What is crystal therapy?
Crystal Healing/Therapy is a sacred ancient science that is once again becoming increasingly popular as people rediscover the immense power of stones for improving health and wellbeing on many different levels: mind, body, spirit and beyond.
Crystals have been used throughout all of history as a source of healing power. Ancient cultures all over the world used healing crystals and stones to align, clear and transform their energy, spirit and physical health. The metaphysical powers of crystals were no mystery to most ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Mayans and Sumerians who regularly adorned their bodies, jewelry and buildings with these sacred stones. Our modern culture has, for the most part, forgotten about these early healing techniques. Thankfully, there has been a recent surge in interest about the energetic healing powers of their properties beyond their use in pharmaceuticals.
Crystal Healing is a holistic, non-invasive, vibrational energy-based system of healing. That is, it treats the whole person and their integrated energy system. Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. It is therapeutic and deeply relaxing. The technique uses precisely placed crystals either on and/or around the physical body. Crystals may also be laid in precise geometric patterns (grids) within the environment. Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift and diffuse energy as they interact with the electromagnetic forces and subtle vibrations within the subtle human or environmental energy field. In the context of crystal healing, illness is dis-ease, the final manifestation of spiritual, environmental, physiological, psychological, emotional, mental, karmic, or ancestral imbalance or distress. Healing means bringing mind, body, spirit and environment back into harmony, restoring the body’s natural rhythm and equilibrium. It does not imply a cure. But first; let’s dive into the mechanics of how crystals can actually heal you on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
How Does Crystal Therapy/Healing Work?
Research into the structure of the atom over the last few hundred years has revealed that everything in our entire universe is made up of energy. Even solid objects, like a piece of furniture or the hair on your head, are really just vibrations of energy at the most fundamental levels. It may not look like it to your eye, but healing crystals and the cells in your body are made up of the same kind of energy.
Scientists have already figured out how to use the energy inherent in crystals for all kinds of things like keeping time using small quartz crystals in your watch or creating the electronic components to your computer and Smartphone. Whether you realize it or not, the energetic properties of healing crystals and stones are widely used in our modern technology.
We even use crystals in our medications. Many pharmaceuticals are made by grinding up minerals that form inside of healing crystals. Just like magnets use energy to attract or repel, healing crystals use energy in the same way. Crystals help unblock, balance and direct energy where it is most needed, gently supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way. Different types of crystals are thought to have different properties and energies. Just holding and being near these crystals is therefore thought to affect our own energies on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. During a treatment session, When a crystal healer place various stones or crystals over certain parts of your body aligned with these chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and on the genital area. Your energy transforms, vibrates, pulses, moves and shifts in accordance with the properties and energetic signature of the crystal and the minerals of the crystal absorb by our body through pores in our skin. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the patient, this could range from a physical concern such as headaches or stress, to more emotional or spiritual concerns. This is all influenced by the healer’s knowledge of, and belief in, the chakra philosophy of disease and energy imbalances — a philosophy that is largely dismissed by practitioners of Western medicine.
What Are The Benefits?
Crystal healing is a complementary and natural approach, meaning it can be used alongside traditional medicine and has no negative side-effects. The benefits of crystal healing are varied and take place on several different levels. The most common benefit reported is the deep relaxation that is created is an effective antidote to stress, anxiety or depression, and is helpful in maintaining general wellbeing. It can relieve the physical symptoms of stress-related diseases and may well assist with immune disorders and provide pain relief by relaxing muscle tension. It has been shown to be helpful for insomnia, chronic fatigue, and high blood pressure. At an emotional level, crystal healing can stabilize moods and enhance self-esteem. At a mental level, it induces clarity and enhances focus. It is used to transform unwanted behaviors, thought patterns and addictions. At a spiritual level, it creates an acceptance of and harmony with all aspects of being, leading to a more peaceful and centered life. Anyone can enjoy these benefits, however if you are doubtful about the process first you talk to your therapist and clear all your doubts and then go for the therapy, because with an open and clear mind you will get the maximum advantage of the stone’s energy and of the therapy.
What to Expect Through a Crystal Healing Session
The Therapist can use crystals to heal everything from migraines to anxiety and beyond. Healing crystals helps you to accelerate your meditation practices, align your 7 chakras and even induce trance states under the right conditions. There’s no limit to the types or level of healing you can get from the right crystal or stone in the right application.
If you’re looking to heal some aspect of your mind, body or spirit, then contact to an expert crystal therapist who will help you out with healing crystals to transform your energy and resolve imbalance by:
Cleaning – Crystals have the ability to absorb and remove certain types of energy from your body. Like a magnet can pick up little pieces of metal shavings, a healing crystal can absorb negative energy from your body.
Energizing – Healing crystals and stones can also push energy into your body, mind or spirit through inducing resonant frequencies. This is similar to the way electricity works by conducting and transferring energy into an object. A crystal can harness energy from the quantum field and send it into your own energy field.
Balancing –Sometimes, your energy may be misaligned and out of balance, and healing crystals can use the properties mentioned above, which are essentially attracting and repelling, to balance out areas of energetic disharmony.
How Many Healing Sessions are to be Needed?
How many healing session/sessions you need only an expert will guide you. All sessions that he tailored to you depends on the nature of your concern or what you are looking for. Your therapist will ask you a number of questions to find the root cause. Crystal healing is a holistic approach which means it takes care of all aspects of health (physical, mental and spiritual), so your therapist will gets a full picture. According to that conversation he decides how many sessions you require.
Can the Wrong Crystal do Me Harm?
Healing Crystals don’t harm anybody as they are natural and we don’t have any direct intake of them. When we hold them the minerals required by our body get absorbed from that crystal through the tiny pores spread all over the skin and when we place them in our environment they resonate their energy to clean our space from the negative energies an make us feel calm and sooth. But as we know that a right thing can also do harm in the wrong hands. Only an expert crystal healer uses a crystal as a tool. A great crystal does not make a great crystal healer, just as a great paint brush does not make a great painter. You do need to take some care if you are looking for a crystal healer. You should try to buy crystals from a reputable supplier and, after receiving them, it is wise to cleanse them of any negative energy that they may previously have absorbed. Use your intuition and you cannot go far wrong. If one day you feel a crystal no longer belongs in your home, it may be time to give it away. As you change you may find that you want different crystals around you, although many will stay with you happily for a long time.
Who would benefit from this type of therapy?
Consulting an expert crystal therapist, who plays the main role in this therapy, anyone could get benefit from this therapy. To get utmost benefit from it one should set no agenda, no expectations or preconceptions and clear any kind of suspicion (the biggest barrier to healing) before the session. Let the energies of the healing crystals do their work. Literally being open to whatever may occur. It offers excellent stress relief and is particularly useful for people who suffer from migraines, panic attacks, pain, stiff joints, digestive disorders, and chronic or severe illnesses that require long-term support. It has also been found to be helpful in infertility and behavioral disorders.
How do I choose a crystal?
Consulting a crystal healer is a great way to figure out which crystals are to use for which problems and scenarios. Healing crystals have been used since ancient times, so there is a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been handed down from generation to generation. Once you know the basics of crystals by learning about them you can choose them according to their energies to manifest the desired result for you problem. You can use your intuition to choose the right healing stones for your spiritual journey. Crystal experts often say that the crystal chooses you instead of the other way around. Walk around the room and see what crystals stand out to you. Whether it’s the dazzling colors or otherworldly shapes and patterns that draw you in, each crystal has a unique vibration energy that works to clear blockages and ward off negative energy. Finding the right stone requires patience while you quiet the mind and realign the mind/body balance. Hold the stone in your hand and quietly think of your intention. Notice if you feel sensations such as hot or cold, pulsations, or calmness and tranquility. These are all signs that this particular rock is perfect for your healing needs. It also helps to identify a particular problem or challenge you’re currently facing. If you have difficulty letting go of old ideas that are no longer serving you, Black Tourmaline is a powerful gemstone for releasing unwanted patterns that may have turned into bad habits. It helps release all the negative energy in your body and within your energy field. This stone also serves as a talisman for protection, whether you’re seeking out gemstones for their physical beauty or to bring peace and tranquility into your life, they all work to increase your vibration frequency. If you feel good when you hold the crystal in your hand or have it touching your skin, get ready for opportunity to rock with this ancient healing art.
Ways to Use Healing Crystals
There are thousands upon thousands of types of healing stones and crystals in the world. There is an incredible amount of untapped healing power just sitting out there waiting for you! However, before we dive into figuring out what type of crystal is ideal for your personal use, let’s go over some different ways you can use crystals to heal yourself.
Wear healing crystals. Since crystals and stones absorb, repel and transmit energy, wearing certain healing crystals can help you balance your energy field throughout the day. Think of the crystals you wear like taking a vitamin. You eat the vitamin and it nourishes your body for the entire day. Putting on your crystal jewelry in the morning or putting certain stones in your pocket is like taking your daily vitamin on an energetic level.
Place healing crystals on a specific part of the body. Anyone familiar with crystal healing is probably familiar with this type of healing—the laying of stones. If you’re looking for a very direct, specific application, placing crystals on that part of your body is an excellent way to access their healing properties. For example, when you get a burn, you apply a burn ointment to the wound. If you have a headache, you might sit quietly with a quartz crystal on the spot of your pain.
Meditate with them. Healing stones and crystals are often millions of years old, and they contain a lot of information about our history. In fact, a quartz crystal can hold as much data as over 22,000 I phone, and that information doesn’t degrade over time. By sitting with crystals and quieting your mind during meditation, you are often able to intuitively receive amazing, life-changing insights by simply holding an energetic piece of history like that in your hands during the process.
Use a healing crystal grid. When you use a crystal grid, you lay out specific types of crystals and stones in a predetermined pattern. These patterns are designed to receive and transmute energy. Using a crystal grid is an ancient healing technique and it can take time to learn all the different types of grids, but most people find it to be worth it as it is an extremely powerful practice.
Sleep near them. Our subconscious mind take over when we’re sleeping, and it’s a great time to heal and learn at an accelerated pace. Allowing healing crystals to work while you’re sleeping can eliminate any hurdles your rational mind might be presenting with fear or doubt. Try placing crystals under your pillow or on your bedside table and see how they affect your dreams and how you feel when you wake up in the morning.
Move them around the body. Crystals don’t need to sit still to work effectively. In fact, sometimes it’s better to move stones and crystals all around your body to get the most healing effect from them. Try using a healing crystal wand to clear negative energy fields from your head to your toe. Keep in mind that your energy field extends about 3 ft. around you, so don’t hesitate to work on your entire aura when practicing crystal healing.
Place them in your home or car. You can also use healing stones and crystals to protect you or empower an intention. For example, you can place protective crystals in your car to block negative energy from accidents or break ins by placing that intention into the crystal and then leaving in them in those places. You can use them in the same way in your home or to set the energy for a room. Crystals like rose quartz can also draw in romantic energy in your bedroom or healing energy near your tub.
Crystal Cleansing: How to Set Intentions and Activate Your Crystals
Crystals naturally absorb energy around them and so it can help to regularly cleanse them through smudging , energetically. If you’re using crystals for health and wellness, then you must practice crystal cleansing. Crystal cleansing is the process of ensuring a crystal is at its optimal state for giving and receiving energy. Over time, a crystal can become dull and tired by absorbing inharmonious energies. The more regularly a crystal is used, the more often it needs to be cleansed. Crystal cleansing helps revitalize and renew the power of old and new crystals. It offers a fresh start that allows a crystal to release any energy that is no longer needed. There are several ways you can do this including burying them in the earth overnight, a cluster or geode, washing them with fresh water, putting them outside under a full moon, through sound, sage, or even using other crystals.
Once a stone is cleansed, it needs to be programmed by setting an intention and activating it. Setting intentions for crystals gives a sense of direction for their purpose. Without programming a crystal, it may connect with other, unintended energies. An intention is most effective when it is clear and specific.
Programming a crystal is accomplished by holding a cleansed crystal in your hands, with your eyes closed, and taking deep breaths while focusing on your intentions for the crystal. This entire means is taking a few quiet minutes with your stone and setting an intention for how you want it to support you. For example, if you’re struggling with the demands of your job, you may pick up a citrine crystal and set this intention: “I want to feel more energetic, motivated and open to opportunities at work”.
What should people know before trying it?
No ‘one-size-fits-all’ recipe applies when it comes to crystal healing. The treatment should be tailored to the individual person. Results may be immediate and dramatic, or take place over an extended period of time. Some people are naturally sensitive to crystal energy, others will be less aware. Your own belief system and expectations will play a part as will the energetic state of your body – some bodies will require energetic detoxing and unblocking before the therapy starts to take effect. There may be protective emotional or mental barriers to gently dismantle before the healing can begin. A catharsis or healing challenge may occur, in which toxic energies are rapidly released, but an experienced therapist will know how to mitigate the effects of this and use the release to therapeutic benefit.
For this reason it is always worth seeking out an experienced, suitably qualified crystal healing therapist who utilizes intuition and self-awareness when interacting with a client. The more in tune with a client the therapist is, the more the crystals will be able to work their magic and restore harmony and well-being. If healing does not occur, the incarnated soul may be using the illness as a means of learning or acquiring a specific quality such as compassion. Crystal healing will support the soul during the experience.