When I was younger I was always drawn to semi precious stones. I used to love collecting them, whether I was picking them up in a shop or buying them out of a vending machine type thing where you just got what you were given. I didn’t pay all that much attention to what they were called, I just liked having them around. Years later I realised that semi precious stones can actually help people to feel better and live a more balanced life. I even took a piece of Tiger’s Eye on my driving test with me, for good judgement, clarity on situations and confidence. I passed first time! If you want to use semi precious stones for a better life, here’s how to do it:
Keep Them Under Your Pillow
If you want clarity on a situation or simply to feel better about something, you can keep a stone or a couple of stones under your pillow. Some can help you sleep, while some could very well help you to come up with the solution you’re looking for. Just make sure you put them back out in sunlight every now and again – they will need to be charged up.
Carry Them In Your Pocket
Carrying a semi precious stone in your pocket could help you to feel more at ease with whatever it is you’re doing. This is what I did with my Tiger’s Eye. Maybe it’s the placebo effect, but just knowing it was there helped to calm me in a way while I was manoeuvring.
One of my favourite ways to use semi precious stones is to wear them. Wear the stones that call out to you. You can wear them in ring form, round your neck, as a crown – any way you like! Some of my favourite stones to wear include turquoise and opals. The opal is my birthstone and so pretty! The Australian opal and opal jewelry are particularly beautiful.
Meditate With Them
Meditation is another key to a better life, whether you do it for 5 minutes or an hour a day. It can help you to gain clarity on a situation and inner peace. If you’re feeling a certain way, choose the stone that corresponds and meditate with it.
Create An Altar
Many people who like these stones create an altar in their home. This isn’t a spooky witchcrafty altar (unless you want it to be) so don’t panic! You simply lay out your favourite stones and anything else that makes you feel good or helps you work towards a spiritual/physical goal. You then spend time at your altar, meditating, praying, thinking – whatever it is you like to do.
Some Of My Favourite Semi Precious Stones And Their Meanings
- Quartz – psychic abilities, clarity and calm.
- Jade – healing, love, money.
- Turquoise – confidence, friendship, peace and wisdom.
- Opal – luck and beauty.
- Tiger’s Eye – inner power, grounding, protection during travel.
- Lapiz Lazuli – wisdom and truth.
- Amethyst – intuition and calm.
- Black Onyx – positive thinking, self control, decisions.
- Hematite – stress relief, spiritual healing, pain relief.
- Rhodonite – self esteem, grace, unconditional love.
Have you ever used semi precious stones? Let me know!