An Introduction to Crystal Healing
submitted by Ann Capatch
Crystals can be wonderful allies on your road to healing. They have been used for many hundreds of years by all sorts of people from shamans and mystics to the regular individual. Crystals can help individuals heal their physical body, their emotions and thoughts and open up spiritually. The direct impact of crystals cannot be denied, Lapis Lazuli has calming properties, Selenite can make one feel peaceful and Hematite can help you feel grounded.
Crystals are a form of spiritual energy that we can touch. This spiritual energy, sometimes called “Light” brings wisdom, enlightenment and healing. This “Light” has combined with the earth into the tangible form we call crystals so we can interact with it.
Crystals help facilitate healing all levels of your being. They can interact directly with your body, emotions, thoughts and your spiritual side. They work on your energy field to address the energetic source or cause of illness.
Crystals can be used in many ways to assist you on your healing journey.
As a beginner you can easily begin by:
1. Place them on your body
2. Have them in a room
3. Lay them out on top of a printed affirmation on paper
You may want to go to a gem and mineral show or crystal store and see which crystals you are attracted to. The cheapest and easiest way to start is to purchase a tumbled stone that has caught your attention. You can carry it around in your pocket, hold it during meditation and or place it on your nightstand. You can experiment by placing it on different parts of your body and see if you feel anything different.
It is always best to work with energetically cleared and “charged” crystals. When you bring your crystal home you can rinse it in cold water or place it on a dish of salt overnight and then place it out in the sun for a few hours.
Some crystals do not tolerate water well – ask the person you got the crystal from for recommendations. As an example Selenite and Celestite do not tolerate water well. Both these crystal also prefer to be charged in moonlight.
Disclaimer: Crystal healing is not meant to replace medical care but to enhance your healing process.