Crystals and Chakras

“Crystals heal holistically.  That is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of being.  They realign subtle energies and dissolve dis-ease, getting to the root cause.  Crystals work through vibration, rebalancing the biomagnetic sheath that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and activating linkage points to the chakras that regulate the body’s vibrational stasis.  By bringing the chakras back into balance, many states of physical and psychological dis-ease can be ameliorated.” – Judy Hall

A chakra is an energetic wheel, or vortex of energy.  There are seven chakras along the Sushumna Nadi, a pathway of energy that lines the spine starting from the base and extending all the way through the crown of the head.  Crystals are powerful tools for healing and re-balancing the chakras.  This blog will teach you a little bit about each chakra and the gemstone that correlates to that chakra found in the new Tiny Devotions bracelet. 

Muladhara, Root Chakra, Fuchsia Agate

This chakra is governed by the element of earth and connects us to our bodies.  Fuchsia agate is a grounding stone that helps us to balance and stabilize our physical energy.  When we feel stable, safe and secure then the body has a chance to relax and we can release fears that are inhibiting our growth and development.  This stone also helps us to strengthen blood vessels and heal skin disorders, two parts of the body that are regulated by the root chakra. 

Svadhisthana, Sacral Chakra, Carnelian

This chakra is governed by the element of water and teaches us to go with the flow.  Carnelian is a stabilizing stone that helps to stimulate creativity and promote positive life choices.  This chakra is the center of our sensuality, connection to pleasure, joy and desire.  When in excess it can lead to addiction and unhealthy behaviors.  When deficient we can feel stuck and unable to embrace changes that occur in our lives.  Use this stone to heal emotional wounds and replace limiting beliefs with a love and zest for life. 

Manipura, Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine

This chakra is governed by the element of fire and helps us to digest.  When this chakra is operating optimally, we can access our personal power and step into our self-worth, knowing that we are able to manifest our desires.  Citrine is an energizing stone that carries the power of the sun.  Being a stone of abundance, it attracts what we desire in our life including success, prosperity, healthy relationships and positivity.  In general this stone will help to increase self-esteem, encourage self expression, improve motivation and step into a can-do attitude. 

Anahata, Heart Chakra, Green Aventurine

This chakra is governed by the element of air and regulates prana (life-force energy) that circulates throughout the body.  It is the source of love and connection.  Aventurine promotes compassion and empathy, two emotions of the heart chakra.  Green aventurine is specifically known as the heart healer as it promotes emotional wellbeing and a sense of calm.  Anahata means un-struck which signifies that there is a place inside of you that is pure love, joy and bliss.

Vissudha, Throat Chakra, Turquoise

This chakra is governed by the element of sound and teaches us to speak authentically without judgement and listen wholeheartedly without expectation.  Turquoise is a purification stone which helps to balance and regulate the thyroid, ensuring our immune system is working optimally to keep our bodies healthy.  It is known as an overall healer, connecting us with our spirit and enhancing our communication so that we are in alignment with our soul’s purpose.  

Ajna, Third Eye Chakra, Lapis Lazuli

This chakra is governed by the element of space and connects us to our spirit.  When this chakra is open we have a sense of perspective yet are able to make decisions with confidence, trusting we are right were we need to be for our souls journey.  Lapis Lazuli is a thought amplifier.  It helps us to see clearly and understand the meaning in all of our experiences.  It is known to relieve stress so we feel a deep sense of calm and peace in its presence.

Sahasrara, Crown Chakra, Amethyst

This chakra is governed by the element of thought and connects us to the divine.  Amethyst is a cleansing stone that enhances higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness.  It helps us to focus and eliminate mental clutter.  Being a highly spiritual stone, it harmonizes all of our energetic bodies, physical, mental, emotional, while connecting us to the spiritual realm.  It teaches us about the universal wisdom and how to connect to your true nature, love.

I AM is a powerful mantra to use while meditating with this bracelet.  You might choose a series of affirmations that align with the chakras as you scroll through the gemstones.

I am supported

I am creative

I am powerful

I am loving

I am authentic

I am aware

I am connected

These are just examples.  You may want to replace the word after “I am” with an affirmation that speaks to you.  Please note each chakra also corresponds with a color.  You will see that reflected in each of the stones…red for root, orange for sacral, yellow for solar plexus, green for heart, blue for throat, indigo for third eye, and lavender or white for crown.  You can visualize these colors as you meditate.  

All of these gemstones have its own healing properties so while citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra in this blog, you can also use citrine to heal the crown.  

“At a deeper level still, fears around money often stem from a feeling of being unsupported by the universe.  This fear is not merely emotional dis-ease, it is spiritual disconnection.  Citrine’s ability to activate the crown chakra, which is where the spiritual connection is made, could enable you to strengthen your trust in the universe”.  – Judy Hall

Crystals help to heal the root cause of imbalances rather than alleviate the symptom.

So while citrine is traditionally used for digestion, prosperity and abundance, it can also be helpful in healing and rebalancing the entire system.  

Learning about the chakras has transformed my life in a meaningful way.  I am now have a better understanding of energy and can heal blocks that are inhibiting the flow of life from moving through and within me.  

Simultaneously, I have been able to take this knowledge into my relationship with my daughter, understanding which chakra she might be developing as she grows older.

If you have further questions about crystals and their relationship to healing your energetic body, I highly recommend The Crystal Bible written by Judy Hall or Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith.  

Thank you for reading!

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