Updated: Jul 17
It's week seven of Massage School already and a LOT of exciting and interesting things have happened this week! Just one of the things that happened this week was a trip some of the ladies in class took to a stone shop. I love the range of people in my class as they go from fitness/injury treatment all the way to holistic health and energy feel. I want to focus today on the holistic/energy side with a little information about crystals 🤪🔮 Some of you don't believe in crystals, some do, and I'm somewhere in the middle. Based on my research I think I'm drawn to the Citrine Crystal! Crystals are known as the most orderly structure in nature, having the lowest order of entropy/disorder. They retain information throughout their existence and pass this information on to whoever is in contact with them. They are known as a timeless data base of knowledge as they absorb information ranging from a pattern of weather to an ancient ceremony. This is why people should be aware of where their crystals come from, what energy they contain(good or bad energy), and what they will be used for good or bad purposes. Crystals are used for healing purposes, meditation, spiritual advancement, protection, to harness the strength and power within yourself, or for decoration, just to name a few. Some believe that certain crystals interact with a individuals electromagnetic field, which gives specific crystals more significance from one person to the next. In short... Crystals are balanced, they emit energy frequencies, and store a tremendous amount of information. Here is a list of the eight most common crystals and what they're power is: 1. Black Obsidian comes from the Root Chakra and helps keep you grounded. It is typically used at the end of the day by placing it on your nightstand, in your pillowcase or holding it in your hand as you fall asleep to help Ground yourself at the end of the day. It comes from regions in United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Kenya and anywhere with high amounts of volcanic activity. 2. Carnelian Crystals comes from the Sacral Chakra and provides emotional support for girls and women, especially those struggling with infertility. It helps women accept, respect, value, and be in-tune with their maternal side. It comes from regions in India, Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, and some places in the U.S.
3. Citrine Crystal comes from the third Chakra, the energetic power center. This helps you embrace your inner power and is associated with creativity and wealth. It helps you stand firm in your personal power, self-confidence and establishing healthy boundaries in your life. It is a great stone for anyone focusing on success in their career/business and the confidence to find your voice. This stone can be found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Argentina, Bolivia, France, Myanmar, Namibia, Scotland, Spain, Uruguay, and Zambia.
4. Rose Quartz activates the heart chakra to promote positive energy. It enhances self-love, love for others whether it be family, friends or romantic love. It also raises self-esteem, restores confidence, helps with emotional balance and releases stress, tension and anger. This stone can be found in the U.S. Germany, Brazil, Madagascar and India.
5. Lapis Lazuli Crystal comes from the fifth Chakra, the throat, and helps with those struggling with public speaking, finding your voice and speaking your truth with confidence, ease and grace. Take this stone with you when speaking to a large group of people and let your anxieties release into the stone. This stone can be found in Brazil, Uruguay, India, Madagascar and the U.S. 6. Clear Quartz comes from the seventh Chakra, the crown or head, and is known for its healing properties. It amplifies the energy, thoughts and vibrations of other crystals. It's helps you trust your intuition, embrace your spiritual side and helps give you guidance. It can be seen as the Frankincense of the stones as it enhances the power of the other stones. Put it with your other stones to release their full potential. This stone can be found in Brazil, Swiss Alps, Himalayas, Peru, Madagascar and the U.S. 7. Amethyst stone is great for getting rid of negative energy. It is a combination of the third eye and Crown Chakras. It helps us tap into our intuition and connect us to our spiritual side of higher level of existence. One interesting thing about Amethyst that separates it from the others is that it is safe to get wet and many people actually place it in a bottle of water and drink the water. This stone can be found in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, Argentina, Zambia and the U.S.
8. our last crystal is the Chrysocolla Crystal and it is associated with the heart and throat Chakras. It helps women embrace their feminine power through strong communication, self-expression, empowerment, and education. It stimulates mind-calming effects and emphasizes the power that our words and actions have on those around us. It encourages compassion and strength of character. It also helps with discernment, analytical and intuitive abilities. This stone can be found in Israel, Zaire, Chile, England, Mexico, Peru, Russia and the U.S. Which stone best describes you as you are today and which stone would you consider getting to help you with your struggles? Share your thoughts and feelings about stones and any stories you might have with your experience with stones!