Last year my dearest friend gave me two crystals for my Birthday; one was red tigers eye, the other zebra marble. They are both very lovely to look at but I was somewhat unsure of what to do with them. They resided on my bedside table as décor until I went along to an afternoon with a healer and learnt about what these gorgeous little gems are really for.
If you are anything like me, I didn’t have the foggiest idea how these natural stones can be used to heal you emotionally, spiritually or physically. Who knew? I certainly didn’t.
So, why would you use them? And how?
Well, let me tell you that they have amazing powers. I know, you are probably thinking that I am (still!) a bit hokey pokey, but I am loving these new found super powers because they are so easy to adopt in your life, they’re small, inexpensive and I can sense a real difference in myself when I use them.
I am really drawn to them.
Crystals are from the Earth’s crust and they are super old, like a million years! They have been used for spiritual healing since the dawn of time. That’s pretty awesome.
Each crystal has its own powers and messages. My zebra marble is for support during change (I have had a lot of that!) and the red tigers eye is for keeping my feet on the ground when I have to deal with big decisions (also greatly needed).
So what did I learn from my afternoon of crystal gazing? Just in case you were wondering, here you go…
There are a few crystal basics that are essential for them to work properly.
The first being that they need to be cleansed, yes, cleansed. Your crystal has most likely come a long way and has been through many hands (and their energies) to get to you, so you need to start from ground zero with your own energy.
I cleanse my crystals in salt and then leave them on the windowsill overnight. There are quite a few ways to cleanse your crystals, including under flowing water (as long as they are suitable, some crystals like selenite are not), or pop them on top of an amethyst cluster or lay them out overnight during the full moon.
You then have to “program” your crystal, just like an affirmation. You have to set your intention and focus on the crystals energy and ask it to work for you and your highest good.
The easiest way to use your crystals is to wear them, hold them, carry them in your handbag or pocket or pop them under your pillow at night.
There are so many beautiful crystals to choose from. Choose the ones that resonate with you. It could be the colour, the size, the shape or the patterns that attract you. Go to town!
That’s it. So easy to implement in your daily self-care practices and they look absolutely beautiful too.
Happy crystal shopping 🙂
Big Love Jane x