"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well."


Hello darlings.
The beginning of this year has been crazy, what with closing my store, and traveling to Hamilton for physio for my daughter and I. I am very grateful for the time off, and also looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Unfortunately, due to my injuries from the car accidents I won't be doing many vendor events. I am currently signed up for the Luna Market on September 7th and Hamilton Pagan Pride on September 9th, and then I am finished for the season. I will hopefully find an appropriate online portal for specimen sales soon.
So you might be wondering what I've been up to..
I am super excited to announce that I have been nominated for FOUR categories of Best Business this year. I would super appreciate it if you would add your voice to the nominations. Nominations End on August 9th.
The Record Readers Choice Awards: Favourite Meditation and Inspiration Centre
I just got back from Canada's big Rockhound Gemboree. I have some AMAZING new specimens. Check them out on Instagram all of these specimens will be available at the upcoming Luna Market at Carl Zehr Square in Downtown Kitchener, and at Pagan Pride Day at Gage Park in Hamilton.
I'm going to offer some excellent new workshops in the fall, and I'm planning a big back to school sale on all my online classes. I look forward to learning with you <3


After much deliberation, it is with sadness that I announce the I will be closing the shop on Westminster. I am not sure of the final date, but it will likely be at the end of this month. Eventually, I'm hoping to rent a treatment room here in Kitchener a couple days a month. But first I am going to be concentrating my energy on my physio and health, and the pain management protocol we are starting for my daughter. Slowly, I will be concentrating on getting my online sales platform working properly, and I will be recording my classes to be able to offer them in video format. I will also continue doing the cards and weekly distance sessions.

Thank you for an amazing 3 years. This isn't a goodbye, it's a see you later.

see ya

PS I am still going to be attending the Renew You Holistic Fayre (see the events tab for details) so if you wanna come and see me, I'd love to see you.. and my entire stock of crystals and salt lamps will be on sale!!

Energy Medicine 

Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with chronic pain. Maybe you’ve been struggling to manage stress. Maybe you’ve tried everything that your doctor has suggested but still can’t find relief. Have you heard of Energy Medicine? No? Well let’s talk about it a little bit.

What Energy Medicine IS:

  • A term that describes a wide variety of alternative healing methods
  • Non-invasive therapies used to affect healing of the energy bodies
  • Helping the natural rhythms and energies of the body to heal itself
  • Manipulation of Chi (or life force energy) to allow the body to heal
  • Non-denominational and non-religious

What Energy Medicine is NOT:

  • It is NOT a replacement for medical treatment
  • It is NOT a magic cure-all instant fix
  • It is NOT a religious sect, system, or cult

Some of you know that I was in a car accident recently. We were hit head on by a driver who crossed the double line and entered our lane. I have been struggling with whiplash and exacerbation of my chronic pain conditions since then. My physiotherapist has recommended that I do not try to come back to work too early, and so, I regret to have to do this, but I am cancelling this month's Reiki share and the Yule Celebration. I hope to be able to come back after Christmas. I will keep everyone posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.




White Salt Lamps w/ coloured bulbs- photo by JennL

Have you been thinking about getting a salt lamp, but want to know more about them first? There are many benefts to owning an Himalayan Salt Lamp. Which can basically be separated into 3 distinct areas: Breathing/Allergies, Stress/Sleep, and Negative Ions.

What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp? 

Salt Lamps, or Himalayan Pink Salt (HPS) Lamps are large blocks of salt that are mined from the Himalayan mountain's salt mines. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and have numerous health benefits attributed to them. 

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40-Day Mantra Meditation 


As I told some people in our Reiki Discussion Group on Facebook, I will be starting a 40 Day Mala Practice using my mala prayer beads and the Sanskrit Mantra Om Namah Shivaya. My intention in doing this is to start a daily practice and to deepen my connection to Spirit. I invite you to join me, we are starting on the Summer Solstice. I will be doing my meditations in the morning, you are free to do yours at any time that works for you, you can also choose whichever Mantra or Affirmation feels good to you.

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I'm so excited to tell everyone that Crystalline Energetics has been nominated TWICE for Best Business. First in Holistic Healing and Second in Spa - Full Service Voting ends June 11th @12 am. I'd SUPER appreciate it if you'd vote for me. Thanks a bunch!

Hello Everyone. I just wanted to quickly come by and let you know that I am still working on that website. It’s taking longer than I expected, but I assure you that it’s coming.

Easter is a lovely time of year don’t you think? The general themes of new beginnings, being reborn, having Grace. I’m loving springtime this year. It seems so full of possibility. I have a ton of ideas bursting to come out. I can’t wait to share them all with you!

I hope you have a wonderful week whatever religion you practice, and I will see you again soon.



So, I know it’s been a really long time since I’ve added anything to the website. I’d like to apologize for that. I am in the process of having a new website built and we hit a little snafu over the Christmas holidays. Since I wasn’t sure when the new site would be ready, I didn’t want to update anything until I knew more. Then I got pneumonia and I’m still recovering from that!

But there’s so many exciting things happening in the world of Crystalline Energetics! First off, I have added new therapies to my service offerings. I am now offering Indian Head Massage, Indian Facial Rejuvenation, and Aromatherapy Foot Massage. I have this excellent plan to create an afternoon spa package combining all three and a detoxifying foot bath as well. Look for that to be available in time for Mother’s Day!

Also I am looking for testimonials for the new website. To that end I am offering 50% of services when you book 2 sessions before March 15th. The services currently available for this promo are:

Reiki $35/30 mins OR $65/60 mins

Crystal Healing $40/30 mins

Indian Head Massage $65/45 mins

Indian Facial Rejuvenation $100/90 mins

Aromatherapy Foot Massage $25/20 mins

I look forward to seeing you!

Events for March:

March 4th Crystal Reiki – Level Three – FULL

March 5th Quality Living Health and Wellness show – Free Admission

March 12 Introduction to Crystal Grids – $60.00 Register before March 10th

March 20 Spring Equinox Tea and Crafting 3pm all are welcome.

March 28 Reiki and Energy Share- Bring your coffee mug and slippers

April 2 Crystal Reiki Level One – $100 Register by March 27

I’m so excited to tell you guys this awesome news! Earlier this summer I asked y’all to nominate me for the Reader’s Awards. And the finalists have been announced! I made it into the top ten for TWO categories!

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in a Nine year (2+0+1+6 = 9) . This is so super important! 9 is the number of completion. Finishing of the things. When you see repeated 9s it should be a signal to pay attention to the things that you’ve let sit incomplete. Now is the time for you to look back on the first 9 months of this year. Are you where you thought you would be? Are you manifesting your goals and dreams? What needs to happen so you can complete this chapter?

It’s the eve before school starts and there’s some great stress happening in our household. My daughter wasn’t placed in a class with her friend and that’s a hard thing for her to deal with. One of the things that I have always enjoyed is releasing my fears to the elements. I normally use fire for this. I write everything down and then I burn it. Following that I write intentions that I wish to manifest. I burn those too as I visualize how wonderful it feels to have released the things holding me back and how light and joyous I feel knowing my wishes are on their way to me. This is a really quick and dirty explanation of a burning bowl ceremony. I do formal ceremony on each of the Solar holy-days (the equinoxes and solstices) but I do a less formal ritual each fullmoon as well.

As I mentioned last time, The Autumnal Equinox is approaching, and it will be a big day in the world of me. I am planning to have my store’s soft opening during that week. On the Morning of Mabon I will be hosting a morning tea ritual with tea and savouries. Just a meet and greet sort of thing. I hope you will join me!


In the evening I will be having a meditation night. There will probably be more tea I’m fairly fond of the tea ritual.

Following the evening tea I invite you all to participate in helping me to create a prayer flag garland. Prayer flags are a traditional Tibetan custom that have found their way across the world. I first learned of Prayer Flags in a course I took on traditional Shamanism. I’ve loved the concept ever since. The general idea is that you will write your prayer upon the flag and once they are strung into a garland they are hung as high as you can reach. Every time a breeze ruffles the flags your prayers are sent out into the Universe. I also like to send the prayer garlands Reiki on a regular basis. Similar to using a Reiki box. During my opening I will ask everyone who wishes to participate to write a prayer and add it to the garland. I can’t wait to show you all what it looks like once it’s completed.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I am so excited to be taking this next step with all of you.

Well you guys know that August is ending. It isn’t a surprise. Summer is over and the back to school scurry is on. We’ve made the decision, my daughter an I, to return to public school this year. Everyone is doing a last minute scramble to get organized and my American friends are already back in school.  Some of us are also getting prepared to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox. Before I get into that let me tell you all about the exciting things that have been going on in the world of me.

So the biggest news of all is that we are signing a lease on Thursday! I’m so excited that I will now have a physical location where I can offer classes and you can come for sessions! I am putting together some promotional offers and we will have a grand opening once  we are completely set up. Our final day at the Guelph Market is on Wednesday. Once we’re finished there I will be focusing on setting up our new place and creating more classes and programs to offer, in person and on-line.

Another thing that I am hoping to accomplish is more regular postings here on the page. Once school starts I am going to be  trying to post at least once a week. I’d super love to hear what you’re interested in! As you know I like to talk about everything energy from Reiki to crystals to aromatherapy. I’m planning to transcribe some of the videos I did in the spring about my favourite crystals and the sets I created that deal with certain physical and emotional ailments. Oh and also once school begins I will resume live streaming on Periscope. I’m super thrilled about it. Like I said I’m always looking for topics to talk about (related to healing and vibrational medicine).

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Now, let’s talk about the Autumnal Equinox. Also known as Mabon on the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Time on this day is equal. The day and the night are the same length, following this the days will get shorter and the nights longer, but for this day we are in perfect balance. Mabon is the second of the three harvests. Where Lammas was the first, and we began to see all that we have been creating in the first half of the year. Mabon is the second. Now we are reaping the fruits of our labours. We are assessing our plans and evaluating our decisions. This is the time to pull up and discard those plans we had made that died before bearing fruit, either because of neglect, or perhaps we changed our focus and placed our energy on a different plan. For this next phase it’s time to focus all of our energy towards the final harvest, pluck the dead fruit, pull up the plans we allowed to die, and get ready to spend our energy on the plants that are thriving so we have a great final harvest.

In the beginning of the year we often think we know what we want to do, we want all these things, and then as we begin pursuing the things, often our focus shifts. Maybe we saw something we liked better, maybe we decided to follow a thread in a different direction from the one we had intended to follow. Maybe we somehow got entranced with the beauty of a completely new thought and abandoned the original plan to pursue something else.

Are you looking around and wondering what the heck happened to all of your plans that you laid in the spring?  Maybe something momentous has happened and your whole life changed before your eyes. Maybe as the day of the equinox approaches you feel like you’re on a precarious edge and balancing very carefully, wondering which way to turn..

It is all good. And guess what. You’re exactly where you’re meant to be right now. Everything is always working out for us and when you look back on this moment you’re going to see that the Universe is conspiring to help you in every way.

I’m coming up to fall in a completely different place than I expected to be. My business, my health, and even my daughter’s schooling are different than what I expected them to be right now. I am now looking around and getting rid of things that are keeping me in this spot, I’m untangling my branches, pulling the weeds out of my hair and I am reaching up for the new, fresh fruit that I’ve been growing.

I’m so excited, aren’t you?

Wow have I had a busy week! So many great things have happened this week! On Wednesday we had a wonderful and busy day at the Guelph Midweek Market. It was really hot but the company is always terrific. I’m going to be sad when that ends at the end of the month.

I was approached about organizing a Wellness Expo here in Kitchener, Ont. The location that was offered wasn’t ideal for what I suddenly pictured for the event, so I decided to go looking for one that would work. I am now happy to say that I have secured a location, a date and I’m now looking for exhibitors. What I am envisioning is a Trade Show that will showcase local businesses that are in the Health and Wellness industry. I’ll have Reiki, Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Organic Coffee, and other things. I won’t be having any direct sales vendors.  The event will be on November 5th from 10 – 4pm. I hope to see you!

I am also launching a new online course. It is a Chakra one-week intensive study unit. Starting August 21. Every day I will be sending out an email all about one of the chakras. Beginning with the Root Chakra. We will have a description, journal prompts, yoga poses, beneficial essential oils and crystals.. I’m super excited about it. If you’re interested you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chakras-a-one-week-intensive-course-of-study-tickets-27041880994

So, an update on my crowd funding campaign for the medical Reiki program. I have put all of my online Reiki and Crystal Healing Classes on sale to raise funds for the Program. If you wish to take part in any classes you can see them all on my FB pagewww.facebook.com/CrystallinEnergetics Or you can support my efforts in the campaign:bit.ly/MedicalReiki. I appreciate you and all your support!

And for those of you who read all the way to the bottom… I’d love to hear your opinions. What courses do you want to see offered in the future. What kinds of modalities would you love to meet at the Trade Show? How can I help make your experience with me better? I will choose one person from the comments to receive a Distance Chakra Balancing Session Gratis!!! Yes that’s right. Comment below and you could win a free session.

Right now my daughter and I are dealing with some stress. Trying to decide whether she will go to public school this year or remain homeschooled. In previous years she has been in public school and she has not thrived there. She deals with a lot of ongoing stress and frequently becomes overwhelmed. I taught her the Tree Meditation and she uses this now (when she remembers). Many years ago I began using this meditation/visualization to help me get centred and feel more grounded. I do not know whether I read it somewhere or whether I came up with it on my own. I do know that I have since read similar meditations. I share with you now my interpretation of The Grounded Tree Meditation.

This meditation can be a silent visualization, or a type of moving meditation if you prefer. Start by standing, sitting or lying in a comfortable position. Inhale and exhale slowly and clear your thoughts.

Now, imagine that you are a tree. Your feet are against the floor/ground and your toes are like a tree’s roots. Your arms and fingers are like the branches and leaves. Reach up into the sky with your branches and dig your roots deep into the ground (being outside for this really amplifies the grounding effects, but visualization is very good as well) Imagine your roots reaching down into the earth and grabbing hold of the rocks and dirt.. imagine your leaves stretching towards the sun and fresh air.. breathe in that wonderful happy sunshiny air.. let it wash down your arms and out your feet pushing all that no longer serves you into the ground where it can be transmuted by the earth. Then feel all the nutrients of the soil raising up from the ground, coming up your legs and filling your body with nourishing energy until it breaks forth from your fingertips. Imagine this cycle of breathing in the sunshine energy ,having it go through you and into the ground, and then exhaling the grounded, nutrient-filled energy out through your fingertip leaves. Then see the happy sunshine energy meeting the warm nourishing energy in the middle at your solar plexus,  and mingling there to give you exactly the kind of comfort that you need. Continue visualizing in this manner for as long as you want. When you are ready, wiggle your toes and fingers, bringing your attention back to your physical body. Stamp your feet and flick your fingers to release any lingering excess energy.

I hope that you enjoy my meditation. I’d love to hear your feedback! Leave me a comment below!

I’m super excited to share that I have been given the opportunity to take a course on Medical Reiki. This is the very first time that it is being offered in Canada and I’m so excited!! Unfortunately, because I’m on disability I am having troubles coming up with the enrolment cost. A friend of mine suggested I start a crowd funding campaign, so that is what I’ve done.

Let me tell you a little bit about my history and why I am so excited to take this program. I think many of you know that in 2005 I injured my back. At first it wasn’t so bad, I had benefits so I could afford treatment and physio. I kept working, I finished my nursing program and I got a Full time job as a nurse. Then one day I twisted my knee, my doctor suggested I take a week off work and use crutches to give the knee a chance to rest. 8 months later I was still off work, I’d been terminated due to prolonged medical absence. I no longer had benefits as I couldn’t afford to keep them while not working, and I was still walking with the crutches. Then came the night in 2009 that I fell down the stairs. The turning point, I thought at the time. I was in emerg that night and the on-call doctor was a back specialist. He put me through all kinds of tests, actually ordered imaging and everything. Ultimately deciding I was a suitable candidate for surgical repair. I hoped this would be the solution and that I could get my life back once I’d healed.

Well.. One thing led to another, and being a single mom on disability I struggled to keep up with the costs of post surgical treatment. I wasn’t able to continue the physio and massage treatments. Finally it got to the point where I had to cut out everything just to pay for my meds, and the meds weren’t helping. My promising surgical fix was declared unsuccessful. I was in constant pain, couldn’t think, couldn’t move, could barely take care of myself let alone my child. Something HAD to change. I made the decision to get off the meds that weren’t helping, and to look for more natural healing methods that I could practice at home.

To make a long story short, I studied herbs and I discovered Crystals. I learned about Qi Gong and the energy meridians in the body. I learned about the Law of Attraction and how our vibration attracts things to us. Then I learned Reiki. I WISH I had known about Reiki when I had my surgery. I think that things would have been different if I’d known then what I do now. (How often do we all say that? ) Not only does Reiki promote healing and relaxation, but it can also help mitigate the effects of traumatic events such as surgery and broken bones. It is helpful on the psychological level as well, enabling you to relax more fully, and sleep better. Which in turn helps you heal faster. You can use Reiki on everything from your prescription medications to your actual site of incision. Shortening the length of time needed to heal and lessening the amount of pain relief medication you need, while also decreasing the side effects of those meds.

Now, after studying and learning everything I could get my hands on about vibrational medicine, I have been given the opportunity to join a program for Medical Reiki. Having this certification will enable me to go into Operating rooms with clients to help them throughout the entire surgical process (not just once they are home). I will be able to assist people in palliative care, ICU, Labour and Delivery. I will be able to help people throughout their entire hospital experience. Plus, I will be shown various methods of approaching hospitals and clinics to offer my services. It is such an exciting opportunity!

Like I said earlier I have started a crowd funding campaign to help raise the cost of enrolment to this program. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/MedicalReikiDuring this campaign I am offering a discount on all of my Reiki Programs. I am offering distance Reiki healing sessions, personalized crystal grid healing sessions, as well as a 65% discount on in-person reiki or crystal healing sessions. I would so appreciate any support you can offer. Even sharing the link is helpful as it gets the word out about my sales and offers currently. Thank you thank you thank you. I am so grateful for your support in helping me to achieve this goal.

Did you know that this month the new moon is a Supermoon? (Don’t get too excited since it’s a new moon it crosses the sky during the day, so you won’t see it) This month’s Supermoon is also the second closest Supermoon of the year (the other being the Full Supermoon on November 14th). What is a Supermoon? “It is a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is at or near it’s closest approach to the Earth.” [Astrologer, Richard Nolle] It happens only 6 times per year.
Why am I telling you this, you may ask? WELL… Simply put, Supermoon’s make the energies of the moon more readily felt by people, and it has greater influence upon your decisions and actions. The new moon is an excellent time to set your intentions for the month, what you would like to achieve, what goals you are making, write out your abundance cheques if you do those. Also this Super new moon is in Aries. Which is the first sign of the zodiac, making those intentions even more powerful. Aries is a Fire sign and encourages us to TAKE ACTION!
It is the time to reflect on your goals and actions of the past 3 months. Are they serving you? Are they propelling you towards what you desire to achieve? If not, then it’s time to let them go, refocus and try something else. Your focus is going to draw these things towards you at an even quicker rate than normal, so make sure you are focusing on the right things. And TAKE ACTION!! Guys, the secret to being a master manifestor is the part where you take action. You can do all the positive affirmations and abundance cheques you want, but if you don’t take steps to move in the direction of your goals, the Universe can’t support you. (BTW I’m not saying to stop doing the affirmations and abundance cheques and things of that nature, because those ARE some of the steps, but I want you to remember that you also need to start knocking on doors and making the phone calls that are needed so the Universe can step in to support you.)
And as a final note, I want to quickly talk about Abundance Cheques 
This is one of my favourite templates, you can choose from many found online, or even just use one of your own cheques. Print it out, fill it in and say thank you!!! Fill in today’s date and your name, a number (if you wish) and sign it. I like to write in the memo box: “This or something better” That way I’m not limiting myself if I’m asking for something too small. and then I write PAID IN FULL on it.  Once it’s filled out you can put it on your altar, in your wallet or with your monthly bills. Set it and forget it. You review and renew at each new month.
I hope you have a blessed Super New Moon!
PS. Did you know I do daily crystal tips on Periscope? It’s true! At 2pm Eastern M-F, I do a different tip. Then I list the corresponding crystals in a new section on my Etsy shop called Crystal Tips. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/CrystalTips
So make sure you’re following me on Periscope for your daily tips!Periscope.TV/CCTJenn

Crystal Healing Books I recommend:

I have been asked to share my favourite healing books. Here is a list of some of my favourite go to Crystal Healing Resources. For transparency sake, these are affiliate links.

Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies 3rd Edition; Richard Gerber, MD


Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work: A Science-Based, Yet Practical Guide; Hibiscus Moon


The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach; Robert Simmons, Naisha Ahsian


Crystal Prescriptions: The A-Z Guide to Over 1,200 Symptoms and Their Healing Crystals; Judy Hall


Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras: With Light, Color, Sound, Crystals, and Aromatherapy; Joy Gardner


Crystal Power, Crystal Healing- The Complete Handbook; Michael Gienger


The Crystal Healer: Crystal prescriptions that will change your life forever;Philip Permutt


Reiki with Gemstones: Activating Your Self-Healing Powers Connecting the Universal Life Force Energy with Gemstone Therapy;Ursula Klinger-Omenka


Healing Stones for the Vital Organs: 83 Crystals with Traditional Chinese Medicine; Michael Gienger and Wolfgang Maier


Gem Water: How to Prepare and Use Over 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments; Joachim Goebel, Michael Gienger


February 8, New Moon in Aquarius and Chinese New Year. Year of the Fire Monkey!

Aquarius reminds you to follow the beat of your own drum. Be unique. Be original. Be who you really are. Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius…Having Saturn supporting the New Moon gives you strength and endurance

New Moon energy encourages us to go back; review, refocus and renew your commitment to your New Year’s goals.  With Saturn’s involvement we have strength, perseverance and a strong vision of our long term goal.

The energies right now are encouraging us to bust out of the rut of the way we’ve always done the things. We want to create new things, we’re going to have to try new ways. It’s a little intimidating for some, but if we work with the energy we can see great strides being made towards our goals.

Enter the Fire Monkey!

First let’s talk about Fire Qi.  Fire Qi is exciting and ambitious, it is creative and consuming. It can create great things if you tend it properly. The key there being tending the fire. You want to maintain a steady even burn of your creative fire, this way you don’t get burned out by the energy. Take care of yourself and your resources. There’s no need to create a huge blazing fire when a nice controlled burn will do nicely. Tending to your dreams will make their manifestation more reliable and long lasting.

Now about Monkey energy. Monkeys are all about fun, and trickery Key words are: erratic, irrepressible, ingenious, clever, unpredictable, resourceful, adventurous, selfish, magical, quixotic, amoral. In other words, keep your wits about you because anything, absolutely anything, can happen.

Now let’s consider how the New Moon in Aquarius may be affected by the Fire Monkey. it will bring forth fertile energies for adventure, imagination, innovation, diversity and general well-being. This period will also be strife with high emotions, volatile reactions and high tensions. So keep your head on straight, your goals in focus and your attention on the things that matter.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been feeling this energy already, a little chaotic and stressful. Just take a few calming breaths and remember to practice self-care and self-compassion. This is such an exciting new adventure.

Many Blessings to you and much love to your family.

Call it Imbolc, call it Candlemas, or call it Ground Hog’s Day; The beginning of February marks midwinter for the Northern Hemisphere. Imbolc is the halfway point between The Winter Solstice and The Spring Equinox. Like the image above, this is the time when you start to feel a quickening in nature around you.

Here in Ontario Canada, it can be a little bit hard to tell that spring is coming. I mean really, didn’t winterjust arrive? Isn’t there 2 feet of snow on the ground? Where are these beginnings of spring you talk about? There are still 6 weeks left of winter (at least) and probably the harshest weather is yet to come. But if you pay attention you may just notice something. A hush in the air, like a vibration of anticipation all around you.

The sap is starting to run in our Maple Trees. in just a few weeks we will be laughing together and loving the freezing weather while we celebrate with the Maple Syrup Festival. Have you seen the small birds coming back? They’re here. Little wee sparrows and chickadees that we haven’t seen in months.

This is what Wikipedia says about Imbolc: "It is believed that it was originally apaganfestival associated with the goddessBrigidand that it was Christianizedas a festival of Saint Brigid, who is thought to be aChristianizationof the goddess. The holiday was a festival of the hearth and home, and a celebration of the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. Celebrations often involved hearthfires, special foods, divination or watching for omens, candles or a bonfire if the weather permitted.[1][17]Fire and purification were an important part of the festival. The lighting of candles and fires represented the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months.[4]Aspring cleaning was also customary."

So what, you may ask, am I going to do to celebrate the turn of the season? Well, Since it’s too cold up here to do any planting or even go looking for flowers, I have decided to create my own ritual. It will centre around preparing for Spring.

First I will bring in my soil to prepare it for planting. At the Winter Solstice my family and I burned a list of things that we are ready to release and I will mix the ashes of this into the soil for the Earth to transmute into something beautiful and useful.

I gather my tools that I will use for preparing the garden and I will oil them and make sure they’re in working condition. Replacing the ones that need replacing. I also enjoy going through my seed catalogues and choosing the seeds that I want to grow this year. (I don’t sew the seeds until March but I will choose them and bless the seeds now.)

Next, I change my manifestation altar to reflect the season. Changing out the winter herbs I use for sacred offerings with new herbs. I craft a new herbal offering using Bay, Rosemary, Star Anise and Cinnamon.

And finally, I will start my spring cleaning. This usually takes me a while due to my health issues, so I will start now and do a little each day, decluttering, cleansing and generally giving the house a shake down in time for the Spring Equinox. Once I have vacuumed and swept all the floors in the house I like to open the doors and windows and smudge thoroughly!

These are my big plans. What are you planning to do?

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I am a Nurse-DC, a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Certified Crystal Therapist, and a Sacred Stone Grids Practitioner. I specialize in chronic pain and stress relief. I use crystals, reiki, aromatherapy and massage to help people live well with chronic pain. I sell crystals, custom healing jewellery, and Himalayan Salt Products. I also teach about Reiki and crystals, online and in person.

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