How To Work With Crystals
What are crystals?
Everything on the Earth is made from vibrational energy;
people, animals, trees and plants. When we are feeling down or have a lack of energy, feel sluggish, have a lack of confidence and drive, then we are vibrating at a LOW vibration, however, when we are more joyful, happy, outgoing, confident, we have a HIGH vibration.
Crystals hold really high vibrations, so when you bring a crystal into your energy field you vibrate at that higher frequency.
Crystal healing is a natural healing method using crystals. Since ancient times, many cultures have used crystals for healing.
The crystals are placed on specific energy points on the body or around the body to release negative energy, (blockages) congestion and emotional tension allowing the person to heal and come back into balance.
Each crystal has a unique structure and healing frequency and it’s this special resonance that gives the crystal its healing “power”.
When the crystal is used therapeutically and with focus, it helps to bring the body’s energy systems back into balance and stimulates the body’s natural healing processes so that the person can heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Crystal therapy restores harmony to the body, mind and spirit as it clears away negativity, fear, depression and dis-ease patterns to achieve feelings of well-being and wholeness.
Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can help to balance us mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
How to choose crystals
Well there's 2 ways I recommend for choosing your crystals, my first advice to anyone asking is "go with your intuition", honestly just trust yourself, you will make the right decision, just remember there is no 'wrong' decision!!
Drawn to a particular crystal? Then go with it, your heart is telling you which one you need, trust it!
However, if you are after a crystal to help you with something specific, my advice is to research about it, pick the crystal with those frequencies that you know will help you with what you want it for.
So now you have purchased your crystals, what do you do with them you may ask?
Here are some ways you can use your crystals.
One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation.
If you haven't practiced meditation before take a look at my short guide below.
By holding crystals while you meditate you get to really connect with the crystal, and in return are receiving those high vibrational energies as you meditate.
Palm and Thumb Stones are ideal for this!
The more you connect to your crystal the more aware you'll be of its energy.
Set an intention for your crystal for example, hold your crystal and say "I would like this crystal to centre and ground me today".
You can carry a crystal around with you daily, place it in your pocket or for ladies - even in your bra! giving you that healing energy throughout your whole day.
Or put it in a purse and take it out and hold it whenever you need to centre yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working towards.
By wearing a crystal necklace, your crystal will be giving you the healing energy all day long around your heart chakra, allowing your heart to be balanced and open to bring joy, compassion and loving energy.
Wear a crystal bracelet, again you will be carrying and receiving the energy of the crystals all day long, allowing your energy to be balanced and bring you those positive attributes of the crystal.
Place them on or around you
You can place crystals on areas of your body, if you have pain for example, try holding a crystal on the pain area, if you have a headache try using amethyst on your forehead.
You can also place the crystals on your Chakra energy centres.
Chakras are energy centres aligned along our spinal column. If you imagine each point as a spinning disk of energy, when your Chakras are out of balance your chi (life force) energy cannot flow, when they become blocked with stagnant energy this can then manifest if untreated into the physical body and become a physical or emotional symptom, such as discomfort, ill health, headaches, pain, anxiety and stress, being ungrounded, having a lack of confidence etc.
Crystals are chosen on their vibrational energies that match those individual chakra centres, they help to re-balance the chakras allowing positive energy to flow through the body freely and balance each centre whether that be emotionally, physically or spiritually
Start by finding a quiet spot, where you won't be disturbed, creating a meditation sacred space brings a peaceful, grounding presence if you can, if not just find a quiet area
Hold your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and connect with your crystal, you can set an intention to the crystal, for example "I would like this crystal to help bring me positive energy"
Take your awareness to your breathing, take a deep breath in, hold for a few seconds and breath out through your mouth, as you continue this breathing pattern being consciously aware of every breath. You may feel your body sink deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a tingle in your hand, or you may not feel anything right away, what ever you feel just go with it. Sometimes, certain crystals don’t resonate, that is fine! Other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. It all depends upon your energy and how it resonates with the crystal, so be patient and keep experimenting.
Think of your crystal in your hand glowing, with a bright white light as this emanates out and around your hand, as this light starts to travel up through your arm and into your shoulders, take it around your head and then back down through your body, remember to keep the light bright as its giving you healing positive energy.
You could also do a guided meditation with your crystals. Click here to find out about my meditation classes
Good chakra crystals to use for chakra healing:
Red Jasper, Hematite, Agate, Black Tourmaline
Solar Plexus chakra:
Yellow Carnelian, Calcite, Citrine
Rose Quartz, Malachite, Jade, Green Aventurine, Unakite
Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Turquoise
Third Eye chakra:
Amethyst, Purple Fluorite
Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst
Crystals and their meanings
Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal, excellent for use in trauma or crisis. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. It is also an excellent stone for comforting grief.
Rose Quartz is a wonderful sleep crystal for adults and children, providing beautiful dreams as well as preventing nightmares
It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura.
As a crystal of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz helps you to build and strengthen your relationships to restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love.
Amethyst is a protection and cleansing crystal, transmuting energy into love and protection.
Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.
Amethyst can help to alleviate sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions.
It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.
Uplifting and motivational crystal it can help to increase willpower, concentration, memory and logic. Use Yellow Carnelian on the Solar Plexus chakra to help you gain more self-confidence as well as the ability to learn from your past mistakes.
Yellow Carnelian is a revitalising crystal and said to reinforce courage, confidence, happiness and prosperity into our lives.
Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
Fluorite is used for cleansing the mind, body and spirit of stress, anxiety and negative energies, it helps to remove impurities bringing them to surface and ensures balance and harmony.
It is useful for grounding and harmonising spiritual energy, It carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos, and scattered and discordant energies into cohesion and harmony.
Fluorite supports spirituality and thought, focus and concentration, and balance in all aspects of one’s life. It enhances positive energy around you and is ideal to have within your home and/or at work to absorb those negative energies around you.
Amazonite crystals are primarily associated with filtering out stresses, healing traumas,
and soothing energies in the home and workplace.
Amazonite assists in communicating one’s true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism.
As a support stone, it aids in overcoming loneliness.
Hide an Amazonite in a child’s or teen’s bedroom to encourage tidiness, and keep a dish of Amazonites on the kitchen table to persuade others to assist more with chores.
Tree Agate is a stone of inner peace. It helps to calm nerves, and can be combined with Clear Quartz to deepen meditation and prayer.
Tree Agate is a healer of geopathic stress; by emitting its calming and centring energies into the environment.
It is also a good crystal for grounding and the properties help you to connect on a deeper level to the Earth and its powerful healing vibrations. Its strong connection to nature and intuitive powers of regeneration also make this crystal an excellent immune system booster.
This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear, worry and anxiety and aids harmony and balance.
It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
It is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will and it enhances creativity.
Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, it brings courage and confidence, dispels apathy, it promotes positive life choices and motivates for success.
Carnelian is a stabilising crystal, perfect for anchoring in the present. Orange crystals, especially the carnelians, are excellent aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels.
It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. It helps to calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life.
Howlite is a lovely calming crystal to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Howlite has a lovely soothing energy that will help to alleviate stress, and may help to calm fits of anger and bad temper.
Howlite will calm and soothe the emotions, slow the overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep.
Howlite can help to access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking.