Agate

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Agate – Protection, Calming, Courage,
Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children’s amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling. Agate is also used to protect against harmful spirits.
Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears.
Agate is said to strengthen the body and the body’s connection to the earth. It also increases energy.
Physically, agate is said to be particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia, detoxification.
Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
White agate is especially considered a stone of hope.

Amber

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Amber – Draw out negativity, Purification, Romance,
Amber is noted in metaphysics to give a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It is said to help manifest desires and heighten intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom.
It is used mystically to bring the energies of patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing and calmness to those who wear or carry it. It is considered a good luck charm for love and marriage. Amber is excellent in crystal healing for inner child work and past life work.
Lore says that amber is beneficial for purifying the body, headaches, bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine system, fibromyalgia, intestinal/digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes.

Amethyst

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Amethyst – Peace, Psychic, Sobriety, Stability,
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work.
Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief. Amethyst has a sedative energy that can promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength.
Amethyst is very well known — as from the ancients — as a sobriety stone. It has been used for millenia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds.

Photographer – Masika May

Masika May

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“Every day I am incredibly grateful to pick up my camera and be trusted to capture memories. Everything I get to see through my lens is beautiful. How lucky am I to be able to photograph a brand new life, a growing child, the love between a family, or a union of two people in love.”

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Masika May is an award winning photographer.

-Voted 3rd Most Popular Wedding Photographer in British  Columbia by Wedding Industry Experts

-Winner of 2012 Best Wedding Photo of the year from Bride.ca

-Centerfold spread in Canadian Biker Magazine Oct 2011

-Full page editorial in Delicious Dolls Magazine Oct 2012

-Finalist for Best Engagement Photo of the Year 2013 from  Bride.ca

-Finalist for Young Entrepreneur from the Black Tie Awards

-Cover Photo for Island Child Magazine

-Published in the Wedding Ring Magazine October 2013

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Masika May Photography
Duncan BC
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I love her work, it’s stunning and very evocative.
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Yang Crystals

Yang Crystals – Self-Confidence, Assertiveness, Yin Crystals – Intuition, Harmony

Yang crystals have exceptional clarity, and enhance or bring in yang energies: masculine, projecting, aggressive, active. Used positively and appropriately, these energies can help build self-confidence, accomplish goals, active energy, and eliminate victimization.
Yin crystals are cloudy and “soft” looking inside. They enhance or bring in yin energies: feminine, receptive, gentleness, meditative. Used positively and appropriately, these energies can help enhance intuition, peacefulness, harmony, meditation and ability to keep your cool.

Zoisite

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Zoisite – Trust in Universe, Release Fears,
Zoisite considered in mystical lore to be a stone that brings and enhances trust in the universe and trust in the ultimate goodness of life. This brings trust in general as well as releases fears, which can bring a depth of happiness to one’s life.
Zoisite is also said to bring energy and dispel laziness.

Indicolite

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Indicolite – Spiritual Quest, Psychic Awareness
Indicolite is blue tourmaline, which is probably the rarest form of tourmaline. As a type of tourmaline it has those properties in addition to its own. Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness, and increases healing powers. Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers. In the physical realm, indicolite is said to benefit the lungs, larynx, thyroid, heart, internal organs, and parasympathetic nerves.

Unakite

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Unakite – Find Animal Guide, Heal Abandonment, Weight Loss, Gardening,
Unakite is a stone with gentle but powerful energy. It can assist one in finding one’s animal guide. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is also a good protection stone.
Unakite brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion.
Unakite is considered to be very helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. It can help with healing of abandonment and separation issues.
Unakite is said in crystal healing lore to benefit the heart, circulatory system, female reproductive system, male reproductive system though to a lesser extent than female, weight loss, and ease pregnancy.

Nuumite (Nuumit)

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Nuumite (Nuumit) – Protection from Negative Energy, Activate All Chakras
Nuumite is a very protective stone. It can protect one from negative energy of many, many kinds by wearing or carrying the stone, and is often sought for this shielding property. It is also helpful for removing energy blockages, and to clear the aura. Nuumite is also good for synthesizing psychic and intuitive wisdom with intellectual thought. Nuumite is an excellent stone for calming anxiety. Physically nuumite is used in crystal healing for general healing, infections, purifying blood, kidneys, insulin production regulation, eyesight, and CNS (central nervous system) disorders.

Aegirine/ Agerene

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Aegirine/ Agerene – Energizing, Protection Against Psychic Attacks,
Emotionally aegerine, is used in energy for group issues including healing broken relationships and eliminating group pressure. On a personal level aegerine is used to promote self-acceptance, thus building self-esteem and self-suffiency.
In the psychic-spiritual realm aegerine is said to protect against psychic attacks and negative energy.
Physically aegerine is used in crystal healing lore for the immune system, making it great for general healing and helping the body heal itself.