WOTC EXtra – Top 10 Healing Gemstones

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Top 10 Healing Gemstones

Favorite Stones in the Healing Community

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Gemstones are delightful to give or receive as gifts. They are mother nature’s natural healers. Gifting someone with a crystal is the same as offering a healing. There are literally hundreds of different types of stones to choose from. Listed here are ten popular gemstones that you can’t go wrong with.They each have wonderful healing energies.

1. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz has a gentle energy. It is a heart healer of physical heart ailments as well as emotional heartbreaks. Rose quartz is a timely gift to offer someone who desires to learn self-love.

2. Fluorite

Fluorite comes in a variety of colors. Fluorite is a beneficial stone to help guard one against picking up negativity or negative energies from those nearby. Basically, the stone absorbs any negativity, keeping it at bay. It is important to cleanse it at least once a week when you are using it as a protective helper.

3. Lapis

Egyptian energy. Lapis is a stone that has been said to unlock mysteries as it helps one move through confusion and emotional blocks and dig through fog/muck to the root of problematic issues.

4. Hematite

Hematite is a grounding stone. This silver-gray metallic gemstone is often used as a grounding tool to aid those who tend to avoid worldly tasks/events by out-of-body flight.

 

5. Jade

Jade teaches acceptance. Carries serene and calming energy. It helps a person become less critical of self and others.

 

6. Amethyst

This highly spiritual/healing stone is associated with The Christ Consciousness and the Violet Flame of Transmutation. Amethyst helps one tune into a higher awareness of knowing.

 

7. Turquoise

Turquoise is a teaching stone can be used to help one learn spiritual lessons through meditation and/or dream visions. My first turquoise was a stone set in a silver ring my grandmother gave me as a souvenir she picked up for me when she vacationed in Arizona. It’s little wonder that my grandmother has served as one of my spiritual advisors from the other side since her transition from the physical realm.

 

8. Kyanite

Kyanite is best worn near the throat chakra. This blue crystal helps facilitate channeling and will open communications centers to enable contact with your guides and angels. Kyanite is probably best known for its balancing properties that align the chakras. There is no need to cleanse this stone, it clears itself automatically of negative energies.

9. Obsidian

All varieties of obsidian are good utilized as grounding and protective agents – The snowflake in particular helps us surrender or let go of negative habits or past pathways that no longer the present condition. It will bring about opportunity for change, serenity, and clarity.

10. Citrine

Citrine is a wonderful yellow stone. It helps to manifest your goals. Also keeps one cheerful. It attracts abundance and personal power.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Witch – How to Choose and Use Healing Stones

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How to Choose and Use Healing Stones

When you first get a new healing stone you should clear any accumulated energy that it may have so that it is “clear” for you to use. A couple of ways to do this is to keep it in sea salt, smudge it with sage, or sometimes I just throw them in the bath tub while I’m taking a shower and let the water wash away the negative energy. Next, you need to program it so that the deva (essence) of the stone will work with you on any issues or problems you may have.

To program a particular healing stone, you need to first ask the stone if it will be a good healing stone for you and/or work with you. One way to do this is to hold the healing stone in your left hand, ask the stone, “Stone will you be a good healing stone for me”? (remember you have already intuitively picked the stone, and in most cases it picked you to, and is ready and willing to help). For me the stone “vibrates” in my hand, which tells me “yes”, yes I will work with you. For some people it may create a warming sensation in your hand. If the stone remains as still as a “stone”, that either means that it may have another use for you, as in some stones are for protection, or that it just is not the right healing stone for you at this time. Also if it creates a cooling sensation that would mean the same thing. For some people they need to use their right hand instead of their left. The left hand is your intuitive hand, and your right hand is your protective hand. If you are working with specific issues you can ask the healing stone more specifically what you wish it to do for you.

Now that you have your healing stone cleansed and programmed, how can you use it? I like to carry tumbled pieces in my pockets, I’ve even been known to put them in my bra (but you need to be careful they don’t fall out). I sleep with certain stones under my pillow to help heal and protect me in my nightly travels. Not all stones are good to sleep with as some cause some far out dreams. Some generally good stones to sleep with are Rose Quartz, Fluorite, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, and Amethyst. You can experiment and find out what works best for you. When my children were younger, I put a brown agate slice at the bottom of their bed, between the sheet and mattress, and what I found was that they had less nightmares and less disruptive nights. The agate I believe grounded them and protected them in their travels while sleeping and helped calm them while processing anything scary they might have encountered during the day at sleep time.

A basic way to start using them for healing yourself is to lie down somewhere quite, take 3 deep breaths, and hold clear quartz in both hands, place a clear quartz above your head and below your feet. Count your breaths, breath in 1, breath in 2, breath in 3 and so on up to 10, then start over at 1. This will help you to get rid of the chatter and miscellaneous thoughts that pop up in your head. Once you come to a place where you are more relaxed, you may have some thoughts or feelings come up to the surface that you need to release and let go, crying may be one emotion, let it surface, let it happen, and release it. This will help you to unblock issues and help to resolve old hurts. Or it just may end up being a session of deep relaxation from the day’s stress.

Healing stones absorb and balance the energy in your chakras. Working with healing stones may help you find the strength and courage to find the help you need for a physical or mental problem you may be experiencing. Sometimes you will loose them or they will break into pieces, all that means is that you are done with that particular stones healing properties, or it has absorbed too much negative energy. I do not believe that they can directly cure any diseases, but provide spiritual enlightenment to shine a light in the right direction, so that you may take steps towards a better you.

—Linda Foltyn, Author