By Deb Winchell
I have had many wonderful teachers in my life. Mrs. King, my fourth grade teacher, instilled in me a deep love and appreciation of books and the wonders they hold. My tenth grade biology teacher, Mr. Van Vuren, gave biology a personality that was impossible to resist and additionally, he honored his squeamish students (all of us) by substituting dissection with reproductive studies.
These instructors, as much as I loved them and as amazing as they were, must take a back seat to the teacher that has helped me learn the art of self-healing. This teacher's most outstanding attributes include, energy movement abilities, an uncanny knowledge and wisdom in genetic structures and functions, intuitive trigger point awareness and sheer beauty. My teacher's most unusual aspect is that it is non-human.
I found my Teacher at a Native American store in the Fairfield shopping mall and paid $25.00 to take it home. I had no idea that this lovely Fluorite wand of purple and green would change my life so completely.
I honestly can't remember when I started using the Teacher as a trigger point tool, but I remember reading that Fluorite can reorganize anything in the body that is not in perfect order. Wow! Do you realize how profound this statement is?
I was about to realize this statement and more.
Chronic pain has been a buddy of mine for more years than I care to remember. So when I started taking my Fluorite wand to bed with me each night (it now has permanent residence under my pillow) to use as a trigger point tool for my neck, upper back, shoulders and arms, I was amazed at its efficiency. The more I worked with it the more information it revealed and transferred to me. Fluorite is an amazingly smart stone with subtle but pointed communication skills. I learned very quickly to place the point of the wand exactly where it indicated; it did this by intensifying the pain of a trigger point for a brief period. In addition, once the point was properly located the wand would indicate the most optimal angle as well. At a more subtle level still it would have me make very small patterns into the tissue-- spirals, figure eights, David Stars and some that seemed totally random. The result of which was always less pain, better range of motion in joints and with diligent and prolonged use over time I experienced better health overall.
Fluorite has helped me learn much more about my own body and its capacity to move energy at a cellular level. The Teacher has also transferred a vibrational knowingness that allows my fingertips to act as it does. I have no idea how it accomplished this. All I know is that I can place my fingers anywhere on my body and mimic the energetic action of the Fluorite wand.
Fluorite comes in many colors and in many stones a blend of colors can be found. I have individual stones of blue, green and purple but most of my pieces are color combinations. The most common blend in my experience is the purple and green and the most complex in my collection has purple, green, clear and blue.
The following are some of Fluorite's properties compiled from Judy Hall's Crystal Bible. The properties listed are the ones that I have found to be useful in my personal experience and in my massage practice:
Fluorite is a highly protective stone in many ways. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura against psychic debris, computer and electromagnetic stress and geopathic (earth imbalances) stress. Used specifically in healing sessions, Fluorite draws off negative energies and stress of all kinds. It cleanses, purifies, dispels and reorganizes anything within the body that is not in perfect order.
Fluorite encourages in all ways unbiased impartiality. It dissolves fixed patterns of behavior and gently brings suppressed feelings up from the subconscious to be resolved. Fluorite is a Big Picture stone. It will help you get out of nit-picky mind sets and elevate your consciousness to see the value of all occurrences in life from the stand point of the Bigger Picture.
As a reorganizer, Fluorite overcomes chaos and unifies the physical, emotional and mental bodies. It is also helpful in bringing you physical and mental coordination and it is an excellent learning aid as it organizes and processes information at very deep levels. Fluorite helps you make new connections with information that you already know and with all new incoming information and it helps you maintain focus and concentration as this occurs.
Mentally and emotionally, Fluorite is a stabilizer and it teaches you the importance of balance in all things. Spiritually, this stone is invaluable. It grounds and integrates spiritual energies into your physical form and it focuses your mind to link with Universal Mind heightening your intuitive abilities and power.
Fluorite is a powerful healing tool. As an elixir it is powerful against viruses. (My gut feeling is that Fluorite is not really "against" anything. I believe that Fluorite is a powerful balancer and harmonizer and that it actually causes the virus to become benign. (This is just a theory of mine.) It can neutralize a bacterial infection if used diligently. The key to success with infections is to pay close attention to what is going on in your body and not allow the infection to get a big head start. I was able to go through a tooth extraction with only a homeopathic remedy and my Fluorite wand.
Fluorite benefits teeth, bones and cells. It works at the genetic level to repair DNA damage. It regenerates skin and mucus membranes especially in the respiratory tract. It can heal ulcers and wounds. It can help you through colds, flu and sinusitis. Fluorite can dissolve adhesions in muscles and tendons thus mobilizing joints. Stroked across the body toward the heart it relieves pain. Fluorite can also calm any nerve-related pain including that of shingles.
Fluorite is very powerful but because of its exceptional drawing abilities it accumulates debris and should be cleansed often. The easiest way to do this is to keep it with a piece of Carnelian when you aren't using it. Carnelian cleanses any stones around it. Fluorite also re-energizes beautifully when given a Full Moon bath.
Each color of Fluorite has different additional qualities and again I recommend Judy Hall's Crystal Bible for this information. Learning anything new is a very individual experience. I actually recommend that you keep an open mind and that you test information for yourself. You may find that you discover new and exciting ways of using information that other people have taken as fact just because someone said it was so. See information for what it is, a tool to discover new and endless possibilities. And with that, be well and dare to be Stone Crazy.