that gate, and walk through. Be happy and feel the freedom of exploring another side to your world that you perceived to be blocked from you.

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Interview with Candy O’Donnell

This is an interview I did with Candy O’Donnell – a very Spiritual Writer. I hope you listen to this and enjoy.
Candy O’Donnell Candy O’Donnell lives in California with her best friend and husband, Jim, and their two enthused teenagers. This family also includes two happy dogs, a languid cat and an energetic cockatiel. At the age of twelve, she wrote her first mini book and has not looked back when her first title was published in 2007. Today, Candy writes whatever story crops up in her imagination and lately, she is including friends as cover models for her books. She composes numerous genres as a way of expressing herself fluently. You can find her at her blog. 


Candy O’Donnell Interviews Sandy Cee by sandy-cee

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Come and Hear Them Sing

Crystal singing bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold.

They are available in clear or frosted bowls in a variety of sizes. The bowls emit a powerful and pure resonance. The larger bowls are much more reverberant, with the tone lingering longer, simply because of the size and amount of crystal. The sound emitted from Crystal Singing Bowls is known to have healing effects.

Some crystal singing bowls even harmonize with other bowls, and when played simultaneously, the effect is exquisite and synergistic.

Important

Don’t forget to use the bowl to cleanse your crystals as well (Don’t forget to immerse your crystals in spring or rain water to prevent the vibration of the crystals harming your bowl or the crystals

How they Work?

When you run a wet finger around the rim of a wine glass or goblet, it makes a singing sound, which varies depending on the size and thickness of the glass. The rotating pressure from your finger causes the glass to vibrate, and produce a sound.

Crystal singing bowls also work on the same principle. With the bowls, you use a mallet, (this is a length of hard wood with a neutral rubber cover instead of your finger. You circle this mallet around the outside rim of the bowl, and an enchanting sound is emitted from it. The sound goes on even long after you have stopped circling the bowl.

For sound to be produced, some sort of movement needs to be generated. In a Guitar or a drum you can see the movements. In crystal singing bowls the sides of the bowl actually move when it is being played, and can be felt if we touch them.

For more information on these beautiful Crystal Singing Bowls, please see full article