Harnessing The Power Of Crystals ❃
Welcome to the ultimate (& ever-growing) guide on how to use & utilise the power of crystals. With your stone cleansed & dedicated to a purpose, it is now time to work with & alongside your new gem companion. Your intention is held tightly within its form, always there to remind & motivate you. This is why it is important to connect with your stone, & therefore your intention, as often as you can. Building & maintaining a relationship with your crystal is significant & far easier than you may think. Even just quietly observing, holding & admiring your stone is enough. Below are some other ways in which you can both connect to & harness the powerful energy of your crystals:
Carry With You
The more contact you share with your crystal, the stronger the connection becomes. This is why carrying your crystal is an amazing & incredibly accessible way of utilising the energy of your chosen stone. It can be used as a small memento for you to keep track of your intention & act as a focal point for you to stay mindful throughout the day. Whether you are looking for some courage for your first week of a new job, or some extra focus as you study, keeping a stone nearby can allow you to access its power wherever you go. Small tumbled crystals, palm/worry stones, & mini spheres/carvings are the perfect size for keeping in your pocket throughout the day. You might also choose to carry your gems in a pouch, bag or in your purse or wallet (which is the perfect place to keep money-inviting gems like Citrine, Tiger Eye or Green Aventurine).
Keep In Your Car
Another simple way to harness your favourite crystals’ energy throughout the day is to keep them in your car. You may seek to work with protective or stress-relieving stones like Black Tourmaline or Angelite to ensure you stay calm & safe on your travels.
Crystals for your Garden
It’s not just humans who benefit from the power of crystals, but the natural world as well. Adding stones to your garden can be miraculous when it comes to raising vibrations & boosting the health, happiness & vibrancy of your plant friends. You may wish to place your stones in the soil or pots, or use crystal-infused water to nourish your plants. Green stones like Moss Agate make great gardening companions as they inspire good health & growth.
Incorporating Crystals Into Your Self-Care Routine
In the same way that we take time to mend our physical wounds, using crystals as part of a self-care routine can help mend our energetic, emotional, & spiritual wounds. This is why it is incredibly beneficial to incorporate crystals into your daily rituals to bring relaxation, rest & encourage you to form a better relationship with yourself & with those around you. Some ways to add crystals into your routine include:
❃ Add (water-safe) stones directly to your bath water, or place them around your tub, shower & bathroom to enhance the energy of your space. Why not add candles & soothing music too.
❃ Use a crystal Gua Sha or face roller to bring some extra relaxation into your beauty routine.
❃ Rose Quartz is one of the best crystals for self care & self-love. Place around your mirror & give yourself some positive, loving compliments.
❃ Add crystal chips to your perfume or spray bottles. Better yet, create your own soothing essential oil & crystal blend.
❃ Journal or paint alongside your stones to support your creativity, self-discovery & self-development.
Use Crystal Singing Bowls In Sound Therapy
Crystal singing bowls are made of pure Quartz (99.8% Silicon Quartz) & sand in a spinning mould, in a process that heats the mixture to about 2200 degrees. They can be found in a range of different sizes & produce different sounds & tones. Listening to the soothing & unique vibration of a singing bowl has the power to shift your energy, clear blockages, & restore your mind, body, spirit & chakras to a balanced state. These instruments are a great way of accessing the incredible energy of Quartz. If you don’t own one, you might like to join a sound-healing group that incorporates crystal singing bowls into their classes or sessions.
Meditation Or Yoga With Crystals
One of the easiest & most popular ways to experience the benefits of crystals is through the gateway of meditation, mindfulness & yoga. Incorporating gemstones into your practice can support you in a variety of ways. Crystals can help reinforce intentions, clear negative thoughts, raise consciousness/awareness, deepen intuition as well as strengthen focus, relaxation & connection. There are a vast array of wonderful stones to incorporate into your meditative or yoga practices, such as Clear Quartz, Selenite, Labradorite, Amethyst, & more. Simply hold the crystal in your hand during your mediation, using it as an anchor to keep focused & present. You may instead prefer to lie down & place the stone on your body. Using crystals during yoga is just as simple. Arrange the stones around your yoga mat to boost balance & harmony, or place the crystal on your heart during savasana.
Create A Sacred Space
A dedicated sacred space or altar is a wonderful location to display & work alongside your crystals. Acting as a point of focus for rituals, spell-work, prayer, reflection, manifestation or meditation, this sacred altar can be placed anywhere in the home that feels peaceful & serene, free of interruptions & distractions. Infused with purpose & intention, you can come to this place whenever you need a moment to connect & relax. The crystals you choose to display should support & align with the energy of your altar. You might also choose to display meaningful items such as spell jars, written intentions, candles, flowers/herbs, journals, oracle cards, photographs of ancestors or deities, incense or statues. As you craft this space, pay special attention to representing the 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, & smell) & all 4 elements (earth, water, air, fire). Allow this sacred space to shift & change as your intentions, goals & needs evolve.
Make A Crystal Grid
A crystal grid is a special arrangement of healing stones that, together, align to create a harmonious & powerful union of energy. These crystals are intuitively laid out, often following a sacred geometric pattern, in order to enhance their magic & impact. The combination of crystals & ancient geometric figures generates an amplified vibration that can assist in making your dreams & goals into a reality. A crystal grid is an incredibly powerful manifestation tool that has the ability to transform the energy of your environment, your life & your future. Whether you are looking for more relaxation & serenity in your home, or more affection & romance in your relationship, a crystal grid can encourage & enhance the energy you seek. When assembling a crystal grid, it is always best to follow your intuition & choose crystals based on your set intention, starting with a centre or focus stone & moving outwards.
Crystal Healing With Body Layouts
A crystal body layout is a specific alignment of crystals placed on a person’s body in order to encourage healing. Laying specific stones on or around the body can be incredibly beneficial in bringing balance, overcoming mental or emotional blockages, uncovering root causes of physical aliments, revealing unconscious patterns & inspiring peace & relaxation. This technique has been used through the ages by many different cultures. It is commonly practiced by a qualified crystal therapist, though you may wish to try a simpler version of this method on yourself, a loved one or even a pet.
Start by getting into a clear headspace & identifying areas of imbalance. An easy way to do this is by utilising a pendulum. This divination tool can help detect energy blockages in the aura, chakras, meridians or flow of chi (energy). Simply, hold the pendulum a few inches above the body & begin scanning, noting its movement. A smooth & steady clockwise direction often signifies a balanced area, whereas an erratic/strained anti-clockwise rotation, or no movement at all, may signify a blockage.
One of the most basic crystal layouts to try out yourself is a Chakra Balancing Layout. Start by using your pendulum to scan over the Chakras in order to find any imbalances. You may also ask yourself or the person who is receiving the crystal healing if there are any areas of concern. For example, challenges speaking up & socialising might indicate an under-active Throat Chakra.
Lying down, place the associated (preferably cleansed) crystal/s for each Chakra over or next to its location on the body, beginning with the Root Chakra & working your way up to the Crown. You may choose to focus only on the imbalanced areas or choose to balance all Chakras at once. Place these crystals in a layout that feels intuitively right & spend the next 20 minutes or so visualising the colour of each crystal flowing into the body. The stones will be working on the energy field, which may result in physical sensations such as tingling, heat or coolness.
If you have a crystal wand, you may wish to utilise it during your Chakra rebalancing. Starting at the Root Chakra, spiral the wand in a clockwise motion to activate & rebalance this centre. Continue until you feel the energy flowing smoothly & then move on to the next one until you have balanced all the Chakras.
See below some possible crystals to use for each Chakra:
Solar Plexus Chakra
Blue Lace Agate
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