Tuesday, June 6, 2017

5 Powerful Crystals & 5 Ways to Heal With Them

5 Must Have Crystals
1 // Yellow Citrine
2 // Black Tourmaline
3 // Rose Quartz
4 // Orange Calcite
5 // Amethyst

(see end of post for uses)

>> THE LOW DOWN << 

While I've always been drawn to the sparkle and imperfection of raw cut crystals, I was highly skeptical of their "healing powers" that I'd often hear people speak of.

But if this last year has taught me anything, it's that vibrations are real. There are people and places that vibrate at very, very low frequencies, just as there are h-i-g-h-v-i-b-e-s all around, too. We all have that innate sixth sense to feel the energy around us -- we are simply a highly-distracted culture. The superficial things we consume with our eyes and ears, as well as the processed shit that we consume with our mouths (in the name of frugality and ease!) all help to lower our vibes, and thus, our abilities to tap into our extra senses that can serve us greatly. However, the more you nurture this inner gift through speaking affirming words, consuming nourishing foods, spending time doing positive activities with happy, encouraging people, the more you heighten your vibration, and thus sensitivity towards feeling and knowing things your eyes and ears may fail to pick up on.

Crystals are a great tool for raising vibrations! I'll be honest -- I'm still a crystal newb with much to learn, but, as my intuition and ability to feel energy has increased, I can attest to the fact that crystals are like waterfalls of pure, light energy that help to cleanse the body and remove energetic blockages within.


>> LET YOUR INTUITION GUIDE YOU <<

The best way, I've found, to make use of crystals (and begin to tap into your third eye/intuition) is to visit a crystal shop and see what you are most drawn to. Simply stroll the aisle and be open to what draws you in. A particular crystal may seem like the "most beautiful" one to you, or you may not even be able to pinpoint why you like it so much -- you just know that you do. Often, this is how our spirit tells us what it is that's needing to heal at the moment. See, every crystal has a "specialty," so to speak, like helping to cultivate greater self-love, or expelling negative energy (though I'd argue that most crystals aid in both of these, to a degree, as raising vibrations, in general, tends to naturally expel lower vibrational people and actions we take against ourselves and others).

For me, selenite has been my miracle worker for the last several months. I had been living in a space that harbored a ton of dark energy, and it physically affected me on a daily basis. Thankfully, my circumstances also forced me to learn how to protect myself and my energy, establish greater boundaries, and find ways to energetically cleanse not only myself, but the space around me -- because I had to. Anyway, I went on a trip during one of my breaks, and while in New Mexico, wandered into a shop with a wall lined in selenite crystals. All I knew what that I couldn't leave without purchasing one. I held the different crystals and, while they all looked relatively the same, opted for the one that "felt the most right."
Selenite is useful for any energy clearing work and is effective at cleansing the auric field and removing energy blocks, both from physical and etheric bodies. It's also useful for communicating with Angels and spirit guides (Hello, Archangel Michael).
Bingo. It was exactly what I needed, even though I didn't realize it at first. Whenever I'd begin to feel my solar plexus and heart areas knotting up, I'd simply grab the selenite and mediate with it, carry it around, call upon Archangel Michael for protection -- whatever seemed right at the moment. And it made a huge difference! I could hold in my left hand (our receiving hand) and feel the energy pouring into me as I'd hold my right hand (our giving hand) over my heart.


>> 5 WAYS TO USE CRYSTALS FOR HEALING <<

1. Meditate while holding your crystal in your left hand. Let your body sink deeper and become more grounded in the Earth below you.

2. Wear crystals set in jewelry or put smaller stones inside your bra for personal protection or direct manifestation. (I often stick black tourmaline in each bra cup for energetic protection -- especially when I know I will be with people who have a tendency to suck my energy dry)

3. Place crystals directly on the body, either over chakras that need healing work, or over injuries, aches or pains. When healing chakras, use stones that match the color of the corresponding chakra.

4. Lay stones of protection (like black tourmaline or obsidian) in the four corners of your living space to guard against dark or evil energy.

5. Bathe with them. I've started taking more epsom salt baths to cleanse myself of excess energy I tend to pick up from people and places. I started throwing crystals into the bath with me to further charge the water. I believe it not only aids the body, but it can help cleanse the crystal itself, for a clearer charge.


Remember that there's not necessarily a right or wrong way to work with crystals. Trust what your intuition/Higher Self tells you! 

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1 // Yellow Citrine: Stimulates the Solar Plexus (our power center) to help strengthen our will and powerfully purify our centers.
2 // Black Tourmaline: Premier stone for protection. Corresponds with the Root Chakra, so it is very grounding. It can also be worn to deflect negative energies directed at us.
3 // Rose Quarz: Premier love stone. Activates the Heart Chakra and helps us heal our hearts, as well as tap into greater self-love and love for others, the Earth, the Universe and the Divine.
4 // Orange Calcite: Corresponds with the Sacral Chakra (where we house sexuality and creativity), so it can enhance creativity and sexuality, heal emotional issues, and release past traumas to allow for greater joy and optimism to enter our lives.
5 // Amethyst: Corresponds with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, so it can cultivate our intuition (and aid in thinking abilities), as well as prevent psychic attacks. It is also calming.



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