Rhodonite | The Magic of Crystals

Rhodonite


Energy Center: Heart

The Full Scoop: Rhodonite can have a very tingly-feeling energy when you first encounter it. It feels as though you are becoming flush from warmth. However, rather than being temperature related, Rhodonite feels more like an awakening or as if your skin is coming to life with an infusion of energies. This is one of the ways Rhodonite gets your attention and brings you into the moment with a focus on you!

Rhodonite is a perfect ally for you, the caregiver, who has forgotten to care for yourself first. If you find it easy to identify with what others need but you miss the clues of what you need, then this might be an ideal stone to wear or use in meditation. It is a wonderful quality to freely give of yourself for the sake of another. However, you must take care of your own needs in order to be healthy.

You may be faced with situations that feel as if they are outside of your control. Perhaps someone you love has an illness that requires your assistance. In whatever fashion you are called to serve and care for others, it is equally important that you care for yourself. When you lose yourself in caring for another and you are no longer taking care of yourself, everyone loses. It is the same reason why the flight attendant reminds you each time to “put your mask on first before putting on another person’s mask.”

Rhodonite reminds you of the difference between empathy for another versus taking on responsibility for another. Both are valid choices to make, however you should not confuse them. If you are a parent, you have taken on the responsibility for a child and (without any doubt) have already encountered many occasions to empathize with the children. However, as a caregiver, because you empathize with them, does not make you responsible for them. This subtle clarification is primarily important if you abandon yourself for others beyond what is reasonably called for.

Beyond supporting the caregiver, Rhodonite reminds you to take care of your heart! This is both the physical heart and the emotional heart. Sometimes you may need to be reminded that you have an organ that needs your respect and support for healthy eating, activity, and rest. Similarly, our emotional hearts need to be fed, have activity as well as quiet time.

Properties: Self-awareness, Clarity, Balance

Mohs Scale – Hardness 5.5 – 6.5

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