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Top 10 Ways to Build Relationships with your Crystals

Throughout the internet and the bookstore there are plenty of brilliant and informative resources about crystals.  

 While there are many authoritative voices to be heard, I will suggest to you some practices and perspectives that will lead you into enriching relationships with crystals rather than giving you definitive rules or how-to’s. This is because I believe that if you can embrace the basic nature of the fantastic and very loving kingdom (or queendom, whichever you fancy!) of minerals and crystals you will have your own unique and meaningful experiences that will be perfectly tailored to you and whichever marvelous crystal beings happen upon your path. Enjoy.

1. Acknowledge that they are living beings: Nikola Tesla said, “In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” He was right. Embrace that. Crystals and minerals are a form of life and are conscious living beings. They are not tools to be used, but rather, allies to be partnered with. While the organizational groupings within the mineral kingdom are useful for understanding basic characteristics of crystals types (i.e. rose quartz is for the heart, amethyst is for the third eye), each individual crystal has had its own unique evolutionary process, comes from its own unique location, has a unique vibrational signature, and ultimately has its own autonomous purpose for existing. This is exciting. It means that 100 different quartz crystals, for instance, are 100 totally different potential lessons, types of medicine, etc. Be open to that.

2. Put them in your mouth: Yes, you heard me right. Put them in your mouth. Have you ever been in a crystal shop and seen a table full of bowl upon bowl of glittering brightly colored tumbled stones and crystals? They almost look like fruit or candy. I have had many people tell me they want to put crystals in their mouth. My suggestion is: DO IT! Why? Because your tongue is a highly sensitive organ capable of communication and information transfer (think of eating, speaking, kissing, etc.) Because of this, when you put the stone in your mouth, a natural interaction will occur whereby you can learn a lot about the stone and it can communicate freely to you. Listen. See how it makes you feel, what imagery you may get, if you feel more focused, etc. As an example, when I am performing rituals, doing healing work, or meditating I will often put my tumbled moonstone in my mouth and I find that it heightens my openness and my intuition. The other important reason this works is because the energy of the crystal is absorbed by your saliva, which you then swallow and ingest. I Will explain more about this phenomena in tip number 4. Before you put a stone in your mouth make sure it is physically and spiritually cleansed. You can find any number of ways to cleanse crystals online. (Disclaimer: not all stones are safe to put in your mouth, some stones are water soluble and will break down. If in doubt please check This List First and understand that I am primarily referring to tumbled stones because they have no sharp edges. Please don’t start gnawing on a delicious looking quartz point.)

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The Best ENERGY Drink of Your Life

Article shared with permission from Author Jenna Barrington.

I had the urge to write about this daily habit that takes 10 minutes or less, but can have an incredible influence on you and your family’s health!

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Right now in our world there are a lot of people who would love to feel better about their bodies. Studies show that a good portion of both men and women are unsatisfied with themselves or struggle with self-confidence. This is no secret, and it is apparent that as a society we are searching for better answers than painful dieting and hours in the gym. 

I was first introduced to the idea of green smoothies by Robyn Openshaw when I was a teenager.  I struggled a lot with body image during adolescence, and more than wanting to feel beautiful I also wanted to feel healthy. So I was always looking for the secrets to having a body I felt confident walking around in!

The idea is you find the right blend of fruitsveggies, and greens to throw into a blender that make a delicious smoothie and a powerhouse nutrient-rich boost for your body! The possible and proven benefits to drinking a green drink on a daily basis are awesome!

  • green3Weight loss
  • Mood enhancement
  • Natural detox and cleanse
  • Immune support/boost
  • Huge percentage of daily need for vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • ENERGY increase that lasts
  • Fiber that you don’t get from juice
  • You feel ‘light’ verses ‘heavy’
  • Happy cells!!

Green smoothies are great at anytime during the day, but are particularly excellent for breakfast. Our body goes through natural cycles  throughout a day where it focuses respectively on these three processes: Elimination, Appropriation, and Assimilation. In the morning we are typically in elimination mode and our body is focusing on releasing toxins and cleansing. 

imagesEating a heavy breakfast that is cooked can often be counter-productive to this cycle. Think of how it feels if you’re trying to clean the kitchen and before you’re done someone comes in and starts pulling out  food to make a big meal.  It would definitely slow you down or maybe even stop you from cleaning completely. Our body is the same way.

Our body responds the best to living and easily digestible foods in the morning. Living food means it is raw (uncooked) and is thus still full of enzymes and nutrients that aid digestion and fuel your body.

Convinced to give smoothies a try? Let’s address some common hesitations for those that need a push!

Tastes nasty?

The first time I made a green smoothie it was disgusting. I didn’t blend it well so it was chunky and I was a little too ambitious on the percentage of greens that I added.  In general we are used to overly-sweet food, and starting off your smoothie habit with too many veggies can cause you (and your family victims) to tank before finishing the first glass. Luckily our taste buds adapt over time. Try starting with 20% veggies and 80% fruit. Then slowly change it until you’re eventually drinking 50/50. Baby steps!

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I would recommend getting a good blender.  For example try a Blendtec. They are FANTASTIC. Your smoothies will feel like Jamba Juice.  But let’s be real, a good portion of us don’t have that kind of money to throw around just yet.  But don’t let that stop you from changing you life.  Any blender will do the job. Putting the veggies in and blending them for a bit first can help to get rid of chunks making them easier to drink. 
 
Bored?

Now that I’ve got a spouse to please, I’ve put a lot more energy into VARIETY. Don’t get stuck on one recipe. Try new things! Mix new colors! If you make your family drink something that tastes too weedy one day, make a really delicious one the next day. Find your favorites and have fun getting creative.

SOME OF MY FAVORITE RECIPES:

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  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 whole lemon (just cut end nubs off)
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp of green super-food powder
  • 1 tbsp of organic flax power
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 2 scoops of organic yogurt
  • Coconut milk/Water

#2

  • A few handfuls of spinach and kale
  • 1 Banana
  • 1-2 cups of frozen berries
  • 1 whole lemon (just cut end nubs off)
  • 2 tbsp of organic chia seeds
  • Water

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#3

  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 2 tbsp of organic flax powder
  • 1 tsp of bee pollen
  • 1 whole lemon (just cut end nubs off)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • A few slices of grapefruit or 3 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 2 scoops of organic yogurt
  • Water/Coconut milk

#4

  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
Just not sure it is for you?

Maybe smoothies just aren’t and will never be your thing. That’s fine! As with everything, don’t take my word for it. Give it a good shot. If it is a good thing your body will let you know!

Thank you for reading!

To see some of my references, and for more yummy recipes and information on green smoothies:
Simply Real Health
Green Smoothie Girl
Veg Kitchen
Better Raw (Body Cycles)
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Ascend Academy: Way of the Sentinel pt. 1

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The planet we live on is a living organism.  The trees are it’s lungs, the streams are it’s veins, and whether we realize it or not, our bodies are apart of a shared field of consciousness that contains all the native beings who reside here.  The physical Earth and it’s biosphere are the body or feminine aspect of this field of consciousness.  All of our collective consciousness is linked through this grid.

We are one with the Earth just as we are one with the Universe.  In the Way of the Sentinel, we seek to explore and strengthen this connection with the Earth, so we may use it as a spiritual foundation to continue growing towards a more universal understanding. Continue reading

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5 Powerful Tricks to Transcend All Limits

We are limitless beings with endless potential and yet we limit ourselves. We stand in our own way of accomplishing our dreams.

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We may blame parents, society, money, technology, opportunity but in the end it all comes down to fear. Will you make your decisions based on fear or Love?

Will you be brave enough to dive into your dreams and make them happen?  Will you recognise that you can have anything you want in this life and that you need only to ask and move in that direction?

Jim Carrey has life figured out.  He used to think that he was a limited being that was seperate from everyone else.  But he learned something very powerful that changed his life.

He learned that he is one with the universe.  And when you are one with the universe you have no limits. When Jim was young he saw the example of his father.

Jim’s father never thought he could become a great comedian and so he limited himself. He decided to do the safe and conservative thing and get a job as an accountant.  But even with that safe job he ended up getting laid off and his family struggled.

jim_carrey_02_7What Jim learned is that you can spend your whole life imagining ghosts about your future or you can realized that everything comes down to this moment, right now.  

The decisions you make today will be the deciding factor for the rest of your life.  Embrace every now moment and realise that we have no limits.  Take chances and follow your passions.

Let go of how it is going to happen and trust that as you add energy and meaningful intention to your goals they will manifest.

Check out this video below to hear Jim Carrey speak about our unlimited potential.

 Please check out his full speech here where Jim Carrey Speaks to the graduates of the Maharishi University of Management.

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So what will it be?  Do you want to change the world?  Do you want to help others?  Have you always dreamed of traveling the world or being an artist?  Maybe you have wanted to study science but have been told that you weren’t smart enough.

When you run into limits remember these 5 things.

1. You are connected to everything and as apart of all there is, you can accomplish anything that you work towards.

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2. Sometimes the walls in your life are because you need new tools or ingedients.  Reach out to experts, use the internet, and boldly ask questions.  Find new tools and if they dont exist yet invent the tools.

3. Choose Love over fear every time you are making a decision.  Love for yourself and everyone involved.  Love for all of creation and mother earth herself.  Strive to make decisions where everyone wins instead of just yourself.  (This is always possible if we look hard enough.)

4. Think outside the box and find a solution that no one has tried before.  We dont have to do things the way they have always been done.  If we have put a great deal of thought towards something and it still doesn’t make sense maybe there is another path for us.

5. Recognise that everyone is afraid and they are often giving you advice based on their own fears.  It doesn’t mean that it cannot be done it just means that they haven’t been able to find a way to do those things successfully.

Heart PathEvery day is a magnificent and important part of your path.  Start now making powerful decisions to set yourself up for success.  Surround yourself with people who empower you and that you empower to be their very best.

Dream big and work towards your goals.  Spend a little time each day planning and working on creating the world that you want to live in.  Over time those little steps will turn into huge leaps of change and success in your life.

Let us know in the comments tricks and tools you have found in your life to powerfully move towards your passions and dreams.  How do you keep yourself going even when things get tough?

Thank you for reading.

With all of my love,

Kirsten

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Modern Science Reveals Ancient Practice – The Solution is always Inside the Problem

Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have recently found something which brings us back to our spiritual roots and connection to everything. The answer and resolution to the problem lies within the problem itself. An old proverb which has had many iterations and versions throughout history.

It’s meaning is that if you want to solve a problem, don’t go looking somewhere else for the answer. Look at the problem, the makeup of the problem, and find the solution based on that data. 

As I always like to say, usually a problem is a result of one of two things.

Too much yin, not enough Yang.

or

Too much yang, not enough yin.

Researchers have found that by looking at diseased cells, they can uncover the missing element that is causing it to be diseased, and uncover its opposite and generate a cure to the problem in the process.

“We’re using a cell as a reaction vessel and a disease-causing defect as a catalyst to synthesize a treatment in a diseased cell,” said TSRI Professor Matthew Disney. “Because the treatment is synthesized only in diseased cells, the compounds could provide highly specific therapeutics that only act when a disease is present. This means we can potentially treat a host of conditions in a very selective and precise manner in totally unprecedented ways.”
-ScienceDaily

solutionsWhile i’m not a fan that their whole goal out of this is most likely to create drugs for symptom management, the fact that they are able to do this is remarkably interesting, which relates strongly to many ancient sciences.

In short and just to reiterate again: The solution to the problem lies within the problem itself, and all you need to do is look at the problem and understand it to know what the appropriate solution is.

A German Doctor and Scientist Frank Hamer was a very renowned Doctor who recently began speaking about this phenomenon in medicine practice. He has had tremendous success with this idea, which is remarkably close to what we’re talking about here. He posed that all suffering and disease is a physical manifestation and representation of an emotional trauma of some kind, and that resolving that trauma would also cause the physical problem to disappear.

Upon making such claims, a large part of the medical community turned away from him. A common thing to do for humans when new information is presented that would completely flip everything we think we know on its head.

Much like how Nassim Haramein posed that at the center of the galaxy existed a black hole – 20 years before it was publicly acknowledged, he was shunned out of science conventions for such blasphemy. 

This actually reminds me of a wonderful woman I met several years ago named Dory Brown. She lived in Asheville and shared some remarkable wisdom with us at the Spirit Science gathering that we put on at her place.

What she shared was that the thing that harms you is always located right next to the thing that cures you. She demonstrated this by picking up some poison ivy and rubbing it in her hands. Then, she bent over and picked up a plant that is often found growing right next to poison ivy, and rubbed that on her hands.

Jewelweed - grown next to poison ivy, nulls the effects and itching of poison ivy.

Jewelweed – grown next to poison ivy, nulls the effects and itching of poison ivy.

She never experienced any trauma or irritations in her skin from this, and she explained that the 2nd plant nullified the harmful effects of the first. If you know what you’re looking for, you can find it every time. The plants name is called jewelweed.

This “problem/remedy” vibration is a natural part of the world, regardless of if its emotional, mental, physically nature in the myriad of ways that problems can come about.

You just have to be willing to do a little bit of exploration :)

You can learn more about the process of finding the solution to diseased cells here!

With love,
Jordan Pearce

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How To Change The World With A Butterfly, Your Dad, And A Friend

This video demonstrates exactly the change we need to see in this world.

Do you see it?

This boy has a beautiful monarch butterfly land on his face and in a moment of distress, he has the support of his trusted father telling him to let it be.

His dad, at least I presume it is, has done his homework.  He knows the butterfly won’t hurt him, so he confidently instructs, “let it be”.

Excitement bubbles within him, but he doesn’t immediately swipe the butterfly off his face out of fear…  He politely expresses is fear, go away and allows what is happening to happen, he flows with it.

He lets it be.

butterflyface2With the support and laughter of his companions, his friends, a feeling of safety was insured and everyone got to experience something amazing.

When the butterfly leaves, they accept it. He let’s go of his fears instantly and accepts what is happening…  “Bye!” he says… We are all uplifted!

The message behind the video can be applied to any situation, no matter how big or how small. It can fractal way up into large, group experiences or just you and a trusted friend.

 

You just:

Be, or find someone who’s done their homework

Be worthy of trust, or trust someone who is

Risk it all, and accept the outcome with joy

 

You can do anything with a trusted friend.  If we can follow the example of a child, his father, his friends, and a butterfly… anything is possible.

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