MANY MOVIES OR TALES WILL COME IN MIND THAT TELL ABOUT SOME STONE CARRIER OF MISFORTUNE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED WITH AMAZING MAGIC POWERS.
STONES, CRYSTALS AND GEMS ARE ALWAYS PROTAGONISTS OF MANY HUMAN EVENTS: FOR THEIR BEAUTY, FOR THEIR ECONOMIC VALUE OR FOR WHAT THEY REPRESENT IN REALITY OR LEGENDS.
IT’S OUT OF QUESTIONS THE IMPORTANCE OF STONES IN MANY FIELDS: ECONOMY, RELIGION IN MAGICAL LITERATURE, ALCHEMY AND EVEN IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
Islam, for example, has built its main place of worship around a black stone, which is attributed a sacred value (the origin of the stone is still unknown). Or think of Stonehenge – literally “suspended stone”. It’s a place of Celtic worship, dating back to the Neolithic Age, composed exclusively of megaliths arranged in a circle, but is said to be one of the most energetic places on earth. And finally, it’s a diamond that traditionally seals the fateful moment of “you and me forever” and shines on every brides ring fingers; and I could cite many others examples to you to understand the importance of stones in our world and in our daily lives. Without going too far by yourself, if you look on your hands or neck, or look at the person who is sitting by, I’m sure you’ll notice the colored sposts or sparkling points.
According to the esoteric traditions, we unconsciously choose stones and gems that accompany us (that also applies to those that we receive as gifts), “calling them to us” so they can help us to evolve and improve. They become one with us, in a way that at times you don’t “feel” like to remove your jewelry at certain moments, especially during the night.
The stones “tune” with our bodies – or rather we tune with them – and they become part of us. We deepen this concept, known since antiquity as “crystal therapy”, to understand more of this widespread practice, but still little known and often mystified incorrectly.
According to this practice, each stone has a specific energy field. This is due to the thin magnetic field emitted by the elements composing the stone. These subtle vibrations have, in some way, the power to “communicate” with the parts of our body that posses similar vibrations. From a physical point of view, many of the chemical elements of which the stones are composed are also found in our body. It’s on this basis that we establish a “dialogue” between the stone and the deepest parts of ourselves, our bodies and therefore our mind. Every stone has a specific “function” given by its composition, and communicates better with some parts of the body rather than with others; continuous vibration emitted by stones, that’s like music, speak, as mentioned above, with various organs and harmonizes them, acting on physical or mental dysfunction caused by their malfunction.
Let’s see the characteristics of some commonly used stones and discover in what they can be helpful.
Rose Quartz: is a crystal that “cleans” the energy field and the body, making communication more fluid and harmonious between the various parts of it. It’s useful to combat obsessions, recurring thoughts, fears and phobias. Predisposes to give and receive love and favors a peaceful acceptance of self and other. larger pieces help to brighten your surroundings.
Amber: mad of fossilized resin that had been solidified. It enclose the energy of ancient plants and transmits courage and tenacity. It has a beneficial effect on the entire nervous system, giving emotional stability and helping to realize our dreams and our projects.
Amethyst: is a stone that acts on the spiritual aspects of human being. It helps to sharpen the sixth sense and intuition, and promotes the connection with the etheric worlds that surround us. It opens the mind and helps ideas. On an emotional level, it loosens knots of the past and helps to welcome news.
Turquoise: this stone was used by the ancient Egyptians as a protective amulet 5000 years ago. It’s a stone that “speak” with the area of the throat and to the organs appointed with verbal communication. It helps us to communicate better, wisely and with transparency. It’s also useful to relieve stress and prevent mood swings, as well as to purify the whole body.
Diamond: not only has unique properties compared to other crystals, but it’s considered one of the most powerful stones. It elevates the thought, brings wisdom and acceptance of self and others, shining our aura. Awakens in the body the power of self-healing. It helps us to shed light on our shadows freeing us from negativity and instills calm and serenity.
Every stone, gems or crystal existing in nature has some properties.
From now on, try to think about your jewelry as amulets with magical powers. Instantly you’ll feel able to do exceptional things just with the power of thought. Remember that you and the stone you’re wearing on your finger have chosen each other. Make sure to cultivate the most from this indissoluble love story.
Text by Cinzia Pallaoro