As crystals can be used to amplify sound waves and light waves in radio and television, healing practitioners draw on crystal energy to help in spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing.
Since ancient times crystals have been used to help healing and to enhance spirituality. Because it is believed crystals can clear negative energy, they can also be used to cleanse rooms or areas that might seem oppressive or stifling.
Crystals placed near appliances such as televisions, computers or microwaves might absorb any potentially unhealthy and harmful rays. Crystals can also be used in homes and offices to help enhance harmony and friendships, to attract wealth, good health and romance. Rose Quartz placed in your bedroom for instance might be used to bring more love into your life. The protective qualities of hernatite can also be used to improve relationships.
Crystals can help clear the mind for meditation or they can be worn next to the skin as pieces of jewellery to protect health, focus emotions or attract good fortune. Healing practitioners who use crystals will know the healing elements contained within each crystal and how best to group crystals to utilise their healing powers.
Before use, crystals should always be cleansed. There are a number of ways to cleanse crystals, the most simple being to place the crystal in direct sunlight for a few hours or to leave the crystal on a window sill during the night of a Full Moon. Another method of cleansing your crystals is to dissolve a little sea salt in filtered water and place the crystal in the liquid for several hours or over night.
So, which crystals might you choose for its therapeutic powers, depending on your health needs, circumstances or situation? The following is a general guide:
For purification of negative energy and increasing wisdom, choose Amethyst
For knowledge, luck and financial gain, choose Aventurine
To attract wealth and happiness, choose Citrine
For calming emotions, choose Jasper
To combat tiredness, increase energy and blood circulation choose Agate
To enhance creativity, go for Clear Quartz
For help with study and clear thinking, choose Hermatite
For healing (heart, kidneys, immune system and mental problems) choose Jade
To enhance spiritual energy choose Lapis Lazuli
Crystals can help healing, channel mental and spiritual energy, enhance spirituality and balance emotions. Through working with and experimenting with different crystals you will start to notice how you respond to each crystal’s energy and how you might use the therapeutic power of crystals.
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Hall J “The Illustrated Guide to Crystals” Sterling Press (2000)