Crystal healing has a rich and fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. The origins of crystal healing can be traced to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese (Stone Medicine). The vast experience and knowledge obtained from stone and mineral technology was handed down through the centuries, from generation to generation. Crystal healers use this indispensable knowledge and wisdom. A great guide to ancient stone healing is ‘Stone Medicine A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals’ by Leslie J. Franks.
How Crystal Energy Works
Everything is energy! We are energy! The human body, itself, is a crystalline energy structure connected to the human energy field.
As vibration energy beings our bodies operate at different vibration frequencies. Energy currents flow though the body as a two-way highway, up and down through our chakra centres. There is a constant energy flow from the earth to the crown and vice versa. This loop of energy flow is constant and never ending.
The Importance Of Keeping Your Energy Field Balanced
It is vital that we keep both inflow and outflow of our energy balanced to prevent blockages from occurring. These can arise in our chakras when our energy fields are exposed to toxins, emotional stress, trauma, grief, anxiety, fear, illness, physical injury, depression or insomnia resulting in vibrations at a far lower frequency. This creates an imbalance in our chakras.
Crystal Healing And The Chakras
In crystal healing we treat the client’s energy body by placing crystal healing stones on specific chakra centres. Crystal healing tools such as pendulums and crystal wands together with hands on healing, directs and transmits the subtle energy around the body to encourage healing. Transmitting energy is made possible due to the electromagnetic nature of the body.
Before healing can take place, the healer first assesses the status of the client’s chakras. The healer then selects the crystals for healing and places them on the chakra centres to start the healing process.
Actual healing takes place when the healer transmits energy using a variety of selected crystal, a crystal wand or pendulum together with subtle hand movements to transmit and move the energy around the body.
Benefits Of Crystals During The Healing Process
Obsidian, Red jasper, Carnelian and Calcite Yellow, these crystals, all have cleansing properties and once combined, they work well together – drawing out the toxins and clearing blockages from the energy body.
The Amethyst (at the crown chakra) helps us to connect with our spiritual self and the divine. This crystal helps instil peace and tranquillity. It also assists with insomnia.
Amethyst combined with Sodalite (placed at the 3rd Eye) supports focus, communication, and memory. Soldalite brings mental balance and clarity into your wellbeing. The Amethyst/Sodalite partnership also comes with great healing properties, such as, alleviating headaches, anxiety, nervous tension, psychic disturbances, and stress.
Clear Quartz is regarded of one of the most powerful healing crystals due to its crystalline structure. The Clear Quartz Crystal is considered to have the majestic power to pull the energies from the higher crown downwards into the root chakra to eliminate toxins and negativity (providing extra cleanse to the body).
After the detoxification, releasing and cleansing process – a new, clean, high frequency energy is transmitted into the energy chakra centres to increase the flow and restore balance to the chakras.
A Crystal Healing session can range from 40 to 60 minutes. It is a therapeutic and exciting experience for both healer and client. The client usually benefits from leaving the healing room feeling better, lighter and at peace. Furthermore, a good night’s rest has been reported to follow a session.
It is important, however, to note that crystal healing is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional advice. However, many individuals find that incorporating crystals into their daily lives can provide a sense of comfort, inspiration, and a gentle reminder to prioritize self-care. Crystal healing lies in the intention and belief of you as the individual.