What Is All The Hype Around Crystals?!
Thoughts from @EclecticallyJeany
Have you ever been minding your own business in a yoga class and out of the corner of your eye you see a small crystal jump out of someone's bra?
Or you've walked into a friends house and wondered why they have big chunks of Quartz or Amethyst sitting in their living room?
Well, all of these people have something in common... They've all discovered the power that crystals can bring into their lives!
CRYSTALS HAVE HEALING PROPERTIES
Crystals are proven to have countless different healing properties that can improve both your physical and mental health.
If you've ever had a Reiki or Chakra Balancing healing session (DO IT if you haven't yet), then you know how strong the energy running through your body is. It is EVERYTHING. Our inner vibrations control our moods, our health and manifest everything that comes into our lives.
If your vibe is low, then low is what you are going to feel and see around you. Crystals can take a "low-vibe" and boost it. Crystals have the ability to sync up with your body's energy field and they offer their own unique vibrations that help to heal whatever it is that your body is asking for.
CRYSTALS ARE YOUR TINY CHEERLEADERS!
You can program these little guys for whatever you want! Every morning I meditate and talk to my crystals. They are little sponges that can pick up on any vibration that you put into them.
If you tell your crystal it is going to keep you strong and deflect any negative shit that comes your way that day, then that is exactly what that little dude is going to do for you. If you tell your crystal that it is going to attract love, money or new opportunities into your life. Then YUP, it is going to put on it's magnetic pants and get to work for you.
Crystals live to please you and bring as many good things into your life as they can. The happier you are, the prouder they are.
THEY MAKE FOR GORGEOUS HOME DECOR AND CONVERSATION PIECES
Crystals have 1000 year old stories to tell. Literally, some of them are THOUSANDS of years old and having that type of energy in your house is next level. They can change the mood in a room simply by being there.
They can be something you collect along your travels or receive as gifts, either way they are going to have a story to tell and you will enjoy telling it when your company asks!
OKAY SO WHAT KIND OF CRYSTAL SHOULD I GET?
Everyone is different so your best bet is to go to your local metaphysical shop and find one that speaks to you. Maybe you like the description about it's healing properties, it's colour, it's shape or even it's name. Regardless of what it is you like about the crystal, if you catch yourself feeling drawn to it, then get it! That's your body telling you that it's diggin' what the crystal is putting out there.
Here are some of the most common crystals:
This one is the most popular and open minded. This little guy can literally be used for whatever it is that you are wanting to fix. It is a powerful stone that increases any energy or intention that you charge it with.
It's also HUGE for protecting against negativity. I like to imagine my clear quartz as a tiny little shield that I put in my bra everyday. It literally sucks up any negativity that comes at me. I always admire every crack and cloud that I see in it because I know that's caused by direct contact from negativity that it's blocked.
It's all about spreading the love baby! This motherly crystal is a big warm hug when you are having a bad day.
Rose Quartz works directly on your heart chakra and helps remove any blockages and replaces them with the energy of love. The best place to leave a Rose Quartz is in your bedroom or living room!
Now this little one is not only gorgeous to look at, it is also a little super hero. Amethyst can help with physical ailments and emotional setbacks.
It's super power is that it can help increase your psychic abilities! It also works within your nervous system and helps to cure nightmares and insomnia.
This is a good friend to take with you when you travel or go about your daily routine. It helps increase intelligence, keeps you open-minded and helps with creativity.
When it comes to healing, this is a good universal tool that helps unblock and heal your lungs, liver, sinuses and heart.
Want to improve your sex life and creativity? Then look no further my friend! The orange quarts brings energy and action into your life. Carnelian will give you that extra boost you need when working on a new project or goal.
It works in sync with your Sacral Chakra and helps ward off anxiety.
OKAY I GOT MYSELF A BABY CRYSTAL, NOW WHAT?
YOU ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS HAVE TO CLEAR YOUR CRYSTALS!
Like I said, they are cute little baby sponges that just soak up any energy that comes their way. So this means that the grumpy lady behind the counter that sold it to you, also sent you home with her bad mojo. They even snatched up the energy of everyone else that picked them up in the store and admired them. They are literally just full of other people's garbage! And ain't nobody got time for other people's garbage. But don't fret! Clearing them is super easy to do and there are so many different ways to do it! Here are the 3 easiest ways to clear your crystals of bad vibes...
1. Pass them over a candle flame. I typically wave mine over a candle flame 3 times and say out loud that I am clearing it of any energies that do not belong to me.
2. Bury them in your garden or house plant's soil overnight. This one feels good, it's like you are laying them down for the most revitalizing nap. They wake up feeling brand new and the energy they snatch up from the soil is contagious!
3. Sage those babies! Sage is freaking awesome, enough said.
NOW LET'S SUPER-CHARGE THOSE LITTLE GEMS
Okay so you've cleared them of all the bad shit, now let's charge those babies up! Now that they are clean they are open little sponges just waiting for you to fill them with their life's purpose. Here are the 3 best ways to charge them...
1. Meditate with them. Touch them and hold them and fill them full of good intentions.
2. Speak to them. Trust me, it's not weird to do (right?). I will hold new crystals in my hand and tell them the amazing things we are going to do together and I remind them of how they are going to help me along the way.
3. Reiki them. Hold them in your giving hand (right) and imagine a white light flowing out of your hand into the crystal. This light is full of love and good intentions.
4. Bonus answer. Charge them under a full moon! Scope out when the next full moon is happening and leave them on a windowsill over night, just make sure you get to them before the sun in the morning.