People often wear gemstones for their beauty, but they are also known to have healing and metaphysical properties. There are many different colors and textures, and each gemstone symbolizes or achieves something different. We’ve put together a guide about the healing properties of gemstones, so if that’s something you’re seeking, keep reading.
How To Use Healing Gemstones
There’s not necessarily a right or wrong way to use healing gemstones. Keeping them in the home is one way to use them. Another way is to wear them as jewelry daily, which ensures they’re always in your possession. Choosing a gemstone that aligns with one of the chakras is an option, or you could choose one that symbolizes something you’re seeking in your personal healing journey.
Talismans have been used throughout history in many cultures as objects that intend to protect or heal, and they often incorporate a central healing gemstone. Consider wearing a talisman if you’re seeking the healing properties of gemstones.
Some people place gemstones on the body for around 15 minutes if they choose not to wear it daily. This is also a good time to do some meditation or breathing exercises. Simply choose a gemstone that has healing properties or symbolizes something you seek to improve upon. Place the gemstone wherever you choose on the body and use it to focus the intention of your session. This exercise is believed to help with personal healing, self reflection, and anxiety so give it a try if you’re seeking some relief.
Since gemstones are believed to absorb energy, it’s important to cleanse them regularly. There are a few different ways to cleanse gemstones, depending on how much time you’re looking to spend. To cleanse them relatively quickly, use sage to smudge them. If you’re okay with spending more time on cleansing, you can leave your gemstones out under the moonlight overnight. This is believed to cleanse them, especially under a full moon. The sun can also cleanse gemstones. The next time you cleanse your gemstones, consider leaving them to charge in the sunlight or moonlight.
Examples of Healing Gemstones
Many gemstones are considered healing gemstones. A few that are believed to hold healing properties include pearl, clear quartz, rose quartz, jasper, and amethyst. Each gemstone is aligned with a chakra as well, so consider that when you’re choosing the right gemstone for you.
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