In today’s world, we are bombarded and exposed to a number of different toxins that occur in our everyday lives, down to the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe – which are all vital to our existence! Sometimes, it seems like you can’t escape it. Lucky for us we are living in the age of information and have many resources accessible to help us find ways to detoxify our mind, bodies, and spirits.
When it comes to detoxification, we generally tend to think of cleansing our mind/body only. But more often than not, we forget to include spiritual cleansing into our realm of healing and I am a firm believer that to achieve optimal health, we must treat mind, body AND spirit collectively to maintain a balanced and healthy, vibrant lifestyle.
One of the ways I cleanse my energetic and spiritual space is through healing crystals and stones. The use of crystals for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient and medieval times. So we’re talking tried and true effects here, people!
I keep crystals strategically placed in my home and office. Even when I sit at my desk, right next to me is Black Tourmaline to yield off electromagnetic smog and radiation. I also keep pyrite and clear quartz pieces nearby to stimulate new ideas and clear unwanted negative energy. The healing and detoxifying benefits are endless when it comes to stones and crystals!
One of my favorite stones in particular that has exceptional healing properties is Amethyst. Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and promotes spiritual protection and purification. It’s easy to find, easy to use, and readily available (check out the Melrose Trading Post on Sunday’s for an awesome crystal selection!)
- Amethyst can aid to curbing over indulgence and giving up bad habits like quitting smoking or eliminating alcohol consumption.
- When meditating, Amethyst is a key contributing factor to achieving serenity and peace by stilling one’s thoughts and helping move the mind into a higher state of consciousness. In addition to bringing peace of mind, the small amounts of heat emitted from Amethyst itself promotes a sense of calm for the body, thereby bringing ideal support for a healthy sleep cycle! (For best results try placing under your bed or pillow.)
- The same low-level heat that radiates from the Amethyst can also act as a catalyst for antioxidant activity in the body. This low-level heat radiation generated by the crystal increases energy levels in the body and as a result promotes the healthy growth of new cells! Say hello to anti-aging!
- Amethyst has the amazing ability to clear one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments and can therefore facilitate the manifestation of a spiritual light around the body that wards off negativity in your space.
- By placing an Amethyst in your home, or more ideally your bedroom, you can help keep your healing space clear! Wearing Amethyst also maintains the inner space of one’s body and and energy field in a state of balance and well-being.
So now when we think of detoxing and cleansing, we can look at the bigger picture and start incorporating new ways to achieve purification by implementing all inclusive practices for healthier and more well-rounded lifestyle using earth’s medicine. And really, who doesn’t want to adorn their home and bodies with beautiful crystals? I know I do!