Hi crystal lovers, this week I’m so excited to be here with the amazing Heather Askinosie of Energy Muse and co-author of Crystal Muse. So, thank you so much for being here with me.
Heather Askinosie: Thank you for having me. I love coming and talking about crystals.
Ashley: Well, it’s our pleasure to have you. And you know, a lot of people are getting more and more into crystals now. But it just seems like sometimes people feel a little overwhelmed by all the different things that they can do with them. And one thing that I love about your book, the Crystal Muse, is that you make working with crystals so accessible.
Heather: Well, thank you.
Ashley: Yes. I mean, you make it something that anyone can do. It’s not intimidating, you give great instructions. It’s like my go-to reference now, and a book I always recommend to our students. There are some things that you talk about in there that I think are so important for keeping your energy body aligned and keeping your energy field clear.
Could you tell us a few of your favorite things that you do with crystals to keep your field clear and aligned?
Heather: Well, I think that the fastest way to clear your energy field is to use Selenite because it is, in my opinion, one of the most high vibe crystals that exists on the planet. When I feel a little out of sorts, I’ll go lay down on my bed and I’ll just lay there with the Selenite on my chest. I kind of let selenite do the work.
Sometimes, I might add a thought of, “Please clear my energy and help realign me into my body, into my own inner power.” But it’s almost as if light, a column of light, really infuses my body.
I really like the wands, but I also love working with larger pieces of Selenite too. Sometimes it’s as simple as just having something to hold on to, you know? I think it’s easy to forget that.
Crystals are our tools, and Selenite is a really, really powerful tool.
So I feel like if you’re going to have something in your crystal tool chest, Selenite would be my top recommendation.
Ashley: Yes, yes.
Heather: So, do you think that too?
Ashley: Oh, absolutely. This is one of my favorite tools to work with. I love the larger pieces too. And you know what? I don’t always think the size matters so much. But there’s something that just– it’s just that physical heft of it, that weight of it that just really gets into your body and gets connected.
Heather: I agree.
How much do you think intention plays a role in this work?
You said that you like to place the Selenite on your body and just say to yourself that you’re intending to be more aligned. How much do you think that plays a role in what’s happening for someone? Because you said on the other hand, you just allow the crystal to do the work.
Heather: Yes. I think it’s a dance, and sometimes there’s times where I’m at a place where I can really go there and be like, you know what, it’s time to get centered and it’s time to be aligned. And then there’s other times where I’m not at that place, when it’s been one of those days and I’ve had whatever with my family or with work or what– just life. It’s just a journey. Those days, I’m just like, I’ve got to just put it on and be like, “Help me.”
So, some days I definitely think intention plays an amazing role in our lives, because where intention goes and where our thoughts go is where energy goes. But there are times where I just need a crystal friend to lay on me and just help me get back to that point.
Ashley: So true.
Heather: So, that’s how I work with them.
Ashley: You’ve mentioned that you have days that are a little bit rough where you just have to have a crystal do the work and help you out. I know that from personal experience and from working with people all over the world, that we tend to all have those days. Most people agree that it’s because there are these energetic cords that are attached to us, and they drain us. This is a concept that’s familiar to most people who are in our little metaphysical community.
What are some of your favorite ways to clear those cords so they can feel restored and rejuvenated?
Heather: Well, I actually did this last night. I do it a lot. What’s so great about when you start working with crystals or you’re in this community that we’re so lucky to be part of, is that we are more in tune with when we’re off-kilter, whereas with other people it might not be as noticeable. So for me, I will use my crystals or even just my hand if I don’t have my crystals around. I take a look at my body and I do a lot of clearing around the spleen area.
For me, I always feel like I carry a lot of cords around my abdomen, or if somebody is energetically attached to me those cords will obviously be at my heart. But last night, I felt for me there was a lot of cords around my eyes, in my third eye area.
I use a really simple technique for dis-cording. You could even use the same piece of Selenite — it’s so multi-use.
So I will scan my body and somebody will pop into my head. And when I dis-cord, it’s not that I’m saying, “You’re not part of my life.” It’s not that. It’s just that I have to have my energy field and you have to have your energy field. So it’s not like we’re not friends anymore or whatnot. It’s just like you have your space, I have my space.
I visualize this cord, maybe connecting to another person, maybe not. And I cut it using the Selenite, but I will plug the cord into something else. I’ll plug it into something with a high vibration, whether that’s a mountain or if I know that they are more of a religious person, I will plug them into a nearby church, or whatever the frequency is.
After I’ve cut cords, what I’ll do is I will lay, once again, this stone over me and then I will ask that any holes or any energy that’s been released be filled with the energy of white light.
I think this de-cording process is so important. It is amazing what one minute of time investment can do.
I want to say again, de-cording is not a bad thing. For example I will cut the cords with my children too. I’m doing it for them and for me too, because everybody has their own space. It’s more empowering for everybody. And it definitely makes a difference — you can feel it.
Ashley: You know, you bring up such a good point. That’s one thing that many people are worried about. They think, but I love this person, I’m connected to this person. I don’t want to sever the relationship. But you’re right, that’s not what it’s about at all. It’s about setting healthy, energetic boundaries.
I also love the way that you’re doing it where you’re actually plugging them into something else. I think that’s such an act of compassion, because if they’re connected to you, I find that usually it’s when someone needs a little support. When they need that kind of nourishing energy.
Ashley: And so you’re saying, I want to give that to you, but it can’t be from me, because we all have these boundaries. When you connect them to the earth, you’re doing such a compassionate act. And then there’s this whole other aspect involved, where by cutting the cord it can sometimes leave that little energetic imprint, So you fill those areas with white lights. You’re really doing this kind of deep level repair on yourself.
Ashley: I think that that is such a powerful thing. So thank you so much for sharing that. I really appreciate it.
Heather: It’s so super simple.
You don’t even have to have done it before, but you’ll feel it the first time you try it — it renders such powerful awards.
Heather: Thank you so much. It was an honor.
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