Good Viberations - An Introduction To Crystal Healing & Manifesting Your Goals.

History and origins

Ancient civilizations used crystals as protective talisman and peace offerings. The ancient Egyptians used crystals like lapis lazuli, carnelian, turquoise, clear quartz, and emerald in their amulets and jewelry for health and protection, whilst jade was the favored stone in Ancient China and is still revered today.

In the Renaissance period in Europe, healing crystals and precious stones were used alongside herbal remedies to heal the sick. So in terms of historical healing power, they go way back.

What is crystal healing?

When worn close to the skin or placed throughout your home on your windowsill and bedside table, crystals can act as a channel for healing, drawing out negative energy and cleansing your chakras by inviting positivity and mindfulness into your life.

A beginner’s guide to essential crystals

Each crystal has its own unique energetic properties and vibrational power according to its shape, color and mineral content.

Amethyst – enhances intuition, calms the mind and encourages us to tap into the higher planes of existence.

Clear quartz – known as the master healer, it regulates energy and aids concentration and awareness.

Rose quartz – known as the ‘love crystal’, it’s used to promote emotional wellbeing, self-love and compassion. Use it to balance your heart chakra, protect relationships and encourage connection.

Iron pyrite – deters negative energy and boosts self-worth.

Tiger’s eye – the stone of sun and earth focuses the mind and promotes mental clarity.

Jade – a symbol of serenity and purity, it soothes the mind and encourages harmony.

Citrine – associated with creativity and personal power, citrine is considered one of the most powerful stones for manifestation. Citrine also promotes motivation and optimism.

Selenite – Instils deep peace and clarity of thought.

Choosing your crystals

Once you know the basics, let your intuition guide you. Crystal experts say you don’t choose the crystal, it chooses you, so listen to your gut. When you’re drawn to a certain stone, it means it resonates with your healing needs.

How to cleanse your crystals

To get the most out of your crystals, you will need to charge and remove any stale or congested energy once a week. There are a few different ways to cleanse them:

  • Return them to the earth (soil) to recharge for a week
  • Burn a smudge stick to purify the air around them
  • Leave them to charge in the moonlight for three days before and three days after a full moon, this is when the moon is at its brightest and most powerful
  • Cleanse them with salt water to purify negative energy (not suitable for stones that can’t get wet such as amber and turquoise).

Manifest your goals

Thoughts create vibrations and vibrations = energy. Contemplate your intentions, connect with your goals and explore the areas of your life that you want to nurture.

Command your crystals

Once you have your crystals, it’s important to give them a purpose. They want to be used! Hold your crystals in your hand and reflect on the earth, your life and what makes you happy. Aloud or in your head (whatever you’re most comfortable with) say, ‘I command this crystal to hold the intention of…’ and choose three intentions. Finish the ritual by saying thank you. The crystals are now energized with your intentions and goals.