There are many great tools you can use to improve your sense of gratitude, and using gemstones is one of the easiest. Natural crystals and gemstones are known to carry many different vibrations. Several stones naturally augment the quality of appreciation. If you’re looking for a perfect stone to use, try Rose Quartz, Amethyst, or Citrine.
Rose Quartz stands for unconditional love and, used with applied meditation, brings the consciousness to a deeper level. Rose Quartz leads us to forgiveness and understanding, and opens the heart to greater love.
Though it’s thought of as the stone of love, it’s not just romantic love that Rose Quartz embodies. The healing properties of Rose Quartz will allow you to deepen your relationship with not only your own loving spirit, but also with your partner’s. In that same way, it can open up a gentle healing energy that assists you in achieving deeper compassion.
The ancient civilizations of Rome and Assyria were among the first to use this beautiful, powerful stone for healing and jewelry. Once its healing properties became known, Rose Quartz quickly became popular with the Egyptians as well. The Egyptians also believed that the stone helped to prevent wrinkles and cure the effects of old age.
Greek and Roman myths were the first to attach the “symbol of love“ to Rose Quartz. Today Rose Quartz is commonly known as “The Love Stone.” Native Americans believe that this “love stone” can be used in amulets to resolve jealousy, broken hearts, anger, and disappointments, bringing love and harmony to the wearer.
Associated with the element of water, Rose Quartz’s healing capabilities are naturally fluid. They rid one of toxic energies and emotions. Rose Quartz can help to heal one from a great personal loss or the loss of a loved one. It can illuminate the love between a mother and child and remove misunderstandings between people in general.
Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. Its brilliant pink color brings a loving calmness and reassurance to the user. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibrations and peace. This calmness opens up trust.
Rose Quartz is said to strengthen and balance the physical heart and circulatory system and release impurities from body fluids. It has been used to speed up any recovery through love, and its calming effects reduce high blood pressure, aid in chest and lung problems, and help heal the kidneys and adrenals. Rose Quartz is known to help increase fertility and is said to protect both the mother and the unborn fetus from miscarriage.
Have a large piece of Rose Quartz in your healing room or meditation area, or meditate with a Rose Quartz mala. Add a prayer of gratitude to your daily practice. Meditate deeply and find self-love and gratitude, and then spread it around to everyone you meet.