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The Stone of Protection
Black tourmaline, or schorl, has always been known as a stone for great protection. In ancient times, this stone was used in the creation of magical healing gemstones. While tourmaline comes in many colored varieties, black tourmaline is the most common and is the strongest and most effective stone for protection against negative energies.
Because this stone is found deep within the earth’s crust, it is most often associated with the base or root chakra and is an excellent crystal for grounding during meditation. This stone has even been used in machinery because this crystal can carry an electric charge, making it a powerful and useful stone for a variety of purposes. Here are the top five benefits of this crystal and how you can use it in your own personal crystal healing!
1. Drawing Out the Negative, Bringing in the Positive
Black tourmaline is most known for its ability to dispel negative energy and bring about positive energy as it cleanses and purifies. It has been used in machinery because of its ability to carry a negative electric charge on one end and a positive charge on the other end. As such, in crystal healing, using a piece of schorl and pointing one side away from the body will help draw out the negative energies and bring in positive energies. When worn as a necklace, this stone protects the wearer against negative energies and cleanses the wear of any lingering negative energies they may still be carrying with them.
Throughout history, black tourmaline has been known in use as a protective stone. Shamans used schorl for protection during ritual healing. Many believe that schorl is also beneficial in keeping out negative spirits or energies, and can prevent psychic attacks. Worn as a necklace, this stone will help the wearer keep out negative energies of those around them, and prevent negative energies in the environment from seeping in.
2. A Grounding Stone
Because black tourmaline is most associated with the base or root chakra, this stone is one of the best to use during a root chakra meditation. When held in the hand during meditation, this stone will bring about a sense of awareness and stability. Schorl can bring security, safety, and a sense of support in regards to basic needs. When healing with this stone, you will notice more awareness in these areas of your life, and also feel more at peace with the earth.
In addition to its qualities as a stone for personal use, black tourmaline can also be used to help plants. Schorl is a natural insecticide that will help keep pests away from your garden. In addition, burying a piece of schorl near your plants will help promote the healthy growth of the plant. This is definitely something to keep around your garden!
5. Mental Healing
Those suffering from psychiatric disorders can truly benefit from the healing powers of this stone. Since schorl is known to have an electric charge, both positive and negative on each end, it is no mystery that black tourmaline can help balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and would be very helpful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Black tourmaline has the power to turn negative thought patterns into positive ones just by being close to the people around them. If you're experiencing symptoms of any of the above mental health disorders, be sure to talk to a licensed mental health practitioner.
Ways to Use It
There are many different ways to use black tourmaline to help bring balance and positive energy to your life. Personally, I experimented with keeping this stone in my pocket for a full day. I took it to work with me every day for a week and instantly noticed that my stress from day to day was better, and in general, I ended up feeling more positive towards the end of the day instead of filled with stress, anxiety, and depression.
In addition, many crystal healing experts recommend wearing this stone as a necklace as a form of protection from all negative energies. It is true that schorl is a great balancer and healer, and if you decide to get some yourself, you will definitely notice a difference in your day-to-day life.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Khalid Irshad on May 16, 2020:
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