Crystals and Stones
Crystals have been around on the earth for thousands of years and are unique in that they have perfect atomicstructures/energy balance. These structures allow them to be transmitters and reflectors of cosmic energycontained deep within the earth. Crystals have extremely special properties allowing them to receive, focusand convert energy. Quartz crystals are used to amplify sound waves in radios, and light waves in televisions.
Crystals can be used in both a passive and active way. For example crystals are often used in healing andmeditation practices to focus and re-direct energy in many positive ways. Crystals can be left in a space athome or work allowing it to rebalance /re-energize the energy within the space. You may choose to wear acrystal around your neck, in your pocket or hold/place during meditation. As our thoughts, feelings anddesires are also energy this enables you to use crystals to enhance your meditation and affirmation practice.
It is important to find the crystals that attract you personally. There are no clear rules for what does/doesn’tmake a suitable crystal. Larger, more expensive crystals does not necessarily mean better for you; finding theright crystals for you is an energy journey.
It is advisable tochoose your crystals from the heart, as it is your heart’s desires that you are trying tomanifest. A simple exercise is to hold it in your hand for a few minutes, to bring your awareness to yourbreath, becoming present; you may instantly feel drawn to the crystal; you can ask a question in your mind;again you will know if it’s the right crystal for you.
All crystals are aligned to different strengths and areas that you can focus; including the 7 major chakras that can support healing, cleansing, meditation and affirmation practice.
Crystals and Chakra
Each Chakra also has healing crystals and gemstones of coordinated Chakra colors, which can be used incrystal healing. Chakra color healing can have a profound effect physically, emotionally and spiritually; if ourChakras are blocked or drained, then ourbody, spirit and mind cannot function properly. Clearing andbalancing our Chakras with Chakra colors, crystals and Chakra sounds, breath and positive affirmation caneasily and effectively, bring us back into a vibrant and healthy balance.
Chakra crystals are a tool and can be like a storage battery for thought energy. “Clearing” has to do with theenergy of the stone or crystal.
Chakras related to Material desires and balancing
|Root||Red Black Brown Grey||Garnet Onyx Jasper Ruby|
Tourmaline Yellow jasper
Calcite orange Ametrine
Gold topaz Agate
|Heart||Green Pink||Rose Quartz Green|
Chakras related to Spiritual goals
Green jade Quartz
|Throat Chakra||Sky Blue Aqua Turquoise||Turquoise|
|Brow/Third Eye||Indigo Purple Dark Blue||Sodalite Lapis Lazuli Opal|
Sodalite Fluorite Lepidolite
|Crown||Violet White Gold||Amethyst Clear Quartz Topaz|
Sapphire Garnet Smoky quartz
Chakra Balancing with CrystalsChakra crystals can be “programmed” with our thought energy and then act on our subtle chakra energyfields. They also help to create situations in our lives that will lead us in directions that allow positive growthand healing.
Once you have chosen your new crystal, the most important thing to do is cleanse the crystal of previousenergies that may have been picked up on its long journey to get to you. Crystals often travel long distances,from mines to sellers, before a purchase is made. In the processabsorbing and holding residual energy fromits journey. This means that your crystals can possess a lot of energy that comes from all over, good and bad.Each transition exposes the stone to energies that may be misaligned with your own untilit’scleansed.
Keep in mind that much like a sponge with water, crystals easily absorb energies and after a while, the crystalwill become overloaded. So make sure that you regularly cleansing your crystals to ensure you get the bestenergy when working with them.
- Soaking the crystals in sea salt/spring water- approx. one teaspoon of salt to every three pints of water- leave it for several hours/overnight. Be careful to ensure this is suitable for your crystal, some crystals are too sensitive for this method e.g. Stones that should not be soaked in salt water include crystals that are porous, contain metal or have a water content and include Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematite.
- Burn some sage and surround it with smoke.
- Cleanse the crystal in a singing bowl, placing it into the bowl and using the sound vibrations to cleanse.
- Cleanse the crystals drawing energy from the earth and sky as a bright white light; imagine the white light flowing through your crystals removing impurities and blockages.
Chakra Crystal Meditation for Balancing the Chakras
Crystal Meditation is about using your crystals to aid you to create a specific outcome during meditation. Any stone may be used, quartz crystals are especially good as they are a master crystal but you can really use any crystals.
To program your new Chakra crystal, simply hold it in your hand, close your eyes, then in your imagination, create an image of what you want your crystal or gemstone to help you create.
Keep your Chakra crystal close to your skin, and when you cannot wear it, store it in a special box or bag.
When you have cleansed and programmed your crystal, you can try your first meditation with it, to increase your connection with its energies and the crystals with yours.
By using a crystal to aid you while doing meditation, you may be enabled to stimulate a number of different gifts or talents, and this will depend on what it is you desire to be the outcome. There are a number of different outcomes you may want to achieve from this practice.
Choose one or more stones for each chakra that you have previously cleansed. You may want to balance all of your chakras, even if you have a particular one to work on. If lying down, place each stone on the appropriate location or by the side of the chakra on the bed. You can hold a clear quartz point in one hand and a rose quartz in the other. If sitting, you can hold the crystals in your hand or place the crystals beneath your chair or a mixture of both.
Ground yourself and ask your highest self and highest beings to help you in this session. Set your intention that any information or actions are for the highest good to humanity.
Then, ask your crystals for permission to use their vibrations. Simply connect to your intuition and feel for an answer.
Connect to your breath and the crystal vibrations, keep your breath relaxed, and see where the energies take you. Some people like to shut their eyes — but to keep a level of alertness.
If you notice your mind wandering, don’t be dismayed.
Any distracting thoughts are normal. Acknowledge and send them off. You may be aware of sensations from the crystals such as vibrations, visions, or thoughts.
When the meditation session is over, gradually become aware of yourself in the room.
You might want to stretch and wiggle fingers and toes. Don’t rush, take a drink of water to detoxify, and be aware of your experience and feelings.