which stone is right for you?
A Grounding Stone
Comes in various colors.
Said to balance energies and awaken talents. It attracts strength and protects against bad dreams, stress, and drainage of energy.
Agate heals the eyes, stomach and uterus; cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
The Stone of Happiness
Aventurine - The semi-precious stone that resembles jade. Known to amplify and strengthen the energy of its owner. Symbolizes hope and opportunities.
The Stone of the Mind
It is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. it guards against psychic attacks, transmuting the energy into love. It encourages clarity of thought, and assist in attaining wisdom. It is regarded as an aid to sobriety and is useful for combating against varies types of addictions.
The Supreme Nurturer
Desert Jasper - AKA Picture Jasper is very healing and helps create a comforting feeling of safety, security and happy thoughts.
Energizing and Revitalization Stone
The Power Stone
Regarded as the stone of passionate devotion toward family, friends, the self and purpose in life. It stimulates the senses and increase vitality and stamina. It is also known to attract good luck in business ventures.
The power stone. It enhances self-esteem and will power. Offers courage, inner strength, and grounding. It is known for strengthening the immune system and blood vessels. It harmonizes your body and soul and forms a powerful protection against negative energies.
The Calming Stone
Helps ease the overactive mind, aiding in insomnia. Promotes patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. Calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. Helps balance calcium levels in the body and aids in strengthening bones and soft tissue.
The Stone of Good Luck
Jade reminds you to think positively and stay focused on good outcomes. It promotes self-sufficiency, releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind. It stimulates ideas and makes tasks seem less complex so they can be acted upon.
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The Zen stone. Said to relieve mental stress and help to achieve balance in life.
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A very powerful protective stone. It shields against negativity and brings clarity to the mind. Stimulates growth, increases self control. Helps with digestion and detoxification.
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Helps the owner see the world with a clear vision. Converts anxiety and fear into practical logic and action. It relieves doubt while promoting balance and strength. Stabilizes mood swings. Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.
Malas, AKA Buddhist Beads or Prayer Beads, can be worn as a necklace or bracelet. They are symbolic for spiritual growth and are primarily used to focus the mind during meditation and prayer. Monks and meditators of all kinds use mala beads to count the number of mantras or prayers they recite. Modern uses for Malas include:
To count or chant a mantra
Provide grounding while meditating
Gemstone energy for balancing the chakras
Worry beads for anxiety
Healing grief, self-love
Setting positive affirmations
Manifesting intentions and goals
It is made up of 108 beads, a guru bead. Some are made with tassels. Each part of the Mala holds a different meaning. The significance of the 108 beads has several different cultural meanings.
In Hinduism, the number 108 represents units of the distance between our body and the God within us. A mantra is chanted 108 times because each chant represents a spiritual journey from our material body towards the highest spiritual self. With each mantra chant bringing you 1 unit closer to the God source within us.
Mathematicians of Hindu Vedic cosmology believe 108 is the basis of creation, a number that represents the universe and the wholeness of existence and the ultimate consciousness is that we are all one and the same.
The Sanskrit alphabet has 54 letters, each letter a Shakti (feminine) and Shiva (masculine) quality, multiply 54 by 2 = 108.
Throughout the year there are instances when Yogis will complete a sequence of 108 Sun Salutations, this yoga tradition is performed to welcome change, such as the passings of seasons from spring to summer, to welcome a new year, or during a time of adversity for reflection and to respect and bring harmony.
The Guru Bead represents the ending of the prayer. When the Guru Bead is reached through meditation, it should remind the wearer of the awareness achieved through mantra practice and that such awareness should be elevated to be used in everyday life. This larger bead is never counted during repetition and rather is a moment of reflection before continuing to another round of meditation. The Guru Bead is used to create intention within the wearer and to be a reminder of the motives for sitting in meditation.
The Tassel at the end of most traditional Mala necklaces that lay below the Guru Bead. The tassel is said to represent one-thousand petals of a Lotus Flower. A Lotus flower blooms in muddy waters and it is believed to symbolize one’s transformation for murky waters to an idyllic version of ourselves. The tassel also is believed to represent enlightenment and depict the Mala in its most basic and universal form. Along with representing enlightenment through meditation, the tassel also aids in understanding significance in energy that flows through consciousness. Some touch the tassel to their third-eye chakra to symbolize their oneness with divinity.
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Chakras are energy centers along your spine that are tied to physical and emotional problems in the body. The seven main chakras are root, sacras, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. Each of the seven chakras has a vibrational frequency that is associated with a different color and are linked with a particular set of emotional, physical, and spiritual issues. Keeping your chakras in balance through the use of healing stones/crystals and meditation is a natural method of maintaining overall health. when certain crystals are paired with the coordinating chakra in the body, the crystalline structure of gemstones work to amplify your healing intentions and restore and re-balance the energy body by removing blockages.
If your root chakra is weak, you may feel unhappy and or out of control of your life. If it is overactive, you might feel agitated. Red and black crystals such as Garnet, Red Jasper, Smokey Quartz, Black Onyx, and Hematite, are recommended to re-balance your root chakra.
Low flow of energy through the sacral chakra will cause a lack of energy and motivation. If overactive, you may be feeling frustrated. Carnelia, Orange Calcite, Tiger's Eye and Sunstone is recommended to balance the sacral chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Inactivity of the solar plexus chakra will leave you feeling powerless, especially when under pressure. When this chakra is overactive it could leave you feeling the need to be in control of everything. To balance the solar plexus chakra, try using yellow gemstones such as Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Rutilated Quartz and Pyrite.
Problems in your relationship and feeling as though you are not connected to your loved ones are indications that your heart chakra is weak. If your heart chakra is overactive you may find that you are too attached to things resulting in you being overly emotional all the time. Meditating with green and pink stones such as Chrysoprase, Aventurine, Rose Quartz or Rhodonite, over your heart to open it up to all types of love will realign your chakra and you will be able to radiate love of all kinds.
If you're having difficulty with self expression you may have a weak throat chakra. An overactive throat chakra might lead to miscommunication and difficulty with articulating your thoughts, causing frustration. Meditating with blue stones such as Angelite, Sodalite, Blue Apatite and Aquamarine on your throat will help in balancing the throat chakra.
Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is linked with enhanced intuition and creative inspiration. Feelings of lack of clarity in your life or trouble seeing the truth in yourself or situations is a sign that you need a third eye chakra clense. Lapis lazuili, Sodalite and Fluorite re-awaken inner wisdom, opening the door to self-knowledge. If your third eye chakra is overactive you may be experiencing nightmares, feeling stuck and in an emotional rut, becoming closed off to ideas and a loss sense of intuition. For healing the third eye chakra, lay on your bak and place a Angelite, Amethyst, Flouorite, or Lolite crystal over your third eye and just relax.
The inability to think celarly when you are under stress means that your crown chakra is unbalanced. You may have lost your sense of purpose in life or can't find your path. Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Selenite and Moonstone will help balance and align these chakra's center.
Amethyst crystals are excellent crown chakra activators. These stones are placed on the forehead to encourage a feeling of transcendence from negative, self-defeating thoughts.
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By Heather Askinosie
June 9, 2015
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