Present within nature are archetypal groups of gemstone and crystalline energy. All gemstones that exist upon Earth are part of the 8 Gemstone Families.
Mother Earth is very simple in the presentation of her creations to us. It is humankind that has made complex, what was once simple and direct.
By gaining an understanding of the 8 Gemstone Families, you will be able to easily classify and identify crystals and stones.
Some gems are part of several categories, such as Ruby; which is a, HEARTSTONE, LIFESTONE and KEYSTONE. Ruby carries a mature Heart chakra energy, as well as being a vehicle for “life-force” or “life fire” energies. It is also one of the gemstone foundations of many civilizations and cultures (hence, a KEYSTONE).
Different colours of the same variety of gemstones may carry different energies. Malachite can fall into one of 3 categories. Dark green varieties of Malachite fall into the TOUCHSTONE category, while the paler shades of green are HEARTSTONES. It was utilized as a sacred KEYSTONE energy in ancient Egypt, Africa and to the Native Americans!
Many gemstones, because of their colour, can be easily recognized as to what family they may be a part of.
Most HEARTSTONES are either green or red (rose to pink).
SUNGEMS or SUNSTONES tend to be yellow or gold in colour, or crystal clear (such as Diamond, Herkimer and Crystal Quartz). As you explore the AORA Gemstone Oracle Cards and utilize them on a regular basis, the 8 Gemstone Family system will become second nature. This will help to simplify and de-mystify gemstone properties and qualities.
Dream stones & Seer stones are those gemstones and crystals that deal primarily with psychic & spiritual development and growth! Dream stones help link us with the deeper levels or realities of our dreams. They are excellent stones to help us consciously enter into the Dreamtime. Jade and Herkimer are two of the consummate Dream stone energies we have on Earth. They are powerful doorways into the magical realm of dreams & visions.
Crystal’s way back
The oldest known systems of healing were developed in India and China around 4000 years ago. While different therapies and exercises emerged from them for example; acupuncture, reflexology, yoga and meditation, the underlying principles are that a healthy body requires a free flow of energy, any impediment to the free flow of this life energy is considered to be the main cause of disease. Crystal healing therapy embraces this ancient wisdom.
Today a growing number of scientists and doctors are openly commenting that crystal healing can help certain conditions and that they appear to be able to influence the vibrational frequency of human tissue. They do, after all, have an energetic frequency of their own, which we make use of in all manner of things; in industry, lasers, computers, watches, liquid crystal displays, solar power and lots more.
Using crystals in healing therapy is a form of vibrational healing or “energy medicine” they are powerful tools when used by a qualified crystal therapist; they help balance the vital life force and bring about optimum health.
Crystal healing therapy is natural and gentle and has no limits.
Each individual client is unique and needs are met by clearing and accelerating the body’s natural ability to heal on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
A complete cleansing of mind, body and spirit.
Crystal Healing Pendulums
Crystal Pendulums come in a variety of crystals, shapes and sizes. They usually have a point, which can be either sharp or blunt.
Pendulums can hang from chains, which can be made of any type of metal, wool, cotton, leather.
Even elastic has been used to hang pendulums from, it does not matter what you used as long as it moves freely.
Crystal Healing Pendulums can be used for clearing, detecting blockages, balancing the chakra.
They are also been used Scrying to locate something that is lost or to decide between solutions (i.e. finding a name for something).
They can be worn as necklaces, you can use them in this way for protection, healing, helping you attain a goal and for any other reason that you require.
Steps to using a crystal pendulum to detect and clear blockages.
1. Hold the pendulum lightly between the thumb and forefinger. Let your wrist relaxed do not tense up.
2. Moved the pendulum to the position on the body that you wish to start.
3. Let the pendulum becomes still, after a moment it and start to move usually in a circular motion. This indicates that the energy is flowing through this area.
4. If it moves from side to side or fails to move, this indicates a blockage that needs to be removed.
5. When this occurs ask the healing crystal to clear the blockage and balance the energy in this area.
6. When this has been done the crystal should move in a circular motion and end come to a stop. It is now time to move on to the next area.
7. Continue in this way until you have covered all the areas that you need to.
8. Go back to the areas that were blocked and note how the pendulum reacts now.
9. Sometimes the areas need to be cleared and balanced more than once to allow the energy to flow freely.