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Healing Crystals 101

Written By Maria Rodriguez



Have you ever felt drawn to a crystal? Wanted to start working with them? Did you notice a stone and feel the inclination to pick it up? Maybe you felt the subtle (or not so subtle) energy pulsating from it or perhaps made you feel woozy? Maybe you didn’t feel anything at all? And that’s ALL ok! Have you been meaning to start learning about crystals but don’t know where to start? Well, keep reading my friend. I will make this short and sweet while touching on all things crystals so as to give you a head start :)


Both our bodies and healing crystals have energetic vibrations, which makes us naturally receptive to the vibrations of gemstones as they can align our own vibrations with theirs. Crystals help us restore the balance we need to be in perfect health.

There are many ways to start your relationship with crystals. You can formally take a class or learn on your own. Many of us start organically by purchasing them here and there or pick up a book and start reading about it. There is no right way and you can never go wrong with how you start. An easy way to get started is with the Energy Beginner Kit from Shanti Creations here.

You can work with crystals in many different ways. For emotional, mental and physical health. You can create crystal grids for specific purposes such as your needs, the needs of others and situations. Whether it is to resolve an issue, pattern or ailment. Or just simply for energetic balance.

You can essentially incorporate crystal healing into your daily self care routine. The healing and balancing of our body and energy using their power. Crystals are powerful healing tools and assists you in healing. There are many different types, shapes, colors that all serve different purposes. Such as geometric shapes & cuts which affect the energy it conducts and the sacred energy it embodies. Crystals can help you with different situations... spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, your romantic life, help you sleep better, amplify healing power, assist you in your emotional & mental state, etc.


Upon buying or receiving a crystal, the first thing you should always do is cleanse it and then program it with the intention for what you need it for. There are specific and different ways to cleanse, and program them. Each crystal has different physical and metaphysical properties. The one thing to keep in mind is that the determining factor on how to cleanse them depends on their physical properties. Some cannot be in water and some can. Some can be in the Sun and some cannot. Be very mindful of which can or can’t be in a certain element. However there are methods that work for all of them, such as using Reiki, laying hands on it while focusing a white light purifying it or using sound clearing (tuning forks, singing bowls, frequency music) just to name a few. You will find there are many ways to do this. Programming is pretty simple or can be an elaborate ritual if you want it to be. This simply can be done with a short focused meditation.

With that said, if you start out your crystal journey by selecting crystals just for their beauty or you just like the way it looks...this is perfectly fine. Your intuition never steers you wrong. You know what you need without really knowing. My first advice to you is to have fun with it. When you are drawn to a crystal, go with it. Then look up the meaning of the crystal and see how the metaphysical properties relate to what you need at that time in your life. I bet you 100% of the time you will find that particular crystal(s) was what you needed at the time. Sometimes the name of a crystal will come to you in meditation. Find it and look it up! This is a message from your guides giving you guidance on what you need for support at that time. You will also find this guidance is 100% spot on.

Visit crystal stores whenever the opportunity arises. Even if it is just “window shopping” where you just go to see, touch and feel but not buy anything. You become more familiar with the energies this way.


Another way to start is to do some research on different crystals. Pick up a book on crystals if guided to. There are so many great books out there! I personally own Judy Hall’s “The Crystal Bible”. I didn’t stop there though. I purchased a few more books and ebooks! You don’t have to buy as many as I did but you should definitely go with what you are guided to do. Truth be told, you will find some subtle variances on the metaphysical properties on some of these sources for any given crystal. However, I suggest you trust your gut. Go with your intuition so that you can be guided to the source that resonates as truth to you.

From there it is just a matter of building a relationship with them. Finding out how to take care of them and how you can work with them.

I’m really just scratching the surface here. There are so many things you can do with crystals.... You can grid a room or your home. You can carry the crystals with you. You can wear a bracelet, a pendant or ring made of crystals to have the continued energetic support always with you. Learn more about wearing crystals here. GAH the list can go on and on….


But no matter how you use your crystals, whether in meditation, or simply grabbing it and holding when you feel the need, you don't choose a crystal, a crystal chooses you so if you are drawn to it, follow your intuition!


About the Author: Maria Rodriguez

I have sensed and seen the energy of Spirit as far back as I can remember. I am trained and certified as a Reiki Master Teacher, Angel Intuitive, Soul Realignment Practitioner, Psychic, Medium and Spiritual Development Coach. I have a passion for working with the Soul, be it living or on the other side. I love helping people get to know and see the Divine Soul within themselves as well as connecting to those on the other side to bring forth healing. I also work with the ArchAngels, Universal Life Force Energy and within the Akashic Records to help people shift their current energetic state and reconnect to their Soul Blueprint. I incorporate shamanic practices in each session so as to bring a deeper, transformational healing.


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