There are so, so many different ways in which Crystals can be used for holistic healing. Lets chat briefly about 7 Ways to Use Crystals for Healing. In another post, we'll discuss how to choose specific crystals.
7 Ways to Use Crystals for Healing
1. Chakra Balancing
What is a chakra? Chakras are energy systems within the body. We have 7+ chakras. The root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra. Each chakra has different functions within the body.
When there is a blockage in the chakra system, physical and non-physical signs can manifest leaving clues of a blockage. Crystals can be worn (necklace, pendant, etc) or even just placed on top of the desired chakra for balancing. Specific crystals work best for certain chakras and often correlate by color. For example, the root chakras color is red. Garnets, Red Carnelian, and Red Jasper are often 1st choices for bringing alignment and balance to the root chakra.
2. Energy Protection
Crystals are powerful aura cleansers and can really amplify your own personal energy fields. This will not only protect you from environmental pollutants (air pollution, synthetic ingredients, computers, artificial lighting, air conditioning, and more) but will also protect you from low vibes/negative energy from others.
All crystals have these properties, however with some studying, you can narrow down specific crystals ideal for your situation/environment.
3. Improved Sleep
Placing a crystal near your bedside or under your pillow while sleeping can help improve the quality of your sleep. They can help with insomnia, ward off nightmares, assist with and dream recall. Amethyst, quartz, and selenite are among my favorites for improved sleep.
4. Room Cleansing
We briefly talked about this with energy clearing. Crystals can neutralize any negative energy in a space and therefore amplify positive, feel good vibes. This can be felt in homes, work environments, really any environment. Lots of fighting going on at home? Work place stress or hostility? Try placing some crystals in your space. Raw crystals and clusters tend to work best. Since the crystals are neutralizing negative energy, it is super important to cleanse your crystals. More on cleansing and charging your crystals later....
5. Gem Water
Gem Water is made by placing crystal gemstones (typically a quartz variety) inside a container or glass of fresh water . After leaving the glass in a window seal or anywhere it can catch some rays to charge for about 7 minutes, you can then enjoy your crystal infused water. This allows the crystals to heal the body in ways a physical crystal cannot. As mentioned, I tend to use quartz varieties, as you'll want to avoid any toxic crystals.
Crystals can be a powerful tool to amplify your meditation practice, whether you're holding a crystal or a carefully chosen crystal is in your space.
7. Crystal Grids
Crystal grids are decorative grids that form a sacred geometry shape and can amplify healing and spiritual work. Using your shape, crystals, and setting an intention, you'll then leave your crystal grid for a minimum of 24hrs so she can do her magic. Grids sound confusing and complicated, but are not. More to come on the basics of crystals grids.
For more info or questions, feel free to reach out to me! If you are wanting to dive more into Healing with Crystals, consider checking out our Vibrational Crystal Healing Course