About Healing Stones
Healing stones, crystals and semi-precious gemstones come from one unified source – Mother Earth. Created from the magma or Earth’s inner core, healing stones have gone through a geologic process of heating, cooling and displacement on their way to their present form.
The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, colour and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone’s colour also plays a dynamic role in the stone’s healing energy. The play of light and colour can stimulate or calm; purify or heal.
A magical and symbiotic connection has always existed between human beings and gems. Evidence of gemstones used for healing has been found as far back as the fourth millennium before Christ. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, or Shamans and Medicine Men have used gemstones for healing in multiple ways – made into powders or elixirs, worn, carried or placed on the body and in ceremonies or rituals. This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day and with the emerging popularity of holistic health and healing the use of gemstones is again making its way into modern life.
Also evident in human history is our connection to Angels. These heavenly messengers, in particular the Archangels, have the powerful ability to help each of us simultaneously while offering their protection and guidance to bring about peace on earth. Each of the 15 Archangels resonates with a special gemstone. Working with a particular Archangel’s gemstone can help you strengthen your divine connection and relationship with that Archangel.
Forms of Gemstones
Since ancient times gemstones and crystals have been used for healing in a variety of different ways and can be found in the following 3 forms:
Rough gemstones are in their natural un-worked state as they were broken or mined from the living rock. Left in their natural condition the surface is irregular and rough and thus contains the greatest amount of healing power. They can be placed gently on the body to transmit and focus healing energies.
Polished gemstones have been tumbled with water and sand thus giving them a smooth rounded surface. They are often used as touch stones and carried in a pocket or purse. Their smooth finish lends well to gemstone healing as they may be held, stroked, rubbed or placed directly on the body.
Jewelry fashioned with healing gemstones also contains the stones vital energy. The precious metals and colours used in the design will also enhance the stones power. Gemstone jewelry can be created for particular health needs or to create harmonious vibrations and help with positive intentions for protection, prosperity, passion, recovery, clarity, love, good health, peace and other blessings.
Birthstones are an example of gemstone jewelry used for enhancing wellbeing. With origins in ancient Egypt each of the 12 months of the year was assigned a gemstone or crystal. Different stones also support each astrological sign of the zodiac.
Rainbows symbolize an arc of energy with the divine. Each light catcher contains a Swarovski prism made of refined lead crystal, which refracts the sunlight into the seven colours of the rainbow which also correlates to the seven traditional colours of the chakras.
Energy & Matter
All matter from sub-atomic to physical to higher vibrational bodies contains dynamic energy.
Energy field of gemstones
- Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are always in constant motion, emitting an energy frequency.
- Just as we are influenced by our surroundings, the weather, the food we eat, the colour we wear, so are gemstones and crystals.
- The energy field of gemstones is influenced by its geometrical form, colour & subtle vibrations.
- Colour also plays a dynamic role in the stones healing energy. The play of light and colour can stimulate or calm, purify or heal. We can use colour to enhance each gemstone’s healing properties.
- So when we wear crystals and gemstones or have them in our living space, they will emit energy vibrations that bring a sense of wellbeing on all levels.
Crystals are part of the earth itself and of nature. They are comprised of quartz and silica, which are also a major component of the human body. Like colour, crystals also emit a vibrational frequency, which matches the electromagnetic field of both the earth and its human occupants. The most widely used crystal today is clear quartz and it can be found powering watches, computers and radios to name a few. Within the light catchersandjewelry the sympathetic resonance of quartz is used for its healing properties and to amplify the energy of the other stones.
All Feng Shui Bagua Light Catchers have a Swarovski faceted prism to disperse and deflect negative chi. The main purpose of faceted crystal balls in Feng Shui is to transmute energy. When hard (negative) energy enters the ball, the facets deflect the energy, breaking it up and turning it into gentle (positive) energy. Faceted crystals can be hung in windows to shift any hard chi entering your home into positive energy. They can also be used in hallways or corridors to slow down fast-moving chi, or to reduce the bad energy transmitted by “poison arrows” such as those from sharp corners.
Gemstones come in multiple forms and colours. Their different colours resonate with the body’s energy system and although their energetic effect is more diffuse than crystals, they are extremely useful for harmonizing an environment or wearing on your person as jewelry. As with colour and crystals, gemstones also provide a symbolic and energetic connection to nature. They have also been linked to the Archangels.
The diamond symbol, triangle symbol and similar motifs that form a construction of other (more complex) symbolic designs occur in every era, culture, religion and esoteric sect.
Overwhelmingly, the diamond symbol or the triangle symbol motif expresses itself in terms of clarity, ascension and wisdom. Not of the ordinary sort of wisdom though. I speak of a clarity and wisdom that transcends the banalities of our everyday realm.
I begin this essay with some diamond symbol meanings that are foundational in various cultures and can be easily translated into a concept of your choosing.
I believe the underlying foundation of these diamond symbol meanings to be profound in our quest to pierce the fog that sometimes surrounds these common symbolic motifs in time and culture.
Furthermore, it is in this spirit of metaphor, analogy, and symbolism that I would like our attentions to turn. More than the literal translation of the symbol, it is the vibrational tone, or the higher energetic wisdom with which the symbol meaning resonates that I wish to convey.
After contemplating these various concepts, a larger story will begin to unveil itself to your understanding, which will offer clarity unique to your needs.
And so we begin:
Shown left is a common motif among Native peoples indigenous to North America, Canada, and Mexico. It signifies the butterfly. Indian nations identify the butterfly with the concept of “immortality.”
Immortality here is seen in the migratory patterns of the butterfly where they flock by the millions after traveling thousands of miles – coming home.
This homecoming was seen as intensely powerful to Native thought. To explain, theNative American symbolic mode of thought moves on a multitude of levels. Therefore, a Monarch’s return home was translated to mean the soul’s journey home.
This encapsulates the divine journey in which man is born, moves through his world ever-gleaning more insight into his true identity and finally, (ideally) returns to the site of his first breath to realize he is immortal in his existence because of the path he chooses. In other words, man leaves a legacy, which is his key to immortality.
Furthermore, the diamond butterfly motif conveys the element of rebirth, revitalization, and metamorphosis. Just as the migratory journey is analogous of the spiritual path of reuniting with the Divine self – so too is the biological journey of the butterfly symbolic of the same said spiritual path. From egg, larva, pupa, to butterfly each stage holds merit and each step is taken to the advancement of an enlightened, immortal conclusion (which, to the Native, would not be a conclusion at all, butleading to a gateway of eternal expression through the Mother upon the completion of metamorphosis).
Now shown left is an alchemical, mystical, and astrological symbol for “Earth.” Also seen with a circle around it, it symbolizes the movement and rhythm of nature’s cycles (i.e., four seasons) as well as the Aristotelian elements (see end of page).
The earth has long been worshipped by ancient mystics. It is a representation of harmony, stability, and oneness with all things – a communal arena in which thecore (center point of the 4 diamond cross) represents a foundational energy of unity and well-being.
Indeed, earth magic is rooted in the ideology that all things of the earth are born from her, and therefore vibrate with earth energy. Early mystics and alchemists believed this earth energy could be drawn from all things, and ultimately used for further clarification. This clarification came in the form of manipulation of vibrations (earth energy waves), drawing elements into an experience, interpreting patterns within the vibrations (seeking answers) – to name a few uses for these practices. This symbol would be used in ritual for such clarifications.
This diamond symbol (shown left) as well as the next consecutive one, are both from northern Europe and are identified as the runic system of “Futhark” – a symbolic language housing tremendous meaning in each emblem. This rune is called the Dagaz and is the Symbol of the Dawn.
It is considered to be the rune of break-through’s and represents attainment of the meaning of life – enlightenment, satisfaction, “ultimate truth” – that which the seeker holds most valuable is obtained. Further, the Dagaz embodies the concepts of: Awakening, insight, clarification, awareness, epiphany, new beginnings, and connections to the mystical in all things.
It is also emblematic of time and space as complimentary elements. This rune speaks of the partnership between night and day with the center-point represented as the dawn. Metaphorically, the dawn marks an awakening to all new understandings. This (shown left) diamond motif is seen throughout the ages and cultures. For our purposes, we look again to the Futhark for symbolic insight where this is known as the Ingwuz rune and is the foundational geometric symbol of creation. Indeed, ancient European tribes deemed this symbol to represent the literal image of the birth canal or vagina. So, literally, this symbol means creation of life.
Interestingly, this lozenge is seen in the Native American symbolic language as asymbol for wind and I’ve written more on this aspect here.
This diamond symbol is also found in alchemical philosophies. Metaphysically speaking, this foundational image tells of creativity that is expressed by the culmination of the four elements: Four sides indicating earth, fire, air, and water.
In the alchemical realm, the skillful employment of all four of these elements leads the practitioner to infinite potential and Divine creativity. We see the center of this (alchemical) symbol void of design – indicating creation takes place through the path of least resistance. In other words, it is by allowing that we obtain our true creative purpose.
Lastly, I invite you to consider the above shown diamond symbols (more accurately, triangle symbols), which are also alchemical in origin. These symbols are considered to be the building blocks of all matter, of everything. We see that each is comprised of the same triangular/diamond/crystal features we’ve been investigating in this exploratory essay.
Indeed, diamonds themselves are made from carbon, which is a foundational building block of matter.
Furthermore, the diamond symbol is synonymous with refracting light to the alchemist’s perspective. As such, the diamond and triangle symbol is indicative of the journey our souls make while we are achieving higher understanding (it is an enlightened or clarified soul that is able to refract its light from the insight out and serve as a beacon to the outer world). The goal for mankind is to walk a path on which our souls will shine and sparkle as brightly as diamonds.
On this path there will be many labyrinth turns (representative of the angles and facets of the diamond). But if we travel the path with honorable hearts, and if we are aware of the reflective nature of our lives (our actions reflecting in our reality), we will accomplish our mission of light.
I hope you have enjoyed these diamond symbols and thoughts on the diamond symbol meaning and triangle symbol cousins.
Natural Quartz Crystal: crystal healing and energy
Quartz crystal points and quartz crystal clusters should be in every home to bring harmony to the life force in the home. Quartz crystals are used for:
Changing bad vibrations