Author Archives: Crystal Life

Products with Purpose – Energy Tools – Comments

Slim Spurling ToolsThe Light Life Slim Spurling Tools:

“I tested my Light Life Ring on our trip out west and have an amazing report.

“As we were coming down a steep narrow mountain road through a low cloud that obscured the road, I focused the ring ahead and it cleared the cloud away so that we could see.

“More incredibly, as we were driving through one of the largest black clouds and hail storms that I’ve ever seen (again we couldn’t see the road) I focused the ring and it cleared the cloud and produced the most intense double-edged rainbow over our road.

“Also, I played the King’s Chamber CD connected to the headphones surrounding the Environmental Harmonizer near my brother’s wedding reception room. It helped create/add a very serene mood to the event. Thank you.” …Tim S

“Your energy products have transformed my life. I am so very grateful. Thank you.” —NS

“I have been using the (Slim Spurling) ring to set up card spreads in. It is aiding in manifesting by aligning th Earth’s energy with my intention.” …Mara

“I was in your store last night picked up a wonderful Slim Spurling ring. Thanks so much for giving me the strength to continue my work as a light worker. I have felt lost in the past with comments from people in the society about how I need to tone down my beliefs. I would never judge someone for being different.”

The Biomagnetic Research Tools:  

“The tripaks are doing a grand job. I felt a bit sick for a day or too, then I “buzzed” all over for a few days, and now I don’t feel anything at all – including drained after work, so I reckon I’ve adjusted to them now. Thanks a lot!” – Jane


Resonance Energy Jewelry – Comments

Hematite and ceramic energy protection jewelry” I have enjoyed using the energy pieces I purchased from you… They have been very helpful in keeping the field balanced. As you know we all go through a multitude of reactions and responses in the business and home environments and having a strong center to work from is a plus.” …Jeff F

Crystal Life uses as a base for its energy jewelry the resonant ceramic catalyst beads made by Biomagnetic Research. I gave the creator, Robert McKusick, a set of the cord designs. He wrote me:

“About a year ago, I was at the Clay Pit, and was having a road graded. The grader kicked loose a large flat stone. Before it returned down the road, I foolishly attempted to pick up the 35 pound stone with one hand, and throw it out of the way.

“When I returned to the Cherokee to leave, one of the muscles in my upper arm went zing, and tore loose. It hurt me for the next few months.

“I put the Energy tube (the turquoise with jade) cord on my wrist just to see if it would help. I have worn it night and day since, and have had no pain since.

“I have always been impressed with your work.”

Your friend, Robert McKusick

“My sister wasn’t sleeping through the night since her separation from her husband of many years. She was consistently awakened around 4 am every morning feeling his angry presence. I first recommended that she us black tourmaline, which stopped her sensation of being choked, however she continued to was up at 4 am every morning. After attending y our class at the Infinity Foundation and speaking with you, I bought your hematite and ceramic bracelet for her. Wearing it on her left ankle, she found that after a few weeks of getting use to it that she had her first complete night’s sleep in over a year. She now regularly sleeps six hours straight through tht e night. As she continues to go through the divorce process, I am sure the hematite will continue to help protect her.”  …Rhea

“Sometime between ordering the Double Flower of Life Pendant and receiving it just now, my intense terror of it was transformed into intense excitement, and I could not wait to receive it! I could feel it’s energy so strongly even through the box, and my whole body began humming when I held this truly stunning piece in my hands.

“Visually, it is much more beautiful than I expected; energetically, this is one of the most delicious feelings/experiences I’ve every felt. Thank you! I know this will help me tremendously as I get back on track to eventually working with energetically healing myself.” …Gail

“On September 11, 2001, my husband, a New York City Police Inspector, was home in Rockville Centre (30 miles from the World Trade Center). He turned to me and said he had to go. Michael made it to the bottom of the building just as it started to come down. He had to get out of his car and run for his life. He was wearing a Negativity Protection Bead. I am positive that it protected him during this disaster. Thank you.” —Sincerely, Colette Coan

“At the end of March, I put on the black (Protection) bracelet, and have not taken it off. I was dreading a visit involving the care-taking of an older woman. She has such strong emotions and great anger at her old age. She always overpowers my energy field…Guess what!! The bracelet works in the worst of emotional situations. I could instantly catch myself picking up her emotions, and could dump all of the garbage with a single conscious thought to do so. I am so pleased with the bracelet, and I notice it gets more beautiful in wearing it. Great product!!” —KM, California

“It is now four weeks since I began wearing your negativity protection pendant. This is a testimonial of incredible results for which I shall always be grateful. I have not lessened my intake of medications, both Rx and OTC, but I find that all seem to kick-in, not only faster but with greater results. A routine visit with my Doctor earlier this week brought an ‘A’ with his comment that ‘I don’t know what you are doing now that you were not doing before but whatever it is, keep it up!’ My blood pressure is lowered, my morning arthritic ‘slowness’ is briefer, my vision—which had been giving me fits of frustration—seems better or at least less troublesome. At Christmas with my family, everyone was complimentary on how much better I looked than when over there for Thanksgiving. I do have a much better feeling about myself and how I feel.” RP, California

“Thank you for the Energy Tube… It is the one with the serpentine jade disks on either side of a turquoise Crystal Catalyst Bead, with a copper tube through the middle… Not surprisingly, IT WORKS!

“I want you to know how much I appreciate the Angelic Peace Bracelet I got from you in Florida. I wear it most of the time. Although I enjoy crystals and we have many in our home, I have never really felt their energy. The energy, however, from your Angelic Peace Bracelet is clear and subtle and gives me a feeling of calm and clarity—a higher vibration that is most welcome in the daily world.” —R

“Your unakite pendant stopped my hot flashes within a day. When a friend told me, a few weeks later that it was all my imagination, I took the pendant off. The hot flashes came back within two days. Now I wear it all the time, have no hot flashes, and don’t listen to that friend any more. Many thanks!” —V, Jamaica, NY

Stones – Comments

Copper Ore“Thank you for all your help with the crystals. Your knowledge and concern played a huge part in my healing.” …Kevin C

“The quartz crystals arrived today and I must say they are extraordinary. I opened the package and looked at their marvelous beauty. Thank you for your selection.” —KVB, Maine

“Thank you so much…I love working with the energy of the stones in the way which you put much love and focus into their alignment.  They ‘shine’ when I look at them.” …CA

“Just wanted to say thank you for the series of articles you’ve been recently sharing on working with the chakras.  Info is valuable and grounded, which is something most important for me, as I often ‘exist’ above and beyond my physical self, so to speak.  My therapist thanks you, too, albeit indirectly.  She tries constantly to ground me with less successes than she’d like I think.  I haven’t actually told her about these articles/ exercises/ suggestions but she had noticed a difference after the first article.  The only thing I did differently was try some of what you’ve mentioned here.”…BG

Store, Website, Social Media – Comments

Crystal Life StorefrontOn the Store:

“A beautiful, bright, shop with the cleanest, purest energy about it. This shop has a diverse selection of stones, crystals, jewelry, books, CDs, totems, labyrinths, smudging supplies, wall hangings and decor, shamanism goods, mala beads, incense, and other delightful items. The staff is helpful and highly informative – whatever you need, I’m sure they’ll have some interesting input for you. They also offer classes/workshops/talks every now and then for which they humbly ask only a small donation. Their website is excellently maintained, and includes shopping, an online library, and events. The merchandise here is a little pricey, but for the quality and service, it’s more than worth it. I’m so lucky to have a shop like this with such a wonderful community behind it! I love Crystal Life Technology!” K.R., Villa Park on

 “Now, I’m sure most people are not visiting this place for the same reason I do.  They have a wonderful collection of crystals and stones, nice jewelry, but me, I like to stand in the front and play with the wind chimes.

“The tones of the wind chimes are most melodious.  I loooooooooooove wind chimes and this particular brand is music to one’s ears, I believe it is Corinthian, sold by scale.  They are beautiful to listen to.  They can get pricey depending on the size.  However, this is a most relaxing store to visit.” Lois B., Downers Grove, on

“I drove all the way from Chicago to visit this store, because my regular spot is closed on Mondays. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Awesome selection of small stones in a shelf kiosk and if you walk around the store, there are more stones/crystals in different sizes and little cards to explain what each of them are. I was able to find almost everything I came for!” Brianna A, Berwyn, on

“Crystal Life is a gem of a store found in the Fox River Valley town of Geneva. Whether you are beginning to learn about subtle energy, or have many years of experience, their very knowledgable staff is pleasant and very willing to assist you in finding the perfect piece for your needs.

“I love their Saturday morning classes, and their outreach groups. They seem to have a small selection of books, but what they do have invites in different levels of consciousness growth. Nothing controversial, most every thing at Crystal Life is based on providing you the information, and empowering your own personal journey on the spiritual path.

“I’ve read that others think their malas/prayer beads are pricey, but I have to say my experience is that their knotting is superior to other malas that I have purchased and have already fallen apart. I especially love my amethyst 108 count prayer bead/mala. The stones are of exquisite quality, and have a very nice energy.

“After inquiring I found that all of their bead work is done by local energy workers, these aren’t pieces created overseas. These products support the local economy, making them worth the price for their quality, workmanship, and contribution to the job situation in my locality.

“The stones are nicely cleared and have very high vibrational levels. Their staff is comprised of different modalities/different types of energy workers so depending on the day you visit you may be working with a Reiki Master, a Native American Shaman, or someone else with an equally interesting education/background.” – T.P, on

“Lovely ‘rock store’ on north end of Geneva’s shopping district – conveniently located by Starbucks.

“If you like stones/rocks – it’s a great place to stop by and browse.  You can find fun inexpensive gifts – for example, a heart shaped rock in a velvet bag for Valentines, or a Christmas stocking.

“I would say the feel of the store is serious – if that makes sense.   What I mean is – while I might say it’s a stone/rock store, I suspect the owners perception of what it is, is much more.  They provide classes and tools for things like sacred geometry, and other spiritual paths – so it’s interesting to poke around and learn a bit about things that you may not come across in a typical store.

“They do a nice job of merchandising, in a bright and airy feeling store.  I think it’s worth a walk thru, and  maybe you’ll find a polished stone that speaks to you for some reason.  

“Would I recommend:  Yes – it’s really a lovely place to stop, and is one of our regular stores to stop in at.  Kids love to pick out a stone.

“Would I return:  Well, yeah!  of course.” – Dawn M, Ottawa, IL on

“I always enjoy exploring this shop! I see something different every time I’ve gone in there. All the staff members are wonderful and very knowledgeable as well!” …Melissa L

“After going to your store and talking with you and the people who were working, I feel much more confident in my own skin! Love and light surround you always,” J. A.

“I was in Geneva two weeks ago and Victor, a member of your staff, helped select a crystal combination for me that is more than perfect. I love what you guys do and have so much respect for the store and your staff.” …Sean P

“I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful information you share and the great products you offer.  Your knowledge is very much appreciated.” …Elaine P

“I cannot stop thinking about what occurred and occurs in Crystal-Life, it was my great honor to meet you and work with your people.” Aria N

“I just wanted to say how thankful I am for your store and services. My brother lives in your community, and he has cancer. I introduced him to your store when I came down for a visit, I live in Wisconsin but I found you on the web. He has purchased crystal from you and last week had a wonderful opportunity to meet the owner and get her book. Thanks for being in the community and spreading healing to all.” ..Nancy P.A.

“Your store looks fabulous and has such great energy.”  BJ

“I love your store and have purchased several chip necklaces and pendants.  When I wear the different stones, I feel wonderful, spiritual and spread the word about your wonderful store.” VP

A 6’4″ yoga student/budding teacher visits us on occasion. He came in the other day – mind you, it was 22 degrees Chicago weather outside – and was walking about barefoot because, he said, our store was a holy place and he was offering it his respect! I was very touched by his bhakti (devotional) attitude towards our stones and yoga products – and very glad to discover his shoes by the front door, as I had a yogi friend much like him, long ago, who used to walk barefoot outside in the middle of winter, to show his respect for Mother Earth!

On the Website:

 Hi Wonderful Person, I forgot to write down your name but I want to thank you so much for the help and patience you gave me in finding healing crystals for my Britney Ann’s collar.” …Carol P

“Spoke to a lovely person…Your company is so personable–thank you for your concern regarding my order.  I look forward to my pieces–I already have my eye on two other items!!!  Many thanks!”  …Mary R

“I am really impressed by your newsletter and website. I have spent most of the morning navigating through it rather than working! as one of those energy newbies you referenced, I am hungry for additional information and explanations and look forward to additional.”  …Tracey C

“My gosh, what a lovely website! A class act, if we’ve ever seen one!” …Kathleen C

“Thank you so much for your Sage Smudge Stick! It’s awesome and smells to wonderful! I will be back for some crystals.” …Romona

“Thank you for your great products! I will be a faithful and dedicated customer to you.” …Theresa P

“Your chakra chart is AMAZING! I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time! Thank you!” …Renee

“You make and sell beautiful, useful, really helpful things.” …Keith R

“I think your website is outstanding –just full of good things. I loved all I saw. I liked the person mentioned for Feng Shui and the jewelry and on and on and on.” …Donna

On Social Media:

 On a newsletter: “What a beautiful and clear message you have sent here. I thank you on behalf of all who read it whether they understand it or not. You have planted a wonderful see to understand.”…LC

On “Hidden in Open Space” YouTube video – “This is really great! I love the whole thing, the way it looks, the way it sounds and the way it communicates your ideas….Thanks for being here…”…Jeff C

“Thank you for creating the sequenced newsletters on the chakras.  I love them and use them in my teachings.  I have many malas, some from you, that I wear and enjoying teaching their meanings to my students.  Thanks again!” …Marie F

“This is the best newsletter ever… Thank you for this wonderful letter, it completely resonates as truth with me.” Marjorie


Geode SlicesGeodes are always a colorful delight and artistic surprise. They start as a small cavity in rock that has internal growth, due to the moisture that gradually transforms into solid matter. The ways this occurs are broad, and is due to the geological formations of certain areas; the American midwest, Brazil and Mexico are sites where many geodes are found. You can’t know what is inside a geode until it is opened. Commercially, this is done with large mining saws; some rock shops have a claw that applies pressure to the geode, which eventually cracks open.

Geodes to Break OpenChildren enjoy placing a small geode in an old sock then using a hammer to crack it open. When sliced thin, geode slices are often dyed to achieve brilliant blues, pinks, and greens. Their natural color is earth toned – reds, greys, browns, amethyst purple.


Cavansite in matrixCavansite is a stone of transition through major life changes. It helps you to make sense of previous experiences, release faulty thinking, and optimistically deal with your issues. It helps you remember information gained from spiritual journeys, and facilitates the clear communication of messages from the spirit.


     Cavansite and Stilbite – this combination is soothing, helping you align with the energies of the higher realms, relax into meditation – get a good night’s sleep. The combination is a balm to the emotions and brings harmony and rest.

Earth Share | Decorating & Creating Happiness with the Feng Shui Fire Element

The five elements of Feng Shui represent the natural rhythm and flow of the universe. The universe was created with balance amongst all things – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. Because our homes are a reflection of us, the elements, colors and light used help us to stay balanced.

feng shui fire elementIt is natural that the fire element is heightened during the holiday seasons with the addition of more lighting, candles and the color red (orange, yellow, and green accents) to our interior spaces. These changes create uplifting and energizing spaces in our homes and offices, giving us more energy and focus. Shapes may be used to enhance the fire element: such as triangles, pyramids, and cones. Tall, healthy plants, such as a natural Christmas tree, woolen fabrics and leathers can be used to activate and enhance the energy of the space. Isn’t it natural to dream of sitting near a fire in colder areas with a warm wool throw over your lap? Animals are another adjustment for the fire element, and are a very popular design decor. You will find birds in winter scenes, holiday decorations, and seasonal art work. These external changes to your home can also affect you internally.

The fire element represents the Fame gua and is associated with your character, image and happiness. Adding some enhancements can improve and develop the “inner fire” for self-confidence, which is the key to happiness, and your place in life. You can transform your reputation and become recognized for something new, or represent yourself in a new “light”. Therefore, it is important to have a clear idea of what the purpose of your life should be, set an intention for this, and develop the confidence to make the adjustments on your journey. Your aspirations and achievements, whether in work, in love or in friendship help to move you forward on this path. I have a wall plaque with a quote written by an anonymous author, with a very thought provoking thought:  “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending!’

So the simple holiday lights, bright decorations and colors on the natural Christmas tree do so much more than just celebrating a holiday; they lift our spirits and help build our self-confidence and happiness to be shared throughout the season! Enjoy!



Joan Scheib


Joan Scheib is the own of Joan Scheib Interiors. She is a passionate practitioner of re-energizing the heart and soul of the home with her blend of Feng Shui and Interior Design. To learn more about Joan, please visit her website.

Cosmic Portals | Working with Guardians of Place

There are many systems for keeping the energy of a home, workplace or room clean and properly energized. As a dowser and energy worker, I find one that is often overlooked is communicating with the interdimensional guardian of that space. Establishing clear, conscious communication with the life force energy who exists within a specific place is one of those “of course!” moments.

Look at it this way. There are no voids in the universe. Inside whatever appears to be a void is an energy we simply do not yet comprehend. The hard sciences keep proving this to us over and over – for example, they have discovered that so-called “black holes” are vibrant with life force energy and the far reaches of dark space, when viewed through a strong enough telescope or the traveling Hubble Space Telescope, reveal millions of more galaxies just outside our sight.

hubble galaxy

Galaxy M74 – Hubble Space Telescope image. NASA.

The same is true with the space you occupy at home and work. It is not empty: it is full of thoughts, feelings – and beings or life force energy. Now you can ignore this “500 hundred pound gorilla in the room” or you can learn to be aware of this reality, and learn to work with these energies. The benefit of being aware far out-weighs staying “ignorant” of this situation.

And, in actuality, if you look at the situation above time and space – ALL existence, through any time and location, exists simultaneously exactly where you are right now. It is “simply” what you choose to focus on – to give your personal attention and life force to – that determines what you will experience. This is, of course, based on the limits you have placed on your own infinite abilities to discern consciousness.

If you believe that you are spirit choosing to reside inside a body, then you can only extend this to understand that you can learn to connect to spirit at any level. You just need to adjust your energetic sight to do so.

These are a lot of “just”s and “simply”s. But the challenge, for those of us who can see into other dimensions and who can communicate with beings from other realms, is to figure out the next logical step for our abilities.

I would like to posit that it is to consciously work with these beings for the betterment of us all. To work together to make a better universe for all.

Now here’s the rub – the type of communication that is possible is also infinite in form. You can approach it as a scientist seeking information from, say, the life forms of the cellular level world. Or you can look at it from the point of view of creating a healthy, happy, positive environment inside your own room, home, workplace, community.

All these are options that the one Source has left open for all its creation to explore.

So, sit down, get quiet, relax, and speak to the space you are occupying. You can “imagine” you hear a response – words, feelings, knowings. We start with “imagining” because that frees up the mind to break out of current boundaries and imagine other possibilities. Whatever you can imagine – is a reality in some world or another, if only right now in your own mind. You are setting forth a thought form – a seed that will grow into a reality. OR – you are connecting into another frequency or realm of existence where real beings live and are able to interact with you.

Either way, together, you can start to affect positive change in your environment. You can set up a test situation with the energy: establish a goal, together, which if achieved indicates that the life form is real and cooperation is available.

As you do this, over time, your inner observation muscles grow and develop, and you can achieve more. The thing that helps keep you on track is approaching it scientifically. Once contact is established, you are looking to – kindly – track the interactions, and refine them. Can contact be replicated? Does the energy feel consistent each time? Is the energy positive and non-harmful to any living being? Can you make a work contract with the life form, with goals and time frames, and have it come true?

All these are testing and proving processes that work interdimensionally much the way relationships do in the human realm. What you put into it, you get out of it. Sometimes relationships work and last, and sometimes they don’t and disintegrate.

But…bottom line…these forces exist, and being aware of them, being able to decipher their motives and objectives, is much more useful to you than pretending they don’t exist – and either having them unconsciously affect you – or missing the opportunity to make positive changes in your world.

Stones are very useful for this work and here are some I recommend.

Quartz globes. This enables you to go inside the balanced merkaba energy around all life forms, and to safely learn to travel through time/space.

You can use the following singly or in combination. Used in combination these offer a complete energy “cocktail” for helping you deal with any situation you encounter energetically. You can use specimens or combine a pendant of each and wear them together.

Quartz – any configuration. Quartz is, molecularly, a star tetrahedron and working with a piece helps you to stay in balance as you inwardly travel through time/space.

Selenite. Keeps energy clear and aligned and is useful for clearing out energetic debris in a room or inside a person.

Kyanite. Especially blue. Aligns energy, is self-clearing. Helps manifest energy correctly at the body level. Often grows in combination with quartz so clears and balances.

Tourmaline. Especially black. Clears out negative energies and entities, so that beneficial energies predominate.



Earth Share| Holiday Season Ch’i

Feng Shui defines techniques to strengthen and boost the positive energy, or ch’i,  in your surroundings, and create peace and happiness, offering one health and motivation to realize one’s aspirations. Feng Shui is not only the proper placement of items, furnishings, organization of one’s space, the selection of color and basic cures, but more importantly, it is a way of life. There are many tips to create immediate and positive changes in one’s life and one way is to bring in vibrant light energy into your home or office. This boost of energy occurs every year during the month of December in a big way!

Starlights-affMany cultures, and religious traditions use lighting and candles through their customs to celebrate the seasons. Bright objects and light-refracting ch’i energy, such as: incandescent and halogen bulbs, candles, fireplaces, lamps, natural light, mirrors, shiny holiday decorations and crystals, are some of the basic elementary adjustments of Feng Shui .

This yang energy provides uplifting, increasing, activating, expanding, and stimulating ch’i energy to the space. Light uplifts energy in a dark space, increases energy by reducing oppressive energy from lower ceilings, activates a stagnant corner, brightens one’s spirit, expands the space by replacing darkness with light, and stimulates energy in a missing corner. The brighter the electrical lights, fire crackling in the fireplace, and ornamental baubles the better! Crystals come in many forms: chandeliers, drinking glasses, and multi-faceted round crystal balls, just to name a few.

Chandeliers are used in dining rooms traditionally, but you might consider changing the light fixture to a chandelier in your office or bedroom. People toast with crystal glasses to share love and good wishes with others. Candles are lit throughout the seasons, not only providing the energy of light, but also providing wonderful scents wafting through the space to uplift your spirit.  Draperies are opened, windows are cleaned and crystals may be hung on red ribbons to bring in and refract energy throughout the space.

Color energy is another basic cure of Feng Shui. The vibrant color of red enhances ch’i as one scatters holiday decorations throughout the home for the purpose of celebrating Christmas. Red is an activating color and can be used in all guas of the bagua of the home. There is an exception to this activation with the Children and Creativity gua, where red blocks the creativity of an individual and the joy and innocence of one’s inner child. This area is located in the center gua of the west area of the home.

During the holiday season it is also important to share ch’i energy with others. One must first focus within to create a loving heart. The smallest activity that you can do for another person, such as performing a good deed every day, giving a candle, selecting a bright item gift, or sending a card with a nice salutation enhances the ch’i around the recipient person and raises the vibration of ch’i within yourself! By volunteering during the holiday seasons and sharing your abundance of time to help someone in need expands one’s compassion and opens the heart, nourishing one’s inner self! So as you enter the holiday seasons, be conscious of raising the vibrant light ch’i energy surrounding you, your family and your friends.



Joan Scheib is the owner of Joan Scheib Interiors. She is a passionate practitioner of re-energizing the heart and soul of the home with her blend of Feng Shui and Interior Design. To learn more about Joan, please visit her website.


From Our Friends | Rock Island State Park Life Forms

Mike McGuigan is one of the finalists in the 2014 Nature Spirit Photo Contest. He has a natural ability to see the spirit inherent in nature. While on an outing to the Rock Island State Park in Door County, Wisconsin, he took these photographs.

Great Ape by Mike McGuigan

Great Ape by Mike McGuigan










Sad Spirit by Mike McGuigan

Sad Spirit by Mike McGuigan

Mike says of this stone spirit – “Perhaps a spirit from the Potawatomi Tribe that used to inhabit the island.”