Crystal Color & Meanings
How it Works
So how exactly do crystals and crystal healing work? Crystals have their own vibrational frequency. You also have your own vibrational frequency that fluctuates according to your moods, attitudes, stress levels, health, etc. Combining your vibration and that of a particular crystal or crystals can energetically help to bring you into harmony or balance. Essentially, you are using the crystal to resonate with the energy of the earth that sustains us all.
Much like picking up rocks, leaves, or seashells when you were a child, you were innately drawn to the tokens you chose. Choosing crystals is very much the same sort of thing. And best of all, there’s no wrong way to choose. Select crystals according to what speaks to you. Perhaps you are drawn to a specific color or the smoothness of tumbled stones. Maybe the rough and raw stones are more appealing, because they remind you of the work that must be done. There’s no way to mess this up. Just choose what feels good to you.
Some spiritual healers suggest choosing crystals that speak to you without reading up on what they have to offer, keeping them on hand or in pocket, spending quality time with the crystals, and recording what energies, emotions, and physical attributes you observe before learning about what they have to offer or how other people use them. This allows you to experience your crystals with very little bias for what they offer you.
You can also choose crystals according to their metaphysical properties. Read up on what a specific crystal has to offer or which stones are helpful in what you are trying to work with. For instance, rose quartz is helpful in relationships and rekindling love and passion. It is favored by many to increase self-love and acceptance. Having this stone on hand can be highly beneficial.
Now that you know a little bit more about how crystal healing works, are you willing to give these beauties a go? What has your experience been?
How to clean and charge your crystal
Cleansing your crystal can be done at any moment to rejuvenate the crystal's energy. Here are three methods for cleaning your crystal.
1. Water: Simply rinse the crystal in water, or place the crystal in a clear glass filled with water.
2. Moon Cycle: Bury your crystal under the full moon or place it in the moon's direct light during the night.
3. Smudging: Use smoke from palo santo, white sage, blue sage, or yerba santa to smudge your crystal(s).
4. Charge your crystal in direct sunlight for at least one hour or a full day.