CRYSTAL HEALING TECHNIQUES
Place on Body
Most crystals can be placed on the body directly (or over clothing) and left in place for 15 minutes or more. Most are beneficial when placed directly on the skin where they can also be taped in place if needed. It is best to apply the crystal as close as possible to the area affected. Crystals can also be carried in a pocket or a small cloth or silk bag to protect them from scratching or breaking.
There are many crystal “layouts” that can be applied to the body. It is best to learn about these either from a crystal healer or from books we recommend on this blog. Expect to learn both from your own personal experience and the wisdom of a practitioner. Practice on yourself first before laying stones on anyone else.
Once you have placed the stones on the body, close your eyes and breath gently and naturally from the abdomen, allowing yourself to relax without expectations. Your body should feel supported by the earth and the subtle energy of the crystal can then be felt radiating in throughout your physical, mental, auric and spiritual bodies. It is possible that you might not be able to sense this crystal energy right away — even so, know that it is working on the behalf of your highest good.
Wear on Body
Crystal jewelry is highly effective for healing when worn throughout the day or even when sleeping. We recommend the elastic stretch bracelets made of Hematite for grounding, Amethyst for calming and Rose Quartz for love and compassion. Be certain to use only crystals or crystal jewelry, which have been properly cleansed and programmed.
For women is it is very helpful to wear smaller (and smooth) crystals inside your bra. We call these “ta-ta” stones and they have become very popular for healing the heart, calming emotions and relieving stress, anxiety and worry. Some of the best “ta-ta” stones resonate to the heart and throat chakras and are pink, green or blue. Examples are Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Bloodstone, Pink Mangano Calcite, Morganite, Angelite, Chrysoprase, Blue Kyanite, Blue Lace Agate, Peridot and Pink Opal.
Place in Room
Crystals are beautiful as well as healing and are a welcome addition to any room in your home or office. Place on a tabletop, bookshelf, windowsill, under or around the bed, on a night table, desk, next to the computer, prayer altar, meditation room, near pictures of loved ones, in a hospital room, office, kitchen, workspace – anywhere you live and work.
Be aware that some crystals such as Amethyst or Celestite can fade if left in sun for periods of time. And some crystals such as Selenite and unpolished Kyanite can break apart or dissolve if left in water.
By adding crystals directly to purified or spring water, their energy can be diffused into the water for taking internally. The subtle vibration of the crystal is transferred into the water and then into the body, both physical and subtle. This website is not a primer on using crystals for elixirs – it is best to learn from an expert on how to do this. The best stones for the direct method are polished or tumbled stones such as Rose Quartz, Bloodstone or Agates and should only be used for adults. Elixirs made by the indirect method below are considered safer for children and the environment. We also recommend the commercially prepared crystal elixirs available from Alaskan Essence.
Some stones such as Malachite, Sulphur, Galena, Copper and Vanadinite are toxic and cannot be used in this direct water method. We recommend that you make all elixirs by the indirect method — by placing the crystal in a glass bowl and then placing the bowl in a larger bowl of water so that the water level is raised above the crystal without it getting wet. This can be left for several hours to “charge” the water with the crystal energy. Then the water can be placed in a closed container for use as a “mother tincture.” This “indirect” method is the only way to use fragile or layered stones such as Kyanite, Apophyllite, Selenite and Celestite.
After charging, drops of the charged water can be added to drinking water; put in a spray bottle and diffused into the room or around plants; a few drops put under your tongue; applied to the skin directly; or added to bath water. Experiment and you will find out the best uses for your situation. The remaining elixir can be saved in a covered container but may need a preservative if it is going to last more than a few days. Vodka, brandy or cider vinegar is often used as a preservative. You can also keep the elixir in the refrigerator, clearly marked of course. Once you become more experienced using crystals and elixirs you can even combine drops of different elixirs together to make custom healing remedies.
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