Simplify for the Holidays


During the holiday season people can become stressed by the materialistic aspect of the holidays and the push to spend too much money. Personally, I feel blessed because my family appreciates the importance of spending quality time in celebration of the holiday spirit. People appreciate gifts that are homemade because your energy, love and intention goes into it. Giving crystals for gifts can be easy on your budget and offer someone self healing through your loving intention. Stones work best by being in your auric field, so making a loved one an “intentional pouch” can be easy for them to use.

An intention pouch has multiple stones inside that you have chosen for their specific properties. To make an intention pouch, purchase a small pouch that easily opens and closes. Think about the person you want to make an intention pouch for as you read over the following list. Purchase 5-6 stones at any new age gift shop or online that sells crystals.

Before placing each one in the pouch, hold it in your hands at your heart and think of your intention for the other person. Visualize this person in their highest self, see them happy and healthy, while filling the stone with love. Thank the stones for working with the intended person. Then place each stone in the pouch. You may also want to include a small write-up about each of the stones properties so the receiver can better understand your intentions. Children resonate very well with crystals.

Here is a list of stones for specific intentions:

Prosperity/ Success
– red pouch = Garnet, jade, moss agate, malachite, citrine, emerald, lodestone, ruby.

Healing- green pouch = Larimar, bloodstone, fluorite, lepidolite, smokey quartz, petalite, calcite, rose quartz.

Reducing stress- blue pouch= Lepidolite, larimar, blue Lace agate, angelite, celestite, smokey quartz, chrysoprase, aquamarine, sodalite, lapis lazuli, rhodonite.

Enhancing psychic senses- dark blue pouch= Iolite, moldavite, petalite, celestite, lapis lazuli, sodalite, amethyst, tanzanite, kyanite, danburite, sugilite, labradorite, charoite, phenacite, apophyllite.

Love- pink or green pouch= Rose quartz, emerald, watermelon tourmaline, ruby, kunzite.

Protection- black or red pouch= Black tourmaline, sunstone, citrine, jet.

Meditation-blue pouch = Lapis lazuli, clear quartz, sodalite, kyanite, iolite, petalite, moldavite

Educational Success – any color pouch = Lepidolite, hematite, amethyst, rutilated quartz, clear quartz, fluorite.

Ascension- purple or white pouch= Kunzite, seraphinite, kyanite, moldavite, phenacite, petalite, charoite.
Life path = Danburite, sugilite, amazonite, citrine, selenite.

Have fun making the intention pouch(s) this holiday season. They truly make great gifts that touch the heart and spirit!

Jennifer VanderWal

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Jennifer Vanderwal has been a Melody Crystal healing instructor since 2004. She’s a Master of the Usui Tibetan Karuna Seiryoku system of Reiki since 1999. She offers classes in crystal healing and reiki. Her therapies include crystal healing facilitator and spiritual counselor. 248-672-0579 or She teaches classes and offers chakra balancing with gemstones and Crystal Healing Sessions at Bodyworks Healing Center, 734 416-5200,


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