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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quartz - a Gift from Mother Earth, a Tool for Personal Growth

I recently did a bit of rockhounding (with my friend MaryRose & my pup Luna) up on Mt. Lemmon after the last snowfall we had began to melt. I was hoping to find and collect a bunch of smaller, hand-held sized Quartz to give as gifts for my Women's Yoga for Healing group. 

Well...needless to say we hit the Quartz jack-pot, there were all shapes, sizes and densities popping out all over! I washed them up and charged them out under the recent Full Moon in Leo and have been sharing these little gifts from Mother Earth in my practices all week! 

Here's more information about some of the many the benefits of working with this empowering tool...

Quartz, a Gift from Mother Earth - 

Quartz crystals are truly a gift from Mother Earth.  They have the ability to amplify or strengthen all the energies of the Inner Being, which is everything we are as a person.  

They strengthen all the things in us that are positive, and they can help us put away things that cause fear or anger. They can strengthen our ability to be a loving person, and can enhance our abilities to enjoy life and accomplish the things we want in life.  

They can amplify intention, reduce stress, help with centering (balancing or calming), strengthen inner healing abilities, and surround us with protection by amplifying white light.  And they can make it easier to take steps toward personal growth.

The reason quartz is called the master stone is that it strengthens all our energies in a very broad spectrum sort of way.  
In order to use a quartz crystal to strengthen our energies, all we have to do is keep it with us, or keep it close to where we spend some time.  

We don't need to do anything special to the crystal in order to have its benefits.  For example, if we carry a quartz crystal point in our pocket, it will act as a general amplifier that will strengthen all of our personal energies at the same time.

Quartz and Personal Growth - 

A quartz crystal can be of great benefit in taking steps towards personal growth, because it strengthens the energy that we ourselves put out, and this, in turn, makes it easier for us to take growth steps.  

The amplified energy sent back to us from the crystal helps to make attitude changes, and helps us practice those changes until they become part of who we are.  However, the crystal can't do the actual growth for us.  Only we can do that.  Remember that we "have to be it to have it".  This means we must be a certain kind of person to have the energies or characteristics that go along with being that way.  Working with this tool helps us gain this insight and realize our callings. 

People sometimes think that what crystals do is magic since they use a type of subtle energy that has not yet been discovered by science.  But a crystal is not a magic tool, just a good tool in that it strengthens our own abilities and intentions.  

This means that in order to make a crystal work to help us grow, we have to put in the energy (in terms of intention) to make the growth steps ourselves.  We ourselves must increase our awareness in each particular area where we want to grow.  A crystal or stone can not do that for us.  It can not make us grow against our will, or with no effort on our part.  But it will make it easier to reach a new awareness, and it will also make it easier to use our intention to practice that new awareness.

If you haven't had a chance to practice with me this week, I'll be sharing 1 more community offering before I leave for training this weekend - come get your Yoga Love, and your very own gift of Quartz from Mother Earth!

Rise & Shine Yoga
FRIDAY, 1/29/16, 7-8:15am 
150 S 4th Avenue - Tucson Yoga