We are blessed to have such wonderful natural tools given to us directly from Mother Earth. From as far back as the days of the ancient Mayan, Hebrew and Egyptian civilisations, and Far Eastern and Native American cultures, crystals have been used as aids to healing. For many people they are still a wonderful natural tool that is commonly used today.
What are crystals exactly?
I have witnessed mixed reactions with people in regards to crystals. When you know what they actually are comprised of, how can they be considered taboo? Physically they are merely fossilized water. They are formed naturally when certain elements, pressure, temperatures and energy are combined. The water allows/causes the element to grow as a crystal.
On a less physical aspect, crystals have certain properties. Quartz crystal amplifies, transforms, stores, focuses and transfers energy. When cut into precise shapes, quartz vibrates at precise rates and transforms electricity into waves which can be broadcast as in radio and television signals. This is also the way we use quartz in watches and computers. An interesting aspect is that quartz vibrates at all of the colour frequencies, a trait which is invaluable in healing. Being originally fossilized water, it is not surprising that quartz and water vibrate at a similar frequency. These vibrations are also very compatible with the human body, not surprisingly, as the human body is comprised of over 70% water. This enables us to use crystals for healing in both the physical and etheric bodies.
Crystals have been used to harmonize relationships, aid allergies and spiritual awakening. Crystals are often used in meditation, laid on the body during various types of therapy. Elexir’s can be made by placing the crystal in water and drinking it. You can bathe in water that has been charged with the energy of the crystals.
Crystals feed the energy to our cells. The cells can then repair themselves. Extensive research from many respected scientists including Albert Einstein proved that we and everything around us are made up of energy. Within our bodies we have millions of cells, each with its own electrical charge within. Sometimes when things aren’t quite right within us, or we are ill, it can be because something has disturbed the electrical balance of our cells.
Crystal healing deals not with the physical body, but the energy systems which create and support that body. We are all an end result of energy. We get energy from food, water, air and from the earth itself. Take energy away and what happens to us? Our bodies break down, get sick or even die. When a crystal is held or placed against an affected area, it’s not unreasonable to assume that the tiny electrical charge from the crystal can balance and harmonize the cells within us, giving our body a chance to heal itself.
The effect of crystals on mental energy is as dramatic as its effects on physical energy. Not only do crystals amplify body energy, but thoughts as well. They create power and clarity in thinking. They also enable thoughts to more effectively influence matter. In one such experiment, a Kirlin photograph of a crystal was taken, measuring the energy field around the crystals. A subject then concentrated on projecting loving thoughts into and towards the crystal. The energy field around the crystal immediately more than doubled.
Our bodies are surrounded by an electromagnetic field (aura), which may be influenced by outside energy. Having a crystal within your field, re harmonises any negative energies.
Realize too that on different days you may feel drawn to different crystals, depending on what you are experiencing in your life at the time and what energy you need to work with. You may like to keep some crystals within your home or workplace to create specific energy in various rooms or spaces.
You should cleanse your crystals to wear, carry one in your pocket, or sleep with it in your pillowcase for a little added boost. To cleanse a crystal you can use any of the following methods:
- Hold it under cold running water until it feels clean to you.
- Hold your stone in the smoke of some incense or smudge stick such as frankincense, sandalwood, sage and cedar until you feel the negativity has been removed.
- Place your stones outside in the sun or a window ledge will work fine if you don’t have a safe place to put them. For added benefits and balance, let them sit for 24 hours so they receive the energy of the sun as well as the moon energy.
- The vibrations of pure sound can quickly cleanse, balance and re energize your stones. You can use a singing bowl, a bell, a gong, a chiming bar or a tuning fork. Sound them close the crystal until you feel the crystal is completely cleared.
- Place the crystal on a crystal cluster over night to cleanse, balance and re-charge your stone.