Hematite is found in various shades of black, gray, silver, and red and is well-known as the most powerful grounding stone on the planet. Researchers have discovered that the center of the Earth is made of hematite formed in the geometry of a dodecahedron.
Being in the presence of this magical crystal naturally assists you to connect deeply to the heart of the planet, grounding your roots and foundation into the Earth. This wonderful medicine assists in detoxing the mind, body, and soul. Hematite can be exceptionally useful in encouraging gentle healing after shock or a traumatic event.
When used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. Having a strong yang element, it balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalances. This also allows it to dissolve negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. It is excellent for removing self-limitations and aids in expansion. Many people around the world incorporate Hematite into their lives and it is extremely beneficial for those just beginning their path of enlightenment.
Hematite helps heal the physical body in many ways too. It aids circulatory problems and blood conditions. It supports the kidneys in cleansing the blood and regenerates tissue. On a cellular level, it stimulates the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells. It treats leg cramps, anxiety, and insomnia, and aids spinal alignment and fractures. Hold or place as appropriate for healing or calming, however, it should not be used where inflammation is present or for long periods of time.
Try the grounding exercise below with some hematite and see how much it can enhance your experience.
find somewhere comfortable to sit of lay down (preferably outside where your body or feet can touch the ground, dirt, grass, or concrete)
place a piece of hematite in your non-dominant hand (your receiving hand)
close your eyes and focus on your breathing - feel your lungs and stomach expand with each breath in - do this for a few minutes until it becomes slow, deep, and steady
visualize a golden waterfall falling on your crown chakra and traveling through each chakra - once it reaches your feet in goes down into the Earth
the gold waterfall reaches the core of the Earth - you then slide down the waterfall into the core
you find yourself in a forest - you walk while you feel the ground under your feet - you hear the birds signing
you walk up to a tree and touch the bark - you find yourself submerged within the trunk - you stretch your arms up and out through the branches - feel the leaves breathe in and out with your breathe - stretch your feet out deep through the roots and know you are grounding - feel the strong structure and how centered you are
you step back out of the tree and walk back towards the sound of the waterfall - you reach out and touch the waterfall and slowly rise up back into your body
show gratitude to the Earth on your way back up - feel her love
before opening your eyes - take a moment to wiggle your toes and fingers - feel your body and your breath - and just take a minute to reflect before getting up