Living the Balance
Perhaps one of the most difficult things about being human in today's culture is facing the truth that underneath our rational civilized minds we have an animal nature.
Like animals, we need to sleep, eat, eliminate, procreate, nest, socialize (touch and be touched) and more. Our animal parts, having been so deeply rejected and abused by others, holds toxic shame and guilt which resides deep within us.
The Freedom of Authenticity
It takes courage to express one’s truth. Our minds are masters at convincing us to remain repressed and silent, however unspoken emotion eventually festers into toxicity affecting not only ourselves but every person we encounter. Resentment builds deep inside when we are not heard and acknowledged. Holding back our needs, telling ourselves that it is okay for us not to have what we need further encourages low self-esteem, inner division and dis-ease.
Conversely, speaking our truth and expressing our authenticity, is like letting fresh air into the dark recesses of our being.
We Affect Each Other
Additionally, others need us to be truthful in our interactions. For instance, many negative behaviors are reinforced because no one lets the person know they are negatively affecting themselves and harming people they care about.
Crystals for Health
The Physical Body
Garnet is a fantastic stone for the Base (or Root) Chakra. It enhances confidence and survival instincts, allowing you to navigate tricky situations more easily. It is less well known for, but equally effective at, subtly bringing out love for life.
Commonly known as a grounding and protective crystal, Jet is also powerfully cleansing. It slowly removes negative energies from your body, essentially reducing the hold that emotions such as fear and sadness can have over you. Combined with its ability to balance your yin and yang energies, Jet leaves you as steady and stable as possible for whatever may come.
Rhyolite promotes a strong body and soul connection within you. Its wonderful earth energy grounds you in the physical while its deep soulful energy connects with you on a higher vibration. This facilitates change on the soul level so that you can find solutions to conditions on the physical world.
The Mental Mind
Labradorite radiates a magical quality, and is excellent for alchemist purposes. By simultaneously enhancing your intuition and mental clarity, it allows you to envision multiple possibilities and find a path to the outcome of your choice.
This crystal is exceptional for applying mental and emotional clarity to a transitional period of your life. On a mental level it brings patience and understanding to learn and accept “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, and “why” of the situation. Emotionally, it relieves stress and supports inner peace so you can move through this transition as painlessly and securely as possible.
Another crystal very symbolic of its name, Tree Agate promotes positive attributes of trees within you. It helps you to remain calm, rooting you into clarity and logic rather than emotional overreactions. These “roots” in turn give you a strength and flexibility to persevere through all types of weather.
Your Emotional Self
The green color of Chrysocolla relates to the Heart Chakra and perfectly symbolizes how this crystal can support you during difficult times. This stone boosts your confidence and gives you the courage to deal with whatever situation you are facing. It is excellent for your heart, helping you release stress and tension while bringing joy into your life.
If you are ever emotionally exhausted, Malachite might be the perfect crystal to use. It balances your emotions, reducing negativity such as stress and tension while increasing positivity in the forms of hope and happiness. With the final touches of boosting endurance and cleansing the aura, Malachite leaves you in a much better position than that which you started from.
When your emotions are too strong to think clearly and seem to take over your life Moonstone is the crystal you need. Unlike Malachite which supports emotional health in general, Moonstone is specifically geared towards helping you find inner peace. As such it helps relieve stress, mitigates over-sensitivity, and calms you down so your actions can come from a place of inner harmony.
On the Spiritual Side
Rutilated Quartz has a fantastic higher vibration that supports spiritual growth. This is best facilitated by guiding the user towards truth. Recognizing the truth (whether it is an unbiased understanding of a situation or a personal truth) helps you understand why a particular transition is necessary; and that very action opens up doorways towards spiritual enlightenment.
Moldavite have a powerful crystal energy that is known for its action to stimulate highly beneficial occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity in your life. This unusual green crystal is certainly the stone to choose if you are on the spiritual path and you are looking for a high crystal energy stone to assist you. This is a high vibration crystal that is very beneficial to aid you to more easily receive messages from the higher realms.
Spirit Quartz cleanses the aura and dissolves negative attachments and entities. It can repair holes in our energetic bodies. Spirit Quartz leads you to experience other states of being as well helping souls face death by providing immense support and multi-dimensional healing.