Yesterday, I bashed my right knee horribly on the edge of a concrete step. I fell on the step really hard, and the pain was so great. I thought I'd broken my knee (I don't break bones easily - in fact, I've never broken one to date despite many accidents, falls and tumbles). The concrete had ripped my jeans a little and under my jeans, by knee was bruised and swollen. I've had trouble with my knees before in the form of bursitis (I first got bursitis from mountain climbing when I was 16 years old, so I'm susceptible to it), so my main concern was permanently damaged tissue and tendons, blood releasing behind the knee cap, and further swelling.
My first thought (when the pain had subsided and I was no longer swearing), was to send healing light to the area. I realise this isn't most people's first thought, but energy work is naturally my first port of call because it's what I see and feel - you see a plaster, you put it on; I see energy, I use it. So, there I sat, having taken an Arnica tablet courtesy of my other half, bathing my knee in green and gold light from my hands. As I was doing this, I was thinking on my crystals and which ones I had that could help. Without any hesitation the red jasper stone you see above came to mind. *Its properties are, among other things, good for strengthening the blood, tendons, tissues, and getting the blood flowing well. I've had the stone for about twenty years - it was one of the first stones I acquired and I can't even remember where from - I may have found it by a river bed. I have no recollection of buying it from anywhere....
Anyway, upstairs I went to lie down, with this stone in my hand and a stick of Palo Santo in the other. (And let me tell you, getting up the stairs was not fun.) I lit the stick and cleansed both the stone, and the area around my knee (all of this is done with intention - I am asking the spirit of the stone to work with me), and then got myself comfy (with a grimace because moving my knee hurt like hell), lay down and placed the red jasper on the area of my knee that felt right to place it. I lay back, relaxed and let the stone do its thing for about 45 minutes. (It couldn't be longer because we were due to go out for dinner and at this stage I could barely put any weight on my knee, so there was a matter of some urgency in getting it healed.)
The red jasper did do its thing (the Arnica and healing, combined, probably helped, too). The swelling had almost gone down to nothing, and the bruising that had threatened never happened. This morning, my knee hurts - it will hurt for a few days - but there is minimal swelling, no redness and no bruising. After the massive hit it took, I'm really pleased with this result.
The red jasper needs a good cleanse now - I can feel it energetically clogged up with my injury.
And this is how crystal healing can work for you on a day-to-day basis once you make a connection and rapport with your crystals and stones and you know how they like to be used and which stones are good for what. For those of you who work with crystals in this way, I hope the above helps you with using your red jasper.
Note: obviously if you ever have broken bones, hemorrhaging, drastic bruising over time, etc, see your doctor. *And for crystal properties, read the disclaimer.
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