When talking about the world of alternative therapy the usage of healing crystals is among one of the most common. Crystals are powerful beings; they need to be approached with respect. They have been used in ancient forms of medicine and now they are a form of practicing self-care and are becoming incredibly popular.
A quick background on crystals or gemstones, it is worth knowing that they were created as the Earth formed and they have continued to transform as the planet itself changed. Crystals are the Earth’s DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. At the heart of the crystal is the atom and its component parts. An atom is active, consisting of particles rotating around a center in constant motion, and the molecular mass vibrating a certain frequency. That is what gives a crystal its energy.
Taking the time to cleanse your crystals is extremely important. They are efficient absorbers and transmitters of energy since one of their functions is to cleanse and transmute negative energies. If you leave your crystals without regular cleansing, they can become saturated and unable to do their work.
Placing crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours can recharge them, you can also smudge them or pass them through the light from a candle. You can also visualize them surrounded by light, which purifies and reenergizes them.
Wearing crystals, or simply having one in close proximity can boost your energy, clean your space, attract wealth, boost confidence, and even enhance your intuition.
Some crystals contain minerals that are known for their therapeutic properties. Copper, for instance, reduces swelling and inflammation. Crystals can be either calming or energizing, there are crystals that will both sedate an overactive organ and stimulate a sluggish one.
Crystals heal holistically, that means they work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of being. Crystals work through vibrations, rebalancing the bio-magnetic shield that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and activating linkage points to the chakras. Chakras means
wheel and refers to energy points in your body, they should be open and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our physical and emotional wellbeing.
Choosing a crystal can be at random, trusting your intuition and going for the one you feel most drawn to or if you have a specific purpose you can look into a gemstone directory to find the right one. To program your healing stone, hold it. Consider the purpose for which you wish to use it, hold your hands in front of light source or picture light surrounding it and say out loud: “I dedicate this crystal to the highest good of all. May it be used in light and love”. Keep it in a place you will see it frequently or keep it in your pocket, it can be helpful to hold it two or three times a day.
The more you understand about crystals, the more effective they are. They come in numerous shapes, colors, and sizes. They hold sacred meaning and have many purposes.
I hope the information shared here helps you see how valuable crystals are, and the next time you get one you acknowledge not just their beauty but the healing power they bring into to your life.
-Blessing you with Joy.
Arelys Perez Mustafa
*Hall, J. (2003), The Crystal Bible a Definitive Guide to Crystals.