Expansion and Open Space – Life Update

Hey y’all!  Happy Saturday!

I just wanted to write a quick blog to catch up and let y’all know what I am up to out here on the farm. 😀

First things first, I am currently in the final push of a huge project that I have been working on for a year… This is turning out to be a life changing experience and I can’t wait to share it with y’all!  I will be announcing it here on my blog and also via video on youtube at the new moon on April 18th… Yay!  😀  I’m going to be putting in some long hours this weekend to see this dream of mine come to manifest, but I’m almost there… I can see the finish line and this weekend I am going to cross it!

Along with all of this expansion in terms of my dreams, I have been feeling called to let go of a lot of old energies in my life – physical, emotional and spiritual – so that I am fully ready and open for the new and wonderful experiences that are going to be coming in.  I have had Archangel Azrael enter into my life alongside my matrons Brighid and Aphrodite, and together we are working on clearing out the clutter on all levels.  I am doing an extreme clutter clearing of my physical space, keeping only items that I absolutely love and releasing all the rest.  If y’all want to see more about my process and my newly minimalist environment, you can head on over to my youtube channel to see some videos about my progress:

http://www.youtube.com/c/thelovelylittlewitch

clutter

Also, right now I am in the process of doing a youtube video project called 30 Days of Magick, invented by the wonderful Erick Silvermoon ( http://www.iamsilvermoon.com ).  For this project, I am doing a magickal craft every day for the month of April, and vlogging my experiences daily as I go.  It’s turning out to be pretty challenging and super fun at the same time, and really helping me to dive more deeply into my spirituality! If you want to watch along, you can visit my youtube channel and see all of the magickal fun! 😀

brighid

One of my magickal crafts – creating my own goddess statues! 😀

And then last but not least, the garden is growing, the chickens are laying, and the spring rains have come.  Caleb has been working outside, building and planting every day – we now have neat little rows of snap peas, okra, summer squash, bush beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries, thanks to him! Our little peach and apple trees are starting to produce, too… We have tiny baby peaches growing, and they are so cute!  I can’t wait to enjoy the harvest this summer. ❤

strawberries

All in all, everything right now is growing, shifting, changing, and expanding in the most beautiful of ways.  I am in a place of great hope and deep gratitude right now – I am thankful for every single moment this life has given me, because each one is an opportunity to continue creating and manifesting our highest dreams.

Just a quick blog to say hello, and to let you all know that I love you!  ❤

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Can’t wait to share all of the excitement with y’all next week!

Kimi ❤

My Top Ten Favorite Crystals – Part 3

Hey y’all, happy Tuesday! 😀

Today I am writing part 3 of one of my favorite blogs ever to write – my personal experiences working with my top ten favorite crystals of all time.  Woohoo!!

To catch parts one and two as well as a little bit about why I am writing these experiences, you can check out these posts here:

Part 1: http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2015/02/15/my-top-10-favorite-crystals-part-one/

Part 2: http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2015/02/17/my-top-10-favorite-crystals-part-2/

Now let’s talk about crystal goodness!!

My Top 10 Favorite Crystals – Part 3

5. Amethyst

I have a beautiful new amethyst elestial crystal spirit coming home to live with me, and I am SO excited (!! 😀 !!), so I thought what a perfect time to write about why amethyst is one of my top ten!

amethyst elestial

My new crystal baby!! ❤ ❤

Amethyst is absolutely fantastic for so many witchy and wonderful things – home and hearth magick, goddess energy, lunar magick, and releasing bad habits for a healthier and more spiritually whole life.  Amethyst was one of the first 5 crystals that I ever purchased as a wee witchling, and (after instantly falling in love with it, of course!) I have worked with it for many purposes over the past few years, including:

  • Prosperity and Abundance
  • Learning Healthy Spending Habits
  • Connecting with Goddess Energy
  • Scrying and divination (my first pendulum was an amethyst, and that crystal spirit helped me to find $1000 that was lost!)
  • Crystal Gridding my Home

And it helped and guided me wonderfully well through all of these things.  But the reason that amethyst is in my top ten is something even deeper than that.  To me, amethyst teaches us one of the most powerful lessons of our time…

We all have the Power of Choice.

Yep.  A powerful message from the spirit realm that is straightforward, simple, and completely life-changing, to boot.

When I first began working with amethyst way back in 2009, I was new to the craft and still living in a place of total disempowerment in my my life.  I was majorly in debt, living a life that didn’t fulfill me, and going to school full time for a job that did not resonate with my soul.  I wanted to experience real magick, transformation and change in my life, but I didn’t know how… To be honest, I didn’t even know where to begin!

I had been drawn to crystals and stones for some time, so after looking around on etsy one day I contacted a seller there named Hibiscus Moon.  She seemed to know a lot about the crystals and stones that she sold in her shop, so I messaged her asking for a good starter stone for a little witch like me.  She wrote me back and kindly recommended amethyst, so I ordered two from her shop.

When they came in the mail, I could feel their energy buzzing in the package even before I opened the box. As I took them out and first held them in my hand, I could feel their magick already beginning to work… Holding them moved me to tears.  They were so beautiful, so deep, juicy purple, so powerful, so magickal… So ME.

I remember just sitting there on my living room floor, gently cradling them in my hands and feeling something awaken in my soul… The power of choice.  For the first time in my life, I realized that though others might not agree with my witchy path, this crazy crystal thing was meant to be a part of my life.  In that moment, I made one of my first truly empowering choices… I chose to learn as much about crystals as I possibly could.

Making that choice to honor my soul felt so good that I started making more positive choices for my life.  I read books about stones, worked with them intensely, and when Hibiscus Moon offered her first crystal healer class, I took it with glee.

I chose to start reassessing other areas of my life, too… How could I make all areas of my life feel as happy and free as I did when I was working with crystals?  And one little choice at a time, I started changing my life to reflect the joy that was truly in my soul.

Here we are, eight years later, and I am living the life of my dreams.  Caleb and I live debt free on our little farm where I work from home as an intuitive, spiritual empowerment coach, and crystal healer, and live freely as a witch.  I am surrounded by the joys of my soul – spirit, crystals, and mama earth – each and every day, and I continue to use my power of choice to create things with my life that bring me even greater joy.

I am so deeply thankful to two beings for this lesson – the amethyst crystal spirit that started it all, and my lovely crystal teacher Hibiscus Moon for showing me just how powerful the beauty of the crystal realm truly is.

Thank you to you both for walking with me in my journey and showing me how to be free.

Love to you all!

Kimi ❤

For more crystal goodness to come, stay tuned for part 4! 😀

Finding Freedom – My Journey With Money, Frugality and Debt Part Four – Looking at Things in a New Light

Hey y’all!  Happy Tuesday!

Today I am continuing with part 4 of my story of how I got out of $230,000 in debt and started living the life of my dreams. 😀  To read parts 1,2 and 3, please follow the links below:

Part 1: http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2014/11/08/finding-freedom-my-journey-with-money-frugality-and-debt-part-one/

Part 2: http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2014/11/14/finding-freedom-my-journey-with-money-frugality-and-debt-part-two-dont-consume-create/

Part 3: http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2014/12/07/finding-freedom-my-journey-with-money-frugality-and-debt-part-three-let-the-clutter-go-invite-prosperity-in/

For those of you that have been following along, to do a quick recap of my money story so far….

I got into a huge amount of debt, realized that none of it made me happy, found spiritual meaning in my life through Wicca and decided it was time for a change.  I learned that life’s joy was found not in consuming, but creating, and I was ready to be free. I released huge amounts of clutter from my life and gave away over $40,000 worth of material things.  I opened up space for fresh, prosperous, new energy to enter in and quit amassing more debt to add to my already huge $230,000 sum.

And I was ready to start seeing that $230,000 number go down – FAST.  But how?

As I mentioned in a previous post, though both Caleb and I were working full time in jobs that made good money we were barely able to pay the minimum payments on all of our debts each month. And of course, most of those minimum payments went into paying interest, so though we were working hard and paying everything we had, our debts were barely going down at all.

If we ever wanted to get free, we had to knock off a significant portion of our debts – QUICK.

And on top of that, we had to somehow scrape together enough money for a cheap old truck, too, because Caleb needed one for work.  Shit.

A few days later, Caleb made the decision to sell his current car so that we could pay for the truck he needed. The next day he and I took that money and drove out to Northwest Texas in search of a cheap old Dodge truck that we had seen on Craigslist. I was skeptical about this truck before we ever left, because I had always had nice, new cars, and I came from a family who had always had nice, new cars themselves.  In my mind, used cars were a bad idea, fraught with problems, hidden expenses, and highway breakdowns in the middle of the night.

I mean, that’s the way my family had always done it, so getting new cars had to be the way to go, right?

When we pulled up to the old, country farmhouse to see this truck, my face fell.  There it was, sitting out in the front yard – all banged up, truck bed full of junk, and with a VERY flat tire.  Needless to say, this was NOT my idea of an ideal reliable vehicle.

Caleb convinced me to talk to the owners anyway, seeing as we had driven so far.  I reluctantly got out of our nice new Honda CR-V (that I was paying $453/month on), and went to take a closer look at that piece-of-crap truck.

Turns out that the truck was owned by a teenage boy who had received it as a gift from his father.  Apparently he wasn’t too fond of crap-truck either… As we looked at it, he told us that he was almost old enough to drive and he wanted to sell the truck so that he could get a cool car.  The whole time he was talking, I was thinking “good idea, buddy, because this thing looks like a piece of shit!”

While I was busy judging crap-truck, Caleb was busy looking it over.  He realized that the engine was sound, that all of the working parts were well-maintained, and that apart from physical appearance and a slow leak in one tire, things actually looked pretty good. He asked the teenager if they could take all of the junk out of the back and air the tire up a bit, and then he took it for a ride.

Thirty minutes later and much to my chagrin, Caleb sat down at that little farmhouse table and used the money from his old car to purchase crap-truck for $3300. On the way out the door, he handed me crap-truck’s keys and said “Wanna drive it home?”

I thought about saying no.

I am so glad that I said yes.

I hopped into crap-truck, taking extra care to notice all of the dents, dings, and the rip in one seat.  I fired up the engine, rolled down the windows, put it in drive, and promptly fell head-over-heels in love.

This truck felt comfortable. It felt sturdy.  It felt safe. it felt fun.  And it felt free.  As I followed Caleb in my shiny CR-V down the country roads back home, I had a revelation.  Here I was, in this crappy, beat up old truck having more fun driving than ever before – definitely more fun than I ever had in my CR-V.  Yes, the CR-V was sparkly and new with all the bells and whistles, but it wasn’t me.  Somehow, on some level, this truck just resonated with my very soul.

It reminded me of country roads, sparkling stars and campfires in the night.  It made me think of a simpler life filled with fresh air, homegrown food, and evenings spent sitting on a wrap around porch in front of a little farmhouse out close to mama earth.

I didn’t fully know or understand it at the time, but that truck was the catalyst that made me see the first glimpse of the hopes and dreams that were truly in my soul.

We stopped to get gas about halfway home.  Caleb moseyed over to the truck as I was filling up, and casually asked me how I liked it.  I promptly replied,

“I’m keeping this truck.  It’s MY truck now.  I’m selling the CR-V.”

If he was shocked, he took it in stride.  To this day, I sometimes think that Caleb on some soul level knew that this was meant to be.  He simply replied, “Guess you like it ok then, huh?”, gave me his little lopsided grin that I love so much and walked back to the CR-V.

Two weeks later, we sold the CR-V to a lovely couple with a newborn on the way, and Caleb sold his motorcycle that we had been making payments on, too.  In selling those two vehicles, we had almost instantly knocked out just over $30,000 in debt.

What a way to start letting go.

And this truck did so much more for me, too.  It helped me to start looking at the world in a whole new light – to realize that it was time to start questioning my  current lifestyle, spending habits, financial patterns, and my money beliefs, too. What else I doing with my life just because that is the way I had always done?  How many options were out there that I had never stopped to consider before? Was I even living the life that I actually wanted?  Or was I living someone else’s dream?

And this leads me to the next part of my story… Stay tuned for part 5! 😀

Chat with you soon!

Kimi ❤

Spiritual Empowerment Coaching – Let’s Make Your Dreams Come True!

Hey y’all!  Happy Tuesday!

This is one of the most exciting days of my life yet…

It’s official…

I am now taking clients as a spiritual empowerment coach!  YAY!!! 😀

This has been a HUGE dream of mine, and I am so excited + joyful + giddy-happy-enthusiastic to see it come to manifest!

Helping people to get inspired and take action to create the life of their dreams is my absolute PASSION and my vision for how I want to spend my life.

I am so honored to have the opportunity to share this dream here with you, and to share with you about who I am and what I can offer you as your spiritual empowerment coach.

I am a certified spiritual empowerment coach, a certified ethical intuitive, and a certified crystal healer trained and accredited by the Flora Sage Therapies Institute and the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.  As your coach, I will help you to find the inspiration, tools, and motivation that you need to experience personal success,  true freedom and joy in your life.

Working with me will help you to get real clarity on your purpose and goals, and provide you with practical and useful advice on how to make these big and beautiful dreams of yours joyful and totally DOABLE.

I’m here to help you create the life you’ve always dreamed of!  

Because you CAN make your dreams come true, you CAN make this world a better place, and you CAN achieve what you once thought was impossible – all by connecting deeply with your true soul and taking inspired action with your life.  

What is inspired action, you say?

It’s using the power of spiritual connection and personal choice to take step-by-step action to see your highest dreams come true.  It’s making your success inevitable.  It’s living day-by-day in the freedom of your truth and creating your own personal version of this Divinely Inspired Life that is unique and perfectly fitted to you.

Sound exciting?  Then read on, beautiful spirit! 😀

As your coach, I can help you with

  • Achievement of Personal and Life Goals
  • Powerful Manifestation
  • Fearlessly Living Your Truth
  • Deepened Spiritual Connection
  • Increased Prosperity
  • Personal Freedom
  • Increased Creativity
  • Increased Intuition
  • Owning Your Personal Power
  • Making Your Dreams Come True

As your coach, I will work with you closely one-on-one to help you get real clarity on your purpose and what it is that you most want to achieve.  We will then work together to make your dreams totally joyful and doable by taking inspired action steps to make them a reality in your life!

As your coach, I will be raw, I will be real, and I will be honest with you in every moment of our time together.  I am 100% committed to doing everything in my power to make sure you have all of the tools and inspiration to achieve your highest goals.  It is your job as the client to take the time to apply them in your daily life.  I can teach you magick in your life, beautiful soul, but I can’t do it for you.  Before you make a decision about whether working with me is the right path for you, it is important that you take an honest look at your life and ask yourself if you have the time, energy and ability to commit to doing the emotional, spiritual and physical work that this course will require.

Working with me is for you if:

• You are ready to transform your life
• You are ready to take inspired action to create positive change
• You are ready to face and heal your shadows and blocks to freedom, success and joy
• You are ready and willing to take personal responsibility for your life and do the work to see your dreams manifest
• You are ready to get real and honest with yourself and me – as your coach, I commit to being raw, real and honest with you, and a huge key to your success will be your ability to do the same with me

If you answered yes to all of these questions above, and you are ready to make your dreams come true, let’s get together and make that happen!  I am honored to walk with you in your path as your spiritual empowerment coach!

To schedule a free 30 minute clarity call with me about what I can offer you and how spiritual empowerment coaching can change your life, please email me at Kimi@TheLovelyLittleWitch.com

To view packages that I offer and sign up for coaching that will transform your life, visit http://tinyurl.com/nnls25g

Let's Make Your

With all my love,

Kimi

My Vision

Remember how I wrote about being at the crossroads in my life a couple of weeks ago?

Well, not any more.

I have a vision.

I’ve committed myself to it 100%.

And I’m ready to share it with the world.

This has been the biggest, most powerful week of my life.

Wishing you all the blessings of a divinely inspired life, and talk to you Tuesday,

Kimi ❤

Magickal March

Hey y’all! So I just gotta share… March is going to be so badass!! 😀

My dreams have grown so much in the past few weeks, and I am dedicating the month of March to taking action to make my dreams come true!

I am ready for some serious spiritual growth and personal transformation.  I’m ready to push past my limits and to make these visions a reality in my life.

So, these are the things (both magickal and mundane) that I will be doing in March to help me get there:

1. I’ll be journaling every day – for clarity, healing, releasing of the old and invoking the new. ❤

2. I will be leaving daily offerings to my guides – to help me stay connected to my magick and the spirit of my work.

3. I’ll be reading every day – I’m ready to spend more time actively learning and growing from the wisdom of other beautiful souls.

4. I will be exercising and following a healthy meal plan – to get my body into the shape that resonates with my soul and to honor myself as the beautiful being that I am.

5. I will be taking business bootcamp with Flora Sage for a second round – to continue growing and developing my sacred biz.

6. I will also be working with Flora one-on-one again as my spiritual empowerment coach – I’m ready to kick my dreams into high gear, and Flora is the perfect person to help me do it!  😀

7. I will be transforming my home into a clean and serene sacred space – by cleaning, organizing, space clearing, decorating with elements of nature, and doing all kinds of magickal crafts to really make my house feel like ‘home’.

8. I will be practicing the art of “speak ye’ little, listen much” – finding peace in the silence and learning to make my words have power.

I am so freaking excited about this month and all it has to offer… I can just feel it in my bones that March is going to be a huge time of transformation for me!  I can’t wait to get started tomorrow, and to share my experiences with y’all as the month progresses! 😀 😀

Lots of love and chat with you Tuesday,

Kimi ❤

Hanging Out at The Crossroads….

I’ve realized that my dream is growing so much… So much more than what it used to be.

I thought I knew where I was going, thought I had one clear direction to my path, and then all of a sudden I take a bend in the road and find myself at the mouth of an expansive new world before me.

There is so much possibility here, and so much potential too.  So much so that it makes me feel dizzied and overwhelmed.  How do I head out into this uncharted territory, this world of my brand new dream?

The same way as I always do.  One fucking step at a time.

So then I must ask myself, what is the first step?

Writing out this new dream.  Putting my vision into words.  Holding a sacred space where my soul’s truth is poured forth into the physical realm.

So tonight, I will be signing off early and taking some time to sit with my guides and my own soul.  Tonight I will hold space at the crossroads between the world of action and the world of thought. Tonight I will honor the birthing pains of my spirit, that pregnant pause between the end of one era and the beginning of a new.

I am writing this blog post to share with you all, but I’m writing it to share with myself, too.

Much love and see you all on the other side!

Kimi ❤

Transformation and Self Care – Three Choices I’m Making To Honor My Spirit, Inside and Out

Hey y’all!  Happy Saturday!  😀

LOL, so here comes Kimi’s epic real talk… I will continue with my top 10 favorite crystal posts on Tuesday, but I just HAD to share this and get it out of my system. :p

Over the past three weeks, my life has been changing so much.  Caleb quit his day job to grow the homestead, freeing me up to pursue these beautiful dreams of mine full time. I’ve been working toward building my sacred biz and life with all of my heart and soul, and I cannot even believe how much growth I have experienced as a result.    I am in happy tears over here as I type this, because I know that my dreams are coming true, and what I once just thought was a far-off vision in the clouds is starting to manifest in my life.

2015 is going to be an epic year. 

As my business and my path continues to grow, I’ve realized that it is time to set some healthy boundaries in my life to make sure that I allow myself plenty of time for work, spirit and play.  Today, I am making and publicly sharing some choices about

  • My spiritual practice
  • My lifestyle
  • My Schedule

These are choices that will help me to create harmony, magick and sacred space in my life as I step into my dreams and make them come to manifest.  I’m naming and claiming them out in the open because sharing my goals helps me to keep and honor them in my life.

So here are the choices that I am making to set myself up for peace, magick, joy and success! 😀

1. I’m scheduling working hours for my biz.  

Doing what I love for a living and working from home are some of the biggest blessings in my life!  Another huge blessing I am currently experiencing is some pretty explosive growth in my etsy shop, which is AWESOME SAUCE + FRIES + AN ORGANIC ROOTBEER kind of cool.  But along with all of this growth, comes more things to do, too.

As my shop has morphed and changed over the past few weeks, I have found myself to be working almost nonstop – like from the moment I wake up, to the moment I go to bed.  I love my business, love what I do, and am so excited about it that it is easy to just think, sleep and breathe in this space of building and creating 24/7.  But after a while, doing anything that nonstop will take its toll.

After feeling some pretty significant emotional exhaustion the other day, I took time to step back and take an honest look at what I could be doing differently to make sure that my life always stays infused with magick and joy.  And the answer came through loud and clear…. I need to make time for myself and my life, too.  I need to remember that my business is one of my passions, but there is a whole wide world of other magnificent adventures out there just waiting to be experienced, too, and that if I find harmony between the two, I can find tons of joy from both my biz and my daily life. So, from now on the lovely little witch’s working hours will be:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 8:30pm
  • Friday – 11am – 3pm
  • Saturday – FREE DAY TO PLAY!!! 😀

I’m also going to switch off from all of my social media at 10pm each night. 🙂

2. I’m taking the time to get back in shape. 

Lately I have been working with rose quartz and going on a deep personal journey of learning to love myself (which is a whole other blog in and of itself! :p ).  As a part of this transformation and growth, I realized that I have made choices in the past that do not honor and love my body, the physical vehicle that my soul is in.

Ok, total honesty time – I have a long history of eating pretty much nothing but junk, crash dieting, and exercising to extremes followed by long periods of not exercising at all.  I have blood pressure so high that I have been on medication for it, and due to my poor diet my skin and teeth are a mess.

Because of my emotional issues surrounding exercise, food and weight, I have taken the past year to largely step away from it all and get my head on straight.  After working through my shadows, I feel like I’ve emerged anew with better wisdom, clarity and love for myself and the way that I treat my body.

I’m ready to start exercising and eating healthy again, not to fit some societal ideal of how to look or be, but because it honors my sacred goddess self and makes me feel good inside and out. ❤

So, my new body self-love routine will be:

  • Drink 8 glasses of Water / Day
  • Eat vegetarian for the next 3 months
  • Train for and Run the Best Dam Run in Texas on May 9th of this year

I love running – moving my body in that way just makes my soul sing, so I have decided to sign up for this 5k to honor and celebrate bringing healthy fitness back into my life. 😀  My dearest Farm Boy Caleb has agreed to run with me to help me train – yay!  And besides that, the name amuses me. Hee hee.

3. I am making daily time for my Magickal Craft and My Spiritual Growth.

I saved this one for last, because it is one of the most important to me.  People often ask me how I mentally prepare for my day, how I move forward with my life, and from where my emotional energy and motivation stems.  The answer to all three questions is that…

I love to regularly practice my magickal craft, and do things that help me to grow in my spirit.

To keep my soulspace guiding compass shiny and clear as I continue to build my dreams, it is SO important that I stay connected to my heart, to my truth, to the center of who I am and what I believe.  The whole purpose of me creating the things that I am working toward right now is to help people see and be inspired by the magick, beauty and power within themselves and mama earth.

In order to be doing that, I need to practice what I preach and take daily time to connect with Mama Gaia and the magick, beauty and power within me.

So, to honor my spirit, my craft and my guides, I am

  • Leaving an offering to Brighid, my guides and Mama Earth each day
  • Connecting through ritual and divination on the Sabbats and Esbats
  • Taking 30 minutes daily to read and grow my mind
  • Journaling out my heart and soul each day
  • Taking a few minutes daily to meditate with nature and the wisdom that she has to teach

So there you have it, folks… The choices that I am making to honor myself and celebrate the magick of life as I continue on my journey through this incredible year!

Thank you so much for letting me share my journey with you all.

Wishing you all the brightest blessings, and talk to you on Tuesday!

Kimi ❤

My Top 10 Favorite Crystals – Part 2

Hey y’all, happy Tuesday! 😀

Today I am writing part 2 of one of my favorite blogs ever to write – my personal experiences working with my top ten favorite crystals of all time.  Woohoo!!

To catch part one as well as a little bit about why I am writing these experiences, you can check out this post here:

http://thelovelylittlewitch.com/2015/02/15/my-top-10-favorite-crystals-part-one/

Now let’s talk about some more amazing crystals and stones!  Yeehaw!!

My Top 10 Favorite Crystals – Part 2

4. Clear Quartz

I mean, come on, who doesn’t love clear quartz?  This crystal is so amazing and for so many reasons!  To me, it is one of the highest vibration crystals out there, and working with it can truly change your life.

I have had several clear quartz crystals come and go as a part of my personal crystal family throughout the years, but my first BIG experience with clear quartz happened back in 2013 when I went to visit the crystal mines in Jessieville, AR.  A friend and I decided to make a girls’ weekend/ Valentine’s day trip out of it, so we packed up and drove for seven hours to go spend a couple of days at the clear quartz mines.

As soon as we stepped out onto the sacred ground where all those crystals lay, it was like my entire body came alive with a feeling of pure joy.  I felt that I was able to experience the world around me in a whole different way – that I could see clearly just how beautiful, powerful and magickal every natural thing truly was.

clear quartz

We spent that day digging in the sunshine, finding some of the most beautiful crystals that I have ever had the opportunity to connect with.  I felt like the crystal spirits were guiding me, telling me where to dig – the miners even kept joking with me that they needed to hire me on as their “crystal whisperer” because we found 6 huge points that were over 12 lbs each!

It was truly one of the  most magickal days of my life.

After returning home from that trip – I placed all of the crystals carefully around my sacred space.  The room felt absolutely alive – there was so much magick in there that it was hard to breathe.  I took one particular crystal that I felt very drawn to down from her place on my shelf, and held her close to my heart.

Instantly, I felt like the breath had been sucked out of my lungs.  I dropped to the floor on my knees, and curled up with the crystal near my heart.  The rhythm of my breathing began to change into something that I had never consciously felt before – slow and deep, like I was in a state of waking sleep.  It almost felt as if the crystal was breathing for me.

With my waking eyes I was seeing nothing, but with the eyes of my soul I was shown a beautiful, celestial plane.  Everything here was peace, everything here was magick, everything here was alive.  With a sense of wonder and joy, I realized that this crystal spirit was showing me true potential – true possibility.

The infinite abundance and magick of the universe.

At this realization, I slowly drifted back to earth.  My breathing returned to normal, and I began to once again see the room before me.  I didn’t fully understand it at the time, but what I realize now is that clear quartz showed me my future, in showing me who I really am – who we all really are –

Pure potential. Pure Possibility. Pure magick.

It was after that experience that I realized I fully believed in the healing and wisdom of the natural world.  I decided I wanted to live my life openly as a witch, to help others to connect with the sacred magickal tools that have been gifted to us by mother earth.  At the time I didn’t yet know how that was going to manifest, but look at me now!  I am living my dream, and I am so thankful to that clear quartz point for the beautiful experience that led me here.

I no longer have that particular point as a part of my crystal family – she gave me so much that I decided to pass her on to another friend who could benefit from her wisdom as well.  I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to meet her and so many other amazing crystal spirits!

And of course, my love affair with clear quartz continues…

kimi and olivia

Love and light from me and my beautiful clear quartz Olivia!

Kimi ❤

…..For more crystal goodness, stay tuned for part 3….. 😀

My Top 10 Favorite Crystals – Part One

Hey y’all, happy Valentine’s Day!

Today I wanted to address one of the questions I get asked most, and share with y’all my top 10 favorite crystals and stones…..WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!! 😀 😀  ( Can y’all tell that I like talking about crystals? )

Thanks so much to all of you that have asked this question! 😀 This was a challenging list for me to create because I love all crystals and stones so much, but after much time thinking and pondering, I feel like I’ve made a pretty good list.

Because there are so many wonderful books and resources available out there to tell you about each of the following stones and their common healing uses, I have decided to do something a little bit different and share my personal story of working with each of these crystals here.

To learn more about any of the crystals that I’ve listed here, you can check them out in my etsy shop by clicking on “The Lovely Little Witch on Etsy” banner on the right side of this page. 😀

And now, without further ado, let’s talk about –

My Top 10 Favorite Crystals of All Time

1.  Hematite

This stone is one of the most powerful tools for personal transformation and making your dreams come true that I have ever encountered.

I used to be unable to finish even the simplest of tasks, because I was overwhelmed by worry every day.  Something as simple as choosing a new notebook or what to eat for lunch felt unbearable, because there was a constant ticker-tape of worried and distracted thoughts running through my head.  Working with hematite helped me to learn one of the most valuable lessons of my life…

BE PRESENT IN THIS MOMENT.  Do not worry about the future or the past.  Be here now, single task, and calmly, deliberately and intentionally move forward with your life.

hematite

Because I had so much worry and fear that I had been carrying around all the time, at first hematite was very difficult for me to work with.  It quickly drew all of this anxiety to the surface, so that I could consciously work toward healing and releasing it from my life.  I am so thankful for hematite and for the soul work it showed me, because it completely changed my life.

Hematite was the crystal catalyst that moved me into the space of actually creating the visions in my head, taking action in the world, and making my dreams come true!

2.  Almandine Garnet

I have SO many good things to say about almandine garnet – where to begin?

Almandine garnet is a fantastic crystal for anyone who is looking to deepen their spiritual practice and connect more with their craft. Many people ask me how I make spirituality such a regular part of my life… I truly feel that working with almandine garnet has made a huge difference in helping me to do this.

I first started working with almandine garnet during my Wiccan year and a day studies, and carrying that crystal regularly helped me to deepen my spiritual practice so much!  Every time I did ritual with my almandine garnet sphere at my side, I felt that I was able to connect more deeply with my craft and really experience the magick that was happening in new and beautiful ways.  Working with this crystal also helped me to become much more steady in my practice, taking the time and energy to actually get out there and experience mother earth, which is the foundation of my spiritual experience today.

almandine garnet

Almandine garnet is also FANTASTIC for releasing fear, anxiety and stress about financial concerns, and seeing a path to heal your financial situation.  As mentioned in previous blogs, I used to be over $200,000 in debt and this debt constantly stressed me out all the time, so much so that it was difficult to function or even sleep.

Working with almandine garnet helped me to see that it wasn’t the end of the world, that I could get out, and that it was ok to get some sleep, too.  With my garnet at my side, I would plow away at releasing the material things, behaviors and beliefs that kept me in a cycle of debt and at night, I would hold her for peaceful sleep.

I can happily say that the garnet helped… After one $19,000 student loan to go, we will be completely debt-free!  A total game changer of a stone for me. ❤

3. Rose Quartz

This stone held probably one of the largest spiritual awakenings that I have ever experienced – how important it is to learn to love myself.

Rose quartz was another crystal that I was resistant to at first.  Every time I held it, I got a vibe that was very uncomfortable for me.  I was taking my crystal healing certification at the time and told my teacher, the wonderful Hibiscus Moon, what I was experiencing.  She gave me one of the best crystal tips that I have ever received:  “If you get a strong negative vibe from a crystal, that often means that it is a crystal whose energy carries healing that you really need.”

rose quartz

Because of our conversation, I decided to give rose quartz a fair chance.  I bought a big rough slab, took her home, sat down in my sacred space and began to meditate.  I had also made a rose quartz gem elixer that day, and had that ready to drink at my side.

At the beginning of my meditation, I felt my entire body tingle.  As I went deeper down into meditative state, I began to see inside my body and witness the energy there.  It was all dark, sluggish – like sludgy, dripping tar.  With a sob, I realized that it was all the energy of self-hate that I had been filling myself up with for years.

As I continued to cry and hold the rose quartz, it was like a pressure valve released.  All of the energetic tar was washed away and was replaced by a brilliant, pastel rainbow sparkling light.  I felt called to drink my rose quartz elixer, so with eyes still closed, I gulped it all down.

Instantly, I saw my entire world, my old definition of self, go up in flames.  As the flames cleared, what was left behind was the beautiful and magickal world of my dreams.  There was nature all around, and so much love, too.  All beings in this world respected each other, and respected mother earth for all of her gifts to keep us alive.  I walked through this world as lovely little witch, so happy, so free – knowing that I was a beautiful child of the goddess and worthy of being allowed to be me.

I came out of that meditation forever changed, and began on the journey of truly learning what it means to love myself.

So, that concludes Part One of my Top 10 Favorite Crystals. 😀  Stay tuned for part two and three over the next week, when I will talk about:

4. Clear Quartz

5. Amethyst

6. Rainbow Fluorite

7. Polychrome Jasper

8. Black Onyx

9. Blue Lace Agate

10. Candle Quartz

Wishing you all bright and magickal blessings!

Kimi ❤ )O(