When we hear about gemstones, the first thought that crosses our mind is of the jewels around our necks or beautiful diamond rings on our fingers. Our idea of gemstones is to show a kind of pedigree and class. However, have you ever imagined that gemstones could be more than just stones you wear on your neck or finger? Did you know that gemstones have a vast amount of therapeutic properties?
Here are seven therapeutic properties of gemstones that you probably never knew about.
Gemstones have a calming and relaxation effect, even cooling down emotions like anger. Examples: amazonite, apatite, aquamarine, aragonite etc. These gemstones are useful in treating mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Furthermore, gemstones like amethyst are effective in treating neurosis.
Gemstones can aid your mental focus, discernment and wise decision making. They help you ground confusion and see the best of who you are and where best to use your energy. Examples: azurite, charoite, diamond etc.
Gemstones help you find a place of power within yourself and to know where you are as a person. They give you awareness and wisdom. Examples: alexandrite, ruby, diamond etc. Gemstones help get rid of fears and phobias by initiating a believe-in-self attitude.
4. Inner Work
Inner work is about examining habits and patterns. It goes beyond your emotions or wounds. Gemstones help navigate dark waters in your life so that you uncover the deeper story of your life and find purpose. Moreover, they keep you connected to your heart and goodness. Navigating through these dark waters help you uncover the underlying issues that may cause your lack of well-being. Examples: amazonite, apache tears, lapis lazuli, tanzanite etc.
Gemstones can help you become aware of the bounty of the universe (abundance) around you. They encourage you to open your heart to receive and shift your mind focus to the fact that the universe wants you to be happy and succeed. Examples: alexandrite, amber, aventurine, emerald, jade, pearl and peridot. Gemstones create an appetite for passionate pursuits and exhilarating energy to chase after your ambitions. Positive vibes are all you need for quick healing in therapy.
Gemstones have a way of getting rid of all negativity contained in the mind. Life can be overwhelming and negative thoughts begin to creep in. Gemstones bring instant happiness especially when placed close to the heart. Sometimes, doing away with all negativity is enough healing in itself. Gemstones also create positive thoughts towards closure, major life changes and a higher consciousness. If you find yourself feeling anxious, uptight and harboring negativity, consider placing amethyst under your pillow and see the difference in the morning.
Even when used as an ornament, gemstones emanate a feeling of peace. Lack of peace is detrimental to both your physical and mental health. Gemstones wash away fear, anxiety and negativity, leaving peace and tranquility behind. If you struggle with fear and insecurity, gemstones are there to help you find some peace.
Gemstones have countless therapeutic properties that increase positivity and quality of life. Use them as a necklace or other jewel, or under your pillow. The method does not matter as much as their benefits do.
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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:-
|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.|
|(Click to see)||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.|
|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.|
|Strengthens the heart and bones. Balances sex drive.||Lifts creativity and helps finds new ideas.||Eases depressions and encourages positive thought.|
|Reduces headaches. Helps even eating disorders.||Encourages grounding and tolerance of others.||Enhances self esteem. Wards off negative energies of others.|
|Assists intestinal system and muscles.||Balances and provides confidence. Aids in restful sleep.||Reduces hostility and depression.|
|Affects the heart.||Great for breaking bad habits and establishing new patterns.||Aids in mending heart break and moving on from loss.|
|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!
'Crystals: It's your turn to heal' by Bryan Gardiner (1993)
'Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic' by Scott Cunninham (2002)