Today, I would like to talk about some stone-cold facts. Did you know that the practice of using crystals in healing rituals date back to 6,000 years? At the time of Sumerians of Mesopotamia, crystals were used to
Healing Crystals for Beginners
These vibrant colored and polished energy muse stones are used in alternative medicine to transmit energy. These crystal stones are also used for healing and in chakra-balancing. Chakra refers to the disk or wheel of energy within the human body, and tumbled stones are placed on different points to relieve the human body of physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual discomforts.
Since these stones are small and portable, you can easily fit them inside a purse or pocket. Tumbled stones are widely used for good luck, as well as keep the negative energies surrounding you at bay. Tumbled stones can also be used for Chakra healing. Placing a stone on your energy sensitive spot will help you connect with your inner self and bring peace and comfort to your current state.
It is rather confusing when it comes to selecting a stone that will connect with your energy source. Therefore, here is a list of colored stones that can bring about relief to different body parts:
- Red & Black Stones – Root Chakra (Base of the spine)
- Orange Stones – Sacral Chakra (Lower belly, lumbar vertebrae and genital area)
- Yellow and Gold Stones – Solar Plexus Chakra (Upper belly or diaphragm)
- Green and Pink Stones – Heart Chakra (Center of chest)
- Blue Stones – Throat Chakra (Throat or Neckline)
- Indigo and Purple Stones – Third Eye Chakra (Between the eyebrows or above the bridge of the nose)
- Violet and White Stones – Crown Chakra (Top of head or slightly above)
While healing stones are real and do work, you also need to know about the placebo effect. It is possible that any ailment you have might not have been healed by the crystal, but due the positive thoughts and routine you adopted once you had it on you. Before making up your mind, here is what the father of physics, Albert Einstein had to say about healing crystals and stones:
“Everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts”
7 Must Have Crystals for a Healthier Life
When you are curious about crystals and their role in harnessing their power in your life, you will go to extreme lengths to understand the different types and their benefits. While the tumbled stones mentioned above are more common, here are 7 crystals that have amazing and long-lasting effects on your mind and body:
Turquoise is for Healing
Often referred to as the master healer, it bridges the energy gap between heaven and earth. From ancient scripture, Turquoise is known to provide protection and good luck, and that the healing properties are magnified by 100 if given as a gift.
Bloodstone for Energy
Often worn as an amulet, Bloodstone helps purify blood. Our health and optimized functioning are associated with blood and energy flowing smoothly through our veins, and Bloodstone is a powerful stimulant that helps overcome negative thoughts, self-doubt and lethargy.
Smoky Quartz for Letting Go
This stone transmutes negative energy, acting as a protective shield against undesirable energy. It helps release old, blocked and stagnant energy, allowing new energy to run through your body and ignite hope again.
Rose Quartz for Love
This stone helps to heal the energy of your heart. It encourages forgiveness, and emits vibration of love, compassion and beauty that will relieve you of stress and embrace everything with open arms.
Carnelian for Creativity
Carnelian (also referred to as an actions tone) removes stuck or blocked creative energy that may be dominating your mind, leaving you depressed and uninspired. The vibrant orange color stimulates passion, restores motivation, joy and confidence.
Celestite for Stress
The blue color of this crystal will induce peace and happiness into your body. Celestite is ideal to place in the bedroom, and will bring in harmonious energy and tranquility, encouraging a sound sleep. If place directly on your body, Celestite helps release stress from different areas of the body.
Shungite for Protection against EMF
An ancient crystal found in Russia, Shungite is still being researched for its magical and heavenly properties. It is known to act as a powerful shield against EMF, (electrical magnetic forces). It helps absorb pollutants and other negative energies surrounding you. All you need to do is place a piece of the stone next to your computer or wear at around your neck as an energy shield.