In ancient times in Egypt and Greece, colour temples were built into seven different compartments, each one containing one of the seven colour rays. People were brought to these temples for both physical healing and spiritual uplifting. These ancient civilizations understood and used the power of the rays. Today we also need to be conscious that each of the seven great colour manifestations affect particular centers of the body.
Our body is composed of cosmic radiations and seven colours -violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. These colours become imbalanced in course of time. Astral gems are carefully selected for use to affect the body beneficially through their measured radiations. The table below shows how the seven rays correspond to the seven chakras.
We are constantly surrounded by cosmic colours, which help us realize that as we ascend the ladder of spiritual attainment by developing mentally, morally and physically; we are also ascending in the degree of our sensitivity to light, colour and stones. Gems increase the psychic powers of an individual, in addition to warding off the ill-effects of planets, by their curative powers.
Each colour has a specific function to perform in the development of our lives. Colours, like other forces in nature, are either positive or negative. Both the biological and the physical properties have to be understood and adapted to suit the particular individual who needs it at a particular time. For example, today we may need a red stone for vitality, but next week we may need to use green for harmony.
Use of Colours :
The table below provides a key to using the colours and their related stones to restore nerves, and rebuild health on the physical, mental and spiritual plane. Indigo, Sapphire and Amethyst can be used in meditation to inspire and awaken the power centers of the pituitary and pineal glands into activity.
Use of Gem-Stones :
A gem should be set in the right metal and with the right weight. It should be worn on the correct finger of the working hand on the right day. Each gem, with its constant source of a specific ray, gives rise to constructive vibrations that have great healing powers. While there are many beneficial uses of these wonderful stones, it is important to keep in mind that they are recommended as an enhancement and not a replacement for medical attention, Personal diagnosis and prescription is not the intention of this article, Please consult a practitioner for the expert advice.
Cleansing of the stones :
Over a period of time the stones collect and store many negative energies. To cleanse & revitalize them, there are a number of methods as under -
This is probably the simplest method. Place the stone in direct sunlight for about two hours, Make sure it is pure sunlight and not filtered through windows or anything else.
Sea salt :
Cover the stone with either sea salt or rock salt granules for three days.
Sea water :
Place the stone in a glass bowl and cover item with sea water for three to seven days. If sea water is not available, use 1 teaspoon of sea salt in 2 litre of warm water.
Hold the stone under naturally running water for seven minutes.
Bury the stone with the point facing upwards and leave for three days. Rinse it carefully with pure water & use again