If you haven’t noticed, all kinds of spiritual healing tools have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years.
From prayer candles to affirmation cards, it seems like everyone is doing what they can to develop a better sense of deeper spirituality.
This includes healing crystals. Now if you don’t know, crystal healing is the alternative medicine belief that various crystals and stones have healing properties that help bring in different types of mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits depending on the stone you use.
They’re safe, inexpensive, and super beginner-friendly for those of you who are just now getting started on your spiritual journey.
Interested in trying them yourself?
Here’s a few things you need to know first.
All About Crystals: The What, When, Why, and How.
The What: All crystals are different. Some are raw, others are tumbled and smooth, and some are completely out of their natural form by the time they reach you because they’ve been turned into jewelry like rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
The When: You’re able to use healing crystals whenever you’d like! It all depends on what makes you feel comfortable. Some cultures believe that they’re the most powerful during full moons and new moons, or after being sat in the sunlight for a few hours.
The Why: Again, the reasons for using healing crystals are highly personal. However, it is important to note that you should do your research so that you can choose the crystal based on their cultural history and benefits, and not just because they look pretty.
The How: You can meditate with crystals; sleep with them; place them in your pockets or bra, and you can even pray and speak affirmations while you hold them. How you want to use them depends on what feels powerful and effective for you.
Picking the right crystals for your wants and needs.
Now for the good stuff: picking the crystals! Now, there are quite literally hundreds and hundreds of crystals to choose from, so we won’t be able to go over all of them here. But still, no worries!
There are some super popular and powerful crystals that everyone should know. Here’s a quick guide to the top healing crystals:
Rose Quartz: A light pink stone typically used to activate the heart space and attract healthy, fulfilling love and peace from self, family, friends, and romantic interests.
Amethyst: A purple gradient stone typically used to alleviate stress, rage, and confusion by purifying and protecting your energy from mentally and spiritually stressful vibrations.
Black Tourmaline: An all-black stone typically used for protection, including blocking out jealousy, negativity, and dark energy that people in your environment are sending out.
Carnelian: A reddish brownstone typically used for increasing confidence by improving your connection to your physical body and helping you to feel steady and grounded.
Citrine: A light orange stone typically used to improve your overall energy and motivation when you’re struggling with lethargy and uncertainty in your own skills and abilities.
Jade: A pea green stone typically used to bring emotional balance and calm when you’re stuck in especially negative or pessimistic emotional and/or mental patterns.
Fool’s Gold: A goldish stone typically used to bring in the energy of abundance, and even literally manifest money as well as opportunities to improve your financial situation.
Clear Quartz: A literally clear stone typically used to improve concentration and focus by clearing energy around you that may be causing mental blockages and confusion.
Lapis Lazuli: A mostly deep blue stone typically used to enhance your intellectual state by improving your abilities to effectively communicate and understand different perspectives.
Of course, you should do your own research on healing crystals to know what’s truly right for you and your spiritual journey, but hopefully, this guide helped bring you one step closer to following your divine path.