A couple of months back at the beginning of July of this year, I drove an hour and a half on a beautiful, sunny,cloudless day towards Sherbrooke, QC, with my 18-year-old niece and her friend, to visit a well-known crystal mine in Quebec, called Mine Crystal (http://minecristal.com/portail.php).
I had become interested in quartz crystals when I learned of its electrical properties and how it can help in healing our bodies. An aspect that I was curious to explore and experience for myself is its potential to absorb negative energies and aid in opening or re-balancing energy chakras in the body.
As I eagerly rushed into the crystal mine boutique ahead of my niece, I felt a serene and peaceful atmosphere in the store once I crossed over its threshold. Go figure, shelves of negative-energy-absorbing quartz crystals in all shapes, sizes and colors, lol! What an ideal infinitely-stress-free work environment this could be, I thought to myself! I casually walked around the store a few times, until a stunningly attractive amethyst cluster quietly sitting on a shelf, ‘spoke to me’. I listened to my intuition and purchased it immediately.
I place my amethyst cluster on my night table next to my bed. When I need to deeply relax or feel a need to re-center myself, I lie on my bed, take a hold of my amethyst cluster with both hands and place it over my heart chakra, allowing it to resonate with it. I relax my body in the yoga corpse position with stomach breathing and put myself in a receiving-visual mode with the quartz crystal. I do believe that it depends on how sensitive and aware you are of subtle changes in your body, in order to feel any slight effects.
There are many crystal sites online, however I found this site to be credible and helpful in understanding the benefits of the amethyst gemstone (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/amethyst-gemstone).
Recently I had a compelling urge to purchase traditionally hand-crafted Native Indian moccasins from Boutique Amimoc ( https://fr-ca.facebook.com/boutiqueamimoc) in Quebec City. So I drove 2 and a half hours to Quebec City to buy authentically-made moccasins. The next day, I was eager to wear them on nature trails for my feet to truly experience and feel the crispy dry leaves, the tree roots, the stones and pebbles, the hard-packed dirt, the fallen branches and twigs, and finally,let’s not forget the furry soft tree moss.
The moccasins are very comfortable with thin rubber soles. Your feet feel everything. Every square inch of your foot gets stimulated. I find it quite effective in grounding myself to ‘Mother Earth’ when I take my nature walks. In addition, I place a lot of effort in my steps to walk softly and carefully reducing any disturbing noise to not frighten the squirrels, birds, or deer around me. I listen and appreciate all the sounds the forest & creatures produce.
I stay present in every moment grounded on the soil with an open heart space projecting outwards. After a half hour of walking the ground softly, I find myself vibrating to the same tune of the forest. I deliberately pause, take a deep breath of fresh cool air from the trees around me and exhale out slowly through my nostrils. I feel in sync with nature. This is home.
I came across this song by accident before it became a huge hit single in the U.K. DYWC, originally from the Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin is one of the most touching songs to warm my heart.
Roxanne Emery’s cover gives us a female’s perspective of her childhood relationship with her loving father, in which through her first break-up, he encouraged her to not worry about it and believe that heaven has got a plan for her.
This song and its beautiful lyrics makes me imagine my two daughters all grown-up reminiscing of how wonderful our father-daughter relationship was and how encouraging and positive I could be in the present.
¨Don’t you worry, Don’t you worry child,
Heaven’s got a plan for you¨