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Introduction to Crystal HealingThroughout history, humans have treasured crystals and stones for a myriad of reasons ranging from their beauty and rarity to their metaphysical and healing properties. Wait, what? Healing properties? Yes! Since the beginning of mankind, crystals have been used in many ways for healing, it’s true – and to this day crystals are utilized by many for healing, and you can do it, too!

Crystal healing is a form of vibrational medicine. Subtle energy given off by a crystal is used to treat the body, mind, spirit, and the emotions. Crystals exhibit a type of orderly perfection, which helps to bring healing light and loving encouragement to all beings.

Both crystals and the human body have an inherent energetic blueprint. Therefore, it is thought that the energies of the body can be balanced and healed by introducing the energetic vibration of a crystal into the body’s energy field. Their perfect forms are a metaphor for the balance and perfection that humans search for in their own lives. Using crystals in this way can actually help to repair energetic imbalances within the ethereal body.

Through entrainment, the human body will begin to mimic the perfectly stable, balanced energy of the crystal. For this reason, crystal healing can be performed on anything that possesses an energy field. This could be a person, a plant, an animal, or the environment. The stable energetic vibrations from the crystals can be used to re-align and direct the flow of energy within the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, returning them to a state of health and wholeness.

Crystals have the capability to absorb and transmit light (the utmost universal energy known to be in existence). Because of this property, crystals are able to draw in Universal energy. They then reflect it among their internal crystalline structures, and transmit it to a receiving source. The receiving source can be any being that will accept the crystal’s generous healing energy. Therefore, you can see that crystals have the natural ability to conduct energy. They act as conduits for the universal healing energy of light.


Although crystals have been used to support the body, mind, and spirit, crystal healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine.

Instead, it should be used along with allopathic treatments to compliment and enhance them. The most important thing to keep in mind when beginning to use crystals for healing purposes is that a crystal’s healing power is relatively inert. You must intentionally direct its energy. It is not the crystal that possesses healing energy; it is your intent to heal, by way of the crystal, which can manifest results. The information within this article is purely metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystal Healing should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy. It is just a part of a greater holistic healing approach.

492px-Egyptian_-_Hawk;_Falcon_-_Walters_42546The adoration of crystals by human beings connects all cultures and civilizations throughout the history of the Earth. The art of crystal healing has been present in many eras and cultures, some dating back for thousands of years (currently as far back in history as 25,000 BC). Healing with crystals was commonplace in Egyptian, Hebrew, and Mayan societies as well as in the Native American, Indian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Tibetan cultures. Although not yet fully accepted by Western medicine, its methods are still often used and prescribed in many other parts of the world.

A crystal is a regularly-repeating atomic structure that is formed from building-block-like units of matter.

It is also a tool you may use for healing the mind, body, and spirit. Crystals form inside of the earth through heat and pressure which cause its atoms and molecules to follow a blueprint (crystalline encoding). These molecules take on the most stable form possible by repeating until the crystal is fully formed.

Just as each type of crystal has a unique molecular blueprint, each crystal also carries with it a distinct energetic vibration. This is in part due to the way that the various atoms are arranged into molecules within the crystal’s structure. This energetic vibration can also be influenced by other factors. These include the crystal’s original geographic location, growing conditions, and the harvesting practices used to obtain the crystal. Therefore, specific crystals can be utilized in the treatment of very diverse physical, emotional, or spiritual ailments. Which crystal you should use will depend on the individual energetic vibration of the crystal.

dreamstime_m_12201283The uses of crystals are incredibly varied. Crystals can be used for many types of divination (including ball & bowl scrying and pendulum dowsing). These powerful tools can also be successfully utilized in healing and cleansing of the mind, body, and spirit (of plants, animals, and humans alike).

They are terrific aids in healing work done to clear and balance the chakras and subtle bodies. They are also beneficial for the development of the intuition and psychic abilities, astral travel, etc. Crystals also provide protection from all types of negative energies including psychic attack. Through people, crystals are able to promote personal and planetary ascension to raise the universal consciousness. They are some of the most inspiring tools of light known to man.

Crystals can be chosen in two different ways:

Sometimes, you may have a specific reason for choosing a stone. In this case, you can choose the stone based on its known properties. To use this method of selection, you should research the physical or emotional problem you are experiencing and then choose a corresponding stone. You may also, however, intuitively choose stones. Do this by by selecting one or a few out of a bag at random (or by laying them out and selecting whichever you are most drawn to). Then, you should attempt to connect with the stone and feel its energy. This will allow you to discover the primary uses of the stone. If you would like to check your intuitive insights against information included in publications of the stone’s known properties, you can read about that stone’s associated characteristics in books or on the internet.

dreamstime_m_6940194Once you have selected your crystals, you should cleanse them.

This should be done before using them. There are a variety of ways you can clear a crystal. One way to cleanse a crystal is by soaking it in a solution of sea salt and distilled water. Lavender oil is also often added to the solution due to its purification properties. Another method involves holding the stone under running water or in a stream to be purified.

Yet another method to cleanse a stone is by passing it through the smoke of burning herbs. To cleanse your stone, pass it through the smoke of an herb or incense. Juniper, Cedar, and Sandalwood are all commonly used cleansing herbs. Also, you may choose to bury a stone in the soil of the earth for a length of time in order to cleanse it. The clearing process should be carried out until you intuitively feel that the stone has been cleansed, or by feeling the stone’s energy. You should then charge the crystal in sunlight or moonlight (preferably that of a full or a new moon) for at least one full day or night.

To awaken the elemental (the spirit or deva within the crystal) of a crystal, you should dedicate the crystal with love and light for the good of all beings in the universe. Then, you should graciously receive the magnificent gift of energy given off by the crystal.

To dedicate a crystal, you must first clearly determine the purpose or intention of your program or dedication with love and light for the good of all beings. Then, you should place the crystal at your 6th chakra/Third Eye chakra/Brow chakra or hold it in your hands. Next, you should vividly imagine the positive and successful outcome of the intention, program, or dedication (using sensory cues & vivid imagery). You should visualize the result of the program in as much detail as possible. This information should be transmitted into the crystalline structure via thought intention to be stored and recorded there for the good of all beings. The program should be repeated whenever you intuitively feel that it is again necessary (and as often as you like).


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An Introduction to Crystal Healing: Choosing, Awakening, & Dedicating Your Healing Stones
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