In my AdWords ad on Google, I have a short tagline to get people to visit the website and either browse or buy crystals. It says:
Selling crystals & stones – Earth’s treasures for healing, growth & evolution.
So I wanted to write a blog post breaking down the words I used.
First off, I’m not a crystal expert or a crystal healer – but I really like crystals and love talking about them.
First things first – what is the belief that we’re talking about here?
It’s the belief that crystals and stones can assist us with healing, growth and evolution.
Well, what is “healing” exactly?
Healing comes from the word “heal” which means (copied & pasted from dictionary.com):
1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups,
usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile:
They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
To “heal the soul” – I really like that last definition.
What is growth?
1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
2. size or stage of development: It hasn’t yet reached its full growth.
3. completed development.
What is evolution?
1. any process of formation or growth; development:
the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.
2. a product of such development; something evolved:
The exploration of space is the evolution of decades of research.
3. Biology. change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation
by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.
So if you combine all three, that is what my tagline conveys – that crystals and stones can assist us with healing, growth and evolution.
What are we healing from exactly?
Healing is not just a process that happens on the physical level; because if you think about it we actually have 4 bodies – the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. There’s all kinds of things that we experience from the time we are born (or maybe even from a past life if you believe in reincarnation) that we need to heal from.
The physical actions though, can be used as a perfect metaphor for reasons to heal: you got punched in the stomach, somebody cut you, beat you up, threw hot water, slapped you, etc. The list goes on and on and can be easily applied to emotional, mental & spiritual reasons as well. For example: a breakup with someone can sometimes feel like getting punched in the stomach, does it not?
You can heal from a deep rooted belief or a traumatic experience; things that block you from living your full potential, things that are keeping you stuck in your life. We all have these blocks.
You might not even recognize that you are in need of healing (yet), but are somehow drawn to crystals and stones without really knowing why. That is the crystals calling to you in the most subtle way! I used to be so puzzled when metaphysical people would say things like “the crystal chooses you” or something similar. Now I know exactly what they mean; it sounds kinda crazy actually but I think they DO choose us!
Let’s not assume that we are the only living things on this big, beautiful earth. Just because they don’t move, doesn’t mean they don’t have a consciousness existing within them.
Growth and Evolution are self-explanatory I think; we all want to grow and evolve our ways of experiencing our world. Crystals and stones are perfect examples of growth and evolution – they’ve been growing and evolving for a long time!
Here’s a great article that explains it better than I ever could: Stone People – Mother Earth’s Record Holders and a quote from that article:
The Stone People put themselves in the paths of those who they want to notice them. People who notice them and pick them up feel their special energy. Stone People tell their holders about their gifts. They bring their own lessons to the lives of those who hold them.
Also another great excerpt; this one is from Carolyn Elliott of badwitch.es when talking about getting great at divination:
In our scientific materialist culture, we’re taught to regard the world around us as filled with inanimate, soulless objects – even living plants and animals, we’re taught, shouldn’t be seen as having “real”intention and intelligence.
What if the opposite were true?
What if we’re not surrounded by objects – but by other subjects with wills and intelligences of their own? What if even the stones and the stars were kinds of “people”?
Would those people be utterly indifferent to us, or would they speak to us – recognizing our interrelationship in a manner that we ourselves often tune out?
Noticed how she said “even the stones”? Or how Native Americans often refer to the stones as Stone People?