It’s no secret that crystals and gemstones contain energy which can be used for a wide range of different purposes such as healing, removing negative energy or improving communication with divine beings. In this article, we will explore the healing properties of stones and gems. In particular, we will cover the idea of using gemstones for healing spiritual ailments. We’ll also take a look at how you can use healing gems and why these raw Earth gems have this ability. So let’s take a look at some of the basic gemstone energy, properties and information.
How Does Gemstone Healing Work?
Before we can begin to explore how to carry out gemstone healing, we have to understand how it is that gemstone energy works in this manner. As with any bizarre-looking rock or strange shaped crystal, the natural processes of the Earth are usually the creator of these jewels. When it comes to gemstones, we find that most of them form on the top layer of the Earth’s crust. This range covers a distance of anywhere from 3 to 25 miles. A few forms even further down in what’s known as the Earth’s mantle. This area of the Earth (which makes up about 80% of the Earth’s volume) is mostly made up of magma.
Why is all of this important? Well, this is where the gemstone energy comes from. After all, these precious stones begin their journey as molten lava within the Earth’s core before gradually rising up to the surface. Through various chemical exchanges, pressures and natural processes, they eventually end up in the top layer. That’s where we discover them, usually while mining or digging. The Earth is one of the most powerful natural sources of energy that we can harness (the other being the sun) and so the gemstone energy is naturally powerful.
Type of Gemstones and their healing properties
Gemstone uses vary from type to type and each can perform a function more effectively than the other. So now we’ll take a look at just a few examples of the types of gemstone energy found within each gem. This will give you a better idea of how the gemstone healing works within us. Many of these healing gemstones will interact with our natural energies i.e. our Chakras.
Gemstone Energy – Properties
We will explore now, this concept when it applies to each stone that we’ll enumerate:
Speaking of Chakra interaction, the Rose Quartz is a prime example of the natural interaction between Chakra energy and gemstone energy. These healing gemstones work best with the Heart Chakra. As the energies work with one another, they clear and strengthen the Heart Chakra and allows for any thoughts or energies blocking this Chakra to rise to the surface.
The gemstone energy found within an Amethyst doesn’t interact with any of your Chakras but it does play a role in your Aura’s energy. Your Aura is essentially an energy field and as you go about your day to day life, it actively works to protect you from negative energy or spirits. Not only will an Amethyst repair any damage to your Aura but it also provides an extra layer of spiritual energy protection.
Often referred to as a gem of creativity or innovation, a Citrine interacts with the energy of your Solar Plexus Chakra. As its nickname may suggest, the gemstone energy within a Citrine can boost your creativity, clear your mind of mental blockages and also plays a role in boosting your willpower. You’ll find that gemstone healing properties such as this one are a favorite among writers as it allows them to overcome writer’s block.
Accessing the Healing power of gemstones
Now that we’ve explored some of the metaphysical properties of gemstones, you’re probably eager to access the healing nature of gemstones. There are many ways you can harness their natural healing powers and we will explore some of the more basic (but still effective methods) in this next section. It’s important to remember that each of these approaches will work differently for each person. If you find that the first technique doesn’t work well for you then know that another may be better suited for you.
Wearing Raw Earth gems
You may be surprised to hear this but gemstone power can be harnessed without any active effort on your part. Many people simply wear their gems either as necklaces, bracelets, earrings or other forms of accessories or clothing. The benefit of using this method is that you constantly have the natural gemstone energy seeping into your body which will positively impact your mind, body and spirit. Perhaps the only downside to choosing this option is that you’ll drain the gem faster which means it will require recharging more often (depending of course on the type of gem you are using).
Another simple but effective method of harnessing the gemstone power is meditation. You don’t have to alter your meditation practice at all. In fact, it’s as simple as holding your gemstone in your hand(s) or placing them in a position around you as you meditate. Of course, you can focus on the gemstone itself or even use visualization to direct the flow of energy coming from the stone. Many people will ask for their angel’s guidance when carrying out such a technique in order to get the most out of the experience and find what works best for you.