Crystal Healing Basics
When looking to purchase a crystal, get one that speaks to you. Whether you are buying it from a local shop or online, it should feel right to you. If you are physically picking out the crystal, hold it in your hand. You should feel the energy in your hand and possibly your whole body. You will know when you find the right one. It is a little more difficult online because you can’t physically touch it. Look at the pictures and follow your gut instinct.
Whether you are using the crystals for healing, manifestation, spell work or another purpose, you should prepare them for use. Cleansing if the first step and it does not have to difficult or time-consuming. You can use water to cleanse, either run water over it or wash in salt water. You can leave the crystal sitting out in sunlight or moonlight. Burn sage, sandalwood or any cleaning herb or incense. Energetic healing such as reiki or sound healing can also be used to cleanse your crystal.
There are many ways that you can use crystals for healing. Some ways include hold in your hand, carry in your pocket, wear as jewelry or carry in a pouch. Crystals can be used with other healing modalities such as massage, acupressure, and reflexology. Put one under your pillow while you sleep or in your workspace. You should do what feels right for you. It is a very personal experience, and everyone has their own way of doing things. Experiment and have fun with it.
Here are some common reasons to use crystals and which ones are commonly used for each one.
Anxiety & Stress: amazonite, aventurine, moonstone, sodalite, snowflake obsidian
Aura cleansing and strengthening: amethyst and red jasper
Balance: moonstone, sodalite, tiger’s eye
Creativity: amazonite, aventurine, obsidian, rose quartz, sodalite
Eye health: moonstone, rainbow fluorite
Fear:carnelian, rose quartz, sodalite
Heart Health: amethyst, aventurine, clear quartz, rose quartz
Immune Health: amethyst, clear quartz, obsidian, rainbow fluorite
Inflammation: amethyst, carnelian, moonstone
Insomnia: amethyst, hematite
Meditation: amethyst, rainbow fluorite, red jasper
Nervous System: amazonite, amethyst, red jasper
Protection: aventurine, obsidian, red jasper
Self-esteem: amethyst, carnelian
Spirit Guide Communication: amethyst, aventurine
Spiritual Health: amethyst, aventurine, clear quartz, obsidian
Weight: carnelian, clear quartz, moonstone, rainbow fluorite
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