Crystals have really hit stride in the modern world. With people like Adele, Katy Perry, and Kate Hudson publically sharing their love for gemstones; crystals are becoming a mainstream way of setting intentions and personal empowerment. Whether you are new to crystals or have already started your love affair with them, here are some crystals that are “must haves” for your personal collection. Clear Quartz
One of the world’s most abundant crystals clear quartz is unparalleled in its diversity of spiritual uses. It is a power stone and it is used to help enhance others stones. It is associated with enhancing energy, absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing and focusing. It protects from negativity and brings clarity.
If there’s one crystal that guides us on our spiritual journey its Amethyst. It helps us by opening us to our own unique spirituality and intuitiveness. It’s thought to help reduce our fearfulness and negative thinking. It represents humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst is an excellent for helping us to focus our energy and thoughts. Amethyst is an excellent for helping us to focus our energy and thoughts. Amethyst is a fantastic stepping stone in creating positive change in life.
In ancient times carnelians were used to adorn the dead to protect them on their journey to the afterlife. Its vibrant colours connect us to our Root Chakra and our Sacral Chakra. It’s a stone of courage, action, and new opportunities. It’s associated with restoring vitality, motivation and creativity. It is also gives courage while anchoring you in the present reality.
Need some peace in your life? Then Howlite is the stone for you. Howlite is known for calming frazzled our nerves. It assists you with focusing your attention on reducing your anxiety and stress and calming the overactive mind. It helps to open you to wisdom. Many people find Howlite by their bed helpful for sleeping.
Fluorite comes in a variety of colours, but most commonly it’s seen banded in shades of purple, blue, green and clear. It’s been associated with remaining unbiased when making decisions which is helpful with any significant decisions you need to make. Its layered colours is also believed to make it an excellent balancer of energy making it a lovely addition to your yoga or meditation practice. Fluorite is also thought to be helpful for clearing and balancing your aura.
Tourmaline has a rich history and was highly prized in ancient times in the Far East as it was believed tgo have physical and emotional healing properties. In modern times we use it to ground us and to help us connect to human and earth energies. It is a shamanic stone Most commonly it is used for protection from curses, psychic attack and ill-wishes.
Ok, I admit, this is my favourite stone by far. It has gorgeous hues of blue, green, gold and occasionally hint of pink and purple, all woven in shades of black and grey. For pure beauty it is unmatched. But there is more to it than its pretty looks. Labradorite is a stone of spiritual awakening. It’s a powerful tool for shamanic journeying. It helps you with psychic wisdom, and intuitiveness. It guides you into the mystical world.
Sodalite is a blue stone with white veining. It is connected to your throat chakra, and there used to help you speak your truth. It is associated with uniting logic & intuition. Sodalite is also used to help us to deepen our intuitive senses. Most importantly wearing sodality is also excellent for helping you to remain true to yourself and promotes balance in relationships.
Throughout the world Citrine is sought for its soft yellow warm tones. Citrine is connected not only to your solar plexus chakra, and feelings of warmth and joy, but also for drawing abundance to you. Citrine is an excellent companion for those looking to increase their wealth, particularly small business owners and those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Barbara Ford is an internationally recognized Spiritual Advisor, Holistic Practitioner and Paranormal Expert. She has been featured in a documentary, many TV shows and a book for her work. To book a session with Barbara please call InSpirit Centre 289-891-7711
* InSpirit Centre is hosting a fantastic Gem & Jewellery Show on Sunday April 23, noon - 4pm.