For centuries, crystals have been used for healing by utilising their innate frequencies. These beautiful semi-precious gems formed in the heart of the earth use their unique frequencies – based on their molecular structure – to help unblock our energy centres and recharge them, helping us work at an optimal level to bring in positive changes to our lives.
Crystals are formed in the deep layers of the earth under high pressure and heat. When they come together, their structure forms a crystalline shape or grid. As they form under high pressure, their atoms are packed tightly and vibrate at a certain frequency. The minerals and fibres that are trapped in the formation of a crystal is what gives each of them their unique colour and texture. To understand how crystal healing works, we first need to understand a little bit more about our energetic body.
Our energetic body is made up of energy centres, and there are seven main energy centres (also known as chakras) that move and vibrate at a certain level to help maintain our energy field at an optimal level. These seven energy points vibrate at their own frequency and have their own assigned colours and functions. Think of them as a pipeline through your body, starting from the top of your head to the base of your spine. When they are working in harmony with each other and energy is flowing through all of them, our energetic body or aura is strengthened and we are not only protected, but also give off a positive energy that in turn attracts the same energy towards us.
When any one of our energy centres are blocked, it affects the surrounding centres, causing us to feel less than our optimal selves. Energetic blocks are caused by many factors including self-limiting beliefs, fear of failure or other innate fears, emotional or mental trauma, societal conditioning, and even electromagnetic frequencies from laptops and phones.
Each crystal vibrates at a different frequency, and their vibrations are based on the way their atoms and molecules move within each of their unique structures. These then interact with our vibrations to balance our energy, dissipating blocks and raising our energetic frequencies. As each crystal has its own energetic function based on its structure and colour, different crystals are used for the corresponding energy centre.
During a session, all energy centres should be worked on as they are all connected. For example, you may have just gone through a tough break-up and are not sure how to move forward. Understandably, you might be angry and upset. These emotions will create a block in your heart chakra, which is located between your ribs. This block will flow into your solar plexus, located just below the heart chakra, two fingers above the navel. This is your ‘gut’, your self-confidence and decision-making centre. This, in turn, affects the energy centres below it as well.
The reason we use crystals is because crystals maintain and have a standard, unwavering frequency unlike human beings, whose frequencies waver depending on their emotions. Crystals, therefore, are great tools to help balance our energies if we are unable to do this by ourselves.
A crystal healing session is usually an hour long. As a crystal healing practitioner, I like to start sessions with my clients with an informal chat so that I can get to know a little bit more about their mental and physical well-being, issues that they are struggling to get through, and any trauma that they might have recently endured. I always encourage my clients to share as much information as they feel comfortable sharing as this helps me choose the appropriate crystals to aid in their healing.
I then ask my clients to lay down and relax while I place the crystals on them. Apart from placing the crystals on their bodies (this is a no-touch healing therapy), I use affirmations, visualisation, and intuitive healing to activate the crystals to give them a specific purpose. I also ask my clients to use positive affirmations as well as visualise what blocks they want to release and what they want to bring into their lives. A crystal healing session is very calming and meditative, and clients often leave with a sense of peace and clarity. You can see changes in one session, though, it is recommended that you do follow-up sessions in the case of deep energetic blocks.
Crystal healing helps in rebalancing our energy points by removing negative emotions like anger, fear, guilt, and shame, and works alongside medical treatments for major physical ailments to help accelerate them. Crystals help give us a sense of clarity by clearing out the blocks that stop us from moving forward and allow us to be more aware of ourselves so that we can feel what brings us joy and what we need to avoid more clearly. If you are new to the healing magic of crystals, here are four powerful varieties for beginners to experiment with.
It is the easiest crystal to programme as it has a very high vibration and works well with all the chakras. Clear Quartz amplifies your energy and whatever intention is put into it, thereby opening your energy centres and clearing your blocks. It also aids in restful sleep, relieves headaches, and enhances concentration.
Rose Quartz is a powerful crystal that connects to the heart chakra, removing blocks and regenerating the energy centre to not only help us receive love, but also learn how to love ourselves. It opens us up to give and receive compassion and teaches us how to deal with people and situations with more empathy.
Connected to the solar plexus – one of our strongest energy centres – this crystal helps us build our intuition by connecting it to where we feel it in our body (the ‘gut feeling’) and regain self-confidence, trust our intuition, and set personal boundaries.
Often known as “the merchant’s stone” as it aids in bringing abundance and prosperity, Citrine is also the crystal of happiness. It doesn’t just work by clearing out blocked energy – it works by rebalancing our energy centres to put in a more positive attitude.
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