Crystals, gemstones and semi-precious stones have been used by humans for thousands of years as decorative items, objects of power, protection, strength and healing. Historical evidence dating back over 60 000 years has shown us that mankind has had many uses for crystals and stones including ornaments, alternative medicines, spiritual talismans and rituals proving that many of the qualities we attribute to crystals today have been recognised and used for hundreds, or even thousands of years…..but as is always the case in our world today due to the fact that there isn’t actually any scientific evidence to suggest these claims are true …..do crystals really work?
‘Crystals’ is the name given to a group of stones, minerals or fossilised resins that are believed to have beneficial health properties. In crystal healing holding or wearing crystals is thought to interact with your body’s energy field to promote spiritual, mental and physical healing and energisation. Crystal Healing is a technique that is often used in conjunction with or instead of a medical technique. However at Rocky Road Minerals, we always advise you to consult your medical expert for any serious health related problems and never to use crystal healing or other types of energy work as a substitute for traditional medical treatment.)
According to science, crystals do not have any proven, definitive healing or restorative powers over the body, mind or soul, However, there are studies that have shown that crystals do have some of their own physical and practical properties: That crystals emit vibrations that affect our minds and bodies, and that some stones can conduct energy. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie discovered the phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect, which involves putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – to create a form of electricity. As a result crystals are used as essential elements in computers, TV screens, iPhones and satellites today. It has even been suggested through some limited studies that crystals can increase the alkalinity of water, or be beneficial in skincare products in terms of energising, cleansing and boosting skin circulation.
My thinking has always been that if certain crystals have the ability to affect electrical equipment then how much more of an impact can they have on the amazing human body filled with water, minerals, electrons and neurons! The earth has supplied mankind with its fruits for existence since creation in terms of plants, animals, herbs, minerals, …is it such a leap of faith to believe that the very rocks and elements that have held our world together for millenniums could be infused with energy and healing properties when used correctly?
Perhaps the power of crystals could also be linked to the power of positive thought, and the idea that believing in something can manifest it. Medical scientists have agreed that the power of positive thought and attitude has proven to reduce the risk of disease, improve health outcomes and life satisfaction across a spectrum of conditions—including traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumours, to name a few.
The belief is that crystals have energies that can interact with the human mind and body to positive effect to treat people and their energy system.
In crystal healing crystals are put on or around your body aligned with the Chakra plane, to start the healing process to draw out any negative energy. The crystals can act as a channel for healing which can help positive and healing energy flow into the body, causing negative energy to be drawn out.
There are countless ways that we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives:
Wearing them on the body as beautiful jewellery not only keeps the crystals healing energy close, but makes you feel wonderful too.
Surrounding and infusing your space with crystal energy works wonders for all round healing and well being. Place them around your house, garden or office and just soak up the beautiful energy.
If you’re struggling to sleep, you may want to keep a crystal by your bed or under your pillow to ward of nightmares, insomnia or illness.
If you’re lacking focus at work, a beautiful crystal placed on your desk or near your computer can help.
Bathing around crystals, drinking infused water or using moisturisers can also have wonderful rejuvenating and energising effects.
Another lovely way to use crystals is to incorporate them into other wellness practices like yoga and meditation. Keep a selection of crystals near-by when you’re practising yoga or hold a crystal during meditation. This can help enhance the energetic work you’re already doing.
Having crystals around you is a way to ground yourself and connect back to yourself, nature, and others. If you’re a beginner or if you don’t understand their potential and energy, even just looking at them and knowing that they make you feel good is enough – it’s having the desired effect.”
There are many different ways of using crystals for healing. Each crystal has its own unique make up of chemicals and properties and so each has its own energy and vibration…..different properties treat different things.
Here’s some of our favourites…..
A crystal of Pure energy,Clear Quartz is considered the “Master Healer” as it is known to magnify or amplify healing vibrations of any other crystal. It can be used for all issues, ailments and spiritual needs. Known for its ability to clear the mind of negativity and to enhance higher spiritual receptiveness, Clear Quartz encourages and develops, acceptance, emotional balance, healing & stabilising on all levels. It encourages friendship, harmony, joy, perseverance, and helps to reduce any kinds of stress or tension.
Physically it works well for dental pain & dental problems, burns, immune system support, heartburn, kidney, thyroid, pain relief, post-surgery healing, sleep, balance and health, vertigo and vitality.
If that’s not some Master Crystal healing, we don’t know what is!!!!
Citrine is an exquisitely potent healing Crystal and promotes optimism, hope, joy, good fortune, energy and vitality. It has been known to help manifest abundance, prosperity and success as well as stimulate the brain and the intellect so enhancing concentration and revitalising the mind. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. It helps to release negative traits and lessen self-destructive behaviours like depression, fears and phobias, fear and anxiety.
Known as one of the master Crystals when it comes to spirituality Amethyst is THE Stone of Protection and teaches you how to access and follow your intuition, how to focus and facilitate the decision making process, how to enhance memory and improve motivation. It has been known to balance highs and lows, promote emotional centering, relieve stress and aid selflessness. It is a sobering stone and helps to overcome addictions, from alcoholism to anorexia to name a few.
Physically Amethyst can be of great help when dealing with headaches, migraines, nightmares and supports good deep peaceful sleep. It helps to reduce eyestrain, balances hormone production, helps with swelling, injuries, burns and skin irritation, and supports good comfortable digestion. Amethyst boosts production of hormones and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs as well as the immune system, and is an excellent blood cleanser. As a result it is a wonderful healing crystal for people dealing with cancer and other debilitating diseases!
It is the perfect stone for meditation and due to the fact that it helps to relieve physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress has a wonderful calming effect on rage or anger.
A fabulous grounding stone, Agate cleanses and stabilises the aura, soothes and calms and heals the emotions, eliminates and transforms negativity and brings GREAT strength of character! Agate is sometimes called The Earth Rainbow because, many of it’s concentric bands in nature form nearly every colour the earth can produce and that you can imagine, including a colourless form. Agate enhances mental function, improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities.
It facilitates acceptance of oneself, builds self-confidence and creates a sense of security and safety allowing you to speak your truth.
Agate helps you to find, understand and love the real you!
Calcite is a spiritual, balancing stone which connects the emotions with the intellect, helping the user to explore their psychic abilities whilst at the same time promoting and developing the artistic, creative and scientific mind. It is an amzing physical and emotional pain killer removing unwanted pain and tension, eases the overactive mind, bringing rest and relaxation, optimism and joy. It cleanses all energies, helps to eliminate past traumas, and increases personal motivation, drive, memory and learning abilities.
From a medical perspective, Calcite is a wonder crystal, cleansing and improving kidney, pancreas and spleen function. It offers well documented relief for all joint and bone problems, facilitating the absorption of important vitamins and minerals, dissolving calcification of the bones so strengthening the skeleton and joints. It also helps to alleviate intestinal and skin conditions, tissue healing, and lowers blood pressure. It has been known to soothe the nerves and relieve panic attacks and anxiety disorders. Used as a detoxifier and antiseptic, calcite is a wonderful stone to combat negative effects of the ageing process, including cataracts, skin issues, memory lapses, apathy and lethargy.
A powerful healer, Tourmaline balances ALL the Chakra’s and is a wonderful aid in helping you to understand yourself, your emotions, thoughts, needs and desires as well as others. An empathy stone of note!
Tourmaline also balances the right side of the brain, so helping to calm the irrational paranoid tendencies we all have from time to time and balance them with creative and artistic input. It promotes self-confidence, inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity and helps to eliminate fear.
Physically, Tourmaline has been known to help relieve the symptoms of ADHD or ADD and dyslexia. It improves hand-eye coordination, enhances the peak performance of the immune system, heart health, aids the circulatory system and last but not least calms anxiety.
When it comes to crystal healing, the power of these minerals comes from their true energy as well as our belief in them. Even just surrounding ourselves and taking a moment to focus on them can make us calmer, happier and more mindful, or provide a moment of peace, which might be even more precious than the stones themselves.
Science or not, belief and positive thinking can certainly be a powerful thing.
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