Have you ever found yourself drawn to a particular crystal? Perhaps it’s the colour that called out to you — or maybe there’s just something about its energy. Crystals have long since been revered for their healing properties as well as their aesthetic appearance. Gemstones are seen to have unique energies that can improve our well-being in a variety of ways.
If you’ve ever wondered how crystal healing works or which stones to choose to help you, then please read on and get ready to start your crystal healing journey.
What is Crystal Healing?Crystal healing, a complementary therapy, uses gemstones to help balance the chakras and calm the mind. Every crystal has a unique, stable frequency that can resonate with our own energy fields to provide mental, emotional, spiritual, and possibly even physical healing. Although there is no scientific evidence behind crystal healing, many people believe crystals can help their mental wellbeing and the way they manage pain. It’s important to remember, however, that therapies such as crystal healing are not a replacement for professional medical advice.
Harnessing the healing powers of crystals is actually very straightforward. Many people believe that holding the stones, keeping them in your pocket or even placing them under your pillow can help crystals transmit their energy to you. Wearing crystal jewellery is another great way to absorb the vibration.
Having crystals around your home can help you create a tranquil space and benefit from the healing energy they emit.
Crystals and Their Healing Properties
Because each crystal has its own frequency, it interacts with the energy around it differently. Some crystals bring a sense of calm and stress relief, while others might help us find focus. Certain gemstones are even associated with attracting wealth and prosperity.
Crystals and The Chakras
Chakras are energy points that run down the body. There are seven energy points: the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, and root. Each one connects to a different area of the body and an emotional state. When our chakras are in alignment, we tend to feel balanced. However, if a chakra becomes blocked, you may notice physical or emotional symptoms connected to that area.
You’ll find that some crystals have particular connections with one of the chakras and usually match it in colour.
Rose Quartz, for instance, with its gentle pink colour, connects with the heart chakra and is associated with unconditional love and compassion. Meanwhile, blue Sodalite can help with communication and self-expression — the attributes of the throat chakra. Deep orange crystals, such as Carnelian, connect to the sacral chakra, which stores our creative and sexual energies. Many women find Carnelian helpful when experiencing period cramps and lower back pain.
Essential Crystals for Your Collection
Often, you may find yourself drawn to a particular crystal, and this is likely to resonate with a blocked chakra. There are also some popular stones that many people agree can help with specific areas.
Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst are excellent all-rounders. Together, they can bring your crown, third eye, and heart chakras into alignment, balancing your overall mood.
Calming crystals, such as Aquamarine and Selenite, can help with feelings of anxiety. Aquamarine embodies hope and truth, and many people associate it with tranquillity and harmony. Selenite is one of the most cleansing stones, and crystal healers often use it to clear negative energy and charge other crystals.
If you’re looking for confidence-boosting crystals, you might like to consider Lapis Lazuli (the ‘wisdom stone’) and Tiger’s Eye. Both of these can have a positive impact on your self-esteem and self-expression.
We’ve also put together a Set of 7 Chakra Stones to balance each chakra and help you find peace and balance. Complete with sacred geometry symbols, they’re a lovely way to start your crystal healing journey and find tranquillity.