Using Crystals For Healing
When I began my healing journey as a Usui Reiki Master I discovered the many healing methods behind using crystals. While doing reiki sessions I was intrigued on how much the crystals helped to amplify the healing sessions. Each crystal carries their own unique healing properties. Furthermore each chakra had its own crystal to help to remove the blockage from that specific chakra. This was so exciting to me that these beautiful gems were not just good to look at but carried high vibrations that naturally healed the body
There are so many crystals but I will like to focus the attention on the ones that I like to use in my reiki sessions. For the root chakra I like to use red jasper. Red jasper is an opaque version of the quartz family. You can get it in its many formations, either raw or tumbled. The raw version is basically as is in its rare form untouched and untreated. The tumbled version is when the stones are treated and have a polished look. The crystals that are raw have a higher energy because it right out the earth untouched. Red jasper helps to ground you. It is known for keeping the blood circulatory system strong and the body in a constant state of detox. The red jasper can also be used to heal sexual issues in individuals and couples. It helps you to stay focused and passionate about life. Some ways to help clean your red jasper is by putting on your window seal under a full moon or smudging it with sage to purify it back to its normal state.
The crystal I like to use for the sacral chakra is carnelian. Carnelian belongs to the Chalcedony minerals. It has beautiful shades that range from pale or intense orange to red or brownish-red color. Carnelian is full of life energy that brings vitality, strengthens the body and improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Carnelian helps to stimulate digestion, enhance sex drive, eliminate frigidity, boost the libido, enhance fertility, stimulate metabolism, and accelerate the healing process of bones and ligaments. You can also find it in its raw form or tumbled form. This crystal also attracts success in all areas of your life , helping to achieve abundance, and prosperity. This crystal helps you to reach your goals with confidence.
When removing blockages from the Solar plexus chakra I like to use citrine. Citrine is from the quartz family. It is a true yellow gemstone used for its healing properties, bringing money, abundance, luck, and prosperity. Citrine is associated with amplification and manifestation abilities, bringing love and joy to your life. It helps with spirituality by protecting your aura, giving you clarity, and spiritual vision. It helps to balance your emotions, promotes high self-esteem, keeps you clear of negative feelings, helps with aggression and optimism. Another benefit of using citrine is that it gives you will power, confidence, and sexuality. The physical aspects of using citrine helps you to increase stamina, intelligence, wisdom, concentration, nausea, vomiting, and digestion. It also can be cleansed by smudging it, and leaving it out under the full moon.
When it comes to clearing blockages from the heart chakra I like to use jade. It is most famously known for bringing good luck whenever you wear it. Jade helps with your overall emotional and spiritual well-being. It is known to help heal the kidneys, the bladder, the spleen, and to balance out fluid systems in the body. The green gem is also popular for helping people to fight infections, its cooling touch helps to bring down fevers. Jade helps to get rid of negative energy and live in harmony with everything in the world. It allows us to have beautiful friendships, curate loving family ties, and connect us to our own self-love.
I like to balance my throat chakra by using aquamarine crystal. Aquamarine clear blue-green color is a type of Beryl crystal like Emerald. This stone is associated with honesty, compassion, communication, courage, support, healing allergies, cold, fever, and hormone production. It helps with your emotions by keeping you calm, with fear, anger, and tension. It also helps with panic attacks, and stress relief. Aquamarine energy and healing properties are associated with the sea. It represents the calming effects and the huge power of a tide. This gem allows you to meditate, connect with spirit, and self empowerment.
Amethyst is by far one of my most favorite crystals to work with when it comes to the third eye chakra. Amethyst is the most popular stone from the quartz family. It has the natural abilities to relieve stress and strain. I personally have this amazing purple crystal in its raw form. I sleep with it under my pillow to help me with insomnia and remembering my dreams. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness. Its healing and cleansing powers allow us to open our intuition and enhance psychic abilities. It helps you to keep a sober mind which helps you to avoid overindulgence in drinking or any activity that may lead to addiction. It helps to maintain balance in your hormones. Amethyst assists the body in fighting and eliminating disease. It purifies blood to reduce physical, emotional, and psychological pain. And to top it all off it guards you against psychic attacks. Whenever I meditate I love to use my amethyst because it helps me to stay focused and tap into my intuition.
I work with Selenite to balance out my crown chakra. I personally use selenite to cleanse my space whenever I don’t want to smudge. Selenite is essentially pure white light captured in tangible physical form. Selenite is an effective healing tool that gently clears out stagnant and heavy energies. It allows for a flow of new and joyous energy that is liquid like. The high vibrations found in these bluish white gemstones are capable of flooding your personal energy field with an abundance of light, clarity, and calmness. Selenite is a good crystal to meditate with. It helps clear out stagnant blockages in your conscious or unconscious state. You can use selenite all throughout your home to keep your space clean and clear of stagnant energy. Selenite has many cool ways to clean and recharge it. You can do so by smudging it, you can use balancing sounds from the singing bowls, leave it in the sunlight or under a full moon light.
Overall all the crystals are well sought after. It is up to you to choose your crystal. You can do so by feeling it and connecting with it. There are many other healing crystals out there that carry some of the same high energy. Go out there and explore the many wonders of these amazing crystals and reap the benefits of its healing properties.