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I’m happy to introduce our knowledgeable guest blogger, Harriette Knight, a master healer, psychic medium, and host of Harriette Knight’s Psychic & Healing Hour on Blog Talk Radio.  She is also the author of CHAKRA POWER! and GEMSTONE POWER!

I love stones.  I love rocks. I love gems.  They can be smooth, raw, polished, chunky, pointy, round, faceted, and carved.  I love them all.

I also love the CHAKRAS. Talking about them. Writing about them. Using gemstones to enhance their brilliance.

As a Reconnective Healing practitioner and psychic medium, I utilize gemstones to create a line of healing jewelry as well as a tool in my healing practice.  The energy is powerful and can help to release emotional blockages, open the chakras, and aid in meditation.  There are many uses for gemstones and you don’t need to be a gemologist to appreciate their purpose.

In my two books CHAKRA POWER! How to Fire Up Your Energy Centers to Live a Fuller Life, and GEMSTONE POWER! 52 Meanings and Meditations from Abalone to Zircon, one can fully grasp how to utilize gemstones to assist the healing process, release old programming, enhance intuition, and align the chakras. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you so you could begin to reap the benefits immediately.

Quartz Crystal is the Most Powerful Healing Stone! It brings about clarity, focus, and connection to one’s Higher Self. It amplifies the energy of all other stones, and brings about spiritual healing, peace, intuition, creativity, balance, perceptiveness, and understanding. Quartz Crystals can help find what was lost, whether in a material sense or an emotional sense. It helps to dispel negativity and depression, and to solve problems. An excellent choice for meditation and opening up the Third Eye chakra, too!. Quartz Crystal helps to balance the yin/yang of the brain by supplying energy where it is most needed. A must for your Stone collection!

Rose Quartz is the stone for opening your Heart Chakra. It is a stone of gentle love bringing about peace and calm, friendship, and angelic connections. Rose quartz can bring in romantic love, self love, self confidence and beauty. It shares its sensual qualities with the owner, and aids in the areas of the heart, blood circulation, sexual issues and fertility. It is recommended to always keep a chunk of Rose Quartz near your computer or electronics to balance out the energy. Rose quartz is pink in color, ranging from very pale to deeper hues.

Amethyst is the Royal Stone and associated with the Crown Chakra. It is the link between your human side and your spiritual self. Supporting your journey of faith and spirit, amethyst is an all around healing stone. Great for meditation, too! Amethyst helps control addictions, stimulates inspiration, promotes inner peace, and honesty. This purple gem aids healing in the areas of the ears, bones, lungs, digestive system, respiratory tract, and skin. Amethyst also encourages sobriety, and relieves headaches.

Amber is the ultimate healing stone. Before there was penicillin, there was amber oil which was used as a cure all. Dating back to the dinosaurs, amber ranges in color from yellow to honey to green. It purifies and cleanses the aura, promotes balance, brings good luck, raises confidence levels and optimism, and supports your journey to enlightenment. A Sacral and Solar Plexus chakra supporter, amber also aids healing in the areas of the stomach, gall bladder, kidneys, teeth, and joints.

Carnelian can help pull you out of a rut by promoting action and courage. It helps to stop confusion, lift your emotions, and protect you from fear and envy. As it cleanses and purifies your Sacral Chakra (located just below the belly button), carnelian helps to sooth menstrual cramps, support kidney function, and help battle infertility. This beautiful stone ranges in color from light red to deep brown, and helps to stimulate the absorption of vitamins.

Turquoise is an Artist’s stone promoting creativity and self expression. It helps to connect to one’s muse as it takes intuition and inspiration to new levels. It can bring good luck, foresight, spiritual grounding, and is a mood balancer. It brings about peace of mind, and loyalty. Turquoise aids healing in the areas of acid vs. alkaline, stomach and gout problems, and helps to fight against viral infections. It also creates warmth, and relaxes cramps. Use turquoise to enhance your Throat Chakra and speak the truth.

For more information, please visit www.HarrietteKnight.com.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets


THE ABCs of Healing your Throat Chakra – Aromatherapy, Bija Mantras and Crystal Therapy

There are a wide variety of plants, essences of flowers and herbs that can used fresh or dried in extracts, teas, tinctures and steam inhalations to cleanse the body of toxins and strengthen the immune system. For example, grapefruit extract works wonders as a post-illness tonic while magnolia bark tea harmonizes the Heart and Throat Chakras, willow flowers enable the release of sadness while rosemary, sage and thyme can be used in steam inhalations to defeat sinus infections and sore throats. First time users of aromatherapy should be cautious until they know how their body will react and some herbs can be dangerous to the unborn so if in doubt, consult your health practitioner.

Bija mantras are used in a chakra balancing practice to bring the focus inward. The audible sound is extended so that each repetition overlaps the one before it. The word HAM, pronounced like in harm, or humming the note G will energize the throat, bestowing an almost otherworldly tone and harmony to your singing voice.

A thorough discussion of the use of gemstones and crystals in chakra healing will not be attempted here as many excellent books have been penned on the subject. In short, blue topaz can be used to activate and balance the throat chakra by aligning the body’s meridians and is especially helpful when combined with Reiki healing methods. Its sister, yellow topaz aids in smoothing out energy imbalances and strengthening a weakened nervous system while uncut semi-precious stones such as sapphires and emeralds enhance the release and re-balancing of the whole body.

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Namaste! Becca

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