Are my gemstones aware, sentient, and communicative entities?
Although their awareness is more akin to the group thinking that exists in the plant and animal kingdom, gemstones are in fact alive and can be readily engaged with. Our precious gemstone allies vibrate at a much different rate than we do, so you must learn how to work with them. It’s like learning a brand new language. A new vibrational way of interacting, if you will.
While it may seem that some people have been blessed with a natural receptivity to gemstone magic and healing, while others see nothing but a bunch of pretty rocks, the beautiful thing is that no matter what, all gemstones genuinely want to work with you!
Why should I care about gemstones?
Gemstones can be flat out gorgeous works of art, born from the creative emanations of Mother Earth, but their beauty is only the tip of the iceberg.
Stones embody various aspects of the Creator. The gemstone world is but one step of many in an ascending, spiraling and glorious ladder of evolving consciousness and intelligence that begins to vibrate more rapidly as it grows in refinement towards the inevitable goal of Higher intelligence and divine awareness. I believe in a divine Creator. I believe that this source of energy, intelligence, and creativity exists at the end of the rainbow. Beyond that what can be known. Beyond us. You may choose to refer to this creative force as Source. But any name will suffice as long as it is spoken, thought, or written with a sense of reverence.
There is nothing Source desires more than to commune with you, to know you, and to be known by you. I believe Source created all the gems and minerals in existence and assigned each one a unique vibrational fingerprint to represent various aspects of its glorious self. When we work with crystals we are in fact responding to an open invitation to decode these fingerprints, to sense and feel the imprint of Source in all things, to work with its energy, chart it, and learn from it. And ultimately, to share this knowledge.
How do I care for my stones? What do I do if my crystal breaks?
Let’s say you’ve been working with a specific stone, meditating with it, incorporating it into ritual, paying attention to it, listening closely for any messages…and then all of a sudden it breaks. And not because you dropped it on the kitchen floor or because someone accidentally knocked it over. The thing literally broke. Maybe it actually exploded. Why did this happen? And what do I do now?
There are many reasons why gemstones break.
And there are many responses depending on the way your gemstone broke. The first thing you should know is that stones break for a reason. And it may have nothing to do with you. We are surrounded by toxicity. It’s everywhere. Our gemstones work to bring alignment and balance to our lives, and often they just can’t handle the levels of toxicity which exist in our modern reality. So, they literally become saturated with toxic energy and give out. Know that they gave everything for you and acknowledge them for it. You may bury the fragments if you desire but make sure to give them thanks. Or if you don’t want to part with your favorite stone, you can smudge it with white sage or place it outside in the light of day for it become recharged. Remember that stones can become ‘tired’ if you work with them too often, so pay attention and clean and recharge them as necessary.
Do you use your crystals for healing? This makes a significant difference.
If your crystal breaks, shatters, or explodes while doing energy work you should not continue using it for healing. The crystal served its purpose and its integrity has been compromised. A gemstone ally that breaks during any kind of healing work has absorbed considerably negative energy. You don’t want to use that crystal for healing again. Keep it around if you wish, but make sure to acknowledge it and give it thanks. Again, use your intuition. If it feels safe to keep it, do so. Otherwise consider burying it in the Earth. You may even want to plant some roses in the same spot. How beautiful would that be?
There are a few more reasons why crystals can break.
It’s possible that they simply do not resonate with your particular vibration, which is absolutely fine. There are no mistakes, you’re simply being guided to a more appropriate stone. Perhaps your crystal served its purpose and was ready to move on. It’s also possible that you are meant to share that crystal with another who could benefit from its healing properties. Gemstones are meant to be shared after all.
When working with gemstones it is important to be clear about your intentions, commit to the hard work, and realize that your gemstone ally is just that—a trustworthy, supportive friend who will lovingly accompany you on your journey, but who cannot do the work for you.
Each stone carries its own metaphysical properties.
Gemstones emit powerful and unique energetic vibrations that impact how you feel, sense, and interact with your environment. You should select your stones based on their individual properties and to align with your specific intentions. Energy work is work after all, and just like in all your romantic endeavors, visual attraction alone will not always get you the results you desire. Simply put, there is no room for superficiality or mediocrity when it comes to energy work.
If there is a stone you are immediately drawn to, pay attention. It may be a subconscious realization of an unexpressed need. Don’t ignore your instincts. As you raise your own vibration, you will become more in touch with, and more readily able to use, your own intuition as a guide. Give yourself time, and recognize that energy work is a process and a skill that you can develop and hone over time.
Every crystal has a unique mineral structure that aligns with sacred geometry which affects how that crystal interacts with your specific energy or goals.
Crystals contain hexagonal, tetragonal, isometric, trigonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, triclinic, or amorphous inner structures which align with the Platonic Solids. These are the basic building blocks of life and represent different aspects of the Creator. These structures are echoed throughout nature – even within your body – and affect the way that crystal works on metaphysical levels. For example, hexagonal crystals tend to be the most powerful healers, while isometric or cubic minerals are excellent conductors of energy.
Crystals have magical correspondences and vibrate with specific numbers and astrological signs.
There are stones you should work with based on your birthday and astrological sign. For example, each sign has a ‘totem stone’ that is aligned with the astrological energies of the stones. And each month of the year also has a correspondence. Keep this in mind when you are choosing stones to align with specific intentions. The more deliberate you are, the more precise you will align with the desired vibration.
Gem Blessings, loved ones.