Monday, March 14, 2011

Citrine: Healing Properties

Citrine has often been referred to as the "success stone" since it is believed to promote success, prosperity, and bring about abundance. It is especially focused on promoting success in business and is believed to attract business when placed in a cash register of a store. Citrine is a crystal associated with good fortune, although it can cause good fortune in ways that weren't expected. It is a manifestation crystal, helping to manifest success in a variety of ways. In addition to good fortune and abundance, citrine can also help to impart generosity.

Citrine aids in eliminating all types of negative energies. It doesn't absorb negative energy from the environment, and therefore doesn't require energy cleansing. Citrine has been used to removed undesirable energy from the environment. Citrine can also help clear up family issues created from negative energy. Since it dissipates negative energy, it aids in bringing about stability in all areas, and is ideal for protection.

Regarding emotions, citrine is said to help relieve depression, self-doubt, anger, and moodiness. It is a healing crystal that helps to bring happiness and joy to a person who is carrying or wearing it. Citrine is also believed to curb self-destructive tendencies and reduce fear of others' ideas and suggestions. Citrine can aid a person in overcoming trauma and sadness. Additionally, sexuality and sensuality is augmented by citrine.

In relation to the psychic and spiritual, citrine is ideal for general overall psychic awareness and spirituality. Citrine can help cleanse the aura of negative energy and bad influences. Additionally, it is a great aid for for meditation. It is a crystal of protection, eliminating or disrupting all types of negative energy. It is often used for dream work, including remembering dreams.

Physically speaking, in crystal folklore, citrine is thought to be good for digestion, the stomach, stopping nightmares and helping other sleep problems, liver health, muscular strength, immune system health, thyroid health, the heart, the kidneys, and helping fibromyalgia. Citrine has also be reported to be excellent for helping to remove toxins and fight addictions.

Citrine is connected with the chakra located in the solar plexus.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Treating Insomnia with Crystals

When it comes to attempting to treat insomnia using energy healing, the first thing one should do is to try to remove the energy from your head and channel it into the ground. Most stress and anxiety, which are the primary causes of insomnia, are caused by excessive thinking which results in being chaotic and not well grounded.

To facilitate the process of grounding energy and removing it from your head try using Black Tourmaline, Black Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Pyrite or Hematite.

Crystals and gemstones that can be used to assist with treating insomnia should generally be chosen intuitively and can vary largely based on specifically why a person has a hard time sleeping.

Once the root cause of the insomnia is established, specific stones can be picked which correspond to those causes. For example, sleeping with Charoite and Amethyst is often used to help reduce fearful dreams and nightmares; Mangano Calcite and Kunzite can contribute to a safe feeling which can help one fall asleep easier; Smoky Quartz, Lithium Quartz and Lepidolite can calm chaotic emotions which can make falling asleep easier.

Some stones which are generally used as sleeping aids include Amethyst, Howlite, Nephrite Jade, and Herkimer Diamonds.

Other crystals and gems including Aquamarine, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Topaz, Blue Lace Agate, and Celestite have also been known to have been used in this regard.

Understanding the root cause of your insomnia can help you choose a stone, but as with other crystal healing choices, using your intuition and choosing a stone based on your feelings is generally the best way to go. Most of the time, if you open up your feelings, the right crystal for your needs will become clear.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Healing Properties of Blue Quartz

Blue quartz, also known as Dumortierite, helps to enhance organization, order, and self-discipline. This is believed to result from the effect it has on balancing the throat chakra and strengthening the communication between the lower chakras (physical) and the higher chakras (spiritual).

It helps to eliminate difficulties resulting from a scattered mind and disorganization by boosting mental clarity. Additionally, it helps users to percieve and accept reality, and respond to it in a productive way. It can also help enhance both creativity and expression.

Emotionally speaking, blue quartz can help reduce depression and exchange it with feelings of peace and joy. It is ideal for reducing emotional tension. Additionally, it can help one be less stubborn, particularly those for whom stubborness is negative.

Psychically and spiritually, blue quartz is believed to help bring about spiritual development, and aid contact with spirits. It is also used to aid in the expression of spiritual thoughts, as well as dreams. Blue quartz is ideal for meditation and mindfulness.

Physically speaking, blue quartz is often used to help cool the body, throat, and thyroid. It is also commonly used to detoxify, calm over-stimulation, and reduce hyperactivity. It is believed to be beneficial for the spleen, endocrine system, and blood.

Blue quartz has a strong association with the throat chakra, and it functions to strengthen communication between the lower and higher chakras.