Category: Crystal Tools Written by Sally Benson Views: 2243
Around one-third of all people in America believe that spiritual energy can be found in physical objects such as plants and crystals, as found last year by Pew Research. In Canada, meanwhile, crystals continue to play an important role in daily life, though the word ‘religion’ is used less than ‘personal faith’ - a much wider concept that can include belief in ‘new age’ practices such as meditation, yoga and harnessing energy through crystals. Those who use crystals for greater well-being say they wield a powerful energy that can help with issues like mood and lack of energy. If you and your spouse are about to celebrate your wedding anniversary and you enjoy being around and even wearing crystals, why not make them a key part of your celebrations?
Celebrating Crystals That Symbolize Love
Among the many beautiful, colorful crystals and gemstones that exist in the world, a small selection is believed to support and attract romantic love. Therefore, for an anniversary, it might be a good idea to center your selection of gifts on crystals like rose quartz, which symbolizes unconditional love. Known as the ‘heart stone’, it is used to attract love into your life, and can be held in the hand while reciting a loving affirmation. Also popular are green aventurines, meant to attract love and lasting romance. This beautiful stone is sometimes shaped into beautiful rounded shapes or sculptures - including heart and human shapes. If your loved one is into home décor, a piece in this vivid crystal will be appreciated. If you wish to go all out and buy something pricier, a jewelry piece in red ruby symbolizes passion and lifelong commitment.
Incorporating Crystals Into Anniversary Year Gifts
If you are a firm believer in tradition, then you may enjoy following the official anniversary year gift list, which stipulates the material to be chosen for gifts and revelries. You may already be familiar with important wedding celebrations, such as the diamond anniversary (for 60 years of wedded bliss), gold (for 50 years) and ruby (for 50 years). However, did you know that there is an official material for every year? For instance, the first year is paper, the fourth linen and silk, and the sixth, iron. Be creative and think of how you might unite crystals with these materials.
For instance, for a sixth year anniversary present, iron jewelry and decorative pieces are usually chosen. Why not embellish these by gluing romantic crystals onto an iron work? You can make it simple by adding one small crystal to your chosen artwork. For instance, if you opt for a figurine of a couple holding hands, paste the crystal at the point at which the hands meet. Even if you are celebrating your first year (paper) anniversary, you can write a card expressing your love, including a small crystal in the envelope that your spouse can keep in their wallet or handbag, so they always carry a little piece of ‘you’ wherever they go.
You don’t have to gift crystals to make them part of your celebrations. You can simply take your desired crystals and make them part of your anniversary meal celebrations. Simply scatter a few crystals that inspire peace and love alongside a strip of material, or place them within a decorative centerpiece arrangement. Before you end the day, take a crystal in your hands and tell each other how much your relationships means, committing yourself to positive communication, empathy and responsibility in the years to come.
Crystals can help bring about the romantic and loving mood that should abound, not only on your anniversary, but every day. Research into the symbolism and energy of each crystal, and make a selection you can make part of your celebration. Consider a beautiful piece of jewelry with these crystals as a gift, or simply surround yourselves with them on this memorable day, which should not just go by like any other.
Sally Benson is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.
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