Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: HealingCrystals.com - Discount Prices on Healing Crystals, Minerals & Tumbled Stones
I am interested in purchasing some crystals for my sister who was just diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer that has spread to her trachea and esophagus. She has just started radiation treatments twice a day and her throat is sore and her voice is hoarse. Can you recommend anything?
Dear D. Lyon~
Thank you for visiting our site! I gave much thought to your sister's situation and this is what I have come up with.
The first thing that came to my mind is Smokey Quartz. The coloring of this crystal comes from natural radiation in the Earth, and can help to counteract some of the negative effects from radiation therapy. Smokey Quartz, working mostly with the Root Chakra, is a great stone for grounding higher vibrations into the physical body. It can also help the body to absorb needed nutrients to help keep it strong in times of physical stress. When choosing a Smokey Quartz Crystal, be sure that it is natural and untreated. Some Smokey Quartz on the market has been treated with radiation, making it much darker, almost black, and opaque. The kind you want is still clear, while being a light or medium brown color, hence the word "smokey". Smokey Quartz can help relieve pain and stress, and can alleviate depression. As a Quartz, it carries the focusing and amplifying properties of that mineral, while its grounding properties are helpful in manifestation of one's goals or desires, such as healing, in your sister's case. It has a slow and deliberate vibration about it. Our selection of Smokey Quartz is here: http://www.healingcrystals.com/Listing_by_Stone_Type/Smokey_Quartz/.
A crystal often used for cancerous illnesses is Amethyst, which focuses on the the Third-Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras. Another member of the Quartz family, it has strong healing and protective energies, and is good for cellular disorders and the immune system. Considering that much of the problem is in the throat and thyroid, it might be helpful for her to wear an Amethyst pendant, with a short enough chain to keep it near the throat, but not too short so as not to be uncomfortable for her. You can see our Amethyst Pendants on our site, at the following webpage: http://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystal_Pendants_-_Amethyst_Double_Terminated_Pendant.html.
Amethyst Points are also often used in healing by placing it in such a way that it points away from the affected area, drawing off negative energies. Amethyst can also lend emotional support during this time. The rest of our Amethyst selection can be found starting here:
A good thyroid-supporting stone is Amber. This fossilized tree-sap carries the energies of life, and as such, it is an excellent aid to healing in general. It can carry an electrical charge when friction is applied to it. Nurturing Amber works with the Solar Plexus Chakra, and assists healing with the life-force it carries within its very structure. It can heal one's energy field, which can in turn facilitate physical healing. Amber is helpful in healing one's karmic debt, which is often connected to one's physical ailments. Carrying the energy of the sun, it can infuse one with light energy, helping to support strength and vitality, during and after her treatments. Amber has been used specifically in healing diseases of the throat. You can take a look at various types of Amber here: http://www.healingcrystals.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Amber.
Finally, Clear Quartz is the "master healer" of the mineral kingdom and is an important stone for everyone to have. Having the physical property of piezoelectricity, Quartz is used in a variety of technical functions, including, watches, radios, and computers, which makes it an excellent stone for receiving and holding programs, and for focusing and amplifying intention. It is also known for bringing clarity to the mind, and for relieving pain and stress. If you only have one crystal, it should be Clear Quartz, which works with all the chakras, and actually increases and strengthens the aura when held. I have had my own positive healing experiences with Clear Quartz by placing it in direct contact with an affected area. Clear Quartz can also amplify the energies of other crystals around it. We have a great selection of Clear Quartz beginning on this page:
You might also enjoy a Clear Quartz Crystal for yourself, to help support you, while you support your sister in her healing process.
Amber is believed to never need cleansing as it is well known for transmuting negative energy into a higher vibration. Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, and Clear Quartz, on the other hand, do absorb negative energies and can be cleansed by simply holding them under running water, while visualizing any negative energies being released to flow down the drain. We have an article on cleansing crystals here: http://www.healingcrystals.com/January_2007_Newsletter_-_Methods_For_Clearing_Your_Crystals_Articles_11.html.
Once you are confident that your stones are cleared, it will help to program them with the healing purposes you will be using them for. Programming crystals is a way to place your intention inside a crystal, so that it works to send out the vibrations of that intention into the universe so it can help to fulfill it. Please take a look at our article on programming crystals here: http://www.healingcrystals.com/February_2007_Newsletter_-_Methods_for_Programming_Your_Crystals_Articles_176.html.
Also try to keep in mind, when working with intention, it is important to focus on the positive rather than the negative aspects of what is desired. In your sister's situation, she may desire to be free of cancer. However, there is a well-known caveat to this perspective. Consider the saying, "what I resist persists". For example, there are people living in poverty who want more money, but they are constantly thinking that they do not want to be broke all of the time, which actually attracts more of that condition to them. For your sister, this means that by focusing on the cancer, she would be focusing on the negative. It would be more helpful for her to focus on perfect health, strong, healthy cells, or the feeling of joy that would come as a result of being prefectly healthy. This idea that like attracts like is called "Law of Attraction" and you can find much information on it by searching the net for that phrase.
It might be best for your sister to start out working with one stone at a time. By doing this, she can become attuned to the different vibrations of each of her crystals, which would help her to better utilize their energies for her own healilng. Also, as some people believe the stones actually carry their own type of "spirit", this would help the stones to get to know her. The best way to get to know a new stone is to spend some time with it. I do this by gazing into my new crystal, carrying it with me in my pocket, meditating with it, and sleeping with it under my pillow or in my hand. After working with each stone individually, then she might start trying two at a time. Eventually, she might feel comfortable and confident laying down with the stones on their corresponding chakras.
While this information is in no way meant to replace advice from a doctor, the use of crystals as a type of energy-healing can be a great complementary aid to medical treatment. There are many complementary therapies out there, to help with one's traditional medical care. Another form of energy-healing, Reiki, may be worth looking into. It may also be helpful for your sister to look into some natural therapies as well. There is a tea available on the internet and at some health food stores, called "Essiac Tea", which many people are using successfully as an adjunct to chemo and radiation therapies.
I hope this information is helpful to you and your sister. Having a good support system around her (ie you ;-) will help to promote her healing nicely. I send your sister light and love to help in her healing process.
Blessings and Peace,