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How do Crystals Work?

If the phrase, “Healing Crystals” immediately evokes images of new age hippies chanting in a yoga pose, then you are not alone. Crystals have recently grown in popularity as aids to promoting greater wellbeing and to restore your energetic balance. If you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, then a brief look into their origins is a good way to start.

So, what are crystals? This is the name used to describe a group of minerals or fossilised resins that formed in the earth when magma, liquid rock, cooled slowly. Over the years, scientists have not specifically proven their healing properties, but their energetic properties have been established. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie discovered the Piezoelectric effect which led to the common use of crystals in watches and early computers.

Crystals are believed to be conduits for the healing energy of the earth from which they have been taken. They have been used for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians for healing and protection, by Indians for the treatment of illnesses, ancient Greeks and Roman for protection in battle and in medical treatment and also in Chinese medicines.

As dynamic, electromagnetic beings, humans have mental, physical and spiritual energy flowing all the time. Crystals, when used with the right intention, are a way to direct and influence our energy towards greater health and wellbeing.

When choosing stones, find out about their assigned properties. For example, amethyst offers a calming energy, aquamarine can help you communicate, and citrine radiates joy and happiness.

Select stones that align with your intentions and use them to focus your energy. If you are feeling stressed, you might consider blue agate, a cooling and calming stone of peace and tranquility. If you are facing a difficult encounter or negotiation, lapis lazuli is a wonderful stone to protect and bond relationships.

Stones can be held, kept near you, or worn against your skin in jewellery pieces. At Bright Butterfly, we have created bracelets with carefully selected stones in complementary combinations for maximum effect. Each piece uses butterfly charms as a reminder that you can survive, revive and thrive, just like an emerging butterfly.

Browse our range and find the special bracelet that speaks to you.

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