Crystals and Stones for Healing and Magic
Many cultures through time have worked with gemstones and crystals as healing agents. From the lost civilization of Atlantis, to the Maya of central America, the ancient Hebrew civilization, the Native peoples of North America, the alchemists of medieval Europe, through out Asia, and beyond, crystals, gemstones and metals have been used for spiritual upliftment and physical healing.
Matter is 99.999 percent space. That space is filled with atomic particulates zipping around and interacting. It is pure energy in motion. It stands to reason then, that our bodies are almost pure energy. When our cells, emotions, and mind are in balance and are replete with energy we experience perfect health and harmony. When the cells are deprived of energy through imbalances, they are weakened.
Healing stones are sources of electromagnetic energy. They work with the electrochemical component of the body. When these stones are in proximity to the electromagnetic field of the human body, they can supplement and support the auric field, which in turn, can help to heal physical, emotional, and mental imbalances, bringing health to the whole organism. When in direct physical contact with the skin, they can even affect the body physiochemical.
Every part of your body vibrates and emits a different frequency of energy. When we are in ill health, there is a dissonance the relative frequencies of organs, or the cosmic energy centers of the chakras. Crystals and gemstones can help us to harmonize and energize all aspects of our beings, so that every part vibrates in a resonant frequency to the other. Different gems and crystals resonate in relative frequencies to the various physical and non-physical components of the being. This is one reason that various gem healing traditions ascribe different stones for the healing of different physical, emotional, and mental conditions. Stones, crystals and metals emit frequencies at constant rates. The body can then entrain to those frequencies, and restore vitality and harmony and eliminate the distortions which cause ill health.
Here are some gemstones that I really like to use when I am doing healing work and what I use them for:
Amethyst:- Opens the third eye. Calms the psyche, and smoothes out your energy. Amethyst realigns the energy bodies, and balances the emotional, physical and mental bodies in relation to one another. It strengthens the skeleton, and optimizes the nervous system and endocrine gland, Relieves pain conditions including headaches, and Stabilizes the mind. If you make a gem stone remedy from by placing the amethyst in a bowl of spring water in the morning sun for two hours. after putting it in a dropper bottle, put a little vodka or white vinegar in it to preserve it. Shake it and tap the bottle to activate the remedy. When you use vibration remedies, it is important not to touch the dropper to your skin or mouth. Both for health and vibration reasons. If you do touch it to your skin, and then put it back in the bottle, it becomes essence of you too.
Clear Quartz: Clear quartz can be used for all purposes as it vibrates the clear white light, which contains all other colors. Oftentimes quartz are cloudy or milky at the bottom and gain more clarity as they reach the termination point. This represents our similar growth as our consciousness clears when we grow closer to spirit. Quartz crystals represent perfected material form, aligned and harmonized with the cosmic force. It can be used to amplify, direct and store pranic (life force) energy.
Obsidian- Obsidian is a very energetically absorptive stone. It is also very grounding. I use it in chakra healing on the first chakra, as well as using it to absorb negative energies lodged in the energy body. After drawing out the negativity, I soak the stone in cold water with sea salt in it to clear the stone back out again. Since it is so absorptive, it is important to clear obsidian regularly, because it will attract and store negative energies so that you may remove them.
I have also heard it said that if you are unclear about what the issues are that are causing your problems, meditating with obsidian can give you insight into those issues, and give information about how to transform them.
Blue Lace Agate - The energy of this mineral is most useful at the throat chakra, the heart chakra, the third eye, and crown chakra. Activating these chakras, it helps one to enter in to high frequency states of awareness. It can be used in the treatment of arthritic conditions and in cases of "hereditary bone deformity: it can also be used to strengthen the skeletal structure." It is useful to enhance the mending of breaks and fractures. It can help to remove blockages from the nervous system and from the capillaries of the body.
Green Fluorite - Gives emotional issues clarity and understanding. It stills the mind, clams the heart, and harmonizes the entire body. Green fluorite is an amazing auric cleanser, use it in clockwise circular motions above the body to cleanse the aura. It helps with cellular healing and regeneration.
Citrine It is one of the few minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it, working out problems on both physical and subtle levels. Citrine is one of the stones to be called "merchants stone" - placing citrine in ones cash box has produced more income for the merchant. Diminishes self destructive tendencies. Raises self esteem, lightheartedness, cheerfulness hope. Warming, energizing and attracts abundance, affects naval and crown chakras
Carnelian - It protects against fear, envy, and rage, and helps to banish sorrow from the emotional structure. The message of carnelian is that since one "is" love, there is nothing to do but to offer the love - each offering of love bringing an exponential increase in the quantity of love returned. Carnelian stimulates inquisitiveness and subsequent initiative. It can assist one in drama and pursuits related to theatrical presentations. It is also helpful in working with sexual issues.
Aventurine (green) Aventurine has the ability to ground an individual emotionally, thus allowing for thought that is free of fear, troubled emotions, indecisiveness, and anxiety. The clarity of mind and self confidence that result from wearing this stone energize, inspire, motivate and enhance one’s ability to relate to others on an emotional level. It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods. It is good to work with when making critical decisions, when anxious or when feeling overwhelmed by life’s problems and it will amplify your ability to focus and find creative solutions. Aventurine promotes love and emotional well-being, aids in the ability to love and attract those who are also able to love. Aventurine is a great all around healing stone. While its primary physical healing function is to heal afflictions of the heart and lungs and adrenal system, healers also consider Aventurine helpful in the treatment of fevers, inflammation, nervous system stress and migraines, eye ailments, blood pressure abnormalities, hypertension and uro-genital disorders.
Rose Quartz: Emits a calming, cooling energy that can work on all of the chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving gentle forces of self-love. It provides the feeling that there is no need for haste in any situation and restores the mind to harmony after chaos and crisis. The energy is soft and silky, producing a gentleness within and around the user, bringing peace and calm into relationships. It promotes spiritual attunement to the energies of love. Rose Quartz is quite effective in the treatment of conditions relating to the emotional body, particularly in healing old emotional wounds. It is useful in the physical treatment of vertigo, kidney and adrenal glands. Placed on the heart, it can reduce pain. Placed on the thymus, it can decrease coughs and soothe bronchial and lung areas of the body.
Green Fluorite Heart (4th)Chakra. Gives healing on all levels. This stone allows us to mentally grasp our heart-based issues and then begin to heal them. It promotes self-love. Green is the color of growth and healing. It is very calming, but at the same time it gives us the courage needed to expand our ideas and awareness. Green Fluorite grounds excess energy, dissipates emotional and psychic trauma and clears infections. It is a protective stone, especially on a psychic level. Green Fluorite protects against computer and electromagnetic stress. It grounds and integrates spiritual energies and heightens intuitive powers. This stone is useful in cases of psychic trauma. It also brings increased energies into the physical body by breaking up blockages in the enteric body.
Malachite (Green) Powerful healer. Cleanses the emotional body, releases old trauma from past lives. This stone protects against psychic attacks and other negativity. Malachite is a very important stone to have for healing. It is a good grounding stone. This stone absorbs energy instead of emitting it, so it is a good stone to place over areas that are dis-eased or painful in order to draw out the negative energy. Historically, Malachite was considered a valuable talisman for children. This stone is considered to be good for deeply cleansing the emotional body. It is used to release negative or painful emotions. Malachite can also protect against psychic attacks and outside negativity. It absorbs this negativity and therefore should be cleansed after each healing session. This stone’s deep energetic cleansing maybe uncomfortable for some people, so use it in small doses. It detoxifies the emotional body, releasing negative/painful emotions and it clears and releases old traumas from life. Malachite is its own mineral species. It belongs to the monoclinic crystal system. The appearance is generally opaque, vivid green to bluish green and is usually seen with bands in two or more tones of green. The main sources are Zaire, Australia, England, France, South Africa and the US.
Tiger’s Eye:. Tiger’s Eye is used to increase wealth and vitality. It enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, and allows these attributes to be tempered with mental clarity and a joyful outlook. Tiger's Eye is associated with the solar plexus. It enhances and strengthens personal empowerment and will-power. This stone helps to diminish weakness and unclear thinking that undermines personal strength in life. Tiger's Eye is closely attuned to earth energies, but the shimmering, eye-catching yellow highlights are linked to the sun. Tiger's Eye is a bridge between earth and sky, a link or tool representing a balance between the physical and the spiritual. Tiger's Eye is a stone of perception. Its appearance is constantly changing, reminding us that life is about changes. This can let us see the importance of acceptance and it helps us to cultivate the ability to let go of the past. Tiger's Eye's subtle energies can help order and add discipline to your life. This is an influence of stability, and promotes the mental clarity needed to manifest ideas in the physical world. It can help you to achieve your goals, and thus promotes and sustains the gathering of wealth.
This stone is protective, grounding its owner and dispelling the negative energies of a chaotic world. Tiger's eye's soothing vibrations can generate a calming effect. This can help us to deal intelligently with life's scattered details, enabling us to pull these details together into patterns that can be understood and acted upon.