Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bloodstone - The Healing Power of Crystals and Gems

(c) AnnaMariah  

What can be a more perfect gemstone for April and Easter than Bloodstone (aka Heliotrope)? Although it’s not the traditional gemstone for the month (the diamond wins that privilege) bloodstone is the Zodiac birthstone. The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some dark green jasper at the foot of the cross. It’s also frequently called the martyr stone and can be of great help to those who need additional courage and stamina to overcome adversity.

Are you a “Spiritual Warrior” or in service to mankind in some way.  If you are battling obstacles for the world or just in your own life, bloodstone will assist you in finding support and courage during times of adversity, while remaining attuned to what you know in your heart to be correct and true.

I may be opening up a can of worms here I feel there is a difference between martyrdom and noble sacrifice.  This is completely my own belief and definition, and perhaps speaks more of a martyr complex, and victim attitude in which it seems that the martyr desires others to see their sacrifice in order to validate something in themselves. Noble sacrifice, to me, is about putting ourselves out there energetically, physically or emotionally to help the growth of mankind, earth, etc, but in a way that still allows us to live a life that is rich and full of meaning, not sacrificing it all to pain and angst. 

Martyrdom is something I believe we should strive to leave behind, but that doesn’t mean we turn our backs on being of service. My feeling is that we need to find ways to support and renew ourselves so that we have a reasonable balance between giving and receiving…this allows us to re-energize, and deepen our commitment from a place of strength. Bloodstone can help us by reminding us of what’s in our heart, giving us the strength to persevere when needed, but also the ability to make wise decisions based on our knowledge of what will sustain us in the long-term.

You won’t be easily swayed by discouragement or unbelievers as your sense of what is yours to do is stronger than the negativity coming towards you.

Have you ever felt abandoned by those who don’t share or understand your spiritual quest? Sadly this is the fate of many who step outside the box and seek a new way of being.  Bloodstone may assist in healing your heart and by strengthening your connection to the divine. It can also help you to connect to those who do understand your path and can offer support, encouragement and companionship along the way.  
Bloodstone speaks of the here and now and helps you dispel sluggishness in the root chakra allowing a stronger life force.

Normally I focus on just one gemstone but April is going to have to be an exception. Diamond is the traditional birthstone for April, and while it has beautiful properties and is loved by almost everyone, it’s not within everyone’s price point, so I thought I’d offer up the Zodiac birthstone of Bloodstone as an alternative
I have loved bloodstone for a long time and there is surprisingly little information about it and what I have looked up is rather diverse and not at all cohesive. The one thing they all seem to agree on is a feeling of grounded courage.

Confidence that life will be good

Produces high prosperity consciousness and willingness for abundance to show up in your life and that it is all right to have what you want. Allows you to move into a space that there will be enough, and out of any fear that there just isn’t enough to go around.

Are you feeling called upon to be a “Spiritual Warrior”
AnnaMariah is a gemstone empath, Reiki Master, and guardian of the stones who listens to the guidance of the stones to create transformational gemstone jewelry. Each stone is reactivated with the original energy of creation and is tasked to assist the wearer or recipient of its energy to awaken to full consciousness of who they are and what is theirs to do. In this way you step out of the darkness and into your full light of being.

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