Monday 15 March 2021

Colouring with Cats #117 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ **Your Crystal Questions Answered** How Can I Use Crystals On A Daily Basis, And Melvyn Shows Off The Crystal of the Week ~ Rhodochrosite

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Here's hoping mew had an epic weekend, and if mew missed Fudge's crystal purrching Selfie, click here and purrhaps do the fab puzzle too.

We're continuing our crystal journey today, and this week, Joe asked us; How can I use crystals on a daily basis?  Plus, we've got a lovely gemstone to share too.

But furst...

How Can I use Crystals on a Daily Basis?

What a pawesome question. There are many ways mew can use crystals in your daily life; if they're the smaller tumble stones, mew can carry those with mew in a pocket, or the P.A. likes to use a small purse so they don't get lost. And by keeping them with mew, it's nice to touch/hold them whenever the need arises. A bit like worry stones, in fact, mew can buy specially carved crystals called thumb stones which are purrfect for this as they are usually very uniform in shape, either round or oval and have a slight depression carved that fits your thumb, according to the P.A. these are very nice to have.

Mew can also buy most types of crystals in some form of jewellery; bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants or broach/pins. Wearing crystals is a great way to benefit from them, especially if the crystals are in direct contact with the skin. Please Note: certain crystals should never come into contact with the skin, so purrlease do your research thoroughly. 

The P.A. buys crystal beads and makes her own bracelets, so whichever stone/s she feels she would benefit from, she can just pick some from her homemade collection, and she wears them like this; see picture below.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #117 Crystal Bracelets

Another way to use crystals is to have them placed around your home, but if mew have children or pets, purrlease make sure they are well out of reach as little hands and paws can find them quite tempting.

Mew can also place them in your garden or balcony, near plants or in plant pots; a little trick the P.A. uses is to put several small amethyst tumble stones in the bottom of a water spray bottle, then fill with water and use to spray/mist her indoor plants with, they seem to like it as some of her house plants are 15+ years old.  

Also, mew can use them for chakra healing, and this involves placing certain crystals on key points of the body to help bring balance and harmony. Or mew could create a crystal circle to sit or lie in.

There is no right or wrong way to use crystals; it's a very intuitive purractice.

Crystal of The Week

Rhodochrosite is a gorgeous pink stone. It comes in all shades of pinks through to orange in some specimens and is recognisable because it has ameowzing bands on the stones, which create the most breathtaking patterns. They truly are a work of art.
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Rhodochrosite

At BBHQ, we have a few smaller tumble stones like in the top right picture and one larger piece, which Melvyn is checking out below.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #117 Melvyn Checking Out Rhodochrosite

This crystal is a fairly recent addition to the collection, and we think it arrived in 2019 if memory serves correct. The P.A. said she bought this purrticular stone because it reminded her of a beautiful pink cloud. It is stunning in real life.

So let's tell mew a bit about the gem lore surrounding these pink stones. As with rose quartz, most pink crystals are used for love, self-love, compassion and harmony. Rhodochrosite appurrently helps with creating a pawsitive mindset and to help face the truth in difficult situations. 

In chakra healing, it is purrported to help clear the solar plexus and root chakras, assisting with the release of repressed or painful feelings and allowing them to freely dissipate after being recognised/acknowledged.

Rhodochrosite is also said to be mentally stimulating and aids with self-worth. It appurrently can also be good for inspiring creativity, all in all, it's a very pawsitive stone and is a lovely addition to any collection.  

Many thanks for DM'ing us Joe, and we hope that answered your question.

 If mew have any crystal questions; email us, DM us on our social media accounts or ask us in the comments below.

To check out last weeks Crystal of the Week, click the link: Apophyllite.

(disclaimer; we are not health or medical practitioners, all crystal info is purely for entertainment purposes only.) 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.
Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #117 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... we went for a completely different colour palette this week and think the final result has a bit of a medieval vibe to it, like something mew'd see in a church. What do mew think?

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #117 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in the IOS App ~ Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Surf.

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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we have a surprise post planned!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. That's a nice mandala, all warm and pretty! It looks to have little peeps with outstretched arms all around it! Hmmm...
    Rhodochrosite sure is beautiful!! I need to find some of that, it IS gorgeous!

  2. Rhodochrosite is really pretty. Your mandalas are always amazing.

  3. The Rhodochrosite is lovely. When lock down restrictions are eased we can hopefully make a short trip into Cornwall. There are some lovely small shops in the fishing villages specialising in crystals.

  4. What a beautiful Crystal! We love pink and it would look great here!

  5. Pink is my most favorite color of all. Beautiful crystal.

    You know how I look forward to the breathing exercises every Monday. I'll be doing them again right after I publish this comment.

    I love the coloring too. Such vivid colors.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  6. Great Mandala and we love Crystals. Should make a puzzle out of your Mandala sometime.
    Crystal And Daisy Mae

  7. I love those pink crystals, so very pretty. Smooch, I feel epic - thanks for the breathing exercises!

  8. We do really like that pink, it's nice!

  9. Beautiful crystals. I have never heard of that one before. I only have a few small ones like amethyst, rose quart and hematite. XO

  10. That does look like a beautiful pink cloud. We really like that it is pink. One of our favorite colors. Smooch great job on your breathing exercises training video. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Have a great rest of your day.
    World of Animals Rittenhouse

  11. Thanks for joining Tommy at

  12. Our Mom collects crystal beads and makes some bracelets, she used to do a lot of bead embroidery but Marv put the Kibosh on that! Rhodochrosite is really a gorgeous stone. We love your crystal posts! And thanks for the coloring! Have a marvellously happy day!

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