by Anna J. Anthony
Atala Dorothy Toy is the president and founder of Crystal Life Technology, Inc., an interdimensional communicator, nature spirit photographer, practicing yogi, author, and former vice president of the American Society of Dowsers. This is just a small list of Atala’s accomplishments and contributions to the metaphysical realm. Her store, Crystal Life Technology, Inc., located at 121 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this magical location you will find a variety of life-enhancing items, such as healing gemstones, sacred geometry functional art pieces, Atala’s nature photography and books, dowsing tools, and “jewelry with purpose,” as well as many other amazing products. Every member of her staff is an energy worker possessing a variety of spiritual gifts. The team is always available to guide you on your journey to finding the right item for your needs.
Anna J. Anthony: Crystal Life Technology, Inc. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! How was it received in the Fox Valley Community when it first opened, and what has made you so successful all these years?
AT: It was received quite well. I had huge support from the yoga community that I am strongly involved in. I started out as a booth in a group of vendors in St. Charles, IL. After a short amount of time my booth was moved to the front, because so many people were interested in our products. When this group of merchants dissolved and I found this spot in downtown Geneva, I knew that it was perfect. I have been successful out of sheer determination to never give up. This determination is supported by the team of archangels with whom I work. They jovially refer to themselves as the 3M – Metatron, Melchizedek, and Michael. I also work with the ancient Egyptian energies of Thoth and Sekhmet.
AA: At what point did your spiritual gifts of communication and elevated consciousness begin to intensify?
AT: I was working at the United Nations, when I became ill with electromagnetic poisoning. The doctors said there was nothing that could be done. It was at this time, following intense prayer, that the 3M invited me to work with them, for personal healing, and then for world service. It was an interesting process by which we developed trust in each other. They helped me to understand that the forces of truth and light want to be asked questions, and want humans to grow in capacity, while dark forces seek to control humans. The archangels explained that this period is a time of “all hands on deck,” and they are teaching all willing humans how to help bring light to our earth; I am one of many lightworkers who have stepped forward to assist in this effort.
AA: I know many people walk into your store who have never used crystal healing in their lives. What advice do you give them? Also, what steps can one follow to get the most out of their crystals?
AT: First of all, find a store that resonates with you. Is it clean and organized? How does the energy feel? There was a rock shop in Greenwich Village that always felt better than the others to me. It took me a while to realize it was how energetically clean the owners kept their stones. We follow this policy in our store as well.
If someone is looking to gain a deeper understanding of crystal healing, I encourage them to do research: read a book on crystals. Then be quiet and think of the results you desire from the stones, and use your knowledge, or reference books to locate which stone works with that issue.
Stones assist us because of their basic molecular structure. They form the base of our earth, upon which all other life developed. They hold specific frequencies stable for more mobile life forms to utilize. When we humans need to stabilize a frequency in our very mobile energy field, such as love, peace, or compassion, it is a very good idea to wear or carry a stone whose structure is that energy.
Working with stones is a relationship, and it is our human responsibility to help them to help us. Pay attention to your stones. Do they need to be given an energy bath, or allowed to rest for a while? Is it time to work with a different stone? Stone lore tells us that when you have completed your work with a specific stone, and don’t realize it, the stone itself takes action; it either breaks or simply disappears. That’s when you know it is time to move on to another specific stone energy!
I like to drape my stone jewelry over a quartz cluster, after I’ve worn a piece, so that it gets gently cleared. If I’ve been working with a stone for some type of energy adjustment, I’ll do a deeper cleansing, placing it on sea salt overnight, or passing it through the smoke of incense.
AA: When did nature first speak to you?
AT: Nature was speaking to me when I was very young, yet I didn’t realize it at the time. I think this is true for so many of us.
AA: What has made you successful in capturing so many different types of nature spirits in photographs, and what advice would you give to others who are interested in capturing a glimpse of these beings?
AT: When doing this type of work you enter into a contract; my contract with the nature spirits is to prove by my photos that they are real life forms. Contracts are a way both sides understand the objective, and they are always negotiable. To achieve success in my contract, I first needed to learn photography, so I studied this for six years at the College of DuPage. When I go out into nature, I always first salute the deva (overseeing nature spirit) of that area. I explain I would like to take a portrait photo of whoever would like one. The message goes out over their communication grid, and I then follow the feeling or call that comes back to me, which often leads me off trail to some secluded area. I am always especially thrilled to get a portrait of one of the green people – they are the philosophers of the woods, and I always learn a lot when I commune with them.
The easiest way to start this process is in your own garden or yard. Approach it as a partnership process; you are the physical hands to help the nature spirits achieve their objective, which is a healthy environment. There are so many levels of partnership available, and so many different worlds coexisting in your own yard. There are birds, ants, worms…and nature spirits watching over each flower. Pick an area that needs attention, and tend to it. Nature is always grateful, and will respond; asking how it can thank you? When you feel this, ask the energies to explain to you how they work – that is the real pot of gold at the end of the leprechaun’s rainbow!
AA: I am feeling very guilty right now, Atala. I am thinking about my garden filled with weeds. I have neglected it because of being too busy.
AT: That’s ok. Nature spirits understand that we are all busy. Tackle an area that you can make a difference in, and pick another area for the next time. They will appreciate your love and work, and you will start to feel the benefits.
AA: What legacy do you wish to leave behind in this lifetime?
AT: Through my store, my products, and my staff, I want to have helped people wake up to the full richness of their life on earth. I consider myself and my store as simple place holders for the grounding of light. We carry products that help to hold positive energy in many different ways, so that people coming in can find something to help them in their own personal energetic growth.
Call 630-208-6001, or 800-871-9985, or visit Crystal Life Technology, Inc., online at crystal-life.com to view a variety of sacred arts, healing crystals, “jewelry with purpose,” including the new Fairy Teardrop, and Fairy Star lines. You can also view Atala’s online Nature Spirit Photography Gallery.
Anna is the advertising coordinator for Conscious Community Magazine. She is passionate about collaborating and promoting local artisans, Lightworkers, and conscious business owners. In her free time, Anna studies the art of tarot, the paranormal, and is curious about various forms of consciousness and spreading light and magic to others.