For centuries of time, birthstones have been thought to have healing powers. Actually, certain gemstones were chosen as birthstones in the first place because of their legacy of healing and restoring balance to the mind, body and soul. Hinduism and Buddhism refer to the channels through which energy flows in our body as “chakras”. The body has seven main chakras through which our physical bodies transport spiritual, physical, and emotional energy. If there is something amiss with one of your chakras, your body is probably not receiving the energy it needs correctly, most likely manifested as some sort of illness, be it physical, spiritual or mental. Birthstones are used frequently in helping people restore balance to their chakras, thus regaining the proper energy levels in the body, mind and spirit.
While many believe that simply wearing the birthstone linked to a blocked or unbalanced chakra can restore balance, others believe it is much quicker and more effective to participate in a chakra therapy session. The seven chakras start at the base of the spine and continue up to the top of the head. Each chakra also has a color associated with it. When using birthstones in chakra therapy, the client will lie down and have a coordinating birthstone placed on each of the chakras. These can stay in place anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the client’s needs and how the therapy feels.
There is more than one gemstone associated with each chakra, so oftentimes it is a process of trial and error, using several different stones until the user feels a specific one is helping. For example, garnet, the birthstone for the month of January, is associated with the first chakra, an energy flow that helps with physical energy, stability, security and will. Garnet is said to be the stone of health, commitment and passion. If your first chakra is suffering, using the birthstone garnet in therapy may help.
If birthstone therapy is not for you, but you believe in the power of gemstones and healing, simply wearing the birthstone in a piece of jewelry can improve you overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Contact us at Mosteller American Gemstones to have the birthstone of your choice placed into a beautiful piece of jewelry you won’t only be proud to wear, but that will be good for you, too!