Interesting Crystal Find: What is a Shiva Lingam?!
How I Found Shiva Lingam
About two years ago while attending a Renaissance Faire I entered a booth of crystals, of course! There I seemed to be called by the strangest looking thing. A rock that was brown and oval and it was huge compared to others I had seen before (measures 6 inches in length), it was a Shiva Lingam. I kept putting it down but eventually gave in and bought it. I considered at some point maybe I would sell it. However, to this day this enormous Shiva Lingam sits at my desk.
What Are the Metaphysical Properties?
The Crystal Healer in me immediately did research on the metaphysical properties. I found that:
- These stones are purposefully made into a phallic shape to represent the male energy.
- This shape is symbolic of the phallus of the Hindu God Shiva, and of his union with his consort Kali.
- These stones embody both the male and female and their union.
- Sometimes they are found in egg shape which represents the cosmic egg from which all creation has emerged.
Where Does it Come From?
Recently I came across a source for Shiva Lingam and they were more beautiful than any others I had seen before. Since I have been so drawn to them for so long I decided to dig a little deeper.
Shiva Lingam is a crypto-crystalline Quartz that is only found in the Narmada River in Western India. Cryto-crystalline means that it is made up of many different tiny crystals. Shiva Lingam even has iron oxide deposits within it, said to come from a meteor that crashed into the river millions of years ago. It is made up of a mixture of Agate, Basalt, and Jasper. It's most defining characteristic is its smooth egg shape which is formed from natural tumbling within the river, where it is gathered and hand polished by villagers. The Narmada River is known as one of the seven holy sites of India, and one of the five holy rivers.
What It's Energy Can Do for Your Life
Shiva Lingam represents the infinite power of the universe. It brings vitality and Pranic energy, a special energy for healing. This is the energy that is found in everything and will help revitalize your body.
Shiva Lingam aligns your physical, mental and emotional bodies. It balances the Ying and Yang energies and provides protection. It also clears your environment of electromagnetic frequencies, including radiation and pollutants.
The Shiva Lingam brings you determination and courage. It helps you think quickly, stay organized, transform ideas into action and complete your tasks. It can help intensify intimacy in romantic relationships.Finally, The Shiva Lingam helps heal and energize your digestive, circulatory and reproductive organs and balances the mineral content of your body.
It's safe to say that Shiva Lingam is a crystal you should add to your collection. I personally have started working with my own and I feel grounded and more energized already.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for more crystal meanings.
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