Hello, friends! Thank you so much for following my new blog! I am so excited to have you as my reader, and I want to tell you how this blog is going to run going forward. On Mondays, I am going to be blogging all about crystals! Different crystals each week, their properties and metaphysical meanings as well. On Wednesdays, I will be blogging about yoga poses. I will be picking one pose and work shopping you through it. On Fridays, it will be a surprise post about whatever is on my mind. Perhaps some random rambling sprinkled in the other days. I really hope you stay tuned, and if you look to the right, you can follow me and get email updates.

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Being that it is Monday, let’s talk crystals.  Yesterday I spent the day up in northern Arizona with my family, and we visited my favorite crystal store, Crystal Magic. I searched around a good hour before I found something that called to me. This tiny little peach selenite sphere. Previously, I had only seen selenite in it’s white, frosty color. I was delighted to find it in this sunset shade of orange.

Selenite is a variety of gypsum. It is incredibly soft and can be easily scratched by a fingernail. It is a perfect crystal for carving symbols or names. The name Selenite comes from the Greek Goddess, Selene, meaning moon.

IMG_2525As far as metaphysical properties, selenite is stone used for mental clarity, protection, intuition, truth, and enlightenment. Carrying it with you, in a pouch or set in a pendant, using it as part of a crystal grid, and holding it during meditation are perfect ways to use the stone for it’s healing properties. If you are in the process of making a big decision in your life, use its energy to help guide you in the right direction. And, as the stone of truth, it is perfect for opening up doorways to self discovery, your own personal truths, and seeing the truth in others.

Since selenite has such a strong connection to the moon, full moon cleansing and charging is the perfect way to take care of your stone.  Never cleanse it in water, as it will harm and ruin the stone. Selenite is such a powerful stone, and works so well to remove blockages, that it is a perfect stone for clearing your other crystals. Gathering the crystals that need clearing, and putting a wand of selenite on top of them will clear them of any negative energy or energy blockages with in the stone.

Typically white selenite is perfect for the third eye chakra, but the beautiful peach selenite is perfect for the sacral chakra. It is a beautiful force for forgiveness and self transformation. Using it during a chakra balancing session or in meditation, alone or with other crystals, is a perfect way to harness it’s energies.

Thank you for reading, friends. Stay tuned!

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