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An Introduction To Crystal Healing - The Power Of Gemstones

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Interest in the healing powers of crystals is on the rise, with high-profile celebs such as Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry espousing their extraordinary powers to the masses via their social media channels. But knowledge of the special properties of certain minerals is far from new - humans have coveted crystals for their healing properties for thousands of years.

Crystal therapy through the ages

Ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Aztecs are now known to have worshipped gemstones like lapis lazuli, turquoise, and quartz. There is evidence of both civilizations incorporating such gemstones into amulets, crafted and worn to protect from evil spirits, and to enhance health and wellbeing. Many tribal cultures have traditions based on the healing powers of certain stones - the Aborigines and Maoris of Australia and New Zealand both being prime examples.

A fascinating aspect of the history of crystal healing is the common use of certain stones in cultures existing far apart on the globe, or at different points in history. For example, jade was used as a kidney-healing stone in the Aztec and Mayan civilisations of Central America, as well as in ancient China. Turquoise has been coveted by civilisations the world over for its strength-giving powers.

Crystal healing rocks..!

At Always Believe in Miracles we are strong advocates for incorporating healing crystals into your spiritual toolkit. We also understand that it can be overwhelming when first approaching the world of healing stones. We’ve summarised some of the most important aspects of crystal therapy so that you can get started with your new energy-balancing practice ASAP!

The magic of healing stones explained

So how does crystal healing work? In short, many crystals and gemstones can be used to channel the healing energy of the earth. They can be used as earthly energy conduits because of their complex structure, and the electromagnetic vibrations they emit. The frequency of the vibrations aligns with our own bodily energy channels. Once aligned, the vibrations can work to relieve energy blockages and restore a healthy flow of energy to the body. Depending on the crystal, the vibrations may magnify intentions and nurture certain emotional states.

Keeping crystals close to you when you work, sleep or meditate will allow the healing vibrations to penetrate the body and restore balance and a healthy flow of energy. This can mean simply placing them in a room while you carry out an activity will be enough to feel some benefits. Crystals are often incorporated into jewelry so that contact with them is maximized - the jewelry can also serve as a visual reminder to focus on spiritual intentions. Treatment with a trained crystal therapist will likely take health benefits up a notch. A specialized therapist will also be able to locate chakra blockages in your body and prescribe specific stones for relieving such blockages.

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