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Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

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  • yogiguruji
    Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 29, 2007
      Good Morning!

      Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

      Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing
      your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this
      art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the
      ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level.
      This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually
      perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

      Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
      Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal
      techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind
      and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self
      balance, awareness, inner peace and
      connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the
      path to attunement.

      As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come
      quicker and clearer to us.

      When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific
      crystals which can help.


      Crystals Associated with Intuition

      The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
      crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
      treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be
      used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace
      Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite,
      Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

      Blue Lace Agate
      Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you
      that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of
      flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working
      with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but
      the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with
      malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who
      feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that
      they may hear their intuitive voices.


      Charoite
      Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
      patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart,
      allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for
      seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is
      believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it
      useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers
      of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to
      transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
      fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates
      the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into
      acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to
      improve your intuitive vision.


      Hematite
      Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
      and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival
      instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings,
      turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory,
      practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work
      and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy,
      hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps
      us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low
      self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
      equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It
      brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their
      sense of self.


      Kyanite
      Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its
      soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil
      nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue
      Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order
      to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow
      (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight,
      consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
      especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written
      interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things
      into reality via thoughts and visualization.


      Malachite
      Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
      Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with
      blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those
      who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so
      that they may hear their intuitive voices.


      Moldavite
      Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On
      Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown:
      Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places
      to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.


      Petalite
      Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called
      the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's
      guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic
      spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength,
      protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as
      well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability
      to feel energy in stones.


      Phenacite:
      Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
      stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a
      white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication,
      meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway
      within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other
      stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the
      chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one
      to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's
      inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can
      be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and
      to balance energy within one.


      Tiger's Eye:
      Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic
      protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
      speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very
      versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye
      works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what
      you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more
      centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our
      talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our
      self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use
      Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for
      mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps
      change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic.
      Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a
      glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to
      accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to
      the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
      find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.


      Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
      http://www.peacefulmind.com/intuition.htm
      Therapies for healing
      mind, body, spirit

      _____________________________

      Honoring All Hallow's Eve

      Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated
      among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish
      immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the
      nineteenth century.

      The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is
      shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows'
      Day",[1] also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of
      religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions,
      [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian
      feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth
      century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in
      accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is
      now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays
      were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the
      Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints,
      and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was
      celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although
      secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil
      was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II
      calendar.

      Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures,
      hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when
      spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is
      most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about
      witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe).

      References

      1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary,
      second, London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
      2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar
      Customs Dublin, Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
      3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

      _____________________________________________
    • yogiguruji
      Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
      Message 2 of 7 , Oct 28, 2008
        Good Morning!

        Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

        Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing
        your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this
        art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the
        ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level.
        This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually
        perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

        Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
        Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal
        techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind
        and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self
        balance, awareness, inner peace and
        connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the
        path to attunement.

        As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come
        quicker and clearer to us.

        When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific
        crystals which can help.


        Crystals Associated with Intuition

        The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
        crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
        treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be
        used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace
        Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite,
        Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

        Blue Lace Agate
        Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you
        that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of
        flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working
        with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but
        the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with
        malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who
        feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that
        they may hear their intuitive voices.


        Charoite
        Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
        patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart,
        allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for
        seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is
        believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it
        useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers
        of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to
        transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
        fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates
        the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into
        acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to
        improve your intuitive vision.


        Hematite
        Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
        and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival
        instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings,
        turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory,
        practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work
        and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy,
        hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps
        us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low
        self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
        equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It
        brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their
        sense of self.


        Kyanite
        Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its
        soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil
        nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue
        Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order
        to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow
        (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight,
        consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
        especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written
        interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things
        into reality via thoughts and visualization.


        Malachite
        Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
        Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with
        blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those
        who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so
        that they may hear their intuitive voices.


        Moldavite
        Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On
        Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown:
        Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places
        to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.


        Petalite
        Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called
        the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's
        guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic
        spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength,
        protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as
        well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability
        to feel energy in stones.


        Phenacite:
        Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
        stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a
        white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication,
        meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway
        within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other
        stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the
        chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one
        to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's
        inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can
        be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and
        to balance energy within one.


        Tiger's Eye:
        Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic
        protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
        speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very
        versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye
        works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what
        you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more
        centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our
        talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our
        self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use
        Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for
        mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps
        change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic.
        Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a
        glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to
        accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to
        the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
        find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.


        Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
        http://www.peacefulmind.com/intuition.htm
        Therapies for healing
        mind, body, spirit

        _____________________________

        Honoring All Hallow's Eve

        Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated
        among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish
        immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the
        nineteenth century.

        The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is
        shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows'
        Day",[1] also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of
        religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions,
        [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian
        feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth
        century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in
        accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is
        now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays
        were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the
        Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints,
        and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was
        celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although
        secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil
        was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II
        calendar.

        Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures,
        hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when
        spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is
        most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about
        witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe).

        References

        1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary,
        second, London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
        2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar
        Customs Dublin, Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
        3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

        _____________________________________________
      • Irene Francisco
        As a former Brit (emigrated 1948) I am very interested, I have only a very little knowledge of your field but I do have experience in rock hunting for many
        Message 3 of 7 , Oct 29, 2008
          As a former Brit (emigrated 1948) I am very interested, I have only a very
          little knowledge of your field but I do have experience in rock hunting for
          many years and in fact I have a front border filled with lapidary quality
          rocks of all kinds, my late husband and I were avid rockhounds and always
          either went out in the field or visited local rock shops for quality rough
          when travelling. Now I am 81 so my rock-hounding days are done but what I
          do need help with is improvement in energy and ability to concentrate on the
          job at hand as I invariably get an idea and, quick, have to check up on it
          and therefore never seem to complete routine (invariably boring) tasks.

          I would appreciate your counsel on this matter, I have become agnostic and
          anti doctors and especially 'big pharma' and I am appalled at some of the
          blatent opposition to natural medicine that is going on. In fact I joined a
          group called Natural Medicine (I think) which group is actively fighting the
          FDA to try to stop the harassment of alternative doctors and those who are
          trying to beat the system.

          Irene


          On 10/28/08, yogiguruji <yogiguruji@...> wrote:
          >
          > Good Morning!
          >
          > Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power
          >
          > Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing
          > your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this
          > art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the
          > ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level.
          > This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually
          > perceive on an even more subconscious plane.
          >
          > Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
          > Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal
          > techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind
          > and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self
          > balance, awareness, inner peace and
          > connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the
          > path to attunement.
          >
          > As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come
          > quicker and clearer to us.
          >
          > When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific
          > crystals which can help.
          >
          > Crystals Associated with Intuition
          >
          > The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
          > crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
          > treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be
          > used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace
          > Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite,
          > Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.
          >
          > Blue Lace Agate
          > Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you
          > that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of
          > flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working
          > with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but
          > the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with
          > malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who
          > feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that
          > they may hear their intuitive voices.
          >
          > Charoite
          > Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
          > patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart,
          > allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for
          > seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is
          > believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it
          > useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers
          > of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to
          > transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
          > fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates
          > the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into
          > acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to
          > improve your intuitive vision.
          >
          > Hematite
          > Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
          > and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival
          > instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings,
          > turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory,
          > practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work
          > and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy,
          > hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps
          > us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low
          > self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
          > equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It
          > brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their
          > sense of self.
          >
          > Kyanite
          > Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its
          > soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil
          > nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue
          > Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order
          > to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow
          > (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight,
          > consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
          > especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written
          > interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things
          > into reality via thoughts and visualization.
          >
          > Malachite
          > Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
          > Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with
          > blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those
          > who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so
          > that they may hear their intuitive voices.
          >
          > Moldavite
          > Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On
          > Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown:
          > Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places
          > to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.
          >
          > Petalite
          > Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called
          > the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's
          > guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic
          > spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength,
          > protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as
          > well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability
          > to feel energy in stones.
          >
          > Phenacite:
          > Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
          > stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a
          > white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication,
          > meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway
          > within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other
          > stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the
          > chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one
          > to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's
          > inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can
          > be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and
          > to balance energy within one.
          >
          > Tiger's Eye:
          > Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic
          > protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
          > speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very
          > versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye
          > works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what
          > you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more
          > centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our
          > talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our
          > self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use
          > Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for
          > mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps
          > change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic.
          > Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a
          > glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to
          > accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to
          > the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
          > find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.
          >
          > Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
          > http://www.peacefulmind.com/intuition.htm
          > Therapies for healing
          > mind, body, spirit
          >
          > _____________________________
          >
          > Honoring All Hallow's Eve
          >
          > Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated
          > among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish
          > immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the
          > nineteenth century.
          >
          > The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is
          > shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows'
          > Day",[1] also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of
          > religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions,
          > [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian
          > feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth
          > century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in
          > accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is
          > now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays
          > were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the
          > Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints,
          > and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was
          > celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although
          > secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil
          > was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II
          > calendar.
          >
          > Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures,
          > hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when
          > spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is
          > most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about
          > witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe).
          >
          > References
          >
          > 1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary,
          > second, London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
          > 2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar
          > Customs Dublin, Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
          > 3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
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        • yogiguruji
          Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
          Message 4 of 7 , Oct 29, 2009
            Good Morning!

            Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

            Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level. This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

            Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong, Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self balance, awareness, inner peace and connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the path to attunement.

            As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come quicker and clearer to us.

            When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific crystals which can help.

            Crystals Associated with Intuition

            The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite, Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

            Blue Lace Agate Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

            Charoite Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

            Hematite Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self.

            Kyanite Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions, especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and visualization.

            Malachite Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration. Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

            Moldavite Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.

            Petalite Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability to feel energy in stones.

            Phenacite: Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one.

            Tiger's Eye: Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic. Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.

            _____________________________

            Honoring All Hallow's Eve

            Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century.

            The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",[1] also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar.

            Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures, hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe).


            Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
            http://www.peacefulmind.com/order_crystals.htm
            Therapies for healing
            mind, body, spirit


            References

            1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary, second, London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
            2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs Dublin, Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
            3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
          • Andrew Pacholyk
            Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
            Message 5 of 7 , Oct 27, 2010
              Good Morning!

              Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

              Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level. This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

              Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong, Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self balance, awareness, inner peace and connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the path to attunement.

              As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come quicker and clearer to us.

              When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific crystals which can help.

              Crystals Associated with Intuition

              The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite, Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

              Blue Lace Agate Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

              Charoite Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

              Hematite Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self.

              Kyanite Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions, especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and visualization.

              Malachite Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration. Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

              Moldavite Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.

              Petalite Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability to feel energy in stones.

              Phenacite: Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one.

              Tiger's Eye: Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic. Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.

              Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
              http://www.peacefulmind.com
              Therapies for healing
              mind, body, spirit

              _____________________________

              Honoring All Hallow's Eve

              Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century.

              The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",[1] also which is now known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar.

              Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures, hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales.)



              References

              1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary, second, London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
              2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs Dublin, Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
              3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
            • Andrew Pacholyk
              Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
              Message 6 of 7 , Oct 28, 2011
                Good Morning!

                Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

                Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your inner
                self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this art, we develop a
                sensitivity toward inner information and the ability to condition our mind to
                listen on a much more subtle level. This developing can allow us the ability to
                sense energy and actually perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

                Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
                Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal techniques, all of
                which can be used in calming and clearing the mind and achieving clearer
                perception. Greater self control and self balance, awareness, inner peace and
                connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the path to
                attunement.

                As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come quicker and
                clearer to us.

                When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific crystals which
                can help.

                Crystals Associated with Intuition

                The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in
                your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth.
                These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for
                intuition include: Blue Lace Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite,
                Moldavite, Petalite, Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

                Blue Lace Agate Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within
                you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air,
                movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self.
                Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown
                Chakra. These stones (along with malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance.
                Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance
                so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

                Charoite Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
                patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow
                inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more
                clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone
                brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most
                effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown
                Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
                fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura.
                Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite
                to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

                Hematite Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
                and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts
                and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into
                mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who
                study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the
                symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and
                boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps
                bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
                equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our
                awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self.

                Kyanite Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing
                earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing
                benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when
                placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and
                self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images,
                foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
                especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It
                brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and
                visualization.

                Malachite Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
                Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with blue lace
                agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in
                their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their
                intuitive voices.

                Moldavite Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On Heart
                Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access
                to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be
                healthier and more spiritual.

                Petalite Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone
                of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's guides. It is also said to
                dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision
                quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang
                qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's
                ability to feel energy in stones.

                Phenacite: Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
                stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light
                channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel,
                journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes
                meridians and healing of other stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and
                activating the chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps
                one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's inner
                structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can be used to
                amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy
                within one.

                Tiger's Eye: Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money,
                psychic protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
                speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very versatile for
                the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye works on our mental plane
                by amplifying thinking and manifesting what you think about. Helps separate
                thoughts from feelings, more centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to
                recognize both our talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without
                our self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use Tiger's Eye
                with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for mental/emotional
                balance and true understanding. This stone helps change anxiety, fear and
                obsessiveness into practicality and logic. Has the grounding energy of the
                earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need
                more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material
                things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
                find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.

                Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
                http://www.peacefulmind.com
                Therapies for healing
                mind, body, spirit

                _____________________________

                Honoring All Hallow's Eve

                Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts
                of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of
                the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century.

                The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from
                All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",[1] also which is now
                known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various
                northern European Pagan traditions, [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV
                moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In
                the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in
                accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is now
                considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that
                time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally
                celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of
                fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it
                fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the
                31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the
                post-Vatican II calendar.

                Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures, hold that
                Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact
                with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for
                example, Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales.)



                References

                1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary, second,
                London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
                2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs Dublin,
                Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
                3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
              • Andrew Pacholyk
                Good Morning! Honoring All Hallow s Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your
                Message 7 of 7 , Oct 29, 2012
                  Good Morning!

                  Honoring All Hallow's Eve: Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

                  Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your inner
                  self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this art, we develop a
                  sensitivity toward inner information and the ability to condition our mind to
                  listen on a much more subtle level. This developing can allow us the ability to
                  sense energy and actually perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

                  Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
                  Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal techniques, all of
                  which can be used in calming and clearing the mind and achieving clearer
                  perception. Greater self control and self balance, awareness, inner peace and
                  connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the path to
                  attunement.

                  As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come quicker and
                  clearer to us.

                  When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific crystals which
                  can help.

                  Crystals Associated with Intuition

                  The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in
                  your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth.
                  These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for
                  intuition include: Blue Lace Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite,
                  Moldavite, Petalite, Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

                  Blue Lace Agate Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within
                  you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air,
                  movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self.
                  Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown
                  Chakra. These stones (along with malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance.
                  Therefore, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance
                  so that they may hear their intuitive voices.

                  Charoite Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
                  patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow
                  inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more
                  clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone
                  brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most
                  effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown
                  Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
                  fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura.
                  Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite
                  to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

                  Hematite Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
                  and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts
                  and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into
                  mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who
                  study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the
                  symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and
                  boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps
                  bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
                  equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our
                  awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self.

                  Kyanite Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing
                  earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing
                  benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when
                  placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and
                  self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images,
                  foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
                  especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It
                  brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and
                  visualization.

                  Malachite Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
                  Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with blue lace
                  agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who feel stuck in
                  their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their
                  intuitive voices.

                  Moldavite Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On Heart
                  Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access
                  to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be
                  healthier and more spiritual.

                  Petalite Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone
                  of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's guides. It is also said to
                  dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision
                  quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang
                  qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's
                  ability to feel energy in stones.

                  Phenacite: Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
                  stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light
                  channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel,
                  journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes
                  meridians and healing of other stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and
                  activating the chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps
                  one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's inner
                  structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can be used to
                  amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy
                  within one.

                  Tiger's Eye: Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money,
                  psychic protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
                  speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very versatile for
                  the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye works on our mental plane
                  by amplifying thinking and manifesting what you think about. Helps separate
                  thoughts from feelings, more centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to
                  recognize both our talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without
                  our self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use Tiger's Eye
                  with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for mental/emotional
                  balance and true understanding. This stone helps change anxiety, fear and
                  obsessiveness into practicality and logic. Has the grounding energy of the
                  earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need
                  more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material
                  things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
                  find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.

                  Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
                  http://www.peacefulmind.com
                  Therapies for healing
                  mind, body, spirit

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                  Honoring All Hallow's Eve

                  Halloween originated from the Pagan festival Samhain, celebrated among the Celts
                  of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of
                  the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century.

                  The term Halloween (and its alternative rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from
                  All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",[1] also which is now
                  known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various
                  northern European Pagan traditions, [2] until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV
                  moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In
                  the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in
                  accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is now
                  considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that
                  time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally
                  celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of
                  fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it
                  fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the
                  31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the
                  post-Vatican II calendar.

                  Many European cultural traditions, in particular Celtic cultures, hold that
                  Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact
                  with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for
                  example, Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales.)



                  References

                  1. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (1989). Oxford English Dictionary, second,
                  London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-861186-2.
                  2. a b Danaher, Kevin (1972) The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs Dublin,
                  Mercier. ISBN 1-85635-093-2 pp.190-232
                  3. Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
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