Amethyst Crystal – Third Eye Chakra

Amethyst crystal laid on quartz – isolated on white
  1. known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
  2. provides calm, balance, patience and peace
  3. equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
  4. can assist with personal losses and grief
  5. aids in emotional stability and inner strength
  6. enhances flexibility and cooperation
  7. can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviours
  8. increases spirituality and enhances intuition
  9. assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
  10. helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
  11. protects against psychic attack
  12. protects against thieves and also protects travelers
  13. helps healing with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing
  14. color – purple

Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Also enhances metaphysical abilities and an excellent stone to assist with meditation, dream recall and visualization. Amethyst blocks negative environmental energies. Beneficial to the mind – calms or stimulates as necessary. Also enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows. 

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Clear Quartz – Crown Chakra

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  1. known as the “Universal Crystal”
  2. is a power stone
  3. is the most recognized of the crystals
  4. enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing & transmitting
  5. channels Universal energy
  6. beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling
  7. harmonizes and balances environment
  8. energizes and strengthens healing qualities of other crystals
  9. can be used to amplify healing energy and to perform diagnostic healing
  10. dispels and clears away negative energy
  11. enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom
  12. increases inspiration and creativity
  13. assists with concentration, studying and retaining information
  14. used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body
  15. helps in healing arthritis, bone injuries, depression, intestinal troubles and also improves mental and physical energy, stamina and physical strength.
  16. color – clear, white

Clear quartz has powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Works at a vibrational level attuned to specific requirement of the user, it takes energy to most perfect state possible. Deep soul cleanser, enhances metaphysical abilities and attunes to spiritual purpose.  Quartz harmonizes all chakras, aligns the aura and cleanses third eye chakra to enable truth to be seen in Self and in situations, and signs and symbols to be recognized and understood

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Aquamarine Crystal – Throat Chakra

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  1. known as the “stone of courage” than can bring great power
  2. assists with quick intellectual response
  3. brings inner peace and self-love
  4. helps with shielding auras
  5. brings Angels for guidance and protection
  6. excellent crystal for meditation
  7. dispels anger and fear
  8. assists with past life recall
  9. beneficial in bringing about good luck
  10. calms communication issues
  11. being attuned to the sea, it protects travelers on water
  12. helps in healing chronic fatigue, the endocrine system, eyes and eyesight, fluid retention, headaches, intestinal disorders, the nervous system, phobias, teeth and gums.
  13. color – greenish blue

Aligning all Chakras however clears the throat chakra and opens third eye also. Aquamarine Crystal, a wonderful stone for meditation, it shields the aura and encourages service to humanity. Breaks self-defeating programs and leads to dynamic change. Useful also for closure on all levels, understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. Clarifies perception as it removes extraneous thought and filters information reaching the brain.

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Rose Quartz Crystal-Heart Chakra

Rose quartz – semiprecious gem used for jewels and also in esoteric and alternative medicine
  1. known as the “Love stone”.
  2. opens Heart Chakra to all forms of love, self and other
  3. lowers stress
  4. soothing and happy stone
  5. brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
  6. raises self-esteem and self-worth
  7. emotional balancing stone
  8. aids in healing emotional wounds and bringing a sense of peace and calm
  9. removes fears, resentments, guilt and anger
  10. eases and aids in releasing childhood traumas
  11. helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth
  12. helps in healing the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depressions, addictions, earaches, slowing signs of aging, spleen problems, fibromyalgia and maintaining an ideal weight. 
  13. color – pink

Rose Quartz – a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Promotes receptivity to beauty in all levels – including love and self-love. An emotional healer, releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache soothing internal pain and opening your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief.  Invokes self-trust and self-worth. Excellent for trauma or crisis, it acts as a rescuer and provides reassurance and calm. Draws off negative energy, strengthens empathy and sensitivity and promotes necessary change. 

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Citrine Crystal – Solar Plexus Chakra

Citrine – semiprecious gem
  1. known as the “success” stone and the “merchants stone” 
  2. promotes success and abundance especially in business
  3. imparts generosity receiving and giving balance
  4. enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and willpower
  5. brings good fortune in unexpected ways
  6. alleviates depressions and self-doubt
  7. brings happiness and cheer to anyone who carries it
  8. diminishes mood swings and self-destructive tendencies
  9. does not absorb negative energy and therefore never needs energetic clearing
  10. can be used to clear unwanted energies from environment
  11. helpful for general psychic awareness and spiritual development
  12. stone for general protection removing or deflecting energies of all kinds
  13. aids digestion, stomach, thyroid, heart, kidney, liver, muscles, strength, endocrine system, circulatory system, urinary system, immune system, fibromyalgia and diabetes and helps in diminishing or eliminating nightmares.
  14. color – yellow

Citrine Crystal absorbs, transmutes and grounds negative energy and protects the environment. It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance. A powerful cleanse and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is a very beneficial stone and cleanses and reenergizes all of the chakras.  Energizing and highly creative, it never needs cleansing – it imparts joy to all who behold it.   it reverses self-destructive behaviour and assists in acting on constructive criticism. Citrine promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge and encourages emotional balance. 

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Carnelian Crystal – Sacral Chakra

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  1. stone of creativity, individuality and courage.
  2. aids memory
  3. assists with past life recall
  4. helps to find soul mate
  5. protects from anger, jealousy and fear
  6. eases or removes sorrows
  7. stabilizes energy in home
  8. helpful in healing open sores, rejuvenating tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies and neuralgia.
  9. color orange, red, brown

The Egyptians believed the Carnelian Crystal assisted the soul on its journey – they wore it to calm anger, jealousy and envy. Carnelian is a stabilizing stone with high energy, it anchors into the present reality, the NOW and is excellent for restoring vitality. Carnelian also has the ability to cleanse other stones. It helps assist with positive life choices and is useful for overcoming abuse including self-abuse It helps you to trust your Self and your perceptions, overcoming negative conditioning. A stone of abundance, it motivates for success in business and any other personal areas of focus.

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Garnet Crystal – Root Chakra

The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
  1. stone of regeneration and stability
  2. brings positive thoughts
  3. excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
  4. removes negative energy from all of the chakras
  5. discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
  6. stone of romantic love and passion
  7. increases truth, commitment and faith
  8. reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
  9. helpful in healing blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lungs, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins, allergies and anemia.
  10. dark red in color

The Garnet Crystal for the Root Chakra is named for the seed of the pomegranate, it is said to be good luck to be given a Garnet. It is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, bestows self-confidence and is useful in a crisis where there has been a trauma. This builds your foundation chakra and fortifies the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Crisis becomes challenge under Garnets influence and promotes mutual assistance. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, eliminating self-sabotaging behavior.

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Vibrational healing with gems and crystal

Throughout history and legend, people from all cultures and continents have used the spiritual and vibrational healing powers of gems and crystals. Utilized for purely religious purposes as well as communion, physical and spiritual healing, the power of gems and crystals is intertwined with the history of mankind. 

It is widely believed that gems & crystals act as amplifiers when brought into contact with the human body’s seven-chakra points. Rotating at different speeds, these Chakra points release energies, imparting the body with its precious life forces. While your chakras can become clogged from stress or anxiety, using gems or crystals in accordance with meditation or bodywork is thought to help balance these energy points, promoting health, happiness and well-being.

While it is not recommended that gems or crystals be used in place of modern medical treatment, many people find that the use of healing gems improves their overall well-being, encouraging a more positive outlook and a generally healthier visage.

Choosing your Gems and Crystals

Gems or crystals can be used interchangeable for healing purposes. They are commonly chosen to aid specific ailments but many people find that they don’t choose their gem or crystal, it chooses them. While casually perusing gems and crystals you may find that a particular item draws you to it. Follow your instincts. Your body needs all 7 color rays: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet; and you may unconsciously be drawn to the gems or crystals that is most appropriate for you. 

Alternatively, you may choose a gem or crystal that relates to one of your energy centres or Chakras that needs clearing, balancing or enhancing. On the next few pages we will explore the qualities of the gemstones and crystals we are using for Chakra healing keeping in mind that as a Reiki Level II Practitioner you may choose to add to your original crystal set for healing sessions or replace certain stones with another choice as you feel guided as many different crystals and gemstones relate to each chakra.

Vibrational Healing with Gems and Crystals

While it is not fully understood how crystal healing works, it is thought to be largely related to the natural vibrations that all crystals emit. Just think of the quartz crystals that are used to power digital watches as an example of crystal vibrations at work. 

Crystals and particularly gem quality crystals emit vibrations that affect the wearer’s body. Certain crystal or gem varieties are believed to have positive effects when utilized on particular energy centres or chakras of the body much like deep therapeutic massage and acupuncture. 

Crystals are powerful healing tools and you can use them to boost your natural spiritual healing power.  They can help with your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health.  Crystals are a gift from Gaia, the spirit of our planet, Earth Goddess and no matter what type of healing work you are conducting, crystals can help.  

Crystals are filled with energy and are conduits of energy. They amplify their own energy as well as the Divine Universal Energy – Spirit, chi, qi, prana, Light & Love and of course, Reiki.

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Root Chakra

Colour – red

Element – Earth

Seed Sound- LANG

Location – At the base of the spine, where the tail bone is located

Sanskrit – Muladhara – translation root or base support

Physical anatomy engaged – sacrum, coccygeal nerve plexus, adrenal glands, feet, legs, hips, bones, large intestines, anus and skin.

A healthy Root chakra is reflected in one feeling grounded, connected to the earth, comfortable in their body and present in physical surroundings. They feel responsible and well able to ensure their own safety and security as well as their family in the physical world, emotionally and spiritually. Boundaries, setting them and adhering to them, are important for this chakra. A balanced Root Chakra supports a prosperous lifestyle – as we live in a material world, this can be helpful for generating income, paying bills on time, saving for the future and alleviating the stress that comes with an inability to do so.

Proper functioning of the Root Chakra fosters proper energy flow throughout the body giving the chakra system a firm foundation on which the other energy centers may function. The Chakra represents sense of security, safety, ability to survive, groundedness, your place in the world, financial state and physical health.

If your Root Chakra is blocked you may feel threatened, panicked or anxious. Insecurity, fear, lack of personal boundaries, flightiness, anxiety, disorganization, financial problems, eating disorders, constipation and problems with the feet, legs, hips and bones

The Garnet Crystal is associated with the Root Chakra. Carry it as a lose crystal in your pocket or purse. As a ring or pendant, it is very attractive. Its characteristics are:

  1. stone of regeneration and stability
  2. brings positive thoughts
  3. excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
  4. removes negative energy from all of the chakras
  5. discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
  6. stone of romantic love and passion
  7. increases truth, commitment and faith
  8. reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
  9. helpful in healing blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lungs, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins, allergies and anemia.
  10. dark red in color

Named for the seed of the pomegranate, it is said to be good luck to be given a Garnet. It is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, bestows self-confidence and is useful in a crisis where there has been a trauma. This builds your foundation chakra and fortifies the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Crisis becomes challenge under Garnets influence and promotes mutual assistance. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, eliminating self-sabotaging behaviour.

Use Reiki in your private meditation and also use it in your Yoga class. Reiki is intelligent energy and will know your intention in performing the poses you are is to help rebalance your Heart Chakra.

In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.

Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your hand if you are sitting, or place it over your heart if laying down.

Archangel Sandalphon governs the Heart Chakra. Ask him to be present. You may feel or sense nothing, you may feel tingling or sense an increase in the vibration of your space. You have after all invited an archangel to your side to help with your Root Chakra. Speak or think what you want to communicate and what you sense in your Root Chakra and ask for Sandalphon’s help healing it.

This anxiety can easily infiltrate your thoughts, making everything suddenly feel uncertain. You may also find that you can’t concentrate and that you’re constantly preoccupied with worries about your well-being. In some people, this can manifest as hypochondria or general paranoia. Physical issues potentially caused by a blocked Root Chakra include a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities.

Overloaded symptoms are hoarding, greed, materialism, obesity, overly strict boundaries, obsession with the body balance by eating protein and root vegetables, sleeping more, massage, exercise, feeling your feet against the earth.

If your Root Chakra is blocked you may feel threatened, panicked or anxious. This anxiety can easily infiltrate your thoughts, making everything suddenly feel uncertain. You may also find that you can’t concentrate and that you’re constantly preoccupied with worries about your well-being. In some people, this can manifest as hypochondria or general paranoia. Physical issues potentially caused by a blocked Root Chakra include a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities.

Yoga poses that will assist in balancing this chakra – Apanasana, Supported Malasana, Supported Malasana Twists, Salabhasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Janu Sirsasana, Mountain, Tree, and Corpse pose.

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