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Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people, and I am amongst this group, believe this is the best protection stone that you can use.
Also known as Schorl, it encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.
They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life, as it creates a positive attitude and mindset.
The black variety of Tourmaline has been found in a large number of locations, including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA. It is also known as Schorl Tourmaline.
This stone's name is made up of two words, and of course we all understand the Black which relates to its color, but some people have wondered about the word Tourmaline.
Black Tourmaline is just one of a group of different colored stones that all have a similar structure, yet its meaning is incorrect when you go back to the origin of the word.
This word came from a regional term in Sri Lanka, based on the Sinhalese word "turmali", that referred to yellow Zircon. It's use began due to a mistake, when a consignment of stone was sent from Sri Lanka with the label Turmalin.
For some reason they liked the name and began to use it and it stuck, although it has since changed a little to the current word Tourmaline.
The structure and look of natural pieces of tourmaline are the same, regardless of the color.
This relates to the presence of vertical striations, ridges or furrows on the stones, and this is one way to identify Black Tourmaline in the natural form.
Although it is known as the black variety of tourmaline, not all of the black stones are black, but are a very dark blue color, although it is hard to tell the difference.
This is a powerful asset to your health, as it not only removes the negative energy but by changing it to positive energy it has an excellent effect on your well-being!
Having the vibration of Black Tourmaline stone stone within your aura for as long as possible each day is to your advantage.
Although wearing stones as jewelry is the easiest way to keep a piece of the stone on your body, if this is not possible keep a piece of the stone in the room with you, as this is very helpful.
Once you have learned any of the easy methods to meditate, you may also wish to use one of these stones in meditation.
They will help you to let go of negativity and self doubts or any feelings of anxiety or negativity of any kind.
Use them for grounding and during a grounding meditation, as these are a wonderful ally in the process.
If it is not possible for you to have them on you during the day, it would be advantageous, to at least have a couple of these stones in the bedroom.
Putting one of these crystals under your pillow will cleanse your etheric body while you sleep, as well as the room where you are sleeping. It will strengthen the immune system and assist pain relief of arthritis, and the relief of spinal or muscular problems.
There are a number of health benefits of Black Tourmaline stone. It will help you to release stress, and as this health problem is so widespread these days, we could all benefit from having a piece of this crystal nearby.
Ongoing stress can cause adrenal fatigue, and these stones are helpful to assist you if you have adrenal exhaustion, as they embody a useful energy that relieves stress. If you are prone to obsessive behavior, this stone is also a powerful ally to help you to disconnect from these activities.
Some time ago, scientists came out in the media discussing the issues around the vibrations emanating from electrical devices and cell phones.
The discussion centered around the negative effect on your body's electrical system, that these emit. It was recommended for that reason that you should try to have your nights rest in an area where you have as few electrical devices as possible.
This is hard to do. Adding some Black Tourmaline crystals to the bedroom will aid you to regulate your body's electrical system.
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