Due to its ability to shield us from negative energies, this stone allows us to see things more optimistically. The red coloration within it enhances both motivation and courage.
Disclaimer: You should consult your health and/or mental health professional before using any alternative healing methods. This article does not suggest otherwise.
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What is Hematite, and What Does it Do?
We all need to find methods that allow us to ground when required; this stone is one good choice of tools to do so. You can have some sitting in a bowl, or else you can wear or carry some in jewelry form. When deeper grounding is required, use another method such as to visualize yourself sending roots from your feet deep into the ground. Release all negativity and excess energies through those roots, and imagine them converting to positive energies within the earth. Imagine yourself connecting to your higher self, and centering in spirit - all this while holding on to a piece of hematite.
Spinal Alignment & Fractures: It is said that the energies of hematite encourage the spine to align correctly, which in turn reduces the stress on surrounding muscles, tendons and cartilage; and that, in turn, provides sounder conditions for fractures to heal. Additionally, hematite crystals reduce anxiety, and provide relief from insomnia.
The reduction of stress these crystals provide, leads to calmness and stronger self esteem. Their positive energy helps the body to adjust in various ways, and the mind also benefits. Of course with negative energy significantly reduced, one is freer to be their true self; and this, amongst other things, will strengthen their will, and their dedication to overcome life's hurdles.
Yet another benefit to reducing negative energy, is that it enables us to remain healthier, as the immune system is able to thrive. This stone is known to promote healing within addiction issues, but works best when supported by other crystals bearing this same property - amethyst being one, thulite another. Overall, for those who choose to experience the healing powers of hematite crystals, they will help you to upgrade your mental perspective, and will subsequently benefit your entire being on all levels.
In magick hematite will strengthen manifestation magick, and will in fact heighten energies in all magick. Furthermore, given its optimal grounding qualities, in baneful magick it can be used to ground; i.e. any magick that could be referred to as taking someone down, it could be used for. To elaborate on that, any magickal process that is taking anyone or anything down (energies or what have you), rather than up, use hematite, or any other black stone. Finally, for magick where you feel there's a chance it may be interfered with, use hematite to direct it straight to its target.
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