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Interested in reading more about crystals, rock hounding adventures and travel experiences, crystal digging, road trips, ultra running, and trekking on the trails, 
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Elemental energies of River and Streams

Posted by Raven Crystals on 3/6/2019 to Gaia Qi and Elemental Energies
Elemental energies of River and Streams

The elemental energies of rivers and streams represent creation, moving with the flow, the passage of time, purification and regeneration. 

Brown Crystals

Posted by Raven Crystals on 2/9/2019 to Crystal Healing Tools
Brown Crystals
Offering comfort and nurturing energies, Brown crystals remind us to be gentle, take care of ourselves, and not to overextend our energies with commitments and resources. Use Brown Crystals to recharge and reinforce your personal connection to the earth and renew the intentions of balanced abundance and well-being in life.

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Posted by Raven Crystals on 2/2/2019 to Gaia Qi and Elemental Energies
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim
Trekking across the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim had been on my “Yes” list since the minute I stepped off the trail from my previous year’s Rim to Rim adventure. Here it is, just over a year later, and group of us have gathered and collectively committed to the adventure of crisscrossing the Grand Canyon in one GO. Read about the adventure here.....

Crystals for the Year of the Pig

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/17/2019 to Crystal Healing Tools
Crystals for the Year of the Pig
The Year of the Pig is thought to be an auspicious year because the boar/pig attracts success, joy, friendship, love, and abundance into your life. Check out these crystal suggestions to energetically support you during the astrological Year of the Pig.....

Crystals for the New Year 2019

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/1/2019 to Crystal Healing Tools
Crystals for the New Year 2019
WooHoo! It’s the beginning of another cycle ~ a NEW year which offers the opportunity for us to reset, recommit, and create our intentions for becoming more accepting, happier, healthier, balanced, and more emotionally connected to each other with the focus and awareness on what really matters and the next right step forward....

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Crystals

Posted by Raven Crystals on 12/21/2018 to Crystal Healing Tools
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Crystals
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Crystals! This is a special winter solstice sharing the solar energies with a December full moon, the conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter, and a night sky show featuring the Ursid meteor shower. These combined events and energies at the Solstice provide a holistic opportunity for us to take an objective and reflective look at our lives, belief systems, actions, and our intentions.....

Feeding the Machine

Posted by Raven Crystals on 10/9/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Feeding the Machine
I have a whole slew of food sensitivity challenges that need to be navigated around on a normal day. Participating and carrying a mandatory number of calories in a self-supported, multi-day stage race in a foreign country, gave me some “food for thought.” How am I going to feed my machine?

Arkansas Quartz Crystals

Posted by Raven Crystals on 9/23/2018 to Crystals from Arkansas
Arkansas Quartz Crystals
Quartz Crystal from Arkansas is thought to be on par with the crystals from commercially productive deposits found in Madagascar and Brazil. High-quality quartz veins and crystal pockets in Arkansas may be found in the geographic area of the Ouachita Mountain range.

MonGOlia | 250km Ultra marathon July 2018

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Gaia Qi and Elemental Energies
MonGOlia | 250km Ultra marathon July 2018
I am running in my first multi-day stage race in MonGOlia at the end of July 2018. Interested in following my progress as I trek 250km across the amazing and beautiful country of MonGOlia, check out the 4 Deserts website for up to date postings

Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |It's GO Time

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |It's GO Time
Bags are packed and I am ready to go. MonGOlia here I come....

Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage One

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage One

Gobi March ~ Stage One ~ Wide Open Mongolia. Rolling hills and dirt road trails and nothing but green, green, green, as far as the eyes can see. I wanted to burn the green color into my retinas and memory for all time’s sake. I was surrounded by a landscape of colors ~ luscious verdant green with a slight purple hue due to all the lavender and wildflowers covering the hills.



Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Two

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Two

Gobi March ~ Stage Two ~ The Nomadic Wilderness. The course for day two is filled with more lush green rolling valleys and endless tracks of dirt roads leading to infinity, sprinkled with random gers and herds of livestock.


Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Three

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to MonGOlia 2018
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Three
Gobi March ~ Stage Three ~ From the Mountains to the Dunes. Stage Three started with a single track climb over a rocky pass traversing Monastery ruins, beautiful temples and stupas. And then some alone time in the Mongolia’s Gobi Desert…….

Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Four ~ The Long March to the Orkhon Valley

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Four ~ The Long March to the Orkhon Valley

Stage 4 ~ The Long March to the Orkhon Valley. Drum roll pleeeeeeeze….the anxiously anticipated day of the Long March began with a later start time of 10am. Initially, the course had us traversing a lot of ups and downs through the stunning steppe landscape of limitless grassy terrain and had us finishing up in a soggy, very tired heap....


Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Five ~ The Battle Grounds of Ghenghis Khan

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Five ~ The Battle Grounds of Ghenghis Khan
Stage Five ~ The Battle Grounds of Ghenghis Khan. Stage 5 was a picture perfect day with nothing but blue skies as we headed through green valleys toward the forested steep incline………finally trees!

Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Six ~ The Final Footsteps to the Ancient City of Karakorum

Posted by Raven Crystals on 8/17/2018 to Feeding the Machine
Mongolia | Gobi March 250km |Stage Six ~ The Final Footsteps to the Ancient City of Karakorum
Stage Six ~ The Final Footsteps to the Ancient City of Karakorum. As you can imagine, rounding the final corner of the course and entering the impressive monastery grounds to the finish line was epic. 

Havasupai Adventures ~ Day #1 ~ April 2018

Posted by Raven Crystals on 5/3/2018 to Gaia Qi and Elemental Energies
Havasupai Adventures ~ Day #1 ~  April 2018
Havasupai adventure ~ Backpacking, camping, trekking, and the stunning waterfalls of the Grand Canyon

In the Garden with Raven Crystals

Posted by Raven Crystals on 4/5/2018 to Crystal Healing Tools
In the Garden with Raven Crystals

Get grounded and creative with some dirt, plant your intentions, and add some fab-u-lous crystals to enhance your manifestations and watch your garden grow! Here are some crystal gardening suggestions for you.

Gear Check |Salomon Trail Shoes

Posted by Raven Crystals on 2/7/2018 to Raven Crystals Blog Home Page
Gear Check |Salomon Trail Shoes
I don’t consider myself a shoe girl. I don’t own a bunch of shoes. Why buy shoes when there are crystals… However, I confess that I do own some shoe gear. Laying around my room, and in constant rotation, are my 2 pairs of Asics running shoes and 3 pairs of Salomon Trail Running Shoes.

Road trip to Quartzsite, Arizona

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/28/2018 to Raven Crystals Blog Home Page
Road trip to Quartzsite, Arizona

If it’s January it’s time for a little crystal adventure and road trip to Quartzsite, Arizona. 

Crystal Digging at the Pala Chief Mine

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/27/2018 to Crystals from California
Crystal Digging at the Pala Chief Mine
Digging crystals at the Pala Chief mine in San Diego, California is a pretty laid back experience due to the “chill” vibe of Lepidolite (high Lithium content) found in the area. Have fun getting dirty crawling around searching for the flash of tourmaline crystal color in the beautiful hills of Pala, California.

Space Rocks!

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/26/2018 to Crystal Healing Tools
Space Rocks!
Space Rocks such as Meteorites and Tektites, offer insight and crystalline energetic support for unexpected “out of the blue” moments.

Crystals for the New Year 2018

Posted by Raven Crystals on 1/3/2018 to Crystal Healing Tools
Crystals for the New Year 2018
Here are some crystal suggestions to energetically support your intentions not just for today but all year long and beyond!

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Posted by Raven Crystals on 10/29/2017 to Gaia Qi and Elemental Energies
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim
Spending a day crossing the Grand Canyon: down the South Rim side, across the expanse of the Canyon and up the North Rim side. For 28.3 miles, I was engulfed in the natural beauty of an environment that is calculated to be approximately 6 million years old complimented by the energetic grounding of my moving body, the companionship of great friends, and the rocking vibrational support of THE Grand Canyon. 

Crystals and the sense of Smell

Posted by Raven Crystals on 9/25/2017 to Crystal Healing Tools
Crystals and the sense of Smell
Smell is the oldest sense. Smell can create strong emotional responses as it connects us to our memories. Here are some crystal suggestions to energetically support Olfaction and the sense of smell.
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