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"Healing Crystals: Unlocking Nature's Secret to Wellness and Harmony"

The first thing I want to talk to you about is the differences in the look and the feel of the stones themselves.

You are going to be able to find raw rocks, these are the least processed. What you have is pretty much how the miners found on the earth.

Then you have the tumbled ones. These are tumbled with sand which gives them a smooth and shiny finish. Then we have the faceted ones and those are mostly used for jewelry.

We also have polished and cut stones like this one to give them a certain shape!

I can’t tell you that some are better than others because that is just a matter of preference. Your choice must be what are you going to use the crystal for. If you are just going to display it, get whatever you like. I go by looks first. Some stones just call my name. And if there are several that are similar I hold them and feel their energy.

If you are going to use them for meditation they need to fit comfortably in your hands. You don’t want something too heavy or prickly.

If you are going to use them for Reiki, so if you are going to put them on someone’s body you don’t want again something too heavy, and you don’t want a sphere because its not going to stay put. You want something small enough and smooth but that it’s not going to roll off.  

Healing crystals are powerful resources that release energy blockages. They have been used for thousands of years to transform energy. Working with these is an excellent way to heal physical, mental, and spiritual problems. However, getting started with spiritual crystals for beginners can be intimidating.

Disclaimer: The use of crystals is not a substitution for medical attention. If you are hurt, if you are ill, if you have a chronic illness, see your doctor. We don’t want to dismiss what medicine has advanced and the things it can do.

Healing crystals use energy to heal the mind, body, and soul. They transform your energy. The goals of working with them are to:

·        Increase low energy

·        Remove bad energy

·        Transform your aura

·        Release blocked energy

 

Healing is achieved through transformation or unblocking of energy. After each use, part of the healing process is clearing that energy from the crystal. Therefore, an essential aspect of working with healing crystals is respecting the stone's power and adequately preparing it to help you manifest your intention. 

All crystals and stones are formed on the earth. Therefore, they contain energy that was absorbed from nature. They are best cleansed with water, sunlight, and moonlight. Not all crystals can be submerged, so check the stone's properties before cleansing its energy with water. Placing them near windows with exposure to the sun or moon are great ways to recharge your healing stone before starting a new healing journey.

This beginner's guide to working with crystals emphasizes the importance of intention setting, reviews healing rituals, and answers frequently asked questions about working with them.

Using Crystal Healing for Positive Results

The best way to use crystals for healing is by focusing on one problem, pain, or goal. Remember, not all recovery originates from negativity. They can be used for getting acquainted with your inner self or forming a stronger spiritual connection with a Higher Power.

The important thing is to decide on one focus for your healing work. That focus will be the inspiration for an intention.

Setting an intention is the first step in learning how to use them. Purposes are specific and need to identify a problem and solution. 

Each type of healing crystal has a unique frequency and energy field with specific healing properties.

The goal of healing with stones is to exchange negative energy with the crystal's unique energy.

How to Use Healing Stones for Beginners: Wear Crystals in Jewelry

Wearing crystals in the form of jewelry is an excellent way to surround your body with healing energy. Placing them on the body connects the healing power of stones with your chakras.

It is common to wear these in jewelry over your pulse or over a chakra to remove energy blockages from specific areas of your body.

Crystals are used to project and receive healing energy. If you want to project healing to others, wear crystal jewelry on the right side of your body. In contrast, you absorb healing from energy stones that are worn on the left side of your body.

Wearing them in jewelry such as a necklace or bracelet is effective because the crystal will be near your pulse. Necklace pendants will hang above your heart chakra and are suitable for healing needs of love, empathy, and forgiveness.

Placing Crystals on the Body

To address a specific ailment or energy blockage, place a healing crystal directly on the body where the issue is. For example, if you are experiencing digestive problems, lay down and put it on your abdomen. It is essential to lie down during this process.

Healing Rituals With Crystals

There are several rituals you can perform to charge healing crystals. Completing healing practices with them increases their energy and healing power. Rituals are also helpful in solidifying your intention, which facilitates the healing process. Three everyday healing rituals with crystals are:

1.   Create an altar. Select an area to dedicate to your crystal altar, like a shelf or small table. Set your intention and pick ones with healing energy that aligns with that intention. Allow your intuition to arrange them on the altar.

2.   Bathe with crystals. Submerging in water infused with healing energy is a relaxing and powerful spiritual experience. Add crystals with special powers that match your intention to your bathwater. Before entering the bath, meditate on your intention.

3.   Meditation. Having a clear mind is essential. Choose a stone and hold it in your hand. Close your eyes and take deep breaths. Imagine the healing energy from the crystal leaving the stone and entering your body.

How to Use Crystals for Chakra Healing

People have used crystals for health and healing for thousands of years.

1.   The Root Chakra is located at the base of your spine and grounds your true self with the world around you. Some crystals that help connect with your inner self are obsidian, red jasper, and black tourmaline.

2.   The Sacral Chakra is right below your belly button. This chakra is associated with your emotional energy, sensuality, and creativity. The top crystals that work with your Sacral Chakra are carnelian and rutilated rose quartz.

3.   The Solar Plexus Chakra is near your stomach and hosts feelings of self-esteem and confidence. If you are working with crystals to improve your emotions about self-work, choose gold or yellow-colored options.

4.   The Heart Chakra is within your chest. Setting an intention around love, empathy, or forgiveness aligns with this chakra. Work with apatite or rose quartz for this type of healing.

5.   The Throat Chakra harnesses the energy that deals with the inner self. It connects to who you are and what you believe in. Healing issues associated with identity are best worked with blue lace agate.

6.   The Third Eye Chakra is accessed just above the bridge of your nose. This chakra is linked to wisdom and spirituality. Spiritual healing is worked through this chakra. Amethyst is an excellent healing crystal to help with energy blockages in the Third Eye Chakra.

7.   The Crown Chakra is one of the most powerful chakras. Energy blockages in this chakra are focused at the very top of your forehead. This is where the highest levels of spirituality and self are actualized. Citrine and selenite are crystals that help with intentions relating to the Crown Chakra.

How to Use Crystals for Healing

The first step to working with crystals for healing is selecting a stone that aligns with the pain you are experiencing or the intention you want to manifest. It is always wise to cleanse them before working with them. Set a clear and specific intention and repeat it several times.

When you start practicing healing, try wearing spiritual stones as jewelry. Use healing rituals to charge the crystals and unleash their power as you progress. Physical contact with the crystal is a great way to increase the energy connection.

Follow these steps for working with healing crystals:

·        Step 1: Select a crystal that aligns with the problem or goal you want to focus on.

o   It is important to connect the proper healing stone to your intention. Each healing crystal has special properties that work with different sources or types of energy. 

·        Step 2: Cleanse the crystal and your mind.

o   Healing crystals work by exchanging energy with your body. Therefore, cleaning them after every intention you work with it is vital. In addition, spiritual stones will pick up the energy of whoever touches them. Consequently, it is imperative to cleanse a healing crystal when you first get it as a way to reset its energy. 

o   It is your job to activate the transference of energy with the crystal. Having a clear mind is crucial to successfully working with them. As you begin a healing ritual, clear your mind of negative and competing thoughts. Work with these crystals in an area that will not distract you and interrupt your focus. Instead, focus solely on the intention that inspired your work.

·        Step 3: Choose a method to work with your crystal.

o   There are several healing rituals to choose from. However, the foundation of all of them is setting and staying firm within your intention. Crystal healing is only effective when it is purposeful. Whether you choose to meditate, create an altar, or bathe in water energized by crystals, the healing strength of the stone is only activated when it is assigned a task.

·        Step 4: Be consistent when working with them.

o   Crystal healing is not a quick fix to a problem. It requires repetition and dedication. The number one mistake beginners make when working with crystals is not allowing the stones adequate time to unblock energy.

How to Use Crystals in the Home

Healing home crystals clear negative energy from your environment. Your energy transfers into the space you spend the most time. Don't neglect your home as you experiment with how to use crystals and stones to heal your body and mind.

They also hold strong powers. They can protect from danger, improve prosperity, and foster love.

If you want to protect your home and are wondering where to put them, start by creating a grid of the key areas in your home. Then, for increased healing power, put a crystal in every corner of a room.

Connecting the crystals by setting the same intention with each stone individually is essential. Repeat identical healing rituals as you place them in the grid you create. 

How to Make Your Crystals Work

Buying a healing crystal and placing it on a shelf in your home or hanging it from a necklace you wear every day will not unleash the stone's healing energy. These work by interacting with your energy. You need to assign a job to the crystal. 

Every beginner guide to crystal healing underscores that intention setting is the most powerful and crucial step to working with them. Be very specific when identifying your intention. Broad statements will not work. Instead, consider the exact problem you want to address and your desired solution. Say your intention while working with a healing stone that aligns with that energy.

Don't overthink how to hold them. Grasp it firmly and visualize the energy leaving the crystal and entering your body or home. Repeat it several times while concentrating on breathing purposely. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you have to wear a crystal for it to work?

The healing powers of crystals are not instantaneous. You need to work with them for the energy exchange to take place. When using healing crystals, consistency is vital. Practice integrating them into the framework of your daily pattern. 

How do healing crystals work?

Healing crystals work by absorbing vibrations and transforming that energy into something else. While each stone has special healing powers, its healing energy is only accessed when an intention is set. When working with them, it is essential to give the stone a job. Creating a purpose for the healing stone activates the energy transformation. Healing rituals help with solidifying the intention and charging the crystal's energy.

How do you use crystals for healing?

The healing power of crystals starts with you. Best practices are:

1.   Identify a problem or goal and create an intention.

2.   Select a stone with a unique energy that aligns with that intention.

3.   Cleanse the healing crystal.

4.   Practice a healing ritual or meditate with the spiritual stone. Use physical contact and specific intentions to open the door for healing energy.

5.   Be consistent and work with them often. 

How do you set an intention?

Focus on a need over want. Then, imagine what it would be like to have that need met and what you would have to do to overcome that need. 

A crystal isn't going to magically dump millions of dollars in your bank account. However, it can help overcome feelings of inadequacy, procrastination, and self-doubt, preventing you from becoming successful. An excellent example of intentions to set surrounding prosperity and wealth are:

·        I'm open to opportunities that offer growth and abundance.

·        I can tackle any money-related obstacle.

These affirmations address a need and the effort required to accomplish it.

What is the best healing crystal to work with for beginners?

Clear quartz is an excellent healing stone for beginners. It is known as the master healing stone because it works with all energy points within the body. If you are unsure which crystal to start with, clear quartz is an excellent choice because it can absorb and transform any energy. Therefore, every crystal healer's collection should contain clear quartz, the master healer.

1. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known as the healing gemstone that represents unconditional love. Rose Quartz is a crystal that addresses feelings of love, compassion, and kindness. These stones are commonly used as aids in fixing relationship problems and promoting understanding. Rose Quartz also boosts feelings of peace, calm, and self-love.

When you reach a deeper level of serenity and peace, happiness is improved. A calm demeanor has several physical health benefits. Stress and a negative mindset are known to worsen conditions related to the heart, gut, and mind. By reducing stress and focusing on positivity, you will improve your overall health.

Because of their association with love and calm, Rose Quartz crystals are typically worn close to the heart. The physical health benefits of rose quartz are better realized when this healing crystal is worn or carried on the body.

2. Amethyst

Amethyst is known as one of the best crystals for physical healing. Some of their healing properties include:

 

·        Improved skin appearance

·        Headache reduction

·        Improved endocrine function and metabolism.

·        Hormonal regulation

·        Better working immune system.

·        Good digestive health

·        Reduces bruising

Amethyst lessens the appeal of overindulgence. It is beneficial in the treatment of addiction, specifically alcoholism. Amethyst crystals heal the body to help overcome addictions by cleansing the organs, regulating hormones, and lessening psychological pain.

In addition, amethyst crystals open a person's third eye. The third eye is the source of an individual's wisdom and power. Therefore, amethyst improves cognition and enhances spirituality.

To benefit from one of the top gemstones for healing, carry an amethyst gemstone on your person. If looking for healing on a specific area, it is common to place the amethyst on the part of the body associated with the chakra or energy conflicted with illness or discomfort. For intensive recovery, surround the body with amethyst crystals for healing illnesses.

3. Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz serves as a unique and powerful healing crystal. It increases the effect of other crystals by absorbing and releasing energy. Clear Quartz is a full-body healing gemstone that cleanses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes of an individual by driving away negative energy.

Clear Quartz gives out more than what you put into it. It is considered the most powerful amplifying healing crystal. As a result, it can increase the clarity of your mind, improve concentration, and regulate energy

Clear Quartz is considered one of the most essential crystals to have. it works well on its own but you will see stronger healing effects when clear quartz is used in conjunction with other good energy crystals.

4.   Selenite

Selenite is a purifying healing crystal. It is commonly used for the cleansing and energy charging of other crystals. You can cleanse and charge essential healing crystals by placing them on a slab of selenite. 

Selenite also works to cleanse the mind, body, and spirit of negative energy. Its purpose is to eliminate blockages within your energy field. Selenite is effective in reducing feelings of:

·        Stress

·        Depression

·        Negativity

·        Jealousy and toxicity

·        Anxiety

Experience the mind-healing powers of Selenite crystals by placing one on your forehead while you're laying down. This will help Selenite access the crown chakra and will clear your mind. This is especially effective during periods of anxiety, confusion, and depression. By clearing your mind of negative thoughts you can achieve your dreams easier and allow your body to properly care for itself.

In addition, selenite works to encourage foundational strength. This natural stone for healing addresses muscles, bones, and tendons. It is a beneficial addition for those seeking chiropractic and physical therapy treatments. Finally, Selenite is also used to support fertility and protects pregnant women and their unborn children.

Finally, Selenite is one of the best healing crystals for treating insomnia. Looking at and connecting with the stone before bed will help to ease your mind and encourage restful sleep.

5. Obsidian

Obsidian is a grounding crystal. It is beneficial in connecting with the most important functions of the body. Obsidian has several healing properties including

·        Deep tissue healing

·        Improved digestion and helps with digestive illnesses by detoxifying organs.

·        Improves blood flow and maintains good circulation.

·        Stops bleeding and speeds up wound healing.

·        Reduces joint pain and the effects of arthritis.

As a physical healing crystal, obsidian is helpful for those struggling with digestive problems. Obsidian is particularly effective in combating issues with the gallbladder. However, obsidian's primary healing property is to keep your health as good as possible. It does this by targeting one of the most essential organs in your body, your heart.

When your heart beats well and blood flows freely your body is better able to care for itself. Strong health and spirituality start at the core and obsidian is the best healing crystal to address the main areas of your body.

6. Turquoise

Like most healing crystals, Turquoise offers several physical and spiritual healing benefits. Turquoise is most known for neutralizing acidity. As a result, it is effective in healing infections, digestive problems, and stomach illnesses. In general, Turquoise has an anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect.

There are few parts of your body that Turquoise cannot heal and support. This is one of the essential crystals to have because it is a protective stone that supports physical heart health. Turquoise increases immune responses, heals infections, improves eyesight and hearing, and oxygenates the blood.

Turquoise can act as a reset for your emotions. It will give you a boost when you are tired but also calm you in moments of agitation. Turquoise has an excellent effect on balancing mood swings. It connects your feelings with what is going on in your life; this aids in achieving self-acceptance and forgiveness. Turquoise helps manage premenstrual syndrome symptoms and some personality disorders.

10. Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz is a physical and spiritual healing crystal. It pulls away negative energy and cleanses the aura. Rutilated Quartz is also a protective stone. It shields you from the ill thoughts and intentions of others. Rutilated Quartz can also protect you from self-deprecation and heals depression. Rutilated Quartz supports overcoming fear, anxiety, and dark emotions. 

Additionally, Rutilated Quartz is effective against mercury poisoning and absorbs it from blood, muscles, nerves, and the intestinal tract. It is one of the top healing crystals for chronic conditions including importance, infertility, and never-ending fatigue. It promotes fast healing of torn tissue by stimulating cell regeneration. 

Best Crystals for Physical Healing

If you are looking for crystals for healing the body, Bloodstone, Garnet, and Selenite are excellent choices. All three of these stones are popular crystals for healing illnesses. 

Common Healing Crystals:

Bloodstones

Bloodstones are known as physical healing crystals. Bloodstones heal all types of blood conditions. It works within the bone marrow and is effective at overcoming anemia. In addition, Bloodstones help with liver and endocrine system illnesses. It is a supportive crystal for those starting a new diet or detox.

Bloodstones are healing crystals commonly chosen by women who are dealing with hormonal imbalances, menopause, or preparing for childbirth. This healing crystal adds support to the birthing process by sending positive support to the baby and mother.

It improves hormonal imbalances, especially those related to the premenstrual cycle and menopause. It is also effective in treating hormone imbalances caused by blood disorders. 

Selenite: Crystals for Healing the Body

Selenite is a crystal for healing the body of bone and muscular problems. It encourages foundational strength by improving phone, muscle, and tendon health. This is the healing stone for those using chiropractic and physical therapy.

Selenite is also effective for healing problems surrounding mental health. It clears your mind and helps to overcome feelings of anxiety, confusion, and depression. 

Best Spiritual Crystals

Spiritual healing is only attainable when you achieve calmness and clarity in your mind. Several healing gemstones specifically target your emotions, thought processes, and fears. Helping transfer negative thoughts and energy to positive ones is an excellent way to heal spiritually and mentally.

Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most well-known healing crystals. It provides spiritual healing by helping visualize what you want in life. It creates a balance between good and bad emotions to center your energy. Amethyst is effective at eliminating thoughts of fear, anger, rage, grief, and anxiety. Amethyst stones are excellent healing crystals to give to those suffering from the recent loss of a loved one.

Amethyst is highly recommended to aid with feelings of stress and anxiety. It helps achieve deeper levels of meditation, which in turn unleashes different levels of spiritual understanding. And for some, Amethyst can enhance psychic abilities and improve energy readings. Amethyst helps to open your mind to new ways of thinking and spiritual insights. 

Amethyst is one of the most spiritual of all healing stones and promotes love, understanding of nature, and selflessness.

Labradorite

Labradorite is a reflective healing stone. It encourages you to look within yourself, your consciousness, and your spirituality. This stone is often used in meditation to evoke vivid dreams, psychic development, and self-visualization. While Labradorite helps you look inward, this stone also protects your aura from negative energy. It helps to align your physical body with your spiritual purpose and encourages introspection.

Labradorite is a stone that promotes knowledge and learning. It heals your spirit by improving your ability to recognize your value and your effect on others. Labradorite facilitates not only self-awareness but spiritual awareness.

Angelite

Angelite is a powerful healing stone because it deepens your ability to connect with your higher self. By encouraging communication and self-expression, Angelite helps you to see who you truly are and achieve peace within yourself. Angelite heals fear, anger, and anxiety by turning those negative emotions into positive energy. Angelite's healing power is in its ability to provide peace and serenity.

Angelite is especially powerful for those struggling with death. It emphasizes the physical body as being a vehicle for the soul. It boosts spiritual connections to reduce anxiety in the physical world. Purple Angelite has also been known to help communicate with beings outside of the physical world. In general, it increases psychic abilities to supply answers and healing from spirit guides and from loved ones who have passed on.

Best Crystals for Energy

Crystals get their healing properties from the transference of energy. Identifying the type of healing you are looking for will guide your decision in selecting stones for energy. In many cases, your emotions and temperament can influence the effect of crystals used for energy healing. It is important to begin healing crystal meditations with an open and agreeable mindset.

Moonstone  

Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon – an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom.

Tiger eye

The stone is always on the offensive, ready to shift your perspective and create emotional balance whenever you need it. This stone is capable of many things, but the main Tiger’s Eye meaning is all about building inner strength and self-confidence.

Jasper

symbolizes tranquility, a vibration of peace and energy. It is a powerful crystal that can bring comfort and a sense of reassurance to the wearer. Do you want to know the Jasper stone properties? We got everything for you in the upcoming sections of the blog post. 

Citrine

 Sapphire

Wisdom, truth, loyalty, an

Jade

·        Longevity and wisdom

·        Facilitate access to the spiritual realms

·        Provide protection against negative energies and entities

·        Enhance creativity and imagination

·        A stone of truth that can help you to find your inner voice

Rainbow fluorite



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