From firsthand experiences I can tell you that Healing Crystals and Stones are AMAZING and have such INCREDIBLE healing properties that anyone could benefit from them. Everyone has something to heal, so why not give them a try!?
What exactly are Healing Crystals?
Crystals are minerals formed underground from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms. A crystal’s appearance depends upon the natural characteristics of its type and the conditions in which it grows. Some take on strange shapes, some are very small and others grow very large, developing over thousands of years. Crystals come from the earth, therefore connect and ground you to the earth to help you heal naturally. I will add in, that if you do not believe they will work for you they will probably not give you their full healing properties!
How can healing crystals and stones help you?
Crystal healing therapy involves placing gemstones on the body to draw out negative energy. Proponents of this technique believe that crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out. The history of this practice is ancient, dating back at least 6,000 years to the time of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians are also referenced as being among the first people to have adorned themselves with crystals — including lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise — to ward off illness and negative energy.
It is believed that healing occurs in many ways including:
- reducing anxiety
- aiding in sleep
- regulating blood pressure
- helping with mood disorders
- soothing the soul
- drawing out negative energies
- reducing stress
- cleansing the body of toxins
- reducing electromagnetic smog
- aiding in fertility
- aiding in positive changes
- bringing prosperity
- SO MUCH MORE!
What do you do with Healing Crystals and Stones?
There are many ways to use healing stones! The idea is to find a way that feel right to you. Whether you are into meditation or reiki or you simply want to wear them or hold them in your pocket is up to you. Elixrs are a very effective way to heal by the power of cyrstals but that takes a little more effort and preparation as well as caution because not all crystals can be taken internally.
- Meditation – Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body and mind change and you may feel nothing! Each person has a unique connection to certain crystals so this is a great way to easily find yours!
- Carrying or Wearing – The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you’ll be of its energy. You can wear or carry a crystal with you in your pocket and pull it out or whenever you need to center yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working towards.
- Reiki – Placing stones directly on your skin during a cleansing Reiki session will help you heal faster and draw out negative energies!
- Elixrs – Sun and Moon energy charged elixrs are amazing, however please do your research on how to make them so that they provide healing and not create problems. I made a Clear Quartz Sun charged elixr that calmed me almost instantly! As I learn how to make more I will do a tutorial (if there is interest) on how to make them for yourself at home!
- Spacial Healing – Using crystals in a calming displays adds a beautiful piece of earth energy and brings a peaceful, grounding presence to your personal space. The crystals also remind you to reconnect with your intention each time you revisit your space.
What Healing Stones and Crystals should you have in your life?
Listed below are my top eight crystals that can lead you to happier and healthier life!
1. Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is known as “The Master Healer”!! It can be used for anything and everything. Clear Quartz is translucent and clear, and can heal issues at the physical, mental, emotional or soul level. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It also resonates with the higher chakras, bringing in divine white light and connection to higher-self, higher consciousness, higher wisdom and unconditional pure love.
It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, and is believed to assist with metabolism, exhaustion, and weight loss.
Amethyst is known as “The All Purpose Stone”!! It resonates with Crown Chakra (Sahasrara), as well as Third Eye Chakra (Ajna), which opens up the gateway to divine consciousness and higher intuition. It also provides clarity when there’s confusion in the mind, and helps to relieve stress and anxiety. Amethyst can even help with cell regeneration, insomnia, mood swings, and immunity. It is also known as the “Traveler’s Stone,” providing extra protection while you’re out on the road, exploring new places.
Amethyst boosts the production of hormones, and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands to optimum performance. It supports oxygenation in the blood, and aids in treatments of the digestive tract, heart, stomach, and skin. Amethyst also strengthens the immune system and reduces bruising, pain and swellings. It has been used with excellent results as an elixir in the treatment of arthritis.
3. Rose Quartz
This pink crystal is a very soothing and calming stone. symbolizing love and harmony. It helps open your heart to give and receive love. It also encourages you to forgive others, especially yourself, helping you to move on. It emits vibrations of love, harmony and peace. It also aids in a more peaceful nights sleep!
Rose Quartz stimulates the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It aids in relieving tension and stress, palpitations or skipped beats, and may stabilize irregular heart rhythm. It is ideal for premature babies or young children with heart weakness or disease, or anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart.
This golden, yellowish crystal is among the most beloved of all crystals. Everyone loves Citrine for its beauty and its healing properties; especially for those who want to invite more prosperity and abundance into their lives. It is known to dissipate and ground negative energy!
Citrine is known as the “Merchant’s Stone,” as it can help you manifest more money by removing financial blockages, as well attract new opportunities. It is also considered one of the best stone for protection and weight loss.
This multi colored crystal is a Barrier Filter crystal that blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. Place it near computers and other electronics, or tape to your cell phone. It is also a support stone, Amazonite aids in overcoming loneliness, and has been credited with making married life happier.
Amazonite is known for maintaining good health in general. It aids in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and relieves muscle spasms.
6. Blue Lace Agate
This beautiful light blue stone is one of the best crystals for anxiety and stress relief! Its beautiful periwinkle color emits calming and soothing vibrations that bring peace of mind to help you relax. Holding and meditating with these crystals daily can help to calm your nerves and reduce your anxiety. If you are someone who suffers from anxiety every day, try wearing a bracelet made of blue lace agate or carrying one of these healing stones in your pocket, so that if you feel yourself becoming too overwhelmed, it can help bring a little comfort throughout the day. Blue lace agate is also a wonderful stone to use to help calm overly hyper or anxious pets.
Blue Lace Agate is thought to relieve sore throats, aching or swollen glands in the neck, and may aid thyroid problems. It helps strengthen the skeletal structure, and is useful in treating arthritis and hereditary bone deformity, as well as the mending of breaks and fractures.
Aventurine comes in various colors such as green, red, yellow, peach, blue and more. Aventurine attracts true love, true friendship and lasting relationships. Green Aventurine is called the “Luck Stone,” bringing forth good fortune and new opportunities. It calms nervousness, anger and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle.
It also increases your confidence and self-esteem, optimizing your personal growth. Aventurine can be used for heart-related ailments and emotional issues, as it represents the color of Heart Chakra. Use this stone to help with your allergies, sleep disorders, immunity and to regulate your blood pressure.
Moonstone is usually a light pink or peach or milky pearl color. It cleanses and dispels negativity from all the chakras, and provides supplemental energy and support in balancing the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. Moonstone helps in attuning to the normal rhythms of the biological forces of one’s body and to utilize natural energy cycles. It powerfully affects the female reproductive system, enhancing fertility and promoting ease in pregnancy and childbirth, alleviates menstrual problems and change-of-life, balances the hormonal system and eliminates fluid retention.
Moonstone may also be used to enhance the assimilation of nutrients, eliminate toxins, and treat disorders of the digestive and elimination systems. Moonstone is especially calming to children. It soothes those away from home at night, drives away nightmares and encourages sleep. It is also used to treat sleepwalking.
Preparing your Healing Crystals
Your crystals have been in the hands of several people and need to be cleansed! There are a few different methods to do so and I will be expanding on this in a later post! The top 2 methods to get you started are:
- Running Water – Holding the stone under running water is a very effective way of cleansing your stone. As you do this, put your intentions into the stone. I usually say something like “please take away my negativity or help me calm myself”.
- Using Other Crystals/Stones– Stones like Carnelian and Clear Quartz clean other stones. All you have to do is add them to the area where you store your stones.
- Sage Smudging – You can also use sage to clear your healing stones. While smudging your stones, it’s important to put intention in to them. Asking for protection or dedicating love to them is the best medicine.
Healing Crystals are the way to go!
In closing, I think you have figured out that crystals are amazing to me and I LOVE that there is so much more to learn about them! I am currently working towards becoming a certified crystal healer because I believe they have so much to offer to SO MANY PEOPLE! My passion to educate people about how to heal naturally is in full force because I truly believe too many people are on TOO MANY doctor prescribed medicines that don’t need to be. With that being said, I do believe that some medication is needed, but feel that some could be lessened with more natural healing techniques~ If you are interested in getting started with healing stones please visit my Products page and check out my healing stone products! I also have more available to see on my Facebook page! As always I welcome you to connect with me to learn more or just to say HI!