Healing With Crystals
As the name suggests, crystal healing is a healing form that uses crystals or gemstones. The crystals are primarily placed on specific areas of the body called “chakras” – meaning “spiritual energy”. As per Hindu teachings there are seven basic energy centres in the body, each having a colour associated with it. It is these energy centres that are tapped during crystal healing.
It is believed that crystals direct the flow of energy in a person to a particular part of the body and bring balance to the individual’s energy. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from the negative energy and low vibrations that may well be the root cause of a physical illness. Crystals can be used for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Description: Purple colour stone varying in shade from light lavender to deep purple.
Details: The crystal of awareness, this stimulates the crown chakra and thus makes one realize the purpose of life, thereby revealing the true meaning of materialistic world and life. Due to this property it is an effective crystal for any sort of de-addiction and detachment. As one grows more aware of the “true self” he/she starts getting detached. Therefore, it is always advisable to use amethyst with rose quartz to balance the detachment aspect. This crystal also helps in effective manifestations and creating abundance at a higher level of consciousness.
Uses: Balances emotions both on an individual level and between opposing personalities. It is useful in healing all chakras, especially the 3rd and 7th. It enhances dream states, meditation, and channeling as it increases spiritual awareness and is useful for mediation. Amethyst has the ability to transform negative energy into positive energy. Even other crystals when placed on amethyst are similarly cleansed. It can strengthen the heart and lungs as well as cleanse the liver.
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
Description: Deep Black with opaque transparency
Details: This is fondly considered to be an effective protection crystal with amazing grounding qualities. It stabilizes the energy and keeps one close to Mother Earth, deeply rooted, which in turn brings more stability and generates confidence. This is an effective barrier against negative energies and psychic attacks and can be worn and carried along for continual protection.
Uses: Lifts fears and negative conditions. It helps the wearer to be flexible, understanding, and more objective in purpose and reason. The black tourmaline has both electric and magnetic properties. It works as a protective shield and absorbs negative energy without releasing it into the atmosphere. Black deflects negative energies, neutralizes fears, neurosis, and intestinal or spinal blocks.
Chakra: Root & Etheric body
Description: Clear white to ice white with inclusions, Transparency – transparent to translucent. Pure clear quartz is colourless, but impurities may give it a colour.
Details: The magnifier crystal, clear quartz resonates with all chakras. This is an excellent crystal for programming any intention where magnification of intent is required. Irrespective of the amount of transparency this is an amazing crystal, which can be used for many purposes. The vibrations are usually soothing, but at times could be intense depending on the person working with it.
Uses: Clear quartz is used to amplify all healing energy offered by other crystals. It is useful to help draw out pain. It is often worn to protect against negative vibrations. It needs to be cleansed regularly. Clear quartz has been known to balance emotions, stimulate brain function, and amplify thought forms. It activates all levels of consciousness. It can aid meditation and communication with the higher self and spirit guides. Quartz has been associated with many more healing instances. The few mentioned here are only a very brief indication to the use of quartz.
Chakra: All Chakras
Description: Red with opaque transparency
Details: Red Jasper is primarily a root chakra crystal, the Earth element connecting to Mother Earth. It stimulates the root, bringing the desired changes in understanding the material aspects of life. The vibrations are soft, but may feel strong depending on the status of the energy construct. This crystal helps in effective grounding and stability thereby bringing a more practical approach towards life. This could also be used to bring more financial stability and determination to achieve goals.
Uses: It safeguards personal independence and is said to bring inspirational warnings when there is danger of unfair domination from others. Red jasper balances emotions and stress as well as aids in all intestinal tract troubles and infections. This crystal is believed to help balance the energy in the body, especially emotional energy, and give one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the night.