I would like to say something that some retailers probably won't be happy that I'm telling you...
If someone tells you that they have special "healing grade" gems (read that as "expensive"), or that their line of necklaces or brand of crystals or gem stones work better than someone elses...you should RUN!
That is just about the most "un-spiritual" philosophy that I can think of and holds much more truth for the pocket book of the marketer than any truth for the Universe principles of healing...
And I will tell you why....
The UNIVERSE supports ALL the things that it creates and adheres to some basic rules that have nothing to do with retailing and e- commerce web sites.
Universal Law is the same, in the past, in the future, and now. Universal Spirit can not honor a "value system" that is opposed to its own primary purpose or a basic spiritual principle.
That is to say, the Universe and Spiritual Law does not support that somehow "perfect" is better.
The spiritual universe supports individuality and unique creation. It has made thousands of gemstones and crystals for thousands of years, and they are all created the exactly the same way, and yet unique.
The Universe takes pride in diversity!!! Look at the world Universal Spirit has created if you are looking for a value system.
Every tree is different, every bird, every flower, every snowflake, every leaf, every cloud, even every grand of sand. No two are exactly the same. I could go on and on about how the Universe HONORS difference, uniqueness, and diversity.
What do you think the Universe teaches us about how we should feel about humans who are not "perfect" or have special needs? Do you think the Universe see "difference" , (that which we humans call flaws and imperfections) as "damaged"? Quite the contrary.
And yet some unethical marketers would have you believe that their stones are better for ignoring this basic creation principle, and have you spend hundreds of dollars on simple strands of gemstone beads.
Why would machine made and ground gemstones that have been mass produced and manufactured all in the name of "perfect appearance" --- (like little soldiers all in a row) --- somehow support or channel Universal Healing Power better?
That idea goes against every spiritual principle the Universe supports.
Spiritual Power is NOT more available to people who have more money to spend than someone else to buy expensive "perfect" gemstones!
Quite the contrary. Look at the Spiritual Leaders for centuries. Priest, Monks, Gurus, all leading humble lives. None of them would have validated this "more expensive" is better theory...
Tapping into Universal Power comes from an understanding of Universal Law and Spiritual Principles.
Costly, expensive strands of gemstones command no more power than one you find in the earth and wrap a piece of wire around, and a silk cord to wear around your neck. All the rest is HYPE and MARKETING.
I am not talking about it being "wrong" to want something beautiful to wear, but that is a far cry from telling someone it is a "better healing stone" !
You don't need to rely on some kind of expert to figure these things out. I belive in people. I belive you have read these words and the truth has spoken to your heart.
I believe in following what your gut tells you. I believe there is a little voice inside of you that is a supreme Bull .. Sh ... detector.
Listen to it!!!
Now, on to How to select your crystals.Blessings, Shirley G.