Crystals are not only mesmerising to look at but some people claim and believe that they have healing powers as well. You’ve probably heard or seen about the energetic powers of crystals, whether on a popular tv show or perhaps in a fantasy book.
With that said, crystal healing is a form of alternative therapy which involves using gemstones in your vicinity or upon certain body parts to alleviate negative energies, boost health or as a focus of meditation. Having existed on the surface and within the earth for millions if not billions of years, crystals can be used as spiritual and meditative tools to influence, absorb and direct subtle energies in the body and mind.
Crystals are, to say the least, fascinating items.
So if you believe in the power potential of crystals, or even if you don’t, here are a handful meditative tips for you on how to best use crystals in your home for meditation and for wellbeing.
1. Crystals during meditation
One good way to boost your meditation practice is to have a crystal of some sort nearby. You can place them near your meditation cushion, upon your altar or meditation table, or even hold one or two in the palm of your hands.
In fact, this could become one of your meditation practices or techniques, that is to simply focus your attention on the energy and sensation pulsating from the crystal of your choice.
Make sure you can relax with these magical pebbles, and you can also use them as an spiritual anchor and/or reminder of your true spiritual nature.
2. Choose your crystal(s)
Let the crystal you choose be one that you feel naturally drawn to and aligned with. There may exist a deeper underlying reason why you came to choose that one. When you’ve made your choice, from there you can explore further the significance of that particular crystal. You can do this “exploration” online or in the library.
3. Crystals in jewelry
Speaking of personalized crystals, it is perfectly okay to place your special crystal in into a silver or gold container. Some would argue that the effects of the crystal is diminished when treated this way, but other say that it doesn’t matter. What matters is your spiritual link with the stone.
That being said, crystal jewelry is a neat trick of having your crystal always present with you.
4. Different uses for crystals
As you might have guessed, there are plenty of ways to use crystals. As a meditation tool or as a spiritual necklace, beside your bed or when taking a bath. Some even tape them to their bodies and some women put them in their bras.
I bet you didn’t know that!
Find what works for you, energetically and existentially.
5. Can crystals be dangerous?
Crystals are generally safe as safe can be. They are rather healing and to use them wrong is quite a hard thing to do.
That being said, keep them out of reach from little children, we don’t want them eating this magically looking stones lying around the house.
6. Crystals for different purposes
Just as you can use the crystals in different ways, there are also specific properties associated with each type or color of crystal.
Here are a few of the incredibly numerous types of crystals and gemstones available.
For example agate is said to be good for strengthening your romantic/love bond with your partner. Meditating with one of these can really open up locked up energies in yourself and perhaps even your partner.
Aventurine & Jade
Another example, though related to the heart/love, is the belief that green crystals are good for emotional healing. To have a green crystal like aventurine or jade with you, whether in your pocket or as a ring and necklace, is a great way to remind yourself of being loved and sharing love wherever you go.
One last example is the yellow crystal citrine, which is believed to have noticeable effects when it comes to living a positive life, a life infused with luminous self-confidence and self-respect, these things which in themselves lead to a greater sense of fulfillment.
Did you find your crystal of choice? Hopefully you’ll know now how to use it.
Do you believe that crystals have healing powers of some sort or is it all just human imagination? If the first why? If the latter why?
Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences below!