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The Importance of Grounding / Earthing

I have known for a long time that Grounding and Earthing is very good for you, make contact with the Earth with bare feet. I knew it was good for your Energies, to Release the Energies you no longer need or are not good for you and to Recharge your Self with the Positive Energies of the Earth.

When I’m home I mainly walk bare foot and on a nice day I will sit outside in my front yard with bare feet in the grass to Ground my Self. But that only doesn’t seem enough to properly become Grounded and Earthed.

Grounding / Earthing

When I was living in New Zealand for a few years, on the South Island, there were a lot of people who walked bare feet on the streets. Coming from the Netherlands and never seen people do that, unless they were homeless, was a strange thing for me to see, and to do. But later on the understanding came that it was for Grounding and Earthing.

Now living in the UK I do realise that nobody really does that here either, and I’m sure people would look weird at you for walking bare foot on the streets. But actually, it should be more accepted and be normalised to do it, for our own Health benefits really.

Back in the old, old days people did not do anything else than walking bare foot, but since we started to wear shoes with artificial soles we basically became more disconnected and less grounded.

I did not know, or realised there is so much more to Grounding and Earthing. I did not know that Grounding and Earthing actually helps to release Inflammation within the Physical body. Inflammation is a cause of a lot of dis-eases and what makes our bodies ill. By reducing Inflammation and releasing it completely from our bodies, we Heal from so much illnesses.

Beside reducing and releasing Inflammation, Grounding and Earthing is also beneficial for Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Increasing Energy, Normalising Biological Rhythms, Normalising Blood Flow and Blood Pressure, Relieving Muscle Tension and Headache, Improving Menstrual and Female Hormone Symptoms, Lowering Stress, Decreasing Anxiety and Protecting the body from the effects of EMF’s ( electromotive force like voltage ).

This should be reason enough for all of us to walk more on bare foot or even at least sit outside for a while, every single day, to Ground and Earth your Self. To release all you have to release and to recharge with the energies we need to keep our bodies healthy.

Grounding and Earthing is a very important part of Self Healing, and I feel it should be taken more serious than just something “hippie” people do. As there is a true Science behind it and it’s proven Science as well.

So all I can say for my Self, and hopefully motivate You to do, is taking off our shoes more, put your bare feet on the Earth and let the Healing process begin!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Cherry Quartz

Cherry-Quartz is created using Natural reconstituted Quartz and Cinnabar. It’s then melted and given its dazzling energetic flashes or pink color in the Clear Quartz. The Cinnabar in the Cherry Quartz creates Cloud formations, Vortex, Feathers, and Striations, adding to the beauty of this stone. It’s an infusion of Mineral and Stone. This stone is man-made.

It’s not naturally formed and is only dyed Quartz. It’s a synthetic stone that is made of only hardened glass.

Cherry-Quartz can Absorb, Store, Release, and Regulate your Life Energies. It will promote a healthy Balance that will keep you Centered and Grounded. It will reset your Physical and Energetic bodies and restore the Balance which you have lost. This stone will also promote Action and Drive in your life. It will encourage Activity and Energy to keep your life’s vibrations high.

Cherry-Quartz’s rich and deep color signifies an Abundance of Vitality, Strength, and Energy. You will be feeling a surge in your personal power, and you will be amplifying it to the world. It will give you Courage and Confidence to achieve your personal and professional goals.

This stone is also used as a power aid to your Physical energy. It will help you overcome your lethargy and physical Exhaustion. It will energize your Body, Mind, and Spirit. Cherry-Quartz is a powerful Energy and Healing stone for your spirit. It will bring about a heightened Spiritual Awareness.

It’s also an excellent stone for Concentration. This makes it a must-have stone for Intellectual and Creative people. Cherry-Quartz is a valued stone because of its Strengthening properties. Whenever you feel weak or dispirited, this stone will fill you with Inspiring and Empowering Energies. It will support your Intentions. It will enhance your Communication, and even amplify your Psychic abilities and Spiritual perceptions. This stone will also Strengthen and Balance your Connections between your Body and your Aura.

Spiritually: Cherry-Quartz is a powerful healer for Emotional and Spiritual wounds, and it can help with handling your Anger or your Tension. It has all the qualities of a Quartz.. The spiritual energy of the Cherry-Quartz will also work on your Focus and Concentration.  Cherry-Quartz can also bring a heightened Spiritual Awareness to you whenever you use it, carry it, or wear it. Its Spiritual Energy will give you a clear pathway to transmit higher Vibrational Frequencies. Cherry-Quartz will also strengthen your Spiritual Perception.

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Amethyst – Healing Crystal

Amethyst is an extremely Powerful and Protective stone with a high Spiritual Vibration. It guards against Psychic Attack transmuting the energy into Love. A Natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment Energies. Its Serenity enhances higher states of Consciousness and Meditation.

Amethyst has strong Healing and Cleansing powers, and enhances Spiritual Awareness. Traditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes Addictions and Blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens another Reality.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the Mind, Calming or Stimulating as appropriate. When you Meditate, it turns thoughts away from the Mundane into Tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally it helps you feel less scattered, more Focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of New Ideas and connects cause with effect.

This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and Spiritual Insights, and putting decisions and insights into practice.

Mentally: It calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is helpful where Insomnia is caused by an overactive Mind and Protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances Memory and improves Motivation, making you more able to set realistic Goals. It can help you to remember and understand Dreams and facilitates the Visualization process.

Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting Emotional centering. It dispels Anger, Rage, Fear and Anxiety. Alleviating Sadness and Grief, it supports coming to terms with loss. Amethyst is one of the most Spiritual stones, promoting Love of the Divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging Selflessness and Spiritual Wisdom. It opens Intuition and enhances Psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for Meditation and Scrying and can be placed on the Third Eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences and brings Intuitive Dreams. It transmutes “lower” Energies to the Higher Frequencies of the Spiritual and Etheric Realms.

Healing: Amethyst boosts production of Hormones, and tunes the Endocrine system and Metabolism. It strengthens the Cleansing and Eliminating organs and the Immune system. An excellent Cleanser for the Blood. Amethyst relieves Physical, Emotional, and Psychological pain or stress, and blocks geopathic stress. It eases Headaches and releases Tension. This stone reduces Bruising, Injuries, and Swellings, and treats Hearing disorders. It heals dis-eases of the Lungs and Respiratory tract, Skin conditions, Cellular disorders, and dis-eases of the Digestive tract. It is beneficial for the Intestines, regulating Flora, removing Parasites, and encouraging reabsorption of water. Amethyst treats Insomnia and brings restful sleep.

At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the Physical, Mental and Emotional bodies, linking them to the Spiritual. It cleanses the Aura and transmutes Negative Energy, and stimulates the Throat and Crown Chakras. It’s helpful for people about to make the transition through Death. Amethyst can stabilize Psychiatric conditions but should Not be used in cases of Paranoia or Schizophrenia.

Position: Wear or place as appropriate , especially as jewelry. Clusters and Geodes can be placed in the environment and single points are used in Healing. Place the point in toward you to draw Energy, and away from you to draw off Energy. Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the Throat or Heart. For Insomnia or Nightmares, place under the pillow. Amethyst fades in Sunlight.

Tanzine Aura Quartz

This Crystal definitely carries its name right, it’s full of amazing Aura-like colours. If you’re looking for a different and special Crystal, this is definitely one for you collection!

Alchemicalized from Gold and Indium, Tanzine Aura Quartz brings multi-dimensional Balance and profound Spiritual Interconnection. Attuned to the transmutational Violet flame, it opens and aligns the Soul Star and highest Crown Chakras and drawn Cosmic Energy into the Physical body and to Earth. This stone takes you into a Centered State of “No Mind” that enhances sensual enjoyment of the World.

Emotionally: Tanzine Aura provides deep Spiritual comfort, dissolving Emotional Blockages and replacing these with Unconditional Love and the sense of being part of a greater Soul Group, supporting each other in learning from Life’s challenges – a Group chosen prior to Incarnation for Gifts they bring.

Physically: Tanine Aura has a powerful regulatory effect on the Pituitary, Hypothalamus and Pineal glands, bringing Physical Equilibrium. Indium assists assimilation of Minerals supporting optimal Metabolic and Hormonal Balance, resulting in Physical and Mental well-being. Believed to be anti-carcinogenic, it energetically reactivates an inactive Thyroid.

Healing: Beneficial for Metabolism, Migraine, Mineral Assimilation, Insomnia, Attention-deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Immune system, Pneumonia, Convalescence, Depression, Inflammation, Thyroid fibromyalgia, Lupus, Diabetis, Vision, Glaucoma, Urinary tract, Blood pressure, Circulation, Pancreas, Spleen and Liver.

Position: Wear constantly at throat ( throat chakra ). Hold, grid or place as appropriate.

Healing Facts of Herbs

Still a lot of people wonder if Herbs and Spices are actually working. I can say from my personal experience, “yes they do work”. It’s been since ages ago that the healing properties of herbs are written in texts and documents, and Herbalists these days study and research this to get the best healing benefits from it and to be able to help people in the best tailored way.

Herbs strengthen digestion:  

Most chronic disease starts with poor digestion. Many culinairy herbs have been used for thousands of years, not only for the good taste but also to help with digestion. More than often people have had poor digestion for so long that they assume it’s a natural part of life. Herbs and spices can help strengthen the digestion and often people experience that other complaints disappear.

The following symptoms are related with poor digestion: bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, nausea, poor appetite, recurring diarrhea and ulcers.

Digestion

Herbs are high in anti-oxidants: 

Anti-oxidants are an important key to limiting the damage done to the body by oxidative stress, which has been linked to heart disease, liver problems, arthritis, premature skin ageing and eye damage. It occurs when the body is overloaded with free radicals. The formation of free radicals is a natural part of living but can be dramatically increased by stress, eating processed foods, consuming overheated oils, breathing air pollutants or cigarette smoke, being sleep deprived or eat charred meats. To minimise oxidative stress, it’s important to limit these negative influences and regularly include high anti-oxidant foods, such as Herbs and Spices in your meals.

Fresh local foods and herbs

Herbs support the nervous system:

We live in quite a stressed culture, people are always “busy” when you ask them how they are doing. Excessive stress is so common these days that it almost seems “normal” to start your day with little sleep and be rushed, overworked and overcommitted. Our bodies are more and more showing the effects of constant exposure to chronic stress.

Chronic stress has been linked to six leading causes of death: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

Herbs will not let you run on no sleep, rushing from activity to activity on your busy schedule and to-do list, but herbs ans spices can help us modulate the negative effects of stress. They can help shift us from the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system to the sleep at night and reduce levels of anxiety during the day. In combination with fresh local food they offer us high amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed to support our nervous system, and so our mental health as well.

Anxiety

Herbs are anti-microbial:

Some herbs and spices offer a powerful defence against pathogenic bacteria. As a bacteria have evolved, they’ve adapted to the pharmaceutical antibiotics we use. After decades of overuse of antibiotics, more and more bacteria no longer respond to treatment using antibiotics, people get antibiotic-resistant.

Plants have been changing and evolving with bacteria for millennia, they have a very complex system that may make it harder for pathogens to adapt to them.

Although it can be necessary to use pharmaceutical antibiotic for certain conditions, doing so can have a far-reaching negative effects, particularly on our gut flora, which is the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Pharmaceutical antibiotics act by wiping out all bacteria, even the beneficial ones. Antibiotic after all means “anti-life”.

Spices can be strongly anti microbial without being “anti-life”, instead of “knocking out” everyting they come in contact with, plants can be chosen for the specific type of infection. Plants can also be very effective against viruses and fungal infections. Herbs can go beyond simply “killing” a pathogen and also support the ecosystem of the body, they can restore integrity to mucous membranes and support healthy gut flora.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs support the immune system:

Herbs can reinforce our health during times of infection by strengthening or modulating our body’s own immune system, which is our best defence against pathogens that leas to illness.

Immune system dysfunction can increase our risk of infection and is also implicated in cancer, autoimmune disorders and seasonal allergies.

Herbs and spices aid your health in myriad ways including strengthening your digestion, supporting your immune system and awakening your senses and bringin joy to your life.

To get the most benefits from herbs you’ll want to use them every day in good amounts, not just sprinkling a little bit of herbs and spices into your foods but rather using it as an opportunity to get an abundance of herbs into your life as a powerful way to bolster your health.

This is food as Medicine at its’ best!

Great immune system, great health!

Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret