Healing Properties of Petrified Wood
Petrified wood represents our past and gives insight into our evolution. It can help heal problems arising from family history or past lives and can help you cope with transitions. It is also a grounding stone that is calming and soothing.
If you find yourself with a problem that is resistant to change, it’s likely based in early trauma, past lives, or the beliefs that come from those events. Petrified Wood can help heal these underlying patterns by helping you access insight into the root of the issue.
Petrified wood’s benefits include being able to help you cope with rapid change in your life that make you feel “uprooted”. It can help you manage the transition with less stress.
Imagine leaning back into a tree and feeling it support you with its massive root system and sturdy trunk. Petrified wood can help you feel this stability no matter what is happening in your life.
If you tend to feel spacy a lot, petrified wood can help you fully inhabit your body and feel present and centered.
Petrified Wood as a Gemstone
Petrified wood forms when a tree or tree-like plant becomes fossilized and all of the matter in the tree is replaced by minerals. The minerals (usually quartz) replace the organic tissue so slowly that the original form is retained, allowing you to see the plant’s organic structures down to the microscopic level.
Petrification can only happen under specific circumstances. The plant has to be buried in such a way that no oxygen is present so rotting cannot occur, and there is mineral-rich water present that can bring the minerals to replace the organic tissue.
Petrified wood can be found at sites all over the world, often in large swaths of petrified forests that all got buried at the same time under ideal conditions.