Archives for March 2009

Energy Renewal

There has been a lot of buzz out there about renewable energy, but did you know that you can start renewing your own energy today? Of course, I’m talking about your spiritual energy.  Call it Chi, Prana, Ki, Magic, by whatever name it’s still the same and it still works. It’s simple once you know how, and this is a meditation that I do myself on a regular basis.

Reach to the Sky

Reach to the Sky

Earth Energy Tree Meditation

Go to a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and can sit comfortably in a chair with your feet touching the ground. Have a glass or bottle of water nearby. Begin by closing your eyes and breathing slowly and deeply, expanding your rib-cage and your belly for six breaths. Notice how this feels by focusing on the expansion and contraction of your ribs.

Relax and breath normally. Now bring your focus up between and behind your eyebrows, this is your Ajna Chakra or Third Eye and will help you with visualizing the rest of the meditation. Keep your eyes closed and picture a ball of white light in the center of your body, imagine it growing and expanding filling your body and creating a glow to about two feet from your body all around. At the outer edge imagine that a light blue electric light starts to form, like a forcefield it is protecting you and your space from any distractions.

Now feel the weight of your body where you are sitting, and imagine your chair as a tree stump, with roots reaching deep into the earth. Focus on your contact to the stump, and imagine that the white light flows freely from you to the stump and back again. Notice any sensations you may feel as you connect and ground yourself to Mother Earth.

Move your feet back and forth, and wiggle your toes while touching the floor. Imagine your feet have sent shoots down deep into the heart of Mother Earth as energy begins to flow effortlessly like water into your Energy Body. Picture the energy as a warm, golden-green color or loving pink color, whichever you are more comfortable with. Still your feet as they continue to drink and focus on the rising warmth as earth energy fills your legs, knees, hips, torso, arms, hands, neck and finally your head where it flows out the top, down your body, and back to the earth through the trunk of your tree-chair to the center of the Earth to be transformed into clear clean energy again. Allow it to flow at it’s own pace, and imagine as it does so it’s cleaning away all your doubts & fears, anger & frustration, and any negative speck or blocked idea that keeps you from pure love and joy.

As Earth Energy cleans out a space, it fills it with love, peace, and contentment. Focus on how this makes you feel.

When you are ready, open your eyes and drink your glass of water. Know that the water came from the earth and is nourishing your Energy Body which just had a good workout! As you continue your day, you can renew your connection to the earth by imagining a vine reaching from the base of your spine to the center of the earth.

Like an anchor it keeps you connected to Mother Earth and you can make it as large or small in your imagination as you think it should be. Use it any time you need to eliminate any negative or unpleasant emotions or energies throughout the day.


About the Author
Beth Hansen-Buth is a Usui Reiki Master and Celtic Reiki Master who has been working with Earth and Tree energies since 1997. Since November of 2008 she has been offering Reiki Sessions at Eye of Horus.  For more about her energy work, visit ReikiArtist.com, and to follow her on her journey you can read The Reiki Artist Blog – adventures of a practitioner.
Earth Energy Tree Meditation is © 2007-2009 Beth Hansen-Buth

Planning for Planting in 2009

I got a $50 Home Depot gift card last week, and it didn’t last very long.  I bought seeds for the labyrinth, and those little greenhouse peat pellet units – two 72-plant trays, two 25-plant trays and two 12-plant trays.  I’ve never tried the peat pellet setup before . . .  I sure hope it works.  The ones germinating now are for Coleus (72), Lavender (49), Impatiens (25) and purple Basil (72). I’m thinking of putting the lavender and purple basil out in the boulevard, as part of a much needed plant-scape I plan to do out there this year.

I also got a selection of seeds to sow directly in the ground after danger of frost.  So I found a source for frost dates in MN.  For Minneapolis the dates are:

April 28th – 10% chance or less of low temp below 28 degrees
May 12th – 10% chance or less of low temp below 32 degrees
May 24th – 10% chance or less of low temp below 36 degrees

So we’ll be planting Morning Glories and Ornamental Grass–Blue Fescue (a perennial) in the labyrinth garden.  We’ll have Alyssum  out in front of the store, and if there is any extra, somewhere in the labyrinth garden proper, or in pots. I’m even planning for next year with some foxglove seeds.  They are biennials.  So they flower in the second year.  I’ll plant some out front and some back in the Fairy Corner.

Faceted Crystal for Feng Shui

Eye of Horus works directly with the leading importer of leaded crystals from Austria and Egypt. We offer a wide range of shapes and sizes in our Minneapolis Store, all with over 30% lead content. Online, we chose to initially focus on the most popular shape, the faceted crystal ball.

If you don’t see what you are looking for online, give us a call. We may already have what you are looking for on-hand. Click here for online crystal selection.

Egyptian Faceted Crystal Ball

Egyptian Faceted Crystal Ball

If not, it only takes a few days to get in a variety of shapes and colors of hanging crystals to use as sun-catchers, pendulums, or, of course for Feng Shui Cures to enhance your environment as described in this article.

We can also offer bulk pricing for Feng Shui practitioners, designers and others who need them by the dozen.

There are other online shops which carry leaded glass crystal, but few will specifically say where their crystals are sourced.  At Eye of Horus, we primarily carry Swarovski because the quality is without question. Of course, since the Eye of Horus logo and much of what we carry is Egyptian, we do carry Egyptian Crystals, as well.  Although the shapes and tone are slightly different, they have their own unique warm fire, and are very economical, as well.

Swarovski Faceted Crystal Ball

Swarovski Faceted Crystal Ball

About Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski (Austrian) Leaded Glass Crystals are famous worldwide for their precision cuts, clarity, and sparkle. The characteristics of Swarovski crystals are unparalleled in both style and substance. Not only are their cuts distinct, but the assorted colors and shapes cover a broad spectrum. The brilliant sparkle of each crystal is actually resulted from a glass composition containing 32 percent lead. Besides this refraction maximizing strategy, special metallic coatings are used on some of the crystals to ensure that light refracts from the surface in a rainbow spectrum, such as the Aurora Borealis coating. The crystal balls shown here are clear crystal without any enhancement. Their brilliance is strictly a result of light and the quality and cut of the crystal.

Crystal Composition and Energetic Use

Faceted leaded glass crystals contain glass and lead, but may also include carbon, boron and germanium. The exact composition can change the color of the crystal. The immediate, striking aspect of the crystals is their prismatic effect.  They break light up into the colors of the rainbow, or prisms, which they cast upon the walls, floors and ceiling of a room. These crystals literally combine the elements of Earth and Fire (or Light) to unite heaven and earth.

In Feng Shui this prismatic effect created by light passing through faceted crystal is considered to be not only auspicious, but to actually change the energy or vibration of surrounding space. By directing this new, heavenly energy in spaces which have slow, abrasive, or bad energy (known as shar chi), the rainbows filter out all the bad energy and smooth chaotic flows of too much energy.

Simply put, faceted crystal balls can be used as a Feng Shui Cure for negative energies to slow down rushing chi or diffuse shar chi. They can also be used as an amplifier for good energy, to boost the effect of a bagua mirror, or paired with plants to really bring forth good chi in the environment. So, at the most basic, they are good luck charms. Click to view selection

Hanging Crystals for Feng Shui:

  1. Hang a crystal at chi (energy) entry points where you sense “poison arrows” from sharp edges directed at you from corners of buildings, polls, lamp-posts or signs which are cut through your view from a window, door, or even room to room.
  2. Use as a remedy if you live near a busy street, highway, railway track or looming structures
  3. Hang a Crystal  between doors which face one another in a straight line to slow and diffuse the flow of energy, allowing the chi of each room to be harmonious and not take over another.
  4. Hang your Faceted  Crystal Ball between your main door and drains or toilets to prevent wealth and good fortune from running down the drain.
  5. Use anywhere to clear your space and invite good luck.
  6. Hang a faceted crystal anywhere you want to encourage clear thought and aid visualization.

Feng Shui Tips for Hanging Faceted Crystal Balls:

  1. Hanging the crystal from a red cord helps activate the Feng Shui Cure. Red is the color for attraction, warmth and strength. Although too much red can make tempers flare, a touch of it will set energies in motion. (Our Swarovski Crystal Balls come pre-strung on red cord).
  2. Clear up any clutter before hanging the crystal.  Clutter has the opposite effect on the energy of the room, and having two energy sources battling constantly is counterproductive.
  3. Hang odd numbers (yang) rather than even numbers (yin) of faceted crystal balls.

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