Difficult to explain in a few words, but my entire household was out of sorts, and the feeling that we were a single team seemed to vanish into the ether. My kids were always fighting and my wife was distant. Things just weren’t right on almost every single level, both physically and spiritually. I approached my spiritual counselor regarding the matter and he suggested to get some sandstone and put some of it in each room of the house. He also suggested I don’t force the issue and try to make a quick fix, just be patient and let the negative energy dispel itself from the environment, remain upbeat about the eventual outcome so my attitude didn’t spoil the soup. I was shocked at the result. All the negative energy dissipated from our space and things came back full circle — to the loving family I knew all along.

Because Sandstone is created by either wind or water, it is often called a “stone of creativity”. It strengthens relationships within groups, both at home and the workplace. Use Sandstone to keep you from getting distracted, especially during mediation. A cheerful stone, Sandstone keeps those annoying tantrums and mood swings under control. When used on the Sacral chakra, Sandstone can help you discern the truth among those around you and to keep your mind clear when making decisions.

Sandstone is basically sedimentary rock composed of grains of sand, which are then cemented together by either quartz (silica), calcite, feldspar or clay. Colors range from white, cream, and tan to deep browns and reds (sometimes purples and pinks!). The presence of iron or manganese oxides creates the lovely reds, yellows and rusty-browns of some sandstones.