The Blog for Crystal Healing and Subtle Energy Work

If I hear “meditate!” one more time….

How to begin healthy self-inquiry and personal healing Two interesting messages came through over the past week. The first was a criticism that in recent posts, I have been too critical of the metaphysical community without providing much in the way of alternative options. I used to detest criticism. I was once a perfectionist who […]

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Being empathic is not a gift or a handicap – unless you need it to be

edited 6/18/17 – Before you read on…. Just today I was finally listening to a podcast from NPR’s Invisibilia, that had been sitting in my queue for a few weeks: And before reading on, I strongly encourage you to listen to it. It has everything to do with what I write below. It has everything […]

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Working with Cathedral Quartz

Cathedral Quartz in subtle energy healing Cathedral Quartz Information Quartz are given unique names to help distinguish between different growth processes, environments, and appearances. Both the mineralogical community and the metaphysical community give names to different formations, for different reasons. Sometimes the names match, sometimes they don’t. And yes, that can be confusing. To make […]

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When Spiritual-but-not-Religious is a load of crap

or, “How I found myself back in that damn box after clawing my way out” It’s ironic. Years ago an article came out decrying the “spiritual but not religious” seeker. I can’t remember who wrote it and it doesn’t really matter, but for a while it drew people into a debate about how SBNR folks […]

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Joy and Grace in Nondualistic Healing

Joy and grace can be present in difficult experiences – healing from a non-dualistic perspective. I was listening to On Being’s podcast the other day, excited because Krista Tippett interviewed Richard Rohr. His newest book, Divine Dance, was recently released and Ms. Tippett asked him all manner of important questions and referenced his earlier works as well. […]

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Depression and other uncomfortable experiences

As we await the end of this long winter, as we learn to maintain presence in a world that appears to be going mad, and as we deal with our own private lives and the issues we personally face, we might be experiencing spiritual, emotional, and mental discomfort more acutely. I have chatted with a few […]

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Burning Man – on being a healer and our responsibility to Self

One of the Practicum Assignments I ask practitioner candidates to complete is an essay that poses the following questions: “What does it mean to you to be a healer? How has your understanding of this role changed throughout the course? What responsibilities do you believe you have to yourself and to each of your clients as […]

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Crystal Spotlight: Crystal Healing with Sugilite

Crystal Healing with Sugilite Discovery  Sugilite (less frequently known by the trade names lavulite or royal azel) is an increasingly rare mineral. It has been found in various places including Canada, India, Italy, and Australia; however the deposit in South Africa has yielded some of the most popular and sought-after material. Its gorgeous purple hues – […]

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Alchemy and Crystal Healing: the story of the Cinnabar Skull

Alchemy and Crystal Healing I woke up one morning this past December, and in my mind’s eye I saw a crystal skull of Cinnabar in Dolomite staring at me. It was the first image I saw, it was the first thought I had that day. This is strange for 3 reasons: One: My first thought […]

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Mercury Retrograde, Crystals, and Community

Yesterday Mercury went retrograde (12/19 – 1/8) and the memes started popping up on social media warning people off from making huge decisions, expecting their tech to work, or anything to go right. Nope. No. Just…..no. Look, I’m not an astrologer. I’m not an astrologer in the same way I’m not a tarot card reader. […]

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