Lucky Monroe

A Stone’s Throw Away: My Personal Stone Collection

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In the past, I never really understood crystals. I had friends who would hold them and immediately begin to feel their “power” or properties, saying things like, “Oh wow, this one feels very energetic,” or “This one is a very loving, protective stone,” etc. While I believed in the potential power of crystals, I felt as though I was not intuitive enough to feel it, or my friends  were exaggerating, or perhaps that crystals only worked for certain people.

Then something interesting happened. I was going through a really difficult experience, and I was in the midst of arguing with an ex-partner when I had a bit of anxiety attack and ran out of the house. As I went outside,  I noticed, right underneath my feet, this beautiful amethyst crystal, just sitting in the street. I picked it up, took it home, and looked up the properties and the definition of this stone. I was completely amazed to see that this crystal was meant to protect me from exactly what I had been struggling with, and even encouraged me to make some pretty big decisions in my life. From that point forward, I was sold on crystals.

Since then I have had a few other significant events with crystals and stones, and they always seem to come into my life at the right time. And that is exactly what they are meant to do. A dear friend once told me that if you are wearing a crystal as a piece of jewelry and it falls off and you lose it, then the crystal is no longer meant to be with you and it is no longer serving. Someone who is in need of that stone will then find it. This is just part of the mysteriousness of crystals.

Crystals have been used as far back as 6,000 years ago to the Sumerians of Mesopotamia, and many ancient civilizations  like the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Japanese. They used crystals to promote healing, enlightenment, and fulfillment. Crystals have long since been believed to have metaphysical properties and to enhance psychic abilities.

Why I love crystals is that it’s not all mystisim and wonder. They have extremely practical uses and are considered by many to be one of the building blocks of life, as they are made from two of the most common elements in the Earth, silicon and oxygen. Silicon conducts electricity very well, making them a valuable resource in the tech industry. The quartz crystal specifically is one of the most stable crystalline structures in existence, and is widely used in things like transistors, radios, telephones, and many advanced electronic systems, such as microchips.

Here is my personal collection:

Peacock Ore:

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Peacock Ore‘s, also called Chalcopyrite, has a beautiful rainbow color that reminds me of the regality of peacock’s feathers, it’s energy surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace.

Goldstone:

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Known as the ‘ambition’ stone, the Goldstone crystal’s energy is linked with boosting your drive and confidence, the essential mindset for paving the way for all your dreams to come true, regardless of how crazy or wild. Like a cheerleader for the soul, the Goldstone crystal is a special stone that gets its shimmery appearance from Quartz and sand glass that’s been infused with copper particles, giving it a signature glistening luster. The heavenly sparkles remind us that light can always be found in the darkness. We all walk in the shadows from time to time but Goldstone shows us how to turn on our own inner light of radiance and joy. Hold it in your hand and say: I sparkle like the universe.

Loadstone:

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Aka Magnetite is a potent stone for manifestation, helping you to attract what you most desire, including both desirable situations and people. Also called Lodestone, this form of the stone is naturally magnetic. It’s even said to have an impressive capacity to balance the hemispheres of the brain. It may aid you to bring whatever you most want into your life, and its magnetic properties makes it a highly effective spiritual grounding stone. The vibration of this stone will attract into your present situation the experiences or opportunities that you need to experience in your life. Remember to charge them! Hold it in your hand and say: I attract good energy, positive people and amazing experiences/opportunities!

Bismuth:

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Bismuth can be a wonderful stone to use for focus, visualization and shamanic journeying. It can prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities while at the same time increasing your energy levels to deal with them. It also helps me relieves feelings of loneliness or isolation. Affirmation: I attract focus and expel anxiety.

Rose Quartz:

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Meditate with rose quartz crystal to bring love and compassion into your life. If you’re feeling down on yourself, bring a rose quartz stone up to your heart so that it can connect to the heart chakra. Clear your mind. Sit with your emotions, both good and bad. Feel how whole and powerful you are. While concentrating on your breadth, inhale love and exhale any grudges or negativity buried within your core. When you are ready, hold it in your hand, repeat the mantra: “I will accept the light of love, I will beam the light of love.” This mantra is meant to help in your quest to become a loving being, not just to yourself and your loved ones, but to strangers and acquaintances, too.

Pyrite (Fool’s Gold):

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To harness the powerful and protective vibes of Pyrite, give your self-confidence a boost when you use this warrior stone in a prosperity or aspiration healing layout. Incorporating several stones with Pyrite allows for even more powerful vibrations because it forms a union of energies between the stones using the ancient principles of sacred geometry. If you’re lacking motivation or physical strength, call on the Pyrite crystal meaning and reconnect to Mother Nature with this power stone that harnesses the earth element, the powerful energies that ground you and guide your spirit to a place of higher wisdom. If you’ re ready to take action to achieve your dreams and aspirations, be a rock star at meditation practice when you incorporate Pyrite and its divine guidance. Hold it in your hand and say: I act clearly and consciously from my deepest truth.

Crysocolla:

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If you’re in need of a major life transformation, sow the seeds of inspiration with a meditation ritual that incorporates the Chrysocolla crystal stone meaning and inspires new beginnings. In a sacred, clutter free healing space, prepare for your therapeutic session with this beautiful stone by first smudging the room and crystals with a sage smudge stick. Hold the crystal in your non-dominant hand, which is linked with dynamic energy. Close your eyes and sit quietly with the stone for 20 minutes, letting go of all thoughts and expectations. When your head is clear, visualize an egg, seeing yourself in the center yolk, a vision that symbolizes the origins of your birth. On a scientific level, the mind doesn’t know the difference between what it sees in your consciousness and what’s happening in the physical world, making your mind a powerful tool for healing in combination with Chrysocolla.

Arfvedsonite:

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Arfvedsonite has many powerful attributes, and it is a stone that has the potential to produce amazing manifestation. It is a strong stone for spiritual growth, creating a clear path ahead. It helps you to re-organize and restructure your life, bringing extraordinary insights and a strong positive vibration. The action of this crystal helps you to deal with adapting to new situations and it will enhance your ability to develop your intuition, so it is valuable to use it while meditating. It is specifically useful to allow you as see any negativity within yourself, and it has a positive vibration.

This helps to drain out negative thoughts, and it will aid you to begin to think in new way, as it stimulates positive thoughts and encourages you to feel more joyful.

Selenite:

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Selenite is a crystal formed from the mineral gypsum, which comes in many forms and color variations. Selenite, named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, has properties that make it truly unique for spiritual and metaphysical purposes. It is related to peace, purity, and higher consciousness, and is often used to assist with meditation and astral projection.

Selenite is commonly associated with the seventh—or Crown—chakra, which is the energy center that is located just above the crown of the head. This is the chakra of divine wisdom, Spirit, and Unity. Just as the Root Chakra shows us of our connection with Earth, the Crown Chakra shows us our connection with our spiritual source. Physically, the Crown Chakra governs the brain, nervous system, and pituitary gland. For these reasons, selenite is helpful for bringing balance to the Crown Chakra and help you feel a stronger connection with all of creation.

This crystal, in any of its forms and colors, can help you get in touch with your higher self and expand the awareness of your mind and spirit.

Dragon Stone:

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Dragon Stone is thought to promote patience and stimulate perception and personal power. It is believed to “dissolve” sadness or sorrow, self-pity, grief, and is thought to dispel critical tendencies and closed-mindedness. Dragon Stone tends to bring more of what one already has. It can provide for increase in that to which one attunes it. When used consciously and programmed to enhance specific desired outcomes. It will do this to the positive or the negative that you attune to the stone. It can be a very powerful stone. It enhances keen perception, stimulates participation and interaction and supplements personal power.

Dragon Stone is said to be a stone of increase. It therefore has a tendency to increase anything it touches, whether the thing it touches is energy or a material object. It is believed to be a powerful healing stone by itself or as an inclusion in quartz or other stones; it is thought to increase their healing virtues.

Medicinally, dragon stone is thought to stimulate the immune system and improve overall physical well being, thereby strengthening over-all health. Some feel dragon stone can be used as a digestive aid, especially for those who have a hard time assimilating food intake and to help heal intestinal blockages due to nervous disorders affecting the stomach. Dragon stone is also believed to help with regeneration and recovery following illness, exhaustion due to stress, and past trauma.

Sodalite:

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Similar to other blue stones like Lapis LazuliAquamarine, and Peacock Ore, the Sodalite crystal healing properties promote peace and tranquility, which works to connect our physical and spiritual selves. Tap into your creativity and discover your life purpose when you go deep with the Sodalite, a gem that rocks at providing inspiration and boosting intuition. Keep Sodalite in your crystal collection and call on its radiating energy whenever you feel stuck in life. 

For the dreamers, Sodalite crystal properties offer the gift of creative thinking and expanded spiritual awareness by stimulating the throat chakra, the energy center of communication and a translator for the soul. This channel also supports your deepest dreams and helps make them a reality. 

The ultimate inspiration tonic for creatives, the third eye chakra cocktail includes Sodalite along with its clever and introspective bedfellows Lapis Lazuli and Aquamarine. Calm the mind with a healing layout of these magnificent deep blue stones on your forehead surrounding the third eye chakra. Take a deep breath and feel the doorway of the mind opening up to infinite possibilities when you access the muse within. 

Your environment can also benefit from Sodalite because of its ability to clear electromagnetic pollution. Place a stone in your office or workspace and instantly enhance the Feng Shui of the space with its cleansing and purifying effects. 

For a heart-healing combination of intuition and love, place a Rose Quartz stone over the heart chakra and Sodalite over your third eye chakra. During your meditation practice, ask the stones to release negative emotions and replace those toxic feelings with a pure white light of healing energy. Feel the stones infusing your spirit with love and inspiration as they shine a light on your path to enlightenment. 

Go deep with Sodalite and dip into your inner well of inspiration, a gift from the heavens. 

Sardonyx:

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Sardonyx is a highly protective stone that embodies a vibration of happiness, optimism and confidence. It helps to boost your self control and your level of personal power.

This stone creates an excellent grounding action through the earth and base chakras, and brings you back to earth after spiritual work.

It has excellent metaphysical properties that that encourage motivation, willpower, discipline and strength of character.

This makes it a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental discipline to focus on the task at hand.

Green Obsidian:

It is claimed that Obsidian’s gift to you is the insight into the causes of disease. It helps with digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension, including hardened arteries. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries. Obsidian improves the circulation, even in extreme cases such as hardening of the arteries in the legs caused by smoking and also ensures warming of the extremities, for example chronically cold hands and feet. Obsidian helps you to understand who you truly are and not who you think you are, it will help to integrate these two perceptions into a whole. This stone helps you identify behavioural patterns that are outdated and assists in clearing them.
Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas, bringing a depth and clarity to the emotions. It promotes compassion and strength.

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