Crystals are beautiful beings and in my work as a crystal healer and crystal merchant my respect for them is forever increasing. To those who are not as familiar with their energies, I often compare crystals with people. We are energy fields affecting each other’s energy fields and crystals in that sense are just like us. Yet they do not have the personal clutter that is so familiar to most humans. Crystals however do have their own individual characters, also within their own species. Therefore one piece of one species is not exactly the same as another piece. This makes each crystal unique, again much the same as people.
Gemstones and natural crystals are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps as a result of this we can now find several websites on the net that attribute long lists of healing and magical qualities to gemstones and natural crystals.
Anyone seems to be able to write anything on them and somehow get away with it. But a long list of ‘properties’ attributed to one gemstone/crystal may well be a sign that someone is trying to sell us something instead of sharing their knowledge about them.
One indication that there are some charlatans out there, are reports on Opalite. Opalite is a purely SYNTHETIC composition and is sometimes sadly even sold as Moonstone. I have read raving revues on the healing properties of Opalite and sure this ‘stone’ looks fascinating and captures the imagination. However my experience is that it emanates no healing energy other than what we project onto this synthetic stone.
But please do not be discouraged, crystals are truly amazing and the more we become accustomed with using them the easier it becomes to discern what is right for us. After all these crystals and gemstones are here to raise our awareness and consciousness.