Blessings and Light Reflections #5: Crystals and stones…

Blessings and Light Reflections #5
For the week of April 3-9, 2017

… May heal my bones and they would never hurt me (to paraphrase)!

Yes, my peeps, I am here to tell you that certain crystals and stones, when used in conjunction with conventional and/or alternative therapies, have been shown to have a positive effect on our health. For instance, I wrote about the labradorite and how I had worn it primarily for its touted effect of lowering one’s blood pressure. Well, based on my consult last week with my internist, my BP reading went from 157/84 six months ago down to 148/87. Hey, my labradorite pendant is working! – as well as my lisinopril and nifedipine tabs, daily walking, modified diet, and regular reflection times, of course. Which one of these modalities worked?

In an ideal setup, we would have control and experimental groups. We would introduce the treatment to the experimental group while the control gets “nothing” or a placebo. We get to introduce one treatment at a time, see if it works or not for a set period of observation, and then move on to test the next treatment. If only it were this easy to conduct experiments on humans. I mean, yes, it can be done, but it’s costly, tedious, and time-consuming. So the way we ordinary humans do this is to try various treatments in a trial-and-error kind of way. Some of us stick to one tried-and-true therapy, while others combine healing modalities for maximum effect. The usual “personal screening” goes on in the way we manage our health: this works for me so I will continue using it, while that one didn’t do a thing for me so I’m stopping it. The preceding, of course, is done in coordination with your health care professional, but ultimately, you are still the top expert on your own spiritbodymind. So listen to it.

Now look what I found on a recent trip to Angel Light Books and Gifts in Berkeley: an orgonite (copyright An orgonite is used to protect one from electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). It reverses positive ions to negative ions, the negative ions being beneficial to the human body. Sacred geometry, crystals, and metals are used in each creation of orgonite. There are many kinds of orgonite at Angel Light.

So the one pictured here is an Archangel Michael orgonite (copyright His name means, “He who is like God.” With his mighty sword he can cut cords and ties to things of a lower vibration and send it to the light to be transmuted. Invocation: “I call upon Archangel Michael to release all negative influence from my space and bless it with light and protection.” If we turn over the orgonite, we can see the crystals that this specific one is made of: Lapis – Opens up the third eye, protects from “evil eye”, enhances truth and wisdom; Black Tourmaline – Protection, releases negativity, blocks EMF. According to Ms. Valencia Chan, Angel Light store owner and metaphysician, an Archangel Michael orgonite, aside from being strategically placed near your computer workspace for protection against EMF, can also be used to clear your oracle cards with a simple prayer of, “St. Michael, please clear my deck of negative vibrations. Thank you.” This archangel-orgonite’s utility in clearing oracle cards (at present I have at least 20 decks) convinced me to choose it over the Ganesh, Archangel Raphael, Kuan Yin, Hamsa, and other orgonites on display. I was just thinking that orgonites might make a thoughtful gift to someone who works in front of a laptop or desktop all the time. There is also a pendant version of the orgonite for those who are frequent on-the-go users of mobile phones and other EMF-emitting contraptions.

Lastly, I turn 47 on the 4th of April: older, wiser, yet still burning with curiosity, eagerness to learn, and optimism. The fuel of my spirit is love. You ask what you can give me on my birthday. Well, just keep on reading what I write every week because as you can see, I love writing – and keep on leaving feedback on what you’ve just read, for the lifeblood of a writer are the reactions of her readers. If you want to take it to the next level and really help me, you can ask to consult me for astrology, angel, oracle, and tarot readings, in which case you can go to my FB business page for details and pricing –

Maraming salamat, Mabuhay, Namaste, and Blessed Be! Thank you!

Blessings and Light Reflections #2

Blessings and Light Reflections #2

For March 12, 2017 (Day of the Full Moon in Virgo & start of Daylight Saving Time in the USA)

My Ongoing Love Affair with Crystals & Stones


This week, please allow me to share with you some thoughts about my crystal collection. Let’s start with the three stones that I actually wear as pendants. Two of them are in fact strung as one pendant (see photos: it’s the more elongated pendant with the bigger blue piece and the much smaller black piece). The other greenish stone is a standalone with the fine copper “tree of life” or “Yggdrasil” patterning across.

The two-stones-in-one are Blue Kyanite and Black Tourmaline.

Blue Kyanite is also known as Blue Disthene or as Blue Cyanite. It is used at the 5th Chakra (Throat) or 6th Chakra (3rd Eye/Brow) for spiritual guidance and for enhancing one’s intuition. Blue Kyanite also promotes peace and compassion, stimulates creative energy, and enhances one’s personal exploration of his or her spiritual nature. This stone is also said to aid in communication with one’s spirit guides, totem animals, and guardian angels.

My personal experience with this stone is that it tends to give me vividly detailed dreams. It has also deepened my appreciation of God and Goddess, angels, faeries, the ascended masters, and other sources of precious, practical wisdom.

The much smaller stone embedded on top of the blue kyanite is the Black Tourmaline. Also known as Schorl or Aphrizite, this stone is used at the 1st Chakra (Root/Base) for protection against electromagnetic pollution and negative energy. It is a grounding stone, increasing physical energy and dispelling negative thoughts. Conversely, it works by enhancing positive thinking and creativity, and also by reducing stress caused by electromagnetic frequencies (the “dreaded” EMFs). Health-wise, Black Tourmaline is said to strengthen the immune system, decrease arthritis pain, and cleanse the physical and ethereal bodies. This stone is “protective coffee” for me: it keeps me awake and perky, and it minimizes negative energy.

Finally, the standalone teardrop-shaped greenish stone with copper wiring is the Labradorite. According to Ms. Valencia Chan’s “Crystal Wisdom Cards,” the keyword for Labradorite is “Magic.” Thus it aids in acts of magic, facilitating astral travel, regression, or ascension, and accessing the Akashic records and other esoteric knowledge. Labradorite, also known as Spectrolite, is used at the 6th Chakra (3rd Eye/Brow) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown) for protection, dispelling fears and negative energies, increasing conscious awareness and faith, and stimulating the imagination and creativity.

Labradorite facilitates intuition and psychic powers, mystical experiences, connection with the Divine energy of the universe, conscious awareness, and companionship. Labradorite balances the physical body with the etheric body. As such, it is said to remove stress, treat symptoms of the common cold, relieve arthritis pain, regulate hormones, and lower blood pressure.

As for my personal experience with my Labradorite: Well, the jury is still out. I bought this pendant to help lower my blood pressure. I haven’t seen my primary care physician yet so I don’t know if my BP is already showing signs of improvement. My BP as of Nov. 2016 was 157/84. The target is 139/89 or lower. I am due to see my doctor sometime soon. I will keep you posted.

***References: “The Healing Properties of Crystals and Stones” by Ashley Leavy and “Crystal Wisdom Cards” (a 70-card deck) by Ms. Valencia Chan

***Disclaimer: The health-related information here DOES NOT replace conventional medicine, but is intended to complement and enhance it. Information obtained here is metaphysical – not medical – in nature. Thank you.