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This month I’m going to be sharing what there is to know about ruby, and how July’s birth stone can help you.
Energy in Medicine
Rubies being red, relate very much to the base chakra, which in turn is all about stability and life force, as well as being grounded. We all know what it’s like to be couch potatoes and there are times when nothing works better than a duvet day, but it’s not healthy for us to run our lives in that way all the time. We need sparks of enthusiasm to get us moving and push us to live life to the fullest we can in our given circumstances. So have you taken the bull by the horns and actively pursuing a life you love, or is it sliding past you unawares with the days and the weeks merging into one? If this is you, how can you change things to make your life count?
The last thing we want on our deathbeds is to be thinking of all the regrets we may have had … I wish I’d made more time for friends and family; I wish I’d not spent so much time working in an area that gave me no pleasure, or too much time in the office on overtime; I wish I’d travelled more. You get the idea. One person is responsible for your life and that’s you. We are the architects of our own lives. If something isn’t working for you, you are the only one who can change that. Life is for living!
One of the things ruby is great for is it’s grounding abilities, and when we have our feet on the ground, our toes connecting with the grass growing from the bare earth, we come back fully into our body and are not in that day dreamy space, where nothing much actually happens, apart from what’s going on in your mind. That has its place, but not so much when we really need to be taking note of what is going on around us and we can manifest our desires for the life we want to lead. Ruby will also give you the confidence to start making those changes, even baby steps help.
By having a crystal healing session, you will start to feel the way you are meant to feel in your body. You will learn what it feels like to be grounded and in turn, fully present in your reality, which is an important step to take in your journey to manifesting the life you desire.
Ruby has many attributes; here are just a few:
- It’s grounding
- It’s solid
- It brings stability
- It encourages confidence
- It is motivational
- It brings passion
- It stimulates our life force
- It’s vibrant
- It’s activating
- It’s sensual
- It’s stimulating
- It gives courage
When we think of ruby, we automatically think of it being red, which it is quite often. However, it can also be a pinkish red, which allows it to give heart, although know that this is not a heart chakra crystal.
Rarity and Location
Ruby is readily available and comes from India, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Thailand, Brazil and the United States. The gemstone found in jewellery is expensive, but raw and tumbled rubies are relatively inexpensive. The best quality rubies come from Myanmar/Burma.
There is a Burmese legend Burma that if you insert a ruby into your flesh, it makes you invulnerable. I don’t recommend doing this!
European folklore in medieval times believed that rubies were good for health, were able to resolve disagreements and remove negative thoughts.
The Sanskrit word for ruby is ‘ratnaraj’ which is roughly translated to ‘king of the gems’, which is possibly one reason they are known as a stone of royalty. At the front of the Imperial State Crown of the United Kingdom sits a huge red stone, known as the Black Prince’s Ruby. However, in actual fact, this ‘ruby’ is really a red spinel.
Kublai Khan, the fifth Khagan of the Mongol Empire is said to have offered a whole city in exchange for huge ruby.
Remember our fairy tales, and that drops of blood become rubies.
Rubies are the traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary.
Ruby 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, you can experience stability which will give you the courage to fly in the face of your fears.
Next month we will look at peridot.
With light and love