Hematite – The Other Blood Stone
Hematite is a wonderful stone to carry in your pocket; although your pants might fall down from the weight of this stone (it is quite heavy for its size). The gravity of Hematite reminds us that we are all earth beings and connected through the Root Chakra with the Earth.
What is the difference of Magnetic and Non Magnetic Hematite? The difference is; Hematite is not naturally found magnetized and only becomes this way through a mechanical process. This is performed on Hematite due to its high Iron content, and ability to hold its magnetism. Artificially magnetized Hematite may not serve our highest good or expectation that the natural stone may have to offer due to this mechanical handling procedure.
The real connection of the Root Chakra with the Earth occurs through the Sciatic Nerve (the longest and largest nerve in our bodies) that runs from the heel of your foot to the base of your spine where our Root Chakra is located. Individuals suffering from sciatica experience disconnect with the Earth and the onset of dis-eases associated with being out of balance. Hematite offers us a reconnection through our sciatic nerve and a rebalance with the Earth Energies.
Hematite is often referred to as a bloodstream purifier, funny enough when you drill into this stone; it appears to bleed due to the high concentration of Iron Ore. This stone energizes the entire body by improving circulation and the flow of oxygen to all cells. Hematite is a protective stone and enhances optimism, courage and willpower.
See my Hematite Crystal Podcast on my YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hvKKbO6F-c
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