Working with crystals can be a powerful tool for personal growth and healing. Each crystal has its own unique properties and energy that can help balance and align the chakras, release negative emotions, and promote overall wellbeing.
As a certified Energy Healing Practitioner I have studied crystals and their benefits and I've both personally and professionally experienced their healing properties. Based on both my years of study and practice, I offer the following advice for how to work with crystals:
There is no wrong way to do it. You may cleanse them, clear them, and charge them under the full moon. Or not. The only care a stone truly requires is respect.
You decide where to place each stone either on your body or in your home, office, and/or car. Allow your intuition to guide you. No need to over think or analyze where they go. Trust your inner knowing.
The true power of crystal healing is your intention to heal and your faith in their innate power. If you believe crystal healing works, then it works.
Now that you know how to work with crystals, below I outline which crystals to work with and why. This list is by no means exhaustive, it's a summary of the crystals I use most often with clients. I have these crystals available in my studio if needed during or after a healing session.
If you'd like to explore additional crystals and their benefits, I recommend the book The Crystal Bible. It's also fun to wander through a crystal shop and choose stones that peak your interest. I typically shop locally at East West Bookshop in Mt. View, CA or on Etsy.
Above all have fun with crystals! Name them, display them, talk to them, share them. They are little bits of mystery and magic that we invite into our lives. They're here to support us and remind us of the immense beauty found throughout our planet.
Connect to the Divine with Amethyst
Amethyst is a deep violet crystal known for its high vibration and purifying properties. It is often used to relieve stress and transmute negative energy. Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, which governs connection to the divine, higher consciousness, and enlightenment.
Affirm: "I trust the universe is unfolding exactly as it should."
Awaken Your Intuition with Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is an inky indigo blue crystal that's been used for centuries to open up the third eye chakra and enhance intuition, psychic abilities, and spiritual awareness. As a powerful thought amplifier, it can calm an overactive ruminating mind and stimulate objectivity, clarity, and imagination.
Affirm: "I allow my inner knowing to guide me."
Speak Your Truth with Blue Lace Agate
Blue lace agate is a light blue crystal whose soft, cooling energy helps balance the throat chakra by allowing free expression of your thoughts and feelings. This supportive stone helps remove fear of judgement and rejection when speaking your truth. It dissolves old patterns of repression and encourages authentic self expression.
Affirm: "I am impeccable with my word."
Open Your Heart with Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a beautiful pink crystal used to promote self love and inner peace. It balances the heart chakra by releasing internalized pain and replacing it with unconditional love. It also promotes feelings of forgiveness, acceptance, and receptivity to beauty of all kinds.
Affirm: "I am filled with pure love for myself and others."
Promote Healing with Green Aventurine
Green Aventurine is a dark green crystal that promotes harmony and healing. It balances the heart chakra by processing grief, releasing fear, and calming overactive emotions. It encourages compassion and perseverance. Green Aventurine is also thought to bring good luck and prosperity.
Affirm: "It feels so good to accept healing into my life."
Boost Your Confidence with Citrine
Citrine is a vibrant yellow crystal encapsulating the power of the sun. This dynamic stone can increase positivity and prosperity. Citrine can balance the solar plexus chakra by removing destructive tendencies and promoting self worth and self-esteem. Citrine also helps you move past perceived limitations by recharging your self confidence.
Affirm: "I am confident and empowered to achieve my dreams."
Enhance Passion with Carnelian
Carnelian is an auburn orange crystal that can enhance creativity and pleasure. This restorative stone is associated with the sacral chakra, which governs emotional wellbeing, sexuality, and creation of all kinds. Carnelian is full of life force and vitality and can be used to heal and nurture your inner child.
Affirm: "I create the life I desire."
Ground Yourself with Red Jasper
Red Jasper is an earthy red crystal used to promote grounding and stability. This nurturing stone balances the root chakra by releasing uncertainty and replenishing feelings of safety and security. Red Jasper can also impart determination, strength of spirit, and courage.
Affirm: "I am held by Mother Earth."
Raise Your Vibration with Selenite
Selenite is a translucent white crystal is known as "liquid light" because of its ability to clear blocks and allow a liquid-like flow of energy. Selenite is the ultimate energy tool to purify, clear, cleanse, and uplift your home, plus everyone and everything in it. It opens you up to higher frequencies, bringing peace and divine protection.
Affirm: "I am surrounded by peace and serenity."
Protect Your Energy with Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is a charcoal black crystal used to shield against lower vibrational frequencies. This shamanic stone absorbs negative and toxic energies and thoughts. It promotes a laid-back attitude while supporting healthy boundaries and neutrality. Consider keeping Black Tourmaline by your computer and/or phone to absorb electromagnetic radiation.
Affirm: "I am cosmically protected."