find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.”Unknown
Last but not least…my true understanding and passion…
Kids gravitate to crystals like ducks take to water. Some people get all hinky when it comes to the SPARKLY power of crystals, and that blows me away since crystals are gifts from Mama Earth created to assist us. AND… we use them all over our tech industry whether or not we are aware of it, so why not use their vibe with awareness. Without making this sound too much like my Crystal 101 Workshop or my Crystals for Kids Workshop I’m going to share a couple of my favorite things to do with crystals that have really helped our kids, especially now that they are teens.
Before I dive into the crystal world I want to take this moment to point out that everything that I am sharing is what has been working for me and my family. I am sharing what works for us because I have learned over time that it has been open conversations, expanding possibilities and experimenting that has helped me discover what works for us. Sometimes, as with all experiments, I have had failed…but it’s okay, because I keep in mind that Thomas Edison created many failed light bulbs before he found the right recipe to make it work. That is the way life goes. I also am not a child expert, although I believe most parents qualify as an “expert” of their child/children. As I’ve walked this path of self-discovery I have remained open and kept myself open to all possibilities and opportunities that encourage personal growth. That is one of the reasons all three of my kids and my husband jumped 192 meter off the Auckland Tower last month… it was a leap of faith and something that proved to each of them that there is NOTHING that they can't accomplish is that put their fears and self doubts aside.
If anything I have shared, or ever share, doesn’t feel right to you I invite you NOT to try it. If is peeks your interest…give it is whirl, but make sure you do your own research to see what works for you.
Now to the good stuff…
I know it is every mother’s dream to have their kid’s bedroom’s cleaned, their laundry put away and in general all their belongings picked up. I wish I could say that all my fab tips for HAPPY, HEALTHY and ENERGETIC TEENS meant that the kid’s bedrooms were always clean, with bath towels hung and doors never slammed but alas I can’t, those are still things I have to remind them about constantly. As I have learned in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” it is the whole picture that matters rather than the things we can laser focus on especially when it comes to our kids. The other important lesson having kids has taught me is that the things I focus on with them is basically a direct reflection of my own faults. So, I have worked on being a bit more compassionate with them, my hubby and mostly myself...crystals have helped greatly.
Introducing crystals into the family home is easy as 1, 2, 3. I recommend bringing Orange Calcite into the family living space. I bought a pound of raw pieces and placed them in a bowl in our living room. At first the kids didn’t notice them but once they did see them they started playing with the pieces. The novelty of them soon wore off but the energy in that area shifted. Like with the Himalayan Salt lights a calm presence was felt in the living space creating a sense of relaxation and peace for all of us. This is very important before and after school.
Who loves homework? Come on now…isn’t that the BEST part of the day?
Alright, homework time was AWFUL…I found myself getting all stressed out about getting homework done but knew that we needed a system. The habit we created was that the kids would get off the bus, have a snack and then complete their homework. Believe it or not it was a bowl of crystal chips on the table that really created a powerful impact for my kids homework habits because when they got/get all frustrated they run the crystals through their fingers while focusing on their breathing.
That simple action worked wonders. Truth be told about my “Bowl of Wonder” EVERYONE uses it; kids, hubby, friends, clients and students. I have a friend who stops by just to play in my bowl of crystal chips. It is FAB!!!
Focus is another big thing for kids and teens, so I created a mojo bag of crystals for the kids to carry with them in their pocket. As their needs shift and change we change the crystals to best suite their needs.
Now, I could write a book on the crystals we have used and for what reasons when it has come to my kids but overall it is about discovering what your needs are and using what is best for the situation. When I was personalizing crystals for each of my children I created a bowl for each of them to keep by their bed and it was marvelous since they each could then learn to sense what they needed most at that moment. Even today they each have their personal crystals in their rooms that they pull from should they need a little extra boost.
Here is a video for my school Focus and Communication Mojo bag...
The other night my daughter, 14 years old, pulled up a site we used every night for years but had kinda been placed on the back burner since our move to Australia. The site is FragrantHeart.com, the creator Elisabeth Blaikie is fabulous and has created guided meditations that my kids and I have used for years.
BONUS TIP is meditation...
If you teach your children how to connect with themselves you have given them a gift far more valuable that diamonds, gold or even fame, because they will always know where they need to be to find their center. Find their inner peace. Connect back to their soul.
I am going to start teaching Crystal Meditation classes at Our Sacred Space Australia, in Dural beginning next month. There is another instructor who teaches meditation classes for kids at the center. When the schedule is posted I will share it with you.
On another note if you are interested in learning more about working with Crystals I have ALL kinds of tips in my Crystal Dimensions Calendar that is sell out...I have a few left. If you are interested in ordering press here NOW! Also, I will be teaching my Crystals 101 workshop online February 15th. For more details follow this link!
Until next time... Keep being the BEST Version of YOU and remember now is the time to let your Soul Sing!
The Crystal Goddess of the Southern Hemisphere... also known as Krista Ducharme, is an Energetic Healer and Teacher has combined her love of health and fitness with her passion of Mind, Body and Soul balance to create a SPARKLY love of life. Join me on my adventures around the globe...