Holistic healing: Guide to Crystal Stones
I've recently gotten into Crystal stones and I am extremely fascinated by it. Perhaps it's the recent hype that has brought crystal stones to the forefront of every health/wellness enthusiast view is the reason, but it seem like healing crystal stones are having a moment and everyone is interested in what crystal stones can do for them. I am by no means an expert, but I am happy to share with you to hopefully inspire you to work with crystal or start collecting your own. I use my stones for variety of things - holding a crystal stone in my hand during my meditation , aligning it on body as it correlates with the different Chakras, or one specific chakra that I want to focus on during a practice. I have one on my table desk which I use for focus and creativity, and one that I carry everywhere with me to help me with my anxiety.
I am the biggest sceptic out there, and it took me a long time to get into crystal stones, before getting into it I told myself to keep an open mind and see what happens. Realistically I have nothing to lose, if anything I’d have more to gain from experimenting with them, and if all fails, I’ll have a rad collection of beautiful rocks that I can use in my bedroom and around the house to bring pops of colour and sparkle, as well as add a sense of ease and cool bohemian style to the house.
Down below is a selection of my favourite stones along with some of the healing beliefs link with them.
Amethyst us a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength – it is a stone of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity to the mind and helps you to become more in tune with your feelings so that you get to know yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst repels negative energy and attracts positive energy.
Stone of protection; grounds emotions and anxiety – it absorbs negative energy and calms you in times of stress. It helps you feel balanced, calmed and centered.
Open creativity, perception and sensitivity. It’s good for increasing one’s intuitive abilities and humanitarian love. It is believed to be a stones od destiny – it’s connected with the common and the divine feminine. It helps to align the hormone production, metabolism, and reproduction.
Relieves uncertainty, encourage integrity and helps provide ability to see clearly. It helps to rebalance the body on all level, while encouraging optimism and trust in the future. It brings brightness and light into all situations and shines insight onto all problems. Tiger’s Eye brings good luck, abundance and prosperity to its wearer.
Smokey quartz help you let go, its known to transmutes negative energy and act as a protective shield against unwanted energy. It helps with letting go of old patterns/habit and belief systems that are holding you back. It also releases all blocked, old and stagnant energy in the body.
Ways to cleanse/clean your crystal
There are different ways of cleaning or recharging crystal stones. One way is recharging them in the light of a full moon, which allows them to return to their full frequency after being used for long time. The other options is holding them under running water or placing them in a bowl of water, and then add two drops of crab apple remedy for cleansing.