Saturn Goes Retrograde... Why This is Mega-Good!

Saturn goes retrograde April 17, 2018!

If this post caught your eye, it is probably because you've heard about Mercury Retrograde, which has a bad rap in mainstream media these days. Well, this post is to assure you that when Saturn goes retrograde there is nothing to fear! It is also important to clarify that this is not the same as when "Saturn Returns." That is a whole different ball game which you can learn about here.

The reason this planetary retrograde is favourable for us is that it triggers us to dive a little deeper and explore what it is that our soul truly yearns for us to do, be and experience in this lifetime. When this retrograde cycle comes around it lasts about 4 months at which time we are given an opportunity for self-discovery and contemplation.

This delicious period literally speeds up the rate at which we can discover and unlock our purpose in this life or incarnation.

If you've been feeling a little lost lately or out of sorts, then this is your time to go within so that by August you come out feeling sparkly and bright, connected and aligned to what you are truly meant to do. Introspection, journaling, alone time (especially in nature) is excellent during this time. If it is difficult to find alone time or get outside, trying bringing nature's elements to you. You can do this by working with healing crystals (placing in your pockets, holding during meditation or reading or wearing as jewelry). Essential oils (sourced from the plant kingdom) are also great to accompany you. Diffusing or nebulizing them in your home is a sure fire way to bring Mama Nature's healing energy into your home.

So I hope you feel excited to hear of this planetary cycle and look forward with eagerness to where you'll be and how you'll feel come August! This is also an incredibly powerful and effective time to enrol in a self development course or study group. I have created a Signature 16 Week Program called Elevate Your Life (and become an energetic match to your deepest desires & wildest dreams).

This program is for you, if you're in your 30's and did what society expected of you, and despite that, you are:

  • Zapped of Energy and Lacking Magic & Inspiration in Your Life
  • Feeling Unfulfilled & Disconnected From Your True Passions & Purpose
  • Wondering "Is This As Good As It Gets?" As You Go Through Life on Auto-Pilot

EYL Signature Coaching System unlike anything else on the market. It is a truly unique & multi-faceted approach to reaching high levels of success & fulfillment. This offering takes you through a step-by-step sequence, with key milestones, which will unleash & activate your highest potential. Although an effective system is in place, there is also flexibility & flow to ensure service is custom-tailored to your unique needs. This signature sequence ensures you move through & experience positive transformation so that you leave feeling wildly obsessed with life (& elevated to your new energy set point or vibrational frequency). Once this happens, your life will just keep getting better and better. The sky is the limit with no goal too big or out of reach.

Enrollment hits max capacity every single season & now includes a LIVE in-person mastermind event I host for the Super-Tribe of women I work with!

If this excites you, feel free to explore more details here:-) 

What is a Crystal Essence and how are they made?

So what is a crystal essence? It is common knowledge that there are many health benefits to the body & skin from using pure botanicals, essential oils and other carrier oils sourced from the plant kingdom. However, there isn’t as much discussion around the healing and beautifying effects from mineral kingdom (aka crystals and gems) which are sourced directly from Mamma Nature, herself. 

 A lot of health conscious or spiritually minded folks will purchase these beautiful crystals & gems for their aesthetically pleasing quality, but also for their unique metaphysical properties. For example, wearing, holding or even placing a crystal close to your body will cause a subtle effect to your body's own energy field.  

You can think of the body's energy field like a glass of water. Placing a crystal on or near the body is like dropping another liquid substance into the glass of water.  Depending on the potency of that substance, it will then permeate into the surrounding water, causing a subtle change to occur. There are countless resources that explain in detail the physical, emotional and spiritual healing effects which each crystal holds.

Dr. Masaru Emoto has extensive research which scientifically proves that water that has not been contaminated or altered (sourced directly from the spring) is the most programmable substance on earth. This means it can be imbued (charged or saturated) with the same metaphysical properties (think: energetic footprint) of the crystal that is placed within it or beside it within a larger glass jar (if made via the indirect method). 

Dr. Emoto’s studies scientifically prove that spring water can also be programmed with our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. His studies show that loving words and positive thoughts directed at water create a brilliant & complex snowflake pattern when viewed with a powerful microscope. If you are curious to learn more, check out his best-selling book, The Hidden Messages in Water.

A crystal essence (also known as a gem elixir) is when water has been imbued with the same energy or vibrational frequency that the crystal possesses. Since water is very sensitive to its surrounding environment, it is very important that the water used is sourced from the highest quality spring water that has not been contaminated with chemicals (tap water with fluoride, bromine & chlorine) or that has been stripped of its healthy minerals. It is also important to use water that has only been stored in glass packaging as plastic can distort the water’s natural energetic footprint.

How are BODYCHERISH’S crystal essences made?

BodyCherish's Crystal essences are made from glass bottled glacial spring water. The crystals used for each essence are first cleansed (physically and energetically) and then placed inside the water and covered for a 24 hour period. BodyCherish maximizes the healing energies imbued into the water by placing the glass jars (with water & crystal inside) in direct sunlight during the day of a super full moon.

This enhances the yang energy offered from the Sun's rays. Then the glass jar is left overnight to absorb the powerful yin energy that is offered from the light of the super full moon. This process energizes the essence while balancing it - think of it as a beautiful & complimentary energy infusion.

During the water imbuement, beautiful angelic music is played to offer even more healing vibrations to space in which the essences are created. Positive affirmations and the healing intentions of each crystal are also written and placed on the exterior of the glass jars.

Once all steps have been completed, the crystal is carefully removed and remaining water is the pure essence which has the same energetic frequency and metaphysical healing properties as the actual stone! This pure essence is then mixed with 50% grade vodka or brandy to preserve. These jars area sealed tight and are known as the mother batches.  Then a small portion of essence from the mother batch is taken and diluted into a dark amber glass bottle filled with additional glacial spring water and grapefruit seed extract (acts as a natural preservative). This ensures the shelf life of the essence.

This process works on the principle of homeopathy. Diluting the mother batch essence does not minimize the energetic frequency of the water; it only takes away the majority of the alcohol content.  Remember, water is programable and takes on the energy pattern of what it is mixed with. This new bottle is then surrounded by 7 clear quartz points to further amplify & charge the essence and it's intention. It is these essences that are then added by 2% total volume to the entire line of BodyCherish's Organic Beauty & Facial Ritual products. These high vibrational crystal essences are also added to the  Bath Soak Salts and brand new Crystal Candles!

What is Crystal Healing?

Crystal Healing is an alternative healing technique that directly influences the energetic systems of the human body and intern positively impacts the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Wearing, holding or even placing a crystal close to your body will cause a subtle effect to your body's own energy field. To further amplify the truly remarkable healing powers of the crystal kingdom, one can place them in a grid formation. I offer my clients crystal layouts that are placed upon different sacred geometry symbols, including the Seed of Life, Flower of Life and Metatrons cube. This further empowers and amplifies the intention of the healing session. What exactly is sacred geometry? You can think of it as the form beneath all life and points to a divine order in our reality. We can follow that order from the smallest invisible atom and all the way to the infinite stars, finding ourselves at each step along the way.

How does is work?

Each crystal has a unique metaphysical properties (energetic blueprint) which promote healing on different levels of your being. This is impart due to how each crystal resonates differently with each chakra centre of the human body and energy field. You may have heard about the chakras but aren't totally clear on what exactly they are and how they work. You can think of the 7 major chakras like energy centres of the of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. These bodies are also known as the subtle bodies and a chakra is an energy point (or node) in the subtle body versus the physical body. You can also picture a chakra as a funnel shaped energy centre (or vortex) that corresponds with many meridian points and nerve bundles in the human body.

There are different ways a person can open, clear and balance their main 7 chakras. This is important because when a chakra centre is moving optimally, then that area of ones life is also flowing optimally. However, when a chakra is blocked in moving poorly, the area of one's life that it directly impacts will also not be in flow.

For example, the Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and the corresponding colour is red. When balanced, it will bring about good health, feeling grounded, safe and secure and prosperous. However, when unbalanced or blocked it will bring about feelings of insecurity, fear, financial difficulties, boredom, lethargy, chronic pain (often in the low back) and depression. Physically, an unbalanced root chakra will bring about dry, pale, blotchy skin.

Each chakra resonates with different foods, colours, sounds, mantras, activities, yoga poses, affirmations, essential oils and of course crystals!



Want more evidence?

From a scientific perspective, Dr. Masaru Emoto has extensive research which proves that water that has not been contaminated or altered (sourced directly from the spring) is the most programmable substance on earth. This means it can be imbued (charged or saturated) with the same metaphysical properties (think: energetic footprint) of the crystal that is placed within it or beside it within a larger glass jar.

Dr. Emoto’s studies scientifically prove that water can also be programmed with our thoughts, attitudes and emotions. His studies show that loving words and positive thoughts directed at water create a brilliant & complex snowflake pattern when viewed with a powerful microscope. If you are curious to learn more, check out his best-selling book, The Hidden Messages in Water.

When we realize we can positively effect water with the energy of a crystal, it starts to make more sense that we can positively influence our own bodies as well, given they are 75% water!

What are some of the benefits of Crystal Healing?

This healing technique alleviates chakra imbalances by dissolving energy blocks, allowing life force energy to flow smoothly and freely to your being. The benefit of chakras moving optimally will literally influence every possible aspect of your life in a positive way. Remember, EVERYTHING is energy first and foremost and before anything can come into manifestation in this world, it first starts as energy. That includes love, joy, abundance, security and health, but it also includes sadness, shame, depression, conflict, pain, disease and scarcity just to name a few. When you first focus on changing your energy, the ripple effect of positive life changes become inevitable. This I know from first hand experience. Read article here if curious.

Crystal Healing Offerings:

Each offering can be added on to a Reiki session to further amplify the intention and focus of the healing session. I highly recommend combining these two services for optimal effect. Please email me directly with intentions of your healing session and I will tailor a custom crystal layout that is specifically suited to your needs and most desired outcome(s). I take the utmost care in the preparation of my crystals being used, including physically and energetically cleansing them prior to each the session, as well as space clearing the room between clients. This ensures a crystal clear, yet calming & high vibrational space.

To assist my clients take their healing experience and intention home with them after the session, I gift each one with a crystal that corresponds to the healing intention. This along with a gift bag of positive affirmations and aromatherapy ensures you continue to hold the energy of the healing session as the days and weeks unfold.

If you do not have a specific healing intention that you would like to focus on, please pick from and one of the following offerings. If you are not sure which would be best suited to meet your needs, please email me to further discuss. I love offering assistance and guidance in this area.

Crystal Healing offerings (click each to learn more)

Simply email me (bodycherish@gmail.com) which option you'd like after you book online here.

Blissful music, tranquil nature sounds, aromatherapy and Reiki may also be included as part of this restorative service to further enhance the healing experience.

What to expect after a Crystal Healing session?

Overall, Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing allows for many benefits, including the following:

  • deep relaxation & improved sleep
  • calming your mind and thoughts & reduced anxiety
  • subtle emotional shifts
  • increased energy
  • deepened spiritual insights
  • elevation of mood & release of negative emotion
  • pain reduction

These benefits will continue to unfold for several days (and even longer) after the treatment has taken place. This is your body continuing to restore itself back into harmony and balance.

BODYCHERISH has expanded and now offers holistic empowerment services which will include Reiki, Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing; all to inspire higher vibrational living. Click here to learn more!




Crystal Healing Benefits of Larimar and Sugilite

Larimar: crystal of serenity, promoting relaxation in every aspect. As a soothing water element stone, Larimar cools hot tempers and guides excessive passion into peace.  Larimar is particularly helpful for cartilage conditions and constricted joints.  Larimar is used to enhance alternative treatments, particularly those involving heat, light, and water. Larimar relieves high blood pressure and stress-related illnesses, and may alleviate excessive Fire element energy such as infection, fever and inflammation. It may also be used to treat skin disorders aggravated by stress, such as hives, rashes, eczema and psoriasis. 

Larimar is connected to the goddess energies and helps women to re-attune to their innate femininity and restore their connection with nature. It emanates vivaciousness, humor, and a sense of one's own power. It helps women to call upon the goddess within to fully manifest their highest purpose in life. 

Larimar effortlessly induces a deep meditative state, raising consciousness and harmonizing the body and soul to new vibrations. It dissolves the boundaries of spiritual self and allows one's true pathway in life to be revealed. Larimar facilitates angelic contact and communication with other realms. 

Larimar is an excellent stone for finding a soulmate. It facilitates the healing of unresolved issues or fears, trauma to the heart, or past-life relationships.

Sugilite: known as a premier “love stone for this age,” embodying the perfection of Divine love and the manifestation of this energy on the Earth plane. It brings the gifts of wisdom and spiritual devotion, helping one to understand that Truth is the highest form of love, and living in one’s own truth is not only healing but empowering.

Manganese within Sugilite helps absorb negative energy and is an excellent pain reliever, especially for headaches, joint pain and discomfort. It may be beneficial for fighting off viruses and inflammation, and is one of the premier stones to aid in the treatments of cancer by lifting despair, calming emotions, and channeling healing energy into the body. Light colored Sugilite is considered especially beneficial for cleansing and purifying the lymph system.

An exceptional crystal for awakening the Crown Chakra, Sugilite infuses the body with light, bringing spiritual and unconditional love in through the Crown and down to the Base Chakra, aligning all of the chakras as it goes. It is a powerful attractor of healing energies, and has surfaced to further an awareness of the connection between the well-being of the mind and the well-being of the body.  

Sugilite is one of the very best crystals for those who are highly sensitive and take on whatever energies are around them. Sugilite creates a warm, protective “shield of Light,” keeping the wearer impervious to negativity and the disharmony of others.

If you like the sounds of what these crystal have to offer, you may be drawn to learn more about the Pink Himalayan Soak Salts and Therapeutic Soak Salts, which both contain larimar and sugilite crystal essences. This ensures your bath time experience is the ultimate healing experience for the mind, body and spirit. Click here to see salts!