healing yourself before healing the world

**** Note 10/3/18: I have recently realized that I use the world “healing” a bit differently than some people do, so I wanted to clarify what that word means to me. The reason I am making this clarification is because sometimes “healing” can imply that there is something wrong with you or there is something or some part of you that needs to “go away” or shouldn’t be accepted. When I say “healing”, I mean loving yourself, truly love and accepting every single part of your Being and recognizing that you are already whole. You are perfect as you are. If you want to embody something else or a different frequency, great. You cannot go wrong because whatever you choose is Love, whatever you embody is Love, etc. We all embody the full human spectrum and all of it is Love. There is nothing that you embody that should be surrounded by shame, guilt, etc. because you are Love.

Something that I noticed about myself is how much I enjoy healing myself. I have been lucky to have had so many amazing teachers (e.g. Amberleigh Carter and Lacy Phillips) that have provided me with so much insight about my soul that the process has been so rewarding. If there is something that comes into my field that relates to raising myself to a higher vibration, realizing I am Source at my core, and getting to know myself, I am instantly drawn to it and I know why I co created that experience with the universe.

One of the reasons I love healing myself so much is that when you heal yourself and integrate your own shadows, you are becoming more loving and accepting of yourself which allows you to love and accept others without conditions. Something I have been working on within myself is dropping all judgements of myself, embracing unconditional love being able to drop judgements of others and loving them without any conditions. When I am able to love myself without any conditions and drop expectations it is easy to do so for others.

I have been reminded lately that whatever you work on within yourself effects the world. I love holding a non judgmental, healing, limitless space for everyone. But I can tell when I am feeling amazing and in my power and how that becomes much easier versus when I am not. For instance, when I discover one of my shadows and it is owning me instead of me owning it, I doubt myself and it becomes much harder to help anyone else along their personal journey. By the way, that shadow is Love as well. There was just a time when I didn’t acknowledge it as such. Once I accept that it is yet another beautiful part of myself and own it, I feel unstoppable. Healing yourself and continuing working on yourself is so important because that allows you to heal others and the world. By taking the time for yourself and healing yourself, that is one more person in the world that is healed and then can help other people. I don’t think there is ever a time when there is no more work to be done but being healthy enough to help other people has always been important to me.

Loving and accepting all parts yourself first is so important. This is so cheesy but everyone and every part of their Being is so beautiful and deserves nothing less than to be loved by everyone else. I feel so amazing and so aligned every time I heal, accept and love myself and in that vibrational state I am able to help others.

with love, katie

behind the name


Welcome to rose and cactus quartz!

I have been on the spiritual journey for awhile now and I wanted to create a space for where I could share my findings. Everything I have discovered whether it is through meditation or journaling I have wanted to somehow share with the world and this is what I felt most inspired to do.

The most powerful and empowering lessons I have learned have come from the Earth. Whether it was from specific magical places (e.g. Australia was a game changer for me) or crystals (like the two in the name of my blog, pictured below) the message has always created big shifts in my life.

Crystals have become more mainstream so many people know that rose quartz allows for opening the heart for all different types of love, whether it be for other people, the world, yourself, etc. Cactus (or spirit) quartz seems to be a bit less popular, but it carries the vibration of universal love. When I went to the crystal store to buy it, under the description I noticed the word ‘teamwork’. I didn’t know why I felt I needed to have it but I knew I did.

When I was meditating with these two crystals the message came to me: “We are all on the same team working together to raise each other to our highest vibration in this human third dimensional experience”. These crystals, for me, are a nice reminder that we are all here on Earth to work together to evolve together. There is so much illusion of separation and I like to think that that doesn’t exist. It is all in the mind. It helps me to connect with other people on a soul level. Whenever I get stressed about anything, this has always served as a reminder that we are all in it together, there is no reason to be angry, jealous or upset with one another and that literally everyone on this Earth wants to see you grow and evolve. Whenever I say that sentence above, it is like every cell in my body changes, I am calm, I feel connected and this overwhelming amount of love washes over my body. It may not work for everyone, but it may work for even one other person.

That is why I have decided to start this blog. When I was going through the early stages of this spiritual journey, I didn’t really have someone to go through it with or to ask questions. As I got further along in my journey, I found amazing teachers who were able to expand my mind and inspire me. I want whomever it is reading this to know, whether it is one person, a million people or none (because this is also helping me) that there is always someone going through this kind of evolution and someone is always there for you. The more people that use their voice to speak about these kinds of experiences, the more people will know that they can reach out to someone. I may just be one more voice writing about this but I am moving towards a more open and loving world where all kinds of voices are accepted and heard. This is why I am very excited to finally publish my first post and for the many more to come.

with love, katie