Taking Care of Your Physical Body with Rhodonite

Taking care of your physical body is a necessity of continuing spiritual growth. To neglect the health of your body is to limit the reach of the soul. Be aware of the aches in your body because in them are opportunities to grow through self-healing

~Rhodonite

I came into the past week really feeling pushed to make a change in the way I was taking care of my physical body. I was tired of the stomach aches and of the mind fog that kept me from really interacting the way I would have liked with everything going on around me. I couldn’t process information as quickly as I wanted, and my body felt heavy. When I made it my intention to focus on giving my physical body what it needed the stone rhodonite immediately jumped out and wanted to help support me in this. In my initial meditation with the stone, I received the message quoted above as well as guidance to really tune into what my body needed as far as diet and exercise in order to support all of the energetic change that was occurring in my life. It wanted me to make note of the foods that made me feel sluggish or unmotivated and which made my head foggy. I could already identify a number of the foods that irritated my system – primarily gluten and dairy – so I eliminated them from my diet. I planned to eat more vegetables and drank at least one green drink (doTERRAs TerraGreens) a day. I also became aware that I needed to support my lymphatic system more as toxins were removed from my body. I added a red calcite gem elixir to my army of crystal elixirs and performed  lymphatic drainage massage on my face in an attempt to remove build up and I wore my rhodonite stone in a necklace around my neck as energetic support throughout the day.

I did well for the first few days. I could definitely feel a difference in my body after just a couple of days of clean eating. I felt lighter energetically, I had more energy, and my head was less foggy in the afternoon. These observations became even more clear when I fell off the wagon on Friday. A lunch date and birthday dinner had me eating foods that were heavy in dairy, gluten and carbohydrates and this trend carried into the weekend. I found myself feeling more tired, sluggish, energetically heavy and – surprisingly – hungrier than I had been when I was eating less at the beginning of the week. It was as if my body was craving food not because I didn’t eat enough, because I definitely did, but because I didn’t eat what my body needed and thus it wasn’t satisfied. Early in the week I had also received a message from rhodonite about cravings. It said “You want those foods for the instant gratification of ‘feeling good’ that they give you emotionally. When you are craving something you know you can’t have ask yourself why you want it. What is going on spiritually or emotionally to make you crave it?” This is something that I am going to keep in mind as I continued to work with rhodonite and jump back on the healthy eating wagon once more!

Now, It turns out that rhodonite wasn’t only working on me this week. When I went up to see my horse Scout on Saturday he was being all cuddly and cute nuzzling me like he sometimes likes to do. The more he did it, however, the more I realized that he was gravitating towards my necklace which had the rhodonite tumble in it.

When I took the stone out of the cage and showed it to him, he naturally tried to eat it first but then he dropped his head and his eyes got all half lidded like he was taking a nap. For those of you that don’t know horses, when they lower their heads it is a sign of relaxation. Now, as he is sitting there just basking in the vibes of the crystal I am thinking about why he would be enjoying this stone so much. Then I remembered that he had been having some digestive upset with some diarrhea in the past week. I wasn’t too worried as I have realized through tracking it that this is cycle he goes through about once a month. It normally only lasts a few days and he never stops acting like his goofy self. This time it seemed to be lasting a little bit longer though. When I was feeding him dinner earlier in the week it occurred to me that the hay might have been prolonging this digestive episode as it was slightly candied and very sweet. I got the sense that he felt like we would if all we at for a week were desserts.

Looking back on all of this I realized that the Rhodonite stone that I had been wearing helped me tap into what was going on physically for my pony and make the changes he needed. Saturday was the only day he actively sought the stone for himself and I believe it was because he needed a little extra support re-configuring his body much in the same way as I am seeking to reconfigure my own. This just goes to show how much our animal companions mirror us, sometimes in order to bring attention to issues with our own health, and how the energies of crystals are just as beneficial to them as they are for us. If you would like some more information on how you or your furry friends can benefit from the energy of crystals, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a session!

Namaste!

Pain Management with Crystals

We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Whether it is a bruise, a cut, a cramp, a sprain, or a broken bone a crystal can help! Personally, I use crystals all the time to help with sore muscles, bruises and old injuries so I want to share some of my go to crystals and techniques with you.

Malachite

IMG_20170426_101839

Malachite is a copper based mineral that is AMAZING at soothing any sort of pain! I use it for sore joints and feet after a long day at the barn. I also use it for abdominal cramps and lower back pain. I just hold this stone to the area of pain and focus on the energy moving through and dissipating the pain. If you don’t want to hold the stone you could just tape the stone to the area using medical tape.

Malachite is also great for detoxing and is a very soothing stone emotionally making it helpful for those suffering from depression.

Chrysocolla

IMG_20170427_155537

Chyrsocolla is another copper based stone that I have found to be very supportive of joints. Like malachite, it is helpful with cramps especially those associated with the menstrual cycle. Being a stone that is associated with the heart chakra, chrysocolla is also helpful in supporting conditions that affect the circulatory and respiratory systems such as blood disorders, asthma, and blood pressure.

Personally, I have used the egg shaped stone above to massage aching muscles on both myself and my horse.

Septarian

IMG_20170426_093021

I have just recently become very attracted to septarian while in Arizona. The hiking was really taking a toll on my out of shape muscles and all I kept hearing in my head was “septarian, septarian, septarian” every time I thought about the pain. I had pulled out some septarian for my horse a while back when he started to show some signs of muscle soreness. I also remembered that septarian is good for flexibility – both physically and emotionally – and supports bones as well.

Septarian is actually a mixture of minerals that include clay ironstone, calcite, jasper, dolomite, and aragonite.

Again, I have been using this stone primarily in the form of massage but have also been toying with the idea of creating a crystal elixir that can be sprayed onto, and absorbed by the skin.

A little disclaimer here. Not all stones are suitable to make elixirs with as they contain elements that can leach into the water if you are using the direct method. For example, Malachite and Chrysocolla elixirs should not be made by placing the crystals directly in water as these stones contain copper which is considered toxic if taken internally. 

Rhodonite

IMG_20170427_155748

Rhodonite is one of the best stones I have come across for all around pain management and wound healing. This stone is remarkable! I have sprayed a rhodonite elixir on cuts, sore muscles, bruises and even a sunburn and found that it provided almost immediate relief.

I learned to use rhodonite for bruises from a post my mother shared with me on Facebook showing its effects on a pretty nasty bruise that this woman’s daughter had come home with.

13501653_10154299789152010_2575775107898430777_n

Amazing right? The effects can also be seen in this video.

On top of its amazing physical abilities, rhodonite is also a very calming and stress relieving stone that allows us to stay centered in the event of an accident, shock or panic.

Clear quartz points

point-quartz-medium

When in doubt . . . pull a clear quartz out! Clear quartz points are really great at channeling energy. They are often used in conjunction with other stones as magnifiers or directors but they can also be used on their own.

To remove pain, hold the point to the area where the pain is located with the point facing away from your body, muscle, joint, etc. breathe deeply and envision the pain moving into the crystal’s base and away out of the point. You can also move the crystal in small clockwise circles as you do this to break up the stagnant energy around the injury.

 . . . And many, MANY more!

I could go on and on about all of the crystals out there that can be used to help with pain. There is a stone for EVERYTHING! Sprains, strains, eye pain, ear pain, ligament and tendon injuries you name it there is a crystal that can help. The stones listed above are those that I use almost every single day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Namaste!