Now if you are not in fine tune with your body this topic may not concern you, but it seems to me that many of my clients really are attracted to one or more types of rocks/crystals without knowing that these stones are healing some aspect of their being.
Personally, I have always loved brown Tiger eye. One necklace in particular (my only tiger eye necklace) is very special to me. Each time I wear it I have a powerfully great day. I never made the connection until I became a naturopath and read about crystals about three years into my studies. Now I wear that necklace every day (so every day is awesome!)
Here are a few of the most common stones that come up in my practice:
Do you love Turquoise? Turquoise is known as a healing stone throughout the world. It protects and balances the spiritual and physical bodies. It also dissipates negativity.
Attracted to Tiger’s Eye? Tiger’s eye is very grounding and balancing. It stimulates confidence, will power, clear thinking and speaking. It works on the mental plane and amplifies thinking and manifestation of whatever you think about. It helps you separate thoughts from feelings. Great for digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic.
Are you attracted to Hematite? (A shiny dark silver-gray metallic stone) Hematite condenses scatteredness and fuzziness and accentuates mental clarity. It is the most grounding of all stones. It helps with concentration, memory, and practicality. It is good for helping in detail work such as bookkeeping and will help with insomnia. Stimulates confidence, will power and boldness. The Egyptians used it to calm hysteria and anxiety. It is a Yang stone (male energy). Helps the body regroup after jet lag, stress, birth, and anesthesia.
Do you love diamonds? Diamonds are powerful stones that absorb and amplify thoughts and attitudes of the user. It feeds the spiritual centers of the body and gives the ability to exhibit clarity, trust and confidence. Diamonds bring strength, endurance and a loving nature. They stimulate abundance in all areas of life.
Are you attracted to Blue Topaz? Blue Topaz helps form individuality and creativity replacing negativity with love. It helps attract success with all endeavors. Blue Topaz helps align ourselves with our higher self, It is a great stone for creative expression, writing and focusing on your path.
I once did a medical intuitive exam on a sick plant. I asked the plant if it needed any treatment outside the normal—which for it—was more humidity. It “told me” that it wanted some Green Tourmaline. “What’s this bizarre treatment?” I thought. I went home to look it up in “Love is in the Earth” by Melody. The answer? Green Tourmaline is the healing stone of the plant world! I advised she get a crystal of it and make a gem elixir and then put several drops of the elixir into the water she used to feed her plant with. Now I know that you can just put a piece of the crystal in the jug of water you use on the plant and put it out into the sunshine to “charge the water. ”
Checking back about five weeks later I asked her how the plant was doing. She was ecstatic. “It’s great! It even has five oranges on it now and it is so much happier. ” She said.
Imagine that. Green Tourmaline actually comes up often for the human realm as well. It stimulates the will to live, heals heartache, and helps us develop compassion. It is also used specifically for asthma and rejuvenates the heart, lymph and immune system. Good stone. Kind of expensive.
There are many types of Quartz crystals and each does something different.
Rose Quartz, a pink stone, is the stone of love, peacefulness, forgiveness, self-love and emotional balance. It soothes and warms the heart center. It is a great stone for emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment and anger.
I have a friend, Jim Johnson, a Reiki Master who used reiki powered crystal wands to do reiki treatments and it is very effective. He uses all kinds of crystals, but his favorites are clear quartz enhanced crystals.
I’ve noticed a lot of people wearing Amber these days. Why is that? Amber is ancient petrified resin, possibly from pine trees. It actually has an electromagnetic field. It opens the solar plexus chakra (stomach/digestion) and is used for mental clarity, mood balancing, confidence, stomach anxiety and cellular regeneration. It helps align the mental and emotional bodies. Amber is excellent for detoxification and protecting us from radiation (a good one to wear if you work a lot in front of your computer like I do).
What’s the best choice in crystals for low energy? Carnelian. I love this stone. It’s a pretty orange color and is related to Jasper. It helps us with confidence, boldness, initiative, and assertiveness. Carnelian helps us get in touch with our feelings as well. It also warms and cleanses the blood and kidneys while stimulating passion and sexuality. If you are attracted to the stone, you should put a little piece of it into your pocket and carry it with you. I’ve noticed many men over the age of 50 need this stone.
One book I would highly recommend for the healing properties of crystals is Love is in the Earth by Melody. My favorite place to shop for crystals is in Spokane, WA and is called Wonders of the World. They have just about everything you could want…even crystals from other planets like Moldavitewhich draws you closer to your extraterrestrial roots. . . if you've got them!
Oh, one thing about crystals. Anything ending in ITE signifies some kind of healing crystal. And Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet, always recommended that the stone or gem be larger than two carats (a crystal necklace is very effective) and be placed directly on the skin for best results in manipulating your body’s energy field.
Have fun and good luck! Let me know how it goes for you!
Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1995. She has a content-rich website at http://www.NaturalHealthTechniques.com and free internationally distributed monthly newsletter. For LOTS of other healing techniques, go to: http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/HealingTechniques/healing_techniques1.htm