One of the questions I get often is “Jess, what crystals can I use to protect myself, my energy and use for psychic protection?”
Here is a list of crystals you can use for protection, psychic protection, and protecting your energy body (aura):
Got questions? Email me! I am happy to answer them and the answers will get posted online! :)
For the last 11 ½ years I have been reading people, and a little bit of time prior to that, I started embracing my love for crystals, healing, reiki, oracle cards, and the like. I have always loved celestial things – even as a child. Being intuitive, even since I was around 7 years old, this part of myself was there but put on the backburner. Why? Mainly because no one believed me.
Well, as months went on and I started learning how to use oracle cards, sometimes I would get cards about forgiving myself, healing, and emotional healing. Honestly, I had no idea what I was supposed to be forgiving myself for.
Recently, I realized I had been blaming myself for my medical problems – as if I had caused them myself. Even writing this, I can feel the inner sadness. And while I have endured a highly mentally emotionally traumatic childhood, grew up way too fast, and had health problems literally my entire life, it never occurred to me that I was blaming myself for my health.
It took me over 11 years to recognize this in myself. *My guides knew this LONG before I did.* I was and still am reading a book called The Power of the Heart, and I have been journaling, being more open about my health, and also vocalizing things more to those around me. I also read a book about chronic illness that was meant to help the other person, not the one suffering, but I found it helpful.
You see, I have been blaming myself for how I feel, when I actually have minimal control over it. Sure, I can do some things here and there – I take Zoloft (which I would do a commercial for) which helps the anxiety and a little of the IBS and I take Aygestin for the endometriosis. I also take turmeric/ginger mixed together and a good quality fish oil supplement for inflammation, along with a probiotic and cranberry supplement. I am gluten free and dairy free. I don’t eat eggs, just whites but on a rotation. I can’t eat Chinese food (USA Chinese food), and I stay away from most things that are roughage (green leafy’s, coniferous veggies, most veggies actually. I tolerate potatoes but only organic ones and I can eat broccoli on a rotation. My diet is very bland and simple. (Safe, if you will.)
But despite what I do – which would also include some exercise, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, using essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and more … I still feel awful most days.
Even though I do everything above, most days I struggle.
Usually from pain in varies body parts or areas, extreme exhaustion/fatigue, stomach/bowel issues, anxiety, neuropathy type stuff, warmth – running a low grade temp but also being cold, feeling like I am dying and more. Each day varies in severity and it isn’t really “day to day” but “moment by moment”.
My former doctor hid the CFS/ME diagnosis from me for a few years because she didn’t want “to get me down” … upon talking to my eye doctor, she was supposed to tell me immediately. When I told her how I felt like I was dying most days and how when I was flared up it felt like I was walking in the sand on the beach, during an extremely windy day with the wind coming at me. That is what it feels like to move sometimes, or walk. Like I am moving against the grain and through sand.
Even though I have been working on my self-compassion now for a few weeks I struggle with it still, but I am improving. I still haven’t continued reading the heart book or the course I bought to help me deal with chronic illness (or the book that parallels it) because it still bothers me that I need them, relate to them and listening to others talk about their experiences with similar issues makes me sadder.
The physician who withheld the diagnosis from me, asked me if I wanted to talk to someone else who had recently been diagnosed with the same thing as a support for her. And I said no. I told my doctor that it has only gotten worse over the years and it makes me feel miserable and that I would only really depress her other patient because the honest truth of my situation sucks. I said – do you want me to tell her it got worse and not better? Do you want me to tell her what my experiences are? Nope. So I didn’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful it isn’t worse or life threatening, but it still sucks.
And some people with CFS/ME and the list of other problems I have, do improve over time but not everyone does. It might also be like a rollercoaster – good and then bad, and then better and then worse, and keep fluctuating all over the place. No one’s situation is exactly the same.
For me, having endometriosis (since 1998, diagnosed in 2001), fibromyalgia (d. 2006), IBS (d. 1986, again in 2000), allergies (early 2000’s), food intolerances (d. 2006, gave up gluten/dairy 2009), migraines (d. 2003), vitamin deficiencies B12 & D (around 2005), chronic Epstein-barr virus (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018), slight IgG deficiency (d. 2014, 2018), CFS/ME (2018), anxiety (2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013), generalized anxiety disorder with panic (2014), agoraphobia with panic (2014), mild depression (2005, 2013, 2014), slight PTSD-like (not full PTSD) symptoms during my sleep and hypervigilance (2016), sleep paralysis (2017), hypothyroid (2008). Then I have smaller annoying things – tendonitis in my arms, wrists, elbows. Allergies to anything that goes on my skin that is fragranced or unfriendly, water retention, and more.
I function okay throughout the day. My laundry is on my floor again (on a clean blanket) waiting for me to get the energy to fold it all and put it away. But I still do readings, and I am grateful my 2 jobs are local and can also be done from home. I do work 2 part time jobs AND do readings/reiki, and freelance work. No, feeling awful doesn’t interrupt my ability to do readings or work because it isn’t physically demanding.
I am pretty chipper if you meet me and talk to me. Sometimes I am exhausted and grumpy but I forewarn people beforehand if I am in that state.
And, I never want anyone to feel bad for me. I press on!
I got a warrior ring/necklace from MantraBand and I am wearing it daily to remind myself I am a Chronic Illness Warrior, a Warrior for good in this world, and a Spiritual Warrior of awesome. Namaste.
P.S. Since I have realized that I didn’t “cause” these problems and they aren’t “MY fault”, I have been a little less stressed (like a smidgen), and less intensely looking for cures for these things. I have relaxed my approach to my health – which is actually serving me more than being an intense nut about it.
I did a reading for one of my regular and long-time clients the other day and her follow up to the reading was inquiring to me about how I know what I know and what I experience (in addition to some testimonials and validation to what I told her).
Below you will find my answers to her questions. These are questions I have been asked a few times throughout the last 11.5 years:
Q: Can I ask you how you are able to " see" people around me?
Ans: I will get this vibe like someone is around you and I will see them through my mind's eye - like how you would visualize something in your mind, I see spirits that way. And then I ask them questions or they will just start showing me things.
Q: Do you see a person how they appeared while they were alive?
Ans: Yes, I think they show themselves to me how they are likely to be most identifiable by you. This way you can say "a-ha! that is SO her or him."
Q: Do they have to acknowledge you to show themselves to you?
Ans: I am not sure. They don't appear to me and say hello, and it more of they fade in or pop in and they show me things, or tell me things, and then they fade away. They don't call out to me very much, and some spirits who others want me to reach out to (versus them coming to me), don't always want to talk to me. But I make sure to try and if they don't want to communicate with me, they don't have to.
Q: Do they use their energy to be able to appear?
Ans: Yes, I believe so. I think it goes both ways though, they use their energy to show themselves to me and I use my energy to tune into their energy. (Like a radio frequency.)
Q: Do they ever say what it is on the other side?
Ans: Not really. Some will tell me they feel like they are on vacation or that it is nice like that. Most don't describe things on the other side to me.
Got a question like this for me? Email me! :) I am happy to answer them.
Why I chose Rose Quartz for the group image:
I <3 Rose Quartz!
Rose Quartz is a pink stone that is most commonly used for the heart chakra but has many other benefits and uses.
Rose Quartz and its heart chakra benefits call out to me from a place of heart, love and light. The healing that can come from this crystal and how it can open us all up to love and expressing unconditional love to all.
Rose Quartz is also great at helping us heal from past relationship issues/hurts, as it can help heal our heart.
Additionally, Rose Quartz can help us with compassion for ourselves and others, raise our self esteem.
According to HealingCrystals.com "Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace. Use Rose Quartz to enhance positive self-affirmations.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and disease associated with holding on to such negative emotions."
I am reading this book: The Power of the Heart by Baptist de Pape and in the book there is an exercise we can do for contemplation and happiness. What I am finding, while doing these exercises daily, is that I am finding more compassion for myself. I included two pictures of the pages for the exercise on my online community. Maybe you can benefit from it too.
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Tonight marks the end of January. Say goodbye to the old and hello to the new as we enter into a new month of awesome. Now is also a great time to affirm what you want for February.
What do you want?
Tonight I am totally feeling like a Magic 8 Ball.
My fiance and I watched The Masked Singer (one of my new fav shows) and I guessed the singer. (Keeping in mind, this is the first one I got right.)
Then before he changed the channel he asked me if we won the Celtics game or not and I said Yes we did - and we did.
Then he asked me how many points Hayward (Celtics player) got tonight and I said 12 and he looked it up and I was right.
I like nights like this but sometimes I feel a little like a Magic 8 Ball - which is still kind of cool. lol. :)
Namaste and major gratitude (prayer hands) [as always] to my guides for the insight and for helping me do readings tonight.
And Namaste and major gratitude [as always] to all of you guys!
Lots of Love & light,
My Indigo nature has been really coming out as of recent. I am surprised my fiancé isn’t sick of me yet. I am always opinionated but not much in the way of posting things online. The inner warrior within who wants justice in the world has been really sparked lately and I am feeling very much like sharing. Which is why I have been.
My first hope was if I write to Weight Watchers, maybe they will let us choose which program we track with. (You can read that post here: )
With the energy of the Super Blood Wolf Moon last night, I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night. She was beautiful though. I did not have the pleasure of seeing her in person but I have been seeing pictures of her on Instagram and she is amazing.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! He was a force and one that is always in our hearts and spirit. Some of us live our lives with his essence in our soul.
Personally, I love and welcome diversity. I find it so cool and interesting to learn about other cultures, religions, and the like. We all have different stories, different ways of living and being and so much richness within it all. There is so much to learn and we grow from it all in a mind, body, spirit, emotion – whole way.
One of my favorite shows that hasn’t returned was “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” on NatGeo. While I am not as big of a Morgan Freeman fan as I used to be (due to his outward display of sexual harassment) the television show was awesome. I got to see and learn about other religions and cultures and it was awesome. I watched each episode more than once.
When I went to college, I started out at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA (next to Worcester) and it was not very diverse, and a Catholic oriented school. It was okay, I made friends, went through 2 roommates before I met the 3rd one who was normal. And things were pretty okay despite it being my first time away from home. While there I had a few complications with the medication I was on for endometriosis, which landed me in the ER and having some difficulties. That year I also had to have my wisdom teeth taken out.
After 1 year at AMC, I ended up needing surgery for endometriosis and so I had to move back home. I decided I would commute and transfer to Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. (For those of you who are aware of the area, I commuted from Everett to Chestnut Hill, going in and out of Boston every day for 2 years while they were doing construction on Route 9.) Some days it took me 25 minutes to get to school, others it would take 2 hours. (Don’t get me started … I have been stuck in everything from Walks and Red Sox Opening Day’s to blizzards. My longest commute was about 2.5 hours to get in and 4 hours to get home.)
Anyway, Pine Manor College was the #1 school in the country for diversity and I was of the minority. I loved it. It was awesome to be part of such a diverse community. Plus, the class sizes were small (maybe 9, for psych classes or up to 25 for intro classes – like intro to psych). Anna Maria was co-ed and at the time Pine Manor was not. PMC was all girls. Diversity, small classes and no boys.
No offense to guys, but not having guys in my classes made classes easier. At AMC, it took forever to get through the days lecture because guys were clowning around. But at PMC, sans men, we breezed through material.
I had a couple of friends at PMC but more so acquaintances/colleagues. I am not the type really to be 100% social. I am more on the introverted side than extroverted but I can be social when needed. So I was known around campus by a good handful of people and I was friendly with everyone. It was really cool being around such rich diversity, something the other school didn’t have. Like I said, we learn and grow and just become more community oriented in that way when we are open to exploring culture and diversity.
One thing I think is that no matter where you come from, we are all humans and we go through and experience a lot of the same things. Essentially, most forget that we are all made up of energy and we are all connected as one with our planet.
A beef I have, well one of many, with our current President, is that he doesn’t understand diversity and the richness it brings us as a whole. Not just that, but he doesn’t seem to realize that most people in the USA come from or are immigrants. Unless someone is purely 100% Native American, then they come from immigrants. We need immigrants, and we need to welcome everyone into our country regardless of where they come from.
I was saddened to see the Native American Elder be heckled by teenage idiots at a rally. My heart and healing goes out to him, his family and his tribe (and all tribes for that matter).
I feel like people are not born to hate. But that they are programmed to be that way. Some people can be reprogrammed but only if they welcome it. Nature versus nurture is powerful. I want everyone to respect and have a sense of unconditional love for one another. I also think most people are good. Though I have been proven wrong a lot in the past, I still hold on to that truth.
Same with animals. It physically and emotionally pains me to see animals being hurt, abused and mistreated. And that, like all other things, need to be taken seriously and have justice come to those people as well.
It is just my indigo nature – the inner intuitive warrior who wants justice – coming out. 😊
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