Colorful beauties that enhance the mind, body and spirit
The vast universe of colored gemstones has fascinated mankind for centuries. But when it comes to these eye-catching minerals, they are so much more than gorgeous jewelry embellishments.
Just about every culture holds gemstones in high regard – believing they possess metaphysical properties that can heal ailments, strengthen resolve and ward off bad vibes and evil people. And, while there’s no scientific proof of these ‘powers’, gemstones have been used as alternative medicines for years to aid the mind, body and soul.
It’s all about the stones’ vibrations. When we align them to our own, we introduce a flow of energy into our bodies that helps manifest the attributes we seek. And, when you couple those vibrations with specific intentions, the power amplifies.
Here are a few of my favorite semi-precious gemstones and the magnificent metaphysical ‘powers’ they yield:
Citrine: Citrine offers a natural, energetic pick-me-up. Known as the Merchant’s Stone, it increases the flow of money and is great for business owners. It also encourages spiritual joy and spreads positive energy and light. It inspires confidence and clear mindedness, and gives ample energy to pursue your goals.
Amber: Amber is one of the oldest and most coveted gemstones, although it’s not a stone at all. It’s an organic gem made from protective tree resin that has fossilized over millions of years. It’s a natural purifier and is said to draw pain and disease away from the body.
Lapis Lazuli: Lapis is the Great Wisdom Keeper stone. If you’ve ever had trouble making decisions, this is a good one for you. It enhances wisdom, intuition and truth, and helps deepen your connection to self. You’ll be able to truly look at yourself and uncover your truths.
Opal:“Whatever you say to me bounces off of me and sticks to you!” We’ve all heard that warning. But Opals truly mean it! This reflective beauty is known as the Karma stone. It can absorb bad vibrations and send them hurling back to the source. It’s very protective in that way. But, be mindful of your energy when wearing this stone. It has a way of reminding us that we get back the same energy we put out.
Turquoise:This stone of protection will help you fight against exhaustion, depression and panic attacks. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying characteristics. Plus, it can help you attract friends.
Amethyst:This wealth-enhancing stone amplifies intuition, spirituality and meditation. It helps to guard against physical attacks and can keep the mind and spirit calm. And, if you suffer from nightmares or insomnia, keeping a stone by your bedside should help.
Carnelian: When you’re ready to make some bold power moves, grab some Carnelian. It will help you put plans to action with confidence and reveal your hidden talents. It encourages harmony between mental focus and creativity.
Sugilite: Considered a deeply spiritual stone, Sugilite heals emotional distress and encourages peace of mind. It is associated with spiritual growth and helps show you how to live authentically. You’ll discover your more courageous and bold self, and will be determined to follow your passions and live your truths.