Sunday, September 3, 2017

Back to School Metaphysics - Crystals for Study, Creativity and Concentration

This blog post contains Amazon affiliate links to help support my efforts, time and research. The upcoming school year was my inspiration for this post. This list is not 'set in stone' (pun) but a list of some the most easy to find crystals and stones that may be useful to both students and teachers; concentration, confidence & stress being the main focus. I referenced my favorite crystal book, The Book of Stones, to put this list together & recommend it to anyone interested in the healing properties of crystals.

Ambition, Creativity, Willpower, Confidence

Pyrite increases ambition, creativity, willpower and confidence to those that carry it within their energy field. Pyrite can give its user a boost in accomplishing challenging tasks, including homework & projects Keep some pyrite at your desk where you study for an extra boost to getting the job done.


When one seeks calm, mental clarity and creativity, amblygonite to the rescue. 



Being a student can create anxiety, both socially and academically. 
The following stones can assist with easing anxiety.

Andalusite is a gentle grounding stone that offers a sense of calm, protection and comfort to its user. 


Blue chalcedony offers a calming energy to its user. For those seeking balance and centeredness, this stone brings out ones inner knowledge with confidence. 
A great stone to use when speaking in front of others. 

Pink tourmaline is a heart chakra stone of love, emotional healing and alleviates stress. Grade reports and deadlines can offer much stress to a student. Let pink tourmaline heal and calm when a balanced mental state is needed.


Focus, Concentration, Clear Thinking

The next series of minerals focus clear thinking and concentration


Onyx is a stone of inner-strength, focused attention, will power, self-mastery, discipline and reason. An excellent all around stone for the student and teacher. 


Amethyst is one of the most well know minerals in the metaphysic world. Amethyst, a third eye balancer, is most commonly known for having a calming energy, but it can also assist in brain function when it comes to studying and concentration. Working with this stone will stimulate intuition and also will help one identify bad habits.

Tugtupite is a beautiful heart, throat, third eye and crown chakra mineral. It is a stone of emotional transformation. Tugtupite stimulates higher brain function for hitting those books!


Tourmilated quartz offers it's user clear thinking and recovery from negative influences. It facilitates clear thinking and offers psychic protection. 


Moss agate assists in areas of mental concentration, stability, persistence and grounding. It helps with achieving goals and magnifying intention. 


I referenced my favorite book crystal book, The Book of Stones, to put this list together & recommend it to anyone interested in the healing properties of crystals!

If you are in the Chicagoland area, I am available for in-person crystal healing & reiki sessions at Insight Awareness in Homewood. Please visit my website to learn about my practice and to schedule a session. 


Please note: Crystal healing and other types of energy work are complementary therapies only, and not to be considered a substitute for conventional medicine. If you have a serious health issue, please consult your doctor and continue with any treatments prescribed to you. There is no guarantee that crystal healing will treat or "cure" any condition.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Creating Sacred Space

Now more than ever sacred space has become a necessity in my life. After spending the last year with the majority of my belongings packed in storage while we hunt for a new home, this has become very clear to me. Sacred space is exactly what it means, a special place to you that is sacred. Your space is a reflection of your love for others, the world, your faith and spirituality. It can be a small spot on your dresser, a shelf, a corner of a room or an entire room dedicated specifically as your own sacred space.

Your sacred space is a place of reflection. A place where you might retreat to for tea and meditation, say a prayer, do some yoga, listen to calming music or simply light an incense and sit taking a few calming breaths. Taking a few slow deep breaths does wonders and is very grounding.

What goes in your sacred space is up to you, based on your needs.

There are no set rules to creating a sacred space. 

What is important is to show your space attention. The more you work in your space, the more sacred it becomes. Keep it tidy and dust free. Cleanse it periodically with sage, sweetgrass, palo santo or your favorite incense. Smoke is cleansing and carriers away any stagnant energies that may have been lying around your space. Plus they smell good!

I miss having a sacred space of my own and highly recommend creating one for your home if you are able. Our house hunting is going well and I hope to be in our own space once again within the next few months & and getting my sacred space back in order. (fingers crossed).

Do you have a sacred space?