The Crystal Column
Your weekly guide on how to use, charge, program and create rituals with your favourite crystals.
Let's breakdown the stigma around crystals. Using crystals as part of your daily practice shouldn't feel like some crazy taboo thing you have to hide. Crystals have been use for centuries as a means to connect to mother nature, source and yourself. They're just another therapeutic (and really pretty) tool that you can add to your toolbox to help you action a certain intention.
Crystals have all different uses and you can find a crystal to match just about any goal/ intention/ ritual/ practice be it physical, mental or spiritual. I'm finding more and more women (in particular) are being draw to crystals because of their healing properties. And while for some it may be a last ditch attempt at grasping a bit of inner peace, for many, crystals are just an intuitive pick.
I've collected crystals since I was a little girl, having them bought for me as presents at birthdays and Christmas' growing up. Sadly,I began to let the opinions of others in as a teenager and gave up my crystal hobby for fear of it being too 'woo woo'. It wasn't until a few years ago that I rediscovered my bag of dozens of thoughtfully gifted crystals that I realised how much I enjoyed having them around me.
And now I'm re-obsessed - hooray!
I'm dedicating this weekly column to educating you on how to make the most of your crystal collection. There's infinite ways our using crystals, but here's just a few handy suggestions.
Clear Quartz is sorta like the 'master crystal' or 'master healer'. You can really program it to do whatever you like. It aids in dispelling negative energy, it's great for healing physical ailments, it creates harmony amongst all of the chakras (but has a particular affinity to our crown chakra which connects to the divine) and it neutralises EMF and radiation. Lots! Here's a few ways you can action it's many benefits.
We use clear quartz as the gratitude rock in our Eunoia Gratitude Pack because of it's ability to ward off negative energy. We don't want any bad vibes when we're being grateful! Your gratitude rock is a rock that you hold on to while giving thanks daily. In our eunoia Gratitude Ritual, you use your clear quartz every day as part of a practice we have created for you. When we're being grateful or listing off the things we hold gratitude for, we're talking to the Universe. Since clear quartz has an affinity for the crown chakra, and the crown chakra is our connection to the Universe, clear quartz makes the perfect addition to strengthen this practice.
Clear quartz is a fabulous crystal to pick to enhance your meditation practice. Again, because it enhances your connection to Source through the crown chakra, but because it is physically transparent, creating a clear channel for messages to come through from a higher power. Clear quartz improves connections between the spiritual and physical world by amplifying communications and clearing the channel. You could also make your meditation focus on physical healing. Clear quartz is a known healing stone - imagine the energy of the quartz entering and healing your body.
Our external environment and the technology that surrounds us contains positive ions, nature, including crystals, produces negative ions. You want to try and balance out the positive and negative charges of your surroundings to reduce the concentration of EMF frequencies. Clear Quartz produces healing negative ions, clearing the surroundings of positive ions and dispels static electricity.
Clear quartz is one of my favourite stones and is super easy to find at any crystal store. I's cheap and has many uses - you could pop one in your bag, car and/or on your bedside table.