Crystal Healing 101
“We need to constantly absorb energy from the universe through food, exercise, and daily activities and need to conserve the use of energy for a vibrant, healthy, and long life.”
― Julia H Sun
Holistic Healing with Crystals
“Clarity within your vibrational energy embraces the journey of your soul giving you clear direction.”
― Debbie A. Anderson
Think back to the Ancient days where holistic ways of healing such as through sacred plants, breath work, and use of crystals in conjunction with sound/energy healing. This was once the way of healing prior to the introduction of early “modern” medical science through the use of cold tools in practices more of study rather than based on energy of the individual body.
For centuries we have learned that precious gemstones and crystals were used to adorn Kings, Queens, Witches, Warlocks, Knights, all the way back to the Ancient Pharaohs. The use of crystals and gemstones have ranged from metaphysical tools to healing the mind, body, and spirit.
One cannot help to wonder what it is about the crystals that assists in various forms of healing from physical ailments to healing parts of the Soul.
Crystals and gemstones were created over the millennia. Many have found them to harness the life giving elements of the Earth and the universe, bringing energy of the Sun, the Moon, and the oceans, semi-precious stones connect us to Earth as soon as we come into contact with them. It takes a conscious effort to open your heart and mind to the power of crystal healing, but once you begin, the journey is studded with beautiful, mysterious, and unique crystals that will rock your world.
HOW TO WORK WITH CRYSTALS
For those who are beginning to work with crystals, knowing some basics on how to choose healing crystals and gemstones, along with how to incorporate them into your daily life will be a great start of your journey of working with them long term.
Check out some of the tips below on the selection process and ways to incorporate them in your daily life.
SELECTING A CRYSTAL
Start with some light research - can start with stones related to your favorite color, region of interest, or birthstones.
Learning about various crystals and gemstones is the start of the process as it will provide you insight about the scientific and metaphysical properties .
Visit a few crystal, gem, and bead shops to get a close up look as to what is available out there.
A large part of energy/healing work is closely tied to the senses such as sight, and touch. Feeling out what various stones feels like in weight and characteristic helps connect and guide you to the “right” stone for you using your intuition.
Selection process is easy once you are ready and have a good idea of which stones you feel would be great to start with when setting your intentions and manifestations of healing and other parts of energy work.
It is often best practice to select whichever stones you initially are drawn to. Listen to your inner guidance as it will lead you to which stones are best energetically suited for you at that given time.
USING YOUR CRYSTALS + STONES
When you decide and purchase your stones, it is recommended to clean and clear out the energy of the stone prior to you connecting and using your stones and crystals. This is to remove as much potential negative or others’ energy patterns and residue.
Connecting with your crystals and stones is a great way to start your best practices when doing energy work. Set your intention of energetically connecting with your pieces and asking them to open up their energy and information to you.
Have fun and listen to your intuition. There is no “right or wrong” way to truly use crystals and gemstones in your life. The primary objective is to get your mind and energy open to new, holistic ways of healing on a deeper level.
CARRYING + WEARING YOUR STONES
There are various ways to connect and incorporate the energy of the stones with your Auric field body:
Carrying them with you - pocket stones
Wearing them in jewelry pieces - necklace, bracelet, or earrings
Keeping them in your home - lifting and shifting your in-home energy
Meditating with them - holding them in your hands while seated or laying down comfortably. Remove any distractions, and set your intentions of connecting with the energies and release any thought while allowing thoughts and images to free flow through your mind’s eye.