Raising a Sensitive Child

Nourishing Body, Mind and Spirit

Black tourmaline for protection

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I had a  recent consultation with my naturopath and given the pattern that Moses and I  have been going through, she suggested that I consider using crystals to help with boundaries and protection. She didn’t suggest any crystals in particular, but she planted a seed, and it felt right, so I started to search for a crystal that may help.

I consulted with a few sources (websites, friends and a couple of colleagues who specialize in working with crystals). One of the crystals that came up was black tourmaline, which is great for boundaries, grounding and protection.

Then, a couple of days ago, I was absolutely delighted to find this beautiful black tourmaline bracelet with a Herkimer diamond at Sandi Lane  Fine Art’s Etsy Shop.

Black tourmaline and herkimer diamond bracelet

Black tourmaline and herkimer diamond bracelet


I love it!

It’s particularly perfect because I have a special affinity to Herkimer diamonds – I have always found that herkimer diamonds have spoke to me, and used to collect them. I gifted a Herkimer diamond to my mom and to this day, she still wears it.

I have it ordered and can’t wait to wear it!

You can read more about black tourmaline and herkimer diamonds below.

“Black tourmaline, also known as schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness. Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Some claim that black tourmaline deflects all kinds of energy; it is possible that the black tourmaline’s effect of grounding excess energy gives this impression. Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from tv’s and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability. Physically, black tourmaline is said in crystal healing to strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.

Herkimer diamond can be considered a potent balancing stone for getting our physical and emotional energies in proper order. It should be used with care, especially if you are not adapted to its high vibrations. Given that this is one of the most powerful gemstones for releasing and discharging the energy blockages within our auric energy field, it is no surprise that Herkimer diamond is frequently used in crystal layouts and/or for placing on energy centers – chakras. Just like quartz crystal, when combined with other semi precious and precious gemstones, it can considerably increase their performance.”

Life is so cyclical because one of my very first blog posts on this blog five years ago discussed considering placing crystals (amethyst and rose quartz)  in our sensitive child’s room to help his sleep and his healing.


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