5 Ways To Use Crystals and Gemstones To Support Healing

By Michele Miller | Energy Healing

I've always been drawn to rocks, but I didn't know that they could be used for healing until after I had begun my healing journey.  Someone had suggested using some stones to help my former husband with mood swings.

I almost couldn't believe it, but it was so much more pleasant to be around him when he slept with his stones under his pillow at night. He told me that he could feel the difference as well and continued to use them.

​I first started wearing hematite jewelry to help absorb some of the stress that I was experiencing at the time.   I started out with a necklace, a bracelet, and a ring and I could feel the energy shift. 

I even noticed my necklace would be hot when I had high stress and almost cold when I was calm. I knew something was happening and went with it.

Since that introduction, I've learned a lot about crystals and gemstones, and now use them in many different ways.

Crystals have unique vibrations, and we can use these frequencies to shift our energy frequencies and the energy in our space.

By changing these frequencies, we can begin to support healing in many different ways.

Here are 5 ways we use crystals and gemstones to support healing:

1 - BEAUTY

What most people first notice about gems is their stunning appearance. For thousands of years gemstones have been desired for their beauty.  

For centuries, they have adorned crowns, coffins, and sacred structures.  Of course, who doesn't love some "bling"!?  Anything sparkly always grabs my attention. 🙂

Regardless of if someone believes in the other properties of gemstones, they acknowledge that they are valuable because of their appearance.  

Today we use them for decoration everywhere, from jewelry, embellishment on clothing, home decor, kitchen countertops, and beautiful crystal light fixtures.  

I believe that we need the stones that we are attracted to most.  So trust your intuition when looking at and experiencing new gemstones... 

2 - GROUNDING

Crystals can ground us in many ways.  They are a part of the earth, and they can reconnect us to earth's energy.  Grounding energy can help you relax as well as find focus.  

Many gemstones can strengthen our root chakra and absorb negative energy... these stones are usually black, red, or brown.  I like to say they plant me back on earth as I have a tendency to fly.  

So if you ever feel spacey and not focused, you can ground yourself by wearing or carrying them on you (pockets or bras work well)
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3 - PROTECTION

Crystals can protect us from many things because they can absorb negative energy. You can also use them to ward off negative presences like psychic protection as well as the negativity of others.

I've put smoky quartz over my front door to keep negative energy out.

You can wear black tourmaline or keep some in your car to protect you while driving.

Shungite can counteract the effects of EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) from our cell phones, radiation from our computers, cell towers, and wifi.

At the shop, we even sell a sanitary pad with a black tourmaline strip in the center for many health reasons.

4 - CLEARING ENERGY

Crystal therapy can help change the frequency at which the body vibrates. This can do things like increase, balance, move, unblock chakras (energy centers within the body), meridians (energy pathways running thru body), and aura (the energy field around body).  

Ancient healers throughout time and cultures; Egyptian, Roman, Greece, Indian and Chinese, have used stones and other energy techniques to diagnose and treat illness.  They believed that weakness and illness come from a lack of life force flowing through our body.  

They commonly used crystals for clearing and moving energy.  Crystals can also be used to clear energy in a space, as well as our bodies, and even clear the energy in other gemstones.

​5 - MEDITATION

​​With the fast-paced world we live in, it can feel almost unattainable to de-stress and recenter.  Sometimes just sitting down and trying to meditate isn't enough to quiet our mind and achieve a deeper level of consciousness.  

Breathwork (giving our body adequate oxygen) combined with gemstones can be very powerful to help us relax, let go, and allow the oxygen and frequency to help us shift/heal during a meditation.  

The crystals act like a conduit to connect us to earth (grounding) and spirit at the same time.

If you'd like to check out and experience some new crystals and gemstones, stop in the shop this week and save 30% on our full selection of stones.

Comment below and let us know how you like to use crystals and gemstones.

7 Unintended Benefits Of A Wellness Reset

By DW Team | Wellness Reset

The 2019 autumn equinox happened this past week on Sept. 23rd. On that day, light and dark are of equal length.

Symbolically it’s seen as the transition from light to dark. The days start getting shorter, the temperatures drop, and we begin to prepare for winter.

Here at Divine Wellness, we like to schedule wellness reset retreats during the change of seasons. For us, it’s a convenient quarterly reminder to check in on our wellness level, look for opportunities for improvement and actually take steps to move in a new direction.

It’s a way for us to do some quarterly maintenance work on this beautiful body and mind that houses our journey through life.

We really enjoyed this latest reset retreat, so I thought I’d share some pics I took and some observations that I’ve gathered from years of going through this process with people.

You see, most people enter into a wellness reset like this because they have an issue they want to fix. They want to lose some weight, they want to cleanse a vital organ like their liver, kidney or bladder… they want to lower their blood pressure or reduce their risk of type-2 diabetes or heart disease.

While we all have different reasons for going through a reset, I’ve noticed that most people that go through the process talk about experiencing some fringe reset benefits that they weren’t expecting.

Here are the top 7 unintended benefits of a wellness reset:

1. More energy:

Many people don’t realize how much of their bodies energy is being wasted with trying to digest and overload of processed foods. Processed foods have become the standard American diet.

More and more people who need caffeine to get through the day are experiencing the effects of adrenal fatigue. Stress causes adrenaline and cortisol to be produced and eventually our adrenal glands get burned out.

When we give our vital organs a break from all the processed foods and stimulants, and nourish those organs with powerful plants and herbs, we can allow them to start working without the constant stress of trying to outrun our bad eating habits.

The energy that can come after reseting your system can be life changing. All of a sudden you don’t need powerful stimulants to get out of bed or get to work. And more importantly, you no longer need to worry about offsetting the stimulants with things like alcohol, depressants and food.

The new clean energy can be life changing, but most people don’t expect it.

2. Clear skin and eyes:

So nice to look in the mirror and be surprised at how good you look.

Going through a wellness reset will rehydrate you while filling your body with nutrients.  Many people mention how their skin looks and feels better, how blemishes are gone and even how their eye bags have diminished. Our skin is our largest organ, so it’s not a surprise that your skin will benefit and become more radiant from a wellness reset. 

People also notice that the whites of their eyes are whiter and clearer after a wellness reset.  Our eyes can become strained, dry and red from staring at computer screens all the time and an toxins in the body can be reflected in the eyes. 

3. Improved cognitive function:

When we cleanse toxins from our bodies, it only makes sense that we cleanse them from our minds too. 

When we cut out the things that are not essential in our lives, it helps the mind focus that which is important.

Giving our minds the time and rest is as important as soley see things that are not necessary or useful.

4. Reduced Inflammation:

Your body responds to a build up of toxins in the environment with inflammation.  When we allow those toxins to build up in our bodies, we experience symptoms like allergies, arthritis, IBS as well as autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases.

When you clean out those toxins, while at the same time feeding your body powerful nutrients, it allows cell repair in your body.

5. Deeper Sleep:

Most people who go through a wellness reset report getting better and deeper sleep at night.

When your body doesn’t have to work overtime digesting artificial foods and toxins, it’s able to rest when you sleep. 

6. New taste for food:

Sugar and salt cravings are generally gone by day 3 – 4 of a wellness reset.

When you get the artificial sugar and toxins out of your body, your taste buds begin to reset and flavors from nutritious food become more enjoyable. Suddenly your not craving the calorie dense processed foods that offer little nutritional benefits.

Instead, you’ll find yourself seeking out nutritional dense foods that your body is craving.

7. Feeling more empowered:

When you get back to your life after a wellness reset, you’ll see everything with a new perspective. With a cleaner body and fresh eyes to see and experience things differently than you did before.

Changing your food for a period of time to only plant based, raw or juiced, shifts your mind and body to release addictions, letting go of bad habits and changing your taste buds.

Most people report feeling more peaceful and in greater control of their lives.  There’s a sense of pride knowing that you have accomplished so much by just committing to giving your body the best nutrients, rest, oxygen and water you can provide.

By going through a wellness reset you’re choosing to live a cause in your life instead of at reaction to what is going on in your environment.  You’re choosing to feed your body what it really needs and not what your artificial food cravings want.

You now have comfort in knowing that you are in control of what happens to your body and in your life.  And you know that you always have the power to reset things again if and when you need to.

If you would like to join us for our next wellness reset retreat, just go here and get on the Early Bird list and you’ll be the first to know when enrollment opens up.  We never have more than 5-6 openings per retreat, so open spots usually go to those on the Early Bird List.

The 6 Steps To Energy Healing

By DW Team | Energy Healing

Guest Post from Jessica Rosen:

Many times we carry energy with us from the past that keeps us from being and doing what we truly desire in life.  That energy comes and stays in many different forms and some will carry it with them their entire lives.

I have a simple 6 steps that I use to guide clients through a process that allows them to truly letting go of what no longer serves them, so they can create the beautiful life they desire.

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Declaring Your Health & Wellness Independence

By DW Team | Personal Liberty

During this season of independence, we have more to celebrate in regard to personal health and wellness freedom than at any other time in the last 80 years.

Just 10 years ago, someone battling life threatening cancer would not have been able to treat themselves with cannabis in most states.  A substance that is more natural and has far fewer side effects than the drugs that were being prescribed.Even a plant with far fewer side effects, the Industrial Hemp plant (non-psychoactive cousin to the more well-known Marijuana plant) would have called for time in prison 10 years ago in many places.

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How To Keep Your Pets Calm During The 4th Of July Holiday

By DW Team | Pets

The Fourth of July can be a fun time to celebrate, but our furry loved ones don’t always enjoy the sound of fireworks going off in the normally calm neighborhood.

Fireworks aren’t only really loud, but they’re unpredictable and come without warning… that makes it hard for dogs and cats to get used to them.

Some dogs and cats perceive the loud unpredictable noises as a threat and that can trigger a fight-or-flight response which can manifest in behavior like running away to hide, restlessness, whining and pacing.

The best time to start thinking about how to protect your pets is at least a few days ahead of July 4th.

Here are our suggestions for keeping your furry loved ones feeling safe and secure during the next few days of loud celebrations in your neighborhood.

1 – Keep your pets inside – Even if your dog or cat spends time outdoors, bring them inside when the fireworks start going off. Many dogs go missing every years on July 4th because they get scared and run.

2 – Create a safe space – Turn a bedroom into a place where your pets can hang out during the fireworks. Load up the room with toys, bedding and blankets that can make them feel comfortable.

3 – Turn on white noise – Turning on white noise in your pet’s safe space can be the best way to counter the loud and unpredictable nature of fireworks.

There are plenty of white noise machines out there that can be purchased, but we like to use either a white noise video on YouTube (there are a lot of great ones to choose from) or you can get a white noise app for your iphone or android device. Relaxio has a free white noise generator that you can use to create your own mix of white noise sounds.

We recommend plugging the phone into portable speakers to make it loud enough to mask the fireworks. Many times the right white noise set up can be enough to keep your pet calm and relaxed.

4 – CBD – CBD isn’t only useful for us humans, but it can work great for reducing anxiety in dogs and cats as well.

While there’s research that still needs to be done in regards to the effects of CBD on dogs and cats, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence and a couple of studies that show the potential of treating our pets with CBD.

Here’s a study that showed 89% of dogs who received CBD had a reduction in frequency of seizures.

Here’s another study that shows CBD helps increase comfort and activity in dogs with Osteoarthritis.

We’ve tested a number of different CBD pet treat products and most of the time we can’t get our furry loved ones to eat the treats, so we recommend just putting a drop of medium potency CBD oil into your dog or cat’s food twice a day. Be sure to mix it well before serving.

If you’re gonna give your pet CBD to help with the fireworks, we recommend that you start now, a few days before the 4th. It’s a good idea to get the CBD working before the big day arrives if at all possible.

While CBD is generally thought to be as safe for cats and dogs as it is for humans, we do recommend that if your pet is taking any kind of medication that you check with your veterinarian first.

If you’d like to give CBD a try for your pets you can either visit us here in the shop or you can order online at https://roothemp.com .

So let’s all enjoy this holiday season, and by taking a few easy precautions we can make sure that our furry loved ones feel safe, secure and happy during the celebration.

Light and love,
Michele

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