A Bathing Ritual: Bath Salts, Crystals, & Essential Oils

Water is an essential element to our physical and emotional well-being. Bathing soothes sore muscles, calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension, lifts your spirit, opens your pores, encourages digestion, softens your skin, promotes a restful sleep and eases symptoms of a cold or flu. 

Epsom salt has magnesium in it and magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies.

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Summer Time Crystals and Rituals

During the spring as the warmer weather revealed itself I started a commitment to daily walks. I made this commitment for my physical and mental well being. Not only do I want to improve my physical stamina but I want to also get a dose of sunshine and nature on a regular basis. In this fast passed world that we live in I think it is vitally important for our overall well being to connect with nature. Being in nature and working with crystals are two of my favorite ways to do that.

Crystals encompass all of the elements, earth, water, air and fire. By having crystals in my home and working with them I can tap into nature no matter what season it is. Sweet!

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Boji Stones, Pop Rocks, Kansas Pop Rocks, Shaman Stone… A Rose By Any Other Name…

To paraphrase Shakespeare’s “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” , A Boji Stone by any other name would be a Boji Stone.

Let’s get out of the way the fact that I am completely perplexed when something from Mother Nature is trademarked. Boji Stones are the trademarked and the most well known name for these stones that are found in Kansas. They are also known as Kansas Pop Rocks, Pop Rocks, Moqui Marble (though I think Moqui Stones actually differ slightly), or Shaman Stones. The trademarked stones marketed and sold as Boji Stones are sold with their own, “birth certificate” and cost considerably more. Now that , that is out of the way, I will refer to these stones in a general way as Pop Rocks.

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Crystals Can Transform Your Life

I am finding that the more I work with crystals, the more shifts are taking place within me and around me.
 
Most recently my heart chakra seems to be bursting open with love, gratitude, and joy after a period of mourning, loss and perceived lack.
And ya know I just realized it wasn’t just “suddenly”, there are always a series of gradual shifts and then one day, you look around you and say, huh, when did this happen? That is the beauty of the subtle transformation that can take place when working with the energies of crystals, gifts from Mother Earth.
 

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