Friday, March 5, 2010
I was taught that rocks, stones and crystals are the "bones" of the earth. I think this is because within them are the stories, the memory, the remedy. Since the ancient times we know that gemstones/crystals carry in Spiritual and healing qualities. Our Ancient Kemetic Ancestors used a variety of precious gemstones in their jewelry, such as turquoise,amethyst, beryl, feldspar, garnet, lapis, opal, amethyst, garnet and more...Crystals are thought to be natural conductors of energy. We can use these gifts from mama earth to transmit healing power to different parts of our body.
Our bodies have 7 major chakras or energy centers. These chakras are run from the base of your spine all the way to the top or what is called the 'crown' of your head. Chakra translated means wheel or circle in Sanskrit. The seven centers are pictured as wheels of light -they have their own color, crystal, element and function. We are at our best when all these centers are functioning well and balanced. Some of us can't imagine that we have energy centers in our bodies but we humans do conduct energy- haven't you ever shocked yourself or someone else? A person with a significant amount of Melanin (the element that makes a person 'black') is said to be a powerful conductor of energy. Think for a moment, many things that contain high levels of energy are most like to be contained in a black wrapper - like electric cords, power lines, tires on a car...for some reason black manages energy well.
The seven chakra centers are the root chakra (located around the tailbone area); the sacral chakra located about 2" below your navel; the solar plexus which is located at the top of your stomach; the heart chakra (located in that lovely place); the throat chakra; the third eye (located between your two visual eyes); and the crown chakra (located at the top of your head). Knowing everything about chakras may take some time. There are some good books and websites that explain in depth how to heal each energy center, however just knowing where they are located and being able to send healing light to those places can keep you feeling balanced and whole.
The heart chakra is the fourth chakra and is said to be the seat of balance within the body- it moves the energy in an even flow upward and downward. The color associated with the heart chakra is pink or green. The element associated with this energy center is air. The heart chakra is the dwelling place of unconditional love - it is from this place that we can extend loving kindness to others and cultivate peace within. When the heart chakra is out of balance we tend to commit unloving acts -love becomes conditional, the heart hardens and the arteries begin to close leaving us vulnerable to heart disease. This center is also about the way we nurture ourselves-self love...the left breast is located over the heart.
Some gemstones that help the heart are:
rose quartz - stimulates unconditional love; draws love into your life & helps you to communicate love to others
kunzite - opens the heart to all forms of love; its gentle energy helps to release blocks in matters of the heart and allows one to move to a more receptive state.
pink & green toumaline- is a super activator of the heart chakra, linking it to the higher self and fostering love, tenderness and friendship.
emerald-the stone of 'successful love', enhances unity and unconditional love.
dioptase-a powerful heart opener and attunes all the chakras to a higher level of functioning, teaches that ultimately pain and difficulty in a relationship is a mirroring of an inner separation from the self.
rhodacrosite- represents selfless love and compassion; especially good for those who feel unloved; great for healing sexual abuse; encourages a positive attitude.
green aventurine- is a comforter and heart healer; protects the heart; brings things back into control; great abundance stone
chrysoprase-crystalizes feelings of unconditional love & acceptance; great for stimulating the heart chakra; helps with creativity; useful for forgiveness and compassion
malachite- (use with caution, a polished form is preferred; external only)this is a very strong stone so research before using. This stone is about transformation; draws out deep feelings; breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, teaches how to take responsibility for ones actions; helps develop empathy
***This information is from a great book I got years ago called the Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. I like this book a lot because it has color pictures of the crystals, the Spiritual qualities and the healing properties. If you are going to work with crystal, it is best to do some research and have a good reference.
One of my Sistah pen pals has shared some beautiful wisdom about crystal to me. She suggested placing a gemstone underneath your pillow at night to see how the stone works with you. Ever since she told me about this I have been trying various stone...Rose quartz makes my sleep so peaceful.
This weekend in the bay area there is a crystal fair! I love the idea of a crystal marketplace!!! I will see what I discover and share it with you all on Sunday.
Now, you can do more than sleep with your crystals, check out Sis. Marilyn's Living Through the Looking Glass blog to see how she made a crystal elixir. You can also place crystal on your body to facilitate healing. I carry some in my pocket - if I really need to use their power throughout the day. Tonite, I added rose quartz to my bath water and it was beautiful.
Here is a nice website with some pictures of gemstones:
You can also find some on ebay.com
Be creative! WE ARE ON THIS LOVE THANG!!!
Posted by Camara Meri Rajabari at 11:19 PM