We are all spirit in physical form, and some of us have
varying degrees of ambivalence as to how fully we want to
experience our physicality.
This stone comes in various translucent shades of brown.
Because of its clarity it's considered to be capable of
channelling the white light of the crown chakra (represented
by the top of the head) into the first chakra (base of spine,
legs, feet) to help root an individual in the physical plane.
It can quite literally make one happy to be alive (which
is why it is often used by people who are depressed, worn
out, or feel unable to realize their dreams). In the latter
instance, it can help to restore their confidence in their
ability to work with the laws of physical existence in order
to manifest the conditions which will renew joy in their
One of the ways Smoky Quartz helps us to accomplish this
is through disposing of psychic waste. Very often old beliefs
and emotions prevent us from experiencing life fully. This
stone helps us to process and release that which is no longer
needed. As we release these blockages, we find that we have
more space in which to grow.
A nice way to use Smoky Quartz in meditation is to hold
a Clear Quartz in one hand and a smoky in the other. You
may want to think about the conditions in your life which
you wish to release or change while mentally focusing on
the smoky quartz, then ask for inspiration regarding accomplishing