The Earth Is Our Home
Our home is our natural connection to the Earth. However, our modern lifestyle often disconnects us from Earth’s natural elements. Many of us live in a world made of concrete—buildings, paved roads, parking lots and sidewalks—with minimal exposure to simple plants, flowers and trees. We rarely get to experience nature on a large scale- Earth’s beautiful, cascading mountains, vast forests or powerful waterways. Adding to our dilemma is the high level of pollution and chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. We cannot escape the magnetic pull that the Earth’s energy has on us- but we are living in a world that is sadly out of balance with nature! And these imbalances can contribute to both physical and emotional illness. Fortunately, it is possible to reestablish our connection with Earth by creating an environment that brings in all the elements of nature—plants, natural fibers, materials and lighting—as well as crystals and gemstones. Combined with feng shui design, blessings, space clearings and other modalities, we can recreate that harmonious balance in our work and living spaces.
One of Earth’s greatest gifts to us is crystals and gemstones. The rising consciousness of the planet is finally leading us to rediscover the ancient and forgotten healing art of crystals. Each natural crystalline structure has its own individual energy as well as its own personality-and it is here to help us tap into our own multifaceted nature and personal power. Created by energetic forces deep within the planet, these “blossoms” of the Earth’s mineral realm carry a variety of natural energy and vibration that can facilitate personal development, balance and healing.
For thousands of years, Mother Earth has been providing for us with the natural beauty and profound healing properties of her gifts. And the time has come for us to implement these powerful energies into our environments, allowing them to assist us in creating healthy, harmonious and wonderfully balanced lives.
The Use of Crystals and Gemstones
in the Home and Workplace:
Select stones that you are drawn to and place them around your home and work place. Any number of stones can be used to enhance the environmental energy, depending upon one’s needs. Crystals can be used by their color or elemental energy in conjunction with feng shui design. For example, many people are drawn to the violet energy of Amethyst, which is used to purify the energies of one’s environment by creating a positive healing vibration. They can also be used to implement and support one’s health (green or blue stones), relationship (pink), overall well-being and healing (clear quartz), prosperity and wealth (fire crystals) and balance. Crystals can be used as protection stones at the entrance of our homes as well as in meditation rooms and on personal altars. When building a residential or commercial property, they can be planted and programmed into the foundation for balance and can also be placed at property boundaries or in a grid pattern around a house or garden. These specific crystal arrangements can provide constant benefits for all who live and enter the environment.
Meditation with Crystals:
One of the best ways to learn to “feel” crystal energies is to hold one during mediation. In meditation, we can gently clear the mind of thought and enter a state of positive openness. There are serenity-inducing crystals such as Celestite, that can assist one in achieving a state of peacefulness. One can choose to meditate with a crystal that can activate and heal specific energy centers within the body. This is due to meditation’s ability to quiet the mind, allowing new influences to raise one’s consciousness. During meditation, a crystal may feel stronger and one will be able to notice these subtle changes. The state of openness during mediation eventually allows for even more noticeable positive effects.