Crystals, Stones, and the Chakra System
by Saundra Berry, C.Ht.
Working with stones and crystals has been part of many civilizations for thousands of years. They have been used in healing, safety, protection, and medicinally, to name a few, by medicine men and shaman to promote healing and balance and have often been regarded as having magical properties. There are those that make it their life’s’ work to dig and find relics of stones and crystals from all around the world to study and learn about historical civilizations and even the properties of stones extracted from the moon. In modern times, it was found that Quartz crystals have the ability to raise and amplify energy and are now used in making clocks, machinery and even in communication.
Many have collected stones for a lot of their life and have them sitting around their homes or car. Not because they have ever researched the properties of the stones or what working with stones and crystals can do for them, they are just drawn to certain crystals and stones. As you know, our universe and we as humans are made up of energy and each stone and crystal has its own energy/vibration, it is no wonder that our body, mind, and spirits are drawn to certain stones or crystals, energetically.
In my book, “Healing at the Vortex, A Practical Guide to Balance and Maintain Your Chakras”, I have researched the uses of stones and crystals when working with our chakra system. Chakras are points of spiritual power, vortexes of energy, that run up and down our spiritual bodies, although they are considered the linking points along the central nervous system, at glands and organs; they cannot be seen by the eye but they are very powerful, all the same. When we work with our chakras there are stones that have a vibrational frequency that can clear and balance our bodies’ energy systems. Stones and crystals work in a three fold way to balance and stabilize our physical, soul, and spirit levels. When working with our chakras we are in search of balance and crystals and stones assist us in balancing our body, mind, and spirit. When we work with stones and crystals to balance our chakras, we place the stones on that chakra point, as we get quiet and connect with the energy of each stone or crystal.
Below is a short list of stones and crystals that we can use to clear and balance our chakra system.
Root Chakra – Red - Garnet, Rose Quartz, Hematite
Sacral Chakra – Orange - Golden Topaz, Citrine, Carnelian
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow - Amber, Sunstone, Yellow Citrine, Topaz, Turquoise
Heart Chakra – Green - Rose Quartz, Emerald, Moonstone
Throat Chakra – Blue - Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo - Amethyst, Lapis lazuli, Sapphire
Crown Chakra – White/Gold/Purple - Clear Quartz Crystal, Amethyst
If you work with chakras, you know that each chakra is represented by a color, which I have added above. In working with stones and crystals you might notice that many of the stones are the color of the chakra, although not always. None the less, working with crystals and stones, within our chakra system, we learn that both the stones/crystals and our chakras are working to restore harmony and balance within our mind, body, and spirit and the mineral world is there to assist us in our growth, but more importantly, with our healing.
Saundra Berry, C.Ht.
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