An interesting fact you may not know about crystals and quartz in particular is that if they are left in direct sunlight there is a high plausibility that due to the sun’s rays refracting off of the crystal, the surface it is placed on can actually catch on fire.
It is important to remember (and especially in these hot summer months where the sun’s rays are more intense in the northern hemisphere) that you keep all crystals, mirrors, glass ornaments or bottles out of the windowsills and away from direct sunlight in your homes and particularly away from anything flammable. The same is especially true for crystal prisms hanging in your car or in the windowsill. While the rainbows they cast across the room are magnificent to behold, it is not worth a house fire which could just as easily have been avoided. If you are a person who likes to charge your crystals in the sun, we suggest that you do it for only 15 minutes and make sure your crystals are sitting on something non-flammable and be attentive to them as the solar energy coming from the sun is highly intense right now. Continue reading
Amber is not only absolutely gorgeous and recognized and loved by many; it also has phenomenal healing properties. Amber is considered very sacred particularly to Native American and Eastern Indian cultures where it has been used in the fire ceremonies of ancient tribal healers. You can also burn amber as an incense to clear your environment of negativity.
While amber is found in most crystal store, did you know it is actually a fossilized tree resin? Amber’s healing properties are profound in that it is able to absorb and transmute negative energy into pure positive energy. It is excellent for the solar plexus chakra as it is very connected to the healing energy of the sun. It can also be used for those who are challenged with seasonal affective disorder by emitting the warming energies of the sun to chase away your winter blues.
Melody, the author of Love is In The Earth mentions that Amber “is a stone dedicated to the connection of the conscious self to universal perfection. It helps one in the art of manifestation to bring that which is desired to the state of reality. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. It also transmutes the energy of physical vitality toward the activation of unconditional love.”
Melody also says that amber “has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises. It has been said to bring good luck to warriors” as amber is a highly protective stone to anyone who wears or carries it.
Many mothers are also using amber teething necklaces to assist their little ones in alleviating the pain and inflammation associated with teething. While the necklaces are meant to be worn and not chewed it is said that due to ambers natural calming affects on nerves as well as its powerful and natural pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that it really helps during the teething process.
While amber has many more properties and uses than what are currently listed here, the most important critically important thing to remember about amber is that it can prevent someone from going into anaphylactic shock, which as we all know can be fatal if not treated immediately.
If you know someone who is allergic to bee stings for example it is a good idea to carry Amber with you, if you are not near an Epipen or are too far from the hospital, take your piece of amber and apply it directly to the spot of the bee sting and hold it their while you are on your way to get help. Amber will keep a person from going into anaphylactic shock and therefore amber can truly be used to save some one’s life!
By: Savannah Jade
Representing Sacred Space
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I have always been drawn to crystals however it wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I found out the reason why. One of my first crystal purchases was a Labradorite necklace and earrings. Little did I know that upon making this purchase I had just started on the path to my destiny. A few months later while wearing my Labradorite jewelry I ended up going into a metaphysical store where I was instantly drawn to a book that changed my life and my perspective on everything. After reading this book and eager for more information that resonated to my core I began my quest to learn more about the metaphysical world.
A few months later while driving the opposite way than I normally drove down Main Street in Durango, CO my eyes were immediately drawn to a new store that had opened in town (and once again I was wearing my Labradorite jewelry). This store was absolutely breathtaking from the outside and I could not wait to go see what was inside. I was immediately greeted by the store owner Crystal Andasola who introduced herself and welcomed me to Sacred Space. Once inside I was absolutely mesmerized by the wonderful smell and exquisite crystals and products that surrounded me, it was exactly what I was looking for!
It seems it is that time of year again…. Allergy season. While it is not as awesome as some of my favorite times of year like summer, or even Christmas, it is something a lot of us need to address in our lives. Of course there are products out there to address the “symptoms” of allergies, but is there anything to help them go away and stay away for good?
The answer to all of our health concerns can usually be addressed when we look to our beautiful Beloved Mother Earth and all her creations. In my own experience the best way to address allergies are two things, organic raw local honey as well as Sacred Space’s own Crystal Ascension™ Herbal Allergy tincture. Both are excellent at addressing seasonal and recurring allergies.