The word crystal comes from the Greek word krysos, meaning "ice cold", because it was once believed crystals were a type of ice that would never melt. They came into existence when the Earth was forming, and have been used to heal the mind and body by almost every culture and religion since 1500 B.C. They are easy to use and have many uses, including healing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems, relaxing the mind and body, assisting in meditation, cleansing the environment and attracting love, luck and money.
How Crystals Help
Energy is needed for good health and to help the body heal itself. When there is negative energy or energy becomes blocked at certain points throughout the body, the body, mind and spirit can be affected causing disease and discontent. It is believed that crystals can absorb negative energy and remove blocked energy, promoting health, happiness and well-being.
Choosing the Right One for You
There are many stones used in crystal healing. Research them, and find which ones best suit your needs. For instance:
- Amethyst is used to alleviate migraines, improve concentration, calm mental disorders and help people overcome addictions like smoking.
- Bronzite is commonly used to heal many types of skin disorders such as rashes, acne, eczema and premature aging.
- Calcite is used to increase physical strength, reduce stress and treat a variety of conditions, including back pain and problems with the teeth and eyes.
- Emerald is used to relieve muscle pain, strengthen the immune system and help heal emotional traumas.
You may also want to choose a stone you are drawn to, even if you don't know what healing properties it has.
Cleaning, Charging and Programming the Stones
Because crystals absorb negative energy from the body and environment, they need to be cleaned and re-energized often. You can clean the stone by holding it under the flow of lukewarm water for three to five minutes, using a crystal cleansing solution, passing it through a candle flame several times, burying it in the earth's ground or leaving it in the sun. You can re-energize the stone, after cleaning it, by placing it on a large clear quartz crystal and leaving it there for 24 hours, or leaving it in the light of a full moon overnight. For healing purposes, it is recommended to leave it in the moonlight two nights prior to the full moon, the night of the full moon and two nights after the full moon.
You should clean crystals as soon as you buy them, and at least once a week or month thereafter depending on how often you use them. You should also wash them when they feel "heavy" and after being touched by someone they do not belong to. Some crystals are sensitive to water, heat and/or light, so not all methods will be suitable for all stones.
For healing purposes, you need to program crystals before using them. This means you need to implant selected thoughts into the stone's energy pattern – you need to let it know what you expect from it. Hold the crystal in your hand, and think about what you want it to do. For best results, give precise instructions and keep your mind focused.
How to Use Crystals
There are a few different ways you can use your crystal healing stones to treat physical, psychological and emotional problems. One common way is to keep it near the body, such as wearing it as jewelry, placing it in a pocket, or putting it in a small pouch and pinning it on clothing. In most cases, you can keep it near any part of the body to work. However, it is said placing it near the specific area has a faster and more focused effect.
Another way to use the crystal is to place it in your bath water. When you do this, the healing energies are said to be directed to the intended area. You can also place it under your pillow when you sleep at night – this is especially beneficial when treating insomnia. If you meditate, you can hold the stone in your hand or place it in front of you. You can also put the crystal in a bowl of spring water and leave it overnight for about 10 hours. You can then inhale the water, add the water to your bath or put it in a spray bottle to spray on you or in your home.
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Amethyst by birthling / Flickr
Amethyst pendant by Tatiana Lee / Flickr
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