Crystal Healing is the art of laying on stones in coordination with the body’s energy field, energy centers, and energy pathways. These are also known as the aura, chakras, and meridians.
Crystals come from nature and are created from minerals deep inside the earth. Each crystal has a unique healing property derived from the minerals it is composed of. Crystals are capable of amplifying, focusing, directing, absorbing, diffusing and transmitting differing levels of energy.
There are a variety of complementary crystals used during a Crystal Healing session. The crystals are selected based on the healing properties that will be most beneficial to the client’s situation.
During a Crystal Healing session crystals are placed on the chakras or around the body to surround the client with healing energy. The energy delivered by the arranged crystals blends and resonates within the energy centers of the body to promote self-healing.
Crystal Healing brings in the elements of nature to provide a gentle power boost to an Energy Healing session. Crystal Healing is a non-invasive grounding technique that can bring the wholistic self into a state of relaxation. Relaxation can do wonderful things for the body such as:
Slowing your heart rate
Lowering blood pressure
Slowing your breathing rate
Increasing oxygen intake
Increasing blood flow to major muscles
Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
Reducing anger and frustration
All of these things help to set the stage for the self-healing process to begin. Remember HEALING BEGINS WITH YOU!
Crystal healing is not just about recovering good health but maintaining it as well. Crystals can help with physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. They can be used in the home to heal and balance the energies there and also in meditation.
The difference between using crystals magically and using them in healing is that we do not charge the crystals with intent. We choose crystals that resonate with a particular illness or part of the body to help it regain it’s correct vibrations and balance (you could almost call it harmonics) to aid healing.
Crystals have been used through the ages to heal and bring balance. They play an important role in releasing and clearing negative energies. Each crystal has a unique vibrational resonance that can amplify, transmute, stabilize and balance the body. Their unique qualities are created by their mineral content, their inherent geometry and the color frequency they emit.
Crystals can be placed on specific points of the body to bring relief or can be swept over the body using, for example, a crystal pendulum healing technique or a crystal wand healing technique. Carrying or wearing a crystal that resonates with a physical condition can also gently alleviate the condition. Specific color crystals can be used for chakra healing. They can be placed on the body using the Seven Colour Chakra Layout. We will be covering chakras in great detail later in the year so I don’t want to go into that too much now.
Possessing powerful energies the many different crystals can be used in so many ways on their own and in conjunction with many other Alternative Therapies why not give them a try you will be amazed at their powers.
People the world over use crystals for a variety of mental, emotional, and physical conditions. Crystals can be used for meditation and in spiritual ceremonies, they can be laid on the body during rest times and used for massage. They can be used to make elixirs and also be put in your bathing waters.
Crystals are used to balance the Chakras which are energy centers, regulating the flow of energy throughout our body. The correct functioning and balancing of the chakras reflect in our health and well-being. Chakra Balancing involves using the natural powers of crystals to realign and balance the bodies energy centers. An experienced therapist can by observation, intuition or dowsing determine which of your Chakras are out of balance and by careful placement of the correct Crystal they can re-align thus restoring the equilibrium.
In all energy healing work, the healing can be instantaneous if the healer is connected to truth and the recipient is receptive. It’s important to remember that the healer is simply a channel for pure positive energy. The patient is the one who is responsible for accepting the healing.
When we forget who we are and begin to focus on the negative or that which is unwanted, we create imbalances in our energy fields that can lead to disease. The key to rebalancing the energy field is to focus not at all on what is not wanted (the ailment) but to visualize only what is wanted (perfect health) with positive expectancy. Finally, there are no hard rules for energy healing. It’s an intuitive and inspired process. Trust that if you set a high intention, all you have to do is allow magic to happen!
A simple crystal healing is to place crystals of the appropriate color and energy at corresponding chakra points. This will cleanse and energize the chakras. Here is a list of the chakras with stones that may prove beneficial:
Root chakra: Jasper (bloodstone), garnet, onyx, rubies
Second chakra(womb): hematite, moonstone
Third chakra (solar plexus): citrine, amber, topaz
Fourth chakra (heart): rose quartz, Chinese Fluorite
Fifth chakra (throat):aquamarine,turquoise
Sixth chakra (third eye): sapphire, turquoise, amethyst
Seventh chakra (crown): clear quartz or amethyst
It’s a good idea to “stroke down” and cleanse the aura energetically before applying the energies of the stones, one by one, to the chakras. Begin with the root chakra, and imagine energy rising from the base of the spine up through the crown of the head as you move upward. Visualize each chakra being energized and expanding in turn.
Clear quartz can be used to simply magnify all healing efforts. Try holding a point in your hand as you scan the aura (point facing out), and then face the point in as you send healing and harmonizing energy.
Another powerful healing technique involves the use of two clear quartz points. Sit at the feet of the patient with the point of the crystal in your right hand facing in at the bottom of the patient’s left foot, and the point of the crystal in your left hand pointing out at the bottom of the patient’s right foot. Send energy up through your right hand (patient’s left foot) and visualize it channeling all through the body, all up to the left side, and through and down the right side and out the right foot. Imagine a continuous circle of energy going in and flowing out. The key is to visualize ease of flow and balance. Visualize all stagnant energies breaking up and melting down, and new clarity and flow are established. All unwanted energies will be washed through, and new vitality and well-being will fill the energy field.
Remember that this is an intuitive art; remain open to inspiration!
Additionally, crystals assist the attunement process which has three aspects:
Earthing the healing vibrations.
Linking to the healing vibrations.
Ensuring the healing vibration flows freely and clearly.
Earthing or grounding is the process by which our energy system connects with the planet. It is essential that both healer and patient be earthed to ensure that the healing process is effective. It also prevents any build up of energy in the healer.The stronger the connection to the Earth, the higher the healing vibrations that the healer can carry on behalf of the patient. By earthing the healing process, the healing vibrations will enter the whole energy system into the physical. Discover which crystals you have help you ground. I find hematite is the best for me, but as you hold them you should feel strongly in your physical body. You should feel slightly heavier and clear headed.
Linking the healing vibration might be described as the process you use to make a link to your source of spiritual inspiration. I call it goddess energy others call it universal energy or divine light. There are many different names what matters is using words that mean something to you.
Now that the energy field is strongly grounded to the Earth and linked to the Goddess energy, you must now allow the energy to flow through you easily and smoothly, you become a conduit or channel, or in electrical terms, you have formed a circuit through which the energy can flow. This is called channeling, there can sometimes be blockages that stop the flow of energy but by using crystals you can clear these blockages and remove them allowing the energies to flow clearly.
All this takes skill and experience but with care and practice, you can really make a difference. Healing does not mean curing. In fact, healing is a misleading term. It may not be clear what difference your healing may make, often the changes can be subtle, but life changes can unfold in the months following a healing. You are working on three levels, physical, emotional and spiritual. It may need changes in the spiritual aspects of your patient before physical changes take place.
To be healthy, we need a high rate of vibration in all areas of our body – cells, tissues, organs, and systems. If something enters the body which irritates the system, such as a bad food entering our digestive system, or a stressful situation disturbing our peace of mind, the result is a slowing down in the normal vibrational pattern of the body which can cause disease or illness. (Disease is the body in a state of being ‘not-at-ease’). We are then more susceptible to negative energies and harmful environmental influences invading us, and our cycle of poor health then becomes self-perpetuating.
Crystals have been used for balancing and healing throughout the ages. As well as helping our healing process, crystals are valuable aids in helping us cope with daily life. They can give support in times of fear, lack of confidence, anxiety, trauma, and other distressing situations. Coupled with our focus and intention, they can also make things happen for us.
Each crystal and gemstone have its own energy vibration. The energy that they transmit can have powerful effects on the different energy vibrations in a human being. It helps to clear blocked energy in our body, attune our mind, body, spirit and emotions, and bring our energy field back into balance. Through this balancing and attuning, they help us to heal ourselves.
Before starting to work with a crystal, there are some important steps to take, so that the crystals will be effective for you:
Choose your crystal carefully
Choose the right crystal for your needs. This involves trusting your feelings. Crystals are natural, not factory-made, so don’t go looking for perfect shapes and sizes.
Cleanse your crystal
This restores it to its original nature. Do this regularly, especially after other people have been handling it, as the crystal picks up energy from others and the environment. Cleansing can be done with water, fire, earth or air.
Charge your crystals
This means energizing and regenerating them. Charge your crystals whenever you can, because the more they are energized, the more effectively they will work with you. Allow them to receive sunlight and moonlight energies.
Dedicate your crystal
Dedicating your crystal to the universal purpose will give you protection and ensure that your crystal is used for the highest intentions for you. Then it will not permit programming with anything bad, nor will anyone be able to influence it negatively.
Bond with your crystal
This means becoming friends with it. You have already created a connection with your crystal by choosing it and cleansing it, but this is now a closed process.
Program your crystal
This means projecting your thoughts and intentions into your crystal. The crystal will then reflect back to you your own ability to achieve your intentions. You can program a crystal for healing, strength, positivity, success, wealth, better relationships, love, friendship, better sleep, better health, in fact, anything which is going to make you feel better. Never accept a crystal which has been programmed by another person, however important, religious or spiritual that person may be.
Always care for your crystals
Cleanse them from time to time. Keep them protected in a pouch or other natural container. Never let them rattle around in your pocket with money or other things. Whenever you can, place them where they can capture some sunlight and moonlight.
Then use your crystals
for physical, mental and emotional problems,
and for your general health and well-being.
balance your chakras with colored crystals
use a quartz crystal to make a crystal remedy for drinking
place crystals within your aura, in your pocket or around the room
wear your crystals
use different crystals with different healing methods
use crystals to help you to be more positive
protect yourself from negative influences in the environment
clear out emotional baggage
meditate and use affirmations with crystals
treat your plants and pets
crystals can keep the energy healthy in your home and workplace
Crystals can help to calm, soothe, relax, energize, heal, resolve problems, dispel negativity, balance, enlighten, uplift, relieve stress, inspire and influence growth. Here are some ideas:
The entrance hall is where you welcome people into your home. A bowl of assorted crystals in different colors would be warm and welcoming.
Harmony and relaxation: rose quartz
Stimulating and enlivening: citrine
Cooling: sodalite, blue howlite, and turquoise
Healing and energizing: colorful calcite, clear quartz
Romantic dinner: blue and green stones: turquoise, blue howlite, aventurine, aquamarine
Business lunch: yellow stones: citrine, tiger’s eye, amber, yellow calcite
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Good energy here will touch all areas of your colorful crystals, especially in the window areas. Carnelian, red jasper, rose quartz, garnet and ruby are good examples.
Love: green and pink stones: rose quartz, rhodonite, aventurine, amazonite, chrysoprase
Restful sleep: green stones: jade, aventurine, emerald
Creativity, self-expression: lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise, sodalite
Stress and electromagnetic pollution: fluorite, amethyst, clear quartz
Concentration: citrine, clear quartz
Select only those crystals you particularly need for the way you feel at the time. An assortment of crystals rattling around in your handbag will do nothing for you. Place them in a pouch for protection and keep them within your aura.
In many ways you can use the healing power of crystals to make yourself and your life feel better. The crystals are there waiting for you!
There are three steps to effective crystal healing. While you are wearing your crystals as jewelry or in a pouch at your heart center, the crystal vibrations work continuously on your imbalances.
The first step is the cleansing process. In first week or so, the crystal is making tremendous adjustments within your energy field, matching the matrix of your energy fields to a larger outer universal energy field which will be used in your healing.
It is important to keep the crystal on you all the time (24 hours a day) for at least the first 21 days for this cleansing process to be initiated and completed. This is also a period of time where the blockages of energy that are causing the imbalance are removed.
Sometimes a healing crisis occurs at this point, during the early days of wearing the crystal. Remember, resolving the inner conflict may take time and that crystals accelerate the change process. Allow these processes to occur without interruption, by continuously wearing the stone or crystal until you complete the next two steps.
It is a good idea to cleanse your crystal every week and to recharge it in the sunlight for at least four hours weekly through out the healing process.
The second step in crystal healing is the process of harmonizing and integrating the changes into your whole being. You may notice physical and emotional changes in either of the first or second steps as your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies come into alignment. Some of these changes are caused by throwing off toxins and negative energies from the cleansing process which continues throughout the cycle of healing.
In the second stage, beginning in about the fourth week of wearing the stone or crystal, you may notice that your face looks more relaxed as the harmonizing connection is made within yourself. Your mental outlook, thoughts, feelings and even opinions may change significantly. All aspects of your energy will be activated and the result is a very positive feeling. However, you are not out of the woods yet!
The third step can take three to four months, perhaps even longer for some people depending on the intensity of the original condition. With continuous wearing of the stones or crystals, you will achieve stability for the changes. There is no turning back at this point.
You can test out the stability by removing your crystals from time to time. If you feel desperate and need to put your crystals back on after only a few minutes, you are not even close to stabilizing the energy changes. If you are able to go for a few days without your stones, but then notice you are slipping back into your old ways, consider wearing your stones for another week or more, or only at bedtime before testing again. As you develop deeper sensitivity for crystal energy, you may decide to keep the crystals on much longer.
Your commitment to the crystal is part of the healing process. Let the crystal do the work for you. It is best not to wear more than two stones at any one time if you are new to crystal healing, as many people find the effects too distracting. The length of time to obtain the effects desired will depend on the quality of the crystal (size, color, energy charge), the location of wear, duration, and the crystal’s appropriateness to your healing. Some crystals are better suited to healing the overall problem which underlies the symptoms, than to just treating superficial symptoms. Select your crystal with an honest outlook on the real problem.