Healing crystals: what, how and why?

What can crystals do for you?

See your crystal as an ally on your journey. An ally that will help you achieve your goals and make positive changes in all areas of your life. Use healing stones to manifest your intentions and achieve your goals in your life. Crystals connect us to the energies we want to embody because they are tangible, physical forms with powerful vibrations. This energy continues to connect with you when you wear these intent crystals close to your skin or place them in your environment. With every thought and intention, these crystals absorb your unique vibrational energy and amplify these positive vibrations.

In this magical world of vibrations, crystal energy helps you on your spiritual journey because it works to hold your intention and send it into the universe. A thoughtful and meaningful intention is the starting point to work with healing crystals, because the intention acts as the "work" that you give to your crystal, allowing its energy to work for you.

How do crystals work?

For centuries, crystals have been used by humans for healing and protection. Each crystal carries a unique vibration, that is the healing power of crystals. As Albert Einstein said, "Everything in life is vibration." The vibrations that these crystals hold, can realign and recalibrate your energy with theirs, allowing you to raise your vibration and achieve a higher state of mind.

One of the first scientific proofs regarding the power of crystals is the work of IBM scientist Marcel Vogel. As he watched the crystals grow under a microscope, he noticed that their shape took the shape of what he was thinking about. He hypothesized that these vibrations were the result of the constant assembly and disassembly of bonds between molecules. He also tested the metaphysical power of rock crystal and proved that rocks can store thoughts, similar to how tires use magnetic energy to record sound.

Due to their structure and composition, crystals emit vibrations at a constant frequency, which means that their vibrations do not change. This is especially powerful because when a crystal comes into contact with a lower vibration, it increases the vibration of that person or thing to match his own. When a crystal comes into contact with your body or your energy, it tunes it into its higher frequency, allowing you to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. This boost of positive and uplifting energy can be the difference between darkness and light.

Crystals work in a similar way with your intentions. By holding a strong and positive energy, the crystal amplifies and expands the energy of your intention so that you can manifest it more quickly and effectively.

At every moment we have the opportunity to choose our thoughts and as we continue our journey, every day presents us with new challenges. Healing crystals remind us to calm the chatter of the mind and reconnect with the universally healing vibrations of the Earth. An important lesson we can learn from crystals is patience because just like the eons of time it took for these gemstones to evolve and transform, working with the healing power of crystals also takes time. As you learn, grow, and evolve, use crystals as a reminder to be grateful for Mother Nature's bounty and the great mysteries of the universe.

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How do I choose a crystal?

There are two ways to choose a crystal - with your intuition or based on your intention. If you're not sure what you want to work on, one of our favorite ways to select your stones is by letting your intuition guide you to the energies you need. You can use your intuition to choose the right healing stones by looking at different stones or feeling them until you are attracted to one or some of them. While it feels like you are choosing your crystals, crystal experts often say the crystal is choosing you rather than the other way around. They grab your attention and draw you in with their dazzling colors or otherworldly shapes and patterns. Because each crystal has a unique vibrational energy, your intuition will guide you to the stones that are good for you at that particular time in your life.

Another way to choose your crystal is to match your intentions with a stone. Learning how to use energy crystals for overall wellness will also help identify a particular problem or challenge you are currently facing. Once you have chosen a particular goal or intention that you want to pursue, you can link your intention to a crystal that has an energy that supports your intention. Here are some examples of how this works: Carnelian is a powerful crystal to keep creativity flowing. Rose quartz is the perfect crystal for love-related intentions and matters of the heart.

Finding the right stone is like any kind of wellness. It takes patience as you calm your mind and learn what works for you. One way to "test" different crystals is to hold the stone in your hand and think quietly about your intention. Notice if you feel sensations such as hot or cold, pulsations or calm. These are all signs that this particular gemstone is perfect for your healing needs.

How to use crystals?

There are many different ways to use crystals and as you work more with their energies you will know exactly how to use each stone. Some of our favorite common ways to use crystals are to carry them in your purse or pocket, keep them in your house, meditate with crystals in your hand, or wear them as jewelry.

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What are crystals used for?

Do you want to improve a specific area of ​​your life, such as your love life or professional life? Or do you want to let go of something that is holding you back, such as fear or stress? Crystals can be your support system and your tangible connection to that goal. They provide you with a point of contact, something to fall back on when you need a reminder or to reconnect with your goal. Regardless of what you're working on, crystals can be used as an ally or aid to help you get there faster.

If you have trouble letting go of old ideas that no longer serve you, Black Tourmaline is a powerful gem for letting go of unwanted patterns that may have turned into bad habits. It helps release all negative energy in your body and in your energy field. This stone also serves as a talisman for protection, which is essential if you are the type of person who easily picks up other people's energy. Hematite is great for warding off the negative moods of others by grounding yourself and reconnecting your mind with the energy of the Earth.

If you are looking for more peace and tranquility in your life, Amethyst is one of the crystals with the best intention to relieve stress and bring your life back into balance. Another gemstone that helps balance emotions is Moonstone, which supports you when you feel overly emotional or out of touch with your feelings. Rose quartz is also helpful for emotional well-being as it opens and realigns the heart chakra, reinforcing feelings of self-love and the unconditional love of others.

Whether you seek gemstones for their physical beauty or to bring peace and tranquility into your life, they all work to increase your vibrational frequency. If you feel good holding the crystal in your hand or wearing it on your skin, or even if you don't feel the immediate effects of your stone, know that the crystals are sending out positive vibrations to help you grow.

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What is an intention?

Thoughts create vibrations throughout the universe, making intention setting a powerful tool for achieving happiness and well-being. When we have a clear goal, we gain insight into our ambitions, dreams and values. It also helps us to live in the present moment instead of being trapped in negative thinking patterns. Intentions are like magnets. Setting an intention is a powerful tool for achieving happiness. Coming up with an intention starts with setting goals that match your values, ambitions and goals.

Decide what is important to you. Your values ​​drive the actions in your life, and you will have to recognize what is really important to you if you want to see them fulfilled.

Explore areas of your life that need an upgrade. Think about how you can improve your relationships, career, social life, spirituality and health. Be specific about what you want to achieve, when you want to achieve it and why.

Bring your intentions to life. Holds your crystal in your hand and say out loud or in your head what your intention is. You can also write down your intentions. Make sure to always write them down in the present tense, as if they were already happening. You also have to write down your purpose, the end result of what you want to manifest. Give it feeling!

I have my crystal. What should I do now?

One of the most important steps in learning to use crystals for health, balance, abundance, or any other purpose is to determine your intention or programming your crystal. In our own words, you have to give your crystal a 'job' and a purpose! Crystals want to work for you, but you have to tell them what to do. When you vibrate with a lower frequency, your intentions can disappear. When you reconnect to your programmed crystal, it will help you remember your goals and limitless possibilities.

Programming your crystal is easy. The first step is to clean your crystal. Choose your own method. Here are some of our favorite ways to cleanse and remove the energy from our stones.

Cleaning gemstones

Clean stones to remove any dirt and to provide 'clean' energy.

  • Water: This is the easiest and fastest way to clean your stones. Place the gem in a water bath for a few minutes or rinse under the tap and then dry thoroughly. Not all crystals can withstand water. Are you in doubt? Then choose a different method.
  • Earth: Bury the gem in the earth. You can do this in the garden (mark the spot to be sure), but also in the pot of a (large) houseplant. Leave the stone for at least 24 hours. This method is especially good for crystals with grounding qualities. When it rains, or if there is a lot of moisture in the earth, you have to be careful with gemstones that cannot withstand water.
  • Smoke: Burn a bunch of sage or light a palo santo incense stick and spin the gem in the smoke for a while.
  • Sea Salt: Salt cleans the energies that your gem has absorbed over time. You can place the gem in some sea water or in a container with dry sea salt. Do not use this method for gems that are porous.

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Charging gems

After cleaning you can recharge your gems. This ensures that the energy of the stone is replenished.

  • Moonlight: Place your gems in a place in the moonlight and leave them all night. This can be outside, but also inside, on the windowsill or in another place where the light of the moon flows in. This method is suitable for all stones. For some extra super power, you can charge your stones at a full moon.
  • Sunlight: The light of the sun makes dull stones shine again. Place the stones in the sunlight for at least 4 hours, preferably in the morning sun. You can also do this both indoors and outdoors. Some stones can discolour from (too much) sunlight, so you may prefer not to use this method for your most valuable stones.
  • Rock crystal: Place the gems to be charged in a dish with several small rock crystals. If you use this method, make sure that you also regularly clean and recharge the rhinestones themselves.

After cleansing, hold your crystal or crystals in your hands, close your eyes, and take three deep breaths. Then, while in this space of love and light, ask that your crystal be cleared of any unwanted energy or previous programming.

Have fun with your intentions and crystals!

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