There are so many crystals available but how do we use them and what do they do? They have been used for thousands of years, the Greeks, the Chinese and Native Americans have been using them as cures throughout history. Even in the Middles Ages in London they were donated to the church as cures for certain aliments.
Crystals are formed underground from minerals and appear to be three dimensional patterns repeating throughout the stone. Their shape, size and format depend on where they grew but they are usually thousands of years old. The repeating pattern holds energy and emits a certain frequency of that energy; the energy held can be good or bad so it is essential that you purify your crystals before you use them.
You need to cleanse any crystal you buy or are given to ensure it is attuned to your energy - you can submerge them in salt water (sea water is excellent) for a couple of days, then run them under the tap to clean off the salt. Or bury crystals in the garden for a few days, leaving them for a while in a stream or leaving them outside overnight in normal water to bask in the moonlight.
Once you have these crystals set up you must treat them with care, wrap them up individually to transport them and keep them cleansed. Let them take in the energy of the full moon and at least once a week let them feel the warmth of daylight from dawn to dusk.
So how do you use them? Simple really - have a crystal to carry around with you to work as a physical anchor to your intended desire. Crystals can help you in many ways. They can assist in the nurturing of creativity, healing the subtle energies of your body, mind and spirit, reprogramming of your thought patterns and the healing of both physical and emotional imbalances. You can use them to heal yourself and others, balance your chakras or simply bring love and peace to a room. There are some great websites and practioners out there who can help you get started.
Here are some common crystals and what they can help with –
Amethyst is good for addictions, anxiety, all emotional issues, insomnia, headaches, eye strain and headaches. It also if placed on the body can relieve gall bladder and liver issues while regulating blood sugar. It is one of the strongest healing crystals you can use.
Citrine cures energy blockages, improves memory and helps with food allergies. It can be used to clear all the chakras and works well with depression.
Emerald is the most powerful crystal for physical healing; it opens the heart chakra, works with stress and depression, heals ulcers, works with most internal organs and the eyes and can be used to develop psychic abilities.
Lapis lazuli opens the third eye chakra to increase the intuition and clairvoyance; it also works well with the throat chakra to enhance honesty and communication. It reduces insomnia, headaches and issues with the eyes and is a powerful protective stone.
Quartz comes in many colours all of which are effective for healing, white/clear quartz will open the third eye chakra and can be placed directly on areas of the body to bring pain relief, blue will clear the throat chakra easing throat pain and improves the immune system, rose quartz eases pain and speeds up healing, promotes love, and helps to being forgiveness, it warms the heart and keeps away nightmares.