Be creative…


Now that the warm weather has arrived it is a great time to get outside and play!

Go find some pretty rocks that will help you feel grounded.

If you feel really creative, maybe you can arrange them into a collage like the one pictured here, adding a piece of driftwood and some squiggled grass to represent flowers.

If you find nice colored rocks like agates, you can arrange them into a group of some kind.  Shapes like circles, hearts or triangles add a feeling of satisfaction.

You can even glue them down to a piece of paper if they are not too big or heavy, and write a note to a special person or just write something positive and enlightening for yourself.

“Just Be Happy”

“Live, Laugh, Love”

“I Love You”

“Have A Nice Day”

 

Take a few special rocks and line your driveway or place them around a water spout so that when it rains again, they will get wet and be even prettier.

If you have a lot of pretty rocks, you can make a path with them, or a border for your flower bed.  It helps to put a lining under them or connect them in some way so that they don’d get lost or mesh into the other rocks (or dirt) around and under them.

What ever you do, make sure that you are having fun and enjoying your rock collecting.  Let the rocks you find (or that find you) guide you into a peaceful state of relaxation and appreciation.  Being thankful for the gifts of nature surrounding you every where.

 

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Many blessings to all…

Live – Laugh – Love

 

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What do you see-Obstacles or Opportunities?

When you look at this huge pile of rocks – What do you see?

Some people will see Obstacles and some will see Opportunities.  It all depends on how you  look at things doesn’t it?

If this looks like an insurmountable task to you, maybe you are one of the hundreds of people who see things as obstacles.  If you see it as a large pile of opportunities you may be an optimist.  According to one definition in the dictionary:  An optimist is someone who always sees the bright side of any situation — a trait that can be either encouraging or annoying, depending on your frame of mind. Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Another dictionary version says: An optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it’s not likely. Someone who’s a tad too confident this way is also sometimes calledoptimistic.

Studies are showing that in the long run, having a positive outlook on life will make you happier, healthier, and wealthier while raising your quality of life. According to Jacob Sokol, of Sensophy.com 

The way I see it, being optimistic means trusting that good will come of the situation. A lot of people wish they were more optimistic, but they’ll tell you that they just weren’t born that way. Well maybe they weren’t, but ultimately, science says that we have the ability to change the way that we think.

World renowned positive psychologist Martin Seligman says “Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.” (Check out his book Learned Optimism for more amazingness on the topic.)

That’s right! You read that correctly. Seligman is saying that you have the ability to choose how you think. We no longer need to be stuck in a death spiral of turbulently fatal autopilot thoughts. With time, and continuous diligent awareness, you can reprogram your mind to think more empowering thoughts.

So however you look at this pile of rocks will determine what you think about them and what you could ultimately do with them.

 

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Many blessings to all…

Live – Laugh – Love

 

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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses


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Author Patti Polk is recognized as one of the top agate collectors in the world (as noted in the highly respected reference book Agates III by Johann Zenz). She has been collecting, cutting and polishing rocks for jewelry and display for more than 20 years. She has been published in Rock & Gem magazine and numerous other periodicals, and speaks at rock and mineral club programs and frequently serves as a trail guide for visitors to Arizona. Patti is a skilled lapidary artist, which includes the cutting and polishing of the stones into display specimens or cabochons for jewelry making.

 

This is a pearl of a book, and an appreciated expansion to my collection.  As of now I have several books on distinguishing diamonds and minerals and another ten or so on where to discover them, so what is unique about     this book?

As a matter of first importance I saw the photos, wonderful pictures, yet more vitally pictures which I could identify with. In my different books I get a learned portrayal, however for the most part the photos don’t look much like the stones I find or see at shows.

Patti has picked the stones to photo so well that they all resemble the stones and minerals I have, or have seen. I found them down to earth and clear.

On the off chance that I had never been on a field trip I would now comprehend what’s in store: the photo of a punctured tire in a remote range is an opportune cautioning that there are dangers in our diversion. Be that as it may, it was the 230 pages of cases of uncut materials, cleaned things and finished jewelry which truly got the attention.

The characterization and outline of the different classes of agate is amazingly done just like alternate gatherings and minerals. Valiantly Patti has included the “esteem” of every thing, recorded by pound, ounce or gram. This is an exceptionally profitable asset, despite the fact that it might leave date rapidly relying upon the estimation of the dollar and fame and accessibility of every thing.

It has caused me to reconsider what rocks and minerals I have now, and to take a look at the things which I have incompletely disposed of as my “yard” rocks. Patti Polk’s enthusiasm for our interest soars through this book and we should be appreciative that she has filled a hole in the writing accessible to rockhounds.

Geode Explorer Science Kit

Geode Explorer Science Kit – Crack Open 7 Amazing Rocks and Find Crystals!

 

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Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, geodes can contain a world of crystals including quartz, calcite, or even amethyst – which minerals will your child find? This science kit gets the adventure started with all you need to start a rock and mineral collection.

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Breaking open these real geodes, you and your children will be thrilled by the experience of exploring the natural crystal formations hidden inside. This educational toy fosters a lasting appreciation of geology, makes learning fun, and is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages. A 5-Star, award-winning science kit that provides educational activities and tons of fun, this Geode Explorer Kit is another great example of why kids and adults alike love to Discover with Dr. Cool.

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ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection – Connect with Our Magnificent Earth via an Educational Game & Science Kit

ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection – Connect with Our Magnificent Earth via an Educational Game & Science Kit

 

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Spark kids interest in Rocks, Minerals, Geology and our magnificent Earth via this fun, learning Game with Rock and Mineral Collection. This American-Made product includes a collection of 15 Rock and Mineral specimens any kid would be proud to own. Plus over 60 polished rock and mineral pieces. Also includes Player Cards for up to 6 players, a Master Rock Guide and 18 Rock and Mineral Cards chocked full of educational and fun facts. All enclosed in a kids Carrying Case with an easy-grip-handle. Grab it and go on play dates, in the car, to school, or Grandma and Grandpa’s house. A unique treasure for any boy or girl. Play, Collect, Learn, Smile and… ROCK ON! Suitable for ages 5+. WARNING! Choking Hazard – Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. ©2011 iLaughnLearn All rights reserved.

National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals

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From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling. This level two reader, written in easy-to-grasp text, will help cultivate the geologists of tomorrow!

This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children’s book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

 

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KATHY WEIDNER ZOEHFELD is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she decided to put her science degrees to use by writing nonfiction books for kids. Since then she has written over 60 natural science and history books for young readers, and been awarded honors by the NSTA/CBC, the NCSS/CBC, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Library Association, the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice. When she’s not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathy loves to spend her free time exploring, doing field work, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums.

Cool rock projects

Rock projects.

People love rocks.  Whether they are pretty rocks like crystals and gem stones, or whether they are plain old garden variety rocks like large basalt pieces or possibly even basalt that has been crushed into gravel.

Stone has been a landscaper’s best friend on many occasions.  Used to fill wet areas that need a drain field, to other areas that just need to be filled in or made a little more attractive.  There are varieties of red rock and river rock, even white marble chunks for use in lawn and  garden decorating.  These types of rock are an excellent choice for pond scaping and decorating fountain areas.
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Here a certain type and variety of sizes of common rock were used to make a sentimental picture of people on a ledge.  The closeness shared draws emotion in from every angle.  The carefully placed trail of rocks under neath the ledge of wood displays even more variety and interest in both color, shape and size.

Rocks or stones of all kinds add a grounding influence and good energy to the world around them.  No matter how they are used, they each enhance their direct area to raise the vibration nearby.

 

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Many blessings to all…

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A Crystal Heart

Crystal Heart

Here is a small collection of powerful white quartz crystals from Hawaii, shaped into a heart, for visual enjoyment. heart-crystals In addition, a pendulum chain with various colored power chakra stones to enhance it’s beauty and vibration.  The actual pendulum is a natural rose quartz stone that has been shaped into a point for divining.

  Stones can be used as decorations in so many ways.  They are also useful for raising your vibrational energy, and enhancing the peace and harmony of the people, pets, and plants around you.  Rose quartz is a popular stone used to promote love and comfort in all.

Enjoy your life in every way, and make it better by including beautiful rocks and stones in your world.  Look for ways to add them into your decor and let them help you radiate your joyous energy                                           even more.

 

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, wealth, or to become more balanced and happy, contact us at “Energy Healing Stone Therapy” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Energy Healing Stone Therapy

I love rocks

I love rocks

Are you a rock hound, rock hunter, rock appreciator? Or do you just plain out LOVE rocks like I love rocksdo?  I never get too many, and I am always looking for a new project to use the rocks I have in. Projects where I can use some of my buckets of beautiful rocks,  back packs full of rocks, and pockets full of rocks.  Not all of them are like the ones pictured here either.  Some are big, beautiful sparkling crystals.  Amethyst and quartz crystals, pieces of jasper and agates, various chunks of petrified wood and lots of shiny black obsidian.  Some are expensive, some are cheap, and some have been gifted to me because everybody I know, knows that I love rocks.  I even had a friend give me a plastic baggy of  small grey crushed rock (gravel from her driveway) as a joke, because she knew how crazy I am about rocks.  I put them in my gravel driveway with the rest of my crushed basalt base.

Every one seems to have their favorite kind of rock or stone.  Many people like pretty crystals of some sort.  I think it is because they are clear and shiny, emitting good pure energy.  Some of the other rocks like jasper and jade are used and kept more for grounding and keeping a person balanced, while the energy emitted from crystals like amethyst are more light and uplifting.  Who doesn’t need a little more light, uplifting good energy? And who doesn’t need a few more pretty rocks?

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While I prefer to enhance my energy with crystals and other types of rocks, other things that can help raise your energy or vibration are:

  • Sunshine
  • Going outside
  • A nature walkWalking is good exercise.  Walking in nature is especially good for raising your vibration and lifting your spirits.  Take a look around and enjoy the trees, grass, and ferns along the path you take.  Maybe even the blue sky shining through the trees is enough to help you feel better.  Enjoy your time outside and don’t forget to take deep breaths as you slowly pace yourself.
  • Holding your pet  If you have a pet, spending time with it will give you satisfaction and a great feeling of love, curing the blues or at least helping you feel  better for the time being.
  • Watching a funny movie
    Movies are a great way to distract yourself from a bad mood or a short bout of depression. Movies have a way of giving us a new perspective on life through the realistic lessons the actors go through. 
  • Reading a good book
    There are so many good books to read these days.  Whether it be a Kindle, or the old fashioned kind, there are a lot of funny, uplifting, or informative books at your disposal.  Even art books are a good way to spend some time and refresh your mood. 
  • Calling a friend
  • Taking your dog for a walk
  • A nice warm bath

    Take  a little time to soak in the tub.  Maybe you could add some epsom salts and essential oils to sooth your tired muscles  and elevate your senses. Along with the hot water and pulsing jets.

  • Listening to uplifting music
  • Using a tuning fork 

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, wealth, or to become more balanced and happy, contact us at “Energy Healing Stone Therapy” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Energy Healing Stone Therapy