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The Crystal Healer - Physical, emotional and mental wellbeing through the power of gems.

The Age Old Power of Gems

For thousands of years many cultures have recognised the power of minerals (crystals and gemstones) to affect the physical, emotional and metal state of individuals and communities. The native American peoples use turquoise to aid in healing and general vitality while Hindu people have long associated gems with the seven Chakras represented as Ruby (crown), Carnelian (brow), Citrine (throat), emerald (heart), sapphire (solar plexus), indicolite (sacral or spleen and amethyst (root). Even in our modern western society, one simply has to see the effect a gem on any newly engaged woman's finger has to her overall demeanour to appreciate the power of gemstones on our feelings of wellbeing.

 

So what are some gems that can be used to enhance our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing in everyday life?

Here are a few 'super gems' that have been known to have positive affects on on various aspects of the physical, emotional and mental spheres. This is by no means and exhaustive list but rather a good starting point of some of the most widely accepted gems available:-

 

  Gem Physical Mental Emotional
 

Aquamarine

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Known to positively affect the glands, eyes, kidneys and liver. Calms the nerves and provides clear thinking. Will bring a creative boost to problem solving. Grief may be reduced by wearing Aquamarine.

Carnelian

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Reduced toxicity in the body, aiding the blood system. Stimulates greater concentration and motivation to achieve one's goals. Dispels envious thoughts and anger, focusing  the being on contented feelings.

Citrine

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Assisted the repair of the kidneys and liver. Brings muscular relaxation. Encourages rational, grounded thinking. Helps closed individuals open up and embrace closer, more fulfilling  relationships with others.
 

Garnet

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Strengthens the heart and bones. Balances sex drive.  Lifts creativity and helps finds new ideas. Eases depressions and encourages positive thought.
 

 Kunzite

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Reduces headaches. Helps even eating disorders.   Encourages grounding and tolerance of others. Enhances self esteem. Wards off negative energies of others.
 

 Peridot

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 Assists intestinal system and muscles.  Balances and provides confidence. Aids in restful sleep.  Reduces hostility and depression.
 

Rhodochrosite

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Affects the heart.  Great for breaking bad habits and establishing new patterns. Aids in mending heart break and moving on from loss.
 

 Sugilite

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 Aids glandular system and purifies the body. Connects logical thoughts and initiative feelings more effectively.   Balances emotions and heightens spiritual awareness. 

 

Embrace the Journey!

Beyond considering the traditional uses listing above, its important when selecting a gem for you that you trust your instincts and attraction to certain types of gems and to even individual pieces. It's a journey of discovery and like all other such journeys sometimes you just have to trust your gut!

 

 

Reference Material

'Crystals: It's your turn to heal' by Bryan Gardiner (1993)

'Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic' by Scott Cunninham (2002)

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