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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
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Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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Crystals for Health, Wealth & Wisdom: ENERGY MUSE

March 29, 2018
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So many are enamoured by the allure of crystals, and all they promise to deliver. I, for one, have had a long-time love affair with them, from clear quartz to lapis lazuli and, most recently, selenite.

From the ancient Sumerians to the Egyptians, crystals have been known as powerful protectors, healers and talismans by cultures worldwide; spiritual supports that, today, are popular subjects of Instagram feeds and mind, body, spirit expos.

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However, beyond social media, crystals continue to be revered and used by those who have delved much deeper than The Crystal Bible, decoding their messages and tapping into their energy for greater health, wealth and wisdom.

Heather Ankinosie and Timmi Jandro are two such pioneers; modern-day crystal medicine women who, through their thriving business, Energy Muse, are teaching people how to work with these seemingly magic stones to bring greater clarity, purpose and, yes, even protection.

I met Heather and Timmi 10 years ago, when they gifted me a luck bracelet, a marrying of black tourmalinated quartz, heishi shells and pyrite to foster positivity, and in turn, good luck. It has been my mainstay piece ever since, until I made a new purchase for the next stage of my journey.

But, are crystals really a key to manifesting our deepest desires? And if so, why do they seem to work for some, but not others?

I caught up with Heather and Timmi, who are now also bestselling authors of their book Crystal Muse, to get their insights and perspectives on the world of crystals…

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Heather (left) and Timmi

How did the Energy Muse story begin?

Heather Askinosie: Thirty years ago, when I was selling luxury real estate in Southern California, a client asked me to find him a home with good feng shui. At that point in my life, I had no idea what feng shui was or the world of energy, and that’s what truly opened the door for me. From there, I stumbled upon a crystal store and I was hooked.

I began to live a double life, selling real estate by day and spending the nights with the crystals in this store. The more time I spent with them, the more I knew that I could no longer live this double life — I had to take a leap of faith. I used the money I’d saved from selling homes and traveled the world to study with indigenous healers, shamans, and medicine people who all bestowed their wisdom to me by word of mouth.

When I returned, I wanted to test the knowledge and wisdom I’d gained to see how I could share this with more people — I’ve always been a skeptic by nature, so I had to see the results for myself.

I used the money I’d saved from selling homes and traveled the world to study with indigenous healers, shamans, and medicine people who all bestowed their wisdom to me by word of mouth.

I made 10 necklaces combining my knowledge of feng shui and crystals. It was called Prosperity, and it incorporated jade beads and three Chinese coins tied with red string. I gave it to 10 of my friends — Timmi was one of them, as I knew she would be honest with me — asking them to wear it for 10 days and let me know what happened. Every single one of them came back with some sort of shift in prosperity. After that, everyone wanted to get their hands on one of these necklaces, but I had one problem — I didn’t know how to produce product. That’s where Timmi entered the picture.

Timmi Jandro: My background was in the garment industry, and I’d had the experience of learning all facets of a business — from sales to production to shipping to customer service. I got a small production team together, and we literally started selling product out of the trunks of our cars.

Soon word spread to the Hollywood A-listers about this prosperity-bringing necklace. We were ushered into Hollywood parties to sell our “energy beads”. It’s like we were doing energy deals with the most influential and successful people, giving them a competitive edge. From there, we began to create more products for other intentions to grow our offerings. And that’s how we got our start!

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How is Energy Muse different to other crystal companies?

HA: I’ve been working with and studying the crystal world (as well as other parts of the energy world) for nearly three decades. I’ve had the opportunity to study with healers, shamans and experts from all over the globe. They’ve all passed secrets and ancient wisdom, allowing me to share that with our community.

TJ: Another thing that is different about our company is the care and cleansing process that happens with all our crystals. First of all, we are very mindful of where we are sourcing our crystals from, going to direct sources who treat the Earth and crystals with love and respect. That ensures that the crystals are being ethically mined and they hold a different vibration when sourced that way. Also, before our jewelry and crystals are shipped to our customers, they go through a cleansing process of sacred smoke, sound clearing and more before they make their way to your home. That ensures that when you receive your crystal, it is ready to begin its work with you.

How can crystals support us in our day-to-day?

HA: I will be the first to tell you: if anyone thinks that just  buying a crystal is going to magically change their life, they’re going to be disappointed. Trust me, I wish that were true, but I’m the first to tell you it’s not. Working with crystals is like any new diet or fitness regime: you have to put in the work! Like any new program, it takes time and consistency to get results. The magic is not the crystal; it’s you. It’s not doing the work, you’re doing the work. It’s an ally on your journey. A tool to help you get where you want to go.

At the end of the day, crystals are a tool that reminds you that you can find peace even in the midst of chaos. A touchstone to get grounded, balanced and centered. And when we are in this state, we can make better decisions. Crystals can help you do that on a daily basis; it’s really as simple as that.

TJ: You can use crystals as a tool or a talisman and connect with it throughout the day. It helps to bring you back to your intentions, and reminds you to “do the work.”

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Why isn’t just “wearing a crystal” enough? What do we need to do to connect and really work with the crystal energy?

HA: For some people, simply wearing a crystal may be enough to get what they want with that crystal. For others, it won’t be. It’s all about consistency and connection. The more consistently you can be with your practice, the better the results will be. Just like with anything else you do in life.

Setting an intention for a crystal is one of the most important aspects of working with crystal energy. You cannot expect to set a crystal in your room and have it spontaneously transform your life. You have to give your crystal a job. Setting your intention with a crystal helps you to get clear about what you want to work on with this crystal. That way, every time you look at it, it can realign you with the goal you are working toward.

At the end of the day, crystals are a tool that reminds you that you can find peace even in the midst of chaos. A touchstone to get grounded, balanced and centered.

It may sound like a complicated process, but setting an intention with a crystal is actually very easy! Begin by cleansing your crystal. Then find a peaceful place where you can reflect and hold the stone in both of your hands. Use a few calming breaths to get in sync with the crystal’s energy. State aloud what you want to work on bringing into your life. It is crucial to keep engaging with your stone as many times as you need to stay on track with the energy of your positive changes. Make a morning or evening practice out of it.

What are your favourite crystals and why?

HA: I currently have two crystals that hold the number one position—because you know I can’t choose just one!

Selenite is a form of gypsum crystal named after the Greek Goddess of the moon, Selene. I call it “liquid light” because the bright energy that flows from Selenite can cleanse, stabilize and balance the emotional body. I see Selenite as one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent creations. One of the largest Selenite is inside a Naica mine, weighs around 55 tons and is estimated to be 50,000 years old according to a NASA researcher.

Shungite is said to be a billion years old. For that reason alone, it stays at my #1! It’s also super rare, and can only be found in one place on Earth—in a remote part of Russian called, Karella. Composed almost entirely of pure carbon, Shungite is the only known mineral on Earth to contain ‘fullerenes”. The discovery of fullerenes by three scientists earned them a nobel prize in chemistry in 1996. They have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals, act against toxins by neutralizing the body, protect and transform EMF’s and purify water.

TJ: I came into this world with a throat chakra problem. Not just in the rasp of my voice, but in my ability to convey what I’m thinking without holding back. Blue Lace Agate relieves the tension that I hold in my throat chakra, and allows me to articulate my thoughts with passion and candor.

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The earth is undergoing a major ascension period. What crystals would you suggest are best for supporting us through this?

HA: I would say to keep it simple with Clear Quartz because being crystal clear is the best superpower in my opinion. Clear Quartz is a very high vibrational crystal that allows us to become clear on so many different levels. Simply by looking at it, it shows you what it’s all about. That and Selenite are two crystals I believe everyone on the planet should have.

Since I met you a decade ago, how has Energy Muse evolved and what has surprised you most?

TJ: The amount of growth and evolution that Energy Muse has experienced in the past 10 years has been mindblowing, and we are so grateful. Within our 18 years in business, we’ve experienced highs and lows like any other business, but the people we’ve met along the way and our community we’ve built has been just so amazing.

I would say that since 10 years ago, the expansion of selling crystals versus just jewelry has really been exciting. Also, our new book Crystal Muse that came out last fall with Hay House has allowed us to really expand globally and reach crystal lovers all across the world. It’s also opened up a passion for sharing and focusing on the educational component behind this world and really building a community where we can teach people how to harness the energy of the earth to feel empowered and motivated to pursue their passion.

But at the end of the day, the one thing that drives our business, and us on a personal level, is people getting results with crystals. The success stories that our customers share is still the best part of doing this work.

How important is it to clear our living and work spaces? Beyond white sage, what would you suggest is a great way to do this?

HA: It’s SO SO important. Especially if you are working with crystals. Because at the end of the day, crystals are an amplifier, so if you have a lot of energetic gunk hanging around in your space, the crystals will magnify that.

Here’s a few of my spring energy cleaning tips:

  • Open up all the windows. Wash down the blinds and clean the curtains. Let fresh air in.
  • Sage your home to energetically clear your space. Sage is a sacred plant that has been used since ancient times. It is known as a purifier, and burning it helps to drive out negative energy and restore balance to your space. Make sure that you have a fireproof container before you burn your sage.
  • Ask the plant-medicine spirit of sage to be there with you, and ask that it assist you in purifying and cleansing your space. Hold the sage above the fireproof container as you light it. Let the sage catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then blow it out.
  • Open your front door and all the windows in the house to allow the unwanted energy to be released. Starting at your front door, sage around the outside of the door and frame. Now walk back inside, and begin saging the space by moving clockwise through it. Using a feather or your hand, waft the smoke into the corners of all the rooms and up to the ceiling. Say these words out loud or silently: I ask that the plant spirit of the sage please remove and release any negative energy from this space.
  • When you’re finished, extinguish the sage stick by snuffing it out inside your fireproof container.
  • Ring a bell or singing bowl 3x in all the corners to break up any stuck or stagnant energy.
  • Make sure that you open up all the cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms and closets and make sure to sage/ring bells in that space as well.
  • Follow this up with the smoke of Palo Santo or Sweetgrass to bring in positivity and blessings.

Then you can bring in the crystals!

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Anything else you’d like to add?

HA: We are here to give you the guidelines and the information about crystals, but the bigger, core conversation is to connect with yourself. Get out of your head, and into your heart. Where are you going to get your answers from? You’ve got to determine for yourself what works for you and tap into that. Our consciousness is moving out of this stage of one size fits all, one answer fits all, one crystal fits all. We are expanding out of this modality because we have to! But the one deeper constant is connection.

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