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Healing crystals have a powerful effect on the lives of their users, often attracting positive energy and helping to banish stress or anxiety. When we learn of their powers, we learn how to make effective use of the tools at our fingertips. In this guide we will explore the beautiful healing crystal, jasper.
The Origins of Jasper
Archaeologists have excavated jasper from civilisations all over the ancient world. Elaborate seals were found in Crete that date back to 1800 BC, and examples are also found from the Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Latin worlds. Jasper comes in many beautiful colors, from deep opaque reds, to light greens and burnt ochre.
It is this diversity of color that is thought to have captured the attention and imagination of our ancestors. They would use jasper in many decorative items, but also loved to carry it on their bodies in jewelry or amulets, harnessing its protective power.
The Benefits of Jasper
A jasper healing crystal is predominantly a protective and nurturing stone. It is a fantastic addition to a collection for someone who experiences social anxiety, work stress, or finds their nerves become frazzled easily, as it encourages tranquility and a soothing sense of peace.
This protection extends to its ability to block and absorb negative energies, clearing environmental and electromagnetic pollution. It is for this reason that it requires regular cleansing to enable it to continue to do this work.
Jasper also encourages its users to be honest with themselves. If you are facing tough decisions, meditating with jasper can enable you to understand your own mind, bringing clarity and helping to guide you through the right path.
How to Use Jasper
Different types of jasper hold slightly different properties, so need to be treated slightly differently during your practice.
For example, black jasper and red jasper have strong protective energy, so are particularly effective when worn on the body. They are also thought to relieve stomach ailments, so combining them with the Sat Kriya, or any other kriya for the lower chakras, will help to increase its efficacy. Red jasper is also an effective sleep aid, so try sleeping with it under your pillow.
Black-veined jasper and Dalmation jasper are both grounding stones, so work best on an altar during meditation practice, especially when you feel as though life is running away with you, or focus is waning.
Other forms of jasper healing crystals, such as fancy jasper, are perfect for bringing lightness and positivity into the home. Try displaying it in the rooms that you socialize in with your family, and see how it soothes anxious energy and facilitates open and enthusiastic discussion.
As mentioned previously, a jasper healing crystal absorbs negativity and pollution effectively, but this means it requires thorough and regular cleansing and recharging. This can be done simply by running it under lukewarm water for a few minutes, or burying it in the soil overnight.
Continue Your Practice
Healing crystals have the potential to bring so much joy and reassurance to our lives. With all its beautiful colors, patterns, and protections, jasper is understandably popular with students of the art. There are plenty of ways to add it into your practices, so why not give it a go?