As a child, I was always drawn to rocks. I had the quintessential collection of local stones. They were gathered over time as I walked many miles doubled over, focused on the ground, at the shore and in the fields. I still find myself scanning for the perfect rock in the receding ocean waves, or while walking the stony trails near my home. Yup, I still pick them up, tuck them in my pockets, and bring them home with me. I have a container tucked in the corner in my living room, brimming with my treasures – rocks, shells, and sea glass I have gathered locally and in my travels. I have been learning a lot about the properties and energy of crystals, and how to use them. This has led me on a quest for specimens. My collection continues to grow.
I really enjoy visiting the crystal store. There are more in the area now, so I have more options. I can spend a couple of hours just browsing. On occasion, I will plan my trip in search of a certain type of crystal. More often than not, I leave the store with additional stones. Some days, I end up purchasing something totally different. My acquisitions are sometimes influenced by color, perhaps by purpose, often by whim. Ultimately, my choice is made by “feel”. I tend to run my hand over the crystals, sometimes I carry them around the store for a while. The crystal must resonate with me and the purpose I have in mind for it. I choose crystals for my personal use and enjoyment as well as for my healing practice. Often, the crystal seems to choose me. There is also the option of shopping online but I don’t have the opportunity to “feel” the merchandise . Also, it is more difficult to assess quality and authenticity of the crystals sold online.
The other night I sat in the presence of an amazing crystal grid, arranged by a friend of mine, in her healing space. The energy emanating from this grid was permeating the entire room and everyone in it. I was in awe of the sensations in my body caused by just being in proximity to it. I could feel my hands pulsing with healing energy as soon as I entered the room. I have learned over the years that crystal vibrations can assist me in many ways. I use them in my crystal healing sessions. The photo above is of crystals in my healing area this morning. I am drawn to different crystals for various reasons during my sessions. I enjoy exploring the properties and benefits of crystal vibration for myself and in my healing sessions. I find crystals fascinating!
I use my “everyday” crystals in a variety of ways. I carry or wear an assortment of crystals on a daily basis. I usually tuck a rose quartz into my bra in the morning, close to my heart. The gentle energy supports me throughout the day. (Guys – maybe a shirt pocket would work for you). The jewelry I wear is usually chosen with an eye toward what I am doing that day, for instance, I wear different pieces when doing readings – or healing sessions. As one who often needs it, I carry, or wear, a grounding crystal most days. I frequently add a protection crystal to the mix. I have a great locket type pendant which opens to a compartment large enough to hold several very small crystals. I fill this with crystals and wear it often when working, both for readings and healing sessions.
I know people who are very skeptical or downright dismissive about the power of crystals to influence the environment and people around us. I don’t agree with them. I have set up crystals around my home and my workspaces and I know they have some effects that aren’t otherwise explained. I do not claim to know everything about using crystals, but I am expanding my knowledge all the time. I encourage you to do the same.
CRYSTALS FOR CHAKRA HEALING AND BALANCE
There are crystals associated with individual chakras. Some of these include:
ROOT: Red Ruby, Garnet, Red Jasper
SACRAL: Orange Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Sunstone
SOLAR PLEXUS: Yellow Citrine, Golden Tiger Eye, Aragonite, Amber
HEART: Green (Pink) Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline
THROAT: Blue Sodalite, Lace Agate, Aquamarine
THIRD EYE: Indigo Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Labradorite
CROWN: Purple Amethyst, Flourite, Clear Quartz
CRYSTALS FOR GROUNDING
Hematite, Selenite, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone, Red Jasper
CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTION
Black Tourmaline, Selenite, Hematite, Amethyst, Torquoise, Black Obsidian