Created by the natural energies of the plant, crystal are powerful tools for holistic healing. From writings in ancient texts on traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic texts from India, and references in the Christian Bible, we know that many cultures understood the magical properties of crystals.The use of crystals date back over 5,000 years in Chinese texts and over 200 references to crystals were made in the Christian Bible regarding their powers and associations.
Crystals have been found around the world in prehistoric graves of different cultures, from Central America to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Although the origins and physical properties sill hold currency in the contemporary scientific community, the magical and healing powers of crystals have somehow been ignored.
In our modern culture many people have a natural affinity for the knowledge of crystals and their healing powers.
A Crystal is a solid body with a geometrically regular shape. Crystal were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. They are formed from minerals, and they occur naturally i the earth's surface. Under a microscope, crystal's atomic structure resembles a three- dimensional lattice and each crystal's atomic pattern is unique.
Crystal predate DNA as the building blocks of life. And according to Professor Richard Dawkins, in his book The Selfish Gene, crystal may have been the original life form on Earth.Human beings are mad up of man tiny microscopic crystal most enzymes and many other biochemical structures within cells are in fact crystals.
Not only are crystal intriguing, they are also a source of energy that can be harnessed to work a positive purpose in our lives. Here are a few of the crystals I use in my day to day life.
Quartz comes in many varieties and formations. It is the most abundant mineral on the earth's surface. Over 70% of the land we walk on is formed from quartz in one form or another. Quartz is the healing crystal - it will channel any type of energy and will help with all healing. If you are unsure which crystal to work with, try quartz.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz found as crystals or masses. Its classic purple color is die to manganese and iron inclusions. Some rare varieties of amethyst are almost black. Amethyst magnifies the energy of other crystals. It is good for overall protection, and physical emotional, and mental balance.
Citrine a yellow, golden, or lemon variety of quartz. The color is due to heat from volcanic and other earth activity. It is called the "money stone" because it is believed to bring abundance and wealth. It is also good for decision-making, learning, teaching, studying, creativity, awareness, writing, problem-solving, and new beginnings.And it is also used to sell homes.
Malachite is green in color, often with various shades of green and black bands. It is know for amplifying both positive and negative energies. It grounds spiritual energies onto the planet. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants easily picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body And it is believed by some that Malachite is still evolving and will be one of the most important healing stones in the coming years.
Rose Quartz is the stone traditionally associated with unconditional love and infinite peace.This soft pink stone has soothing properties; and it encourages self-acceptance and the belief that we are worthy of love.Rose quartz is the most important crystal for the heart and the heart chakra teaching the true essence of love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels, and brings deep inner healing and self love.
Labradorite may be colorless, gray-green, pale green, blue, or gray-white. The brilliant flashes of blue, red, gold, and green are due to light interference within the structure of the mineral's composition. This iridescent stone is highly mystical and protective. This stone is some times called "bringer of light". This stone is considered to be the stone of Transformation. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies.
Aquamarine is green-blue in color and is know as the stone of courage. The calming energy of this stone reduce stress and quiet the mind. And it aids in harmonizing your surroundings.
Black Obsidian is a very powerful and protective stone. It repels negativity and helps to release unloving thoughts.It is a stone that increase self-control by grounding the soul into the physical plane.
Hematite is very effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura re-establishing peacha nd harmony to the body.