Introduction to Crystals and Gemstones
When most people think of self or spiritual healing methods, things like herbal remedies, yoga, plant and fruit based diets, and even mediation may come to mind. However, there’s a large community of people that’s quite familiar with another form of holistic healing work, in the form of Earth’s most prized treasures; crystals and gemstones. Not quite the typical or most popular approach to self healing, crystals and gemstones are definitely becoming more familiar and acceptable.
Most of us associate consciousness as a human only trait. However, it has been scientifically proven that many of Earths crystal and gemstones are energetically and consciously aware. They all vibrate on their own frequency and different crystals have different effects. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations understood the power of crystal healing, utilizing them to release mental, spiritual, and physical blockages. They are known for bringing clarity and clearing negative energy, raising vibrations, manifesting, releasing stress, pain relief, and more!
Our bodies are made up of about 0.05 percent of silicon. Silicon is a mineral not only found in our bodies, but found in crystals as well. It’s present in soil and the most abundant mineral in the Earth’s crust. With that being said, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light, and receive energy. When the crystals come into contact with the body, they expel a powerful energy and vibration from the crystal to the body. According to the law of physics, thoughts create energy and the energy of the crystals helps the thoughts of our consciousness connect with our body.
So with that, crystals and stones can definitely be used for healing and spiritual rituals for those people willing to think outside the box. Because people are looking for alternatives to medicine and westernized ways of healing, crystals and stones are becoming more common. There’s currently a ton of information and research out there for those interested in learning more.
A few well known Crystals and Stones…..
Agate- heals emotion tension related diseases, calming of the mind, courage, and more
Amethyst- peace of mind, physic ability, sobriety, spirituality and intuition, and more
Citrine- success, abundance, enhance self esteem, mental clarity, and more
Clear Quartz- awakens and connects to higher self, removes negativity, mental clarity, and more
Diamond- Known as the crystal of prestige of today’s time and the woman’s best friend. Diamonds are associated with high status and class and known to boost self esteem and confidence.
Green Jade- emotional balancer, serenity, dream enhancer, courage and wisdom, and more
Lapis Lazuli- Known as the stone of the Pharaoh, it was said the Lapis gemstone was worn by ancient African cultures. Its known as the stone of truth and conscious elevator, helping to raise ones awareness to new heights.
(Black) Obsidian- grounding, bring negative emotions and truth to surface, shields against negativity, and more
(Black) Onyx- It’s associated with the root chakra. Onyx is known for eliminating unwanted energies causing stress. Its grounding and stable properties help turn negative energy into power and mental strength.
Pyrite- stone of protection, wards off negative energy, promotes good health, relieves anxiety, and more
Red Jasper- promotes stability and grounding, releases stress, promote tranquility and wholeness, stimulates Kundalini and Chi energy, and more
Rhodonite- balance emotions dealing with love, rid of anger and resentment, and more
Rose Quartz- promotes unconditional love, peace, compassion, harmony, and more
Tigers Eye- promotes strength and personal power, sharpens senses and intuition, clear perception and insight, and more