Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I've always known crystals existed and saw them around in stores or in people's homes, but I didn't understand or inquire about them until I began learning Reiki, when I tuned in to them on a much deeper level and I've become more sensitive to their energy. They're now a part of each Reiki session I do.
Crystals have been known as powerful healing tools for centuries, in countries the world over. From Scotland to Africa to Asia.
Below are some of the crystals I use to balance and activate the 7 chakras in the body. In case you're not familiar, Chakra is Sanskrit for "wheel". A chakra is an energy center in the body, a spinning energy force. They affect each other as well as specific body parts and organs. Sometimes these centers become imbalanced or blocked. Below are the various chakras along with descriptions of the crystals I'm using, to help you understand how they can assist in the healing process. All of these crystals do much more than I've listed. You'll also notice the images of each chakra's location.
If you're not versed in chakras, it's ok, it's not common knowledge....yet. However, upon seeing where the chakras are and reading about what these specific crystals help heal and balance, you may gain a new level of insight into the connection between the mind, body and spirit.
Don't be surprised if some puzzle pieces fall into place and you say "Wow, that makes sense" or realize "Ah, THAT'S why I feel so good when I wear my turquoise necklace". I'll write again soon to give even more in depth information on the chakras. It's fascinating.
Smoky Quartz: dissolves negative energy and patterns
Hematite: helps to "sort out" things in the mind, and realize the only things that limit us are in our minds
Black Tourmaline: repels and protects against negative energy, helps with lower back, anxiety, arthritis and heart disease.
Carnelian: enhances perceptiveness, dispels sorrow and apathy, provides awareness of the association between the emotional state and the inner condition of the self
Tigers Eye: helps with clarity, stability, peacefulness, being grounded and practical, can bring optimism to the user
Citrine: dissipates negative energy, stimulates mental focus and endurance, helps with clarification of problems and provides emotional balance, aids in digestion, circulation and thyroid
Rose Quartz: this one is all about love and reinstates self-love, calmness, clarity, excellent for healing emotional "wounds", helps with the heart, lungs, thymus, kidneys
Aventurine: balances male/female energies, helps with motivation, decisiveness, leadership and balance
Blue Calcite: helps the body remember a state of perfection during disease so it can return to health/balance, specifically helps with kidneys, pancreas and spleen, calcification/assimilation of calcium
Turquoise: strengthens and aligns all chakras and meridians, brings communication skills to emotional issues and love to all issues, healer of the spirit, protection, balances energies, induces wisdom, enhances trust and promotes romance
Amethyst: the stone of spirituality and contentment, transmutes dysfunctional energy in the body, known as nature's tranquilizer, helps with insomnia, headaches, teeth, stomach endocrine glands, skin, nervous system, and many more, also helps with sobriety and reasoning
Clear Quartz: promotes perseverance, patience, calmness, energizes, bring harmony and enhances the use of most other stones and crystals