I had no idea what Angel Cards were until I visited my first medium, Jacqueline Lesley, back in 2008. I remember her saying that she could see me with a pack of them. I had no idea what they were so I went home, googled them and ordered a pack of Doreen Virtue's Angel cards.
I opened them and read the instructions. I decided to start simply. You could just ask in your head as you shuffle them 'What do I need to know today?' Simples. What freaked me out in the beginning was how often the SAME card would appear 3 or 4 days in a row. How was that possible? There's often over 40 cards in a pack!
The messages were simple and gentle. I used them every day for a good year or so before moving onto traditional tarot.
I was drawn back into using the Angel Cards last year. I was going through a tough time and was looking for some reassurance that everything was going to be OK. The cards kept telling me the same thing. You are strong. You will get through this. For the last year I use several packs:
Angel Cards-Saints and Angels by Doreen Virtue
Ask an Angel by Toni Carmine Salerno
Angels, Gods and Goddesses by Toni Carmine Salerno.
I personally love the images by Toni. There is a huge range of packs out there now. I would suggest for beginners choosing one you are drawn to and working with those.
Anyone can use Angel Cards, you don't need to be spiritual. The more you practice and the more you reflect on them the more they mean to you.
Angel cards are a great tool for using in your life to provide reassurance or support or to let you know whats coming in the week ahead.
If you would like to know more check out my video over on facebook by clicking here https://www.facebook.com/NRGHealing/videos/1687434974626142/
If you have experience of working with Angel cards or want to share your views feel free to drop a comment below. If you decide to buy a pack let me know what you have picked as I love seeing what packs other people are drawn to
I left home at 19 to spend some time teaching abroad in Mexico. I was a kangaroo child after that, bouncing back to my parents on and off throughout uni. Since I left I have lived in more than 15 properties. I'm looking to move again and the crystals which are going to help me are rose quartz, amethyst, jade and black tourmaline. Rose quartz to keep me and my family calm during the move. Amethyst can help bring feelings of calm and positivity, always needed during a house move :). I'll be placing a piece of jade in my front window to attract wealth and luck into my new home and the black tourmaline is to protect my new place from any negativity.
As moving house can be a stressful time these are my top tips
If you would like to order some crystals to help you with your new home drop me an email at email@example.com
I was supposed to do a Facebook live on this subject this week with my Access Bars teacher. Unfortunately we didn't practice and I thought I knew what I was doing. I ended up talking about my experience on my Facebook page and kept waiting for Rachael to join us. ( I'll pop the link in at the end) Even though it didn't go according to plan it meant Rachael did her FIRST facebook live, which was great!
I first discovered Access Bars last January when I was at an MBS fair in Wallsend, Newcastle. A chap was doing this Access Bars as taster sessions. I'd never heard of it and thought I'll give that a try. A good friend of mine had died the previous October and I felt I needed something. I had the session and didn't feel anything. I left a tad disappointed. I went home and set my first boundary to my now ex husband. I was like whoa where did that come from?
I was then at Cannon Hall farm last summer where I was working in the wellbeing tent and 2 ladies were offering the taster sessions again. I asked them how they describe it to people and they said it's like sucking all of the negativity and crap out of your head. Of course I had it done again and this time I felt something, it wasn't massive but I could feel energy moving.
I thought who wouldn't want the negativity and crap sucked out of them? So I decided I wanted to learn how to do it to help others. It fits in well with the rest of my work. I knew my teacher Rachael, from several pamper evenings I had attended. I got in touch and last November headed over to Cleckheaton to learn Access Bars. She gave me my first full treatment. Wow! As she touched different points on my head I could feel energy in different places. I was seeing images. As I was talking to her I realised it was getting rid of any limited beliefs I had placed on myself. I had always seen myself as a fixer and saver of people. When I was younger I would often 'collect' waifs and strays who seemed to need fixing.
The space I had in my head the next day was amazing! All those little worrying niggles were no longer there, there was an emptiness. When I asked a friend what I was supposed to fill this emptiness with she just replied 'You'. Of course lol!
Access Bars seems to be a relatively new ish therapy in the UK although it has been around for about 20 years originating in Australia.
It states on their website that:
'Access Bars has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of their lives. People report better health, ease of sleep, weight loss, better sex and relationships, relief from anxiety, less stress and so much more!'
If you want to know more about Access Bars you can check out the official website here https://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/micrositesfolder/accessbars
My FB live https://www.facebook.com/NRGHealing/videos/1668562773180029/
Let me know if you have experienced Access Bars or what your thoughts are on it
This blog post comes courtesy of Alejandra Roja, who works at Redfin Real Estate in America. She emailed me to say that 'When I had friends over, they felt the positive vibes! They kept asking about my “secrets”, so I decided to write this checklist' I use very similar methods to the ones Alejandra describes. Let me know what you think!
Cleansing your house of bad vibes can be an important step in your personal well-being – but how do you know if you have harmful energy in your home, and how do you clear it out?
Signs You Have Bad Energy in Your Home
You can tell whether the energy in your home is good or bad – or neutral – based on the way you feel inside. A house filled with good energy feels fresh and vibrant; it’s full of life, and you feel good being there. On the other end of the spectrum, a home drowning in bad vibes will make you feel like you’re being stifled, smothered or even crushed. You can feel the tension in the air, and there are a thousand places you’d rather be.
Negative energy and stress go hand-in-hand, so if you’re constantly frazzled or at the end of your rope, your home could be partly to blame. If you’re not sure whether your home has bad energy of its own, check out these red flags:
Your home is the one place you should feel safe and secure, but if you open the door and you’re practically swimming in a pool of bad energy, you need to cleanse it – and this checklist will help.
Clearing Bad Energy From Your Home: The Ultimate Checklist
Fortunately, it’s typically easy to clear bad energy out of your home to make room for positive energy. You’ll have to do an all-over cleansing, but it’s straightforward and simple.
First, clean the house. Get rid of all the clutter by putting things away or disposing of them, and make sure you clean every corner. Open all the blinds, and, weather-permitting, open your windows. Let in as much light and fresh air as you can as you clean. Don’t forget to dust, vacuum and check for cobwebs – you don’t want the negative energy or bad spirits to have any reason to stick around.
As you clean, know that keeping broken items in your house is bad feng shui – and items that don’t bring you joy can only drag you down. If you have an item that’s irreparably broken, it’s time to move on.
When you’ve cleared away the clutter and removed broken items from your home, you can finish sending the bad energy packing.
What you need:
The doors and windows are where outside energy enters your home. Keep them purified by mixing a bucket of water with the juice from five lemons, 1 cup of sea salt and ¼ cup of ammonia or white vinegar. Clean the doorknobs, doors and frames, and windows in your home with the solution to keep them purified.
Throughout Your Home
The ancient Native American technique of smudging can help remove bad energy in your home. The Native Americans used it for millennia because they knew it worked – and fortunately, the same materials they used are readily available in health food stores and online.
Burning sage – particularly white sage – is a simple and fast way to clear out bad spirits and negative energy. Add frankincense (which you can use alone, too, if you don’t like sage) and copal incense to chase out all the negative vibes so there’s plenty of room for good ones. You can also use patchouli or other herbs recommended by healers.
Follow this step-by-step guide to smudge your home with sage (or other herbs).
1. Stand in the center or at the front door of the room you want to cleanse. Most people begin in the kitchen, as it’s the heart of the home.
2. Light the sage bundle like you’d light incense, and let the flames die out (they will, very quickly).
3. Fan the sage carefully to encourage a steady stream of smoke. Envision the smoke absorbing bad energy and carrying it away.
4. Cleanse yourself first by lightly fanning the smoke around your body, beginning at your feet and working up toward your head.
5. Walk clockwise around the room, swirling the sage bundle in circular motions. Pay special attention to the walls, corners and floor, and don’t forget the ceiling.
Some people choose to recite incantations or make positive affirmations as they’re smudging. If you’re comfortable, saying a prayer or appealing to a higher power for positive energy can help.
After you’ve smudged each room, pour salt into each corner and let it sit for 48 hours. The salt can absorb negative energy. Ring a bell three times in each corner to break up any stagnant energy, which the salt can then absorb. In two days, vacuum the salt away. Many people choose to use salt lamps to keep cleaning negative energy, as well.
You can further protect your home by putting selenite on your windowsills. Selenite can cleanse energy and raise the vibration in your home to a higher level. Many healers recommend using other healing crystals. For instance, black tourmaline is a protective crystal that absorbs depression and negative energy. Rose quartz opens the heart chakra, while amethyst helps with intention setting, and citrine allows you to manifest your dreams. If you have a favorite that works for you, place it in rooms where the bad energy seems to collect.
How Have You Cleansed Bad Energy From Your Home?
We’d love to hear how you cleanse negative vibes from your living space, so please share your story in the comments below.
Blog c/o https://www.redfin.com/blog/clearing-bad-energy-from-your-home
Today, Friday 6th April 2018 is NRG Healings 1st Birthday! Yay! I set up NRG Healing when I knew my husband and I were going to get divorced. I wanted a flexible business that worked around my 2 children, and I wanted to do what I love. Crystals, Reiki, Himalayan Salt, helping people, teaching and exploring natural alternatives to medicine.
I'm not going to lie, its been tough. Nearly every evening I spent working; What was my website going to look like? How do I use Twitter? What on earth is Instagram? Do I need an accountant? It is a steep learning curve as you have to learn so many things aside from what you are most passionate about.
I have been to various networking events and training sessions with experts in their field. I have learnt from some extremely strong women who I would call my mentors. These ladies have not only helped me acquire new business skills, but also been able to share their life experiences with me too, which have been a great help.
Here are my top tips for surviving your first year in business
I'm hoping the next year is a bit easier, but I am sure it will still bring its fair amount of challenges which I am well up for!
I have been selling at fairs and events over the last few years. Over this time I have picked up a few tips which I wanted to share with anyone who has a product or service they are looking to take to an event.
I'm often asked what you do with your crystals once you have cleansed and programmed them. There are several ways you can store your crystals. Some people like to keep them in a lovely velvet bag. If you do this and have a piece of carnelian inside this will cleanse the other crystals for you. Mine currently sit on bookshelves and bedside tables, kitchen units, wherever there is a flat space and it feels appropriate to keep it there it lives there. You can place them in a nice pottery bowl, or ceramic bowl.
When it comes to carrying them there are several options. It is better that you carry them on you as opposed to in your bag. If you do keep them in your bag then I would recommend getting them out and holding them through the day to connect with its energies.
You can place them in a trouser or skirt pocket. You can wear them in your bra. This does depend on the size of the crystal, as it can look a bit odd if its protruding from one side of your top. They can also sometimes fall out of the bra as several of my customers have told me has happened to them. It could be a bit of an icebreaker trying to locate your crystals in a meeting room!
An American company, Max & Vera, have come up with a solution in the way of crystal wearing bras. They look great but they tend to cater for the smaller bust. Check them out www.maxandvera.com. The picture below is from their website and shows how the crystal is incorporated into the bra. I think its a great idea! They also offer a sports bra for when you are doing yoga or meditation.
I'd love to hear or see how you store your crystals and also how you carry them. There are some amazing shelving for crystals on Pinterest too!
Today marks the beginning of Nutrition and Hydration Week so I thought what better time to pop a blog post up about the benefits of drinking Himalayan Salt water.
Sole,pronounced Solay, is Himalayan Salt placed in a glass container with a non rusting lid and topped up with water. I use a pyrex jar with a rubber seal. You place approx 1 cup full of salt in the bottom of the container. Pour the water on top and leave it for 24 hours.
You then use a non metallic teaspoon to place a spoonful in a glass and add water.
OK but why would I want to drink salt water?
I did an experiment on myself as I suffered from leg cramps at night. After I had been taking the salt water for a few weeks I noticed I wasn't having the cramps anymore. I stopped taking the salt water and they came back. I went back on it and they went again. I realised that I wasn't actually getting enough salt in my diet. When we are told to reduce salt intake it is generally table salt, which is full of rubbish. Our bodies do need salt.
Let me know if you have tried salt water and how you have found it for you in the comments below.
As you may know by now I love crystals and anything to do with crystals. I carry them around with me, wear them, have them in the home and drink crystal water. Crystal water? Whats that?
Crystals work through vibration and resonance, the energy can be easily transferred into water where it can be stored until required. You can sip it through the day or bathe in it if you wish. The Russians have been using shungite since the 1990's to purify their drinking water.
If you don't have any pockets in your clothes, don't fancy stuffing it in your bra but still want to gain some benefits from crystals it's another way of using them. I often pick a couple of crystals for the week or day.I have recently rediscovered my love of rose quartz. Rose quartz is a lovely crystal to put in water and sip through the day. A crystal for self love, compassion and relationships with others why would you not want to drink this through the day.
How do I make it?
Simple. Place 1 or 2 pieces of rose quartz in a jug. ( I like to use rough pieces as opposed to smooth) Pour water in. Leave overnight and drink the next day.
You can buy crystal water bottles, which I admit do look very beautiful, although pricey at around £60-£70. If you already have your own water bottle that you carry around just pop a couple of crystals in it on an evening and fill it up. Take with you the next day.
You also have to be aware that some minerals are toxic and shouldn't be placed in water. Selenite will dissolve. Most quartz varieties are safe to use but always check before using them.
Would you try this? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below what you think! Thanks
Himalayan Salt has been much talked about over the last year and I wanted to sum up for you the top 7 reasons why you need Himalayan Salt in your life!
Hi, I'm Lindsay,mum, Reiki teacher, Himalayan Salt Seller, Crystal Healer & Access Bars practitioner. I read tarot and angel cards and LOVE networking!