Friday, September 19, 2008

Gems and Crystals: Cleansing and Recharging

On a suggestion from Sacred Suzie I am sending my friend a Rose Quartz Gem. My friend is suffering from depression, and Sacred Suzie told me rose quartz can help calm emotions down. So in her next care package she will not only find cookies, brownies, and maybe some other yummy foods, but also a piece of rose quartz! It is just a piece that I have had sitting on my shelf for about a year. I haven’t done much work with crystals and gems so it will not be missed. I may have another piece that fell under my bed anyway. xD

Before I send her the gem I am cleansing it. There are a few different ways you can cleanse a gem or crystal. The method I am using is one of the more common. I am soaking the gem in salt water for 24 hours. For this method you should use natural sea salt, not table salt.

Other simple methods for cleansing crystals are:

· Running them under cold tap water for 3-4 minutes
· Burying the crystals in the earth for 24 hours
· Soaking the crystals in an ocean, lake, or spring for 3 or 4 hours
· Soaking the crystals in flower petals for 24 hours
· Leaving your gem in a quartz cluster for 24 hours (this also charges the gem)

NOTE: Some gems do not do well in salt water. If you are unsure about your gem, check online.

After you clean a crystal of its energy you should recharge it. I am going to leave the crystal in the sunlight to do this.

· People may use a quartz cluster to charge the crystal (it also cleanses it)
· Your thoughts are very powerful. A crystal can be charged with your positive thoughts. To do this hold the gem in your hands and visualize it surrounded by light. If you feel yourself thinking negatively put down the crystal, and clear your mind before continuing.
· Some believe that crystals can be activated with sound. I am not sure how this works. If you are interested in this method please try it and tell me your results!

I f you are interested in the meanings a good site for gemstone meanings is . There is an amazing amount of information there.

I’m sorry that I don’t know much about the subject. It’s interesting, but it is not something that I have worked with very much. I will try to write another Fairy Post sometime soon. If I can find some good bulbs to plant I will do a post about my garden and maybe plants that the Fae like. Aelwyn wrote about a few in one of her comments. =)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Into To Fairies: Part Two

Believing in the Fairies is very important if you want to work with them. Why it is that people who do not believe in the Fae do not see them? I’m not sure. I do know that seeing them takes work, and that the first step to seeing is believing! I have a firm belief in the Fae and even I do not see them with my eyes. I can usually sense their presence, and I can sometimes see them in my mind. I am very new at trying to see them though. It takes time. There are exceptions of course. Some people naturally see them, while others (like me) need to work to open their eyes.

Young children usually see Fairies with ease. They have not been taught to not believe in them, so they still can. Usually we lose this ability and never think anything of it. Because they still believe in them, the Fae deal with children a lot. You can probably ask a child what they know about Fairies and learn something!

I remember when I was little looking out the window at my cousin’s house during a summer rain storm. In her backyard a rainbow almost always appeared after it rained. When we saw it we would go running out to look for the pot of gold at the end. What little kid didn’t do this though? It was fun, and we loved to be outdoors.

If you want to contact and see Fae you should spend time outside. They like nature, and prefer yards and gardens to be as natural as possible. I am thinking about buying some bulbs soon so I can attract more Fae to my home come spring. Not that I believe all Fae hibernate during winter, but I do think they prefer spring to snow! xP

You may also want to pick up any trash around your yard or on the side of the roads around your home. The Fae are a part of nature, and what hurts the Earth hurts them. Being environmentally friendly will make it more likely for you to make contact with Fae.

When you feel really ready to try to make contact you should go into your yard and invite them. They love gifts, so I would suggest leaving something for them as well. They love sweets, milk, and butter, but ultimately they would probably prefer natural to unnatural foods. So that means no “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” They also love shiny things. Remember this when leaving gifts for the Fae: If it’s not good enough for you, why do they want it? They do not like being treated like animals. Do not leave scraps of leftover food as gifts. Leave it for an animal to find of you like.

If you do not notice any changes after you invite the Fae to your home do not be discouraged. Keep your mind open and try again another day!

Thanks to Mrs. B. for reminding me about Aelwyn’s online shop . There are some amazing pieces of art there, and I definitely recommend visiting it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Random Life Update- OW!

So, today I got my nose pierced. My aunt Jen did it with an earring gun. I now have a 3mm earring in my nose. It seems huge. I can change it to a cute little nose ring in 3-6 weeks though! Here is a picture of it.

Yeah there is a bit of blood, and no I do not know why my eyes are so huge! I'm glad I did it. I wasn't sure if I would go through with it. I'm a bit of a chicken. xD I kept saying stop, stop, stop. It was the same when I got my bellybutton pierced two years ago. And when I get shots. There is the initial pinch and then there just seems to be this long drawn out painful moment. It's not longer than 5 seconds, but it feels like forever. Then it just feels hot after.

I'm going to go to school tomorrow and I'll have people asking me "Did it hurt?" Well duh. You are shoving something through your nose, of course it hurts! Not as bad as I thought it would though. It's still a bit sore. My cousins and my aunt tell me that the first few hours are going to be the worst. I'll post another picture when I change it.

I'll post the next Fairy post tomorrow, Thursday at the latest. I am currently reading Astral Travel for Beginners by Richard Webster. It seems to be a good book. When I am done reading it I will try some of the exercises and post about them.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Intro To Fairies

I’ve been debating about how I was going to write this post. There is so much to talk about, and I can’t talk about it all! It’s also a subject with a lot of different opinions. I guess I’m just going to throw my opinion out there and hope it helps someone form their own thoughts.

Fairies. You can spell this about a hundred different ways, and then there are about a hundred other names for them on top of that! No matter what you call them, or how you spell the name, if you have worked with the Fae then you probably know the way they can greatly change your life. Since I am hoping to help people who do not know much about Fae I should probably start with an introduction about what they are believed to be.

Fairies are believed to be many different things to many different cultures. One thing seems to be a more common belief though- that they are sentient beings who exist somewhere outside of, and yet are still so much a part of, our world that we can’t help but interact with them. They inhabit the plants, they live in the rushing waterfall, they ARE the spirits of nature!

The Fae are much more than just nature spirits. As I mentioned before they are sentient beings with minds of their own. As with humans they can be helpful or harmful. As some smart person somewhere once said- “Don’t piss off the Fairies!” They have a great sense of humor, and there are countless stories about the Fae moving things around in your home. You may even hear stories of them making a mess because they were just trying to be helpful. If they are in your home you should feel very blessed. They are found all around the world though. Almost every culture has its Fairy beings.

There are many different beings that have fallen under the title ‘fairy’ over the years. This term has grown to include elves, dwarves, trolls, gnomes, goblins, and many other beings like them. I find it helpful to have common name. It’s like with animals. You have Cat à Tabby, Siamese, Calico, etc. It’s the same with Fairies. You have Fairy à Beansidhe, Dryads, Gnomes, Brownies, etc.

It may be useful to have a book or website that talks about the different types of Fae. There are plenty out there. A useful site is . I have a book with a dictionary of all the Fairies in the back on it. It is called A Witches Guide to Faery Folk by Edain McCoy. Though there are some flaws throughout the book, and in the dictionary as well, it is not a bad source. The dictionary can be found online at .

Since there is so much to talk about I think I will have to write multiple posts on Fairies. This will make it easier for me to write, and easier for anyone who might be reading my blog.

Books On Fairies:

A Witches Guide to Faery Folk by Edain McCoy. As I said there are some flaws throughout the book. The author tends to pose her own personal beliefs about the Fae as researched fact. Some of it is from her own dealings with the Fae. This is not a bad thing. A personal touch is important in any book, and I would be worried if she were writing about the Fae when she hadn’t worked with them at all! xD It is just important to know what is personal experience and what is not.

Fairies 101 by Doreen Virtue. She seems to be a very popular author lately. I am seeing tons of her books on the shelves at Borders. Fairies 101 is an interesting book with some good information and various stories from people who have had personal encounters with Fae. I like reading it and I love the pictures. The artist is Howard David Johnson. He’s worth looking up, his art is beautiful.
Now I just want to thank Mrs. B. for being the first to comment on my blog. I was beginning to think no one at all had read it! xP