Enhances Patience, Grounding & Ancestral Healing
Written By Liz Oakes
Petrified Wood were revered in the past as they were thought to contain the knowledge from the tree that they were created from.
Ancient people thought these stones had magical qualities. This was possibly due to the reverence that real trees held within many cultures.
They are helpful to use for past life or ancestral healing, and may assist you to connect to the past through following the rings in the stone.
These stones have an energy that may assist you to read the Akashic Records.
They are beneficial healing crystals for you to utilize as from their prolonged growth process energy was embodied within these stones and this brings patience through ongoing growth.
Also called Fossilized Wood, they have a strong grounding energy which may assist you to make a good connection via the base and earth chakra to Mother Gaia.
Fossilized Wood is created naturally in the earth from ancient trees that became fossilized over a very long period.
They are advantageous stones to use in meditation on a regular basis as over time their energy can assist you to make changes in your life, and may aid earth healing.
Where Is It From? Petrified Wood Meaning
The meaning of the name Petrified Wood, is fairly obvious because of course these stones comprise ancient wood that became fossilized and turned into rock.
But although it looks like wood, there is none of the original wood still left. The word petrified comes from the Greek word “petro” which means rock or stone.
This process is also known as silicification, and happens over very long periods of time. This process relates to liquid silica (quartz) replacing the vegetation of the trees to change it from wood into stone.
Large examples of this type of stone can be seen in North East Arizona in the United States, where there
are very big pieces of this stone that are around 200 million years old, forming a petrified wood forest!
Petrified Wood is also found in other places, such as in North
Queensland Australia, as well as in Argentina, Egypt and a few other locations in the United States.
Also known as Fossilized Wood, Agatized Wood or Silicified Wood, it comes in quite a few colors, but most are brownish and closely resemble wood.
The color of these stones is similar to the color of wood, and are commonly
brown, gray, black, yellow or red-brown but there are some less common pinkish lavender shades.
Check out the piece of this stone shown here, and see the beautiful external petrified bark on this piece.
is the same piece as the big picture further down the page, simply
positioned so you can see the outside of this large specimen. The silica in the wood may comprise agate (chalcedony), jasper or opal.
This will depend on where it comes from, the minerals in the stone and
the process it goes through over the long period from wood to stone.
Why Would You Use Petrified Wood?
This variety of stone has a number of excellent metaphysical properties.
It resonates within the third eye chakra, where its energy aids you to make a connection with your cells and the issues stored within your DNA.
Use it in meditation for ancestral healing, to help you to discover more about past lives relating to your family linage.
During meditation it may aid you to visit the area of the higher
spiritual realms that houses the knowledge of all that has happened on
This area is known as the Akashic Records, and you can use this stone in meditation to help you to visit there, in order to discover information about your past lives.
Stones that have clearly defined rings may be especially helpful.
holding the stone and noting a specific ring that may get your
attention, this may lead you to the past life situation that you most
need to learn about in order to resolve current life concerns.
You may find that it is helpful to combine it with other stones that assist to to make a connection to the Akashic records, (read more below) to aid you to discover what you are looking for.
process may help with the understanding of spiritual questions you may
feel uncertain about, and may aid the release of erroneous concepts or
ideas and that are not serving you.
How Could You Use Fossilized Wood?
Fossilized Wood is a stone of perseverance and spiritual transformation.
Just as the original wood was transformed to stone, so their energy can also help to transform you spiritually, helping you to create necessary change on the path to ascension.
This stones vibration relates to the slow progression of change, and
how ones spirit is changed or transformed to a better newer you.
there are lessons to be experienced on the journey, and they can be
seen in the rings of the tree, conserved as part of the slow progression
undergone to create these stones.
How Will It Help You?
Petrified Wood is easy to buy, and there are a number of ways that it can help you including:
- This is a stone that helps you adapt to change and at the same time stimulates patience.
- It helps to teach you that you may need to wait until the right time for the unfolding of events.
- This combined energy helps you to understand that the potential behind
the changes that could be occurring may take time to develop.
You may need to accept that some things take time and that patience will
will also assist those who are not happy with the commercialism rampant
in the world and who wish to live a more simple earth based life.
energy may also assist you if you are working in a job where you are
investigating the past, such as an archeologist or historian.
These crystals are useful for earth healing if you are living in an area
where there are environmental problems that require healing.
They are strong earth chakra stones that may assist you if you work with the soil and plants, and may help you to discover what
is required to improve the health of the area you are working on.
The strong grounding action of these stones is helpful to assist you to ground any changes happening in your life into your reality, as these events occur.
Who Should Use It? Healing Properties
These stones are well known for their healing attributes and have some very useful properties that may benefit you including:
- They are known to be particularly helpful to assist age related health problems.
- They are reputed to increase your vitality, help hip and back problems
- Petrified Wood is known to ease issues such as rheumatism and arthritis.
- They are known to assist those who have heart disease including
issues in the arteries and in the blood.
- Their vibration may also support the
spine and the health of the bones.
These stones have a good energy to aid issues in the organs located in and related to the sacral chakra,
such as the liver and gall bladder.
They can help to cleanse the liver
and are said to alleviate heavy metal toxicity which is also related to
My Final Thoughts: Wearing This Crystal
Being patient is an issue that many people find to be a problem.
If you’d like to improve your ability to tolerate delays or problems and stay cool and unflappable, this stone may be of benefit to you.
Keeping one of these crystals for patience on your body also helps you to say grounded due to their strong base and earth chakra energy.
In summary: of course, you will need to tolerate the delays, as this stone will take a little while to do its work.
of the healing attributes they are known to be particularly useful for
is their action to strengthen the spine and the health of the bones.
them on the body every day could be helpful for this purpose and may
also benefit you if you have any of the age related issues mentioned
Best Crystals To Use With Petrified Wood
What are the best crystals to combine with Petrified Wood?
If you feel you need help to adapt to changes that may be happening in your life, to strengthen the vibration use it in combination with Chiastolite, Moldavite, Stellerite or Dumortierite.
There are a number of other stones that aid earth healing, and it may be helpful to place them in a crystal grid, as they will work well used in a grid for this purpose.
Stones to combine with it for this purpose includes Moss Agate, Rainforest Jasper, Chrysocolla or Fuchsite.
These crystals have an excellent grounding energy. They may assist you to feel better if you are ungrounded due to not spending enough time in contact with the earth.
You may choose to use them alone or to combine them with other grounding stones.
This stone has taken a very long time to change from a living tree into a rock, and this has created a strong vibration within these stones to aid patience.
If you have a need to be more patient, combine it with other stones for this purpose such as Dumortierite, Howlite, Celestite, Strawberry Quartz or Vatican Stone.
If you are working to discover more about past lives you have experienced, it may be possible to discover more in the Akashic records, located in the higher realms.
While it is possible to access these records, not everyone finds that they are able to discover what they are looking for, unless they have some help.
There are some specific stones, like this one that can help the process, and you may also benefit by combining it with other stones known to aid this purpose.
Stones to use in meditation to assist the process of reading information within the Akashic records includes Goethite, Datolite, Euclase, Merlinite and Chiastolite.
To boost this stones vibration to bring an increase in your physical vitality and strength, combine it with Bloodstone, Vanadinite, Carnelian or Onyx.
Picture Of Petrified, Fossilized, Agatized or Silicified Wood