This post is all about the use of healing crystals for beginners. Discover 5 all time favorite guides specifically for those starting with crystals.
How Do Healing Crystals Work?
Crystal healing is believed to affect an individual in two differing ways. The first is through vibration and the second through the individuals own mindset.
IBM researcher Marcel Vogel, in the 1970’s coined the term “vibrational medicine”. He was referring to the belief that the use of crystals for healing actually altered the vibration of the body’s molecules to match the vibrational energy of whatever crystal was being used.
His research and teaching stated that each crystal has a unique vibration and those vibrations were similar in wavelength to those found within the human body.
This means that the crystal vibrates at the same vibratory tone as our body and therefore could act, like a tuning fork, to restore the body to it’s normal vibration and therefore it’s natural healthy state.
Crystal healing can also harness the power of our mind in a way that’s perhaps even more potent than vibrational energy improvements.
Throughout history, poets and religious leaders viewed crystals as symbols of purity, faith and perfection. They used healing crystals as a source of inspiration, devotion and creativity.
Stanford researchers agree that mindset plays a significant role in health and healing.
Practitioners believe that because crystal healing uses intention as a focus for the desired healing, this mindset is what brings about improvement and restoration.
In a similar way that health can be restored and a more positive outlook cultivated by practicing mindfulness meditation, so too using crystals with an intention based mindset may help with our immunity, level of focus, processing of emotions, stress reduction and nervous system regulation.
How Do You Use Healing Crystals?
Holding the stone or focusing on the crystal with a soft gaze during your meditation, is similar to practicing a mantra. Your emotion is directed to the stone as intent and this energy focuses you and your vibration towards your desired state of health.
This is also a simple and effective way for beginners to return to their meditative state if the mind begins to wander.
Holding a crystal or having them in close proximity when meditating is also good practice as they serve as a grounding tool.
Many crystal healers recommend wearing your chosen crystal near your skin or kept within your clothing. The reason is the belief that you benefit most when the vibration of the crystal is in contact and directly influencing your vibration. This links with Marcel Vogel and his vibrational medicine theory.
Reiki practitioners will often place crystals on or near their clients body. They choose the crystals because of their energetic link with each of the 7 major chakras, or energy centers in the human body.
Simple practices such as adding crystals to your home environment can work wonders and help produce a happy home! They clear stale and stagnant energy, rebalance the energy of those near them and correct our vibrational state.
This has long been known by Ancient Chinese Masters, and now current practitioners, who use crystals to maintain healthy feng shui within the home.”
Many holistic health practitioners use crystals to lay out grids. The formation of these intricate patterns uses mindful intent to attract and manifest certain outcomes. One of the 5 guides covers crystal grids in detail.