posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 06:20 PM
Alright, well I'm going to keep this short and sweet. 1.5-2 years ago I was getting massage therapy from a friends wife because of back problems. She
also did chakra cleansing during our sessions. She was very into energy healing and all that. Anyway, after the session she gave me a gemstone (
hematite I believe, just based on the colors...) And told me it would keep me balanced, or something to that effect. This was before I had done any
reading into the metaphysical world. So, of course, I figured it was bs and put it somewhere in my room, and promptly forgot I had it.
Well, a month or so ago i came across it and figured what the hell, and have been keeping it in my pocket since. Since then my self confidence has
been thru the roof. I used to be shy and quiet, now I'm talkative and just feel confident and at peace. The only change I've made to my life
recently was to start carrying that stone with me. I had always assumed stones and pendant etc were just placebo at best, but i had no idea what
supposed properties this stone had, and you won't get affects from a placebo if you don't know what the supposed effects will be. I decided to do a
little research today, and according to what I read " Haematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing
willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence. It helps to overcome compulsions and addictions, treating overeating, smoking and other forms of
overindulgence". Re-reading that paragraph, It's also worth noting I started trying to quit smoking around the same time, and I'm down to less than
one a day, from 2 packs in 3 days
So, I was hoping to get some responses from others who have, or haven't, noticed some kind of effect with the use of gemstones or something similar ?