Vibes Man, VIBEZ~
I am new to crystals and precious stones and I have a lot more to learn about them, but that doesn't change the fact that I believe in +/- Vibes & that +/- Energy radiates from within starting with the mind. I started this fascination with Semi Precious Stones when I began researching ways to help relieve my anxiety, and anger aside from going to the gym to workout and overall trying to maintain a healthier diet. I do a lot of self pep talking on a daily basis to drain my worrisome thoughts out of my head (because we know our anxiety gets us to overthink) but, I was pretty much down to dip into something that was somewhat new to me.
I know what crystals are because I've seen them around homes and I see some people rock them as jewelry but, I didn't understand the meaning behind them and what they can bring to a persons life.
Now I know that each person is drawn/attracted to certain precious stones and that you can be drawn to many. Picking out my first precious stone for the first time was not hard at all! Believe it or not, my first Semi Precious Stone purchase was at Aldo shoe store in their accessory section and I was instantly drawn to this milky- white colored stone named the "Root Chakra." The word "Root" in Root Chakra is to keep you balanced, grounded, and safe through your journey here on Earth. This couldn't be better timing to have this in my life because new beginnings were happening and big change was coming into my life. This piece is to be worn as a necklace and if I remember, I'll wear it as a reminder or I'll hang it in my room for keepsake.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a woman's stand at the corner of a sidewalk in San Francisco. She had sage, Semi Precious Stones & accessories. I was super excited because ever since my first purchase at Aldo, I haven't collected any more so I knew I had to pick up a few. I hand picked 3 precious stones in a matter of seconds and here are the names, description, and meanings of each in order:
- Pyrite - an iron sulfide mineral with a cubic crystal system (the shimmery brass/gold looking stone). Its name comes from the Greek word "Fire." The Pyrite is said to be great for increasing power of the third chakra and imparts vitality. "It enhances willpower, assisting one in overcoming bad habits and establishing new patterns of health and positive energy. It aids one in overcoming anxiety and helps one establish a "can- do" attitude about whatever one has decided to attempt. It can screen out negative influences and give one the courage to banish them."
- Green Calcite - (the lime green "wet" looking stone) a mental healer that helps to dissolve rigid beliefs and old programs, restoring balance to the mind. "It helps in letting go of what is familiar and comforting but which no longer serves, and aids communication and the transition from a stagnant to a positive situation... It is a powerful stimulator for the immune system...This stone absorbs negativity and rids the body of bacterial infections."
- Citrine - a silicone dioxide mineral, a member of the Quartz group (Yellow + white stone). Its yellow pigmentation comes from iron and the name comes from a French word "Citron" meaning lemon. "Citrine opens the inner doors to increased clarity of thought, enhanced creativity and magnified powers of will and manifestation. It is one of the premier stones for the second chakra and is capable of awakening the powers of creative imagination."