I’m prefacing this post by saying there are a lot of techniques and uses out there. More than I imagined. Therefore, this is just a teaser to get you started and get your creative juices going.
First Things First
When you acquire a gemstone it’s important to discharge it. I assume this is to get rid of any negative energy or partial energy it holds from the previous owner or anyone who has handled it. The only generic method I found for discharging a stone is to hold it in your hand for several minutes.
What Stone to Use
Unless you’re looking to have a specific need filled, choose a stone that appeals to you. Your eye stops on it. When you hold it, the weight, size, and shape feels comfortable. From what I read, that’s the stone you identify with or need at the time.
Touchstones, Pocket Stones, Etc.
Touchstones or Worry Stones are small tumbled stones that you can touch to give you positive energy or lessen your worries.
Pockets Stones are small tumbled stones that – guess what – you keep in your pocket. It’s not for touching though; it’s there to impart its power to you throughout the day.
Jewelry stones are similar to pocket stones, except that their power increases when the stone touches your skin. Some stones gather energy as they move like when dangling from a pendant. Some stones, however, should not touch the body, but only be used an inch or two above it.
Crystal wands are elongated stones with a point at one end or a stone attached to the end of a rod. They are used to focus energy and to help remove blocked energy. They are also used to open charkas.
Geodes and larger stones impart their energy into the room they are placed. For example, a chunk of rose quartz in the bedroom will bring about a restful sleep.
Put a gemstone into a clear glass container, and fill it 3/4s full with bottled spring water. Place the container in a windowsill and let it “charge” for 12 hours undisturbed — either in the sunlight or moonlight depending on the stone.
Remove the stone with a spoon. Use water within 72 hours. Keep refrigerated.
You can drink the water, wash your face and skin with it, or water your plants.
Chakra is a concept originating from Hindu texts and practices. Chakras are places on the body where vital energy flows and intersects. There are seven major Chakras. Each Chakra is associated with a particular area of the body and a color. Stones are used at Chakra centers for clearing, revitalizing, and healing.
7th Chakra: Crown, top of the head
Primary color: purple; secondary color: colorless or white
Energy focus: enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, energy
Gemstone suggestions: amethyst, white calcite, clear quartz
Whew, you made it though my mega post. Now what are you going to do?
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