Spiritual Meanings of Gemstones and Native American folklore

Written by Tarl Michael

Through out human history every thing imaginable on earth and inrepparttar skys has been associated with a spiritual meaning and that includes gemstones.

At Bearlanders Trading Co. we ship our merchandise with a spiritual meaning card. Including our dream catchers and kachina dolls. Here is a list of those spiritual meanings, passed on to us by Native American Indians who craft our jewelry and gifts.

Amber (golden transparent color):This beautiful golden-color stone was once thought to be pieces ofrepparttar 149417 Sun which had fallen to Earth. Amber is actually fossilized resin from extinct pine trees, many pieces of Amber have insects or plants encased. It is thought to relieve sore throats and minor infections.

Amethyst (purple color): Conducts peaceful energy, aids intuition, encourages freedom from addictions.

Aventurine (green in color): Releases anxiety and fear, boosts tranquility, promotes decisiveness and leadership skills.

Charoite (purple in color): Comes from a river in Siberia, Russia. It is thought to promote courage and healing. And release us from our fears!

Coral (red color): Is said to aid inrepparttar 149418 circulation ofrepparttar 149419 body and to enrichrepparttar 149420 blood.

Hematite (metallic dark grey color): Energizes and revitalizes you. It attunesrepparttar 149421 mind and positively effectsrepparttar 149422 bloodstream.

Howlite (White with Gray Marbling): Howlite is thought to aid in breathing.

Jasper (brownish-red color): Nurturing, protects against negativity; promotes healing to kidneys, liver, spleen and bladder.

Lapis (dark blue to purple color): Lapis is thought to bringrepparttar 149423 gift of strength, self-assurance and increase sensitivity to your higher power. Denim Lapis is light blue color with darker blue speckling.

Malachite (dark green color): Clarifies emotions, facilitates insights. It removes obstruction, represents fidelity and loyalty.

Opal (milky white with spectral colors): Known as "The Gem ofrepparttar 149424 Gods," Opal has always had a mystical significance. Opal is thought to aid in psychic vision and to haverepparttar 149425 power to openrepparttar 149426 spiritual centers. Opal is also believed to heighten weak emotions and to strengthenrepparttar 149427 memory.

Onyx (black color): It is said to drive away unwanted thoughts and bad temper. In folklore, Onyx is considered a stabilizing stone, especially during times of extreme stress because it prevented loss of energy fromrepparttar 149428 body.

Snowflake Obsidian (black with white marbling): Obsidian is Volcanic glass (but is not sharp) and is thought to bring outrepparttar 149429 truth. It helps calm fear and maintain balance in time of change.

Sodalite (bark blue with white marbling): Is thought to stimulate courage, alleviating fears and calming anguish. It is thought to promote understanding and balance for spiritual growth.

Sugilite (Sugilite is deep purple in color): Is associated with spirituality and mysticism. Sugilite is thought to increase psychic abilities and increase insight.

Tigereye (golden color): Tigereye is thought to balance negative and positive energy, bringing clarity and enhance psychic ability.

Turquoise (blue color): Turquoise jewelry is very popular today, it is an endless fashion through outrepparttar 149430 world. The early Egyptians mined Turquoise as far back as 5000 BC. Turquoise is one ofrepparttar 149431 main stones thatrepparttar 149432 Dine' (Navajo) use in their jewelry work and in religious ceremonies. It is thought to promote healing and good luck. Turquoise can be found in various colors from green to blue. Turquoise is mined in many parts ofrepparttar 149433 world including Iran, Afghanistan, Australia and here inrepparttar 149434 United States it is mined Arizona and New Mexico. The Native American Indians have used turquoise for jewelry as far back asrepparttar 149435 1600's, butrepparttar 149436 introduction of silver came fromrepparttar 149437 Spanish. Andrepparttar 149438 combination of silver and turquoise is said to have been taught by a mexican silversmith inrepparttar 149439 1800,s.

Ways To Outsell Your Competition

Written by Ronald Gibson

Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson

Competition is fierce onrepparttar Internet. There are a multitude of people selling products that are similar to yours. How inrepparttar 149262 world you you get customers to buy your product instead of your competitors?

The keys to outselling your competition is to compare your product to theirs. When you findrepparttar 149263 differences between products, use your findings to improve your product. Below are 12 things you can compare and improve upon to outsell your competition.

1. Price- Can you offer a lower price? Can you o.ffera higher price and increaserepparttar 149264 perceived value ofyour product? Do you offer easier payment options than your competition?

2. Packaging- Can you package your product more attractively? Dorepparttar 149265 colors of your package relate to your product? Can you package your product into a smaller or larger package?

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5. Quality- Is your product built and tested to last longer than your competition? Can you improverepparttar 149266 overall quality of your product?

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