Irie Soul

Irie (I’–ree\adj) – to be at peace with yourself and the status quo of your existence / Soul ('sōl\noun) – the spiritual part of a person that is believed to give life to the body

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Crystals – Earths Healing Treasures

Like I mentioned in previous posts, Feel the Vibrations and Feng Shui, everything, is made up of energy. Our vibratoins which is also referred to as our “life force energy” can be described as our field of spiritual energy. Our thoughts, health, emotions and beliefs collectively contribute to the vibrational state of this energy field.  The way we react to different situations we face, negative experiences, thoughts or feelings can cause our vibrations to drop from high to low.  I have been doing a lot of reading up on the use of crystals and the energy and vibrations they give off to aide in raising the vibrations of our life force energy.  They same way I have mentioned that other peoples energies can rub off on and affect you, it is the same for the energies that emit from these crystals.  They also say that the energy crystals naturally give off can alleviate stress, cure disease, open up your chakras, promote focus, creativity and increase your fortune and blessings.

Although these articles of energy are most frequency referred to as ‘crystals’ they are also described as mineral specimens, gemstones and petrified wood.  Minerals which are found throughout the world in the earth’s crust, are non-living, solid and like all matter, are made of atoms and elements.  Most mineral crystals grow from molten rock deep within the Earth.  As magma cools, many crystals form simultaneously and crowd into one another, producing irregular shapes.  There are many different types of minerals and each type is made of particular groups of atoms.  Gemstones are minerals that are cut from naturally occurring crystals. To qualify as a gem, the specimen should be hard and tough enough to resist scratching.  There are a few gems that are not from minerals rather organics, meaning they come from living organisms, such as pearls and amber.  Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization and is believed to be extremely healing, grounding and protective.  What ever you want to call them, these minerals from the earth are centuries, even millenniums old and have been applied for healing purposes by many ancient civilizations.  There are specimens of petrified wood that can be dated back to the Jurassic period and the oldest known mineral is a 4.4 billion-year-old zircon.

There are some crystals that are more powerful and give off a stronger frequency than others.  Some are even known to aid in helping raise the vibrations of other stones.  The stones with a higher vibration are believed to be powerful aids in helping you move you forward in life.  Each crystal gives off a unique energy and can each be used to achieve different objectives.  Whether it be health issues, traumatic or emotional experiences, stress, a negativity attitude or a feeling of being ‘cursed’, many people believe in the use of crystals for their powers of transformation and healing energy.  It is a great advantage to have natural crystals of any sort in your environment, even if you are not experiencing a hardship. Whether it is to raise your vibrations, promote positivity or your raise levels of consciousness and enhance the powers of your higher chakras.

I walked into a crystal store on Queen St West in Toronto called, Gifts From the Earth, and I immediately felt their energies at work.  It was a calm and peaceful experience sifting through the different crystals and reading up on their specific attributes.  The crystals I found myself attracted to were ones that promoted growth, success, consciousness, joy and love.  One of the ones I purchased was the rose quartz which is also referred to as the love or marriage stone.  It’s energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love and aides in opening up the heart chakra, Anahata.

Once you select your crystals, there are many way you can apply them.  They can be placed gently on the body during meditation to transmit to specific chakras and help you focus.  You can place them around your home using feng shui guidelines. For example they recommended placing the Citrine crystal I purchased in the “wealth corner” (back left), of your home to maximize its powers.  You can also wear your crystals as jewelry or simply carry them around with you in your pocket or in your bag so they are always with you on your person.  Amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness, is said to alleviate insomnia, and is suggested to be kept under your pillow when it’s purpose is to promote sleep or warn off bad dreams.  Crystals can have multiple purposes, so it always also a good idea to state your intention, or say an affirmation for what kind of energy or outcome you desire from your chosen crystals.  It is also advised to smudge your crystals when you bring them home and regularly, to clear out and prevent any build up of negative energy.

If you want to harmonize your mind, body, emotions and spirit then give crystal therapy a try.  It is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing and there are only benefits involved.  If you are intrigued click here for a site that displays and explains a wide variety of healing crystals and their benefits.  If you are interest in a piece of energy jewelry check out my good friends company, Project Village.  She has a beautiful line of energy bracelets and more coming this summer.  “Project Village uses the love of bracelets to employ and empower underprivileged young women in Toronto.”  So any purchase you makes also goes towards a very worthy cause!

peace & vitality, irie soul. Xx


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Ego Cont’d…

Hopefully you’ve read the prequel to this blog about, ‘The Ego’ and the false sense of identity it creates.  Just to reiterate, the ego relies on possessions and self-image to build up its identity.  It is responsible for peoples tendency to identify with the body and physical world more than identifying with or knowing themselves.  But like I also talked about in the post On To the Next One’, possessions and even our bodies are just material things that can only make us feel good temporarily.  Some will say because of the way our society works, looks and things get you further in life, but only for so long – that is just the top layer.  They do not make you; they will not be with you when you move on to the chapter of your journey.  The want for material possessions and the unattainable ideal self-image have been instilled in society’s subconscious to build up the ego.  It is all a huge visage to cover up and distract us from what really does matter and to leave us ignorant to the fact that we are all one with the entire universe – that spirituality lives within us all and that there is unity in all creation.Continue reading


Let It Be

You have probably heard the saying before that, “You can’t control a situation or an outcome, but you can control the way you react to it.” The way we react to situations affects our levels of stress, happiness and overall well being – sometimes more than the situation itself.  I’m not only referring to the way we might react to negative and non-desirable outcomes, but the ways we react to every experience throughout life. The process I have been learning about is non-reactivity.  This is the practice of maintaining more of a balance in emotions, rather than riding on an emotional roller coaster through life.Continue reading

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The ego, it is what is responsible for giving us a false sense of identity.  People have a tendency to identify with the body and physical world more than identifying with or knowing themselves.  A conscious awakening and sense of enlightenment occurs when you attain the self-realization that you are not your body, your mind or even your personality.  I’ve read an explanation that reveals our body, mind and personality are our possessions; they are not what make us.  We are not a teacher, a CEO, a dancer or a bartender, those are just the things we do. Continue reading


Step Up To The Mic – Positive Affirmations

An affirmation is an assertion that something exists or is true.  It is a statement or proposition of self-empowerment, declared to be accurate.  I’ve learned that positive affirmations are a wonderful way to develop a confident and more constructive way of thinking. We do this by composing personalized positive statements which facilitate in achieving our intentions or goals.  Remember “The Little Engine That Could”? His affirmation was simply “I think I can! I think I can!” And he could.  He did. Like The Little Engine That Could, we repeat these statements out loud with confidence as a way to not only convince ourselves they are true but to ingrain them in our subconscious.Continue reading


Moment of Clarity

Sometimes we have to make decisions and either follow our heart or listen to that voice in our head.  Before I continue I want to make clear I’m not talking about matters of the heart, love or relationships, rather situations that we face.  Sometimes our heart knows whats best for our soul and sometimes we are able to see more clearly when we think it through in our minds.  Our initial gut instinct will tell us one thing, but then we really start to think about it we want to do something else. It all comes down to reactivity.  Sometimes it will result in a compromise between what your head and soul are telling you to do, something I experienced this past week. Continue reading


From The Heart

I while back I posted, My Intro To Chakras, – the seven energy centres that make up our aura. Everything we experience and everything we feel gets filtered through our chakra system. Our attitudes and the way we react to experiences directly affect the state of our chakras and can cause imbalances that can affect our physical and mental health.Continue reading


Breathe Right

Breathing.  We do it all the time without even thinking about it. It is a physiological process, something we were born doing in fact we’re doing right now; but this is not what I am referring to when I mention the breath. In our normal day to day we are taking shallow breaths, and shallow breathing isn’t the kind of breathing that contribute to feeding our soul. What I’m talking about and what I have learned to practice is how to breathe consciously. This is another thing my amazing yoga instructor was the first to introduce me to.  Continue reading

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Rock Steady

Last night I was intrigued by a friends post asking “Anyone else feel a disturbance in the force?” and read all the comments with explanations for it.  After relating what I saw to all the feelings and emotions I had been experiencing  for the past week, obviously I was drawn in and instead of going to bed spent a good part of the night reading up on it.  I was amazed at all in information I saw explaining why I’ve been feeling this way; why at the end of last week I wasn’t feeling grounded AT ALL and why I was actually going a little out of my mind. Have you yourself felt anything different this past week? I was having a really hard time, letting it go, and was letting negativity and my emotions have power over my actions and reactions. Well now I know from the explanations in those comments that there is a reason for my change in mood and vibrations. And yes, all these ‘explanations’ I read up on and am posting, I have verified. There are four major astronomical events occurring causing changes in the frequencies in our vibrations and affecting our consciousness.Continue reading


Irie Soul Time

People have asked me what made me start this blog and what motivates me to keep it going.  I know I have mentioned an awaken consciousness and glimpse into enlightenment – but unless you have experienced these feelings for yourself, it’s not that much of an explanation, so here I go.  It’s not that I feel the need to explain myself per say, but I do what to throw it out there why I’m doing what I’m doing for those who are curious. Simply put, I’m doing this because I genuinely enjoy it and I truly feel writing this blog is worth my time.  I have always been that of an extrovert, being a Leo/Virgo cuspie I would say it’s one of my more prominent Virgo traits, so putting it all out there is nothing new to me.  Continue reading