Her Story Hour : Crystal Healing with Kathy Qualiana and Mahina Jewelry
I know I probably shouldn’t say this, but this month’s Her Story Hour was definitely my favorite one yet! We brought in two of my favorite strong women: Kathy Rybacki Qualiana of Magical Spaces and More, and Jocelyn Kowalczyk of Mahina. Both of these amazing women had something to teach us about the powerful energy that can be found in crystals, and how we can incorporate these into our lives and benefit from them through using them in our homes, and by wearing them as jewelry.
Jocelyn, our Strong Woman of the Month, brought her jewelry to this month’s event. She began the night by telling us her story. She told us of her travels around the world, her apprenticeship and how she began her journey. Through studying natural healing methods, and working with all of these healing stones, she decided to start incorporating them into her work.
Kathy began her presentation with this powerful thought. Sometimes with the craziness and busy on-the-go lifestyle that we lead, it is hard to slow down; to silence the outside voices, and listen to your authentic voice. She explains to us that this is what crystal energy is all about. How do you know what crystals you need in your life? You must silence ourselves long enough to listen to your authentic self telling you what you need.
As a Feng Shui Consultant, Kathy uses crystals in your home. Each different crystal promotes a different energy.Amethyst, for example, is calming and soothing, while quartz eases any situation. Quartz is also a powerful stone because you can put your intention into quartz and thats what it will become. She also talked about selenite lamps, which are amplifiers of energy and other crystals. Placing one in your kitchen or around your kitchen table can encourage communication between family.
Kathy also uses crystals to heal your body, and open your chakras. Each crystal has a corresponding chakra in your body. By using the energies of each crystal, you can promote a healthy flow of energy throughout your body ( update: I had a chakra balancing session with kathy, and it was an amazing experience )
Something else that Kathy said really stuck with me. She told us that even if you don’t believe that these gifts from the earth are emanating energy into your space, just the simple act of having them there and seeing them reminds your mind of your intention, and what purpose they are serving. They remind you what your purpose is, and what energy you want to cultivate.
Kathy ended her presentation the way she started it. She made us think about what it means to listen to our authentic self, and what that voice is telling us.