Crystals for Beginners
Crystals for Beginners
If you are reading this, chances are that you are intrigued by crystals - perhaps it's their beauty, geometric structure, metaphysical healing properties, or their use as decorative objects that's grabbed your attention. Whatever the attraction I'm glad you're here. In this Crystals for Beginner blog we'll delve into these dazzling rock formations and examine how crystals are formed, ways they can be used for healing, some of the different types of crystals, and the benefits of using them to raise your vibration. If you're not sure what raise your vibration means then read on.
How are Crystals Formed?
Crystals are composed of atoms, and these atoms form a cluster of molecules arranged in a repeating geometric pattern. Natural crystals form deep within the earth's crust where the temperature can reach 900 degrees Celsius. Liquid rock called magma cools slowly and the minerals start to crystallize as they solidify. This process takes millions of years. Wikipedia defines crystallization or crystallization as the process by which a solid forms, where the atoms or molecules are highly organized into a structure known as a crystal.
How do Crystals Heal?
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” - Nikola Tesla
Crystal healing is an ancient healing practice that uses crystals and semi-precious stones to balance and harmonize the energy within and around us. It is a form of vibrational healing that focuses on using the natural energy of crystals and stones to restore balance, promote healing, and increase positive energy. By using crystals and stones with specific healing properties to aid our own healing processes, we can open ourselves to the flow of heavenly energy and help our bodies heal themselves. Crystal healing may also be used to help clear negative energy, increase emotional wellbeing, or just to bring us back into balance.
Each crystal has its own energetic vibration frequency based on the way that the atoms and molecules move and interact throughout the crystal. While not a substitute or replacement to medical treatments or medication, crystals may aid in increasing your physical vitality and emotional state. You may have also heard that crystals can be used to raise your vibration, but what exactly does that mean? Generally speaking the higher the frequency of your energy or vibration, the more you radiate kindness, love, joy, a calm state of being, and the easier it is to manifest your dreams and desires. There are a number of ways in which you can raise your vibration: adopting a spirit of gratitude, meditating, practicing yoga, spending time in nature, gardening, knitting, dancing, using essential oil, and using crystals. By surrounding yourself with higher vibration crystals, you can raise your own vibration, exude positive energy, reduce negative energy, ease anxiety, elevate your mood, and alleviate stress. We'll examine some of these crystals in this blog for beginners.
Five crystals that will raise your vibration:
With its high vibration and deep purple hue Amethyst, one of the most well-known crystals, will aid you in your spiritual development and enlightenment as well as calm overactive thoughts and reduce the chatter in your mind. If you tend to ruminate too much, this is the crystal for you. Put it underneath your pillow or near your nightstand to alleviate insomnia and encourage lucid dreams. Place it in the palm of your hand or in the center of the forehead between the brow to help still the mind and improve your meditation practice. As a natural tranquilizer Amethyst can also be used to help quell anxiety and panic. For physical healing, this crystal can help to reduce arthritic pain, purify the blood, and bolster the immune system. Is it any wonder that Amethyst is known as one of the Master Healers?
Lapis Lazuli is an intense blue crystal that is comprised of three minerals: lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians adorned themselves with lapis lazuli amulets and pendants. The crystal was also popular in ancient Greece and Rome and is a symbol of royalty and honor. Known as the 'Stone of Total Awareness' Lapis Lazuli has a strong spiritual energy and can be used to raise your spiritual consciousness and enhance your intuition and psychic powers. As a protective stone carry it or wear in jewelry as a necklace, earring, or ring to protect against negative energy. Have a speech to deliver? This deep blue crystal can be used to enhance your confidence, communication, and verbal expression.
Selenite is a clear nearly translucent crystal that is found in Mexico, Russia, Morocco, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, England, Australia, and the USA. It is known as the 'Universal Cleanser,' due to its high vibration, peaceful spiritual energy, and strong healing capabilities. The word Selenite is believed to come from the Greek goddess Selene, the goddess of the moon. It is one of the most powerful protective crystals due to its ability to remove negative energy, and dark moods and thoughts. This healing crystal helps to promotes deep relaxation, balance, focus, and clarity. Use it to bring luck and good fortune in your life. Place this protective stone near the front door of your home to repel negativity when you walk in the door; use it in your bedroom under a pillow to aid in attaining a deep restorative sleep; keep it at the office to help clear any harmful energy that you are exposed to during your working day. Selenite can be paired with other stones to enhance its energy, namely, Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, and Rose Quartz.
Discovered in 1902 by George Frederick Kunz, Kunzite is a crystal that ranges from a light pink to lavender hue; the stone is mainly found in Madagascar, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Pink is a color that is often synonymous with love, and this gentle high vibration spiritual heart-based crystal will nurture kindness, compassion, love, and forgiveness within yourself and others. It clears negative energy, and fosters humility, self-expression, and creativity. Kunzite is centering and calm, will encourage loving thoughts, and support you during any bouts of depression, panic attacks, and anxiety. Nurture your heart health and circulation with this crystal. Remember to keep Kunzite away from bright light to prevent the color from fading.
One of highest vibration crystals, Watermelon Tourmaline is a popular but rare type of Tourmaline that comes in a rainbow of colors. Did you know that it is the modern birthstone of October with Opal being the traditional birthstone? The word Tourmaline is derived from the Sinhalese word Turmali which means 'a mixed stone' due to its array of colors. Watermelon Tourmaline is found in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and the United States. This powerful crystal helps to instill patience and protect you from negative energy such as stress, anger, and frustration helping you mobilize this energy into positive energy: anger can be channeled into action, stress into motivation, and frustration into drive. Watermelon Tourmaline is a balancing crystal due to its mix of different colors. It will help to keep your emotions on an even keel, dampen depression and anxiety, instill self-confidence, and support friendship and love. Those who carry or wear this vibrant crystal have also reported increased feelings of empathy and compassion for others.
What sparked your interest in crystal healing? Have you tried any of these high vibration crystals? What benefits have you encountered when using crystals? Did you enjoy this Crystals for Beginners blog?
To learn about how to choose the best crystal for your healing, read How to Choose a Crystal.
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