Crystal Therapy One: What Is Crystal Therapy?
Crystal Therapy or Healing is, put simply, creating a physical change in the body by using crystals/minerals/gems/sparkly stones.
Crystal Healing has been around since the year dot, probably ever since a human found a shiny thing and carried it around, gaining a particular effects as they did so.
The limits of crystal healing are being pushed and explored constantly. You can also, of course, use crystal to do magic with, but that’s a topic for later. In this series we’ll be focusing purely on healing the mind, body and soul with crystals. Ooky spooky stuff comes later.
What Will Be in This Series?
Later in this post, we’ll cover a few of the ways you can use crystals to heal in the general sense. In this series, we’ll cover a number of topics:
- Purchase lists for particular stones, for example the best budget stones
- How to treat particular ailments that I’ve had experience with
- How to use crystal grids, mazes and other structures
- The shapes of stones and why they’re useful
- Crystal healing book and blog club
- And we’ll end with a live Q and A where you can ask me any questions you might have about crystal healing that I didn’t cover.
How to Use Crystals
The first step to working with any crystal. Simply sitting with the stone and asking a particular thing of it is the simplest, clearest and easiest form of crystal healing. This is sometimes called ‘programming’ a stone, but to be more correct you’re actually asking a favour of it. Crystals are a higher life form than us, so thinking you can tell it to do something it doesn’t do is a fool’s errand.
Sitting and ‘talking’ to the crystal is also the next step up from working solely with books. Books are a great starting point, especially for identifying crystals, but every crystal is different, even ones of the same type. Let the crystal tell you what it does.
When you work with more than one crystal, let the crystals tell you if they are going to play nicely or not. Some cancel each other out, some pollute the purpose, and some overpower each other.
Once you’ve selected a crystal to work with, you can either lay it over the afflicted area, or utilize some form of energy centers or energy line system, like chakras or reflexology. You can also dowse for the right spot to lay it using a pendulum. I’ll post of video of how you can do that at a later date.
Everything in the world has and emits a thing we’ll call ‘energy’ for simplicity’s sake. It’s not precise to label an energy as good or bad – bad to who? But there are times where the energy of a thing or a place isn’t the kind of energy you’d like to cultivate.
You can use crystals and crystal grids to redirect and change the energy of the space, including helping the Earth to heal. Energetic problems can range from angry spirits, to geopathic stress, to pollution, to miasma, to a ton of other things. We’ll cover this more deeply in a later post.
Jewelry is a great way to utilize crystal healing. You can get many, many, beautiful jewelry items containing all sorts of crystals which you can wear when you need to healing, but can’t sit down for a healing session, or have a chronic condition which would benefit for more intensive use of crystals.
We’ll cover crystal grids in more detail in another post, as whole books have been written on the subject.
Basically, arranging crystals in certain formations amplifies and blends their power, creating more powerful and complex effects.
You can use crystals on a poppet or other representation of a person to effect healing from a distance. Obviously, not as successful as in person healing, but perfectly decent effects can be had. I’ve had distance energy healing done before and been very pleased with the effects I’ve had.
In next week’s post, we’ll be looking at the best cheap stones you can get to start off your collection.