What Are the Benefits of Crystal Healing?
Crystal healing provides many physical and mental health benefits, and can be used as a way to attract positive forces into your life.
Use Crystals to Promote Health and Well-Being
The most popular way of using crystals is to promote health and well-being. Indeed, crystals have always been the most powerful tool in vibrational medicine. When you apply crystals to various areas of the body, they contribute to a gentle, non-invasive healing process. They also aid in restoring your body's stability and balance, along with working to encourage your body's natural healing mechanisms.
If you're having problems sleeping, for example, crystals can help depending on the reasons behind your sleeplessness. If nightmares are keeping you awake, you can place a crystal at the foot of your bed to encourage a peaceful sleep or to chase away negative thoughts. Another option is to place chosen crystal under your pillow at night, the premise being that during sleep the body and mind are more restful, and able to accept the influence of the crystal’s healing energy more readily.
Use Crystals to Attract Love and Abundance
Another way that crystals can promote healing is as an aide aid in attracting love to your life and keeping your current relationship healthy. If you're looking to bring health and happiness into your home, placing certain crystals around the house can help clear negative energy and provide a calming feeling of grounding and peace. Citrine is a popular crystal to use because it attracts wealth. It's also popular because it doesn't absorb negative energy so it never needs cleansing. If you want to promote love in your home, you can either place rose quartz in the southwest corner of your house or place a bowl of rose quartz in your bedroom. Not only are crystals good for promoting happiness around your home, you can also use them around your workplace to clear your mind and decrease confusion.
Ways to use Crystals for Energy Healing
So how do crystals actually help and heal individuals? The gemstones themselves have the ability to actually conduct energy. Plus, each particular stone has its own unique energy which contributes to the healing process. If you need more convincing, think for a moment about the contribution crystals make in every flat-screen tv, quartz clock, cell phone or computer. Transfer that idea to a more personal level where crystals are applied directly on the skin of an individual. Now you will clearly see the impact crystals can have on energy. Crystals can calm nerves, improve confidence, and open up clear lines of communication. Whether you want to help your personal life or your professional life, the right crystals can promote the positive feelings you need.
Crystal Healing for the Chakras
Today’s energy healers use multiple types of crystals in their work. These gemstones are chosen for their particular qualities and coloring. The crystals are placed on the chakras, (also known as vortices or energy centers) of the body. Chakras are connected by meridians of life energy, or chi that flow through the body. Certain stones are chosen by skilled healers, to correspond with the particular imbalance reported by the client. Working with their clients, a healer will decide which crystal will be placed where.
|First, or Root Chakra
|Black, brown, or deep red
|Tiger Eye, Jasper, Clear Crystal, Tourmaline
|Second, or Sacral Chakra
|Red or orange
|Ruby, Red Coral, Garnet, Fire Opal
|Third, or Solar Plexus Chakra
|Gold or yellow
|Citrine, Calcite, Topaz, Rose Quartz, Malachite
|Fourth, or Heart Chakra
|Green or pink
|Jade, Rhodochrosite, Esmerald, Pink Jade, Rose Quartz
|Fifth, or Throat Chakra
|Blue/green, light blue
|Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Sodalite, Aquamarine
|Sixth, or Third Eye Chakra
|Indigo or deep purple
|Amethyst, Flourite, Blue Tiger Eye, Sapphire, Lapiz Lazuli
|Seventh, or Crown Chakra
|Light purple, white, or clear
|Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Pearl, Diamond
Crystals as Healing Amulets
Another type of healing involves wearing gemstones as jewelry directly on the body. Each gemstone carries specific energetic healing which corresponds to an individual’s aura. Many are familiar with amulets, and when a stone is chosen as such, its main function is to protect the body, and repel negativity.
Depending on your needs, stones elected for a healing should be carefully chosen to heal, repel negative energy (including dis-ease), or amplify positive energy.
Crystals in Meditation
Yet another form of crystal healing involves a person holding a crystal in their left hand while meditating. Meditation, like sleep, is a point at which the body and mind are calmed and therefore more susceptible to a crystal’s healing influence. Adding crystals to your meditation practice can amplify the effects of your meditation and help you reach a deeper level of peace. Some report a tingling sensation while doing this exercise, while others feel a calmness overtaking them. Here are some tips for getting started with crystal meditation.
Select your crystals.
You can use crystals for specific purposes. Smokey quartz, for example, can help balance sexual energies, while green tourmaline offers balance when dealing with emotional change. There’s more to choosing a crystal than its accepted use, though. It’s important that you use your intuition, too. Try holding different crystals in the store to see which one speaks to you. The color of a crystal will give you an insight into what it can be used for because color is a good indication of the level of vibration of the crystal. The crystal's vibration helps to bring it into alignment with the diseased area so that they both vibrate simultaneously and bring harmony. You might also choose to ask a live psychic which crystals are a good fit for you.
Cleanse your crystals.
It’s important to cleanse your crystals before you start to use them or after you have used them for a while. Crystal cleansing methods typically include using a crystal singing bowl, soaking in salt water, and visualization, although Native Americans believe that you can naturally cleanse a crystal by rubbing it between the palms of your hands. It’s worth trying various methods to see which gives you the best results.
Choose where to meditate.
When you have prepared your crystals, the next stage is to choose where you will meditate. You may already have a favorite spot, but if you are meditating for the first time, you’ll need to put some thought into it. Try to find a quiet, comfortable place where others will not disturb you while you are meditating. Some people like to lie down on their bed or sofa, while others prefer to sit on a straight-backed chair.
Start to work with your chosen crystal.
When you are fully relaxed in your chosen place, hold your crystal in your left hand and notice its every detail. Admire the crystal’s color, shape, and texture, and thank it for coming into your life. From this point, you can go ahead and close your eyes and start to breathe deeply. Keep paying close attention to the crystal in your palm as you enter your meditative state.
Relax and let the crystal do the work.
While you may not notice anything unusual at first, your goal is to feel the stone’s energy. This may occur in different ways. You may feel the crystal pulsating in your hand, see flashing images in your mind’s eye similar to the way a clairvoyant does, or suddenly gain clarity about a troubling issue in your life. This is the crystal doing its work.
After your meditation
When you have finished your meditation session, always remember to thank your crystal. This applies whether you feel that you have gained insight during that particular meditation or not. You will then need to pay some attention to how you want to store your crystal. Some people advocate placing crystals inside a special box. Others prefer to have them on display or on their person. Experiment to see which approach works for you.
Introducing crystals to your meditations can help you to take the practice far beyond what you may have believed possible. Why not try it today?
Getting a Crystal Healing
So are you ready to get a crystal healing, or do healing on yourself? Clearly there are benefits from both processes. In the beginning, it is probably better to seek out a professional healer, an empath who is practiced in the art.
In this way, you will get most benefit from having precious stones chosen by an experienced empathy. plus, you will gain the advantage of having the healer’s energies mingled with that of the energy in the crystals to form a precious, almost laser thrust of energy.
Once you have experienced the energies this way, you can try cleansing, programming and directing the crystals energies yourself. As you grow in crystal lore, you will be able to intuitively choose the correct crystal for your needs. This works especially well with jewelry and meditation practices. Of course, having a complete crystal healing with stones laid on your body requires another person being involved.
One note: when choosing a healer of any type, it is best to let your intuition guide you, that feeling in your lower stomach, aka, solar plexis. If you are drawn toward the person, feel an affinity, go ahead. If not, simply walk away.
We live in a new age where eastern and western medicine combine, rather than conflict, coming together to illuminate and enhance the human condition. Whether you wear, carry, or undergo a complete crystal healing, changes have been reported that include a lessening of both acute and chronic illness, mental anxiety, and other emotional traumas.
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