Anzac Day Commemorated with a Crystal Perspective.
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Crystals for healing, as well as providing added meaning on Anzac Day
Wikipedia describes Anzac Day as [a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
With the coming of the Second World War, Anzac Day became a day on which to commemorate the lives of Australians and New Zealanders lost in that war as well and in subsequent years. The meaning of the day has been further broadened to include those killed in all the military operations in which the countries have been involved.]
Commemorate, remembrance, ceremony, service, contribution and honour are keywords for our appreciation of this day. As well we would have to consider actions such as courage, especially under fire; peace and peacekeeping; fear, as in dealing with personal fear; observation and contemplation, and let’s not forget comradeship.
These are the things we seek to bring out and to live the best within ourselves. So in order to assist us with this mission, there are a number of crystals that can lend their energies to the quest; as well as provide healing and added meaning on this day. Perhaps we could select one or two of the keyword properties and utilize the matched crystals to help us align with the spirit that is Anzac and being Australian.
Marble if we go back to its Greek roots means to flash, sparkle and gleam and is best suited to represent commemoration. It is a cleansing stone that influences the connection of the intellectual state of mind and knowledge and provides protection, stability, and structure between the emotional and physical mind. It also enriches the powers of serenity and balance.
Poppy Jasper on this occasion is being linked to remembrance due to the use of poppy flowers as a symbol of remembrance and Anzac. It also inspires a positive, joyful attitude and provides the motivation and energy to take creative action. Said to increase strength and willpower; in the Middle Ages, warriors used it to stimulate courage in battle.
Desert Rose particularly the Barite variety has been chosen for our ceremonial stone. Long used by Native Americans for ceremonial uses and recognised as a gift of remembrance. It is beneficial to the psyche as well as moving one’s consciousness from the physical to the spiritual plane.
Charoite is a powerful crystal that inspires contribution and encourages you to be of service to others. It has a powerful, highly protective, and strengthening energy. Furthermore, it encourages you to use your gifts so that everyone may benefit. Its energy is especially important for healers. Beneficial as an aid to forgiveness of others, it will encourage the release of stress and worry and bring about a calm and restful outlook.
Amazonite helps you align to your higher ideals, to serve with honour and rectitude, and to speak your highest truth. It also allows you to remain calm and unemotional and maintain a sense of balance. Further, it will let you stand with dignity and allow you to breathe new life, harmoniously and truthfully into your being.
Bloodstone has long been recognised as a stone of courage. It is outstanding at helping you to develop a solid sense of fortitude and regaining your personal power. Its vibration will help you to find a deep sense of spiritual tenacity. As well as the courage, and strength of mind to do what needs doing. Its energy also gives you the confidence to face your challenges, especially around the prospect of death.
Amethyst is known as the peace stone and is a promoter of spiritual wisdom. It has a great calming and comforting energy. Amethyst is very protective and inspirational. It has a gentle sedative energy that promotes peacefulness, happiness and contentment. It is also well-known for bringing about emotional stability and inner strength. Amethyst can help develop flexibility and cooperation all of which are essential to successful peacekeeping.
Spinel overcomes and helps to conquer fear of any magnitude. No one should ever have to live their life in fear. Fear is a prime problem to overcome. Spinel provides strength and vitality to overcome fear as well as improve self-reliance, bringing victory, success, and skill. Containing a mixture of power, fire, energy, and the ability to ease stress and anxiety. It is ideal for overcoming fear.
Hematite is known to create a grounded and protective environment, like a reflective shield, making it appropriate for observation and contemplation. A “stone for the mind”, it stimulates memory, concentration and focus, enhancing original thought process. It provides strong, supportive energy that helps dissolve and also prevent negativity from entering your thoughts.
Lapis Lazuli for comradeship as it is considered the stone of friendship and universal truth. It is a valued talisman for gaining respect. Also for helping us to be humble in our dealings with others and keeping negative energy at bay. It conveys mental clarity, emotional healing, and also develops judgment and wisdom. Moreover, helping us to enjoy contact with others, encouraging dignity, honesty and uprightness.
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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.