What are crystals?
Crystals are natural solids which are formed in the earths surface. Crystals like all living things have an energy field, it has been scientifically proven that crystals vibrate and by tapping into these vibrations we are able to alter our own vibrations, this can give you the feeling of “being lifted” as your vibrations alter. The oldest known crystal is 4.4 billion years old and was found in Australia.
What do crystals do?
Crystal healing is a complementary therapy, unlike Western medicines, holistic therapies are used to treat the mind, body and spirit as a whole. They act as an energy conductor, taking away energy that no longer serves you, allowing positive energy to flow into your body as negative energy flows out.
The body has 7 main energy points, these are more commonly known as Chakras. Chakras are essentially energy portals within the body, each one is connected to certain organs and emotions, they can be indicators that something isn’t quite as it seems, for example the Solar Plexus Chakra which is located in the stomach area, when this is blocked you may experience that feeling in the pit of your stomach. When you’re happy, loved or proud you can feel it in your chest, a feeling of warmness that makes you stand up tall, this is your Heart Chakra at work. Crystals have the ability to clear any blockages and reconnect the body’s natural energy flow. Check out the position of the Chakra’s below and which area’s of life they control.
How can crystals help me?
For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. Since crystals come from the earth, when they’re placed on your body, they help you connect to the planet’s healing energy, leaving you feeling more relaxed and balanced. Each crystal has unique properties and energies to heal and promote different aspects of your life.
Q. I was told that I needed to charge my crystals, is this true? And how do I charge them?
A. Yes, most crystals require charging, you can do this with moonlight by placing them on a windowsill, under the light of a full moon your crystals will be sure to pack a punch afterwards, it clears them of all residual energy and increases their energy flow. **Please note that leaving tumble stones outside to charge increases the risk of squirrels stealing them, fortunately my lady’s squirrel brought her stone back**
Q. Do crystals really work?
A. Yes, crystals absolutely work, but a certain level of openness is required to feel the full benefits, if you are dead set on them being nonsense and you put them in a drawer to gather dust, they won’t be a benefit to you. If you spend time getting to know your stone, holding it and connecting with it’s energy, then you have every chance of having a successful experience.
Q. What crystal should I choose?
A. This is very much dependent on each individual’s circumstances, if you’re looking for focus and energy you need stones that aid these functions. However, more often than not the stones that we need catch our attention, if you find yourself drawn to a particular piece, chances are you need it in your life or you will do very soon.
Q. What do I do with my crystals?
A. There are many different ways to use crystals, if you’re just starting out, spend time with your crystals by holding them in your hand, keeping them near you, sleep with them by your bed, the more energy you share the better connected you become. Meditation with crystals can provide a very interesting experience.
Q. Are crystals expensive?
A. They can be, if you’re looking for a rare or large piece then the sky’s the limit, however tumble stones and smaller raw pieces are extremely affordable and prices start from under £1.
Big Quartz ££££ Little Smoky Quartz tumbles £
It can seem a little daunting when first looking into crystals, there are many resources online to help you and the majority of crystal therapists will be more than willing to pass on knowledge should you ask. If you would like to learn more please do get in contact with us, we are more than happy to talk with you.