Thursday, June 21, 2012

Crystal Healing ~ Citrine

Citrine amplifies positive energy and dispels negativity in all areas of life. A Citrine is one of my favorite stones to carry.  Absolutely stunning, an natural uncut, amber to caramel Citrine crystal cluster with matrix brings about a warm, comfy feeling that just intensifies throughout the day.  Clear crystal points surround a myriad of warm beautiful citrine points. The matrix is very often as beautiful as the cluster itself.

So very powerful in your personal space, attracting the positive and dispelling the negative all around you. This will draw oohs and aahs and questions of all sorts! I once had a few photos of Citrine clusters posted on my personal Facebook page and I had people ask me if they were biscuits or slices of cake, among many other things!

Crystalline Quartz in shades of yellow, gold and various shades of oranges, ranging from caramel, sienna and amber is referred to as Citrine. Its name comes from the French word for lemon, "citron". I find a beautiful deep amber or caramel shade to be very pleasing to the eye. It imparts a warm, cozy, calming effect when near. Also known as the Merchant's Stone, Citrine is wonderful tucked away in a place of business, perhaps in your cash drawer, or worn to manifest prosperity and luck. Citrine promotes prosperity through sharing, just as in the old saying, "Give and You Shall Receive". 

Citrine crystal clusters are used to keep the home clear of negativity and conducive to positive energy. Citrine will dispel negativity in any arena. Unlike so many other crystals, It will not take up negative vibrations and so is a stone of omnipresent positivity, never needing to be cleansed of negative vibrations, as it has not absorbed any. Placing Citrine clusters or points in a window that receives sun most of the day makes them especially suitable for healing work. Citrine is a calming amber quartz, great for meditation and working in the emotional, spiritual, and physical to bring calm, clarity and confidence. It can help heal personal losses and grief and has a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness and contentment, emotional stability and inner strength. Citrine can help ease the body and mind of addictive and compulsive behaviors such as alcohol, drugs and smoking.

An excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and decrease self-doubt and negative feelings such as depression and anxiety, Citrine is excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming, It can open channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairvoyance and communication. Put a citrine under your pillow to assist in your dreamwork.   Before sleep, before meditation, before any spiritual endeavor, use it to clear the self and surroundings of all negative energies. Wear it while engaged in artistic endeavors to help promote creativity. A stone of protection, Citrine will stabilize and calm, allowing you to bring forth your best and clearest visions for all of your endeavors.

Often worn by healers in abundance, Citrine focuses energy. Encouraging the person to be healed to hold a Citrine as well as placing one or more on the area of the body needing healing, will enhance the healing process and is especially helpful for ailments of the digestion and circulatory system. Citrine helps with headaches, insomnia, urinary issues, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, tissue regeneration, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, kidney and liver issues. Also said to help in removing toxins, Citrine is indispensable for overcoming addictions.

As it is a crystal quartz, it will amplify the energies of any other stones used with it. Pair it with amethyst for increased power and positivity.

Chakra: Crown, Solar Plexus, Third Eye. Sacral
Astrological: Gemini, Aires, Leo, Libra
Planet: Jupiter, Mercury
Physical: Heart, Digestion, Detoxification
Color: yellow to orange, caramel, amber, clear

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

LOOK to the LEFT!

<<<<<<  Look to the left   <<<<<<<

and you will see our new

Etsy Mini Pocket Shop!

It's Clickable!

Isn't it just the coolest?

Now you can see what's in the shop
right here and now.

When you're finished here
Just click anywhere on the Pocket Shop

We're Back!

Did you miss us? 

We missed you :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

There's Much More to This All Encompassing Trip

There's much more to this all-encompassing trip. 
Yes, there is.  

It's amazing what a little compassion for others can do for your soul. 

I just thought I'd share a little story..something that has been happening around me for years, but has just recently come to a resounding crescendo. 

 A friend of mine, let's call him J, is someone that I call a friend, but whom I've never actually physically met, has been having a terrible time of it.  His wife is very ill and he has had to let his livelihood slide a bit to care for her and his kids. Surgery after surgery, infections, complications, more complications, dashed dreams and more than I can imagine ever happening to one family, have been endured by these very good people. On top of all of the pain and suffering, they have been struggling financially.  He is torn between providing financially and materially for his family, and being the physical, emotional and spiritual caretaker for his wife during her continued medical issues.  Unlike some folks, he has chosen the high road and elected, through much soul-searching, to dedicate his efforts to supporting his wife physically as well as emotionally through her illness. It would be so easy to push the day to day responsibility off on nurses and home aids, so easy to pay someone else to take care of her needs and simply go to work, and to go on with his life as if nothing had changed. But not  him. This man has worn his heart on his sleeve and chosen to forego unnecessary material wants for the sake of a higher, more spiritual and more meaningful relationship with his family. Despite the hardships, they have never asked for help from any of  us. 

We are a community. There are many of us together in this community.  Many of us talk with J through our little forum community at least once a week, or when he can find time to let us know how S is and what is going on with her care. The only complaints we ever hear are about how he wishes he was able to do more for her and for his family. Nothing more. We offer an ear.  We offer positive vibes and loving words. But we cannot offer much more. Or.... so I thought.

I could go on and on forever, but I am trying to make a point here. As I said, this forum we belong to has become like a family. We get together on a regular, if not daily basis, just to chat.  Many of us get together in person as well, when we can, but sadly, it isn't often, as we are scattered over the globe. Many, many people belong to this same forum.  Its a band fan club, but its much more than that.  We have made friends for life, some of whom we've never physically met, but are nonetheless bonded emotionally.  These friends have taken it upon themselves to donate time, energy and funds to assist this family through this ongoing crisis. 

Somehow I ended up being the keeper of the funds, the keeper of all this positive energy and good will. A few months ago we collected a significant sum of money and sent it their way along with well wishes and the most positive vibes we could muster. Recently, I've been contacted by more than a few people asking if I was the one "in charge" of helping J & S. In charge? No.....not in charge, YOU are in charge. EVERYONE HERE is in charge. I am just here along with you. The reason the question was being asked? You might was from folks here who want to donate even more to help this family financially, as the only way we can help from afar, being geographically distant.  If we were closer, I can guarantee there would be knocks at their door offering respite and conversation the day through. 

The love and compassion that exists within our little community is more than amazing.  I use J &S as an example, but this is not the only case.  We who have become friends through this band have helped each other over the years not only financially when the need arose, but physically, emotionally, any way and every way possible.  We have opened our homes and our hearts to one another. 

What brings us together? The music. The words. The meaning.  
A mutual love for the music and respect for a few of the most compassionate and dedicated men on the planet.

Pearl Jam

There is much more to this all encompassing trip than just the music.


Saturday, June 9, 2012


If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. 
What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.

Thursday, June 7, 2012



 It's still us.

When you click on the "SHOP Simple Earth Creations" Tab  the Shopping Cart will redirect to and you might think that you are in the wrong place. No looks different but it is still us!  Celtic Evolution is another Web Domain that I own. Simple Earth will redirect there for Shopping Cart only. 

Soon I hope I can figure out how to change the banner to my Simple Earth Banner!

Thanks for bearing with me while I figure this out :D

Monday, June 4, 2012

Festival News


Submitted Vendor Applications today for:

Philly Folk Festival

Great Allentown Fair


Blues Festivals in Phoenixeville and Philly

Reading Fair

and other miscellaneous places. 

Hoping to be REALLY BUSY! 
Barefoot Sandals seem to be popular!
Maybe see some of you there? 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

How to Make Lavender Syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons dried or fresh lavender flowers

 1.  In a deep pot bring the water, sugar and lavender to a simmer.
 2.  Simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat and let cool.
 3.  Strain to use.

For a stronger flavor refrigerate after cooling, at least over night. The longer the lavender sits in the sugar syrup, the more flavorful it will be.


Sweetening and Adding Flavors to Teas
Drizzle Over Cakes
Pancake Topping
Ice Cream Topping
Flavor Cakes and Desserts
Flavor Lemonade
Adding Exotic Flavors to Fruit Salads

 Experiment with other flavors, added to, or instead of, lavender.  Suggestions:  star anise, peppermint, vanilla pods and beans, cinnamon bark, red rose buds, and even culinary herbs. 
Keeps in refrigerator for about 4 weeks. 

Friday, June 1, 2012


~* Trust yourself. *~

~* You know more than you think you do. *~