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Aquamarine

The following video describes the history of the stone and some of its most basic properties. To what you are about to see I would like to add that Aquamarine has an excellent effect in balancing thyroid and regulating the hormones. It is also excellent for allergies which affect the respiratory system, such as hayfever. At an emotional level, it helps the one who wears the stone to develop a “happy go lucky” approach of life. Consequently, daily problems are easily overcome in the smoothest of ways. While you watch the video, listen to the excellent healing music. I am sure it will help you ground yourself, feel secure and “push” your phobias away.

Amethyst… once more

You will probably think that I am obsessed with amethyst. Well, this is not entirely true. I am very enthusiastic about its use given the variety of properties it holds. Some of its secrets have been unfolded by several crystal healers but I think that there is still a lot more to learn from the crystal itself. With the help of meditation and concentration on its effect on the human body, we will soon be able to apply amethyst to a lot more problems than we have been using it up to now. In the following relaxing video you will be able to see some of its unique traits.

Malachite

Last week, two of my friends had their first encounters with Malachite, a very powerful crystal. My friend, Michael, decided to meditate with Malachite and then carried it around for more than 24 hours. My other friend, Dimitra, found her grandmother’s Malachite pendulum and started using it immediately, despite the fact that she had no previous experience with crystal healing. The results in both cases were astonishing. On one hand, Michael experienced a vision of prehistoric times during meditation. After handling it for more than 24 hours, he felt more “in order”, more easy going and more accepting. (http://contoveros.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/malachite-rocks-me-all-of-my-chakras/ ). On the other hand, Dimitra seemed to be unable to harness the power of her malachite. The pendulum was spinning out of control as soon as she held it in her hands and fear eventually overcame her. Why do we have such different outcomes?

It is worth mentioning that in the first case, Michael’s constitution is stronger since he has had a long experience of meditation, while in the second case Dimitra was just starting to experiment with crystal. Her energy does not flow uninhibitedly in her body and her mind is not strong enough to accept the positive influences of such a powerful crystal. Indeed, Malachite is a potent precious metal stone that comes with counter indications. You are supposed to use it only in conjunction with another crystal, preferably a piece of rose quartz. This way the energy of the malachite becomes softer and does not cause a healing crisis. Do not place it under your pillow, as the dreams will become a lot more vivid and maybe disturbing. Also, Malachite essence should be applied on the skin only in low doses, if at all. Bear in mind that when this crystal is placed into water, the liquid could become poisonous and should not be taken orally.

In the hands of an expert malachite is an exceptional tool. It helps us appreciate beauty, it enhances feelings of justice, it promotes friendship, empathy and sympathy, it makes the bearer more adventurous. It drags suppressed feelings from the subconscious and brings them on the surface. The results are astonishing, as it encourages the bearer to face his emotions and his past. This way malachite releases pain and past traumas. Mentally, the crystal intensifies and speeds our thought process, while it increases our observation capacities. Physically, it heals the female sexual organs, it detoxifies the liver, it alleviates rheumatism and it strengthens the nervous system.

My first crystal

Some people ask me, how far back does my relationship with crystals go? The answer is not as straightforward. I simply do not remember. It may have been the first day my parents bought for me the first piece of jewellery I have ever had; the one with the heart-shaped rose quartz. In retrospect I am thinking… how appropriate! A child of 3 could only go around carrying this ultimate symbol of love. I still have it today. The years have been kind to it and have not faded its sparkle and colour. Most importantly, I have not lost it, as I have lost so many other significant as well as insignificant objects. It survived the test of time. It also works the same way as the first time I placed it around my neck. It gives me this feeling of calm love emanating from the deepest folds of my soul. And it compels me to show the same love to the people who surround me. Whenever I feel a bit low, a bit unloved, a bit lonely, I take it out of its drawer and I keep it close to my heart. Some of you may think that I hold on to the loving image of my parents. Others may believe at the magic powers of the crystal. Either way, the feeling is real and beautiful.

Healing crystals for fertility

I will not take you through my friend’s tortuous path of trying to conceive a baby. Suffice to say that she is a 38 year old woman and for the past three years she has tried every treatment she could afford. Oh well… she has not tried anything as invasive as IVF but, then again, she cannot afford it! Six months ago I thought I could help her with my crystals. So, I buried her house and her office under tons of rose quartz, while I hang a beautiful moonstone necklace around her neck. She took the necklace off only when she went to bed or entered the shower. Maybe she should have kept it on, though, because she is still not pregnant. But I have not yet explained her true source of frustration. During the same time her kitty gave birth to quintuplets, the canary produced several baby canaries and her neighbor conceived twins. Coincidence?