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James Van Praagh has traveled the world helping people from all walks of life tap into their innate gifts, connect with spirit, heal grief and pain, and create deeper, richer lives and careers. Along the way, many people have asked him to take his teachings to a whole new level and offer in-depth certification courses, online mentoring and more.
A few years ago, I was enjoying a lovely dinner with an actress friend when her late husband came through with a message for her. He insisted I tell her she’d soon have the chance to star in the role that she’d always dreamed of. Today I’m heading off to New York to see her perform that exact role on Broadway! Her amazing talent, along with the knowledge that her husband was “pulling strings” from Heaven, helped her to realize her dream. That’s one of the reasons I love being a Medium. My gift allows me to help and encourage the people around me in such profound ways, and every time I do, my soul lights up with gratitude and love.
Proving that Death is an Illusion.
As an evidential medium, I have the ability to prove to the living that their loved ones in the Spirit realm are still very much with them. This realization causes a major shift in perspective. We’ve all had the experience of being born, but for most or us, death is a mystery. It’s only after you begin to realize that there is no death, that you can live life fully, and without fear.
Benefiting the Living with Messages From Beyond.
Here are a few example of how Spirit Messages have made a difference in the lives of those who received them:
– I was doing a reading for a man when I suddenly saw an image of Betty Davis. I couldn’t imagine how she could be connected to the actress – but I let him know that she was showing me a table, and telling him “I valued everything you did.” I was shocked when he burst into tears! It turns out he had been Betty Davis’ assistant for years, and had never known how much she appreciated his dedication. Her message made him realize that his work had indeed mattered to her. He had inherited her antique writing table when she died, and the fact that she showed this to me reinforced his belief that it was really Betty coming through.
– A woman came to me, paralyzed with grief over the loss of her husband. I brought through a simple message where he let her know he’d been there while she was shopping for a raincoat the day before. I relayed his message that “I helped you to pick the blue one, and I’m always by your side!” My client felt as if a great weight and loss had been lifted from her soul, and told me that the single hour we had shared helped her more than 8 hours of therapy.
– Hundreds of people who’ve attended my demonstrations have reinforced the fact that a message from the dead can help you live life better life today. The Spirit people are there to remind you that the physical existence is short, so don’t get so caught up in earthly worries that you lose track of what matters. Remember that when you die, there will be a life review – and everything you’ve done, good and bad, will be waiting for you on the other side. The key to living your best life on earth is to live mindfully in the present moment and take every opportunity to share kindness and compassion with others.
Painting a Picture from the Other Side.
When I started out as a medium and realized the positive impact my readings had on others, I dreamed of one day having a school where the spiritually gifted could develop and enhance their mediumistic abilities – where together we could help change people’s perception of life and death. Years later, the JVP School of Mystical Arts was launched! Through online courses combined with live calls and workshops, I am able to provide instruction in every area of Spiritual development – from mindfulness and meditation to advanced mediumship certification and mentoring.
One thing I stress to the advanced mediumship students I mentor is that the more detailed evidence a medium can bring through, including names, physical and personality traits, and cherished memories, the more of an impact their message will have on the recipient. Spirit comes through to mediums in different ways – through visions, sounds and feelings. My job as a teacher and mentor is to help my mediumship students paint a picture for the recipient to show that their loved one is still “alive.”
Mediumship matters to the medium as well as the person receiving the message. The messages I communicate remind me every day of the love and support that is there for all of us. Tuning in to spirit also makes you aware of your own intuition, so you can make the choices required to live your authentic life here on earth.
Are you longing for a soul-fulfilling relationship? It doesn’t matter if your goal is to meet someone new, or breathe new magic into a long- term relationship. Either way, if you’re not sure how to attract the love you desire, there’s a powerful resource right at your fingertips. I’ll give you a hint – I’m not talking about the internet!
The Universe will guide you to the love you’re seeking.
You’re part of an all-encompassing and limitless universe. In other words – you’re in good hands! The wisdom and power of the universe will guide to the exact love you’re looking for.
I’m going to share an exercise in a few moments to help you recognize the signs that will lead you to love – but first, here are a couple of things to do so you’ll be ready for love!
Make room for love.
Remember that you attract more of what you send out to the world. Make sure you’re sending the right signals by releasing fear, hurt and insecurity and letting optimism, forgiveness and love take their place.
De-clutter yourself, physically AND spiritually. Make a vow not to hang on to anything that keeps you stuck in the past. In addition to releasing grievances and unhappy memories, let go physical reminders too – like old love letters, photos or emails – anything that keeps you from moving forward.
Figure out the kind of a relationship you desire in your life.
Take out a piece of paper and describe the romantic relationship you would like to have. What does it look like? How does it make you feel? Will you get married? The more details you include and the more real your goal is to you, the more the Universe will be able to help guide you there.
This exercise is from my Signs from the Universe course. It will help you to be open to signs form the universe that will guide you to finding love. Practice this visualization for a few minutes each morning, then be aware and open to receiving signals throughout the day.
Meditation to Receive a Sign for Love:
Close your eyes and remember that you are a part of the universe
Say to yourself, “I am the universe.”
Imagine that there’s a string of light coming down from the heavens, attaching to the top of your head
All around the string you see a beautiful light filled with stardust.
As you inhale the stardust flows into your body, filling you with light.
As you exhale you release your earthly pain and hurt.
Breathe in and fill yourself with stardust.
How does it feel to be part of the heavens?
Now imagine a beautiful space – a garden of your own design – just for you.
As you walk down the path there is a life force, an energy – you are part of it
Feel that now.
Feel the love that is part of this life force.
As you look around walking through this garden path your mind is drawn to one flower – notice every detail about the flower – feel the love energy from the flower.
What flower are you seeing? Notice every detail – what is the color, the shape, the scent?
This flower is a sign of love for you to use in the future.
The universe will use something about the flower as a signal to you that love is near!
Be aware and look for the signs.
I hope this meditation inspires you. Trust in the Universe – and let it work it’s magic! Remember that you are a divine being without limits!
In honor if Valentines Day, I’ve put together a special Attract Your Soulmate package. Starting Monday February 12th and running through February 15th, the JVP School of Mystical Arts is offering a special bundle with all the tools and teachings you need to attract your Soul Mate. Happy Valentines Day – I’m sending love your way!
On Tuesday night at 5:00 am, I sat on my deck and experienced the powerful energy of the lunar eclipse of the super-moon. I knew exactly what I wanted to share with my students the next day. I’d already scheduled a conference call for everyone who had joined my latest course “Predict the Year Ahead With Your Soul Self.”
What a coincidence that my Vortex Meditation would be held among the powerful Lunar energy that was in the air – the energy of transformation, enlightenment and love. But my soul self whispered to me that it wasn’t a coincidence at all!
Later that day, I led students through what I think might be the most energizing meditation I’ve ever conducted. Together, we explored our entire lifetimes – ultimately releasing the emotional charges that had left their marks on our souls.
I want to share that meditation with you now. Read through it a few times, then sit quietly and experience your own transformation. Don’t wait! The moon energy is still strong.
Sit in a comfortable spot, and breathe in through your nose and out your mouth – close your eyes and focus on your breath.
As you breathe in, imagine the inside of yourself cleansed and illuminated with each breath.
Now just imagine that you are made of light – you can float outside of your body. Know that you are so much more as a soul than as a human.
Send out a thought that you would like to see your highest self revealed before you.
Feel what it’s like to connect with this soul self. Look for any traits you recognize from your human form – your eyes, your heart, your hands.
Now imagine your soul self leads you to a beautiful room with a red velvet chair to sit on.
When you sit down, you see before you a movie screen. Your soul self is beside you, there to assist you in reviewing events in your lifetime.
You might see unexpected events that you don’t expect – and you will realize that they have an effect on your life today.
Your soul self plays images from your life:
Images as a toddler, a young child – as you watch, you sense emotional charges, hurt, confusion, insecurity that are still holding you back.
Watch those emotional charges on the screen in front of you. Put the ones that have the most significance in a box on the screen.
Now your soul self is revealing events that happened when you were a teenager. Puberty, changes in how you felt about your parents, relationships that hurt you, people who didn’t see you for who you really were.
Put the feelings and events that left a stain on your soul during this time in another box on the screen.
Now you’re watching yourself in young adulthood. You see relationships that hurt you, addictions, mistakes you might have made that you’re still holding onto. Guilt, loss, regret. Put them in a box.
Now in your thirties, watch as the screen reveals more. So much happens at this time. Marriages, career, children, personal growth.
Don’t do anything with these images that have left emotional charges. Just watch them, and put them in a box on the screen with the others.
Scroll through your 40s, 50s, 60s. You might see scars left by disappointments, career challenges, failed relationships.
Remember this is all self-discovery to reveal the emotional charges that you are carrying.
As they are revealed to you – put them on the screen.
Now as you sit in your chair, look into the screen with the boxes for each period of your life. It’s like looking at a tiny movie for each period of your life.
Don’t judge, overthink or try to fix anything. Just observe quietly.
Now your soul-self has somewhere else to take you.
Your soul self has created a beautiful garden for you – it leads you to a silk hammock. Picture yourself relaxing on the hammock.
You feel a white light on you body, and you gaze up at a bright glowing beautiful moon. The moon will take care of you emotionally, so imagine the motherly love that shines from the moon. Feel the love.
Now envision that all of the squares, these emotional charges that you saw on the screen are released from your heart. Each one is represented by a sparrow flying toward the moon, and is transformed by the Luna light.
All the hurt, fear, sense of lost control, stories you’ve made up about yourself, flies up toward the moon.
Take a deep breath and say these words – I transform these events that I am holding onto into love and joy. I release them.
Release them, and let go…watch them fly away. They no longer serve you.
Finally, your soul self leads you down a path through a beautiful garden with trees filled with white doves. There’s a white dove to represent each of the sparrows you have released. The white doves come to you, one at a time, and remind you of a positive aspect of your soul. You feel lighter and more blessed as each dove visits you – representing love, joy, forgiveness and peace.
Feel the emotions as each dove touches your hand. That is who you truly are.
Explore the upcoming year with your soul self.
I hope you found your Vortex Meditation as healing and transformational as I did, and that you felt the connection with your soul-self. If you would like to continue your journey and experience your best year ever I invite you to join me in exploring Predict the Year Ahead With Your Soul Self. This simple and profound course will help you to predict what’s in store for you in the areas of love, success, health, purpose, and happiness AND discover how to integrate those potentials into your entire being… so they become a reality.
If you believe in living in the “now” and embracing a mindful lifestyle, does that imply you don’t spend time planning for the future?
I’m currently launching my new course Predict the Year Ahead with Your Soul Self and as I worked on the lessons, I spent a lot of time considering how planning and predicting relates to mindfulness. Though it might seem as if the two ideas are in conflict, it didn’t take long for me to realize that a roadmap is an essential tool for a mindful and soulful existence!
Think of it this way – deep in your soul, you have a yearning to fulfill your destiny, and having a roadmap allows you to fully experience the journey step by step. When you encounter an unexpected obstacle, you can take a mindful detour, trusting that the Universe has a plan for you and will lead you back to your path when the time is right.
Type in your destination and have a nice trip!
Having a plan allows you to “enjoy the ride” in the same way having a navigation system in your car takes the anxiety out of driving to an unfamiliar location. Without that guidance, you might spend your trip wondering if you’re going in the right direction, fretting about missing a turn or encountering a detour. But with the help of your trusted navigation system you’re free to listen to music, enjoy the scenery or just open the window and let the breeze blow through your hair knowing that with each mile you travel, you’re getting closer to your destination.
There’s always room for spontaneity.
In case you’re wondering, having a plan doesn’t take away your ability to make changes and be spontaneous. Just like destiny leaves room for free will, even the most well thought out and detailed plan has room for changes and “spiritual side-trips.” I encourage you to pay attention when your intuition guides you to deviate from your path for a while and explore something new. If you’re tuned into the wisdom of your soul, you’ll always be headed in the right direction.
A quick visualization to keep you on course.
When you feel that your predictions aren’t happening, and you’re not sure where you’re going, this visualization will help. And it only takes a few minutes!
Visualize the thing you want to manifest. Paint a vivid picture in your mind, and explore the feelings and energy associated with it. Now imagine yourself driving on a road toward that destination. Feel yourself getting closer and closer. Now imagine going through a tunnel where you can no longer see your goal. It’s dark in the tunnel, but you’re totally safe – and you can see a pinpoint of light at the end. Send out an affirmation to the universe “ I can’t see (my new job, relationship, new home) but I trust that it’s on the other side of the tunnel.” Imagine yourself driving through the tunnel into the bright sunshine and seeing your goal, closer, brighter and more detailed than ever.
Whenever you doubt your progress – when you encounter setbacks or challenges – do this quick visualization and say to yourself “What I want is there, on the other side of the tunnel.”
Planning, Predicting and Manifesting.
As a spiritual teacher and psychic medium, it’s important to me that my new course connects at the deepest soul level with my students. It’s not enough to write out resolutions, goals or a to-do list. In Predict the Year Ahead with Your Soul Self I’ll show you how to open yourself to receive predictions from Source, and give you powerful tools to make those predictions come to fruition. This will be a group effort involving your guides, your own soul-wisdom and me as your teacher and mentor.
Through exercises, video lessons, guided meditations and worksheets I’ll show you how to let the wisdom of the universe, and your own soul-self help you predict and manifest your best year ever.
As a spiritual teacher who happens to also be born on the cusp of Virgo, I’m a big believer in making the place where I spend my time clean, clear and clutter-free. It’s not just about aesthetics or practicality – when you clear out those items that no longer serve you, it opens up your space and your energy for so many wonderful things!
If your home, garden, office, or car would benefit from a little purging, don’t put it off any longer. I challenge you to pick out a single area and arrange it so it holds only items that contribute to the function and beauty of the space.
Need a little inspiration before you get started? Let me share how a few minutes of clearing out made a big difference to a dear friend of mine.
Letting Go and Getting Grounded.
My friend and traveling companion Peggy is extremely gifted at helping people to organize their spaces. A few months ago, Peggy came with me to the Hay House studios to watch me host my radio show. On the way out, we stopped at the cubicle of one of my favorite marketing managers to say hi.
After chatting for a few minutes, I could tell Peggy was itching to get her hands on their desk space! “Do you mind if I move a few things around?” she asked politely. A half hour later, and a cubicle that had been cluttered with boxes, mementos and files was transformed in such a profound way that I could feel it with all six senses. My Hay House friend was delighted with the way the energy surrounding her suddenly felt lighter and happier.
In addition to clearing off desk space and making more room on the work surface, Peggy had removed boxes and files that had been stacked under the desk. “That cluttered floor space was blocking your energy flow, and preventing you from feeling grounded” she explained. “I also noticed that you had dozens of files on your shelves from an author who you no longer work with. It’s can be difficult to let go of relationships – but you can keep one meaningful item to remind you of that person – rather than holding onto everything.“
A few weeks later I was back at Hay House, and I stopped by my friends cubicle. It was still clean and clear, and she’d added a lovely plant to brighten things up even more. “I’m so much more productive now and my authors can feel the change too. I’m more positive and focused than ever!” A few simple changes had shifted the space from a shrine to the old, to a place where joy and creativity could flourish.
Make room for Spirit.
As a medium, I often spend time with people who have lost someone close to them. It’s common for those left behind to be hesitant about letting go of their loved ones possessions, but I urge them to select one or two meaningful keepsakes, and donate the rest to charity. Interestingly, clearing out those items allows the Spirit of the departed to come through more easily – and who wouldn’t be happy to trade old clothing and mementos for the feeling that the Spirit of their loved one is in the house?
January is the perfect time for new beginnings – and clearing and de-cluttering is a great place to start! I have so much more to share on this topic – so join me on Hay House radio this Tuesday, and check out my Soulful Mornings on Facebook Live – every weekday morning at 9:00 am pacific!
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This Monday we honor Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and civil rights leader who was committed to a persistent, nonviolent approach in the fight for racial equality. Decades after his life on earth was cut short, his influence on our country’s social, racial, and spiritual terrain lives on… and his words are as meaningful and inspiring and ever.
King said “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve…you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Are you unsettled about the state of the world today – but feel powerless to change things? You can make a difference. Being helpful to your family, caring for a pet, performing an act of compassion, just being a source of love and light to the people you encounter as you go about your day are all ways that you can generate positive change. Just set your intention to send positive energy out into the world, and be aware, moment by moment, of opportunities to realize that goal.
This passage from The Power of Love explains how mindfulness can help you to stay present and replace feelings of fear and anxiety with love.
Instead of being caught up in fear and anticipation, we can press the pause button on our reactions to life’s disturbances and see them as opportunities to use the power of love. Life is not a destination; it’s a journey. In a world where everyone is “doing,” we tend to miss the smaller and most significant parts of our learning experiences. We don’t have to fast-forward every moment of life. Living in the moment teaches us that there is a time and place for everything.
As spiritual seekers, our goal is to practice mindfulness every day, in every hour of every day, and in every minute of every hour. It is easy to get caught up in social media, work, family, school, and chores and forget to take a moment to breathe and remind ourselves of who we really are. The mind (not the brain) is the soul. Spirit is constantly reminding us to stay present. Spending time thinking about what was or what will be only diminishes the potential we have right now. When we let go and exist in the present, we are able to bring the fullness of love to every thought and experience.
Do you want to experience life-changing, universal love? I invite you to join me at a live mediumship demonstration. Beautiful, divine love from the Spirit realm blends with the feelings of love from the people in the audience, creating a powerful vibration in the room. I can see the change in the air, as auras change to glorious colors of pink, gold and green – which are carried out into the world, creating a ripple effect. Even if you can’t attend a live workshop, I want to share that love light with you.
I recorded a live demonstration last year in San Diego, at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living. You can experience this live demonstration in your own home clicking here. And in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. I’m offering it for a specially reduced priced so everyone can feel the power of love. Just use code MLKLOVE at check out to receive $10.00 off!
Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true. Sarah Ban Breathnach
You can change your life or start something new any time, but I think there’s something special about the beginning of January! Right now, the New Year feels like a pristine notebook with pure white pages, untouched by human hands and open to endless possibilities.
You’re the author of your own story – so what will it be this year? As I type this blog, I can feel the presence of my Spirit friends around me – whispering insights from lifetimes of lessons learned, encouraging me to share them with you.
Here’s something Spirit wants you to know about plans, resolutions, and making 2018 the best year it can be.
Meaningful change comes from your deepest place.
Business consultants will tell you to begin with the goal in mind, but as a Spiritual teacher I like to say “Begin with your soul in mind!” Is there something you want that, no matter how hard you try, always seems just out of reach? It doesn’t matter if you’re in pursuit of a new job, fulfilling relationship, clutter free house or slimmer body.
Before continuing to chase the result you want, take a quiet, mindful moment to look inward and ask yourself these questions, and check out the advice from Spirit that I’ve included after each question:
– Is this my goal, or someone else’s goal for me?
Make the most of your time here on earth – and don’t waste your precious energy trying to please other people. Listen to the little voice inside that knows what is truly important to you.
– Is this something that I desire in my heart – or is this a goal I think I “should” achieve?
When you live life too much in from your head, instead of from your heart, it’s easy for the “shoulds” to take over! Don’t let them. Spend time every day doing something that raises your vibration – meditation, journaling, gardening, walking in nature, spending time with true friends or pets. Doing this will put you in the heart space, a place of pure unlimited possibility!
– Do I feel that I deserve this success – why or why not?
If you have difficulty pursuing your dreams with confidence or if you sabotage your own success, it could be that deep down you feel unworthy. Would you tell a friend that they didn’t deserve happiness? Treat yourself as you would that dear friend – and replace judgment with self-care and compassion.
– Would making this change take me out of my comfort zone?
Sometimes it feels safer to stay with the familiar – but that’s not why Spirit put you on this Earth. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box, and try something new. You are here to learn lessons and to leave this world a more evolved soul.
– Is there a hidden benefit to maintaining the status quo?
Sometimes we get stuck in bad habits for a reason. Be honest with yourself. Are there perks to not being in a relationship (you don’t have to compromise or change your ways) not losing weight (you might attract more attention, and have to deal with a whole set of new issues!) or not getting your career on the right track (more work, more expectations)?
– What old memories or fears does this issue bring up?
Old emotions, beliefs or fears that you haven’t processed might be standing in the way of the happiness and success that you deserve. Take the time to explore your feelings. You might see a counselor, work with a life coach, talk with a trusted friend, or write them in your journal. Whatever you do, now is the time to exorcise that old baggage so you can move on.
This is just the first step.
In 2018 I’d like to take you on a journey to the very best YOU. I hope these questions and insights have helped you to take the first step towards a life in synch with your soul – but we have a long road to travel! Check out this blog, my Facebook page and Hay House Radio – I’ll be sharing ideas to help you realize your dreams and be happy, healthy and holy this year and all of the years to come.
Thank you for being part of the James Van Praagh Community!
Our regular blogs will resume in 2018 – I have so much insight, laughter and wisdom from Spirit to share with you! Wishing Love, Light and Happiness this Holiday Season and Throughout the New Year!
I try to focus on the now most of the time, but as the year draws to a close, I always set aside some time for a personal ritual that is very meaningful to me. I call it my “Gratitude Review.”
A trip backward through the year…
To begin my Gratitude Review, I sit in a shady spot in my garden and ask my guides to lead me back through the last 12 months. The events unfold in my minds eye just like I’m watching a slide show, and as I observe, I make sure to say a silent thank you to the people, places and events that filled my year with light. I take special note of lessons learned, and people who have inspired and enlightened me. Often I’m surprised at what shows up the most clearly – and I take it as a sign that these items might have special significance.
I’d like to share some snapshots from my journey through 2017!
Transformation Card Deck launched in October. It was beyond gratifying to introduce so many of my readers, students and friends to the team of guides, angels and spirit friends that make up their “team.” My own guides are a constant source of protection, inspiration and unconditional love, I am grateful to them, and grateful to everyone who made it possible for me to share this book with the world!
Sharing the stage with warm, wonderful and gifted friends:
As I peruse the events of 2017, I look back with fondness and laughter at dear friends who joined me on stage! I had the pleasure of hosting a workshop in Encinitas with Lynn Probert, as well as leading a group of spiritual seekers on a cruise of the Greek Islands with Lynn Probert and Tony Stockwell. Davidji and I held a weekend workshop in paradise (Paradise Point Resort in San Diego) and Chris Drew joined me for an amazing evening at the Soul of Yoga. I shared an evening of Spirit Messages with the legendary Mavis Pittilla, and finally, Melinda Vail and I spent a weekend teaching secrets of mediumship, mindfulness and karma in Scottsdale AZ. Each of these encounters was a precious gift to me, as well as to those in the audience!
Thankful to offer new Courses at the JVP School of Mystical Arts:
Thrilled to bring together like-minded Individuals:
My advanced level Mediumship 2 Certification was an absolute delight! I was able to provide personal mentoring, live and online to a very gifted group of students. The program included videos, exercises and getting together every month on video calls, and then in-person in Encinitas, CA. The connections we made to spirit and to each other will never be forgotten! Stay tuned for info about the next session of Mediumship 2, beginning in early 2018.
Big happenings In the JVP backyard.
As I bring my virtual journey to a close, I open my eyes and see my beloved garden. The joy and grounding working with the earth and plants provides is priceless, and it might just be the next step in my spiritual journey. Lately, I’ve been feeling called upon to combine my love of gardening with my spiritual gifts, and am planning a way to merge both gifts as I create Healing Gardens for others! I’ll be sharing more with you about this new project next year.
Thank you to Family and Staff:
I feel so blessed to have my wonderful family, Brian and my little doggies, as well as the JVP support staff who help to make my dream of spreading mindfulness, spirituality and unconditional love a reality: Liz Cooke, my Operations manager, who is dedicated to making sure my healing message gets out to the world; Melissa Searing, who keeps me on schedule – whatever time zone I happen to be in; Emily Manning, who manages the school and the JVP student community; Kelley Krienbrink, who sets up the events that allow me to share my message with the wold. And of course to EVERYONE reading this….Thank you for your enthusiasm in my work and assisting me spread the word – Happy Holidays to all!
Searching for the perfect gift for someone special? One of my favorite items to give and receive is a unique crystal. There’s so much to love about crystals, and so many stunning and spiritually meaningful varieties to choose from! Crystals can help balance your chakras, provide protection and healing and improve the feeling of the space they occupy, infusing your home or workspace with positive vibes.
Choosing the perfect crystal for a friend or loved one.
When picking out a crystal, you can let the recipients’ sun sign guide you, or choose one that will provide them what they need their life – protection, prosperity, love or inspiration. Or just go with your gut! As you peruse the possibilities, think of the person who will receive your gift, and choose a stone that “feels like them.”
Here are some of my favorite crystals and what they signify:
Selenite is named after the Greek goddess Selene, the goddess of the moon. Subtly luminous, with a pure, angelic energy, it seems lit from within.
This beautiful crystal is perfect for someone who is scattered and has a lot going on in their life – it will help them to quiet their mind and achieve mental clarity.
Having selenite in your possession will also help cleanse your mind and space of negative energy.
When I was in Switzerland, couldn’t resist bringing home this gorgeous Selenite crystal:
Beautiful amber colored citrine makes the perfect gift for the Gemini, Aries, Libra or Leo on your life. When I’m around citrine I always get a sense of warm, optimistic energy. Citrine attracts abundance, fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits and is also useful for the balancing of the yin-yang energy.
One of my personal top picks, Rose Quartz, has a gorgeous delicate pink hue. I surrounded myself with this crystal when I wrote The Power of Love, since it radiates unconditional love. Rose Quartz excels at fortifying relationships, dispelling negativity and anxiety, and creating a calm atmosphere, it makes a thoughtful gift for a partner or friend who would benefit from attracting a little more love in their life. It’s also a great pick for Libra and Taurus
Popular among Pisces, Virgo (like me), Aquarius and Capricorn, beautiful Amethyst is actually a type of quartz, clear or lavender with deep purple tips. Amethyst helps you to connect to your own spirituality, cuts through illusion, and enhances psychic ability – is it any surprise it’s one of my very favorites!
For the success driven Capricorn in your life – earthy amber colored Tiger Eye is a balancing, grounding stone that will help them to maintain and grow their wealth, while also assisting with mindfulness and understanding. Tiger eye is a wonderful talisman to keep in your pocket to calm and ground you during stressful moments.
The nice thing about giving crystals is that the recipient doesn’t even have to understand or believe in how they work – simply select one with care and deliver it with love, and they will benefit just by being around it. And when you’re shopping for a crystal to give as a gift, go ahead and give yourself one – after all, you deserve the gift of beauty, healing, balance and grounding too!
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