The more you understand about Gemstones and Crystals, the more effective they are.
Here I summary the – in my view – most important aspects about crystals and gemstones.
All the informations are coming of: „The Crystal Bible“ from Judy Hall, if you would like to get deeper informations.
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Crystals were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. Crystals are the earth’s DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution.
At the heart of a crystal is the atom and its component parts. An atom is dynamic, consisting of particles rotating around a center in constant motion. So, although a crystal may look outwardly serene, it is actually a seething molecular mass vibrating at a certain frequency. This is what gives a crystal his energy.
In ancient cultures healing properties of crystals were as important as their ability to adorn.
Crystals still have the same properties today but not all are as flamboyant as gemstones. There are quieter, less outwardly attractive crystals that are nonetheless extremely powerful. Gemstones themselves can easily be overlooked when in their natural, uncut state but their attributes remain the same, if not even more powerful.
With so many crystals to choose from, it can be difficult to know which is the right one for you. If one is gifted to you, it makes it easy. But if you wish one for yourself, you can let your feeling decide or you get a simple overview here.
You want to choose a crystal for a special purpose or occasion? Look up the possibilities and you will discover help to choose exactly the right one. When you find your right stone you can check out the crystal themselves incl. the specific description.
If you don’t know what you want your crystal for, but are attracted to the idea of wearing one, then your birthstone makes a great start.
Crystals today carry the same power and jewelry can be selected not just on the basis of its outward attraction. Wearing crystals or simply having one close proximity, can reduce stress and quiet the mind (Aquamarine), lift dark moods (Sunstone), attract good luck and friendship (Jade) and wealth (Citrine).
Carefully positioned, crystals can change your life. You can choose stones to assist in accomplishing goals (Tiger’s Eye), promote self-realization (Turquoise), and banish fears and insecurities (Labradorite).
You can select one to overcome addictions and blockages (Amethyst) or encourage risk-taking and change (Malachite).
Crystals are excellent for dealing with headache – Lapis Lazuli will quickly draw off a migraine headache. But you need to know from were the headache stems. If it’s caused by stress, Amethyst, Amber or Turquoise placed on the brow will relive it. If it’s food-related, however a stone that calms the stomach, such as Moonstone or Citrine.
If you find that computers have a debilitating effect on you, place a Fluorite cluster or a piece of lustrous Lepidolite beside it, and you will be amazed at the difference in how you feel – and your computer will work more in harmony with you.
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Dedicating and programming your crystal helps them to work more efficiently. It is part of the ritual of working with crystals. As crystals are powerful beings in their own right, they need to be approached with respect. If you do this, they will be only too pleased to cooperate with you.
This are my "5 Steps" to program your very own Nalina Bracelet.
If you want to know more about the "Programming" look it up here.
5 Steps to program your Nalina Bracelet
- ♥ Take a quiet moment.
- ♥ Ensure that this is the right crystal on your bracelet for your intention.
- ♥ Put your bracelet in your dominant hand.
- ♥ Consider your purpose - be specific.
- ♥ Say out loud: "I program this bracelet for (your purpose)."
Of course you can repeat this process as often as you feel like.
For every new programming re-energize your Nalina Bracelet under the power of the moon.
Cleaning & Energizing
Placing the crystal in the light of the sun or moon for a few hours can also recharge it’s batteries provided it is not a stone that fades in sunlight and care is taken not to focus the rays were they could start a fire - remember that the light from the sun moves as the day processes.
Taking the time to cleanse your crystals is extremely important. Crystals are efficient absorbers and transmitters of energy. One of their functions is to cleanse and transmute negative energies. If you leave your crystal to do this without regular cleansing, most become saturated and unable to do their work, though a few are self-cleaning.
Crystals need to be cleaned, when you buy them and after wearing or using for healing. Always cleanse jewelry that comes to you from someone else, as it can hold their negative vibrations and pass them on to you.
Crystals are not friable or jointed can be held under running water or immersed in the sea or salt water. As you do so, hold the intention that all negativity will be washed away and the crystal reenergized.
A few crystals never need cleansing. Citrine, Kyanite and Azeztulite are self-cleaning. Clear Quartz and Carnelian cleanse other crystals, and are especially useful for delicate and friable stones, but may need cleaning themselves afterwards.
I recommend to charge your Nalina Jewelry in the moonlight overnight or keep them in a bag with a cleansing crystal, like Clear Quartz or Carnelian.