The Best Crystals for a Healthy and Well-Rounded Life
Your Guide to the Beauty and Power of Crystals!
Crystals are beautiful fragments of rock gifted to humans by Earth. Most people will use them aesthetically as decorations and understandably so. Their natural colors and pattern formations can be very enchanting.
But did you know that crystals can do so much more for you than make your shelves look pretty?
History of Crystals
Crystal use dates as far back as ancient Egypt. The Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz embedded in their jewelry. Ancient Mexicans used green stones to signify the hearts of the dead at burials. Hematite, a beautiful iron ore, was used in ancient Greece by Greek warriors. It was believed that it made their warriors invincible.
Using crystals for healing dates all the way back to the 12th century. It has been documented that crystals were used to treat specific ailments.
How Crystals Heal the Chakras
The seven chakras are identified by specific colors. When healing the chakra with crystals, the coordinated colors are placed along the points of the body where the chakras align. This is believed to provide relief from energy blockages between chakras to allow the body to heal more quickly and efficiently.
The Chakras from Bottom to Top and Their Colors:
- Root (Red)
- Sacral (Orange)
- Solar Plexus (Yellow)
- Heart (Green)
- Throat (Blue)
- Third-Eye (Indigo)
- Crown (Violet)
Crystals and Their Vibrations
Did you know that everything in the universe has a vibration and energy? These two components are the source of all emotion, feeling, and composition of objects. Crystals are interesting in that their vibrations are so strong, some people can feel them vibrating in their hands.
What elements compose a crystal are what determines what it resonates with and therefore heals most efficiently. Calcium based crystals are most effective at bone recovery. Iron and oxygen based crystals help with blood flow. Copper and crystals infused with copper reduce inflammation, as copper draws heat away. When elements are found in crystals that are the same elements found in your body, they vibrate with each other and therefore, heal and even out the energies.
On a very basic scientific level, it is easy to believe why crystals work as healing and vibration-stabilizing natural solutions.
Crystals for Spiritual Purposes
Now that the science has been explained, let’s talk about the spiritual elements of crystals.
Certain crystals are believed to open up the third eye (also known as Ajna, the third eye chakra, and physically as the pineal gland.)
Crystals can be used to aid in focus, creativity, spiritual alignment, and energy balancing or redirection.
If you have any problem, there’s a crystal or stone that was made to fix whatever ails you.
Vibrations come into play here as well. When we are happy, joyful, or loving, we vibrate at a high frequency. When we are sad, guilty, or fearful, we vibrate at a low frequency.
Because the vibration levels of crystals are so powerful due to the fact that they do not change form, their energy is more stable than ours.
This is why someone who is vibrating at the frequency of a negative emotion can begin to feel better by holding a high vibration stone. Like attracts like within the Universe. So, the more positive and high-vibration elements that surround you, the more your own vibration will adapt to those frequencies.
Now that we understand what crystals are and how they affect us, we will look at the most efficient crystals to use when healing, cleansing, and modifying energy within oneself or space.
Quartz (All Varieties)
Quartz is a Piezoelectric type of crystal. What this means is it produces electricity when pressurized. Clear quartz is believed to be the purest type of quartz and the most efficient at cleansing. However, all forms of quartz are very powerful crystals and it is recommended to have many variations in your collection. Rose Quartz and Amethyst are two very powerful and well-known quartz variations. As an all-around healer and promoter of well-being and positivity, quartz should be in anyone’s crystal dictionary.
Lapis Lazuli (also known simply as Lapis) is a blue stone strongly connected to awakening. It is said to be a powerful third eye opening stone. If you seek enlightenment, a lapis stone attached to a circlet that sits on your third eye, meditation with lapis resting on the third eye, or generally being surrounded by lapis can help raise your vibration to levels of enlightenment. Utilizing lapis will enhance your insight.
Labradorite is a stone usually formed with variations of blue, brown, and black. Labradorite is a psychic power-enhancing and protection stone. When you feel unsafe or your intuition is telling you that today may be dangerous or bring you bad luck, carry labradorite in your pocket or on a necklace. Labradorite is the most powerful protection stone against negativity and misfortune.
Jade is a blessed and beautiful green stone that was very popular across ancient China as a healing stone. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches. Like quartz, it is one of the most well-rounded stones, protecting and enhancing many valuable qualities. Wealth, protection, luck, beauty, and many more qualities are all reflected within jade. It is truly one of the most fascinating stones known in history.
Enjoy happy vibes!
While there are tons of fantastic crystals that can be used to enhance your quality of life, I don't have room here to cover them all.
Find crystals that vibe with you and build your collection as you see fit. There is no rule book on what crystals someone should collect, I simply wanted to share my favorites and the well-known ones that others seem to favor.
One final note to those who want to begin enjoying crystals and their powers: they do not work without belief. You must believe in your crystal and its power for it to serve you. If you do not have faith in your crystals, they will simply be decorations.
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