Like I mentioned in previous posts, Feel the Vibrations and Feng Shui, everything, is made up of energy. Our vibratoins which is also referred to as our “life force energy” can be described as our field of spiritual energy. Our thoughts, health, emotions and beliefs collectively contribute to the vibrational state of this energy field.  The way we react to different situations we face, negative experiences, thoughts or feelings can cause our vibrations to drop from high to low.  I have been doing a lot of reading up on the use of crystals and the energy and vibrations they give off to aide in raising the vibrations of our life force energy.  They same way I have mentioned that other peoples energies can rub off on and affect you, it is the same for the energies that emit from these crystals.  They also say that the energy crystals naturally give off can alleviate stress, cure disease, open up your chakras, promote focus, creativity and increase your fortune and blessings.  Fellow Breaking Bad fans may remember Hank Schrader’s obsession with them.

Although these articles of energy are most frequency referred to as ‘crystals’ they are also described as mineral specimens, gemstones and petrified wood.  Minerals which are found throughout the world in the earth’s crust, are non-living, solid and like all matter, are made of atoms and elements.  Most mineral crystals grow from molten rock deep within the Earth.  As magma cools, many crystals form simultaneously and crowd into one another, producing irregular shapes.  There are many different types of minerals and each type is made of particular groups of atoms.  Gemstones are minerals that are cut from naturally occurring crystals. To qualify as a gem, the specimen should be hard and tough enough to resist scratching.  There are a few gems that are not from minerals rather organics, meaning they come from living organisms, such as pearls and amber.  Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization and is believed to be extremely healing, grounding and protective.  What ever you want to call them, these minerals from the earth are centuries, even millenniums old and have been applied for healing purposes by many ancient civilizations.  There are specimens of petrified wood that can be dated back to the Jurassic period and the oldest known mineral is a 4.4 billion-year-old zircon.

There are some crystals that are more powerful and give off a stronger frequency than others.  Some are even known to aid in helping raise the vibrations of other stones.  The stones with a higher vibration are believed to be powerful aids in helping you move you forward in life.  Each crystal gives off a unique energy and can each be used to achieve different objectives.  Whether it be health issues, traumatic or emotional experiences, stress, a negativity attitude or a feeling of being ‘cursed’, many people believe in the use of crystals for their powers of transformation and healing energy.  It is a great advantage to have natural crystals of any sort in your environment, even if you are not experiencing a hardship. Whether it is to raise your vibrations, promote positivity or your raise levels of consciousness and enhance the powers of your higher chakras.

I walked into a crystal store on Queen St West in Toronto called, Gifts From the Earth, and I immediately felt their energies at work.  It was a calm and peaceful experience sifting through the different crystals and reading up on their specific attributes.  The crystals I found myself attracted to were ones that promoted growth, success, consciousness, joy and love.  One of the ones I purchased was the rose quartz which is also referred to as the love or marriage stone.  It’s energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love and aides in opening up the heart chakra, Anahata.

Once you select your crystals, there are many way you can apply them.  They can be placed gently on the body during meditation to transmit to specific chakras and help you focus.  You can place them around your home using feng shui guidelines. For example they recommended placing the Citrine crystal I purchased in the “wealth corner” (back left), of your home to maximize its powers.  You can also wear your crystals as jewelry or simply carry them around with you in your pocket or in your bag so they are always with you on your person.  Amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness, is said to alleviate insomnia, and is suggested to be kept under your pillow when it’s purpose is to promote sleep or warn off bad dreams.  Crystals can have multiple purposes, so it always also a good idea to state your intention, or say an affirmation for what kind of energy or outcome you desire from your chosen crystals.  It is also advised to smudge your crystals when you bring them home and regularly, to clear out and prevent any build up of negative energy.

If you want to harmonize your mind, body, emotions and spirit then give crystal therapy a try.  It is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing and there are only benefits involved.  If you are intrigued click here for a site that displays and explains a wide variety of healing crystals and their benefits.  If you are interest in a piece of energy jewelry check out my good friends company, Project Village.  She has a beautiful line of energy bracelets and more coming this summer.  “Project Village uses the love of bracelets to employ and empower underprivileged young women in Toronto.”  So any purchase you makes also goes towards a very worthy cause!

peace & vitality, irie soul. Xx


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