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Stone of Unconditional Love
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It is one of the best crystals to put in your "crystal starter kit" and has many health benefits, but is best known for assisting with unconditional love. This crystal is good for finding self love, creation, imagination, art, music and fertility. Rose quartz helps us to love ourselves exactly as we are, without feeling shame or guilt for the shadows or what we perceive to be faults in ourselves.
By working with rose quartz we can work to remove the barriers and programming we have received from society to reconstruct the hate, jealousy and greed in our lives and replace those energies with forgiveness, love, and abundance. Rose quartz has a natural ability to help detox our physical and spiritual bodies. By understanding this and placing rose quartz in our office spaces, meditative space, wearing rose quartz and otherwise utilizing this crystal in our day to day lives, we can help speed this detox process along and welcome in this unconditional love.
Rose Quartz Basics
Rose Quartz is a member of the quartz family and is associated with the heart chakra. This stone is said to be good for forgiveness, relationships, and helping us while we are in crisis. This crystal is one of the most popular crystals in modern spiritual circles mainly because of its wide range of uses and benefits. Many spiritual men and women are utilizing rose quartz in their self care routines, even creating glass water bottles that have towers of rose quartz embedded in the bottle itself!!
Also known as the stone of emotional healing, rose quartz has the amazing capabilities for us to work through our emotional traumas, especially childhood traumas, sexual assault, failed relationships (romantic and personal) and self sabotage. Associated with our heart chakra, rose quartz can really help us to tap into true, pure, unconditional love while remaining true to who we are. This allows us to find happiness in our current surroundings by changing the perceptions we carry about our past and current relationships and our relationship with love.
Our relationship with love is often times complex. difficult, and multifaceted. What I mean by this is we have varying levels of love, emotion, and reactions to love that we receive (or send). This is normal for every human being (besides psychopathic serial killers/rapists/cultists) and is what makes life so amazing. But as we journey through this life, how we love can be changed and influenced by those around us and our past experiences with love. This can either boost us up in how we love, giving us the confidence and values to share that love with others in a positive and healthy way, or we become disconnected with our love, and it becomes so scarce we can't even find much self love in our souls.
By working with a crystal such as rose quartz while working through some self development, spiritual development, counseling or other betterment practice, we can see great improvement and a restoration of this imbalance within us and our heart chakra.
Working with Rose Quartz
- Wear Rose Quartz. Wearing rose quartz as a necklace is my favorite way to utilize rose quartz on a daily basis. I have found that my favorite necklaces allow the crystal to hang just over my heart chakra. This helps me to work through any barriers I have around my heart, such as pains from past relationships that didn't work out like I would had hoped, as well as assisting me to be mindful of how much (if any) love I really am putting out into my friends and people around me.
- Meditate with Rose Quartz. Meditation is one of the best ways to become aware and awake to our surroundings, our shadows, and our emotions. By incorporating rose quartz into our meditation practice through wearing rose quartz as a piece of jewelry, placing rose quartz on our heart chakra or our third eye chakra, holding a piece of rose quartz as you meditate or even placing rose quartz in the space where you meditate the most can all help to utilize rose quartz in our spiritual practice.
- Cleanse Your Energy With Rose Quartz Often times we don't cleanse our energy enough. When we are sensitive to others energy (as most empaths are) we can become sponges to the energy and emotions around us, which can often times leave us feeling depressed, alone, and overwhelmed. We can cleanse our energy in a few different ways, but my favorite way to cleanse my energy is through salt baths. By running a bath with a cup of bath salts and some essential oils such as frankincense, bergamot, and ylang ylang and adding some rose quartz can help to not only raise my vibrations, but cleanse my energy. I like to meditate in these baths, but often times I can find myself reading a book or scrolling on my phone.
- Get Unique! There are no set rules on how to incorporate any crystal into your spiritual practice. If you pray with a rosary, consider finding or creating a rosary out of rose quartz. Look into unique and personal ways you can bring this crystal into your life through your home decor, fashion, self care routines, and wellness! The possibilities are endless and the more you work with rose quartz, the more benefits you will receive from this crystal.