How to Unlock the Power of Healing Crystals
Each type of healing crystal has its own special energy, from helping you turn your dreams into reality, to clearing away blockages so you can move on from heartbreak.
Have you ever picked up a crystal or stone and felt its energy?
I was at a shop in my town, where I picked up a piece of Himalayan Quartz. After holding it in my hand for about a minute, I could really feel its energy. It almost felt like electrical impulses! I found out later that this clear quartz from the Himalayan mountains has a universal healing energy, which echoes the healers of the past who lived in the region.
This showed me firsthand that some crystals already radiate their energy, while others absorb energy, and there are different ways to connect with these energies for different intentions.
Maybe you want to reach a deeper state of meditation? Maybe you want to draw more meaningful relationships into your life, or you need help keeping the bad vibes away? There’s a crystal for that.
But how do you do that? There are many ways to tap into their energy, it’s not complicated, you don’t need to be a part of any specific belief system, and anyone can do it.
Here are a few ways to unlock and use crystal energy in your life:
You may have heard of people putting their crystals under the full moon. The presence of the full moon, not necessarily the light, is a powerful cleansing force that works on an energetic and spiritual level. If you can’t put them outside, a windowsill will do.
Since many types of crystals absorb the energy from the environment, they should be cleansed after being purchased. You can also do this by passing them through sage smoke. As for cleaning them off with water, be careful — some stones like selenite and desert rose will dissolve in water.
They can also be purified and empowered by being in direct contact with the earth. Even better, place them on the ground under the full moon.
Some crystals don’t need to be cleansed. Selenite and Citrine do not.
Some call it “programming” the crystal, but what you’re actually doing is connecting your energy, or your intention, to the crystal that has the energy you want to use.
For example, let’s say you want to strengthen your intuition and work on increasing your psychic senses.
A few good candidates for this intent would be:
- Lapis Lazuli
Side Note: Notice how all of these stones contain the colors dark blue, bluish-purple, and indigo? Because that’s the color associated with the Third Eye chakra (your intuition and “second sight”! They’re all color-coded! 🌈💎
- Grab the stone among these that you’re drawn to the most.
- Write your intent down on a piece of paper.
- Go to a quiet place and sit down in a comfortable position your personal altar would be perfect for this, if you have one.
- Put the piece of paper in front of you, and set the crystal on top of it.
- Take a few slow, deep breaths in and out to reach a calm state of mind.
- Close your eyes and picture the stone in your mind. Imagine that its power radiates with a beautiful glow.
- Focus the thoughts of what you want help with at the stone in your mind. Imagine your intent forming a white ball of light.
- Visualize the thought form of white light absorbing the energy that’s radiating from the stone.
- See yourself living your intention in your mind. Imagine experiencing this reality with all of your senses.
- Do that until you feel that the two energies have meshed together.
Once you’ve connected with the stone, keep it close to you, since you’re trying to strengthen your psychic abilities. Wear it, keep it in your sacred space or display it somewhere you can see it often, so it can remind you of your intention.
This is the most obvious way to use the energy of crystals to your benefit, but it’s still worth mentioning. Even tiny stones, which have a smaller energy radius because of their size, will have a big impact when you wear them against your body.
For example, if you feel a sense of loneliness or have a hard time loving yourself, wearing a pink or green crystal (especially as a necklace) will help heal your heart chakra. A black or red crystal on jewelry will help clear a blocked root chakra and help you feel safe and grounded.
The longer you wear the certain crystal, the better you will feel! I’ve been wearing a turquoise ring for about a month now, and I’ve gotten better at expressing myself and speaking my truth.
Wearing them is very effective, since your energy and the crystal’s energy are constantly intertwined. This is also beneficial because you can look down at it, or see it in the mirror throughout the day, and your mind subconsciously reiterates your intention.
Even if you feel like you can only sit still for 5 minutes, or if you just do it for a few minutes before you doze off at night, you’ll still get the benefits.
Place the crystal in front of you, on top of your chakra/s, hold it in your hands, or place it on your bedside table next to you if you plan on falling asleep. (Depending on its size and shape, you could also place it under your pillow at bedtime. A small, smooth tumbled stone is best for this.)
Take a few slow, deep breaths to relax, and let go of any specific thoughts. If a not-so-happy thought, or a completely unrelated thought comes into your head, brush it aside and focus on the energy you want from the crystal.
For example, if you want balance and healing (Quartz Crystal is good for this) for your spirit, picture light glowing from the crystal and surrounding you. Continue to breathe deeply, and think about feeling happy and fulfilled. Hold these thoughts for about 5 minutes, or just as long as you can. Try to do this on a daily basis.
If you’re one to take soothing soaks in the tub, then you probably won’t mind putting your healing crystal/s in the bath with you! Along with the calming and cleansing effects of the water, this is perfect for healing and meditating.
Light some candles and add anything else to your bath, like some bath salts and a few drops of a skin-safe essential oil like lavender. Place your stones in the water to let the bath water steep with the energy. Get in and relax, meditate and picture living your best life in your mind.
Unlocking the healing energies of your crystals is a very easy way to connect with the energies of the earth and the universe. They say all matter has energy, and the stones all have a different chemical makeup. It only makes sense that they would each have a different healing specialty!
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Next time: Pyramids, Spheres and Much More — How to Choose a Shape for Your Healing Crystals!
Disclaimer: The “healing” mentioned here from crystals is on a non-physical, spiritual level and should not be used to replace medical attention for health issues. Seek expert medical attention if you are experiencing health problems.
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