Crystal Healing Techniques
Crystals and gem stones, pick up, store and amplify thought vibrations and different crystals are suited to different applications. Crystals are alive like everything else in the universe. They vibrate at different levels depending on their composition and color. They have certain characteristics that make them wonderful allies to us.Crystals have been used throughout history for healing. Crystals work with the human energy field and can move, absorb, focus, direct and diffuse energy within the body. They are magnifiers of energy, capable of absorbing and enhancing energy. They can be programmed to assist us in almost anything. They are incredibly powerful and so should always be used with respect. They can focus and amplify energy.Working with crystalline energy helps the body to find it’s natural rhythm. Crystals have a very high and precise rate of vibration and so they are utilized extensively in modern technology; ranging from the liquid crystal diodes in calculators and clocks to their use in the very computer you are reading this on. They also are used in credit cards, fiber-optic phone lines and laser technology.
Crystal healing is basically the ‘laying on’ of stones of different vibration rates onto the body in order to effect healing and change. It may also involve laying out different energy grids or specific patterns of crystals around the body. By using grids, the combination of the stones can enhance their individual properties, and direct energy.Energy healing is a holistic form of healing that allows you to use your hands, crystals, mantras and more to help correct patterns of energy.Crystals can act as cosmic amplifiers of spiritual energies and are used to enhance natural healing energy.Each crystal has its own specific property and will change the quality of the energy for specific healing needs – just as light passing though a stained glass window changes color so healing energy is refined for specific complaints .Crystals are healing and can work to restore our cells and organs to their optimum functioning levels. Red stones such as Jasper and Bloodstone can help with blood disorders. Orange and yellow stones such as Citrine, Amber and Carnelian can help with stomach issues. Green crystals such as Green Aventurine and Peridot are always healing and will work to help your cells grow in health. Light Blue stones like Blue Lace Agate and Blue Chalcedony heal throat issues. Headaches are helped by Amethyst. Unikite helps woman trying to get pregnant. Blue Chalcedony helps new moms. All of these stones will link in and align with your energy especially when worn continually.
Crystals can help increase your abundance. If you need to attract money to you, carry Green Aventurine and Citrine with you. Placing a Pyrite in your wallet assures it has money in it. If you have a hard time holding on to money, wearing Citrine will help you be more frugal. If you own your own business, you should keep a Citrine in your cash register because it assures more money coming in than leaving. Green Aventurine should be worn or carried for good luck. A gem tree helps remind you that good luck and fortune are within your reach.
There are many crystals that can increase your romantic life. In general, any pink stone will enhance your romantic energy. If you’re single, place two Rose quartz crystals by your bedside to assure that love will find you. If you’re in a relationship, place an Amethyst cluster next to a Citrine cluster. Cluster shaped crystals assure that we all get along. The Citrine increases our confidence in the relationship, and the Amethyst makes us feel more agreeable and loving toward each other. Wearing Watermelon Tourmaline helps you feel worthy of a great relationship. Pink Calcite calms emotions in a heated relationship. Rose Quartz or Garnet placed under the bed can help increase the romance and passion.If you’re feeling stuck in your career, place a large piece of Garnet on your desk to reignite your passion for your work. Cluster crystals help groups to get along. Clear Quartz crystal clusters help to energize a team. If you’re working toward a project and getting blocked at each turn, buy a Bloodstone paperweight for your desk. Bloodstone is known to remove obstacles that stand in the way of our success. Serpentine can help you deal with changes such as a layoff, new job or promotion. A Jade plant covered with green stones (for money) and red stones (for hard work and passion) will help draw more money, clients and positive work to you and your company.Many times an inability to forgive ourselves or others can impede our process in life. Crystals can help to break down barriers to forgiveness such as anger, resentment and sadness. Rhodonite with its lovely pink and black marbling helps us to embrace the sad or angry situation and release it with love. Rhodocrosite with its bands of pink and white ribbons helps awaken our heart to surrender and letting go. Smithsonite helps to heal a painful childhood. Malachite helps us release trauma. Try working with these crystals by holding them in meditation. Imagine the person you’re trying to forgive. Picture handing them the crystal as a symbol of forgiveness and see it turning into a bird and flying away.
Crystals work tirelessly to remove blockages of self-doubt and fear so we can embrace our intuitive self. The best crystals to wear or carry to increase your intuition include Labradorite, Moonstone, Apopyhyllite. Moonstone helps you to accept your psychic abilities. Apatite, Azzurite, and Shattuckite help you develop your intuition. Unikite will help keep you grounded while you’re opening to your intuition. We are all intuitive. Each of us possesses a still, small voice that acts as our internal compass. Wearing, meditating with or carrying crystals helps us get in touch with this essential part of who we are.
You can use energy healing techniques to reduce stress or pain in addition to increasing energy levels in addition to improving and maintaining your health. Any disharmony that your aura collects from the auric fields around you (personal or environmental) can be trapped and retained in your etheric body (first layer of your aura) which contains all the energies that are released through your chakras, in turn these disharmonious energies can manifest as dis-ease or illness in your physical body.Your body’s energy fields will re-align and your chakras will be cleared, balanced and opened which aids healing, promotes the overall feeling of well being and can prevent illness and dis-ease from manifesting in your body by using crystal healing. One method is where the practitioner places crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding to chakras; or else the practitioner places crystals around the body in an attempt to construct an energy grid, which is purported to surround the client with healing energy.
Despite this, scientific investigations have not validated claims that chakras or energy grids actually exist, nor is there any evidence that crystal healing has any greater effect upon the body than any other placebo.
Practitioners select the stones by color or their believed metaphysical qualities and place them on parts of the body.
Color selection and placement of stones are done according to concepts of grounding, chakras or energy grids.
There is no scientific basis for the concepts of chakras, being blocked or energy grids requiring grounding being anything other than terms ascribed by the adherents to lend credibility to their practices.
Energy as a scientific term is a very well-defined concept that is readily measurable and bears little resemblance to the esoteric concept of energy used by proponents of crystal healing.
There are many different ways in which Crystals can be used.There are dozens of ways you can use crystals, souse your intuition to tell you what works best for you. You can hold them in your hands while meditating, place them under your pillow at night for restful dreams, or put a stone on each of your chakras to become aligned and balanced.
This really comes down to personal preference. Some of the more common ways that Crystals are used are as follows:
Worn on the body (Pendants, Bracelets and Rings) or Close to the body (Key rings or placed in pocket)
This can mean as a pendant, earrings, a chain of stones, or even carrying a comforting tumbled stone in your pocket. Whatever you decide, it is best to have direct contact with your skin. Even natural fiber clothing will somewhat shield the effects of a stone, although they can also help ease you into wearing it by subduing its energies a bit.In choosing to wear or carry a healing crystal, they should be used until a clear improvement of the situation or symptoms has happened.In the beginning there may actually seem to be an increase of your symptoms. Don’t be alarmed, it just means that the problem or illness is being addressed, and that is a symptom of healing. These increases can last from a couple of hours to several days. If it has been a week and there has been no marked improvement, your choice of stone probably needs to be checked.Sometimes the initial increase of an ailment can seem unbearable. I have found that wearing the stone two or three times for a half hour or so a day eases the transition to good healing in a more comfortable manner. It doesn’t seem to sacrifice the overall curative effects and can be much more bearable to start out with.
Each type of stone gives off its own unique form of subtle energy. The particular energy given off by a stone is determined by its internal crystalline structure, and by the atomic vibrations that are specific to that structure. Certain stones, including most of the stones normally thought of as healing stones, vibrate in a way that resonates with and strengthens particular energies inside each person. These are the energies of the inner self, the energies that make up the attitudes and human qualities of a person. This resonance can occur because the inner self operates by using a type of subtle energy that is similar to the subtle energy of crystals and stones. The reason this type of energy is called “subtle energy” is because, although it is physical, it is less physical in nature than normal types of energy such as heat, electricity or mechanical energy.Subtle energy is what puts the “meta” in metaphysical. It is subtle because it is hard to measure. Science hasn’t figured out how to measure it yet, and what science can’t measure, it doesn’t believe in. In spite of its many great achievements, science would not even know where to begin to measure your personal energy in order to find out how much subtle energy you are putting out in the form of human qualities such as patience or acceptance at any given time.Because of its somewhat less physical nature, subtle energy reveals itself in a quieter, often slower and more gentle way than the more physical types of energy. For example, if you put a stone or quartz crystal in your pocket and carry it around with you, it may take some time, perhaps a day, before you notice the effect from it.
The effect that stones and crystals have on the inner self falls off with distance. The larger a stone is, the more energy it puts out, and the farther that energy radiates from it. Although a small stone vibrates in the same way as a large stone of the same type, it affects a smaller area with its energy than a large stone.For example, if you wear a small quartz crystal around your neck, it essentially puts out personal energy, in that the energy doesn’t affect others much, but stays very close to you. Its sphere of influence is just around you, with an effective radius of about a foot. Hand held crystals of about 3/4 inch diameter have a larger sphere of influence, with an effective radius of perhaps two to four feet. And a three inch diameter crystal will fill a large room or small apartment with energy that will have a positive impact on everyone in that area.One way to benefit from the properties of the crystals and stones is to wear them. Often people who have no conscious knowledge of crystal healing will intuitively select crystal jewelry with stones that will have a positive healing effect for them. Choose stones appropriate for the purpose you want but always use your intuition. Crystals worn on or close to the body are often used for healing or protective purposes. these usually do effect the entire body and energy field. The particular location of the stone is also not absolutely critical in most cases. Placing the stone on or near the specific area related to the purpose of treatment is often faster and has a more focused effect, however as in any form of healing, The healing energies will go to where it is intended and to where the healing is needed. You can also direct and focus the energy from the crystal by intention. Sometimes you will feel that a stone needs to be somewhere that has no pocket or practical place to wear jeweler. Little pouches can be pinned inside clothing for fine tuned placement.The length of the chain a pendant is on will help control the strongest effect of the stone. A pendant or necklace resting at the Throat Chakra might have the greatest effect on areas governed by the Throat Chakra (for example: communication and creativity and other Throat Chakra issues) but will still provide energy to the entire aura and physical body. A stone worn lower down and near to or on the heart will again have a greater affect on issues and areas governed by the Heart Chakra, for example: matters of love and compassion. Many people feel that the stones worn on the left side have to do with receiving energies and that stones worn on the right side will primarily influence projection matters and outside issues.Both quartz crystals and certain types of stones strengthen the energies of the inner self, but each does it in a slightly different way. A stone gives off a very specific narrow (in bandwidth) type of subtle energy vibration because of its crystalline structure and chemical makeup, and it is the stone itself that is the source of this vibration.In contrast, quartz crystals are called the “master stone” because they operate in a much broader way that amplifies all the subtle energy frequencies. This happens because quartz crystals, unlike stones, are not the actual source of the subtle energy vibration, but instead they amplify and then reflect back those subtle energy vibrations that exist in their immediate environment. For this reason, a quartz crystal is able to strengthen all the energies of the inner self at once. For example, if you feel loving toward someone, and you are carrying a quartz crystal in your pocket at the time, that crystal will amplify and intensify the love energy you put out by resonating with it and making it stronger.
Although stones and quartz crystals operate somewhat differently, each has its purpose. Because of its narrow focus, a stone is somewhat stronger than a quartz crystal, but it only works in its own specific area, that is, each stone only strengthens the particular energy or human quality it resonates with. This makes stones ideal for concentrating on your growth by working on one energy at a time, or working on several energies at once by using several stones. Because of its broad and more general way of operating, a quartz crystal works to strengthen all areas of the inner self at the same time.Because a quartz crystal strengthens everything at once, it doesn’t usually change the balance of the energies. And balance in the energies is extremely important, sometimes even more important than growth itself. This is why stones are so important. They can not only strengthen the energies, but, if chosen properly, they can bring the weaker energies up closer in strength to the stronger energies, and produce an internal balance that gives you a serenity and peacefulness that comes from being of one mind (not of divided opinion) in all areas of your life.
There is no formula (proven anyway) about the correct amount of time to wear a crystal since we are all different. What works well with one person can seem like torture to another. It is important to remember that we are working on healing, not trying to set a new world record of enduring something that is uncomfortable.
When in doubt, it is best to gradually increase the amount and frequency of the time you use a particular crystal or gem. Start once daily, then twice, then three times. During this same time, gradually increase the length of time from a half hour, to an hour, etc. etc.
Carrying a crystal in your pocket will also enhance your of self-healing abilities and specific crystals may help you to overcome specific illness or complaints. Some crystals – and particularly Rose Quartz – can help bring emotional calm and are useful to carry with you during times of crisis and difficulty.Amethyst and quartz are the most popular “New Age” stones and can be used in a some ways. It’s important to thoroughly wash your crystal to remove any impressions that its “picked up” from other people who have handled it. Once “cleansed”, you “program” it for a particular use. This is done by holding the stone in your hand and projecting thoughts to it. The crystal is said to absorb your telepathic thoughts and will, once programmed, act as an amplifier of your psychic and psychological powers.
These powerful crystals to help you sleep provide an alternative to taking over the counter sleep medicines. Finding natural ways to help sleep is always better than taking medication because it will help to reprogram your mind and body to create better and more positive sleep habits. Make sure that before you go to sleep, you let go of all the pent up frustration of not being able to sleep. That was in the past and in order to move forward, you must let go of it! Sit quietly and hold your crystals for sleep in both your hands. Breathe in and visualize the highest white light, feeling the healing and light energy of the crystals. Set your intention for your crystals, saying it aloud. Your crystals are listening and ready for you to use. Place them under your pillow, or on your nightstand if they are uncomfortable under your pillow, before you go to sleep.
Keeping Crystals under the pillow whilst asleep has many advantages. Certain crystals can help with sleep problems like insomnia. They can ward off nightmares and psychic attacks. Other crystals have properties to aid in dream recall and some can assist in out of body experiences and astral travel.
Amethyst, Quartz Crystal and Selenite are the most powerful crystals to help you sleep. They help you to actually get a good night’s rest and sleep through the night. Amethyst stones bring soothing and calming energies that help you to relax. They work to absorb and repel all negative energies, ridding your body of stress, anxiety, nervous energies and frustration about not being able to fall asleep. Placing Amethyst under your pillow before you go to sleep also increases your dreams, helps you remember your dreams and chases away nightmares.Quartz Crystal helps to ensure that you will have pleasant dreams while you are asleep. It is an energizing and activating gemstone that works to magnify the properties of any crystals touching it—meaning it will magnify the healing energies of the Amethyst and Selenite in the crystal bag. Quartz Crystal stones can also help you to focus on your dreams. Before you go to sleep, hold your quartz crystals in your hang and think about any problems that you may have. When you fall asleep with the crystals under your pillow, they will help your mind work through these issues while you are asleep.Selenite is one of the best crystals for insomnia because it actively helps to battle it. It surrounds your body with protective energy while you are sleeping, cleansing and rejuvenating your aura while you are asleep so you awaken feeling rested and refreshed. Selenite is actually one of the crystals that we recommend that everyone has in their home because it carries such a high vibration. The selenite in the bag will also work to constantly cleanse and reactivate the crystals that are touching it, keeping them energized and free of negative energy. Since Selenite is one of the best crystals to help you sleep, we recommend that you also place a Selenite Cleansing Stone under your pillow with your Restful Nights Crystals.
Crystals can be used in the Bathwater or placed around the edge of the Bath Tub. This method is very effective and enjoyable. Bathing cleanses not just the physical body but also cleanses us on all 4 levels. Bathing can wash away the stresses and strains of the day, any negative emotions we might be holding onto and can refresh us, soothe us, revitalize us and energized us. Placing Crystals in the bath will absorb any negative energy or emotions. In addition the healing energies of the crystal will be directed to where it is intended. Aventurine is an effective crystal for use in the bath. Good “all round” crystals like Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz and Amethyst are also great for use at bath times.
By themselves, crystals and stones do not make you a better person or a different person from what you are. But they do resonate with the subtle energy of your inner self, your attitudes or human qualities, to make them stronger and more intense, so it becomes more obvious to you what is going on inside. This makes it easier for you to see who you are and what you want to change about yourself in order to become a better person. But keep in mind that your attitudes don’t change unless you want them to, and that you are the one responsible for any growth you do. A stone can only amplify an aspect of who you already are. To grow as a person you must do the work yourself.
Crystals and stones can be of really good help in personal growth, but keep in mind that they are not magic. What they do is give you an edge in growth because of how the vibrations of their crystalline structure interact with the inner self. Crystals and stones have the ability to resonate with the different energies of the inner self, thereby strengthening those energies. This additional strength gives you the internal boost your energies need to make it easier to take steps towards growth. It gives you the extra insight and determination you need to take the leap of faith that is necessary in adopting a new attitude. It also gives you the strength to not be afraid to change something about yourself. But in spite of all this, you must still do the actual learning and growing.
The magical qualities of crystals and stones lies in the effect they have on people. Because of how they work, crystals and stones have the ability to make someone feel more positive, feel better about life. Among other things, the way they interact with a person’s inner self enhances the human qualities of loving and caring, which are often considered rather magical in themselves. Crystals and stones are really considered magical only because they enhance the magic that already exists in people’s lives.
In Meditation Practice the energy structure of crystal naturally imparts a stillness and order to the subtle body system, which in turn helps to quieted the mind.Crystals help to focus our energy, and thus our thoughts. They raise our vibrations and energy level and help to turn our attention from everyday concerns to our greater purposes in being alive.The simplest way to introduce crystals into your meditation is to hold a clear quartz in one or both of your hands. To receive light and energy, hold the quartz with point facing you. To project your wishes into the universe (as when you’re repeating affirmations), face the points away from you.
Problems are issues that have not yet been resolved by normal thought processes. By altering our way of thinking away from everyday issues a solution can automatically arise. Crystals can be placed in front of you in meditation practice of they can be held in the hands.Meditation gives us a chance to relax, and to heal our bodies. It provides periods of mental stillness, an opportunity to silence the mundane chatter which so often fills our minds, time and space for us to focus our thoughts, to concentrate on the solving of a problem, to visualize the accomplishment of a particular goal.As we become more skilled at quieting our busy minds, we discover that meditation helps to focus our attention on the here and now. When we give ourselves the gift of time in which we are neither regretting the past nor worrying about the future, we are able to appreciate the present. Any form of physical activity can be meditation. The key is to be totally focused on what you’re doing.When you’re exercising concentrate on the smooth, easy movement of your muscles, your breathing. If you swim, be aware of the feeling of the water. In hiking or walking, focus on the ground beneath your feet.Sometimes, while swimming or walking, we silently repeat affirmations. To do this, repeat each affirmation three or more times, focusing on the instructions you’re giving your mind, visualizing that you are prosperous, or thin, or loved. We recommend physical exercise not only for its own meditative values, but because it discharges excess energy, the kind that creates worries and anxieties which can prevent us from being relaxed and at peace when we want to practice passive meditation.
Placed around the Home or Workplace for space clearing and room cleansing crystals are able to alter the energy of a space, enlivening the atmosphere and neutralizing negative energies. Crystals can add harmony to any space. There is no hard and fast rule as to where you should place your crystals.If you have an online business or are thinking of starting one, place a piece of Sunstone next to your computer for increased success in your endeavors. Fluorite placed on the computer or next to it will help to protect you from harmful emissions from your computer. Amazonite is great for protecting you from electromagnetic “smog” and negative energies. To increase your drive and protect yourself from all types of negative energies, use Hematite. Sodalite is also perfect for all that electromagnetic pollution and is great for enhancing your mental abilities.You should use your intuition. Raw Crystals and Crystal Clusters have a better ability over small single crystals to retain their own energy integrity. Because of this they are able to retain more negative energy before they need to be cleansed again.Due to its deep and rich black colour, black tourmaline is very effective when it comes to all sorts of negativity, from psychic attacks, stressful workload, toxic crowds and physical pain. Bringing black tourmaline with you to work can also help you repel any unnecessary negative energy that can then open you up for more of the good stuff. When experiencing strain or pain in your body, putting the stone where appropriate relieves you of that pain almost immediately.Bringing selenite to work also has the ability to make it easier to hear what your spirit guides and angels are saying, guiding you to do the right thing. This is extremely important, as this usually can be difficult at a noisy and hectic workplace. Selenite is highly recommended for those who get annoyed or angered easily at work due to stress or claustrophobia from having a lot of people around you.And while we put black tourmaline on the left part of our area, it’s highly recommended to put selenite on the right part of the area. Think of the partnership between these two stones as having your bodyguard, your warrior (black tourmaline) and your spiritual protector, your angel (selenite).Similarly, placing healing and chakra stones around your home can serve a dual purpose. Not only can these decorations be aesthetically pleasing, they can help dispel residual negativity and promote positive energy in the environment.
Grinding your home essentially means placing protection stones and crystals in specific places around your home to ward off negative energy and enhance your protection. To protect your entire home, place crystals in the four main corners of your home.You can even grid just one room by placing stones and crystals in the four corners. Placing a Carnelian stone next to your front door will provide protection and invite abundance into your home. To benefit your health and well-being, place a large piece of Celestite in whichever room you prefer. When others visit your home, they may bring their negative energies along. A great way to prevent those negative energies from entering your home is by placing Hematite under your doormat. Also, by placing Obsidian in the room with the most traffic (like a hallway), negative energies that have collected there will be absorbed. Rose Quartz is a very powerful “love” crystal and releases negative emotions and replaces them with feelings of love, compassion and joy. All those in the vicinity of this crystal will feel its benefits.
You can benefit most from certain crystals by placing them in specific rooms.
In the kitchen favorite crystal for keeping in the kitchen at all times is Amethyst for enhancing culinary creativity.
In your bedroom: The master bedroom is the “relationship” room as well as where we spend a lot of time sleeping and doing various other things. There are so many stones and crystals that could be used in this room, it’s hard to pick just one, blue Howlite (Turquonite) to encourage passion. Also, Howlite is great for a more peaceful sleep.
In your children’s bedrooms: Citrine and Amethyst for peace and happy dreams.
In the living room: If you have a lot of family discussions in your living room, Rhodonite will help with your family’s patience. As you may have noticed, TVs put off a lot of negative energies, so I suggest a piece of Turquoise to help disperse those energies.
In the bathroom: Rose Quartz and Smoky Quartz are excellent for placing in your bath water for a more relaxing bath. They will also help clear away some negative energy.
Using Clear Quartz, an energetic cleanser, and/or Amethyst in the home will ward off negative energies. One of the most protective and grounding crystals, black Tourmaline, is my favorite for using in the four corners of my home. It is a powerful cleanser of all negative energies, allowing more positive energy in the home. Selenite is a powerful angelic stone, and is known for bringing comfort and peace to the home. When using these crystals in your home, you will notice more peace, less stress and more positive in everyday life.
Counteracting Environmental Pollution – Every day our bodies are subjected to harm from everyday substances. This is known as Environmental Stress. Substances like plastics, electricity, radio and microwaves have harmful effects. These substances increase the stress loading on our systems making us more susceptible to Illness and Dis-ease. The earth has a natural electromagnetic field called the geomagnetic field. Man-made substances can reduce this ambient Earth Energy by shielding it, or by setting up stronger electromagnetic resonances that may interfere with natural frequencies. Electrical devices in the home and workplace create a powerful electromagnetic field around itself. This can cause a problem of entertainment in a person who is run down or susceptible. Entertainment is when the natural frequencies of the body become enmeshed with a stronger set of frequencies from an outside force. Crystals can be used to amplify personal energy fields which may counteract the effects of environmental pollution. The use of crystals is becoming quite popular in modern offices where computers, artificial lighting, air conditioning, metal furniture and nylon carpets can be disastrous for the energy system.
A Gem Essence is a liquid form of a crystals energy patterns. Gem Essences are made with water. The unique properties of water make these Gem Essences very effective. In addition because it is a liquid it can be used in ways in which a solid crystal or gemstone cannot be used. Caution should be taken when making Gem Essences as some crystals and minerals are toxic. Always stick to a member of the Quartz family if you are unsure. You can make Gem Water and Gem Essences. Gem Water is made by simply placing a crystal gemstone inside a bowl of spring water. The bowl of water is then left overnight for about 10 hours. Gem Water is not as potent as Gem Essences and therefore can be safely sipped or drank during the day. Gem Water can also be used in the bath inhaled and also used as a spray on the body, pets and even around the home. Gem Essences are made in a slightly different way. They use the energy of sunlight to activate the memory of the water. To make a Gem Essence you should place the crystal in a bowl and cover it with just enough spring water to cover the crystal and then place the bowl containing the crystal in the sunlight for about 2 hours. Then half fill a storage bottle with brandy to act as a preservative and fill the remaining half of the storage bottle with the Gem Essence. This is known as the mother essence. To make the essence suitable for regular use you should make another bottle which is called the stock bottle. The stock bottle should contain 50% normal water and 50% brandies. Add a few drops of the mother essence from your stock bottle. Again the Gem Essence can be sipped throughout the day, you can add a few drops to the bath, it can be inhaled or you can use it as a spray on the body, pets and around the home.
In Aura Cleansing where the Aura can be scanned with a crystal in order to determine the energy blockages and to check for the existence of auric holes which allow the drain of energy from the physical body. Crystals have also been successfully used to cleanse and stabilize the aura. Directing the crystal towards the auric field in a sweeping like motion from the top to the bottom or from the bottom to the top of the auric body; both a pre-determined direction and an intended receiving source for any negativity are recommended. In addition to the Quartz Crystal, one will be guided by the intuitive self to the additional crystals which are suitable for balancing, cleansing, stabilizing, and scanning and correcting any problematic areas in the aura.
Laying on of Stones on the body for Chakra Clearing
The technique of using crystals and gemstones on the receiver’s body for healing is called laying on of stones. It is a powerful method of cleansing negative energy, clearing and balancing the chakras, effecting emotional release, and bringing light and healing into all the aura bodies. Cleared, programmed, and dedicated stones move the receiver’s vibration into alignment with the planet and the universal grid. This results in a freeing of life force energy in the chakras and aura, a healing of the Body of Light, and a transformation of negative or disease into health.The use of chakra stones for chakra balancing can help you acquire energy balance that is essential to your overall emotional and physical well-being. Chakra stones’ healing properties and meanings are unique to each stone. It’s important to remember that all stones and crystals possess their own vibration frequency. To dispel chakra blockages and promote balance, you must use stones with a vibration frequency that matches the chakra you are wanting to heal.The most common technique for using chakra stones is known as the “Laying on of Stones,” It involves placing cleansed and charged healing stones on the body’s specific energy centers for a period of time.The process may be done with clear quartz crystals only, colored gemstones only, or a combination of both. The stones may be used alone or with a hands on healing. The stones are placed upon the receiver’s body from feet to head. The healer then begins using their hands as usual starting at the head and moving toward the feet. (Use gemstones with colors matching each chakra’s color. The stones can be in any form-faceted, raw gemstones, tumbled stones, crystal eggs or crystal beads.) Energy in this type of healing needs to move in one direction through the body, either Earth to sky or sky to Earth. If the energy is Earth to sky, all the gemstones that have points are placed with the points turned towards the receiver¹s crown. The effect of this direction is to move the receiver’s energy to a higher vibration or more spiritual level. If the direction is from sky to Earth, it is the opposite, with the crystals pointing toward the feet. This direction moves life force energy from crown to feet for grounding and rooting into Earth.To begin, the receiver lies on their back on a padded floor or massage table, with pillows under her head and knees for comfort. The space should be quiet, comfortable, and warm. Use only stones that have been dedicated to positive energy and programmed for healing. Invite spirit guides and angels into the session if you wish.Start by placing a clear quartz crystal above their head and below their feet. In the right hand place another crystal and in the left hand place a rose quartz gemstone. Then go chakra by chakra, moving from the feet to crown and placing the appropriate colored gemstone for each center. (Be sure you have your healing stones spread out where you can reach them easily.) There may be stones that you are drawn to for a particular reason, let yourself be guided, there are no real rules. You cannot do it wrong. A stone that is not needed for the session or is inappropriate for the receiver’s energy will roll right off or roll to another place where it is better utilized. Allow this to occur. If the receiver feels uncomfortable with a particular stone, remove it, the energy is not right for her needs.
Position stones beginning with the root chakra and move upward to help direct energy flow. If energy needs to be ushered upward toward the crown, all stones (especially those that come to a single point) are placed so they’re pointing “up. Place stones on each of the energy centers, such as:
- Top of head — crown chakra
- Forehead — Third Eye chakra
- Throat — throat chakra
- Heart — heart chakra
- Navel — solar plexus chakra
- Pelvic area — sacral chakra
- Groin or feet area — root chakra
You already know that any disharmony that your aura collects from the auric fields around you (personal or environmental) can be trapped and retained in your etheric body (first layer of your aura) which contains all the energies that are released through your chakras, in turn these disharmonious energies can manifest as dis-ease or illness in your physical body.Crystals influence the subtle body: This is the spiritual energy body that caries our life force (known in the East as Prana or Chi) This spiritual life force is particularly focused at energy centers called chakras – a Sanskrit work for wheel or in this instance a ‘wheel of energy’. By strategically placing crystals on areas of the body where the chakras are located, the healing effect on our spiritual system is boosted to bring better health and well-being.
elect the chakra stones /gems /crystals that you will be using.
Clear your stones when you first acquire them, and then before every healing. Ways to clear a stone include washing it in salt water (sea water or water in which sea salt has been dissolved); burying it in the earth (point down); exposing it to moonlight; running it under cool water; or holding it in your closed fist and “blowing into it” (blow into the small gap where your thumb and index finger are curled around each other) with the intention to purify it.
Put your chakra stones in a place where they’ll be accessible to you you once you lie down.
Lie down on a comfortable surface. Attend to your comfort with a blanket and a pillow under your knees or head if needed. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply and slowly into your belly (actually into the lower third of your lungs, but your belly will rise and fall if you’re doing it correctly!). Set your intention for this healing session. If you’re just going to work with one chakra, set the specific intention for that chakra. If you’re going to work with all the chakras, set a general intention for this healing.
If you’re only going to work with one chakra, place the stone over that chakra.
If you’re going to work with the whole chakra system, you can proceed in either of two ways. You can start at the crown chakra and work your way down, in order, to the first chakra (sky to earth–e.g. for helping the recipient ground and center, alleve headaches and anxiety, manifest something on a physical plane); or you can go the other way, starting at the root chakra and working your way up to the crown (earth to sky–e.g. for raising the recipient’s energy to a higher vibration, enhancing spiritual development, increasing physical energy). Don’t sweat the direction choice–just go with what feels right.
If you place the stones top to bottom, have any points on the stones facing toward your feet. Conversely, if you’re placing the stones bottom to top, place any stones with points so that the points face your head.
Some healers also like to place a stone/gem/crystal above their head and below their feet. You may also like to hold a stone in each hand.
If a stone doesn’t feel comfortable or “feels wrong” or keeps rolling off once you place it, go with that feeling and remove it, either leaving that chakra without a stone, or using a different one.
As you place each chakra stone, you may want to set a specific intention for the healing of that particular chakra, sense the energy of the stone, and visualize its bright color and harmonious energy “tuning” the chakra.
After all the stones that you will be using have been set, simply rest for a while, allowing your chakras to be balanced and cleared by the chakra stones. Breathe slowly and evenly; empty your mind as much as possible, going into the “space between thoughts.”
When the stones start to roll off your body, or when it feels right, end the healing. Remove the stones one by one in order. You can thank them if that feels right.
Gently return your awareness to the here and now, and allow yourself to transition slowly back into your daily life. Drink a glass of water, and perhaps eat a piece of fruit.
You may want to write in your journal about what you’ve experienced.
At some point, re-clear your chakra stones.
Watch for gentle, positive changes for the next week or so.
You must learn to heal yourself first so as to become a crystal clear channel for these messengers of light.When you use crystal healing layouts, you set up a very specific and complex electromagnetic force field (energy field) which acts to re-polarize any fields that are misaligned by drawing out and adding the necessary energy vibrations to compensate for the imbalances.Your body’s energy fields will re-align and your chakras will be cleared, balanced and opened which aids healing, promotes the overall feeling of well-being and can prevent illness and dis-ease from manifesting in your body.
The crystal layout is one of the crystals healing techniques that changes slightly when you work on someone else, you will place the healing gemstones the same way you would do for yourself, however you, the healer, will also smooth out and re-direct the electromagnetic energy given of by the stones with your hands.
Power of your Hand
Finding your power hand is very helpful as your power hand is often an indicate or sensor for the need of a healing, or to help find the problem area on the body that needs healing.
If your power hand will be your right hand it means that:
Your Right hand is positively charged and sends or gives energy. It emits the energy that “makes things happen”.
Your Left hand is negatively charged, and receives energy. It emits the energy that “allows things to happen”.Should your power hand be your left hand it means that:
Your Left hand is positively charged and sends or gives energy. It emits the energy that “makes things happen”.
Your Right hand is negatively charged, and receives energy. It emits the energy that “allows things to happen”.
Balancing the Body with Crystals
These crystal healing layouts are very simple and easy to use. You should drink lots of water after doing a self-treatment as these techniques also has a detox effect on the body.You need seven clear quartz crystals about the same size and weight, either natural or tumbled for this technique.Lie down and place a crystal on each of the seven major chakra centers. If a crystal rolls to a different position three times, leave it where it is. It is likely the body is moving it where it needs to be.You will find that some of the crystals will feel very heavy, like they are sinking into your skin, others will be so light that you aren’t sure they are still there, others may feel very cold, while others extremely warm or even electric.You may also feel like you are floating or receive inner visions of color or patterns.Each individual is different. Leave the stones in place for at least three or four minutes.When the stones are all in place, the healer has two options. They can go to the head and begin a hands-on healing. Be sure to cover the stones with your hands carefully in order not to scatter the gemstones. While their hands are covering each chakra over the stone, they should visualize the bright color of the gemstone entering the chakra, making it appear bright, balanced, centered, and healthy. This visualization should be done until they feel confident to move to the next chakra. They should be sure to flick fingers to release any negative energy before going to the next center and end with a complete brushing of the aura.The other option the healer has once the stones are placed is to sit beside the receiver and simply wait, allowing the gemstones and spirit guides to do the healing. As the receiver¹s chakras and aura absorb and are balanced by the crystal and gem energies, the stones begin to roll off one by one. When all the stones are off, or the receiver feels finished with those that remain, the healing is over. End with a complete brushing of the aura and allow the receiver to lie quietly without the stones. Ask for feedback and discuss anything that you feel should be discussed. While they are doing this, the healer can gather up the stones from the table or floor and clear them again before putting them away.A laying on of stones healing can be quite intense. There is often a major energy shift during this type of healing. More frequent emotional releases, past life and this life trauma openings and other trans formative events. The healers role in this is to wait for the release to end and to be entirely non-judgmental. After a session, there may also be a physical detoxification process that can continue for up to a week. Be aware of what is happening and again, allow it. The changes are always positive and are usually gentle. The body will find its own balance.
When using any one of the crystal healing techniques, always trust your intuition as far as which gemstones to use whether you are attracted to them because of shape, size, color, etc.
Crystals do this by allowing the rate of their vibration to effect change in the rate of the spinning energy centers of the chakras, clearing out any negativity and allowing them to function at peak capacity. We need to be in balance to be in perfect health. Crystals work with us to restore that balance.
Memories can be held in our cells, joints and bones. As each cell in our bodies has consciousness, so it can hold memory. This is now being scientifically demonstrated by Quantum Physics. A good example of this concept can be found in the images of water crystals. Crystals can help to free up what has become stuck.
Blockages in the flow of energy through the meridians or subtle energy pathways will cause illness or disease in the organs supplied by that meridian. Western medicine finds this hard to accept but Chinese medicine, thousands of years old, has always used the meridians in all their medicine such as acupuncture.
Stress Release and Energizing the Body with Crystals – This is an excellent layout to use for stress release in our fast paced society.You will need seven clear quartz crystal points.This time do not place them on the body, rather place them on the floor or mat around your body pointing outward, one above your head, one below your feet, at your shoulders on either side and at your knees on either side.Lie still for three or four minutes.This will release stress.Then turn the points inwards to recharge and energize the chakra centers. Lie still for another three or four minutes.
Color plays a part in Crystal Healing and often crystals used by color that corresponds with the traditional colors associated with the chakras. According to Vedic philosophy and Theosophy, the chakras have colors that infuse areas of the human aura – the energy body that surrounds all living things.
Balancing Chakras with Crystals
Alternative healing properties and restorative powers are attributed to crystals and gem stones which energize the spiritual body and restore health. They do this by drawing on the natural regenerative and healing powers of the body and in particular its life force called ‘prana’.Crystals vibrate and resonate in harmony with the astral body. Its resonance is such that they stimulate the aura which in turn brings healing to the body. The healing effect is further enhanced if the crystal is placed on the proper chakra areas of the body located along the spinal cord.
Crystal healers claim that specific crystals and gem stones seem to have an empathy with and correspond with the vibrations of each chakra. By placing a crystal with the proper vibration on the corresponding chakra a healing vibration that helps to cure illness and enhance a sense of well-being. These techniques are also linked to other vibration medicine techniques such as homeopathy. May healers also charge the crystals by projecting their healing powers into the crystals and stones before putting them on the body.Many healers agree that one of the most popular crystal healing techniques is the chakra layout.For this healing technique you will need one red stone, one orange, one yellow, one green or pink, one light blue, one dark blue, one white, clear or violet, and one dark stone. All stones should be approximately the same size and weight.
This method is the same as the first, except that colored stones are used instead of clear quartz crystals.
The dark stone or smoky quartz should be placed at the feet for grounding.
The remaining stones should be placed at chakra centers according to color: red on the root chakra center, orange on the sacral, yellow on the solar plexus, green on the heart center, light blue on the throat, dark blue on the third eye and white, golden or violet on the crown center.These seven chakra points can be further activated by slowly rotating a quartz point over them. If you find that, despite your best efforts, you’re still worrying when you want to be meditating, place an amethyst on the third eye. If you’re feeling extremely depressed or spaced out, hold a smoky quartz. Before long you’ll discover that you intuitively know what stones you want to be with on a particular day.
Root chakra: Jasper (bloodstone), Garnet, Onyx, Rubies
Sacral Chakra: Carnelian, Hematite, Moonstone
Solar Plexus Chakra: Citrine, Amber, Topaz
Heart Chakra: Rose Quartz, Chinese Fluorite
Throat Chakra: Aquamarine, Turquoise
Forehead Chakra: Amethyst, Sapphire, Turquoise
Crown Chakra: Clear quartz, Amethyst
Red Stone – Most Popular stone Red Jasper.
Orange Stone – Most Popular stone Carnelian.
Yellow Stone – Yellow Jasper or Citrine are most often used.
Green Stone – Green Aventurine or Rose Quartz you can also try a Watermelon Tourmaline which is a mix of green and pink.
Light Blue Stone – Blue Lace Agate or you can use Turquoise.
Dark Blue Stone – Lapis Lazuli works well and so does Sodalite.
Clear or Violet Stone – Amethyst or Clear Quartz.
The above crystal healing techniques are also referred to as the laying on of stones. It is a very powerful way to perform crystal healing on yourself or others and the purpose of the laying on of stones is to release etheric, emotional, mental or spiritual blocks to well-being.
Tracing the Meridians
I use a clear quartz point in this
technique but trust your intuition and choose a crystal to use. Trace the chosen crystal over your meridian lines and press the acupressure points with it. It is a long and tedious procedure and requires some basic acupressure knowledge, but it is extremely effective since it combines the benefits of both crystal healing therapy as well as acupressure.
Figure Eight Looping
This is another one of those very effective crystal healing techniques and involves making the figure eight with the crystal by looping all the chakras together and works very well for aligning and balancing the chakras.
The earliest records of crystal healing come from ancient Egypt and references are found in the Ebers papyrus. This refers to the medicinal uses of many gems and crystals. Healing with crystals is also part of the Indian Ayurveda medicine traditions. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine cures.The Crystal Healing idea was first popularized in the West in the 1930’s when famous American trance psychic, Edgar Cayce, claimed that his visions revealed that, before Atlantis sunk beneath the waves, crystals were used as a source of energy that could even power airships. The most popular crystals are those from the quartz family and are generally imported from Brazil, Arizona and Australia. Most are comparatively inexpensive and can be purchased by mail order, in “New Age” shops, some health shops and jewelry stores we’ve even seen them on sale in Boots!