Most of us acquire things, relationships, locations, memories, and beliefs as we live our lives. The older we get, the more we carry around, and that includes everything from the weight in our bodies to the disappointments in our hopes and dreams. When it’s time to clean out and clean up, the halide family of minerals is very helpful. Halides are composed of a combination of halogen elements including chlorine, iodine, bromine and flourine and metals. Toxic in their pure state, they become valuable salts when combined with other compounds. Combined with hydrogen, the halogens form the highly corrosive acids hydrocloric acid and hydroflouric acid. They help us to dissolve the unkind, unpleasant, and hurtful within us and in our environments. They free us from the emotional, mental, and spiritual entrapment of the past, allowing us to embrace the pleasure and grace offered us in the present. Just as the toxicity of the halogens is neutralized by combining with other compounds, the toxicity of our beliefs, thought, feelings, memories, and physical pain can be neutralized and cleared out of our auric fields with the support of these minerals in our lives and in our homes. They help us to let go and move on with grace, without judgment or condemnation.
Because halides have weak ionic molecular bonds they easily dissolve. You already have a relationship with one member of the halide family that easily dissolves in water. Sodium chloride or salt cleanses your throat when you gargle and detoxifies your body in the bathtub. But you also now how wonderful salt is on steak, and your tongue definitely recognizes the zippiness of a potato chip. Salt supports our ability to enjoy life, to take pleasure in the moment and see the beauty in life. All the salt scrubs you may have endured were for the purpose of making your skin shine. And when you scrub away the fear, pain, and frustration in your life, a loving, kind, and gracious you will emerge.
The Halide Family of minerals includes:
How to Use Halides
These minerals tend to be soft and break easily so they are best used in your environment. You can place a blue halite by your bed to release toxic thoughts while you sleep, or place a pink halite in the bedroom to welcome feminine grace and pleasure into your life. Himalayan salt lamps are appearing everywhere as humanity needs to clear out the drama and traumas of our history to pave the way for peace. Use them in your homes and offices to sooth the stressed and calm the angry. In particular, the orange pink energy of Himalayan salt radiates the dynamic flow and vulnerable receptivity of the divine feminine. Bathing with salt has a detoxifying effect. Fluorites are helpful when you need to build your self-confidence by freeing yourself of past mistakes or personal failures. Carry them in your left pocket when you need to feel the freedom to be yourself in a challenging environment. Excellent study companions when placed on desks and near computers, they support your ability to learn by facilitating your self-esteem. They are great cheerleaders to have on you when taking exams. To safely clear halite, you can use incense such as sage or copal.
** How Stone Medicine Works
Our bodies are composed of the minerals of the Earth such as carbon, iron, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, oxygen, and hydrogen. By utilizing stones containing these elements living within us, we are accessing a form of natural chemical healing. You don’t ingest stone medicine like prescription drugs. Instead, minerals work around the body and in your environment providing chemical assistance through electromagnetic energy. Minerals radiate a consistent pulse of their unique chemical frequencies. When placed on or around the physical body, they will infuse energies that are missing, absorb energies that are overabundant, and seek to balance out the electromagnetic energies of the entire system. Stone medicine complements traditional medical treatment and is not to be used in place of it. Often stone healing will increase the efficacy of medical procedures accelerating healing by removing spiritual, emotional, mental, and etheric debris from the physical areas under distress. As with any form of healing, learn as much about the stones you choose as possible because the more you know, the greater you benefit. Additionally, just as the wrong herbal supplement can make you ill, so can using the wrong mineral. What’s great about stone medicine is that there are no expiration dates and they are beautiful additions to your lives and homes. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the healing power of the mineral kingdom!