Garnet || Stone of Health || Internal Fire || Commitment || Polished
"Garnet is a "stone of health" , extracting negative energy from the chakras, and transmuting the energy to the beneficial state.
It acts with with speed due to the "flash of lightning" contained within, helping one to change ones world by producing both expansiveness in awareness and manifestation. It enhances ones internal fire, bringing creative powers to the stage of implementation. It allows one to recognize ones inherent responsibility with respect to personal freedom and patience, inciting personal magnetism and cooperation in instances of change (of the self and others).
Garnet has also been known as "a stone of commitment" - to purpose, others, and to oneself. The loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding. It is quite helpful in moods of abandonment, allowing one to realize that surrender to discontinuity brings freshness to ones life.
This mineral acts to balance and to stimulate the development and the movement of the kundalini. It stimulates from both the base of the chakra and crown chakra to provide for free flow of movement, via the spinal column and the inner pathway of light, helping to distribute the appropriate amount of energy to each portion of the body."
MELODY - Love is in the Earth Mineral Encyclopedia (pg 314)