Giveaway ~ Rose Quartz crystal ~ #TheZenZing

Giveaway ~ rose quartz crystal!

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.  This time, it’s a giveaway ~ a beautiful rose quartz crystal!

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So, what is rose quartz anyway?

This amazing crystal can help with lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz can clear out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love.  [Source: Healing Crystals.com]
Simply enter using the rafflecopter below and you could win the same crystal in this picture, including guidance on cleansing and programming your crystal.
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P.S – Have you seen my Bespoke Crystals feature?  You can get a guide to the best crystals to use at a discount for a limited time.  Remember, it’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂

 

The giveaway is open to UK entries only and closes at midnight on 30th March 2017.

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5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety

Do you or someone you know experience anxiety?  Then you need 

5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety…

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Look at happy pictures.  My ‘Smile, give your face a work-out’ pinterest board never fails to, well make me smile!  There are quite a few cute cat ones on there but the rest are just random ones that I’m sure will make you laugh from the belly.  You’re welcome 🙂

 

Surround yourself with positive people.  And if you’re limited to social contact for whatever reason (due to sleeping children at night-time or isolation perhaps due to illness), then you can join in with forums or even pinterest boards.  My ‘Just Wow’ board may literally take your breath away.  When I’m pinning away, I’m saying ‘wow’ and bam, it ends up on my board.  The beauty will at least help you forget your anxiety for a while.

 

Read positive things ~ blogs, books, inspirational quotes, the Positive Moment Project pinterest board.

This picture from Two Tiny Hands was taken from there 5 ways to ground yourself and control anxiety virtually all sorts wellbeing…and don’t you just love it?!

 

Breathe ‘properly’ ~ meditate, practice yoga, use crystals.

 

Use a grounding rock ~ Mine is called my ‘gratitude rock’ and it works really well for me.  It’s whichever crystal I have on my person on any given day.  By physically touching it, I’m reminded of why it’s there, which helps to ground me.  I always make sure I’m using the right one for me on any given day.

 

Have you got any other ways to ground yourself?  All positive thoughts are welcome!  Share them in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂

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I’ve got a trick up my sleeve… ~ #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’ve got a little poem for you!

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Do you like fairytales?  I must admit I do!

 

And you’re in luck cos here’s a happy ending just for you!

 

This tale starts with sniffles, coughs and ‘atishooooo!’

 

And then, oh no, your child catches it from you…

 

There’s lots of cuddles to go round, a TV show or two,

 

Lots of rest and reading time to get them feeling just like new!

 

But wait, there’s another trick right up my sleeve,

 

It helps their airways unblock and helps them to breath…

 

A dab of ‘magic’ on their night clothes, their blanket or their teddy,

 

Means a better sleep all round; get set, we’re ready!

 

‘Cos rest is what they need when their immune system’s low,

 

Lots of cuddles on the sofa, it’s time to take it slow.

 

The ‘magic’ is Vicks VapoRub, a classic first aid trick,

 

That parents rely on when little ones are sick.

 

#VicksTricks are an essential for any child who is unwell,

 

They’ll pick up in no time, which is great for you as well!

 

 By Carol Cameleon 2017
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Vicks believe that traditional love, fun & laughter are key to comfort your children when they aren’t feeling themselves. That’s why Vicks have developed a series of sharable #VicksTricks magic videos that are simple, easy and great fun to replicate!  Like this sliced banana one, which is mine and our daughter’s favourite!
Family Psychologist Corinne Sweet highlights that “one of the most powerful antidotes to sickness developing further, is parental care and concern.”  And I couldn’t agree more!

 

It’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂
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What do you do to soothe your child when they’re poorly?  I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and use the #TheZenZing hashtag.

 

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Why I became interested in crystals ~ #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to tell you why I became interested in crystals!

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It all started when I was introduced to the world of reiki.  I received a treatment and learnt more about chakras – the openings (or at least they should be open…) that let in universal life energy.  It wasn’t long until I was attuned to reiki level 1 and was meditating with a crystal one night.
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At the time, my crystal collection was very small.  I had a set of tumble stones in the colours of the chakra and a couple more but that was about it.
So, I was meditating with an amethyst crystal in my hand and I was really relaxing.  I could feel the pleasant pull of the energy, clearing all those blockages and gently realigning and rebalancing my chakras. (Here’s a little poem that tells you a little more about chakras.  It’s one of my personal favourites in fact!)
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I had meditated before, being a bit of a hippy at heart.  But when I saw the colour purple vividly and unmistakably flash across my field of vision, with my eyes closed, I realised I was experiencing something new and incredible.
You see, in case you didn’t know, the amethyst crystal is purple and is aligned with the third eye chakra (on your forehead just above the in between bit of your eyebrows.)  And since I had been attuned, some channels had clearly been unblocked, opened and the energy was obviously flowing freely.  What an incredible world this crystal had opened up to me!
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I read up some more about what crystals might be beneficial to my home and me personally.
And one day I came across an amazing stall on Camden Market (London) with a friend.  While I’d love to live just a little closer to London, my purse-strings would suffer because of this stall!
The person running the stall was extremely knowledgable and was more than happy for customers (browsers and knowledgable buyers alike) to look, touch, ask, ponder, get in the zone…
This day my friend saw a black tourmaline crystal, held it in their hand and it felt ‘right’, so they bought it.
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Their workplace was full of negative people.  The negative vibes oozed off them, onto her and lingered.  Oh my goodness, did they linger?…
Until my friend carried their cleansed and programmed black tourmaline crystal in their pocket for the day.
No negativity appeared to seep into them.  It seemed to be repelled, bouncing off her and back at the negative ‘carriers’ surrounding her.
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I also know of a lady who had a rose quartz pendant around her neck.  She liked to wear it because she was going through some emotional difficulty and wanted it to be close to her heart.  Over the years, she says, the rose quartz has faded to very nearly white.
There are plenty more experiences I could recount, both personal and not.  But I wanted to illustrate where my intrigue for crystals comes from.
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I was inspired to learn more and signed up for a Crystal Healing Practitioner’s course, which was a distance learning course and I recently completed it with a distinction.  I learnt about crystal auras, their properties, how to cleanse them, program them and nurture them.
And in the new year I will be launching my Bespoke Crystals feature right here, on my blog.  Because I’d love to help you if you experience things such as anxiety or insomnia or anything else.
Crystals can help you.  They can benefit you.  And that also means that they can benefit those around you.
When it launches, I’ll be offering a discount off the normal price and details will follow very soon.  Subscribe to make you sure you don’t miss the updates…
It’s all about #TheZenZing 🙂
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Are you intrigued by crystals?  Did you know much about them before you read this? I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
Thank you 🙂
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Crystals for healing layouts … relax with #TheZenZing

As I delve deeper into my Crystal Healing Practitioner’s Course, I become more intrigued with crystal layouts (or grids, as they are also known).
To that end, I have scoured my The Essential Crystal Handbook to learn more about the benefits of each crystal featured, noted which ones I feel will benefit me and decided which crystals I need, along with the quantities, in order to use the healing layouts effectively.
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I already own a small collection of crystals which I use on a daily basis.  My next step is to expand my collection to enable me to use the following crystal layouts. While you’re reading this, you may want to cross-refer to this link about chakras because many of these layouts work directly with the relevant chakras:
  • To encourage new ideas ~ place fluorite below the sacral chakra and on the throat chakra
  • To aid inventive solutions to problems ~ hold meteorite (not strictly a ‘layout’ but a healing use of a crystal nonetheless!)
  • To be uplifted ~ place: Citrine at the root chakra and solar plexus; aventurine at heart chakra; blue lace agate at throat chakra; danburite at brow (third eye chakra)
  • For detoxing ~ place calcopyrite at the brow for new ideas; place calcopyrite at solar plexus to increase enjoyment of life
  • To help stop recurring worries ~ place kyanite at the brow and on each wrist pulse (or next to hands); smoky quartz at the feet
  • To encourage restfulness ~ sleep with blue lace agate near to your bed
  • To aid peace and contentment ~ place a blue stone at your throat chakra; larimar at heart chakra and 2 clear quartz either side (with points facing out); citrine at solar plexus; smoky quartz between legs
  • To help achieve your goals ~ place epidote at the centre of your forehead and in each hand
  • To release negativity ~ place 7 tumbled labradorite… around your body to include around your head, by each foot, each side of your body; fluorite at the base of your throat
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I’m very much looking forward to using the above layouts with some reiki and I hope to report back in #TheZenZing post in a couple of months (if not before!) 🙂
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Do you use crystals?  Have you used crystal grids/layouts?
Which ones have you found to benefit yourself?
I’d love to hear from you by way of comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere
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Win £10 to spend at Faery Flair ~ #TheZenZing giveway!

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Hello and welcome to an amazing, sparkly giveaway!  Yes, lovely readers you can win £10 to spend at Faery Flair 🙂  How exciting is that?!

So, what’s Faery Flair?  Well, it’s where Chrissy Faery sells her handmade gemstone jewellery.  And as a Certified Crystal Healer, Chrissy knows a thing or 2 about crystals ~ she’s just guest posted on #TheZenZing about using crystals in meditation!  On her website she says:

All of my jewellery is inspired by nature and created to bring balance to the mind, body and soul.

 

 

You don’t need to have a knowledge of crystals and the benefits of using them to appreciate the beautiful jewellery that Chrissy crafts.  And a visit to her website makes plain-sailing for the novice crystal user because a hover over each picture reveals the healing property of the crystals used to make the appropriate piece, and therefore opens up the wonderful world of crystals to everyone.  Ingenious!

Go and say hello! 🙂
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Now, onto how you can win that £10 voucher!  Just enter by using the rafflecopter underneath the picture of the bracelets (below).  The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and ends at 12am on 9th June 2015. Sending lots of positive thoughts and good luck to you 😉

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And relax … crystals for meditation with #TheZenZing

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Hello and welcome to another #TheZenZing!  Here I share how you can put the energy back into your life! Last month we looked at practicing mindfulness.  How did you get on with it?  Did you feel the benefits?  Let me know by tweeting @AllSortsHere.

This month it’s over to my virtual friend Chrissy Faery, Certified Crystal Healer.  Tomorrow on my blog there will be a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in her amazing crystal jewellery shop, so do pop back for that exciting giveaway!  (Subscribe in the right hand sidebar so you don’t miss out!)  But now let’s join her as she looks at using crystals for meditation :

So which crystal is the best to meditate with?
When it comes to choosing a crystal, there’s really no right or wrong answer! You may wish to choose one intuitively, or you may prefer to refer to a crystal healing book, to find one that aligns with your intentions. (The information found in crystal healing books is usually based on how a crystal affects most people. If the vibe you’re getting from your crystal is different, please listen to your intuition!)
To meditate with your chosen crystal, sit or lie down quietly (somewhere you won’t be interrupted) and holding it in your dominant hand, begin to shift your focus to it’s subtle, vibrational energies. Whatever the purpose of your meditation, the crystals I’ve listed below are all particularly beneficial for clearing your mind, soothing your soul, and raising your vibration.
 
8 Stunning Crystals to Meditate With
1. Clear Quartz
* Raises your vibration and facilitates energy flow.
* Clears the mind.
* Removes energy blocks.
* Improves psychic awareness and spiritual connection.
* Increases concentration and focuses your intention.
* Resonates with the crown chakra.
2. Selenite
* Soothes and balances the emotions.
* Clears the mind.
* Removes negative energy blocks.
* Increases spiritual awareness and psychic connection
* Enhances dream recall.
* Resonates with the crown chakra.
3. Amethyst
* Soothes and balances the emotions.
* Breaks addictive thought patterns and behaviours.
* Aids decision making.
* Reduces stress.
* Resonates with the third eye and crown chakra.
4. Labradorite
* Dispels negative energy.
* Protects the aura.
* Improves intuition and psychic connection.
* Enhances dream recall.
* Resonates with the third eye chakra.
5. Celestite
* Clears and soothes the mind.
* Inspires creativity and imagination.
* Improves dream recall.
* Reduces stress.
* Resonates with the third eye chakra.
6. Magnesite
* Calms the emotions.
* Inspires imagination and creativity.
* Enhances visualisation.
* Improves psychic connection.
* Resonates with the third eye and crown chakras.
7. Moldavite
* Opens the mind to new possibilities and experiences.
* Increases psychic and spiritual awareness and connection.
* Facilitates spiritual journeying, astral travel and out of body experiences.
* Resonates with the third eye and heart chakras.
8. Astrophyllite
* Guides you to find your true purpose.
* Improves psychic awareness.
* Breaks negative, or addictive behaviours.
* Works outstandingly when combined with moldavite.
* Resonates with the third eye and crown chakras.
Do you use enjoy meditating with crystals? I’d love to know your thoughts!
Wishing you a bright and beautiful day,
Chrissy xx
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Thanks so much Chrissy.  A wonderful introduction to meditating with crystals.  I will certainly be exploring these in between going back to my ‘old faithful’ amethyst 🙂  I love how it clears my mind,  de-stresses me and ultimately makes me feel more alert and energetic.  That’s what #TheZenZing is all about.

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My no procrastinating day…

So, I told you last week that I was going on my ‘no procrastinating’ day and I’m very happy to say that I actually did it!

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I focussed, re-focussed and re-focussed again, several times.  I wrote and wrote and wrote.  With no editting.  And it still hasn’t been editted.  But it will be.  And when it is, I will have completed the next step of my #NextBigThing project 🙂 I’ve chosen my title and I’m (finally) in the process of approaching an illustrator (the very rough sketches have been done).

The very fact that I’m almost over the awful lurgy that I’ve been in the midst of for over a month (!) and have found some more energy, is exciting in itself!  I’ve also cleansed my crystals and have been re-energising and healing with the help of new-found knowledge from my Crystal Healing Practitioner’s course.

I’m feeling good!  I’m back! 🙂

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Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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Crystals ~ All That Shines

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I’ve written before about my intrigue with crystals. Not the chandelier type! I’m talking about the incredibly versatile mineral formations that are crystals (which I’m still learning so much about). In previous posts I’ve touched on the healing properties and the energising properties of some crystals. Some, like Pyrite or ‘Fool’s Gold’, can help to protect against pollutants and negative energy. With its amazing reflective, brassy surface, pyrite activates, cleanses and clarifies. With these properties and its shiney surface, do you see how I sometimes turn to fool’s gold in the right circumstances?

With thanks to Sara at Mumturnedmom for The Prompt “shine”.

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Just one thing in your pocket…

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Think of the word ‘yellow’,

What comes to your mind?

Is it the warm sunshine that helps

Cast your worries behind?

We all have them,

these worries of every shape and size;

We all cope in our own way,

but here’s a word from the wise…

Just one thing in your pocket can help remove stress and fear,

With the help of a sunstone, the clouds will vanish,

Behind them the solution will become crystal clear.

Think on this a while,

And I’m sure you will find,

The sunstone’s energies will help you

Leave your worries behind.

This week’s #TheThemeGame with The Reading Residence and Redpeffer is ‘yellow’. Why not join in?

 

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