Love Your Self with Crystals and Gemstones

crystal healingAll healing whether physical, mental, or spiritual as well as overall well-being can be greatly enhanced by a positive awareness of the divine nature of the healing modalities provided to us by Mother Earth.  We are so blessed with natural herbs, healthy foods, correct nutrition, exercise, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, light therapy, energy healing, and of course, the use of crystals and gemstones to enhance certain positive emotions and to generate beneficial energy flows throughout the body. Let’s learn some about how crystals and gemstones assist us in caring for ourselves.

Natural Quartz Crystal 

A clear Quartz crystal is one of the most sacred stones of ancient cultures and remains the same today. It’s clarity and transparency give it a mirror quality allowing you to see things clearly. The natural quartz crystal symbolizes white light energy which is very powerful and protecting.

By growing and reaching up toward light from the deepest parts of the earth it builds it’s power. It is a receiver and transmitter of energy.  This energy has been used throughout the ages for many purposes.  Egyptians used them in the pyramids to attract the power contained in the light. American Indians have long revered the crystal as a sacred symbol of light. Crystals have been used to cut a newborn’s cord, and are often buried with the dead in addition to use in many ceremonies and rituals. In the Tibetan culture, crystals are considered sacred objects that are empowered with the elements. Many cultures carry them in pouches or around their neck  for protection from negativity.

They have been used for healing the body, transforming the spirit, inspiring intuitive insight, guarding against negative vibrations, and smoothing the energy flows of spirit and body.  The best crystals to buy are the ones that seem to speak to you and you feel an attraction to.  Routine cleaning of the crystal will protect it from outside negative vibrations. Once around you, your personal crystals will attune themselves to your vibrations, as you will attune to the natural vibrations of the crystal. Before wearing them or carrying them with you speak words of gratitude to them for enriching your life.

Gemstones and Vibrational Energy

Gemstones enhance the vibrational energies of their wearers by interacting with the vibrational patterns naturally found in their human body. The stones draw in and give off positive energy.

Here are a few gemstones and their benefits:

Lapis Lazuli and Azurite arouse great passions, and enhances the body’s ability to allow emotional energy to flow through the body and activate the influences of the spiritual self. The green aspect of Lapis Lazuli also relates to creativity and healing.

Pearl is a protector as it is the result of difficulties and irritations, it fosters the ability to build resistance to life’s problems. The influence of water and the vibrations of the sea also lend to the pearl’s healing and creative aspect. It is often even more effective when combined with jade, especially in regard to the power to change the wearer’s mood.

Jade and pearl worn at the same time can powerfully promote calmness and a sense of peace and tranquility.

Rose or pink coral have the ability to transform disturbing thoughts or emotions and thus have a calming effect. The rose tint and water aspect combine to produce a sense of inner quiet and resistance to turmoil.

Ruby and Bloodstone have powerful vibratory forces that can enhance constructive creativity in the wearer. Electrical forces emanate from the copper base and the purity of the higher vibration.  Bloodstone is particularly effective for quelling anger and bringing harmony to the wearer. Ruby and bloodstone can also impart strength and courage.

Opal is known for its ability to foster intensity and passion.

Fire Opal encourages understanding and purification, leading to the unity of the mental and spiritual selves.

Amethyst induces visions and channel healing power. Amethyst enhances meditation and helps to control a fiery temper.

Moonstone imparts strength and also enables the wearer to keep what is important to them even closer, as part of his or her mental and spiritual consciousness. Moonstone helps the wearer to achieve peace and harmony and to enhance the wearer’s spiritual tendencies.

Topaz is valued for its beauty, purity, and clarity, and serves to enhance the strength of the wearer.

For best results, choose a stone that harmonizes well with your aural and astrological aspects and wear it next to the skin, either around the neck or around the wrist and don’t forget to speak words of gratitude to them.