This came across my Facebook feed and I had to share. What a great reminder! Too many people feel guilty when they take care of themselves thinking that means they are selfish. When you take care of yourself you not only feel better but have more to give to others. When you fall in love with taking care of yourself it becomes easy to do.
People have received benefit from Garnet as far back as history can be recorded. It is even said that Noah used a garnet lamp on his ark to illuminate his way through the dark night and floods. Old tales of women sewing this stone in their husbands clothing to help them return safely back home from battle and lands far away indicated that garnet is a stone that protects travels. Garnet is a personal favorite of mine.
A stone used by artists and writers, Garnet helps us to be inspired to utilize our creative abilities. It is one of the stones I'm wearing right now as I write this. If you are familiar with my work, as an Intuitive Coach/Healer, you will know that I teach that we are the creators of our lives, so a gem stone that opens one to joyfully experiencing their own creativity is right up my alley. Supporting the root chakra, Garnet brings in the energy to help promote feeling stabile and secure. When we know we are safe, secure and feel supported it allows us to open up receiving our highest good. Do you feel shy about letting your inner sparkle and shine out? Garnet supports you in feeling comfortable connecting with your inner confidence and sharing yourself in the world. As your inner confidence blossoms, garnet inspires and attracts love. It is a stone known for great passion. Seeking spirituality and passion in your love relationships? Garnet ignites sensuality while reaching spiritual depths and promotes loyalty and commitment. It is not only a stone of love. Those in the business world or in sales are said to open themselves up to greater abundance, prosperity, and attracting more money when wearing garnet.
On the physical level Garnet is said to support the body in many ways. Overall health is said to be boosted by strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation. Balance for metabolism, support for heart, lungs, blood, thyroid, spleen and spine, are all gifts that can occur when working with or wearing garnet.
Energetically garnet cleanses and reenergizes the chakra system. I've already mentioned that Garnet is associated with the root chakra but that is just the primary chakra it helps. Because love and creativity are associated with Garnet, the sacral and heart chakras benefit too.
There are many things to love about this stone of love, Garnet.
Are you seeking a stone to help you raise your vibration? Consider adding a piece of Herkimer Diamond to your crystal or jewelry collection. This dazzling stone, originating from Herkimer New York is a multi purpose powerhouse providing benefits to mind, body, and spirit. Even Angels are drawn to this stone due to the fact that it is a powerful amplifier of light and spiritual energy.
Spiritual seekers, both teacher and student alike are taken to deeper levels of meditation using Herkimer Diamond. As it relaxes the mind, it cleanses and purifies the chakras, supporting energetic flow, and connect to the divine. The Third Eye and Crown chakra especially benefit from using Herkimer Diamond making this stone ideal for anyone learning to or using psychic gifts such as clarivoyance, clairiaudiance, or dream work. Herkimer Diamond is a double terminated quartz and a seeker transformer crystal, supporting our transformation as we grow and evolve thus preventing burnout. Not to mention a perfect stone to help create new beginnings.
It is said to help rid the physical body of toxins, reduce pain, and even clear EMF pollution. It is often used with other stones for its ability to magnify the essence of the stone it is paired with. As if all of this is not enough, it also holds a vibration in harmony with supporting prosperity and financial abundance.
If you would like help "being" in the moment, look no further than Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz honors Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess, so it is fitting that it is a stone which helps to center and ground. Grounding, which is associated with the root chakra, helps promote security and stability. If you find yourself frequently in a state of worry, Smoky Quartz is a good stone to ward off fear and doubt by helping to elevate your mood and restore serenity and calm. If you are grieving it can help provide a sense of comfort. When wearing this stone you can keep peace of mind knowing that it helps to remove negativity and provides provides physical and psychic protection.
When one is at peace it helps the energetic flow of abundance, so it is no surprise that Smoky Quartz is a stone that is known to increase abundance prosperity and good luck.
For the physical body, Smoky Quartz is an overall good stone to promote general good health and wellness. The adrenals, kidneys, and reproductive organs are among those that this stone benefits. It is also known to help reduce pain, including chronic muscular pain and tension of the neck and shoulders.
Letting go of old belief systems and patterns that no longer serve is said to be easier with Smoky Quartz. This even applies to smokers who are ready to give it up, have found that their cravings for nicotine are lessened with this stone.With all the mention of how Smoky Quartz helps the physical body, it must also be noted that is it also a great stone to help with meditation. After all, it does promote peace, as well as acts as as grounding link between the physical and higher self. If you are seeking a stone that gives you a powerful connection to the physical and supports spiritual awakening, Smoky Quartz is calling your name.
When people find out I do Energy Healing a common question that comes up is do you use crystals during the session. It might be surprising to hear the answer is no. This blog provides more information about the work I do. Although I do not use them in the session itself, my home and office are both adorned by the beauty of crystals.
My favorite way to receive the energetic benefit they offer us is through jewelry. The beginnings of my love of crystals and all things sparkly must have started back when I was a small child. Inside a market place my mom often shopped at was a jewelry store. This store also sold raw crystals and gemstones. My mother would browse the jewelry while I was mesmerized by the crystals.
It is probably safe to say I inherited my mother's love for jewelry. A big part of that interest is the properties that each crystal or stone carries. Precious metals such as gold and silver have been documented as used for healing as far back as ancient Egypt, and in the Ayurvedic healing systems of India and history points to similar use of gemstones and crystals as well
If you are interested in natural healing it makes sense. Mother nature has given us plants from which we create herbal remedies. Crystals and stones are also part of the earth. Like the minerals found in your daily multi vitamin, stones from the earth each hold a frequency or vibrational signature that has the potential to help us.
My personal belief is that the crystals themselves do not heal us. But rather the energy they hold helps awaken our own natural healing with the body. The work that I do with clients is all about awakening you to the sacred energy you already carry inside of you that has potential to heal and transform not just the physical body but on all levels. When we come into contact with certain stones their vibration interacts with the vibration of the cells of the body as well as the energetic field.
An easy way to benefit from the support of crystals and gemstones is through jewelry. The act of wearing something beautiful alone can lift your spirits. Wearing jewelry created with gemstones and crystals can promote peace, balance, inspiration, empowerment and so much more. It is with great pleasure to be able offer beautiful gemstone and crystal jewelry to my clients. Watch this space as I will be adding more blogs sharing the gifts different stones can offer as well as an online shop. If you have an interest in purchasing a piece with a certain stone, message me. I'd love to hear which crystals peak your interests and I might already have a beautiful piece in the works.