Healing Properties of Heliotrope Bloodstone
Spiritual: Bloodstone is the stone of the Spiritual Warrior. It awakens us to our true spiritual calling and grounds that life in the material world. With Bloodstone we don’t just have spiritual ideals, we authentically live them. It helps us to trust ourselves to do what is right and to live with great integrity. Bloodstone asks us to be willing to pay the price to know Truth and to attain Freedom. It reminds us that while the path ahead may be fraught with difficulty and we may at times lose heart, we must go keeping going. In order to be victorious, we must fight for what is right even when it’s not fun or easy. Bloodstone helps us take one step and then another, and to trust that, in the end, all will be well. Bloodstone is attuned to the Root Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Pisces, Libra. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6.
Emotional: Bloodstone has a very calm and steady energy. It is a fantastic choice for anyone taking on a leadership role. It teaches us that a true leader leads from the front, is willing to make personal sacrifices and takes responsibility when things go wrong. Likewise, a true leader is kind (if not always nice!) and looks out for the wellbeing of others. Bloodstone soothes fear, irritability, aggressiveness, impatience, and loneliness. It encourages us to be more self-sufficient and independent, while also being willing to support and help others. Bloodstone gives us courage to face unpleasant situations boldly and is especially useful during times of crisis when quick and sensible action is needed. If we need to set our own emotions aside for a moment, Bloodstone can help us do that in a healthy way. When the moment passes, Bloodstone reminds us to tend to our own emotional needs and make sure we are healthy so we can confidentially tackle another day. Bloodstone celebrates loyalty and true friendship. It asks us to be the friend that other people need and to be the kind of person that other people can frankly admire.
Mental: Bloodstone helps us to stay grounded, in control of ourselves and able to respond correctly to new and shifting situations. It is a fantastic stone for combatting the effects of PTSD. Bloodstone helps us figure out how to be the master of our thoughts and to stay in the present rather than being yanked into the past. It reminds us to be here now, fully in the present, and awake to its inherent possibilities. Bloodstone gently but firmly councils us that there is no shame in being traumatized. That the guilt for that pain belongs firmly on the shoulders of whatever created the trauma. But Bloodstone also reminds us that staying traumatized – if we have an opportunity to heal – is a choice. If we have been blessed with a chance to heal, we must be brave enough to go into the shadows of our mind, fight our inner demons, and return to the light victorious.
Physical: Bloodstone is recommended for anyone who needs to manifest a warrior’s courage and determination in order to strengthen and heal the physical body. It encourages us to take our healing journey seriously and to be actively involved. It is especially good for people who tend to avoid doctors or gyms. Bloodstone helps us to be realistic about our body and its current and future needs, and to boldly do what needs to be done. It is an exceptionally good talisman for wounded warriors who suffer from PTSD, particularly men who might struggle to acknowledge mental healthcare needs. Bloodstone dismisses any sense of shame and instead pushes us to treat our body and mind with honor. Unsurprisingly, Bloodstone has long been associated with healing the circulatory system, heart and anything to do with blood.
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