Crystals can be a form of connection. A symbol of home. A way to tap into our ancestry. Today we have the ability to research our ancestry like never before. A simple DNA test can go back 1,000 years and reveal a variety of places your ancestors may have come from. Why is this information important? Why do our ancestors matter to us? Truth is, acknowledging and exploring our ancestry can trigger things within us that we didn’t know existed. Tapping into your ancestral line may awaken abilities and help you feel a connection to their ancient wisdom. Some positive or negative thoughts, beliefs, and patterns can be passed down through family lines. Having an understanding of where these sometimes negative beliefs came from and why they happened can help you clear them out from your energy field. For example, if your ancestors suffered from persecution of some sort, these energies can be passed down. Identifying them and realizing it’s time to clear them from your field can introduce major healing into your life, your children’s lives, and their children’s lives.
So first, find out where your ancestors are from and how they lived. One way to tap into their energy is through crystals. You can choose crystals by their location or cultural significance. If you know what area your ancestors came from, you should be able to find out what crystals are mined from that area and begin to feel a connection to them and the Earth’s energy at that geographical location. You can learn what stones your ancestors valued or had beliefs about and learn more about their culture through that. You can also learn about traditional or cultural music as well to layer in another connection. For example, to connect with your Irish ancestors you could research the culture, play Celtic music, and hold a Connemara marble, an ancient green-hued stone that is found mostly on Ireland’s west coast—a stone that your Irish ancestors may have held in their hands long ago.
To help you get started with your connections, here is a list of regions and crystals that are mined there:
Diamonds are known for being produced here, but the list is growing and now includes Tanzanite, Paraiba Tourmaline, Ruby, Citrine, Topaz, Garnet and Kyanite. Madagascar has become a leading producer of Sapphires.
This area has some of the best quality gemstones in the world. Jade, Garnet, Sapphire, Diamond, Amethyst and Aquamarine all come from Asia. Afghanistan is known for beautiful Lapis Lazuli. Myanmar has the highest quality Rubies. Nepal has incredible Garnets.
This area is best known for its Diamonds and Opals. The Diamonds being mined here are pink and champagne colored, which is rare and special. The Opals mined here are found in an assortment of vibrant and amazing colors, which make them highly sought after.
Popular stones from this region include Blue John Fluorite, Spectrolite and Labradorite. Poland is said to be a premier source for exquisite Amber.
North America’s Gemstones
Turquoise is the most popular stone mined in this region. Other stones include Diamonds, Ruby, Sapphire, Opal, Tourmaline and Beryl.
South America’s Gemstones
This region is a large producer of a variety of gorgeous crystals, including Aquamarine, Topaz, Emerald, Citrine, tons of Amethyst, and Lapis Lazuli.
When purchasing crystals from a reputable source, they will tell you exactly where the crystal was mined from. So if you are looking for a stone from a particular region, you can find what you want fairly easily. Use these crystals as a tool to feel into your ancestral lands. Research what they were used for and how they were valued. Meditate with these gems and let the connections to ancient wisdom begin!
Marci Lingelbach is a Crystal Reiki Master in Franklin, TN. She never met a crystal she didn’t love! Marci is Co-founder of the New Earth Almanac and serves as Sales/Marketing Manager and Special Projects Editor. She is currently training in a Shamanic Energy Healer program. You can find her at reikibymarci.com, on Instagram @reikibymarci, and facebook.com/reikibymarci.
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