The Power of Crystals

Updated: Jan 7

The thought of crystals always brings a smile to my face. There is something so special about stones and gems, especially when they are in crystal form. The picture below shows some of the crystals I have or have had in my home. Also, many crystals are now available in my online gift shop.

What comes to mind when you think about crystals?

Not only do I love them because they are beautiful, but also because they have so many metaphysical properties. They are beneficial to us in so many ways - spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Crystals will not replace medical treatment if you are physically sick, but I have found they can be a wonderful addition to help heal on all levels.

So what exactly is crystal healing?

Crystal healing is the use of special stones and gems in crystal form to create positive energy flow in your body. Just like any other type of treatment, crystal therapy works best when the subconscious mind accepts it.

I have found crystal therapy to be very effective in healing emotional traumas. The crystal therapist will place one or more special crystals on or near the chakras (energy centers) that are related to the area of the body being worked on.

The crystal therapist may place the crystal in one of three positions.

1. The crystal can be placed directly on the chakra area or over the clothing, over the area where there is pain.

2. The crystal can be placed in a jewelry item such as a ring, pendant, bracelet, anklet, necklace and so forth. When a crystal is placed on top of a jewelry item, the crystal's energy will be absorbed by the crystal and passed on to you.

3. The crystal can be held in one hand and passed over an area such as your stomach or back.

Some people believe that placing crystals directly on the chakras helps with self-healing. I don't believe it is necessary to place the crystal directly on the chakra. The crystal will work just as well when placed over clothing or in jewelry.

How does crystal healing work?

Some people believe that crystal healing works through a form of quantum mechanics and that crystals contain information, thus creating a blueprint for what they are to do.

Many crystal therapists also believe that crystals hold an energy pattern or vibration of light, color, sound and even thought forms.

Therefore, crystal therapy helps people by clearing out the "clutter" in the body (emotional baggage). There is no right way to use crystal healing; it works for everyone differently - it is more of an art than science.

When crystal therapy is combined with counseling, the results are even greater. If you need help, whether it be physical or emotional (or both), crystal healing can benefit anyone.