Conscious, Ethical crystals - From Mine to Shop-100% Visibility
I wanted to share with you full disclosure and visibility of where and how I find, select and receive my Brazilian crystals. The questions of ethics and conscious sourcing is important, and rightly so, but I do think there are so many sellers out there that really cant know where their crystals are from because they pass through many hands. I feel as crystal guardians its our mission to ask the questions for you, and pardon the pun, do the digging.
All of the photos you will see below are mine, from a recent buy, last month (May 2021)
so I would like to invite you to move through the process of my crystals journey from mine to your hands.
Sourcing from Brazil.
I consciously source the majority of the crystals for my store from Brazil, why? well because I fell in love with the land and the people, in my late 20's I was a footwear designer for Kurt Geiger and I travelled to Brazil twice a year visiting our factories to check on my designs. I loved the people and the culture, they are fiery and passionate. Some of the best people I've met are Brazilian, my best friend Lou being one of them, they have such huge warm hearts. I wanted to show some photos of the land below that my stones are from, the beautiful mountains and jungles, many can only be reached by hours of walking on foot. The land there is alive.
There are many amazing crystals coming out of the ground in Brazil from Tourmalines, Chrysoprase, Garnets, rutile quartz and deep purple Amethyst are a few I love to pick up for the store, I have attached some of my photos below. Do you see the little butterfly that stopped by on this happy hunk of Garnet?
But its the Lemurian crystals my heart has deeply connected too, and that I feel a great affinity too, I know in my heart that I'am a guardian and keeper of these energies through Lemuria, and feel extremely protective over the way they are handled and treated. They mostly come from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is here that my crystals come from, but its important to know lemurian crystals also come from other countries including, Africa and the Himalayas. I feel there is so much to say about Lemurians so do keep your eye out for a blog post on them.
To me the crystals in Brazil, especially their quartz is an exceptional pure vibration. I believe a large portion of the record keeper quartz from Atlantis were moved here by the priests and priestess of the Alta-RA before fall, to caverns under the ground in the Mina Gerais region of Brazil, because of the vibration and the large amount of lodalite quartz that supports the crystalline grids there. These will not be uncovered in my lifetime as they are so protected by many guardians- human and spirit.
Our journey starts with 'M' a crystal wizard and friend in Brazil he is part of the team as well and my angelic friend Lou, a keeper of the flame, who helps with translating to English and the practical side. 'M' is a magical man with such elemental energy, a crystal miner himself. He is incredibly knowledgable on crystals and understands the process, having grown up in the region these crystals are from so he understands on many levels about the energies of the land, place and crystals.
above is a photo he sent me on this last trip for me, he just wanted to create a grid and sit with he stones a little before he explored the crystals. Of course this makes my heart sing!
I really feel he was brought to me by the angels, I truly trust him as a guardian of crystalline energy. I want to add at this point that 'yes' it is important who is holding, carrying and caring for your crystals as they imprint their energy on them, when buying crystals I always look and feel into the seller just as much as the stones. I can feel the ones who are authentic and doing in through the heart.
I was lucky enough to be introduced to 'M', which was all divinely orchestrated when I asked the universe to help me. He will do the trips for me, when I can't go, he drives for hours through the state of Mina Gerais, which is huge!! When you hear the word 'mine' it may conjure up the picture in your head of a big organization, with a big pit and many men in hard hats with fully systems and little carts. Well this is far from that, many of the mines are actually small holes in the ground in the jungle, that are very hard to get to as you have to walk for miles to get there.
I work closely with Family mines
I try to only work with families who open up a pocket of earth on their own land, so its not huge organization's I work with, its a group of family and friends, digging in the sun with hand picks, spade's and buckets. And 'M' prefers this too, in fact he specifically seeks these guardians out for me, often diving in himself to dig with them, having a beer and a bbq with them after, it sounds like the life! His energy is magical and I am so grateful for him, he's fun, always just as excited about the crystals as me, he dig's for Lemurian seed crystals on his parents land in Mina Gerais while occasionally climbing and falling out of advocado trees.
I feel he is an extension of me and thats important, he understands what I am looking for and the way they need to feel, he just knows when he finds something special and we face time, chat, send videos so I can select them. It is a lengthy process sometimes days are spent back and forth, deciding and looking over crystal's each one, he takes the time to hold and show me, often we need a translator as many people there do not speak English. He is a crystal guardian and a guardian of the land, and extremely respectful of the space.
Im always the most excited when he messages to tell me he's found new Lemurians, according to 'M' we have barely scratched the surface there. Below is a photo on his land of some Lemurians he has found himself.
Giving back is important
I feel its incredibly important to give back to the land I adopt these earth energies from, encouraging all those who buy my stones send a healing prayer back to the earth in gratitude. I also tune into the land and send any healing to the place I am retrieving crystals from, moving my heart energies through the crystalline grid to Brazil.
At this moment I am looking for a charity or organization in the area to give back too for these gifts, as wish it to be specifically for this region, hopefully in the near future I will be giving back some of the sales back to the community. it is all being worked on.
I also feel its so important to pay the families what is respected and deserved for the work they do, I do not like to barter too much as they have an important role in retrieving these energies from the earth, every exchange has to feel good and be done in a respectful way, I do not mind paying a bit more when it is going straight to the family. There are ways I give back to the land through this process, on many levels, multidimensional I am sending prayer's and working with the crystalline grids of that area. I will be writing more about this in part 2.
Cleaning and Preparing your crystals
I do like to keep my crystals in the rawest state that they cane be, so they keep that raw straight from the ground earthy energy. Even crystal you hold have been cleaned with water and left in the sun to charge.
The cleaning method the miners use depends on the finances and where they live, as that determines what tools and chemicals are available to them. Your stones are washed in something called Chipsa Limpa pedras and water, it is a detergent and not as toxic as some acids.
Many crystals are washed in Acid to remove the clay and mud, often the shiny Lemurians are so clear because of this acid wash. When I found this my heart did a little lurch as I wondered about how that would effect them, but I am told this is the process everywhere. The Lemurians that I have in are in their rawest state not washed with such harsh chemicals, so they retain this frosty look. In this region there is a lot of sandstone and the crystal can often be 'iron stained'. Or they could be coated in grained mica or clay minerals.
The final process is packing and shipping
'M' does all my packing for me and then they are packed nicely in plain paper where possible, I try to stay away from newspaper as I don't feel all that negative print helps them. That completes their journey from Brazil to England, have a read of part 2 (coming soon to see what I do with them when they arrive in the UK) because this is so important too.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and go on this journey with me, for me this connection to the land is the most important, to know who has held and over seen my crystals just feels so good to my heart.
Look out for part 2, preparing your crystals for guardianship