Semi-precious stones for your well-being
Gemstones that heal, protect, and center
Formed by the earth millions of years ago, crystals have an extraordinary ability to absorb, emit, and amplify the energies around us, making them powerful tools in the pursuit of health and wellness. Healing stones are where geology and mysticism intersect, and it was this almost empirical grounding that drew me, an analytic Virgo, towards them.
During a day trip to the Dandenong Ranges in Australia one summer, I happened by a quaint mystic shop just around the corner of the town square. Mahogany tables were scattered around the room, cluttered with bowls of stones in every color imaginable. Some seemed to call out to me, feeling warmer or cooler than the rest. Those were the ones I picked out, the first in my growing collection.
I’ve always believed in energies guiding us throughout our paths in life. At the time, I was desperately looking to treat an artist’s block that had been plaguing me for the past year. The heavily shawled lady at the counter said my aura was blocked by so many negative energies. She said carrying the stones in a little pouch with me everywhere I go would help.
True enough, though my pockets are weighed with tiny crystals, I feel lighter than when I’m without them. Their colors inspire me not only to believe I am worthy of good energy but also to strive toward enlightenment and creativity.