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Crystals and Meditation 2017-04-02T13:07:46+00:00

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Related imageCrystals are solids that form by a regular repeated pattern of molecules connecting together. In crystals, a collection of atoms, called the Unit Cell, is repeated in exactly the same arrangement over and over throughout the entire material.Only if a mineral is allowed to grow without interference from other minerals will it form crystals. Minerals “grow,” or crystallize, from many types of solutions. They may precipitate from evaporating sea water or crystallize from magmas when lava cools. While growing, minerals may develop a distinct crystal form with smooth, flat planes called crystal faces. The geometric pattern of the crystal faces reflects the internal atomic arrangement of the crystal structure. This is one of the most important things about a mineral.

Crystals have: An orderly and symmetrical atomic structure and a definite chemical composition.A definite external geometrical shape bounded by plane faces.Physical (and optical) properties which vary with direction (except for the isometric minerals). A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In addition, macroscopic single crystals are usually identifiable by their geometrical shape, consisting of flat faces with specific, characteristic orientations.The process of crystal formation via mechanisms of crystal growth is called crystallization or solidification.The word crystal derives from the Ancient Greek word κρύσταλλος (krustallos), meaning both “ice” and “rock crystal”,from κρύος (kruos), “icy cold, frost”.Examples of large crystals include snowflakes, diamonds, and table salt. Most inorganic solids are not crystals but poly crystals, i.e. many microscopic crystals fused together into a single solid. Examples of poly crystals include most metals, rocks, ceramics, and ice. A third category of solids is amorphous solids, where the atoms have no periodic structure whatsoever. Examples of amorphous solids include glass, wax, and many plastics.Crystals are often used in pseudo scientific practices such as crystal therapy, and, along with gemstones, are sometimes associated with spell work in Wiccan beliefs and related religious movements.

Healing stones, crystals and semi-precious gemstones come from one unified source – Mother Earth. Created from the magma or Earth’s inner core, healing stones have gone through a geologic process of heating, cooling and displacement on their way to their present form.

The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, colour and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone’s color also plays a dynamic role in the stone’s healing energy. The play of light and colour can stimulate or calm; purify or heal.

Image result for meditationMeditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of that training.Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.—or cultivating a particular mental response to various phenomena, such as compassion. The term “meditation” can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.Meditation may also involve repeating a mantra and closing the eyes. The mantra is chosen based on its suitability to the individual meditate. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved, described as “being awake inside without being aware of anything except awareness itself.” In brief, there are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice, and many different types of activity commonly referred to as meditative practices.
✣...Every great Teacher who has ever walked the planet has told you that life was meant to be Abundant... ✣ James Ray Image: Crystal Meditation
is about using your crystals to aid you to create a specific outcome during meditation. Meditation is an ancient practice that offers tremendous benefits to the practitioner. Meditation does not require any specific beliefs or any metaphysical or spiritual ideas. You do not need any special talent. You only need yourself, your mind, and a few minutes in which you can be undisturbed. Meditation is extremely beneficial for every part of our being—our mind, our body and our spirit. It helps us to relax, clears our mind and releases negative energy and unwanted thoughts. Crystal meditation is a fast way of accelerating your inner and outer growth, increasing your power level, and making some strong, helpful, nonphysical connections. Also, crystal meditation is a fine way of tending to that inner person that longs and needs to understand the world and universe. However, most importantly, crystal meditation will enable you to touch powers that can help you to control the person you are. Believe it or not! The better you can control yourself, the more effective you will be in the control of your reality.Using crystals for meditation is a powerful tool to deepen your meditation, as well as achieve a specific outcome during your meditation. On a spiritual level, meditating with crystals can help to raise your consciousness and awareness, deepening your intuition and bringing insight.It is beneficial to choose a crystal that contains healing properties or energies that are in line with what you want to achieve out of your meditation. Setting intentions and meditating with your crystal each morning enhances and magnifies your results. When your mind is focused on your intention from the stillness of your meditation and energy of the crystal, you will have better motivation and inspiration for achieving your goals or receiving certain energy.

When your life runs smoothly, you have no problem keeping stable; but when a crisis arises, you fly completely out of control, reacting to everything and not knowing how to get through the crisis or control what is happening. That loss of control is due to a lack of knowledge — a lack of knowledge concerning your reactions, your feelings, or your energy. Surprisingly enough, crystal meditation will unlock some of these inner chambers, which can help you to understand, more fully, yourself and reduce your fears. Not only that, with crystal meditation, when a crisis does come up, you will possess a great tool that can help and guide you toward agreeable resolutions.A simple meditation has been around for thousands of years. Many people throughout the centuries achieved great inner peace, physical stamina, and spiritual awareness because of this mental technique. However, the people who benefited most from meditation, were the ones who went into the mountains to do their meditating.

WImage result for crystal meditation fantasy arthat these solitude-seeking individuals did not know on a conscious level but did know on an unconscious level was that the mountains contained a natural meditation enhancer: quartz.

Meditation is beneficial to every aspect of your being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Physically, it relaxes the body and relieves tension, which slows heart rate and lowers blood pressure. It relieves stress and quiets the mind, bringing a sense of calm and serenity.It helps release negative emotions which burden the heart, replacing them with feelings of love, acceptance, and peace. And spiritually, meditation enables one to attain higher states of consciousness allowing access to the higher realms, and brings about a greater sense of awareness in which previously unseen solutions, answers, and insights may rise to the surface.There are many other reasons why one might meditate, such as to develop the intuition, to learn from the higher senses, to cleanse and purify thoughts and emotions, to travel along one’s spiritual path, to help one bring about changes in their life, to gain control over one’s thoughts and feelings and how they are expressed, and to delve deep within oneself to discover and explore one’s innermost being. These are just a few examples of what one may accomplish through meditation.Some people use crystals and stones to assist in obtaining a deep meditative state. For example:calming blue stones, such as aquamarine, blue calcite, and turquoise, will help clear the mind and calm the body.Purple and clear stones, such as amethyst, clear quartz, and charoite can aid one in reaching higher states of consciousness.However, any healing stone can be used during meditation.Any stone may be used, but quartz crystals are especially good.As many crystals can be programmed, and this is especially true of quartz crystals.You can really use any crystals for meditation, but the use of quartz crystals is helpful as it gives you the added advantage of being able to program them more easily than some other stones. The mineral quartz is a natural stone and is quite common to mountainous areas. The qualities of clear quartz helped these meditates to tune their body, mind, and spirit into the frequencies of the universe. These great spiritualists understood themselves and their world, more fully, because these frequencies were the keys to unlocking various inner doorways and states of awareness that the average person was unable to access.Quartz crystals function like a key because they normally exist in a state of perfection; they vibrate at the frequency of the universe , the frequency of God.Image result for crystal meditation fantasy art

When a person is surrounded with quartz, the mineral’s piezoelectric effect will raise the vibrations of that person’s energy, toward that of the crystals themselves. In effect, the aura of the person surrounded by quartz rises toward the aura of the universe, closer to perfection. The aura is the electrical field that surrounds the physical and nonphysical bodies. The condition of the aura relates directly to the condition of the physical body.In addition, these quartz-enhanced meditations enable a complete balancing of a person’s aura. Nonphysical healers are better able to manipulate the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies, when a person is surrounded with quartz, because quartz — besides existing in a state of perfection — exists in two dimensions, simultaneously. Nonphysical healers can adjust the crystals from their side of reality and then let the crystals transpose these adjustments to the physical side of reality.Furthermore, having one foot of a crystal sit in the physical world, while having the other foot sit in the nonphysical world, makes it a great tool for sending information back and forth. This free-flow of energy, from one dimension to another, makes it very easy to receive help and guidance from the Guardians — the entities who wait on the other side to assist those who ask and reach-out. This multidimensional aspect of quartz is another reason why the great spiritualists sought to meditate in the mountains and seemed to possess great insight and wisdom. Let’s face it! They had their own private telephone line to God!

Consistent exposure to quartz, especially during meditation, will permanently raise a person’s auric vibrations to this higher, perfect frequency. When a person’s aura vibrates at this higher rate, many, not normally available, resources open up, like the opening up of other states of consciousness and the acquisition of large quantities of energy.Now, the type of quartz crystal that you are looking for will come in the form of a clear, six-pointed stone. These crystals vary in size, shape, clarity, color, and purity. However, for general meditation, the clear variety works best. For beginners, we recommend crystals approximately 2 inches long by 3/4 to 1 inch wide. You will need four crystals to use the beginner pattern and several more for the other patterns. It’s important to look over the crystals before you buy them. Make sure that you hold each one in your hand, to get a feel for the stone. If a particular crystal does not feel right or appeal to you, then you should put it back. Crystals are very personal. Not every crystal will be right for you, nor are you right for every crystal. The relationship, between you and your crystal, should be mutually benefiting. By just holding a crystal for a few moments will reveal whether you and that particular stone can get along. Believe me! If you and that stone are not compatible with each other, you will know. A feeling of uneasiness will be very evident. Do not take it personally, if a particular stone and you clash! It merely means that that stone is for another person. Put the stone back and choose another.

By using a crystal to aid you while doing meditation, you may be enabled to stimulate a number of different gifts or talents, and this will depend on what it is you desire to be the outcome.There are a number of different outcomes you may want to achieve from this daily practice.If you would like a programmed crystal to help you to maintain a deeper meditation, you must first program the crystal you wish to use for this purpose.You may choose to program the crystal you are using to help you to unwind more easily during your meditation. Its easy to learn and may be beneficial to you to help you relax.Using a guided meditation that is specifically written to aid you to relax during meditation may also be helpful. This may aid you to relax more quickly and more easily. You might also like to listen to relaxation or meditation music.

Once your crystal is programmed, you may then do your crystal meditation with it.After you have chosen your crystal, you are ready for your meditation.A stone or crystal may be held or worn during meditation in order to absorb its properties. Or it may be placed before you to be used as a focus object to help maintain concentration.One could be held to or placed on the heart chakra for emotional balance, or the third eye chakra for mental clarity.However, no matter how you do it, meditation does require two things: an atmosphere of silence, and a way to relax the body and clear the mind, such as through breathing techniques, visualization, or sound repetition (such as “Om”).The color vibrations of the crystals/stones increase the light force and healing energies around the body.

Understanding the use of quartz in meditation will save you much time and trouble in the long run, especially when you are a newcomer to crystal meditation.Surrounding yourself with crystals is not a task that should be undertaken lightly or frivolously. These little guys are more than your average ordinary rock! These guys are power-storage devices. When you surround yourself with them, you will be immersing yourself within a field of energy that demands no less respect than the electrical current coming into your home. When you use this energy properly and safely, the energy becomes a great tool for your use and growth. Let’s learn what goes on within your crystal circle, so that you can get the most out of these little gems and use them in a safe manner.

Above is a diagram of a very basic crystal pattern, the circle pattern. With this pattern there are four crystals placed down within an imaginary circle. These crystals, when laid out in a pattern, will begin to generate a kind-of electrical current between them. The energy stored within each crystal will begin to interact and flow from one to the other. An invisible energy bubble quickly forms, which will mirror the crystal pattern. This pattern is spherical, so the energy in this pattern will be round. Other patterns, like triangles and hexagons will generate their own respective patterns. As you become familiar with crystal meditation and the various patterns, you will find subtle differences when using one or another. Some of the patterns you will like, while others you will not.

For the beginner, we would recommend that you start with the triangle pattern (shown below). This pattern is very gentle and will facilitate your familiarity with quartz crystals. You will need four crystals for this pattern. Three of the crystals will be for the construction of the triangle, and one crystal will act as a generator. The generator crystal sits in your hands as you meditate and will direct the flow of energy into you, from the surrounding crystals. In front of you will be, what we call, the head crystal. In back of you, on either side, will be the support crystals. What you should have is three crystals, all with the points facing toward the center, forming the shape of a triangle. You should be sitting in the center of this triangle — while you meditate — and be facing your chosen head crystal.

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Related imageTo begin, you should place your generator crystal just under your head crystal but within your crystal pattern. Next, you will need to energize the crystals surrounding you. You can accomplish this energizing by imagining a stream of white-hot light, coming down from above your head, going down your spine, and out your solar plexus. As this energy goes out of your solar plexus, it should enter your generator crystal. Then the energy should leave your generator and enter into your head crystal. When the energy enters the head crystal, see the energy separate and go in two directions. One flow of energy goes in a clockwise direction and the other goes in a counterclockwise direction. The energy should go through each crystal in your pattern and return through the head crystal. Now, let go of that visualization, knowing that this energy is continuing to circulate about you.

 : At this point, pick up your generator crystal and hold it between your two hands. Begin to quiet your mind by taking slow, easy breaths. Close your eyes and clear away any random thoughts. If you become inundated with thoughts, as you will while you are trying to quiet your mind, you must put each thought into a sailboat and send it off on that quiet, inner lake. Eventually, your mind will cease generating thoughts. Now you should feel an inner peace coming over you. You may also feel the energy from the crystals, as that energy circulates about you. You may perceive this energy as a form of heat or pressure against you. As this energy circulates around the crystals and you, you should begin to feel increasingly refreshed and recharged.

Allow this feeling of peacefulness and energy to continue for as long as you can. Soon, your mind will begin to fill with images or thoughts, again. Except, these thoughts will have a different feel to them from your regular thoughts. These thoughts are from your spiritual guidance. Don’t be too concerned with understanding what is happening, especially if you are a beginner meditate. You should just experience the images and feelings. Afterwards, when the meditation is complete, you can go back and review what you saw, heard, or felt, to decipher any conscious meanings. It is quite normal, in this phase, to jump from topic to topic or vision to vision very rapidly. The images themselves have a continuity of their own, which may or may not possess any apparent or quantifiable meaning. Your inner consciousness, although, will be aware of the meaning of these images, sounds, and feelings, and will have you act accordingly at the appropriate time.

Now, this energy bubble, coming from the crystals, is not just two dimensional. This bubble extends in all directions, vertically and horizontally – even through the floor! So, what you kind-of have is a sphere, or bubble, of energy surrounding the area where the crystals are. This bubble goes upward, downward, left and right, forward and back.

There is no right or wrong way to meditate—just as there is no right or wrong crystal to use—everyone’s meditations are unique. The best way to utilize your crystals during your meditation is to 1. hold them in your hands while meditating or 2. lay them on your body, ideally so that they touch your skin. If you are new to meditating with crystals, here is a simple daily.When you sit within the center of the crystals, you will be sitting within this energy bubble. Your body will bask in the contained and flowing energy, much like when you bask in the sun to get a tan. Your body, possessing a lower energy-potential than the energy-potential of the crystals, will begin to absorb this highly charged energy. Remember! Crystals exist in a state of perfection and vibrate at the frequency of the universe. You do not! Your lower vibration energy will yield to this higher vibration energy, and you will quickly begin to exist at a higher frequency. However, by going into a crystal pattern with the intention of meditating and bettering yourself, you will empty your mind of all careless thoughts and be filled with only the most positive of thoughts because any thoughts you may have, while meditating, will come not from you, but from your spiritual guidance. Your spiritual guidance knows exactly what you need when you need it. Your guidance will program your thoughts and your crystals for the best and highest good. When you emerge from a crystal meditation, your reality will be guided toward that best and highest good and not in any haphazard direction. Now there are ways to program purposefully a quartz-crystal meditation, to cause any specific changes you may want, in your reality; and we’re going to cover that in a later chapter. For now, though, let’s move on to an actual meditation using quartz crystals.

Prior meditation experience is not necessary for a quartz-enhanced meditation. The meditation process will be the same. The addition of quartz in meditation will, actually, make it easier for first-time meditates to get the hang of meditating.As you already know, meditating with crystals is powerful.

When you leave this crystal circle, your body will retain this high-energy; and, as you go about your day, you will be able to use this energy, as you see fit. meditation with crystals to use to help you get started:

– First, find a quiet space where you feel comfortable and relaxed.In the most basic form of meditation, you quiet your conscious mind and drift on a cushion of inner peace. This cushion of inner peace comes from the absence of thought, within your head. If you haven’t realized already, you are thinking constantly — from the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep! Now, you may believe that sleeping is enough to rest your mind, and that may be true; however, your mind is not what you are resting here. What you are resting, when you meditate, is your consciousness. Also, you may be under the assumption that your consciousness gets rest while you sleep; except, that fact is even further from the truth! Your consciousness is more active when your body sleeps then when your body is awake. You merely are not capable of remembering all that your consciousness does while you sleep. So, the only way your consciousness is going to get that rest is if you consciously give it that rest, as you do when you meditate.In the meantime, try to quiet your mind, using the inner sailboat method. Practice stilling your mind, by sending off those little boats and watching what happens. You should not concern yourself with meditating, just yet; nor do you need to concern yourself with learning how to meditate without crystals, before you actually meditate with crystals. Right now, you are merely acquainting yourself with the stilling of your mind. This practice with quieting your mind will prepare you for the next step and the next chapter. A crystal meditation is slightly different from a meditation that does not use crystals. Special care must be taken into account, due to the addition of quartz and the added energy bombardment that meditating with quartz possesses.

-Sit quietly with the healing stones or crystals that you wish to use nearby.Sit fairly upright if possible, as this will allow the flow of energy to move more easily through the spine and through the chakras. Make sure you are comfortable too, as you will not settle down to meditate if you feel discomfort or pain of any sort.

-Close your eyes and quiet your mind, focusing your attention on your breathing.Close your eyes, and as you are sitting there, relaxed and at peace, take a nice slow deep breath in.Take another nice slow deep breath in, and as you let it out, feel any tension in your body just drain away.Again, take another slow deep breath in and as let it out shift the focus of your attention to the crystals that you are holding.Breathe in the highest white light, and let the crystal’s energy fill your mind and permeate your senses.As you let it out allow yourself to deeply and completely relax.

-Pick up the crystals or stones and hold them comfortably in your hands.Hold your crystal in your hands and allow yourself to relax completely. If you are using a quartz crystal this may create a more powerful and faster outcome, because quartz crystals have strong amplifying properties.This is because when you use a programmed crystal in meditation, not only will your thoughts take on the positive values that the crystal itself gives to you, but you will also absorb the program as well.If you have chosen to be more peaceful, these thoughts will radiate out into the field of pure potentiality to become reality.

-Imagine your awareness spiraling down into the stone, feeling the energy of your crystal.Take the focus of your mind and place it onto the energy of the stones in your hand. Allow yourself to synchronize with this vibration.You may feel the energy of the stone, and the program you placed in it may fill your mind, if that is what you want. Just allow yourself to become one with this energy. If you are using a high vibration stone, you may be aware of the energy within your higher chakras. If you do, just shift your focus to where you are feeling this energy. You may also feel energy in your lower chakras, if you need it to be there.

-Visualize your intention. Your crystals and stones are listening.As you continue to breathe in and out, just release any tension anywhere you may feel it. Simply continue to be aware of any changes anywhere in your body, and take note of them, then let them go.Depending on the purpose of the program you have placed in the crystal, you may feel a number of different responses in your body, so just relax and flow with what is happening.If you have programmed it for peace and harmony, feel the peace drift through your body, and allow it to take away any tension or stress that may be in any part of your body.

-Relax your mind and your body. Sit with your crystals as long as you need.Stay with the energy following its path, until you are ready to finish. Give thanks at the end to the crystal for its help, and to the Great Divine Spirit for the results you have experienced. the meditation will be ending when you feel yourself getting colder or your body temperature dropping. This change in perceived temperature is normal to quartz crystal meditations. What is happening is that the crystals surrounding you are shutting down. You have taken all the energy out of the crystals that you can, for this particular session, and your angelic guidance is through. Complete the crystal meditation by sending off any excess energy, which still exists within your circle, to do some good purpose — like helping a friend in need. Just state the purpose for this residual energy and mentally send the energy off. Now, put away your crystals, until their next use.

During this first part of meditation, your consciousness and your body will receive the rest and nourishment needed to continue on in the day. This part of meditation is the part where the healers can come and heal you, if you desire. This part of meditation is also the part where your auric frequency rises and gets charged. Lastly, this part of meditation sets the proper mental attitude, so that the second part of meditation can take place.

During the second part of meditation, your consciousness will no longer be silent; however, you will not be doing the speaking. You, instead, will be doing the listening. It is here, during this second part of meditating, that the help, guidance, instruction, and contact with your spiritual Guardian can come. It is in this part of meditation where you learn how to deal with any present challenges that are within your life. It is in this part of meditation that you can receive warnings concerning any dangers that may befall you. It is in this part of meditation where you can travel, mentally, if you so desire.

Part 1 of Meditation

 the quieting of your mind,

body rest,

consciousness rest,

healing,

recharging,

raising your,energy,

preparation for part 2

Part 2 of Meditation

help and guidance,

instruction,

contact with nonphysical guides,

warnings (if any),

mental travel to other places,

meeting with other selves,

travel forward or backward in time,

return to normal consciousness
After six months to one year, you can move on to the more advanced patterns. That’s if you’ve been meditating with crystals for at least once a week and on a regular basis. Otherwise, you should wait until your meditations become regular, before stepping into these high-power patterns; they can be quite potent and disorient you, when your energy level is low, as it would be, if you were not meditating with crystals regularly.You can crystal meditate as much or as little as you like. In the beginning, three times a week for ten minuets at a sitting is fine. Later on, you may wish to increase the length as well as the frequency of your meditations. Things like how-often and how-long are really a personal matter and up to the individual. However, it is better to meditate more often and for shorter periods, than less often and for longer periods.If you are a beginner to crystal meditation, then stay with the triangle pattern for at least two months. After that, you may increase the size and number of crystals. In fact, as you grow accustomed to the energy, it is better to increase the number of crystals used, rather than the size of the crystals. When you feel you are ready to advance, try the pattern of five crystals, in a star, or the pattern of six crystals, in the shape of two triangles. (Note: The five and six crystal patterns as well as the more advanced patterns are on a separate page, at the end of this chapter. You can learn of other patterns by looking in books that strictly cover the use of crystals.)

The idea is to raise your energy level slowly — starting, first, with the small, simple patterns. When your body becomes accustomed to the energy of one pattern, you may move to a more complex pattern. Each pattern builds your energy reserve increasingly larger in fine increments. Once you reach the advanced patterns, and have been using them for a while, you can begin to increase the size of your crystals. Increasing the size of your crystals will not raise the vibration rate of the energy, but it will raise the intensity of that energy, during those meditations.

In the very first few crystal meditations you want to try to get a feel for the energy as it enters, as it passes through, and as it surrounds your body. In addition, don’t be too concerned if you feel this process is all happening in your imagination. Part of the process begins in your imagination, and, as time goes on, the energy effects become increasingly physical and less imaginative.

When you are finished, and feel completely relaxed and at peace, complete the grounding process by seeing all aspects of your awareness spiraling back out of the crystal and into your body. Feel yourself connect with the Earth and your body. Open your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

We meditate for:

For relaxation – Meditation will alter your mind state. This is a physical fact. You can actually slow down your brain wave pattern and move from the active beta state to the alpha state. This will relax both your body and your mind.

For creative visualization – In the alpha mode, you can talk with yourself and creatively visualize something you seek. It could be a new relationship, a happier state of mind, improved health, or whatever you desire. You can then see yourself accomplishing your goal. Such affirmations are powerful programmers of the human mind.

Contacting your higher self –  Now this might seem a bit unbelievable, but in meditation it is just you. With your brain in an alpha state all thoughts, ideas, and inputs are coming from deep within your mind, and you are conscious at the time. This will be sporadic, but meaningful. It does become a bit addictive. Everyone wonders who they really are. We catch glimpses in our deepest thoughts and in our dreams.

Allowing out flowing –  Most people that are truly happy realize that they have what they need within them, that it is essentially boundless, and that they derive satisfaction from sharing it. Mediation allows for focusing on what is within.

Self Healing –  We all know many afflictions are self induced. We can think ourselves sick, and we can often think ourselves well. Meditation is a direct link to your inner self. Affirmations of wellness during meditation are effective mind control and body control tools for health.

Opening Energy Centers – Meditation will aid you in finding the sources of energy you have within you.

Grounding –  Meditation will connect with the planet, and assure you are seeing things as they truly exist.

Connecting with Angels and Spirit Guides –  Prayer is often a form of meditation. The meditative state makes your mind more open to communication with spirits.

When meditating with a crystal, work with the same one each time, it will attune to you and the way you work, by doing this you will be able to reach a deep meditative state very quickly. A crystal is used to amplify thought, will, and intention, and once a connection is made everything is enhanced. Crystal healing is dependent on a quiet mind and meditation is an integral part. To achieve the best results it is important to still and clear your mind before you begin, an empty mind is essential for healing.

Meditation with crystals is a two-step process. First you must find the crystal that has the Universal Life Force energy that is appropriate to your intentions. Then you must either hold the crystal or place it in front of you where you can focus on it during your meditation.

Selecting the right crystal takes a bit of work. Each crystal has a crystal energy lattice, a color ray of influence, and an earth power derived from its chemical makeup. Choose one that has the appropriate energy for your need. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals rs are particularly suitable. The mirrors are also excellent.

You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Refer to the feng shui section to find such a crystal. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, metal, and wood are available. You can also use a crystal that is aligned with a Spirit Guide or an angel or a Goddess. If you are meditating for self healing, a crystal associated with the appropriate chakra would be called for. Suggested meditation crystals and their uses are provided in the crystal descriptions of many of the crystal sold here at the Crystal Vaults.

Once you have the crystal with the right energy to facilitate your meditation, either place it in front of you or hold it in your hand. You don’t have to sit in the lotus position to meditate. Rather sit comfortably. You can sit on a pillow, in a chair, on a bench, or anywhere you are comfortable. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Now starting with your toes, focus on each part of your body in turn willing it to completely relax. Take your time. Do just this. Focus on each part until you get to your mind. Then very slowly count from ten to one. Now see a cord tied to the center of the earth extending all the way through the earth to your backbone, up your backbone and connected to your mind. Think about getting up. You should not be able to. You are now grounded and in a meditative state. You are ready to begin.

Now to your purpose. Perhaps you seek to heal an affliction. In the meditative state feel the energy of the cosmos flowing in your crystal. Be sure you can actually feel and see this energy. It will take some concentration, but that will now be easy. See the energy flow into your body. Now with the energy flowing, focus your mind on your purpose. If you are trying to heal yourself see the energy flow to the location of pain. If you are trying to open energy centers, see the energy flow into the right chakra. If you are trying to simply relax, see the energy start to engulf you in a protective cocoon. If you are seeking understanding, see the energy flow into the deep recesses of your mind. If you are seeking to communicate with spirit beings, see the energy flow out of the top of your head and disperse into the heavens.Image result for crystal meditation fantasy art

You are connected to yourself, and the energy of the Universal Life Force, through your crystal and your mental state. You might not want to leave. Many report this as a natural “high” It is. Certain crystals work well to open the higher consciousness of your mind.

The most powerful and useful Crystals for the best meditation and concentration are usually blue gemstones, purple crystals and white stones. These colors are associated with the higher chakras that allow you to clear your mind, live your truth and receive wisdom from the Universe. Some of our favorites include:

Elestial Quartz: Elestial quartz is a very high-vibrational crystal that enhances your spiritual evolution by opening the crown chakra and allowing energy from the angelic realm to come to you. It is a crystal of transformation and will quickly, and powerfully, awaken the emotions, experiences, and energy that have caused blockages, allowing you to release and heal.Crystals and Gemstones:

K2 Stone: The K2 stone awakens us to our intuitive or psychic abilities. It removes anything that may be preventing us from seeing our true purpose for this lifetime. K2 granite is effective for exploring past karma and lives and can be used during astral and meditative traveling.

Amethyst Stone: Amethyst stones also stimulate the crown chakra and calm your thoughts, making them a wonderful healing gemstone to meditate with. Amethyst healing properties also include bringing clarity of the mind and helping you to become more in tune with your feelings–getting to know yourself on a much deeper level.

Celestite Stone: One of the most popular celestite uses is meditation because it helps smooth the transition into a peaceful state of awareness. Some healers believe it even helps them tap into their psychic and intuitive abilities. Working with the celestite stone during meditation can encourage you to download messages from the spiritual realm and receive guidance and inspiration.

Rutilated Quartz Stone: A Rutilated Quartz Stone is a very high-vibrational crystal that energizes your mind, body and soul. It infuses your space with light and angelic vibrations to connect you with your guardian angels. Rutilated quartz points are useful for directing your energy upward during meditation.

Indigo Gabbro Stone: An Indigo Gabbro stone is one of the most beneficial stones for meditation and connecting to the spiritual realm. It is often the preferred stone among healers and psychics because the meaning is to unify the spiritual world with life on earth.

Lapis Lazuli Stone: A Lapis Lazuli stone is said to help enhance your awareness, insight and truth. It is a healing gemstone that has existed since the beginning of time.  Lapis Lazuli stones make wonderful tools to deepen your meditation during your yoga practice.

Labradorite Stone: Labradorite deepens your meditation and raises your consciousness. It stimulates your inner awareness, bringing you closer to discovering your true self. It helps you to unfold your true-life purpose and uncover your destiny. You can also use a labradorite crystal slice.

Quartz Crystal: This is one of the best crystals for meditation because it can be programmed with your meditative intention. Quartz Crystals bring clarity of the mind and help you to become more focused and clear about your dreams. They also amplify the energy of any other crystal, making it ideal to have for any meditation.

Selenite: This crystal is beneficial for meditation because as you are clearing your mind and relaxing your body. Selenite healing properties facilitate the release of negative energy and energy blockages to energetically cleanse your body. It also protects your energy field, allowing you to safely practice meditation without over stimulating your energy body or chakras. Selenite harmonizers make it easy to have calm energy flowing through your body.

Incense: Sacred smoke has been used to help induce meditation for centuries. Pick a scent of incense that resonates with you to help you find peace as you enter a meditative state. Frankincense Resin is one of our favorite meditation incenses.

Palm Stones: Palm stones are a great tool for beginners or seasoned meditators. They’re stones that are larger than normal tumbled stones, so they fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. As your meditating, you hold one stone in each hand and feel the energy of the stones flowing into your body and calming your mind.

When it is time to return to the everyday world, you will know it. Slow down the energy flow. See the crystal dim. Set it down. Now start from the top of your head and mentally shake each part of your body. When you get to your toes, wiggle them and then imagine the rope connecting you to the center of the earth has disappeared. Now get up. Put your hands up over your head as high as you can, stand on tiptoes if you can and stretch your body. Put the crystal away.

We can also put the Crystals on our body.Laying stones or crystals on our body allows the healing properties of stones to activate that area of your body. Creating a crystal layout on your body can help you meditate and heal simultaneously. We’ve created an entire series about how to use stones for chakra healing. See which chakra you need to heal the most and try meditating with a crystal grid on your body:

Root Chakra Healing with Crystals -The root chakra is Red and associated with security, survival, and everything solid in our life (our home, our body and the ground we walk on, etc.). The root chakra is about your family, ancestors and cultural beliefs. It is related to our connection with prosperity and how we attract it into our life. When the root chakra is balanced, you feel grounded and have an inner sense of security. You feel supported and are able to manifest opportunities and abundance. When it is unbalanced, feelings of fear, insecurity and not feeling like you belong prevail. On a physical level, elimination problems and foot issues are also associated with the root chakra.The crystals help to balance and energetically shift the energy in the root chakra, so that you can achieve root chakra healing. At first, the stones will feel heavy on the body. This will make it easier to focus your energy and breathe into them.Some of the best root chakra healing stones are Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz and Hematite.Sacral Chakra Healing with Crystals – It’s connected with the color orange and is associated with sexuality, passion, creation, vulnerability and our relationships with other people and the world–which is why it is commonly referred to as the partnership chakra. The emotions, fears and strengths associated with this chakra drive your behavior.When your sacral chakra is balanced, you have energy to create a business, artwork or even children. You take risks, engage in balanced give-and-take relationships and express sensitivity or vulnerability. If your sacral chakra is imbalanced, you may feel like you have no personal power. Often times, you won’t be able to express emotions, create meaningful work or find the simple joys in life. Physically, the second chakra governs the lower back, reproductive organs & fertility, hips and lower intestine, and it is believed that trouble with these areas is a result of second chakra issues.To balance our second chakra we must acknowledge the fact that it is okay to receive. It is okay to take time for ourselves. This energy of receiving feels healing and is deserved by us all. When balance is achieved between the energy of giving and receiving, the feeling of resentment and the knowledge of never having time for ourselves is released. All these patterns, learned behaviors and vows can be changed once we become consciously aware of them. This chakra asks us to look within and say, I am worth it. I honor, cherish and receive myself. As we treat ourselves with respect, our relationships and vulnerability with others strengthen. Sacral chakra healing is one of the most powerful ways we can give back to ourselves, explore our own body and emotions, and reunite with our selves.The healing stones we used for this  are Shungite, Tangerine quartz, Carnelian, Goldstone, and Angel Phantom Quartz.Place your sacral chakra stones in the grid formation shown in the picture above over your sacral chakra, located between the genitals and the belly button. If you don’t have anyone around to help you place the stones, it may be easier to first lay the stones out in the formation next to you, and then transfer them to your body. Once you have finished the grid, and have found a comfortable position, close your eyes and breathe deeply.Once you feel you have gained a better understanding of why the energy in your sacral chakra is stuck or over-active, remove the sacral chakra crystals and journal about what you gained from the meditation. Afterwards, rinse your sacral chakra crystals and cleanse them with sage smoke. Place then outside in the sun for a day to allow them to regain their vibrance. You can work on this meditation as often as you’d like.

Solar Plexus Chakra Healing with Crystals – It’s connected with the color yellow and is associated with personal power, self-confidence, responsibility and will power. It asks us to be more aware of who we truly are and then show up in our life being that person.When the third chakra is balanced, it allows us to lead the way to our authentic self versus following someone else and being who they want us to be.  Yellow is a color of inspiration, the sun and bright light.  It holds the energy of power and authority.  When we are balanced and in our personal power, we are connected to our inner and outer selves. The solar plexus chakra meaning is beat to our own drum and stay connected to our hopes and dreams.  It’s the chakra of empowerment.  As we become more empowered by living our personal truth we inspire others to do the same.When the solar plexus chakra becomes imbalanced its easy to become domineering, obsessive and overly compulsive.  A feeling of being invisible and not allowing your personal light to shine or saying that you want to do something but always making excuses on why you cant often is a symptom of an out of balance third chakra. Anger and resentment, feeling stuck or being a people pleaser are also signs you have a solar plexus chakra blockage.   Physical illnesses in the stomach region such as indigestion, diabetes, ulcers and eating disorders are believed to be linked to this chakra. Using a crystal grid formation for solar plexus chakra healing is one of the most powerful ways to unblock the chakra.The solar plexus chakra stones we chose for this layout are pyrite, citrine, orange calcite, tiger’s eye, yellow agate, and shungite. Any yellow stones will work, so pick the ones that speak to you.Place your solar plexus chakra healing stones in the grid formation shown in the picture above over your solar plexus. If you don’t have anyone around to help you place the stones, it may be easier to first lay the stones out in the formation next to you, and then transfer them to your body. Once you have finished the grid, and have found a comfortable position, close your eyes and breathe deeply.Once you feel you have gained a better understanding of why the energy in your solar plexus chakra is stuck or over-active, remove the solar plexus chakra crystals and journal about what you gained from the meditation. Repeat this exercise for a set amount of days for a set amount of time. The key to solar plexus chakra healing is commitment.

Heart Chakra Healing with Crystals – It’s connected with the color green and is associated with love. The anahata chakra is the powerhouse of all chakras because of its position in the middle of the body, connecting the body and spirit. Because of this, the 4th chakra can determine the health, strength and balance of the body.When the heart chakra is balanced, we have the power to forgive, love unconditionally and live in harmony with the divine power. You spread love to others, but also yourself. You know when you need to slow down and take time to do what your body and spirit need. Those able to live with a balanced heart chakra radiate love in all that they do.A blocked heart chakra insists that we live with a false ideal of perfection. We live in a society where magazines, television shows, movies and pressure from our friends and family create self-imposed rules for our lives. When we are unable to live up to these expectations of perfection (whether it be in the form of appearance, career, hobbies, ect.), we subconsciously judge others, and ourselves closing the anahata chakra. Opening the heart chakra requires that we forgive ourselves by accepting that life is not perfect. The fourth chakra teaches us that we must live in the present moment, fully accepting it as it is. It won’t always be calm, successful, abundant or perfect in anyway. When you are able to release the ideals and know that when things aren’t perfect that it’s okay, you open your heart. The love you give is the love you receive, so it is crucial to spend time practicing heart chakra healing to be more giving of love to yourself, others and each moment just as it is.Physically, a blockage in the heart chakra is said to be linked to heart failure, asthma and allergies, lung cancer, upper back and shoulder pain, and breast cancer.The anahata chakra stones we chose for this layout are raw emerald, fuchsite, rhodonite, chlorite phantom points, rose quartz and shungite. Emerald and shungite are particularly powerful in this layout, but feel free to chose any pink crystals or green gemstones that speak to you.Place your heart chakra healing stones in the grid formation shown in the picture below over your heart. If you don’t have anyone around to help you place the heart chakra stones, it may be easier to first lay the stones in the formation next to you and then transfer them over to your body. Once you have finished the grid, close your eyes and breath deeply, entering a meditative state.Once you feel you have gained a better understanding of why the energy in your heart center is blocked, remover the heart chakra crystals and journal about what you gained from the meditation. Repeat this exercise, ideally for 21 days for a set amount of time. They key is commitment and consistency.

Throat Chakra Healing with Crystals – It’s connected with the color blue and associated with willpower, choice, self-knowledge and speaking your own truth. It forces us to make the choice to stand by our own beliefs and express ourselves honestly.When the throat chakra is balanced, we give up the need to know why things happen the way they do and surrender to the events in our lives as spiritual guidance. We also have the courage to make powerful changes in our lives, but also know the things we cannot change. Declaring that we can no longer stay at the job we hate, hold a belief that is popular in among our friends or family, or be mistreated in a relationship, are acts of an opened throat chakra. This chakra holds the power of choice within our lives and the ability to express what we know in our hearts to those around us.A throat chakra blockage postpones taking action and making transformational decisions in our life. We then live with a blocked fifth chakra, we stay in old patterns, habits and beliefs even though we recognize we need to take action and change those behaviors and thought patterns. It also represents a lack of faith in the Divine. When your throat chakra is blocked, you feel the need to know why things happen the way they do and you don’t trust that everything happens as part of a greater spiritual plan. You may also be unable to express your ideas, opinions and decisions to others.The essence of throat chakra healing is to have the courage to make the choices we need to make, accept what we cannot not change, and have the wisdom to know the difference. It also requires that we stand firmly with our newly declared beliefs and habits, and we don’t let others or situations influence what we know to be true.Physically, a throat chakra blockage is said to be linked to thyroid problems, scoliosis, chronic sore throat, addiction, and laryngitis.

Third Eye Chakra Healing with Crystals – It’s associated with the color purple and connected to our intuition, emotional intelligence and truth. It allows us to go within ourselves to discover the wisdom we all innately have and to connect with a higher state of being.When the third eye chakra is balanced, you can use your inner sense to ask for guidance and make decisions. Calling on the 3rd eye includes your soul and spiritual self in your decision-making process, rather than just your intellect and ego. When you notice a subtle feeling of contentment, or uneasiness, this is your intuition guiding you. Opening the third eye allows you to feel confident in making decisions and changes in your life.A third eye chakra blockage puts more focus on fear than faith. You may be holding a pattern or feeling like you don’t know what to do next in life, when in reality you know exactly what to do, but you are too fearful to act on it. For many people, an unbalanced third eye chakra may result from a life crisis that is out of our personal control. It makes us question why is this happening? Or what is my purpose? The initial questioning of the unfolding of our lives is lack of faith— a symptom of a blocked third eye chakra. But once we’re able to move past that questioning, we open ourselves up to receiving guidance that we would not have welcomed before. It’s likely after balancing the 3rd eye, to see your life moving in a direction you would have never thought it would, because of the guidance you are receiving from your intuition.Physically, a blocked third eye chakra is associated with brain tumors, thyroid problems, eye and ear issues, headaches, stroke, spinal difficulties, learning disabilities and seizures.The essence of third eye chakra healing is to eliminate fears you have in order to live a fully vibrant and abundant life. Third eye chakra healing allows you to connect with your intuition to not only know what choices to make, but also take action on them to move foreword.The 3rd eye chakra stones we chose for this layout are shungite, amethyst, fluorite, lapis lazuli and quartz. Any purple crystals or gemstones will work as well as any other third eye chakra stones.Place your third eye crystals in the grid formation shown in the picture above on your forehead and space surrounding your head. If you don’t have anyone around to help you place the third eye chakra stones, it may be easier to first lay the stones in the formation next to you and then transfer them over to your body. Once you have finished the grid, close your eyes and breath deeply, entering a meditative state.Once you feel you have gained a better understanding of why the energy in your third eye chakra is blocked, remove the third eye chakra crystals and journal about what you gained from the meditation. Repeat this exercise, ideally for 21 days for a set amount of time. They key is commitment and consistency.

Crown Chakra Healing with Crystals – Its associated with the color violet. It grows our connection to our spiritual nature and our capacity to life a spiritual life.When the crown chakra is balanced, you feel a strong connection to the divine, knowing that there is a plan for you and you are taken care of in this life. You also feel a deep connection to everyone and everything around you, knowing that we are all connected and experiencing the same journey of life. A balanced crown chakra also allows you to use your wisdom from the higher consciousness and use it in your everyday, grounded life. The 7th chakra acts as the bridge between the Divine and human life.An out of balance crown chakra can be experienced as over-active or under-active. You may feel such a connection to the higher realms that you are unable to ground yourself, making you come off as “far out there” to others. You may also consider yourself better than others because of this ability to connect with the Divine. If there is a blockage in the crown chakra, you will likely feel a lack of purpose in this life, failing to remember that the Divine has a plan for all of us. You may feel resentful towards the Divine for giving you challenges or obstacles, rather than acknowledging them as necessary stepping-stones to spiritual growth and development. You also will have no desire to explore the spiritual side of yourself.Physically, the sahasrara chakra is believed to be linked to depression, exhaustion that is unrelated to a physical disorder, anxiety, and muscular diseases.The crown chakra stones and crown chakra crystals we chose for this layout are lepidolite, a quartz pyramid and quartz points. Any of the clear or purple stones or any other crystals for the crown chakra will work as well. Place your crown chakra crystals in the grid formation shown in the picture above on your forehead and space surrounding your head. If you don’t have anyone around to help you place the crown chakra stones, it may be easier to first lay the stones in the formation next to you and then transfer them over to your body. Once you have finished the grid, close your eyes and breath deeply, entering a meditative state.Once you feel you have gained a better understanding of why the energy in your crown chakra is blocked, remove the crown chakra crystals and journal about what you gained from the meditation. Repeat this exercise, ideally for 21 days for a set amount of time. They key is commitment and consistency.