How do crystals work for pets?

The healing properties that crystals possess are just as beneficial to animals and pets as they are for humans. The vibrations of the crystals are sympathetic and restorative to the vibrations found in animals. All are the work of Mother Nature.

Every animal (including humans) is held by an electromagnetic field, analogous to the flowing energy field that encircles and emanates from Mother Earth. The field protects and creates an environ through which the animal interact with the world. Everything is experienced because they are both surrounded by their own personal force field, and the insides of their bodies contain electrical generators, which the body uses to send signals through the body and experiences from the environment. The focus of that field is at the animal’s core, running from below the feet through to above the head. In the Eastern tradition the focuses of that field are called chakras. They are not really points, but focuses, spinning energy points of that larger field, interconnected to the mind and body and spirit. (In the eastern and western mystic traditions these are not separate things, but one interconnected aspect of being.) Virtually every single process which is keeping an animal alive can be traced back to that field and energy focuses.

Crystals also have vibrational fields which are seen as color and felt as vibration. They can open and support the vibrations of the body, release blockages, calm, and protect. They are a tool of Mother Nature which works in sympathy to the energy of the mind, body and spirit.

How can the crystals be used?

Healing crystals have unique properties that can help animals of all shapes and sizes recover from and prevent illness. From placing crystals around your pet's bed to creating collars for them that contain healing crystals, there are many different ways in which people use crystals and stones to protect and heal their pets.

These powerful crystals and stones can help heal and protect animals from physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual illnesses. Crystals are useful to support respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. They also calm emotions from hyper-activity, stress, anxiety and suffering. They also help pets with hormonal and compulsive behavioral issues

The healing process of using crystals on your pets is no different than the healing process of crystals on humans. All crystals intended for healing must be cleansed, programmed, and energized before use.

Hold the crystal or stone in your hand. Starting a few inches away from the affected area, rotate the crystal clock-wise. Go slowly, breathing gently and evenly. Animals express their feelings with movement, so watch to see if your pet wants more or tries to move away.

Crystals can be attached to your pet's collar. The jeweler here at Aum Shanti Bookshop can make custom collars for your pet. Be careful that the collar doesn't interfere with movement or can get caught on anything.

Place crystals under your pet's bed for up to two weeks. You could put them in a pouch or under the frame of the bed.

If you are using a bag of ice to reduce swelling or inflammation, try putting a few pieces of Smokey Quartz in the bag of ice. It will help unblock over-active or inflamed areas.

Put a piece of Rose Quartz or Amethyst in your pet's water bowl or bucket. The crystal will leave its energy imprint in the water and, when your pet drinks it, the energy will go where it is most needed. But NEVER put Malachite in your pet's drinking water.

Place crystals or stones near a photograph of your pet, pointing towards the picture. This will help send long-distance healing and protection to your pet.

Remember to seek the best available competent medical advice for your pet or animal. Using crystals for healing pets and animals is not intended nor should not replace the advice of a professionally qualified veterinarian.

What are specific healing Crystals for pets and animals?

Below is a list of crystals and stones that will benefit your pet, including:

An exceptional crystal with extraordinary powers, Black Tourmaline is a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and is very protective. It can clear disharmony and transform and remove negativity from an animal or environment. Used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness and support for all those animals who are often too weak to protect themselves amidst bigger animals, such as bully dogs in the park or at the neighbors.

Black Agate is a grounding and protective crystal. It gives a calming peace and confidence. Black Agate is a communication stone that deepens the bond between a parent and pet. Black Agate is excellent to restore the circadian rhythm of your pet.

Sodalite can be a life changing stone, the most powerful crystal for dissolving fear and general self-punishment. It bridges the gap between heart and mind. It calms the nerves and stress in your pet, particularly useful if you pet will be traveling. Sodalite can also emotionally connect the parent with the pet.

To train, improve or hone your dog’s behavioral attributes consider Tigers Eye. This is an ideal stone to introduce to your pet during an ailment. It aids harmony and balance, and helps to release fear and anxiety. Tigers Eye is a uniquely therapeutic stone with the power to heal organs and infections steadfast.

Green Aventurine’s winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting the outcome in any situation. It releases old patterns, habits and disappointments so new growth can take place. Best to heal physical ailments in your pet, Green Aventurine is a purification stone with ideal traits to heal the organs from within. Crystal aficionados note that green aventurine is a great crystal for senile dogs.

The powerful yet gentle energy of Agates can open the channels of communication between you and your pet, will balance your pet’s energy, assist with sleep, calm anxiety, and help your pet focus during training.

Use Amethyst for everything from pain to disorientation. This is a meditative and calming crystal which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace Amethyst’s energy perks up couch potato pets, clears negative energy while balancing your pet’s energy fields, calms rattled nerves, and is an all-around healer.

Tumbled Black Obsidian is a meditative and healing stone, used for grounding and centering. This is a great grounding crystal and great for reptiles as Obsidian absorbs negative energy and heat. Reptiles will love its heat-retaining qualities.

A very protective stone, Black Onyx is supportive of physical strength and stamina, and can be helpful during times of stress, such as physical illness, trauma, or even during fights with other animals.

Bloodstone supports overall health and strength, and is helpful for balancing the chakras and for grounding negative or excessive energies. Bloodstone is also commonly used to increase intuition, which can be very helpful when working with animals.

Celestite is a relaxing crystal, energy soothes nerves, relieves anxieties, helps with sleep, and to recuperate from surgery. This crystal is excellent for emotional protection and to end worry, fear, and anxiety. This is a great crystal to use with nervous, high-strung animals.

To promote emotional warmth, individuality, courage, happiness, and harmony consider Carnelian. It also helps release emotions such as anger, fear, and envy. Carnelian is also beneficial for skin problems.

A master healer is Clear Quartz, effective for all conditions, strengthening the aura and protecting against negative energies. Clear Quartz will help strengthen your pet’s immune system, which will improve his or her overall health. It can also stimulate energy levels. Dog and cat owners use it during training as quartz heightens communication between the pet and its owner. Bird owners could use it as well when taming and training new birds. Clear Quartz is great for amplifying intention, so you could program it with a specific purpose for your pet, before use.

A vital stone to remove all sources of negative energy in its wearer, Fluorite frees your dog from chronic illnesses and allergies.

Garnet revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It inspires love and devotion. Garnet regenerates the body and stimulates the metabolism. It treats disorders of the spine and spinal fluid, bone, cellular structure and composition. Garnet is useful is supportive of your pet’s life force and reproductive system.

For a wonderful source of Earth energy use Green Moss Agate. It is relaxing and grounding.

Jaspers are the supreme nurturing stones. Their grounding ability supports tranquility and inner strength during times of stress or danger. Dalmatian Jasper is especially popular for use with animals as it grounds and helps alleviate fears, supports communication between humans and animals.

Rose Quartz is the crystal to use if your dog or cat is aloof and standoffish. This will help your pet learn to accept love and companionship without fear. It is ideal to use with rescued animals, injured or sick animals, or when introducing a new pet into your household.

If you have more than one pet in the house, and the animals socialize, then you may have squabbles from time to time, Smoky Quartz works to reduce future hostilities by grounding and clearing negative energies in your household. It is also helpful for swelling and the nervous system.

Revered as the master healer stone, turquoise prevents nervous system disorders as well as depression, anxiety and stress in dogs that spend one-third of the day in a flat alone to themselves while dad or mom goes to work.

Libyan Desert Glass is a canary-yellow, impactite crystal, found in the eastern Sahara; in the deserts of eastern Libya and western Egypt. Impactites are crystals created by the impact of a meteorite. They often contain pieces of the original meteor and minerals transformed by the heat of the impact and contact with the meteor. Only very massive meteor impacts generate the heat and pressure needed to make the transformation, so impactites are created very rarely.

Libyan Desert Glass is mostly of silica glass and has been dated as having formed about 29 million years ago. This is not a man-made glass, but rather made by Nature through the energy of the meteorite. The crystal was used to make tools during the Pleistocene Period, the Ice Age. The Egyptians used Libyan Glass to make royal jewelry. For instance, King Tutankhamen was buried with a crystal and enamel pendant depicting Horus, carved from Libyan Desert Glass.

Libyan Desert Glass can help shy or reclusive people to be more outgoing and sociable. It helps cultivate a more playful and creative energy, and open one to the wisdom of the body. It can be a powerful teacher of boundaries, the right use power, and for surrender to Divine Will. This is a spiritual healer of stomach and digestive issues, especially if those created or aggravated by stress. It is particularly helpful in aiding digestion metabolism and support for the endocrine system.

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (31 March 31st, 1866 – 29 October 1949) was a Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandropol, Russian Empire (now Gyumri, Armenia). Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline "The Work" (i.e. work on oneself") or "the System". According to his principles and instructions, Gurdjieff's method for awakening one's consciousness unites the methods of the fakir, monk and yogi, and thus came to be referred to as the "Fourth Way".

Gurdjieff taught that a person must expend considerable effort to effect the transformation that leads to awakening. The effort that is put into practice Gurdjieff referred to as "The Work on oneself". According to Gurdjieff, "...Working on oneself is not so difficult as wishing to work, taking the decision." Gurdjieff's teaching addressed the question of humanity's place in the universe and the importance of developing latent potentialities—regarded as our natural endowment as human beings but rarely brought to fruition. He taught that higher levels of consciousness, higher bodies, inner growth and development are real possibilities that nonetheless require conscious work to achieve.

Gurdjieff also taught his pupils "sacred dances" or "movements", later known as the Gurdjieff Movements, which they performed together as a group. He also left a body of music, inspired by what he heard in visits to remote monasteries and other places, written for piano in collaboration with one of his pupils, Thomas de Hartmann.

His book, The Herald of Coming Good (first published in 1933) contains an outline of his ideas and of all his other writings. It consists of "ten books in three series".

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