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Now That I Have My Crystals,
What Do I Do With Them?
Dinner at Prana inside our Crystal Circle
Inside a crystal circle is a great place for a Crystal workshop
Wands under construction at a MEF workshop
Meditating inside the circle
Now That I Have My Crystals,
What Do I Do With Them?
Cleansing or Clearing your Crystal
information on cleansing or clearing your crystal see
Cleansing your Crystal
Passive Use of Crystal
Even if all you do with your crystal is keep it near you, you
will begin to notice subtle changes in yourself. Crystals
amplify and balance even the most subtle mental energy. Just
having crystals in your environment can improve the quality of
Active Use of Crystal
When we consciously work with crystal we can accomplish
anything that the mind can imagine. Crystals have been helpful
in improving memory, helping plants to grow, healing animals,
contacting spirit guides, and in communicating with the animal,
plant and mineral kingdoms.
One particularly powerful way to work with crystals is
through the use of affirmations. This then leads us
to Crystal Programming
One can happily meditate with crystals, meditation gives us a chance to relax, and to heal our
bodies. It provides periods of mental stillness, an opportunity
to silence the mundane chatter which so often fills our minds,
time and space for us to focus our thoughts, to concentrate on
the solving of a problem, to visualize the accomplishment of a
As we become more skilled at quieting our busy minds, we
discover that meditation helps to focus our attention on the
here and now. When we give ourselves the gift of time in which
we are neither regretting the past nor worrying about the
future, we are able to appreciate the present.
Seth, the entity channeled by the late Jane Roberts, often
said that he had only one rule for changing one's life. That
was: The point of power is in the present. When we concentrate
on the present, we experience our aliveness, the strength of the
energy which flows through us. We learn to recognize that energy
as power, the raw material with which we create ourselves and
(Very) Active Meditation
Some forms of exercise, such as hatha yoga and tai chi
ch'uan, which consist of particular patterns of movement, are
recognized as forms of meditation. We believe that any form of
physical activity can be meditational. The key is to be totally
focused on what you're doing.
When you're exercising concentrate on the smooth, easy
movement of your muscles, your breathing. If you swim, be aware
of the feeling of the water. In hiking or walking, focus on the
ground beneath your feet.
Sometimes, while swimming or walking, we silently repeat
affirmations To do this, repeat each affirmation three or more
times, focusing on the instructions you're giving your mind,
visualizing that you are prosperous, or thin, or loved. We
recommend physical exercise not only for its own meditative
values, but because it discharges excess energy„the kind that
creates worries and anxieties which can prevent us from being
relaxed and at peace when we want to practice passive
(Not Very) Passive Meditation
Passive meditation generally involves sitting or lying down.
Create a time during which you'll be undisturbed. Take the phone
off the hook. Go into a room where you'll be alone. Create this
as a special time for yourself.
You may want to start off with a guided meditation tape. This
will help direct your mind into appropriate channels. You can
also direct passive meditation by silently repeating
affirmations. When you feel comfortable with these forms of
meditation you can begin to guide your meditations.
We can listen to meditation music (which can be any kind of
music which makes you feel relaxed and calm) as we walk. Concentrate on your breathing, following each inhale and
exhale, feeling energy flowing from your feet to your head and
back. Do this for as long as you can. If you find yourself
wondering whether you've paid the rent, or thinking about what
you'll have to eat when you're finished meditating, let those
thoughts drift away.
It may help for you to imagine that you have a feather duster
with which to brush them out of your mind. You'll find that your
ability to meditate improves with practice. In passive
meditation, you're developing psychic and mental muscles. As you
learn to silence distracting thoughts, you'll begin to receive
messages from your intuitive mind: new ideas, creative solutions
You may want to ask specific questions of your intuitive
mind. Don't worry if the answer doesn't come right away. It may
occur to you a few minutes or a few days later.
Some have noticed that the quality of their meditations improved
immeasurably when they started making crystals part of their
meditation. Crystals help to focus our energy, and thus our
thoughts. They raise our vibrations and energy level and help to
turn our attention from everyday concerns to our greater
purposes in being alive.
The simplest way to introduce crystals into your meditation
is to hold a clear quartz in one or both of your hands. To
receive light and energy, hold the quartz with point facing you.
To project your wishes into the universe (as when you're
repeating affirmations), face the points away from you.