While I am a Christian and I certainly do NOT believe in the mystical healing powers of crystals and gemstones, I do; however, believe in the physical healing properties of them. Yes, to believe that crystals and gemstones have spiritual healing powers, not only makes them an idol, as in worshiping statues etc., but is considered a practice of witchcraft. This is not the purpose of these beautiful gems. God made everything with a purpose and a use. "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." John1:3. "In His hand are the deep places of the earth;The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land." Psalm 95:4-5. He made the plants, trees, and herbs for our benefit and for His glory, just as He made resins, gemstones, and crystals for our benefit and for His glory. Just as Baltic Amber and hazelwood have physical healing properties, so do crystals and gems. Everything has an energy, you do, I do, rocks do, trees do, etc. An object either gives off a negative energy or a positive energy. Energy comes in the form of "electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear, and can be transformed from one form to another... Everything is Energy, and all Energy has three common elements: 1) a Frequency, 2) a Wavelength, and 3) a Color Spectrum... In the Bible, our Lord, the Creator of ALL things has used all these three common elements in Energy. [For example, He literally spoke the world and all that there is into creation. The power and might that was in the frequency of His voice is how we are all here.] Another example is when the Israelite's were taking what was their's in Jericho. They walked around the City of Jericho for SEVEN days, and SEVEN times, with SEVEN priests with the trumpets up front of the processional, then they yelled and trumpet's sounded at such a high Frequency that the walls fell! Joshua 6:20" (http://annointedwithoil.blogspot.com/2011/05/energy-frequency-is-it-biblical.html). When frequencies are harmonizing together you get balance, and if the body is in balance it can heal itself. Just be careful not to let this notion be your go to for healing, thinking it has some supernatural-spiritual power. The Lord warns us against such beliefs. "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you." Deuteronomy 18:10-12
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That being said, here is a list of 10 "healing" crystals and gemstones and what their specific PHYSICAL healing properties are:
Helps heal heart ailments.
Can help increase libido.
Relieves physical pain.
Especially helpful with menstrual cramps.
Helps the body flush toxins.
Can help balance hormones.
Strengthens the immune system.
Obsidian and Hematite-
Both help alleviate anxiety and stress
Also helps alleviate anxiety and stress.
Aides in overall healing of the body, especially after surgery or trauma.
Citrine and Carnelian-
Both are known to alleviate the body of exhaustion.
Help energize the body.
While technically a resin, and not a stone, Amber carries multiple beneficial properties such as: alleviating pain (hence Baltic Amber teething necklaces).
Helps with focus.
And in adults, can increase the libido.
White Turquoise -
It's a purification stone.
It dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog. (i.e.EMFs).
It helps with exhaustion, depression, and anxiety.
It enhances the immune system by regenerating tissue.
Supports the assimilation of nutrients.
Strengthens the immune system.
Aids in overall healing of the entire body.
It reduces acidity, balances overall PH, and helps heal gout, rheumatism, and inflammation of the digestive track.
Is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Helps detox the body.
Alleviates cramps, and overall pain.
I personally use a couple of these stones for healing for my family and myself. My son wears two Lithuanian Baltic Amber teething necklaces (I especially like these as I am a quarter Lithuanian). He is 15 months and teething horribly lately. Getting molars and k9s at the same time. He has worn a raw unpolished multicolored Amber necklace since he was 2 months old, and recently I purchased a dark Amber polished one for him. I put them around his ankles under socks at bedtime. Since I started doing this with both necklaces, he has been sleeping through the night! (Hurray! Happy dance time! Lol). I myself, wear a hazelwood and Baltic Amber necklace for tension and pain in my neck an shoulders, eczema relief (hazelwood) and acid reflux (hazelwood). It has helped me tremendously. My father's fiancé purchase my necklace for me from Hazelaid, and I purchased one of my son's from them as well. They have a great store on Amazon. Here are the necklaces that my son and I wear.
You can find them here:
Or if you are local you can see Sarah Outlaw, Clinical Herbalist/Clinical Nutritionalist/Nutritional Response Testing Practitioner/Hollistic Health Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey for all your holistic healing needs. (Sarah is amazing and is helping me heal my 8 year old's leaky gut, and hypothyroidism without drugs). I bought my son's second Lithuanian Baltic Amber teething necklace from her office. Find more info here: http://www.nhicsouthjersey.com/
I also recently started wearing my own product I will be launching soon which is a healing essential oil diffusing lava stone and White Turquoise bracelet. Not only is it adorable and goes so perfectly with my hippie-mom style, it really helps me with my occasional joint pain (which is very far and few between thanks to another amazing natural healing remedy you can find in How I Cured My Fibromyalgia). The White Turquoise in this bracelet has also helped alleviate the eczema on my hands, and even alleviates my anxiety. While diffusing energizing oils like Plant Therapy organic orange, or Plant Therapy grapefruit with the bracelet has helped me with my "mom-exhaustion" so much! While diffusing Plant Therapy lavender during stressful times really helps calm my nerves and gives me a sense of peace. (Find out more on the healing benefits of essential oils in the near future in an upcoming collaboration blog). You will be able to find this bracelet in the near future at the Lil' Olive Tree Amazon store opening soon. I will have adult and child sizes. This bracelet is also very gender neutral. Be on the look out for an awesome pre-sale deal for free shipping on the Lil' Olive Tree Facebook page here: https://m.facebook.com/nourishthebodynourishthesoul/ (Give the page a LIKE while you're there!)
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I'm really excited about sharing this beautiful and amazing piece of healing jewelry with you all!
Here's a sneak peak:
I hope this post helped cleared up any confusion or misconceptions my sisters and brothers in Christ may have had. Feel free to comment or message me if you have any questions.
Here are some more Lithuanian Baltic Amber, and other gemstone jewelry options from Hazelaid: