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WISDOM WITHIN - September 2016 - Kansas City


Using Crystals for Balance and Energy 

By Suzette Scholtes


 Some people think of crystals as jewelry without much interest in their spiritual properties. Others, like me, hold a collection of crystals for various reasons.

The two crystals which neither accumulate nor hold negative energy are kyanite and citrine, the ones I use the most. The best resource for crystal knowledge is Love is in the Earth by Melody (no last name), a 709-page book describing the spiritual properties of the mineral kingdom.


I often hold two hunks of kyanite as this gem aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, bringing tranquility and a calming effect to the whole being. It is an exceptional stone for meditative states. The rapid transfers of energy from kyanite create pathways where none existed before. Like a universal bridge, it is an extraordinary crystal of connection, opening the mind, enhancing psychic abilities, bridging gaps in all communication efforts, and providing a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy. [Melody, 363-364]


This blue stone inspires loyalty and fair treatment to others. It assists in working through disagreements and disputes, and can aid in repairing damaged relationships. It is beneficial in negotiations, diplomatic missions, and arbitration, allowing disparate energies to move into resonance and find a common frequency.


Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure energy, citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits.


Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones.


Sparkling yellow-tone, citrine attracts wealth, according to Melody. It encourages generosity and sharing of your good. I carry one in my purse.  It attracts love and happiness and guards against those who may break your heart. It cannot hold fear.

Anyone who asks me to hold healing for them write out their “intent.” I place it under a huge citrine tower and it’s amazing how many dreams and/or healings come true.

Way back in the 80’s, I was in a meeting with 12 or so workers and the topic of crystals came up. Half of the group reached into their pockets or purses and pulled out a crystal! I was astounded that those wearing their suits and ties shared such open minds toward crystals.


Some people use them for decoration. The stone may “shut down” without the correct respect to the stones.  Other than these two I write about, all other crystals need to be cleaned on a regular basis. There are various cleansing rituals. I was taught to place them in water, maybe with a drop of lavender, and let them soak. I use a pendulum to read when the stone wishes to come out of the bath.


My sister has drawers filled with jewelry from a life-long collection of pearls, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds. These are crystals and they make her happy. Why not?

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Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the regions prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street,

Overland Park. 




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