By Christina Scalise, Certified Reiki Master & Teacher
There are so many benefits to using crystals and stones; and so many ways to use them! As you work with each stone (and talk with other folks who also use them), you will quickly find that every person is unique in how they feel and how their body responds when holding each one. And their reactions may be completely different from one day to the next. It all depends on how their energy interacts with the energy vibration of the stone they are working with that day …it’s all very personal.
How to Use Crystals and Stones…
- Start by claiming your crystal. Hold your crystal in your hand, ask that it be cleared of any unwanted energy. Then, in your mind, claim it as your own. And, if choose to do so, program your stone by setting the intention of what you would like it to do for you. *Please note: Crystals and stones do not have to be “activated” or “programmed” for you to benefit from their natural healing energies.
- Wear or carry your crystal with you in your pocket, purse or bag. The more you hold, touch or keep your crystal within your energetic space, the more its energy will benefit you. Some folks even make them into beautiful pieces of jewelry.
- Place them on your body for a few minutes at a time. Certain crystals are more effective than others when placed on specific areas of the body, or chakra energy centers. *For more information on Quick Facts About Chakras and/or all the Metaphysical Healing Properties for each crystal and stone (including which chakra energy center they correspond with), please click on the "Information" and "Crystals" tabs above.
- Take a bath with them. Soaking in the energy of your crystals is a great way to absorb their energy. *Please note: some crystals are NOT meant to be soaked in water. For this information, please click on the Information tab above to read the article on Crystal Cleansing Methods.
- Meditate with them. Hold your crystals in your hand or place them in a circle surrounding you.
- Place them in a personal space you use most often. For example: On your desk, under or around your bed or chair. Placing crystals near you, around you, under you or above you can be very beneficial!
- Place them in your house plants. *For a bag filled with crystals specifically made for this purpose, please visit our shopping page for our Plant Health Specialty Bags.
- Use them to block EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) from modern technology. Stones like Black Tourmaline, Fulgurite and Shungite are believed to lessen the effects of EMF from computers and cell phones.
- Use them for cleansing. Some crystals such as Selenite, Carnelian and Clear Quartz never need cleansing and can help cleanse your energy and the energy of other crystals, stones and other objects. Use these stones as a wand to wipe down the energy within your aura and surrounding your body. And/or place them on top of or underneath another crystal or object that needs to be cleansed. *To read the article on Crystal Cleansing Methods, please click on the Information tab above.
- Make a crystal grid. By placing crystals together in a grid type pattern, you can amplify their energy and use them to manifest intentions.
Disclaimer: Although crystals and stones have been used historically, to relieve and/or prevent symptoms and can support your energetic well-being, this does not mean they can treat, cure or prevent a disease or illness. Crystals can be used as part of a holistic treatment plan and a complement to other traditional therapies and should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. Please consult your Health Care Professional for information on health care issues and do not stop any medications or courses of treatment, without first consulting your Health Care Provider.
The information posted on our website and in our shop comes from our own experiences, research, books, articles, etc. The items we sell or recommend on our website, offer no guarantee of results. Any information relating to crystals and stones stated on and purchased from Light Source Within, should be received and understood in the above context. Any purchases made are on the basis of your own freedom of choice.