Using Your Crystal
Your crystal can be used in several different ways for healing purposes. What follows are some ideas from my own personal experiences, so you may wish to read up about crystal healing and therapy from other books, plus some cleansing advice.
The crystal can be used for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Please note that I provide this information for guidance only, and that to truly benefit you must believe it will work for you and keep an open, positive mind. You must not stop taking any orthodox medication prescribed by your doctor.
To get started you must be in a meditative, calm and relaxed state of mind, in a room where you will not be disturbed by anyone. Also try and tap into your instincts - you will discover hidden knowledge within yourself that will help you understand more about healing and crystals. Crystals basically magnify the natural healing energy within you. Please avoid alcohol, while carrying out your work. Cleanse the crystal before and after using by leaving it in sunlight or washing in rock-salted water (NB. washing in water is not suitable for all minerals due to being soluble - check first beforehand!).
This can be done in two ways. Use the correct crystal that has the healing qualities associated with the particular physical problem you want to help. Concentrating on these qualities, place the crystal slightly above the affected area on the body for a few minutes, or leave the crystal resting on the body if possible. This can be repeated daily, for as long as you feel it is required.
For distance healing, meditate with the crystal, channeling in your minds eye the healing energy of the crystal to the person you want to help.
Emotional & Spiritual Healing
For your own healing, sit comfortably, close your eyes and meditate while holding the stone, feeling its healing energies flow into your body and fill your aura, imagine them distilling and banishing any emotional upsets and problems you are experiencing or have experienced in the past, let them go, imagine the negative energy flowing out of you body, never to return.
You can channel the same healing energies to another person who needs help, by imagining the positive energy surrounding them and filling their aura in the same way. A good way to visualise the healing energy is by seeing it as coloured light. White light is in fact the most powerful, as it already includes all the other coloured lights mixed together.
When you are not meditating with your crystal, leave it by your bedside, on your work desk, or anywhere where you will spot it regularly, or wear the stone as a piece of jewellery. Whenever you see the crystal you will be reminded of its positive energies and this will benefit you even more.
Your crystals will have been handled by many people before you come to first use it. Each person will have left some of their own energy on the crystal.
These 'psychic' fingerprints need to be cleansed from the crystals to allow the crystal's own energy to radiate untainted. There are several ways in which you can cleanse your crystals prior to use, and after they have been in use for a while.
SALT WATER: Dissolve 1 or 2 teaspoons of Natural Sea Salt in enough pure water (bottled, still, spring water is fine) to cover the crystals you are cleansing. Leave to soak overnight, rinse thoroughly and leave to dry naturally. NB. Malachite and Selenite are not suitable for salt water cleansing as Selenite is water soluble and the surface of Malachite will be damaged by the salt. Some other crystals may not be suitable to place in water at all. So the following methods should be used.
DRY SEA SALT: Bury your crystals in a small bowl of Natural Sea Salt crystals. Leave overnight then gently remove the salt from the crystals. NB. Again Malachite and some other crystals are not suitable for this type of cleansing.
SUNLIGHT: The energy from the sun's rays is very powerful and is harnessed for cleansing and recharging crystals. Leave the crystals on a sunny windowsill, or outside in a sunny place for a day. NB. Dyed Agate and Amethyst fades if exposed to sunlight for long periods.
MOONLIGHT: Not as powerful as sunlight, so more suitable for crystals that are prone to fading. Place the crystals in a bowl and leave in the moonlight. The light of a full moon is more powerful.
THE SOIL: Some crystals benefit from being buried in the earth for a day. The natural magnetic and mineral content of the soil cleanses and recharges the crystals.
NATURAL RUNNING WATER: Put the crystals in a loosely woven drawstring bag, preferably made of a natural organic material and place the bag in a running stream of the edges of a river and firmly anchor the end of the bag so that the crystals are not swept away. Leave for a few hours and leave the crystals to dry naturally outside. NB. It must be moving water, not stagnant. Again, some crystals are not suitable to place in water as they are soluble, please check with an expert first!
These are intended as a rough guideline only; people who have worked with crystals for a long time know instinctively when their crystals need cleansing and when they have been recharged. For people new to crystals, these guidelines should stand you in good stead.
Any information regarding the healing properties is not intended to replace medical advice. Anyone requiring medical attention should consult a medical practitioner. Crystal Healing can be used along side convention medical healing. If you have any concerns always consult your doctor.
Any information regarding the healing properties is not intended to replace medical advice. Anyone requiring medical attention should consult a medical practitioner. Crystal Healing can be used along side conventional medical healing. If you have any concerns always consult your doctor.