Crystals: Another Point of View

1 Oct

One of my favorite teachers through the years is kundalini master, Guru Singh, who lives and works in Los Angeles.  He has the most penetrating eyes and speaks from a place of deep — even magical — wisdom.  He is dead serious and also hilarious.  He was a student of Yogi Bhajan who brought kundalini to the US.  I first met Guru Singh about 15 years ago at a yoga conference.  He gave an esoteric talk about sanskrit.  He explained that the sound vibration made by each syllable in sanskrit has an actual physical effect on the hearer.  In fact, if a sanskrit syllable is vibrated against a drum that holds sand, the sand will form the shape of the letter!  How cool is that.

His knowledge of sanskrit and the mystical language of sound had particular interest for me because of a dream I had had about 6 months before attending the conference.  In the dream, a yogi came to me with two assistants, a man and a woman, who were dressed in the most wonderful mystical garments of leopard skin.  The yogi was wearing a white turban and smock (not unlike Guru Singh’s garb).  He had a twinkle in his eye and said to the assistants, “She is ready for the jute.”

“Jute,” I said.  “What’s that?”

The yogi smiled as his male helper opened an ancient book of sanskrit (which I don’t speak or read!).  They pointed to a specific line of text, and the yogi said, “Jute!”

“Well, I can’t read that.  What is it?” I said.

The yogi again smiled and laughed as did his helpers.  He stepped closer to me and placed his thumb in the middle of my forehead.  My entire body was filled with the most orgasmic, blissful feeling.  In the dream, I levitated and saw symbols flash before my eyes.  It was a beautiful heavenly experience.  When I floated back to the ground, the group was laughing with joy, and the yogi said again to me, “Jute!  Now you know.”

Well, I was moved and mystified by this dream.  It had felt very real, and my body hummed for days after the jute experience.  I researched the term “jute” as much as possible, trying different spellings (“chute” “choot” “jhute”) but never found anything remotely helpful.  Then I met Guru Singh.

It occurred to me that he might know what “jute” was, so when he finished speaking and he was packing up his things, I approached.  He smiled (like the yogi in my dream) and nonchalantly said “Oh yes, jute”  He pronounced it exactly as had the yogi.  “It’s archaic sanskrit.  Not used at all anymore.  It means prana or chi.  Energy.”  He didn’t seem the least bit surprised by my dream or that I had been initiated into this experience.  He said, “Oh, yes.  You had your kundalini activitated.”

Well, I thought this all pretty cool so I began to attend his weekly classes at Yoga West in LA.  I learned so much from him over the three years I spent in his class.  After a while, the commute and life got too busy and I stopped attending his class.  But recently, I reconnected with him via his website and his wonderful daily email he sends at 6 am so it’s ready for me first thing after I finish meditating!  Although, I haven’t been back to his class, I feel that I am again learning from his lineage.

So, that’s the long way of me saying that I want to share this morning’s email from him regarding crystals.  Whenever I try to explain how crystals work to support different issues in the human body I end up feeling like a flighty new-ager.  So I thought I would share Guru Singh’s concept of how crystals work.  He has been a wise and reliable source for me over the years!

Check him out at http://www.gurusingh.com

Here is his newsletter:

Sat Nam Dear Ones-

Silicon crystal is a source of incredible usefulness on the Earth’s surface since the earliest volcanic rock flowed from the molten core. It’s the second most abundant trace mineral in the Earth’s crust — twenty-seven percent of average rock. It’s been a friend of humans for thousands of years. In its earliest usage it formed alloys out of metals; was then melted down to create glass; hourglasses were formed out of it to measure time’s passage, and glass lenses looked into and beyond time . . . through microscopes and telescopes. From the hourglass — in its earliest timekeeping — to right now where silicon microchips keep massive amounts of time in the data memories of history storage. Silicon links with oxygen, which makes up another fifty-five percent of the earth’s crust and atmosphere, to form the most common of minerals called silicates — silica — silicon dioxide — an essential part of your body’s flexible joints, vital skin, and strong nails, teeth, and bones. Quartz is a silicate made of pure silica, and it’s this quartz crystal — in nanoparticles — that produces the electromagnetic fields in all biological and botanical tissue. When you apply pressure to the tissue of an animal, or plant, you create a piezo-electric charge. This electricity — although a separate element from magnetism — is never found without it. Once a piezo-electric charge is produced, a magnetic field is formed around your body. This is the aura surrounding your life. Quartz crystal is the only mineral that reacts with this electric property. This was used in the first crystal radio sets, which gave way to vacuum tube radios, which gave way to transistor technology, which gave way to the microchip . . . a complete circle of silicon . . . a story told through the world of minerals that’s mimicking the circle of life. Our prayer is that the stories you tell through the crystals in your body, are the stories that advance these circles of evolution . . . great stories that circle out of this current human social cul-de-sac and into a more crystal clarity, which you have in you. 

Always with Sacred Love, Blessings, Prayer & Gratitude…
Sat Nam,

Resources

3 Sep

I am always trying to learn more about this magnificent adventure of life.  Here are some of my current allies.  I’d like to share them with you!

Books
The Power of Now
, Eckhart Tolle.  Help for living day-to-day, quieting the reactive mind, freedom from the pain body.  I like to read a chapter at bedtime!
Adventures of A Western Mystic: Apprentice To The Masters & Search For A Guru, Peter Mt. Shasta.  An extremely readable 2-book adventure of spiritual evolution with many how-to’s.  The bibliography is great!
Jesus Lived In India, Holgar Kersten.  Blow your mind a little bit!  This describes Jesus as a healer, trained by Indian mystics 2000 years ago.  It also offers the possibility that he survived crucifixion and spent the rest of his days as a healer in the lands to the east of Israel.
The Book of Stones, Robert Simmons.  An authority on the many (and intriguing!) uses of crystals.

In The Magical Medicine Kit
4 homeopathic pellets Bioplasma a day (aka ‘cell salts’).  This helps with the typical symptoms of spiritual ascension, such as head-aches, fatigue, emotional rollercoaster, feeling ungrounded.  I recommend these for anyone on the spiritual path.  They truly make a difference in my daily life.
Essential Oils: Serenity blend (by Doterra) in the evening on the top of my head and bottoms of my feet for sleep. Lavender and Spearmint on my throat chakra each morning, and before treating clients.  This blend is ultra-supportive for clear and concise verbal expression (and smells like Wrigley’s spearmint gum!).
Tuning Forks.  This is one of my new passions.  I love clearing my energy field with a beautiful C note.  I’m also learning a lot about the sacred Solfeggio tones which are ancient keys to healing.  528 Hz (the MI tone) is the frequency of human DNA and listening to it can help support balance and healing.
Palo Santo.  This wood is deeply cleansing.  I burn it before and after a Healing Excavation.  I also use it in spray form for a quick clear.
My rocks!  I have a large collection of minerals and I cycle between different ones at different times in my life.  I highly recommend that my clients start their own collection.  You can go to a rock shop and simply purchase whatever appeals to you.  I am deep into danburite for heart healing at the moment.  I grab it whenever I wake in the night and can’t get back to sleep.  I’m also super-enjoying herkimer diamond during meditation.  My dead dog came for a visit the other day while I was meditating with this sweet stone.

Practices
Sensory deprivation, aka floating.  I spend an hour once a week floating in complete silence and darkness in a delicious bath of epsom salt.  (I frequent a center in Pasadena called Just Float).  I have had amazing experiences doing this practice — from wondrous past-life recalls, to a sense of deep relaxation, to the flashing of lights and colors in front of my face in pitch black darkness, to spirit visitations, to an increase of my clairvoyant capabilities.
Affirmation: Throughout the day, whenever I remember, I say “I AM” to remind myself that I am god essence, and draw attention to the energy of my heart.
Morning meditation.  Don’t make it a big whoop.  Just sit up in bed and breathe for a while.  Kyle Cease, an inspiring motivational speaker, told me, just say “cool” whenever a thought appears.  It’s so non-judgemental and more fun than labeling a thought “thought”.
Sending love …..to Donald Trump.  This is by far the hardest practice.  I don’t agree with his politics and find his behavior to be repugnant beyond belief.  By sending love, rather than hatred or contempt, I’m hoping to soften his heart, and heal some of the obvious wounding he received as a child and through his life.  I hope this will allow him to lead all americans with the highest intention, or at least with less vitriol.  Call me naive… but remember the scene in The Fifth Element when the home planet is threatened by a death star-type weapon.  When shot with bombs, it only increases in ferocity.  One negativity feeds the other.  The only way to diffuse the weapon is to send love and compassion.  I’d also like to cite one other example where love is the ultimate “weapon”….

I once took a meditation class from a woman whose first job as a psychic was assisting in exorcisms.  Pretty wild stuff!  She said that the primary protection and tool in this work was staying heart-centered.  This is not an easy thing to do in the presence of something most of us have only ever seen in movies (and thought was fictional).  Talk about one-minded focus!  Not only was she having her mind blown that this stuff was actually real, but she also had to set aside any and all fear to keep herself safe and help resolve the possession.   Peter Mt Shasta, in his book of adventures listed above, also talks about using love as the ultimate weapon against an unwanted other-worldly intruder who visits him one night.  Finally, the shaman with whom I work, always talks about focusing on the ‘sun of the heart’ and radiating its loving energy consistently regardless of the obstacles we face.

So, on that note…. I’m sending love and support!
Be well,

Lizzy

 

 

 

Downloads and The Natural State

22 Aug

In January 2017,  I started experiencing intense rushes of energy throughout my body.  It was pretty phenomenal, coming at all hours of the day and night.  It was the first time I had ever felt something so strong and intentional.  These rushes were like a powerful electrical current running down through my body from the top of my head.  It was as though a large electrical hand was clasping my skull and scooping electricity into me.  My body responded with a heightened sense of bliss, joy, and relaxation.  These flashes lasted anywhere from 5 seconds to five minutes, and occurred up to 10 times a day.  It was pretty intense!  I learned to stop the moment I felt a new wave coming and to simply absorb.  I also decided to thank whatever source this was coming from since it felt very loving and benevolent.  However, the intensity of the downloads, coupled with their frequency, began to freak me out and I started to wonder if I had a brain tumor.  I spoke with some of my more metaphysically inclined friends and decided to wait on the doctor’s appointment, and play with the idea that this was a spiritual experience.  These rushes (or what I was calling “downloads”) stopped after five days just as suddenly as they began.  I have no conscious idea of what was being transferred into my system via these rushes — there were no words, no images, no teachings associated with the phenomena — but I did notice I could now channel a new and more powerful energy during healing sessions.  I also felt more supported and loved by universe and in my day-to-day interactions, and was able to connect my body awareness to a more universal sense of being.

Since that time, I have continued to receive similar transmissions, usually at night.  I have grown so accustomed to them that I am now freaked out when I go more than a few weeks without that electrical surge coming through the top of my head (or up through the base of my spine).

Dr. Mary Helen Hensley (a healer who I write about in a previous post), offers that this tingly, connected sensation that I describe as a ‘download’ is actually our natural state, and that it is normal to connect with these higher energies during sleep.  This removes any pathology from the experience (i.e. wondering about brain tumors or going ‘crazy’), and brings it to the realm of normal human experience.  I like this!

If our natural state is to be electrically charged, to be in sparkly contact with universe, then why is it that these experiences seem so strange and rare (to the point of suspecting a brain tumor)?  I believe most people receive these downloads but are either not conscious of them or don’t know how to identify them.   If you’re curious about these downloads, pay attention to your body, to your physical state, especially when laughing or feeling love.  Note if there is any tingling of fingertips or toes — that is the natural state.  Once you start to identify the smaller aspects of this state, you may soon find yourself experiencing more dramatic examples of the natural state, such as I describe above.  You may also ask your higher self for this experience.  (Be sure to keep your intention for highest good clear so you don’t open the door to anything but benevolent presence).

Upon occasion, during Excavation, a client will spontaneously experience this electrical pulsation as they come face-to-face with who they really are.  A recent client asked me, ‘What the hell are you doing!”  My answer was it was he who was doing the doing.  I was just the conduit, holding space, while we witnessed him suddenly coming into contact with his own authentic self.  It was pretty awe-inspiring for us both.  Many tissues (and OMGs) later, he stood up from the treatment couch and laughed, and said, “Well, I wasn’t expecting that!”  It was very special and made we wonder what the world would be like if we did expect these types of experiences.  If it was within normal purview and expectation to experience our authentic selves, in connection to universe (and, may I say, God), and to one another in a unified energy field.  What a world that would be!

So, pay attention to those tingling fingers and toes, chills up the spine, and goosebumps.  These are all signs you are making contact with your truth.

Be well,
Lizzy

Mourning A Loss

9 Aug

I regularly work with people who are mourning the loss of a loved one.   If we are lucky during an Excavation, I can make contact with the departed one and open a line of communication for my client.  I see how helpful and healing this is for both parties.  Often, the worries felt by my clients that their loved one is ‘not ok’ is greatly diminished by this connection.

However, mourning is a tricky thing, especially when the loss is sudden and/or violent.  It’s not always easy to find peace or to “move on,” as we are often told to do by our culture, particularly in the cases that seem so untimely and shocking.  It is so hard not to imagine the pain or fear we believe our loved one went through.  I recently had a few sessions that dealt with this issue, and the information that filtered through from ‘the other side’ felt particularly profound.  I share this information here with permission and names/details have been changed to protect privacy, in the hopes that it can be of use and solace to others in similar situations.

“David” died unexpectedly. In addition to the shock his family and loved ones experienced, they were also left with guilt (all the could-haves and should-haves), the challenging physical details of his death, and the worry that he had suffered in his last moments.  However, the first thing David said when he came through was that he didn’t see those final moments as frightening or gruesome.  In his experience, his spirit popped out of his physical form so quickly that he didn’t actually feel any pain.  In fact, his spirit form looked at his body and had the thought “Who is that?  I should help him.”  Even before he fully realized it was him he was looking at, two angels appeared on either side of him and helped him transition quickly and easily.  He showed me the transition a number of times to make sure I understood how simple it had been.  He told me “I’m fine.  I’m fine.”  He then asked his family to stop imagining his death as the sad story in their heads, and to reframe their memory of him as a beautiful, strong, virile, joy-filled man, not as a helpless victim.  He explained that the pain his friends were generating about the circumstances of his death were not healthy for them or our planet, and that, for the most part, these imaginings were not an accurate picture of his experience, but projections that kept his loved ones in a heightened state of prolonged pain.

I found this piece of information to have profound possibilities for helping other people in mourning.  It is possible to miss a deceased one deeply, but also to lessen some of the suffering by staying conscious of our thoughts, and to realize what is fear/imagination/projections versus the loved one’s actual experience.  It is very possible that the loved one never felt any of these emotions or pain.

A further example comes from a client who was wracked by guilt that her sister’s body hadn’t been found for a week.  My client couldn’t move away from ideas that her sister was ‘angry’ at her for not noticing the loss sooner, or that her sister was left in loneliness as she awaited someone to notice she was dead.

However,  the sister responded to my client’s question, “Are you mad I didn’t find your body?” with laughter and responded, “Well, I’m the one who left it there!” And, then, with more laughter, “like a pair of dirty underwear!”

What a different perspective!  Isn’t this a study in polar opposites!  My client’s pain and guilt over the story she told herself of her sister’s death, and her sister’s sense of joy and sardonic humor, detached from the pain of the event entirely.

One of my earliest experiences with a person experiencing this type of exacerbated mourning was a mother whose 8-year old daughter had been murdered.  This occurred before I was doing Excavations.  Indeed, it was when I had only an inkling of how I would eventually connect with spirit.   This mother was sick with pain imagining her child suffering at the time of her death.   We somehow found each other online, and her pain struck a deep part of me.  As many of you may be aware, I experienced abuse as a young girl at the hands of a group of very confused people (to say the least!).  However, I did not suffer and I did not feel pain in the moment*, and if I had died, as they had planned, I would not have suffered in the least, despite the extremely sick things they were perpetrating.  Our bodies go into a state of shock in times like these, or, to the more metaphysically inclined, our spirits leave our bodies and watch from a safe distance.  Our spirits can see what’s happening, but not feel it.  This is very much like David’s experience of his death.

I was able to tune into the death of this young girl and to know without question that, despite the difficult circumstances of her death, she never felt pain.  She had left her body and was watching from a safe distance.  She never felt fear.  She never felt alone—all of the things her mother was sure she’d gone through.  I’d like to think that my communication with this grieving mother had a lasting and loving effect.  She wrote me many times afterwards to tell me the relief she felt, and that she was able now to think of her child without ‘replaying’ the horror her child went through.  She realized that it wasn’t her daughter who went through the horror, but herself who was living, feeling, and replaying the horror over and over again.  Finally, after years, she was able to think of her daughter minus the circumstances of her death.  This provided such solace and freedom.

Isn’t this an unusual way to think about death and mourning?  Well, I think it is.  I do know from the spirits I’ve met, as well as my own near death experience, that what we go through isn’t at all what our relatives-still-living think we went through.  Yes, please, mourn the ones you’ve lost.  This is important.  But it is also important to be concious of our thoughts at this very tender time to steer clear of our worst imaginings.  We must think about our loved ones — not in their final moments (we will never have an actual, factual picture of these moments) but as they were in life — joyful, complicated, funny, intense, and human.

Be well.  Be free.  Live in light.

Lizzy

 

*As a side note: surviving severe abuse is another story entirely and can cause someone to live in terrible emotional/spiritual/physical pain for many years until they find a way to unwind the experience from their energy field.   In my case, I found sensory motor psychotherapy, energy work, rolfing, kinesiology, and chiropractics to be profoundly healing.

**a helpful crystal for dealing with loss is a type of obsidian called Apache Tears.  It is recommended to place an Apache Tear in one’s pocket and use throughout the day as a comfort stone.   This can support the mourning process.  Often at the end of an intense period of mourning, when many of the raw feelings have resolved a bit, the Apache Tear will be lost…either by falling out of one’s pocket, or simply disappearing!

 

 

 

DNA: The Magical Strands

6 Aug

When I started doing Healing Excavation, the only thing I knew about DNA was that I modeled it out of gum drops and licorice sticks in ninth grade science class.  It’s true I barely understood what those twisting strands meant, and also true that I ate the stale candy from the display when the school year ended.  So I was surprised — as a DNA dummy — when I started accessing information about DNA during Excavations with clients.  I have been told, at different times, that a new strand of a client’s DNA was ‘activating,’ or that the Excavation energies were ‘rewriting some old DNA.’   I was told that a particularly talented musician I was treating, had a ‘third strand of DNA’ specifically programmed for musical genius.  Since this all began happening, I have paid closer attention and have learned that in metaphysical systems, there is the belief that DNA has many more than the 2 strands I learned about in biology class, and that these ‘hidden’ strands have the blueprints for higher spiritual functioning.

Mainstream has been deep into DNA function over the last decades, and there was recently an article in the NY Times exploring cutting edge technology that uses human DNA as data storage.  I don’t even begin to understand this, and, to be honest, it seems a little creepy to store information in a person’s DNA, but it does show there is more to the DNA than the double helix of licorice sticks and gum drops.

I know through my own work, that DNA is an important aspect of human spiritual evolution and healing; and that it’s possible the many uncatalogued strands actually connect us to different dimensions and different realms.

Certainly, DNA plays a role in disease.  Cancer is the result of damage/faulty programming in the DNA, as are many other diseases.  So, I was very interested in a healing treatment I received from Dr. Mary Helen Hensley who is the author of many books on this topic, and does a treatment similar in tone to Excavation.  (I often visit recommended healers to keep my own system tuned up.  Like everyone else, I still have plenty of blockages and old pain to address).  She treated my body on the cellular level using tuning forks.  It was an amazing experience and by the end, I was vibrating to the point of feeling I might levitate!  She gave me the following very helpful piece of information:

It is possible to ‘talk’ to the DNA directly by listening to the tone of 528 Hz (either with a tuning fork or as pure tone —YouTube has plenty to choose from).   528 Hz is the frequency of healthy DNA.  When a person’s DNA is exposed to this healthy tone, it will entrain to this frequency.  So, if there is some hiccup in the body’s system — such as  disease, or simply a head cold — this tone will support healing and optimal balance in the body.  Dr. Hensley recommended using this tone whenever I feel zapped of energy or a cold coming on.  I love the idea of helping my body to heal using this alternative method.

Another tool in the tool box for you to explore!

Be well!
Lizzy

Oils & Stones With Ben & Lizzy: Success!

20 Jul

I’m so pleased to have spent this amazing time with my friend, Ben Lee, discussing our twin passions of essential oils and crystals!  I learned so much!  I just ordered some of the oils we discussed to experiment with…spearmint, lime, serenity.  Hoping to do more with Ben in the future.  Stay tuned!

 

Oils & Stones with Ben & Lizzy: Overview

19 Jul

Here are the names of each stone I’m planning to talk about during Oils & Stones with Ben & Lizzy.  Stay tuned for a complete recap….

Grounding for feelings of indecision, insecurity, flightiness: magnetite
Going to a Party, Socializing!  Combatting social anxiety, having fun! : green calcite
-making boundaries, repelling negativity: malachite, black tourmaline
Expressing yourself: amber, larimar
Creativity flow– unblock that block! Outflow:carnelian, moldavite
-In-flow (i.e. abundance): citrine, peridot
Sleep issues: biochemical: lepidolite, blue calcite, blue opal
-calming ‘the boogey man’/healing old pain and trauma: pink calcite, bixbite, danburite, rose quartz
Removing physical/emotional/spiritual blockages of all kinds: boji stones
Spiritual connection – combat feelings of isolation: tibetan tektite, nirvana quartz, super-7, moldavite

Some oils that Ben mentioned (to be discussed in greater detail in future post):

thyme, cypress, oregano – clearing blockages!  He puts this combo on his heart center
spearmint, lavender – speaking/personal expression through words
juniper – exploring and clearing the dark side of one’s psyche