If you are new to the world of crystals
, the idea of stones with special abilities may seem a little out there!
However, crystal healing actually dates back to ancient times, so it is not a new trend in holistic practices.Every ancient civilization has used crystals in a vast variety of ways.
In Ancient Egypt, pharaohs and priests used cylinders filled with quartz to balance the energies of the body. Lapis Lazuli was worn by Cleopatra (and other female royalty) in order to bring enlightenment and awareness. Ancient Greeks rubbed crushed hematite on their soldiers to assist them in battles with the idea that it would make them invincible. And Romans were known to use crystals to enhance their health, attract desirable things, and for protection when in battle.
These are just a few examples, but crystals can be used in a variety of ways to enhance emotional, physical, and spiritual balance.
So what exactly do they DO?
Crystals work with the human energy field and can move, absorb, focus, direct and diffuse energy within the body.They are a way to balance energy.
Crystals grow in the earth's crust, and are formed over millions of years under heat and high pressures. This charges them with earth's energies, specifically the highest, most dense form of energy known in the physical universe.
"Because everything vibrates at certain frequencies, they have the ability shift and alter the frequencies of other objects or bodies when they occupy the same space. Hence, a crystal – which vibrates at its own frequency oscillations – vibrates within our own energy field through the physical law of resonance and creates a larger vibrational field, affecting the nervous system and transmitting the information to the brain. In essence, these connecting vibrations can harmonize frequencies and stimulate biochemical shifts that affect physical health in a positive, healing way."
- Stephanie Lucas of www.QuantumStones.com
You can experience the benefits that crystals have to offer by having a crystal on you (in your hand, worn on jewelry, in your pocket, etc.) or within your electromagnetic field (3 feet around you). This will raise your vibrational levels, and help by naturally focusing and magnifying the body's energies.Each crystal holds unique energy and specific healing properties.
They are each associated with a specific meaning and intention.When choosing which crystal to get, let your intuition guide you. You will find yourself naturally drawn towards the crystal(s) that you truly need in your life, depending on where you are currently at in your journey.
It is widely believed that crystals choose YOU, not the other way around.
Your intuition will lead you in the right direction, and direct you toward the one(s) that will help you manifest what you need in your life.
Crystals pick up energy, so it is very important to cleanse them.
Cleanse them upon receiving them so they work on YOUR energy. Then going forward, cleanse them regularly to clear them of any energy they have accumulated. If you keep the energy of your crystals clear, you will ensure that they will work at their highest potential.There are many ways you can cleanse your crystals, including:
Place them on the windowsill or outside in moonlight.Place in Nature
Place your crystals in the soil of a healthy houseplant or outside.Smudging
Use white sage
, palo santo
, or incense
to smudge your crystals. Simply pass your stones through the smoke to cleanse them and 'reset' their energy.
Always cleanse your crystal after someone else has touched them.
After you have cleansed your crystals, you will want to charge them with positive intention. Think of it like you are giving your crystals a job to do.
To charge them with positive intention, you will first need to clear your mind of any negative or unwanted thoughts. Sit quietly holding your crystal in your hands, and visualize what you would like it to do. Be as specific as you'd like!Always make sure to purchase natural crystals, as opposed to man-made ones.
Since man-made crystals are not excavated from the earth, they do not hold the same metaphysical properties and vibrational frequencies as those connected to the earth. They simply take on the chemical property or compound that they are made from, not the natural healing elements.
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