Crystal & Healing are two words that tend to go together all the time. And surely most of us carry around a broken heart, or at least a wounded heart - from failed & troubled relationships - including messed up childhoods. This creates all kind of mixed emotions, and the Heart Chakra (energy center located right there in your rib cage), can be a complicated place. One color - Green - is often associated with that place we call our Heart (according to the preponderance of chakra charts). I've added Pink as its logical companion. Isn't that the color we most often associate with things lovey-dovey (in the West).
The distinction I make between Green & Pink is represented by two stones: Rose Quartz & Green Fluorite (which, in its rough, chunk form, looks just like a green version of pink Quartz). Rose Quartz represents Unconditional Love, the opening of the heart - that vulnerable "first love" vibration - also experienced by the lucky few who've had a first hand experience of The Divine...and feel that way?towards G8D. It is innocent - not judging - and infinite.
Unfortunately, most of us lose touch with that Being Love feeling, and are caught up more in its unavoidable companion?(at least for humans): Relational Love - how we connect with those around us, with our Self, and with our Spiritual guides and cohorts. Money, at least in the U.S. - is green - and represents our commercial relationship to the world. So as you can imagine, Green Fluorite is a complex stone, given the variety of connections it 'watches over.' I think of it mostly in terms of its spiritual role, which is enhanced by its clarity, translucency, or "gemminess."
Some people are just not green people, they relate far more to blue, and for them - although this aspect of the heart chakra remains green in color - they'd connect more easily with Blue Fluorite, a rarer, and wonderful form. So you can choose your Blue Spirit world or your Green Spirit World, but blue generally belongs higher, in the throat chakra and beyond.
There are a number of other Aspects to what I call "the Heart Complex" - which are fortunately reflected in other, related stones - which 'reside' around "the big two." Jade is directly beneath - and interestingly, appears not only in shades of green, but also in blue and gray. Jade is the great Emotional Soother - it's surface is most like human skin (especially when naturally worn) - and it somehow "makes everything okay."
Above "the big two" one could place Milky stones, particularly Milky Quartz (though there are other varieties - specifically some Calcites and Verengita - which is like a white Onyx or Alabaster). These represent most bluntly: a mother's milk...compassionate...nurturing (which is a bit different from soothing).
Next, beneath the Jade, come Smoky Quartz and Malachite. Malachite can be a mixed blessing, because it's an Emotive. The black represents opening, and the green represents the heart, so it's an opening of the heart...helps feelings come up...not always an easy prospect. But then, there is the Ultimate Forgiveness stone: Smoky Quartz, here to make everything okay - not by soothing - but by whisking away the negativity, transmuting it into some other place and time. It's hard to get angry with Smoky Quartz around - I have a large beaded necklace of it - simply can't get upset while I'm wearing it!
So there you have it - the overarching duo of Unconditional & Relational Love - surrounded by other Heart Aspects: the expression of Feelings; Soothing; Compassion & Nurturance; and the power of Forgiveness...all important nuances coexisting in the Heart Chakra...and given voice and language through Crystals. How they are configured, and 'used' to treat and enhance people's experience, is the field of the 'Crystal Healer,' of which I am one. This arrangement is of my own 'making' - the choice of stones that participate in this important energy sector (of the human body) - have been selected and inter-related by me. If you would like to learn more about how to dwell and explore the Heart Complex - through Meditation, Personal Sessions, or Live & Virtual Learning Opportunities - please contact Kyle Russell via email, at CrystalConcentrics@gmail.com.
PS. what about Romantic Love? It exists within the personal experience of these various energetic "pulls,' but can be represented by "couple stones," or twins...which do not pertain (or reside) directly in the Heart Chakra...but may be meditated on, or worked on, with Crystals that fit this description (as pictured here). Similarly, multi-point conglomerations (not necessarily clusters) can represent families, children, etc.
What stone can be used to attract love? That's an interesting question, and not an easy one to answer. I believe that working with the other stones, and all that they "conjure" in the human breast, as well as approaching your life holistically, with an eye to balancing your energies, and more importantly...letting Universal Energy flow maximally through your being, and without snags...THAT is the way to open yourself up most easrily to receive Love into your life. A good variety of these mentioned stones are also accessible at the For Sale items page at www.Facebook.com/PowerStoneCrystals, or by request, with interest, to the email above.