Kansas Pop Rocks (Boji™ Stones)

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These are a concretion, laid down millions of years ago in sedimentary silt. They are said to come in pairs, one female and one male stone. The females are said to be more of a smooth sphere or oval shape and the males are rougher with sometimes protrusions. They have a powerful yet not intrusive energy and help to balance your female-male, yin-yang energies. However, some are androgynous and will work singly, incorporating the properties of each. They are mainly formed from pyrite, iron magnetite or marcasite with sometimes palladian and other minerals formed around a fossilised core.

They have strong grounding properties and are highly protective. They are sometimes called Shaman Stones, but not to be confused with moqui balls which are a different mineral composition and also sometimes called Shaman stones!

 

Where Do They Come From?

Kansas pop rocks are found in one area of Kansas only as far as we know. Near a pyramid shaped mountain which is now known as Boji mountain. The family which has trademarked the name Boji has a pet crow of the same name. When their daughter found the rocks, she thought they were the eggs of the crow. The owners of the trademark issue certificates of authenticity confirming each set was found as a pair in that location.  They are also sold as pop rocks in singles and in pairs, but would often be paired up by the seller. I feel that, like some other “paired” stones, they will pair themselves naturally if you buy them in bulk.

 

Key Metaphysical Properties

  • Balancing and aligning yin-yang, the auric field and chakra column
  • Physically energising without being over-stimulating
  • Fill the aura with positive energy
  • Elevate your level of intuition, so that you can protect yourself.
  • Removal of blockages
  • Increased cognition and clarity of the mind – improve memory
  • Assist the body’s natural regeneration.
  • Grounding – especially useful for star seeds and astral travellers

 

How To Use Them

 

  • Hold one in each hand during meditation.
  • It is said that we should hold the female stone in the left hand and the male in the right.
  • I believe we should use our intuition and see which feels best in which hand.
  • Place one in each pocket when channelling healing or spiritual messages
  • Place on or around the body where guided during healing practice.

 

  • Place around your healing room to guard yourself and your client.
  • To balance the male/female energies, and grounding place the smaller female stone at the crown chakra, and the other stone below the feet at the earth chakra. Lie down and relax for at least 10 minutes. If you can’t decide which is male and which is female, see which feels better at the head and which at the feet. The stones themselves will guide you.
  • Cleanse the energies in your usual way, but take care, they can disintegrate if left outside for long periods.
  • Can also disintegrate after shifting a lot of energy for you
  • Self-charging.
  • It is said that storing in pairs can neutralise the energy, I feel you need to keep them a couple of metres apart.
  • Sometimes, a pair will naturally roll towards or away from each other and you may feel a magnetic pull.

 

Crystal Charged Water

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Crystal charged water. This is different from an elixir – it’s much simpler and quicker, but you can still get fantastic results. All you need is a clean glass of water, a flat surface and your chosen crystals. You can choose to place the glass on a mandala, or sacred geometry to add an extra energetic boost. You can choose filtered water if you wish (I chose tap water for this occasion).

First of all, cleanse your crystals and ground/centre and protect yourself. Hold your crystals for a short while and focus on your intention for the water. Then place your glass of water on a flat surface and arrange your crystals in any formation you are guided to. You can use all the same crystal or a set of different stones. Leave it for a few minutes or up to half an hour. Cover your glass if you feel it necessary. Then, thank the crystals and drink your water. For the pictured glass, I chose Blue Kyanite and a grid print of Metatron’s Cube (Sacred Geometry). My intention was to balance my chakras and auric field and keep my physical energy levels up. I made 3 glasses of this water to drink 3 times today along with other drinks. Not only do I feel great, I know from past experience that repeating this daily will make me look more healthy too.

Variations:

1. Use a covered jug and once charged, keep in fridge and decant as needed.

2. Pop a stretchy crystal bracelet around your glass or water bottle.

3. Use a polished crystal slice as a coaster for your drink.

Give it a try, let me know what you think?

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Happy Travels – Six Amazing Crystals for a Safe and Happy Journey

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Here’s a question I saw on Facebook the other day. “Would you rather travel every day for the rest of your life, or never be able to travel?”  One of the answers was, “I’d love never to have to travel – I get anxious and peopled-out!” 

I get it, I do! I always think I enjoy traveling and I love to plan and book a holiday. Then as it gets nearer the mind-monkeys start with the what-ifs and planning stress and worse. On the actual journey the anxiety and overwhelm used to spoil it completely. But over the years I’ve developed a full kit of tools and strategies for the journey or holiday itself. This includes a well stocked Kindle and MP3 player for distraction, spare earphones and earplugs, spare glasses, handwipes, loose change, emergency cash, emergency snacks etc. The list gets longer as I get “wiser”. One of the items that always makes the list it crystals. I never, ever, travel without at least a few of them. They give me comfort, relieve anxiety and just keep everything on an even keel.

I’ve developed my own tried and tested crystal list that covers all types of travel and I call it my Happy Travels Kit . Here are my top six!

Lepidolite

Relieves anxiety

This gorgeous lilac to deep pink/purple sparkly stone is soothing and calming. It is a powerful helper if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed or if you feel overwhelmed by picking up these emotions from others. It has a positive vibration that stimulates positive coincidence or synchronicity.

With its high lithium content it naturally gives off a vibration of calming energy and counteracts panic and worry. It can clear the chakras and meridians of unhealthy emotions.

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Howlite

Instantly soothing

Howlite is a beautiful white stone with fine grey marbling. It is very calming, brings patience and soothes trauma and anger. For instant stress relief, or to relieve panic, hold a piece to the third eye or heart and breathe slowly.

Blue Lace Agate

Balance and calm

Blue lace agate, a serene, pale blue colour with white banding,  provides balance and calm. It is soothing and relaxing. It eases frustration when arrangements go wrong or are delayed. This gentle, calming stone provides tranquil energy. As with all agates, blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are gentle and subtle and it is a particular protector for children.

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Moonstone

Protection

This creamy stone resonates with the moon and its glow can be seen within. Traditionally used for safe travel especially when your journey takes you across or over water, Moonstone balances the heart and mind and helps you to see through worries to the evidence of safety. It gives comfort during stressful worry or health situations and promotes renewal and rebuilding.

Chiastolite

Protection for travellers

Chiastolite is a warm brown stone with a natural black cross formation in its structure. It has long been regarded as a stone that is highly protective, especially for travellers and pilgrims. For long distance walks, drives or journeys, chiastolite is your friend. It also forms a protective bubble in the workplace, school, vehicle or place of business.

Chiastolite has a lovely friendly vibration and when you hold it in your hand you can easily feel its strong earthy energy. You will feel deeply connected to nature and this grounding aspect also helps you to adapt to change.

Resonating with the base or root chakra, it supports you in finding your own courage.

Malachite

Protection for air travel

Malachite is a vibrant green stone with dark patterning  that resonates with nature and the natural realm It protects all journeys, especially air travel especially as it absorbs and transforms negative energies, toxins and pollutants from the body and the surrounding atmosphere. It guards against radiation and electromagnetic pollution and heals with loving earthy energies. Malachite can lessen the effects of  noise,  fluorescent or harsh  lighting, and  negativity  of all kinds.

It protects all journeys and travel, and  is super for adding your heart strength to any positive intentions, for example when visualising a safe trip.

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If you want to get hold of the FULL kit ready made for you in a lovely pouch CLICK HERE!

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What do you think? Would this help you? What crystals or essential oils do you travel with?

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Citrine or Heat-treated Amethyst?

Citrine and Amethyst are types of quartz and have the same structure and a very similar energetic fingerprint. The vibrations are from the crystal itself and also the colour rays. You also get the energy from the ways they have been loved and used by many civilisations, ancient and modern.

Natural citrine is quite rare, but this beautiful, yellow, translucent stone can also be created by heat-treating,  Amethyst (and sometimes smoky quartz).

Does it matter?  Some people say so but in my opinion it doesn’t, especially if you know what you are getting. The metaphysical properties of heat-treated amethyst that has turned yellow are said to be the same as citrine. I have worked with both types of citrine and I would agree.

 

Both of these lovely crystals are created by mother earth using heat and gamma rays. To make amethyst into “citrine” all we are doing is adding more heat. This has been done for thousands of years and it doesn’t actually take that much.

 

Are they fakes? No. In the same way that some household goods and foods come to be known by their commercial name, heat-treated amethysts that turn citrine-coloured are called citrine because that is the job they do. Natural citrine is livelier, a bit stronger energetically, but mostly what you see is what you get.

 

How can we tell the difference? Sometimes it’s tricky but a simple rule of thumb is that natural citrine is very clear and only or mostly lemon with very little white. There may also be a price premium. You may also see citrine listed as “natural citrine” to highlight the difference and the rarity will attract a higher price,. However, take care as not all sellers even know there is a difference. Just because it says “natural” citrine doesn’t mean it is. But is it citrine? To me, yes it is.