Have you been curious about crystals but don’t know who to begin? If so, you have come to the right place. This article will give you the information that you need to start your journey with crystals.
How Crystals Work
Crystals are stones that harness energy and resonate with clear and pure vibrations. They have been used for millennia for healing, for protection, for developing and channeling psychic ability, and for strengthening a connection with the Divine.
Everything vibrates, even things that seem to be solid. Crystals vibrate with a stable frequency. Our vibrations tend to fluctuate and become unsteady. We can use crystals to help to bring us back into alignment, or even to begin to vibrate to higher frequencies.
Your First Crystals
There are many places that sell crystals. Often New Age, metaphysical, or spiritual bookstores will sell them. Geological stores and museums often sell them as well.
You can also get them online, but for your first crystals, you may want to go to a place where you can look at them and touch them. Every crystal is unique, and you want to find ones that resonates with you.
There are good crystals for everyone to have, such as amethyst, clear quartz, and rose quartz. On the other hand, when you are first starting, you will want to see which ones you are drawn to.
Is there a crystal that you keep looking at? If so, ask if you can look at it and touch it. If it is the right one for you, you should feel energy coming from it.
You can talk to the salesperson and ask what the crystal is and what it does, and you might be surprised to find that it is exactly what you need right now.
Buying Crystals Online
Even though it is better to get your first crystals in a store in person, sometimes that is not possible. For example, you may not live near a store that you can buy them from.
In that case, you may want to get your crystals online. Before you start shopping, say a prayer asking for guidance. Reading reviews will help, but remember each crystal is unique. You are looking for the right crystal for you. Let yourself be guided by your intuition.
Cleansing and Programming Your Crystals
When you bring your crystals home, you will need to cleanse them and program them. Many places that sell crystals know how to keep them clear and free from negative energy. Even so, it is a good idea to cleanse them before you use them for yourself.
There are various ways to cleanse crystals, but here are some of the more common:
- Bathing them in sunlight or moonlight
- Cleaning them in a river or other source of clean water
- Putting them outside in the rain
- Burying them in the ground
- Putting them by cleansing crystals, such as selenite and clear quartz
All of these methods may not be appropriate to every crystal. For example, amethyst will fade in sunlight and pearls and opal will disintegrate in water.
Once your crystals are cleansed, you want to program them with your intentions. Hold your crystal in your hand and think about the image of the Divine that is closest to your heart.
Next, speak aloud the purpose you have for your crystal, such as healing, protection, or clearing your mind. Lastly, say thank you three times. This will set your crystal to the purpose you intend for it.
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Using Your Crystals
There are many ways that you can use your crystals depending on what you are trying to do. If you are using them for healing, you can put them by the part of your body that you want to heal. If you are using them to heighten your intuition, you can hold them to your third eye. Some people carry them around in a small, velvet pouch. You can also just keep them on your desk while you work.
You will have to remember though, that crystals must be cleansed and charged on a regular basis. This is particularly true if you have been doing healing work with them. One of the ways you can tell that they need cleansing is that they will start to feel dull and lifeless. You may also feel a negative or heavy energy from them.
You can cleanse and charge your crystals in the same way as you did when you first got them.
Storing Your Crystals
When you are not using your crystals, you want to store them in a safe place. If you try to store them all together, they may get scratched and chipped. You will want to keep them separate and/or use velvet cloth or small bags to prevent this. A jewelry box or organizer will work as well.
In addition to keeping your crystals safe from chipping or scratching, you will also want to keep them away from negative energy. You also might want to label them in some way. Some kinds of crystals look very similar to each other, so labels will help you remember what all of them are, especially as your collection grows.
If your crystals have been sitting in storage for some time, you will want to cleanse and charge them before you use them.
Crystals as Gifts
There are times that you may feel drawn to a crystal, but it turns out that it was really meant for someone else. This is something that happens a lot. If you feel like a crystal you have will be helpful for someone you know, go ahead and give it to them. Likewise, if someone gives you a crystal, accept it with gratitude.
Crystals are gifts from the Earth and are very useful to anyone who needs healing or who is starting on a spiritual journey. Following the suggestions in this article will give you a good start as you begin your crystal collection. Do you have a crystal collection? Please comment below and let us know how you began or share any suggestions that you may have.