For years, many people used crystals in jewelry for the shear beauty of them. Crystal Healing is considered by many a pseudo scientific alternative medicine technique that employs stones and crystals for healing but is an ancient practice that dates back to at least 6,000 years. The Romans used crystals as talismans to promote good health and provide for protection in battle. Roman and Greek doctors mixed crystals with plant extracts, heated them, and used medicinally. Ancient Egyptians believed these stones had the power to restore health, and would also bury their dead with a quartz crystal, which they believed would guide their loved one safely to the afterlife. Chinese used them to promote healing, enlightenment, and attraction of desires.
Today, healers, Shamans, and priests use crystals for their specific healing properties. I always had a fascination with stones and crystals but that was as far as it ever went, until I was introduced to crystals and their healing ability at a Mind, Body, & Spirit Festival. Because crystals vibrate with the energy of the earth, they can help you align your body with the Earth's energy. With these crystals, now you too, may vibrate at the highest energy – Earth Energy! This is where the healing begins. Using crystals, and tuning yourself into their energy, you are then clearing blockages within you which will enhance your own natural healing powers. Most don't realize, but our bodies were designed to be self correcting and naturally heal themselves. But as life happens, we sometimes forget to stop and take care of ourselves so often, that our bodies get out of sync with that healing process, ultimately creating blockages in our physical and mental bodies.
Any blockages within your life force is what causes aches, pains, and even disease to manifest in the physical body. It's for this reason, I now use crystals every day for strength in a particular area in my life, for healing that's needed that day, for personal meditation and clarity, or for use in my Reiki practice to induce love and light while cleaning and clearing Chakras. Reiki, as just one alternative healing modality, in it's simplest translation is Universal Life Force. It is the practice of channeling the universal life energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize the mental and physical body and each of our Chakras, which receives, assimilates, and transmits physical, emotional, and spiritual energy flowing through our bodies. There is a clearing technique I use, as well as a different specific crystal for each Chakra to clear any and all blockages in that area. This clears the way for life force energy to flow to you and through you to keep the mind, body, and spirit in it's divine state of perfect health. If we keep our mind, body, and spirit vibrating on a high frequency of love and healing energy, we don't allow aches, pains, and disease to manifest and settle in the physical body.
This is just a brief overview on Chakra healing with crystals but you can click here for more details on Chakras. Each crystal has its own unique healing property and a specific Chakra it resonates with due to its color. Our first Chakra, being the Root Chakra, deals with grounding, and mainly vibrates with and can be healed using Red, Brown, or Black Crystals such as Red Garnet, Hematite & Black Tourmaline. Our second Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, dealing with the abdomen and pleasure centers, can mainly be harmonized with Orange Crystals, such Carnelian, Amber, and Orange Calcite. The Third Chakra, being the Solar Plexus Chakra, dealing with the Digestive System and personal power, resonate with and can be healed with Yellow Crystals like Yellow Citrine, and Sunstone. The Fourth Chakra, the Heart Chakra, deals with the Heart, Lungs, and Love. The Heart Chakra vibrates in a healing manner with all Green or Pink crystals such as Rose Quartz, Jade, or Green Aventurine. The fifth Chakra, the Throat Chakra, deals with communicating, and resonates with Blue Crystals such as Blue Agate, Sodalite, or Sapphire. The sixth Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, dealing with intuition and knowing, vibrates on a healing level with Violet Crystals such as Amethyst, Lolite, & Fluorite. The seventh Chakra, the Crown Chakra, dealing with the Central Nervous System & the Divine, resonates best with White or Purple Crystals such as Selenite, Clear Quartz, or Amethyst.
I've personally been using Crystals for my own healing for quite a bit, but since beginning the use of crystals for healing, I've had a few phenomenal success stories, some of which are near and dear to my heart. The first success story is my husband who had rotator cuff surgery. This, from what I'm told by many people, is the most painful surgery you can have. This is definitely an issue with a long healing time as he's only gained about three quarters of his motion back in that area without pain so far in the last 5 months. Initially, I would Reiki him while we were sitting and relaxing and the end of each day. Then I brought a Carnelian ball into the picture and what he explained to me while using the healing ball was pretty amazing. The Carnelian ball brought him amazing heat, almost like a hot stone everywhere it touched him helping to relax and heal the muscles that had been severed and manipulated during surgery, soothing the pain just like a hot stone massage. Click here for his personal recap on the Carnelian Ball and what it felt like.
The second success story is also near and dear to me as it has to do with my sister. My sister Deneen has Lupus, which is essentially an inflammatory disease where your body's immune system attacks its own tissue and organs. From what I hear and see her going through, it is a very painful disease and doctors just throw different medications at it as a trial and error thing until they find a drug that works. Well, she's still in a stage of her disease of not knowing what medication works in helping the pain which she endures every day. I've done Reiki healing on her numerous times in the past which has eased the pain just enough to take the edge off, but it wasn't until I started Crystal Healing Therapy, that she's had sustained relief from the pain. I used various different Crystals to Cleanse and Clear her Chakra's, but I also asked her to wear a Reiki Charged Hematite bracelet for a few hours a day. It's been a few weeks and she's reported not having had a really bad pain day since. Click here to read about her personal experience with Chakra Cleansing and Crystal Healing Therapy.
My third success story in just a few short weeks has to do with someone that has degenerative disc disease which is pain in the lower back or neck due to a compromised disc in the spine. While there is a slightly genetic cause to this disease, it's mainly caused by normal wear and tear or some sort of trauma to the body. With this type of disease, there is normally a constant, usually a slight baseline pain. It also involves mild to severe episodes of back or neck pain that generally could last anywhere from a few days to a few months and can be debilitating during that time, before returning the person back to what they consider their norm in the pain department. Rachael had been suffering for many many years with degenerative disc disease when she came to me. I helped her with the healing energy of Reiki and a Carnelian ball, which I used to treat lower back problems. After those two things, I used Hematite on her which, for her, was like the Belle of the Ball. As soon as the Hematite stones made contact with the skin on her lower back, she reported a dissolving of the pain almost immediately and stayed for as long as the Hematite stayed on her back. I then instructed her to continue this practice on her own while she was not with me and to cleanse the Hematite with a Selenite stone so that all of the negativity and toxins the Hematite absorbed from her, would be cleared before returning them to her lower back again.
So despite the documented healing crystal use of many of our ancestors, some still discredit the use of these stones along with other forms of alternative medicine. There are not many studies to prove or even disprove the power of alternative forms of medicines such as crystal healing, acupuncture, Reiki, or even yoga as healing for the mind, body & spirit. This does not mean that these healing practices aren't effective. It just means that money isn't being spent on what some consider to be “New Age” healing; that same healing therapy that is actually healing as old as time. Also, despite the lack of research for these types of healing methods, still about one third of Americans use these or other forms of alternative medicine. This is not to say that Crystal Healing Therapy is a cure all. You should still seek the help and medical attention from your doctors, but as you can see from these three very different issues and diseases from the above cases, Crystal Healing Stones truly do serve to amplify any and all efforts of healing; whether you have emotional wounds, specific physical illness, or simply need to increase your energy levels, you can use crystals to vibrate with the same frequencies of earths energy and re-activate your body's very own healing capabilities!
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