Crystal Healing

(Source: Health line)

What are crystals?

A Crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions.

But it can be used for holistic methods like crystal healing. There are many types and each has properties that can be used to clear up spaces (clear quartz), enhance your mood (citrine),  and even protect you from unwarranted energies (Black tourmaline). 

“Historically speaking, crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism. However, it’s important to know that there’s no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals. Despite this, people are still drawn to their colors and beauty.”

How to pick crystals 

With so many kinds of crystals it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for you, but crystals usually appear in your life to help clear out what does not serve you anymore or helps attract (Rose quartz) ,protect (amethyst) or even bring luck (carnelian) to your situation. 

For any beginner who is looking for a place to start clear quartz is the best one as it is the ultimate “master healer.” It’s said to amplify energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it. It’s also said to aid concentration and memory. Physically, clear crystals are claimed to help stimulate the immune system and balance out your entire body.This stone is often paired  with others like rose quartz to aid and enhance their abilities.

Crystal care and belief 

“When you first bring your crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot. Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moon light to let the light filter through. It’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to respect what they can do for you.”