More and more people are turning to crystals for the achievement of psycho-physical well-being. More precisely, the stones have the purpose of restoring the emotional balance, absorbing and removing all sorts of negativity.
Crystals are not all the same: depending on the ones we choose, they can help us to promote a certain virtue rather than another. Their use is not as complicated as you might think; to make it even simpler, we have prepared a guide to crystals for beginners.
1. WHAT ARE CRYSTALS USED FOR?
To work with crystals is to promote spiritual awakening. When we feel disconnected from our self and our surroundings, it is precisely then that stones offer us a second chance, to return to a state of balance and to promote inner peace.
Through stones we can achieve healing of energy points (chakras), which reside in our body and are linked to different emotional aspects. Basically, this technique allows us to channel the energy of the Universe, promoting our supreme union with the Divine.
Crystals are perfect for finding security and self-confidence. When the sense of inadequacy arises, we fear that we are not up to others and we need to awaken our innate strengths. In this sense, the stones can help us to increase the value we give to ourselves, to express all the talent we have and to overcome the fear of judgment.
2. HOW ARE CRYSTALS USED?
As mentioned above, the use of crystals is very simple, provided that we feel an instinctive attraction to them. If we are flexible and open to stones, positive energies will be directed towards us, which will make us spiritually stronger individuals.
If you are a beginner to crystals, the ideal is to approach them through the wearing of jewelry and bijoux. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, there are so many variations to choose from to enhance our aesthetic appearance and at the same time promote a flow of positive energies. However, in order not to overload our balance with an excessive flow of forces, it is advisable not to wear multiple crystals at the same time.
Later, perhaps, you can embark on a path of meditation with crystals, starting with a comfortable posture that will promote concentration. Usually, this practice, involves sitting with your legs crossed on the floor, while taking slow, steady breaths, from the bottom up. The crystal is held between the hands, or at the neck, focusing attention on the virtues from which we want to benefit.
3. HOW TO PURIFY AND CHARGE THE CRYSTALS?
If worn or used for too long, crystals absorb negative energies and are too weak; it is therefore necessary to purify them, at least once a month.
Bathing in water and salt is one of the most common purification methods, but be careful: many stones should not be left to soak for a long time because they could be ruined. In the past few days we have talked extensively about stones that cannot go in water; they are basically chalk, talc, amber, selenite, coral, lepidolite, pearl and fluorite. Also watch out for salt-fearing stones like opal, azurite, calcite, hematite and malachite.
Crystals can also be recharged by harnessing the energy of nature; in this case we speak of exposure to the moon or sun. In case one wants to exploit the phases of the moon, the crystal is left exposed all night long, but if the option is the sun, the stone should be exposed only in the first hours of the morning, when the rays are not very strong. It is especially rose quartz and amethyst that do not tolerate direct sunlight as it may fade them.
Placing it deep under the ground is an uncommon but very powerful purification technique. It consists of burying the crystal in a place where there is no common passage of people. After 24 hours, the stone is extracted and cleaned with a dry or slightly damp cloth. To increase the purifying effect it is possible to add some sage or lavender leaves inside the ground.
4. WHAT ARE THE CRYSTALS THAT BRING GOOD LUCK?
For a first approach to crystal therapy it is possible to use the crystal as a real talisman to carry with you, or to be placed within the walls of the house; under the pillow to crush nightmares; in the living room to ward off any kind of external influence; in the office to promote concentration.
The best good luck crystals are: