With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s thoughts turn to love. But sometimes we want love ourselves, and we deserve it, right?
Rose Quartz is universally known as the love crystal. But, the main purpose of this crystal is not to attract love from outside, i.e. from another person, but to develop it within your own being, which in itself is a huge confidence booster!
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What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you inspired with confidence, are you pleased with what you see, or do you quickly glaze over, concentrating more on doing your hair, your make-up rather than appreciate the overall image?
We all have times when we’re not happy with our image. Perhaps you’re focusing on the dark circles or bags under your eyes. Maybe a spot or eruption of spots have appeared on your face, and your eyes are drawn to those rather than your overall image. Perhaps you perceive your body shape or size is the issue.
But the bottom line is that if you’re picking holes with how you look, if you’re unhappy with your appearance, it’s also likely that you don’t have too much confidence within yourself as a person overall. And this is what rose quartz is here to help you with.
So often, particularly in the western ‘developed’ world we tend think more about how other people see us, what do other people think of us. Many years ago, a friend would regularly ask me if she looked OK, always looking for reassurance that she wouldn’t disappoint. It was only when I started doing this work that I came to realise that she was lacking not only in confidence, but also self-esteem and self-worth, something I feel that many of us experience or have experienced in the past.
But why is this? I can remember as a young child of primary school years looking in the mirror and stating to my mum that I was plain, I wasn’t pretty like the other girls at school, and mum was so upset that I thought that way and told me I was beautiful. Looking back, I can’t remember whether I always felt that way or whether it was the result of unkind words being spoken by other children at school. But know that when we are children, especially in the earlier years, we are very impressionable.
Going back to my friend, I have not seen her for a quite a while, but I hope she has now developed confidence in herself, as like all of us, she was worthy.
During my training to become a Colour Therapist, my tutor would say ‘if you can’t love yourself, you can’t truly love anyone else’. That’s a big statement and takes a bit to understand what this really means, as there is much more to this statement than meets the eye. One of the big things it is really saying is ‘am I good enough?’. I would hazard a guess that just about everyone on the planet has had a tiny voice whisper these words to them, and believe me, it takes a lot to actually acknowledge that maybe you don’t feel you’re enough, which is why you reject that image of yourself in the mirror.
But, let me tell you that you are enough. You are strong enough, kind enough, compassionate, at peace and a million other positive things you can think of. When we believe that we are enough, we have developed our self-esteem, our self-confidence, our self-worth and self-respect, our self-belief. We can honesty look into that mirror and know that we are love. We also know that this is a world of duality and consequently not all parts of ourselves are full of light; we also have our shadow side. But when we love ourselves in this way, we know that by understanding our shadow side, it is there to help us grow into being a better person. This is what is called unconditional love, the ability to love all parts, the light and the shadow.
When we understand and accept this, then we are truly able to love another for who they really are. We are then able to have a relationship that is true and honest, one that enriches both parties.
By using rose quartz, either in healing or meditation, know that it helps foster unconditional love within you. It allows harmony to flow by opening the heart and helps you cope with whatever changes may take place within your life.
By having a crystal healing session, you will be nurtured and soothed. It will help you regain your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-respect and self-worth. By continuing to work with crystals and having crystal healing this becomes easier and easier.
Rose quartz has many attributes; here are just a few:
- It is the love crystal
- It’s gentle but profound
- It’s nurturing
- It promotes harmony
- It’s soothing
- It balances
- It’s calming
- It brings infinite peace
- It helps with self-love
- It’s a gentle cleanser
- It aids acceptance of change
- It opens the heart
- It promotes trust
Rose quartz by its very name is the colour of rose pink. It can be quite pale through to deeper tones. Sometimes it can be a pink lilac shade.
Rarity and Location
Rose quartz is readily available and can be found in South Africa, United States, Brazil, India and Madagascar
The inclusion of trace amounts manganese or titanium is what gives rose quartz its pink colour and it’s most often associated with the heart chakra.
Rose quartz masks have been recovered from Egyptian and Roman tombs and it’s believed they were thought to clear the complexion and remove wrinkles in the wearer.
Ancient Greeks believed this crystal was created when the Greek God Adonis was assaulted by the Ares, the God of War. The Goddess Aphrodite cut herself on a briar bush while rushing to save him and their mingled blood collected on the white quartz stone and stained it a blushing pink.
Rose quartz is and has been so popular that is was a favourite of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi.
Rose quartz is an alternative birth stone for October, although it’s also associated with the astrological sign of Taurus, aligning it with April/May also. Also, modern thought suggests that rose quartz is an appropriate gift for the fifth wedding anniversary.
Rose quartz can help with so many things. Discover more about this and other wonderful crystals.
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How I can help you with a crystal healing session? By having a crystal healing session, your heart will begin to open, which in turn will promote harmony within.
Next month we will look at bloodstone.
With light and love