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Crystal Healing: The Basics

June 8, 2021

Holistic Wellness

Have you ever heard of crystal healing? 

These sparkly little rocks are more than just a pretty face… they have superpowers that will help you align with your highest self. Yes, you heard that correctly! Crystals are energetic talismans that harness the elements of the Earth and the Universe, meaning they hold an immense amount of energy. 

These radiant gems have gained a lot of popularity recently – they are no longer reserved for yogis or spiritual gurus – crystal healing is for anyone who is looking to rein in these shimmering stones’ powerful vibrations. While crystals may be becoming more trendy now, this form of alternative healing has been around since ancient times. Precious gemstones have been used to heal, restore, and amplify physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balances for thousands of years. 

So, what is crystal healing exactly? How do crystals help us? And how do we use them? While it may seem a little overwhelming to dive into the mystical realm of crystal healing, this blog post will hopefully help you gain some clarity on why crystals are so powerful and enlighten you on how to effectively use them to your advantage. 

Crystal Healing: The Basics

Crystal healing is entirely based upon the transmission of energy. To gain some background, gemstones were created millions of years ago through immense amounts of pressure and heat, meaning that it took a huge quantity of energy to make a single crystal. Which is why these rocks are deemed as precious – they hold an extremely high energetic value. The philosophy of crystal healing is that this strong energetic concentration is embodied in the crystal forever. Let’s circle back now… humans are made up of energy just like crystals are. These sacred stones emit frequencies that interact with human electromagnetic fields to bring about energetic changes. The energetic imprint of a crystal influences us by interacting and vibrating with our own energetic field. 

Everything has a vibration and a frequency that interacts with other vibrations and frequencies. The vibrations that crystals have are very stable, as they are made up of perfectly fixed geometric patterns of molecules – and they maintain this balance effortlessly. Human vibrations are constantly changing as our vibrational field is very unstable and easily influenced by external factors, which is how crystals can profoundly influence and preserve our energy.

This is the reason why crystals help align our chakras (the seven portals which energy moves through in the body) when they become unbalanced. Crystals help restore any misalignment through the high vibrations they emit, and adjust our energy portals to the frequencies they are meant to vibrate at. 

Choosing Your Crystals… 

It is important to choose the right crystal that will help align you with your purpose. While all crystals have a high vibration and help guide us to our highest potential, each one has their own unique meaning and healing effect on the mind, body, and spirit. 

How does each crystal get its own personality? This is because each crystal was created through various transformations with different materials, in a unique process, and therefore holds its own specific energetic blueprint. This blueprint vibrates at an energetic frequency (measured in Hertz) that is associated with a certain quality of our human experience. All of our human emotions have an associated energy, and this is how energy can work to heal our emotions.  

There are many different crystals to choose from, but here is a glimpse at some frequently used crystals and their healing properties… 

  • Rose Quartz: Unconditional Love, Compassion, Serenity

Rose Quartz is one of the most popular gemstones, and the baby pink crystal is well known for attracting unconditional love for the self and others. It is famous for its heart healing properties, and promotes a positive energy that enhances self-esteem, confidence, and emotional balance. This gemstone soothes negative influences and releases stress, tension, anger, and curbs jealousy. 

This gemstone is believed to exist to help the wearer attract love and keep it. Rose Quartz is one of the most important gemstones for opening the heart chakra. It replaces toxic emotions and blockages that unbalance the heart chakra, and help restore it through vibrating the energy of love. 

Rose Quartz is often used in massage therapy, reflexology, reiki, and energetic medicine to release stress and promote circulation, skin health, and fertility. There are many different ways you can incorporate and use the powerful properties of this crystal in your daily life. Wear a necklace with Rose Quartz, or meditate holding the gem close to your heart. To encourage gentle dreams, keep Rose Quartz under your pillow at night. Place this gemstone in different areas around your home to promote tenderness and heart healing. 

  • Citrine: Positivity, Success, and Energy

Looking to uplift your spirit, and bring light and positivity into your life? The bright yellow hue of the crystal Citrine harnesses the energy of the sun, and is a powerful healing crystal that will raise your vibration by bringing warmth and optimism into every aspect of your life.

This healing crystal has been adored since ancient times, and is often called the “Merchant Stone” or the “Success Stone,” as it is associated with wealth and abundance. Keeping this gemstone near will boost manifestations and help give you the motivation to accomplish your goals. 

Citrine opens the solar plexus chakra, meaning that it is effective in increasing personal power and self-confidence. It also improves overall circulation throughout the body. This crystal is effective in clearing any blockages or imbalances in the solar plexus chakra by vibrating its sunny energy. Citrine’s radiant energy will help you soak up happiness and positivity, and allow room for the highest vibrations to come through to this chakra. Let your soul shine by embracing the golden rays of light that the crystal Citrine radiates!

  • Moldavite: Intuition, Spirituality, and Raises Vibrations

Moldavite is a precious gemstone of intense frequency and very high vibrations, and is used for spiritual awakening. It is known as the “Stone of Transformation.” 

Moldavite is an olive-green colored tektite, which was formed from the impact of a meteorite that struck the Czechosolvakian mountains millions of years ago. This stone was created from extraordinary force – and as a result formed a very powerful healing crystal that harnesses remarkable energies. 

Also referred to as a talisman for healing the Earth, Moldavite is one of the most coveted crystals that brings change to those in possession of it almost instantly. This is the best crystal for connecting to your chakras, dream life, and spiritual dimensions. It is said that Moldavite widens your cosmic consciousness, brings balance into relationships and life, and allows you to tap into psychic abilities. Moldavite is used for psychic protection, as negative entities find it hard to connect to your aura when you are wearing this crystal, due to its high vibrational energy. 

Moldavite makes you aware of your true purpose in life, and gives you insight to what your future holds for you. This is the best crystal for connecting with your spiritual self, and bringing about positive changes in your life. 

  • Amethyst: Awareness, Healing, and Higher-Self 

Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and higher self. This vibrant violet colored crystal connects us with the divine and allows us to explore our intuition in greater depth. 

This crystal is associated with the upper chakras, helping us bring the ethereal realm to the physical plane. Amethyst assists with deep and inner healing work, and is a great stone for manifestation and discovering your life’s purpose!

Use Amethyst to balance hormones, relieve headaches, help with insomnia, and treat addiction. Place this crystal under your pillow each night to have a deep sleep and manifest your dreams!

How To Use Your Crystals… 

  • Let your crystal choose you. Pick the one that appears to be “calling” to you, and that will help adjust the vibrations you want to improve.
  • Cleanse your crystals. Just as crystals give off energy, they can take on energy as well. Clear your crystal’s energy field by charging them on a full moon and letting them soak in some saltwater to reset its vibrations and frequencies.
  • Set an intention. Crystals work with energy and frequencies so it is important to “charge” your crystals with whatever intention you would like them to be aware of. This will help pair the crystal’s natural energy with your own. 
  • Meditate while holding your crystals, or placing them directly on your skin. This is a great way to reap the high vibrations of crystals, and focus on what your intentions are. 

Crystal healing is what you make it out to be! Once you get started with crystals, you will naturally be in tune with how they add value and meaning to your life. Crystals are all about intention, they are what you make them out to be. 

Happy crystal hunting!

Megan Binder (B.A. Psychology) 


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  1. LeeAnna says:

    This post makes me want to go crystal hunting!! I used to have so many and then just “got busy” and they ended up in drawers or boxes hidden away. Reading this has made me aware “again” of the power of crystals and I’m going to dig out my Moldavite and Amethyst right away! Awesome blog!

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