Healing Crystals experiment
Does anyone here incorporate crystals in their natural medicine kit?
Now before our skeptics scoff at New Age woo-woo, it's worth noting that most cultures have traditions going back to ancient times of using certain stones for healing and other purposes. The idea has only become unfashionable in Euro-American society in the last two hundred years or so. The New Agers are just building on a very old idea, and I've been wondering if there might be something to it after all.
So I've been experimenting the past couple months, in an effort to lift myself out of the winter doldrums and get more energy and motivation to be up and doing. I've got some beautiful pieces of carnelian, jasper and quartz (which ancient Greeks and Romans thought to be energy boosters) that I kept beside my chair and bed for a couple weeks--and did begin to notice feeling more energy and a better mood despite the miserable weather. Put the crystals away for a few days, and the space felt very empty without them. Tried living with some crystals that the New Agers claim are calming and good for sleep for a couple more weeks to see if that would have a different feel, and felt myself sliding down into the dumps again.
To see how much this might be a purely psychological effect, I gathered some pretty stones from my property, insisting to myself that since these came from the bit of land I love dearest in all this world, these stones would be just as strengthening as the carnelian, quartz and jasper. But they weren't......I didn't get much of anything from them.
So I got the carnelian, quartz and jasper back out, and my spirits and energy level are beginning to rise again. There's no doubt these crystals are lovely toys, both tactile and visual--beautiful colors, interesting shapes and textures, fun to hold in your hand, turning to watch the light play on them. That in itself will lighten the winter blues some. But there also seems to be more to it than that. The crystals do seem to have a subtle energy about them, different from one type to another. I don't think I'm just imagining that, but I'm too much a skeptic myself to be entirely certain.
So I was wondering if we do have any among use who do use crystals regularly in this way and could shed some light on the matter........
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