“Ohhh, pretty rocks”, is often the general response when I witness people being introduced to crystals. Though they are beautiful, they are however, oh so much more than that.
Each crystal holds unique healing properties, aiding you in feeling balanced and aligned from Root to Crown. If you are new to the wonderful world of crystal healing, or you just want to grow a small collection…
Here are 7 healing crystals you should have and why!
Quartz is a must! It is a master healer — absorbing, restoring, releasing, and regulating all energies through the body. This stone gets your energies flowing!
It targets the Crown Chakra, but can be programmed with intent and energy to target any part of the body.
Quartz promotes harmony, healing, clarity, and calmness. It revitalizes all energy bodies and aids in concentration.
Amethyst is another staple crystal. It is known as the ultimate protector stone, and is extremely powerful in crystal healing.
Amethyst activates the Third-Eye Chakra, with lighter colored amethyst activating the crown chakra. Amethyst transmutes lower vibrations to higher frequencies.
Transforming negative energy into love.
Amethyst is a natural stress reliever and encourages inner strength! It can also make for very peaceful meditations, as it awakens and develops your intuition.
Yellow Citrine is your prosperity stone! It aids you in being decisive about what you let into your life, sparking mental clarity.
This stone opens your Third-Eye Chakra, but carries positive energy down to your lower three Chakras — Solar Plexus, Sacral, and Base.
Citrine is a great crystal for releasing mental blockages, boosting your ability to take the right actions when faced with a difficult decision. It is a stone that ignites your imagination, helping you to realize — In order to attract anything, you must first imagine having it.
Chrysocolla is the stone of peace. It is soothing and calming in times of stress, and aids you in processing your emotions while under stress.
Chrysocolla’s main focus is the emotional body; its energies target the Throat, Heart, and Third-Eye Chakras. It is another programmable stone, in that its energy can be directed to the Chakra that needs it.
Chrysocolla evokes a gentle release of emotions that have been stored throughout the body. It is a Goddess Stone, high in feminine energy — increasing understanding, calming emotions, and releasing negative emotions.
Rose Quartz is the ‘Heart Stone’. This soft pink stone directs an inward and outward positive love energy to its’ wearer.
As the ‘Heart Stone’ it’s obvious Rose Quartz is directly linked to the Heart Chakra. The neat part about Rose Quartz is it unites all of the chakras to work in harmony with the heart, balancing the Ying-Yang energy throughout the body.
Rose Quartz inspires inner nourishment, encouraging inner peace and contentment. Rose Quartz can dissolve your sorrows, worries, and fears; replacing them with comfort, and the ability to show true compassion to yourself and others. This is a stone of love, tenderness, and sensuality.
Snowflake Obsidian is one of my favorites, as it knows no boundaries or limitations. It encourages self reflection, and enhances ones’ ability to tell themselves the truth.
As a stone linked with the Root Chakra it helps one feel grounded, allowing you to properly attune to your environment.
Snowflake Obsidian is an insightful stone, and aids in persevering through tough truths and situations. It is great for seeking out spiritual guidance, as it gets you really listening.
“I am strong, I am adaptable”
Don’t think that because this crystal was listed last it is any less important! Selenite is a solid MUST HAVE for any crystal/gem collector or healer. This is a crystal of great clarity. It enhances your receptivity to positive energy, helping you to see things in fresh light.
Selenite opens the Crown Chakra, and ignites the Third-Eye; however, it can be used to direct healing energy to where-ever it is needed most.
This is a crystal that enhances spiritual growth very quickly. If you tend to hold tension, stress, or anxiety at your heart – get Selenite and hold it at your heart for some relief! There is something seriously powerful about this stone of coherence.
So there you have it, 7 Crystals you should absolutely have (and why)!
Remember: how big or small your crystal is does not determine it’s energy level.
When buying or receiving new crystals be sure to cleanse them and get rid of any stale energy.
There are many methods to do this including: soaking them, sage and cleansing them with light from the sun and moon.
Refer to my next blog (coming out on April 14th) that will go into more details about the crystal cleansing process!