As a Christ based Holistic Practitioner, I get many questions in regards to the use of crystals during my Reiki and Chakra Balancing Healing sessions. There was a point in time when I had first started my business that I began even questioning why I used crystals to begin with and whether or not crystals were used by those in the bible. I have many Christian clients, so using crystals was a huge question in my own capability as a Christ based Holistic Practitioner. After a long meditation in prayer in regards to the question of crystals used during healing, a message was given to me to read the Old Testament of the Holy bible. I had read the New Testament, with not much luck in finding crystals or gems except by those worn as jewelry.
Once I began reading the Old Testament, I was on my mission to find them in the bible. I was astonished to finally read that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob wore crystals/gems on their breast plate under their priestly garments.
Design of the Chestpiece
“This chestpiece will be made of two folds of cloth, forming a pouch nine inches square. Four rows of gemstones will be attached to it. The first row will contain a red carnelian, a chrysolite, and an emerald. The second row will contain a turquoise, a sapphire, and a white moonstone. The third row will contain a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. The fourth row will contain a beryl, and onyx, and a jasper. All of these stones will be set in gold.” (Exodus 28:17-19)
“Insert into the pocket of the chestpiece the Urim and Thummim, to be carried over the heart when the priests goes into the Lord’s presence.” (Exodus 28:30)
I was amazed at finding the use of crystals in the early Christian Bible. It set my heart at ease. I had been using crystals as a Christ based Holistic Practitioner with the guidance from above until I had proved it to myself that crystals and gems were in fact used in biblical times. After finding specific crystals and gems in the bible began my curiosity of why they used crystals in the presence of the Lord to begin with. Each crystal was used for various properties and healing capabilities for the tribes of Israel and to protect the Priests when being in the vibration of the Lord’s presence. The list of the 12
Red Carnelian – Carnelian Stones are stones of action, that will give you the courage and confidence to move forward on a new path in life. In ancient times Carnelian was a stone used to protect the dead on their journey to the after-life. It is strong stone to aid the physical body, as it maintains an improved flow of life force energy via the blood. Carnelian will accelerate your motivation, and aid you to clarify your goals, so you can find the best direction in life. This power stone stimulates ambition and drive, so it will aid in manifesting what you require to move onto your desired path forward in life. Carnelian aids moving forward on a new life path, and will aid you to make new, clearer decisions and choices.
Chrysolite – People who are often envied should draw their attention to chrysolite as the magical properties of the stone are aimed at protecting its owner from the evil eye and evil thoughts of people around them. Chrysolite will bring good luck, riddance of troubles and prosperity to its owner as the properties of the stone are aimed at welfare and this has been widely known and used for a long time. Chrysolite is a stone of careful consideration and balanced approach and make the right decision. Chrysolite is a great amulet for people whose work involves responsibility and a need to stay focused, as well as justice. The mineral also affects the psycho-emotional state. It releases from sorrow, melancholy, depression, apathy, and brings back the joy of life. It is believed that the ability of chrysolite to protect from fires and their consequences like burns is another magical property of the stone. The magical properties of chrysolite also include helping its owner in all his endeavors.
Emerald – Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Keeps partnerships in balance and can signal unfaithfulness if it changes color. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of ones life. Focusing intention and raising consciousness, it brings in positive actions, eliminating negativity and enhancing the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Emerald enhances spiritual abilities, opens clairvoyance, and stimulates the use of greater mental capacity. It helps bring awareness of the unknown to conscious recognition, imparting reason and wisdom. Emerald assists in inciting activity and focus in ones actions. It strengthens memory and imparts clarity of thought. It inspires a deep inner knowing, promoting truth and discernment.
Turquoise – Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Sapphire – Known as the “wisdom stone”, each color of Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, joy and peace of mind. Sapphire is also known as a “stone of prosperity”, attracting gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires.
White Moonstone – A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters. Moonstone connects with the energy of the moon as the moon is that which governs the emotions of man.
Jacinth – Strengthens self-esteem and gives courage to those who wear the stone. It is a stone of self-realization. It purifies and brings one to the true meaning of their mission in life. Jacinth reminds one of the true meaning of life and keeps the wearer in their true authenticity and integrity.
Agate – Agate is an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmoniszng body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
Amethyst – Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances spiritual abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Beryl – Beryl teaches you how to do only that which you need to do at that time and place. It is the perfect stone for dealing with a stressful life and giving you the ability to shed unwanted emotional baggage. It helps you receive guidance regarding the next step in you life path. Beryl helps you realize your potential. It is often used as crystal balls. Beryl enhances courage, relieves stress and calms the mind. With Beryl’s ability to filter out distractions and reduce over-stimulation, it encourages a positive view of the world. It reduces the need to over analyze things and helps you to not be overcome by anxiety. Beryl reawakens love for your self and for others.
Onyx – Onyx gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It encourages happiness and good fortune.
Jasper – Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It encourages honesty with one’s self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
Urim/Thummim – Black and white crystals that balanced both the masculine and feminine aspect of the dealing of the heart, mind, body, and spirit. Urim (white) represents the absolute Light and Thummim (black) represents the utmost Truth.
Valentina Marie: Owner of The Soul Intention, Ordained Minister, CMT, HHP, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master