Most fossils are formed when a plant or animal dies in a watery environment and is buried underneath. Soft tissues rapidly decompose, leaving the hard bones or shells behind. Over time, sediment builds over the top and hardens it into rock. It is believed that fossils have metaphysical and spiritual benefits that can positively influence the overall well-being of a person.
Here are some fossils that are sure to bring forth balance in your life:
Ammonite is a body of an extinct shelled cephalopod with a coiled, spiral structure that much resembles that of a ram's horn. At present, these can be seen as fossils in marine rocks and is commonly collected in Nepal.
Ammonite's benefits are activated when placed on the third eye chakra. It is said to bring harmony, dignity, and splendor while giving you a sense of beauty, charm, and charisma. It can also eliminate your mind of mental obsessions and stabilize one's metabolism, energy output, and heart.
2. Dinosaur Bone
Dinosaur bone, as the name implies, is a fossil coming from one of the world's earliest inhabitants, the dinosaur. The dinosaur bone is associated with wisdom “ wisdom of who we are and where we came from. It accesses knowledge of our origin and history of whom and what we are in the past life. It primarily acts as a calming stone that aids you during memory meditation.
A coal-converted fossilized wood that was derived from tall evergreen trees is called Jet. Jet is chemically similar to brown coal but is more tough and sturdy.
Historically, jet has been used as a talisman or jewelry for over thousands of years since it was believed to release negative energy and eliminate fear. It is regarded as the stone of protection during a spiritual journey that would protect you from harm and different ailments. People that are attracted to its energy are said to be old souls that have been reincarnated on this earth. Since jet becomes one with the owner, it carries with it the energy of the previous person to hold or wear it. Because of this, it is recommended that jet is cleansed thoroughly after every use.
Other benefits of Jet include:
- Stability in finances
- Balance and harmony in life
- Cure for illnesses such as stomach pain
- Petoskey Stone
Petoskey stones are fossilized corals of the species Hexagonaria percarinata. The stone has a distinctive six-sided pattern made of calcite or silica.
The stone's abilities include:
- Enhancing or weakening the third eye
- Bridge to spiritual and earthly realms
4. Petrified Wood
Petrified wood is the most common fossil to be collected. It is an ancient piece of wood replaced by chalcedony, agate, opal, or other minerals. This stone improves concentration and helps with indecisiveness. This fossil will help you achieve your goals.
5. Sponge Fossil
Sponge fossil holds the history of the sea. These are used to promote connection and understanding with the sea and all it holds. Mainly, it is used to support people that work with marine and aquatic life.