1. Crystals and Gemstones
A shiny rock plucked from the dirt is one of the first treasures a small child will discover on his own. Rocks, a natural resource of earth, are everywhere. We pave our streets with gravel, our beach sands are made from the smallest crystals. We adorn ourselves with gold rings and silver bracelets set with colorful gemstones. Whether or not you realize it, within each gemstone and crystal is housed healing properties. Ever wonder why you are attracted to a particular stone and not another? Nature finds a way to get the stones that carry the healing and spiritual properties that are most needed to us.
2. Light and Colors
Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression for some people. Some of the tools used in color therapy are gemstones, candles, wands, prisms, colored fabrics, bath treatments, and colored eye wear. Laser therapy is a field of medicine that is being developed more and more in the health care community.
3. Plants and Herbs
4. Air, Earth, Fire, Water
5. Sound and Music
Sound and musical tones are vibrational healers. Chanting OM is the most basic, primal sound and the origin of all sounds. Without our voices and ears, communication would be limited. Some sounds are not pleasant to listen to (fingernail on the chalkboard, a screeching train wheel, etc.) but many sounds are soothing. Nature offers some of the most healing vibrational tones (babbling brooks, whale songs, wind in the trees, and so on). Sound therapists incorporate a variety of sound tools into their work (drums, tuning forks, singing bowls, and others).