Mother Earth Gallery, Made by Nature, Made by Hand is a special and unique store. If you’ve visited it in the past, you most likely loved it. How can you not love beautiful stones and crystals produced by Mother Earth herself, and all things healing and calming? The store was located at the Brookfield Four Corners area for 28 years since the store opened in 1987, and most recently (since 2015) at its brand new location at 449 Danbury Road, New Milford.
Lora is very much in tune with her crystals and such; me, not so very much. But, I certainly do appreciate these things, just am never quite sure how to go about using them in day-to-day life. Soooo, I decided to make this an informative feature and asked owner Leslie Gera, just “how do you use crystals in day-to-day life?”
Here be our list; compiled by the very kind and warm, Leslie Gera.
Enjoy Lora’s beautiful pics throughout and up above!
1. Crystals are healing and can work to restore our cells and organs to their optimum functioning level.
Red stones such as jasper and bloodstone can help with blood disorders. Orange and yellow stones such as citrine, amber, and carnelian can help with stomach issues. Green crystals such as green aventurine and peridot are always healing and will work to help your cells grow in health. Light blue stones like blue lace agate and blue chalcedony heal throat issues. Headaches are helped by amethyst. Unakite helps women trying to get pregnant. Blue chalcedony helps new moms. All of these stones will link in and align with your energy especially when worn continually.
2. Crystals can help increase your abundance.
If you need to attract money to you, carry green aventurine and citrine with you. Placing a pyrite in your wallet assures it has money in it. If you have a hard time holding on to money, wearing citrine will help you be more frugal. If you own your own business, you should keep a citrine in your cash register because it assures more money coming in than leaving. Green aventurine should bed worn or carried for good luck. A gem tree helps remind you that good luck and fortune are within your reach.
3. There are many crystals that can increase your romantic life.
In general, any pink stone will enhance your romantic energy. If you are single, place two rose quartz crystals by your bedside to assure that love will find you. If you are in a relationship, place an amethyst cluster next to a citrine cluster. Cluster shaped crystals assure that we all get along. The citrine increases our confidence in the relationship, and the amethyst makes us feel more agreeable and loving toward each other. Wearing watermelon tourmaline helps you feel worthy of a great relationship. Pink calcite calms emotions in a heated relationship. Rose quartz or garnet placed under the bed can help increase the romance and passion.
4. If you are stuck in your career, place a large piece of garnet on your desk to reignite your passion for your work.
Cluster crystals help groups to get along. Clear quartz clusters help to energize a team. If you are working toward a project and getting blocked at each turn, buy a bloodstone paperweight for your desk. It is known to remove obstacles that stand in the way of success. Serpentine can help you deal with changes such as a layoff, new job, or promotion. A jade plant covered with green stones (for money) and red stones (for hard work and passion) will help draw more money, clients, and positive work to you and your company.
5. Many times an inability to forgive ourselves or others can impede our process in life.
Crystals can help to break down barriers to forgiveness such as anger resentment and sadness. Rhodonite with its pink and black marbling helps us to embrace the sad or angry situation and release it with love. Rhodochrosite with its bands of pink and white ribbons helps awaken our heart to surrender and letting go. Smithsonite helps to heal a painful childhood. Malachite helps us release trauma. Try working with these crystals by holding them in meditation. Imagine the person you’re trying to forgive. Picture handing them the crystal as a symbol of forgiveness and see it turning into a bird and flying away.
6. Meditate with your crystal.
They help us to focus our energy and thus our thoughts. They raise our vibrations and energy level and help to turn our attention from everyday concerns to our greater purpose in being alive.
7. Keep a crystal under your pillow while asleep.
Certain crystals can help with sleep problems like insomnia. They can ward off nightmares and psychic attacks. Other crystals have properties to aid in dream recall and some can assist in out of body experiences and astral travel.
8. Wear your crystals.
Often people who have no conscious knowledge of crystal healing will intuitively select crystal jewelry with stones that will have a positive healing effect for them. Choose stones appropriate for the purpose you want but always use your intuition.
9. Use crystals for protection.
Certain gemstones are said to contain energies that will protect one from negative influences, people who mean to do you harm, bad business relationships, nightmares, travel disasters, harmful vibrations. Some of these stones are agate, pyrite, tigers eye, obsidian, black tourmaline, onyx, and selenite.
10. Decorate your home with beautiful treasures from the earth and, at the same time, receive all of the healing properties that these crystals have to offer.
We like to color coordinate our crystals with our clothes…
Crystal-y fossils! How cool is that?
It’s humanly impossible not to be moved by the sounds that come out of meditation bowls.
True story : there was a big manly looking man in the store shopping with his wife when we were checking out the crystal meditation bowls – he stopped in his tracks and his eyes glazed over when the bowls started their singing…he thanked us when we stopped, said it was the best he felt all day! So there! 🙂
449 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Words: Bev, Pics: Lora
Crystal tips: Leslie Gera