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The Meaning of Red

Red Power In the same way that moths are attracted to light, humans are drawn to the color red.  Without any effort at all, red commands attention, and we must look.  There are brighter colors in the spectrum, and according to studies, the most popular color in the world is blue, so what is it about red that makes it such a powerful influence in our lives? A History of...

CHAKRAS AND POLITICS Part 2

ARE WE STUCK?  I've been trying to understand how our chakras play into politics and found an excellent website which I'm recommending as reading on this topic. (see below)  It confirms my suspicions that Americans, at least as a society, are stuck somewhere between the first and second chakras.  Let me explain.  The chakra system is based on a range of emotions that exist in human beings.  We all have these...

THE MEANING OF BLUE

TRUE BLUE    Blue is about relationships.  It is the color of givers, helpers, teachers, etc., but perhaps most of all, friends.  Blue energizes the fifth chakra, which is located in the throat.  It is the pure essence of truth.  The phrase, true blue, refers to being loyal and is often used to describe a best friend - someone who will stand up for you when others do not.  Indeed,...

Lava Lamp Review - Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Magic If you've tried to meditate and ended up falling asleep instead, you're not alone.  Here's an awesome way to meditate that won't put you to sleep.    At the risk of sounding like a blast from the past, I've rediscovered Lava lamps. Invented by Edward Walker and trademarked in 1963, I didn't get around to getting one until the early 2000's  An interior designer had used one in a...

How To Stay Calm During Elections

I found this blog from 2014.  And here we are again.  It's the 2016 elections in America, and it's crazier than ever.  I hope this advice helps you find a place of balance.  Begin by taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly.  Then do it again. 1.  Listening to people saying vicious and terrible things about each other has an extremely negative effect on our chakras, both personally and...

On Being A Spiritual Warrior

Becoming A Spiritual Warrior A warrior is one who engages in a conflict (or war) with great conviction, courage, and inner strength because they are driven by their belief in a cause.   Different from soldiers who are trained to follow orders, warriors are defined by their fierceness, dedication, and undeterred will with which they fight their adversaries.  One might end up a soldier, but being a warrior is a choice. Along the...

Chakra Stone Meanings - Amethyst

Amethyst And The Meaning Of Purple Violet is the name of the shortest lightwave visible to our eyes, while purple refers to the color made by mixing blue and red.  For purposes of this blog, I will use violet and purple interchangeably as their essence and vibrations are so similar. Imagine discovering a cave where the walls are covered with sparkling amethyst crystals.  From the tiniest crystals that resemble purple sugar...

Iolite and Intuition

There is more to iolite than meets the eye. While we see the world with our two eyes, we see ourselves through our invisible third eye, located in the center of the forehead.  Qualities associated with the third eye chakra include the sense of intuition, mystery, telepathic ability, dreams and imagination.  It is as much about what you see as what you don't see, but know is there. Iolite, also...

Chakra Healing Jewelry

Chakra Jewelry and Healing -  Want to know more about what makes you tick?  Exploring your chakras is an excellent way to begin.  Becoming aware not only of how you feel, but where in your body you are feeling it, is a skill that will benefit you as long as you live. So often we are greatly influenced by the challenges and stressful pace of life, and it seems we end...

Chakra Meanings For Aquamarine

 The Essence of True Blue Whether it is through writing, speaking, music, dance, the visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts or any other creative endeavor, the color blue encourages self expression.  Centered in the fifth or throat chakra, this energy is about finding your truth and expressing it to the outside world through creative forms.   Using a blue stone is a fabulous aid to energizing this area of the chakra system.  There are...

Is One Stone Enough?

How Many Stones? After many years of collecting gemstones for Chakra Jewel, one would think I might have at least 100 pendants to wear, but the truth is, I kept only a few for myself.  Then a friend who has purchased dozens of Chakra Jewels from me asked why I was being so stingy with myself and I had no good answer.  It's not unlike the cobbler who's children have...

Heart Chakra Stones

A Heart Chakra Story Ten and a half years ago a puppy came into my life.  From the start, he was a big boy.  It took both arms to hold him at 8 weeks.  He gave new meaning to the expression, "big boned".  Each week he gained 5 pounds and that continued for 9 months until he topped out at 140 lbs.  We named him Phillip the Tank, and had...

Seven Rings Necklace

BEST SELLING NECKLACE Our signature necklace consists of 7 handmade sterling silver rings that float freely on a designer sterling chain. This is our best selling necklace and perhaps we can attribute that to it's clean, contemporary look that goes well by itself or when paired with other necklaces.  All of us that work at Chakra Jewel wear a signature necklace on a regular basis and then add a longer necklace...

Dwan Light Sanctuary

Where Science and Spirit Meet I have always loved rainbows.  The movie, Pollyanna, staring Haley Mills, featured a scene of a bedridden woman whose bedroom was filled with rainbows thanks to the crystals taken off her chandelier and strung across the windows.  Each day at the same time, the whole room was filled with rainbows, and the bedridden woman eventually found her way back to a happier, healthier place.  It...

Healing Chakras With Light

Light waves and Chakras Some years ago, I herniated a disc in my lower back.  I was given a prescription medication for pain, but the side effects were so severe I could not take it.  I ended up trying acupuncture, which made me feel  uncommunicative and very withdrawn (not my normal state).  While I didn't find the acupuncture especially helpful for my back- sorry, but I'm being honest here, my...

Boulder Jazz Fest

Boulder Colorado This summer, we decided to show our gorgeous new bracelets at the Boulder Jazz Fest over the 4th of July.  It was such a beautiful location on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO, and it was fun to show our newest products to all who strolled by.  If you're looking at the photo on this blog, you can see the bracelets atop the table with striped legs and gold...

New Chakra Bracelets

Custom Bracelets for Chakras This season, we've had some requests from our customers for chakra bracelets.  Our current inventory includes bangle bracelets for the chakras, but thanks to our innovative customers, we can't wait to share a whole new line of chakra bracelets with everyone. I personally love bracelets.  Everyone, including the person wearing it, can enjoy looking at it.   Sterling Silver Bracelets  As always, our jewelry is made in...

Turquoise

The Great Negotiator Turquoise is the beautiful blending of blue and green.  It is the connection between the what the heart feels and the head thinks.  It is the voice of the heart and the color of the sky.  This peaceful hue creates balance and compromise and is sometimes referred to as the color of negotiation because it is the coming together of two colors to make a third.  It relates...

Real People

DID YOU KNOW. . . Our models are our customers.  We are hoping to create collages of people wearing their Chakra Jewels because it's fun to model something that you love and it's especially fun for us to see people wearing the jewels we so lovingly make. It's been said that you don't choose the stone, rather, it chooses you.  I've noticed this many times, especially when we are selling at a show.  It's very...

Taxes Take A Toll

Tax Day Ruminations     Taxes. Mention the word and there is a collective groan from everyone in the room.  Now that tax day has come again, I wanted to post something about this yearly event.   Firstly, the relief of getting it over with is enormous.  As a right-brained artist, keeping track of all the dollars in my life is a dreadful burden. Paying my taxes is nothing compared to...

The Meaning of Orange

More Orange Please! Orange is the combination of red and yellow.  While red is rooted in passion and survival, and brilliant yellow floods us with confidence, orange is the color of happy.  Stimulated by this color both physically and mentally, we respond by becoming more extroverted, upbeat, spontaneous and creative when we're around it.  Not only that, but orange makes us hungry.  Restaurants often employ orange somewhere in their color scheme...

Cartier

Diamonds anyone? So, when the Denver Art Museum brought the Cartier Jewelry Show to town, I HAD to go...twice!  The installation took place in darkened rooms with black walls.  The glass cases on the walls were lit up to reveal the most lavish, opulent and exquisite display of diamonds I have ever seen.   Aside from the jewels themselves, I was most interested in the work room and mock studio...

Chakra Jewel on Facebook

Like Us On Facebook. Chakra Jewel is happy to announce our new Facebook page!  It's been our goal to have a Facebook page for more than a year, but we needed to find the right person to make that happen.   Marie is our new Facebook specialist, and she has already begun creating interesting collections and wonderful images of Chakra Jewels which you can see on our page.  Watch our Facebook...

Chakras - A Road Map To Emotions

A Pathway to Understanding Emotions Chakras are all about our emotions.  Consider how often things are said in the heat of anger or the passion of love.  How often do we find ourselves feeling all mixed up, or at a crossroads in our lives where we are in conflict as to the best resolution?   Making Order From Chaos Chakras give us a way to organize our emotions.  The first chakra...