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Crystal Lore | Selenite



Legends say God, while creating our world, had to take a breath while creating divine light, but that light shattered as he exhaled and the shattered pieces created selenite.

Having a high, fine vibration, selenite helps to clear obstructions and promotes clear communication. Selenite can help open the crown and higher chakras, as well as get in contact with your team and angelic guidance. These qualities help to make selenite an excellent stone to use during meditation and when desiring to find calm peaceful energy.

Selenite sweetens any space it is in, dissolving tension, stress, and negativity. Selenite’s high vibration also provides mental clarity, mental flexibility, and enables strong decision-making capabilities, making it an excellent crystal for students and business spaces.

When used in grids, selenite makes sure that the energy is clear, stable, and unblocked. This stone can be used around the house to create a safe and quiet space that does not allow the world to intrude.  Simply place pieces of selenite in the corners of the house or room. You can also place selenite over any doorway, as it clears the energy coming into and out of that space. Use a small selenite wand or log and place it on the door jam for this purpose.

Selenite is an excellent stone to clear other gemstones. Simply place a stone on or near selenite to cleanse.

Folklore | History

In ancient Mesopotamia, selenite was found in sick rooms to keep evil spirits at bay.

Hang a piece of selenite on a fruit tree and the fruit will grow rapidly.

Selenite is named from the Greek word for the moon,


Selenite is a part of the sedimentary rock family. Sedimentary rock is compressed rock pieces that are cemented together in layers or mixed with rainwater and dripped into being. Specifically, selenite is an evaporate sedimentary rock. Evaporate sedimentary rocks are formed when bodies of water evaporate, leaving behind the chemicals that were dissolved in them.


Crown, soul star, stellar gateway.


Cleanse in brown rice and re-energize in the moonlight.

Selenite is water soluble and should never be placed in water.

Crystal Life carries a large selection of selenite products. Visit in-store or online to purchase.Selenite Group

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Selenite Pendants

Cosmic Portals | Types of Nature Spirits

It was back in 1995 that I began to consciously communicate with spirit beings. It started with angels and evolved over time to include nature spirits of many kinds. I have an affinity for wood elves, gnomes and the green people, and have come to have contact and conversation with many other species of nature spirits including leprechauns, trolls, ladies of the forest, and local deva. I’ve taken photos of many of these beings, as they have manifested themselves in rocks and trees.

12 tree-man-full-face-cp-Edit-1I never thought much about the different types of nature spirits that exist. I just stayed open to communication with these beings, learning from them what they call themselves. But recently they have begun putting in my mind that it might be nice to figure out exactly what types of nature spirits there are, and how to classify them.

So I wanted to ask you, the audience of this blog who are interested in this topic, what you know from personal experience. What types of nature spirits and angelic beings have you come in contact with? Has this been primarily of a personal nature or have you asked them how their world works? What have they told you?

It’s time to start pooling the new awareness that is entering our world, in which we are communicating knowingly with beings of other realms. I’d like to know what you know and wish to share. Email us and we’ll start assembling our joint knowledge.

I’ve found that prevailing perceptions of nature spirits are all too often tainted by fear brought on by religious or cultural prejudices; or have converted regal beings into Disney-cuteness.

My online research points to Paracelsus as having formulated what is widely considered the most authentic classification. He lived in the late 1400s-early 1500s and is often considered to be an aspect of the being known at various times as Valmiki-Thoth-Mercury-Paracelsus-St Germain. He divided nature spirits, or elementals, into four categories according to the elements of which they are formed: air, fire, water, earth. Their line of evolution is from nature spirits to the angels. This being, especially his aspect as Thoth, was instrumental in my own personal awakening.

It was not until the 20th century that there was a systematic attempt to integrate the existence of elementals into a wholistic world view. Chief among those doing so are the Theosophical Society, followed by Rudolph Steiner. More recently Marko Pogacnik, the Findhorn Community and Michelle Small Wright of Perelandra have made significant contributions to the awareness that Nature Spirits are real life forms with whom humans can work for common benefit.

I myself have been gifted with information on the nature of interdimensional cooperation between many different realms who co-exist on earth, resulting in three books We are Not Alone; Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts; and my photo book of nature spirits, Nature Spirits in American Trees.

But, above all, my inner team wanted me to first experience the reality of these life forms as other conscious beings similar to myself – just as I, an American, am similar but different from an Argentinian or a French person.

All these life forms in all these worlds are able to communicate and be friends and work colleagues for the betterment of earth. These interactions lead to a natural desire to understand more about a friend’s world.

So I am inviting you, our readers, to contribute your own personal knowledge to our joint awareness of this amazingly diverse planet on which we live. Please email me at info@crystal-life.com with your own stories and knowledge!

Cosmic Portals | Connecting with Your Angels and Guides

The other day a colleague asked me: “Many of my friends talk about conferring with their guides, but I never hear mine. Why is that?”

Quite a number of people have asked me that, since they know I consciously work with a team of guides, in a collective manner. The answer is very often different.

When someone asks me how to connect with their inner team, I tune into their team of guides, and ask why, for the person. Then I ask the guides what I should tell the person. Sometimes they don’t want me to say anything. This is often the case when there is a cultural or religious prejudice against being able to see angels and guide. The person’s guides have adapted to that restriction and have found other ways to communicate. This might be through helping the person to have “hunches” or contriving to have a book open to the answer being sought or maybe having the person find a lucky penny.

Other times, the guides explained they instigated the person to ask me,so that I will focus on the situation and explain to the person what the blockage is and how to remove it. This sometimes occurs when the other person is an energy worker and the blockage is a blind spot. We all have blind spots, and the nice bit about being an energy worker is that another colleague is able to see the blind spot when you cannot. So it’s good to get an honest answer.

In my colleague’s situation, she was not hearing her guides because she did not want to acknowledge their answer, which was not what she wanted to do in the situation. She knew what she wanted to do, and was attempting to force the guides to accept it. So their response was to shut up and not respond at all. Your guides will not tell you to do what you want, they will tell you what is the appropriate response. If you don’t want to do that, this is a free will universe and you don’t have to. But then don’t be surprised if your guides become silent.

When you attempt to get the answer you want, instead of listening to what the universal energies are saying, you can over-ride the energies, and your own mind can play tricks on you, so that you think you are being told to do what you want – then you do that thing, and the results are not as promised. Most people eventually, when working with inner guides, have this experience and so this causes many people to stop attempting communication; they think it has proven false.

The ability to accurately communicate with your own team of inner guides, who exist in many different spectrums of consciousness and have different abilities, is an achievement not to be lightly valued. It requires work on the part of both partners in each situation, although as you become experienced, the ability to communicate with different life forms is easier.

I always suggest you start out by testing each other. You and the guide determine a test that shows their capacities; if they pass, then you on your part should accord them respect and trust that they can assist you.

Right now, the energies of earth are going through a great many changes and so even the most experienced energy workers are finding that they need to go back time and again, re-center, and re-establish the proper lines of communication with their guides.

It is hard for some people to have faith in the presence and wisdom of their guides, for this requires knowing and understanding how to communicate clearly with them. The principles of dowsing are very useful in this regard. Dowsers know that they need to be detached from the question and the answer, and that there may be extenuating circumstances blocking the answer, thus many dowsers always ask “May I, can I, should I” before asking a question. And they need to frame the question very clearly, so there is no ambiguity as to what is being sought.

Lastly, in the West, we are very often taught not to center and draw on our own inner awareness, but to rely on the authority of some outer figure, whether political, social or religious. Thus we have very little experience in the type of work required to listen accurately. Some form of centering exercise, whether martial arts or meditation, is very useful for learning to draw from your own inner reserves, and to listen and move about the inner worlds. The secret is learning to center inside your own self.

From Our Friends | The Bird Angel

This bird has its own bird angel watching over him! This tree lives at the Black Partridge Nature Preserve in Illinois, next to a shelter visited by many hikers and picnickers.Angel and Bird

I was aware something was going on here because, while photographing some other tree spirits in a field to the right of this scene, the nature spirits kept calling me to hike a bit farther out and look at this tree. There was nothing on the side facing me. When I got there and looked on the other side, I didn’t see these images at first. That’s because I had been over conversing with a Buffalo Spirit guardian who resided in another tree; different nature spirit species, different frequency.

Black Partridge-49However, the nature spirits for this tree really wanted their story told, and energetically would not let me leave my spot before them.  So I centered and began to “manually” adjust my vision until I was resting in this tree’s frequency.

“OMG!” I said. “Why did I not see how amazing you are!”

It’s like that with nature spirits, each frequency has its own stories, waiting to be told to someone who will listen and see into their world.

So, in keeping with my energetic “contract” to photograph any nature spirit wishing to share its story with humans….I began photographing this wonderful tree from many angles.

I love how angels appear to each life form in whatever visage is most acceptable – in this case, a bird angel for a bird!


Muscovite Pendant

Muscovite Pendant

Muscovite is an excellent stone for gridding earthquakes.  Whether in the earth or in your physical body, this stone relieves tensions and aligns the subtle body.  Aids in the elimination of anger and stress. Its Angelic connection facilitates access to ones higher self. Opens one to metaphysical vision. Helps you to see yourself as others see you.

Kyanite, Green

Green Kyanite Pendant

Green Kyanite Pendant

Green Kyanite eliminates heart blockages and expands your awareness of the love for humans from the devic, angelic and elemental realms. Assists in alleviating depression through seeing the “light at the end of the tunnel.”

Kyanite clears pathways, blockages and pollution at all levels. Does not hold negativity and never needs clearing. Connects you to your own inner and outer voice and spiritual guides. Can be used to treat disorders of the adrenals, throat and brain.


ISIC – Human Energy 3 – Energetic Slicing


You can bring relief to your body, mind and spirit – and very often dislodge embedded issues – by the simple device of following vertical lines of energy as they line up in your body.

You can understand this concept by studying the Alex Grey* image shown here. The drawing shows how these lines come in – look at the universal lines above the person’s head flowing down and through the body.

It is good to learn to look at yourself in different ways, with detachment. Learn to shift your perspective, looking at yourself from different points of view, taking note of what you see, then seeking to integrate this knowledge into the human body. This is an evolved being’s way of seeing.

One way is to see yourself as an energy field your spirit is in charge of coordinating. Here is an exercise you can do that will place you squarely in the field of energy grid workers. You can use the Alex Grey image above as a guide, and start by sitting quietly someplace where you will not be disturbed. If you work with guides, guardians, angels – invoke their presence to be with you and guide you in your work. If it is more in keeping with your philosophy, you can also invoke the highest truth or universal love or your own higher self. We’ve discussed working with higher life forms in other blogs.

In a way in keeping with your current understanding of energy, see yourself in spirit form. Start by seeing a central channel of energy going through your body. There are many subtle aspects to this channel, and it is known in Chinese medicine as the central channel, in yoga as the sushumna line and in other traditions as the haric line. This line extends far above you into spirit and far below you into dense matter (in earth traditions, it is known as connecting father spirit above to mother spirit below). See clear energy flowing through this channel, clearing out debris from your earthly span of energy/frequency. Now see yourself as many lines of energy flowing straight through your body, to the right and left of you. These form sheer walls of light that separate your body into layers.

Here is a knowledge held by energy workers: if you simply shift your perspective, you can work in many different ways. So now you are going to shift to seeing these walls of light as living energy that should be flowing through your body, cleansing you, at all times. Follow different lines of light down through your body, and make it your intent to flush these lines with universal consciousness, clearing out whatever debris is there. Sort of an energetic spring house cleaning!

This may take you a bit of time to achieve. And when you do finally see it, you will be amazed at the amount of energetic debris we accumulate in dust piles inside our body. Keep going back to do this, over days and weeks, and keep expanding your work in cleansing these lines. When you do, you will be amazed at how good and clean you feel – sort of like the air after a spring or summer rain.

Once you get the hang of this, know that these lines of energy also go the other direction – front to back. You can repeat the exercise looking at yourself from this direction as well.

When you are finished each session, see yourself coming back to center, your consciousness returning to the solid matter of our human existence, and yourself now more fully aware of, and in control of, that wonderful complex unit that is the unique you in human form. Thank your chosen guides for being with you and assisting you during this exercise.

This exercise enables you to define another aspect of your own energy. The goal of this and all our human energy exercises is to show you that you are a marvelous unit of unique energy, and whatever way you can expand your understanding of the intricacies of your life form will greatly benefit your life, your work, and your personal satisfaction in achieving the amazing task you willingly undertook when accepting your current human form.

As they say in Star Wars: “May the force be with you!”

We will be continuing our series of blogs on the human energy field, often interspersed with other energy practices…


* Alex Grey is a transcendentalist who has focused on the energetic body, and the forces that energize us on a higher level. His work transitions us into the realm of the sacred scientist, and the understanding of sacred geometry. You can see more of his work at his website, alexgrey.com

9-pointed starWearing sacred geometry jewelry can help you hold the frequency of cleansing light fields around you at all times. We have a good selection of these wearable tools in the sacred geometry area of our crystal-life.com website.

Grandfather Buffalo – What To Do When the Guides Are Silent

The ability to connect with Guides and Angels is something that all of Man/woman kind has in common. Many will be specific in the guides connected to, whether by culture or religion, all are valid. Some would define it as my inner wisdom, my intuitive nature. Others may talk about the still small voice or the gut feeling. So to speak of guides we are speaking to that which give us direction in life.

guardian_angel_sHaving said that, we each have different ways of communication. Certain ones will hear the voice of the guide either audibly or telepathically(in their head). Others will feel the presence of their guides or even see them visually. Then there are those who do none of the above, but know they are receiving guidance and from which guide the message is from. These ways all lead to a rich and interesting experience. Again, other people will not make one move without consulting their guides and angels. This is all well and good, but do we need guidance on every move we make? Shouldn’t we seek guidance selectively or just open the whole bag of issues we seek answers for?

Man is said to be the only creature who thinks for himself. A questionable statement at most. We will speak to our guides based on the level of understanding we have. There is no wrong or right way to speak to any of those who guide us. However, all guidance is based on respect of those who guide us. This implies respect both in the asking and then thanking our guides for their advice or instruction. When one uses a pendulum, one will ask a serious and clear question. Never for instance, “I’m hungry should I make a sandwich,or go to Joe’s Diner now?” Neither would you ask your guide such a question.

I would like to return now to the title of the blog,”What Do You Do When the Guides Are Silent?” By this I mean,  “My guides are not talking to me, and I need advice now.” It’s as though they are out to lunch, on another conference call, or just flat out disappeared. Have you ever been in that situation?There may well be a reason for the disappearance of your guides and angels. They have instructed you in many things, strengthened and supported you through many trials or situations.

But where are they now when you desperately need them the most? Guess what? You may be on your own for now. They have trained you, taught you, and now they are testing you. They have stepped back, turned away and may not be listening because it’s your turn now. Yes, you can think for yourself and make the necessary steps to move forward. If you trip and fall flat on your face or run into that brick wall, your guides are there to pick you up and dust you off. Didn’t your mother do that for you? She lovingly let you fall yet picked you up and fixed the “boo boo” with an unnecessary band-aid. Your guides do the same for your benefit. They are always there, but for you to grow they will step back on occasion. There is a saying that states, “The Dark Night of the Soul never comes to you without your ability to handle it.”  Even so, nothing occurs in your life without your having the ability to use it to your advantage. Life’s experiences are lessons for us all. How we handle them is based on the lessons we have learned from our guides. Believe me, some of those lessons are tough, and I wouldn’t  want to be without them.

When your guides are not there or are silent, step up to the plate and take that swing, it is neither right or wrong. It is you trusting yourself.

Stones to help you with your guides.

Candle Quartz – Connection to Guardian Angels

Celestite/angelite – Connection to angelic guidance.

Kyanite – Connects one to spirit guides

Lapis Lazuli – A protective stone assisting in spirit guide connection.

All Agates – Self acceptance.

Moss Agate – Strengthens one’s ability to try just one more time to overcome situations.

Chrysanthemum stone – Brings stability and inner trust to any situation.

Labradorite – Banishes fears and provides the strength necessary to balance faith and give trust in the universe.



From Our Friends~Animal Assistance

This week we have some great images from Sharyn Gooder.  Sharyn took 2nd place in the adult category of our Second Annual Nature Spirit Photo Contest.  Thank you, Sharyn, for sharing them with us!

In her own words, here is what was happening when these images were taken.


These photos were taken in sequence on December 28 of this year (2011), at about 5:00 am.  I had both Boomer (our black lab) and Maverick (our Dalmatian) out for their walk and noticed (vibrationally) that we were being followed.  As we were walking I noticed the “beings” always appeared to gravitate towards Maverick. When our walk was nearing completion I was told to wait and that they wanted to give Maverick some healing energy and they encouraged me to document this event. The resulting photos are what transpired.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.





Celestite connects you to the celestial realms, to help you hear the angels and your guides. It brings infinite peace. Place it in a room to heighten the vibration. This will assist in conflict resolution and help to maintain a harmonious environment.  It helps to jump start a person’s spiritual life. Physically, it eliminates toxins, relieves muscular and mental tension, and heals the throat chakra. Great for the eyes and ears. Clears other stones. Color will fade if placed in direct sunlight. Jump starts spiritual growth, psychic capacities, journeying.

Celestite - Tumbled

Celestite – Tumbled