When it comes to wellness, many are looking towards natural remedies - introducing crystals and gemstones. Crystals, also known as "mother nature's natural healers" have been used for thousands of years for healing, cleansing and restoring the body, enhancing and aligning mental, physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Many believe that the vibrations of these crystals and gemstones interact with the human electromagnetic field, bringing about significant energetic changes in our bodies - resonating, harmonizing, realigning, rebalancing, reconnecting and strengthening the energies within us.
We have energy centers in our bodies, also known as chakras, each vibrating at their frequency. We have 7 main chakras. Sometimes our chakras become imbalanced due to poor lifestyle choices, stress, pollution and other factors. We can use crystals to restore the balance of the chakras.
Choosing The Right Crystal For You:
1. Choose a crystal simply because you're drawn to it. Follow your intuition.
2. Choose a crystal that corresponds to a chakra that you want to open or balance. The 7 main chakras are Root Chakra (Red), Navel Chakra (Orange), Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow), Heart Chakra (Green or Pink), Throat Chakra (Blue), Third-Eye Chakra (Indigo), Crown Chakra (Violet).
3. Choose a crystal according to the positive things it will do for us.
4. Choose a crystal based on symptoms you want to improve.
Why Cleanse Crystals:
Unlike any other substance on the planet, crystals easily absorb, cleanse and release energy at an accelerated pace. Because of this, energy often sticks to crystals like glue. Therefore, it's important to cleanse the crystals of any lingering energies before beginning any work with them. We recommend that you cleanse your crystals at least once a month. If the crystal is heavily used or feels heavier than usual, it's time to cleanse them.
Methods Of Cleansing Crystals:
1. Light of the Full Moon
The Full Moon happens when the lunar cycle ends in a climax, brimming with raw lunar energy. This Lunar energy is very potent and it can impact our well-being, moods and trajectory. The Full Moon is the best time for anyone who wishes to release energies no longer serving them as the Lunar energy has powerful cleansing properties. During Full Moon, place your crystals on the ground (Earth) or on your lawn, as this will return the negative energies back to Earth to be recycled and renewed while the Full Moon will remove any negative energies from them. Remember to kindly remove the crystals no more than 1 hour after sunrise so that the sun's rays don't drain the cleansed energy of the crystals.
2. Saltwater Bath
If waiting for Full Moon is not an option, you may use salt water to cleanse your crystals of any energy. Salt is often used as a natural energy repellent and is often used for purifying rituals. Kindly take note that this method should not be used for porous crystals (Stones like Selenite, lapis lazuli, opal, pyrite and hematite should be kept away from salt!), soft and fragile crystals and those that contain metals as this method can change some crystal's appearance and spiritual properties.
Get a container filled with lukewarm water and add a teaspoon of sea salt to it and mix. Place the crystals into it and soak for a minimum of 8 hours bath. After the bath, rinse the crystals with clean water and gently pat them dry. Throw the remaining salt water into the soil so that the Earth can absorb the remnants of the energies.
3. Bury Crystals in Soil
The Earth can cleanse the crystals by directly pulling and grounding (earthing) unwanted energies away from the crystals and renewing their energies. For this method to work, find a quiet and undisturbed spot in your garden. Mark the spot and bury the crystals for 1-7 days. After that, dig them out, rinse with clean water and gently pat them dry.
Smudging is a non-invasive and effective way to cleanse the crystals. Smudging is a traditional ceremony for cleansing and purifying a person, objects or place. This method is our preferred method.
Firstly select a smudge stick, cones or pyramid of your choice - Palo Santo, White Sage or Rosemary. Get a bowl and preferably do this in the outdoors. If indoors, kindly open the windows and please protect yourself from fire and smoke. When you are ready, light the tip of the smudge stick and douse the crystals in smoke. Gently hold the crystals above the smoke plumes so they receive full exposure of the smoke. This process will usually it will take 30-60 seconds per crystal. For larger crystals, it might take 1-3 mins. This method also works for porous crystals because the smoke is delicate and will not change the structural composition of the crystals. Meanwhile, if you wish to cleanse and purify the space around you, you may also smudge your environment.
5. Quartz or Selenite
Large Quartz clusters or Selenite slabs or towers are unique and powerful crystals that magnify other crystals' energies and purify them. Cleansing with Quartz or Selenite is easy and straightforward.
Place your crystals near the quartz/selenite or on top of it for at least 24-48 hours. The quartz/selenite will absorb the energy around it and cleanse itself. This works for any type of crystals, including those porous crystals, soft and fragile crystals, and those containing metals.
6. Sound - Tuning Fork or Singing Bowls
Vibrations created with sound (tuning fork or singing bowl) penetrates the structure of the crystals, helps to remove any stuck negative energies in the crystals and restores the harmony of the crystal. This method is most effective for a large collection of crystals and wishes to cleanse them simultaneously. We recommend using the singing bowl to create these cleansing and harmonizing vibrations. This method usually takes 5-10 minutes.
After cleansing your crystals, it's time to program them. Crystals need to be programmed to work for you properly. If the crystals are not programmed well, they may amplify negative energies in your life. With intention programming, your crystals can help support your mental and spiritual and well-being.
1. Firstly, cleanse your crystals using one or more of the methods described above.
2. After the cleansing process, choose a place with natural light, either outside or next to a window.
3. Place the crystal in your left hand (left side is your receiving side) and take deep breaths.
4. Connect with your highest vibration and express your faith.
5. Ask the crystal to let go of all the negative energies.
6 Envisioned the crystal's purpose and command the crystal to hold on to your positive intentions, purpose and energies.
7. End the programming process by saying thank you.
Crystals are fragile and need to be handle with tender love and care. Some crystals or gemstones might fade after prolonged exposure to the sunlight. Kindly keep the crystals in a pouch or wrap them with a silk scarf when the crystals are not being used.
Stimulates both the Heart and Throat Chakras. It rebalances the Heart Chakra and helps us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. It also empowers us to manifest our dreams and desires by magnifying our intentions through spoken words. Holding an Amazonite and affirming aloud what one wishes to create can powerfully enhance one's ability to manifest and bring it into reality.
Stimulates the Third Eye and Crown chakras to strengthen the imagination, intuition and refines the thinking processes. It's a soothing stone with peaceful properties; it helps release stress and promotes healing of the body, mind & soul. Since the stone has such serene qualities, it's an excellent gift for anyone experiencing anxiety, mood disorders or addictions. It also promotes physical and spiritual health.
Black Rutilated Quartz
Linked to Crown and Root Chakras. It heals and balances the Crown Chakra, making you feel peaceful and self-aware, enhancing your wisdom and improving your intuition. It also heals the Root Chakra and makes you feel more grounded, secure and stable. It allows you to be in total harmony with a higher energy of wisdom and deep spiritual healing and be in tune with the nurturing and grounding energy of Mother Earth.
Connected deeply to the base chakras (earth) and helps you to be more grounded, feel secure and safe in your place on earth. When your root chakras are balanced and in check, you will set upon your own path to spiritual healing and have more self-confidence to embrace who you are.
Stimulates and balances the Throat Chakra and is a calming and warming stone. When the Throat Chakra becomes balanced, we can communicate our ideas, beliefs and emotions to the world.
Heals, recover and restore the Throat Chakra. It also brings harmony and order, mental clarity and eases fear.
Stimulates the Crown and Heart Chakras. It cleanses the aura of the person and brings spiritual healing to the physical and emotional body. It also facilitates the flow of energy in the whole body and prevents mental tiredness.
Activates, opens and stimulates the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras. It boosts creativity, personal power and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body. Its primary energy is to aid in manifestation and to attract and maintain abundance. It attracts wealth, success, prosperity, and everything good.
Known as the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Since it contains the entire color spectrum, it can harmonize, cleanse, open, activate and align all the chakras.
Used for protection and grounding energies, providing stability, security, comfort and healing. It absorbs negative energy, cleanses and aligns the chakras and aura.
Known as "New Moon Stone". It carries the powers and mysteries of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.
Connects with the crown chakra and it's a stone that is thirsty for knowledge. Howlite invites you to stay connected to your inner wisdom. Howlite also helps to clear the mind of obstacles so that you can see and achieve access to the spiritual realm.
Activates the Heart Chakra and aligns with the Crown Chakra (the mind). When the heart and mind energies are aligned, it produces a peaceful state in one's inner core and joy in thoughts and feelings.
Opens the Throat Chakra. It encourages self-expression and communication. It cuts through blockages and fears, helping one to speak the truth. It can also strengthen the voice and heals the throat and the larynx.
Activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye Chakra and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra. It helps activate intuition and visionary awareness and helps with knowing and speaking the truth to discover your true inner self.
Rebalances the Heart Chakra, helps us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. It opens the heart for unconditional love. It also allows you to stop holding yourself back from being the best, most honest, and most authentic version of yourself possible.
Known as nature's glass formed from volcanic lava and solidified so rapidly it formed no crystalline structure. It activates the Root Chakra and grounds you through the Earthstar Chakra below the feet and deep into the heart of the Earth. It also eliminates and clears the aura of negative energies within the self and one's environment.
Helps to harmonize and activate the Heart and Solar Plexus chakras and this creates an integration of Love and Will. It also helps with courage, so you are able to execute what the heart desires.
Activates and unlocks the Heart Chakra and imbues one's aura with tranquil and calming vibrations. It pushes us to look within and strengthen our connection with our inner self and become stronger as individuals. It also can give us a sense of individuality while showing just how strong you and your heart truly are.
Optimizes and reenergizes the Root Chakra. With an optimized Root Chakra, you are more confident, become more grounded and practical and develop a positive outlook on life.
Connects to the Root and Sacral Chakras for balance and grounding, supports and stabilizes one's energy field. It has supportive energy and helps bring vitality on all levels, whether physical, emotional or mental. It also helps to disperse negative energy.
Known as the Crystal of Unconditional Love and speaks directly to the Heart Chakra. It dissolves emotional wounds, fears and resentments and circulates Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Rose Quartz also balances the ying-yang energy and brings all the other chakras into harmony with the heart. Doing this allows one's capacity to truly give and receive love from others, contentment and a deep sense of personal fulfillment.
It activates and purifies the Base or Root Chakra. It can balance and direct the energy of the upper chakras to the Base Chakra. It may also be used to protect the Earth Chakra creating a solid connection to the Earth and allowing excess and out-of-balance energies to flow from the body to the Earth.
Resonates with the Heart Chakra. It unlocks, activates and stimulates the Heart Chakra so that there is more heart-centered awareness. It also helps you look at your life experiences with love, acceptance, and joy.
Grounds the energy of the Solar Ray into the Earth, stimulating the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra. It supports practicality, physical vitality and maintains a balance between extremes. It is also a stone of luck and good fortune and is ideal for entrepreneurs and those setting out to begin their businesses. It attracts a steady flow of money and is suitable for those building up their knowledge base for career changes in the future.
Activates and balances the Throat Chakra, the center of speech and self-expression. It helps us in speaking the truth with wisdom. It also helps in knowing and understanding that all of us are a component of our Divine self, to be embraced and understood. Turquoise appears to encourage us to acknowledge our imperfections and may assist with releasing regrets and finding self-acceptance.
Associated with the Crown Chakra. It impacts all other chakras. It also can aid in unblocking any overloaded chakras and transmute negative energies away. It improves the flow of positive energies through body and soul.
Activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. It increases self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. It also attracts prosperity and success, brings strength and also encourages creativity and greater optimism.
The Lotus has long been revered for its ability to remain unsullied and pure, despite its murky and muddy environment. It's a symbol of staying pure at heart and mind regardless of its environment and striving to rise above it all. Also known as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth.
Om, Ohm or Aum is generally known as the sacred sound of the universe. Om is the essence of ultimate reality, all-encompassing and unifies everything in the universe. The vibrations of the Om sound energizes the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, which help us connect with our Divine selves.
It means a person is "enlightened". The path to enlightenment is attained through meditation, wisdom and utilizing morality. Enlightenment is a state of awakened truth and inner peace. When we reach this level of spiritual echelon, it is said we have experienced the state of nirvana.
Tree Of Life
Known as the "World Tree" that is deep-rooted spiritually while its branches reach far and beyond. It symbolizes stability, growth and strength, longevity, vitality, good health, positive energy, peace, rebirth, a bright future, a fresh start on life and also a symbol of unity and connection to all things.
Symbolizes freedom, imagination, escape, protection, victory, lightness, spirituality, the possibility of flying and rising to heaven. It's also the soul's expression and aspiration to transcend the human condition.
Flower of Life
It is one of the primary sacred geometry shapes. It is said to be the blueprint for all life; all geometric patterns from atoms to planets and everything in between can be found within it. The Flower of Life symbolizes creation and reminds us of the unity of everything.
In Sanskrit, Sri means Wealth and Yantra means Instrument. Sri Yantra is said to bring us wealth, both in the spiritual and material realm. It is also complex sacred geometry usually used in worship, devotion and meditation. This sacred symbol has been used by many for thousands of years for its enormous power to fulfill all our desires for prosperity through inner cosmic powers. It also brings peace, strength, and success to the user.
This means that the A note in the fourth octave sings at 440 hertz (cycles) per second (A=440). It is the most popular tuning used throughout the world. Musicians from around the globe calibrate their instruments to this frequency so that the music sound in tune with each other.
This means that the A note in the fourth octave sings at 432 hertz (cycles) per second (A=432). This frequency is based on nature's Schuman Resonance (the number of hertz has been rounded up) and the ancient Pythagorean scale. It's simply a bit lower in sound.