The Healing Power of Stones and Crystals 11/14/2016
I’ve been wanting to write an article about the healing powers of stones and crystals. I
(Picture by Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia. Raw Rose Quartz and Rose Quartz, Tanzanite, and Lepidolite necklace.)
wanted to show how natural stones/crystals can help a person in life with releasing emotional baggage and how they can enhance one’s whole self. The problem is how to start it and what to write.
I’ve always loved stones and rocks, ever since I was a child. I had my huge rock collection saved up in a plastic, quart size Dairy Queen container. The more color and sparkly the rock was , the better. Well, since I grew up, I decided to make myself jewelry with natural stones/crystals. The jewelry is my new rock collection in life. I did this for the love of stones/ crystals and for the desire to have healthy jewelry. I learned how to make jewelry the hard way, by a book. Soon, I was making jewelry like thousands of other people in the world. My plan was and still is, to make quality jewelry with solid Sterling silver or Gold-Filled metals and pair them with authentic, natural crystals and stones. The more natural the stone, the healthier the stone, the more healing energy the stone can provide. Soon I discovered each crystal or stone had its own energy vibration. And so when you put a crystal/stone on to wear, the energy of the stone tends to bring your own aura energy up in vibration to match that of the stones. Some stone/crystals are so strong in their vibration, that it takes days for a sensitive person to acclimate to the stones vibration. This is when I started to discover the healing powers of stones/crystals. You see, different colors of the stones/crystals correspond to the main chakras on a person. For example, black and red stones activate the Root chakra, yellow stones/crystals activates the Solar plexus chakra, pink and green stimulate the Heart chakra and so forth. Each chakra corresponds to certain bodily organs in a person. For example, the Heart chakra will be regulating the energy for the heart and lungs. If I wear a black or red stone, this stone will activate the Root chakra. The Root chakra is known for situations regarding our physical survival in the world. This would include food, shelter, love, finances, and water. This chakra is blocked by “fear”. Fear tends to make a person ungrounded-up in their head worrying. When you’re ungrounded, a person has a hard time releasing negative emotions and energies they take in from others and themselves. By wearing a black or red stone, the person stimulates the Root chakra helping themself to feel grounded and fully in their body. Thus if you’re grounded, a person is more likely to face their fears in life and heal them. The stones help you to rebalance the Root chakra.
Each stone has its own energy vibration. So just because some stones are black, doesn’t mean they all have the exact same energy. The black and red stones will all help you with your Root chakra, but each one may help with other areas also.
I’ve been wearing stones/crystals for many years now. I know what emotional areas in my life are weak and so I will wear the particular stone/crystals that will supplement this area and help heal me along with my own work in that area-“Shadow working” and using Reiki energy.
For years now, I have been “Shadow working” on my self. “Shadow Working” is another name for excavating your whole life emotionally and mentally, releasing what is not your beliefs and thoughts, etc. and healing what is yours. I suggest this to anyone who lives on planet Earth. ( Note: Here is an article that gives you how to do some “Shadow working” on yourself. Go to www.reikiintheprairiellc.com and to the section called Emotional/Mental. Click on this and scroll down to the article titled, “How do I Heal Myself from Past Emotional Traumas and Baggage.” )
Because I ‘m a Reiki Master practitioner, I give my self a Reiki session seven days a week. This is so I can keep a high vibration and stay energetically healthy so I can provide the highest level of Reiki energy to my self and to the public. The Reiki energy and natural stones/crystals help me to stay clear of energy blockages and they help me in finding what I need to release in my “Shadow working.” The Reiki energy, after receiving it, lasts about 4-5 days in my body. How do I know this? I found out from trying something new and finding out it was not a good choice for me.
When I first started out with Reiki, I decided to use Rose quartz with my Reiki session. Rose Quartz is a valuable stone for healing one’s emotional wounds in regards to loving oneself. What you do is send Reiki energy through the Rose quartz and in to your body. This is a great way to add healing to the Reiki energy-although Reiki energy is highly sufficient on its own. My problem was, I could not wear Rose Quartz comfortably due to its strong energy vibration. This did not enter my mind when I gave myself Reiki sending it through my Rose quartz. Rose quartz is known for Divine love, helps you love yourself and others and it activates the Heart chakra. Well, after my session, my body was truly vibrating from the inside out. My body was full of the Rose quartz energy vibration, which was strong for me. I basically panicked with this feeling. I had the Rose quartz feeling for 4-5 days. This told me:
1). Reiki energy goes in to a person’s body and it disperses immediately in to all parts of the body.
2). The Reiki energy is a round in your system for 4-5 days after receiving it.
3). Rose Quartz is a strong healer stone, but should be used with knowledge and respect for its ability.
Now I give myself Reiki energy everyday along with wearing certain stones/crystals throughout the day. Using natural stones/crystals and Reiki energy helps me with staying balanced energetically, keeps my vibration high for healing, helps me to release any emotional baggage, shows me what I have to release, helps me feel confident,and they help me to purify any negative energy (emotions) that gets in to my auric field. Plus the last benefit of wearing natural stone jewelry is that it looks beautiful.
I have no concrete proof that natural stones/crystals can help you heal emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically, but I know from my own experiences using them, they are a healthy, supportive ally.
Here are some of my favorite crystals and stones to wear:
(picture by Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia. This bracelet contains Hematite, Carnelian, and Shell.)
1. Black Tourmaline-Great for grounding and clearing your energetic system of negative energy. Root chakra activation.
2. Rose Quartz-Great love stone which helps with loving yourself and others and feeling Divine love. For those who are sensitive to the strong vibration of this stone, try using Pink/Red Tourmaline. Activates the Heart chakra.
3. Sodalite-Great for accessing the subconscious mind. Helps you detach from worry’s in life. Helps you to perceive your reality from a higher state of consciousness. This stone also helps to regulate and support blood pressure. Activates the Third eye (6th chakra).
4. Carnelian-Great for helping you feel courageous, energetic, and confident.
Activates the Root chakra, the Creative/Sexual chakra, and the Solar plexus chakra.
5. Amber-Great for general healing. This stone can help with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and other depressions caused by lack of sunlight.
6. Amethyst-Great for helping you stay feeling positive when amongst many people. This stone is also good for countering addictive behavior. Amethyst also helps you find the root causes of certain habits and behaviors that can cause blockages and disease. Activates the Third eye, Crown chakra, Etheric and above chakras.
7. Lepidolite-Great for helping you to release stress, giving you a calm, relaxed feeling. This stone helps you stay strong emotionally, not letting external dramas affect you. This stone also is great for hyperactivity and insomnia due to stress and worry. Activates all the chakras especially the Heart and Third eye chakras.
8. Ametrine-This is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. The Amethyst keeps you positive while you’re around groups of people. The Citrine activates your Solar Plexus or your “own will”. Thus you combine your will with our Divine’s will. This stone activates the Third eye, Crown chakras, Etheric and above chakras, Root chakra, Creative/Sexual chakra, and your Solar Plexus chakra.
9. Golden Sheen Obsidian
This stone is black with a metallic golden sheen on it. This stone, other then being beautiful, is a good negative energy shield. It forms a shield surrounding your aura, stopping any negative energy from entering in. It is great for grounding oneself to the earth. The golden sheen activates the Solar plexus. Thus, it tends to help one with their own will power in life. This stone affects the Root chakra and the Solar plexus chakra.
These stones I listed, have more ways to help you, but I listed some of the main ones. There are so many beautiful, natural stones and crystals out there to enjoy and to help you enhance your energy field. I invite you to look in to purchasing yourself a stone/crystal that you’re attracted to. Another way to choose a stone that can help you if you don’t really know what you need help with is whatever attracts your attention in regards to natural stones/crystals-the color, texture, the luminescence, and/or the energy. These are the stones that can enhance your whole being, (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.) You can wear the stones/crystals as jewelry or you can simply place them in your pocket for all day.
Welcome to the wonderous world of stone and crystal healing!
“The Book of Stones” by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken, MP, IARP
From Reiki in the Prairie LLC
and Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia