A little introduction about healing crystals
There is so many subjects I would like to talk to you that I had a hard time to know where to start ! So I have decided to talk about what is at the core of my life these last months : healing crystals also know as lithotherapy.
By the way what is lithotherapy ? Hmmm not easy to summarise … Having studied ancient Greek for a few years, I immediately want to analyse the etymology of the word : we first got lithos meaning the stone and therapeia meaning the cure. So lithotherapy literally means to heal oneself with stones. But to heal what & how ? How could a stone help me feel good? This is the kind of question that can be asked when we have not yet discovered the fascinating world of stones so let me enlighten you a bit.
Everything is a matter of energy & vibrations actually. As de Vinci said “Movement is the principle of all life”, even in our stillness we constantly move, our heart keeps beating, our lungs fill up and empty, our blood keeps moving in our veins. The most inanimate item is actually made of countless electrons that constantly clash & vibrate. Stones seem to be immobile too but they are just as vibrant as we are. It is this vibration that animates all things & links us to everything on Earth.
But if this vibration exists in all things why focus especially on stones ? Because crystals come from the belly of Earth. They spent thousands even millions of years growing, developing. They have been intimately in contact with telluric energy and allow us to create the link again between our humanity and nature that gave us life.
Another reason is the stones carry in them properties related to their crystalline geometry, their colour, their chemical composition but they also carry the belief that men put in them for hundreds of years. We call this the egregore but I will develop this concept in another article because there is so much to say!
How to use stones ? There are many ways to work with stones : by wearing them in your pocket or jewel but also by putting them at home so they can affect the environment. There are also other ways to include them in a routine to make us feel good through mineral gems or mineral elixirs to drink, using their properties in our skincare and hygiene products. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to tell you about all of them !
I hope you enjoyed this introduction to the rich & fascinating world of stones and minerals. I promise you many other articles in which I will develop all the aspects I just mentioned to you but let me warn you that from the moment you let the stones enter your life you will not get tired of it and you won’t be able to stop discovering this fascinating and enriching world.
If you are already passionate about lithotherapy, please leave a comment to tell me what you love the most and how you discovered this universe. :)