Sundar: A Q&A with Lynn Jinks

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Here at Gemporia, it’s no secret that genuine gemstones are our bread and butter. However, crystals and discussions surrounding their healing properties aren’t topics that we tend to touch upon.

We're very much open to various claims and conversations that surround crystals, chakras and energies, and although it’s not something we’ve talked about as much as gemstones and their properties, we believe it’s an interesting concept that deserves further discussion and research.

So, with this in mind, did you know that we have a qualified crystal healer in our ranks? That’s right, our very own Lynn Jinks is extremely passionate about crystals and their benefits – so much so that she’s now qualified to use them to benefit others, and she’s even creating a brand-new collection!

According to Lynn, crystal healing is said to:

  • Promote harmony
  • Relax and release tension from the body
  • Aid restless sleep
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Help with emotional cleansing
  • Restore balance to the mind, body and spirit
  • Promote a positive lifestyle and a whole-body balance

But what exactly does crystal healing involve? And what does it all mean? We recently chatted to Lynn about all things crystals and mindfulness, as well as her hopes for her upcoming brand: Sundar.

Lynn Jinks is now a qualified crystal healer

Hi Lynn, how are you?

We're so excited to have a qualified crystal healer here at Gemporia! But, as you know, it’s a concept that we haven’t discussed much over the years. So, can you tell us a little bit about what crystal healing is?

“Hi, thank you so much!

“Well, crystal healing is an energy-based system, so it’s based on the belief that we are all made up of different energies and, when they become stagnant, unbalanced or blocked, it can cause illness, stress, anxiety and low mood. The premise is that crystals can help to unlock, balance and direct energy to where it is most needed, helping and supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way.

“Everything in the universe is made of energy; energy moves through every cell of your body and in every atom of the air you breathe. Energy also vibrates – we can’t see it, but we can feel it. For example, have you ever got a ‘vibe’ from a person, whether it be good or bad?

“Every thought, every emotion, every mental state has its corresponding rate and mode of vibration and, by the will of a person, these mental states can be reproduced. You can polarise your mind at any degree you wish, and gain control over your mental state and mood.

“So, when we talk of ‘change your thoughts, change your life, change your thoughts, change your world’, we can all change the way we think and the way we talk to ourselves internally with gratitude, affirmations, positivity, meditation, visualisations, crystals, law of attraction and law of vibration.”

Amethyst Crystals

Wow, that all sounds truly fascinating! It’s amazing to hear how energy can have such a huge impact on our overall wellbeing. With all that information in mind, how exactly does it apply to what you do as a crystal healer?

“Crystal healing supports investment in yourself and encourages change to your old habits; plus, it challenges your limited beliefs and brings about positive changes for healing, learning and growth. A positive mindset brings positive change, and crystals are a unique and bespoke way of directing energy to where your body needs it the most.

“Different types of crystals have different metaphysical properties and energies. Therefore, just holding and being near crystals is thought to affect our own energies on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. As a crystal healer, I have extensive knowledge of different crystals and how they affect us, and so I’m able to use them in healing sessions. There are several different ways in which this can be done, but the most common is to have clients lie down and the crystals placed on or around them in a certain way.

“Using my experience, compassion and intuition as a crystal healer, I help to balance and regulate the flow of positive energy throughout the body by combining crystals, aura cleansing and universal energy work. A full, intuitive chakra balance and aura cleanse allows your body to realign and rebalance, accelerating self-healing, mental clarity and positivity, and regaining that feeling of being your own true self.”

Crystal healing involves realigning the energies in our body to help us feel balanced

That's truly incredible work. So, clearly crystals can play a huge part in a person’s wellbeing – but how is it that they work? Why are they seemingly so effective as part of healing processes like these?

“Crystals are effective in this way because they hold a constant and stable vibration, and have an unchanged energy spanning thousands of years. As humans, our energies can sometimes become unbalanced – but with the steady vibrations within crystals, they can help realign the vibrations in our bodies.

“By putting crystals on or around a person, it can help release and eliminate blockages of energy. Investing in your energy system can empower you to reveal your true authentic self; it can encourage your mind to nurture self-compassion and kindness, and bring a change you are looking for into your life.

“Crystals can help uplift positive and energising vibrations within the body’s energy system – also known as the chakra system – which helps to achieve a peaceful mind, body and spirit.”


So, speaking of crystals and their energies, are there specific crystals that you’d recommend for healing and mindfulness?

“It depends on what type of healing you are seeking, but I would always recommend Rose Quartz to begin with as it's a crystal of self-worth, love and emotional healing.

“Tiger's Eye is fabulous for growing mental confidence, strength, motivation and empowerment. Sodalite, which symbolises creativity, can also bring a new flow of ideas and stimulate your natural creative abilities. Additionally, Black Tourmaline releases trapped negative energy and encourages grounding and security by increasing energy levels and vitality.

“For anyone beginning their crystal journey, these crystals are a great place to start.”

Rose Quartz is thought to emit strong vibrations of love

You clearly have such a passion for this – it's lovely to see! So how do you incorporate the concept of crystals into your daily life?

“With gratitude and kindness. The kindness hormone is known as Oxytocin – one of the oldest human genomes. Positive feelings increase happiness, and happiness builds oxytocin which provides a resilience against depression.

“Your brain will produce kindness hormones when you are witnessing acts of kindness, imagining or recalling kindness, or when you are being kind yourself. Kindness can help your parasympathetic rest and digest nervous system, known as your Vegas nerve or more lovingly as ‘the caretaker nerve’. In order to activate this, we can use specific crystals that elevate our own self-esteem and self-worth. This has a positive effect on both us and those around us, and results in us becoming kinder and more generous.

“Having crystals around my home and on my person – either as loose gemstones or in jewellery – and using them during meditation helps me to release any stuck negative energy, raise my vibration and restore balance to my mind, body and spirit, bringing about a more positive lifestyle.”

Crystals are said to help restore balance to the mind, body and spirit

It's amazing to hear how much crystals and their energies have benefitted you in your personal life – and it’s wonderful that you’re looking to bring these positive feelings to our Gemporia customers!

So, tell us about Sundar! What can we expect from it?

“Well, Sundar means ‘beautiful’ in Sanskrit – and beautiful is what the whole collection will be.

“Sundar and crystal healing is my vision and purpose, and by working with crystals I want to help Sundar collectors to find their own sense of purpose, as well as to alleviate anxiety and manifest the life they deserve.

“The Sundar collection always starts with my ‘why’. Why this item? Why this crystal? Why does this work for Sundar?

“Each item in the Sundar range must have a mind, body and spirit reason for being there, whether it’s the healing properties of the crystal, the intent behind the item or what it will bring to a crystal collector.

“I have also written three mindfulness journals, and researched what crystals are the most powerful to have within the home, at your workspace or on your person. I've also intently looked at how these crystals should be worn or displayed, what impact they can have, how they can raise vibrations in and around you, and how they can elevate your space and empower your life.

“Sundar is always inspired by mindfulness, and I am passionate about assisting others on their journey of self-empowerment, self-healing and self-reconnection.”

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This all sounds incredible, Lynn – we can’t wait to see the products on screen and online!

It's clear that a lot of time and effort has been put into this – how long has Sundar been in the works for exactly? I bet you’re so excited to launch it!

“I’m hugely excited! I’ve been into crystal healing since the beginning of Gemporia, and have continually learned and been inspired on my crystal journey.

“I’ve also been lucky enough to be surrounded by like-minded people, including Gem Auras, the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO), my life coaches and energy healers; with the support of these powerhouses, I am now able to follow my dream of creating a personal and dedicated collection for others embarking on their own crystal journey.

“This has been simmering under the surface for a few years now, and as the launch date approaches, I know it is going to be so special and I know how much of an impact Sundar is going to have on people’s lives.”

Lynn is launching Sundar with the hopes of instilling mindfulness through crystals

Your journey to creating Sundar is truly inspiring, Lynn. When can we expect to see it live on Gemporia?

“It is coming soon, so make sure you are subscribed to the emails and following Gemporia on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss the launch date!”

To get notified when Lynn Jinks’ Sundar collection drops, keep an eye out on our social media channels, as well as Lynn’s personal social media accounts!



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