Talking about crystals and healing might sound mystical, but in the world of alternative therapies, healing crystals probably top the list. The concept has been around for centuries, but only recently it has gained a mainstream resurgence. If you’re new to the concept, here’s everything you need to know about the art of crystal healing.
Why are crystals used in healing in the first place?
Crystals, which are actually fossilised minerals are believed to be carriers of healing properties. From bringing peace to the mind to fighting depression, the list seems to be endless. For the longest time, crystals have also been used in ancient forms of medicine and by priests to align the body chakras.
In a fair argument, there is no scientific evidence that backs the power of crystal healing and curing conditions.
So, do they really do what they claim?
Given the fact we said above, it still does not change the fact that crystals are very relaxing. But how? According to practitioners, they allow positive energy to flow in the body, thereby replacing the toxic and negative ones.
They function on the phenomenon called the ‘placebo effect,’ which is when one can observe and feel an improvement of symptoms despite using a nonactive treatment, in this case, crystals. And yes, this is a scientifically proven method that helps in medical treatments as well.
How does a ‘rock’ do all this?
Crystals are said to “have a stable and unchanging energy pattern, each with a unique frequency and energy field, or resonance, that gives them special properties,” says Judy Hall in her book, The Little Book of Crystals. This unique frequency comes from their molecular composition. From the way they move and interact, these vibrations and energies work in benefiting and uplifting our mood, mind, and health in a considerable manner, often in the way essential oils and aromatherapy work. Working similar to a magnet, they absorb negative energies and pave the way for refreshed vibes.
Sounds convincing, but what are the benefits?
All genuine crystals are naturally extracted, and thus they harness the energies of the sun, moon, and oceans. Crystal healing channels our body’s energy levels interact with our body’s chakras and promote overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. They also help improve concentration and creativity.
Crystals vibrate at the same pitch as humans, which helps amplify the healing abilities we already have. Due to this, we feel a sense of comfort and it helps us feel at ease. You’ll experience increased feelings of tranquillity, positivity, and focus, as well as enhanced immunity and pain relief.
Do all crystals offer the same benefits?
Crystals come in many shapes, sizes, and colours. All these pretty looking stones carry their own properties and powers. The most popular healing crystals are,
Jade: for health
Jade Rollers are a raving beauty trend for the simple reason that this crystal is used to purify the body. It rids the body of toxins by stimulating the filtration system.
Citrine: for business
This yellow-stained crystal is ideal for business owners as it has the power to enhance thinking capability. It also boosts self-esteem, motivation, and creativity.
Rose Quartz: for love
One of the most popular crystals, the rose quartz is for those seeking unconditional love and trust. It is believed to eliminate negativity and open the gates for loving energies to enter one’s life.
Turquoise: for the city dwellers
This bright blue stone is known to protect us from pollutants, by enhancing our immune systems. Its detoxifying effect makes it perfect for people living in urban jungles. It also helps to stabilise moods swings and align the chakras.
Clear Quartz: for healing
A diamond’s lookalike, the clear quartz is said to be the bridge between our conscious and subconscious minds. It boosts our internal strength by blocking negative energies and allowing the mind and body to revitalise.
Amethyst: for meditation
The very royal-looking amethyst has healing powers and is used to relieve stress and sadness, block negativity and ease grief. It is quite effective in helping the mind focus, which makes meditation easier and more beneficial.
How to avail the benefits and use the crystals?
From lockets, art pieces, to artefacts, crystals are available in varied forms. You can benefit from the Jade stone, by using a Jade Roller on your face as mentioned earlier. Citrine makes for the perfect gifting option for your entrepreneur friends and family members.
As for the rose quartz, you can extract its benefits by wearing the crystal either as a pendant or a charm bracelet. Turquoise makes for a good beads mala, and clear quartz, as well as the amethyst, look stunning as artefacts. You can hold them, and in a meditate-state repeat a goal that you want to attract. For e.g., you can repeat, “allow me to relax, allow me to feel positive,” while holding the amethyst crystal.
Keep your chosen crystal in your vicinity and allow it to unravel its magic.
How to care for your crystals?
Crystals are just like sponges, they soak up your negative energies. This makes it vital to occasionally cleanse and charge your crystals. You can bathe them in cold water and lay them out in the moonlight, preferable during a full moon. You can also wash them and lay them in sand or natural salts. Doing so charges them, and they are all set to be used again.
If not for their many benefits, these healing crystals are even too pretty to look at. Either way, they’ll surely make you love them. Do give these mystical beauties a try and allow their healing powers to enrich your life.