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Religion vs Spirituality

Religion is the belief in someone else’s experience.

Spirituality is having your own experience.

What does crystal healing have to do with spirituality?

Since all healing modalities are energy based, it is safe to say that energy IS spirit and spirit IS energy. Even though we are working with subtle energy, it is still energy.

Let’s look at the definitions of “energy” and “spirit”

energy


the capacity for vigorous activity; available power: I eat chocolate to get quick energy.
an adequate or abundant amount of such power: I seem to have no energy these days.
Often energies. a feeling of tension caused or seeming to be caused by an excess of such power: to work off one’s energies at tennis.
an exertion of such power: She plays tennis with great energy.the habit of vigorous activity; vigor as a characteristic: Foreigners both admire and laugh at American energy.
the ability to act, lead others, effect, etc., forcefully.

spirit


the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul.the incorporeal part of humans: present in spirit though absent in body.

to animate with fresh ardor or courage; inspirit.
to encourage; urge on or stir up, as to action.

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So if you look at the definitions for both, you can see similarities. People use these words interchangeably.

So with crystal healing, we are working with the energy or spirit of the crystal to assist in your healing.

In Trans Crystal Therapy, we are pointing Quartz crystals on different points of the body to run energy throughout – clearing out the old and replenishing it with the new.

May you discover your true self through exploring spirituality.

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Words of Wisdom from The Nap Bishop

I’ve been inspired by The Nap Ministry’s Instagram page lately. It’s an Instagram page dedicated to Black liberation through rest, naps, sleep, dreaming and seeing those acts as reparations and resistance. In the capitalist-patriarchal world we live in, we work and do too much; we must rest just as hard as we work.

2020 has been a difficult time and I wish I could say something profound but I don’t.

So I’m just going to leave you with these words of wisdom from The Nap Bishop:

Rest today.
Find 5 minutes of silence to daydream.
Put something soft next to your skin.
Drink so much water.
Take a nap.
Don’t explain why we are uprising.
They know.
The grief and terror of white supremacy is
rough on our hearts and bodies.
Please rest.

– The Nap Bishop / The Nap Ministry

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Tarot Reading: New Moon in Aquarius – January 2020

My friend Mandy and I have been meeting up in person in the valley (San Fernando Valley in SoCal, haha) for over 2 years now just learning and interpreting the Tarot. It’s a personal practice that’s evolved over time and so for 2020, we did something different – we started recording an audio summary via my iPhone. Then I would send the audio to my Gmail, download the file and start editing it in Adobe Premiere – adding text and images of Tarot cards. It’s been fun.

So in this video, you are hearing Mandy doing most of the talking, while I read the questions. We are working with the Many Moons 2020 Lunar Planner which I highly recommend getting if you’re witchy and also the Deviant Moon deck.

Are we witches? Although we’ve had a difficult time admitting it, the short answer is yes.

Before Mandy and I came out of the closet and started calling ourselves ‘witches’ – we worked together many years ago in the home entertainment industry. At the time, I was a production artist while Mandy was a creative director. Long story short, we’ve kept in touch over the years and really got into this metaphysical stuff in 2012. Our paths were separate yet here we are many years later.

A little bit about us:
Mandy Gough is an herbalist, formulator and designer. She has her own shop where she handcrafts organic products for real people in skin care, wellness and home. Check her out at XOM3 Botanical Solutions.

Pia San Jose is an artist/designer, crystal healer, Reiki & Tarot practitioner. This is my website for my Crystal Healing, Reiki and Tarot practice.

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Master Yoda – Ascended Master and Pop Culture Magick Icon

Art by Ralph McQuarrie

If you are a Star Wars nerd but also an energy healer, then you will come to understand that it has many references to metaphysical and spiritual subjects; such as spirit beings and universal life force energy, aka the Force.

And if I had to explain what Reiki is, then I would probably suggest that you see Star Wars.

I’d like to think of Master Yoda as an ascended master as well as a pop culture magick icon. In magic and metaphysics, anything or anyone you think is inspiring, powerful and has personal meaning for you can be considered a deity or a talisman that can protect you. Someone that you can call upon when you’re feeling down and out.

Into my journey as a Reiki practitioner, I immediately felt a connection to Master Yoda as he is patient, wise, powerful and deeply connected to the Force.

A character that was created out of thought and imagination is a thought form, which means it exists.

For example, whenever I’m feeling small and insignificant in this world I like to think of the scene where Master Yoda is saying what he said to Luke on Dagobah when Luke was getting frustrated with his training in The Empire Strikes Back:

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.

– Master Yoda

So what can you do with your pop culture magickal guide? Call upon this being whenever you feel you need protection from harmful energies. It’s better to connect with a character that you like, can relate to and think about often than your typical spirit guide or ascended master who you have no connection with at all. Try it out and pay attention to the results!

If you are interested in an in person energy healing session, visit me at Crystal Healer LA

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What Is My Purpose?

What is my purpose?

I’ve asked this question many times. In fact, it’s a question I tend to ask the most when shuffling tarot cards or an oracle deck.

There were times when I’ve asked that question and received a different answer. The answer I got was: you are here to love.

But for some reason, I just wasn’t satisfied with that answer. LOL, do you see why humans are insane sometimes? It’s like we want a really complicated answer, something that our mind and ego can digest and be satisfied with.

Humans really are complex beings. We tend to get obsessive and ask the same question over and over again, to the point where we drive ourselves crazy. I know this because, I am exactly that way. And for this reason, we block ourselves from receiving divine or spiritual guidance; it’s as if you don’t have faith in the universe, you don’t trust the message that is being delivered.

Spiritual guidance is simple, loving and direct. It is also very subtle and easy to miss. This is probably why our egos get frustrated.

Which is why it’s important to learn how to get quiet and find the answer within. Communicate with your guides or inner being; it might seem like they are something else that is outside of you, but they are the higher, more evolved version of you. Learn to meditate if you are serious about discovering your purpose. Then you will know.

My friend Mandy & I have our moon meetups in the San Fernando Valley, either at her house or mine every new and full moon. Overtime, she has a spirit guide that joins us and channels messages through her. The guide told me to stop asking what my purpose is and to start creating.

So I have resolved to stop asking. Instead, I just follow whatever it is I’m into. I’ve come to the conclusion that I probably won’t ever know what my purpose is or if I even have a mission.

You just have to create and keep on going.

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