Saturday, April 10, 2010
Symbolic Gifts for Healing and Recovery
To celebrate my happy news - mum has been given the all clear cancer wise and will be monitored for the next five years - I thought I'd share some of my favourite gifts for healing and recovery.
Amber I love the use of amber beads and crystals to promote health, and the most effective method is to wear a necklace made of amber.
Turquoise heals the heart and chest, I would wear a long necklace for this also.
Lapis Lazuli has powers over depression and the emotions, necklace, earrings, rings, or crystals placed in the room are all effective.
Aquamarine can be useful for healing the liver, jewelry and crystals are good and I have once seen a very beautiful aquamarine studded belt and buckle.
Citrine is as good as citrus fruits for healing - they both bring happiness and increased energy.
Abalone Shell is great for the heart chakra.
Copper is a healing metal for arthritis, rheumatism, and some disorders of the blood. In addition to copper bracelets and rings, copper ornaments are great and with an ornament you can double the symbolism by choosing the right animal, plant or other symbol to heal.
Comfrey Leaves I would tie two together with twine and slip inside the pillow case, to give peaceful dreams and optimism and energy upon waking.
Acorns these are a traditional sign of life, fertility, and immortality, so an acorn or an acorn charm would be great for healing and longevity.
Bench Seats in the tarot, benches mean pausing to examine the intracies of life, so giving a bench seat is giving the opportunity to reflect on and appreciate life, plus during recovery it is lovely to sit out in the fresh air.
In addition to these I would recommend reading my previous posts for animal and plant symbols as well as the use of colour to help maximise the healing potential of your gift. I also intend to do a post on the healing properties of common foods, herbs, and spices these are safe because they are edible and make a very enjoyable form of medicine or supplement to prescribed medicines.
Thanks to everyone who has contacted me via blog or email to ask about my mum and offer support, I could not be happier with the way things have turned out!