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Sunday, May 8, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Honoring The Goddess


Good Morning!

Honoring the Goddess

Mother's Day is a nice time to bring awareness to the "mother energy". Honor
your mother or a mother you know. Here are some wonderful ways to send loving

1. Light a candle to honor a mother who is living or who has passed.

2. Use a simple ritual to bring love and honor to yourself as a mother, or to
give thanks to mother earth.

3. Pay homage to your mother through the power of scent. Aromatherapy is a
wonderful and sacred way of to tie memories with fragrance.

4. Treat your mom to a home spa session.

5. Invite your mom to enjoy a special seasonal tea blend, created just for her.
Blend equal parts of jasmine petals, rose, petals and mint together. Start with
a base of green tea and add honeysuckle, sage and hibiscus flower.

6. Consider making her a unique "soundtrack" in honor of who she is. Choose and
create music on an MP3 or CD that reminds you of your mom!

7. Choose from one of our many extra special and unique gift baskets designed
for every occasion, celebration and budget!

8. Honor your mom with the gift of crystals. Below is a list of great stones to
honor the Goddess:


Properties: The stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and
meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Strengthens and
enhances psychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or
when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the
Brow and Crown Chakra. Amethyst contains the grounding color of red with the
energy of blue, which is expanding, spacious and flow of peace. Amethyst is the
color that you see in the sky as twilight transitions into night. Amethyst takes
you on this transition from the magic time of dusk to a conscious shift into a
different place. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, which
Amethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust; surrender
so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention; give it all
up, so that you can receive more; and bow, that you may become a part of the
greater whole. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing stone.


Properties: Referred to as the jewel of wisdom or Stone of Heaven. Azurite
symbolizes insight and discovery. It is said to increase psychic abilities.
Azurite activates the Brow and Throat Chakra for more assertive communication
and alertness. It allows for quite, deep access to the subconscious and as a
seeing stone offers access to other times, places and lives. Therefore, it is a
great stone to assist in astral travel. This great balancer helps those who talk
too much and allows for those who to be expressive when they have a tendency to
hold back. This opens our psychic intuition and gets us aquainted with our
innerselves. It is a stone that stimulates creativity, giving access to a
fountain of ideas, images and awareness of things around us.


Properties: Moonstone honors the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women
(and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side.
This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men
who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side. Its connection to the
moon has been documented for centuries. Because of its shimmering, glossy nature
its color plays off the light as does the moon. Like the moon as it waxes and
wanes, this reflective stone allows us the lesson that everything is a part of
the cycle of change. Moonstone is considered the stone of new beginnings.
Moonstone is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore,
moonstone is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and anxiety.
Moonstone helps cool, soothe and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal
situations. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. Moonstone has
been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a lust for
life, a youthful attitude and helps us to become comfortable with the aging
process and its transitions.


Properties: In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women,
pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is
from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for
balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbing by nature, this
mineral absorbs thoughts and emotions and because of this, must be used with
caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold
that energy until it is cleansed. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon
layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl can cool and soothe. It
is very nurturing. If using pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider
Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and
disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors,
and farmers. Pearl is a cold and independent mineral, which is used, ironically
at the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral/Spleen Chakra, to stimulate the heart,
liver and emotional issues, digestion, immunity weakness and emotional stress.


Properties: also spelled phenakite, is a powerful, loving, healing, spiritual
stone. It is believed to be one of the highest vibrational crystals yet
discovered. The clearer the stone, the more intensely it opens the Third Eye,
Crown Chakra and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Hence, its aura
clearing abilities are phenomenal! This stone ignites clairvoyance/spiritual
communication, meditation, astral travel, as well as life journeys. Helps one to
map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and the healing of
other stones. It is a powerful crystal for clearing and activating the chakras.
It helps one to go further in a trance state and gives a deeper awareness of
one's inner structures. Phenacite can be used to amplify the energies of other
stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. It can also alleviate
despair and fear including fear of change and lead one to live in love.
Phenacite may help one to connect with Angels due to its high frequency and
relationship to the Ascending Masters. Phenacite has been associated with

Titanium Quartz:

Properties: Quartz is infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form
one of the most precious crystals on the planet. It increases lifeforce and
vitality, attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It's rainbow
colors have been shown to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone
for creativity. This quartz removes blockages and enhancing the flow of
creativity due to its intensely visual colors. It has been used for increasing
intuition and therefore an exceptional stone for promoting clairvoyance as well
as all forms of "seeing". Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, an
alternative medicine career or yogic practice. This crystal appears to stimulate
the upward movement of the kundalini and is exceptional for any tantric

Rose Quartz:

Properties: Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving,
lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart
Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its
value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing
influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us
discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people.
It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening
self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult
change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

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