I carry crystals with me each day. Usually in the pocket of my jeans, or in my purse. To protect my husband and I at night I keep crystals under our mattress, as well as my son's mattress. It is an important part of my spiritual awakening, as well as a deep connection with Mother Earth and my angels. Crystals can have very positive affects on your life.
*Increase vibrational frequency
*Open your Chakras
*Help you feel balanced
*Help connect you with Spirit and the angels
There are many ways to work with crystals that are beneficial. Many people carry crystals in their pockets. Each time they feel them, it is a reminder that they are being worked on by the subtle energies of these precious stones. Other people wear them as jewelry. I often meditate and perform oracle card readings while holding one in my hand. I also use crystals to clear my divination cards and objects before working with clients. My pendulums are also made of crystals.
Why do Crystals & Gemstones have power?
There are many theories but one of the most popular is that all crystals have the capacity to absorb energies, emotions & knowledge. The variety in their composition means that each type absorbs different powers & these powers are then naturally imparted to the user or wearer.
Cleansing Your Crystals & Gemstones:
There are several different ways you can cleanse your crystals. First wash them under clean running water, individually. Some people soak them in [sea] salt water, others charge and cleanse them by the sun or moon light. I personally cleanse my crystals in the sunlight for several hours. It is then important to personalize your crystal & get to know it. Take the time to hold each stone and feel it with your hands so that you may become attuned with it. You can say a prayer, or set an intention for each crystal. You will want to cleanse your crystals periodically, as their energy can change over time, especially if other people have been touching them.
A few Crystals and their healing properties (there are many more!):
Amazonite: The Prosperity Stone. Gentle, friendly, calming, soothing, self expression, artistic creativity, communication, confidence and leadership. Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases self-respect & grace. Is used to disperse negative energy. Helps filter information and combine it with natural intuition. It balances the masculine and feminine energies and many aspects of personality. Encourages the pursuit of your unique path in life.
Amethyst: Considered the Master Healing Stone. An extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It's one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, selflessness, & spiritual wisdom. It activates the crown Chakra. It increases a sense of responsibility and self worth. Sleep with it and it facilitates out of body experiences and intuitive dreams. Amethyst aids in headaches, insomnia, alcohol recovery, blood, pain, stress ,tension, bruising, injuries, skin, respiratory, intestinal. It cleanses the aura. It balances and connects physical, mental & emotional bodies to the spiritual.
Aquamarine: Attuned to the ocean, it provides soothing calm, alleviating phobias and fears. Helps you be in touch with your spiritual being and is used in deep meditations. It helps those who are judgmental become more tolerant of others, inspiring a great peace and serenity. Helps reduce fluid retention, calm the nerves, eyesight problems, coughs, thymus gland, the liver, swollen glands, the neck, ears, jaw, toothaches, and stomach difficulties.
Aventurine: A powerful general healer, it brings balance to the intellect, emotions and physical being. Quells anxiety, helps in making the right decisions and shields energy drain from outside sources.
Calcite: Orange Is mainly used for its strong energizing and cleansing properties. It balances emotions, removes fear, overcomes depression, dissolves problems that may stand in your way of your best potential. It heals the reproductive system, alleviates intestinal & gallbladder disorders such as IBS and helps remove mucus from your system Especially good for the lower Chakras.
Citrine: The "stone of the mind". Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power. It helps attract abundance. Known as the lucky "Merchants Stone", it has money energies. Put a citrine in a retail cash drawer. Increases self esteem and protects from negative energy from someone else's abuse. Opens the mind to new thoughts and promotes clarity of thought. Can help the endocrine and digestive system (including constipation and diabetes), cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Has the power to calm and soothe distressed conditions. It offers help with depression. It will give joy and love to the owner.
Florite: Known as the "Genius Stone". It increases concentration and helps with decision making. It's said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. Fluorite should be kept in every room of the home. Fluorite may be used with other stones in helping to open the way for the power of other stones to be effective. It can be used as a meditation stone to help energize the body and raise the power of concentration. Healers use it to help with ulcers as well as the respiratory tract by stimulating cell regeneration in these areas. It fortifies bones, improves arthritic or other joint ailments. It can be laid directly on the body.
Malachite: It helps balance pure love, romance, and one's own well-being. Counteracts self-destructive romantic tendencies and encourages true, pure love. A stone of good fortune, prosperity and abundance. Helps transformation, change and spiritual evolution. It can clear, activate & balance all chakras. Bridges the energy of the heart and root chakras. A very general protective stone as well as protection from evil, protection during pregnancy, childbirth, children and travel. Helps with nightmares. Good for release of negative emotions from experiences that one remembers. Removes obstacles and clears path towards goals. Stimulates intuition. Represents fidelity and loyalty in love and friendship. It can decrease one's tendency to radiation illness, asthma, arthritis, and tumors.
Obsidian: A very protective stone against psychic attacks, protecting the gentle from abuse and ability to remove negativity in one's energy and the surrounding environment. A very grounding and healing stone. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision. It helps one get in touch with buried issues before they explode. It's known to benefit the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, bacterial or viral infections. Obsidian is related to root chakra.
Quartz Quartz: in any form is a powerful stone. It can store energy, amplify it, focus it, transmit it, transform it, balance it and absorb it. Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer. It has an organizing and harmonizing effect on all parts of the body. When attuned to the person requiring healing, it can act at a very deep vibrational level bringing the body, subtle bodies and aura back into balance. It has a similar vibration as humans. Speeds up healing, fortifies the nerves, balances the two halves of the brain and stimulates glandular activity. Effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, depression, bone ailments and gastrointestinal troubles. Improves mental and physical stamina. Associated with the crown chakra, but is also effectively used to energize all of the chakras.
Rose Quartz: Known as the "Love Stone". It's a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. The elevated energy of quartz gives it a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Helps in releasing excess fluids and impurities from the body, relieving stress and tension. Encourages feelings of peace and calm. Has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Said to be helpful with weight loss, skin rejuvenator, helps diminish burns and relieve blistering. It can help to relieve the symptoms of vertigo and also helps with the kidneys and adrenal glands.
Sodalite: A stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. Helpful for work in groups by stimulating thought and protecting against negative energies.. Heals breaches in communication. A stone of truth, it can help end arguments or other disagreements. Useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. Associated with the thyroid, it can help in loosing a few pounds. Beneficial for the glands, digestive system, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. Useful for quicker healing of head colds. Associated with the throat and brow chakras.
Turquoise: This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone. It takes on the characteristics of the owner. It carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. A symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. It is one of the oldest stones known and has been used for centuries as a protective stone. It's sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It has a calming influence, instills wisdom, loyalty, self-realization, promotes honest and clear communication from the heart and helps with creative problem solving. The psychic powers are enhanced when meditating with it. It has an "elevating" effect and can unite the energies of the earth and the skies to promote healing for ones spirit. It strengthens and aligns all chakras, meridians and subtle bodies. Another "All Purpose" healing stone like amethyst, it's fosters empathy, positive thinking and sensitivity. It acts on the immune system and therefore heals the whole body. Also effective in neutralizing over acidity, alleviating rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections, increases growth, muscular strength, pain, relaxes cramps and contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
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