Moving On by Jean Tindle
For the last several years the concept of movement has been hounding me - moving energy, moving my body more, watching the moving away of friends who are dear to me. It seems at times like nothing has remained stable or certain in my surroundings and of course, that is always the case. Everything changes, all the time, and that is a good thing.
Always at the back of my mind, has been the idea that the time would come when it would be my turn to move. To physically pick up my life and move it to a new location. The Universe has given me nudges over the years - a business that is based on my moving around, a partner who lives in another state, friends all over the country.
In the midst of all of this was my fixed Leo sign resisting change. And my love of Chicago and Lake Michigan, a place that has sustained me through many years and countless changes.
Finally in late August, with the Universe guiding me, it became time for me to move. I moved to Madison, WI, a place that I could not have seen myself in the past, but one that is right for me in this Now. It is a place where my partner and I can come together in comfort. I will miss Chicago and all those I hold dear, here by Lake Michigan. At the same time, I know that I will return here often to reconnect and to do my work, which has become both my livelihood and my life.
I have done a lot of reflection on home and where it “should” be. What I have come to understand, is that for me, home is within me and is wherever I go on this good green Earth. I have come to a place of acceptance, once again guided by the voice of my Grandmothers who advised me:
“When you relax into the acceptance of your life just as it is, you open up a space for change and growth. This is how change happens. Softening into acceptance takes away all of the resistance and all of the desire for control. This is how real change always happens - by relaxing into the space you occupy, looking around for what touches your heart and moving in that direction. Easy.”
Along with my moving the business will come some exciting changes in the next year. This website is being revised to make it more user friendly and interactive. My team and I are hoping to have it up and running by the beginning of 2015. Along with the new website will come a new book (more to come on that in a later post). It is a time of tremendous change all over the globe. I am hoping for all of us to move through this change with ease and grace.
Posted on November 10th, 2014 | Category:
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Lately, almost everyone I talk to at shows or in healing sessions will sooner or later ask me - “What is a good stone to relieve stress, to calm me, to bring more balance into my life?” My go-to response for this is quartz with lithium, or lepidolite (which also contains lithium).
The calm and soothing feeling you get simply by holding this stone in your hand is amazing. One of the best things about lithium in quartz is its ability to help us make transformational changes peacefully and equably. It enhances clarity and the ability to see where the next step may be, before we go off in a hundred different directions.
Use lithium quartz in meditation to help you gain clarity about discarding what you no longer need in order to help you to move forward. With its gentle balancing energy, it will make any information you receive, or changes you must make, seem easy and effortless (or at least easier than they can sometimes seem). When in meditation with this stone, it can be helpful to have a pen and paper nearby to write down thoughts and intuitions about your next steps of transformation.
This crystal also works with the central nervous system in the physical body. It is useful to employ when there seem to be energy blasts from the Universe that are not easily absorbed by the body. It becomes a bridge between energy and matter, allowing the physical body to more easily adapt to higher energies.
I like to use lithium quartz on my heart chakra, or with clients on their heart chakra. It brings about a sense that everything is in perfect order, there is nothing to worry about.
Lepidolite, in its tumbled form is also a good stone to use for balance and stress relief. It is another stone that contains lithium. This stone is good to use by your bed or under your pillow to bring on sleep, or enhance your rest. It is a balancer of emotional energies and is hellpful in quieting those voices in the head that keep us from sleep.
Posted on April 30th, 2014 | Category: Crystals and Minerals
Tangerine Quartz and Celestite
I just put up some new additions to a couple of my favorite healing crystals. There are certain stones that are old favorites for a reason - their healing abilities are strong, clear and powerful. Two of these stones are Tangerine Quartz and Celestite.
Tangerine Quartz is a staple in my healing tool kit. I use it all the time for clearing and energizing the second chakra. This is a place where fear is held for many people. The second chakra is a place of old wounds which, if not cleared, can hinder us from leading the full creative lives we were born to live.
This quartz also clears the etheric field of debris, such as negative energy or thought patterns, and many of the “shoulds” that are placed on us by ourselves and others.
When using tangerine quartz for second chakra work, simply place it on the chakra and allow it to clear and regenerate the energy of this place on your body. If old fears or emotions come up during this time, realize that they are moving through to clear, and they can pass without any attachment on your part. (Obviously, if there is deep trauma, this should be done with a trained healer or therapist.)
To clear the etheric field, you will need another person to work with you. This technique is best done lying down. Have the second person visualize a transparent piece of graph paper over the body, and begin to move the crystal in a grid-like pattern through your energy field 2 - 4 inches from your body. If done correctly, you will feel an energizing and regenerative energy. The person holding the crystal will feel a slight pulling or tugging when the crystal is moving at the correct distance from the body.
This crystal has a very calming effect as well as being deeply restorative. If used on a regular basis, it can re-connect you with the joy of being a fully creative and expressive being, while staying firmly connected to your physical body. When you use this stone, you will need to clear it on a regular basis. This can be done by many different ways, but running it under cold water is one good way.
Celestite on the other hand, is a great stone for meditation. It moves us out of the body and into more celestial realms. I use this stone to connect with the angelic realm. It is also tremendously calming in times of stress.
By gazing into its many-faceted beauty, you can begin to feel calmer and more centered.
If you want to go into a deeper meditation, use your Celestite and a candle (if you like) and increase your focus into the crystal. Before you begin, ask for your angel or guide to be present and known to you in whatever way you perceive energy (visual, auditory, empathic, etc.). You may also have a specific question in mind when you begin your meditation.
Once you have asked your guide or angel to be with you, gaze deeply into the crystal and use it as a focus for your mind. Breathe naturally and stay in a relaxed state. Celestite creates a field that is quite magical. Before too long, you will begin to feel or see angelic presence. You may want to have a pen and paper handy to write down thoughts or impressions that seem to come out of nowhere.
Angelic guidance can be very subtle. It is not necessarily a “Hollywood production moment”. If you are still and focused, you will begin to perceive guidance. It will come as a feeling or whisper maybe, or a picture you can sketch. Be patient with this process. If you are consistent, the guidance is always there. Use your celestite to connect more easily with it.
Posted on August 7th, 2013 | Category: Crystals and Minerals