Why are so many people interested in crystals and gems?
People of all ages and occupations are fascinated by the beauty of crystals, rocks and gemstones. Whether a diamond ring or a pretty pebble found on a walk, we are drawn to them.
What’s all the talk about crystals being able to heal? Besides being interesting and beautiful, many believe crystals contain energy that affects us physically. Here’s some basic information to get you started.
Crystal healing is a form of healing that uses crystals or gemstones.
The origin of crystal healing is unknown; however, this practice has been around for centuries. People have used amulets, magical stones, and gems throughout history, although mainly in the Eastern cultures. It is now making its way into the Western culture, primarily in the New Age Movement. Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body and bring balance to a person’s energy.
Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness or pain. It is believed clearing out the bad spiritual energy alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. The crystals are mainly placed on specific areas of the body called chakras. Chakra is a Hindu term meaning wheel of spiritual energy. According to this teaching, there are seven basic energy centers known as chakras in the body. Not only do people visit “crystal healers”, in some places professional nurses are being trained to use crystals for their patients.
Crystals can be worn, carried in a pocket or purse, placed next to a person’s bed as they sleep, or placed around a room or workspace. You can try using these stones for healing or just enjoy collecting and learning about them. Stones and minerals are beautiful displayed in bowls around your home or office. Find these stones and many more in the Gems & Minerals section showrooms in Naples or Highlands.
The seven most common Chakra stones…
and how they are used in healing therapy:
Crown Chakra: Amethyst
Relax the mind, build inner strength
Third Eye Chakra: Sodalite
See with clarity, act with conviction
Throat Chakra: Aquamarine
Build courage and focus
Heart Chakra: Rose Quartz
Encourage forgiveness, let go of emotional trama
Solar Plexus Chakra: Citrine
Boost self confidence and happiness
Sacral Chakra: Carnelian
Uplift and energize your body and mind
Base Chakra: Red Jasper
Calm and ground yourself