Energy Healing with Crystals
A few years back, as I visited a local aromatic shop, in search of essential oils and blends, I wandered into the shops section of crystals, gems and stones, and struck up a conversation with the shop owner. As I pored over his oils, blends, potions, statuettes and jewelry behind his glass counter, he continued to show me different stones and crystals and encouraged me to pick up any one of the stones that I was most drawn to. One of them, a jet black stone, immediately stood out above the rest.
“That’s your crystal,” he said. “That’s the one you need most in your life right now.”
I left with it tucked in the palm of my hand, not really knowing what to do with it, but happy with my stone nonetheless. A little searching revealed that my chosen stone from that little shop, was the black tourmaline........
The Meaning and Uses of Black Tourmaline
Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. Today this stone is still revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicted turning them into positive, usable energy.
So I found that this stone I had chosen, was perfect for me. I have suffered from panic attacks, anxiety, stress, an inability to get myself grounded and balanced, and I felt like I was never able to quite center myself with the universe or my own energy centers. So was this stone actually the stone I needed? Did it actually do the things I read about? Did it actually make me feel better? Maybe it didn't do any of those things, but if I think it does, what’s the difference?
CONTINUED CRYSTAL HEALING
Just recently, after seeing multiple social media posts by a friend, all about her crystal healing sessions and her Reiki sessions, and her ability to help with realigning and balancing chakras, I decided to contact her for a Reiki and Crystal Healing Session.
She explained to me that she was an Intuitive Healer, and that she let her intuition guide her in her healing sessions. She discussed how she incorporated Crystal Healing and Light Work, to work with past and present traumas, Pregnancy and Postpartum, ADD/ ADHD, Anxiety, depression, stress, pain management, mental clarity, Reconnection, Grounding and Hormone balance. She also worked with children to help a number of struggles. In Women's Healing Arts, my friend was able to share the practices of Lunaception, Fertility Awareness, Hormone Balance, Womb Meditations, Grounding/Earthing practices, Reconnection to Mother Earth, and Sacred Feminine Rituals. These were all new concepts to me, but in reality they are not new concepts at all. In fact they are rooted so far back in history, that it is our Birthright as women to remember these practices and bring them forth again.
BUT, to me, this was all new. This was DEFINITELY a new concept. But I was on board. I wanted a Crystal Healing Session. I wanted to feel grounded, balanced, and reconnected. I wanted to work on hormone balance, mental clarity and anxiety, and I wanted to deal with some past traumas.
I walked into her beautiful, cozy, warm, and welcoming room, full of crystals, bohemian and shaman like statuettes, sage sticks, incense burning, himilayan salt lamps lighting the room, and a beautifully set massage table. I climbed up on to the table, and she just took right over. She covered me all along my chakras, from my crown to my bottom, with a variety of crystals. She began running her hands around my body, as she took in heavy breaths, and breathed out heavy breaths too. As she ran her hands across my chakras, I could feel her positive energy passing over me, just as I could feel my negative energy leaving me. It was simply an incredible experience. I left my crystal healing session feeling less stressed, and completely more in tune and aligned.
If you’re just beginning to use crystals, a great way to harness their healing power is by using the healing stones for manifesting your intentions and what you want to create in your life. So while I was enjoying my Crystal Healing Session, I thought positive things, and I focused on things I wanted for myself and how I could manifest these positive changes within myself.
When it comes to crystal basics, these stones and rocks connect us to the Earth because they are tangible, physical forms that have powerful vibrations. This energy connects with your body as these crystals are placed on your skin, and they continue to connect with you when you wear these intention crystals close to the skin or place them in your environment. With every thought and intention, these crystals pick up on your unique vibrational energy and amplify the positive vibes that you’re cultivating.
In this magical world of vibrations, crystal energy helps you on your spiritual journey because it works to hold your intention and remind you of your connection to the Earth. A well thought out intention is the starting point for healing crystals because specific intentions instilled into your daily thought patterns also become part of its energy.
Why do crystals work?
Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts.
At every moment, we have the ability to choose our thoughts and as we continue our journey, each day presents us with new challenges and wonderful beginnings. Healing crystals remind us to quiet the chatter of the mind and reconnect to the universally healing vibrations of the Earth. An important lesson to learn from crystals is patience, because just like the eons of time it took for these semi-precious stones to evolve and transform, working with the healing power of crystals also takes time. As you learn, grow, and evolve, use crystals as a reminder to be grateful for the abundance of Mother Nature and the great mysteries of the universe.
What is an intention?
Thoughts create vibrations throughout the universe, which makes setting intentions a powerful tool for achieving happiness and well-being. Having a clear purpose provides us with insight into our aspirations, dreams, and values. It also helps us live in the present moment instead of being caught in negative thought patterns. Intentions are like magnets. They attract what will make them come true. Setting an intention is a powerful tool for achieving happiness. Crafting an intention starts by setting goals that align with your values, aspirations, and purpose.
I have my crystals. Now what do I do?
One of the most important, and often overlooked, components to working with healing crystals, is setting your intention, or programming your crystal. In your own words, you have to give your crystal a job and a purpose! Crystals want to work for you, but you have to tell it what to do. In the moments when you’re vibrating at a lower frequency, your intentions can fly out the window. When you reconnect with your programmed crystal, it will help you remember your goals and limitless potential.
Hold your crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and take three deep breaths. Reflect on your faith, the Earth, and what makes you happy. This will connect you with your highest vibration. Your highest vibration may be associated with a religious or spiritual belief, God, or simply a divine power that’s greater than you. Or it may be associated with a scientific connection—zero point energy. You decide what to call it. Then, while in this space of love and light, ask that your crystal be cleared of all unwanted energy or previous programming.
This is a great intention that I read somewhere in all of my crystal healing research:
"Aloud or in your head, say: “I ask that the highest vibration of love and light connect with my highest self to clear all unwanted energy or any previous programming. I command this crystal to hold the intention of . . .” To finish the sentence, add three intentions for your crystal—energies that you wish it to hold for you. End by repeating “thank you” three times. By saying it three times, you emphasize that what you’re asking for already exists in the universe."
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