Ancient healing practices have entered the mainstream. Yoga and salt therapy are now popular pass times for millennials and Gen Z alike. There was a time when people didn’t even know what these things were. Now, it seems like everyone is doing it.
Crystals are already out there, but they’re definitely up and coming, too. Crystals aren’t just pretty; they have the most amazing properties. In this article, we’ll tell you all about it.
Crystals form underground, and are minerals formed from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms. They come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, from very small to very large.
It takes thousands of years for crystals to develop, which means every time you hold one, you’re holding a piece of Earth’s history.
Crystals are used by believers for a variety of reasons. It’s said they can bring you peace, togetherness, tranquility, and even increase your connection to the spirit world. People believe they are imprinted with some sort of memory, which means they hold memories.
They can help mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of your life.
Clear Quartz is a great crystal for beginners. It’s a beautiful translucent stone and considered a ‘master healer’. Clear Quartz is said to increase energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it.
Clear crystals are a good choice if you’re not feeling well, as they are said to boost the immune system. It’s also great for those who meditate, because it adds energy and charge to your intentions.
Amethyst is a beautiful deep purple colour, and is used to heal the mind. It can help you relax after a busy day, or help you fall asleep. It promotes calmness. It’s said that if you put it on your forehead, navel or heart, you’ll feel anger, frustration and furies leaving your body.
Amethyst has spiritual significance, and is still used by practitioners on sacred alters.
Citrine is a pretty, bright orange stone said to radiate happiness and joy. If you’re feeling sad, this is the stone you should reach for. It cleanses the chakras and opens your intuition, and apparently attracts wealth, prosperity and success.
Citrine is also said to raise self-esteem and self-confidence, and stimulate the brain. You can expect to see an increase in motivation, creativity and self-expression. It’s also reported to help people with diabetes, get rid of kidney and bladder infections, assist eye problems, detoxify the blog, relieve constipation, and remove cellulite!
Obsidian is a beautiful black colour and is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is literally lava. Obsidian is a shield against physical and emotional negativity, and gets rid of emotional blockage. If you use this crystal, you can expect an increase in strength, clarity and compassion. It can also help with digestion, and reduce pain and cramps.
Tiger’s Eye is a gorgeous orangey/yellow colour, but can also come in a deep red. It mostly comes from India and the United States, but is also found in South Africa and Australia. It’s classed as a protective stone, and can help balance and heal emotions.
Tiger’s Eye is said to deepen meditation, promote mental clarity, focus the mind, and attract good luck. You should place Tiger’s Eye near the front door of your home, or by a big window.
Whenever something mystical comes along like this, it’s natural to be wary. But do not fear, a crystal can only do harm in the wrong hands. Your hands are not the wrong ones, trust us.
If you want to buy a crystal, our advice is not to do too much research. Visit a crystal shop and close your eyes, clear your mind for a few moments, then open your eyes and pick up any crystals you are drawn to. You might be surprised when you find out the crystal you chose on intuition was exactly the one you needed.
If you can’t get to a store and want to buy your crystals online, you should use the same method of choosing. Browse the website you want to buy your crystals from and buy the ones you’re drawn to.
Try to make sure you’re buying your crystals from a reputable crystal seller if you can. Ones that have been around a long time and have lots of good reviews/repeat customers are best.
If you’re looking to heal yourself with crystals, you can look for a crystal healer to help you. It’s a good idea to speak to people who already use crystal healers to get a recommendation.
When it comes to crystals, intuition has a huge part to play. If your crystal feels dirty, it needs cleansing. If you feel as though you’ve lost your connection with it, it might be time to give it away. Similarly, if you are seeking the help of a crystal healer, pay careful attention to your intuition to determine if they’re the right healer for you.