Crystals and stones have been used throughout human history for ornament, jewelry, and science. In the New Testament, it’s stated that Jerusalem was built upon jasper, gold, and adorned with precious stones. Egyptian pharaoh’s used Lapis Lazuli and Malachite on their headpieces as a sign of stature and wealth. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine healing systems have used gemstones for thousands of years and Mayan priests use crystals to diagnose illness. In current times we use them in addition to energy healing and other alternative health practices, or as a stand alone practice of crystal healing.
As the earth goes through immense shifts these days, we do as well. Physical, emotional, spiritual, mental changes are happening daily, and if we are more conscious of the shifts, it is easier to deal with them. The crystal kingdom is really stepping up to help us through these changes, offering their guidance and support, bringing us new crystals and new ways to work with them. The earth has amazing gifts throughout nature. If we can tap into what’s already naturally available, it just boosts our energy all the more.
Crystals are energy tools that are alive, vibrant beings, no different than anything else in nature. They all have their own personalities and energies, just as each person or tree or mountain range, does; majestic, soft, energizing, peaceful, accepting, sharp. They alone will not “heal” us, as nothing external can, we can only do it ourselves. The crystal kingdom offers a reminder to our energetic bodies of their specific personalities so that we may learn to embody these same qualities within ourselves. The more we work with a specific crystal, the more our bodies keep this new state of balance and wholeness. Think of crystals and stones as a reflection of what is already within us. Just as other people come into our lives for a reason and are mirrors back to us, crystals offer the same reflection.
So how do we use crystals and stones?
Your intent is key; do you want to open to a new state and have the crystal assist you? Welcome a stone into your life just as you would a new healing practitioner; invite it to work with you. Create a space for it in your home, place it on your nightstand to connect with you as you sleep, carry it in your pocket, sit with it in meditation. Anything you intuitive feel works for you, use it, as there is no right or wrong way.
Feeling overwhelmed by changes in jobs, relationships, living arrangements? Grab a soothing Blue Lace Agate or Mangano Calcite to calm your nerves. Both act as a comforting embrace. If you want to create a new business, ask Carnelian or Garnet to work with the creation and passion, enlivening life force and energy. Rose Quartz, a stone I personally believe everyone on the planet should have, can open your heart to new possibilities in all ways, including new relationships, learning to love yourself with acceptance and peace, and seeing the beauty in all things. The natural formations of Shiva Lingam’s from India invite us to balance our feminine and masculine aspects and be more peaceful with the world. As the world around us experiences natural disasters, governmental upheaval, dire poverty, and unkind acts, Shiva Lingam’s feel supportive of finding our own inner strength to get through life with a little more balance. Do you have physical restrictions and pain? Amethyst’s gifts can help us clear physical and emotional toxins from our body (since all physical ailments begin in our emotions), bringing us to a deeper state of relaxation and calm.
Crystals will work individually with you; not every quality you read about in a book or on this site is exactly how they will present themselves to you. Allow yourself to feel intuitively what they might offer your life. Their gifts and uses are unlimited and a true gift from nature.