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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Nothing exists and everything is made of energy. It’s a really important concept to understand before we talk much more about crystal healing.
Like, it’s basically the foundation that this whole post is built on. So if you have no idea what I meant when I said that, now is the perfect time to go check that article out!
E=mc^2 and Crystals
Everything is made of vibrating energy, just ask Albert Einstein. Go on, ask him!
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
So the differences between everything comes down to different energetic frequencies. That’s an oversimplification, but hey, I’m no Einstein!
Have you ever seen or tried using Chladni plates? They’re so cool! If you put sand on a flat surface and vibrate the plate, certain vibrational frequencies will create certain patterns!! Do you know what that means?
Certain frequencies can totally affect matter!
So how do crystals tie into all this?
Crystals are like energy tuning forks
You tune a piano by hitting a metal instrument called a tuning fork against something. It audibly vibrates at a specific frequency and the piano is tuned to match it’s sound. Or any other instrument, for that matter!
We’ve all had days that just felt off, and it can be chalked up to our energy being out of tune.
It sounds cliche, but it’s so true! You know how some musical notes sound happy, some sound sad, and the off-key ones just sound off? Our bodies are the same way!
Lucky for us, Nature has the answer! Well, I think Nature always has the answer and just sometimes doesn’t want us to know what it is.
Nature likes to be out of tune just as much as we do; it doesn’t. Since we’re a part of Nature you can bet your buns there’s a natural way for us to keep our energy in tune.
Crystals are Nature’s tuning forks. But don’t try and hit them against something, they might break! See, we don’t use crystals for audible tuning, but for spiritual and energetic tuning.
Good Vibes Only
Energy and vibes are basically the same thing(especially since everything is energy anyways!) With some focus and meditation you can start to “feel” the vibes of things.
It won’t be a physical feeling like the waves of the ocean at your feet, it’ll be more of a “hard to describe gut reaction” type thing.
Do certain colors or sounds just make you feel calm? Are there others that make you uneasy? Of course there are! Just think of how a couple of color changes and a change in soundtrack can make a pleasant movie scene feel like a nightmare.
Color is just reflected light waves, sound is just audio waves, and they’re both just energy vibrations! When you look at it that way it gets a little easier to see how crystals can be used for meditation(at least I hope so!).
Just like color and sound, crystals have their own frequencies, and those frequencies affect humans. They don’t just help us spiritually, though, they also help us advance technologically!
Piezoelectricity in Crystals
Say what now? Piezoelectric just means that something produces electricity when under mechanical stress(pressure), and pyroelectricity is when something produces heat under mechanical pressure.
Here’s a little more on the science end of that!
Quartz crystals are piezoelectric and are used in various types of technology, like watches and phones. They’re able to store and transmit energy in technology, and they’re darn well able to do the same for people.
With a little mindful and intentional meditation, you can start to feel the different energies of different crystals. Google and Pinterest can help, too!
It’s a good idea to get a book on crystals to keep around the house for reference. One of my favorites is Jennie Harding’s Crystals. It’s got lots of pictures, and she describes the most common crystals and how to work with them in really easy to understand language! Plus, the whole book is organized by color, which makes finding specific gems that much easier.
Don’t be discouraged if it takes you a while to notice anything. It takes time and practice, and comes more easily to some people than it does to others. Just hold a crystal in your hand and relax, try to “tune in” and be open to the experience.
As you start to feel the “personality” of that crystal, start to focus on the “job” you want it to do. This is called setting your intention, programming your crystal, and charging your crystal.
It’s like the crystal “hears” your goals and needs and holds on to them. Whenever you look at that crystal, or think about it or touch it, you’ll be reminded of those goals and needs. Some crystals even clear away energy that doesn’t work with your intentions!
Meditating and Crystal Healing
Different crystals give off different energies, just like different colors and different sounds. Some are more “user friendly” than others.
Quartz is by far the most user friendly crystal out there. It’s the most abundant mineral on Earth, too! There’s loads of different kinds of quartz, and they’re each used for different things. Let’s take a look at 4 of the most popular kinds of quartz crystals and their uses:
Clear quartz is a good crystal for clearing away negative energy. While it clears away negativity it releases the positive intentions that have been programmed into it and acts like an energy amplifier if other crystals are nearby.
Amethyst is purple quartz. Its energy is good for healing, acceptance, and relieving stress. Wearing amethyst is said to be good for stopping impulsive thoughts and behaviors. Having trouble sleeping? Put a piece of amethyst next to your pillow to dispel nightmares for peaceful sleep!
Rose quartz is all about love! Self-love and boundless unconditional love are the priority with rose quartz. It helps with emotional healing, which is super important for loving yourself and others!
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Rose quartz is also associated with creativity and it does wonders to help soothe grief.
Citrine is yellow quartz. It looks like a ray of sunshine and is best used to manifest abundance. Like rose quartz, citrine is a good stone for self-esteem. It’s energetic positive energy, the kind of energy to help you get stuff done and be happy while doing it! Keep a piece with you while working or job hunting for positive energy and encouragement.
There’s so many varieties of quartz!
And not all of them are called quartz! Check out some more quartz crystals here if you don’t believe me. The four listed above(clear quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, and citrine) are some of the more common types of quartz.
They’re also some of the crystals that can be faked. There are ways to dye stones and artificially change their colors, so be sure to buy from reputable sources. Color energy is a part of crystal energy, keep in mind that there might be some differences between using dyed vs natural crystals.
We’ll talk about how crystal shapes affect their energy next time, so stay tuned!
Have you ever worked with any of these crystals? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!!