Happy Friday! Today, I am sharing with you a complete guide to crystal healing. Crystals have been a big part of my wellness journey. I love to collect and use them in my daily practice. They just make me feel good. So, in this post, I want to share with you what’s a crystal exactly, what does crystal healing mean, how you can use crystals on a regular basis and how to cleanse them.
Now, if you want to know more about crystals, then keep on reading, and don’t forget to check out my previous post: HOW TO BUILD A SOLID SKINCARE ROUTINE.
A Complete Guide To Crystal Healing
Power of crystals
Crystals are minerals objects that are believed to have vibrational frequencies, ranging from deep and earthy (lower) to exceedingly fine and cosmic (higher). Crystals with lower frequencies harmonize physical and subtle-energy bodies while crystals with cosmic vibrations operate beyond the physicality of earth.
Crystals can come in different shapes, names and colours such as quartz, agate, and jasper, just to name a few.
In a sense, crystals work the same way plants do. Plants can affect your mood, your mind, and your body. Having crystals around can also influence the way you feel, and your spiritual and mental self. Crystals supposedly do this by positively interacting with your body’s energy field.
A lot of studies suggest that crystals work more like the placebo effect and that the power of these minerals lies “in the eye of the beholder”. In general, holding a crystal is, of course, not the same as taking medicine, and don’t expect your doctor to recommend crystals at your next visit. But research on the placebo effect has shown that even snake oil can have benefits for those who believe it does. In fact, the placebo effect is what I personally believe crystals do.
What is crystal healing?
Crystal healing is an integrated, therapeutic, and energetic process that is holistic and that acts on the body, psyche, soul, and environment. It is meant to alleviate your pain, help you find balance, and make you feel good overall. Each crystal has a set of properties that you can use to ease your anxiety, promote success or balance your emotions.
How to use crystals
The first way you can use crystals is through meditation. Depending on what you want to achieve or heal, you can choose a crystal that aligns with how you want to feel afterward. But there are also crystals that facilitate meditation and concentration like Spirit Quartz. This is personally what I use crystals for. Having this tool allows me to channel my focus and better meditate.
Another way to use your crystals is to place them over the site of pain and visualize a light coming out of the crystal, connecting with your body.
The third way you can use crystals is to ground yourself. Grounding is a sort of mindful exercise that allows you to feel more down-to-earth and present. There are a lot of crystals that facilitate grounding exercises like Serpentine and this is another way I personally love to use my crystals.
Protection is another method to utilize crystals. Some people choose to carry specific crystals around with them to repel negative energies and protect them from harm. Others like to keep them around the house to protect their home from unwanted visitors.
Spell work and rituals
The fifth way to use crystals and stones is to incorporate them into your spells and rituals. You can use them to create or change something or even infuse potions with them. For example, if you perform a spell for abundance and luck, you could go with a Selenite.
Leave around your home
Like I briefly mentioned above, you can leave crystals around the house to improve the energy, protect your home or improve communication. Depending on what you want, you’ll have to choose a crystal with the properties you are looking for.
Carry with you
The last way you can utilize crystals is to carry them around with you for specific purposes. For instance, to boost your creativity, repel negative energy, improve positive self-talk, and so forth.
How to cleanse your crystals
My first and favorite way to cleanse a crystal is through smoke. You can place the crystal above the smoke coming from the incense, sage, or dried rosemary in order to remove all unwanted energy. At that moment, you could envision all of the negative aura leaving the crystal.
A second method to cleanse your crystals is to bury them in the soil for a couple of hours.
One other method to cleanse your crystals is through water. You can place the crystal through running water and just visualize all of the unwanted energies pouring down the crystal.
Under the full moon
The last way to clean your crystals is actually a very popular method and that is to leave them under the light of the full moon.
How to active your crystals
After cleansing your crystal, it’s important to activate it in order to make use of its properties. One way I love to do that is to just put it on the palm of my hand, connect with it by sharing my energy, and whisper what I want from it. For example, I’d say something like that to rose quartz: “Bless this rose quartz for offering me self-love and for making me feel worthy”.
My go-to Crystals
Amazonite – Truth, authenticity, and harmony
Amethyst – Calming, aids in sleep, physical and emotional healing
Blue agate – Healing, calming, communication
Carnelian – Creativity, passion, and confidence
Citrine – Concentration, positivity, success, and abundance
Fluorite – Concentration, balance, and cleansing
Moonstone – Stability, calm, insight, and creativity
Obsidian – Protection, truth, and forward-thinking
Pyrite – protection, health, and well-being
Rose Quartz – love, worth, and forgiveness
Serpentine – soothing, confidence, cleansing, and grounding
Sodalite – communication, calming, and self-esteem
Sunstone – Cleansing, healing, creativity, and positivity.
Tiger’s eye – Decisiveness, luck, and mental well-being
A Complete Guide To Healing Crystals
So here’s a complete guide on how to use crystals on a regular basis or for your spiritual practice. Don’t forget to give this post a ‘like’ and to subscribe to my blog to not miss any of my future posts related to beauty, lifestyle, and wellness!
The Crystal Companion by Judy Hall
Wicca by Harmony Nice
Markham, Heid (2017). “You Asked: Do Healing Crystals Actually Work?”. Time Magazine