For thousands of years crystals have been used for protection, healing and adornment.
The ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and South American physicians would use crystals ground to a powder, and blended with liquids to form medicines. To these ancient peoples crystals were regarded as sacred gifts from mother earth, they were sought after and retained for their healing and spiritual qualities.
Crystals have, since those ancient times been regarded as objects of great beauty and power and we still hold them with the same esteem today as did our ancestors.
The ancient art of crystal healing uses the gentle, transformative properties of gems and crystals to bring about change. The specific resonating energies transmitted by crystals can be effectively used to dissolve stress, remove blockages, support positive intentions, and bring forth healing and harmony to ones life and environment. They can be used to neutralize negative energy, draw away surplus energy, or re-energise when depleted.
The energy emitted from crystals is mainly electro magnetic and works to encourage the body to heal itself. (The healing energies work just as well for animals, as they do for humans)
Some crystals work on specific areas of the body, whereas others such as rock crystal (regarded as the master crystal) work as a “non-specific” healing on all areas. As with all complementary therapies crystals work in harmony with any orthodox medication or treatment, which you may be receiving, but should never be regarded as a substitute.
When choosing crystals be guided to what “feels” right for you, do not feel rushed in this process. Work quietly and calmly and you will be instinctively drawn to the crystal(s) which are right for you at that given time, follow and trust your intuition. You may find that you loose crystals this occurs when they have served their purpose, often they will turn up again just when you need them!
Once you have chosen your crystals or gemstones it is important that you cleanse them, Crystals and Gemstones attract and absorb all kinds of vibrations, negative as well as positive; your crystals will have travelled many miles to reach you! Negative energies they may have acquired along the way need to be cleared before you begin working with them.
Cleansing is an on going process to be carried out regularly, every 21 days is suggested.
Amongst the easiest ways to cleanse crystals is to run them under fresh running water for several minutes. Alternatively crystals can be cleansed by soaking them in a bowl of water into which a few drops of essential oil of lavender has been added, or some Bach flower essences have been added.
other ways of cleansing is to immerse them in uncooked brown rice, or if you live near the sea wash them in sea water, or stream water as the case may be, there are no hard and fast rules, choose the method which “feels” right for you.
At least once a month, and more frequently if you can, you need to re-charge your crystals leave them where their energies can be naturally restored – on a windowsill in the sunshine or under a full moon work well. A rough Amethyst bed is another excellent way to re charge crystals, it’s easy to use, and it looks wonderful too!! But please remember to periodically cleanse your Amethyst bed (Amethyst is best not kept in direct sunlight, as its colour will fade.)
If you practice Reiki, use the healing energy to recharge your crystals. Please don’t shut your crystals away in the dark they love to be handled!
The following list is some of the crystals which I have available for your use whilst receiving a treatment, alternatively you may simply wish to choose and purchase crystals to take and use at home in your own time, or thoughtfully purchase as a gift for someone special.
One of the advantages of using crystals is that you do not need to believe that they work, they simply do!..........Just trust
The “Master” healer, one of the most powerful crystals available, a good all round healer for use on all parts of the body making it one of the most versatile healing stones available. It is good for the mind, body and spirit, Quartz is a powerful dispeller of negative energy, it receives, activates, contains and transmits positive energy. It is a good stone to work with during meditation as it aids communication with the higher self. It is frequently used as a tool for therapy due to its excellent healing properties.
Quartz works to remove negative energy given off by electrical appliances TV’s, microwaves, computers etc. It can be used to improve drinking water - leave crystal in a jug of water overnight, keep fruit and vegetables fresh for longer -simply keep in your fruit or vegetable basket.
Leave a crystal in your bread bin to keep bread fresher for longer. They also works brilliantly on cut flowers –simply leave a crystal in the vase.
This is truly a wonderful crystal, easy to cleanse and use, its uses are limited only by our imagination.
When using Quartz points to heal and balance your energies I suggest you find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed – take one quartz point in your left hand point facing inwards, and one point in your right hand point facing outwards, sit comfortably or lie down, relax and enjoy the experience of being healed.
The right (giving) hand crystal can be replaced with Smokey quartz if you feel you are harnessing too much negativity.
The left (receiving) hand crystal can be replaced with Rose quartz, Amethyst, or a crystal you simply feel suits your needs at that time.
(* There is no right or wrong way to hold the crystals the above is just a tried and tested suggestion, go with what ‘feels’ right for you, simply be guided by your intuition)
A very popular variety of quartz, this is a good crystal for releasing old negative belief patterns, and expelling feelings of anger, grief, despair, and depression. It is mildly sedative and relaxing, also a good tool for meditation and enhancing dreams.
Smokey quartz will relieve headaches, aid congestion of intestines and physically assist the lower body easing lower back pain, and problems with the legs and feet. Its pain relieving properties are wonderful, excellent for drawing out pain; it can also be used against the negative effects of radiation including electrical equipment negativity.
A wonderful healing crystal, works well on headaches and migraines. Amethyst also enhances psychic and spiritual development especially when used in meditation. It’s a good idea to use a bed of amethyst to re-charge your other crystals
The ‘Mum’ of all crystals, a favourite with everyone – brings inner comfort and peace, Rose Quartz brings back self worth and self love, especially when life takes over and we tend to forget to look after ourselves, a good gentle all round healer, good for babies, and is said to increase fertility.
Good for tiredness and digestive problems, aids self destructive tendencies and helps improve the quality of life. Reputed to bring good luck with finances.
There is a vast selection of crystals available; each type of crystal carries its own unique properties.
I have given a very brief outline of the types of quartz crystal, and some of the healing effects attributed to each as experienced by my own use, knowledge passed on to me by others, or through extensive reading.
If you would like me to include crystals in your treatment, please make your request known at the time of booking so that I can ensure I have them with me, similarly if you would like to purchase any smaller crystals for yourself or others, please contact me so that I can have a selection prepared for you.
A small selection of Larger Crystals are on display, and available for purchase at very reasonable cost at New Look, Staveley (please see directions to New Look) on this web site.
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