Perhaps most people choose jewelry for its decorative effect, to enhance an outfit or to make a personal statement . One way to benefit from the properties of the crystals and
stones is to wear them. The jewelry you wear can help with your personal healing and spiritual development . Often people who have no conscious knowledge of crystal healing will select jewelry set with stones that will have a positive healing effect for them .
Some Crystals and other stones worn as jewelry may need to be cleared occasionally in order for them to continue to help enhance the heal a persons energy field. Some stones do absorb energies from the people and their surroundings.
When you have a particular purpose in mind usually it is best to keep the variety of stones you are wearing relatively limited. Choose stones appropriate for the purpose you want. When you wear a variety of stones at onceyou might want to spend a little focused time and energy to harmonize the stones to work together with you in an optimum way.
Usually treat the whole person first and focus on specific issues after that.
Jewelry is usually easier to select for emotional healing a purpose like counteracting depression or improving
vitality or awakening the ability to give and receive love than for complex physical conditions.
Quartz crystal points are often worn for general protection and well being.
There has been a lot of discussion about the correct way to wear crystal points in pendants but in practice it does not actually seem to make a major difference whether the point is worn point upwards or downwards .
There is a slight increase in the energy field in the direction of the point. Point downward the crystal will help more with grounding and point upwards it will work a bit more on intuition and spiritual issues.
Many people prefer to keep the base of quartz points open by using wire wrap or other open setting .
Metal settings will not normally interfere with the effectiveness of the stone .
You may dedicate or program the jewelry setting to work harmoniously with the stones.
The stone will draw in the appropriate frequencies. These will either permeate the entire aura or will focus on the areas of most need. You can amplify the energy of the crystal if you feel it is appropriate. Some people do feel that larger stones are more effective than small ones.
My experience has been that the size of the stone is not especially relevant to its effectiveness. Though if you have larger stones that is fine as long as you can wear or carry them comfortably.
Crystals can work in much the same way as flower essences and homeopathic remedies work. Eeven a tiny stone can access enough energy for most work. The effect of the energy can be amplified if you feel it is necessary.
The particular location of the stone is also not absolutely critical in most cases.Placing the stone on or near the specific area related to the purpose of treatment is often faster and has a more focused effect.
You can also intensify the effectiveness of treatment directed to a specific area or situation by placing the stones on or near an energy channel, meridian , ao, chakra etc. that is on the path or actively "rules" that area or situation .
Energy will flow to wear it is most needed when it is allowed to do so. You can also direct
and focus the energy from the crystal by intention. Sometimes you will feel that a stone needs to be somewhere that has no pocket or practical place to wear jewelry. Little pouches can be pinned inside clothing for fine tuned
placement . Some people even tape little pouches with the stones onto their body. Using a pouch or fabric wrapper keeps tape residue of the stone.
Pendants and necklaces are worn often for healing or protective purposes. these usually do effect the entire body and energy field .
The length of the chain a pendant is on will help control the strongest effect of the stone. A pendant or necklace resting at the throat chakra might have the greatest effect on communication and creativity and other throat chakra issues but will still provide energy to the entire aura and physical body.
A stone between the throat and the heart can help with issues of defining your personal needs and space and with your deeper connection to spiritual source.
Earrings can help balance throat neck and head energies.
A pendant over the heart can help with heart issues matters of love and spiritual healing.
A stone near the heart will effect your emotional state and ability to feel love and compassion.
A stone over the solar plexus will influence how you use personal energy and the way
your will works with your entire being .
Rings are a way of placing energy over major channels and there are many systems
which have well defined rules about where to wear rings and which stones go where . I do
not have experience with these systems so this is in an exploratory state. Many such systems recommend that you do not wear thumb rings as the thumb represents your personal free will and should be unadorned.
Naval jewelry can have a profound influence on the relationship of personal will to soul purpose and awareness of the Source. One energy teacher I know strongly feels that naval jewelry is depleting . However my experience has been that the people I have known before and after naval piercing have become more grounded ,stable and self confident after the piercing and wearing of belyl rings .
. No book or crystal teacher I have found so far has addressed the specific effects of jewelry used in some of the currently fashionable piercing locations so I have no particular information about the specific energy effects of nose rings , tongue studs or "hood" ornaments. Other than to say that such jewelry does not interfere with Reiki treatments or
other energy work and does not need to be removed for those treatments.
There are some masters of Chi who do feel that piercings and the jewelry worn in piercings can have a depleting or blocking effect on energy flow . My experience has been that visualizing the etheric energy fields as open and structuraly intact will keep them functioning normaly even when there are piercings or injuries.
Many people feel that the stones worn on the left side have to do with receiving energies and that stones worn on the right side will primarily influence projective matters and outside issues.
Your experience may guide you to different colors or stones than the common choces for a specific purpose or location. Some tradidional choices for jewalry for specific purposes include the following. ( these are not by any means "rules ')
Wear blue stones at or near the throat for help with speaking, intuition, inner truth, hearing.
Green or pink stone sat or near the heart.
Yellow near the solar plexus.
Orange at the naval.
Jewelry with crystals and stones is worn for personal adornment but also can be used for all kinds of healing, and magic and comfort.Most of us are familiar with the power bead bracelets that have been a fad from time to time these single strand gemstone bead bracelets are a fun way to wear stones and crystals for therapeutic purposes . These should be of genuine stones. While it is possible to charge plastic and other synthetic materials with healing energies most people can not easily do this
and the energies do not usually remain active for long.
There are an almost infinite number of systems for using jewelery in crystal healing but as usual your own experience and intuition will guide you to the particular ways that are most effective for you.
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