The Healing Power Of Hematite
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral (not a crystal) with a very unique look that is hard to confuse with any other stone. The name hematite comes from the latin word “blood stone”, because when it’s found naturally and broken open, it has a layer of rust on the inside. For this reason alone, hematite was used for many years as a treatment for blood disorders. With modern day treatment, however, it turns completely black. With its smooth feel and beautiful glimmer, this stone is quite eye catching and almost calls out to be touched and looked at.
Hematite‘s Healing Power
Hamatite has a number of important healing properties that have been known and utilized for thousands of years:
- Physical– blood disorders (anemia), stress, insomnia, bringing cooling energy to the body (Feng Shui) and anxiety relief are all typical uses of hematite.
- Mental– Since hematite is known for balancing the body, it’s known for helping with creativity, logic, lowering negativity, and boosting self esteem.
- Spiritual– Hematite is probably the most common stone used to balance and calm people in energy work. This is because hematite is very grounding, and helps to keep the mind focused on the moment. This stone is considered to be closely related to the root chakra.
How to Use Hematite
Since hematite is such a powerful grounding energy, it’s great to use when things are overwhelming or you feel like you can’t think straight.
When using hematite, it’s best to wear it on the skin (like a mala or bracelet), but you can also place it in the four corners of your room or even in your pockets. You can even bring hematite with you on business trips, when meeting clients, or into your office. Getting in a habit like that will help you attune to the natural healing energy of the stone and keep you grounded and even minded all day.
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