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To: Vilcabamba With: Love and Gratitude

Wow, I can hardly believe I’ve been home from Ecuador for 22 days and haven’t blogged one thing about my trip. I guess there is so much to say, so many experiences to share and so many energies to describe I really didn’t know where to begin.

And then, just like magic it all came flooding in this evening after coming home from a much needed yoga class.

The Place: Healing Movements Yoga Centre     or on   Facebook

It has proven to be my sweet oasis, a safe and healing place that allows me to nourish my body and being on so many levels.

The owners are loving, kind, nurturing and conscious. They have worked hard to create a sacred space where we join together as a community to learn one of the oldest, most powerful and sacred teachings of all time.

It’s the perfect space for those with extensive knowledge of various healing modalities, meditation and yoga, yet comfortable for newcomers who are ready to enter a path of spirit development and de-stress their lives.

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The Instructor: Patricia.

A breeze of fresh air. I peek up and see that she watches the entire class, paying close attention to their body, breath, life force and movement, all while teaching and holding the energy for each person to receive exactly what they require. Magnificent!

Patricia

As I lay in Shavasana at the end of the class in complete gratitude, in comes “spirit” with a message. “Gift your necklace to Patricia”. The necklace is made with a tagua nut seed and crushed rhodochrosite crystal inside. It has kind of a hipster look, not something I’d normally wear but once I put it on, wow! I’m like, “WHAT…I just wore it for the first time today and I fell in love…You gotta be kidding!”

It is said that the meat of the tagua nuts and it’s seeds have the strength and intelligence of an elephant, thus natives of South America call it vegetable ivory. Because of its sanctity and healing properties, tagua has occupied an important place in every aspect of life.

Indigenous healers use tagua to replenish vitality and cure diseases caused by low energy and a weak immune system. It has a direct bearing on our bone marrow.

Tagua corresponds to the sun and the energy corresponding to the solar plexus, and therefore is especially good for enhancing vitality, boosting the immune system, and cultivating will power and determination…Nice, right!

My mind immediately went through all the back and forth arguing and detachment stuff that comes with surrender, then I finally chose to follow my guidance. Something felt off, like it wasn’t a piece she would wear, so after everyone left, I asked her if she would wear a necklace like this, and much to my delight and confusion she said NO. Delighted that I wouldn’t have to give it up, confused about why my guides were telling me to give her this necklace.

Maya was in the car, hungry and ready to go, so I told Patricia that when I got home, I would dowse to see if there was a crystal in the piece she needed. I made it to bed around 10:00 or so and as I began my evening rituals, in the back of my mind, still wondering what was going on, I was given a very cool message…”It’s not the energy of a crystal Pat needs…It’s Vilcabamba”.

And that my friends is how my instructor Patricia inspired me to finally write this blog, here goes…

It’s hard to explain the magical energy of a little town called Vilcabamba in Ecuador. I will start by saying that I have yearned to go to South America for over 30 years, so finally getting to go was a dream come true.

Ecuador, has a wide-range of scenery. Hills and mountains, huge cities and quaint towns, interesting wildlife, amazing flowers and trees, big bugs and beautiful coastlines with wide sandy beaches. I was so fortunate to have seen so much of the country. Transportation in Ecuador is inexpensive and so convenient. You can sit and enjoy the view while others are at the helm. I will blog about other parts of Ecuador in my next blog, for now let’s talk healing.

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Nestled on the edge of this remote town sits an oasis, Vilcabamba. I found Vilcabamba to have a deeply spiritual and unique international community that thrives in this “Valley of Longevity.” From a spiritual perspective it is the hard to explain but the energy there is different, it’s a feel good kinda place, the kind that makes you want to be more yourself, more present and in tune with source.

In metaphysical terms:

  • The veil is thinner, so if feels as though you are closer to spirit
  • There are orbs everywhere
  • Thought forms manifest especially fast
  • Synchronicity is unstoppable
  • Almost everything is spirit directed
  • The energy field is clean and pristine
  • It touches a specialness deep within you
  • It transcends boundaries of all types
  • It embraces and connects you on many levels
  • It’s like giving yourself the biggest most loving hug ever

After travelling to over 19 countries and living in several of them, I am confident in saying, “there’s magic in the air”, quite literally in Vilcabamba. I have seen a ton of ET activity and multi-dimensional cross over’s, still, nothing like this.

There’s a cosmic force and a new kind of ET activity happening there. One with a Conscious Rising that is unique and brilliant one that changes perspectives and lives very quickly. I met some great new friends; David and Liz (she is Ecuadorian) who live in Vilcabamba. They say “It’s high energy that will swallow you whole, chew you up and spit up out”. So if you’re looking for change, to get closer to the Divine and really work on yourself and many aspects of your being, this is the perfect place to be. The individuals there, truly are “meant to be there” and a very interesting cast and crew I might add.

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I have often wondered how little old me could reach more people, share more love, raise more awareness, somehow open a door for the masses to experience gifts they may never discover on their own. Well, the energy of Vilcabamba allowed me to do just that. I met soooo many awesome people, and one in particular who touched my being and inspired an aha moment…Nelson Denman

Remember the unstoppable synchronicity and transcending boundaries of all types I mentioned? It turns out that with a little support from the cosmos, added with a sparkle or two of fairy dust and an open heart, Nelson and I co-created a simple and effective way to raise the consciousness of groups of people. How you ask? Through Reiki; I had the pleasure of initiating Nelson into Reiki.

He is currently writing and composing a folk opera entitled: “The Rights of Nature.” Nelson is an accomplished musician and cellist. He is spiritual, with real heart and creative inspiration running through his being. If you follow the link you can stay up to date with his project.

Nelson’s accomplishments are many, he performs and teaches guitar, bass, violin and cello and has collaborated musically with Paul Winter, Larry Littlebird, Peter Kater, Robert Sequoia, Consuelo Luz, Richard Russell and many others. He plays cello on the CD of the World Premiere of Voyages by Paul Cisze. He has completed 2 CDs of music: Earth Doctor, The Chakra Mode Cycle, and is working on Slack Key Cello.

Now every time Nelson plays to an audience or anyone, that Reiki energy is going out there with his intention, passion and music…Well Done! I was also guided to activate and initiate his three fold flame (Love, Power and Wisdom) so that when others hear his music theirs will also be activated. As Vilcabamba and Nelson magic would have it, Dominique and I were the first to receive and experience the gift of Nelson’s cello and new vibration that day. How enchanting. I so encourage you to hear him play.

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Vilcabamba inspires you to touch a specialness deep within yourself in remarkable ways:

  • I had the pleasure and company of two amazing individuals, then I taught them (David and Liz) how to activate their 3 breath Merkabah, now they can really shake things up in town, lol.

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  • It was a delight to work with another awesome, high vibration woman named Ann.

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  • I taught 14 year old Cort how to dowse and spend a touching evening with his parents.

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  • We played and prayed with orbs in the woods at night.

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  • I learned how much commitment is needed to deliver great photographs from Paul, not many people can snap a great picture of me. Kudos Paul.

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  • Most importantly I re-connected with Dominique, a beloved friend who I hadn’t spent real quality time for years., It too was magical in many new and powerful ways. Wow, did we do loads of spiritual work and have tons of fun!

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Dominique and I stayed at a place called Rumi Wilco. It was a 15-20 minute walk to the centre of Vilcabamba. Rumi Wilco is an Ecolodge that provides a human habitat within the only remaining semi-natural protected setting in the valley. We stayed in one of the River Cabins which are located in the midst of nature, a healing river and surrounded with 12 trails to explore. The cabin was the perfect size for us, with a well equipped kitchen and the most comfortable beds you can imagine.

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Every morning we wake up to the sound of the river and songbirds in the background. We had a gorgeous path through the forest daily, encounters with donkeys and cows, a river filled with quartz crystal, cool stone walls and domes in the middle of the forest and vibrant butterflies… fairly normal stuff for our daily trek to town and back.

Vilcabamba, is remarkably free from most kinds of pollution: electromagnetic, air and water. No planes overhead dropping chemtrails on the population, either. The ground water is amazingly clean because it’s recharged from rainfall on the nearby Podocarpus National Forest, where water flows down into the valley on a regular basis. It creates a unique situation for several types of healing. This leaves the air remarkably clean and energetically perfect for a great night’s sleep. I haven’t slept that well in 12 years…seriously.

Another grand design and wonderful manifestation was the convenience of our friend Paul, staying in town at Le Rendez-Vous. A quaint, beautiful hostal with gardens and mountain views from each adobe style room. After our 20 min trek through the forest with backpacks on in the heat, we were grateful to have access to Paul’s space. We were always welcomed with a warm smile and a glass of water. We had access to his Wi-Fi so we could skype with loved ones and change from our sneakers and damp clothes into our flip flops and sundresses before heading to the main square. Thanks Paul!

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Practically every restaurant around Vilcabamba serves fresh, raw fruit juices. Organic food is everywhere. I have to say that the environment energetically supports self development and spiritual awakening, whether you see it coming or not. The people in Vilcabamba are relaxed, welcoming, helpful, considerate and oh ever so interesting.

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Food production in the Valley of Longevity is so easy and abundant that it’s almost hard to believe. In mere weeks, you can grow a huge garden full of vegetables from the rich topsoil. In a few months, you can grow papayas, figs, babacos and berries. And…believe it or not, in a few years, you could have your own orchard of oranges, macadamia nuts, jungle almonds, noni fruit, avocados and much more if you wanted to. This is one of the reasons that Dominique is thinking of selling her beautiful home in Salinas, to buy a farm in Vilcabamba. We were lucky enough to experience some great fresh fruits and veggies while staying with Elizabeth (Liz) and David, they have amazing gardens, fruit trees and animals. I know it is a lot of work, and Liz certainly loves it and puts her heart and soul into it daily.

Dominique and I did most of our own cooking. We did our big shop in Loja 4 minutes from town before we arrived. It was hilarious watching 7 bags of groceries and two suitcases being packed in a wheel barrel through the bush to get to our cabin. The Sunday markets, both in Vilcabamba and Malecatos are amazing, check out the photos from Paul below.

 

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The essence of Palo-Santo loomed everywhere, in shops and from venders in the square. Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal.  In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”.

It is an uplifting scent that raises your vibration in preparation for meditation and allows for a deeper connection to Source.  It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity (sniffing it now as I write, lol) and brings good fortune to those who are open to its Magic.  It is burned in ceremonies by Shamans and Medicine people for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage. I am so grateful that I brought some home with me, the smell is a reminder of the energy and essence of Vilcabamba.

Wow, writing this blog and emailing my new friends, makes me want to move there…No wonder Pat’s spirit wants to connect with the vigour and power of Vilcabamba…who wouldn’t?

I’m glad to have so many reminders that hold this sacred energy with me. I asked the river for a rock, it surprised me with two. I asked Mother Earth for some clay and she gave me a wonderful stone buried within the clay. I asked for cleansing I received Palo-Santo. I asked for strength and vitality and I received a beautiful tagua nut seed necklace. All these gifts hold the energy and magic of the “Valley of Longevity” within them and reminders of the heart connections I made that will forever remain in my soul.

A: Vilcabamba Con: Amor y Gratitud

Carol Lefevre

Personal Healing Retreat

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  ~Mother Teresa ~

I recently had an opportunity to escape for tres semanas increíbles (three incredible weeks) to a hot, sunny, beautiful space in Atenas, Costa Rica that allowed be to do a personal retreat. Atenas is slightly NW of San Jose. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had nothing to do? Imagine being surrounded by beauty and healing energy 24/7. Waking up daily to just nurture yourself that’s right I said it…yourself, you and only you! Imagine having the time to heal the past so it can be cleared and released forever.

It was como un regalo (such a gift), to receive an amazing place to stay with a beautiful yard and view, an airline ticket, and  the company of a woman who is as dedicated to her personal journey as I am. I have known Ann Metcalfe for approximately 5 years now, she is a client, student and friend. In that time I have watched her blossom, grow and develop on so many levels. She is dedicated to her spiritual journey, assisting others and committed to healing Gaia, what’s not to love! I will always be grateful to her and her husband Howie for the amazing opportunity to do a personal retreat.

So what is a personal healing retreat anyhow? The true meaning of “retreat” is to turn inward. To retreat is to go into a space that allows us to deeply realize the truth of our being and to experience the essence of existence. This personal retreat offered me that one thing I so desperately needed…time! Time to step back from the course of daily life and enter into the unknown, in a new environment that provided both the structure and support to do so. Time to release old patterns of thinking inherited from my family and environment, time to releasing old habits of self abusive thinking, anxiety, overwhelm, destructive relationships, and ending other issues or behaviors that no longer served me.

We live in a world created by a divided mind, which perceives separation and thus operates with fear-based, repetitive thoughts, always planning and seeking some future imaginary peace.  I have often wondered, “do we ever find it?”

Not usually, instead what we usually find is the accumulated stress caused by constantly chasing after something, and a sense that something is always missing. In order to find relief and healing of stress, we need to stop all worldly activities, step back, retreat and just simply be. The experience I shared with Ann in Costa Rica allowed me to empoderar a mí mismo (empower myself), reclaim my lost energy from so many lifetimes, and most importantly be in ONENESS will all that is. It was a nurturing and healing experience that I will always be grateful for. Pulling back from our everyday world allowed us, through meditation,  prayers and energy work, to turned our attention back to what really matters, our True-Self, our God-Self.

It usually takes a serious life challenge, such as a midlife crisis, the loss of a loved one, divorce, break-up, serious illness to realize the need to search for personal spiritual retreat. Fortunately for Ann and I this was not the case. We chose to change, shift and grow within ourselves simply for the pleasure of doing so, to reconnect with our authentic values and fall deep into universal consciousness.

I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video directly so go to this link to see Ann and Howie’s home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coW9LJU3wV0&feature=youtu.be

In Costa Rica our healing journey/retreat was focused on our specific needs and included so many wonderful aspects, check out this list of things we did, and over 3/4 of them on a daily basis:

  1. Sun Gazing: a practice of gazing at the sun for nourishment, as a spiritual practice at sunrise or sunset
  2. Doing Mantras: a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of creating transformation
  3. Morning walks
  4. Tuning into the Mayan calendar
  5. Homemade, fresh tropical fruit drinks
  6. Laying in the pool, just looking up at the sky
  7. Reiki: a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing
  8. Crystal Healing: placing crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding to chakras, or places crystals around the body in an attempt to construct an “energy grid”, which is purported to surround the client with healing energy
  9. Picking your own fruit off the trees
  10. Studied and spoke Spanish
  11. Celebrated Ann’s creation of her balancing boxes with a Gaia Ceremony
  12. Mental, emotional and spiritual clearing work in the pool
  13. Staying open, flexible and going with the flow
  14. Meditation & breathing
  15. Setting up Crystal Grids and Spiritual Vortexes: Grids are a number of crystals arranged into a particular geometric form creating a particular energy field
  16. Massage treatments
  17. Meeting and sharing with the local peoples
  18. Sun bathing
  19. Full Moon Ritual
  20. Holographic Healing: a multidimensional healing which accesses the original thought form and clears a person’s body, mind, emotions, energy bodies, chakras and meridians
  21. Kundalini and Hatha Yoga
  22. Shopping at the farmers market on Fridays
  23. Holding the space for others to heal and clear
  24. Emotional Clearing: tracing conditional behavior patterns back to their source by connecting with your unconscious mind and then eliminating them
  25. Journaling
  26. Channelling important information
  27. Painting with water colours
  28. Recapitulation: a technique that enables an individual to repair damage and energy drain that comes from soul loss or soul fragmentation
  29. Star gazing and connecting to ETs

Cada día era un poco diferente (each day was a little different) but for the most part, all days were spirit directed and our key focus was on ourselves. There were some days when I only spent time with Ann during meals or on our walk. Our walks even contained elements of shifting our being. For instance we would challenge ourselves by setting an intention before going for a walk and hold that thought while walking, often repeating an affirmation over and over. Here is an example: “The God power in me is greater than any power or force causing me mind chatter.  I yield to the God power within. The God power within me brings me peace of mind, joy and love. I am grateful to the God power within for Self-Mastery.” Another time we would focus on breath, “I breathe out negativity…I breathe in a positive new future.”

Ann spent a couple of days working on her property and Mario’s, her friend’s vacation property next door (this was the pool we had access too, thanks Mario!). It was fantastic seeing Ann dowse the energy grids, ley lines and do testing for harmful geopathic zones and fields of negative energy which are electromagnetic in nature that flow within the Earth’s crust. I wish I would have gotten a photo. Seeing her with a big hat, draped cloth around her shoulders, wearing a sarong and holding her notepad and pendulum helped me recall her as an indigenous shamanic healer, Peruvian is my feeling, in a past life. This is Ann’s website if you are interested in more about the incredible work she does with Gaia: http://www.soilclearing.com/index.html

I could go on and on about our trip and get into some of the details of what we did, instead I thought I’d give you an example of a typical day and post some photos. Un día típico cuando algo como esto (A typical day when something like this):

  • 5:30am, wake up and go through my gratitude list while sun gazing, the sun was just beginning to come up
  • 5:45am, read Mayan calendar for the day and tune into the energy
  • 6:00am make a coffee and go back outside to do some chanting or mantras
  • 6:30am, activate Merkabah and do a short meditation
  • 7:00am, make a fruit drink, wash up and get ready for a walk or yoga
  • 7:30am, yoga or a walk or both with Ann
  • 9:00am, make a smoothie for breakfast and have breaky with Ann
  • 9:30-11:00AM, study Spanish either alone or with Ann
  • 11:00am-1:00pm, recapitulation, at poolside (Ann and Howie’s friend next door)
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm, connect with Ann, pick some fresh fruit, make and eat lunch
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm, clearing work, or hanging out with God and all that is, being One
  • 4:30-5:30pm, reconnect with Ann, chat and figure out dinner
  • 6:00-7:00pm, eat dinner
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm, read, check emails, skype, journal, study Spanish, settle in
  • 8:30-9:30pm, sit out and star gaze with Ann
  • 9:30pm, usually wake up outside and come to bed
  • Before sleep, send Reiki healing to clients, friends, stacking lists, Ann, home, Gaia and guides
  • Often wake up in the middle of the night and either do clearing, prayers or channel info from spirit

Of course there were days when we chatted with the locals when we were on our walks, that was our Spanish lesson for the day. We found a little church that we stopped into during our walks and did prayers, sent healing and did meditations. Fridays we went to town on the bus to the Farmers Market, loaded up on produce and fish then took the noon bus home, again a good opportunity to practice our Spanish.

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure:

This is Ann and I doing a crystal healing and reiki treatment on a new friend:

This is the Farmers Market

This is a couple of local birds

This is a bug that makes and incredible sound as it calls for the rain, you will hear it in the background on the video

This is what our view was like when we went for walks

Ann and I met some lovely people and made some new friends. Being flexible and adaptable to what spirit put in front of us allowed those connections to come to fruition. We assisted others in unique ways that we may never totally understand, embraced community and left with full hearts.

There is nothing outside of ourselves that is going to bring joy unless we first become that joy from the inside. If you want to change your reality? Cambiar a ti mismo (Change yourself). An individual spiritual retreat may help you to rediscover an important place within, a true You.  You may become an individual, undivided by the mind, becoming One with a diverse world, and when you come home, you will bring this change with you, showing others a way to come back home to themselves, helping to change the world in your own special way.

Que todos ustedes encontrar el tiempo y el espacio para crear su retiro personal…May you all find the time and space to create your own personal retreat,

Rev. Carol Lefevre

Healing and Balancing Stress

In today’s multi-tasking, fast paced world, stress has graduated from a mere buzz word to an accepted part of our daily lives. We can’t open a newspaper or magazine without seeing something written about stress and its effect on our health and well-being. While a few individuals have learned to thrive in our stress-induced culture, most of us have not. We are stressed out, worn out and (most of the time) not happy about it. The unfortunate thing about stress is that it is presenting itself in many young people and even children today.

The list of things that can stress people out on a daily basis can be quite simple although the results of the stress quite complex. Let’s take a look at a few day to day activities that can affect everyone and a few other unfortunate ones that occur from time to time:

  • a visit to the dentist
  • driving in traffic
  • work issues
  • school and exams
  • frequent line-ups
  • computer issues
  • unforeseen expenses
  • accidents
  • car breaks down, flat tire, etc.
  • new surroundings (home, school)
  • separation or divorce
  • sudden death in the family

Cortisol: the Stress Hormone

The stress response, also known as the “fight or flight” reaction, is caused by the body’s instinct to defend itself. During a stress reaction, the pituitary gland sends off an alarm to the adrenal glands signaling them to release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol into the body. Cortisol is a necessary stress hormone designed to help you cope with danger by releasing amino acids from the muscles, glucose from the liver, and fatty acids into the blood stream to produce a tremendous amount of energy.

This stress response can become harmful to the body and lead to physical symptoms when it goes on for too long. If the anxiety and pent-up energy caused by the stress response isn’t released, stressful situations start to pile up on one another and your body has no time to recover.

One problem, if you don’t physically burn them up in intense physical activity it continues to stimulate the release of even more stress hormones.


This puts the body in a “catabolic” state where there is widespread tissue destruction

  • muscle loss
  • bone loss
  • immune system
  • depression
  • brain shrinkage

As the body ages, high levels of cortisol production increases and coupled with low levels of DHEA, testosterone and estrogen, the loss of cartilage, bone and muscle tissue is accelerated.

Chronic long-term exposure to stress hormones disrupts the body’s metabolism causing:

  • elevated blood sugar
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • increased body fat levels
  • increased appetite
  • stimulates cravings for sweet, calorie dense foods
  • salty, high carbohydrate snacks

Chronic stress can lead to:

  • Developing diabetes
    Impaired immune system
  • Autoimmune system diseases
  • Asthma and various immune system disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia.
  • Mood Swings and Depression: Moodiness, anxiety, and depression
  • Low serotonin and dopamine production
  • Short-term memory loss

To begin to heal the situation we all need to begin to recognize the signs of stress. Remember they are different for everyone, see if you recognize any of these:

Signs of Stress

  • irritable and on edge
  • fuzzy thinking
  • exhausted
  • some degree of road rage
  • listless
  • hair loss
  • eye twitching
  • over-reactive
  • unproductive
  • repeated minor ailments, aches and pains
  • endlessly worrying – negative thoughts
  • sleep problems
  • poor memory
  • physical and mental aging
  • unfocused
  • low endurance

Since stress is unavoidable, it is important that we arm ourselves with techniques and strategies to manage and reduce the amount of stress in our lives. If some of the symptoms above sound familiar to you, the good news is that you can do something about it.   You can learn to transform your reactions to the stressors in your life with some easy and quick-to-learn techniques that go to work immediately so that you can feel better fast. These include various mediation, breathing and yoga techniques.

Here are few things you can due to reduce your cortisol levels now:

Eliminate caffeine from your diet.

Cortisol production is naturally high in the early morning and can remain elevated for up to 18 hours in the blood

Sleep deeper and longer.

Try taking melatonin, a natural hormone produced at night that helps regulate sleep/wake cycles

Exercise regularly.

Build muscle mass and increase brain output of serotonin and dopamine

Keep your blood sugar stable.

Avoid sugar in the diet and refined carbohydrates to keep from spiking your insulin production

Take anti-stress supplements.

B vitamins, minerals like calcium, magnesium, chromium and zinc, and antioxidants like vitamin C, grape seed extract, and          Co Q 10

Meditate or listen to relaxation tapes.

This promotes the production of alpha (focused alertness) and theta (relaxed) brain waves

For those of you who don’t feel you have the time, energy or self control to follow through with this list, I have come up with an incredibly fast and easy way to rid you of anxiety and stress within 10-15 seconds!!! It can be done anywhere, anytime and anyplace. It is Soul Alchemy Healing’s Calming and Balancing Mist   http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com/products.html (Simply click onto the 5 new products category, then on the name of the product – Crystal Vibrational Therapy Mist)

This product is simply amazing, I have to say I have never seen anything like it before. It is designed to shower you with negative ions, balance your energy systems, create a thin protective shield around you and clam you down instantly. It is extremely affordable!

For those of you who have a little more time and would like to treat yourselves I have put together a serenity kit to get you started.    http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com/products.html

I have posted the link so that you can read about it. Simply click onto the 5 new products category, then on the name of the product.

The kit includes:

Our two signature products:

Calming and Balancing Mist (fragrance free): Our unique, one of a kind balancing and calming mist works instantly and is extremely effective. We recommend carrying this product with you to work if your job is the situation at your workplace is stressful, irritating or creates frustration for you in any way. I also keep a small bottle in the car for those crazy driving days. It can be used as often as needed.

Safety Sachet: Many problems are caused by entity and negativity contamination. These include: depression, anxiety, fears, addictions, headaches, neck aches, alcoholism, sleeplessness, eating disorders, phobias, relationship difficulties, bad health, rage, hyperactivity, crabbiness, gambling, money problems, blocks on personal growth, and blocks on spiritual development.  With Soul Alchemy Healing’s Safety Sachet it is easy to remove, banish and protect yourself from these unwanted energies at any time. This is great for sudden headaches or neck pain; often signs that you have picked up an entity or contaminated energy.

http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com/products.html (Simply click onto the 5 new products category, then on the name of the product safety sachet)

Mini Holiday: First take out your glass dish, pour the coloured sand into it. Place your vanilla candle on top along with the shells. This will trigger the unconscious mind with memories of a sandy beach holiday. Light your candle whenever you’d like to relax and withdraw from the world.

Your healing necklace is designed to assist you in times of stress when your confidence levels may have suffered as a result. It has been cleared and charged so all you need to do is set the adjustable cord to the length you prefer and slip it on.

There are three healing stones to assist you in different and unique ways, choose the most suitable for the day and work with it by either holding it or putting it in your pocket. I make a practice of sleeping with one each evening. I find it an effective way to experience the healing benefits and get a great night’s sleep.

Amethyst

Keep an Amethyst cluster at your desk or in your therapy room to transmute negative energy. Amethyst helps you think and act at your highest level. It’s good for promotions (spiritual), and reduces tension headaches. Wear an Amethyst pendant continuously for migraine prevention and for alleviating arthritic pain.

Citrine

The “Success Stone”Citrine encourages a bright outlook and happiness. It attracts wealth and joy. Keep a piece in your wallet to enrich your holdings. It can help stabilize emotions and soothe family problems. Citrine is also good for improving stress-related digestive problems.

Rose Quartz

“The Love Stone”Rose Quartz is very protective and soothing for many issues. Place a large chunk of the stone at your Heart Centre for 15 minutes to relax after a stressful day. Rose Quartz helps to unblock anxiety and to promote healing of private emotional issues. It allows one to become more receptive and open to challenges.

The worry stone is designed to hold all the negative and unwanted energy, stress and anxiety you would like to release. Simply hold it and let everything that you no longer choose to hold go into the rock and let Mother Nature do the rest. It is amazing how much better you will feel when you release these unwanted energies.

Serenity Cards: These positive healing messages are designed to help you choose a focus for the day.

Toss the cards in a small dish and choose one at the beginning of each day as a focus for the day. Whenever you feel yourself becoming stressed out or anxious simply recall your focus card and meditate on the word.

Chamomile and Lavender Tea: This is a great way to end your day! The combination of chamomile and lavender with lemon balm has digestive and nervous system sedating properties useful for nervous stomach and restlessness associated with stress and anxiety. Organic Chamomile with Lavender has a pleasantly aromatic and balanced taste.

Meditation techniques: We have provided several meditation techniques for you to try. Use each one and discover what works best for you.

Whatever you decide, know that anything you do to reduce the cortisol production in your body will ensure a healthier body, mind and spirit.

Rieki stacks, Bach remedies and Project NZ

Warm greetings Carol,

I have been using stacks and super-stacks to send Reiki energy for my family and also for friends who are in a different time zone (opposite to ours). Can I put them all together and send the reiki at the same time regardless of the time zone? And does it matter when I do it, ie is the reiki going to affect those who might be driving?

with gratitude
ann

Hi Ann,

You can put up to 10 stacks together at one time. Just group them and send pure Reiki energy and healing to the group of 10 at the same time. This is known as a super stack. A single stack has 10 items or people on a list and each stack can only have 10. The Reiki stacks are set up to offer Reiki that is a lesser intensity than providing an actual healing treatment which can be quite powerful and overwhelming if not prepared to receive it. The stacks offer an overall healing using Reiki energy. For this reason the timing is not as important. When energizing your stacks you will always include the statement “Everyone and everything is free to either accept or refuse this healing, in the event that healing energy is not used I ask that it be redirected to___________”.  This allows the spirit of each person to choose if the timing is appropriate or not. In most cases there is no time put on the stacks so it becomes a general healing to be released as needed.  When you are sending to them at an address it will only go to that address so if they are out driving it won’t affect them.

Carol
Also, when taking the Bach flower remedies, ie white chestnut, how long a period can one safely take it, or, can the body become saturated with it to the point that it is no longer helping in its purpose?

with gratitude
ann

Hi Ann,

Flower essences are fantastic tools for healing and I have been using them in my practice for 20 years. They really are miraculous. One of the great things about them is that you can mix up to 6 together and take them at the same time. You can stay on them as long as your spirit requires the assistance. The cool thing is that if you don’t need it, it just does nothing. It has no ill effects on any aspect of your being.

It is different than taking a herb or tincture. In these cases I generally recommend that people take breaks from certain herbs for 2-3 weeks at a time so that the body doesn’t build up a resistance to it.

You are a dowser so for you it is a very simple process, simply dowse and check if you need it. For friends and family if you can’t get an accurate reading taking any of the Back flower essences will not create harm in any way.

Here is the site to visit and do the questionnaire to see what is needed:

http://feelbach.com/qti.asp

Carol

Hi Carol,

I was so sorry to hear about the earthquake in New Zealand. Any idea why the grid didn’t work?

Carol J.

Hello Carol,

I was very upset to hear of it as well. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone in NZ at this difficult and traumatic time. Unfortunately I was warned about Feb 2011 and the misalignment.

Our NZ sister, Leanne has set up this healing circle on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=191911740831354

Time: Today at 11:00am – March 3 at 11:00am
Location: Christchurch
In your heart, your home and workplace
Global Family…Worldwide

Created By: Earthwalk Project

http://www.earthwalk-project.com

More Info: Earthwalk invites you to take a few minutes out of your day to be still, connect with your heart and person or moment in time that brings an overwhelming feeling of Love. Once you have the vibration of love resonating throughout your being light a candle for Christchurch and share a prayer for all sentient beings and our planet as we begin to feel the effects of our Earth Changes.

The problem with the grid was twofold.

1. It was not physically anchored as requested by the Sirian High Council

2. There was too much resistance. Not one person from NZ stepped up to the plate to offer any practical or physical support. No one offered to drive us to locations, put groups together to activate the grid, purchase a crystal for their country and so on….

There was a strong belief by many that the realignment could be done energetically. I have been doing energetic healing for 12 years and had never once been instructed to do anything physical before. When the idea was suggested there was too much resistance from our brothers and sisters in NZ. It was at this point that Christine and I decided to try it their way and prayed it would work.

There is only so much two people from another country can do. So what is left to say but, the words of my teacher Hanna Kroeger, “God helps those who help themselves.”

We will continue to send love and light to all our brothers and sisters in New Zealand with blessings of healing and a speedy return to safety.

Carol

Spiritual path, Enlightenment and Zeolite Q and A’s

Hi Carol,

Sometimes I believe that one who is on a spiritual path should offer services free, and once on a spiritual path how do people know if they are doing the right occupation as a service?

Please withhold my name, thank you for your feedback.

Hello __________

Beliefs are powerful. Beliefs can set a tone for certain realities to occur. Poverty is often associated with wealth of the spirit and wealth of finances is seen as the fall of the spirit. This thought pattern runs so deep that it often influences us on profound levels. Unconsciously we believe that if we are called to be in “service” an economic crash will pursue and we will be stripped of our material wealth. Somehow we have been programmed to believe that poverty and the spiritual path are a team. There is no such rule!

For the second part of your question you need to ask yourself the following questions; has your longing to live a more spiritual life included a need to change your occupation?  When you were  are “called”, did you determine the path or were you “called” to the path that the Divine determined you were most suited to?

Perhaps that path is not an occupation; perhaps it is one of personal transformation in a more understated form.

Hi Carol, I have some questions below:

What is enlightenment? Is it the same a raising your consciousness? And,
When Buddha found enlightenment, was it something he reached and stayed there, or is it a practice, that you do everyday?

Thanks for clarifying.

Hi Shelley,

The concept of “enlightenment” as a spiritual path is associated more with Eastern spiritual traditions than it is with Judeo-Christian theology. Enlightenment is the unfolding process of spiritual awakening. It is our emergence from our self-imposed bondage. Bondage caused from the inability to use ones understanding without the guidance from another.  Enlightenment is a form of transformation. It is essentially gathering all the parts of you that are light to come together at the same time; the manifestation of the energy of your spirit in totality.

I do believe that there is some misconception that becoming “enlightened” will somehow provide us with innate perceptive abilities and continual peace thus allowing us to change conditions of earth-based reality. We hold these perceptions because most people need a tangible outcome for their efforts, if they are going to exert themselves, they need results they understand and for most that is 3D based.

This is a brief overview of the life of Buddha; I will let you determine whether or not you feel he stayed in  a state of enlightenment or if he had to work at it daily.

Gautama Buddha, the historical Buddha, lived between 563 and 483 BC in the area known now as the Indo-Nepalese region.

He was born into royalty. When the young prince was in his twelfth year, the king called the wise Brahmans in council. They revealed that Gautama would devote himself to asceticism if he cast his eyes on age, sickness, or death.

Wanting his son to be a universal monarch instead, the king surrounded the palace with a triple enclosure and guard and proclaimed that the use of the words death and grief were forbidden. The most beautiful princess in the land, Yasodhara, was found for his bride, and after Gautama proved himself in many tournaments calling for strength and prowess, when he was 16, the two were wed and had a child together.

Gautama was kept amused and entertained for some time by this privileged life behind the palace walls until one day his divine vocation awoke in him, and he decided to visit the nearby town. The king called for everything to be swept and decorated, and any ugly or sad sight to be removed. But these precautions were in vain for while Gautama was travelling through the streets, an old wrinkled man appeared before him. In astonishment the young prince learned that decrepitude is the fate of those who live life through. Still later he met an incurable invalid and then a funeral procession. Finally heaven placed in his path an ascetic, a beggar, who told Gautama that he had left the world to pass beyond suffering and joy, to attain peace at heart.

Confirmed in his meditation, all these experiences awakened in Gautama the idea of abandoning his present life and embracing asceticism. He opened his heart to his father and said, “Everything in the world is changing and transitory. Let me go off alone like the religious beggar.”

Grief-stricken at the idea of losing his son, the king doubled the guard around the walls and increased the pleasures and distractions within. Yet even this could not stop the troubling thoughts in Gautama’s heart or close his eyes to the realizations of the impermanence of all life, and of the vanity and instability of all objects of desire.

His mind made up, he awoke one night and, casting one last look at his wife and child, mounted his horse and rode off. For many years he studied the doctrines until, having felt the need to learn more elsewhere, he traveled and fasted. His two teachers had showed him how to reach very deep states of meditation. This did not, however, lead to a sense of true knowledge or peace, and the practice of deep meditation was abandoned in favour of a life of extreme simplicity which he shared with five companions.

Resolved to continue his quest, Gautama made his way to a park near present day Benares. Here he sat beneath a tree meditating on death and rebirth. Discovering that excessive fasts destroy strength, he learned that as he had transcended earthly life, so must he next transcend asceticism. Alone and weak, he sat beneath the sacred Bodhi tree of wisdom, and swore to die before arising without the wisdom he sought.

It was here that Gautama attained knowledge of the way things really are; it was through this knowledge that he acquired the title Buddha (meaning “awakened one”). This awakening was achieved during a night of meditation, which passed through various stages as the illumination that Gautama had sought slowly welled up in his heart. He knew the exact condition of all beings and the causes of their rebirths. He saw beings live, die and transmigrate. In meditating on human pain, he was enlightened about both its genesis and the means of destroying it.

In this meditation he saw and understood each of his previous existences, and then understood the chain of cause and effect. He then reviewed the death and rebirth of all living beings and understood the law that governs the cycle of birth and death. He was able to identify the Four Noble Truths.

When day came, Gautama had attained perfect illumination, and had become a Buddha. The rays emanating from his body shone to the boundaries of space. He stayed in meditation for seven more days, and then for four more weeks he stayed by the tree. Through his process of enlightenment he discovered that all sentient beings in this universal life possess Buddha hold, and all are future potential Buddhas.

From that time he had two alternate paths: he could enter Nirvana immediately, or else he could stay and spread enlightenment. After Brahma came in person to beg him to preach the law, Buddha yielded and stayed on the earth. For many years he traveled and taught his wisdom about the force of love and the destruction of all desire.

Although initially hesitant to share his insight on the grounds that humanity might not be ready for such a teaching, the Buddha decided to communicate his discovery to those willing to listen. The remaining 45 years of the Buddha’s life were spent journeying around the plain of the Ganges, teaching and receiving visitors.

After his death, Buddha’s remains were cremated, as became the Buddhist tradition. The passing away, or the final nirvana, of the Buddha occurred in 483 BC on a full moon day in the month of May, known in the Indian calendar as Wesak.

Hi Carol,

Can you tell me a little more about Zeolite and its uses please.

Joanne

Hi Joanne,

I was appalled when I saw how much a bottle of Zeolite was at the Health food store…1 oz for $57.99. This led me to research and find the crystals I needed to create a form of zeolite that has very high vibration and also has other great qualities on a more spiritual side. I sell mine at $30.00 for a 50 ml bottle. Here are the physical benefits.

The Health Benefits of Zeolite

Due to advances in modern technology we have been exposed to never before seen pollutants, toxic chemicals and poisonous heavy metals. We literally live in a chemical soup. The chemicals come into our bodies through the food we eat, the water we drink, and the very air we breathe, the clothes we wear and the convenient everyday products we tend to use. This situation actually threatens our very survival.

Until recently, the only sure way to remove the most destructive heavy metals and toxins from our bodies was through I.V. chelation, a process both invasive and expensive. We now have discovered a totally natural and inexpensive solution to this daunting issue. It’s a miracle mineral called zeolite, and it is perhaps one of the most important substances on Earth today.

Soul Alchemy Healing’s Zeolite Proprietors Blend is a unique formula that absorbs the toxins, free radicals, and metals from your body, and boosts the immune system. Our exclusive Zeolite formula includes an anti Candida Albacans fighting component and has been shown to balance the body’s pH. Foreign cells cannot grow in a balanced pH environment. This mineral has been shown in independent studies to be effective fighting certain types of cancer.

 

Purification, Detoxification, and Purging with Zeolite

Build-ups of waste products, acidosis and heavy metals can damage our bodies. Unbalanced diets, pollution and food additives can all cause waste products and heavy metals to build up in our bodies. This often leads to acidosis causing “clogging” of the cell membranes. In other words, our cells slowly suffocate. Build-ups of heavy metal toxins (especially cadmium, mercury and lead) are the cause of many serious medical conditions.

The energy of this Zeolite elixir is such a high vibration that it can actually passes between the body’s cells. Due to its extraordinary adsorption and selection capabilities Zeolite binds with waste products, toxins and, most importantly, harmful heavy metals, allowing these substance to be easily eliminated from the body. The high vibration of our Zeolite formula is also a highly effective antioxidant, allowing it to neutralize free radicals on contact.

Other Uses our Ground-breaking Zeolite Formula

Zeolite is a unique antioxidant. A traditional antioxidant works by absorbing excess free radicals into its system because it has an impaired electron. In contrast, zeolite traps free radicals in its complex structure, inactivating and eliminating them.

Other benefits from taking zeolite are:

  • Stops acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Raises the body’s antioxidant levels
  • Binds mycotoxins, forming stable complexes
  • Reduces side effects of chemotherapy/radiation
  • Stabilizes and regulates immune system
  • alleviates headaches and general aches and pains
  • regulates blood pressure and pulse rate
  • improves degraded conditions of the liver
  • improves degraded conditions of the pancreas

The remedy also has….Charoite
Charoite is the gemstone for this age.  It provides for a synthesis between the heart and the mind.  It sustains your attention span, and opens the heart.

This mineral provides for transmutation of negativity and for grounding to the spiritual self; something needed in these times of extreme earth changes and as we move closer to 2012 and our evolution.  It is useful in cleansing the auric body and filling the chakras with a loving spiritual energy and assists you to stay present.

Charoite tends to transmute the symptoms of illness and dis-ease to well-ness.  It can be used to treat disorders of the eyes and heart, to provide improvement in autistic pursuits, to alleviate headaches and general aches and pains, to improve degraded conditions of the liver {e.g. due to excess alcohol}, to improve degraded conditions of the pancreas {e.g. due to excess refined sugars}, and to stimulate and regulate the blood pressure and the pulse rate.

This remedy also contains 6 other gem stones with other healing properties.

This is the link to the product: http://www.soulalchemyhealing.com/products.html Simply go to this page, click on 5 new products then on the pic of the Zeolite.

Reiki, Aluminum Poisoning, Conflicting Energy and Crystal Caves…Q & A

Hi Carol,

I’ve read that Reiki does three things

1. stimulate endorphin production

2. speed up healing time

3. stimulate the immune system

What is your understanding that Reiki does to the recipient?

Beverley

Hi Beverley,

As you know a Reiki treatment does not involve the use of any equipment or machine. The treatment is given by simply placing the hands on the body of the recipient without rubbing or exerting undue pressure. The recipient generally feels a pleasant sensation of warmth in the area being treated. At times one can even feel waves of energy entering the body through the areas where hands of practitioner are resting at that time. The flow of energy is very soothing and gentle. Therefore, no pain of any kind is caused by the treatment. A sensation of gentle tingling, cold or heat are not uncommon sensations.  As the energy balances and settles itself, pain, stress and tension gradually vanish leaving a pleasant sense of relaxation and a feeling of wellness.

Historically, many cultures around the world have had the knowledge and wisdom that energy flows through all living organisms. In recent years, studies by scientists and medical doctors have documented this form of energy and its role in the body’s innate healing process and immune system functioning. Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment but is complementary with these treatments.

Reiki is a wonderful form of healing that works on many levels:

  • physical body healing speeds up
  • emotional body releases past trauma or stress
  • mental body moves old thought patterns
  • spiritual body is elevated
  • chakra balancing
  • energy meridians clearing and balancing
  • endocrine system stimulation and balancing
  • channelled into specific body locations

The outcome of a Reiki session does not depend entirely on the ability of the practitioner to channel Reiki, but also on the willingness of the recipient to heal. Sometimes, on a subconscious level, the recipient is not ready to heal, even though their conscious mind seems to be willing to.

Carol

Dear Carol,

Question # 1

I just recently saw the film, ‘ What In The World Are They Spraying On Us’, (the film is available on internet if you Google it.) about chemtrails spraying out aluminum, barium and other substances. Other than Hanna Kroeger’s homeopathic alumina, or carbon filter Soleil saunas, is there any other method you recommend to clear this from your body? Cases of alzheimers have escalated. The aluminum is also changing the PH of the soil to more alkaline which is killing plants and trees, such that the papaya crop in Hawaii is failing, and they’re asking for GMO seeds (which are resistant to aluminum!!)

Thanks Helen

Hi Helen,

I have known you many years and I know that you are very aware that aluminum can be accumulated in your liver through the foods we eat and the air we breathe. Aluminum poisoning is responsible for an amazing amount of illnesses that the general public are facing. Unfortunately tiny aluminum molecules have been added in chem.-trails for years and we are being bombarded with it on a daily basis.

There are several options and you have already listed a few. The others are listed below. The following easy steps will show you how to easily remove aluminum from your body. It is a toxin and needs to be removed from your body to sustain your best health.

Studies have shown that when eating a Cilantro pesto it can readily excrete aluminum through your urine. This is an aluminum liver cleanse and should be done for (7) days, every six months.

Things You’ll Need:

  • cilantro
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup container

1.  Chop together the following two ingredients: (1) bunch of cilantro and (1) clove of garlic. Chop together for (2) minutes. Let rest together for (2) minutes to blend flavors.

2.  Squeeze: The juice of (1) whole lemon into a 1/2 cup container. Remove any seeds that may appear.

3.  Mix: The Chopped Cilantro and chopped garlic mix with the lemon juice in container. Stir and let rest for (2) minutes.

4.  Add to the mixture: 1/2 cup Olive oil and refrigerate pesto for 24 hours.

Eat 1/2 teaspoon daily until finished, approximately for (1) week. You can use it as regular pesto by mixing it with other foods such as pasta, rice or put on pizza if you like. I like to add a little to some wheat berries or oat groats for something different.

The other option is to buy a tincture of cilantro and take 15 drops 2twice daily until the bottle is finished and repeat 2-3 timed annually. Cilantro is a great detoxifier and will remove many other heavy metals at the same time.

Zeolite removes certain heavy metals from the human body. The list includes arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. It has the property of combining with these metals. Then when it leaves the body, the metals come with it. It may remove radioactive material too.

The zeolite the I have personally made at Soul Alchemy Healing is a unique combination of 3 forms of Zeolite, Charoite, Gold in Quartz, Calcite and 7 sacred symbols. It is an amazing product that is producing amazing results and the feedback is great. I sell a 50ml bottle for $30.00

Of course there is always the option of increasing your personal vibration to a level that is too high for metals and toxins to take hold of your physical form.

This can be done in several ways:

Question # 2

As soon as I get home my ears start ringing. Am I being affected by a neighbours dect phone, or harp? Do I need to move, and soon?

Hi Helen,

I would try a few things before you consider moving. Here they are:

  • smudge your place and clear the energy
  • clear all clutter and create a harmonic energy flow in your space
  • buy a couple black tourmaline, you can purchase on at Amethyst Creations in Vancouver for a reasonable price. Place a small one in the areas of your home that you spend the most time in.
  • If none of this works buy a home harmonizer: http://soulalchemyhealing.com/products.html

The Home Energy Harmonizer also contains Scalar Resonance Technology, specifically developed to exponentially increase resonance to the earth. This is an interesting and exciting new concept: when two energy fields exactly balance each other or cancel each other out, a dimension is accessed that is everywhere at once and has the power to heal.

Carol

Hi Carol,

My question is what role does the huge crystal caves inside the earth play?

Love,

Mikael

Hi Mikael,

All planets are layered, and Earth is no different. Its three general forms include the core, mantle, and crust. Perhaps it’s easiest to demonstrate with a little kitchen chemistry.

If you take a hardboiled egg, and a knife, and cut through. There is your earth. We have three layers, an inner core made of iron (the yolk), an area surrounding the core called the mantle (egg white), and a very very thin outer part called the crust (the shell).

I believe that our star brothers and sisters planted seeds (crystalline structures in caves) that held information for us to learn and grow from.  They are like libraries holding infinite information that we can tap into and access at any time. As humanities’ consciousness grows and expands so have the crystals in the earth, revealing many gigantic caves filled with these beautiful beings. Quartz crystal can be easily programmed to help provide a positive outcome. It can clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra (energy) centers of the body. It can be useful in long distance healing through imaging and meditation. I suspect that they have been programmed and when we are ready the information is made available to us through the revealing of these caves.

Carol