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Crystal Healing. Yup! It's A Thing!

When you think of crystals, you probably think of Diamond and Ruby, Emerald and Sapphire and all other types of gorgeous gemstones. These precious stones and a vast array of others provide more than just beauty. Each stone has their own unique set of properties that promote healing. Depending on the type of crystal, healing can take place on emotional, physical, mental & spiritual levels.

Crystals have been used dating as far back as 7,000 BC. The Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Chinese just to name a few, used them in rituals for health and beauty, adorned them in battle to give them power and protection and made them part of their daily dress code to enhance wealth and luck. Even then these cultures knew about the benefits of crystals and how their energy affected their lives.

So how does crystal healing work? - We learned back in high school that everything in the universe is made up of energy. Just as we humans have our own vibrational frequency, crystals also have a frequency at which they vibrate. This frequency differs from ours because it is stable & unchanging. Our frequency is constantly changing because of our life situations, experiences, interactions with others ect...When we are near crystals, the stable and unchanging energetic frequency has the ability to influence our own by pulling out or absorbing negative/toxic energy in order to pave the way for new and refreshed energy.

Crystals can help with depression, anxiety, anger, clarity, peace, confidence, forgiveness, insomnia, back pain, headaches, arthritis and much more. Finding crystals that possess properties to help you heal is as simple as looking it up online, downloading an app or just asking your local shop owner or crystal practitioner.

To provide an example, let us say that you wanted to heal a past relationship, find more peace & calm, improve interactions with others or find common ground with someone in a situation. Rose Quartz would be a perfect stone to work with. Rose Quartz promotes love, self-love, forgiveness, kindness and compassion, mutual understanding, sparks romance and helps with trust.

There are many ways to work with crystals. You can meditate with them, wear them in the form of jewelry, purchase or make your own aura sprays that have crystals in them, carry charm jars with crystals, place crystals around your home or office. Carry them in your pocket or purse. Any of these will put you in alignment with the healing crystals have to offer. You don’t have to be tapped in or spaced out in the Zen Den to reap the benefits. In all honesty, I will say that if you want significant results, booking regular sessions with your local practitioner/therapist will get you there.

What does a crystal healing session look like? -After filling out a brief consultation form online, you book the appointment. The consultation is just a series of questions that will help the practitioner determine the method of treatment that will be used in the session. The day of the appointment, the practitioner will prepare the sacred space prior to the session. Upon arrival, a brief discussion on treatment will take place. You will remove all electronic devices, shoes and jewelry. As you are getting comfortable on a reiki/massage table, the practitioner will give you instructions to start to calm the mind and signal the body to open the channels of healing. Your only focus moving forward is to relax. Some practitioners will burn sage, incense, palo santo or mist sprays around the space/recipient to cleanse energetic fields. Singing bowls could also be used in the session. The vibrations produced from the sound of the bowls can change your brain waves to waves that cause relaxation. They can also be used to balance and align the body’s energetic centers. Crystals are placed on or around the body for a length of time. This creates a field of healing energy. You may be asked to hold crystals in your palms throughout the session but not always. The practitioner works in conjunction with the crystals to draw out negative energies that are causing the ailments or issues. This is done with crystal wands or points. The pointed end draws out the negative energy in the area of treatment or it can be used to direct energy to the area of treatment. At the end of the session, healing is sealed in with an aura sweep, which cleanses the aura or energetic field that surrounds our body. This is followed by more sprays/mists. The recipient will collect themselves and their belongings. They can share any feelings or feedback, if they wish to. The next session can be scheduled online by the recipient at their convenience.

So, that’s it! Crystal healing, it is a thing! A beautiful thing that ancient civilizations recognized as powerful healing tools to enhance our health, our lives & our emotional and spiritual well-being. It does take an open mind walking into a complementary therapy such as this one. But with just a few short sessions, you will start to believe in the healing properties of crystals. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it.



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