Gemstones and crystals are one of Earth’s most beautiful and mysterious creations. Buried deep across the globe, the precious stones introduced centuries of civilisation to the many beliefs and symbols that were unearthed with them. Where gemstones are said to attract certain emotions and have specific meaning, crystals are energy-charged and are believed to harness life-transforming effects on their bearer. From mood-enhancer to the cure for an illness, here is a deeper look into the power of crystals on health and wellbeing.
Of all the crystals earth harbours, these are the most popular crystals used for well-being.
The Popularity of Crystals
The cultural impact of crystals can be gauged by the rise in popularity of the lifestyle and their presence in pop culture. In recent years, celebrities and major figures across the entertainment and fashion industries have helped popularise the stones and raved about what crystals have done for them. The list includes Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bündchen, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson and Madonna.
Besides celebrities, crystal specialists have grown their platforms and shared their knowledge to educate people on the benefits of crystals. Crystal amateurs and connoisseurs across the globe have also been sharing their experience with crystals in an effort to raise awareness and invite people to join in the movement. The community of crystal owners is growing, and more people are becoming curious about the true power of these mysterious stones.
The Healings of Crystals
Although there is little to no scientific evidence behind the power of crystals, they have become increasingly popular in alternative medicine for both physical and mental health. The overall focus of the claims is that crystals can improve your quality of life, through different aspects. These are the powers some of the most popular crystals are said to harness:
Amethyst: Amethyst is a purifying stone, popular amongst people suffering from sleepless nights and stressful thoughts. It helps to clear up the mind and shoo away negative thinking. On a physical level, amethyst crystals are said to improve hormone production and relieve pain.
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is about restoring balance in relationships. It’s a love stone, for all aspects of love, whether platonic or romantic. It facilitates trust in one another but also encourages self-love and self-worth.
Turquoise: Popular in jewellery and accessories, Turquoise is an “on the go” crystal, a charm to carry with you on the daily. It is a spiritual lifter and has a calming effect on the mind, as well as a boosting effect on the immune system.
Moldavite: Moldavite is said to be one of the most powerful crystals there is. It is a life-transforming crystal, with an energy so strong some people say they can feel it vibrating. Moldavite attracts change and purging, which can lead to drastic changes in one’s life, as it reorientates its bearer to their destined path.
Moonstone: Inducing self-growth and success, Moonstone brings positivity and good fortune into your life. It can be seen as lucky charm and helps you achieve aspirations and goals. Moonstone is also a reassuring presence when starting something new or starting fresh.
Obsidian: The shield crystal, obsidian harnesses a protective energy against outside negativity. It brings out the caring and compassionate qualities of its bearer, encouraging positive emotions and growth.
Placebo or Power?
The culture of crystals comes with a lot of doubt and scepticism. Whether all they trigger is a placebo effect or truly harbour power, is still a mystery. They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, for crystals, results are in eye of the beholder. Some people believe crystals have made a difference in their life, some think they are nothing but a pretty rock – it’s all about personal experience and personal beliefs. It is always important to keep an open mind and remember we all experience life differently, magic crystals and all!
What we can all learn from crystals is that health is everything. Taking care of yourself and doing all you can to preserve your mind and body is extremely important. If crystals can help you improve your mind and quality of life, and bring that certain missing piece in your life then that’s wonderful!