Rose quartz, and a majority of the other gemstones available in the world, were mined in Africa. They were traditionally used by tribal people during spiritual ceremonies to call forth qualities like compassion, self-love, and fertility.
In the United States, crystals, ivory pieces, coins, beads, and shells were often found in slave quarters, and thought to have been used as a part of African divination practices.
This stone is a reminder of humankind globally, and of the resilience and strength of those who came before us, those who are all around us, and those who will populate the future world.
Your calm and gentle heart is a gift that radiates. It is the technology that leads us to a peaceful, equal world.
Researchers have found that the electromagnetic field emitted by the human heart ranges from fifteen to twenty-five feet in diameter. (See? There’s a scientific reason for why certain people can “light up a room”.) The heart constantly sends information to the brain, making us more heart-based than we realized, even if we do see ourselves as rational and pragmatic.
Tonight, place the little crystal heart onto your chest and count off ten statements of gratitude, silently or out loud. Do this again and again until you feel a release in your chest or shoulders, or until you feel access to your feelings – whether happy, sad, or otherwise. Place the heart on the nightstand beside you. Carry it in your pocket daily as a reminder to be grateful, and to have deep compassion for those all around you.