What Are Chakras? Can Crystals or Gems Help Balance Them?
Illness and disease begin in the mental, emotional, and spiritual energies that are in and around us. Chakras are part of our 'energetic body' as they control and balance these nonphysical energies.
It is important to open and balance all chakras to increase energy flow. This may be accomplished using crystals as healing tools. The better the energy flow, the healthier we become.
An imbalance or block in the flow of energy can cause illness in the system. It can also distort our perceptions, dampen feelings and interfere with a full, happy life.
Chakra Colors and Stones
Many times there is a major energy shift that occurs with gemstone healing. An emotional release, past and current life healing of traumas, and other transforming events can occur.
There can also be a physical and emotional detoxification process that could continue up to a week. The changes are always positive and are usually gentle. Just let yourself become aware of what is happening and allow it.
I have always been intrigued by the 'coincidence' that there are seven major Chakras and seven families or shapes in the Crystal System. I don't believe this has occurred by "accident".
Balance between the chakras promotes health and your sense of well-being. This can be accomplished with the application of therapeutic and metaphysical properties in crystals for the purpose of healing.
There are seven energy spots that make up the major Chakras and each governs the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our lives.
In healing with crystals, aid is given to the areas that may be blocked or excessive to balance the energy flow through our body and assist in our overall well being.
Generally, while color is always a good starting point, many times it is the shape (see the Crystal Systems and You pages) of the crystal that will be of more benefit in bringing about balance in a Chakra.
I used to be puzzled with stone choices my hand was drawn to at different times since the "color" didn't match, but when I later looked up the crystal system the stone was in, it then made perfect sense.
Crystals are placed on chakras, or sites of pain to induce deep relaxation, release stress and pain, and to promote an energy balance. They vibrationally respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body. The constant electrical vibrations of the crystals harmonize, balance, and stimulate these energies.
Please note: the use of crystals and gems is not a substitute for medical treatment or medications. Always continue to work with your Primary Caregiver for any physical condition you may have in addition to using crystal therapy.
Throughout the site you will see the Chakra symbols shown with the description of each gem. These symbols are intended as quick guides to help zero in on what may need energy assistance.
Keep in mind that there will always be exceptions to every "rule". We are each unique and complicated, and it is sometimes just not possible to know anything more than "this is the combination that will help."
If you find you are drawn to one that doesn't match 'general' known uses, don't worry. Trust your instincts. There may be something a particular gem will provide. Don't hesitate to use it. Our earthy friends know best what we need at a particular time to aid in our healing!