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Introduction to Crystals - It’s just a shiny rock, right?

Intro to crystals. How to use crystals.

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Written by: Vanita Cyril
Article sourced from: https://medium.com/new-writers-welcome/introduction-to-crystals-234a2c1519fd

It may be difficult to understand how a rock can change your life. The secret lies in understanding that crystals are tools that carry energy available to assist you in making energetic shifts. In today’s article, I’d like to introduce you to what crystals are and how they’re able to assist you.

Humans have been drawn to crystals for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians, shamans, and specialists in ayurvedic medicine used crystals for physical healing and spiritual development. Kings and queens were guided by shamans and high priests to use them for protection. Watchmakers use quartz to tell time, and scientists use quartz in microchips.

Crystals are formed in the earth’s surface during periods of change — and like everything else in this world, they retain the energetic vibrations of the Divine. We can utilize that energy by wearing crystals, holding them, placing them in our homes, and even carrying them with us.

Crystals are able to absorb, focus and transmit subtle electromagnetic energy — the field of energy that surrounds people, places, and things — because of their crystalline structure. Science has shown that if a crystal is placed in an energy field, it collects that energy and contains it. There are many crystals that are also able to change and transmit that energy too.

We all consist of electromagnetic energy. When holding a crystal, your frequency interacts with the crystal, creating a type of Piezoelectric effect. Piezoelectricity is the appearance of an electrical potential (a voltage, in other words). Crystals accumulate piezoelectricity. The crystal vibrates and the energy it creates can be transmitted to your own internal energy pathways.

Crystals are tangible forms of energy. Although they are beautiful objects that we can hold, they also hold powerful energetic vibrations that can be sensed.

Crystals are solid symmetrical structures of compacted energy particles, with regularly ordered atoms and molecules, that are packed in repeating patterns that extend in all three dimensions of space. Based on their internal crystalline structures, different crystals are used for different intentions/purposes.

Crystals can be used to assist us with mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical transformation. Crystals are able to accomplish this because they affect your energy fields. Humans have several energy fields, all originating from and connecting to our chakras.

how crystals affect energy fields
Illustration By Peter Hermes Furian

When a crystal is within your energy field — which is said to typically extend to 3 to 6 feet from your body but can extend further depending on your mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical state — it will affect your chakras. Your chakras then transmit this energy into your energy fields.

Inanimate objects (including places) also carry an energy field and crystals can be used to cleanse and protect these inanimate objects.

Anything made of energy, which is pretty much everything in existence, can be affected to some degree by the energy of crystals.

Add your intentions to the crystal’s energy and you have a powerful tool to assist you in creating the life you want.

Energy is not static or inanimate; rather, it is responsive and dynamic in character. Incorporating a crystal into the energy field (aka the aura) of any person can provide any of the following benefits (not a complete list):

  • cleansing
  • protection
  • emotional stability
  • confidence
  • clarity
  • focus
  • wellness
  • healing
  • the attraction of other energies.

(You’ll find that people use the terms crystal, gem, and mineral interchangeably. I personally ignore the technical differences and focus on the benefits of use.)

Selenite — one of the most powerful and one of the more affordable crystals available for cleansing your energy and the energy in your home. Their vibrational energy is so high, they never need to be cleansed. themselves.

Cave of Crystals - Mexico

Hematite — dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite is one of the strongest crystals for energy protection. As a root chakra stone, it helps you stay grounded and forms a protective shield around your aura. It works by dissolving negative energy, preventing you from absorbing it. Hematite helps to release stress and anxiety and increases your self-confidence, power, and self-esteem. It keeps you focused and balanced.

 

Citrine — a stone of abundance. Citrine boosts manifesting intentions to attract wealth and prosperity, success, and all good things.

 

Clear Quartz — known for assisting with clarity of thought, I prefer its feature as an energy amplifier. It will amplify the energy of your intentions and any crystal it's placed with.

 

Dragonstone — Ancient folklore characterized Dragonstone as excellent weapons for warriors or anyone who is experiencing conflicts and challenges. It is named after Dragons because the courage and confidence of that mighty mythical being seem promised to those who unlock the energies of the fantastic crystal. When people meditate with Dragonstone, they feel a renewal of their energies, especially those of courage and strength. Dragonstone is a stone that should be kept with you if you seek emotional or spiritual support and need it to tackle the tough times and challenges that come your way. The energies of Dragonstone keep you grounded and ensure that the focus of your energies is centered around the things that matter in life.

  

Labradorite — A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness, and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition — promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.

It’s important to remember that crystals, herbs, singing bowls, incense, etc., are all tools to help you make the changes you seek. You and only you have the ability to change your life.

Please note: Though the author is a certified Reiki Practitioner and certified in using crystals for energetic healing, this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on the web.

Written by: Vanita Cyril
Article sourced from: https://medium.com/new-writers-welcome/introduction-to-crystals-234a2c1519fd

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