Sacred & Spiritual Crystals
The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. So for
this Holy week, I have collected some crystals with loving, spiritual
Chiastolite: The "Cross Stone"
Properties: This powerful crystal balances one's perspective in both creativity
and practicality. It is used as a sign of devotion towards awareness and dispels
negativity. It signifies both death and re-birth and helps one to understand the
realization of immortality. It is used as a bridge for "crossing over". It helps
one to assimilate during times of change. It provides insight to answers when
problem solving. This stone has a reputation for astral journeys and is used as
a gateway into the mysterious. This stone allows for the overcoming of fear, the
facing of reality and overcoming of the unknown. Chiastolite is used to attune
to our soul's purpose. Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it
encourages ones survival instincts and is grounding and protecting. This stone
is said to embrace the emotions and assist in spiritual journeys. This stone is
famous for assisting in our financial lives by encouraging moderation,
simplifying our debt, helping us to stay focused on our fiscal worth and helps
us to see the bigger financial picture in order to stay the course in tough
times as well as manage appropriately.
Bloodstone: The "Martyr Stone"
Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being
at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus.
Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere
that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental
exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for
achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is
useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts
abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red)
Staurolite: "Fairy Cross"
Properties: This mineral is a talisman of good luck! Historically, this stone is
said to be formed from the tears of fairies when they were brought the news of
the death of Christ. Formed in the shape of a cross, this amazing stone is
beautiful and powerful on your alter or meditation space, around your neck or in
your pocket. Represents four elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter.
Spirituality, compassion, allowing, dis-attachment. Focus centered on the here
and now. This stone provides protection and grounding energy and therefore, is
most often used at the Root Chakra.
Fulgurite: "The Finger of God"
Properties: The lightning stone, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one's visions.
Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong
resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme
"lightning energy" is believed to be the touch of the Divine. This energy, which now resides in them, acts as a magnifier of one's clearer intention, building a powerful resonance between oneself and the powers of the higher Universe.
Fulgurites are powerful stones for grounding. Their energy can be used to arouse
the Kundalini forces at the Root Chakra and move through each Chakra at every
level of our light body, purifying and cleansing the entire system. The
empowering energy from this stone opens the higher Chakras to Divine energy.
12 Crystals: The "Breastplate of Aaron"
The Breastplate of Aaron is of interest to crystal lovers because it is an early
account of the use of crystals for both symbolic and decorative reasons. The
Breastplate of Aaron, High Priest of the Hebrews, and brother of Moses, was of
great importance because by means of it, God revealed his Divine will to His
chosen people. It was designed by God Himself and the directions as to how it
was to be made were given to Moses (as illustrated in Exodus 28.) The original
association of a special gem with each month was recorded in the Bible (Exodus
28 and 39). The twelve gems in the breastplate were later linked with the Signs
of the Zodiac and later still, associated with the months in the year. Upon the
breastplate were set four rows of precious stones, three in each row, and upon
them were engraved the names of the twelve tribes. These beautiful gemstones have been aligned in a particular order. They have
been left for interpretation over the centuries, but many scholars believe that
these stones have been interpreted as follows: In the first row there is a ruby,
a topaz and a beryl; in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald;
in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; in the fourth row a
chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper.
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
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