Christmas and Crystals

by Ron & Sue Windred on November 26, 2013

Everywhere you go at the moment you see the trappings for Christmas have well and truly made their way into the shops. Suddenly you get this dreamstimefree_6725846wake-up call that the end of the year is fast approaching and perhaps you had better start to do something about it.

It is a popular time for family gatherings and celebrations with friends. Most of the time the goodwill shared within the group is enough to maintain a light and hearty cheerfulness, however close proximity and the help of too much celebrating can create some unwanted aggravation.  So this is probably one of the best times in the year to enlist some help from our friends in the Crystal Kingdom, to help ensure peace, goodwill, love, harmony and co-operation at our gatherings.

With a little imagination I am sure you can come up with a number of creative ways to display crystals among your decorations, allowing them to share their good energies and blessings to help produce an environment of connection and joy.

Nearly all crystals would be suitable in one way or another, so see what you have among your collection and if you feel certain stones are what you want to use, but you don’t know why – just go with them. You can never beat those internal or gut feelings.

Here are a few ideas you might like to consider:– 

Gather a collection of tumble-stones and put them in wire cages. These can then be used to decorate your tree or could be strung together at intervals to make hangings which may be placed above doorways or suspended across a room.  

Remember the childhood delight in discovering a threepenny piece in your plum pudding or Christmas cake? Why not substitute with small tumbled crystals (not too small and don’t forget to inform they are in there) and recreate the joy of discovery and leave them with a magical little gift of nature.

Decorate and provide entertainment with a ‘Zen garden’. Fill a largish tray with clean sand; add some crystals and a toy rake. Rake out the sand, perhaps draw some meaningful symbol and arrange the crystals into a thoughtful display. The activity is quite relaxing and expressive, often revealing hidden insight. You can encourage your guests to play and express themselves in art form. This is then used a central and interactive display.

Family and friends can’t seem to get enough of my special Christmas punch, because not only does it taste great, it has secret ingredients that contribute to its flavour and zing: A handful of crystals – Hematite, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Amethyst and Garnet.

Scatter crystals around your dining table to add colour and revitalizing energy to your festivities. 

Frankincense and myrrh incense will radiate the appropriate seasonal aromas, but once again the fragrances that you find the most pleasing are the ones to use.   

Candles at this time of year contribute a sense of ritual and ceremony and provide soft and subtle lighting that is conducive to friendly interchange.  

We are sure you can come up with a whole lot more ideas to bring about a great environment for your celebrations.

Here’s a little ceremony for those who are game! It was told to us by a friend of ours who assures us it brings a special closeness and understanding between the participants. He has this ritual with his family and some close friends sometime between Christmas and New Year. It is based on the talking stick, with a large Clear Quartz Point or generator filling this role. Anyone who does not wish to participate is asked to go for a walk while the rest of them complete their intercourse.

Sitting in a circle – in turn, each person holding the crystal has the floor and they are not to be interrupted until they hand the crystal talking stick on. This is their opportunity to express whatever is on their mind or in their heart in a loving and open and truthful way. Before commencing all have agreed to listen and not interrupt, to be open, to suspend judgement and to really hear what is being shared. This is not a time for condemnation or having a go at anyone.Clear Quartz

Great truths often get revealed and understanding and healing are usual. Courage mixed with love enters into the mix and buried hurts are often revealed. BUT and this is the beauty of this circle and this crystal talking stick – all have agreed to stay in integrity with its purpose – and love, respect, honour and understanding are the reward.

Sometimes this is very hard to take, as lovely as it is and sometimes you learn things about yourself you may rather hide, and this is why I say it is for those who are game.

© Written by Ron and Sue Windred

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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