The bloodstone is a powerful all-purpose crystal with wonderful healing benefits. Some of its great physical benefits are that it strengthens the immune system, it balances the kidneys and nourishes the blood. Some of its emotional benefits are that it supports courageousness, altruism and mindfulness. For me, the bloodstone is a very grounding crystal that strengthens my root chakra.
The best way to work with any crystal is to simply hold it in the palm of your hand. Your hand chakras are connected to your heart chakra so the electricity generated by your heartbeat taps into the energetics of the crystal which charges it through your body. Think of how a quartz crystal in your watch works, or how a compass works. A more detailed explanation of how crystal energy works is described in the Crystal Reiki Master Teacher course that I teach:
Crystals can generate energy through a process known as the Piezoelectric effect. This effect occurs when pressure is applied to the crystal which then generates energy. In the same way, if a voltage is applied to a crystal such as quartz, it will bend or slightly change its shape. We all consist of electromagnetic energy. When holding a crystal, your frequency interacts with the crystal, creating a similar type of Piezoelectric effect. The crystal vibrates and the energy it creates can be transmitted to your own internal energy pathways.
I invite you this weekend to hold one of your favorite crystals in your hand and tune into its subtle energy. Working with crystals is an excellent way to strengthen your connection to the subtle energies of the Universe. I'd love for you to write me about your personal crystal experience.