The laws of physics tell us that all matter is energy in physical form. Matter is anything that takes up space as a solid, gas or liquid. Gemstones and crystals are examples of solid matter. Formed over eons by way of high pressure and heat, the Earth’s gemstones embody concentrations of energy. Crystals are formed from vapor or liquid that has been compressed or exposed to temperature changes. Presently, we use the energetic and physical properties of gemstones and crystals in many areas of technology. For example, they are used in lasers to perform delicate surgeries and in computers to move information almost instantly around the world. Gemstones and crystals are also used to focus and amplify the natural energies of the body to improve or boost wellness.
The use of gemstones for healing and other spiritual practices has its roots in ancient cultures. These practices have thrived over the centuries and are still used in our modern day world. There are numerous books, websites and other media about the use of gemstones and crystals for spiritual practices. So, what value do you put on the energy of gemstones – and crystals? If you use them, what do you use them for? The following insights are from two different people followed by my own thoughts on this topic.
Viewpoint 1: I definitely believe gemstones and crystals have a place in my life. I have felt the grounding affects of Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite and Jet. Lately, with all the energy shifts I have had to practice grounding more often.
Viewpoint 2: I use crystals for many things. I have also discovered I can pick up a regular stone from outside and it becomes what I desire at that time. I put my intention into the stone. For instance, it might become a healing stone or a stone for reducing my stress. I have stones I put around a water fountain and my intention with these stones if for abundance!
Angel: I use gemstones and crystals as I do any other tool – when it’s appropriate, when it feels good. I use them for healing, grounding the house and amplifying energy. I also use gemstone wands for energetic healing sessions. Amethyst helps for dream recall, protection and much more. My favorite gemstone is Black Tourmaline. For me, it is so calming and protective – I feel like I am in a bubble of love.