by Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, RN, CLNC, Contributing Editor
“I call upon the angels, gods, and goddesses to assist me today. Allow me to connect with the energy of my stone, if it is available, and to share its beauty and its magic.”
Breathe and take in your surroundings. Close your eyes and feel the weight of your crystal or stone, hold it up to your third eye Chakra. That is the space that is between both of your eyes. Feel it. The third eye chakra, also known as Ajna, is the 6th chakra in the body. It is believed to be linked to perception, awareness, and spiritual communication. The most common stones for that chakra are Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Azurite, Black Obsidian, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Iolite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Purple Fluorite, Black Tourmaline, Kyanite. and Turquoise. They help to connect us to our inner wisdom.
Some believe that crystal healing is an alternative medical technique that can assist in curing and protecting disease, as a conduit that enables positive healing energy that flows into the body encouraging negative energy to flow out. Crystal/stone healing is viewed as a pseudoscience, as in a collection of beliefs without any scientific evidence.
There are 23 Indigenous tribes in New Mexico, members of 19 pueblos, three Apache tribes and the Navajo Nation. Their artisans have been using turquoise in jewelry and in other objects for hundreds of years. These adornments were worn on Holy Feast Days, they were used in ceremonies and in trade. As a part of their heritage, in Navajo ways, this particular stone is used for its spiritual blessings and is very important in spiritual protection and in healing properties.
Others believe that every stone emanates its own power. This power is believed to fluctuate depending on where and when it was sourced. Some have more strength than others. If you have ever had the chance to see large crystal geodes, they are beautiful. These stunning creations of the Universe are indeed their own superpower, and whether you believe in them or not, these geodes are known for their ability to neutralize negative energy and allow for positive vibes to surround you. A crystal holding geode that has a cavity has the ability to “cleanse” other crystals by placing them inside the cavity for at least 24 hrs. Light from the sun and the moon not only cleanses but also creates a “recharge” to revitalize especially during a full moon.
Even without peer-reviewed studies to support the belief, the practice of crystal healing has a wide historical and cultural significance, we understand that there is a connection of the universe, the human mind and body, and this belief has been held solvent from generation to generation for centuries. There is a scientific principle called the “Piezoelectric Effect”. It is used to explain vibrational medicine. This effect enables crystals to transform a mechanical pressure into other forms of energy, as in light, electricity and/or sound. This same technology is used in microchips and batteries. In crystal healing it magnified the potency of the energies in a person’s body or surroundings………….it’s quite a concept.
We are moving into a full circle, quickly, with the earth and our people changing, looking for a better understanding on what the future of this planet holds………..we must take time to listen, to feel, and to be…………and most of all to BREATHE….The inner life flow that pulsates through the whole being.