OK. We may be getting into the Woo-Woo here but stay with me for a second. I know I promised I wouldn’t but bear with me. My love for crystals started at an early age, forget using them for energy purposes but merely for the sparkle factor. When I was young I had quite the rock and crystal collection. I used to collect white rocks and put them in socks, take a hammer to them, crack them open to find “treasure”. Fast forward to almost taking my eye out with rock shards. Later on in life, and I mean laTer on as in like 10 years old, my tastes evolved, my parents indulged my passion and used to take me to the Museum of Natural History. Have you ever been to the crystal and gem wing? OH. EM. GEE. I still love it now.
Fast forward to a few years ago when I learned the true power of crystals and how people used them to promote energy, whether it be positive energy, to clear negative energy or promote creativity. It is all about the energy baby!
Lets dig in! Recently, I discovered a book. I will be honest, I bought it because it is BEAUTIFUL, but it has some seriously good information in it with regards to crystals and energy.
I totally believe in energy. I am one of those people that feels the energy of other people and immediately get “vibes” from people. Some people I feel invigorated around and others I feel totally drained by. Does that happen to you? It is energy people!
Why and how? Think about the vibes I mentioned earlier. Vibes are real people. We all have energy that resonate at certain frequencies (like crystals). There could be negative feelings within you that are resonating with the frequencies of the energy that you’re experiencing and therefore, it makes that experience feel “bad”. If your feelings are high amplitude enough (meaning lots of energy) then it may even attract those frequencies (referring to how particles vibrate in a medium) and amplify them aka give you that NEGATIVE vibe feeling. Yuck!
Crystals quite literally vibrate, this is why quartz is used in watches.
We are beings of energy and we’re affected by energy. Humans are made of trillions of cells transmitting and receiving energy all the time. How cool is that to think about?
Dr. Bruce Lipton who started his scientific career as a cell biologist says that our cell membranes are ” liquid crystal semiconductors ” that literally have little gates that open and close. He says that our DNA actually scans our environment for frequencies and then reshapes itself according to what it scans ( there is proof of this happening under the microscope). Pretty cool!
See where I’m going with this guys? All of the above means that using and having around you the right crystal will adjust your cells DNA and change the energy and frequencies in your body and around you. Woah!
Which means, we can use crystals as tools to support and as a conductor of energy to support this function and help with the energy in and around your body.
From a wellness standpoint, different formations of each crystals allow for different frequencies and energies, properties and ways that they function. Alternative medical practitioners in contrast to western medicine believe in treating someones entire body, mind, body and spirit, not just symptoms. These practitioners work to manipulate the entire energy of someone. This has been done for generations in east Asia and India through ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, Western and American culture is shifting to start to incorporate these studies more and more.
Okay so let’s get started in talking about building a little collection and some crystals you may want to start with. I have collected crystals since before the age of 5, so I have my own favorites in my collection here. Some of my favorites are amethyst, rose quartz, smokey quartz, citrine and selenite. However, you should pick crystals purely on what you are attracted to. Pick them up and see how you feel, if you are attracted to it, it is yours.
Try starting with these crystals:
Black tourmaline is known for its ability to transmute and “cleanse” energy. Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds. Also known as Schorl, it encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in. They will help you to let go of negativity and self doubts or any feelings of anxiety or negativity of any kind. The good thing about this stone is that it does not absorb negativity, but changes or alters it or transmutes it into positive energy. It is said to strengthen the immune system and help allergies. We all have times when we feel negative, or when we encounter other people who are giving off vibrations that are not pleasing to us. Stick a tourmaline in your pocket.
Smokey quartz- Smokey Quartz Crystals are some of the premier grounding and anchoring stones. These stones are strongly protective and are excellent stones for all of us to keep within our aura at all times. It gently neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. Smokey Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. Promotes positive thoughts and action, and alleviates suicidal tendencies. Because natural Smokey quartz is naturally irradiated, it is a helpful stone for those undergoing radiation treatment to keep close to them.
Flourite- Fluorite is highly protective and is a beneficial crystal to help guard one from picking up negativity or negative energies from those nearby. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura and is extremely effective against computer and electromagnetic stress. This crystal is an excellent learning aid, increasing concentration. It repairs DNA damage and is powerful against viruses. Fluorite is beneficial for colds, the flu and sinusitis. This stone alleviates arthritis, rheumatism and spinal injuries. Stroked across the body towards the heart, it provides pain relief. Fluorite rekindles sexual libido… ooh la la.
Jasper – Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper is protective. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing. Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organisational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
Red Jasper – Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. It can neutralize radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions. Aids in dream recall. Cleans and stabilizes the aura. A stone of health, Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.
Now that we have spoke about a few. There are so so so many more, some of my favorites are amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, malachite and selenium.
A great way to use crystals is during meditation. I have lightly touched on the insane power of meditation. I swear by it. Try brining crystals into your practice Either by holding them or placing it near you. . Meditation is its own wonder of a healer but using crystals with meditation amps the ante (watch out for crazy looks from your friends or significant others). Even just spending 5 min in meditation with them will help transmute energy entering your electro magnetic field.