SHAMANIC STONES AND CRYSTALS FOR HEALING THE CHAKRAS

What are Shamanic Stones?

The use of healing stones dates back throughout the centuries, following some cultures since ancient times. In the beginning it was the beauty of many of the stones that first drew peoples attention. Once they began to use the stones they realized the healing stone meanings, as they saw there were many more benefits from using them.

Crystal healing is based on the belief that stones or crystals have a natural healing frequency that can be activated to contribute to moving or balancing energy around them. In the case of chakra stones, the vibrational signature of each crystal corresponds or resonates with specific chakras.

One may use intention and the intuition to activate the healing power of the stones. Active imagination or visualizations could help in accessing the space in which one can use stones or crystals in combination with chakra healing. Energy is channeled and magnified through the crystal. It then affects or enters in resonance with the vibration or frequency of the chakra you're focusing on.

Your Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the Earth element.  It holds our issues around money, survival, and stability.  The color is Red.

Red Jasper is known as the supreme nurturer. It sustains and supports you during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life.  Jasper reminds us to help each other.

Red Jasper carries a strong spiritual grounding vibration, resonating at the sacral base and earth chakra. It creates a strong connection to the earth as this is extremely helpful for emotional balance and spiritual grounding. It also gives insight into personal difficulties and provides a strong sense of stability.

Red Jasper is gently stimulating.  It’s grounding energy rectifies unjust situations.  Red Jasper brings problems to light before they become to big and provides insights into the most difficult situations.  It makes an excellent worry bead, calming the emotions when held within your hand. Placed under your pillow while sleeping, it helps your dream recall. Red Jasper stimulates the base chakras and assists rebirthing. It cleans and stabilizes your aura, as it strengthens its boundaries. This is a stone of health, strengthening and detoxifying your circulatory system, primarily the blood and liver.

Your Sacral Chakra is located at the top of your sacrum/ base of your navel and is associated with the Water element.  It holds our issues around sexual blocks and / or excessive desires, emotions and ability to go with the flow.

Carnelian grounds and anchors you in the present reality.  A stabilizing stone with high energy, it is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity.  It is useful for dramatic pursuits.  Carnelian has the ability to cleanse other stones.

Carnelian imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life and removes fear of death. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters.  Carnelian is useful for overcoming all types of abuse.  This stone helps you to trust yourself and your perceptions.  It gets to the bottom of what makes you tick, overcomes negative conditioning, and encourages steadfastness.

Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception.  It removes extraneous thoughts in meditation and tunes daydreamers into everyday reality.  It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy.  Emotionally, this stone is a powerful protector against envy, rage and resentment, yours or other people’s. It calms anger and banishes emotional negativity, replacing it with a love of life.

Your Naval Chakra is located behind the naval on the spinal column.  It associates with our power, will, stamina and connects to the Fire element.  Citrine enables manifestation to take action in our lives.  This area when out of balance can hold fear, worry and doubt.

Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator.  Carrying the power of the sun, this is an exceedingly beneficial stone.  It is warming, energizing, and highly creative.  This is one of the crystals that never needs cleansing.  It absorbs, transmutes, dissipates, and grounds negative energy and is therefore extremely protective for the environment.  Citrine energizes every level of life.  As an aura protector, it acts as an early warning system so that action can be taken to protect oneself.  It has the ability to cleanse the chakras, especially the solar plexus and navel chakras.  It also activates the crown chakra and opens intuition.  Citrine cleanses and balances the subtle bodies, aligning them with the physical.

Citrine is one of the stones of abundance.  This dynamic stone teaches how to manifest and attracts wealth and prosperity, success, and all good things.  Citrine is a happy generous stone and encourages sharing power to impart joy to all who behold it.  Gloom and negativity have no place around Citrine.  It is a useful stone for smothering group or family discord.

Your Heart Chakra is located behind the heart on the spinal column.  It is associated with the Air element and governs our ability to love, have compassion and empathy.  It can hold blocks around emotions of sadness, grief and loneliness.  Healing of the heart chakra provides an opening to move and share our gifts with acceptance and sincerity to those we encounter.

Aventurine is a very positive stone of prosperity.  It has a strong connection to the devic kingdom of nature spirits and is used to grid gardens or houses against geopathic stress.  Wearing Aventurine absorbs electromagnetic smog and aids in protecting you against environmental pollution.  This crystal defuses negative situations and turns them around. Aventurine reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. It promotes compassion, empathy and encourages your perseverance. It takes you back into the past to find sources of dis-ease.

Aventurine stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity. It sees alternatives and possibilities, especially those presented by other people. This stone brings together the intellectual and emotional bodies.  Aventurine promotes a feeling of well being.  It balances male-female energy and encourages regeneration of the heart.  Spiritually, Aventurine protects the heart chakra, guarding against psychic attacks of your heart energy.

Your Throat Chakra is located at the base of the neck on the spinal column.  It is associated to our voice and our ability to speak our truth.  It is connected to the element of the Ether and the color Blue.  It bridges our heart and mind to be more integrated and balanced.

Sodalite unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing information from the higher mind down to the physical level. This stone instills a drive for truth and an urge toward idealism, making it possible to remain true to yourself and stand up for your beliefs. This stone helps to build self esteem and it calms any panic you may be feeling about talking in front of a group of any size. If you are a public speaker and are prone to anxiety or fear about speaking in front of a group this stone’s vibration will aid you in a balanced way.

An excellent stone for the mind, Soladite eliminates mental confusion and intellectual stagnation.  It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuitive perception. It also enhances verbalization of feelings.  As it calms the mind, it allows new information to be received.  Soladite stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind-sets, creating space to put new insights into practice.

Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the mid-brain at the pituitary gland.  It is associated to our ability to perceive and intuit higher states of awareness.  It is the color purple.

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration.  It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy to love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers.

Throughout history, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has a sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes addictions and blockages of all kinds. The Amethyst has also been said to ease headaches and release muscle tension. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens you into another reality.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate.  When you meditate, it turns thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding.  Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your facilities.  Amethyst strongly enhances creativity, spirituality, relaxation, meditation, psychic abilities, spiritual awareness, contentment, peace, forgiveness, and receptivity.

Your Crown Chakra is known as the one thousand petal lotus flower located at the top of the head unfolding the eternal and infinite nature of spirit.  It connects us to the universal collective conscious energies that link us to our highest potential in the spiritual realm.

Lepidolite is extremely useful in the reduction of stress and depression. It halts obsessive thoughts, relieves despondency, and overcomes insomnia. Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful in stabilizing mood swings. It is excellent for overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependency, supportive qualities in releasing from additions and complaints of all kinds.  Known as a stone of transition, it releases and reorganizes old psychological and behavioral patterns, inducing change.

When Lepidolite takes mica-like form its properties are greatly amplified, in this form it is has the most efficient absorbing quality. Lepidolite clears electromagnetic pollution. It dissipates negativity. It activates the throat, heart, third eye chakras and the intellect. It opens the crown chakra, clearing blockages and bringing cosmic awareness. This stone aids in shamanic or spiritual journeying and accesses the Akashic Record.  It tunes you in to thoughts and feelings from other lives that are creating a blockage in your life now. It can take you forward into the future.