When looking for meditation beads and stones, you’re going to run into both rough stones and smooth tumbled stones. At Technalink, we consider this a personal choice of preference, but some feel that both smooth stones and rough stones have their own distinct benefits to the success of your spiritual journey. While some swear by the smooth and tumbled variety, others prefer the pure and natural feel of the rough stone surface, believing that they’re meditating with the purest form of the stone, and thereby, the purest form of the earth.
Using stones in meditation in the form of meditation beads or loose stones is a common practice. Running the stones through your fingers can help you to concentrate and focus on clearing your mind of everything but your mantra, and certain types of different stones are known to provide different types of meditative benefits. Quartz, for instance, can help you to clear your mind while meditating due to its purity, while Angelite is said to help those seeking guidance along their own spiritual journey.
Now, for the personal choice between meditation beads and stones of the rough variety and those of the smooth variety. Some believe that rough or raw stones tend to have purer and stronger energy than those which have been cut, tumbled, or otherwise polished. This is a commonly held belief due to how the stones have been plucked directly from the earth to come into your hand, and they’re left in their original natural form. While others, on the other hand, feel that any sort of treatment done to the stone matters not when it comes to the energy the stone holds within.
While some prefer rough stones and the pure energy they represent, others find that the smooth and comfortable nature of tumbled stones provides a better experience for meditation. Running the smooth stones through your fingers and holding them in your palm tends to be more comfortable when compared to rough and raw stones, so more focus can be directed toward the energy of the stone and your mantra, rather than any unconscious thoughts about the raw stone’s raw edges.
When it comes to rough versus smooth stones, it’s important to remember that either option will work well in your meditation as long as you choose the right option for you. If you believe that raw stones hold a more raw power, they may be the better fit, but if you prefer a smoother feel to keep you focused on your meditation, tumbled may be the way to go.