Following is a selection of articles by Kerry that have been published in various online magazines and journals. Links to the magazine or journal will also take you to the published article if available.
VIBRATIONAL ONENESS PRACTICE:
Being However We Choose To Be; Being All That We Choose To Be; Being All That We Are.
Vibrational Oneness practice is an inspired practice that evolved out of my natural therapy practice. As a holistic practitioner of natural medicine, I am well aware that a vital component of ongoing wellness and well-being is the healing and rebalancing that must take place mentally and emotionally. As a practitioner of herbal medicine and aromatherapy, I have long been in wonder of the synergy that occurs in a well-constructed blend, which offers so much more than the sum of its component parts. Are we not all so much more than our component parts? Indeed, I am a synergistic combination of all that I have been, all of my component pasts; there is a deep sense of peace, wonder, and appreciation in this acceptance.
Vibrational Oneness practice facilitates alignment with All That Is to encourage self-responsibility, self-determination, self-respect, and self-acceptance, and enables us to connect with, experience, and appreciate our innate sense of divine worth and the wonder of life. It is all about self-mastery, empowering ourselves to be however we choose to be, and to then be all that we choose to be. At our very essence, we are Spirit in a physical body; when we connect with our Inner Being we are able to facilitate a life of fearlessness, grace, and wonder of All That Is.
In 2013 my appreciation of synergy, curiosity about what is possible, passion for simplicity, and inspiration coalesced to develop synergistic combinations as a healing and self-enhancing lifestyle practice that restores balance and awareness of our inherent wellness and well-being. The combinations were based purely on the powerful resonance frequency as perceived through Reiki hands, a loving Heart, a willingness to learn, and Higher Guidance. I virtually withdrew from practice for nearly a year, and immersed myself in meditation and the new practices and research that have become Vibrational Oneness practice; I lived the practice, using the guidance at every turn, absorbing all that was on offer and releasing more than I realised was there, before introducing the first combination to another.
I have learned that when specific crystals are matched with the highest resonating essential oils and flower essences a synergistic combination results that powerfully facilitates our natural access to Oneness, and specific aspects of Divinity or All That Is. Healing on every level is enhanced, and a sense of wholeness is restored as the Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual bodies are aligned and attuned. Our bodies are such magnificent mechanisms, consistently and continually seeking homoeostasis on every level; homoeostasis is innate and the natural equilibrium to which our whole beautiful Being constantly seeks to return.
All crystal stones and essences, plant oils and plant essences from Mother Earth and our Inner Being, celestial Beings, and Spirit resonate with each other … there are no right or wrong combinations when working with the gifts from the Earth and Beyond, but there are some that combine synergistically to produce vibrations that open and align the chakras to expand the heart and lift us to a place of Oneness that facilitates vibrational well-being. Choosing to embrace the Vibrational Oneness synergistic combinations to support any meditation or self-sustaining practice is a gift we give ourselves, facilitating restoration of our natural balance.
Preparedness to change and let go of that which does not serve us well and make life choices that do serve us well are vital to any sense of lasting wellness and well-being. Choosing to embrace self-responsibility and take time to give self-reverence, to pay homage to that which we are, will always serve us well. Choosing to be disciplined and devoted to life-enhancing and self-empowering practices that support, nurture, and sustain us, will empower self-determination and self-realization with a sense of ease and flow.
We are gifted many tools from Mother Earth to support a life well-lived; we are also gifted free will. It is inherent in each of us as human beings and the choice to reconnect with All That Is, and all that we are, remains with each of us—for those of us who enjoy celebrating our Spirit within, the life-enhancing synergy that results from specific combinations of gifts from the Earth and Beyond are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
This article is not the forum to teach Vibrational Oneness practice, but I wished to share some of the synergistic combinations with readers who I feel sure will already have their own practices and might be curious to explore the synergies of the combinations. The synergistic combinations that I share are some of those that have served me well in my practice as a facilitator of wellness and well-being for others, and as part of my own daily practice. This information is intended to add to the wealth of knowledge we have so far amassed; it is not intended to replace or contradict established practices enjoyed and valued by many.
If you wish to explore the combinations, clear and anoint the crystal with the appropriate essential oil; take the matching crystal essence, Bach Flower essence and Australian Bush Flower essence (separately or make a treatment blend); anoint your pulse points with the essential oil and inhale drops from a tissue or use an oil burner; and meditate with your anointed crystal. In Vibrational Oneness practice, the stone is held in lightly cupped hands resting at the Sacral chakra, Swadhisthana, or that which is known as the Hara, or Zen knowing mind.
As you sit with the anointed stone, essences, and aroma, take a breath and feel deep appreciation for the enhanced connection to Spirit and your Inner Being. Holding the anointed stone with lightly cupped hands connects the whole vibrational body with the vibrations from the crystal, oil, and essences—we become one vibrational energy system, connected to the infinite expansive energy of the All That Is.
Carry your anointed crystal and tissue with the essential oil throughout the day. Touch your touch stone and inhale the essential oil as you wish; take the essence blend; and enjoy the reassuring moments of wonder at the grounded support and enhanced awareness of All That Is. The magic is in the synergy of the combination. The power is in the choice to embrace it.
The following table details thirteen combinations, matching each crystal with the highest resonance essential oil, flower essences, and specific Archangels and those who I know as Ascended Teachers. Archangels and Ascended Teachers are included in Vibrational Oneness combinations because they represent focused aspects of Divinity, Mind, or All That Is. They resonate synergistically with the combinations from Mother Earth and with each other, with the Archangels often facilitating clearer contact with Ascended Teachers. However, awareness of connection with Archangels or Ascended Teachers is always a matter of choice … and, as always, the choice remains with us. We are bringing awareness and opening to Higher Self, Inner Being, Spirit, or focused aspects of All That Is identified through Archangels and Ascended Teachers—please choose that which feels right for you.
Vibrational Oneness Synergistic Crystal Combinations
EO = Essential Oil
BFE = Bach Flower Essence
ABFE = Australian Bush Flower Essence
AAT = Archangel and Ascended Teachers
Lavender EO, Cerato BFE, Bluebell ABFE, AAT – Zadkiel, Vesta.
Lemongrass EO, Star of Bethlehem BFE, Slender Rice Flower ABFE, AAT – Jophiel, Babaji, Jesus, Usui.
Bergamot EO, Crab Apple BFE, Philotheca ABFE, AAT – Chamuel, Kuan Yin, Tara.
Ylang Ylang EO, Scleranthus BFE, Southern Cross ABFE, AAT -Uriel.
Sandalwood EO, Wild Oat BFE, Tall Yellow Top ABFE, AAT – Jeremiel.
Neroli EO, Agrimony BFE, Macrocarpa ABFE, AAT – Raphael, St John of God, Padre Pio, Therese, Sedna.
Jasmine EO, Gentian BFE, Sturt Desert Rose ABFE, AAT – Raguel, Buddha, Ganesha, Hathor.
Carrot Seed EO, Impatiens BFE, Fringed Violet ABFE, AAT – Metatron, Aine, Aeracura, Dana, Coventina, Devi.
Neroli or Frankincense EO. Centaury BFE, Green Spider Orchid ABFE, AAT – Michael, Sanat Kumara, Solomon.
Frankincense EO, Holly BFE, Bush Fuchsia ABFE, AAT – Haniel, Kuan Yin, Maitreya.
Neroli EO, Elm BFE, Bush Iris ABFE, AAT –Gabriel, Merlin, Melchizedek, St Germain, Lady Nada.
Frankincense EO, Walnut BFE, Red Grevillea ABFE, AAT – Haniel, Isis, Guinevere, Maeve.
Lemon EO, Willow BFE, Kapok Bush ABFE, AAT – Raziel, Lugh, Thoth.
The synergy of the combinations enhances the vibrational frequency of each of the component parts, including us, as we become one with the energy system. It is in that Divine space of Vibrational Oneness that we return to our innate vibrational wellness and well-being. There is great joy, peace, and beauty there.
Be all that you choose to be … and shine brightly.
Five Reasons to Specifically Combine Crystals, Oils, and Essences to Facilitate a Life Well Lived
(Published in The Llewellyn Journal, 2015)
In a nutshell, the five reasons to specifically combine crystal stones, essential oils, crystal essences and flower essences can be wrapped up in three: vibrational resonance, synergy, and choice! But for those who enjoy exploring the wonders on offer when we combine the gifted tools from Mother Earth and Beyond, there is so much more.
As a holistic practitioner of natural medicine, I am well aware that a vital component of ongoing wellness and well-being is the healing and rebalancing that must take place mentally and emotionally. As a practitioner of herbal medicine and aromatherapy, I have long been in wonder of the synergy that occurs in a well-constructed blend. Synergy occurs when well matched components result in a combination that offers so much more than the sum of its component parts. Indeed, are we not all so much more than our component parts? I feel a deep sense of peace, wonder and appreciation in acceptance that I am a synergistic combination of all that I have been, all of my component pasts. Wonder, appreciation and acceptance support my choice for a life well lived.
We are gifted many tools from Mother Earth to support a life well lived. We are here to thrive and all that we need to facilitate a sense of ease, wellness, and well-being is available to us. We need only choose to release struggle and so it will begin. So it will be. However, I well know from personal experience and from my professional healing practice that if we knew how to let go, we would. So often we hear well meaning others sympathetically tell us that we just have to 'let it go' … and so often we just want to scream back at them, If I could, I would! We simply cannot do something that we do not know how to do—we cannot do what we do not know!
We are also gifted free will. It is inherent in each of us as human beings and the choice to reconnect with All That Is, and all that we are, remains with each of us. We each get to choose to change, or choose not to change; we each get to choose our own perspective every step of the way along our path. In my book Crystal Resonance, I share what I have come to know works to support change and a life well lived. All that we require is either at hand or readily available. All that is required is commitment to ourselves to embrace change and release that which no longer serves us supported by the synergy of the combinations and practices.
Whether I play the role of teacher, practitioner, or friend, it is always my intention to facilitate for each to stand just as they choose to stand and be as they wish to be, free and strong. I am merely the facilitator for students and clients to reconnect with their own inherent wellness and well-being and to feel strengthened to be however they choose to be … and then be all that they choose to be. Working one-on-one with a client is a very privileged space that I deeply honor and appreciate; teaching and writing satisfies my heartfelt desire to share high vibrational combinations that clients, students, and all others can embrace to support their own sense of ongoing wellness and well-being.
For those of us who enjoy celebrating our Spirit within, the life-enhancing synergy that results from specific combinations of gifts from the Earth and Beyond are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. I share thirteen specific crystal combinations and practices with readers in Crystal Resonance and trust that those who are ready to release entrenched negative beliefs and habits, pain, sadness, and struggle in all of its forms, might find the support that has so far eluded them.
So, let’s explore how and why the combinations and practices in Crystal Resonance offer such powerful support—
1. Resonance and Synergy
All crystal stones and crystal essences, plant oils and plant essences from Mother Earth resonate with our Inner Being, celestial Beings, and Spirit. There is a Life Force that lovingly and powerfully flows through all, links all, with the primordial sound, the vibrational hum of the Universe.
There are no right or wrong combinations when working with the gifts from the Earth and Beyond, but there are some that combine synergistically to produce vibrations that open and align the chakras to expand the heart and lift us to a place of Oneness that facilitates vibrational well-being. Choosing to embrace the synergistic combinations to support any meditation or self-sustaining practice is a gift we give ourselves, facilitating restoration of our natural balance.
The synergistic combinations and practices facilitate alignment with All That Is to encourage self-responsibility, self-determination, self-respect, and self-acceptance, and enable us to connect with, experience, and appreciate our innate sense of divine worth and the wonder of life.
Imagine coming to your daily practice, or exploring a new practice, supported by the enhanced connection offered constantly and consistently by a crystal anointed with essential oil, the subtle magic of the same aroma uplifting and calming your Being, and a blend of crystal and flower essences harmonizing and enlivening your whole Being. You are whole, perfect, protected, and supported to begin your day.
2. Optimal Resonance supports Restoration of Natural Balance, Vitality, and Healing
When specific crystals are matched with the highest resonating essential oils and flower essences a synergy results in the combination that powerfully facilitates our natural access to our Inner Being, Higher Self, aspects of Divinity, and All That Is.
Healing on every level is enhanced and a sense of ease and flow, grace, peace, joyful acceptance and wholeness is restored as the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies are aligned and attuned. Our bodies are such magnificent mechanisms, constantly seeking homoeostasis on every level; homeostasis is innate in every living being and the natural equilibrium to which our whole beautiful Being continually seeks to return. We are a finely tuned rebalancing mechanism; we need only allow it and balance is magically restored.
Imagine going about your day fully supported in your desire to be all that you choose to be by the anointed ‘touch stone’ crystal in your pocket, the matching essential oil on a tissue ready to inhale at will, the transformational magic of the essence blend constantly with you, and the wonder of enhanced connection consistently, constantly and unconditionally supporting your whole Being as you play in the world of contrasting experiences. You are supported, grounded, and in harmony with all that you are choosing to be each day.
3. Crystals and Essential Oils
The physical properties inherent in the crystalline structure of crystals allow them to absorb, amplify, and transform energy, and their wide-ranging applications for healing are widely embraced. Underpinning all of these applications are their abilities to support, protect, and re-align the physical and subtle bodies.
Energy transformation is basic to the powerful healing afforded by crystals, and while their consistency of vibration can harmonize the innate electrical vibrations of the cells to rebalance the physical body, their ability to transform energy holds even more potential for ongoing wellness. There is powerful healing potential when we choose to change supported by a crystal’s ability to transform the electrical charge inherent in entrenched negative thoughts.
As the crystal stones from Mother Earth hold healing properties, so too are healing properties intrinsic to the essential oils from the plants of Mother Earth. Common to all pure essential oils are the inherent abilities to stimulate or relax our body, mind and spirit—and often concurrently as each receives that which it requires to restore its balance.
A plant’s essential oil can be likened to its ‘life-blood’, precious and vital to its ability to thrive and survive. The therapeutic value of aroma and essential oils has been utilized across time. Curiosity that led me to the crystal synergistic combinations and practices described in Crystal Resonance was first ignited immediately I married a particular essential oil with a specific crystal.
When we combine specific crystals and essential oils the synergy of the combination dances with the physical and subtle bodies, harmonizing every level of our Being with life-force energy that facilitates wellness and well-being.
Imagine holding the healing harmony and wonder of an Amethyst stone anointed with Lavender essential oil in your cupped hands, and the purifying clarity of the aroma enhancing your connection to the Earth and Spirit—grounded and connected, Earth to Sky—in your daily practice and as you go about your day.
4. Crystal Essences and Flower Essences
Crystal essences bring the timeless life-force energy from the inorganic base that supports Mother Earth, and so they bring their life-sustaining and life-supporting qualities to any essence blend.
Flower essences come from the organic plant life of the Earth. With their non-crystalline structure, plants are more flexible and adaptable and respond to their inherent memory at a cellular and subtle level. They are catalysts for change, supporting any decision to release rigidity and limitation and reconnect with our innate wellness and well-being.
Using crystal and flower essences in specific combination gifts us powerful healing and realignment as each essence takes the other to another level.
Imagine the wonder that might be on offer when the magic of Amethyst and Lavender is further expanded by the transformational potentialities of the matching essence blend: Amethyst crystal essence with Cerato Bach Flower Essence and Bluebell Australian Bush Flower Essence. Imagine the wonder of stepping out each day feeling supported in your decision to be however you choose to be.
5. Resonance with Archangels, Guides, Higher Self, Inner Being, Spirit and All That Is
Perhaps by now you have a taste for the wonder and potential balance that can unfold from the perfect marriage of these gifts from Mother Earth: crystal stones and essences protect, strengthen, support, and restore balance to body mind and spirit; essential oils rebalance all levels of our Being by stimulating or relaxing, as required; and flower essences realign us mentally and emotionally … and so, physically. The harmonizing perfection of feminine and masculine energies inherent in all components results in a synergy that facilitates vibrational unity with our innate Life Force to restore a sense of wellness and well-being.
However, if we then choose to explore awareness of connection to our Inner Being or Higher Self, Archangels or Spirit Guides, then miracles happen. There is a sense of grounded wonder to life that often feels truly magical. Divine Life Force constantly flows to, through, and from every living thing on this planet and we get to choose whether we wish to allow ourselves to be nurtured, nourished and sustained by awareness of that connection. It is in the smallest of moments that the biggest choices are made, and it is in these very moments that miracles happen.
Imagine the wonder of enhanced connection to Archangel Zadkiel, or your beautiful and powerful Inner Being or Higher Self, or Guide of choice, facilitated by your Amethyst stone and essence in combination with Lavender essential oil and Cerato and Bluebell flower essences. Imagine the forgiveness, unconditional kindness and compassion, and consistency of the energy flow to you, through you, and from you supporting your decision to release that which no longer serves you and embrace a life well lived. You remember and reconnect with that which you truly are … and the limitless possibilities and potentialities facilitated by a choice to embrace the synergy of Amethyst in combination, as you affirm—
I am gifted wisdom and understanding.
I am gifted trust.
I am gifted connection … there is no separation and I am forgiven.
Being prepared to change and let go of that which does not serve us well, and make choices that do serve us well, are vital to our sense of ongoing wellness and well-being. Choosing to embrace self-responsibility, self-respect, innate self-worth, and know that which we are, will always serve us well. Choosing to embrace the support of grounding, uplifting, life-enhancing and self-empowering practices will facilitate self-determination and self-realization with a sense of ease and flow.
Choosing to use the synergy of the crystal combinations and practices facilitates self-mastery—empowering ourselves to be however we choose to be, and to then be all that we choose to be. We feel empowered to change, accept and embrace our inherent self-worth, and embrace self-responsibility and self-determination … and that is transformational. At our very essence, we are Spirit in a physical body, and choosing to reconnect with our Inner Being and innate Divinity using the synergistic combinations and practices detailed in Crystal Resonance facilitates a life of fearlessness, grace, and wonder of All That Is … and all that we are.
Be however you choose to be; be all that you choose to be … and shine brightly.
Letting Go and Embracing Change with the Synergy of Amethyst and Clear Quartz Crystals in Combination
By Kerry Nelson Selman
In the previous issue I shared some of the Vibrational Oneness combinations that bring a synergy to our whole being as we become one energy system. The synergy of each combination powerfully supports a choice to embrace change—we can resolve to evolve supported by the gifts from Mother Earth and Beyond.
Change is the only true constant in life, but accepting and embracing change is not always easy. Releasing entrenched negative and self-limiting thoughts and beliefs is not always that simple—they are supported by back-stories in which we have invested much, and continue to tend, and revisit often. The inner critic and negative ego absolutely delight in fixing us in this holding pattern. Intrinsic to embracing a life well lived is a decision to willingly and lovingly release self-limiting thoughts and entrenched negative beliefs; releasing and letting go are basic to integrating change and enjoying ongoing wellness and well-being. Nevertheless, the simplicity of letting go is not so doable for some of us … we know what to do and if we knew how, we would!
Choosing to fully embrace self-responsibility and self-determination can be scary, but deciding to no longer be victim to our thoughts is so liberating … an expression of the innate freedom at the core of each of us. We have freedom to choose, and choosing to use a crystal synergistic combination to support us each step of the way can nurture, nourish, sustain and empower in ways that can surprise and delight us as we release and integrate change.
We know from so many of our teachers across time that forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves … and it is never about the other. When we forgive we do not excuse or condone unacceptable or abusive behaviour, but we do release ourselves from carrying the pain of it any longer. This applies equally whether we forgive ourselves or forgive another. Knowingly or intentionally causing harm to ourselves or another is not okay; abuse, in any form, is never okay.
As always, it is an inside job. It is about feeling the forgiveness and feeling forgiven and allowing the synergy of your crystals in combination to support the energetic clearing. So often when we feel pain and hurt from the actions of another, there is a small part deep inside of us that will also require forgiving; when self-worth is diminished there is often guilt, for example over what we did or did not say, to further amplify the lack of self-worth. When we forgive and release we free ourselves from being victim to the ongoing pain. We may always hold the memory, but the energetic charge or emotional hook is released. We no longer stand where we once stood; we know more now than we knew then; we forgive and release ourselves from carrying the burden of the past that limits us being all that we choose to be, now.
However, many of us have suffered trauma or find ourselves in such struggle that forgiving them or us feels impossible, or at the least feels inauthentic or untrue. Choosing to release, accept, and sometimes simply put it aside, can be equally powerful in facilitating resolution and change. When we put painful memories aside, we release the energetic hold but know they are there for us to pick up anytime we choose … like an old pair of worn slippers that no longer serve us well, the fit is familiar and comfy and so we keep them ‘just in case’. By simply putting aside we soften the process when releasing just feels too hard. We gift ourselves separation that allows a moment to pause and accept that picking up and emotionally hooking into the old story will be a choice … ours to pick up at will or leave aside at will. Who would have ever thought we’d see separation as a gift?! The dualities of this world are ever present to guide us.
In order to create and embrace life choices that are life-affirming and self-empowering in Vibrational Oneness practice, we must first decide to willingly and lovingly release the cords and hooks of self-limiting thoughts to be dissolved and undone across time, space, and dimension; it is also our intention that the energy be transformed and transmuted into pure positive energy in the infinite unified field of possibilities and potentialities, which is outside of time and space, for redistribution for the highest good and available for whoever may need it. This intention of gifting back and contributing to the infinite energetic stream helps to amplify our gift to us of willingly and lovingly releasing, letting go or setting aside, and moving on.
Settle into your meditation space with your Amethyst and Clear Quartz synergistic combinations, as outlined in the December issue: anoint Amethyst with Lavender and Clear Quartz with Frankincense or Neroli essential oils; inhale essential oils from tissue or burner; and place four drops under the tongue of combined crystal essences and Cerato, Bluebell, Centaury, and Green Spider Orchid flower essences. Set your intention to release the negative energetic cords, as described above. Those who enjoy connecting with Archangels, please know that you are powerfully supported by Michael and Zadkiel; and those who connect with Ascended Teachers know also that you are supported and sustained by the nurturing fire of Vesta, the expansive wonder of Sanat Kumara, and the wisdom of Solomon. Releasing entrenched negative habits and beliefs and embracing broader perspective are basic to all Vibrational Oneness synergistic combinations and practices that support a life well lived. These two combinations support us with compassion and strength, wisdom and memory; it is a powerful package … wisdom supported by compassion and memory, is a great gift from you to you. Sit in gratitude and appreciation of it all.
Feeling the feeling takes the process away from being a mental construct in the thinking brain down into our feeling brain, our gut. For example, feelings of being not good enough are always rooted in the past, and willingly releasing them allows for the clearing of feelings related to self-worth across time and space; choosing to release the pain of loss or anger over abandonment clears similar energies across time and space. We may need to willingly release the same energy a number of times and, be assured, opportunities will always present themselves. Be grateful for another opportunity to release; know that each time you are releasing more than you are consciously aware, and each time the entrenched pattern is diminished, de-hooked, from your subtle bodies and from your cellular body.
We cannot change others who intentionally or unintentionally say, do, or act in ways that deplete or hurt us—that is their inside job. But we can embrace what we know: we now take responsibility for how we feel and we have decided that feeling this way is no longer acceptable to us. The others may or may not change, but the way we receive their energy will change as we release entrenched behaviours and embrace our new intention and integrate it; eventually, we become quietly self-empowered and simply no longer feel any energetic hook when we are around those who previously diminished us. This will be a natural and ongoing process; your intention to let go, change and participate in the process, is all that is required. Including this releasing technique as part of a periodic ‘spring clean’ or as issues arise supports our natural wellness and well-being … and can be fun!
It is not necessary that you feel any physical sensation as you do the releasing practice, but there will often be a tingling or expansive feeling in some part of the body, as if you can breathe deeper or move freer or part of your body feels lighter; it can sometimes feel like a web of fine fibres has been released from around you or around a certain part of you, or a brush is sweeping or scrubbing through or a vacuum cleaner is sucking out ‘stuff’ from the body tissues … as always, however it feels or does not feel is absolutely right for you at that time. Do the practice in whichever way feels right for you, either as a forgiveness practice or as a releasing practice, and enjoy the process.
Be all that you choose to be … and shine brightly.