We give all the crystals a good smoke bath of sage and frankincense on a daily basis in the shop. It is also a great idea to give your new crystals a good cleanse before you start to work with them, this will remove any impurities and negativity they may have collected along the way of being delivered to you and prepare them to work better with you. There are many ways for cleansing your crystals, and many of them can be as therapeutic to your own spirit as they are for your stones. Continue reading “How to Cleanse Your Crystals?”
Smudging is the ancient tradition and ritual of purifying the air with the use of the elements of fire (as you light your smudge), air (the smoke), earth (the herbs) & water (shell). Different herbs are used to purify, cleanse, clear and invite positive energy into a space. Some of the most common herb, wood & resin used are sage, palo santo & frankincense, but several others can be used as well. Together these herbs and resins can heal, purge, protect and bless when the smudging ritual is performed with intention. Continue reading “Smudging 101”
For thousands of years, people have used crystals to release physical, mental, and spiritual blockages. As they come from the Earth, they can help you to connect to the healing energy of our planet, making you feel more calm and balanced. You don’t have to be spiritual to enjoy their benefits, which are many – each one offers unique properties that can heal various aspects of your life.
The power of crystals and other stones have been long recognized, since the dawning of civilization – prized for not only their beauty but for their healing and spiritual power. Healers, shamans, and priests have long used them for their unique and special properties. It is widely believed that crystals vibrate at the same pitch as humans – such that the resonance between the stone and the human either fights off the vibration of the illness or enhances the vibration of health.
There are crystals that can improve your love life, crystals that can help you attract money, heal, improve your career, help you let go of anger and sadness, release self-doubt, and so much more.
Here’s a closer look at how crystals can be used to change your life.
1. Boosting Energy
If you’re running low on energy, a bloodstone crystal can not only give you an energy boost it can increase your drive and enthusiasm, overcome lethargy and send negative thoughts packing. In ancient times, it was said to have been frequently worn as an amulet to help purify the blood, as when blood flows smoothly, our life force is strong.
Red crystals, in general, are known to energize and stimulate, associated with movement and motivation. A ruby crystal is another beautiful example of a red crystal that energizes while providing balance.
2. Clearing the Mind and Optimizing Health
When a quartz crystal, which is made of silica, the most abundant element on Earth, touches your skin, it brings energy together, which is thought to encourage optimal health and healing. It makes up the human body as well, on a cellular level. Ancient civilizations used it to clear the mind and balance the body. This is a very powerful crystal that will help raise your vibration and bring clarity to your mind.
Rose quartz is a popular pink stone that also offers a powerful effect and helps one release unexpressed emotions too.
3. Relieve Stress and Anxiety
In today’s modern, often chaotic world, many of us suffer from stress and anxiety, in fact, nearly 1 in 5 American adults have an anxiety disorder today. Fortunately, crystals can help. There are a number of different crystals that can offer relief, including amethyst, which is known to not only battle anxiety but dispel fear, rage, anger and balance mood swings. If you’re an empath, you should really have one, as it will help you repel bad energy while attracting more positive energy. You can place it under your pillow at night, and it will even help combat nightmares.
If you’re suffering from muscle tension and stress, place celestite directly on the affected area for relief. Celestite’s name is derived from the Latin world caelestis, which means celestial – all you have to do is gaze at it, and it’s said to bring about deep peace and happiness. If you have trouble sleeping due to stress and anxiety, place it under your pillow or on a nightstand next to your bed for more restful sleep.
4. Letting Go of Anger and Resentment
If you’re having difficulty forgiving yourself, or someone else, it can impede your process in life. Crystals can help break down barriers to forgiveness, such as holding on to resentment, anger, and sadness. There are a number of crystals that can be used to help, like rhodonite, which is said to help us embrace a situation that brought anger or sadness so that we can release it with love. If you’ve had to deal with major trauma, use malachite to release it by holding them in meditation. Imagining the person you want to forgive by picturing yourself giving them the crystal as a symbol of forgiveness and then watching it turn into a bird and flying away is a good way to use it. Smithsonite can help heal your heart if you had a painful childhood.
5. Improving Your Career
Crystals can also help improve your career in a number of ways so that you can achieve greater success. If you’re struggling with a project and are getting blocked at every turn, placing a bloodstone paperweight on your desk has been known to eliminate obstacles that can stand in the way of success. This is considered to be a stone of courage, so it can also help you stand up to those in the workplace who are trying to intimidate you as well as help relieve pressure if you’re pressured to achieve unrealistic goals.
Use obsidian to ensure everything runs smoothly, whether you’re in the process of executing a multi-million-dollar project or organizing the office Christmas party. It also makes for a powerful defense when you have to fight against a massive corporation or the government, it will help you utilize all of your power and strength while boosting self-confidence that shows you’re not afraid to take on a major challenge. If you just started a new job or a new position, serpentine can help you deal with the change that comes with it.
6. Bringing Abundance and Prosperity
Crystals can help bring abundance and prosperity too. If you have a habit of spending too much money, trying placing citrine in your purse or wallet. Citrine, which happens to be known as the merchant’s stone, can also help if you run your own business that has a cash register – keep it inside to assure more money comes in than goes out. Malachite is a gorgeous stone that is known to help improve business prospects – it’s great to bring when you’re making a financial deal or interviewing for a job. It can also help by protecting you from dishonest people and attracting those who will be helpful.
A peridot is a green-hued crystal that looks like an emerald. It’s said to represent affluence and ancestral money – if you’re struggling with debt, be sure to carry this stone with you. A tiger’s eye can be helpful too – it’s known to attract abundance and improve your patience, as well as your money-making skills. It may help you learn to save more money and to take advantage of the best opportunities when they arise. Aventurine is another crystal that is known to help one attract new opportunities by opening up the energy of the art as well as increasing self-worth, optimism and confidence. By opening up your mind and energy field, you’ll be able to see the infinite opportunities that are all around you to attract infinite abundance.
7. Protecting Against EMF
Electronic devices, be it your laptop, cell phone or microwave, emit an electromagnetic field. It’s impossible to avoid them as they’re all around us, and unfortunately, they can have harmful effects on physical and mental health. Shungite can be utilized as a powerful shield against EMF as it helps to absorb negative energy, toxins, and pollutants. You may want to place shungite near your computer while you work, or wear it on your body as a shield.
8. Cultivating Love
Rose quartz is considered to be a stone of unconditional love. This pink crystal is said to open and heal the energy of the heart. It emits vibrations of compassion, beauty, and love. It will nurture and support you while allowing you to feel the universe’s most powerful energy: love. It will not only bring love to you but encourage you to love yourself, which of course, is the secret to finding true love. If you’re still hurting from old love wounds, it can help you heal them and forgive past lovers while releasing any lingering emotional baggage so that you’ll be ready a relationship that will last.
If you’re single and looking for that perfect Mr. or Ms. Right, place two rose quartz crystals near your bedside. Use malachite too as this balancing stone will help you feel more safe and secure, allowing you to open your heart to all types of love.