What Do Crystals Do?
Countless cultures have long believed that certain stones could be used to help with certain ailments. The ancient Sumerians would use crystals in their spells back in the 4th century BC. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would choose crystals that granted the courage to carry into battle. The Ancient Egyptians would also use healing stones as medicine. The list goes on. This lore has followed the shimmer of certain stones right up to the present day. Big vibrational energies, chakra aligning powers, and powers that range from protection to self-reflection, the use of crystals has long hallmarked the art of wellness and deep work of healing.
How Do Crystals Work?
Crystals are said to have healing properties as they have high vibrational frequencies. Everything is energy and the belief is that the high vibrations of crystals affect and interact with the body’s own energy field. The high vibrations of a crystal can turn the dial up on your own energy or it can get to work redirecting or channeling energies that can cleanse any blockages in the chakras and bring the body, mind, and soul into alignment.
While the belief in the healing energy of crystals can be traced back thousands of years, Marcel Vogel - an American new age scientist helped reignite this knowledge in the 20th century thanks to his work on using quartz crystals for therapeutic purposes. After working for IBM for decades in research and development and creating the first liquid crystal displays for LCDs, he became interested in crystals, energy fields, and vibrations. His pioneering work helped the world to understand that crystals cut into different shapes could hold and exert the universal life energy.
Even for those who are unsure of the scientific evidence behind healing crystals, using the earth’s stones and precious gems to help the body, mind, and soul can be done in a more reflective manner or to trigger the placebo effect. The crystals you are drawn to, the chakras you want cleansing, and the energy or healing you are seeking - crystals and their healing properties can act as a mirror even when it comes to placebo moods. They can work to illuminate parts of yourself, connect you with your desires, boost your well-being, and help you to manifest the life you want to live based on all that knowledge.
What Are Crystals Used For?
There are many different ways you can call on the healing vibes of crystals and there isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to precious stones. Your journey is totally unique to you whether you want to turn to the power of crystals for chakra alignment, to manifest intentions, to help heal and harmonize the body, or to balance your emotions. Each crystal is utterly unique and brings its own healing properties - even the color of the crystal plays a part in its healing capabilities. Crystal shapes will also bring different powers and strengths and the method by which you use your crystals matters too. We take a look at some of the different ways in which people are called to use healing gemstones.
Certain crystals have certain strengths and by calling on the healing power of these crystals, you can use them to strengthen and manifest your intentions. Intentions are aims or goals that you want for your life. This could be anything from craving deeper connections to wanting more money and wealth or better mental health, it could be wanting to connect or forgive yourself - to grow your confidence. It could be wanting to get better focus to achieve a dream or it could be wanting to let go of old wounds and move into a new beginning. By choosing crystals that align with your intentions, you can call on the energy you need to shift and shape that reality.
We have energy points across the body and these are known as chakras. These spinning disks of energy can get blocked and using the healing vibrations of crystals can help to shift these blocks and shake out stagnant energy. Different crystals are connected to different chakras and you can usually use the color of a stone as a good estimate of which chakra it is tied to energetically as chakras are also linked to certain colors. The seven chakras rise up from root to crown and are; the root chakra (red), the sacral chakra(orange), the solar plexus chakra (yellow), the heart chakra (green), the throat chakra (blue), and the third eye chakra (purple), and the crown chakra (purple).
Crystals can be used for healing the body, mind, and soul. When it comes to physical ailments certain crystals may be able to ease health issues. Because some health issues may be exasperated by energetic blockages in the body, the high vibrations of the crystals may be able to shake those out. Some healing gemstones also have highly soothing energy which can help ease the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety - many of these which can show up in the body and affect the immune system. Amethyst for example is a great stone for easing headaches and encouraging sleep. Citrine can raise your energy levels thanks to its positive energy. Bloodstone can help with healthy circulation and Aventurine can be used to speed up your recovery after an illness.
Emotional and Psychological Support
Another hugely popular reason that people choose crystals is that they can lend a lot of emotional and psychological support. Healing gemstones can put you in touch with blocked feelings and can soothe and temper frayed nerves. They can also balance big emotions and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. Again, different crystals bring different skills when it comes to emotional balance and support. For example, Rose Quartz is a great gem for helping to improve your sense of self-care, healing old wounds, and opening you up to love. Clear Quartz can help bring clarity and understanding, Amethyst calms the mind, and Moonstone balances big hormonal energy.
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