What crystals should I start with?
The Beginner's Guide To Healing Crystals
Gemstones are attractive pieces of stone that are prized for their beauty. Because of this, they are often crafted into jewelry. Apart from their aesthetic value, gemstones have natural energetic properties that can be used in many different ways. In this course, you will learn about the magical properties of gemstones and crystals, as well as how these properties can be put to work in your life.
What Can Crystals Do For Me?
Gemstones and crystals contain magnetic vibrations, which can positively affect the energies surrounding them, including your own personal energy fields. Because each gemstone or crystal has its own unique energy, each type of stone produces a different effect. Some can charge you with energy, while others can put you in a deep state of relaxation, helping you to experience greater levels of peace in your personal meditations. You will soon discover that each of your gemstones and crystals radiates a different frequency of energy that is as unique to each of type of stone as our fingerprints are to each of us.
Because of the powerful energies that gemstones and crystals contain, they have been used for magical purposes in various cultures and traditions throughout the ages. In addition to being beautiful accessories and elegant adornments, they have been collected, used, and treasured for their powerful energetic qualities.
Once you learn the amazing powers that each gemstone and crystal possesses, you will be able to start collecting gemstones and crystals, and using them to fulfill your wishes and manifest your desires.
WHY DO CRYSTALS WORK?
Clear Quartz has been on Earth since the beginning of time and ancient civilizations have used crystals as protective talismans, peace offerings, and jewelry. Today, quartz makes up 12% of the Earth’s crust and is used in almost every kind of technology, including time keeping, electronics, information storage, and more. If it’s possible for crystals to communicate through computer chips, then isn’t it possible that this vibrational energy could be transformed in other ways? And with its connection to the Earth and its life giving elements, it makes sense that crystals are universally healing, especially since they’ve made their mark in almost every civilization before us.
One of the first pieces of scientific evidence relating to the power of crystals is the work done by IBM scientist Marcel Vogel. While watching crystals grow under a microscope, he noticed that their shape took the form of whatever he was thinking about. He hypothesized that these vibrations are the result of the constant assembling and disassembling of bonds between molecules. He also tested the metaphysical power of quartz crystal and proved that rocks can store thoughts similar to how tapes use magnetic energy to record sound.
Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts.
At every moment, we have the ability to choose our thoughts and as we continue our journey, each day presents us with new challenges and wonderful beginnings. Healing crystals remind us to quiet the chatter of the mind and reconnect to the universally healing vibrations of the Earth. An important lesson to learn from crystals is patience, because just like the eons of time it took for these semi-precious stones to evolve and transform, working with the healing power of crystals also takes time. As you learn, grow, and evolve, use crystals as a reminder to be grateful for the abundance of Mother Nature and the great mysteries of the universe.
What crystals should I start with?
THERE ARE NO RULES
While you are searching for them, their energies will be simultaneously drawing you in their direction. Before going out to search for stones, take a few minutes to meditate before you leave your house. Visualize yourself holding the right stones in your hand, and then focus your intention on finding the right gemstone or crystal for you.
When looking for gemstones and crystals, there are no specific rules to follow. There are only a couple of things to remember.
First, keep an open mind and heart when searching for your stone. This will help in making you receptive to the connection that you will undoubtedly have with the right stone.
Second, follow your instincts. When you feel strongly about a particular stone, or experience any of the signs we will be listing for you; should seriously consider purchasing it.
How do you know When You Have Found the Right Gemstone or Crystal?
When you have found a gemstone or crystals that is right for you, you will experience any, or all, of the following signs:
1- You will feel drawn to a particular stone. You may feel like you cannot take your eyes off of it. If you do, you will be drawn back to it, as if this particular gemstone or crystal is calling out to you.
2- You will feel a strong need to take the stone with you. You almost feel uncomfortable with the thought of the stone not being in your possession.
3- Despite the physical similarity of stones in a basket or on a shelf, one particular stone will jump out at you, and you will be able to pick it out it, even among the other stones.
4- You will feel a strong jolt of energy when you touch the stone. You will experience these signs when you find the right stone because an energy link has been formed between you and the gemstone or crystal.
Do not be limited to above signs; sometimes, when you find the right gemstone or crystal, you will just “know” it.
You will “feel” deep within you that it is the gemstone or crystal for you. You should always listen to these feelings.
HOW TO USE HEALING CRYSTALS AND GEMSTONES
Starting with crystal basics, stones and crystals can serve as physical representations and manifestations of your intentions for your life. In order to harness the healing energies of crystals, you need to consciously set these intentions.
Setting intentions is a simple but incredibly powerful way to help us understand our values, dreams, and life aspirations. We can an achieve overall well-being and piece by providing ourselves with a clear sense of intention and purpose.
In order to properly set an intention, you should create goals that match your values, hopes, and dreams in life.
HOW TO SET AN INTENTION FOR HEALING CRYSTALS
1.- Examine where you feel your life needs improvement. Can you set a goal that will improve aspects of your life that make you unhappy or unsatisfied?
2.- Self-reflect to determine what in your life is most important to you. Can you create and re-shift your current goals to center those elements of your life?
3.- Set specific intentions, big and small, to move you closer to those goals and overall way of being.
Write down these intentions once you determine exactly what you want. Write them in the present tense, as if you are currently living them.
HOW TO FILL YOUR CRYSTALS WITH YOUR INTENTIONS
Hold your crystal or gemstone in your hands. Allow yourself to feel the weight of the crystal between your palms, close your eyes, and take three slow, deep breaths. As you do this, reflect on the things in life that make you feel most happy and connected. Reflect on the earth and your faith — religious and spiritual beliefs in a God or in a spiritual power that is greater than you.
The point is to create a space surrounding you and your crystal that is occupied by positive energy full of love and light, so that you can clear your crystal of negative and unwanted energy.
Once that is complete, state your intentions out loud or in your head so you put out the energies you wish your crystal to hold for you. When you are finished, make sure to say “thank you” out loud.
WHAT ARE 6 SIMPLE WAYS TO USE CRYSTALS
If you’re just beginning to use crystals, start with these 6 powerful and essential intention crystals for encouraging balance, harmony, love, and peace of mind.
CLEAR QUARTZ AND HOW TO USE IT
One of the most popular crystals for beginners, clear quartz further amplifies your intention, which makes it a key component to a crystal collection. It is also the most versatile stone because it magnifies the vibrations of stones that surround it. In fact, clear quartz wands are often used to cleanse and re-energize crystals.
This is because of its powerful cleansing effects and the ability to counteract negative energy blockages. Sit quietly with the stone and feel its white light fill your body with positive energy.
Contemplate your intention for the healing crystal and trust in the power of its vibrations harnessed from the Earth over the millennia.
CITRINE AND HOW TO USE IT
A stone that harnesses the power of the sun, citrine is infused with light, which makes it perfect for putting in the windowsill. Everyday, its daily infusions of natural light restores and regenerates its powerful vibrations. Considered on of the most powerful stones for manifestation, citrine is a must-have crystal for beginners because it helps make your intention a reality. Citrine also instills a positive outlook and stimulates the mind so that you’re motivated to form good habits and are always filled with optimism. Place a piece of citrine (we like to use a Citrine Point) on top of a list of your dream manifestations to manifest them into reality much faster.
SELENITE AND HOW TO USE IT
Selenite is another powerful cleansing stone because it ensures a positive flow of vibrations between you and other rocks in your collection, which makes it an ideal crystal for beginners.
Quickly remove negative energy from the body and clear the aura around you by moving selenite down the body from the top of your head to your feet. Repeat this cleansing ritual until you feel completely rejuvenated with positive vibrations. Afterwards, you’ll have a restored sense of balance and the protection of a white light that connects you to the universe.
AMETHYST AND HOW TO USE IT
Known for its powerful spiritual properties, beautiful amethyst is an ideal stone to place around the home as décor.
This visually striking rock is also a wonderful meditation tool because it boosts inner strength and provides spiritual protection.
While focusing on your intention, place amethyst in your office or bedroom to emanate calming energies and invite in abundance. This stone also works well as a complementary healing tool in yoga and meditation.
ROSE QUARTZ AND HOW TO USE IT
Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
BLACK TOURMALINE AND HOW TO USE IT
Raw black tourmaline helps dissipate negative energies from inside your energy field, placing a protective shield instead.
Protects from cell phones, radiation, psychic attack, spells. Place a piece of Black Tourmaline next to your computer, wi-fi hub or any other electronics in your home. We also recommend placing a piece of Shungite on your cell phone, to diminish the effects from EMFs.
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Love and Light,
Much love from your Magic Crystals Family.