When life has me down or I feel rather frumpy and dull, I turn to jewelry to brighten up a look, refresh an outfit, and generally to add some zip to my outlook.
During cancer, this became a way to add a fashion statement to my otherwise bald head. Wearing scarves and hats were great, but I needed to find a style that made me feel special and beautifully different. I learned how to tie a head scarf in an interesting way and added unique earrings and necklaces to complete the look.
Healing gemstones offer a bonus because they are not only beautiful and luxurious in their own right, but they also contribute their healing energy to your body energy. Many will be skeptical that this is so, but for those who use healing gemstones, they know – it works. Plus, you just feel great wearing them.
With all that goes with cancer treatment – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – and often for those having chemotherapy, the subsequent hair loss, it was always uplifting to add bling to my outfit. Made me feel better and more ‘normal’.
Bling to me at the time was earrings – big ones that looked awesome with my hats and scarves. For you, it might be pendants, rings or bracelets.
The energy part comes by using healing gemstones which some believe carry the earth’s energy. This may or may not be true for you, but truly, these gemstones are very attractive regardless. And, I do know for myself, I feel better when I wear different ones because each gemstone has different healing energies.
Why not combine both – bling and energy – when you think about what to wear going through your cancer journey.
And, for your family and friends, what a wonderful gift idea. People often don’t know what to get for those going through cancer. Here’s a great idea.
At the heart of life is our belief system which we developed during our childhood. For many of us, this programming runs in the background of our adult life sabatoging efforts to move forward if these beliefs are contrary to what we want to attain.
Part of the cancer journey involves digging into beliefs as part of the healing process. Cancer causes us to stop, assess and rethink the way we have been living. It calls us to evaluate our priorities, shift beliefs and move into uncharted territory. It can be daunting but the rewards are immense. There are many who have travelled this road and share their insights, travels, etc. as an inspiration to start down this path.
To help in this transition, many people turn to forms of energy or symbols of inspiration. Often healing gemstones are used and worn to remind us of our intention, support our beliefs, and generate energy to this pursuit. In addition, healing gemstones worn as jewelry enhance our sense of style, well-being, and self-esteem at a time when we may feel down.
Self-esteem and self-image can become a challenge when going through cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy. Chemotherapy causes most people to lose their hair – not only on their head, but also eyelashes, eyebrows, etc.
One way to perk up the look we have become accustomed to seeing in the mirror every day, is to add wonderful and unusual accessories – hats and scarves – and most certainly, healing jewelry. With a bit of makeup and some ‘bling’ with earrings or necklaces that are close to the face, a chic and/or fun look can be achieved.
There may be some dispute about the ability of gemstones to heal, but in fact, this information has been around for centuries. All objects on this planet carry energy and gemstones are no different. Many people have found comfort, and energy wearing healing jewelry. It can certainly lift ones mood and spirits, especially if you are someone who loves jewelry. Beautiful healing gemstones can also be a wonderful conversation starter, diverting attention away from the issues surrounding cancer treatment.
If you are wondering what to get a friend who is going through cancer, consider healing gemstones as jewelry. Even men will wear a necklace or bracelet.
Dressing up and feeling good about oneself while undergoing cancer treatments is a key component to keeping self esteem and motiviation high. Not every day will you feel up to the challenge, but there will be days when you need to get out, feel ‘normal’, and look the best you can.
Adding wonderful healing gemstones in earrings, necklaces and bracelets to your outfit not only gives your appearance pizzaz but the gemstones also create a healing energy. Some gems to think about are:
- Turquoise – a master healing stone helps protect and align the chakras which in turn strengthens the overall body. Definitely a bonus when going through cancer.
- Sodalite – stills the mind and aids relaxation
- Agate – helps to remove blockages from the body and thereby create balance.
Whatever one can do to create positive and vibrant energy in the body while undergoing cancer treatment will be beneficial. It might as well be something this is also fun, fashionable and easy to wear as in healing gemstone jewelry.
One of the side effects of cancer treatment is lack of energy and absolute fatigue. This fatigue together with the stress of treatment and lack of sleep can seriously undermine our peace of mind.
Wearing healing gemstones in attractive ways – such as jewelry – can greatly enhance our energy flow by tapping into the healing vibrations of the earth emitted through these gemstones.
Garnet: the ‘Stone of Health’ – helps get rid of emotional blockages, promotes the flow of chi and energy in our body.
Citrine: the ‘Stone of Happiness’ filling the energy flow around our body with positive vibration bringing light and optimism. This energy helps alleviate depression – often present with low energy and the stress of cancer treatment.
Turquoise: the ‘Master Healing Stone’ brings its energy to help strengthen the entire body which is so necessary to healing from cancer.
Healing gemstones in the form of jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, earrings – can be a positive gift for someone going through cancer. A different idea that can bring them energy and a sense of positive at a time when they need it the most. Explore the different gemstones – they are numerous and offer many healing properties.
Crystals and gemstones have been used for their healing properties by many cultures for centuries. Alternative healers continue to use crystals and gemstones to restore, balance, and improve a body’s energy. Those who are skeptical as to how a stone can help heal the body should consider that gemstones are used in many aspects of technologies, such as lasers and computers. It stands to reason that if a gemstone can be used for energy in technology it can also be a source of energy for the body.
Different healing gemstones have different qualities. For instance, tourmaline is thought to regulate cancer and hormones, as well as dispel fear, negativity and grief. Amethyst facilitates healing and inner peace. Emeralds deal with radiation toxicity and also aid healing and patience. Turquoise is considered the master healer; it protects against environmental pollutants, guards against all disease, improves nutrient absorption, and can subtly realign the body. Whether you believe in the healing properties of gemstones or not, at bare minimum it will serve as a beautiful pick-me-up.
What a perfect gift, especially for someone coping with cancer – whether it is the patient or the caregiver. A necklace or bracelet of healing gemstones will provide energy and help balance stress. It is also a wonderful fashion accessory and can be a conversation piece.
Suggestions might be:
- Clear Quartz – brings clarity, light and healing to our energy field and helps us reach a higher state of spiritual awareness.
- Citrine – offers optimism, joy and playfulness
- Laboradorite – helps uncover untruthful belief patterns that no longer serve us.
At Christmas time, even amid the more commercial aspect of the season, most of us like to take time to reflect on what is important in life. This can be a return to the spiritual whatever your faith. Why not choose healing gemstones that bring us in touch with this priceless aspect of living – our inner soul.
Life Force Necklace
Cancer affects men as well. Prostate cancer being the most prevalent followed by lung cancer. Since men are not as open to showing emotions in public, they need ways to subtley recharge and receive healing energy. One of these ways is through healing gemstones worn as jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets).
Gemstones that recharge your life force are:
- Citrine – happiness, creativity and uplifting
- Jade – calming, peace, and harmony
- Malachite – balance, healing chakras, emotional healing, unblocking energies, allowing unconditional love
- Chinese Coin – manifestation and symbol of good fortune
There are many ways to use healing gemstones – some people carry them in a leather pouch. Some place them near them on a desk or table where they can be easily picked up and held. Choices – healing – always moving towards wellness.