The No BS Guide to Crystal Healing

So... What's the big deal with crystals ANYWAY?

The concept of using crystals for healing has been around for centuries but has resurfaced in the world of alternative healing in recent years... and for good reason! Aside from their pretty looks, crystals are said to promote higher states of wellbeing and feelings of tranquility, positivity, balance and focus.

Crystals are naturally occurring rock formations, and have been used in ancient civilizations for rituals, medicine, and beauty routines. In our modern society, crystals are used in major tech products - like cell phones, TV, computers and watches. Fun fact: Quartz (Silicon dioxide) was found in the late 1800’s to have a consistent and repeatable response to applied pressure. It vibrated at an extremely reliable frequency. In the hands of the right genius, the technology was applied in electronics as a method of keeping time. It’s vibrations were that consistent! It’s such a major keystone to the age of information, that Silicon Valley was named after it!

Everything in life has a vibration, and the vibrations that crystals hold can help us to realign our energy and raise our vibration to reach a higher state of being. When we apply powerful forces like our thoughts, intentions and desires onto crystals, they react by vibrating. Each stone vibrates in different ways depending on its history, it's chemistry and on the intentions of the person behind them. Crystals absorb, store, and transfer information, and they can be attuned to our emotions to promote wisdom, wellness, love, and prosperity.

How do I use my crystals?

CHOOSING YOUR CRYSTALS

Welcome aboard the Crystal Magic train! It's time to get started on your crystal healing journey. But there's so many, how do you choose? Each stone has their own shape, color, chemistry and unique energetic vibration that we can apply to different areas of our life. They connect us to universal energy as soon as we come into contact with them. First, think about your intention and the energy you want to embody. Is there a particular chakra you're needing to work on? Are you in need of a confidence boost or perhaps more focus at work? Explore the unique properties of crystals as well as the chakras and elements they are affiliated with. Decide on the minerals that best suit your intention and goals. Let your intuition be your guide when choosing your gemstones, as it is often said that "you don't choose a crystal, the crystal chooses you".

 

PROGRAMMING YOUR STONES

Think of gemstones as the physical form of our thoughts and desires. Our thoughts are powerful on their own, and crystals act as a way to tangibly connect to the positive energy and thoughts we want to embody and amplify. You can manifest new levels of living - strength, love, forgiveness, abundance, etc by "programming" your crystals to your energy and directing that energy to your goal.

Before using your new stones, you'll want to give it an energetic reset. Cleanse your crystal with the smoke of Palo Santo, Cedar or Sage, or lay your crystals under the light of the full moon. Now that your stone is cleansed, it is ready to store your intentions. and attune to your intention. Hold it in your hand, close your eyes, and speak your intention either out loud or in your mind. Visualize what you are manifesting, and imagine the crystal absorbing your energy.

USING YOUR STONES

Now that your energy and intention has been stored in the physical form of a gemstone, you can keep it close by in your pocket or purse for daily support and for your moon ceremonies and rituals. Crystal grids are a powerful way to amplify the energies of your gemstones for manifestation work. The more you work with minerals and their magic, the more you’ll learn about the properties and how you most enjoy using them.

 

Crystal Directory


Amethyst

Crown Chakra
Stone of Wisdom
A stone of the crown chakra, it is useful in meditation as it quiets the mind and awakens deep spiritual connections. Calms anger and promotes rational thought and emotional centering. Known to strengthen mental focus, clarity and assist with decision making.


Aventurine

Heart Chakra
Stone of Prosperity
A lucky stone linked to manifestations and prosperity. Also a heart healing stone, it stimulates emotional recovery by calming and dissolving negative emotions. Stabilizing the intellect and emotions, it enables living our best, most authentic lives.


Black Tourmaline

Root Chakra
Stone of Protection
With its slight magnetic charge, this stone has the ability to dissipate negative harmful energies around it. Place it near electronics like your computer monitor or phone to protect you.


Bloodstone

Root Chakra
Stone of Courage
Bloodstone (Heliotrope) is a revitalizing stone, bringing you courage, protection and boosting your self-esteem. Stimulates the root chakra, works to guide you when feeling lost and nurtures a sense of strength, resilience and courage.



Brecciated Jasper

Root & Sacral Chakra
Stone of Strength
Brecciated Jasper vibrates the energies of strength, stability and vitality. Work with it to nurture the expansion of your life force energy. This stone creates space for mental clarity and focus to the mind, stimulates the Base and Sacral Chakras, and supports the rising of Kundalini energy.


Blue Lace Agate

Throat Chakra
Stone of Gentle Strength
A supportive stone. Works to heal old feelings of repressions and judgement. Encourages self expression and speaking one's truth. Useful for connecting men to their emotional centers. Releasing old patterns of thought to make way for compassion and acceptance.


Carnelian

Sacral Chakra
Stone of Vitality
A fiery stone of passion, activation + thrill-seeking. A stone for initiating new paths we may be too intimidated to approach. Cuts though over-thinking + encourages confidence in tackling new projects or dreams without tripping over the finer details. Carnelian is also a stone of combined sensual + creative energy.


Citrine

Solar Plexus
Stone of Abundance
This bright sunny stone energizes every level of life with joy and prosperity. Increases creativity and self expression. It balances the emotions. Excellent for overcoming depression and abandoning fears and phobias.


Fluorite

Throat, Third Eye + Crown Chakra
Stone of Focus
An immensely re-energizing + inspiring stone. Fluorite enhances focus and cultivates mental space for reorganizing one’s spiritual shelf for emerging thoughts + ideas. This stone absorbs negative energies from the environment and is an excellent resource for decision making.


Kyanite

Throat + Third Eye Chakra
Stone of the Divine
It aligns the chakras and balances energies. Dispels fears and encourages speaking your truth. Powerful when used in meditation as it stimulates the higher mind, increasing intuition and divine insight. Kyanite doesn't hold on negative energies so it never needs cleaning.


Labradorite

Third Eye + Crown Chakra
Stone of Magic
Awakens your innate magic. Supports adventure and self discovery. Protects and strengthens the aura. Great stone for meditation and Third Eye opening. Enhances confidence and eases you into a blissful state of divine being.

Malachite

Heart Chakra
Stone of Transformation
A powerful stone for mental balance and finding a path through psychological stress. Helps one see more clearly. Encourages change and adventure.

Opalite

Crown Chakra
The Rainbow Bridge
A form of opalized glass, it aids during transitions of any kind by removing blockages of the chakras, improving communication and strengthening intuition.

Quartz

All Chakras
The Master Healer
Clears the mind, balances emotions and aids in manifestation. This stone is known to uplift the spirits and amplify joy. Similarly, it also amplifies the energy of other crystals near it.


Rose Quartz

Heart Chakra
Stone of Love
With a gentle vibration, this stone calms anxiety, releases fears, and reminds us to be gentle with ourselves. It nurtures a deep sense of compassion inwardly and outwardly, resulting in genuine and powerful love for oneself and others.


Selenite

Crown Chakra
Stone of Divine Light
An angelic stone. It is called Divine Light as it is said to carry messages directly to the angels. With strong connection to the moon and divine femininity, inspires deep peace. Clears confusion and strengthens intuition.


Smoky Quartz

Root Chakra
Stone of Grounding
Powerfully healing on many levels. This stone grounds and connects us to Earth energy, while at the same time raising our vibration. It works to heal any negativity surrounding us - clearing it from our mind, body and the space around us. Clears negative thoughts and helps to move past that which no longer serves.

Tiger's Eye

Sacral + Solar Plexus Chakra
Stone of Power
Encourages one to take action, increases focus and assists in accomplishing goals. Clears mental noise and sharpens our inner vision. Releases fears and increases confidence in one's own ability to make big impacts.

Get started with Crystal Healing!