CRYSTAL WELLNESS 101: THE BASICS
A CRASH COURSE ON VIBES, ENERGIES, AND WHICH CRYSTAL BEST SUITS YOU
INTRODUCTION:There has been a growing movement around people all over the world turning towards holistic therapies and alternative and complementary medicine. Everything from yoga and meditation to essential oils and our personal favorite, healing crystals.
I am sure you know someone or have seen someone showing off these beautiful crystals and stone. But did you know what all they can offer you?
There are 100s of types of different crystals and gemstones, each with their own metaphysical properties allowing for cleansing and healing of the mind, body, and soul. It is thought that the vibrational energies from each crystal are able to re-align and shift the bodies own vibrational energy for wellness and self-care.
CRYSTALS IN HISTORY:Ancient history is decorated with uses of crystals for mythical and healing purposes. Dating back to the Sumerians, crystals have been used by multiple civilizations, giving thought to the question "What did they know about these precious stones and their powers?"
The ancient Egyptians believed that quartz had special powers and it is known that pharaohs placed them near the body to balance their energies.
Lapis Lazuli was also a widely used crystal by the Egyptians. It was used by many pharaohs and royalty such as Cleopatra who used crush Lapis Lazuli for eyeshadow and jewelry. Lapis Lazuli is said to be the original blue and was an extremely precious stone due to its vibrant color.
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While it is important to note that no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals of healing, their are however several uses for crystals that we use in our daily life such as watches, televisions, and medical equipment. However, many people still use crystals for their beauty and to assist in self-care.
An important part of the experience is to practice mindfulness, reflection, and acceptance. For instance, many experts find that the mind has a much larger role in healing and recovery that most expected.
A Few Types of Healing Crystals
Clear Quartz is perfect for anyone looking to set and achieve new goals. By organizing and decluttering your energy, Clear Quartz allows you to focus on creating support for your vision in order to manifest it.
Deeply connected to the crown chakra, the chakra that is the bridge for our connection with the universe, Amethyst is a crystal with many uses. The crown chakra is associated with the color purple which better explains why Amethyst is such a powerful stone to open, activate, and balance the crown chakra and assists with the third eye chakra.
Spiritual practices are some of the most well-known uses to connect with Amethyst. Used specifically to strengthen and deepening your connection to your intuition and self. Amethyst assists with working towards inner peace and allows for rest and relaxation. Amethyst is perfect for stressful situations, meditation, and before bed.
Rose Quartz, called the stone of love by many, is a powerful crystal for those looking to bring more love into their life. Rose Quartz connects to the heart chakra, which is the love center. Allowing you to open and heal your heart chakra, Rose Quartz guide you to strengthen relationships and welcomes kindness, compassion, and love towards those around you, and most importantly, yourself.
With its gentle energy, Rose Quartz is a popular crystal for healing and meditation. Many people start with Rose Quartz Crystals as their first crystal on their journey and find it enhances love of all kinds.
With its stunning yellow and bright energy, Citrine is also known as the "Light Maker" by many. Like the Suns rays, Citrine crystals emanate and light and warmth that gives joy and positivity. Meditating with Citrine can give a positive outlook on life and a renewed prospective on your projects.
Associated with the Solar Plexus chakra, Citrine is helping in increasing your self-confidence and can help overcome complacency. Citrines bright energy fills your aura with positivity and high energy vibrations, cleansing any variance in your spirit.
Known for its grounding ability, Smoky Quartz is a great crystal to help move on from difficult experiences. Guiding you through a higher consciousness, Smoky Quartz aids you in letting go of the past and moving forward to be better.
Suited to remove negative energy with its dark color, Smoky Quartz cleanses and purifies your energy. Reconnecting us with the earth, Smoky Quartz Crystals are one of the best stones for ground and balance. Remain cool, calm, and collected on your journey as you navigate difficult experiences with Smoky Quartz.
Known for its dazzling blue and green shimmer, Labradorite is a mystical crystal. Connected to the spirit world, Labradorite is said to aid in allowing you to reach a higher consciousness and bridge the gap between the heavens. With Labradorite, none of your dreams are out of reach.
Linked to the Crown Chakra, Labradorite helps expand your spiritual growth. For those looking to expand their consciousness in the universe and feel otherworldly energies, Labradorite is a great aid. Use it while sleeping for insightful and spiritual dreams.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CRYSTAL
We recommend meditating or doing some introspection on what your intentions for the crystal are. This will help guide you in selecting a stone that suits your needs.
Once you have your intentions set, its up to your heart and spirit to guide you. For some a crystal calls to them and they are drawn to it immediately, for others its simply a matter of beauty. Once it picks you, you can start to build the connection you need.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CRYSTAL
We cleanse all our crystals on a selenite plate before shipping. We still recommend that when you first bring home a crystal, you cleanse it to remove any negative energy it may have picked up. You can do this with selenite, sage, or moon light.
Another method is with moon water, gently use a cloth to clean the crystals with moon water to dispel any negative energy and to charge it.
Its not only about physical care, the most important part of caring for your crystals is also caring for yourself. You must remember to remove any negative energy or doubts you have and allow the energy and vibrations to guide you.
While some are skeptical about healing crystals, they certainly cant do you any harm. While there is no direct scientific evidence about the healing powers of crystals, it hasn't stopped people from exploring on their own like the ancient Egyptians.
An open mind is necessary to gain the positive qualities these beautiful crystals can offer. Whether you are looking for good vibes or just want to look beautiful, there is a crystal for everyone.
What is your favorite crystal and how does it make you feel?