So why are gemstones so popular? If you look at things in terms of energy (and most spiritual traditions do in one way or another), then human beings are basically filling our own energetic ‘gaps’ through our various desires
Basically, we’re seeking happiness and fulfillment in one form or another. But the problem is humans have so many ‘gaps’ that we can’t always fill them in easily…or even permanently (even with spiritual practices). That’s why using certain tools, such as gemstones and precious metals, can help.
Certain stones and elements give off energy that can fill in these gaps.
This comes from millions of years forming in the earth, absorbing the intense pressure, heat, or whatever unique earth property went into its formation.
Understanding what You Need
Our own energetic needs are determined not so much by external circumstances, but our internal life. For instance, you may find that a certain circumstance has caused you to feel hurt, and therefore less likely to trust others.
Or maybe you’re having trouble expressing yourself in the work space, or you need to work on your confidence. All these things can cause a bit of turmoil in life. And while you should meet the issue head-on (as in introspection), sometimes an extra boost is needed. Gemstones can greatly help with that. But first, you have to get really honest with yourself: Where do you feel like you need to do some work on yourself? What’s within you that’s preventing you from leading the life you’ve always wanted?
Filling the Energetic Gaps
Once you determine what’s working for you and what’s not, you can begin to do some research into which gemstones can help. But see if you can identify the specific emotion first, and then go from there. Then you can begin to do research based upon what serves you, and not what looks good. I know it’s easy to do that, but you have to look at it from the perspective of healing yourself and using a tool rather just something nice to look at. BUT, the nice thing is many of the most healing gemstones are also the most popular…and many have been made into jewelry. Wearing your gemstone has the benefit of allowing you to absorb the energy constantly- which makes it much easier when compared to a raw stone.
Often, the crystals you choose will be absolutely relevant to your life in the present moment. It’s your intuition’s way of telling you what your soul needs. Isn’t it crazy how accurate the crystals are? Truthfully, it’s how accurate you are. Remember that you picked the stones! Something deep within your soul was telling you what you needed to remember about yourself.