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AH, here I am once again, back from an extended trip to the
Great Beyond, with a few things for you to ponder:
If you recall, I mentioned that the left side of the body
was "incoming" and the right "outgoing" --in some cases with
males, this seems to be reversed. The best way to test for this
is to get quiet in a secluded room, and go back and forth with a
crystal, switching from one hand to the other, flowing energy
alternately. Your "sense" will tell you which is correct for
Next, and this is for all of you, practice alternating your
flows so that you become able to choose the direction at will.
Then when you need to circle energy, either in Circle or simply
with a partner, you can do so no matter on which side they may be
sitting or standing.
On to other general information. According to ancient
teachings, healing can be accelerated by placing the appropriate
stone on the body area needing the energy. Many of you probably
know this. However, they also cautioned that to place stones on
the forehead can be "dangerous", causing light-headedness or
"spaciness" -- especially if opal, malachite, or lapis lazuli is
used. You really don't have to wear a stone to be effected. Any
stone of 1/4 carat or larger will effect the wearer if kept
within three feet of the body.
Since I have mentioned crystals so much in this article, I'd
like to go into a little more detail about them, concentrating on
the familiar rock crystal, or quartz.
Although it is the most common mineral in the world, being
composed of silicon and oxygen, still it has some amazing
properties that have been revered for centuries. It has long
been a symbol of purity, patience, perseverance and elevation of
the spirit. Romans used it to heal glandular disorders and
reduce fevers. Pink, or "rose" quartz is said to give the wearer
a soft complexion and reduce wrinkles. Yellow quartz, or
citrine, stimulates openness and the awakening of the mind.
Quartz crystals are known to hold negative energy.
Cleansing can be a good bath in open sunshine or a true bath in
distilled water, sea salt and baking soda with a rinsing
afterwards (excellent cleanser for diamonds, too!).
Trying to quit smoking or drinking?-Wear a crystal. Want to
"key" one to you? Hold it in your "transmitting" hand, visualize
a meter, with the needle pointing to a number; short out the
crystal/meter to zero. Then charge the crystal with your own
personal energy till the meter reads "100%", and "lock in" the
charge. Now it's yours to heal you and yours.
Next time I'll begin with the Astrological Stones for that
month. Until then, enjoy your treasures of Nature.........
........from RMPJ, Oct '86