The power of "Earth's Elements"
I fell in love with Earth Elements products and her amazing Instagram feed right from the start. So when I discovered that behind this amazing store is an even more amazing woman, I was not surprised at all. Her Facebook Page is one of my favourites so be sure to check that out along with her Website (and while you're at it, don't forget to check out her Twitter and Pinterest)! I feel very blessed to present to you Naaz, the owner of Earth Elements.
What inspired you to start Earth Elements ?
I’ve always had a desire to have my own business, but for many years I wasn’t sure what that would look like. I had so many ideas but nothing felt quite right.
At the beginning of 2013, I was going through some major energetic shifts in my life. I was teaching yoga full-time and enrolled in a Feng Shui consulting program at my local university. I was so intrigued with learning about energy and how I could harness it to manifest my dreams.
My Feng Shui professor (who also did a consultation on my home at the end of 2012), suggested I get a space clearing done by one of her colleagues. I instinctively knew I had to meet this woman, so I immediately scheduled an appointment with her. What I didn’t know at the time was that she was extremely intuitive and had many messages for me, one of which was that I worked with crystals in a past life and that it would be a great idea for me to rekindle my connection with them.
Something shifted for me in a big way as we finished the clearing. I had been playing around with the idea of leaving my yoga teaching jobs for quite some time and I knew the time was now right.
I had some self-doubt during that time of transition, especially since I didn’t really have a clear idea of what I was going to do next. But the call of my heart was so strong. I spent the next few months playing with crystals, meditating with them, tuning into their energy. I learned how to create necklaces and mala beads. I knew I was meant to work with these little beings and weave my knowledge of healing practices into my own business - and Earth Elements was born.
What is unique about your products ?
I’m involved in the creation of my products from start to finish - from selecting each crystal to making every necklace and set of mala beads. Because of the nature of the crystals and stones I work with, no two pieces are exactly alike, as all contain natural variations.
I always create every piece with the intention to connect its wearer to the abundant, joyful soul they truly are. It’s really important to me that those who wear my pieces can feel that energy - and that they feel aligned, happy and connected to themselves each time they put on their special piece.
Can you tell me a bit more about the power of crystals ?
Crystals are connected to Nature and hold that energy within them. They are living beings. Crystals can work with our subtle energy bodies to help heal any blockages that we may have picked up on our physical journeys. Because they emit such pure vibrational frequencies, they can resonate with our energy, reminding our energy bodies of the harmony that is natural to us. Crystals are beautiful healing companions!
Every crystal vibrates to a different frequency and there are many resources out there that can explain more about their specific healing properties. Whenever someone asks my advice on which crystal to pick, I always suggest that they follow their intuition - you always know deep down which crystal(s) will work best for you.
Do you hand pick your crystals ?
I do! I handpick every single crystal from beautiful gem stores around Calgary. It’s a real joy to be able to do this - it’s important to me to pick crystals that I have a connection to.
Can you explain how to cleanse and charge crystals ?
It’s really important to cleanse your crystals on a regular basis, especially if you are wearing them everyday or using them for intense healing purposes. I love using white sage to cleanse my crystals. I hold each crystal over the sage smoke, asking that they be cleansed and purified, until I feel that the cleansing has been completed.
You can also use sandalwood incense to cleanse your crystals in the same way. A singing bowl or tingshas will use the vibration of sound to cleanse - just place your crystals inside the bowl or beside your tingshas.
I also love placing mine underneath the light of a full moon. This accomplishes two things - it cleanses and charges the crystals with the energy of the moon. The full moon is connected to manifestation and power - and so our crystals absorb that energy and offer it to us when we work with them.
It’s a nice idea to give your crystals some refreshing time out in Nature so they can recharge and connect back to the Earth’s energy. I often place a few of mine out in the garden overnight.
What kind of consultation’s and courses do you offer ?
I’m happy to be offering Reiki sessions, Space Clearing sessions and Feng Shui consultations. I offer both Reiki and Feng Shui consultations locally as well as on a distance basis (the Space Clearing is only available within the Calgary area at the moment).
I have a Space Clearing Online Course and I do in person workshops in Calgary that are based on this course. I’ve been so blessed that each Space Clearing workshop I’ve held so far has sold out!
I am also offering in person Reiki training courses as of next month. I hope to expand the scope of my courses within the next year!
What is your philosophy in life?
To live in tune with the Universe. To honour the cycles of Nature. To look for the good in everything and to be happy.
(Photos by Kaihla Tonai - http://www.kaihlatonai.com)