Crystals and gemstones have been used by humans for centuries for healing and protection. In this article I want to tell you about seven crystals and gemstones that helped me a lot throughout my life, and they still do!
What power do crystals have?
According to experts, stones influence us because they radiate energy, a certain vibration. These vibrations influence our mood and mood. All objects, things, or energies have a vibration, high or low. For example, a tree has a higher vibration than a plastic garden chair, and happiness has a higher vibration than sadness. Crystals always have a high vibration. They are magical gifts from nature.
What can we do with that today?
Especially in these modern, hectic times, crystals and their high vibrations can help us to become silent and grounded. The stones help us to bring more balance in our lives, lift blockages, and make sure our life energy flows better. But beware: they are not magical stones that solve all your problems at once, you really have to do that yourself. They can indicate how you are doing or bring insights, and give you a push in the right direction.
How does that work in practice?
If you want to experience the power of crystals, you can for example use them during meditation. Or make a crystal grid: an ancient, sacred arrangement of stones, which can help to achieve a certain intention. There are crystal grids, for example, that help with heartbreak or stimulate creativity. But it can also be a lot simpler: carry a crystal with you in your pocket, bag, or put one next to your bed.
Which crystal do you use for which purpose?
There are an awful lot of crystals, each with its own character and power. If you have trouble sleeping, it’s a good idea to put amethyst next to your bed. This has a relaxing and soothing effect. Tiger’s eye gives strength and self-confidence, while malachite and rose quartz help against and bring peace. Below are seven crystals and gemstones that helped me a lot throughout my life, and they still do!
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Rose Quartz is pre-eminently the stone of heart and love. The stone has a strong effect on the heart chakra and opens the heart to receive love and to give love. The stone attracts harmonious love and friendship relationships and also promotes self-love and self-acceptance. Rose Quartz has a mild, gentle effect and has a calming effect in case of sorrow and trauma and promotes empathy, openness, and helpfulness. The stone is receptive to all kinds of beauty and stimulates creativity and imagination.
Pyrite is a strong insightful stone and therefore promotes self-knowledge, brings back repressed memories, promotes insight into the cause of harmful situations or of illness and symptoms. Pyrite stimulates the functioning of the liver, helps with circulatory disorders (e.g. varicose veins), and promotes the formation of red blood corpuscles. Pyrite sunbathing has a strong analgesic and antispasmodic effect (e.g. with menstrual complaints). Pyrite is also popular in helping manifest wealth. Click here to read more on wealth manifestation.
Amethyst has a protective and purifying effect. The stone promotes self-insight and helps you to be honest with yourself about behavior that can be harmful and is not in the service of your highest self. It helps you, for example, to recognize and tackle addictions. In addition, the stone also gives insight into emotional processes through which certain (painful) experiences can be processed, and also avoidance behavior in this area can be changed. Amethyst is because of its cleansing effect also very suitable to purify a room.
Carnelian has a grounding, activating, and vitalizing effect. The stone is uplifting and motivating and gives self-confidence and therefore has a positive effect on depression, apathy, and confusion. It makes steadfast, helpful, idealistic, attracts success, and promotes the ability to solve problems quickly and pragmatically. Carnelian protects against other people’s negative emotions such as jealousy and anger and prevents abuse.
The stone promotes fertility, has a positive effect on the female genitals, and helps with sexual problems such as frigidity and impotence. Carnelian promotes the absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals and stimulates the metabolism. It ensures good circulation of organs and tissues and has a positive effect on varicose veins and heel spur.
Jade can be emerald green to light green, yellowish, brownish, and purple in color. The stone is translucent to opaque with a glassy to a silky sheen. Jadeite is next to nephrite, one of the two types of stone called jade. There are also several other stones that are sold as imitation jade. Usually serpentine is used for this. This is sometimes sold under the name New Jade, but this is not real jade. New Jade is said to approximate the effect of green jade.
Jade is a cleansing and protective stone (especially against bodily injury). It creates harmony and balance and attracts prosperity, happiness, and prosperity. The stone promotes self-realization and self-reliance and helps to let go of negative emotions and irritation. It acts on the heart chakra and promotes love, care, and tolerance. Jade stimulates the creation of all kinds of ideas and also the decisiveness to put them into practice.
It is a good stone to carry with you during a trip or holiday for some extra protection.
Obsidian is a very insightful and cleansing stone and stimulates personal development through (self) insight and the clearing of baggage from the past. It brings out the truth, the core or cause of things (or illness) and repressed and hidden experiences and emotions. The stone can work like a mirror and helps to discover who one really is, but can also bring to light the less pleasant aspects of the personality.
The stone reduces anxiety, blockages, traumas, and limiting patterns of behavior and thinking. The stone can be very powerful and because of the strong emotions that can come to the surface and the fact that some (self) insights can also be very confronting, sensitive people can better use this stone under the guidance of a therapist or choose another stone (or a softer working variant such as apache tears or snowflake obsidian). Obsidian protects against psychological attacks, reduces negative mental or spiritual influences, and absorbs negative energy from the environment.
Clear rock crystal
Clear rock crystal is a stone with enormous healing power and ideally suited for healing and energetic work. The stone regulates energy, absorbs energy, gives energy, and stores energy according to what is needed in a certain situation. Because rock crystal is so neutral and pure, the stone can be charged for any energetic effect and can also strengthen the effect of other stones. It protects the aura against radiation, cleanses the chakras, and brings them into balance.
Mentally promotes rock crystal concentration, clear thinking, helps to adopt a neutral and impartial attitude and to solve problems.
There is a lot of information about different crystals. Immerse yourself in them and experiment with different stones. I hope I gave you some good suggestions. You will soon find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Crystals are a beautiful addition to your personal altar and placing them somewhere where you often see them helps to remind you of your intentions. On the other hand, if you have smaller crystals you can carry them with you during the day, just like a lucky charm or talisman.