My shopping cart
Your cart is currently empty.Continue Shopping
Let me ask you this...are you a believer in the power of gemstones and crystals? Do you have a personal journey or experience with them that makes you a devoted member of the crystal obsessed fan club or do you just wonder if it's all a bit far fetched?
As someone who creates jewellery for people in all walks of life I'm very aware that there will be mixed views and beliefs on the healing and protective aspect of gemstones and crystals.
I'm sure nearly EVERY one of us will have come across someone who swears by the benefits of using them in daily life. Some of us are highly spiritual and connect closely with crystals, whilst others will think it's complete nonsense but love to wear gemstones for their aesthetic values. There's also many who WANT to believe and have a vague knowledge or belief in their powers, but remain sceptic. I can relate to this as this used to be me!
Whatever your thoughts, there is no right and wrong as far as I'm concerned as it's a very personal thing that cannot be quatified by science or fact.
If you are intrigued or maybe on the fence when it comes to all things crystal healing and 'woo woo' then I hope this blog will stir some interesting thoughts for you.
Personally, I only have my own experience of crystals to call upon, which is why I would never claim to be an expert or make healing promises about my product to my customers. The more I learn and experience however, the more I feel compelled to create designs that share these precious commodities with the world.
According to experts, crystals act as a power hold for healing as they allow positive, fruitful energy to flow into the body and do away with the negative, toxic energy. Like other forms of alternative therapy, crystals work by channelizing your energy levels, thereby, focus on healing your body from the inside.
'We are all made from stardust... and so are crystals!'
Crystals’ vibrations are said to arise from the unique way their atoms and molecules move and interact, says Amy Mercree, holistic health expert and author of The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate Your Spirit. These vibrations and energies can then supposedly affect our human bodies—and minds.
My Journey (Vlog Below!)
As someone who has suffered with the crippling fatigue and pain of fibromyalgia and ME for 20years, I relentlessly sought out various holistic healing methods. I realised that medication wasn't the answer and opened myself up to a fascinating spiritual healing journey of positive thinking, meditation, law of attraction, grounding techniques, energy medicine, vegan diet and you guessed it... CRYSTALS!
I must be honest and say that crystals were just one part of a consistent daily routine that has brought me to this stage of recovery. I had always been drawn to working with crystals and wore a lot of crystal jewellery but it was energy healing practitioners that first introduced me to the greater power of these pretty rocks.
Any one who has experienced the benefits of Reiki or Chakra balancing meditation may understand the magic and personal connection you can nurture with these treasures of our earth.
I think there are many of us who would find it hard to believe that anything born of this earth could NOT have healing benefits. I look at it this way... just like trees and flowers give us essential oils, nutrients and healing ingredients, is it so unbelieveable that the ground from which they grow could contain something just as valuable and holistic?
Since they are all naturally extracted, they harness the energies of the sun, moon, and oceans (all-natural healing energies) to improve our state.
There is now growing evidence amongst scientists and the chronically ill that grounding energy or 'earthing' as its also known has the ability to imporve conditions like chronic fatigue, inflammation, pain and muscle damage. (I practice this regularly). Earths electrical charges are chenneled through the body by barefoot contact with the ground. If that kind of healing energy can come from the ground then for me anything sourced from that earth is good enough for me to believe in its powers!
Just the idea of something SO beautiful forming beneath our feet, trapped in dense dark rocks seems like magic. I remember seeing rustic rock formations and crystals for the first time in cardiff museum, and being fascinated at the contrast of the intensely intricate sparkly structures growing out from the dull, matte foundation. What struck me the most was the ENERGY in that room.
My own experience of the vibrational energy of crystals has come from holding them in my hand whilst meditating, and I have become more atuned to the sensations and shifts in thoughts that I get. Just as I have when I have had treatments with reiki practitioners who have laid stones on my body. There are sceptics and scientists who will say that this is a placebo effect, but say for arguments sake it is... does that still not bring relief and relaxation?
Once I have sensed which palm crystals connect with me most, I will choose jewellery pieces that use that particular stone. The connection is not as poweful for me but it does give me peace of mind to know I have the right crystal to balance my energies so close to my body at all times. We spend so much of our time indoors, hidden away from nature and so I surround myself with crystals and plants to keep me conected us with earths energies. Your crystals can also act as a reminder of the intentions you have set for yourself.
For me crystals are also symbolic. If you believe in setting intentions for the universe to manifest, they are a well known connection to source.
I have learnt from various sources that we should "program" our crystal. It's recommended we sit quietly, holding the stones in your hand/s, and think about your intention or goal. The stone then absorbs your intention, and it is now activated. You are reminded of your intention each time you wear, see or hold your stone.
I ALWAYS use crystals when setting my intentions during full moon and new Moon meditations & rituals.
This is just to name a few!
Our ancestors relied heavily up on the perceived powers and protective energies of crystals, particularly native american tribes. They did not have the distractions and detatchment from nature that so many of us have now and so I is it not entirely believeble that they would have the heightenned awareness of the benefits these precious rocks could bring? They were so intensely atuned with nature on a daily basis, relying solely on its resources.
Peter and Sarah of 'Two Feathers' Brighton, are a couple who have travelled America working closely with native american tribes to source spiritually charged jewellery and crystals. It's where i source the majority of my own crystal healing stones. They have this to say about the healing benefits of crystals and gemstones...
These are my treasured beauties from Two Feathers, out of all the crystals in the shop I felt drawn to these. Each healing crystal carries its own properties and powers.
A research article by 'Oprah Magazine' had this to say...
Healing can assist releasing emotional blockages associated with karma, conditioning and held trauma past and present, it is good for balancing the chakra centres and aligning the energetic bodies. Spiritual healing assists relaxation and wellbeing soul and spirit helping you to feel strong and centred on your earth walk.
“Our bodies are dynamic, electromagnetic organisms—we have physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy flowing through us all the time...Crystals are a fun and unique way to help direct and influence that energy towards greater health when used with the right intention.”But the philosophy of modern crystal healing is based on traditional concepts borrowed from Asian cultures, most notably the Chinese concept of life-energy (chi or qi) and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, which are vortices of this life-energy, said to connect the physical and supernatural elements of the body.
In crystal healing, stones are assigned various properties, though healers have different ideas about which stones possess which properties.
When I was doing my initial research I also found this artricle which argues both sides of the debate:
'Scientifically, there is no science backing to the power of crystal healing in treating or curing conditions. However, using healing crystals can be very relaxing as they induce a sense of relaxation in the environment. But, do they actually work in treating medical conditions?'Crystals also carry the power to induce a placebo effect in the body, which is scientifically proven to help medical treatment.
These healing rocks and crystals have their particular vibration and frequency, which arise from their molecular composition. From the way they move and interact, these vibrations and energies work in benefiting and uplifting our mood, mind, and health in a considerable manner, often in the way essential oils and aromatherapy work. Acting like a magnet, it can absorb the negative energies and welcome fresh vibes.'
Unsurprisingly, researchers have carried out few conventional studies on crystals. But one, conducted back in 2001, concluded that the power of these minerals is “in the eye of the beholder.”
The power of positive thinking—whether related to possibly-powerful rocks or not—has been shown to affect health outcomes in patients who are going through treatments.
I think Suzanne Monroe, founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals summarises things best...
"Like anything related to your health and wellness—from green juice to yoga to meditation—crystals can be an addition to your routine, but not a substitute for a doctor’s orders nor a be-all, end-all solution. Our well-being can’t only be summed up by numbers and data, Monroe notes. And if crystals can support us in a way that we can’t see but we can feel, isn’t that powerful enough?”
Enough said! I wish you your own magic journey with crystals and should you want to learn more I've listed some resources below.
Love & Light, Emma-Jayne
How do you go about learning more about spiritual crystal healing?
My favourite books:
Audio books: Crystal Lee: Crystal Healing Bible
Here are just a few of my favourite gemstone jewellery creations that help me connect and keep my crystals close to me at all times.