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Metaphysical Properties of This Product
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is well known for its ability to stimulate and help balance the energy flow within the body and aura. According to Judy Hall, it stimulates the meridians and enhances the flow of energy. It therefore also clears and disperses blockages.
This stone is also able to transform dense energy (including thoughts) into a lighter vibration.*
As well, Tourmaline balances the right-left hemispheres of the brain, as well as the masculine-feminine energies in the body.* As a result, hand-to-eye coordination improves, as do issues such as dyslexia.*
Tourmaline, Black: Black Tourmaline (also called Schorl) is primarily known for its ability to protect.
Specifically, it is known to repel and protect against various forms of negativity, lower energies, entities, and psychic attacks. It is therefore used as a protective talisman, including during shamanic work. The energy of Black Tourmaline can form a protective shield around one’s aura, helping to keep out harmful influences. This stone also offers protection from electromagnetic frequencies and radiation.
Since it absorbs the negative energies, Black Tourmaline must be cleansed regularly. Otherwise, it will begin to emit the harmful frequencies that it has collected.
Rich in iron, this stone’s energy is somewhat heavy, making it an Earthy stone that helps people to be grounded and rooted into the physical world.
Mohs hardness: 7 to 7.5
Group: Complex Aluminum Borosilicate
Selenite: Selenite is a stone that should be in everyone’s crystal collection, for the reason that it is a cleanser; this soothing white stone cleanses and purifies the energies around it, does not itself need to be cleansed (generally), and so is often found laying next to (or under) other crystals and jewelry. Selenite’s cleansing properties offer protection from harmful energies.
Metaphysically, Selenite has a refined vibration that helps to expand our consciousness and connect us with the higher realms; it is therefore excellent for meditation. It is calming, peaceful, and serene.
Selenite is not often found in beads or jewelry, because it splinters and chips easily. Note: The beads used in this piece are coated with wax to prevent this splintering.
Mohs hardness: 2.
Group: Hydrous calcium sulfate.
Obsidian: Obsidian is silica-rich volcanic glass. Structurally, it is “molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize”*; and precisely because it had no time to crystallize, “its structure contains no regular geometric pattern.”* Therefore, Obsidian is “a stone without boundaries or limitations” and it “works extremely fast and with great power.”*
Furthermore, according to Judy Hall, Obsidian is “merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages.” This stone has a “propensity for exploding the truth into the open.”* “[N]othing can be hidden from Obsidian.”*
Obsidian thus needs to be handled carefully, as its powers can be overwhelming.*
As well, this stone has the ability to “bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths rushing to the surface.”* This tendency offers cathartic, deep soul healing, including for past lives and past traumas.*
Obsidian is also well known for being strongly protective: It forms a shield against negativity; absorbs negative energies; blocks geopathic stress; blocks psychic attack; and removes negative spiritual influences.* Users of Obsidian will need to clean this stone regularly, since it absorbs so much energy.
This stone is excellent when used to bring about true and meaningful healing, rather than temporary relief: It provides insight into the root cause of a disease or issue.*
Physically and energetically, Obsidian dissolves energy blockages, relieves tension, reduces pain, and—mainly through the aforementioned release of blockages—helps to detoxify the body.*
Spiritually, Obsidian “urges exploration into the unknown,” opens new horizons, clears deep spiritual blockages, and therefore “stimulates growth on all levels and expands consciousness.”* It is also known to help people to face and integrate their shadow selves.*
Obsidian, Black: Black Obsidian has all of the qualities associated with Obsidian, and is especially know for protection and purification.
According to Robert Simmons, Black Obsidian “powerfully eliminates negative energies in oneself and one’s environment. It is like a ‘psychic vacuum cleaner,’ cleansing the auric field of disharmony, negative attachments, astral plane ‘junk,’ and one’s own emanations of anger, greed, fear, resentment, etc.”* As well, its frequency “removes energetic attachments, hooks, and cords,” and seals the aura.*
Black Obsidian therefore creates “a protective shield.”* This is especially useful for empaths and people who are sensitive to energy.
Within its user, Black Obsidian will magnify all negative energies, such as negative thoughts, mental habits, and unconscious patterns, including addiction and abusive behavior. When these are acknowledged and faced, they can be dealt with at their root cause and then released, thus enabling true healing and spiritual growth.*
Black Obsidian is also useful for scrying and communicating with the spirit world.*
Obsidian, Black-Brown: Black-Brown Obsidian (also called Mahogany Obsidian) carries all of the qualities of pure Black Obsidian, but the brown inclusion makes the stone gentler.
Black-Brown Obsidian is especially useful for clearing old abuse, shame, and humiliation from the second chakra, and for dispelling feelings of being unworthy.*
Physically, this stone enhances the “body’s ability to discharge poisons.”* It helps clear birth trauma.* And it helps “dissolve ancestral patterns of abuse, negativity, hatred or fear,” including from the DNA.*
Mohs hardness: 5 to 5.5
Group: Volcanic Glass
Agate: Agates are known for their slow vibration, which offers users a slow, steady, gentle, and continuous stream of benefits. In particular, Agate is good for stabilizing and strengthening the body and energy field.
Mohs hardness: 6.5-7.
Group: Quartz / Chalcedony.
Lepidolite: Lepidolite is “one of the most powerful stones for countering stress, worry, fear, grief,” anxiety, nervousness, nightmares, sleeplessness, loss, depression, and trauma.* It is therefore an excellent stone to help Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is also beneficial for children, particularly empathically sensitive children, and animals.
The energy of Lepidolite promotes the inner states of serenity, calm, peace, and grace. These traits help the user when responding to external situations that are challenging, emotional, and even hostile.
As well, if one “is depressed, [Lepidolite] allows for the willing descent into the grief beneath the depression.”* This stone helps one to “disengage one’s sense of identity from” past experiences, preventing one from using traumas “as a badge of courage or a secret source of pride,” and rather encouraging the user “to identify solely with the presence of the Creator and the present moment.”*
Physically, Lepidolite helps to create emotional balance and mental balance. It also helps to diminish the role of an overactive sympathetic nervous system (the fight-or-flight system), enabling one to be more present in the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and relaxation response). Much healing can result from the latter state, including healing of disharmony that has been caused by extreme stress.
Lepidolite, Lilac: Lilac Lepidolite is a pale purple form of lepidolite that is currently found only in Zimbabwe, Africa. It carries the above-mentioned properties of Lepidolite, but adds the following benefits:
– connection to the Higher Self;
– awareness of the Divine;
– co-creation with the Divine;
– an inner state of “peace, serenity and love,” particularly in response to stress, nervousness, tension, grief, loss, depression, trauma, major life changes, and nervous breakdowns;
– healing of the heart;
– inflammation, arthritis, and joint pain; and
– sleep problems and nightmares, including in children.*
Mohs hardness: 2.5-3.
Group: Potassium lithium aluminum silicate.
Lava: Pushed up from the Earth’s core as liquid rock, lava is the hardened substance that creates much of the planet. It is therefore highly grounding, even so grounding as to be soothing. Being literally a part of the Earth’s foundation makes this stone stabilizing—especially during times of change.
It also strengthens our connection to Mother Earth.*
Metaphysically, this rock provides clarity. It helps to stabilize and clear our energy and emotions. It can thus give us guidance and understanding about our lives.
As well, lava is said to offer strength and courage to those who work with it.
Being birthed from tremendous heat, Lava is also associated with the energies of fire. Fire sometimes means birth or rebirth, as well as of course heat.
Note that molten lava is filled with bubbles of gas; as it cools and hardens, the rock becomes porous, and so these stones are irregularly shaped and have natural holes in them.
Mohs hardness: 3-3.5.
Group: Silicate minerals.
Fluorite: If there is disorder, disorganization, chaos, or lack of structure in your body, energy field, or life, then Fluorite is for you. This stone brings structure, organization, and stability to our physical and energetic worlds. Per Naisha Ahsian, “Fluorite is a force of order in the stone kingdom.”
According to Judy Hall, Fluorite also “improves physical and mental coordination,” “assists balance and coordination,” and increases dexterity.
Fluorite’s ability to organize also applies to: information (which assists learning, thinking, and the integration of knowledge); and emotions. Per Robert Simmons, “Fluorite can act as a ‘psychic vacuum cleaner,’ clearing the atmosphere of confusion, cluttered thoughts, negativity and any sort of astral ‘hangers on’ who are making mischief in one’s environment…. Thus, for those who need to make many clear-headed choices…Fluorite can be an important ally.”
Spiritually, this stone enhances the awareness of higher consciousness, promotes spiritual awakening, “helps one attune to higher guidance during meditation…[and] is ideal for strengthening one’s ability to receive psychic information from energy fields.”*
Physically, Fluorite is said to help infections, viruses, illness such as colds and flu, arthritis, the spine, pain, the skin, mucus membranes, “ulcers and wounds,” DNA damage, and “teeth, cells, and bones.”*
Fluorite, “Rainbow”: Rainbow Fluorite is the name given to a single piece of Fluorite that contains more than one color of the stone. To understand a specific piece of Rainbow Fluorite, it is best to learn about each of its individual colors.
Fluorite, Blue: This stone is particularly useful for communication and calming.
Fluorite, Green: This stone is particularly useful for “grounding excess energy, [dissipating] emotional trauma, and [clearing] infections.”* Green Fluorite can also “cleanse and heal the heart chakra.”*
Fluorite, Purple: This stone is particularly useful for meditation, psychic abilities, and purification.
Fluorite, Yellow: This stone is particularly useful for creativity, intellectual abilities, and detoxing the body.*
Mohs hardness: 4.
Group: Calcium fluoride.
Moldavite: Moldavite has extraterrestrial origins: It was formed by a meteorite that crashed into Earth almost 15 million years ago. This particular crash is noteworthy because of its “tremendous power. The force of the impact explosion has been estimated at six trillion megatons…. The [temperature]…was high enough to vaporize rock, and the main body of the meteorite is believed to have passed completely through the Earth’s crust.”* Back on the surface, a green, glass-like stone was formed, and we call this Moldavite.
Moldavite is revered partly because of its extraterrestrial origin; ancient cultures described it as having fallen from the sky, and the stone features in legends related to the Holy Grail.*
As well, Moldavite is revered for its powerfully high vibration and for the unique, off-planet energies that it carries. Many people believe that Moldavite is here on Earth to help our planet ascend to a higher level of existence. It is therefore considered to be a stone for the New Age.
Energetically, Moldavite is an activator: It activates one’s latent spiritual energies and one’s higher path. As explained by Naisha Ahsian: “Moldavite is a cardinal Storm element stone. Storm represents massive transformation, cleansing and change on all levels…. [Moldavite] carries an intense frequency that deeply activates the entire chakra system, stimulates the kundalini, cracks open one’s psychic channels and propels one into one’s future with the force of a hurricane…. Once you have invoked this ally’s power, it is best to be truly willing to face and release whatever has held you back so far.”
When used in meditation, Moldavite offers energetic activations, including by “energizing the interconnections between all aspects of one’s etheric, astral, causal and physical bodies”;* expanded awareness “that would put any hallucinogen to shame”;* “amazing cosmic journeys”;* communication with beings in other dimensions, on other planets, and across the cosmos; interdimensional travel; and a feeling of connection to, and oneness with, all of Creation.
The very high vibration of Moldavite also offers energetic and psychic protection for its users; it helps one to vibrate so high that lower energies, entities, and attachments are released and then repelled. Moldavite is one of the most important stones for protection, and indeed this is one key reason why many energy workers use it.
Moldavite’s ability to activate and enhance energies also applies to other stones: It can amplify the properties of stones with which it is paired.
Anyone who is new to Moldavite is encouraged to work with this stone gradually. Several days or even weeks may be needed to acclimate to Moldavite’s energy. Indeed, people “who hold Moldavite for the first time most often experience its energy as warmth or heat, [and this] has happened often enough to have been given a name—the ‘Moldavite flush.’”*
Please note: Moldavite may chip easily.
Mohs hardness: 5.5-7.
Quartz (Clear): Clear Quartz is best known for two characteristics: it is an amplifier; and it can be programmed. The former means that this stone will amplify the energies and characteristics of whatever is near it–be it another stone or a feeling. This characteristic is often used by healers to magnify the energies that they channel into a patient.
The latter means that intentions and energies can be set into the stone, and it will hold these programs very well. (Because Clear Quartz is programmed so easily, when you obtain one of these stones, it is important to clear all prior programming that may be in it–either accidentally or deliberately–unless you are aware of the programming and give permission for it. Put The Light Here clears all of our stones prior to using them in our products.) Of all stones, Clear Quartz is essentially the pure and empty vessel, the blank slate, awaiting instructions.
Additionally, this stone can clear blocks in the body, intensify psychic and spiritual experiences, and unlock memories.
Mohs hardness: 7.
Group: Quartz (silicon dioxide).