Tiger’s Eye

One stone that always catches my eye is Tiger’s Eye. This banded golden stone shines in almost any light. The darker aspects serve to further illuminate the lighter, brighter shades. While Tiger’s Eye is commonly found, and depicted, in golden shades, it also occurs in blue and red. Tiger’s Eye is typically a 7 on…

With Gratitude

Challenges and obstacles are part of life school. If we choose to focus only on this aspect of life, it can become overwhelming. A gratitude practice in which we take time to acknowledge the blessings in our lives can help minimize that. Gratitude and the Reiki Principles My Reiki training introduced me to the concept…

The Seasons, the Elements, and the Moon

The phases of the Moon connect to the phases of life. While we often consider them as guides to our activity during a single Moon cycle, we can also think of them in the context of the year. In this way, each phase of the Moon corresponds to a season. We can sync with this…

Herbal Books on My Bookshelf

I have had an interest in herbs for as long as I can remember. As an active member of the group Future Farmers of America, or FFA, in high school, my focus was on landscaping and horticulture. After working in a greenhouse for a few years, I transitioned into a management role and moved away…

Reiki Books on My Bookshelf

People often ask me for book recommendations. These Reiki books are primarily by teachers that I respect and resonate with much of their teachings. These teachers offer a range of information and come from different backgrounds. Reiki is a personal practice. Outside the basic concept of Reiki as Universal Life-force energy and a Spiritual one,…

Moss Agate

Moss Agate is often called the Gardener’s Stone. It is tied to the earth, agriculture, and our hearts. Those who work in the fields of botany, agriculture in general, or those who just have an affinity for plants will benefit from having Moss Agate in their crystal toolkit. We often discuss energy as masculine or…

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is considered the ultimate crystal to support the heart Chakra. Rose Quartz opens the heart through all of its levels, bringing support for deep healing. It provides soft reassurance and is an asset when experiencing emotional trauma. Love and Rose Quartz are obvious partners. The beauty of their deep connection is that it…

Clarity Through Pendulum Dowsing

Dowsing Dowsing is the use of a specific tool to access information. Dowsers typically use rods or pendulums. Dowsing rods can vary from bent copper to a twig. They can be used to show things from the location of underground aquifers to the perimeter of an energy field. Pendulums can be elaborate and made from…

Your Body Knows

You Already Hold the Answer Your body knows what is in your best interest. Your physical body is in constant communication with your energetic body. Your energetic body is receiving and sharing information with other energies around you. This exchange of information can lead to what we call a gut feeling. A gut feeling, or…

The Hexagon

A triangle is one of the weakest shapes, however, if you combine six triangles, you end up with what is widely considered to be the strongest of shapes, the hexagon. A hexagon consists of six equal sides, six equal angles, and six corners. There is no wasted space. This is one of the reasons that…