You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. ~Frank Crane, Presbyterian minister and writer
I’ve heard that when a healing bracelet breaks, it’s a sign the stones have done all they can do for you, and you need to move on.
Recently, my bracelet did just that, so I used a gloomy, stormy day to make another:
This is a Chakra bracelet, with two gemstones each of Black Onyx, Sodalite, Turquoise, Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Amethyst, and Picture Jasper.
Based on yogic tradition, Chakras are seven wheels spinning the flow of energy inside the body from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. When these Chakras are aligned, the body is healthy and whole; when one or more is out of balance (due to stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, and negative thoughts), disease and misery are present.
Do I believe that? I don’t know, but I’m sure God put everything on earth we’d need for optimum life, and even what appears to be “lifeless” rocks have a certain energy.
Worn in India for centuries, Chakra healing bracelets are said to trap negative energy in the stones and promote positivity for the wearer. Many different stones can be used for such bracelets, as long as they’re color-coded to the seven Chakras — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple.
And while I was making bracelets, I created this one:
It, too, is a healing bracelet, one I apparently need since I’ve fought back issues ever since I broke two ribs in a fall in 2014.
This one is comprised of one each of Black Jasper, Snowflake Jasper (the supreme healer), Hematite (enhances self-confidence and concentration), Lapis, Amazonite (courage, creativity, truth), Emerald Jade (love, peace through strength), Fancy Jasper, Amethyst (piety, mental calm, creativity), Citrine (self-confidence), Carnelian (prosperity, lower back problems), Howlite (balance calcium levels, diffuse anger), Rose Jade, Fluorite (creativity), Moonstone (degenerative conditions), and Clear Crystal.
Now for the fun part, testing whether either (or both!) actually work for me!