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Choosing Crystals

Choosing a crystal is an intuitive process; included below are a number of different methods for accessing your intuition and subconscious, which will enable you to make the right selection for your purpose.

First you need to think about your reason for selecting a crystal. It is important to set your intention clearly before you start, otherwise the results are likely to be confused. Do you have a physical ailment? Do you wish to influence your emotional state? Are you pursuing spiritual development? Are you looking for a crystal to boost your general well being? Of course if you have medical concerns you should also see a doctor!

Selection by Hand Scanning
Using this method will start to sensitise you to subtle energy, including the auric fields of people, plants and animals. With experience the preparation for hand sensing may become much briefer.

*Before starting check that you are grounded and centred
*Shake your hands vigorously to remove any blocked energy
*To improve sensitivity and to activate the minor chakras in the palms of the hands, rub your hands together
*Pass your hand over the crystals and feel for sensation, vibration or temperature change. The way we sense energy is very individual, so keep an open mind!

Selection by pendulum dowsing
A pendulum can be a very quick way of selecting a crystal for yourself or for someone else. Initially it is also a useful confidence booster as you can see a direct response. However it is worthwhile using the other methods so that you come to trust your own intuitive processes and do not just rely on visual confirmation of your intuition.

*Before starting check that you are grounded and centred
i. Use a pendulum directly over the crystals. Move the pendulum around until you get a positive response over a specific crystal
ii. Run your most receptive hand above the crystals, whilst swinging the pendulum in your other hand- you will get a positive response when your hand is over the correct crystal

Selection by Intuition
*Ensure you are grounded and centred
*Still your mind and focus on each crystal in turn or alternatively scan with your eyes quickly over all the crystals
*Pay attention to a crystal that stands out amongst the rest
*Hold this crystal and feel for changes in vibration, temperature or energy

When you have sensed the energy of your crystal you might like to look it up in a reference book like Judy Hall's 'The Crystal Bible'. You'll be amazed how often the description of the stone's properties match your purpose in choosing it.

However you choose be aware of the subtle way in which the crystals call out to work with you. It really is a two way process!

If you enjoy crystals check out my book:
Touchstones: Manual for the Crystal Therapist

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