Christmas Cheer with Kooiii !

Hey folks! I do not normally discuss those sites and promotions that I’m involved with , however this is a fantastic idea for a Christmas gift for all the folks you may know that market his or her service or product on the web, like I’ve been doing this past year with my own jewelry and artwork!

Simply send them this clickable hyperlink

It is not your internet guru type of site which you will find 1000’s all over the place! Kooiii is a place to hang your hat, as they say, and call home! I wanted to tell you about it and also spread the word, since they’re offering an excellent Christmas promotion!

From now until Jan 1st Kooiii Membership will be just $20 per month ! What makes this deal so good is that you receive all the tools as well as all the other Kooiii features that is packed into the $97 membership for just $20 !

Place free business pages and ads for your products and services, and meet professionals in many different fields and be part of the interactive membership network, or even become an affiliate !

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Horses Scrapbook is a spot for people that wish to share pictures and also stories about their horses, as an example, and there are many many more! There is lots happening every single day, to “like”and to comment on.

So please do take a look and pass the idea onto anybody who might be interested! The folks at Kooiii have become my friendsduring this past year and I believe its an outstanding site!

Here’s the link again! Thanks for reading this!


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Gemstones and Crystals to Help Heal and Break Bad Habits


I would like to discuss the dynamics of habitual behavior and the possible part that gems and crystals can have in maintaining a balance and making positive changes in our lives.

Habits can very quickly become inevitable behaviors when we keep repeating patterns in our lives. A habit is quite simply a choice that has been anchored into place by repetitive action.

Once this happens it changes from being a choice into becoming something considered to be fundamental for us to cope or to feel better.

There is a real neurological reason for repetitive and habitual action. It is a biological way that our bodies establish pathways for nerve impulses to follow. Every action sets up a pathway, and once established these impulses will prefer and follow the same route rather than creating a new one. Biologically it is an efficient way to establish a successful and economical path of action.

So a habit could begin to actually feel right, regardless of whether it is the most positive action for us to take or not.  This can be a real problem if the habit is damaging, like overeating, or drinking, or some other destructive,negative impulse.

Crystals and gemstones can come into play once the person begins to pay attention to the point where the behavior can be changed. That is, before the action to the impulse has taken place.

Over a period of time consistant use of beneficial gemstones and crystals are believed to help to transform negative behavior patterns, break bad habits, and help remove destructive relationship dynamics. Gemstones can also help to reverse negative patterns from our past that could perpetuate harmful physical or mental conditions.

The basis of healing with gemstones and crystals is that each gem and crystal emanates a colour and property that heals the aura or energy field that radiates and encircles every one of us.

There are intrinsic healing rays that emanate from each different gem, and these rays can magnify the positive effects of meditations and add comfort and serenity to our lives as they create harmony both in the body and in our aura. They can help bring us into the conducive atmosphere necessary for achieving positive results in all parts of our lives.

One of the gems that may be helpful in making positive choices is Green Tourmaline, also referred to as Verdelite. It is believed to balance the heart chakra and reduce vulnerability.

Another is a Herkimer Diamond, which is a brilliant double terminated quartz crystal. It is the very best stone for purification and detoxification, and can promote spiritual awareness if it is light reflective enough, or less opaque.

They both influence the heart center, one of seven main energy centers in the body, which is found at the center of the chest, level with the heart.

This energy center is where you can clarify your feelings and encourage decisions that strengthen rather than diminish your personal energy, which is reflected in the aura or energy field that surrounds us.

So by simply holding or placing a gemstone on or near your body, you may have an extra boost in fighting the impulses we all have and wish to change. Besides being beautiful, it can be an additional tangible reminder of the commitments we make for improving our lives.

Please take a look at my website for jewelry and suncatchers with energetic gemstones and crystals that can be both beautiful and effective!











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Gemstones that help you remember your dreams

It is said by many spiritual healers that to place an azurite, amethyst, or sugilite on your forehead or under your pillow will increase your dream recall. All three gemstones are thought to have a calming effect and help to promote inner reflection and spiritual healing.

Azurite is an electric blue, blue-green or turquoise colored gemstone. It calms anxiety, helps to eliminate lack of discipline, can reduce depression and anger, and helps to bring emotional release.

Azurite helps to promote the inner search of self and pursuit of inner spirit, and has been called a gemstone “beacon”.

It is also known as the stone for “letting go”. Very often that is one of the biggest reasons that we cannot sleep…we can’t begin to let go of the day, or of a specific worry or problem. Perhaps Asurite might be able to help one to better focus on what exactly the problem is, thus making the release of it much easier.

Azurite is called the “stone of heaven” because it is said that it promotes the expansion of the spirit. It can unite the conscious with the subconscious, and help release old patterns of thinking that keep us stuck in the same place mentally or physically.
It can aid mental clarity and thus possibly even enlighten the path for us to move forward.

Meditating with this stone can aid in promoting insights to the best way to handle situations and resolve problems in a new or different way. Through this clarity, it can aid in the choice of another way of looking at the world through our old experiences, which can help construct a better life.

Azurite can help eliminate mental confusion and perhaps promote a more tranquil state of mind so as to facilitate the recall dreams upon waking.

By having mental control of your emotions through peaceful insights and spiritual expansion, one can help to facilitate dream recall, and better understand the messages shown within them.


Sugilite is a fairly modern discovery. It was named for the Japanese geologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who discovered the first specimens in 1944.

It has a very distinctive opaque purple color which are the most sought after color shades for this gemstone.
The polished stones are generally opaque with a waxy luster and a deep reddish purple color. It has also been described as a “purple turquoise” because of its similar hardness and luster.

Sugilite aids in understanding negative circumstance by assisting one to gain clarity through meditation and reflection of the issue.
It brings peace of mind, well-being and spiritual love, as all purple stones and colors will do. Purple can help to balance right and left brain function, and can be utilized to help you to better communicate and relate to the surrounding world, new places, and life in general.

When the well-being of the body and the well-being of the mind can join together, it enables great healing power to take place. Sugilite can help to facilitate these connections and is known as a “love stone” for this New Age.

Sugilite represents the perfection of the spiritual love of “All that is”, as the esoterics say.
This gemstone is symbolizes the spiritual manifestation of this heavenly energy on the earth plane. It enhances belief in ourselves, sited from “Love Is In The Earth” by Melody:

“..It can help one to forgive oneself…can help one to believe in oneself…can be used to eliminate hostility…an excellent stone for headaches…”

This sense of well-being and love can naturally help bring the peace and tranquility necessary to recall dreams upon waking and understand them better.

Garnet comes in many colors, ranging from red, to yellow orange, to the most prized green variety.
This specific discussion concerns only the red Garnet.

Healers say that to place a garnet or amethyst under the pillow helps to better remember your dreams.

The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth in addition to being a symbol of love and compassion.
It can be used to meditate and search for past life information relative to the present.
Healers suggest that the information released in a search will always be what the searcher needs, even if painful, it will never be of a harmful nature.
Possibly by simply having the garnet energy at hand, one can better understand the interior conflicts which tend to block the flow of clear dream recall.

The Garnet will assist in facilitating spiritual awareness, and it can sharpen perceptions of oneself and others. It is said that among the energetic properties that Garnet emits, that it helps in the removal of inhibitions and taboos, and that it brings victory, peace and tranquility to the holder.
It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external and is believed to also assist mystically to bring success.

Garnet opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, granting serenity or passion. It is said that it can help increase the sex drive.
In ancient times it was believed to help in healing injuries by stopping the flow of blood, so was always carried by soldiers into battle, set in sheilds and armour. In the case of red stones, they were believed to be remedies for hemorrhages of all kinds, as well as for inflammatory diseases.
When given as a gift, the garnet is said to grant loyalty and affection.

Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.
This can also help in gaining a better understanding of what is necessary to clear the path in your endeavors, thus also helping to facilitate a good nights sleep full of dreams to help gain further insights to your life.

In conclusion, I would like to say that these gemstones can help with an energy of their own, but the real change is always an inside job. One needs to open the mind to these properties and then simply get out of the way.

To view some of my jewelry creations using gemstones and crystals please take a look here.

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Gemstones and crystals that can help you sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep for many is a very typical problem nowadays. Here are some gemstones that have been sited as stones to alleviate the various sleep related problems.

It is said that black tourmaline, smoky quartz, or amethyst will eliminate any nightmares.
Lets talk about Tourmaline first:

Tourmaline’s uses are as unique as its properties. It is a semi-precious mineral made of a variety of elements, including aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium and lithium .
It also is found in a wide spectrum of colors, including black, blue, blue-green, green, yellow, brownish-yellow, pink and rose red.
The long, column-like crystals are the only known mineral on Earth to exhibit three-sided prisms, as most crystals have multiple facets.

Black Tourmaline may work in this way: it is considered a grounding stone. It is very effective in manipulating energy fields, and is an optimal conductor of electricity.
Black Tourmaline develops opposite electric charges at either end of the stone when it is heated.

It is said to rub black tourmaline for luck and happiness because it is an extremely lucky stone. When the tourmaline is rubbed it becomes charged with magnetic electricity and the luck is easily attracted.

Black Tourmaline is capable of being a sort of grounding circuit to earth’s shifting energetic field, so that it helps attune your energies to a more peaceful frequency.
By helping to alleviate the feelings of stress and negativity you can naturally feel more relaxed and let go of the subconscious fears that are making you have the nightmares in the first place.

In fact, healers think that black tourmaline is so powerful a frequency-tuning stone that it can help get through even the most challenging times. They believe that Black Tourmaline pushes all negativity away because of its powerful electrical conductivity.

However, if you experience sleep disturbance after putting a black tourmaline by your bedside, you may have more sensitivity to this energy.
Consider moving it across the room or mounting it near the room’s entrance.

Smoky Quartz

Smokey Quartz is another grounding stone that transmutes negative energies. These negative energies can be caused by thoughts and worries, and can be a major cause of restless sleep and nightmares.

Smoky Quartz facilitates your ability to get things accomplished and move through your day in a practical and organized way. In theory, this would naturally assist in easing and freeing the mind when it is time to rest.

It increases organizational skills and is good to have in both the home and workplace. When one is organized in an optimal way it is easier to manage a more stable and less frenetic life, which naturally promotes good sleeping habits.

Smokey Quartz is a protection stone that cleans and eliminates negative energy, so put a smokey quartz crystal in your home or office to maintain a clean and grounded atmosphere.

Rose Quartz

Can’t sleep? Keep a rose quartz or amethyst by your bed or under your pillow to combat insomnia.
Rose quartz is pink quartz that is often called the “Love Stone.” It is promotes the feelings of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra to all different kinds of love which can be self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love.
The high energy inherent in quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love and also to reduce stress levels that can block peaceful rest at night.

Rose Quartz is a very soothing and happy stone and increases these vibrational qualities that are naturally present in all of us, but that we tend to block with our day to day concerns.

Emotionally rose quartz brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance. It can raise one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It helps to balance emotions and heal emotional wounds and traumas, even grief, bringing forth peace and calm. This can greatly relieve the subconscious scars and things that hold us in a sad or static place.
These hidden traps of circular and habitual thinking can enormously impede the transition from wakefulness to a sleep inducing relaxation.


Amethyst is purple quartz, and is a meditative and calming stone. Emotionally, amethyst can help heal personal losses and grief.

Additionally, Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that enhances the feelings of happiness, peacefulness. It works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide the feelings of calm, balance, patience, and most importantly for a good night’s sleep, serenity.

Amethyst is also believed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can promote prosperity and abundance, clearly alleviating another major cause of sleepless nights!

Healers say that Amethyst can help eliminate addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behaviors of all kinds because it brings emotional stability and inner strength.
Amethyst can help you feel stronger and more internally centered, thus you are naturally more flexible and cooperative. This promotes a less stressful pattern of interaction with others.
Agitation and nervous energy is brought along in to the night hours, but when a more serene way of interpreting the events of our lives can be achieved, sleep naturally follows.

For some of my jewelry creations using these gemstones and crystals, please take a look at my website.

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Colors and energetic properties of Quartz Crystals

The ancients in many different civilizations used
colored stones for healing and energy purposes. Crystals are even mentioned in the bible and many other esoteric texts.
The history of their use in healing goes back many thousands of years in many civilizations, including the Chinese, Native American, Tibetan and Egyptian, to name only a few.

The Egyptians used red stones and red color in general to protect from sickness, green stones for fertility, yellow stones for happiness.

Colored gemstones are very specifically sited in Revelation 21:11, & 18-20 NIV. “It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. ”

I am certain that each gemstone represented a significant esoteric or symbolic property important at the time.

It has long been known that you can positively influence many aspects of your life and health through color and color therapy. Quartz Crystals have been utilized as powerful healing objects and meditation tools, as well as medicinal elixirs .

The use of ‘sacred stones’ for mystical purposes was well known among many cultures and civilizations all over the world.
The stones were called amulets, and these magical charms were made in the form of small pendants attached to a necklace or bracelet. We are using this identical practice today, whether consciously or unconsciously!

The color therapists today utilize color for alleviation many problems; if you desire weight loss, then it is suggested that you increase the color blue in your life.
For alieviating migraine headaches they suggest that you increase the color red or indigo in your life.
For relief from depression, decrease the color indigo around you.
The color can be in your clothing, jewelry, or by simply holding the gemstone of the appropriate color that you would desire the therapeutic help from.

The various colors of quartz crystals, which we call gemstones, can be used in this way. They possess energy of their own, in their mineral content, that can be measured electronically. They generate a minute electrical charge called piezoelectricity.

Quartz has long been recognized for its ability to generate electrical impulses.
Quartz’s piezoelectric properties were discovered by Jacques and Pierre Curie in 1880.
Most quartz employed for use in microelectronics is produced synthetically, and it is often analized on the basis of its piezoelectric response called its Q factor.
It is an indicator of the purity of the crystal.

The process involves treating crushed natural quartz with hot aqueous mixture of a base such as sodium hydroxide.
They utilize large, flawless and “untwinned” crystals, ( twinned means distorted, or intergrown with adjacent crystals or minerals) They produce them in an autoclave via the hydrothermal process to make a uniform product.
This commercial quartz crystal manufacturing process was invented in Cleveland ,Ohio, USA by Charles Sawyer.
It {initiated|began|started the transition from mined and cut quartz for electrical appliances to manufactured quartz of today.

So, as we can see even scientifically, Crystals have their own unique vibration of a precise and measurable intensity. This vibration seems to be able to attune itself to human vibration better than any other gem or mineral.

Edgar Cayce, called the “Sleeping Prophet”, sited various crystals and gemstones by name, as a healing therapy in many of his psychic readings for illnesses in his patients.

The therapists today employ the use of Quartz Crystals because they can amplify, clarify and store energy.
They believe that when you create a thought, you can amplify and clarify it with a crystal.

There are many different kind of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Many kinds of quartz have been used in making jewelry, artistic inlays, and carvings since antiquity.

When people talk about “quartz”, they often intend Macrocrystalline quartz.
Specifically, the Macrocrystalline kinds if Quartz crystals include the more transparent gemstones: ametrine, citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, rock crystal, and prasiolite, which is a transparent minty green color.
Color is a primary means of identification for this type of gemstone.

The variety of Quartz called cryptocrystalline are often referred to as chalcedony.

These Cryptocrystalline varieties of Quartz Crystal are either translucent or mostly opaque,
and to be specific the common ones in that sub-catagory called Microcrystalline include Calcedony, Agate, Jasper, Onyx, Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, and Aventurine.

These gemstones are identified and catagorized by their microstructure, and only secondarily by their color.

Gemstones have incredible energetic properties, inherent in their color, their structure and also their ability to bring the sheer joy of their beauty into our lives from deep within the earth.
I think that is why we connect with them so well: we can connect with ourselves through the earth, the remote past and maybe even the energy of the universe through their formation. What a gift they truly are !

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