Using Gemstones and Crystals for Healing
Gemstone and crystals improve our health by plugging into our bodies chakra-energy-fields. If you want to learn more about your chakras I recommend checking out my previous blog. Healing stones embody unique energies that resonate with our chakras in various ways. The energy of the stones ampliphy our body’s innate healing forces. Each stone provides its own therapeutic effects. The stone allows its healing energy to flow into our chakra causing stagnant or negative energy to flow out.
You might be thinking to yourself, do gemstones and crystals actually work? Energy healing has become a popular topic among many health enthusiasts and celebrities. This includes Lizzo, Kim Kardishian, Heidi Pratt, Adele and more! You would not be wrong to call healing stones pseudoscience. The reality is, healing stones only work if you are open to them working.
Can crystals and gemstones really heal you?
I remember when I was going through my reiki training the reiki-master warned us not to indulge people who were intent on disproving reikis effectiveness. Almost everyone in my class had a similar story about friends or family wanting them to prove reiki worked. The reason the reiki-master advised us not to enter into this debate was because it doesn’t matter. Simple as that, their opinions don’t matter! Healing and energy work is not a magic trick. Healers are not illusionists who trick you into believing something that doesn’t fit your values or beliefs. You either feel the benefits of reiki or you don’t. And if you don’t- that is one hundred percent okay!
So when it comes to gemstones and crystals, I maintain they work, if you want them to work. The common term for this is the power of suggestion. And there is some really compelling evidence that the placebo effect is a powerful force in healing. Personally, I believe the so-called placebo effect needs rebranding. Generally, we are taught to discount this force because it’s not the traditional mode of western medicine. But that’s nuts! Because, healing-is-healing and the power of suggestion has zero negative side effects.
Okay, I should actually unpack that statement a little more… One major criticism of pseudoscience is that it encourages those who have an illness that western medicine treats effectively, to forgo treatment until it’s too late. This is true and the worst case scenario. I contend this happens because in the west we’ve set up a dichotomy where our identities are wrapped up in either traditional western medicine or non-traditional western medicine. So while using the power of suggestion to facilitate wellness has no negative side effects. You should always use it in conjunction with the variety of medical treatments available.
Healing your chakras
Now that I’ve gotten that explanation out of the way, let’s dive into specific healing stones and how they correspond to our chakras. A huge aspect of gemstone and crystal healing is manifesting. If you are not familiar with manifestation then do a little research before you work with your healing stones. Once you have an idea of the things you want to manifest for your life you will be able to choose the most appropriate gemstones or crystals.
When it comes to chakra work, there are a number of stones that correspond to each energy center. Typically, when one of your chakras is closed you will want to use the appropriate gemstone or crystal to increase energy flow. Healing stones can be used in other ways as well. For instance, if you want to channel specific energies. Lapis lazuli is used to support the immune system and is a go to stone for migraine remedy. While onyx is used to cleanse the air and does a fantastic job of keeping your home free of negative energies.
Here are a couple of charts to start you on your healing stone journey. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out.