By Paula Bianchi –
I’ve always been drawn to crystals. At first, I wanted to collect them because of their beauty. It took my trip, to Sedona, AZ, to fully realize the potential of these beautiful gems from the Earth.
Everything in Sedona, while Cricket and I were there for a psychic seminar, was charged with energy. I think it was amplified by the electrical storm that passed through the night before, during which, we arrived in the late PM to our hotel.
We were up early the next morning, so we could have breakfast before the seminar began. The moment when we first opened the door, the majesty of Arizona hit us with all of its magical beauty. Wherever we looked, the colors were so vibrant, it seemed like everything was glowing with energy. This energy was so uplifting and positive. We just wanted to bask in it.
During a long lunch break, Cricket and I perused the quaint little crystal shops because I was on a quest to find a ring, with a quartz crystal dangling from it, just like the one Cricket had. I also wanted to buy a clear quartz necklace that had the seven chakra stones on it.
I found the necklace right away, but it took more window shopping before I finally found an exact copy of Cricket’s ring. We were shocked that I found one. Of course, I put them both on right away.
When we returned to the seminar, I noticed a big difference in my ability to quickly relax and go deeper during meditation. That had never happened before. I felt enhanced. It was during this session that I was able to ‘see’ my partner’s day at work. I could see it as clear as if I was standing right behind him at his desk. I was amazed and profound. It made me realize I was capable of so much more than I thought I was, and I knew, without a doubt, it was because of my new crystals.
As soon as I got home from my trip, I started reading about crystals, and the energy they possess. Each crystal or precious stone, can be a conduit of energy to help the user throughout the day. They can help with physical ailments or with our emotions. By using their energy, they can help us obtain what we want out of life.
Crystals can help you balance your body, mind, and spirit, charging our bodies with positivity. They can improve our mental clarity, sleep disorders, and low energy. Some can relieve headaches, and there’s a few that increase your libido.
Amethyst Crystals are my favorite. I’ve been drawn to them since I first started collecting crystals. Without knowing it at the time, I was being drawn to the energy that I needed to help me in my life. While reading about amethysts, I was blown away to learn that they help to restore emotional balance, something I was in desperate need of, because it’s a natural stress reliever. I also learned it helps repair the holes in our auras, so we can draw in divine energy, and it raises our energy to protect us from spiritual attachments.
Amethysts are good to carry with you during times of extreme grief, or if you’re full of anxiety and anger. They can help transform negative energies into loving ones. I’m never without my amethyst.
To help me open my third eye, I use Aquamarine. This stone helps to realize our truths, and it encourages self-expression. It’s recommended to carry an aquamarine while traveling because it provides a sense of calmness, and it will protect us during our journeys. It also brings mental clarity, (something we all need in our daily lives) which can help in coping with a crisis.
For luck and wealth, wear a Black Tourmaline Quartz. This crystal encapsulates the body with light, so it can release any negative energy, which helps to bring more balance in the body. A good crystal to own.
If you want to open your mind to try new things and see possibilities, carry an Aventurine. This crystal affects your muscles and brain. It also improves your creativity.
Do you carry deep seeded fears about death? Then carry a Carnelian and watch your fears dissipate. This stone can also promote courage, creativity and compassion. Place this stone in your home for protection against any storm damage, theft, and fire.
Placing a Chrysocolla in your home, can promote peace, and a calmness during moments of stress. It guards our homes from harassing neighbors and unwanted guests. This crystal is great for elderly people for two reasons; it helps to calm the feelings of being alone, and it also calms rheumatism and painful joints.
People who suffer from depression, should carry Citrine with them at all times. This crystal emits a vibration of joy that encourages optimism. Wearing one, will fill you with positivity giving you a better outlook on the future.
To activate the centers in the body, wear Clear Quartz Crystals. This master crystal is very powerful in energizing the body, mind and soul. They can bring clarity to any given situation. Plus having a clear mind, can keep you focused on obtaining your dreams and deepest desires.
Hematite is a very protective stone. It will absorb the negative energy within you and around you. It helps to keep you grounded in this chaotic world. This stone aids you on your spiritual journey. If you lack self-confidence, carry this stone in your pocket, or you could wear it in a piece of jewelry, which helps your equilibrium as well.
If it’s love you’re looking for, wear some Rose Quartz in jewelry or carry some in your pocket/purse. This stone imbues unconditional love. Carrying this stone, is imperative to having good relationships with your family and friends. It helps you connect to your empathy causing you to feel deeply and with understanding.
I could continue listing the attributes of these crystals, but there are way too many of them for me to talk about in this short piece, but if this was of interest to you, I would encourage you to do some research to see which crystals can help you during this period in your life.
If you’re going to own crystals, it’s important that you remember to cleanse them at least once a month because they soak up all the negativity around them. That’s their job, and they’ll work very hard for you if you remember to take good care of them.
One method is, covering your crystals, in a glass or ceramic dish, with sea salt and leaving them overnight. In the morning, you wash the salt off with filtered water.
You can cleanse crystals in the sun or moon light. It only takes an hour for them to be cleared this way, or you can smudge them with sage. (I like to sage mine.)
These are the methods I’m aware of, but I’m sure there are many other ways to cleanse your crystals.
After you’ve cleared your crystals, it’s important that you take the time to charge them with positive energy and intent. State what it is that you need them to do for you like: protecting you from a co-worker’s harassment, to find and keep love, to protect your home from unwanted visitors or disasters , to give you more confidence in your life, to protect you from negative energy, and to help you find and use your creativity. The list is endless.
The more you work with your crystals; the more connected you’ll feel to them. You’ll be surprised by the positive effect they can have in your life. I know they’re not for everyone, but for those who wish to give them a try, I say go for it. Nothing ventured; nothing gained.
In my next Mind Games article, I’ll talk about bullying. Thanks for visiting. Bye for now.