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Making Your Home Work With You!

Every building has its own energy, and it is really important that you connect to this energy so you can feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. We want our home to be somewhere where you feel at ease, especially after a hard day at work, so you need to make sure that the energy within your home is working with you, not against you. There are several things you can do to strengthen this connection so that you and your home are one. You can either work on a particular room that you feel needs attention, or you can focus on the whole house.

Declutter

The first step is to remove any clutter that is in your home, Clutter doesn’t serve any purpose, and can hold onto negative energy in the room. By removing any clutter, you are creating space for fresh, new, positive energy to flow through easily. Think about your drawers and cupboards too. If you haven’t used it for ages or it’s broken, then bin it, sell it or give it to a friend. 

Energy Clear

The next step is to clear any of the negative energy that has built up in your home. This could have come from the clutter, arguments, emotions etc and could have a detrimental affect on your life. To do this, we would recommend lighting some incense or sage (over a heatproof dish) and walking slowly around your house in an anti-clockwise direction. Waft the smoke from the sage/ incense into the corners of every room, setting your intention to remove any negative energy. Do this until you feel like it is complete.

Bring in Positive Energy

Once you have removed the negative energy, there will be a void in your home. If you do not fill this void with positive energy, then the negative energy will come back in. We do this by thinking about what you want to feel in your home – whether that’s love, connection, happiness. Think of symbols that represent these feelings, for example if you want to feel love then imagine big red hearts. Sit down in the central part of your house and in your mind, fill your house with your symbols. Make sure they are in every room, every corner.

Feng Shui

There are different types of Feng Shui, but Carolina uses the Tibetan Feng Shui which uses a Bagua. Feng Shui is the moment of energy and how it flows through your home. Each corner of your house or your room represents a different aspect of your life, for example the right hand corner of your bedroom, with your back against the door, is your relationship corner. The state of that area in your home may affect that aspect of your life. For example, if you have a bin in your relationship corner, you may be having trouble with your partner. If your front garden is overgrown and messy, then you may be having problems in your career. To improve these aspects of your life, make sure each area is clear from clutter, tidy and clean. It’s also important to have something that represents what you want from life in that area, for example you could have a piece of rose quartz in your relationship corner. For more details regarding Feng Shui, then look at Carolina’s videos here.

Here is the Bagua. Your back should be towards the door with you looking out into the room/ house.

Front door/ door of the room



Connecting with Your Home

As mentioned before, having a connection with your home is very important in creating a relaxed environment where you feel safe and at peace. Carolina has recorded a meditation to help strengthen this connection, which you can find here. You can do this meditation whenever you energy clear or when you are feeling disconnected from your home.

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Crystals & How To Use Them!

We’ve noticed that crystals have risen in popularity massively over the last couple of months, and we’re having new customers come in daily looking to start their collection! Crystals are a great way to enhance your life, but a lot of people still don’t understand what they do and how to use them. It can be confusing, especially when there are literally hundreds of different crystals out there, all with different properties!

The main thing to remember when starting out your crystal collection is that it is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to incorporate crystals into your life; what works for one person may not work for you.

We’re going to tell you a little more about crystals and some of their uses below to get you started on your crystal journey. Remember to do what feels comfortable to you and listen to your intuition.

How do crystals work?
This is a question we get asked the most by people, and it is all to do with the Universal Energy. Everything, from the trees to the dishwasher, is built up with this energy – it’s just that everything vibrates at different frequencies. The vibrations in crystals can help influence and direct the energy within our bodies, and can affect our body, mind and soul depending on the type of crystal. For example, Amethyst omits a frequency that has a calming and peaceful effect. This idea has been around for thousands of years, with mentions of crystals and their properties in Ancient Egyptian and Indian texts.

What type of crystals are there?
There are hundreds of crystals out there, with some rarer than others. It can be overwhelming, but there have been a lot of books written about crystals and their properties. To start your collection, we would recommend looking at the more popular ones; Clear Quartz for healing, Amethyst for relaxation, Rose Quartz for love and Citrine for abundance. There’s loads more out there, all with specific properties. If there’s something you’re looking for, have a look on our website or ask us and we will find one to suit your needs!

The golden rule for crystals is that they pick you, which is why we think it’s best to choose your crystals in person. If a crystal keeps drawing your attention and you can’t take your mind off it, then chances are it’s the one you need. There’s a reason why out of hundreds of crystals, you’re being drawn to that single one! Your intuition is powerful and your soul knows what it needs, you just have to trust in it.

What do I need to do with my crystals?
Once you pick your crystals, you need to cleanse them. This means clearing any energy that has built up within the crystal, as this could affect its properties. You may have noticed there is a lot of conflicting information about how to cleanse crystals – but remember, there’s no right or wrong way! We recommend rinsing your crystals under warm water when you first get them (except crystals that are in a natural state, where you would use incense instead) as it’s the simplest method. Hold your crystals under running water and set your intention to cleanse them – visualise the negative energy washing away, leaving only the positive energy within. After this, you can cleanse them as often as you want; whatever feels right to you. Another way to cleanse your crystals is by using sage, palo santo or incense. Waft the smoke over the crystals and visualise the energy being removed. This method is best if you have raw pieces of crystals.

Once you cleanse them, hold the crystals in your hands and set your intention. What do I want this crystal to help me with? By doing this, you can help influence and direct the energy of the crystal to help you.

What can I do with my crystals?
You can either keep crystals on you, in your bag or car, or in your home. Certain crystals work better in different environments. If you have a crystal that focuses on a particular body part, you may want to get it as close as possible to said area. If you want to add crystals in your home, think about the Feng Shui bagua and where best to put them; Rose Quartz is great in your relationship corner! You can keep a piece of Citrine in your purse/wallet for wealth and prosperity, or an Amethyst in your pocket which you can hold in your hands in times of stress. You can mediate with crystals, or add crystals to your bath or under your pillow. Think about what you want the crystal to do and where you need it. You can always move crystals around depending on your needs.

And that’s the basics done! These crystals are for you and only you; so, make sure you’re using them in a way which feels right for you. If you ever have any questions, pop in the shop, or call us on 1372878606.

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5 Steps to Start Your Spiritual Journey!

Do you want to start your spiritual journey but unsure where to begin? We’ve been there. It can be so overwhelming, with so many different aspects of spirituality such as crystals and tarots and meditation. Just remember that this is your journey – there’s no right or wrong way, just make sure you’re doing what feels right. We’ve put together a little list with a few options to get you started. We are always here if you have any questions, so give us a ring or email, or drop in the shop and say hello!

Space Clearing

You have obviously decided to start exploring your spirituality for a reason. Maybe you feel like things haven’t been working out for you, or you’ve had a series of negative moments happen, or perhaps you want to change and access your higher power. Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to clear the energies around you and your home first.

Grab some sage or incense, light the end of it and gently waft it around your home and your aura, seeing the negativity clear out and leaving you and your home clear. Afterwards, visualise the abundance of positivity, good vibes and anything else you want to attract to yourself and your home – this is going to fill the void you’ve just created. Choose a safe place to leave the sage to burn out and sit in the centre of your home, making wishes, thinking of the good times ahead and contemplating what you want to get out of your spiritual journey.

Meditation

Meditate a little every day. Doing this will help quieten your mind, and will allow you to access answers and guidance with more ease. Simply take a few minutes in the morning, evening or whenever you will be least disturbed. Sit upright and make sure you are comfortable. Straighten your spine, close your eyes and breathe. Focus your thoughts entirely on the in and out of your breath. If any other thoughts drift into your head, welcome them in and just let them be. It’ll be tricky at first but after a few days, you’ll know exactly how to do it and after a few weeks, it’ll come naturally to you! Carolina has done a brilliant online series of 21 Guided Meditations which has meditations for every need; whether that’s sleep, self-esteem or connecting with your spirit guide! Find it here.

Crystals

There are so many different crystals, all with so many different properties. Crystals are wonderful to have around as they each have their own vibration that is constantly being radiated, for example rose quartz steadily radiates energy filled with love. To start off your collection, we would suggest getting a piece of Rose Quartz for love and relationships, Amethyst for peace and protection, Citrine for abundance and happiness, Black Tourmaline or Shungite for absorbing negative energies and Clear Quartz for light and healing. These are the perfect start to your crystal collection. After you’ve got the basics down, you can move onto the hundreds of other crystals! When picking crystals, it’s really important to go for the ones you are drawn to as they will be the right ones for you at that time. Keep them in your home, in your bag, or on your person, depending on what you feel comfortable with. We will be doing a more detailed blog on crystals soon – so keep your eyes peeled!

Forgiveness

To be able to move forward on the journey of life, it helps to let go of the past so you don’t find yourself stuck with those negative feelings. Forgive those who have upset you or made you angry. Forgive yourself too. Everyone makes mistakes or is too harsh to themselves. Now is the time to forgive yourself, be kind to yourself, nobody is perfect. Let go of the blame, anger, hurt and upset to welcome in love, nourishing thoughts, kindness and happiness.

Listen To Your Heart

The number one rule for you on your spiritual journey (and with life in general) is to listen to your heart. Spirituality is about going within and listening to your true wants and needs. Our intuition is powerful. When you’re making a decision, you can consider all of the logic and list all the pros and cons; however you must make sure to listen to your instinct. You’ve got to use your intuition and do what you know will be right for you. Follow what tugs at your heartstrings and fills you with excitement and passion.

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Welcome to our new website…

Hello and welcome to our new and revamped website! We hope you like it…

Our physical shop is a calming and relaxing sanctuary where people feel safe and comfortable to start and explore their spirituality, and we wanted our online shop to have this same effect as well. We thought now was the perfect time to give our website a well needed redesign – we didn’t realise quite how dated it looked until we saw the new version! 

Its not just the website we’ve changed – we thought a weekly blog with information and tips on all things spiritual would be useful and compliment what we are already offering, so look out for those. We will also carry on with our weekly newsletters with updates on our products and holistic centre, as well as offers and discounts specifically for you, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list.

And if you are a new customer, then welcome! We thought we’d give you a quick rundown of Quest and our own journey.

Quest is a family business that was started by Carolina back in 2007. After spending years in a cooperate career that was becoming all-consuming and unfulfilling, Carolina saw a palm reader that changed her life forever. She left her old job and focused on accomplishing everything she could in this field – becoming a Reiki Master, a coach, a palm reader and space clearer.

Everything was going great, until Carolina was bed ridden in hospital following a traumatic back operation. At this stage, she could have given up on everything, but she actually used this time to think and reflect on what was important to her. And it was at this point where Quest was born.

She wanted to a create a space which was grounding and accessible to people from all walks of life – somewhere where she could share what she had learnt with others and help them on their own journey. 

In June 2007, Quest was opened. Throughout the years, we too have grown and expanded. We have moved locations from a little shop in Ewell Village to The Ashley Centre in Epsom in 2010, created dozens of courses and workshops, worked with lots of interesting and different readers and therapists (some have been with us from the very beginning), got lots and lots and lots of new products in, and have had so much fun in the process!

We are so thankful for every single one of our customers. We appreciate you all so much and are so grateful that you are supporting our little, small haven. 

Team Quest x