We speak with Mandy Bradley about the healing properties of crystals and their powerful effects.
Mandy Bradley was destined to establish a wellbeing retail outlet in the Manning Valley after she completed a course in ‘crystal therapy’, including several years of studying and experiencing various energies, esoteric philosophies and practices.
From these studies and her previous social science background, Mandy found over the years it was obvious that to stimulate all the senses a mixture of pleasant and calming influences was a great alternative. Crystals, essential oils, gentle light with inspiring and calming objects had a centering effect on people who were stressed and experiencing difficult situations.
By chance she was in an outlet then known as Shine Healing, and learned it was for sale. She believed such an outlet was a necessity for the Manning Valley, as acceptance of crystals to assist in healing individuals, communities and the environment was needed and was becoming a quickly growing market. Mandy decided to move into the world of retail and began her business in Victoria Street four years ago under the name of Dragonfly Divinity.
Crystals have been used for centuries for health and wellbeing and are beneficial for physical, mental and emotional balance, balancing and clearing energy points, promoting health, happiness and well being in individuals and their environment.
They have long been helping our wellbeing, as each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency. It is this resonance that is said to give crystals their healing abilities. Applying this resonance in a coordinated way can help to restore stability and balance to the body’s energy systems, stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Crystal therapy is a gentle, non-invasive form of alternative healing that works holistically to harmonise the mind, body, emotions and spirit, helping to increase our overall feeling of wellbeing by neutralising negativity, allowing feelings of being integrated.
It is important to note the healing properties of crystals should not be used to substitute any prescribed medical treatment, and actions approved by a person’s professional medical practitioner should be followed.
Science has established crystals vibrate at constant frequencies, with much evidence that crystals have been used for thousands of years. Whether this is some kind of placebo effect is hard to establish; however, the medical profession today recognise that the mind can have an important influence on general wellbeing.
Mandy says, “People who use crystals certainly believe they assist their well-being, and even people who are hesitant usually report some benefits.
“Crystals are remarkable and are becoming popular as people are more conscience of their health and happiness as a total package to their wellbeing. There is a crystal for just about every human condition.
“There are so many ways people can use crystals. They can be placed on specific points of the body, worn as a pendant, bangle or carried in a purse or wallet to use when required.
“Even the simple placement of crystals in a home can promote peace, calming and nurturing.”
Mandy adds, “Each crystal has multiple benefits and contributes on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
“There are examples where particular crystals are more suitable depending on an individual’s circumstance. Like citrine, which clears, transmits, dissipates and grounds negative energy. Another example is kyanite. This stone aligns the chakras and clears meridians.
“It is uncommon in today’s world to find a family who does not have at least member who owns a piece of rose quartz and amethyst. These are a beautiful complement with a combination of self love, worth and unconditional love with inner peace and focus.”
Mandy’s retail shop has extended in many other growing areas and carries most lines for a person’s wellbeing. Mandy will endeavour to assist your needs where possible. One popular service is the twice per week Tarot Card readings by Di Durney – a service that has grown to where an appointment is necessary.
“Crystals have been used for centuries and they are a good alternative method to help the many imbalances our bodies and lives endure.
“For example, many customers have found relief to assist with headaches.”
Mandy says often she asks the customer to look at the crystal range to see if any are particularly drawn to them. Most often the crystal they are drawn to assists with the cause of the headache. This can be anxiety or something else rather than the symptom of the headache. These are cherished moments for Mandy, as most call back and tell her it has worked.
As mentioned, Mandy Bradley was destined to enter the retail world and provide a service that the region has embraced, along with many customers from Sydney to the Queensland border.
She welcomes anyone to call in and have a chat.