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Crystal Healing ~ A beginners guide

Crystal healing for beginners 
Ever wondered what everyone is yapping on about when they talk about their crystals?
Well here’s a little guide to walk you through the basics of crystal healing, what it means, how it works and how to do it.

 

Picture: Open College 

Crystal healing works on the principal that our wellness is determined by energy and how freely it flows through our body. When energy is free to flow throughout us, we’re ‘well’; we sleep well, we feel well, we look well, we act well. When energy is blocked or stagnant, mental and emotional imbalances occur.  

All of us have areas in our lives where are energy is blocked or becomes stagnant. You might experience an energy blockage that shows up in your relationships, your finances, your health, creativity or passion.

The role of a crystal is to dissolve these energetic blockages, allowing energy to roam freely once more and wellness to be restored.

 

What can crystal healing do?

Crystal healing can assist us in many ways. Since crystals act on energy and we ourselves are pure energy, they harmonise with us pretty well. The primary purpose of healing with crystals is to help restore energetic balance and to open up our energy channels.

Some of the main ways crystal healing operates..

  • Boosts low energy
  • Screens out damaging energy
  • Releases stagnant/ blocked energy
  • Releases attitudes and habits that no longer serve us
  • Improves clarity and concentration
  • Cleanses and restores chakra balance
  • Enhances intuitive abilities
  • Enhances meditative practices
  • To facilitate rituals

Crystals vibrate at a very high frequency. When you’re stressed, anxious or fatigued, your energy (or frequency) is slow and sluggish. Having a crystal in your vicinity or on you when you’re experiencing a low mood (a rut, a panic attack, a ‘woke up on the wrong side of the bed kinda day’) can help to transform that low energy state into a positive one. The high vibration of crystals raises the vibration of all energies in its vicinity, it will bring you poor energy back to a manageable state so that you can make the changes you need.

I think the best way to describe what I mean by high vibrations or frequency is to liken it to people. Have you ever met someone and said ‘I like them. They have a good vibe.’ You’re picking up on their vibration; they’re vibrating at a higher frequency, they’re positive, joyful and open. Conversely, have you ever met someone or even been somewhere and thought ‘this has a bad vibe’ or ‘they drain my energy.’ Again, you’re picking up on the vibration, the low and sluggish vibration I mentioned earlier. Essentially, you’re referring to how that persons or places energy feels. Crystals are all good vibes, all strong, positive energy which is why we love to have them around all of the time.  

 

Chakras and crystal healing

Chakra is the Sanskrit world for wheel ~ Chakras are spinning wheels of light energy found in our aura. Our aura is filled with the energy of our thoughts and feelings and its job of the chakras to facilitate the flow of our aura’s energy throughout the body. In essence, your thoughts and feelings dictate the health of your chakras and in turn, the health of your body. If you haven’t heard of the chakras before, there are 7 main ones (depending on who you talk to).

  • Crown chakra (violet) – located just above our heard and facilities our connect to source and a higher power
  • Third Eye Chakra (indigo) – located on the forehead, just about the eyes. Facilities our ability to see think and see clearly. Houses our decision making and wisdom.
  • Throat chakra (blue) – located on the throat and facilitates our ability to speak our truth
  • Heart chakra (green) – located in the centre of our chest and facilitates our ability to love, receive love and give love
  • Solar plexus (yellow) – located in the upper abdomen and links to our self-esteem, self-image and self-worth
  • Sacral chakra (orange) – located in the lower abdomen, below the navel. This chakra is home to abundance, sexual energy and our general wellbeing
  • Root chakra (red) – located at the base of the spine near the tailbone. This chakra determines our relationship to safety and survival – how we view food and money.

You might straight away see a chakra above and it’s correlating symptoms and know instantly that this is an area of your life that needs a little work. At the same time, you might look above, see a chakra and know that you’ve got it down pat. Don’t forget to pick on what’s good as well as what’s lacking!

I think one of the more interesting experiences of my health journey was working with an energetic healer who would instantly tell me which of my chakras was in lack how it was most likely already playing out or going to play out in my life. She’d always nail it.

Anyway, a good way to use your crystal is to assess which chakra might be a little sluggish or completely blocked and use a crystal as a way of clearing that stagnant energy. Ideally, try to work with a crystal that’s the same colour of that chakra. For example, citrine or yellow topaz are great crystals for clearing the solar plexus and labradorite and amethysts work well with the crown chakra. A quick google will give you lots of options! By placing these colour specific stones on the chakras, you begin to activate the chakra itself, encouraging the wheel to spin and remove the build up energy. I like to lie down with a mini amethyst on my third eye before I write a soul ritual to tap in to any divine guidance. It’s also really calming to lie there for 10-15 minutes covered in crystals.

 

Crystals and affirmations

Here’s something I love! Crystals and affirmations work hand in hand to enhance one another’s healing properties. Crystal energy can be enhanced through the use of affirmations as both mantras and crystals have the purpose of enhancing positive vibrations. Use them together = double the good vibes.

Crystals also act as a bridge between your words and your intention. Sometimes we might be repeating a mantra but not truly believing it. You might be saying ‘I am healthy and vibrant’ while you’re blowing your nose 100 times a day due to a cold. So while you’re repeating something positive, deep down you’re thinking ‘I’m not healthy, I’m sick’. The crystal acts as a bridge between mantra to your intention as it holds on to the positive energy of your affirmation, repelling the negativity. Instead of focusing on how you feel, you can focus on the crystal allowing it’s energy to help the healing process.

This is the exact reason why I love our Eunoia perfume rollers. They combine crystals, affirmations and the positive healing of pure essential oils. Just repeating the mantra as you hold on to the roller helps to charge it with healing energy.

 

Cleansing crystals

I’ve written a previous blog on cleansing and clearing crystals. Find it here...

How to cleanse and program your crystals 

 

A quick guide on the use of different crystals for different symptoms etc.

Please note, this is just a guide. If there’s a crystal that speaks to you and you want to use if for something different then do! I know that I have a mini labradorite obsession at the moment and so I use it for all of my rituals in the place of other crystals – it’s just working for me right now so I’m going with it.

Sleep – amethyst, clear quartz, labradorite, angelite, selenite

Stress – amethyst, clear quartz, black tourmaline, blue lace agate, sodalite

Energy – turquoise, smoky quartz, clear quartz, ruby, carnelian, lapis lazuli

Ritual – labradorite, selenite, chrysocolla

Abundance – citrine, jade, aventurine, moss agate  

Self love – rose quartz, citrine, aventurine, canelian, amazonite

Connection – amethyst, kyanite, blue lace agate, selenite  

Presence – selenite, rose quartz, black tourmaline

Meditation – labradorite, selenite, chevron amethyst, rutilated quartz

Goal setting – citrine, sapphire, amethyst

Concentration/ focus – black tourmaline, fluorite, emerald, tiger eye

Healing – clear quartz, rose quartz, aquamarine, amethyst

 

As you can see, there’s a few key crystals that work well for pretty much any predicament, clear quartz being one of them. Clear quartz is the master crystal and can adapt to pretty much any intention you give it. This is why we pop them in your perfume rollers! Speak an affirmation and it will hold that intention.

 

Have a burning crystal question? Let me know!


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