The Energies of November

As we move into the month of November there are some beautiful Autumn colors on display in the countryside around us. We also have many late flowering roses and other summer plants still blooming happily in our garden.

However, with both Halloween and the change of time into winter mode now behind us, it is clear that we need to prepare ourselves for the winter months ahead. For all of us in the northern hemisphere, this is the beginning of a time of greater introspection, an opportunity for personal reflection and a period of rest and recuperation at an inner level. A time to nurture the seeds that we intend to sow in the springtime.

Everywhere in the world now you can see the old stories that belong to third-dimensional consciousness unravelling as things that have previously been hidden from view are brought into the light of awareness for transformation.

This will be a particularly strong theme throughout November because the energetic alignments for the next few weeks continue to have a focus that is firmly fixed on promoting change and transformation.

There is a definite degree of intensity in the energetic line-up this month which will be pushing us to engage more fully with our empowered fifth-dimensional self so that we are able to make a positive contribution to the creation of a new reality.

At times this could feel challenging and uncomfortable, as though you are being well and truly pushed out of your comfort zone. If this is your experience this month remember that the universe always has your back and that this is simply an opportunity to release who you are not in favour of becoming more of who you really are.

Success is assured if we just keep moving forward with the least amount of resistance that we can manage. Just stay grounded, detached and focussed on your own truth so that what you no longer need can be released and transformed.

The Influence of Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol

The sun moved into the constellation of Scorpio on October 23rd providing us with the perfect energetic backdrop to assist with our process of change this month.

When the sun magnifies the watery energies of Scorpio the energetic focus is always one of deep inner transformation. Scorpio energy is warrior energy and it will unequivocally take us deep into the subterranean world of our subconscious, emotional nature. Here we can find ourselves confronted with the need to make the choice to transform ourselves from the inside out.

There is a ‘death and rebirth’ flavour to these energies that can feel both intense and challenging if we are tempted to resist the proffered invitation to make any changes that might be necessary.

The influence of Scorpio could feel particularly intense for the few days around the full moon which is exact in the early hours of November 4th, or late November 3rd in some time zones. This full moon with the sun in Scorpio and the moon in the opposite sign of Taurus always tends to ignite emotional sensitivities and the consequent propensity for overreaction and emotional drama.

So, if you should find yourself in a situation this month where some sort of emotional drama is playing out around you, remember to breathe deeply, ground yourself and detach energetically. For best results choose the path of least resistance and just go with the flow if you can.

Expanding Realities

There is a definite degree of intensity in the energetic line-up this month which will be pushing us to engage more fully with our empowered fifth-dimensional self.

Until very recently, incarnating on Earth has meant that we have had to squeeze ourselves into the ‘reality’ of a third-dimensional template because that is all that has been available here for a very long time.

From within the restriction of this setup, there has been a very limited choice of realities that we could experience here in a physical body. The collective reality that developed, as a result, was one that required conformity to a set of limited beliefs and ideologies. While these have varied over time they have all restricted our capacity to experience multiple realities from the vantage point of a physical incarnation.

Since the third-dimensional template was replaced by a fifth-dimensional one back in December 2012 the constraints of the old patterning have gradually been loosening and our perceptions of life have been expanding and changing, sometimes quite dramatically.
The opportunity to create a completely different reality for ourselves both individually and collectively is now easily within reach, provided we allow ourselves to leave behind our old third-dimensional mindset and the restrictions that relate to it. This opens up the possibility of many parallel realities operating side by side, as each of us explores the opportunities available to us within the new template, from our own expanding perspective and at a speed that works for us.

The energies this month will be offering us a wonderful opportunity to review our current choice of reality with a view to making adjustments where necessary. This is an individual, inside job so it is important that we pay attention to what feels right for us and allow the expression of our true self to take centre stage in this process.

Moving away from a shared reality in which conformity to a group agreement has been perceived as necessary for survival can feel temporarily uncomfortable. Give yourself permission to choose the quality of the vibrations that you allow into your personal reality. Equally importantly, give yourself permission not to let other people’s realities overflow into your own. It can be all too easy to fall back into old habits, comfort zones and emotional patterns of interacting with others if we are not very careful.

Be aware that anything old that does not fit the new fifth-dimensional reality that you are constructing may well make itself more obvious to you this month. Here is a lovely quote from Abraham via Esther Hicks to remind you of how to cancel out any unwanted vibrations in your reality; “Get so fixated on what you want, that you drown out any vibration or reverberation that has anything to do with what you do not want”. Abraham

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Energy Producing Crystal Bowls & Ways To Fill Your Home With Positive Energy

Crystal Bowls

Bowls made from various materials. Can be used for altars, decor and creating sacred spaces. Many people will put some items in their bowls to be charged with the energy of the material the bowl is made from.

An altar is an ever-changing, constantly evolving sacred space. It can be as small as a matchbox or it can fill up an entire room. Your altar is a place where you can center yourself, meditate, work magic, or prepare yourself for the day. In short, your altar can be whatever you want to be.

There is no right or wrong way to make an altar: it is a creative act! However, given that I’m constantly being asked how to do it, I figured a few guidelines might simplify the process for those of you who are keen to give it a go!

The most important thing is to have your altar in a place where it won’t be disturbed. You don’t want someone’s fingers (or energy) all over your altar! When I lived at home with my parents, I kept mine in the closet, but you could make an altar in a drawer or even an altar in a jar if you need to keep it really quiet. It should be a space that feels like it is truly yours, where you can express yourself and your spirituality freely, without judgment.

You might want to add: Objects symbolizing earth, air, fire, and water. Crystals that you charge up under the Full Moon. Sage or Palo Santo for clearing space. Photos or mementos. Candles. Tarot cards. Handwritten notes or mantras. Cash. Statues (of deities, power animals, etc.)  Bowls or dishes for ritual work. Matches

Your altar should reflect your taste! If you prefer things to be clean and minimal, lean that way. If you’re into excess, go nuts. This is your space to do with as you please, so take that opportunity and run with it. Create an area that makes you happy! I do believe, however, that everything on your altar should be either significant to you or beautiful (and preferably both).

Your home should be your sanctuary, a place for you to retreat from the world and feel at ease.

Your home is really your ‘birthing place’, it is where you should feel grounded and centered in order for you to create, inspire and grow.

Often times, however, the home may not feel this way. You may have a constant flow of visitors, noisy neighbors, disagreeable roommates, or a disruptive living condition that prevents you from feeling at ease.

Whatever the situation, you can always work on filling your home with an abundance of positive energy. This can help too –

  • Boost creativity and inspiration
  • Ease disagreeable roommates or family members
  • Remove negative energy or entities
  • Clear out stagnant or stuffy energy
  • Make your home feel safe and secure
  • Promote harmonious relationships
  • Bring more grounding and positive energy to your day

In fact, filling your home with positive energy can really help you to raise your vibration and help you along your path of purpose.

Here is how to do it:

1. CLEAR CLUTTER

Creating space in your home brings in a flow of positive, inspiring and creative energy.

Clutter, however, promotes stagnant energy and can also attract negative entities. Clutter can also make you feel less motivated and even depressed.

Start by clearing your home of all the things you no longer need or use. This even includes those cupboards, closets or basements that are crammed with things that are often forgotten.

A general rule to follow is that if you haven’t used it in a year or it doesn’t bring you joy, it’s probably time to let it go.

2. LIGHTING AND AIR

Dim lighting and stuffy air can also attract negative entities and can also impact your mood. In fact, dim lighting can slow down the vibration of energy, causing you to feel unmotivated or sluggish.

During the day, open up the windows and curtains and light darker areas of the home with lamps that emit natural looking light.

Himalayan Salt lamps are also fantastic for clearing away negative energy, stress and air pollutants.

If air quality is an issue where you live, consider also investing in an air purifier or house plants.

3. WHITE SAGE

White Sage has been used for centuries to drive away negative energies and keep your home safe and protected from unwelcome visitors.

White Sage is also very healing and can help to calm nervous tension and to clear the air after arguments or a break-in. It is also great for creating a barrier between you and noisy or disruptive neighbors.

To use, simply burn the sage allowing the smoke to fill the corners of your home. Walk around your space stating your intention to fill your home with positive and loving energy.

4. SINGING BOWLS OR BELLS

Sound is a powerful healer and can help to harmonize the vibration of your space.

Singing bowls and bells come in different frequencies that can help stimulate different types of energy or chakras.

They are also believed to balance the right and left sides of the brain and aid in stress reduction, meditation practices, and relaxation.

These are perfect to use to cleanse your space or second-hand furniture, reduce anxiety about your living situation and promote peace and clarity.

5. CRYSTALS

Crystals are a great way to bring positivity in the home as they can absorb, clear and recalibrate negative energy.

Some of the best crystals to use include:

Clear Quartz: helps to strengthen positive energy in the home by absorbing and clearing negative energy. Can also help reduce fear, stress, and anxiety. Place the quartz around computers/TV, in the study, kitchen, in the main living space or anywhere you need clear, fresh energy.

Rose Quartz: helps to create harmony, trust and peaceful relationships within the home. It is perfect for couples or families looking to deepen their connection. Rose Quartz is best kept in the bedroom. If you are using it to promote a healthy, romantic relationship make sure you use two crystals.

Amethyst helps to promote spiritual development and finding your higher purpose. It also helps to absorb negative entities, stagnant or stuck energy and is a powerful protector. It is also great for stimulating your intuition and creativity. Place amethyst in your home office, mediation room or in the main living space.

Jade helps to promote family harmony, friendship, and mindfulness. It is also gently energizing and can help you feel grounded and supported. Jade is also said to promote good health and fortune. Place in your office, by the front door or in the main living area.

Tigers Eye helps to protect your home and space from unwelcome visitors, negative entities, and energy. It also helps to create a stronger, more balanced energy in the home in order to motivate and help you set goals. Place in the home office or anywhere you need a boost of energy.

6. ESSENTIAL OILS AND INCENSE

Diffusing essential oils or burning incense is another great way to cleanse your home and promote positive energy.

Frankincense, Jasmine or Sandalwood are great options for incense as they promote the protection and the clearing of lower energies.

For essential oils, citrus scents like lemon and orange promote motivation and happiness, floral scents like Lavender and Rose help reduce anxiety and promote harmonious relationships and herbal or woody scents like Rosemary, Clary Sage, Jasmine and Patchouli help to ward off negative energies.

Use essential oils in either a diffuser, oil burner or as a spray.

Your home is really where the heart is, so keeping it filled with positive energy will really allow you to thrive on your highest path.

Crystal Singing Bowls

Experiencing crystal singing bowls on a regular basis offers the following benefits:

  • Reduces stress and aids deep relaxation
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Increases focus and personal productivity
  • Overcomes negative patterns and addictions
  • Improves your outlook and positivity
  • Improves your health and immunity
  • Increases your sense of well-being
  • Improves your sense of peace and balance
  • Facilitates emotional and spiritual growth
  • Raises your personal vibration

Crystal singing bowls are made of pure quartz silica sand. When played, they emit pure sine waves that resonate with the crystalline particles in our bodies. Having a natural affinity for quartz, our bodies respond in profound ways to their sound vibrations.

Crystal singing bowl group sessions offer clients the opportunity to experience the transformational and supremely balancing effects of multiple bowls played simultaneously. Crystal bowls are an effective therapy for:

  • Clearing emotional, physical and spiritual blocks that hinder our health, growth, and progress.
  • Improving energy flow in the body.
  • Turns on energetic switches that help us make positive changes in our lives.

Experiencing crystal bowls on a regular basis is highly affordable and offers a valuable means of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing therapy.

The concept of vibrational healing and therapy on this planet goes way back to Atlantis, where crystals and sound vibration was the core of their advanced technological intelligence. Crystal singing bowls are a legacy of Atlantean technology.

Crystal Singing Bowls are made from pure quartz silica sand which is poured into a centrifugal spinning mold. A torch is applied, heating the sand to thousands of degrees centigrade, and the particles integrate to become amorphous, making the transition from crystalline to a glassy structure. The bowls are shaped to resonate at different tones.

Quartz oscillates at a very high frequency. It amplifies and transmits energy and is thus used on computer motherboards, watches, and many other technologies. Quartz (and therefore the bowls) has memory and can be programmed with intent, which makes them very powerful.

Playing crystal singing bowls emits a very pure sine wave which carries through physical form very readily. Our bodies have a natural affinity to quartz and is composed of many crystalline substances. Our bones, blood, and DNA are crystalline. Our brains also have a liquid crystal-colloidal structure. Even on a molecular level, our cells contain silica which balances our electromagnetic energies. This is the same formula as a natural quartz crystal. As a result, the rich resonance of the crystal bowls causes the crystalline structures within our bodies to vibrate and resonate, causing a profound response in our physical and subtle bodies. The various tones affect our energy centers as they open, balance and heal. Crystal bowl vibrations also awaken cellular memories.

Quartz bowls hold the vibration of pure white light which, in turn, contains the full spectrum when refracted. As such, playing the bowls not only infuses us with sound but with light as well. Like a powerful radio transmitter, the bowls transmit energy into the atmosphere and fill our auras with a vibrational radiance which translates into the seven main colors of the rainbow.

As different parts of the brain are affected, it is likely that they release different hormones and neurochemicals which can suppress pain, strengthen willpower, enhance creativity and overcome addictions.

Crystal Singing Bowl vibrations have the power to shift our consciousness in a positive way. The rich tones affect brain wave activity which facilitates travel into altered states of consciousness. As our awareness expands, we grow closer to our original selves and begin to reflect the highest radiance while still in our physical form.

 

How to Read the Energy of Crystals

Crystals are ubiquitous in New Age circles. And you might have even heard your “conscious” friends tout the benefits of crystals like they work divine miracles.

Let me clear the air first… Crystals are not a miracle healing solution (well, nothing really is). They work in subtle ways. To use nutrition as a metaphor, they’re comparable to dietary supplements. Just as supplements are designed to literally supplement a healthy diet, crystals supplement overall well-being. Why are crystals a supplement? Well, because the most powerful determining factor of your health is what you do on a regular basis (your thought patterns, beliefs, diet, exercise habits…etc.). So don’t expect to exist in unconditional love if the only change in your life was dangling a rose quartz around your neck (it’ll help though).

CRYSTALS ARE LIVING THINGS

Crystals are unique in that they grow, much like living things do. And they grow in specific geometric patterns (Sacred Geometry) depending on the type. Also, like most lifeforms on Earth, crystals are carbon-based. Crystals, though different from most things we consider “alive”, are really a form of living beings, each embodying a unique spirit. Once you start feeling the unique resonance of crystals, you can confirm this for yourself.

“In crystal we have a pure evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and although in spite of everything we cannot understand the life of crystals – it is still a living being.” ~ Nikola Tesla

Those aren’t the words of some quixotic hippie on an acid trip but of a scientist far ahead of his time, who Albert Einstein even considered to be the smartest man alive.

HOW CRYSTALS WORK

Crystals emit specific energies (each one is different), which interact with our energy fields. Since crystals hold certain energy patterns, this can act like a tuning fork, syncing our energy body to the resonance of the crystal. Remember, the base state of reality is a quantum soup of energy/frequency/vibration, constantly blending and interacting.

“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
Nikola Tesla

We have such a limited scientific understanding of crystals as well. For example, it’s being discovered that crystals have an incomprehensibly large capacity for data storage. So what other qualities might they possess that we’re not yet aware of (scientifically)?

If you’re skeptical about energy and nonphysical phenomena, check out:

The bottom line is that science is only beginning to investigate nonphysical phenomena. But with what has been studied so far, there is undoubtedly something to it.

FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE > READING AN ARTICLE

I’m not asking you to believe anything. I encourage you to experience this stuff for yourself. If you relax and still your mind enough, you will be able to undeniably feel the energy of crystals. Though types of crystals all have similar properties, every single crystal is unique. They all have a personal vibe to them, just as people do.

I was honestly a bit skeptical of crystals when I first heard about them. I’ve had crystals because they intrigued me, but I never truly got to feel their energy until I started doing the following practice.

Note: You can feel the energy of a crystal before reading about its properties or benefits. Doing it without previous knowledge of the crystal will eliminate any form of the placebo effect.

HOW TO READ THE ENERGY OF CRYSTALS

  1. Take some deep breaths and bring yourself into a centered, meditative state.
  2. Hold the crystal in the palm of your left hand (the left hand is the feminine, receptive hand).
  3. Place your right hand over it.
  4. Feel the energy of the crystal being received by your left hand.
  5. Words, images, feelings or sensations will come to you. Allow them to flow without judgment from the mind.
  6. Write down the qualities you felt the crystal exuding. Write down how you yourself felt as well.

Experience the unique feel of different crystals and you’ll find out for yourself that they all have personalities. You can experience, firsthand, that there’s more to crystal healing than wishful thinking.

This technique can be applied to many other things as well. I’ve recently been doing something similar with trees and even huge rocks and literally receiving messages from them (by just placing my hands on them and stilling my mind). A few years ago, if someone would’ve told me that a tree said something to them, I would’ve instantly deemed them crazy and proceeded to finish my beer. But personal experience (combined with critical analysis to make sure you’re not making things up) is a profound way of finding the truth.

The above method is an effective means of obtaining firsthand experience regarding the qualities of different crystals and their unique benefits.