Rose Quartz – Heart Chakra
Rose Quartz is a wonderful stone to have in your collection, soothing and softening the energy of other stones and is known for its loving energy as the “Love Stone”.
Rose Quartz aid in kidney functioning and our circulatory system for an entire body cleanse. Fertility opportunities are improved by easing our sexual and emotional imbalances with one another and with ourselves. Rose Quartz releases our “Present Day” and “Past Life” attached negative emotions like; anger, resentment, guilt, fear, and jealousy.
Rose Quartz aids in reducing tension and stress by cooling hot tempers. Rose Quartz also brings many positive attributes like; enhancing self-confidence, increasing creativity, forgiveness, compassion and love. Rose Quartz simply attracts LOVE in all its Forms.
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The rising Kundalini has now arrived at Anahata Chakra, our heart chakra. Anahata is at the fulcrum of our bodies, the midpoint between matter and spirit, our physical body chakras are below and our spiritual chakras are above, this is our spiritual centre or gateway.
This Chakra represents our love centre where our breath and balance are forged. It creates unity within us and keeps our relationships on an even keel. When you want to help or heal others, we focus on our own heart, the heart of “giving love freely” without expectations or stings attached, this is the love of Anahata Chakra. This Chakra is closely linked with the Thymus Gland that maintains our body’s defenses during injury or illness, the balance centre or fulcrum of our physical bodies.
The element Air is closely related to the heart chakra. I am sure you have heard someone say “I feel like I am walking on air” this usually occurs when we are feeling full of love. Air and Love move freely across borders and great divides, binding all living things together as one. The soft caress of love enlightens us to our higher consciousness and awakens within us the divine light of spirit, universe or any other name you may call it.
I also believe that particular crystals and minerals can help attract more love, or balance the love that we already have. The stones that I would suggest are: Jade, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Moss Agate, Rhodenite, Rhodochrosite and Serpentine. Rose Quarts is my “go to” stone when I want to balance my heart centre and truly feel the love that is within me.
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Crystals have been used for 1000’s of years by Shamans and Ancient Healers to heal their bodies and protect their environments. Found around the globe, in every religion and spirituality, Crystals have fueled our minds and bodies for generations.
Have you ever wondered why you were drawn to a particular Stone or Crystal? For me, it has always been Amethyst. Not just because of it being my birthstone (February), but for the spiritual protection that this stone offers. The connection with our higher purpose and direction. Well at least this is what amethyst offers me.
What crystals catch your eye? hopefully not just diamonds, although they are very powerful stones too. Maybe it is Rose Quartz (as it is Valentine’s Day), Citrine or Aventurine. The quartz family of crystals offer us a huge variety of energies and each with their own beauty. As an avid rock collector and jewelry maker, I am always asked which one is my favourite. All of them, I answer. Mother Nature has taken the time to create such beautiful specimens for us to wear and enjoy that no one could single out just one stone to focus all of their love on. Each day I pick from a large bowl of crystals, a stone or two to carry in my pocket. These little additions help balance my day and ward off anything that may cause in imbalance in my daily routine.
My Belief is that quartz is fossilized water. The large amethyst geodes that come from Brazil and other countries are actually an egg shell of Agate Stone (which is porous) that allows water to enter the hollow area of the stone (Geode) the water brings elements from the periodic table that allow the quartz crystal to grow into one of many different types, in this case Amethyst. Look at this photo, and you will be able to see the agate shell I am talking about.
Amethyst offers us so much. Aiding our meditation, strengthening our immune system and brain activity, healing, our bodies, love, inspiration and intuition, lastly amethyst can help rid our bodies of addictions (what ever addiction you may have). Remember that we are all addicts in one way or another, maybe you are addicted to love, or maybe like me, addicted to Crystals especially amethyst.
But there are so many other stones that can offer healing and balancing of your Chakras. For those people that spend loads of time in front of their computers, (like me) may I suggest a stone that can help absorb the EMF (Electro Magnetic Frequencies) that are emitted. Galena, and Iron Pyrite are two in particular, and of course there are others. These two work for me and are stationed near my desk. My next blog will be exclusively on EMF and Crystals. (Stay Tuned)
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How important is quartz to our survival? Each day we rely on this abundant crystal found around the world in more ways than one.
For those that know a lot about this powerful crystal, here is a refresher, for those that know a little, enjoy the information and be amazed at this beautiful semi-precious gemstone and what some would say has “miraculous abilities”.
Before we begin, I think I need to explain the Piezoelectric Effect. The Piezoelectric Effect means that some crystals generate a current as they are deformed. Quartz is one of them. Striking quartz will cause it to deform and produce a current of electricity. The same applies when you apply voltage to a quartz crystal, it will deform, we call this the Reverse Piezoelectric Effect.
Now that we understand the Piezoelectric Effect we can dive deeper into the importance of this crystal and how it has a firm grip in our society, and defines who we are.
Now you might be thinking about tuning your piano with this little guy, similar, but this one oscillates at a much higher frequency than the tuning forks that are tuned to the 7 notes of the western music scale. Quartz Tuning Forks like this little one, oscillates or vibrates at 32,768 Hz precisely. Your digital watch’s circuitry measures the oscillations or vibrations of the tuning fork to maintain time and to ensure that your time piece does not run slow or run fast over longer periods of time.
Quartz is used because it is very stable, both physically and mechanically, continuing to work in all types of extreme conditions found on earth. We can find these little tuning forks in every digital watch, cell phone, GPS units or anything else that measures time digitally.
These devices help wake us up in the morning by signalling an alarm, let us know of our daily appointments, prevent our cakes from being burnt in the oven, ensure that we get to our job interviews, essentially molding us into who we are. Can you imagine if you were late for something because your time piece ran slower than everyone else’s. Could we find our friends at prearranged meeting times and locations? I think not. Our lives would be brought back 100 years, searching for the closest sundial to coordinate your day properly. All kidding aside, our lives today would be totally different without the wonders of Quartz and the Piezoelectric Effect.
So why are we attracted to quartz? Not only is it the largest single mineral found on earth, it comes in a large assortment of types; Amethyst, Citrine, Rose and Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz sometimes called rock crystal, these are just to name a few. Here are a couple of photos of various Quartz Stone Pendants
These different quartz are connected to our various chakras throughout our body. Clear Quartz can represent our Crown Chakra or the Soul Star Chakra (a universal chakra above our heads). Clear quartz assists us to decipher the information that is being presented to us, the Universe is filled with coded messages that we have difficulty understanding if we have not prepared our body, mind and spirits to do so. Our daily meditation, or yoga practice can also bring awareness to this vast wealth of information available to us.
Here is a beautiful piece of art that I make to help balance a room or environment to facilitate an opening of your Crown Chakra bringing awareness to the Soul Star Chakra and the symphony of intelligence around us.
Whether you are wearing clear, rose, smoky, rutilated, tourmalated, or any other piece of quartz in its wonderful abundance of colours, you are sure to feel connected, you will discover your place in the universe, a sense of belonging and knowing that you are part of the beautiful web of the world we live in. This gemstone is more than just semi-precious, it is absolutely precious to all life on earth in one way or another, may it bring you Peace, Joy, Happiness and not to forget, Timeliness.
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