Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit
By Stephanie Arnold
Healing the body is a fantastic step towards achieving overall health, but if you really want to help yourself to make more permanent improvements, you need to look at healing your whole self – mind, body and spirit. These different aspects of the self are integrated so completely that it is impossible to separate them. Balance or disease in any one area can quickly and easily affect the others, so it’s important to pay attention to total health.
The body is naturally responsive to the healing energies of crystals. People have been benefiting from the healing powers of crystals for over 3,500 years. One great way to have the crystals available when ailments or problems occur is to carry a small collection of crystals with you. When creating your own set of healing crystals, let your intuition guide you to the best choices for your needs at this time. If you are having a hard time deciding, a good place to start would be with Clear Quartz and Amethyst for general healing, protection and pain relief. Then add some Malachite, a multipurpose healing crystal beneficial for a variety of problems including pain, cramps, swelling, eliminating toxins, supporting the organs and boosting the immune system. Jet is another crystal I recommend for your medicine bag. I like to use Jet for swelling and also to reduce a fever quickly. Rhodonite is excellent for healing cuts, scrapes and burns on the skin. Keeping a basic set of healing crystals with you will ensure that you always have them on hand when you need them. Remember to clear the crystals in your crystal first aid kit periodically too!
Much of the body’s healing depends on the mindset and positive thinking of the person involved. To have a healthy mind not only depends on the physical brain and mental function, but also on your subconscious mind and connection to higher energies. Fluorite can assist when you need to focus and concentrate, and it can also assist you in strengthening your intuition and accessing information in your subconscious mind. Sodalite is also good for working with your subconscious too. Working with Pyrite will benefit the mind by increasing its capacity and abilities. This golden crystal also assists those wishing to access higher knowledge. Blue Calcite and Epidote can assist you in bringing a positive outlook for the future. Worrying unnecessarily can contribute to illness over time, so keep that smile on. :-)
One important way to strengthen the connection between the mind and spirit is through meditation. Clearing the mind during meditation is a key to benefiting from your experience and raising your vibration. Selenite can help to silence the chatter in your mind. One great way to meditate is by using a candle as a focal point. In a dimly lit room, light a candle and focus on the flame of the candle while clearing your mind of all other thoughts and worries. Once your mind is a blank slate, allow information and guidance from higher sources to flow freely into your mind. Pay attention to the thoughts, ides and feelings you experience. Try using a candle with a calming and relaxing scent, such as Lavender. Be patient with yourself at first - meditation can take practice to achieve desired results. A good way to help train your mind is by meditating at the same time each day.
One of my favorite ways to connect with higher energies is through the Angelic realm. Anyone can reach out to these high vibrational beings for assistance with their daily life or even just to feel the loving connection and guidance. Seraphinite and Angelite are excellent for building this relationship. Meditate while wearing or holding these crystals and call on the Angels and Archangels to guide and help you on your life path. There are also crystals recommended for connecting with specific Archangels, such as Golden Topaz for Michael, Aquamarine for Gabriel, and Malachite for Raphael. A complete list of crystals for the Archangels is located here: http://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystals_and_Archangels___Series_Intro_Articles_1789.html
Manifesting uses both the mind and spirit to create what we want in our lives. Every person possesses this ability and you only need to learn how to access it. Try visualizing yourself inside your mind as if you have already achieved your goal. Imagine how you will feel – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hold a Celestite and Kyanite in each hand to help with manifesting your goals. It’s also a good idea to carry a crystal with you and work on visualizing your manifested future throughout your day, whenever you have a free moment. The more energy that you put into your manifestation, the better the results will be. Try working with small goals in the beginning and working up to your bigger aspirations.
Your Chakras also contribute to your overall health and any slight imbalance can cause illness or other problems. One way to help is by laying a crystal that resonates with each Chakra over the location on your body for at least 15 minutes. Doing this balances and activates the Chakras, contributing to your overall health. While there are many crystal combinations that will work for this, a basic set could include Red Jasper, Carnelian, Citrine, Green Aventurine, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst. There are also Chakra sets that have been prepared for this purpose. Wearing a Chakra pendant, bracelet or necklace that includes crystals for the seven Chakras will continuously work to keep your Chakras open and balanced.
While the outward symptoms are the easiest to analyze, remember to look within for the deeper root cause of the problem. A healthy spirit and mind greatly contribute to our overall well-being. Enjoy healthiness in all aspects of your life to help you enjoy life to the fullest. Love, Light and Crystal Blessings to all of you!