Let me start by saying, I am not a blogger. I know nothing about blogging. I was never interested in blogging…until I realized I may have information that people might find interesting.
The information I share is from my own experiences and research. I am a data-driven person. I want to know what is factual and what can be proven by research. I simply want to know what is true. And how do you know it’s true. Who is providing the information? Where did they get the information from and why are they interested? Can I trust the source?
I began learning about healing crystals several years ago. I cannot remember what prompted my journey with healing crystals, but I do remember I was initially skeptical, very skeptical. My initial thoughts questioned quite simply the power of a stone. These rocks, crystals, stones, or whatever you choose to call it, have the power to heal? As I searched for books and literature in various metaphysical retail stores, I noticed a common thread among the other shoppers. It became obvious that the people who believed in the healing crystals were in deep. They were all in but none of those people appeared to be rich. My thoughts were, “If these crystals could be used to fix what’s broken in your life, I was broke and could use mountains of cash. Point to the crystal that can make me unbroken and skinny.”
To be convinced of the power of these to pretty rocks, I wanted to see cold, hard data on the research performed. I was looking for the meat and potatoes of the data. I wanted to read what researchers found to be factual. I wanted to research from multiple scientists, and I wanted to cross-reference their data then check their educational, vocational, and political backgrounds. I found nothing.
I looked for data from the doctors who treated the patients who used healing crystals. What have their doctors found? What were their opinions on the use of these rocks for healing? Every piece of information I came across stated that there was no scientific proof that these beautiful rocks healed people. So, these beautiful rocks had healing properties but no proof? Not one piece of research supporting the healing properties of gemstones.
Then, what is all the hype about? I have seen people walking around with boulders around their necks. Big, huge, crystal quartz wrapped in copper being worn as a necklace. These people didn’t look crazy. They must know something, right? Well, this is what I discovered.
There is evidence dating back 60,000 years that proves stones, fossils, and ivory was worn as ornaments by ancient man, and there are medical articles written from the 12th - 18th centuries, describing the use of crystals in the treatment of certain diseases and mental conditions. Ancient cultures used healing gemstones for multiple reasons.
Uses for Crystals & Stones throughout History
Throughout human history, crystals, gemstones, stones were commonly used in the traditional practices of many ancient cultures. The most common uses for crystals were for protection, healing, and spiritual guidance.
Crystals were used regularly for physical and spiritual protection in ancient Egypt. The stones were used to form tools and weapons. Ancient Greek warriors would grind up crystals to rub onto their bodies before the battle. They believed the powder from the stones help them to become stronger, more powerful, and less vulnerable. Ancient Chinese believed that jade protected them from bad luck.
Jade was believed to be a powerful healer in ancient China and to this day continues to be a preferred healing stone. Ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks used crystals and gemstones in various amulets and jewelry for healing purposes. It was believed crystals transform energy within your body to restore balance. The negative energy is believed to be absorbed or removed from the body. The positive energy is then channeled into the body, mind, or spirit to align things within to work in harmony.
For centuries in the Hindu culture, crystals have been regarded as “energy amplifiers” that can improve a person’s energy balance and his ability to connect (spiritually) with nature.
Ancient Egyptians used crystals for tools, weapons, medicine, make-up, physical and spiritual protection.
The Bible mentions healing crystals a couple of times. I found descriptions in Exodus and Revelations. In Exodus Aaron was to be fitted for a sacred garment’. A garment fit for a priest.
Exodus 28:17 - 21
17 Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite, and beryl; 18 the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 19 the third row shall be jacinth, agate, and amethyst; 20 the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx, and jasper. [b] Mount them in gold filigree settings. 21 There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
In Revelations, the description of the New Heaven and New Earth was described using healing crystals.
18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. [f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
Upon my introduction to healing crystals, I did not find the meat and potatoes of the data I was hoping to find. What I found was so much better!!! My ancestors used healing crystals for EVERYTHING!!!! IF I can do nothing else in this life, please, allow me to walk in the steps of my ancestors.
Now, I am the believer that is in deep. I still do not have mountains of cash, but I do have abundance. I have plenty. I have plenty of people to love and plenty of people who love me. I have an abundance of peace, joy, and happiness. My loved ones are healthy and happy and that is worth more than silver and gold.