If you are plugged into the world of alternative medicine, you probably are considering crystal healing a run for the money. Crystal healing has been around for quite some time. Since ancient time, men have harnessed the power of these healing stone to align, transform and clear their mind, body and soul energy from the often harmful negative energy to a pure and fulfilling positive energy.
The Egyptians, Sumerians and even the Mayans who regularly adorn themselves with these crystals understood the positive impact of these stones on their mind which in turn keeps their physical body healthy and free from stress.
Even though our modern culture will choose rather forget or deny the healing capabilities of crystals, we cannot, for the most part, erase them totally. There are still many who have witnessed and will continue to believe in the healing powers of crystals. The followership is growing globally and we are seeing a renewed interest in this ancient holistic healing method.
How healing crystals work
Healing crystals work by aligning the various energy centres of the body to promote wellness, happiness and stress-free life.
Energy healers believe the human body is surrounded by a field of energy called chakra. This energy field is very much like a magnetic field which can push or attract other objects. Our thoughts produce vibrations which affect these fields and in turn, the field attracts to us what we are thinking. As such, the energy field helps in the manifestation of our thoughts and can bring to pass whatever we are thinking about; whether good or evil.
Healing crystals have the ability to align this life force and cleanse our chakra of evil or bad energy. This gives them a holistic healing power since they are the only thing apart from our mind which can influence the energy surrounding our body. As such, having a particular crystal on helps to vibrate the energy to a particular frequency giving rise to a manifestation of these thoughts.
This is why healers use different crystals to solve different problems. To effectively harness the healing power of crystals, you’ll need to select the crystal type that matches the frequency of your problem so it can lead to better manifestation.
How to choose a crystal
Choosing a crystal depends entirely on what you want and your connections with the healing crystal. Crystal experts often say the crystals choose you and not the other way around. As such, it is often recommended that you move around the crystal chop and look around until you can feel an almost physical connection with a particular healing crystal.
The connection can come in the form of a physical vibration, a tingling sensation or just a knowing feeling when you come in contact with your healing crystal in the crystal shop. If you feel drawn to a particular feeling or fall in love with a crystal; that’s often a sign that the crystal has chosen you.
It’ll also help to identify your particular problem and find a stone whose healing vibrations matches your problem. Below we have discussed some of the most popular healing crystals and what they stand for; you can use that as a guide for finding your healing crystal.
When it comes to healing with crystals, your intentions matter a lot because crystals work by sending your thoughts which most often are your intentions into the soul of the universe to bring such intentions into physical manifestations. As such, it important for you to be specific about what you want, when you want it and how you want.
Different types of crystals and what they do
White crystals are some of the most popular crystals used by energy healers in different parts of the world. The white crystal quartz has a pure and powerful energy source. It is used mainly to stimulate the brain to increase creativity and boosts the immune system. It has other important applications such as increased perception and deeper relaxation. Go for a white crystal if you are looking for clarity, healing and cleansing.
The rose quartz is also known as the love crystal. The crystal is commonly used to attract love and protect a romantic relationship from negative energy. Go with rose quartz if you are after love, forgiveness and enhanced self-esteem.
This crystal has been used from time immemorial to cure hangovers and drunkenness. It provides a powerful point for opening one’s eyes and connecting them to the soul of the universe. As such, the amethyst aids meditation enhances intuition and stability. Go with an amethyst if you are looking for peace, healing and enhanced intuition.
Emerald is another stone that is connected with successful love. Go with this stone if you are looking for seeking for a relationship that will succeed as the stone promotes loyalty, sensitivity and diminishes negativity.
Citrine comes with a warm colour which signifies the crystal’s optimistic and warm energy. It is great for warding off negative energy or people and it doesn’t need regular cleansing as most healing crystals.
What to do after getting your crystal
After getting your crystal, one of the very first thing you might want to do is to cleanse the crystals. Crystals can easily get infected with negative energy, as such, cleansing them before using them is highly advisable.
Cleansing a crystal is very easy. Simply wash the crystal under a running natural source of water or a tap. Most times, you’ll need the water to be pure, clean and cold. Do not use hot or warm water.
After washing it, you can leave it to dry under the morning sun.
After cleansing your crystal, you’ll need to ‘program’ it with your intention. This involves giving the crystal a purpose by telling it your intention.
Hold the crystal in front of you with your eyes close, either aloud or in your head, tell the crystal your intention and what you want it to do for you. Acknowledge this with thanksgiving to the universe.
How to use your healing crystal
The more you touch your healing crystals, the more you can get out of them. So it makes perfect sense to always keep the crystal in contact with your body.
One of the best ways to do this is to wear them. You can make a necklace out of your crystal, a hand band, earrings or even ring.