Crystals and gemstones of different kinds are mentioned in texts from ancient Sumer and Egypt. High priests of the Hebrew faith, Sages of ancient India, Asia, Native American and Celtic shamans, utilized crystals for healing, protection and ritual purposes. The Greeks also made use of crystals for healing purposes, prescribing different stones for specific ailments – some of which are still recommended today. These cultures utilized crystals in their work because they knew a secret that modern science has only recently discovered: crystals have the power to transmit energy.
Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of all different energies around them, so they oscillate, emitting specific vibratory frequencies. The way they are balanced, the frequencies they emit, and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information makes crystals essential to modern technologies. Scientists understand that applying pressure to certain crystals, such as quartz, generates a specific form of electricity. The computer and electronics industry depends upon crystal technology and could not exist in its present form without it.
You are likely using crystals in your everyday life without even realizing it. Let’s take a look at how crystals are being used in modern world today.
Quartz is one of the most commonly used crystals in modern times. It has the unique ability to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie (Marie Curie’s husband) discovered that putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – created electricity. This phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect.
This property allows the quartz crystals to receive and process energy, and then transmit the energy vibrations outward in a precise pattern.
So how is this being used in technology?
Sonar, ultrasound, radios, transistors, computers chips, and even digital watches, to name a few, use quartz crystals. They are also used to power the amplifiers in electric guitars, microphones, and most digital electronic devices. Silicon crystals are used in every computer, tablet, cell phones, and even televisions. These same devices also use liquid crystals for their display screens.
CAN CRYSTALS HEAL?
There is no scientific data that will list whether crystals can heal but they do acknowledge that they have a “placebo effect” on people. Meaning, people believe they work and so they often see positive results from them. That’s a very interesting way of saying they could work but if we say they do, it could possibly put the pharmaceutical companies out of business. Why because all healing starts with self.
Medicine doesn’t heal you, they assist your immune system in healing. Crystals have the same effect.
We know crystals can absorbs energy as well as give off energy. They can amplify energy, focus energy as well as transform energy and that is simply based of their technological use. So if they have all of this technological application in everyday use from cell phones, computers, lasers, guitars, microphones, ect., how is it that is can’t be proven to work on humans. Humans are affected by the same electrical energy as most things on this planet. It doesn’t seem to be a big jump that they can also have a positive, transformative effect on humans.
Crystals have been used for thousands of years from cultures all over the globe. Their use has been documented in ancient text, passed down in oral tradition and are still being used today by modern mystics. How can crystal use be undetermined if almost every culture from different parts of the world at different times throughout history believe in their use? I tend to trust things that have been used for thousands of years with the same validity as modern science.
Honey, apple cider vinegar, aloe, sea salt are all examples of things that have been used for millennia as having positive benefits to our health, but you will often find sights that will claim that there is not enough scientific data to prove their affects.
Being that I have used honey, A.C.V., aloe, sea salt, and crystals, I can personally give my testimony on their benefits.
Since this is about crystals, here is my opinion. Yes, they work in assisting you to heal yourself! Placebo affect or not, I have felt their effects on me when I hold them. They have increased my focus during meditation, increased my ability to use my third eye to connect deeper spiritually, increased my confidence, and have protected my energy from being overwhelmed in large crowds. Placed on chakras, I have literally felt their opening of blocked chakras, even if only temporary.
Even before my ability to channel was awakened, I noticed their Power. I could feel their pulsating energy when held, placed in a pocket, or bra. I used to feel comfort from them when anxiety was taking over. This is where my belief began. I got my first crystals on a trip to Colorado. It’s like they spoke to me because I was immediately drawn to them in little store on the side of a waterfall we were visiting. Mind you, this isn’t the first time I had been around crystals but it was certainly the first time I felt compelled to really look at them. I would later learn that crystals and owners often find each other. It’s not a coincidence and the attraction should be treated as a spiritual connection.
I have friend that was on a search to find a crystal that spoke to her due to all my talking about them. It took her months but she finally had that “calling.” Her birthday is 11.11 and while in Mexico, found a store called 11/11 and that is where she found a turquoise bracelet that resonated with her. Later that day, she met a woman that had on a lovely bracelet with crystals in it and that woman, took the bracelet off and handed it to my friend. The woman said, something in her told her to pass it on. My friend took the bracelet and immediately felt connected to it and currently wears both. The woman that passed the bracelet on said it was given to her the same way. She admired it on someone and that woman passed it onto her. My friend understands that one day, she may get the same urge to pass it on. This bracelet is on a true mission that it was given by someone.
My teenage son knows what I do and but still doesn’t believe in everything. He was working an event with me and was amazed at how drawn people were to the crystals. In a joking way, he picked up 4 crystals, amethyst, clear quartz, black obsidian and rose crystals. He wanted to “feel the power.” He put all the crystals back except the black obsidian. Twenty minutes later he was still holding this crystal and was literally rubbing it. I pointed out what he was doing and he put it down, them he immediately picked it back up. He then said, this crystal is mine. He finally understood that you are literally drawn to them and vice versa. He then wanted a clear quartz for his focus. He began saying, ‘I’m not drawn to any of these, do you have more?’ I looked at him and told him, of course I do. I pulled out my storage of about 30 clear quartz and he found one that he was “drawn” too. He then began to introduce the crystals to people and tell them about the qualities, how to cleanse, charge and program them. I was genuinely overcome with emotions. Not only did I have a bonding experience with my son that will stay with him, he learned a lesson and immediately began to share the knowledge. It’s what we are all here to do.
Last story! I found a crystal that I had given to an ex and returned it. We don’t get along anymore but he was extremely excited to have his crystal back. He said he was looking for it and I honestly believe I found it because he was calling to it. Despite the fact I threw most of his items away, I felt compelled to return this crystal to him. I am a strong believer in karmic balance and I understand that the connection between him and this crystal is beyond my control. It was my duty to return it despite our conflict.
Having worked many events with crystals, I know the draw that people have to them and how people are immediately affected by their presence. Once they are told how to take care of the crystals to get them to work on their behalf, they are lifetime believers in their power.
Hopefully this helps others understand that even if it is a placebo effect, the price, benefits and value of having them around make them worth trying. Why? Because healing whether emotional, physical or mental, starts from within. The crystals merely amplify and direct what is already within you.
HOW TO GET YOUR CRYSTALS TO WORK FOR YOU?
If you just became the owner of crystals, then this will help you maximize their potential.
Crystals, absorb, emit and transform energy. Like anything else that is energy based, they need to be regularly cleaned and charged.
Below are some easy quick ways to cleanse, charge and program your crystals. Yes, I said program. Crystals are also praised for their ability to store and retain information and memory. Remember, these little wonders from the earth can focus laser beams, amplify sound in guitars/microphones and help computers/cell phones function with speed and efficiency.
If you want them to work this well for you, you have to do like the scientists do and program them for their function.
CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS
Crystals can be cleaned via salt water, smudging or in the charging process.
Water is conductive of energy and also programmable. Be sure to add intention and gratitude to your water during the cleansing process. It helps you connect to the energy of mother earth, universal source energy or God and the crystal.
Not all crystals are water safe so please do your research but below is a short list of crystals that are water safe and others that are not water safe. Water safe crystals can be cleansed in flowing water or water baths.
Water Safe Crystals:
The crystals listed above are a great place to start and are especially safe when in polished, or tumbled form. Always double check when it comes to salt water because salt can be corrosive!
Not Water Friendly
(A good rule of thumb: Many stones that end in “ite” are not water-friendly.)
To begin, I suggest you get into the zone and bring yourself to a calm and open state. Clear your thoughts, slow down your breath and create an intention in your mind and heart. Your aim is to clear your stones of all the energy that they absorbed before you found each other.
If you are near the ocean, then you can take most crystals there and literally let the ocean waves run over them for a few minutes. You may want to hold them in your hand or put them in a porous satchel so the ocean waves can run over them but take them away as you hold the satchel. As the ocean water flows over them, repeat your intention into water. The ocean is deeply cleansing and healing and not much is needed.
For those of us that do not have the luxury of living near the ocean, you can create this experience by adding sea salt to a glass of water and then while holding the glass, give your intentions and gratitude to the water. I like to do this 3 times as 3 is the spiritual number for divine perfection. Then place your crystals in it for 5-10 minutes. If you are stirring the water bath, then 2-3 minutes is enough.
Raw crystals are more delicate than polished ones as they can still be porous so make sure not to put them in water for too long 3-5 minutes sitting is enough and 1-2 minutes if stirring the water.
Smudging is a safe way to clean all crystals.
Indigenous people around the world have used smudging in ceremonial practices for thousands of years. It is used for spiritual cleansing as well as medicinal purposes and is a practical way to cleanse negative energy from a room, an object (like your crystals) or a person’s energy field. One thing you need to consider when smudging is your intention. Your mindset is a massive part of the process so keep your thoughts positive and your wishes and desires clear. It helps you connect to the energy of mother earth, universal source energy or God and the crystal.
Always have something to catch the ash that falls from using a smudge stick. You can use an abalone shell, smudge bowl or anything fire sage.
To begin, I suggest you get into the zone and bring yourself to a calm and open state. Clear your thoughts, slow down your breathe and create an intention in your mind and heart. Your aim is to clear your stones by wafting the healing energy of the smoke over, and around your gems. This smoke will contain your intentions and prayers and send them to your higher power.
I like to light my sage stick, hold my crystal in the smoke of the sage as I repeat my intentions in my head or aloud. I like to do this 3 times, rotating which side of the crystal is exposed to the smoke.
Don’t rush the process. Take your time and try to genuinely feel the changes in your crystal.
CHARGING YOUR CRYSTALS
Once a crystal is yours and has been in your possession, you don’t have to go through the same water or smudging process. Only if you keep your crystal in a space where it is in contact with the energy of many other people, like at work or school. Then every 3 months is a good time to do a full water or smudging on your crystals.
If you are keeping your crystal near your body or in your space in your home, you usually can cleanse them during the re-charging process.
Charging your crystal is the most important thing you can do to your crystals to keep get them ready to work for you. When crystals are connected to the earth, they are constantly energized with life giving power. Once removed, they have to be treated like a battery and be re-charged to continue doing their good. You don’t know how long the crystal was disconnected from the earth and you want to get it charged with lots of energy. The best way to do this is with moonlight and sunlight.
Some people will say to charge it during a full moon and this is great advice. Full moons are supercharged and will charge your crystal with great energy but if you want it balanced energy, you want to charge it in moonlight and sunlight.
I like to charge my crystals for 24 hours during a full moon. Moonlight is feminine energy and sunlight is masculine energy. My feeling is to get balanced energy from your crystal, you want to give it balanced energy. We are a combination of both energies and both energies are needed by all of us.
PROGRAMMING YOUR CRYSTALS
Most people have heard of cleaning and charging your crystals but not programming them. If you were to only cleanse and charge them, that’s okay. Most crystals come with their own innate properties that allow them to do amazing things. Programming them is a way to enhance their natural abilities to work for you specifically based on those innate properties.
Your intention should follow the natural properties of the crystal. You are harnessing the energies, not adding anything that isn’t there. Some crystals such as Quartz are multipurpose and can be programmed for anything. Crystals work in their own ways but if you communicate that you need help, they can be focused and given a purpose. I don’t see it as telling the crystal what to do or that it will limit its effect in some way. What you are trying to do is to get your energy and the crystal’s energy to be in tune with each other. Which is why you have to be clear in your thought, feelings and intent.
First, take time to really reflect on what you need.
EX: Say you want to pass a big exam. You are not asking the crystal for that as it is not taking the exam nor is it working magic. You are asking the crystal to help you with the qualities needed to bring you success on the exam. Focus, clarity, understanding of the information your studying, retention of the information and calmness.
EX: If you are having writer’s block, then you are asking for the conditions to be created that allow your creative juices to flow. You may ask to crystal to help you have open thoughts, heart and throat that allow your creativity to blossom. Throat relates to the Throat Chakra which is responsible for communication and self-expression.
Once you are clear in your purpose and intent, center your energy by simply closing your eyes and breathing deeply. Hold your crystal and ask it to help you with whatever you need based on the innate qualities of that crystal. I like to repeat it slowly 3 times and in between each time I am continuing to breathe deeply and connect deeper to the crystal.
Once you have asked 3 times, continue to hold that crystal and think about how you will feel when you accomplish this task or goal. Literally picture it happening and how it will feel. It is the feeling and emotion behind the task that bonds you and your crystal. It allows your crystal to know your how true you are in your intention.
The more purposeful and pure you are in your intention, the more you and the crystal will resonate with each other and have a fruitful symbiotic relationship.