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Our planet is at a point of great change, so how can we help? Tools given to us by the Earth herself can help us to heal the planet and reharmonize our personal surroundings.

Earth healing grid

Earth healing grid Winter Solstice 2016. Sea Foam Flint and Celtic Healer Quartz. c. Judy Hall

Planetary metamorphosis

Our world is undergoing a metamorphosis. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, changes in weather patterns, and pollution disasters show us that our Earth is restless and in distress. And yet, within all that disharmony, the Earth has also given us tools that can turn our thoughts and actions toward positive healing for the planet and for our selves. Many crystals have been around for millennia. Throughout this time they have constantly re-energized and restored the earth beneath our feet and the environment. In addition, in the past few years some amazing high-vibration crystals have made themselves known. These assist us not only to heal the Earth, but also with raising our personal consciousness. All crystals can help us to create a safe, sacred space in which to live, work and have our being.

Heal yourself, heal your environment

I couldn’t agree more!

I couldn’t agree more!

Our journey toward bringing balance back to the Earth has to begin with healing ourselves. One of the most profound ways in which you can help our planet is to work on yourself, to create your own inner peace and stabilize your well-being. One of the most powerful tools I have discovered for this is Eye of the Storm (named Judy’s Jasper by John van Rees of I love it and was honoured to have it named after me, but I still prefer the name I gave it the first time I held it. It is indeed the Eye of the Storm. Holding the stone enables you to stand in the middle of a vast whirling chaos of change and confusion and to find a calm still centre, or to rise above it for an objective look at what is going in. Eye of the Storm and Rose Quartz hearts featured in a crystal grid I created over a map of Egypt on my dining room table to bring stability back to Egypt during its not-quite-revolution (a phrase coined by the poet and writer Christine Aziz, see her wordsfromarevolution bog).

Rose Quartz gridEye of the Storm and Rose Quartz grid on a map of Egypt c. Michael Illas Earth Blessings

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm c. Michael Illas/Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle

I believe that if we focus our energies on a combination of personal and Earth healing – each supporting the other, and all of us working together – we can create a shift of consciousness that really does open us up to a new reality here on Earth. Healing means bringing back into balance, restoring equilibrium and, at this moment in time, creating an energy shift that brings the planet and everything on it up to function at a higher resonance and crystal healing layouts are an important tool for this work. Everyone can contribute to this process of realigning the Earth’s own energies and healing our environment. You are as much part of the solution as I or anyone else. It is my belief that a synergy of energies – your focused intention, the Earth’s own natural geomagnetic forces and a crystal’s resonance and ability to entrain energy – creates the most effective form of healing. The crystals ask that we be butterflies dancing a new universe into being. I wrote Earth Blessings to create a practical guide to earth-healing for a community of like-minded souls. If, as has been suggested, a butterfly beating its wings in the Amazon creates a hurricane in the Caribbean, just think how a million crystal butterflies working in unison could transform our world!

Five minute daily earth healing exercise


Selenite c. Michael Illas Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle

Selenite is crystallised divine light. It stands at the interface between light and matter. Hold a piece of Selenite between your palms. Imagine you are holding Mother Earth in your hands. Feel its delicate beauty. Contemplate the stone:

Unbound wonder and reverence– Naked–

In silence and the unbearable lightness of space–
Beauty and spirituality arising together in the same breath –


Picture the Selenite filling the whole Earth with white light and radiating peace.

Once the Earth is filled with light, see the matrix grid (the meridian lines that run all over the globe like acupuncture meridians on the human body) lighting up and restoring harmony. Finally visualise a strong protective shield around the outer edges of the Earth’s biomagnetic field. Then disconnect your attention.

Simple Earth Healing practises

Elestial Smoky Quartz

Elestial Smoky Quartz c. Michael Illas

It’s a simple task to place crystals on a map to help stabilise an area and to bring peace to the world as we are doing with Egypt. Or, you can lay them out on the earth as in the picture at the beginning of this article.

Earth Healer Smoky BrandenbergMy Earth Healer Smoky Brandenberg in place on the bridge over the Nile at Aswan. It was healing the flooded Nile valley that drowned out so many Nubian villages and their associated cemeteries. Photo c. Terrie Birch.

I have come home.
I have entered humanhood, bound to rocks and plants, men and women, rivers and sky…
When the cat arches in the doorway, think of me. I have sometimes been like that.
All these things I am; portents, images, signs.
Though apart, I am part of you.
One of the million things in the universe, I am the universe, too.
You think I disguise myself as rivers and trees simply to confuse you?
Whatever I am, woman, cat or lotus, the same god breathes in every body.
You and I together are a single creation.
Neither death nor spite nor fear nor ignorance stops my love for you.

Excerpted with permission from “Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead”   ©1988 Normandi Ellis

The Earth’s energy and chakra grid

The Earth has a subtle, interpenetrating grid. The vortexes and charkas around the globe are linked by energy lines that, when operating properly, create a harmonious but complex geometric pattern. The lines convey telluric, magnetic, electric and electromagnetic energies. Intersecting, disturbed or conflicting energy lines can create disequilibrium or ‘hot spots’ that may need to be healed. How do you know you’re on an energy line? Your hands or feet tingle and a dowsing rod or pendulum quickly confirms the flow.

The Global Matrix Grid

Just as the physical body has an etheric counterpart that is linked to and mediated by the chakras, so too does the Earth. It is surrounded and interpenetrated by a complex meridian matrix with a strong energy field: intersecting energy lines, some geomagnetic, others electromagnetic, some telluric, others cosmic, that form a global grid through which powerful currents flow. Magnetic lines attract, electro lines stimulate and energize, and electromagnetic lines both activate and attract. Ancient peoples had an innate understanding of these telluric energies which could perhaps be described as the Earth’s nervous system. Stones circles, temples and the like were inserted into the grid at intersections to activate, amplify, regulate, harmonise and ground the energy flow. The material most often chosen for construction was stone with a high Quartz content.

Mythographer and geomancer Paul Broadhurst describes the earth’s grid not only as an energy grid but also a carrier of ancestral memories and elemental energies, which is why it is so potent as a healing tool:

Each place is linked by a vast spreading network of natural channels that run through the earth, like the nerves of a gigantic body. The race memories, the myths and spirit of ancient people are still alive in them, waiting to be triggered when they can unleash powerful images of renewal and transformation. Certain sites are especially adapted by nature to be the focus of specific elemental forces, each with its resonant effect on the human mind.

We could call the energies that pass through this grid the Earth’s Qi or life force. They are like the blood, lymph and chemical impulses of a physical body, cleansing and revitalising all its organs and stimulating motion. On the healthy functioning of this grid depends the health and well being of the Earth and all who reside in or on her body: our planet. If the grid is broken or blocked in any way, especially by geopathic stress or the intrusive activities of humankind, the environment suffers and the beings who inhabit that area feel out of sorts, disconnected and unnourished. The grid sustains environmental interaction, alchemical transformation and energy transmission processes for the planet in exactly the same way as the subtle energy grid of the physical body with its meridians, vortexes and acupuncture points does for a human.

There is no consensus as to exactly where the Earth’s chakras and meridian lines are located but everyone agrees that earth healing is facilitated by attuning to and bringing the global matrix grid back into equilibrium. Natural energy lines, the Hartmann Net and the Curry Grid, radiate out all around the globe creating powerful forcefields. These may not always be in harmony, particularly where they intersect or interact with significant landscape features or manmade structures such as electricity pylons, buildings or quarries. Suitably placed crystals can deflect or absorb the resulting geopathic stress, bringing conflicting energy currents back into equilibrium to energetically transform a space. The crystals can be placed at the actual intersection or on a map as the energy fields entrain no matter where in the world you may be.

The Earth’s vortexes

Vortexes are very powerful energy spots found at sites such as Lake Titicaca and Sedona, Arizona, which has more energy vortexes than any other place on Earth. Vortexes are like acupuncture points on the subtle meridian lines of the Earth. These spiral eddies may flow clockwise or anticlockwise in either an outward flow that spirals energy up from the Earth (an electrical vortex) or an inward pull that draws energy from above into the Earth (a magnetic vortex). Some vortexes are a combination of electromagnetism ‘a vortex within a vortex’ that has both an inward and outward flow. Disturbances and blockages in the vortexes cause dis-ease elsewhere in the system but they can be used to balance the energy and restore equilibrium to the system either at the actual site or through placing crystals on a map.

In 1973 three Russians announced the discovery of a geometric grid that linked many sacred sites and natural phenomena around the world into a single dual crystal-structured grid. The grid encompassed twelve ‘vile vortexes’, electromagnetic energy disturbances located equidistant over the surface of the globe which included the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil’s Sea off Japan.

The Earth’s grid

The Earth’s grid.

The elemental vortexes

Four elemental vortexes have also been identified which drive the whole energy grid:

Earth – Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Air – Great Pyramid-Mount of Olives

Fire – Haleakala Crater, Hawaii

Water – Lake Rotopounamu, North Island, New Zealand


The Earth’s major chakra system

Earths major chakra system

Image c. Place a crystal on each of the Earth’s chakra points to help stabilise the planet.

The Earth’s major chakra system links sacred sites around the globe. These chakras can cover huge areas radiating out from a central sacred site. Glastonbury is the heart chakra of our Earth, for instance. Just as with the human body, additional Earth chakras are becoming active to assimilate higher vibrational energies and over one hundred and fifty six have now been identified.

heart chakrasDobogoko in the Pilis Mountains of Hungary for instance has always been regarded as the heart chakra of that country but its effect is ‘upgrading’. It, together with the Ganges in India, is boosting the somewhat depleted heart chakra energy of Glastonbury in England and opening a three chambered heart chakra such as occurs in the physical body when the heart seed and higher heart chakras are activated and take the heart chakra to a new vibration.

World heart chakra connection: A Herkimer Diamond and Golden Healer Quartz alignment links Dobogoko, Hungary to Glastonbury, England. The elongated heart shaped grid is stitched together with a Dobogoko Golden Quartz pebbles zig zag layout from top to bottom.

The Seven Major Earth Chakras

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Base: Mount Shasta, California (alternatives: Grand Canyon, Sedona Black Mesa USA)

Sacral: Lake Titicaca, South America (alternatives: Machu Pichu, Amazon River)

Solar plexus: Uluru, Australia

Heart: Glastonbury, England (alternative: River Ganges, India; Dobogoko, Hungary)

Throat: Great Pyramid, Egypt

Third Eye: Kuh-e Malek Siah, Iran (alternative: Mount Fuji, Japan)

Crown: Mount Kailash, Tibet

The most useful earth-healing crystals


Brown sputnick White Blue and Lilac Aragonite

Brown ‘sputnick, White, Blue and Lilac Aragonite c. Michael Illas, Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle





Rhodozite c. Michael Illas Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle

Smoky Brandenberg

Smoky Brandenberg

Smoky Brandenberg c. Terrie Birch

Celtic Healer Quartz

Celtic Healer QuartzSpecial QuartzThis very special Quartz has requested that it go around the world to create a healing grid. It’s spreading fast! Available from




Earth Blessings

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