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We live in changing times and circumstances, which increases the need for healing. I want to share a few things that can help you in your transitions!

Do you have this vision about an ideal life, like in the fairy tale, where you can live in happy bliss. To tell you the truth – No such Margherita Crystal Lotus 0080 cr webplace exists except in your dreams. But don’t go away just yet…

There are some truths to dreams, in fact they indicate some valuable lessons. When you see your dreams this way, and start to peel off some baggage, you will see their value. Yes, we all have baggage. I have personally worked on this since becoming aware of it in 1997. My experience was sudden, and shocking. Before that time, I had many illusions that I had to discard, and that is painful to those of us with prominent egos… myself included.

Why updating your Spiritual Mission?

The new energies surrounding our earth are pushing up everything which is misaligned! Even your own ideas about what kind of spiritual mission you are on. The only thing to remain is the truth! And what is that you may ask?

When you discover that there is no separation between you and your source or you and another person, you are getting closer to realize the real thing. And the mission for all of us is basically to discover this. But the road, the journey to do this is different. Never before has there been so many theories and methods for self improvement as now. In your case, whatever road you have to take to come to this realization its yours. But, did you take the longer than necessary road, or a path that is too difficult for you to manage? This is where the update is necessary!

How to update your reason for living an abundant and happy life

There are many steps to do this, but in essence there is only 3 steps:

  1. Discover where you are misaligned
  2. Intend to be aligned with your heart
  3. Act towards the things that brings you closer to your center

Margherita Crystal LotusYou could probably come up with 19 more steps to get there, but I propose the more essential it is, the easier it is to understand and act on. Learn more about this process in my free video training: Manifest your Intentions.

I have used many crystals to help me discover my path. I use them to light up the path in front of me (I mean this in a literal sense). Meditating with a crystal opens me up inside, and when there is a small opening there is a path to follow. The crystal light is not outside of me, but inside. It is about getting clarity on how things work, and then you can apply that in your life. This is healing, when the misaligned becomes aligned, and when the wound heals, the pain disappears. The lesson is learned and you can move on and beyond any past problems. Then you can teach others, and help them also to heal and finding their center.

Many Blessings, Margherita


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Published on the eve of the full moon… called Worm Moon, where you might experience the most intense angry emotions!

How to be angry correctly and why Kyanite jewelry is helping us realize causes for aggression.

Learn how to create healing jewelry for dealing with anger.

The "Love Myself" Crystal Talisman Mandala with Kyanite.

What in the world I am I talking about being angry correctly? No kidding I tell you it is possible to use anger correctly. Let me also tell you more about the powerful usage of Kyanite. We can use blue Kyanite to release negative emotions. If you read the sequel to The Golden Compass: The Subtle Knife – a magical knife is described that can cut open up portals between dimensions. Reading this book I thought that there were some similarities between that knife and a naturally occurring mineral: Kyanite.

Now you may think you are not angry at all, but anger is part of our skill set in life!

The main point is HOW we use this skill. And when we detect hot emotions, we can 1) respond wisely or 2) react! This will result in two dramatically different outcomes. To explain further:

Living beings are functioning on various levels:

Such as breathing, thinking and having emotions. Emotions are detected and generated though the sense of feeling – it not a physical thing, because it is our chakras that handle that. They act like radar to detect energetic vibrations in our surrounding, but also like power plants that generate energy:

  • Example: All of a sudden you feel uneasy at your desk. The next moment your co-worker arrives with a frown on his face… You did not see him coming, but you felt something. This is what I mean: you were able to detect a feeling before you actually saw the person coming. And after such interaction you might still feel uneasy, which means that you lost energy to the other person.

Emotions are sticky like molasses, and if we don’t deal with them, we might end up in a dead end loop… such as depression. It might help to know that emotions are generated by the chakras dependent on what we believe!

  • Example: If you believe your romantic partner should do certain things for you and fails, you might get disappointed or angry.

Now if you’d like to try the power of Kyanite, you could use a Kyanite blade to cut cords and clearing your aura. Our crystal healing students are taught to do this. Also a Crystal Talisman with Kyanite can reflect our desire to resolve inner conflicts by letting us begin to feel our anger.

  • Experience: One Healing Jewelry participant reported that as soon as she put on her Crystal Mandala Talisman, she felt angry immediately. Reasons for this may be that Kyanite helps us uncover our true self. But when our psyche holds detrimental ideas about ourselves that is not getting us to our goals, it is natural to be angry. And being angry is part of your awakening-process! Kyanite basically reflected her inner anger!

Using our anger correctly means to consciously use the energy of anger to purify our emotions rather that being like a pressure cooker exploding now and then. That hurts other people. Using an emotion correctly is like using speed to drive up an icy driveway: we take stance and press the gas pedal down deliberately and aim to arrive safely. You can apply anger in the same way. State your boundary with emphasis to communicate effectively. And your anger is dissolved…

5 Crystal Healing Tools to use with Kyanite when we realize that anger can be an aid in our awakening:

  1. Crystal Healing Wand – to reflect & remove aggressive or hostile energies
  2. Crystal Talisman – support our personal intentions to deal with anger
  3. Crystal Layout – to facilitate inner shifts in a healing session and release causes for anger
  4. Crystal Grid – to set out boundaries to negativity and aggression
  5. GemCodes – for imprinting your personal intentions regarding negativity and anger

If you have an issue with anger: share it, or try some of the above 5 healing techniques. Blessings,

Margherita Crystal Lotus writer for

Love to hear more from you!

Margherita, community builder on Facebook Chakra University and, author of the Crystal Lotus Handbook – An Essential Guide to Crystals and how to deal with emotions like anger.

The chakra world tree as seen in a painted expression.

Chakra World Tree of Chakra University on Facebook

Learn about new community Facebook page called Chakra University. It creates a wonderful opportunity for sharing your knowledge and skill about subtle energy and chakras. Also you might pick up some tidbits of wisdom to share with others. Here you can have some fun learning more about energy, and our energy body and chakras. Of course chakras are important in healing and crystal healing, which is my favorite topic area!

Read a bit more here, or head over to like: Chakra University

Why is knowledge about chakras important?

“If we pay attention to our subtle energy and the movement of our thought, we become cognizant of the immense power we have and the results of the choices we make.” –  Crystal Dakini

The result is that we can manage ourselves better to overcome stress, illness, accidents and make healthier choices. Learning about the physical body is kind of easier, but still many just ask others to tell them how they actually are feeling. If you like to communicate something in a letter, you must at least have rudimentary knowledge about the art of writing. Artists communicate with images and must know the basics about putting shapes and colors on a medium like a canvas.  Does this make sense.

Now to live long and healthy we could learn from this example and approach the basics of how our own energy are affected. We handle our energy through our chakras, and if we have chakra balance we also have balance on the physical level.

Discover yourself through a healing community like Chakra University?

You can discover the solutions to your challenges and stumble blocks by reading and learning more about your own subtle anatomy. It is ultimately up to you to develop your energy connections as friendships and harmonious family groups that will support you in a time of difficulty. You can also develop relations to create your own network of people you take and give support to.

“Everything in our life, and life experience is governed by how we manage our energy.” Crystal Dakini

I tell you now that the Chakra University is not another cult, religion, or affiliate program, and will not venture to the political arena. Instead it aims to offer the knowledge base to become a seer, a knower of things that helps you and your relations be happier, healthier, and wiser. As a participant you may share what you know and offer! But spam will be removed. To apply by email for your feature profile page visit this page: Feature profile

There are three major reasons for being part of Chakra University:

  • You learn more about yourself and your own power, and ask questions about subtle energy and chakras
  • You can network with like-minded friends and possible clients or partners
  • You contribute to an increased knowledge base that ultimately benefit yourself and others

The clear intention for Chakra University Community is first of all healing!

And with healing we mean the repair and maintenance of our own life-force energy and choices. It is up to you to choose this, and no one else. If you are a person of integrity and an honest person do like Chakra University and recommend others to join! Go to: Chakra University

Dear friends, I am happy to introduce a dear friend: Mary and her testimonial from the Create Healing Jewelry Course Margherita

“I have long been fascinated by sparkly things and when I discovered that these same jewels that make my eyes sing and my breath catch, also had distinct healing energy vibration, I definitely needed to know more.

During the past ten years, I have incorporated crystals into my life and my natural healing practice with the most outstanding results.

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a two day workshop with Margherita, Gem-Weave Artist and Crystal Healing Arts Facilitator, who I have long admired for her intuitive work with healing crystals.

Although it was hosted in Hamilton, the travel seemed a small price to pay for learning more about wiring unusual shapes and sizes of stones and at the same time, work with like-minded people exchanging ideas and experiences with crystal energy.

Margherita welcomed me as if I were long lost family (we had only a brief exchange a few months ago) and ushered me into the studio to meet the other six members of the clan. It was an amazing art studio filled with colour and light next to the water.  We were an interesting mix.

We were provided with a package of materials; a tray, which was an attempt to corral our bits, pieces of beads and crystals, a small book and an informative brochure from which we were introduced to Margherita’s own approach to crystals and their healing properties.

Our first assignment was to write in the little book provided, “I give up that it has to be perfect.”  Hmmm.  She certainly knew where we lived.

We were an enthusiastic bunch, as was Margherita.  We chose from a basket of rock crystals that spoke to us and went right to work.  Snip, snip, twist, twist.  It was all so exciting.  She kept a careful eye on our interpretations of her explanations and within a short period of time, we each had completed our first piece.  Not surprisingly, no two were alike.  Each piece of creativity was applauded and her encouragement was appreciated.

As we continued to accessorize our rock crystal with other small chips, bit and pieces, Margherita talked about some of the different properties of the stones and how they related.  Rocks indicating release of “emotional hooks”, “emotional eating”, and “fear of finances” caught my ear, as we continued to learn another way to encapsulate a willing crystal and attach it to a knot.

Our workshop project was to create a healing mandala or talisman which could be worn around the neck, as prayer guide to represent our journey into the future and what we wished to achieve. As we began to learn what a mandala is or what it represents, our real purpose for being there became clear.  It was so much more than we anticipated.

At 1:30 we stopped what we were doing as it was the Equinox of 2010 and in celebration of this event, Margherita began to play her ceremonial drum and sing.  It was a bit jarring for me, but in the spirit of the moment, I tried to embrace the experience.

After some discussion, Margherita began to introduce us to her “Heart Chart” and how, where we are now in our lives and what we think, relates to every chakra or energy center of the body.  Again, it was a bit overwhelming to sit and dig deep, trying to discover how to create a positive out of what seemed so negative, but at the same time enlightening.

With each Chakra, Margherita taught us how to discern the areas of our lives that could be enhanced with a seemingly simple process.

Before we knew it, we began once again to attempt to learn another method of wrapping a crystal.  While still struggling to grasp the Heart Chart information that had just been shared with us, each of us had a different reaction.  The young women next to me easily grasp the technique of creating a basket for her crystal, while across the table a woman sat weeping unable to move beyond the first step.  Another woman left the table enveloped by the energy of a sacred tableau she was creating.  I just sat, looking at the wire, not even able to know where to begin.  I wasn’t distressed, just aware that there was so much more involved than met the eye.  I would wait until another time to wrap my mind around this.

With warmth and grace, Margherita, moved around the room, comforting and assisting where she could.  It was the end of day one.  We were sent away with homework which would help us begin to create our own Heart Chart.  I was exhausted.

Day two found me full of questions.  We were to begin to create our own mandala or talisman and obviously wanted to make the most of the day.  The Heart Chart loomed large our minds.   Few felt confident to ask the questions that would leave them exposed and vulnerable.

At the head of the table, Margherita propped up her Heart Chart diagram and asked how our homework had gone and if we had any questions.  The day before, she had said something regarding “emotional hooks” which had resonated with me during the night and was foremost in my mind.  Could this be what I was feeling?

I heard my voice asking her how to deal with this situation.  Yipes!  I would be found out.  Yes, there was someone in my life that I felt had a negative attachment to me which was having a major impact on my self-esteem.  Was there something I could do, a crystal that would help protect me while dissolving or removing this feeling of negativity that I seemed to be carrying?

Margherita asked that I visualize the cord that connected me to the other individual.   Raising her arms above her head, she asked me to visualize an angel in her place with the largest, most beautiful wings imaginable, holding a sword.  Upon my command, the sword would be lowered, cutting the connection.  I held my breath and quietly said, “Now.”

Her blood curdling scream pierced the air, as the sword dramatically sliced through the invisible cord.  The room was deafening quiet.  It was not like something I had ever experienced before.  And yes, it may sound crazy, but I could actually feel a difference.

Margherita then went on to remind us that we always had total control over this sort of thing and that, yes indeed, there were crystals that emanated the kind of energy that were helpful for protection as well.

From there our questions became much more concrete. What was the best stone to use?   What if we made a mistake and chose the wrong crystal?  Why is my talisman looking so different from the others?  Did I do something wrong?  My mind jumped back to beginning of our class.  “I give up that it has to be perfect.”

As we began our quest for creating a meaningful accessory to our lives, colourful shapes and sizes of crystals filled our trays with energy, each with their own sparkling personality.  We all struggled to find the stones that would best speak to us of our journey into the future.  Again, like the women present, no two were alike.

We began to recognize a bond had developed between us, as we supported each other in this endeavour; offering suggestions or sharing of stones and encouragement.

At the end of the day, we gathered by the water recognizing that this had indeed been a spiritual journey which we had only just begun.  A peaceful feeling seemed to resonate amongst us as we made a gesture of sacrifice with things that had come from Johanna’s sacred table.  We offered our thanks to the Universe for the safe place in which to learn and be ourselves, the time together, and of course, for Margherita.”

Written by Mary McCandless,

Usually I have not had the pleasure to experience gifted participants like Mary who is a wonderful healer. Thank you Mary! (See Mary’s website on my blogroll.)

Learn more about Healing Jewelry and  the upcoming Advanced Crystal Talisman Course.

Scolecite Friendship Crystal, and another gift: a Kuan Yin altar.

My friend and I are sharing the two parts of this crystal Scolecite. Here is my piece. When you have a crystal that falls apart in two pieces you can use it to show your appreciation for your friend he or she may not know about crystals and crystal meditation, but when we want to develop deep friendships you might take help of two Friendship Crystals.

The beauty of crystals can win almost anyone’s heart, just for the beauty alone. Keeping your heart joyful may not be easy as often we hold our pain in our heart, but small gestures and crystal gifts may bridge perceived difficulties. Genuine generosity is always appreciated, even in this fast pace world of internet and mundane concerns.

I want to thank both of my friends for their kind gifts.


Scolecite is an Indian crystal associated with the mineral family called Zeolites. They grow intermittent together depending on surrounding nutrient solutions during their formation. Scolecite in healing is mostly known to instill joy and peace of mind. It is an ideal stone to give a dear friend as a gift. It was crystal pioneer and author JaneAnn Dow who first acknowledged Scolecite as a prominent healing stone.

You can distinguish Scolecite by its radiating rays of white crystals much like a stack of tubes arranged nicely together. Sometimes they grow together, but you can still recognize the rays coming out from a center point. In this image another mineral possibly tiny tan calcite crystals are growing to the left.

Scolecite in Healing

When you use Scolecite in healing, you might find bursts of joy coming out. Similar to feeling so joyful that you couldn’t keep yourself from laughing or at least smiling.  Can never be overdosed.

When to Use Scolecite

Use Scolecite for those times you feel down and under. A Scolecite gem water, is helpful to use together with crystal healing sessions or other therapy for emotional ailments and depression.

Private Contemplation with Scolecite

In your private spiritual practice, add Scolecite to the crystals you place on your altar as a focal point. Precious compassion and your sense of care for other people’s well-being may be a result of your practice with Scolecite crystals.

Just passing it on… but watch out for the ending…

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what’s true,
One life can make a difference,

But  I don’t know how it ends, as this was what I received, without it’s author. Be so kind and add your comment how this poem should end.. here is my own version of a crystal ending to this poem:

And One crystal glowing inside you,

recovers your hearts spirit now,

and setting your foot down gentle,

on a brand new path … of Love.

You might be surprised to see a new look on this blog, even blogs need new outfits… I am currently working to improve my web savvy and for sure I need lots of help in that department. The  crystals I often use to help me to stay less distracted has been my two Amethyst points that I keep by  my computer.

Margherita's Amethyst teeth crystals

I just love Amethyst, and these two rare crystals in particular, 5″ and 6.5″ long teeth-like crystals are my preferred hand pieces. I just hold them to get clarity and the effect of more clarity and acceptance is palpable most immediately. Most of the time however, I just look at them briefly to re-adjust my eyes after looking at the computer screen, it relaxes my eyes as well. It is so soothing and helpful to me.  You could try it too, and if you don’t have a crystal like this, you can just softly focus on the photograph of them and receive the same effect. The trick is use your mind and then close your eyes and visualize that you are holding them.

It would be fun to know how this small practice works for you. Please share it with friends or comment below… Blessings, Margherita

This is a message from my friend Julei who created an amazing Gem Elixir, see details at the end of the message. It is also an invitation to a labyrinth walk on May 3, 2011 in Toronto. Join if you like!

Crystal Mandala Layout for Gem Elixir

Welcome back! The earth seems to finally leaving winter snows behind so we can exit our hibernations. Hope this finds each of you surrounded by Love and Light.

First, Isabel and I want to express what a pleasure it has been for the past few years to share these gatherings with all of you. The accumulated teachings revealed and energized by the spectrum of understandings and histories each of you brings have been inspiring to say the least. We are grateful to all beings who participated. Each event has been perfect in its actualization. Way back when Isabel and I started this journey together, it was because it “felt right” to do so. That feeling has only been deepened and reinforced since. We enjoy tremendous satisfaction and nourishment from being surrounded by such an incredible network of conscious, awakened beings. Thank you all!

Across the world we are seeing the “communal heart” and “global consciousness” communicating the many ways to overcome ignorance, greed and ego’s illusions of separateness. The mediums are now the internet – YouTube – global cellular networks — GPS locators. These are the “Aquarian age technologies” predicted long ago to enable a “instantaneous, psychic connectivity of humans”. Those who brought that message may not have understood exactly what form that would take, but here it is! So what are we becoming aware of with these technologies? It is easy to be overwhelmed trying to ‘make sense’ of it all. Please keep your focus on revealing, naming and transforming all corrupted uses of power, resources and living energy. There is a lot of “spring cleaning” and redistribution of resources to provide for and uplift as many sentient beings as possible. As always, all “work” begins first and foremost with what we are each willing to do and be accountable for on a personal scale. What does that look like for you?

2011’s theme is “Nourishing the Soul Garden: Planting the New Paradigm”

2011 began with a very different quality of energy and message. In its roots is the reminder that we are always immersed in the richness of our innate wisdoms and at every moment have the potential to reawaken that. How does your garden grow? What deeply nourishes you and opens you to embodying the divine and sacred as you experience that?

This year can be:
~ a time for reflection and gratitude on what has been achieved on every level of your soul.
~ a time to deeply recognize that which is ending/closing/leaving/completing and finding ways to embody that in serenity and peace.
~ a time to acknowledge how you are choosing to take your power as a conscious spiritual being and making that so in every moment.
~ a time to walk beside others to honour their unique paths in unity, gratitude and respect for all the ways there are to be.
~ a time to explore spring cleansing at all the levels you are working to prepare your personal “garden” for the next growing season.

The essence of the 2011 message is that you already have access to the optimal tools, experiences, teachings and resources to evolve in alignment with your soul purpose
.   Yes! Really!  No need to rush around searching for something different, the right teacher, the right paradigm, the right place. Review what you have already gathered in your tool kit and relax — those tools work. In fact, all tools work if you let them. That is why there is so many paths up that mountain. Feelings of restlessness and urgency now may be about taking the work to the next level. Give yourself the gift of taking it deeper HERE and NOW.

Through the gate of the May New Moon, in tune with the uprising energies of spring and the awakening rejuvenation of our earthly bodies, we invite all those who want to co-create this gathering to walk the High Park Labyrinth on May 3, 2011. We will be onsite between 5:30 and 7:30 pm – come walk amongst the gift and grace of common purpose. This is a “non-denominational” gathering so bring your own tools, your own nourishment and gather as equals.

In honouring the new energies, please choose to participate or not based on the following guidelines. We each take responsibility to:  
~*~ gather when and where the converging energies promote healing and balance

      ~*~ create a safe, respectful and compassionate container for the diversity of participants and belief systems
~*~ witness without judgment the experiences of yourself and others
~*~ honour circle work and each participant’s choice to reflect, share or be in silence in their turn
~*~ leave any place we gather at in more harmony and beauty than when we arrived
~*~ co-create for the highest benefit of all sentient beings

As always, we recognize there are many ways to celebrate and walk the spiritual path. Honour what calls you. Find your bliss and move it, move it!

Peace to all,
Julei and Isabel

I am particularly excited about the message that came through this past winter’s solar and lunar eclipses and planetary alignments to the galactic center. I am grateful to all who helped manifest the message as a Crystal Mandala with its corresponding Gem Elixir. Photos of that two month process will be posted soon — it has been percolating pending completion of the winter snows! The potentized elixir, guidelines for its use and a copy of the crystal message statement will be available for $20 from Julei. Please email me at if you are interested.


I look forward to promoting and supporting the diversity of events many of you continue to generate. Please let me know what you are doing and whether you wanted the word spread.


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