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Crystals for Love

Introduction

crystals for love- holding heart

There are many crystals for love, these are my top 6, chosen to create a balance of healing and boosts to attract love whatever your situation.

When we talk about love we automatically think about romantic relationships, however this is not the only sort by a long way. Self-love is the foundation of all other love. Self-love brings self-respect, self-confidence and many other important qualities. Therefore, without these, it becomes very difficult to receive love from others. When we do not value ourselves poor choices are made. Deep down do not believe we deserve to feel love from others.

Love can also be experienced between friends, family, animals and life itself.  The feeling of real love is one of the highest vibrations of emotions you can experience.  In accordance with the Law of Attraction the more love you send out the more you will receive creating a positive and creative space to live from.

 

Benefits of Self-Love

You will:

  • Have more energy.
  • Be able to truly love another.
  • Have more support.
  • Experience more health and vitality.
  • Have more confidence.
  • Have healthier relationships.
  • Be able to take more risks and have bigger rewards.
  • Have more clarity and insight.
  • Be free to enjoy more of this life.
  • Have more compassion for yourself and others.

How Crystals Can Help

Whether it is a new relationship you are looking for, to heal a current one, to improve your friendships or to boost your self-love there are crystals that can assist and support you.  To find and experience love in it’s highest forms you must be ready to receive it into your life.  Crystals can help you to remove limiting beliefs and heal your heart whilst promoting your positive aspects.  This not only helps you to attract love but also to be able to hold onto it once found.

 

Crystals for Love

Raw rose quartzRose Quartz

Known as the “Stone of Unconditional Love”.  Rose quartz opens the heart chakra to love in all it’s forms. This crystal has the power to bring love into life and daily situations, lowering stress and anxiety.  It is a very soothing stone and is a great base to begin all healing from.

 

 

MalachiteMalachite

This crystal aids in transformation of the heart.  Malachite works quickly and diligently to clear away painful heartache and make way for new love.  It reminds you to keep a positive and optimistic outlook on life whilst opening your heart to all types of love.

 

 

Lapis lazuliLapis lazuli

As a stone of communication this crystal brings honesty, compassion and harmony to a relationship.  Lapis lazuli can enhance and strengthening your relationships by helping to heal broken or injured bonds whilst encouraging truth and self-awareness. It supports being more comfortable and honest with your feelings, and enhances loving communication.  Lapis lazuli can help encourage confident and clear communication and active listening to prevent misunderstandings in your relationship.  In addiction to this lapis lazuli stimulates empathy which is vital in maintaining and strengthening all meaningful relationships.

 

Green AventurineGreen Aventurine

Known as the “Stone of Love and Luck” this crystal is great for boosting your chances of success, carrying this stone with you will increase your confidence and your luck at attracting new love into your life.  Also known as the “Stone of Abundance”,  green aventurine attracts wealth and success in every part of your life, including romance and love. This crystal also activates the heart chakra.

 

 

RhodoniteRhodonite

Known as the “Stone of Forgiveness” it assists with letting go of any pain from a past relationship with an attitude of love and forgiveness as it gently cleanses you of hurt, anger, regret, resentment and bitterness.  It is one of the best stones for healing the heart and emotional trauma allowing new love to enter your life.

 

Raw citrineCitrine

Known as the “Stone of Success” citrine attracts love whist protecting against those who would break your heart. This crystal promotes self-esteem, self-confidence and increases your feeling of self-worth. Once you learn to love and truly appreciate yourself, you’ll be able to open yourself up to receive love.

 

 

 

At Rafaelle we offer a range of love crystal jewellery:

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Love Bracelet with Lava

 

 

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All About Lapis Lazuli

All About Lapis Lazuli

Introduction

Lapis lazuli, often know as lapis for short is admired for its intense, rich blue colour. This stone contains small particles of pyrite, consequently golden sparkles can often be seen.

Historians believe that for more than 6500 years lapis luzuli has been used by humans.   In many ancient civilisations it was very much a treasured gemstone.  For example, funeral mask of Tutankhamun contain lapis lazuli.  Further more, Cleopatra’s used powdered lapis lazuli for her famous blue eyeshadow.  These civilisations prized it as much as other gemstones such as sapphires.

Lapis lazuli has been cut into beads, cabochons, inlays and tablets in order to show off its rich, dark colour.  In addition to jewellery, this stone was also a popular material for carving; creating objects such as game boards, bowls, dagger handles, hair combs, and amulets.

Lapis was the most expensive pigment available during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It was often reserved for depicting the robes of Angels or the Virgin Mary.

Today, this crystal is available in many forms such as jewellery and decorative ornaments.  We love this gorgeous blue crystal at Rafaelle, it’s often one of the first ones we use when creating new designs.

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Countries of origin: Chile, Italy, USA, Middle East, Russia, Afghanistan

Chemical composition: Sodium calcium aluminosilicate

Hardness on Mohs scale: 5-6

Rarity: Common

Zodiac Birthstone: Sagittarius, Libra

Month Birthstone: September

Chakra: Throat, third eye, crown

Planet: Venus

Lapis lazuli in various forms:

lapis lazuli in various forms

 

Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Healing Properties:

Selection of Lapis Lazuli Jewellery by Rafaelle:

At Rafaelle we create all our jewellery using natural, grade A crystals combined with sterling silver.  The designs are intentionally simple to enable able the natural beauty of the crystals to be the centre piece of each design.

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All About Carnelian

Introduction

The name carnelian comes from the latin word for flesh due to its deep orangy red colour.  This crystal was used by the Egyptians to protect souls on their way to the afterlife.  Jewellery has been created from carnelian for thousands of years and it was often used as a amulet for protection. Napoleon found an octagonal, inscribed carnelian seal on the battlefield in Egypt.  He wore this ring at all times before leaving it to his nephew.

These days this popular semi-precious stone is available to purchase in various forms, whether you are looking for a big geode, tiny minimalist stud earrings or anything in between there is something to suit your lifestyle.  Having carnelian in you life is incredibly beneficial, read on to find out how it could benefit you.

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Countries of origin: Brazil, Russia, India, Australia, Madagascar, South Africa, Uraguay, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Peru, Iceland, Romania

Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide

Hardness on Mohs scale: 7

Rarity: Common

Zodiac Birthstone: Cancer, Leo

Chakra: Root, sacral

Planet: Sun

Carnelian in various forms:

Carnelian in various forms

 

Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Healing Properties:

Carnelian physical healing properties

Carnelian emotional and mentalhealing properties

Selection of Carnelian Jewellery by Rafaelle:

All of our jewellery is created using natural, undyed grade A crystals combined with sterling silver.  The designs are intentionally simple to enable able the natural beauty of the crystals to be the centre piece of each design.

 

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All About Amethyst

All about amethyst

Introduction

Amethyst is an extremely popular purple crystal.  Traditionally it was worn to prevent drunkenness, in fact the name amethyst is derived from the Greek phrase “to be intoxicated”.  It has far more healing properties to offer, read on to discover more.  This is one of the first few crystals we started working with here at Rafaelle, it’s natural beauty is greatly complimented by our simple designs and use of sterling silver.  We hope you enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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Countries of origin: USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, East Africa, Siberia, India

Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide

Hardness on Mohs scale: 7

Rarity: Very common

Zodiac Birthstone: Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo and Capricorn

Month Birthstone: February

Chakra: Third eye, soma, crown, higher crown

Planet: Jupiter, Neptune

Amethyst in tumbled, bead and natural form:

 

Amethyst Healing Properties:

Selection of Amethyst Jewellery by Rafaelle:

All of our jewellery is created using natural, undyed grade A crystals combined with sterling silver.  The designs are intentionally simple to enable able the natural beauty of the crystals to be the centre piece of each design.

A selection of amethyst bracelets, earrings, necklaces.

 

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Crystals for Addiction Recovery

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What is Addiction?

Sign saying addiction being held up.When looking at crystals for addiction recovery we must first identify exactly what addiction is.  When the word addiction is used it is often associated with illegal drugs or being an alcoholic.  However, there are so many addictions it would be near impossible to cover them all here.  The official definition according to Oxford dictionaries is:

“the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity”

On the surface some addictions may not seem to be an issue such as an addiction to exercise.  The issue becomes clear when you see how it negatively affects other aspects of their life.  Addiction puts focus so heavily on one area of your life the other areas are then neglected.  On top of this many addictions are also extremely harmful to health.

Most addiction stems from an attempt to escape from experiencing an aspect of reality the person if finding painful; physically, emotionally or both.  Even if the original pain that was being escaped from no longer exists, physical reliance can then make it increasingly difficult to recover from the addiction.

Statistics

From the World Health Organisation website:

  • The harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year.
  • On average every person in the world aged 15 years or older drinks 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year.
  • Less than half the population (38.3%) actually drinks alcohol, this means that those who do drink consume on average 17 litres of pure alcohol annually.
  • Some 31 million persons have drug use disorders.
  • Almost 11 million people inject drugs, of which 1.3 million are living with HIV, 5.5 million with hepatitis C, and 1 million with both HIV and hepatitis C.

How Crystals for Addiction Can Help Recovery

Healing crystals can be used to assist with the various aspects of recovering from an addiction.  They will not do it for you, you will need to put in the work but they will ease the symptoms, boost willpower and encourage you to start a fresh life.  They can also help with healing both the original causes which lead to the addiction and the damage done.

Amethyst

Raw amethyst a crystal for addictionRecovery from any addiction requires an enormous amount of willpower.  Amethyst increases willpower to overcome the addiction. Amethyst also helps with withdrawal symptoms.

Citrine

Raw citrineAddiction completely takes over your life.  It becomes your main thought and everything in your life becomes about the thing you are addicted to.  To overcome addiction, you must reinvent yourself to a certain extent, become a new healthier, more balanced person.  Citrine is capable of resurrecting the wearer with a new set of ambitions, goals, likes and dislikes, citrine enables an addict to turn over a new leaf.

Smoky Quartz

Raw smoky quartzOvercoming an addiction can appear to be a massive obstacle, smoky quartz balances the lower chakras assisting with overcoming obstacles whilst also being a soothing and mood lifting crystal.  It also heals removing toxins from the body.

Malachite

Bowl of tumbled malachiteCravings for the item you are addicted to makes overcoming addiction much more difficult.  They can easily lead you to become obsessed by it and then it becomes much harder to resist.  Malachite removes unnatural cravings to any kind of substance from food to drugs.

Hematite

Bowl of tumbled hematiteOne of reasons addiction is so hard to overcome is the withdrawal symptoms.  Mental, emotional and physical symptoms can be extreme and knowing that all you need to do to stop them is to return to the addictive substance can easily create a seemingly impossible cycle to get out of.  Hematite is great for withdrawal symptoms, easing them meaning staying away from the substance you are addicted to that bit easier.

Tiger’s Eye

Bowl of tumbled tiger's eyeBoosts your passion so reducing boredom (as addiction feeds on your boredom). It also presents new opportunities to release your past life and move forwards with a refreshed positive energy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Healing Crystals for Weight Loss

How do Crystals Help You Lose Weight?

 Healing crystals for weight loss helping you to make better choices.Can you use healing crystals for weight loss?  Losing weight is tough.  All sorts of diets are tried, sadly some of them can be very harmful to health.  There are many different weight loss supplements, weight loss pills and other products out there.  They all promise to help you lose lots of weight.  However, what few of these tell you, is that it’s really all down to you.  Whatever diet you are on only works if you stick to it (sounds obvious I know, but easy, definitely not).  Pills and supplements and even exercise really will not help you if you use them as an excuse to eat excessively.  What you really need is something to help you get your head in the right place, to help you stay in a positive mindset.  This way you loss weight in a healthy way therefore maintaining this new, healthy you, long term.

This is where crystals comes into their own.  Crystals will work to help you keep to your diet and exercise plan, encouraging you to make good choices and also to aid with creating new, healthier habits.  At Rafaelle Designs we strongly believe in losing weight to become healthy in a healthy way.  This can take much more time and effort than some of the quick fixes out there.  However, isn’t it worth this extra time and effort if ultimately any excess weight both comes off and stays off?

Apatite

Raw apatite stone.Being hungry whilst trying to lose weight is horrible.  Its like you are fighting your own bodies needs in order to get healthy which is completely counter intuitive.  Apatite works as an appetite suppressant, helping you to stick to your healthy eating plan.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz, a crystal for weight loss.This crystal increases self-esteem and encourages self-love.  Almost everybody who needs to lose weight will find it very difficult and it is easy to become frustrated with yourself and start believing negative things about yourself such as you can’t do it or don’t deserve to be healthy.  These negative thoughts are totally wrong and can easily end up sabotaging your weight loss attempts and can even lead to you gaining more weight as a result.  Rose quartz helps you to learn to love and respect yourself and understand you can so this.

Red Tiger’s Eye

Tumbled red tiger's eye crystal.Red tiger’s eye motivates and energises, also speeds up metabolism.  The journey to healthy, long term weight loss is a long one.  This crystal will motivate you to keep going at whatever stage you are at.  It also speeds up your metabolism giving your efforts an additional boost.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz, a crystal for weight loss.Clear quartz is known as “The Master Healer” for very good reason.  As weight is lost this crystal will heal you both physically and emotionally.  It also boosts the power of the other crystals it is used with.

Sunstone

Sunstone, a crystal for weight loss.Sunstone is another crystal that improves metabolism, again boosting your efforts.  It is also a very positive stone.  It promotes a positive mindset, with a positive mindset everything appears far more achievable helping you to stay on track.

Amethyst

Amethyst, a crystal for weight loss.Being overweight is almost always caused by emotional issues.  Eating becomes a comfort, but there is then guilt attached.  This then leads to negative thoughts and then to overeating creating a negative cycle.  Being overweight means your body is not working at it best, so having the energy to sort this out can appear impossible.  Eating is also used as a celebration during special occasions meaning there is a reason to overeat for every circumstance.  Overeating and eating poorly can quickly become a habit, with the same cravings and difficultly to recover from as any addiction.  Amethyst is great for addiction recovery.  It breaks old eating habits leaving space to build new healthy ones.

 

 

 

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Crystals for Anxiety

Introduction

Women with head in hands.

Healing crystals can be used to assist with pretty much anything you can think of.  In this post I will be writing about using crystals for anxiety. Anxiety is a terrible condition that effects a very large amount of people.  Part of what makes it so hard to live with is that it is invisible to most other people.  Many have very little or no understanding of this condition.  It can literally prevent you from doing things most people take for granted.

 

Anxiety Statistics

From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms

According to the Healthline website common symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
  • Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid breathing, or hyperventilation
  • Increased or heavy sweating
  • Trembling or muscle twitching
  • Weakness and lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, constipation, or diarrhoea
  • A strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety
  • Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Performing certain behaviours over and over again
  • Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, especially indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How Crystals Can Help

Tumbled crystals in heart shape

The good news is there are ways to overcome anxiety.  It’s not easy and takes a lot of work but is possible.  Certain healing crystals can relieve the symptoms.  They will help you to see the reality of the situation from a more rational place.  This allows you to take control of the situation and feel much calmer.  Healing crystals work best with ongoing work to resolve the underlying issues causing the anxiety.  It is also great for breaking the negative cycle of becoming anxious over the thought of your anxiety kicking in.

The incredible thing about healing crystals is they can be used alongside any other medication and/or treatment.  There is also the bonus of no unwanted side effects.

Crystals for Anxiety

Raw lepidoliteLepidolite – This is a stone of transition.  It assists with releasing behavioural patterns to gently allow new ones to come in.  It is a very soothing crystal bringing balance and calm.

 

 

 

Raw black tourmalineBlack Tourmaline – As anxiety is your fight flight mechanism being activated, fear is central to your symptoms.  Black tourmaline dissolves fear and worry when feeling overwhelmed.  This crystal is also great for digestive problems which can be another symptom of anxiety.

 

 

 

Raw amethyst a crystals for anxietyAmethyst – Reduces the pain and tension which often comes with anxiety.

 

 

 

Close up of sodaliteSodalite – Often anxiety encourages you to only see the worst possible scenarios in situations.  It is also common to experience feelings of dread and panic.  Sodalite clears these negative feelings.  Sodalite also works with the throat chakra helping you to express yourself in difficult situations more clearly.

 

 

 

Raw citrineCitrine – When you are living in fear and all you can see is negative situations you begin to doubt yourself and your ability to get through this very quickly.  Citrine helps you to overcome anxiety by strengthening self-belief.  It is also the stone of abundance assisting you to manifest yourself a healthier you.

 

 

 

Raw rose quartzRose Quartz – This is a stone of love; soothing and calming.  Self-love and learning to be compassionate towards yourself is key to overcoming anxiety.

 

 

 

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