Everything has a life force of some sort, and this is especially true of crystals and gemstones.
Of course, some people don’t believe that, and that’s ok. But they’re missing out! In truth, many cultures throughout history have prized these beautiful stones — not just for their physicality, but for their energetic properties. It’s believed the incredibly long period of time they’re formed in the earth brings about their unique attributes. But how do you know what the crystals actually do, and their healing properties? Well, over time, healers have come to a consensus on their individual healing properties.
Check out these 5 basic stones everyone should own below. They might be basic, but they’re powerful!
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1) Clear Quartz
Clear quartz is best known as an amplifier of energies. It’s especially great to use when we have other powerful stones, or areas of deep spirituality such as a meditation corner.
Citrine is a great crystal to pick up if you’re feeling down or need to get out of a creative roadblock. It’s uplifting and helps to magnify creative energies.
3) Rose Quartz
Rose quartz has a very calm and gentle energy. It truly is the stone of love — of all kinds. If you’re feeling the need to feel loved or if they are wanting to project compassion towards another person, rose quartz is the way to go.
Green Aventurine is a wonderful healing stone because of its vitality. Whether it’s friendships, health, growth, or confidence — this is for you.
Probably one of the oldest used stones in history, Amethyst is excellent for protection and purification. It enhances intuition and helps with the release of addictions, especially mental addictions. It’s a wonderful stone and great to always have around.
Here are 2 steps to find the right crystals for you!
1) Follow the Senses
We have the physical senses and the intuitive senses. Physical senses include sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. The intuitive sense comes from a deeper level, and can only be accessed by calming the mind. Use all of these to pick the perfect stone.
2) Wait for a Feeling
Sometimes a crystal or gemstone will just stand out to a person. If a stone keeps on grabbing your attention, it might be the right one. Also, some stones will vibrate or give off a form of energy when held by the right person. Be open and observant to this.
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