Choosing Your Crystal
Always choose crystals you are drawn to. Those are the ones you find pretty, sparkly, interesting and keep going back to. These will always help you, sometimes in strange and wonderful ways. It may be obvious to you when you check what they do why you were drawn to the specific crystal. They can also be predictive or they may be for someone close to you. Whatever their purpose, they will reveal it to you when needed. These will sometimes sit around for days, weeks, even on one occasion two years, but always there is a reason. Each is the right crystal for something or someone very specific. So when you’re attracted to a specific crystal, don’t worry about why. Trust yourself. It is best to follow your intuition when choosing a crystal. If you are open to it, you will be instinctively drawn to the crystal that you need at the present time in your life. When one crystal stands out among many, it is because the deepest part of our self resonates with the energy pattern of that crystal. It happens whether we are aware of it or not, whether we know anything about crystals or not. All crystal and gemstones are living organisms. Crystals have a life energy of their own. They are living in some manner of the word as they slowly grow in clusters. They are part of the Mineral Kingdom Most are grown in nature. Some that are synthetically produced.Crystals vibrate to their own frequency. The frequency they send out will determine which crystal you will chose at a certain point in your life. You do chose different crystals as your needs change.Many crystals are as old as our planet. Some people think of them as Record Keepers of the planet.Some crystals supposedly come here from off planet such as moldavite or other celestial crystals.
Crystals have captured the human
imagination for thousands of years. Atlantis is said to have powered machines with crystals and to have even etched their records on them. Crystals have captured contemporary imagination as well. A crystal is a consciousness. When you enter a shop that purveys crystals, this is a great attitude to have, for choosing a crystal is kind of like choosing a friend. Finding your crystal mate can feel almost as inexplicable as companionship is.The stones act as a channel for healing energy and a connection to specific spiritual sources or deva and there are techniques for amplifying the effectiveness and clarity of the stones you are working with.
Crystals and Gemstones are magical, in the true meaning of magic which is defined as being part of the natural wonders of the Earth. Crystals, gemstones and Minerals are part of the Earth-Herself since fully a third of the composition of our planet is made of quartz, and the silica and water that crystal is composed of are also major components of our physical bodies. Quartz is fossilized water and our bodies are 98 percent water. The Earth’s magnetic field is crystal and gemstone vibration energy and so it is the magnetic field of the human ‘aura’. Crystals and Gemstones can and are being used as tools for energy re balancing when human frequencies need alignment or healing. We are all a part of the Earth (Gaia) and so are the gemstones, minerals and crystals found within Her.Crystals and Gemstones have been consistently used in many ancient cultures, while there has been little literature previously available on their use in ancient Atlantis and Lemuria, some material has been written on how gemstones have been used in various cultures in the last few thousand years. The records of ancient Egypt and India exemplify this.
There are a number of different ways to choose your crystals. You will probably find that at some point in time you will have used most of them, but you will also find you will favor a particular method.
Stand in front of a group of crystals, relax and breathe easily, close your eyes and picture yourself selecting a crystal, now without opening your eyes, reach out and pick up a crystal, you maybe surprised at what you get or open your eyes quickly and pick up the first crystal you see.Often when we first see a range of crystals, one stone will catch our eye, and continue to draw our attention. This is likely to be a stone that will be beneficial to us. At this point you may like to trust your intuition and purchase the crystal.Crystals balance or amplify energy fields. They are used in communication devices.Choosing a crystal for yourself whether it is the first, second, third or hundredth time is a wonderful and life changing experience.Your intuition plays the biggest role, it is your greatest gift, it is the tool that will guide you to make the right choice no matter which method you follow.Selecting and choosing a crystal is very personal and making a choice as to which one you want and for what use you will put it to should be yours alone, obviously that excludes gifts and who says no to one of those.
Quartz crystals and gemstones easily attract all kinds of ‘vibrations’; negative as well as positive. The stones are always ‘open’ to receiving impressions from everyone and everything around them. Your stone, which you have just selected, may well have traveled many thousands of miles before coming to you – and may well have acquired many negative energies and ‘ vibrations’ before it became yours.Therefore before starting to use your stone for any purpose whatsoever it is very important that you first remove any of these unwanted ‘vibrations’ and disharmonious energies. You must do everything you possibly can to ensure that only the most natural – and purest – energies remain within your stone.There are a lot of possible ways you can go about to choose a crystal for yourself, remember there is no right or wrong way, there simply are no specific rules to follow.
One of the suggested methods of buying a crystal requires that you look at a crystal and see if it “vibrates” with you. All crystals vibrate at their own frequency and some people are sensitive enough to feel these vibrations. Holding or placing your hand on a large piece of clear quartz crystal is a good way to develop your sensitivity to these vibrations. Sometimes a quartz may give off a regular pulse of energy; you may feel others as being very cold in your hand, or even warm. Some crystals may produce a tingling sensation on your skin. Generally a crystal that will be beneficial to you will feel right to you even though you may not be able to describe the sensations it creates. Look through a large number of them until you find just the right one. This works fine as long as you wide variety to select from.
However, if you are overwhelmed by choice, or are unsure of what crystal it was that first grabbed you, try standing quietly for a few moments with your eyes closed, and remember the reason that you needed to purchase a crystal. When you open your eyes choose the crystal you feel most drawn to. This will be the stone for you.
Call upon the crystal that’s right for you and ask for the crystal that will work for your highest good. Just pick the crystals up one at a time and see which feels right, sometimes it feels like they are talking to you, almost saying take me home. If a crystal appeals to you using this method then it will undoubtedly be the right crystal for you.
Feel with an open heart.Take your non-dominant hand and pass it over the crystals, waiting to feel a subtle tug from one of the stones. You may end up with three or four . If this is the case, move on to the next step. In choosing a gemstone, mineral or crystal, hold it in your left hand. The left side of the body brings energy/information in more strongly than the right side for most humans, whether they are right or left handed. Close your eyes, take a breather, still your mind, and focus on the stone. Notice what you sense and feel, both from the stone and in yourself. If you are new to crystal work, learning to sense energy may take some practice. Gemstone and Crystal energy is delicate and subtle, and the sensations will be delicate and subtle as well. If you perceive no sensation after several minutes, try switching hands, or try a different crystal or gemstone. Notice your mood and if there has been a change in it.Place your attention on how you feel. You may feel a tingling sensation, you may be aware of bright lights or colors; you may feel vibration, energy waves, magnetic sensations, heat, or cold. You may be given information in words, impressions or images. The sensations are uniquely yours and no-one else’s; the sensations are a part of your energy vibration in combination with that of the stone or crystal. You will know if the stone is positive for your use in healing and if it is a good choice. Trust yourself and your Intuition, your Higher Self at work.
You may find yourself drawn to a particular crystal by its color, feel, shape or quality, then again it could just be a feeling, intuition if you like.
Try each crystal out one by one. Their energies will be different (one may feel really deep like a shattuckite, another more gentle like an amethyst ), so choose depending on your mood. And, of course, be open to bringing home more than one. If you are looking for a crystal for a particular purpose (meditation, protection etc), hold the reason in your mind and project it to the crystals. Be opened to a response, sometimes you will sense an energy coming from the crystal, a tingling, a vibration or even a take me! take me! feeling. This is the crystal for you.
Use your intuition when you’re going to choose the proper crystal for you.You might think that intuition is a magical phenomenon – but you are naturally provided with intuition, an instinctive knowledge, hunch or impression that is uniquely yours formed from your energetic experiences and knowledge.
Take time to listen to inner self, your intuition. Never discount what you feel or hear when choosing a crystal.
Be clear in yourself, be open to receiving the message that the crystal you are looking at or for is giving you.
When your energy field is clear and open, you are in a position to “feel” the crystal and form that unique bond that will allow the crystal to come to you and work with you to enhance your healing and abilities.You may be drawn to a particular crystal for some unknown reason. This can mean that you have been found by the crystal, and it wants to be with you for some purpose. Meditation is a great help in discovering the reason for this. Just because you have a crystal in your possession does not automatically mean that it is for you, you may just be the temporary keeper until the rightful owner comes along.You may find yourself drawn to a particular crystal by its color, feel, shape or quality, then again it could just be a feeling, intuition if you like.Each of you will have your own personal intuitive criteria that would guide you to making the correct choice when selecting and choosing crystals… you may experience all sorts of inexplicable sensations while choosing a crystal for instance:
- Heat emanating from the crystal.
- Tingling in your fingers.
- A pulsing or vibration.
- An inner knowledge.
- Warmth in your heart.
- An overwhelming sensation of love.
- Cold energy.
- The crystal apparently ‘jumping out’ at you and falling at your feet.
- A sudden rush of excitement.
- Shivers down your spine.
- A light-headed sensation.
The knowledge you just have to do it.
Trust your “First Impression” when selecting and choosing a crystal for yourself. You might like or be attracted by the shape, the look, the feel or the color.
This however only works when you can see and touch a range of crystals, one stone will catch your eye, and continue to draw your attention.
This is likely to be a crystal that will be beneficial to you, learn to trust your intuition.
When you chose a crystal – it will seem to ‘call’ to you as if it has been waiting for you.
This is because you and that crystal are on the same frequency.
The crystal will ‘catch your eye’ and you will feel an immediate connection, even if it is not the crystal you came for. When you hold the crystal in your hand, you will feel a connection of frequency.
Some people find crystals. Some people ‘feel’ that crystals find them.
Once you have your crystal – the next step is to clean and clear the energies from it. You clear it to clean frequencies in it that are not in balance for with you.
Listening your from your sub-conscious mind
A pendulum is usually an accurate, easy way to get answers from your sub-conscious mind; it is easy to use and takes very little time.
When you use this method for choosing a crystal, be clear in the question you ask. I find asking a simple yes or no question works best.
Healing is an ongoing process and occurs on the largest scale in accordance with the natural processes that have been created within us and all facets of Universe. We can assist our ‘well nesses by harmonizing with the Universal energy patterns built into nature.The mineral kingdom has been extremely useful in healing from before recorded history. Their purity and patience are a fine role model for us in a time when we need both. Consequently, our listing of the stones as they correspond to the Seven Chakras will help assist you in your natural process of healing and growth. Like any area of study, one should approach Crystals and Gemstones with personal thoughts and affirmations (belief structure), to integrate within your life. Mineral variety and beauty alone is enough to continuously renew our Spirit.
Gemstones have always been used by healers. Because of their current energy activation they are now becoming an even more primary factor for healing people and the Earth. As the Crystals are opening and healing, their extended frequencies also heal people by opening, tuning, and programming our Chakras and Auras.
You may desire to choose a stone combination according to their properties and colors that activate specific chakra energy centers or those believed to aid in healing specific ailments and affect mood. Another popular way to choose a crystal is to look up a crystal for what you want to heal. A great place to start with this is seeking the crystal for the body part or chakra that you think needs some extra love. Here’s a brief guide to the seven chakras, for the specific benefit of crystal-choosing:
First Chakra (perineum, base of spine): protection, safety and comfort in your environment
Second Chakra (low belly, sacrum): abundance, power, sexuality, courage
Third Chakra (waist, solar plexus, bottom of the ribcage): inner-child-awakening, spontaneity, fun, joy, the ego, the will
Fourth Chakra (heart, chest): love, self-love, acceptance, compassion for self and others
Fifth Chakra (throat): communication, self-trust, channeling divine information
Sixth Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows): intuition, ability to meditate, mental purity and clarity
Seventh Chakra (top of the head): This is the accumulation of all of the chakras and where we go up to contact the divine.
Single terminated crystals have a point at one end.
Double terminated crystals have points at both ends.
Some crystals come to you with holographic images in them.
Sometimes they develop images, to get smoky after you have worked with them.These are projections from your mind into the crystal. Most crystals change during the years they are with you.Some people can hold a crystal and ‘receive’ telepathic messages from it. This is called crying.Some crystals are more like rocks or stones. They are usually polished (called tumbled) and come in a variety of sizes.RED: Activates the Base Chakra/Sex Center – Controls your life force and assists with grounding and centering. Red crystals and stones like jasper and garnet can help control impulsivity and emotions while invoking feelings of courage, security, and passion. Red is also a power color and one of good fortune. Black and greyish stones such as hematite and obsidian also work well with the Base Chakra. It’s polarity color is light blue and includes stones like blue topaz and turquoise.
ORANGE: Activates the Sacral Chakra/Survival Center – Located at the navel, this center is the source of survival instinct energy and additionally controls creative expression, social tendencies and joy. Orange stones like carnelian or agate can help one overcome guilt, grief, and repression while fostering one’s motivation, optimism, and desire for physical love.It’s polarity color is blue and includes stones such as lapis lazuli.
YELLOW: Activates the Solar Plexus Chakra/ Motivation Center – This energy center is responsible for the actions and health of the spleen, liver, and adrenal glands and becomes active when one is motivated and stagnant when one is not. Beyond motivation, yellow stones such as tiger eye, citrine, and amber are relished for their ability to improve physical health, mental alertness, cheerfulness, intelligence, and spiritual growth. The polarity color is indigo and includes stones such as amethyst.
GREEN: Activates the Heart Chakra/Heart Center – The body’s most powerful chakra and influences passion, love, and depression. As a color of nature and prosperity, stones such as green aventurine, jade, or emeralds are ideal for radiating more loving energy and stabilizing emotions and anxieties. Using a polarity color of light reds, such as rose quartz can serve as a prolific asset in soothing and healing woes of the mind, body, and spirit.
BLUE: Activates the Throat Chakra/Communication Center – Where you find your truth, this energy center becomes blocked when you are dishonest, and wearing a blue stone such as lapis lazuli or blue topaz can help activate and balance the throat chakra. Activating and clearing this center can free one from feeling bound to situations, help them find peach and inspiration, and can improve their spiritual and psychic awareness. It’s polarity color is orange stones such as carnelian.
VIOLET: Activates the Third Eye or Crown Chakra/Vision Center – This energy center activates ones intuition, sense of harmony, connection with the higher self, and abilities to receive and retrieve universal information. The third eye is where one experiences visions that can signify needs and changes in any of the other chakras. Violet stones such as amethyst and fluorite can help one better establish their connection to cosmic knowledge and help them manifest and take action on their blue prints for reality. It’s polarity color is green stones like aventurine.
CLEAR: Activates the Crown Chakra/Universal Connection Center – Stones such as clear quartz crystal, moonstone, and Herkimer diamonds can assist one in experiencing higher states of cosmic consciousness and connect with their highest energetic potential while balancing all chakras to release and purify major blockages. The polarity color is violet and includes stones such as amethyst, shuglite, and fluorite.
If you want to heal or keep more of a color’s energetic properties, choose a polarity color. If you want to radiate off more of energies related to a hue, wear that color stone.
Each stone and crystal possesses metaphysical healing properties and they also have a specific numerical vibrations. So, if you are looking to heal or elevate specific aspects of the mind/body/spirit or have been guided by a numerologist or spiritual adviser of particular frequencies that may aid you in your journey – choose a stone appropriately. Vibration Resonance of some Crystals and Gems
Clear Quartz: 1
Green Aventurine: 3
Rose Quartz: 7
Red Jasper: 6
Carnelian: 5 and 6
Black Obsidian: 3
Tiger Eye: 4
Lapis Lazuli: 3
Blue Topaz: 3
You might desire to select a stone that compliments your personality type or one that draws you more into a polar vibration resonance to your own. For example, an athlete or student may choose a strong, high-vibration stone to enhance their performance while a high-strung person may seek a calming stone. However, extremely sensitive personality types often do not resonate well with extremely strong stones like red jasper.
Stone which calm us are:
Rose Quartz – soft vibrations, soothing and healing
Lapis Lazuli – high vibrations, aids those seeking contact w/ higher realms
Green Aventurine – medium vibrational stone of the heart chakra
Amethyst – medium vibrations, aids the higher chakras
Clear Quartz – medium to high vibrations, a master stone that users can program
High Vibration Stones are :
Obsidian – high vibrational stone, excellent for grounding and shielding
Red Jasper – extremely high vibrations, enhances energy from the base chakra
Tiger Eye – medium-high vibrational stone, soothing and grounding
As you can see, there are a wealth of powerful healing possibilities with our line of LightShield™ infused amulets. We offer a variety of stone and crystal combinations and also take custom orders to assist you in maximizing your mind/body/spirit healing experience.
Receiving a crystal as a gift is a precious experience, and you will find that as you start to use crystals more that the crystal you receive may just be the one you need at that given moment.
Crystal have an uncanny way to seek us out when we need them, they will find you even through being gifted to you.
Should you however find that the crystal you have received does not resonate with you at that time, place it somewhere safe, the right time for you and your crystal gift to work together will arrive.
Choosing a Crystal from a Website – When choosing a crystal from an internet site it is not possible to touch the crystal, so you need to take your intuition one stage further. Browse through the pictures and note which most appeals to you. You may find yourself excited by the picture of a particular crystal, with a powerful urge to touch and feel it and a sense of frustration that you cannot. If you feel that you very much want that crystal to be a part of your life, it is likely that on some level it has something to offer you.There are so many people selling crystals on the internet today.It is important that you purchase from someone trustworthy, who will guarantee the quality of their crystals.The best way to choose any crystal from a website would be to be clear in yourself what you want or need the crystal for.
Concentrate on the purpose for which you intend to use the crystal.Ask yourself what you want or need from a crystal right now.
You can have a crystal book closed in front of you and just let it fall open, this will be the crystal you require or…
You can just let the name of the crystal come into your mind.
Ask yourself if there is a specific color that either draws or repels you.
Ask yourself which crystal you need and listen to what pops into your mind.
Look at pictures of crystals and see which ones please you.
You can now do a little homework and look up which crystals are best suited for what you need them for, the healing properties of the color or crystals you chose in the above questions.
Next go to your favorite website and purchase your crystal.
You may be drawn to a particular crystal for some unknown reason. This can mean that you have been found by the crystal, and it wants to be with you for some purpose. Meditation is a great help in discovering the reason for this. Just because you have a crystal in your possession does not automatically mean that it is for you, you may just be the temporary keeper until the rightful owner comes along.
Some background knowledge about the crystals you are interested in purchasing is always a good idea when you cannot use your physical senses, however use and trust your intuition as it works across time, space and distance all the time.
Your intuition is your own personal radar and will not fail you. Be still… and listen.
You can place crystals in water for 24 hours then drink the water.