It is believed by many who live with crystals that certain
stones are here for the express purpose of guiding us into
new dimensions of being.
In their natural state Tourmalines are characterized by
parallel ridges (or striations) which run the length of
the crystal. When heated, a Tourmaline crystal develops
opposing electrical charges at opposite ends.It is not recommended
doing this, but the phenomenon illustrates the ability of
this stone to conduct electricity.
The effect of this energy on us can be very powerful. Tourmaline
can help to break up energy blockages which cause stress
and confusion, and bring about calmness and clarity.
Tourmaline aids in clarity by helping us to move beyond
limited ways of thinking in order to embrace a greatly expanded
concept of reality. It teaches us that we are light beings
in physical form, and helps us to experience the physical
and spiritual worlds as one.
When we experience ourselves as in this way we can have
a clear sense of our purpose in existence. Although all
forms of Tourmaline have the above characteristics, each
also has a specific focus according to colour.
Black Tourmaline (Schorl)
Black Tourmaline's particular function is to repel negative
energy. This can refer both to external energies or inner
emotions, such as anger, resentment, or jealousy. It is
a very good stone to carry when you're experiencing any
kind of stress.
Green Tourmaline (Verdelite)
Green Tourmaline is believed to be a healer on all level.
It is used to purify and strengthen the nervous system so
that it can circulate increased spiritual energy. Many people
use, carry, or wear it to relieve chronic exhaustion.
It is also commonly used for the creation and manifestation
of goals, and is believed to be particularly helpful for
creativity and abundance.
Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite)
Pink Tourmaline (whose actual colour ranges from a deep
red - hence the name Rubellite - to a pale pink) is part
of the triad of heart stones which also includes Rose Quartz
and Kunzite. Rose Quartz nurtures an unconditional love
of self. Kunzite focuses that energy and helps the heart
to make loving choices. Pink Tourmaline expresses that love
This stone is a mixture of green and pink Tourmaline and
blends the energies of these two stones, healing the heart
of emotional wounds and enabling it to give love. Since
it combines the opposite colours of red and green, it is
also very good for reconciling emotional conflicts.