Water is such an important component in our daily lives for cognitive and physical wellbeing, I am very grateful it is something we can easily access here in the UK. Our bodies consist of 50-75% water & the total amount varies dependent on age, gender & overall health. Babies & young children have the highest percentages & lean tissue has more water content than fatty tissue. We all need plenty of water to function at our optimum level and it is definitely 'like taking a shower on the inside of your body'. You wouldn't go all day without washing so apply the same principle to your insides.
When we are thirsty (sometimes we do not realise just how much!) it can affect our mental performance and physical coordination so please do keep hydrated. After treatments, such as Reiki, it is vital to drink extra water to further flush out toxins from the body and enhance the healing process. Reports constantly change about how much water we should drink to maintain health, at least 2.5 litres is a good idea.
Adding crystals re-energises your drinking water & placing them in a pitcher that you top up throughout the day is one of the easiest methods. They provide a higher level of vitality and the different healing qualities of the stones have their own effect on the body. The effectiveness is intensified by selecting crystals for working on the areas of your life you are looking to improve, alter &/or strengthen.
One method is to add the crystals to a glass, pour over the water and drink, if you can wait 20 minutes even better. I recommend, where possible, preparing the jug of water the night before, add in the crystals, cover and place in the fridge for greater healing strength (It is preferable to always use glassware).
Here are a few examples of the healing properties of crystals for drinking water, to give you an energy boost, relieve stress & so many more healing qualities. As always pick the ones you are most drawn to, I work most often with 3 - 5 varieties at a time.
Fluorite is excellent for advancement of the mind, greater concentration & meditation. It cleanses & purifies the body, improves organisation & is effective against computer & electromagnetic stress. Healing suppressed feelings & increasing self-confidence. Health: Teeth & bones, improves absorption of nutrients & the healing of bone ailments.
Aventurine is a stone for Good Luck & Prosperity. It promotes compassion, positivity & perseverance. Removes suppressed fear & negativity & defuses negative situations. Protects against environmental pollution. Health: Thymus gland, connective tissue & nervous & muscular systems, balances blood pressure & stimulates metabolism, an anti-inflammatory that helps with skin problems, allergies & migraine headaches.
Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart, of unconditional love & emotional healing. Perfect for removing fears and resentments and for calming trauma and grief. It encourages trust & harmony in relationships; self-forgiveness & self-trust. Health: For the heart & circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals & alleviating vertigo. It releases impurities from body fluids & aids chest & lung problems & increase fertility.
Sodalite excellent for the mind as it eliminates confusion & encourages objectivity, truth & communication. Soothes panic attacks & releases fears, phobias & guilt. Health: For the Throat, larynx & vocal cords plus aids digestive disorders, fevers & lowers blood pressure. It stimulates the pineal gland, aids calcium deficiencies & cleanses the lymphatic system, boosting the immune system.
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone that enhances creativity & passion. A natural stress reliever encourages inner strength & developing intuition & psychic abilities Aids: Blood circulation, regulation of sleep patterns, cell regeneration, mood fluctuations & promotes calm.
Amazonite is a stone of Courage - for truthful communication, balance and calming tempers & aggression. Excellent for aiding the manifesting dreams, prosperity and speaking your truth. A metaphysical healer it works with the chakras and physical body for true alignment. Health: general health, heart problems, calcium deficiency, pregnancy, nervous system & bones & teeth decay. (use for indirect method only due to it's copper content).
Citrine is highly protective, cleansing and energising crystal. Aids: Immune system, digestion, kidney, heart, liver, diabetes, endocrine & circulatory system & overall health.
Clear Quartz, the Master Healer, stone of power, it is one of the most versatile and common crystals, It protects against negativity, amplifies energy and intention and relieves pain. Health: Immune system, brings the body into balance & soothes burns.
There are many more crystals, it is key to double check the 'make up' of the stones, as a few have toxic properties so these needed to be added to a bowl surrounding the glass of water (known as the indirect method) rather than directly into the glass. Crystal Water is also referred to a Gem Water & there is a great book I saw online today Gem Water: How to Prepare and Use Over 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments, published in 2008 so may not contain all the crystals and their properties that are more widely available today. Another great way to benefit from the healing crystals in your life!
Have an awesome week