Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Using Intention to Bless a Crystal

Lots of individual are drawn to the high vibrational medicine of Crystals. Crystals hold their own vibration which we can utilize for healing as well as to unlock different aspects of our self and our consciousness. They can also assist us when we want to set an intention.

Intention is focused commitment. We use it to declare our objective and to alert the Universe that we are serious about changing our pattern. We can lock our intentions into our crystals that can then be utilized by wearing, carrying or having them in our home or setting up a crystal grid. Your intention actually alters the molecular content and structure of your crystal. Afterward, every time you hold it, your intention is played back for you, like a recorded energetic message, to help you reach your goals.


1. Hold or think about the crystal you are going to use.
2. Clear your mind of everything you've been thinking about.
3. Center your heart.
4. Sense any feelings, thoughts, experiences, people, resentments, or obstacles that have been compromising your energetic boundaries, or holding you in an old programing. Concentrate especially on guilt, shame, anger, and blame.
5. Release these factors, allowing your own spirit or the Divine to flush them out of your system and your spiritual borders.
6. Now ask the Divine to completely cleanse you and this crystal of all intentions, decisions, or energies that might keep you stuck in an unhealthy pattern.
7. Reflect on the new intention you would like to set. Sense, feel, embrace, visualize, or otherwise fully experience this new intention.
8. Create a ball of light in your mind's eye and visualize this intention, along with the full sensation of it, being inserted into the crystal. Feel this new intention flow from your heart down through your arms and hands into the stone.
9. Acknowledge that this crystal now carries the energy of your intention and that holding, stroking, carrying, wearing, or thinking about the crystal will re energize your new intention.
10. Believe that the Divine will continue to reach you through this crystal, and in all other areas of your life, as you begin living your newly established commitment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


The herb most commonly used in Smudge Sticks is Sage, however there are different herbs and plants that can be utilized in a Smudge Stick that can add additional energies into the space.

SAGE: most common is California White Sage- the sprit of sage has the power to drive out negative energies, spirits, and influences. It transforms energy and brings change.

A great article about how Smudging can help to eliminate dangerous bacteria in the air HERE

SWEETGRASS: the powerful spirit of sweetgrass is used to attract positive energy, and to aid healing after all of the negativity has been banished by the sage.

LAVENDER: restores balance and creates a peaceful atmostphere. Lavender also attracts loving energy and spirits.

CEDAR: deeply purifying, especially useful for clearning negative emotions and healing.

MUGWORT: stimulates psychic awareness and prophetic dreams. It also banishes evil sprits.

JUNIPER: used to purify and create a safe and sacred space.

YERBA SANTA: used to purify and to set and protect boundaries.

ROSEMARY: a powerful healer that brings clarity.


Native American Shamans do not always use smudge sticks. A common use is a loose smudge mixture that is placed in a bowl or shell and lit.  This is easy to make. All you need is your choice of dried herbs and resins, a bowl or shell that can withstand the heat of the burning charcoal, self-igniting charcoal, large feather.

A Basic smudge mix would include a tablespoon of crumbled sage, plus a teaspoon each of cedar bark and lavender. Mix the herbs together.  Place the charcoal in your container and light it. Wait until the charcoal stops sparking and has turned white-grey. Add a few pinches of your smudge mixture. Use your smudge bowl in the same way you would use your smudge stick-hold up the bowl and use the feather to direct the smoke. Add more smudge from time to time is necessary. Please make sure to use caution as well as keep out of reach of children and pets.


Powerful Cleansing Mix: (for clearing a new home) sage, sweetgrass, juniper

Emotional Cleansing Mix: (after arguments) sage, cedar, lavender, borage (optional)

Mental Clearning Mix: (when you need clarity) rosemary, juniper, sweetgrass

Healing Mix: (for sickness of both mind and body) sage, cedar, lavender, echinacea (optional)

Spiritual Mix: (for calling on spirit, intuition, and divination) sage, mugwort, copal or frankincense (resins), lavender

Monday, July 20, 2015


What is smudging and how do you do it?

Smudging is the common name given to the sacred smoke bowl blessing, a powerful cleansing technique from the native north american tradition. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance.  It is the art of cleanings yourself and your environment using simple ritual and intention. For thousands of years smudging has been a part of Native American tradition but now its power of cleansing is available to everyone.

How can smudging be so powerful? The answer lies in the subatomic world of subtle or spiritual energy. Homes and bodies are not just made of purely physical matter; they also vibrate with quite invisible subtle energy. Cleansing a space or our bodies with techniques such as smudging, clears away all of the emotional and psychic "garbage" that may have gathered over the years or even hundreds of years. It's like spiritual spring cleaning!

I smudge after all of my clients or when I feel something may be "off". Use your intuition to guide you to when you need to smudge. Good times to smudge are: when moving into a home, after illness, after a disagreement, break-up, emotional upheaval, or trauma. Anytime you detect negative or unwanted energy in your space, or between clients.


Make sure you have a safe heat-resistant bowl or dish to extinguish the sage at the end. Also a large feather can help direct the smoke into corners. It is good to start in the farthest room of the house from the front door. Pass the smoke over the shape of the doorways, going to the farthest corner of the room setting the intention and asking that the room be cleansed. Any prayer (of your choice and what resonates with you) where you ask that the house and rooms be cleansed of all negative energies, thought forms, ideas, or attachments, and to never return can be used. I also set the intention that as the space is being cleared it is also being filled with divine light and love.

Walking to each corner of the room, wave the smoke up and down, also over and around each window, closets, or opening in the room like vents to spiritually seal them. I would say the prayer in each room (aloud or in your mind) just to bless it with your energy.  When you reach the doorway ask that the room be sealed and protected from this point on while you smudge the outline of the doorway as you pass through it to keep anymore energy from passing by while you conduct the clearing.  Then start to move directly into the next room. The idea is to walk from the farthest room to the entrance clearing each room so that you are pushing all the negative energy out towards the front entrance.

Once you have sealed each room and headed to the front door, say another prayer asking that the entrance of your home be safeguarded and sealed form this moment on, sending any negative energy, or thought-forms back to its source and never to return.

You can buy sage at most metaphysical stores in your area or online. I will be posting another article on the different types of herbs you can burn and their uses. You can also make your own by following this link DIY SMUDGE STICKS

If you work or live in a place where you cannot burn sage you can also use a Smudge Spray that can assist in clearing out the space. I bring this with me when I travel when I cannot burn sage, like a hotel room or other space.

To purchase a spray you can visit my ETSY.

Please be safe when smudging and make sure to properly extinguish the sage after use! Happy smudging!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Understanding Intuitive Gifts

What are "Intuitive Gifts"? Well first and foremost we have to understand energy. What is energy? Energy is everything. To define it in very simple terms, energy is made of molecules rotating or vibrating at various rates of speed. In our physical world, molecules rotate at a very slow rate of speed. Also, everything in this physical world vibrates at a constant speed. This is why things on earth appear to be solid. The slower the speed, the more dense or solid the thing, for example, the chair in which you are sitting, the house in which you live, and, or course your physical body.  Beyond our three-dimensional world, the molecules vibrate at a much faster or higher rate of speed. Therefore, in such a subtle environment, or ethereal dimension, things are freer and less dense.

Everything around us is energy. Energy emanates from every object and person. We must familiarize ourselves with this understanding. Molecules of a life force surround us and run through us all the time. Therefore, we are each an individual energy center, a little world of our own with the energy that circles and links running in and around our body. We can change these energy patterns, colors, and frequencies based upon our thoughts and desires. We can send out energy and receive energy as long as our channels are open and sensitized.

When we deal with the spiritual realms, we are dealing with a world very different from anything we are used to sensing with our typical five senses (sight, smell, sound, touch and taste). Instead of using the physicality to operate these sense we are using the subtle energy around us, around everything to learn about our environment, to connect to spirit. We must begin to turn off the outside world and be prepared to enter into a world of inner sight, knowledge and inner being. This world is available to anyone who is willing to take the time to become aware of it.


This is often called the 6th sense or ESP. Derived from the French language, clairvoyance means "clear vision". A clairvoyant applies their innate sense of inner sight that is related to images that are present in our minds that bring message from other frequencies and realms. They might see objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits, or scenes. These pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the mind as if they were physically seeing.

This allows one to acquire knowledge primarily by means of intrinsic knowledge.  This is the skill that allows one to have an inner knowing without a physical/visual explanation about how or why he/she knows it.

This is the skill of accessing psychic knowledge through the physical sense of smell. It is the ability to smell something that is not there. The most common experience of clairalience is when a deceased relative is around your and you smell something familiar that reminds you of them.

This is the skill that allows one to taste a substance without putting anything in one's mouth. Those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.

This term means "clear hearing". A clairaudient hears with the psychic ear and sensitized ear. They are able to hear sounds, names, voices, and music that vibrate on a higher frequency. They acquire information by auditory means or impressions of the inner ear thinking words without anything being said.  They may also refer to the actual perception of sounds (voices, tones or noises) not apparent to others.  These sounds may be the voices or thoughts of persons who are deceased, or Divine Guidance. The communication may be thoughts moving through your mind but not be hear on the outside.

This term means "clear feeling". With this perception your intuition speaks to you through your emotions and physical sensations in our body. Empaths have clairsentience. This skill allows you to feel the vibration of other people often perceiving diseases, thoughts or emotions in them.  You may discern the difference between a good feeling and a bad feeling.

In the future I will have more posts about developing these different gifts and how to asses which gift you might inherently be stronger at.

Lots of love and light,
XO Erin

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Welcome to Diamond Mind Reiki's Official Blog! I am very excited to share with you information that can help with aligning and healing mind, body and spirit. I hope to offer up support and answers for those seeking to heal in anyway, shape or form.  I am an Usui and Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, as well as an empath and an intuitive. I am able to connect with spirit as well as have clairvoyance and clairaudience. The beautiful thing about all of these things is that each and everyone of us have these abilities as well. It is just about opening up and allowing yourself to tap into these gifts that we have had since birth but maybe closed them off because they were a bit overwhelming. I want you to know that I am a person too, just like you and have made mistakes and stumbled along my path searching for my true self. You are not alone.

I wasn't always on such a spiritual path. In fact I was quite destructive in my actions even at a young age. Growing up I was referred to lovingly by my parents as "the little storm cloud". If I was in a bad mood it was well known to everyone. I shut down a lot, I would hide, I got overstimulated easily. I felt very much alone and almost trapped.This is before I understood how the energy and emotions of others around us can effect us in a very profound way. Little did I know that it was just my empathic self that was just so sensitive I would take on everyone else's pain and had not learned about proper boundaries (literal and metaphysical).

Growing up as a teenager I was still very sensitive. I felt hurt easily by the things around me. I had "weird" things happening around me and it made me feel even more isolated and alone. I turned to food, drugs and alcohol to help numb what I was feeling around me. I had friends and people were drawn to me but I also tended to attract negative things. I got overwhelmed easily and most people around me felt a sadness even when I was smiling. I always felt like I was searching for something. I was put on anti-depressants when I was in my early twenties but this again just masked everything but did not address the cause.

I found myself in toxic-self destructive patterns as well as a toxic co-dependant relationship. I had extreme mood swings and could never quite feel grounded. When I was in my early thirties my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt drawn to move home to help her during her chemotherapy and quit my job in San Francisco and moved back to San Diego. I think that I was looking for an escape from my current situation and feel that Divine guidance helped me with my decision. Moving home at first I was very overwhelmed with taking care of what I thought was a dying woman. After being home for only a few weeks, my boyfriend of about 6 years decided it call it quits. I was floored. Everything that I had allowed to define me was gone. No job, no boyfriend, no apartment. I had hit and all time low.

I did something right after that, that changed the course of my life. I asked for help. In all of my life I was always afraid of reaching out and asking for help from people. I felt that I would be draining, or worse yet a nuisance if I said I was struggling. But I knew I had to change something. Running away from my problems never made them go away, maybe temporarily but a little while later there they were again waving and blowing kisses. So I went and saw a therapist. If you are struggling there is no shame in asking for help. To have someone listen and give feedback. To dive into your past to be able to let go of things that have held you back. It was through therapy and finally deciding to make some real changes in my life that I found my self worth again. Was it easy? Not at all, but it was absolutely necessary.

So while in therapy I started doing reading at the library (I had no job and little money so I needed a way to pass the time). I started reading about holistic healing and cancer. Most of the people in my family had either died from cancer or were currently dealing with it. One day when taking my mother to her chemotherapy appointment I saw that they offered Reiki, Yoga and other eastern treatments along side the chemotherapy. The following day I was in the library and as I rounded a corner the first book that I saw was "Reiki for Life". I immediately grabbed the book and started reading. And then it clicked. I signed up for a class the very next week. And my life was never the same. I finally found what I had been searching for. I started to understand my own energy in a way I didn't know was possible. I understood other people's energy as well and how our energies effect everything and everyone around us. I finally felt good. Really good.

I hope to inspire, give answers and bring light to anyone that needs it here.

xo e