Hematite is the most effective of all stones for grounding oneself in the body and the physical world. It can counteract spaciness and confusion, helping one to see practical concerns and move forward with useful action. Hematite can be used to balance the auric field and align the chakras.
Manifestation can be one of the most common problems for spiritually oriented people. Some may not realise that it is not enough to travel to the higher realms and experience expanded awareness. One goal, perhaps even the primary one is to bring the energies of the etheric realms into manifestation here on the physical plane. Hematite, as the pre-eminent grounding stone, is ideal for this work, it can assist one to bring one's dreams and aspirations into reality and help learn the difference between vision and fantasy.
Hematite is a stone of manifest union between Spirt and the world. Its frequency is that of the overarching resonant field that contains the polarities of Light and Dark, positive and negative, Higher Self and Shadow Self, soul and body. Hematite brings the highest frequency into the range of physicality so that we can manifest our highest purpose through our physical existence. This is a stone of integration, bringing all experience into a cohesive whole. Its energy demands that one be grounded and connected to the Soul of the Earth, as well as one's own Soul force. Only through this dynamic of grounding enlightenment can the highest frequencies be brought to Earth.
Hematite encompasses both male and female polarities - the yin and the yang - creating a balanced energy that contains the opposites within the whole. This is a powerful model for humanity at this time. How can we move away from polarisation towards unity? Hematite assists us in resonating with that reality and finding it within.
Hematite teaches of the resolution of polarities, the balancing of opposites and the manifestation of Light. It is a strongly grounding stone, assisting one in carrying very high frequency energies whilst remaining connected to one's body and the Earth.
Hematite can help one see the 'silver lining' on every dark cloud and the light at the end of every tunnel. It lends one strength, courage and fortitude for moving through adversity. It is a powerful stone to use when one is seeking to integrate the shadow self.
Affirmation: I banish all negative attachments, within and without. I am purified, grounded and centred upon the Earth.
This crystal description has been adapted from my favourite crystal book - The Book of Stones