Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Choosing the Right Crystal for Healing

Choosing the Right Crystal for Healing

The first step to working with crystals for healing, is deciding which ones to use. There are several ways to discover this. The best, easiest and most reliable of these is by simply tapping into your own natural instincts. This may be ‘seeing', ‘hearing' the crystal intuitively or by tuning into the person you are healing and being guided to what they need to heal and rebalance them. 

You may see a colour surrounding that person. You can then consult a crystal book and look at various crystals of that same colour, and make your choice from one of those. Or you can of course, providing you know the ailment you are treating also look that up in a crystal book and it will give you several different ones to choose from. If I ever get a little stuck I work from The Crystal Bible. If you have a basic crystal set of the types most often used you can usually find one to fit the purpose. Sometimes you just find your hand guided to the right crystal as you think about that person.

Tapping into your instincts is easier than first appears and something we all do quite naturally without ever really thinking. But by consciously directing our thoughts, going within and bringing that person close to us in our minds eye, tuning into their emotional make-up we will know instinctively just what is needed. As we all receive answers in different ways, we must be open to what we are presented with. Your answer could come in the form of hearing the name of the crystal to use, seeing it in your mind’s eye, or even by seeing a particular colour surrounding the image of the person.

If you have a problem visualising, you can also work from a photograph of them or an item belonging to them, either of these strengthens the connection between you both.

If you are unable to pick anything up from the person by tuning into them, then a clear quartz crystal can be used in the place of any others. Also as explained above, providing you know what the problem is you can look their ailments up in a crystal book and choose one suitable for the job. If you are able to pick up a colour while tuned into them you can also choose any crystal of the same colour from lists found in crystal books, this is especially true in chakra healing.

I like to work to the principle of ‘blueprint for perfect health, which was provided for them at their conception' this is important as otherwise you are imposing your (albeit well meaning) will over what may be Karmic lessons they need to face and conquer by themselves. You would then be in fact infringing on their free will and free choice. This is something none of us have the right to do. Also as we may not know the full extent of the illness or the injury done to the body as a result of it, we may cure the illness itself but the damage already done to the body may remain and cause further imbalance.

Healing can be made more effective by synergistically combining the energies of both crystals and aromatherapy oils. You can do this by choosing a crystal that you feel would be of the most benefit to the person you are treating, using the methods mentioned above and anointing it with essential oils. There are a few that can be used for this, namely Lavender, Rose or Sandalwood.

The oil you wish to use needs to be prepared and energized first. This is done by first choosing a small bottle with a neck that is wide enough to insert a small thin crystal into, for example Amethyst. In addition to this you will also need a 100ml bottle; dark ones are best as this extend the life of your oil blend. Add to this bottle your piece of Amethyst and 5ml of either Lavender oil, and then top this up with a base oil.

There are many to choose from but do take care for those with allergies as some are derived from nuts. This oil blend should now be left to stand overnight, then it can be transferred into the smaller bottle to which another small piece of Amethyst has been added. You now have a potent oil blend to anoint your chosen crystal with when you want to send healing to that particular person.

Distance healing energy can be sent by using the specially prepared oil blend mentioned above and anointing the chosen crystal with this. This is then placed somewhere close by to where you plan on working.

When you are ready to send healing either place your hand on the crystal or hold it gently in your hand. Hold an image of the person in your mind, either think their name in your head or say it aloud and visualise energy streaming from the crystal you are holding to the person you are treating. This will send crystal healing energy their way each time you do it. This can be repeated as often as needed, until the person is either fully healed or you are guided to stop.

Do cleanse your crystal after each session so it doesn’t become overloaded or transfer imbalances from one client to another.

I also send distance healing by working on a basic diagram of the body, front and back, with the various chakra and energy points pencilled in. I hold my pendulum over the image and move it over each of the energy points to pick up on specific areas that need treating. Beginning at the top (crown chakra) I hold a crystal wand over each energy point and visualise it removing any negativity, illnesses present or blockages. After I have done this I go back and check how each energy point is working with my pendulum. 

When you have finished using the crystal for healing it needs to be cleared in the method you would usually use and if oil has been used it also needs to be physically washed in warm soapy water.

Healing should always be carried out in a gentle thoughtful manner. There should be no pain experienced, if this does happens it is because the healer is mishandling the points. Care should always be taken to monitor everything you do to your client and if pain is experienced it should be requested that it is removed as soon as it appears. Energy should be allowed to flow smoothly and freely, gently removing each and every blockage.

Raine Hilton- The Good Vibes Girl –

Monday, 26 January 2015

How To See Auras

Philip Hilton Aura Photo

A Little About The Auric field
The Aura, also known as the Auric field is made up of a number of separate fields that overlay each other. Auras surround every living thing, from people and animals to plants, trees, and crystals. These different layers are also called light bodies.

The first light body is the Etheric body, this one is closest to our physical body and it also carries the blueprint for our bodies and our organs. It the Etheric body falls out of harmony this will transfer to and manifest itself in ailments and illness in the physical body. 

The next layer is the emotional light body. It is through the emotional body that we interact with others, and their moods and feelings. This light body is less tangible than the Etheric which makes it easier to interact with and rebalance using crystals. 

The next layer is the Mental light body. It is in this area that we structure our outlook and our personal views on our perception of reality and our belief systems. 

In addition to these we have more subtle light bodies where we hold our deep spiritual goals and aspirations, and our ultimate connection to the source of universal energy.

It is with our growing awareness of the workings of the Auric Field that we are able to consciously interact with the universe. Through meditation and spiritual development exercises we can work on the Aura in a very subtle way to strengthen our energy fields.

When we walk into a room where a dramatic event has taken place such as a serious argument we sense this through our emotional light body. We have all heard such expressions as;

 “You can cut the atmosphere with a knife”
 “You can feel the love in a room”

In the Auric Field we experience all things, positive and negative. A strong Auric field is created by being healthy and well balanced, mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. 

Anyone with a weak Auric Field will be more susceptible to ill health and poor wellbeing. The stronger we can make ourselves the better we can shield ourselves from negative energy and attacks. 

A weak Aura is an open invitation to  negativity. This can manifest itself as depression and feelings of helplessness, worthlessness and an inability to concentrate. 

Someone with a strong Auric Field will be in a positive frame of mind and in control of their emotions and will have a proactive outlook on life.

With a little training it is possible to see Auras. Many are unaware that at a subtle level they can actually sense Auras around others quite naturally. 

You only have to think of when someone has said that a certain colour really suits you; they are picking up on your Aura colours without even being aware of it. They are in fact tuning into how your aura interacts and harmonises with certain colours.This goes more deeply than a certain colour suiting your hair, eye or skin tone.

We often say some one is ‘feeling blue’, is in a ‘black or dark mood’, ‘seeing red’, is ‘green with envy’ when sensing negative emotions, or someone is described as ‘in the pink’ having a ‘golden touch’ or simply ‘radiant’ or ‘glowing’ when they are happy and life is going well; these are other ways we perceive auras. With time, patience and practice it is possible to hone your natural ability to such a degree that you can see auras clearly.

There are now cameras available to accurately capture an image of the aura, there are often stands offering this service at some Mind, Body & Spirit Fairs.  I had mine taken a few years ago at one in Manchester.

An Exercise To See Auras

Ask your subject to stand 18 inches away from you.  For best results you want them to be in natural light, preferable against a wall or background  that is white or light coloured.

Now look past them focussing on the wall behind them. Try to disengage your mind as if you were daydreaming, clear your mind and relax. Anyone who can see the Magic Eye style pictures will pick this up very quickly. 

The first thing that you will notice is the etheric body. This will look like a silvery light emanating from the body, sometimes it will look like little wisps of smoke drifting from the body about ¼ to ½ an inch from the physical body. 

In time you will see colours appearing as your perceptions open to the other light bodies. The colours will change according to the person’s health and emotional state. Don't worry if you can't see it at first. Like everything we do in life, it takes practice.

Another thing you can do is ask your subject to breathe deeply while reciting the alphabet. With each breath they take you will see the etheric body move. You can also ask them to move from side to side; as they do this you should notice the etheric body move as well.

Most importantly relax and have fun with this exercise, don’t become fixated on seeing auras, it’s one of those things that the harder you try to force it the less likely it is to happen.

Basic Aura Exercise

Learn to sense, feel, and see your aura with this basic exercise.

Hold your hands palms facing each other and bring them slowly closer together, but not touching. As you bring your palms closer, you will become aware of a feeling of resistance, it feels very like the feeling when you bring two magnets with opposing poles together, they each repel the other. As soon as you feel this resistance in between your hands, you have just felt your own energy field!

Now try rubbing your hands together very briskly and now try the exercise again. This time the energy should be even stronger.

If you still your mind and bring your hands over plants, trees, or crystals you will feel the same pull of energy, as your energy field interacts with that of another life form. 

If you hold your hands in front of a dark background ( if you turn your monitor screen off so you just have a black screen, or your TV when turned off is a good surface for this too) with a low light behind you, you should with a little practise be able to see your own energy field. 

At first this will appear as little wisps of silvery coloured smoke streaming from your finger tips. In time you may be able to see individual colours too. 

It can also be seen against a clear bright blue sky, early morning is best for this before the sun becomes to dazzling

Raine Hilton - The Good Vibes Girl - 

Friday, 23 January 2015

How to protect against negative energy attacks

Are others draining your energy and surrounding you with negativity?
Learn how to cleanse and protect your aura and deflect those negative vibes!

How many times have you found yourself drawn into situations or have come into contact with others who make you feel uncomfortable or threatened?

These encounters often leave us feeling stressed or drained and exhausted. If the people involved are family members, friends or work colleagues it isn’t always an option to simply avoid them. Those who drain or leach our energy are known in spiritual circles as energy vampires, they literally suck the life-force from us.

These offenders are usually unaware of their actions, the problem often resulting from an inability to channel universal energy themselves, so when they sense their reserves are running low they unconsciously seek out others of a higher vibrational frequency who have what they need.

Babies and young children have weaker auras and need the extra protection from their parents or carers who have far stronger auras. Some children are clingier than others often leaving their carers depleted of energy by the end of the day. Most grow out of it as they mature and their aura naturally becomes more resilient, although we all know some people who continue this as they grow up!

The thought of energy vampires may make us feel like running out and draping garlands of garlic around our necks but there are other less ‘aromatic’ ways of protecting ourselves!

As an empath and a healer this was something I had to learn to deal with. Over time I have tried and tested and also developed a number of techniques designed to shield myself and to deflect the flow of negative energy. You may not be able to use all of these techniques at the same time, at least not without coming across as looking very strange, but using any of them will help.

·         First of all cross your legs at the ankle, easier to do if you are seated! Doing this will close down the cycle of your own energy field allowing your own energy to circulate unhindered.
·         Turn slightly to one side, do not sit or stand facing them full on. Facing someone full on exposes  all your chakras leaving you vulnerable and directly in the firing line to any negative thoughts, words or emotions of others
·         As the right eye is naturally more dominating, avoid this by focussing only on the left eye when you are conversing. You will still be able to maintain eye contact but it will be on an equal level energetically.
·         Put your hands together, fingers and thumbs touching, this as with the ankles seals off your aura and continues to circulate your own energy flow.

If you find yourself caught in a situation such as this and are able to put some space between you and the problem you can work through a few easy steps to put yourself back in control

Next you need to concentrate on grounding and centering yourself; this can be done by taking a walk in the fresh air, running your hands under cool running water, playing music which calms or uplifts you.

 Focus on your breathing, take long, slow, deep breaths. On the in-breath visualise positive energy flooding your body, on the out-breath visualise all the pent up emotions and negativity being cleansed from your body. Consciously relax your shoulders too, often when we are very stressed they end up right around our ears!

The next step is to scan all your chakras beginning with the base or root chakra, and working up to the crown. Some people like to visualise their chakras as flower petals slowly unfolding, others see them as spinning discs or swirling coloured lights, whatever works for you, try to focus on seeing/feeling them as all being the same size and if they are rotating that they are at the same speed.

When they are all open and balanced draw white light/universal energy (you can use Usui, Lightarian energy or any other suitable energy system you are attuned to that works for this situation) through your crown chakra, brow chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, and base/root chakra continuing down through your feet and into the ground. When you feel firmly grounded  push this energy back up again and then feel/see it flooding out through your crown, streaming down and around you and into the ground you are now fully cleansed and protected.

Some people like to make or buy and program a talisman they can wear for protection; this can be something such a cross on chain, a crystal, pentagram, elvin star, or other spiritual or religious symbol.

When you have chosen your talisman cleanse it first either through smudging, or in seasalt (depending on what it is made of) and then light a candle and in meditation connect to who you would like to protect you. This could be Archangel Michael for example, ask him to bless your talisman, feel his energy flowing into it and know that each time you wear or carry it you will further strengthen your bond with him and the protective shield it offers will continue to grow.

Crystals such as hematite or smoky quartz are good for repelling negative energy. If you have a bowl of seasalt by your front door as you come home each time run your hands through the seasalt allowing it draw away all negative energy. Some people also scatter a little under their doormat so as any visitors cross the threshold they are also cleansed of negative energy too and will not affect you or your home.

Power words, chants, mantras or prayers can be especially powerful too. You can write your own or use something which has an established energy signature such as The Lord’s Prayer, The Rosary, Petitioning the Archangels, or something from your own spiritual or religious belief system. 

Specific attunement systems can also help with this problem, contact me if you would like to learn more.

Raine Hilton – The Good Vibes Girl –