The benefits of crystals –  colours and chakras

The benefits of crystals – colours and chakras

So far we have seen how crystals are formed and their historical importance. If you have not read this section yet, you may want to read this first. 

From now onwards we look into specific colour groups/chakras and how they can benefit your life.

The Chakras - illustration courtesey of https://creativecommons.org/about/global-affiliate-network/
These are the 7 Charkas – the map is courtesy of the Global Affiliate network

Here is a quick overview. To find out more information about each section, please click on each subject headline.

1.The Base or Root Chakra 
Colour: red
Deals with: basic survival, procreation, fertility, anger, impotence, frustration
Negative aspect: insecurity, alienation
Positive aspect: self -assured, connected
Health problems: low levels of energy, stiffness of back and joints, reproductive problems, fluid retention, constipation or diarrhea, varicose veins, hernias, bipolar disorders, anxiety, glandular disturbances, autoimmune diseases

2. The Sacral Chakra
Colour: orange
Deals with: Creativity, acceptance of yourself, partners and ex-partners
Negative aspect: selfishness with low self-esteem
Positive aspect: self-worth, confidence
Health problems: PMS, muscle cramps, period pains, allergies, addictions, eating disorder, diabetes, liver or intestinal dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, back pain, urinary infections, kidney problems

3. The Solar Chakra
Colour: yellow
Deals with: Emotional processing of information, concentration, hypochondriac, emotional blockages, often taking on other people’s problems and feelings
Negative aspect: inferiority complex, clinginess
Positive aspect: emotional stability
Health problems: stomach ulcers, digestive problems, gall stones, pancreatic failure, eczema, nervous skin conditions, phobias

4. The Heart Chakra
Colour: green
Deals with: deals with love and nurture. On the negative side, it deals with jealousy.
Negative aspect: if blocked people become harsh,  materialistic and uncaring
Positive aspect: compassion, empathy, peaceful harmony
Health problems: psychosomatic problems, heart attacks, angina, chest infections, frozen shoulder, ulcers

5. The Throat Chakra
Colour: blue
Deals with: deals with communication, if blocked thoughts and feelings can’t be verbalized. Easily swayed by other people’s opinions
Negative aspect: gossip, lack of communication,
Positive aspect: self-expression, good communicator/public speaker
Health problems: sore throat, constant cold, sinus problems, problems with teeth, ear infections, thyroid imbalances, high blood pressure, ADHD, a speech impediment.

6. The Third Eye Chakra
Colour: purple
Deals with: Intuition, mental connection,
Negative aspect: delusion
Positive aspect: intuitive insights
Health problems: mental overwhelm, schizophrenia, cataracts, eye problems, epilepsy, neurological disorders, sinus and ear infections, being irritable

7. The Crown Chakra
Colour: white, clear
Deals with: Spiritual awareness
Negative aspect: arrogance, control of others, obsessive
Positive aspect: peaceful, spiritual
Health problems: nervous problems, insomnia or excessive sleepiness, depression, dementia, problems with metabolism

HERE is an article that looks into the benefits of red crystals connected to the root chakra

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The benefit of crystals – how do crystals work?

The benefit of crystals – how do crystals work?

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

  1. The best and most convenient way is to wear crystals as still as a piece of jewelry. Choose between rings, bracelets, amulets, or earrings. They don’t just look pretty but also help you throughout the day. This is not a new invention, but looking back at every possible civilization, there has hardly been one where no jewelry was present.
  1. Drink water enhanced by crystals. I have a sunstone and whenever I feel a bit lethargic or lacking in energy, I put this sunstone in the full sunlight and leave it there for a day.  This helps me to ‘recharge’.
    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 that the used crystals are complimentary. As there is no point in adding a stone that energizes together with one that calms you down. 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 to stand for about 24 hours. Then drink this water during the 24-48 hours. I know people who drink stone water pretty much every day, varying it up with different stones.  Here is some more information 
  1. 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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