MOONSTONE

A true balancer of emotions, it specifically synchronizes with moon-based cycles (menstrual and biorhythm).    The feminine moonstone is especially good for women with problem-related to fertility and childbirth.  It has been used to alleviate fibroid cysts,  irregular menstruation and water retention problem.  Moonstone is said to be helpful in reducing weight.   For those practicing…

HEMATITE

Helpful for blood disorders, nervous complaints and healing broken bones. Aids  blood circulation – those with weak blood circulation in their lower limbs should wear hematite bands or anklet on their ankles.  I once recommended it to the elderly father of the owner of one local rock shops. He was suffering from arthritis in the knee…

Amethyst

One of my favorite stones, it is both mystical and spiritual.  Helps to develop Third Eye and activate the psychic center.  I put one under the pillow for a good night’s sleep and enhancing my dreams.  Amethyst can enhance dreaming and dream recall,  especially in helping you to develop the ability to perform lucid dreaming.  It is…

On Religious Tolerance – A Re-post.

In my spiritual development,  I practice,  albeit superficially,   a combination of Confucianism,  Buddhism, Taoism and also Hinduism.   I value Confucianism for guiding me with its much-advocated value system – loyalty, reciprocity, wisdom, courage, righteousness, filial piety and faithfulness.  I have benefited from  Buddhism –  its methodical approach to meditation,  its life philosophy of impermanence,   its…