Have you ever wondered about the benefits of crystals, stones and rocks?
Did you know that they have purposes that extend beyond aesthetics and feeling stylish? While many people choose jewelry by how it looks, with intention and some research you can add healing benefits to your reasons for choosing jewelry and stones to keep in your environment as well.
Using the power of crystals connects us to the earth. This is not a new concept. Crystals and stones have been used for healing purposes since ancient times through jewelry, amulets and house decorations.
In the simplest terms, every piece of the Earth has their own force or energy, and you can feel it through its vibrations. How this energy manifests is in relation to its vibrational frequency and the crystalline structure that surrounds it. The human body conducts energy through crystalline structures in through its blood, lymph nodes and the body's cells.The body is repaired through this same system.
Your body runs on vibrations and energy. Through resonance and entertainment, crystals can restore equilibrium to us when these energies and vibrations become out of balance causing symptoms and illnesses. Crystals can do this by positively interacting with your body’s energy field, or chakra. By placing or wearing crystals on different areas of the body it can affect the related area's chakra.
But there is more to it than this. Crystal healing can also work at a distance. A subtle electromagnetic current passes between a crystal and a person whether or not they are in physical contact. What links and activates them is consciousness and intention. This energy continues to connect with you when you wear crystals close to the skin or place them in your space.
Your body and space are affected by the vibrations, whether you realize it or not.
The process of finding the stones that are right for your particular needs requires patience. Hold, touch, and concentrate on the stones that you feel drawn to. Make an effort to notice if you can feel changes in sensations, this may be felt through heat or cold, pulsations, vibrations or if you may just feel calm or energized. Feeling these differences mean that these stones are perfect for your healing.
Top 5 Crystals for Beginners
Clear quartz is considered the master of all healing crystals due to its ability to magnify or amplify healing vibrations of other crystals. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. This is a great stone to pair with anything and should magnify the relief properties of the other stones it is paired with.
Amethyst is great for calming and helping to manage stress. It is also used in cleansing and purifying. Amethyst is very powerful at absorbing negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, and fear. It simultaneously radiates positive energy as it sucks all the negative energy out of your space. It will help to clear your mind of clutter, stress and anxiety. Amethyst reflects light and energy at a higher rate than Quartz Crystal. This is what makes it such a strong protection crystal, as it repels more than it attracts.
Moonstone, linked to the moon, is seen in much the same way. It's a balancing stone with a very relaxing effect on most people. It instills feelings of composure in those who wear it, as well as peacefulness. Moonstone makes you more receptive towards nurturing, meaning you'll be less closed off from other people. This stone also works wonders for people with insomnia. It promotes peacefulness and helps the brain can fall asleep faster each night. This stone is great for people suffering from sleepwalking episodes. Wearing a moonstone talisman around your neck at night will give you the calm you need to stay in bed or return as soon as possible after getting up.
Ancient magicians used Black Tourmaline, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. This stone is still considered as a 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 conflicts, and turning them into positive, useable energy. Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature. It provides a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its energy aligns the centers of the body and channels healing light throughout. It gives a sense of power and self-confidence, and allows clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.
Agate vibrates on a lower, more gentle frequency than many crystals. Agate healing properties are slow and steady. They aren’t as intense as crystals like clear quartz or selenite, but they radiate a soft strength to ground the spirit with a sense of stability. Agate properties connect with the energy of the Earth. They are thought to bring harmony to all aspects of the being, physical, spiritual and emotional. Use agate during times of unbalance, when it feels as if the yin and yang within you are operating out of proportion.