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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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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK @w3llpeople claim their Expressionist Mascara is a “boundary-breaking formula that creates big, bold, fluffy lashes instantly”… and they’re absolutely spot on. I know a big frustration when trying natural formulas can be the lack of volume, the crumbling and the like—you don’t have to worry with this one. This botanical blend boasts pure mineral pigments, which deliver jet-black lashes, all the while the injection-moulded rubber brush helps to separate and define. 100 percent cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben free, gluten-free, coal tar-free, aluminum-free, fiber-free, and clump-free.

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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK Winner of the Green Bible Beauty Award, @lilylolousacanada ’s vegan mascara is formulated with organic botanicals, which work as an anti-bacterial—a super handy fact when it comes to mascara, where bacteria can quickly grow. Expect volumizing and defining, thrown in with a good dose of lengthening. Definitely a natural mascara must-have.

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Why Forgiveness is the Key to True Happiness

May 8, 2018
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There is a key within all of us that can lead to a fulfilling, balanced and productive life. Yet, it’s so simple at face value that it’s easy to ignore, dismiss, or even laugh it off.

According to Doctor Ivan Figueroa-Otero, a former pediatric surgeon turned certified medical acupuncturist, the most important key to healing and balance—beyond the worlds of Eastern and Western medicine—is forgiveness. Forgiveness of others and forgiveness of self.

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Dr Figueroa-Otero, who is also a bestselling author, spent 40 years practicing medicine and now specialises in disease prevention and lifestyle modificaton through holistic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques such as meditation—and teaching people how to really, truly, deeply forgive.

In his newest book, Spirituality 103:  The Forgiveness Code-Finding the Light in Our Shadows, Puerto Rico-based Dr Figueroa-Otero tackles the art of forgiveness head-on. It is only in a state of forgiveness, he says, that we can truly move past suffering and find balance and joy.

Can happiness really be that simple? I caught up with Dr Figueroa-Otero to find out more about his work, his beliefs and how we can reach a state of contentment through forgiveness…

 

What is the “forgiveness code” and how can it eliminate guilt?

The “forgiveness code” is the exercise of self-forgiveness that teaches us to how to liberate the guilt caused by the failures of our past experiences by realizing they happened because of our lack of knowledge. We must understand them as lessons of love that allowed us to grow wiser. The exercise liberates the person from wrongfully self-created prisons within our subconscious minds.

Do people have trouble forgiving? Why?

Yes, because they confuse forgetting the experience with understanding it. Most of us tend to feel that others have the maturity and understanding of others needs and sensitivities, which will leave out the prejudices and selfishness most of us carry on our personalities. Empathy and understanding with those that are still growing up, should be based when we realize we could also have committed some of those mistakes in our lives.

Does forgiveness need to be a drawn-out process, or can we come to it more quickly than we perhaps realize?

Initially it is a slow learning experience, that we get better at as we see the marvelous results on us and others.

How have you seen forgiveness change someone’s health?

Yes, frequently as my patients learn to use the forgiveness code I describe in my book Spirituality 103.

Is it true we need to forgive ourselves, before we can forgive others?

Yes, very true, as we learn to be more compassionate and loving with ourselves and learn to accept our human imperfection. It’s so liberating!

What steps would you suggest someone take if they feel they are truly ready to forgive?

Read my book Spirituality 103, and learn to find the light within our shadows. Get to know yourself with all the defects you were programmed with and know that you can reprogram them all with compassion and patience with yourself and those that passed them to you.

What affirmation would you recommend?

I have been given the power to spread the epidemic of Love in God’s creation. Make sure every day you contaminate someone else.

What else can improve our physical health and our state of mind?

Our state of mind will be in optimal conditions when the mind, body, and spirit achieve a harmonious connection, creating the right balance. The mind, when in emotional stability, is the force that binds the body with its spiritual source of wisdom, which allows the body to manifest its real potential of wellness.

This wellness will occur only by supplying the body with the right quality of alimentary ingredients, such as those found in an unprocessed plant-based diet.

What is the connection between faith, the placebo effect, and healing?

The primary connection is belief, belief, and belief! To understand this, we must first understand what the placebo effect is. The placebo effect is the unexplained effect of any substance or action that produces a curative impact without a scientific, therapeutic basis. The placebo effect seems to be influenced by the previous therapeutic experiences of the patient, the emotional and mental state of the patient, whether spirituality is an essential part of the patient’s beliefs (what I refer to as the real power behind the throne), and the influence of the therapist-patient relationship.

We could summarize that FAITH is the facilitating force that activates the natural healing power of the organism as described by the acronym: Fully Allowing Inner Wisdom to Heal You.

How we can discover our life purpose? Does our relationship to money, education, religion, politics, or drugs make this difficult?

Our life purpose is inherent to our soul-spirit, as it is the relative role assigned to it within the ampler universal scheme. The fulfillment of this purpose will fill the emptiness experienced by the soul within the material existence. The lack of awareness of our primary spiritual origin leads us to try to mitigate the loneliness of the earthly experience with the pleasurable things requested by the ego.

Our life purpose is inherent to our soul-spirit, as it is the relative role assigned to it within the ampler universal scheme.

All the “things” that are available to entice our pleasure are like hallucinatory drugs that temporarily deceive us, only to wear off and let us sink back into the depths of unceasing sadness. When we break the bonds of codependency that chain us to our ego, we can finally remember our spiritual origins and the purpose of our life.

Can you tell me about your new book and what prompted you to write it?

My new book is Spirituality 103, The Forgiveness Code: Finding the Light In Our Shadows. In level 103, I guide students to discover new angles to the three questions presented in level 101 (“Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?”) and discuss techniques that help us to effectively wipe out all the guilt we have allowed into our learning programs.

I compare these alterations to emotional scars in our mind’s mirror that have not yet healed, created by the experience of suffering, while our soul (Warrior of Light) journeyed through the battles in the School of Life. The primary learning and healing experience of this stage is self-forgiveness.

 

 

Through your work with children, what advice would you like to give to every parent?

Since children will be influencing the future health of our planet, teaching by example the right preventive mental, spiritual, and alimentary lifestyles will ensure a more joyful experience for our world.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

“The weapons of a true Warrior of the Light are compassion and the patience to wait for the other person to learn what he has already learned.”