The question often comes up: "Where it is acceptable to find and purchase (adopt) quartz crystal?". I'm not talking about where it comes from in the Earth, but what are acceptable sources available for a person to gather their working collection/family of crystals.
If you live too far away to dig your own, there are plenty of great options available. Even if you are in a town that (gasp!) doesn't have a store with gemstones. Among the options are the obvious, such as; gemstone stores and shops, gem and mineral shows, spirit fairs and festivals. Other not-so-obvious places where I have found crystals are craft stores (often drilled, for beads), flea markets, antique stores, garage/tag/estate or yard sales, second-hand stores and roadside vendors.
I got a question today from a friend about a new crystal they adopted. They told me their Higher Self asked them to buy this crystal to help with their channeling and wondered if I had any tips. As I was composing the email, I decided that the information might be helpful to others, so I turned the reply into a blog post. I hope you find this helpful.
Anyway…. following is what I had to suggest about how to work with a new crystal. I will break the description up and italicize the parts and indent my answer to help you follow along. This is the description of the crystal in question:
As promised in my earlier blog post, here is the information about my upcoming workshop at the Ozark Research Institute's 28th Annual Dowsing and Alternative Health Convention! Unfortunately, I'm sending this a little late, the computer ate the original post. But here it is... come on by and pick up a few excellent classes!
Last week we covered part one of A Comprehensive Look at Programming where we covered what it is and why to do it. We're going to pick right up where we left off last week with actually programming a crystal. If you read the post last week, I suggested you think of a basic (simple) program you might like to try and to find the crystal friend to help you. Once you have chosen the crystal, you need to cleanse and clear it.
As a reminder, cleansing is removing any residual energy it may have picked up in the environment. This crystal may have been recently cleansed, but it is good to do again, just prior to programming.
In the last post we talked about charging your crystals. I hope you were able to pull in some full moon energy and give your crystals some much needed attention, rest, and rejuvenation. This week we're going to revisit programming since it is a natural followup to charging. It's a big topic so I'm splitting it into two parts. This week we'll cover what programming is, what it ISN'T and why do it. Next week we'll talk about how and when.
Recording what you want assistance with is the basic premise behind programming a crystal.
This week we're going to discuss Lemurian Seed crystals. They sometimes are similar in shape to Laser Wands, and indeed, some Lemurian Seed crystals ARE Laser Wands. As a reminder of what Laser Wands here, follow this link to a post on that subject. Though Lemurian Seed crystals are sometimes in the shape of Laser wands, (a thicker base which tapers to a very small terminating end) they do differ in a few very different ways, both physically and energetically. Energetically, Laser Wands typically have a laser-type focus, whereas Lemurian Seed crystals have a feeling of connection, love, star travel and a vast opening. We'll get to the other differences a little later in the post.
Lemurian Seed crystals are reputed to have been "seeded" (aka planted) by the wisdom keepers in ancient Lemuria, before they left planet when their civilization on Earth was no longer viable and coming to an end. Lemurian Seed crystals are said to have been encoded with information to help guide us, by imparting the Lemurian's attitude of love, peace, enlightenment and conscious connection.
This week we're going to talk about Artemis or Candle crystals, which are long thin points with a 6 to 1 ratio (for example: 1 inch wide and 6 inches long, or 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long, ETC). This is a potentially confusing topic, so I hope this post helps clarify rather than muddy the water.
Candle crystals should not be confused with Candle Quartz. Candle Quartz is a crystal which looks a lot like a Cathedral or Lightbrary crystal (see picture, right). Imagine a candle in the shape of a crystal, but with the wick at the base (turn the crystal upside down in your mind, the base at the top with a wick and the point at the bottom). The wax would drip down the sides, in subsequent layers, toward the tip (which is upside down), so when you turned the crystal back upright, it would look like a dripping candle and is called Candle Quartz. (As an aside, there are some really helpful diagrams of a lot of these different crystal types from a mineralogical standpoint (rather than metaphysical) on The Quartz Page, I would highly recommend bookmarking and visiting the site!)