Beginner’s Guide to Healing Crystals

Beginner’s Guide to Healing Crystals

Written by Sheila Zayas

10/21/2021

Crystals are rock formations found in nature and are valued for their beauty and healing properties. Ancient cultures incorporated crystal gemstones into their daily lives by using them for beauty routines, rituals and cultural ceremonies.

All crystals have the ability to amplify and raise your energy vibrations. They absorb, retain and radiate energy through their perfect geometric structure. Their properties come from the composition, structure and location where they were found. When you meet a new person, their energy either attracts or repels you. Crystals do the same thing, except they only radiate positive healing energies.

How Do Crystals Work?

Everything in life has an energy vibration. Each crystal possesses its own unique vibration that is constant, never changing. When a crystal comes in contact with a lower vibration, it targets that vibration and increases it to resonate with its own. Coming into contact with your chosen crystal allows you to realign and recalibrate your energy in order to reach a higher state of being. Once this occurs, you can move past mental, spiritual or physical blockages. 

Popular Gemstones For Healing

Whether you are working toward healing yourself from past trauma, improving your love life or landing your dream job, crystals can support your goal or intention. If you are new to crystals, here are some popular healing stones and their uses to help get you started:

Amethyst

Boosts intuition and spiritual awareness. Also promotes peace and tranquility.

Black Tourmaline

Powerful protection stone, your energy bodyguard. Shields you from absorbing negative energies.

Carnelian

Boosts creativity, courage and confidence to help you manifest your goals.

Citrine

Focuses on abundance and success. Boosts motivation and happiness.

Clear Quartz

Great beginners’ stone. Can be programmed to amplify your intention, clear negative energies and promotes clarity.

Hematite

Powerful grounding stone. Protects against negative energies and calms in stressful times. Provides balance, strength and confidence.

Rose Quartz

Gently heals, comforts and nurtures the heart and attracts love: romantic, friendship and familial love. Enhances your self-love and self-care routines.

Selenite

Cleanses and purifies your energy, other stones and your environment ensuring everything is vibrating at its highest frequency.

Crystals offer a tangible connection to your intention and can remind you of what you are working toward. Once you know what you want, you can then find a crystal or crystals that align with your specific intention.

How Do I Choose the Right Crystal?

Some say you don’t choose the crystal; the crystal chooses you. If you have access to a brick-and-mortar store, visit their crystal section. Close your eyes and run your hand over the stones allowing your intuition to guide you to the right one. You may feel a warming sensation on your palm or a pull indicating a connection to a gemstone.  If you must shop online, carefully read the properties of each healing stone. Crystals amplify the energy of your intentions, helping to manifest your desires more effectively so you can opt to match the stone to your intention.

Start Enjoying the Benefits of Healing Stones

One can never have too many crystals! Once you begin your journey with these powerful stones, you’ll find there’s one for every mood, crisis, desire or intention. Work with them regularly and keep them close to you as you manifest your healing or intentions. Crystals can be worn as rings, bracelets or necklaces. Some people carry them in their pockets or create crystal grids. No matter how you choose to keep your crystals close to you, hopefully, this beginner’s guide will encourage you to learn more about the art of healing and manifesting with these precious gemstones.

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