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Crystals for Veterans Day
By Jim Boland
Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States of America on November 11 of each year. Originally created by President Woodrow Wilson as Armistice Day in 1919 to celebrate the end of World War I, the holiday was renamed to the current Veterans Day in 1954 by Congress. It is a day to remember and honor all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It is a day for the rest of our nation to thank the veterans for their service and protection.
We can honor our veterans by accessing the vibrations of crystals that resonate to the qualities that the veterans represent. Service is the first virtue that we honor. The men and women who have served their country deserve our respect for the service that they have given us. You may select Dumortierite to celebrate the commitment and service of our veterans. This blue crystal enhances self-confidence and self-discipline; key elements in the veterans' commitment to protecting our country and ourselves. Garnet is the stone of commitment; it has been a talisman for knights and guardians around the world for centuries. This fiery stone kindles the flames of love, devotion and loyalty - traits which inspired our veterans to put themselves forward to protect those dear to them.
Given the dangerous nature of a soldier's profession, we must salute our veterans for the courage they showed in service. Not all veterans necessarily served under fire, but all of our veterans knew that they could be called upon at any time to put themselves in harm's way. In battle or in response to disaster and danger, our veterans remained firm in their commitment. Bloodstone, Ruby and Tourmaline are all excellent crystals to accentuate courage. Bloodstone provides balance and helps to overcome fear. Use a Bloodstone whenever you need an extra boost to fortify your courage. Ruby is a powerful heart stone; not only does it open the heart up to feel more emotions, but it also protects the heart and balances those emotions. The protective nature of this crystal makes it an excellent resource to bolster courage. All Tourmaline stones are well known for their protective qualities, but for Veterans Day and courage, consider using Black Tourmaline. It is highly protective and works to enhance courage by banishing negative emotions and fear. Or try some Pink Tourmaline, which protects and inspires service to all humanity.
Finally, we put our trust in our veterans to do the right thing. They have proven their fidelity through their service and commitment; we need to reciprocate that trust as they return to civilian life. Chrysocolla is a crystal that not only helps to align all of the chakras, but promotes peace, acceptance and trust. Use this stone for Veterans Day to help you better accept the veterans back from service. Ruby in Zoisite, also known as Anyolite, enhances trust by transmuting negative energy into positive energy, and can enhance trust in yourself, others and in the universe itself. Use this stone to help the veterans in your life transmute any negative service experiences into positive acceptance at home.
These crystals and others can help you remember and honor all veterans for their service and sacrifice. Honor their commitment to protecting family and country, and let them know that you are thankful for their service.
| It's great that this organization is honoring our veterans. There are teenagers who fought for our country without limbs and other mental ailments because of 'war'. Keep it up!|
-Chris- (Submitted by: Chris M on October 16, 2013)
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