From the witch's viewpoint, everything in nature resonates with energy and life — and everything can be utilized for working magick. Expressions such as gems of truth, rock solid, clear as crystal, and strong as steel describe metaphorically the value of minerals. These qualities can be especially useful in spellworking. Stones, shells, metals, and other minerals add strength and permanence to a spell. They also ground your thoughts and help your intentions solidify in the physical world.