“So…what are your favorite crystals?”
She asked me this question with curiosity, and with the knowledge and awareness that – somehow, I was a destined crystal fanatic. But – was I? …am I?
I didn’t have a name tag on nor did I have a crystal necklace wrapped around my neck. I was just standing there like every other ordinary person in the room. Sure, we were at a spiritual event. But, all I could think to say was what I had heard everyone else say just moments before I spoke.
“Oh, my favorites are probably rose quartz and amethyst.”
She smiled back at me like I knew what I was talking about, and – suddenly, I realized something spectacular.
Yes, that’s right. Crystals are for everyone. They come from the earth and they are here to teach us. Sometimes, crystals teach us by just coming home with us to sit on our desk or coffee table, and to look pretty. Other times, crystals come to us in times of healing, and we don’t even know it. However, regardless of how you have come to know crystals, remember that…
If you’re new to the concept of crystals, if you’re new to spirituality, or if you’re just here to challenge the skeptic in you, then let’s get to it. Let’s define crystals and dive into chatting about what they are and how you can use them in your day-to-day reality to heal, to grow, and to love others.
Crystals are rocks that come from different regions all over the world. From Colorado all the way down in Egypt, rocks come from all sorts of terrains and each crystal has its own unique make-up just like you do. And, the crystals you choose to interact with also carry the energy of the land that they came from, which makes their presence pretty special.
As you go about your life and stumble upon certain crystals, you may feel like you are just reacting to the color, shape, and presence of a certain rock. However…
Here are a few quick examples:
Amethyst is a purple crystal that is known to be associated with an individual’s third eye and crown chakra. This rock also has peaceful and calming qualities, and can help a person with removing negative energies. On the other hand, rose quartz is a pink crystal that is known to be associated with an individual’s throat and heart chakra. This type of crystal has loving and gentle qualities, and is most commonly associated with compassion and love.
If you’re drawn to amethyst, your body and spirit may be wishing to clear away negative energies and thoughts that no longer serve you as you walk along your life path. Or, maybe you feel really connected to rose quartz. Perhaps, your heart is wishing to open to new types of love as you move forward with ease.
Every crystal out there in the world is unique and special to its own qualities just as you are. And, all rocks can be utilized in your everyday reality beyond being radiantly beautiful and comforting. And, you can create a wonderful relationship with each crystal that you have or see.
In fact, here are seven great ways you can utilize crystals in your everyday life.
Meditation is a powerful tool that helps us connect with our inner-selves. And, crystals can help us connect within on a deeper level. When we hold crystals in our left receiving hand, we can connect with the energy and knowledge that the crystal has within. All types of crystals hold knowledge, information, and wisdom – they are thousands of years old and contain a database of information that is there for us to receive. When we hold these crystals, they transfer all of that energy over to us. After all, crystals are our friends, our guides, and our teachers. Even if we only believe that they are rocks, they still are there to assist us in our everyday lives!
For example, if you are holding a rose quartz crystal, you may be feeling the energy of love. And, your heart may even begin to open. The messages and wisdom you begin receiving in meditation may be centered around helping you open up to the love that you have within.
One of the most popular ways to use crystals is to place them where energy needs to be cleared. In most healing sessions, I love placing crystals on different parts of the body to clear away old energy. In fact, one of the best ways that crystals can aid us is through the clearing away of old energy. Placing certain rocks in a room, on your chakras, and even in your closet can help with moving around energy. Selenite is a great crystal for clearing energy in physical spaces, such as a bedroom, closet, or even an office.
After you utilize your crystal in this way, it can be valuable to remember to cleanse them or to give them a “bath” of some kind. A few popular forms of cleansing are burning palo santo or sage or placing your crystal outside under a full moon. This will help remove and clear out the old energy that the crystal has soaked up. And, feel free to tap into your intuition during the crystal cleansing process! Just like you, your crystal is unique to its own kind, and may do better with one cleansing method over another.
Sometimes, we don’t need to do anything specific to be given healing energy. Placing a small crystal in our pocket in the morning can make a world of differences. When you wake up in the morning, try picking out a crystal and placing it in your pocket. This crystal’s energy will aid you throughout the day. This technique of utilizing crystals in our everyday reality is great for grounding, and relaxing the body.
I always love having a few small crystals that I can rotate in and out of my pockets throughout the day. Some days, having a crystal that is great for protection and boundaries is wonderful. Other days, having a crystal that is wonderful for opening up my heart is exactly what I need. Crystals can be our best friends and our guides. Sometimes, it’s fun to think of them as a part of our Highest Self and team of Spirit Guides.
Crystals are our friends, and they just want to help us. With no agendas, no conditions, no rules – they are there to be our friends and to guide us along our path. This means that they just have unconditional love and wish to help us. Just like our Spirit Guides and our Unseen Friends, crystals have certain energies about them and they are growing just as we are. They are awakening to their own unique love, and they can be extremely beneficial to all of us.
If you want to use crystals to manifest creations in your reality, try finding a crystal that aligns with your dreams. And, then write a letter to your Higher Self and place it under your pillow with that crystal. The mixture of those two forms of assistance can be potent and beautiful to your own personal process. If you’re interested in this manifestation suggestion, don’t be shy! Feel free to take a look at one of my old journal entries that talks all about manifesting your dreams.
One of my favorite ways to utilize crystals is by activating a crystal grid. Crystal grids are a great way to enhance our dreams, and to create healing magic for ourselves. We can also incorporate other elements such as water, dirt, or even rose pedals. To create a crystal grid, all you need is a few crystals, an incredible intention, and the confidence to create everything that you are seeking to create. This is one of the easiest and funnest processes when it comes to working magic with your Highest Self. You can leave the grid active for a few days, a few hours, or even longer.
I love creating crystal grids during potent astrological events such as Full or New Moons. However, this method of working with crystals can be used at any time, and will be as powerful as you choose for it to be.
Crystals are incredibly powerful. And, they work hand-in-hand with your wishes. They are here to entirely love you and to aid you, even if your perception of crystals is just that they are pretty gems. One technique that I love to utilize, especially when I am feeling ungrounded or unsafe, is to place crystals in the corners of my bedroom. Each crystal can act as a guardian and – together, they can create protection and a feeling of safety that surrounds you.
However, remember that your intention is potent! Your crystals listen to you, and allow you to be entirely in control. They are their own spark of light that is there to guide you and to support you, always.
This may sound like an odd suggestion, but it’s a suggestion that is there to help! Our shoes represent how to we walk and move forward in life. They are one of the most important clothing items that we have and own. Due to this, placing crystals in our shoes can help with facilitating our ability to move forward along our life paths with ease.
When you are asleep at night or just at home, try placing clear quartz, tourmaline, or any type of crystal that you resonate with in your shoes. And, then – take the crystals out and cleanse them later on. Our feet carry us forward in life – even when we aren’t walking. And, our shoes happen to serve us in a million of beautiful ways. Allow your crystals to help you move forward along your path with ease, and give this method a try!
These seven reasons are only a few great ways that we can all utilize crystals. However, trust in your gut and use your creativity. Your crystals are your guides and your friends, and their energy wishes to help you. In fact, that is why they are placed in your reality – even if they aren’t fully awakened yet!
I hope your journey with getting to know your crystals continues to evolve as you do. And, if you’re seeking more intuitive guidance or healing tips, feel free to follow Dimensional Wanders on Instagram and Facebook, or feel free to reach out for an intuitive or channelled reading!