Crystals began their journey to the earth’s crust billions of years ago. As hot magma from the earth’s core pushed it way up, hundreds of minerals formed, which in turn formed crystalline structures. Various factors determine the type of crystal formed including the length of time, the amount of pressure, the temperature, as well as how long it took for the minerals to cool once they reached the surface. These crystals might form within the gas bubbles of the lava, or in the rock cavities after water or other liquids evaporate. Still other crystals continue to change and evolve from the shifting of tectonic plates below the earth’ surface.
With all this continuous movement, is it any wonder that crystals have an internal vibration? In fact, crystals tend to consistently vibrate at a frequency higher than other matter, even our own. And while our human energy levels fluctuate, the crystal energy is quite dependable.
In 1880, two French physicists discovered that when you squeeze certain crystals (such as quartz), you can make electricity flow through them. The reverse is usually true as well: if you pass electricity through the same crystals, they "squeeze themselves" by vibrating back and forth. This process of converting small amounts of mechanical energy into electrical energy or vice versa is called the piezoelectric effect. A quartz watch keeps time very precisely using this principle.
Because stones emit vibrational frequencies, they are quite valuable and effective for many different industrial uses. For example, silicon crystals are used in all the chips that run our computers, as well in many other appliances like televisions and radios. Rubies are used in lasers.
But is our physical body also a vehicle for an electrical exchange? Yes, it is. In 1985, Dr Robert O. Becker, an orthopedic surgeon and professor, conducted years of research in electrophysiology. His findings were compiled in a book, The Body Electric. He believes and his body of work strongly indicates that animals and all living organism possess a direct current of electric charge and that we can use our body’s electrical circuits for healing. Furthermore, his research on the electrical properties along the skin’s surface support the basis of the primary meridian points used in acupuncture and stone healing.
So, we know that different crystals vibrate at specific frequencies. And we know that this vibration is potential energy ready to “do work.” Likewise, the human body has a vibrational frequency, or energy, that is ready to “do work.” Furthermore, not only is our physical body a container of energy, but also are our thoughts. In fact, anywhere there is a nerve cell, there’s electricity – and our brain contains the majority of our nerve cells. Thoughts are formed within this electric field.
Is it unreasonable then to assume that a transference or amplification of energy might occur between crystals and gemstones and other forms of energy? This is the basis for the practice of Stone Medicine. The properties of stones and their therapeutic applications have been time tested for at least as long as recorded history. Gemstones remind us that we are not separate from nature. They help us reclaim our relationship to the natural rhythms of which we have lost track. We can work with crystals and gemstones as tools to bring about all sorts of healing and positive change. When combined with strong intention, gemstone energy is a powerful force. When used in Feng Shui, gemstones are a potent way to bring about desired change. Dancing Spirit Gemstones was created for this purpose.