By Victoria Lafean
According to Christina Rodenbeck’s book Crystals for Everyday Living, although crystal lore is old, maybe as old as humankind itself, it has taken on many new layers in the modern era. It can be difficult for both novice and experts to sort through.
It is an area that abounds with mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus. Through this series, we will look at the crystal world and find out what really works and what might be a load of old rocks. Let’s first look at the structure of a crystal. All material is made up of a variety of different types of molecules that come together to create a single entity such as a human being, an animal, and a crystal. Most crystals are simply one atom or molecule repeated. This means on an electromagnetic level, each crystal gives off a single consistent type of energy.
Let’s compare this with yourself, sometimes you’re fast, sometimes you’re slow, sometimes asleep and awake. Your mind, body and spirit work in different rhythms and cycles. These rhythms are not always consistent nor patterned. A crystal may work it’s energy with yours as a metronome, giving your body a steady dependable rhythm.
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Crystals have been known to help with healing. The word healing can be considered a very broad word. This does not mean holding a crystal or placing it on our body will heal you right then and there. Crystal work with the natural energy of your body. Crystal therapy can work for some, but not others. Crystal healing works best when it is focused on alleviating emotional stress, excess energy, or an illness that could have a psychological basis. Crystals are not a cure, but they can assist your body and alleviate pain.
Beating stress is a goal most people have and crystals might help in that venture. The layout on your body is designed in a way that you can do it all yourself without the help of another. Also, layouts should remain on the body for at least 15 minutes.
Apophyllite has a high water content which helps to make it a very effective energy conductor. It has a calming effect on the emotions and can be used to release mental blockages and negative thought patterns and in reducing stress, according to remedygrove.com. This stone needs to be placed on your solar plexus.
Black Obsidian is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura and is a strong psychic protection stone. This stone has powerful metaphysical properties that will help to shield you against negativity states healingcrystalsforyou.com. This stone needs to be placed on pelvis nearest to where your legs come together. This is also known as your base chakra. Black tourmaline or another black stone can be used in place of obsidian.
Fluorite placed on your forehead to create a calming atmosphere. Fluorite placed here will help the body reorganize its energy flow.Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops a connection to Spirit, according to healingcrystals.com.
Stress can build up within certain areas of the body. To help relieve the discomfort a Single Terminated Clear Quartz should be placed near or on the affected area. Single terminated mean the crystal has a point on one end and a flat surface on the other. These crystals have the form of a pillar. Have the points of the crystal pointing outward from the body. Clear quartz is highly prized for its ability to clear the mind of negativity to enhance higher spiritual receptiveness. It is considered the master of all healing crystals due to its ability to magnify or amplify healing vibrations of other crystals.
Remember to keep the crystals in place for 15 minutes. During this time concentration on breathing and relaxing is very important. The repetitive use of crystals can make them more effective for the user. Using the energy of crystals with your own energy is not a cure-all, it has a psychological and physical effect. Crystals can be purchased online from Amazon or locally from NuminA (The Wyld & The Wyrd) located on 819 Glenwood Ave, Port Huron. Next months installment of ‘Enjoying the Wonder of Crystals’ we will look at Detoxing with crystals.
Lafean currently resides in Fort Irwin, California. Lafean’s husband Evan is currently serving as a soldier in the U.S Army. Her hometown is Port Huron Michigan. Both Evan and Victoria hope to return after Evan completes his military service.