“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu
The ancients knew of ways to master this power by connecting to, rather than destroying nature around them.
In the modern world, conquering Amazon rainforest and depleting natural reserves is seen as humans being powerful. But if we take a moment and listen to the wisdom of the past, we will find the the truth.
We can hear the sounds of birds with messages, we can smell the seasons changing, we can feel the power of stones in your hands.
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians placed hematite stone objects inside their tombs?
So what is it about the Hematite Stone?
It is a stone of transformation. It’s a strong metallic gemstone with a silvery sheen. When sliced, it has a glowing radiance that mirrors a black diamond. Hematite is the gemstone form of iron oxide, therefore, it is highly refractive especially when shined.
The word Hematite came from the Greek word “haima” which means “blood”. As its name implies, when hematite is found naturally, it shows a brownish-red color, but when highly shined, it seems like silver.
For centuries, Hematite has been cherished by many cultures. The Egyptians used it to calm anxiety. The famous Greek physician/philosopher, Aelius Galenus used it to treat eye diseases and as a remedy for headaches. Roman soldiers trusted that when Hematite was applied all over their bodies, it added protection during battle. Legend has it that, blood spilled at these ancient Roman battles soaked the ground and flowed into the Earth creating this “Bloodstone.” Native Americans also believed that war paint made from it would make one bulletproof in a fight.
Through the years, Hematite has been very popular in jewelry, especially during the Victorian time. Europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries would wear Hematite jewelry while grieving for their loved ones.
As a distinct gemstone, it is regarded “a stone for the mind.” Hematite helps with mental clarity, balancing energy, improving memory and developing intuition as well as boosts confidence. This enhances personal relationships plus balances the body, mind, and spirit connection. It also expels negativity, diminishes stress and anxiety, and helps you feel better overall-emotionally and physically.
Hold this stone in your hand like the ancients did and feel its power with our Balancing Hematite Agate Protection Bracelets.
Edited By Puja Shah