Monthly Archive: September 2011

Conquer With Love

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Amethyst: How to Use

The Amethyst stone is most powerfully connected to your fourth, fifth, and sixth chakras. That means it is in charge of balancing and helping with heart and communication issues. Use the Amethyst to calm your emotions and help you communicate more powerfully.

You can use your Amethyst in these ways:

  • Lie down and place it over your heart. Visualize it penetrating deeply into your tissues, cleansing and healing your emotional body.
  • Women, place it inside your bra near your heart to help you stay balanced during your day. Men, do the same thing by placing it in a lapel pocket. Alternately, wear it in a small pouch hanging around your neck so it falls over the heart area.
  • Enhance your meditation by holding it in your left hand either by itself or with the other Energy Stones.
  • Lie down and place the stone on or near your throat. Visualize the energy of the stone penetrating your neck and throat and soothing any communication anxiety you may feel. See yourself easily speaking your truth and see other people listening to your words.
  • If you need to write, place the stone near your hands and let the energy of the stone open up your ability to communicate through the written word.
  • Place it on your bed stand at night to help amplify your dreams and promote sounder sleep.
  • Use the stone in any other way it invites you to use it.

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Very few people enjoy crying. Most people try to keep from crying at almost any cost! Crying, however, is a very powerful balancing tool.

When we cry from need, we open our inner self to purge out feeling of loss, grief, and pain. These emotions or feelings (loss, grief, and pain) need to be released. If not released, these emotions will clog the pipes of the life-force within us. Too much of any of these emotions and we become stuck in negative thinking and life-limiting actions.   [continued below picture]

On the other hand, crying from self-pity does not have the same effect. Crying from self-pity actually anchors feelings of loss, grief and pain into your life.

So how do you tell the difference? It’s easy. Crying as a release is overwhelming. It comes on quickly and when you have completed the crying cycle you feel a sense of relief even if for a short time. Some people have learned how to stem the crying tide and stop the tears from flowing, but even if that, they usually cry later, when they are alone. And the same ideas will apply at that time.

Crying used as a self-pity machine has no sense of relief when it is over. In fact, one usually feels even worse when done crying in this way. Also, this type of crying doesn’t come on suddenly and is not felt as overwhelming. Usually it comes after a time of pitifully nursing feelings of grief, loss, or pain. (clue: laughing is absolutely the antidote to self-pity.)

This week: if you feel the need to cry, let yourself; then, assess if it is true healing crying, or self-pity crying. If it is the first, notice how crying helped you re-gain some sense of balance. If the second, ask yourself why you are holding on to self-pity.

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