Crystal healing has been considered a sacred tradition in many cultures for a long time. It is based on the principle that certain crystals are tools that can help you restore balance and harmony in the body and mind. There are many different kinds of crystals, each with their own uses and properties. But, how do you use them effectively and what crystal do you choose?
Firstly, lets start with some ways to use Crystals:
- Place On Your Body - usually aligned with your 7 Chakras.
- Wearing - usually in the form of gemstone jewelry or carrying in a purse or pocket.
- Pendulum - as a vessel to receive guidance from the universe.
- Crystal Layouts - for example, aligning the chakras with the seven crystal layout by turning the crystals pointing inwards or outwards to channel energy flowing out or flowing in.
- Crystal Grid - a grid-like pattern can create a forcefield of energy that supercharges your healing stones to amp up their power (a grid cloth to help you map out the magic).
- Place in your bath.
- Place them all over your space.
- Rituals - for example you can work crystals into your daily yoga practice.
Before you choose the right crystal for you, it is important to understand how to use them. You need to program your crystal with an intention. Decide on what you want the crystal to aid or promote you in, hold your crystal in your hand, close your eyes, take 3 deep breaths and then focus on your goal, repeat a mantra in your head, such as "please help me see my soul purpose". You’re going to will yourself to heal.
Here are some of the most common crystals and what they are used for:
1. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a pink, coarse-grained variety of quartz. It is the crystal for unconditional love. It is used for cultivating a more profound sense of self-love. It is associated with the heart chakra and is a great crystal for nurturing and supporting your ability to love yourself and accept love from others with an open heart.
Hematite is one of the most powerful grounding crystals (grounding is claiming ownership of your energy so you can feel more balanced and centered). It can help you calm your body and mind in times of stress or worry.
3. Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is used for removing negativity. It is great for clearing and creating a more positive space. Some people also use it near their electronic devices, because it is thought to reduce the effects of electromagnetic energy on the body.
4. Clear Quartz
This is known as the "master healer". It helps align all your chakras and energetically attune to all other crystals. It is said to help manifest higher states of consciousness. It is often used on self healing rituals and the enhance the energy of an environment.
Moonstone is best known for balancing emotions and improving focus. It is also said to increase feelings of nurturing, spiritual curiosity, surrender and acceptance, and patience.
Carnelian is used for creativity. It can help to remove blocks that leave us feeling burned out and uninspired. Use this crystal is you're looking to stimulate passion, motivation, creativity, confidence, and joy.
7. Black Jade
Black Jade can help get in touch with what your highest self needs and strengthen your intuition. It can help you steer clear of negative people and situations by guiding you to bring your intuition forward so you can see the truth behind whatever is happening.
Lepidolite is said to have a calming effect on both the mind and body. It is used to soothe and relax frayed emotions, an overworked mind, and a tense physical body. It is great for anxiety, insomnia or PMS.
Amethyst is associated with the crown and brow chakras. It is said to calm wayward neural signals and restore a sense of tranquility to your nervous system. It grounds the mind and protects from all sorts of negative energy. It is used for positive vibes and helping to get rid of negative emotions such as anxiety, fear and anger.
This crystal is said to help with confidence and clarity and boost your self-esteem. It is said to reduce the sensitivity to criticism and inspire self-expression. It can help with letting go of the past and moving on optimistically. It is also known as the prosperity stone and can help attract abundance into your life.
An open mind is key to obtaining the positive qualities that crystals can offer. We hope this helps you start your journey into crystal healing.