by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
Peacefulmind.com

The power behind Earth’s minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for healing include Calcite, Hematite, Fluorite, Peridot, Quartz and Turquoise. They can be used for awareness, communication, better understanding, grounding, and transitions.

Calcite:

Abundant crystal that comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. Helps one draw more insight from books or personal experience by making important information easier to remember. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions. Lime Green: Tranquility; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one. Gold or yellow calcite is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the sun and light. Recommended for astral projection. Clear/Optical: Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Blue Calcite: Eases pain (especially back). Orange Calcite: Uplifting, joy, happiness, humor.

 Charoite:

The stone of transformation, charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision and build self-confidence.

Hematite:

This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.

Peridot:

This stone is for rebirth and renewal. Used for good health, wealth and protection. Clears Heart Chakra, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness. Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart. Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. Helps with mental cleansing by highlighting problems. The stomach and other digestive tract organs may benefit from Peridot.

Quartz: “Rock Crystal”

Quartz is the Master Healer and the “stone of power”! Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store information/energy in, program or amplify energy and is used as a healing instrument. The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually). Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. Quartz works with All Chakra and master gland for balancing, cleansing and healing. It is the perfect stone for complete Aura balancing.

Turquoise:

A good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor (high copper). Speech enhancer, friendship, communication and healing. This gentle, cool, soothing stone is a Native American classic. It opens the Throat Chakra promoting open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding and is uplifting. Opens the Heart Chakra for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing and help. Use on the Brow Chakra for psychic connection to great spirit. Strengthens and aligns all meridians, chakras, and energy fields. Tunes into the energies of the person and transmits them back into the world. Can also help you get more in tune with others. A popular stone with creative problem solvers. Meant for those who wish to communicate. Beneficial for the entire body.

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