by Fae Rowen
When I was a child, a trip to my grandmother’s meant the opportunity to play with the dangling things on her lamp. On a sunny day, I could swing the prisms and watch little rainbows bounce around the walls.
(Yes, I was easily entertained.)
Now, I have a collection of crystals and rocks that I’ve acquired over the past decade to use in conjunction with energy healing. (Sound bite: record needle scratches across album. Say energy what?)
Let’s start with a little science lesson. Every cell in your body vibrates. Different cells vibrate at different rates. When they stop vibrating, you’re dead.
Your mental state can speed up the natural vibration or slow it. Everybody knows stress is not good for you; here’s one reason why. When your cell vibration is not optimal for long periods of time, your artery walls harden, your digestions goes whonky, and your mood and reasoning tank, just to mention three common problems.
Skeptical? I sure was. Did you know that the old mechanical, wind-up watch got retired because a tiny vibrating quartz crystal does the job now? There are a lot of physics classes about vibrational energy. But I became a believer from experience.
Here’s a picture of a cancer cell surrounded by vibrating iron oxide molecules. Researchers hope to develop a strategy to change the vibration of the cancer cell as a cure.
The book I’m writing now is set on a planet that is filled with crystals in all shapes, sizes and colors–and uses. You better believe they use the crystals medicinally.
Let’s talk crystals:
Do you need special training or skills to use crystals?
No special training is necessary. However, once a month, (more often if the crystal is doing some heavy-duty work for you) it’s important to “cleanse” your crystals. No soap and water–or time–required. Just set the crystal on a sunny windowsill all day.
Here are some of my crystals and their common uses by energy practitioners.
All crystals have many degrees of functions, so I’m just going to list a few. They are in no particular order other than where they are resting today on my windowsill.
Citrine: healing, particularly depression, and abundance
Fluorite: healthy bones and organs; good for helping with physical balance
Green Tourmaline: all ailments of the hearts, physical and emotional; speeds energy flow, clears blockages, and restores equilibrium; strengthens immune system, works well with the thymus gland
Black Tourmaline: realign pulled and strained bone and muscle tissue; increases confidence, security and a sense of belonging
Red Jasper: gently energizing for those with chronic fatigue
Kunzite: removes negativity and unwanted thoughts; can aid the cardiovascular system and thyroid problems and self-esteem
Kyanite: brings calm, tranquility; meditation can be easier with this stone
Labradorite: ideas and intuitive ideas are easier to access; one of the best stones for aura protection
Smoky Quartz: effective grounding stone; dissolves negative states of mind
Amethyst: aids healing process anywhere within the body; one of the best stones for healing physical ailments
Moldavite: development of subtle senses, intuition, and beauty of creation (Note: if it’s not green (see below), it’s not moldavite, don’t be “taken in” by another tektite.) Some people are very sensitive to this stone.
Hematite: supports the circulatory system, blood, and temperature regulation; can help with the detoxification process
Azurite: draws out old memories and stresses to be released in healing; stimulates communication skills, creativity and flow
Rose Quartz: powerful healing stone in all aggressive conditions; heals personal issues at the root of emotional and mental tensions;
Sodalite: stabilizes emotions and thought processes; enhances lymphatic and immune systems
That’s FIFTEEN crystals you’re invited to explore.
Your characters can be involved with crystals, even if they know nothing about them.
Your hero can carry a stone in his pocket that relates to something in his character arc. (And he doesn’t need to know about the properties of the stone as long as your readers do). You can have a bigger influence of crystals and their effects if you’re writing a paranormal and your characters know how to use crystals.
It doesn’t take classes or years of study to develop a rudimentary understanding of crystals. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Crystal Healing by Simon Lilly or Crystal Decoder by Sue Lilly ( a little more woo-woo) are both easy to understand and use.
Have you had interesting experiences with rocks or crystals? Do you have a stone that you carry with you? Do you have questions about crystals?