Saturday, January 9, 2016

Creating a Healthy Belief System

Creating A Healthy Belief System

A belief system that serves us well, is a belief in unlimited
abundance, a deserving and humble nature and room to understand that,
which serves the common good. Consider these suggestions for creating
a healthy belief system that serves you:

1. Start by allowing abundance into your life: There are no limits
except for those we impose on ourselves. Believing you cannot have
what you want in your life, is a self-destructive and disparaging
idea that you create yourself.

2. Use the words "unlimited possibilities": This is your mantra. I
have, I desire, I believe in...."unlimited possibilities". Abundance
is a long lasting, enduring enjoyment of life. It is being in love
with living.

3. Understand that you are deserving: No, it is not your "karma", not
your "lot in life", not "what you deserve"... we are ALL deserving.
You deserve all that the Universe is able to give, and these
are "endless possibilities".

4. Improve your self esteem: We can all seek to improve ourselves. It
is time you became committed to truly loving and appreciating
yourself and who you are. Take a minute to look at your
individualism. Honor who you are. Honor what it took to get you
there. Chest up and get moving!

5. Improve feelings of self-hate arising out of guilt: Is it possible
that your guilty feelings are excessive, your self-hate is an
overreaction? Yes. Look back at the cause of this belief. Who are you
really punishing here? Re-evaluate your situation. Stop the self
punishment and forgive yourself....and others. It serves only to wear
you down.

6. Look at your negative beliefs: What is standing in your way? Is it
issues around love, money, health. Take a look at these issues on an
individual basis. Remove the question from the situation. Does it
really have value? What is the true connection between you and this
belief?

7. Are you general happy?: If so, make a list of 10 things that bring
you happiness! If you believe you are not, make a list of 5 thinks
that do not. Evaluate these 5 items of unhappiness. Each has a
solution that you are going to solve!

8. Perhaps there is a current belief that no longer serves you: have
the courage and the strength to seek the truth. Allow yourself to let
go of an old, hurtful or useless idea or concept that does you no
good. Allow yourself. Let it go.

9. Search for meaning by reading and reflection: The search itself
will help restore a degree of sense and purpose to existence.

10. Some important values: about your belief system include giving,
sharing, accepting compliments and recognizing new beginnings.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/holistic.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

Crystals & Change

Crystal Therapy: Investing In Change

Change is inevitable. Our lives are made up of the building blocks of
change. Change creates the person we must grow to be. Change happens
for a reason. That reason is to allow us possibilities we may not
have seen in the first place. This can be traumatic or it can be less
so.

The single most important point you can make about change is that in
most cases it's not what faces you that's the problem, it's how you
react to it.

How you react is determined by how you perceive a particular change.
The Chinese word for crisis is "weiji". Two characters that
separately mean danger and opportunity. Every problem we encounter in
life can be viewed that way. It is a chance to show that we can
handle it. Changing the way you think, can change a life of stress
and discomfort to a life of challenge and excitement.

Change shows itself in many forms. The move to a different career, by
choice or not, the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship,
the move to a new home or simply the change in the weather and how we
feel. It is important to embrace the transition!. Struggling, kicking
and screaming and dragging your heals will only prolong trying to
control the uncontrollable. Learn to recognize strengths you may have
overlooked. Embrace optimism and reform your old belief system.

Crystals for Change:

-Bloodstone brings the ability to adapt to change more easily.

-Cerussite is grounding and shows us how to understand change as it
happens around us.

-Chrysanthemum Stone bring equilibrium to changing situations

-Chrysocolla allows us to accept change with calmness and serenity It
makes for smooth transitions.

-Larimar gives us the ability to "go with the flow". It is a heart
soothing stone that brings awareness to change.

-Malachite is a great stone to have, which encourage change to occur.

-Mookaite (Jasper) helps to emphasize the flexibility with change and
encourages new experiences.

-Moonstone makes one conscious of the fact that all things are part
of a cycle of constant change.

-Rose Quartz assists in the acceptance of change that is necessary.

Treatments for Change

Carry 4 of the above stones with you in a pouch, pocket or purse.

A "Change" gem essence can be created with rose quartz, malachite and
chrysocolla. Mist over the entire aura. Take 8-10 drops under the
tongue every 4 hours.

Laying of Stones: Place Rose Quartz at the Heart Chakra. Use
Malachite and Bloodstone at the Heart Chakra. Lay a piece of
Chrysocolla at the Throat Chakra. Chrysanthemum Stone and Cerussite
can be placed at the Root Chakra, at both hip bones or between the
legs.

Emphasis on the Heart Chakra. This chakra helps us to embrace a
changing world. It allows us to love and accept change as it passes
our way. When the heart chakra is open it allows us freedom to be
ourselves and to accept change that will keep us open and aware. This
balance of openness to change and accepting it freely, gives us an
even stronger ability to then follow our heart's desire without fear.

Crystal Elixir: Make up a crystal elixir with bloodstone and larimar.
Add sunflower oil and rosemary essential oil. Massage this oil onto
the Heart Chakra in a circular motion. Apply this elixir to the pulse
points on the wrist, neck abdomen and top of feet.

Meditation with Clear Quartz: This stone shows us clarity of change
and sees us through the other side Meditate with this stone in your
dominant hand or both hands together. Place the stone in front of you
or meditate in a circle of clear quartz.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/workshops.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bringing Angels Into Your Life

Angels come in all forms! From winged guardian, mysterious stranger, helpful neighbor or benevolent animal to angelic guides and protectors. Angels come to us through dreams, in person, on a breeze or even through a strain of music. Angels find a way to appear, where they are needed most. Do you recognize them? As I was writing this, I started to truly realize just how often, an angel had interceded on my behalf, showed up during struggles in my life or even surrounding me in the form of statues, wall hangings and candles in my home! All it takes to notice their support is to become more aware of their presence. 

Learning to work with Angels gives you the ability to connect with an inexhaustible source of light and energy, which can be used to induce a healing effect. Anyone can gain access to this energy by means of an attunement process. (The process of becoming more aware and conscious). 

Consider these suggestions for bringing angels into your life: 

Raise your awareness

1. Life is in the present moment. How often are you physically doing something in the moment, yet your mind is already somewhere else.... three steps ahead of you... thinking about what you will say in your next meeting, what you will do after work or even what's for dinner? ...completely ignoring the present moment you are missing! Most of us don't undertake our thoughts in awareness. Rather, our thoughts control us. As biomedical scientist, Kabat-Zinn puts it, learning to "rest in stillness, that is - to stop doing and focus on just being in the moment." We need to live more in the moment. Living in the moment, also called mindfulness, is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present. 

Raise awareness by raising your vibration

2. Mindfulness reduces stress, boosts immune functioning, reduces chronic pain, lowers blood pressure, and helps patients cope with dis-ease. By alleviating stress, spending a few minutes a day actively focusing on living in the moment reduces that risk of dis-ease. Vibrational medicine, which validates that everything in the Universe is in a state of vibration and the frequency at which an object or person most naturally vibrates is called resonance. Energy medicine is based on the idea that all illness or dis-ease is characterized by blockage in the channels on some level, either in the nadis, meridians, arteries, veins, or nerves. When there is a blockage, the organ in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency and therefore, it results in some kind of illness. 

Engage the three D's

3. Often, we are distracted by the clutter around us. Either it is a home or office cluttered with debris, a body that you treat less like a temple and more like a garbage dump or your mind is bombarded with toxic beliefs or toxic people that simply do nothing but slowly poison you throughout your life! 

Declutter your life. From your surroundings to your thoughts. A mind with clarity, is a mind free to function at its optimum level. 

Detox the toxins. Raising the consciousness in order for you to be more in tune with your higher spiritual self, starts from the temple within. Clear the channels and create a healthier you. Remove the blockage in order for you to move through your life more freely. 

Discard old beliefs. A belief system that serves us well, is a belief in unlimited abundance, a deserving, humble nature with room to understand that, which serves the common good. Sometimes, it is necessary to reinvent our belief system and redefine our values so that we can see clearer and be able to achieve the fulfilling life that we desire. 

Living in the moment helps you notice the presence of angels

4. By clearing out the road blocks in and around you, you are more able to be present and at your optimum for seeing an angel when they make themselves known. Your ability to be more receptive will be recognized. Your insight and awareness of your surroundings will be more open and inviting and your mind and its resources will be mentally available to honor and accept your angels with grace and humility. 

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/angels.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

Crystals and Angels

Crystals and their Angelic Associations

Crystals are often used for clearing your mind, helping with emotional awareness, meditation and energy therapies. The crystals we chose often give us the insight as to what we need on an angelic-emotional level. Even their names are somehow associated with a higher vibration due to their mineral make-up. I have listed some of my favorite... you can find MANY more by following the link at the end of the article:

Angelite (Blue Anhydrite):

Properties: This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the Aura or ethereal network. It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. It is most associated with the Angelic Realm. Most effective on the Throat Chakra, Angelite helps in self expression, communication and allows us to speak our mind, helping us to become more assertive. Its soothing effects on the Throat Chakra works beautifully in calming and soothing anxiety or overactive children. Use this stone to call your Angels for guidance and support. Angelite is often used for psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for spiritual guidance. Angelite is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which also makes it great for Astral travel. Angelite helps us to see paths to surmount challenges. It dispels anger, renews connections with Universal knowledge, and reduces the "upstream struggle" during new endeavors. Angelite is especially good for psychological pain associated with loss. Helps us let go of past mistakes, a greater sense of compassion, empathy and forgiveness through grace.

Angel Phantom Quartz (Amphibole):

Properties: Amphibole is the name of an extensive and complex group of minerals of inosilicate minerals. When amphibole is found with the rare inclusion combinations of hematite, limonite, kaolinite and quartz, it is referred to Angel Phantom Quartz. Phantoms are crystals, that over the course of millions of years, form over earlier crystals that already existed. It takes its name from the particular structure of its crystallization. Each crystal displays the outlines of numerous smaller crystals, known as phantoms. Phantoms symbolize the numerous lifetimes of the soul and take one traveling through multiple dimensions. They break up old patterns and assists in reconnecting to ancient wisdowm held in your memory. Therefore, because of these inclusions and what appears to look like ambiguous inner wings, Angel Phantom Quartz was discovered.

Azeztulite:

Properties: This stone is referred to as the stone of the Nameless Light. The name Azeztulite is derived from Azez, an angelic entity or group that is believed to be inter-dimensional beings, which seem to hover over many major power vortexes on Earth. Azeztulite's vibrations are intended to be received on all levels of our being, from the etheric body throughout the physical organs, and into our cellular structure. It radiates a pleasant feeling of joy and confident serenity. It brings it's higher frequencies down to earth to assist in spiritual evolution. This crystal expands your consciousness. If you are in tune with this, it can help to lift your awareness and vibration to a higher level. As azeztulite raises your vibrations, it helps you to give out a positive vibration back on a higher level and as it raises your vibrations, it helps you to give out a positive vibration to others. It should be handled with care if you are not use to working in the spiritual rea lms or at high frequencies. The vibrational shift it induces is powerful and can take some time before it has been fully assimilated.

Celestite:

This is a stone of inner peace. It creates stillness for receiving, therefore, allowing us connection to spirit. It allows us to find serenity, harmony and easiness. It is most associated with the Angelic Realm. White, clear and cool blue, celestite gets its name from the sky. It's gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. It shows us a life overview and stimulates creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the Throat Chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celestial blue color helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety. Celestite is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order. This is a very spiritual stone, seemingly connected to the divine. It's peaceful nature emulates it's relationship to the angelic world. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. It is a stone associated with dream recall and astral journeys. Clusters of celestite can be place in any room to enhance and increase the vibrational energy. Always work with this stone with the crystalline points facing the heavens.

Danburite:

This stone is used for awakening guidance. The high vibration felt in this crystal brings you light, clarity and a sense of purity. It's association to Archangel Gabriel makes perfect sense, as there is a joyful attunement to the angelic realm the minute you come in contact with danburite. Soul purification is felt through spiritual awakening, revelations and transitions the more you work with this versatile stone. It empowers both the Heart and Crown Chakra, by detecting and modifying emotional blockage, then clearing the way through the recognition of old patterns and helping us to release the past as we let go of mental stagnation.

Emerald:

This stone is best for healing through harmony. Emerald is a symbol of love and good fortune. This stone is used for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, fidelity and honesty. This explains it's connection to Archangel Raphael It is used against negative energy and has been used in many forms of divination. Most effective on the Heart Chakra perhaps because it access desires held deep within. Emerald provides inspiration and helps those in need of balance, healing and infinite patience. Helps the wearer gain physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium. It gives wisdom from the mental plane, so that the possessor is motivated to give love and wisdom to others. This stone is regarded as a powerful remedy for all problems of impaired imbalances, therefore, creating harmony.

Fulgurite:

Considered the lightning stone, or Finger of God, is associated with earth healing, absent healing and prayer. Fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one's visions. Compatible with Archangel Sandalphon, fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme "lightning energy" is believed to be the touch of the Divine. This energy, which now resides in them, acts as a magnifier of one's clearer intention, building a powerful resonance between oneself and the powers of the higher Universe. Fulgurites are powerful stones for grounding. Their energy can be used to arouse the Kundalini forces at the Root Chakra and move through each Chakra at every level of our light body, purifying and cleansing the entire system. The empowering energy from this stone opens the higher Chakras to Divine energy. I t opens and clears the psychic and intuitive senses, encourages our sense of creativity and inner power, allows for assistance with divine prophecy and helps one in rapidly connecting with the frequency of the Universal truth through prayer or meditation.

Lapis Lazuli:

This is the stone of ancient knowledge and wisdom. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. This is represented by the Archangel Michael. It therefore, encourages inner self- knowledge, embraces self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. It's deep blue color is like looking deep into an ocean of possibilities providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality seeking balance. Lapis encourages creativity, self-expression, stimulating objectivity, clarity and self-realization. When used at the Throat Chakra, Lapis will help you in speaking the truth. Lapis promotes clear understanding through the power of intuition. When applied to the Third Eye Chakra, this stone helps to open up the ability for psychic attunement. It shelters the wearer like a shield. Lapis is a powerful thought amplifier an d is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can guide you in the direction of mental and spiritual purity.

Seraphinite:

This stone of fire, light and illumination is considered the stone associated with Archangel Seraphiel who rules with the highest order of angels, The Seraphim. Seraphinite, is derived from the Latin word "seraphin" referring to this order. The allusion to angels is due to the feathery wing patterns made by the silvery Mica contained within the stone. Seraphinite can be used to purify space and to accelerate manifestation and transformation of any kind. Seraphinite assists one in healing on all levels, through provoking an understanding of unconditional love. It helps dispel negative energy, especially when there is difficulty in a relationship.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/angels.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

Friday, December 4, 2015

Peace and Spirituality with Apophyllite



Peace and Spirituality with Apophyllite

Apophyllite is the stone of peace and spirituality. It's clarity resonates like the toll of a bell on a crisp winter's night. Looking like "frozen water" apophyllite is a very useful stone for meditation, as it helps us to clear away sabotaging thoughts as it calms apprehension by overcoming stess, worry and anxiety as it releases suppressed emotions. This crystal relieves mental blockage along with negative thought patterns, helping uncertainties to be tolerated. A famous stone for connecting with angels, attuning to our higher spiritual selves and assisting in astral travel. Apophyllite resonates with both the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. Opening the Third Eye, this stone enhances clairvoyance and intuitive thoughts. It affirms the clarity of our visions and brings forth truth from the subconscious mind. Elevating the Crown Chakra, apophyllite helps enlighten our connection to the Universal energies of will, action and knowledge. Apophyllite helps us to remain conscious and connected as we mentally travel the planes of unconscious thought. Helps one connect to spirit and act in truth.

Worth mentioning, are the vibrant colors, this stone can produce in nature. It has been discovered in blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet. Green heals and brings joyous openness to the heart Chakra as it opens the Third Eye and Crown Chakra.

Mirror Apophylite has the additional reflective qualities of being able to receive back what intentions are sent into the "mirror' of this stone. It has been used for centuries in India in the "art of gazing". One Mirror Apophylite is usually passed down from generation to generation. It is often called upon to reflect doings from the past to its user, in order to see both the good and the bad aspects of a families' past. Allowing the gazer to be aware of and work on improving the deficiencies from within. It provides a clear and absolute connection between the physical bodies and the astral bodies of its user. Mirror Apophylite is an extremely powerful crystal and will also enrich the users' intuitive capacities by stimulating the Third Eye Chakra.

Folk Remedies: This stone has been used for centuries in Tibetan, Ayurvedic and India's medicine systems for such remedies as allergies, asthma, breathing, soothing tired eyes, fatigue, feet, mental clarity and skin issues. It is a healing stone that is also used for long distance healing.

Feng Shui: This stone can be used in the Northeast for self-cultivation, knowledge and wisdom. Also use in the Center area for health, balance and centeredness.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 7

History: Apophyllite (K,Na)Ca4Si8O20(F,OH)8H2O are prismatic, tabular, masses usually white, colorless but also blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet. There Tetragonal structure is orthorhombic in nature, as the crystal's name refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates (a class of minerals). The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek word "apophylliso", meaning "it flakes off", a reference to this class's tendency to flake apart when heated, due to water loss. 

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/stones.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Who Can't Use a Little More Strength?

Crystals Associated with Strength

The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Any crystal can give you strength as they are all sources of life energy! Some of the best crystals for both inner and out strength include Azurite, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Selenite, Smoky Quartz, Tiger Iron, and Green Tourmaline. They can be used for awareness, inner strength, grounding, enlightenment, power, outer strength, better understanding, and transitions.

Azurite Flowers

These stones are approximately 3/4 inch each. They activate the brow and throat Chakra bring more assertive communication and alertness, quite, deep access to subconscious and other times/places/lives. Psychicness, creativity, decisiveness, deeper insight, seeing truth, reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth. Referred to as the jewel of wisdom. It is said to increase psychic abilities. The deep blue stone helps you release the past and gracefully anticipate and accept the future simultaneously. Cultivates the ability to reach into the subconscious and examines states of mind. This cleanses the mind and makes one more capable of insight and pure thought. Helps one recognize the resources within themselves. An integral part of many crystal and gemstone-healing layouts. Also enhances meditation.

Chrysoprase:

This stone allows greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, and self-confidence. Heals depression, excess self-focus, emotions/sexual imbalance. Placed on heart, neck, or on brown for meditation. This stone uplifts the Heart Chakra. It soothes the energy of the heart when you are heart heavy. It therefore brings internal peace, harmony and contentment. This stone symbolizes clarity of thought. It soothes the central nervous system and creates calm. It is a stone that leads its user to new and intellectual approaches. When working with Chrysoprase as a healing stone, it must be laid on the body for a long time. Helps one achieve greater personal insight, feel more calm, become less egotistical, and more open to new surroundings and situations. Stimulates creativity and draws out unknown talents. This stone provides balance between the conscious and the unconscious.

Citrine:

This stone is very versatile and is used for mental and emotional clarity, problem solving, memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence and self-discipline. . An energizing and highly beneficial crystal, citrine absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissolves negative energy, which makes it a very protective stone. Citrine crystals are invigorating and positive. They can surround and fill anyone with its brilliant color, energizing every aspect of life. Increases motivation and Persons involved with education or business will especially benefit. Can guide you to harness and utilize your creative energy. Helps us analyze events and steer them in a positive direction. Develops inner calm and security, and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events. This stone is great with help in achieving goals. Because of its matrix of iron and quartz, it is most effective on the Sacral/Sexual/Navel Ch akra, the Solar plexus Chakra and Crown Chakra. Citrine energizes every level of the aura, cleansing and balancing the subtle bodies as it aligns it with the physical body. Citrine is the stone of abundance. It teaches us the lessons of achieving wealth and prosperity. Not just on a monetary level, but in all aspects of our lives.

Garnet:

This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held in and not expressed. Therefore, garnet is good for those who have anger issues directed to themselves, NOT for those who spew anger like venom or attack others with their anger (think orange or yellow stones for this condition)! Garnet is a good stone to have around for emotional drama, traumatic crisis or when you feel backed into a corner with no way out. Garnet will show you the way out. It is the perfect stone for clearing the Emotional Layer of the Aura. Garnet encourages feelings of joy, hope and will power. Its fiery color drives away fatigue and stimulates the imagination.

Lapis Lazuli:

In meditation, opens Brow Chakra: higher guidance, intuition, connection to higher self, overview, decisions for good of all. Organizes, quiets mind. Opens Throat/Thyroid Chakra: Self-expression, writing, creativity, dream insight, allows total awareness...Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, shyness, depression, serenity, self-acceptance; pain (especially head), protection stone. Shelters the wearer like a shield. A powerful thought-amplifier and is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can increase psychic abilities and will open the third eye. Can guide you in the direction of mental and spiritual purity.

Rhodonite:

Rhodonite is the "Stone of Love"! This stone symbolizes "self realization". Rhodonite works with the Heart Chakra by soothing the heart center as well as the Root Chakra for grounding and balancing, due to the presence of black oxides in this stone. This balance of colors allows for a powerful and vibration for caring for one's self. Rhodonite allows for confidence and self worth. Helps us express confidence and lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. It helps us with confusion and allows us to focus. This stone helps to strengthen mantras, chanting, affirmations, singing and toning.

Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.

Ruby:

Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. A powerful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise you are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Stimulates motivation and visualization.

Selenite:

A Gypsum. White/clear striated crystals. Has been used to work against cancer and is known to stabalize epileptic disorders. Mental focus, growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. Centuries-old recordkeepers of events/information. Smoothes emotions. Holding crystal,visualize it bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from transpersonal point above head down through body, out through feet into earth/physical plane. Place on 3rd eye for stored info. May help physical and emotional letting go. Repro; spine and nerve system, emotional and athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands sensitivity, field of awareness.

Smoky Quartz:

Smoky Quartz is a grounding stone. It is used most often to overcome depression, nightmares and stress. Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. The clearest smoky quartz are the most intense, powerfully opening the Crown Chakra emanating light down to the Root Chakra, therefore, inducing Alpha/deep meditation. Because of this situation, it's benefits also include channeling higher guidance, deep relaxation and helping with unconditional love. Heightens your understanding of nature and concerns for the environment. Smoky Quartz helps store information well for easier recall. Because it is associated with the Root Chakra, it helps to alleviate fear, anxiety and associated emotional depression. When placed opposite other smokies in a crystal grid these stone vibrate at a high energy level. It is the perfect stone for strength and grounding the Etheric Layer of the Aura. 

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/strength.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit