Dear Readers, fellow metaphysical student and seeker of the truth, Debbie Ihburg Smith, who also happens to be my sister, is my guest columnist today:
Since I’m a Scorpio, it seems fitting to make the next column in Sherri's crystal and stone series about yellow topaz, which is commonly known as one of the birthstones for the zodiac sign of Scorpio (citrine is the other).
Yellow topaz resonates with our sacral and solar plexus chakras, and is a perfect example of how some stones are helpful for specific ailments: Yellow topaz, which is known for attracting the energy of the sun, is worn by many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months when many of us get up in the dark and come home from work in the dark. Key words associated with this stone are joy, success, and mental clarity; and here are some more interesting facts about yellow topaz:
- It has strong metaphysical properties that instill faith within us that we can bring all manner of good things into our lives...and that what we attract will be in alignment with what is for our highest and best good.
- The energy of this stone attracts helpful people and new friendships.
- Healing lore tells us that yellow topaz is beneficial for mental agility, nerves, muscle energy, stomach, liver, intestines, digestion, assimilation of nutrients, shooting pains, scarring, skin (especially pores), acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Topaz soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, re-motivates and aligns the meridians of the body – directing energy to where it is needed most.
- Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. It is known as a stone of love and good fortune.
- Topaz promotes truth, openness, forgiveness, honesty, self-realization and self-control; it aids us with problem-solving and assists us in expressing ideas and stabilizing emotions, making us receptive to love from all sources.
Meditating with Yellow topaz: As with other crystals & gemstones, incorporating yellow topaz into our meditation practice is as easy as holding a piece in our hands as we sit comfortably; or laying down with a piece placed on our...
- throat chakra (for help in communicating in this dimension);
- third eye chakra (to connect with the universe), and/or
- heart chakra (to calm ourselves and gain perspective).
Developing psychic skills: Yellow topaz is a beautiful and powerful stone, and because of its connection to the third eye chakra, working with this stone also helps us develop our clairaudient and clairvoyant abilities.
We’ll end today’s column with a tip about working with crystals and stones: Always record your experiences in a journal, especially when you start combining stones--you’ll have a record of your experiences and a wealth of information to assist you in future meditations and crystal work. Some combinations to try include using amethyst and yellow topaz at your third eye; and pink quartz and yellow topaz at your heart chakra.
Thank you for allowing me to share with you today about one of my favorite stones! Here are my sources of information for today's column:
Bernadine Fine Art Jewelry; Healing Crystals For You; and Charms of Light.
Thank you, Debbie, for this wonderful column! I'm going to take your advice and combine amethyst and yellow topaz for my next meditation.
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