Metaphysics / Healing Stones
If you are not into metaphysics / healing stones than this blog isn't for you.
Traditionally, the word Metaphysics comes to us from Ancient Greece, where it was a combination of two words – Meta, meaning over and beyond – and physics. Thus, the combination means over and beyond physics. In the definition found in most dictionaries, metaphysics is referred to as a branch of philosophy that deals with first cause and the nature of being. It is taught as a branch of philosophy in most academic universities under the label of “Speculative Philosophy.”
In today’s world, however, the word metaphysics has become a description of many fields of interest. When one expresses an interest in metaphysics, that interest may be in any one or a combination of the following subjects:
Philosophy, Religion, Parapsychology, Mysticism, Yoga, ESP, Dreams, Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal and Theocentric Psychology, Astrology, Meditation, Self-Help Studies, Positive Thinking, Life After Death, Transcendentalism, Mysticism, Reincarnation, etc.
In a more absolute sense, we like to think of metaphysics as dealing with the basic questions of life, such as the relationship of man, mind, and the Universe, which leads to answers to the age-old questions of anyone who has truly paused to reflect on life by asking the most fundamental questions of all – “who am I; what am I; where have I been, and where am I going?”
~ University of Sedona
What are healing stones?
Healing crystal meanings are meant as spiritual supports to healing and are not healthcare advice or prescriptions. Use the crystal meanings to help find your own inner truth; what is best and right for one is not necessary so for another. Follow the guidance and wisdom of the Divine and of your higher self when working with crystals.
~A to Z Crystals
With that said, I have practicing metaphysics since I was a teenager. I didn't know what it was called when I was doing it, I never knew it was even something. I just knew...not everyone thought like me.
I was asked by a student to blog about healing stones since the mala workshop will be coming up October 28, Saturday. (Contact Ruth for further details)
Rocks as some people call it. Pretty rocks.
(I am open to ideas about other subjects for my blogs just let me know)
I am NO expert by any means. I have not 'schooled' in it, really because how can you explain the unexplained?
No answer seemed to fit. I went out on my own and sought my own answers and with practice I became pretty good doing it. Can I be better? Totally! You master through experience and time.
I love my rock collection. I have over 200+ and counting in my collection. Each is different and with own vibrational energies. Some I connect to right away and some grow on me, some I give away since they actually have out grown me and it's time for them to move on. How do I know? Here's the tricky part. I can feel their energies. Now, some of you who are just wanting to read this to read it, will be rolling their eyes and thinking yea right. Well, Yea Right! I do. Everything has a vibrational energy / imprint to it. That also includes other objects/people and spaces /area's.
The stronger the energy attached to it the easier it is for me to read it. I fine tune my skills by reading/feeling it.
Can I do this with people? Yep and pretty easily I might add. But that's maybe for another blog.
I don't put my belief's on anyone. This was just something that I got interested in at an early age. I really don't talk about it with people unless you ask me. I find joy in it.
Back to rocks or healing stones, with the mala workshop coming up people are interested in the offerings I am giving to make their mala.
Clarity - Amazonite Healing Stone
Harmony - Sodalite Healing Stone
Healing - Quartz Healing Stone
Fearless - Red Jade Healing Stone
Focus - Hematite Healing Stone
Peace - Amethyst Healing Stone
New Beginnings - Moss Agate Healing Stone
Strength - Carnelian Healing Stone
Love - Rose Quartz Healing Stone
Balance -Agate Healing Stone
The stones have many meanings.
Some people just like the color, it matches an outfit.
For some they hold healing properties to them.
There are many books on this subject. Here are my favorites:
The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach
by Robert Simmons
The Crystal Bible
by Judy Hall
to name a few.
You can find them on Amazon or at any local rock shop.
(There is the Stone Goddess Rock Shoppe on Jeff-Davis Highway)
Jean Kromm aka Red, owns and operates this shop.
She is wonderful.
Below is the list of stones for the mala workshop. Robert Simmons who wrote The Book of Stones gives most of the descriptions .
Amazonite - The Clarity Mala
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space
(there is more information on all stone descriptions, I am just giving you the basics for all)
Sodalite - The Harmony Mala
Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It is called a Poet's Stone. It can help end arguments or other disagreements.
Quartz - The Healing Mala
Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals.
Red Jade - Fearless Mala
Red Jade is the chi stone, bringing forward the energy of the warrior. It is a talisman of individual power and will, dispelling the fear, worry and doubt that holds one back, and urges one to take action. It is a stone of physical vitality, strength and passion, stimulating the Life-Force energy
Hematite - Focus Mala
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Amethyst - The Peace Mala
Amethyst has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, the curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra.
Moss Agate - New Beginnings Mala
In addition to the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.
Carnelian - Strength Mala
Typical colours - Clear-to-translucent reddish-brown which may vary from a pale orange, to an intense almost-black. A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.
Rose Quartz - Love Mala
Rose Quartz is a rose pink variety of Quartz. Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Agate - Balance Healing Mala
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
(note: there are many types of agates)
I hope this gives you more clarity on the mala's with healing stones we will be making.
It's perfectly fine to wear them for fashion and no other reason. Embracing your creation as beauty.
What is a mala and why 108 beads?
A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a 'sumeru.' Often called a guru bead.
Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. (just like a rosary)
Mala beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation.
They are also a beautiful reminder of our intentions.
Malas can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often malas are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations.
Malas are also referred to as mala beads, Buddhist beads or Buddhist prayer beads.
There are several mala styles. Some malas are made with only 108 beads, a guru, and/or a tassel.
Wearing mala's can be purely fashion and you don't have to give it any meaning unless you want to.