Crystal Healing Stones
When we ask ourselves what exactly crystal healing stones are, the
straightforward answer would be that all types of stones and minerals
possess some healing powers within themselves.
There is no single stone without a possibility to work in a beneficial way on a specific life situation in which human individuals may find themselves, or if necessary on a particular health condition. While this general feature of all members of the mineral kingdom is certainly true, we should also know that not all of the specific stones are equally helpful. Some stones are simply more suitable for therapeutic purposes than others, and some of them will reach their full potential in the years to come.
Today, the prevailing wisdom teaches us that healing powers are more likely to be found in the plant kingdom than directly in the mineral world. But some herbal healers know that the best healing herbs are those which are to be found in the high mountain regions where the soil is by definition rich in minerals. So, indeed, even in this case of herbal healing, the mineral substance can be circumstantially involved and related to the healing strength of the plants.
The impact of the healing stones
Nice overview of healing stones can
also be found by following this above, but given all the multitude of
crystal we can ask ourselves one primary question: Where exactly do these
stones function, and what exactly is the domain where they exhibit their
The simple answer is that they work on the more subtle levels of human organization. If we wanted to adopt the materialistic view of today's science we would not be able to find this field of crystal action. Simply, they do not work directly on physical levels. In the case of crystal healing we do not need to take mineral substance in our organism in order to be healed, except maybe when we prepare crystal elixirs.
Actually if you think about it, we are constantly surrounded by the force field produced by large deposits of stones and mineral matter situated in Earth's interior directly beneath our houses, city blocks and larger areas. Our human electro-magnetic fields (often called auras), are constantly within the energy streams of these crystalline deposits. It is no coincidence that we are born in certain areas of the world where certain mineral energies, in addition to the other types of prevailing subtle energies, are predominant.
The way we are affected through the various crystals and stones used in crystal healing is not direct. Instead of affecting directly our physical organization, they impact our subtle energy network which is a base of our physical existence. This energy network has been known to the various Eastern and Western esotheric traditions, and it is often designated as etheric body. Apart from being the energy basis of our physical body, the etheric body has other functions, for example one of them being to serve as a memory storehouse. It is also a seat of the seven chakras which are the most important energy vertices and spiritual centers. Due to this fact, physical contact of the stones with our skin is not always necessary.
Crystals and stones have an amazing capability of concentrating energy and transmitting it to and from our etheric body, for example by fine-tuning with or opening and closing the seven chakras. In this sense, crystals can be imagined more as portals or points of energy. Most of the time, however, the impact and end result of the crystal healing stones will be dependent on the individual consciousness being more or less capable of identifying, directing and manipulating the energy barriers energy blockages and energy flows of our etheric bodies by using suitable crystals as helping tools.
Examples of crystal healing stones
The first and most universal stone used in all healing practices is
rock crystals or clear quartz crystal.
If one wants to find the most potent all-purpose healing stone that
improves general health one should look no farther. This stone should be
used in combination with other healing stones as it is known to enhance the
energy of almost all the other crystals. But rock crystal is much more than
a physical healer, it is a wondrous spiritual stone, and indeed only those
stones that are able to extend their influence on the more spiritual levels
of our beings are also able to heal the physical body.
Immediately next to the rock crystal, we should mention the variety of colored quartz stones, such as amethyst , agate, citrine, jasper, and the other silica based crystal healing stones. Although their basic crystal structure is to a good extent the same as it is the case with rock crystals, the slight modification via impurities or dopant atoms means a lot it terms of their specific healing qualities.
We will go in detail also when it comes to the health benefits of diamond, ruby, sapphire, topaz and emerald precious stones. They all have very special properties useful in crystal healing. Actually, it is a good place to emphasize the following fact:
In crystal healing there is no such thing as precious, semiprecious or non precious stones. This is an artificial classification scheme forced by the jewelry manufacturers for marketing purposes. Every single crystals and stone is equally following its evolutionary path, refines itself and develops its potential as we humans do, and they all equally can contribute and donate their precious energy patterns to promote our purposes.