Hello SPARKLE Possums!
It always amazes me to go back and look at the blog posts I wrote. There weren't very many and they were frequently far apart, but it is fun to look back and see where my mind was.
Every month I run a 'Connecting to YOUR Crystals Challenge' that runs 7 days. The original one I held last October ran 11 Days and finished on my birthday...I LOVE BIRTHDAYS, especially MINE! I think my idea came from having so much fun during my challenge with Hibiscus Moon way back when. The Crystal Challenges that I run a bit different in the sense that I really work at interacting in real-time with you...technology has changed so much. I love LIVESTREAM.
Anyhow...since we are in the midst of my 4th round of the Crystal Challenge and I came across these blog posts as I was cleaning up my accounts I thought that it was a great time to share my personal experiences from working with crystals. Even though I have been collecting crystals for eons, and have had them stuffed in draws, carried them in my purse or backpack I didn't really know what they did. I just knew they helped me feel more in balance and at peace when those around me where going nuts. We all have to start someplace. One of the things I didn't like back in the 80's and early 90's were my book choices...I found them to "fluffy" or as my hubby might say "airy fairy" and they just didn't resonate with me. Now, I understand why everything happened...it wasn't my time to tap in. I need a balance of science and knowing to help me understand what I 'feel'. I also needed more time traveling to the areas of the globe I have been to begin tapping into the Energetic Healer I have become and furthermore transforming further into. I am a firm believer that when it comes to energetic healing over time it teaches you more than you can imagine, we just have to be open to it.
Crystals are no different. The more you work with them, or in my case play with them, the more you learn. I find that once I let my intuition take over while I am working with a crystal I learn something knew. The most difficult in the process is letting go of having to be right and trusting that the process you are sensing is the best fit for the situation you are in. This is how my "Crystal of the Day" has come about...I turn my attention onto the energies I am picking up and ask "what crystal will serve me best today?" I'm frequently surprised by the crystal that volunteers to step forward and work with me but now that I trust the process I am able to tap into the flow more readily.
Creating the 'Connecting to YOUR Crystals Challenge' that I did was totally inspired by learning the process, that is why I created a meditation for my participants to use and that it why I developed the Crystal Journal printout because I remember what it has taken me to tap into my knowing. If you haven't joined the challenge yet sign up on the waiting list to be informed of the next challenge, they run monthly. Maybe you'll be able to share some incredible insight that will inspire others, or even me! I may be called the "Crystal Goddess of the South" but I am constantly learning and I LOVE it!
Onto an old memory...let me know what you think. What are your favorite crystal books?
Much Love! Crystal Blessings,
Crystal Challenge Day 1 - November 7th, 2012
"Ha! I guess I need to get better at this - once a month just ain't cuttin' it baby! Okay, it's been a crazy month with lots going on in the family, so my projects had to get put on hold, nevertheless, I shall work harder!
I am in the process of completing a 7 day challenge that Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy put out there...it is exactly what I needed. Starting today I am going let a crystal pick me and work with it through meditation, caring it in my pocket, holding it overall connecting with the stone. Each day I’m going to blog about my experience and thoughts...if you have crystals or stones may I suggest you do the same?
This has come a prefect time since tomorrow I start my Advanced Reiki and Master class, hopefully ending at the end of the month with my Teacher certification (I need a couple of students...interested? Let me know! It's gonna be wicked cheap!) I have also found this fab gal in Australia, Tara Bliss, which has put together a '5 Steps to Killer Confidence' eBook that I'm going to start as well. Boy, I am either going to be a hot mess or totally centered and balanced by the end of this process. BRING IT ON! I also forgot that starting Tuesday next week the JeDai Circle will be doing 'A Simple Truth, Find Your Destiny' book study...oh boy...ah, I've already done it once so now it's time to peal another layer of the onion. :) Lots going on.
Today, Aventurine chose me! Funny enough it's a stone I have NEVER worked with until this morning. As soon as I placed it in my left hand I got this warm melt away sensation running up my arms and directly to my heart chakra. I closed my eyes for a bit and meditated focusing only on what I felt or saw in my mind’s eye. Warmth ran from my chest up to my neck and then sharp pin pricks at me third eye. Interesting...suddenly I saw green...hmmm...this went on for a few minutes. When I opened my eyes to stare at the stone again I felt the warm melt away feeling running up my arms. I'm going to keep this new stone close to me and see what happens as the day goes on. I'm also going to pull out my handy dandy ‘Crystal Bible’ by Judy Hall to see what she has to say about my new found friend."
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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...