“The energy of life entering and leaving your body flowers evenly throughout the universe. With that current, the mind of the cosmos communicates with all things”.
This is how Ilchi Lee describes energy healing in his book “LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation”. The fact that we are energy and that energy is everything that surrounds us is already well-known by the majority of people looking to study crystal energy healing. For thousands of years, crystals have been used to heal problems for the body, mind and soul.
The purpose of crystal healing is to balance out the energies in the body with the use of natural crystals in order to regain balance, inner peace and a connection with yourself and the universe. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, we are confronted with negative energy in various daily situations and cleansing is essential in order to achieve equilibrium.
The vibrations and healing properties of crystals allow practitioners to enjoy their natural benefits for the human body, chakras and all-around well-being. If you are interested in finding out more details about this form of therapy, we warmly invite you to discover the art of crystal energy healing below.
Understanding the Chakras
Before you begin the process of understanding crystal energy healing, you must understand the chakras, as they are directly connected to the instruments you use. To begin with, we will define the notion of “chakra”:
“each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number”
The term “chakra” itself is actually derived from Sanskrit and roughly translates as “wheel”, “circle” or “cycle”. This is the reason why when you look at chakra illustrations, they are all generally encircled. The seven chakras, from top to bottom, are:
- Sahasrara (“thousand-petalled”, the crown chakra),
- Ajna (“command”, the third-eye chakra),
- Vishhuddha (“especially pure”, the throat chakra),
- Anahata (“unstruck”, the heart chakra),
- Manipura (“jewel city”, the solar plexus chakra),
- Svadhishthana (“one’s own base”, the sacral chakra),
- Muladhara (“root support”, the root chakra).
Each one is influenced by certain healing crystals, which have the power to heal, open or enhance certain chakras.
We really can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your crystals free of negative energy, no matter if they are in their natural form or if you use them as protective jewelry. The reason for this is that when crystals are removed from the earth, they are prone to surrounding energies that might not always be positive. In order to keep the crystals energized after removing them from the earth, they need to be cleansed regularly.
There are various methods that you can apply to cleanse your crystals, that range from using water or other crystals or sage. A fantastic natural method for cleansing your crystals is to place them under the permanent exposure of the moon and the sun. After around twenty-four hours of leaving your crystal in the light of the moon and sun, it will be cleansed and energized.
Another option is to smudge your crystal with white sage, by burning it and holding it in the smoke. It is recommended that you hold your crystal in the sage smoke for around 3-4 minutes for deep cleansing. Alternatively, you can use a separate crystal – ideally a cluster – to cleanse another one. If you are lucky enough to live in an area with fresh spring water, you can use it to cleanse your crystals.
Let your crystals stay in running water – like a river – for a couple of hours. For the more experienced crystal energy healing practitioners out there, you can use your own intention to cleanse your crystals. Keep in mind that the process requires a lot of concentration in order to send and implement the message.
The general direction is asking the Universe to both cleanse your stones of negative energy and to charge them with positive energy. There are also other methods for cleansing crystals available, but not all specialists recommend them as much.
Another significant aspect of maintaining and properly using your crystals for energy healing is to program them, or imprint your purpose onto them. Before beginning the process, take the time to figure out exactly what your intentions are with the crystal. Concentrate on what problems you are facing that you need positive energy for, and cleansing for, and try to visualize them as much as possible.
You must be very focused, open and willing to direct the energy of the crystal to your needs. After that, you take the stone and create a spiritual connection with it, mentally sending your purpose. The whole process is based on intuition and energy, so you will feel when you have finished programming your crystal.
Crystal Energy Healing Sessions 101
By now, you are probably curious about how a crystal healing session is carried out. First of all, you will come into contact with a therapist, practitioner or healer and have a brief discussion before beginning. The healer shall place crystals around the room in strategic points, as well as on your body, specifically in the areas of your chakras.
The majority of practitioners focus upon the key issue that the client is undergoing and works specifically on solving it. The session usually begins by clearing and opening a certain chakra with the use of a healing crystal (such as quartz, owing to its abilities to amplify energy). The opening of chakras is done by holding the crystal in your sending hand and moving clockwise in circles.
It is indicated that the point of the crystal is point towards the chakra you are working on. This process helps both to open the chakra and remove the negative energy. The next steps consist in placing color-coordinated stones over each chakra in order to create an energetic balance. Other stones are placed on various areas of the body, according to the problems that need to be solved. The client is further protected after the session by wearing certain healing crystals, depending on which of their chakras are vulnerable.