known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
provides calm, balance, patience and peace
equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
can assist with personal losses and grief
aids in emotional stability and inner strength
enhances flexibility and cooperation
can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviours
increases spirituality and enhances intuition
assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
protects against psychic attack
protects against thieves and also protects travelers
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
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.
enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing & transmitting
channels Universal energy
beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling
harmonizes and balances environment
energizes and strengthens healing qualities of other crystals
can be used to amplify healing energy and to perform diagnostic healing
dispels and clears away negative energy
enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom
increases inspiration and creativity
assists with concentration, studying and retaining information
used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body
helps in healing arthritis, bone injuries, depression, intestinal troubles and also improves mental and physical energy, stamina and physical strength.
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
known as the “stone of courage” than can bring great power
assists with quick intellectual response
brings inner peace and self-love
helps with shielding auras
brings Angels for guidance and protection
excellent crystal for meditation
dispels anger and fear
assists with past life recall
beneficial in bringing about good luck
calms communication issues
being attuned to the sea, it protects travelers on water
helps in healing chronic fatigue, the endocrine system, eyes and eyesight, fluid retention, headaches, intestinal disorders, the nervous system, phobias, teeth and gums.
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.
opens Heart Chakra to all forms of love, self and other
soothing and happy stone
brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
raises self-esteem and self-worth
emotional balancing stone
aids in healing emotional wounds and bringing a sense of peace and calm
removes fears, resentments, guilt and anger
eases and aids in releasing childhood traumas
helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth
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.
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.
known as the “success” stone and the “merchants stone”
promotes success and abundance especially in business
imparts generosity receiving and giving balance
enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and willpower
brings good fortune in unexpected ways
alleviates depressions and self-doubt
brings happiness and cheer to anyone who carries it
diminishes mood swings and self-destructive tendencies
does not absorb negative energy and therefore never needs energetic clearing
can be used to clear unwanted energies from environment
helpful for general psychic awareness and spiritual development
stone for general protection removing or deflecting energies of all kinds
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.
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.
helpful in healing open sores, rejuvenating tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies and neuralgia.
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.
excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
removes negative energy from all of the chakras
discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
stone of romantic love and passion
increases truth, commitment and faith
reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
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.
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.
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.
Reiki is a very calming energy. As we move through our day, there will be moments when life throws us an emergency, almost as a way to find out how we will deal with it. I recall breaking down one day on the way to work and getting out of the car and kicking it as if it were its fault that something had broken and the car could not continue working. I had frustration and anger that my plans for the day had been interrupted.
Today, I have Reiki in my life. I am attuned and experienced with it and my Reiki and also Shaman guides. Naturally, they give me relaxation and calmness in dealing with those little emergencies that disrupt our day, or days.
Today, many years later, I was on the way to take the car into a mechanic, different car from the previous one! It was due to have a fault diagnosed which I wanted him to repair. The car broke down on the way to the mechanic’s shop and the company I called to tow my car, also had a break down which delayed their response to rescuing me.
Reiki helped me stay calm and not to worry, not to become distraught and most of all not to get angry at a situation I could not change. Above all I had a feeling of Gratitude.
Gratitude because the break down happened at the moment I could still coax the car around a corner into a side street. I had not stopped in a busy street; I had not disrupted the lives of all the other people driving behind me by making the go around me. Most of all the break down had not resulted in an accident.
Most of all though, as I sat in the car waiting for the tow truck, I had control of my ego and my busy mind. My ego is not allowed to dwell on feelings of inadequacy that I am sitting in a car that has broken down. Even the most expensive cars break down, there is nothing wrong with the fact my car has failed.
My busy mind was not allowed to churn with all its thoughts, worries, complaints, doubts, and fears that create scenarios that soon spiral out of control in the way it likes to. I was safe, so were all the other people on the busy road and I had somewhere dry and warm to stay in as I waited.
I am deeply grateful for Reiki. It gives me calmness and peace of mind. It gives me control of my ego, my busy worrying mind.
Confidence affects our lives in so many ways. Are we confident enough to drive a car operate machinery, to make that difficult phone call? Are we confident enough to ask for a raise or a new role at work? Do we feel confident enough to talk to that man or woman we have been secretly admiring?
An alternative word for confidence is self-assurance. But, if we are not feeling confident, what can we do to improve it?
Every morning is a new start, a new opportunity to do things, learn things, and advance our lives one more step along our life path purpose. It is a point where I can say “all is well”. I am awake, I am alive and I have potential and my angels and guides are watching over me.
So, at the start of the day I take a few moments after breakfast to tell myself, I love me. If I do not love myself, how can I love other people. How can I love my family, my pets and people close to me if “I” is not loved and appreciated? Whatever point in your life you are at, it is the soul in you that has gotten you there. It may not be perfect where you are, but it is still good for you.
Next, I thank all my angels and guides for what they have done for me, they watch over me and help me when I as for their help, which is always! It didn’t use to be. I was aware of the “idea” of angels and guides in the sense of a guardian angel, one guardian angel. When something went dramatically well, such as not being involved in an accident while driving, I would thank my guardian angel. But it is not just one guardian angel that looks out for use. We have several and they each play a different role.
Ultimately, being attuned to Reiki showed me the path that opened my eyes and soul to the angels and guides that are as much a part of our lives as the physical people around us.
So, every morning. I tell myself I love me, for what and who I am. I thank the Universe for all of its gifts, material and other wise, and I ask for my angels and guides to help me though the day. This includes giving me the gift of confidence and self-assurance. At the end of this quiet moment, I sit quietly and feel the presence of my angels and guides and the self-assurance that is now in me. I tell the universe and all my angels and guides that “All is well.”
I carry that feeling with me for the rest of the day. When I need a boost of self-confidence, I think back to that feeling that I had first thing in the morning.
At home in the evening, before I go to bed, I sit quietly and repeat my morning session, but this time I am thankful for what transpired during the day. It is important to show gratitude for the day, and that you are home and ready to go to bed. It is important to tell the universe and all my angels and guides that “All is well.” It maybe that any negative energies you have encountered during the day are with you and that your busy mind has focused on negative things that it says will be waiting for you tomorrow, but really All is well. You are strong, and you are a thinking feeling soul in a human body that allows you to experience the world around you, even if what you see when you look, may not be the happiest it can be.
The fact you have angels and guides, you have free will and you have people and material things in your life that help you and guide you.
I end this evening session with my Reiki and Shaman guides which have come to me through and after my Reiki attunement. They are the ones I reach out to for help and guidance and they also warn me of things that will have an unfortunate outcome. They love me unconditionally and are always there to help me, as are all of my guides if and when I call of them.
Our soul is here to learn lessons for its spiritual growth, which will be part of its karma. Difficult and hurtful things that occur to us are part of what the soul needs to grow. Awareness of our angels and guides helps the soul manage and grow from the experience of its human container and Reiki study and ultimately attunement helps with the situations that occur, and, their effect on our soul and its karma.