Thursday, February 24, 2011

Helping Grief with Crystal Healing

Grief, such as that caused by losing a loved one, can be very difficult and painful. However, there are some crystals which may be helpful to use when dealing with grief.

Azurite is a good crystal for grief. This stone can aid in removing blockages from the throat and third eye chakras. Azurite is commonly used to calm anxieties and aid in communications. Azurite can also be used to enhance intuition. Meditating with azurite can aid in reducing mental stresses.

Rose Quartz is a crystal of love and the heart chakra, vibrating with compassion, forgiveness, love, and empathy. Worn as a pendant, it can transmit these energies to the user all day long. Rose Quartz can aid in removing negative energy from people and places. Rose Quartz should be cleansed on a regular basis if worn every day.

Chrysoprase is an excellent healing stone. It is a heart chakra crystal which provides calming energy to those suffering from grief. Chrysoprase is also used to help engender hope in situations thought to be hopeless.

Apache Tears are good crystals for draining off negative energiey. Also called black obsidian, Apache Tears are often quite helpful when someone is dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, users should be aware that Apache Tears can be very intense, and repressed problems that need attention will most likely come to the surface. These crystals should be buried in the ground all night after being used. This allows the negative energy absorbed by the stone to be released.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Treating Anxiety with Crystal Healing

One of the best stones for treating anxiety is Rose Quartz. It is an attractive translucent pink crystal which radiates energy of unconditional love and can help heal the heart.

Rose quartz has a soothing energy which can help alleviate worries and fears. It is the primary stone for treating anxiety because it generates feelings of being nurtured and cared for. Holding rose quartz can have a very calming effect.

Rose quartz is a great crystal to carry with you or wear as crystal jewelry. It is the primary heart chakra healing stone. Placing rose quartz beneath your pillow can aid in eliminating nightmares or insomnia.

During crystal and gem energy healingy, put a piece of rose quartz over your heart chakra, fold your hands over the stone, and then visualize your whole body being surrounded by a pink glow. This helps to energize and balance your heart chakra, which may eliminate any anxiety within a few minutes.

The following technique for treating anxiety is perfect when oen feels that they are overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety. It is best to find a quiet place where this technique can be performed in solitude. This method can be completed in about 5 minutes. However, if the anxiety hasn't gone away in that amount of time, continue with the process as long as needed.

1) Place a piece of rose quartz in the left hand.

2) Take slow deep breaths.

3) Visualize the calming energy of the stone filling up your left hand, and flowing throughout your body.

4) Place the rose quartz over your heart chakra, which is located in the middle of your chest.

5) Hold it over the heart chakra. Continue breathing slowly and deeply.

6) Allow the healing effects of the crystal to flow over you, replacing your anxiety with a feeling of calm.

7) Feel any tightness in your body melt away, replaced with a feeling that everything is okay, you are okay, and your needs are being fulfilled.

8) Once you are feeling more calm, mediate on the source of your anxiety.

9) Send it positive thoughts. Let go of any negative feelings/sensations that come up when you think about it.

10) Be confident in the knowledge that you are able to handle any of the stresses in your life, and that you are being watched out for.

11) Take a few more slow, deep breaths.

12) Place the stone back in your pocket or bag where it will keep providing you with calming energy the rest of the day.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Healing Properties of Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a type of Chalcedony (a type of Quartz) and it is also referred to as Heliotrope. It is typically dark green or greenish-blue with tiny red spots.

Bloodstone is an ideal cleanser of the blood and has very strong healing properties. It can help to stimulate intuition and raise creativity. It has the properties of both grounding and protection.

Bloodstone can help to draw away negative energies. It can promote and heighten dreaming and can act as a very powerful revitalizer. It can reinforce courage and can help guide a user to avoid situations that are dangerous.

Bloodstone helps to promote both selflessness and idealism. It can aid in taking action in the moment. Bloodstone can also calm and reenergize the mind, eliminate confusion and promote decision-making. It can help users adjust to unfamiliar situations or circumstances. Bloodstone also acts to reduce irritability, aggressive feelings and impatience.

Ideal for those with anemia, Bloodstone has been known to purify and fortify the blood. It is believed to detoxify the liver, intestines, bladder, spleen and kidney. It is thought to help regulate and bolster blood flow and improve circulatory function.

Bloodstone has also been associated with a reduction in pus formation, neutralizing body toxins and stimulating the lymphatic system, helping to reduce inflammation and help heal infections.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Choosing a Crystal for Healing

Most individuals who use crystals have a particular purpose in mind for using crystals. And though some groups of crystals or stones are more likely, in general, to achieve the wanted results, not every specimen from the same group has identical properties, whether physical or metaphysical. Also, everyone does not have the same reaction when exposed to a crystal or stone.

How to Find the Right Healing Stone

The fundamental factor for selecting a particual crystal is finding a vibrational match to your purpose. Everything vibrates at a specific frequency. This vibrational frequency is connected to the motion of the atoms of our material world and it can change overt ime. Even throughout the course of a single day, your own frequency can change. When your emotional state is feeling happy, successful and fulfilled, your frequency is very high. However, when you have to do your taxes, are worrying about work, or when you get into a fight, your vibrational frequency is much lower.

Crystal Selection Process

Following is a basic process to help you identify which crystal or stone will be the best match for your particular goal.

1) Be able to clearly describe specifically what your purpose is.

2) Search for a few types of crystals that appear to support your goal (in books, on the internet, from a friend, etc.).

3) Choose a specific crystal that offers the best vibrational match to your specific frequency.

That last step is most readily accomplished simply by holding the crystal or gemstone in your hand or visualize holding it (if you are purchasing it online, for example) and clearly state your specific purpose: "I want to stop being self-destructive." Always state the specific goal in an affirmative way (do not say: "I want to stop feeling sad"). Affirmative statements promote the flow of energy, while negative statements cause resistance to energy. Close your eyes while you clear state your specifc goal to allow you focus inward.

If you are better in touch with your emotions, try to find a positive feeling (light, tingly, happy, smiling, laughing). If you are someone who is more in touch with your physical body, you can utilize muscle testing: balance you body upright and allow your body to "hover" and let it fall towards the direction it desires. If you start to fall forward, it generally means that you have found a good match. However, if you start to fall backwards, you haven't found a good match. There are a variety of methods which use muscle testing for this purpose.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Energy Vibration of Healing Crystals

Many clocks and other time pieces utilize quartz as the time keeping component. This is due to the fact that quartz vibrates at a specific, fixed frequency, and this is how the timepiece maintains its timing. Different crystals, however, vibrate at varying frequencies. Scientists have known for a long time, that, at the atomic scale, everything is composed of energy. They have also found out that one vibration will always affect another. As an example, when a tuning fork which is tuned to a G is struck, it will cause a piano string of the same frequency to vibrate without any contact, while the other strings will not move. Crystals and gemstones can be thought of as a vibrating tuning fork that when placed near other energy fields of the body, will stimulate a vibrational response.

Throughout time crystals have been found to have vibrational frequencies that stimulate particular energy centers within the human body. Just like we have a nervous system, we also have a vibrational system. This long been explored and researched by eastern practices such as Yoga and acupuncture. This is where crystals become relevant. Crystals and gemstones vibrate at varying frequencies, having different abilities to effect our body's systems. For example, if you place a Rutilated Quartz Crystal near the nape of the neck (a reservoir of spinal fluid named the medulla oblongata), it changes the electromagnetic properties of the spinal fluid resulting in clearer, faster, communication between the nervous system and the brain.

There are a variety of ways to interact with crystals and gemstomes. You can place them on different parts of your body, including using acupuncture points. This allows the vibration of the crystals to interact with your body.