All sorts of things happen when the festive season starts. Some wonderful, some interesting and some of them can appear absolutely disastrous! But one thing is certain... crystals can make it all better and easier and flow smoother.
So what is it that causes half the planet to go into a tiz? How is it that even those who plan their festivities months in advance, you know the really organised people of the world, still have a mad rush because Aunt Edith has decided to come for lunch? Why has Dear Aunt Edith chosen today to come for lunch? She hasn’t been to us for two years and she expects lunch… And what about a present? And do the kids have to give her presents too? Oh I forgot to tell you, its quarter to three in the afternoon and the date is 24th December!
First thing is to calm down. In fact don’t wait till Christmas Eve, calm down now. Relax, chill, and meditate. Try the Bubble Meditation on The Little Meditation Album. 10 minutes a day for a couple of weeks before Christmas will change how you feel and make it easier for you to cope with the festivities. If you feel you'll benefit from meditation... and EVERYONE will!... you can start with our FREE meditation CD Click here
I was thinking… what else happens and how can crystals help to make your life better?
Well amethyst clears the air. An Amethyst geode (also known as a cathedral or cave) placed in a living room or dining room will help to clear and energise the air. It will make your whole home feel better, calmer and more welcoming. You can also have smaller amethyst crystal clusters in each room or any room to help.
Calcite is calming. Red and honey calcite are good for physical relaxation. Blue calcite works on the mind to ease any worries. Whilst the green variety will help calm your emotions and feelings, stellar beam calcite or golden, yellow and orange calcite, produces that blissful feeling that gives a spiritual tranquillity to both you and those around you.
Rose quartz is the stone of love, peace and goodwill. Like a bubble bath for your emotions, its energy washes over you and gently bathes your heart in gentle pink crystal light. It’s a wonderful feeling on dark winter nights (or anytime for that matter). Try putting some rose quartz in your bath to refresh your skin and soak any aches away. Making a rose quartz elixir, by soaking a rose quartz crystal in a jug of water overnight, and using this water topically to wash your face in the morning will bring a youthful complexion.
If you feel you need an energy boost, hold garnet for half an hour or carry it with you all day. It cleanses the blood so it will help you get rid of all those festive toxins too! Carnelian is also helpful for an energy boost. Pop a carnelian stone in your pocket or bra to keep you buzzing all day and night.
Brightening up both your home and your energy is easy with quartz crystals. Put a quartz crystal cluster in any room to add sparkle, hang crystals from your tree or windows. Just add ribbon or nylon thread to our quartz crystal natural point pendant or faceted hanging crystals for a perfect effect. Also carry a small quartz crystal with you.
Of course not everyone enjoys the festivities and some people find this time of year emotionally difficult. Apache tears help to release deep seated emotions. If you feel uncomfortable approaching this season keep an apache tear with you. It will help you to gently let go of the past and slowly feel better about this time of year.
Titanium quartz balances your energy. It adds colour, lifts you up and lets you down slowly. It gives you extra strength when you need it. And if you want to get away from it all it titanium quartz is great too. It'll help you have amazing meditation experiences and can aid astral travel and access to other dimensions.
Now if your noisy neighbours keep having raucous parties and not inviting you try placing a piece of pyrite on each window ledge. It’s the perfect magical antidote to noisy neighbours and in no time at all you won’t even notice them.
And after it’s all over malachite will help you have a peaceful nights sleep.
Whatever you choose to celebrate I wish you a happy and peaceful festive season.
Merry Christmas everybody x
Philip Permutt is author of the highly acclaimed bestselling books The Crystal Healer, The Complete Guide to Crystal Chakra Healing, The Crystal Tarot and The Little Book of Crystal Tips and Cures, Sacred Stones and Crystal co-written with Lyn Palmer, and An Introductory Guide to Meditation. His Crystal Workshop cd is a perfect introduction for beginners.