Crystals are powerful! Scientifically, crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy (a measurement of disorder).
Crystals are balanced, the frequencies they emit, and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information makes crystals essential to modern technologies. This is why there are crystals in computers, TVs, cell phones, satellites, and so on.
Our ancestors intuitively knew that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about energetic changes. For millennia, crystals have been used to heal, restore, and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.
It might be fun just to go into a store and see which crystals resonate with you and look for the meaning and healing of that stone or stones. If you prefer we have selected a few for you to include in your very own medicine bag.
Our Top 8 for your Medicine Bag
Black Obsidian’s super power is to support the first chakra (the root). This stone helps you feel more grounded. Put black obsidian in your pillowcase, on your nightstand, or fall asleep with it in your hand to help decompress and ground yourself at the end of the day.
Carnelian is a second (sacral) chakra stone and provides emotional support for all female reproductive issues: It eases period cramps, tempers PMS, regulates menstrual cycles, treats infertility and helps women of all ages to value and respect their life-making ability. When you feel PMS coming, hold the carnelian in your hand as much as you can. It is also helpful to lie down and put carnelian on your abdomen during that time of the month.
The stone of the third chakra, which is the energetic power center of the body, citrine catapults a person into embracing a leadership role, making things happen in business. It is associated with creativity and wealth. Not only can citrine assist with asking for and getting, say, a long overdue raise, it can aid in standing firmly within your personal power, self-confidence, and establishing healthy boundaries in every area of your life.
Rose Quartz activates the heart (fourth) chakra and promotes positive energy. It enhances all types of love: self-love, love for others, and unconditional love. This tiny but mighty baby-pink wonder raises self esteem, restores confidence, helps with emotional balance, releases stress/tension/anger, and helps curb jealousy. Rose Quartz helps us open up to all the beauty around us.
Lapis Lazuli activates the fifth chakra (throat) and this stone promotes speaking one’s truth with grace, ease, and confidence; and eases communication issues. Have a fear of public speaking? Use lapis lazuli as your worry stone: Hold the stone in your left hand when practicing your speech, the day of your speech, and when it’s your turn to get up to the mic. Let your anxieties release into the stone.
Clear quartz is the seventh chakra stone (the crown of the head). Clear quartz is also known as the master healer. It amplifies the energy, thoughts, and vibrations of other crystals. It’s used for connecting you with your higher self, intuition, and spirit guides. The beautiful thing about clear quartz is that is has a very powerful, yet neutral vibe.
Ever wonder why crystal stores often have a giant purple amethyst geode in the corner of the room? Amethyst rids the space of negative energy and also keeps “energy vampires” out. Amethyst is used in crystal prescriptions to treat addiction—and addictions show up in our lives in all sorts of ways: alcohol, shoe shopping, negative self-talk. Amethyst is a stone of the sixth (third eye) and seventh (crown) chakras. Amethyst has a high-vibration (in addition to being pretty); it helps us tap into our intuition and spirituality and refines our thinking.
Also known as the Goddess Stone, chrysocolla is associated with the fourth (heart) and fifth (throat) chakras. It aids women in embracing their divine feminine power through strong communication, self-expression, empowerment, and education. While it stimulates the mind, calming effects allow truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. It emphasizes the power that our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character. As it is the stone of goddesses, high priestesses, and medicine women everywhere, those who resonate with chrysocolla will feel its ancient energies and connection with indigenous wisdom traditions.
Have a happy and healthy week