How do crystals work?
Let’s take for example a wristwatch as it contains quartz. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with a precise frequency and these signal cycles are then converted into time displays, showing units of hours, minutes and seconds, all part of the calendar.
Like our wristwatch, we use crystals to resonate with our own energy. Crystals are formed deep inside the earth’s mantle, a melting pot of various materials and energy. This absorbed and stored energy gives crystals the power to heal, calm or enhance our energy. Their individual power depends on how the crystal was formed, its shape/structures and its mineral content.
An easy way to distinguish between crystals is their shape and colour. We all have particular needs and they may vary during our lifetime and according to situations, we find ourselves in. Sometimes we need crystals to give us energy (for example after an illness), but at other times we need them to calm us down. There are crystals for every emotion, from giving strength, boost concentration to helping people through bereavement or separation.
How to use crystals
- The best and most convenient way is to wear crystals as jewelry. Choose between rings, bracelets, amulets, or earrings. They look pretty and help you throughout the day, depending on what energy you currently need. It makes therefore sense to vary the jewelry you wear. This is not a new invention, but looking back at every possible civilization, there has hardly been one where no jewelry was present.
- Drink water enhanced by crystals. I have a sunstone and whenever I feel a bit lethargic or lacking in energy, I put this sunstone into full sunlight. Then I add it into a big bowl of water and let it stand for a few hours and drink this water. This helps me to ‘recharge’.
Here is how to do it:
First, choose the right crystal for you and cleanse it under running water. You can use more than one, but I would not use more than 3-4 crystals. Make sure if you mix crystals that they are complimentary.! There is no point in adding stones that energize together with stones that have a calming effect. Such a mixture is not helpful.
Then add the stone(s) to either still mineral or filtered tap water. A crystal the size of a medium-sized coin will energize one glass of water. It makes sense to use a larger container and add more stones. Once they are in the water, cover the container with a lid or cloth, and leave them to stand for about 24 hours. Then drink this water during the next 24-48 hours. I know people who drink stone water pretty much every day, varying the crystals as they need them. Here is some more information
- Laying crystals on the naked skin. Choose the right crystals and move crystals over your chakras. This needs a bit more knowledge and is best left to do for a practitioner who is knowledgeable about the energy lines of your body. Sometimes you can feel a small sensation when the stones lie on your skin, at other times there is no reaction at all. Often the practitioner has to unblock or align your energy lines (chakras or meridians) before the treatment can be started.
Now we have covered the basics. In the next post, we will cover how individual crystals connect to your chakras and how you can use them for your benefit.
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