Crystals, how might they help you?
Crystals are one of the most natural things in the world to help bring your body into balance. Crystals contain a host of minerals such as potassium, manganese, boron, calcium, iron, and apatite (apatite is one of the minerals found in our bones and teeth). Iron crystals are in our blood and if you looked under a microscope at the skeletal make up of animals and humans you'd find they're crystalline in structure, so working with crystals is drawing on the energy already within us. Many of us take mineral supplements, and in their purest form some are extracted from crystals/minerals that have been growing deep in the earth for millions of years.
When our energy fields become depleted through illness, stress or emotional upheaval using specific crystals can help bring your energy field back into balance quite quickly. Some of the illnesses crystals have helped are often physical illness which have deeply rooted emotional causes, therefore things such as asthma, colitis, depression, insomnia and sciatica, often respond well to crystal therapy.
Many people are attracted to its wonderful purple colour which looks lovely as a piece of jewellery. But did you know that it can often help with migraine and insomnia? It has also been used for thousands of years as one of the gems worn by priests in their ceremonial robes.
Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are shown as a sign of great wealth and are highly prized for their appearance, but they also have healing properties - a sapphire works to encourage all healing processes through the mental decision to get well. It lessens pain, lowers fevers and can be particularly helpful in dealing with intestinal and nervous illnesses. In ancient mythology a sapphire was regarded as the stone of Saturn in all the old cultures of Europe and India. To them it represented the Heavens, the sphere of the angels, fidelity and friendship.
The most stable of all crystals, energy-wise, is clear Quartz. It's very hard, quite light and very difficult to dissolve in water or decompose. It's formed by atoms of oxygen and silicon dioxide sharing electrons which bond together under massively high temperatures to produce a stable molecule; atoms vibrating at a very stable frequency. Because of these properties clear Quartz crystals are used in many manufacturing industries which require this stability as it emits this strongly even in very minute pieces such as a silicon chip. A watch, navigational instruments, microwaves, computers, mobile phones all rely on clear Quartz chips for precise functioning. In a ‘healing' capacity clear Quartz is known as the ‘master healer'. Its uses are powerful and varied and no crystal therapist is without several different types in their ‘toolbox'.
Crystals in some shape or form are around us everywhere. You can harness their power easily and effectively. Knowing how to put them to good use is a delight to learn and an experience that lasts a lifetime.
Caroleann Block is a crystal therapy practitioner and teacher. She is often an invited speaker for organisations and Associations. She holds beginners, intermediate and advanced crystal workshops in Kent and South London and is a tutor for the International Association of Crystal Healing Therapists-a school recommended by Judy Hall in her book ‘Crystal Bible 2'. www.crystalsforhealing.co.uk.