Demons & Alcohol: A True Story

I want to begin this post by delving into the etymology of the word alcohol.  The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children.

The writer and health enthusiast, Jason Christoff states that “In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the soul essence of an entity. Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the sterilization of medical instruments.” It can be summed up that a person consuming alcohol can look forward to spirit-extraction. Since alcohol is called spirits often it is assumed that overconsumption can lead to the attraction of low vibrational entities. These low vibration entities are said to “take over” the body and leading to unintended consequences. Those that partake know that alcohol can unleash alter egos. Some people become pushovers while some become extremely mean.

Overconsumption has led to precarious situations and dangerous behaviors while the body is inhabited. One situation I am very familiar with is incubus/succubus. They latch on to others through drink, drugs, or sex. Laugh, but take heed because they are very hard to get rid of. Some call them spirit husbands or spirit wives but I prefer to call them what they are. They will suck the life out of you, literally. One day you are a productive member of society the next you are spiraling and unable to get footing; wondering what has happened to your life. I am very familiar and well versed with various demons. Therefore I can tell you whole-heartedly that body- inhabiting demons are the most destructive. They are clever and act fast. They destroy homes, finances, careers, create generational curses, and can kill.

I don’t want to put off your favorite drink, but I caution you not to overindulge. You never know what you may give permission to.


More etymology:

  1. Al kol: Genie or spirit that takes on varied shapes or a supernatural creature in Arabic mythology.
  2. Al kol: Any drug or substance that takes away the mind or covers it.”
  3. The word alcohol is also linked to the fixed star in astronomy known as Algol- also known as “the Demon’s head.”
  4. The current Arabic name for alcohol (ethanol) is الغول al-ġawl – properly meaning “spirit” or “demon”.

  • Allspice – Prosperity
  • Almond – Peace, Prosperity
  • Amber – Success, Good Fortune
  • Anise – Peaceful Sleep, Youthfulness
  • Bay – Protection, Purification
  • Bayberry – Money
  • Bergamot – Money, Success
  • Carnation – Healing, Strength 
  • Cedar – Purification, Money, Psychic Power, Eternal Love & Happiness 
  • Cinnamon – Attraction, Speed
  • Coconut – Purification, Peace, Intuition
  • Cypress – Comfort
  • Eucalyptus – Healing
  • Frangipani – Ultimate Attraction 
  • Frankincense – Heightens Spirituality
  • Frankincense & Myrrh- Attracts Positive Spirits
  • Gardenia – Alleviates Stress
  • Ginger – Power, Money
  • Grapefruit – Vigor
  • Heliotrope – Wealth
  • Honeysuckle – Money, Luck, Psychic Powers
  • Hyssop – Spiritual Purification 
  • Jasmine – Love, Sex, Money
  • Juniper – All Around Protection
  • Lavender – Strong Protection, Relaxation 
  • Lemon – Fidelity, Longevity, Mediumship
  • Lily of the Valley – Peace, Comfort
  • Lotus – Psychic, Spiritual
  • Musk – Attraction, Lust
  • Myrrh – Strong Protection, Invocation (never use on its own)
  • Neroli – Beauty, Love
  • Orange – Good Fortune, Luck
  • Patchouli – Money, Love , Fertility, Protection
  • Peppermint – Sleep, Power, Change
  • Pine – Purification, Protection, Wealth
  • Rose – Love, Beauty
  • Rose Geranium – Love, Fertility, Protection
  • Rosemary – Healing, Protection, Peace
  • Sage – Wisdom, Balance
  • Sandalwood – Healing, Psychic, Spiritual
  • Spearmint – Mental Energy
  • Vanilla – Luck, Love, Lust
  • Vetivert – Highly Protective
  • Ylang Ylang – Attraction, Opportunity, Peace

All oil’s available here at Social Lights as anointing oils, baths, blends, sprays.


What are Chakras?

In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to the energy centers in your body. These wheels or disks of spinning energy each correspond to certain nerve bundles and major organs.

To function at their best, your chakras need to stay open, or balanced. If they get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.

There are seven main chakras that run along your spine. They start at the root, or base, of your spine and extend to the crown of your head. That said, some people believe you have at least 114 different chakras in the body.

Root Chakra

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is located at the base of your spine. It provides you with a base or foundation for life, and it helps you feel grounded and able to withstand challenges. Your root chakra is responsible for your sense of security and stability.


Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra, or Svadhisthana, is located just below your belly button. This chakra is responsible for your sexual and creative energy. It’s also linked to how you relate to your emotions as well as the emotions of others.

Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra, or Manipura, is located in your stomach area. It’s responsible for confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, or Anahata, is located near your heart, in the center of your chest. It comes as no surprise that the heart chakra is all about our ability to love and show compassion.

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra, or Vishuddha, is located in your throat. This chakra has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra, or Ajna, is located between your eyes. You can thank this chakra for a strong gut instinct. That’s because the third eye is responsible for intuition. It’s also linked to imagination.


Crown Chakra

The crown chakra, or Sahasrara, is located at the top of your head. Your Sahasrara represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose.



Crystal Colour Meanings

Red is the warmest of all colours. Red is the colour most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side, red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the colour of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red is Tuesday’s colour. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand. Red is the colour of Mars. This planet is known as the God of War.

Red Energy

Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).

Red is the colour of blood, and as such has strong symbolism of life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with an emphasis on survival. Red is also the colour of passion and lust.

Put some red in your life when you want:

  • increased enthusiasm and interest
  • more energy
  • action and confidence to go after your dreams
  • protection from fears and anxieties

Red gemstone properties

Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote willpower and courage, add vitality, and overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.



 Pink is the colour of universal love. Pink is a quiet colour. Lovers of beauty favour pink. A pink carnation means “I will never forget you”.

Pink Energy

Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies. Shades of deep pinks, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence. Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behaviour.

Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.

Put some pink in your life when you want:

  • calm feelings
  • to neutralize disorder
  • relaxation
  • acceptance, contentment

Pink gemstone properties

Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-worth, order and protection from violence or aggression. Carry or place pink gemstones around your home or office to stimulate love and beauty.



People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. The negative meaning of brown can be a repressed personality or a lazy person. Brown is the colour of the earth and is associated with the material side of life.

Brown Energy

Brown can mix into many surroundings. It is a mixture of red, blue and yellow and has many shades and tones – each producing a different effect. Brown can be a stabilizing colour. The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add mental focus energies. Too much brown can make a dull effect. Brown gives a feeling of solidity and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed.

Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability.

Put some Brown in your life when you want:

  • a solid wholesome feeling
  • to blend with the background
  • a connection with natural earth and the stability this brings
  • orderliness and convention

Brown gemstone properties

Brown gemstones act as a grounding force and promote stability and clear thinking.



Orange is a power colour. It is one of the healing colours. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck’s colour is orange. I have been told that if a change of any kind is a need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.

Orange Energy

While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic colour to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes the exploration of new things.

Put some orange in your life when you want:

  • to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
  • to become more involved in something
  • to increase creativity
  • relief from things becoming too serious

Orange gemstone properties

Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self-esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, and ability to adjust to changes.

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favour the colour gold are optimistic.



Gold Energy

The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, and silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

Put some gold in your life when you want:

  • increased personal power
  • relaxation and enjoyment of life
  • good health
  • success

Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains are worn around the neck to preserve health.



The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest colour to see. People who are blind to other colours can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow notepads.

Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favour yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday’s colour is yellow-gold.

Yellow Energy

Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

Put some yellow in your life when you want:

  • clarity for decision-making
  • relief from ‘burnout’, panic, nervousness, exhaustion
  • sharper memory and concentration skills
  • protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather

Yellow gemstone properties

Carry or wear yellow gemstones to promote the ability to express yourself. They are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision-making skills.



Green is the colour of nature, fertility, and life. Grass green is the most restful colour. Green symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Green is the colour of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe colour if you don’t know what colour to use anywhere use green.

Green is favoured by well-balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone in Asia.

Green Energy

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, and the desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the colour green. Change and transformation are necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

Put some green in your life when you want:

  • a new state of balance
  • feel a need for change or growth
  • freedom to pursue new ideas
  • protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

Green gemstone properties

Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.



Blue is the coolest colour – the colour of the sky, ocean, sleep, and twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. Pure blue is the colour of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen colour by conservative people. Blue is a calming colour. That makes it a wonderful colour to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pyjamas. Dark blue is the colour of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday’s colour is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.

Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the colour and the gemstone. This colour has a soothing effect. Turquoise is the colour of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.

Aqua is the colour of high ideals.

Blue Energy

Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the colour blue – it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful for communication.

The vibration of blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace.

Put some blue in your life when you want:

  • calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
  • to open the flow of communication
  • to broaden your perspective in learning new information
  • solitude and peace

Blue gemstone properties

Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.

Purple is the colour of good judgment. It is the colour of people seeking spiritual fulfilment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good colour to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being a combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colours, purple is believed to be the ideal colour. Most children love the colour purple. Purple is the colour most favoured by artists. Thursday’s colour is purple.



Violet is the colour of purpose. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra (This links individual and universal).

Violet Energy

Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.

Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

Put some violet in your life when you want:

  • to use your imagination to its fullest
  • to re-balance your life
  • to remove obstacles
  • to calm overactivity or to energize from depression

Violet gemstone properties

Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with the higher self, and increase imagination and inspiration.



Indigo is the colour of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. While blue is the colour of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to ‘come out of the blue’.

Put some indigo in your life when you want:

  • to focus on personal issues
  • to develop intuition
  • to step outside of everyday life for a new and interesting way of viewing a problem
  • solitude and inner communication

Indigo gemstone properties

Indigo gemstones open the door to the subconscious, symbolizing the bridge between the finite and infinite. They are used as a guide to cosmic knowledge. The indigo stones are indigo, sapphire, and azurite.

Indigo is the colour associated with the third eye chakra located between the eyes. This chakra deals with intelligence and psychic power.



White is the colour of purity. Brides wear white in many countries because white symbolizes a virgin. White means kindness. In some cultures, white is worn at funerals. White is Monday’s colour. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love.

White Energy

Strictly speaking, white is not a colour, but the manifestation of the presence of all colour – the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures, it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.

White has purification vibrations and can be used to clear blocks from your path.

It holds the potential to move toward every other colour and this makes it a good choice for new beginnings, and development in any direction.

Put some white in your life when you want:

  • to clear clutter and obstacles away
  • to start afresh 
  • to bring about mental clarity
  • purification of thoughts or actions

White gemstone properties

White gemstones are ruled by the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy. They are often used for good fortune, and protection after dark. The crystal amplifies the powers of other stones. Some say that because white stones contain all the colours, they can act as substitutes for stones of any colour.

Black is the most misunderstood colour. A black-tie dinner is very formal and elegant. Women can wear that “must-have little black dress” to the black-tie dinner. Yet the bad guys wear black hats. Black symbolizes death in some cultures. Native Americans thought black was good because it was the colour of soil, which gives life. Saturday’s colour is black.



 Black Energy

Black is not a colour, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all colours. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experiences. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.

In times of fear and uncertainty, black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

Put some black in your life when you want:

  • to become inconspicuous
  • to open the door to mystery
  • to prepare for the unknown
  • a restful emptiness

Black gemstone properties

Black gemstones symbolize self-control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.

Gray is the colour of sorrow. People who favour gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded. Gray with more silver in it can be a very active colour.

Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol of security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality.



 Gray Energy

Gray is the true neutral colour. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful. It has a detached and isolated feeling. Gray can have a cooling effect when placed next to other more vibrant colours. It has a stabilizing effect, making vibrant colours stand out while muting their vibration.

Put some gray in your life when you want:

  • to emphasize your willingness to comply
  • a neutral, non-invasive feeling
  • to reduce the intense energy of another colour
  • to feel detached or isolated

Gray gemstone properties

Gray gemstones are healing stones and can assist in improving relationships toward more stability.


Lucky Gemstone Energy

Gemstones have living energy. Every gemstone has several attributes. Good luck is a part of the energy of many stones. There are times it may be more helpful to use more than one stone for the luck needed. At times a gemstone’s energy seems to prefer one person to another. This is why it is advised to experiment with gemstones.

As we change our way of life our vibrations change, that is why some gemstones will work differently on the same person at different times. I keep a small bowl with gemstones in it on my desk, one in my bedroom, and another in the living room. The gemstones get changed as I feel a need for the life force in my life and house to change.

Lucky Stones

I have found the amethyst and aquamarine when used with other stones; bring the most luck to me. You should experiment to see which gemstones feel good when you hold them. The best way to know what gemstone will be lucky for you is to hold it in your hand. The gemstones help change the life force around you and that is how gemstones can change your luck.


Agate Protection
Malachite/Citrine Business
Gambling Aventurine/Tourmaline
Smokey Quartz Endurance
Sodalite Peace of Mind/Writers Stone
Cat’s Eye/Hematite Understanding
Emerald Keeping lover faithful
Amethyst Psychic Powers
Red Jasper Home Security

Double Luck

Aquamarine/Sodalite Release worries
Career Breaks Garnet
Carnelian/Smokey Quartz Physical Energy
Amazonite/Amethyst Dreams into Reality
Rose Quartz/Emerald/Hematite Marriage
Citrine Money into business
Crystal Day to Day
Hematite For relationships
Tourmalated Quartz All the luck you can
Red Jasper Actors




How to Activate & Program Crystals


How to Activate Crystals

It is best to have already cleared and cleansed as per the previous steps before proceeding. See How to Cleanse your crystals and other spiritual items here.  Once cleared, your crystal is ready to be activated.

1. Natural Energy Activation

Any significant Natural Energy concentration will awaken your crystal. A popular method is leaving your crystals outside during a full moon. You may also do this with the sun, bodies of water, even an open fire. Make sure your crystal can withstand water before immersion. The larger the piece, the more energy required. Placing a crystal on a mountain top is a great way to receive the first rays of New Year’s Day. This is a sure-fire way to prepare it to capture your New Year’s Resolutions with great intensity.

2. Crystal Grids

Place your crystals in a crystal grid to activate and charge them. The sacred geometric shapes of the grid activate the crystals further. Form crystal grids on the ground, in corners of a room. 


3. Large Geodes or Clusters 

This method is very easy and effective. Place your crystals in a large statement piece such as a large geode or cluster. The energy of the larger piece charges your crystal. Explore our collection of large decorator crystals if you are wanting to bring some extra crystal charge into your home!

Once your crystal is cleansed and activated, it is now ready to accept your Programming…

How to Program Crystals

Your crystals have been cleansed and activated and now ready to be programmed. Programming your crystal is the process of aligning the energies of the crystal with the intent you wish to use them for. For example, you can program your crystal to send healing to a specific person or yourself. This may be for protection, love, insight, or support around a particular issue.  Your intent and words should be clear, concise, and meaningful. I try to keep it to three sentences maximum. Please review the examples below. 

Programming Intention Examples:

For Fear/Anxiety: “ My World is safe, bountiful, and welcoming; providing me with guidance, nourishment, and Love”. 

For Meaningful Relationships: “All my Relationships are blessed with respect, love, and Universal Light. Being with another allows me to see, experience, and be received in this Loving Light.” 

For a New Project/Business: “This Project serves to bring Real Abundance at every level. It serves only to fulfill, to nourish, to learn, and to grow.” 

For Abundant Health: “Every cell in my body rings with the Harmony of Universal Love. Health flows through me and from me in all directions. I am the Living Connection between the energies of Heaven and Earth. At every moment I have access to all the energy I need to be strong, bright, and at Peace.”

Now you have cleansed, activated, and programmed your crystals. You may place them in the area(s) you are using them for such as the body, by your bed, cash register, etc.  Any questions please reach out. You’re not alone in your journey. 


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Kananga Water is a fragrant, alcohol-based perfume. Kananga plantations were first established in Jamaica in the 19th century by the British. This highly spiritual fragrance has a strong, sweet scent and is made primarily from the ylang-ylang flower. The orange color of the water comes from its yellowish-orange petals of the flowers. It is suitable for both men and women. And this powerful perfume can be used in a variety of ways.

Kananga Water is used in Santeria, Hoodoo, and other magickal practices. It is frequently incorporated into rituals of purification and in memorializing departed ancestors, Kananga water is very popular among people of African descent in the United States and the Caribbean. It is similar to Florida Water, in that it is known for its cleansing and protective effects.

Spiritual Uses of Kananga Water

  • The stimulating floral-scented cologne is commonly used for ritual offerings and purification.
  • When seeking guidance from ancestors, place a bowl of Kananga Water on your altar as an offering. It will help to remove negative energy and interference to allow for a clear reading.
  • Add a few drops of Kananga Water to a spiritual bath to encourage protection and guidance.
  • Mix with cold water and add to a spray bottle. Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. Spray on a cloth and wrap the cloth around your neck on hot days.
  • Hang a  horseshoe over your door and sprinkle it with Kananga Water to invite prosperity into your home.
  • Wipe down all of the items on your altar with Kananga Water to cleanse them of any negative energy and clear them to receive messages from the spirits and ancestors. *NOTE: Kananga Water is flammable and should never be placed directly on a candle or too close to a flame.
  • For help drawing money, add a few drops to a bowl set beside your bed and light a  Fast Luck/Money Drawing candle while focusing your intention on your desired goal. *NOTE: Kananga Water is flammable and should never be placed directly on a candle or too close to a flame.
  • Believed to assist in people suffering from depression, the calming effect of the perfume can be used by your body to keep sadness away.
  • Mix Kananga Water with  Orris Root Powder and  White Rose Water and anoint your floors, windows, and doorways to attract love and peace.
  • After a bath, dab some  Kananga Water Cologne on your wrists, neck, heart, and ankles for protection and a feeling of balance.

Other Uses of Kananga Water

Kananga Water is used as scrying water. and for other ritual and cosmetic purposes. Its pungent aroma makes it a wonderful choice for perfume or cologne. Sprinkle some into your bath water to help ease the aches associated with fever. Add a few drops of Kananga Water to your body lotion to keep you smelling like the ylang-ylang flower the entire day. The floral aroma will invoke thoughts of joy and improve your mood.

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Using Pendulums

I love pendulums! They are a necessary and versatile spiritual tool. They can be easily made of wood, metal, or more importantly crystals. They can be used to:

  • get the answers to important questions
  • communicate with your ancestors and other spirits, and more
  • find energy blocks in a home or the body

Although using a pendulum is simple, but there is an art to it that requires practice. Below are some types of pendulum uses;

Divination and Spirit Communication

For this, there are a few different ways to communicate. You can hold the pendulum over a table, ask it to show you the motions for “Yes” and “No,” then ask your question and see how it responds. You can also use a pendulum grid, which is a piece of wood or fabric with pre-printed answers on it. Depending on where the pendulum swings, it will provide the answer to your question. You can also hold the pendulum so it hangs inside of an empty glass, and ask it to show you “Yes” and “No.” The number of times it taps on the side of the glass can provide the answer you seek.

You may wish to choose your pendulum depending on the type of questions you will be asking.  Rose quartz pendulums for love queries,  amethyst pendulums for questions regarding spirituality, while clear quartz or brass pendulums are good all-purpose tools.

Identifying Energy Blocks

Pendulums are useful for spotting energy blocks in the body. Blocked chakras affect the movement of the pendulum, allowing you to easily see what needs to be cleared. To do this, begin with a  7 chakra pendulum or a  pendulum with a chakra chip chain.

It is a good idea to do some form of cleansing before/between uses/ after using a pendulum. You can do this with sunlight, moonlight, music, a singing bowl, or incense or sage smoke. Hold the pendulum over a table so it hangs straight down and can swing freely. Without moving the pendulum yourself, ask it to show you a clear energy center. When it starts to move, pay attention to the motion. Then, ask it to show you a blocked one. Note the motion.

When you have an idea of what to look for, you can hold the pendulum a few inches over the chakra points of a person’s body, and see how it moves. If the motion corresponds to a clear energy center, you can move on to the next one. If it corresponds to a blocked one, you can begin clearing it, then re-test it with the pendulum to make sure it is cleared.

Pendulum Healing

Pendulums can find areas of the body that need some extra healing energy. For healing, blue stones like lapis or turquoise can be very helpful.

As with detecting energy blocks, be sure to cleanse your pendulum before every use. Hold it so it hangs freely over a healthy part of the body first, and watch how it moves. This will give you a baseline. Then, slowly move it from one area of the body to another, and see if you notice any erratic or sluggish movements. If you do, this can indicate that those parts of the body are too stimulated or under-stimulated and in need of some energetic healing. After performing an energy healing, use the pendulum again to make sure that it worked.

Room Clearing

If your space needs to cleansed then a black tourmaline pendulum would be great for letting you know where stagnant energy is located.

For first time use, go into nature and hold it so it hangs freely. This will clear your pendulum. From then on, if the pendulum moves slowly (resistance) or erratically, then you need to perform a room cleansing.

Pendulums are simple to learn, but take time to master. Each one is different and will respond to your touch and energy differently. Take time to work with your pendulums, and you will discover a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.