☾ For thousands of years people have used crystals for many different types of healing. Our bodies are made up of silicon-dioxide, which makes us receptive to the vibrations the crystals release. When we practice or wear crystals on our body, they give off a powerful vibration that connects with your energy field. This in tune will change the frequency you are giving off, healing different parts of the mind, body and spirit.
☾ A main way crystals can be used for healing is when you use them to balance different Chakras. Our body consists of seven major chakra. What are the Chakras? Chakras are energy centers located in the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “disk”, I like to think of them as spinning wheels which are constantly turning energy through and from the body.
☾ All of the chakras have specific colors that can be used to heal them, as well as specific sound vibrations.
The lower cakras are associated with darker crystals that provide a grounding action. The upper chakras are lighter crystals representing your spiritual connection. A few of my favorite crystals for healing are listed below.
Amethyst is my favorite stone (also my birth stone so I might be a little bias). It is a natural stress reliever and strength builder and clears the Crown Chakra. It is the stone of all stones for personal development. It helps with almost everything! Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, immune system, and skin health just to name a few. Amethyst naturally repel negative energy making it a good protector stone. The name literally translates to “not intoxicated” so it acts as an amazing purifier and cleanser.
Citrine is known as the success stone. It is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and does not hold any negative energy(which means you never have to cleanse it). It offers clarity and helps in clear communication. Citrine is powered by the sun and is good for energizing and warming.
Labradorite is known as the protector stone. It cleans and opens the Crown Chakra. It creates a a shielding force for the aura, protects against negativity and stimulates intuition. It is also referred to as the crystal to connect to unseen realms.
Rose Quart is known as the love stone. It is an amazing crystal for Heart Chakra work. It opens the heart and provides soothing vibrations. It is used for forgiveness and romance. It rids you of all negative emotions such as anger, jealously, and resentment. I put a rose quartz in my sister palm when she was buried and will forever hold a space in my heart. I use this crystal anytime I want to feel her love again.
You can use the stones in many different ways: sitting, standing, holding it, and wearing it. I like to use mine in meditation. I will lay different crystals on different parts of my body and focus on it. Notice the sensation of the crystal, how it feels on your skin, did the temperature change? Set an intention with it or just simply relax and let it do the work naturally. I also charge my crystals after I use them either with the sun/moon or sage.
☾ When you start to study the Chakra System you will start to open a new awareness to your mind and body. You will open energy channels and deepen your connection to the divine universe. Your body is a beautiful temple lets work together to heal and create positive vibrations.
☾ What is your go to crystal? Tune in and notice if you feel a Chakra out of balance, where do you feel tightness in your body? Feeling misunderstood, focus on your throat chakra aiding in communication and speaking your truth.