What are Empathic Warrior Crystals?
Time for Attitudes to Change
Empathic warrior describes a crystal that has become damaged at some point during its life. The term has appeared quite recently but some claim it only refers to damage to the terminated point of a quartz crystal.
Having read several articles on the subject opinion seems to be divided.
For me personally, I believe empathic warrior is a great term to use to describe any crystal that's not quite as perfect as we would like it to be.
It's important to remember most crystals rocks and minerals being sold around the world have taken millions of years to evolve. They have often travelled vast distances and been passed through many hands before finally being purchased.
These crystals and minerals have survived untouched exactly as nature intended them to be for thousands of years. As soon as man becomes involved that changes.
Over the course of time some become damaged whilst being tumbled, cut and polished or transported. Whilst that may be inevitable does it really give us the right to throw these stones away?
Retailers have always sold products with minor imperfections or anomalies. Some of these items may not have been manufactured quite as well as they should have been whilst others may have become damaged since being offered for sale. Many antiques have become damaged over time yet it rarely deters people from buying them.
Sadly with regards to crystals rocks and minerals, if a stone has a minor chip, fracture or other anomaly that some may consider to be "undesirable", it's often thrown away. Over many years of being in business we have seen vast quantities of beautiful stones on the scrap heap.
Judy Hall on Empathic Warriors
When asked about broken or damaged crystals Judy Hall author of the Crystal Bible series says they should never be thrown away. She says they should instead be given some TLC and in return for your kindness you'll be well rewarded.
She goes on to say despite their 'not so perfect' appearance, a damaged or broken crystal works just as well as any other. Nicks chips and fractures can all be energetically healed in a relatively short period of time.
Empathic warrior crystals have the ability to heal themselves whilst in the care of the right keeper. Having been through and recovered from a trauma, they have so much to offer. In most cases their healing properties and energy will have strengthened.
In crystal healing circles "empathic warrior crystals" are often described as magical, special and wise teachers. Before they can be used however they must first be allowed to heal.
Regarding caring for and nurturing a damaged crystal Judy Hall says they need to be held, reassured and valued. If necessary re-engage them with the earth by burying them for a period of time. Once back in your care recharge them in the warmth of the sun or light of the moon.
Once their period of recovery is complete an unbreakable and infinite bond will have been created.
Respect for Nature and Our Planet
Most crystals we enjoy today in whatever capacity began life millions and in some cases billions of years ago. Zircon is four billion years old. Many of these materials are the building blocks of our planet so why should they be thrown away because of something that may not be aesthetically pleasing?
We have never disposed of a stone because it's not quite as perfect as we would like it to be. It's true that sometimes a damaged crystal can feel different or not quite right. Although we may perceive the 'imperfection' for being the reason, it's unlikely to be the cause.
Should you not feel comfortable around a stone or believe it doesn't have the right energy, give it away as a gift or return it to the earth.
Many crystal healers say if an empathic warrior crystal makes you feel uncomfortable even after being cleansed, it may be because you need the healing it can provide. The more discomfort and unease you feel, the more the stone has to give.
Breaking through energy blockages in healing is not always easy. Although some crystals can feel uplifting and amazing, others can feel draining, cumbersome and intense. The reason for this may be because they're doing what they should be doing.
By making you feel this way they could be trying to grab your attention to make you aware of a behaviour or feeling that needs to be addressed.
In today's society many people spend their lives chasing perfection. Instead of bringing happiness it can often lead to stress, anxiety, exhaustion and depression. Perfection is rarely attainable and pursuing something that doesn't exist can have dire consequences.
In nature perfection doesn't exist because everything is unique. All living organism constantly adapt to an ever-changing environment. Even the world's finest crystals lack perfection and for this reason, many are or have been heat treated.
Man has been heating rocks minerals and gemstones for thousands of years. The primary reason for doing this is to make the stone more beautiful. The more beautiful it is, the more desirable it becomes which in turn increases value.
Everyone who uses crystals for their metaphysical properties should have an empathic warrior crystal in their collection.
I have always hated using the word 'damaged' or 'imperfection' to describe something out of the ordinary in a natural stone. It's taken millions of years for these materials to become what they are today so why should something we find unattractive render it worthless or not fit for purpose?
Sadly in many cases far too many crystals end up being thrown away. Maybe the time has finally come for this behaviour to change.
Having discovered the term empathic warrior we decided to adopt it for any stone in our collection with an "imperfection" irrespective of how it was caused.
When putting orders together any tumbled stones that we find with a minor chip, fracture or other anomaly have always been put to one side. Whilst we don't include them in standard orders, we have always offered them for sale at a significantly reduced price.
Considering many crystal healers agree that damaged or broken crystals can have increased power or energy, I feel use of the word of empathic warrior to describe these stones couldn't be more perfect.