I wondered if you could recommend a good crystal healing book? I myself suffer with an incurable illness called interstitial cystitis. I am 28 years old and it is ruining my life and making me very down. I don't know if you offer healings at all using crystals? I would love one if you did.
Another thing I want to fathom out is blasting the negative energy out of my living space. This sounds bananas but we have a very miserable and angry entity residing in our home that feeds off fear and anger. It is rather stubborn and although I am taking steps to get rid of it, the atmosphere it has created is awful. It hates positive thoughts and when the atmosphere is good, it keeps it's distance. I have someone coming around to get rid of it as things have gotten quite unbearable, but I need to cleanse my house. I myself work as a reiki healer outside of my job as a designer but would like to use crystals so any advice would be great.
Lastly, I want something to protect myself. I take everything personally and deal with everyone's problems and often feel unhappy and depressed, especially with my illness. Anything that deflects this would be great as I am tired of carrying all the burdens.
Many thanks in advance and sorry for all the questions.
Good Morning Ria,
Do not ever feel the need to apologize for asking questions :) I am honored to assist. Not only do I learn as I research my responses, but others also learn, as they may be having some of the same issues. I am very happy that you asked these questions.
I was not too familiar with the chronic condition of Interstitial Cystitis, so did quite a bit of research this morning in order to better understand what you go through on a daily basis. The mayoclinic website shared a really in depth view of this condition, including what to avoid (carbonated beverages, caffeine (including chocolate), alcohol, spices, Citrus products and foods containing a high amount of vitamin C, etc), pain relief (TENS machine was suggested, interesting!), and various exercises (visualization) to help release stress and avoid emotional distress. I know it cannot be easy, but just the fact that you are asking for assistance tells me that you are a strong woman. That is something to be honored.
I will be more than happy to add your name to my long distance crystal healing grid and ask that anyone else who is compelled, please do the same for Ria.
I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. With that said, for your condition, I would like to start by suggesting some crystals that can help to ease pain, uplift the spirit, and remove/release anger and fear.
For pain you can use any of the following, by themselves or in combination:
Amber-general pain relief, physical
Amethyst-general pain relief
Lapis Lazuli-pain relief, physical
Rose Quartz-pain relief
Sodalite-general pain relief
For depression, stress, anxiety, etc I recommend Smoky Quartz, Lepidolite, Kyanite, Green, Botswana Agate, Pink, Rose Quartz, and/or Tourmaline, Green.
For removing and releasing anger and fear try Amethyst, Chrysocolla, Howlite, Moonstone, Bloodstone and/or Blue Lace Agate.
To increase a flow of positive energy and uplift the spirit use Aventurine, Green, Chrysoprase, Moonstone, Pyrite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, and/or Sugilite.
There are quite a few healing books that I can recommend. One of my favorite crystal healing books is by Diane Stein. She takes a no nonsense approach and is very informative and experienced. Healing with Gemstones and Crystals was written in 1999, but its information still applies today.
Another crystal healer who has written a series of well received instructional books is Katrina Raphaell. She was actually a nurse before working with crystals, so she has a wonderful understanding on the human body and the energy it possesses. I believe she was one of the first to write on crystal healing in such detail. Crystal Enlightenment Volume I and Crystal Healing Vol II are wonderful books to have in your reference library. She shows a variety of crystal layouts along with explanations.
Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. There are numerous accounts of Edgar Cayce referring to crystals for healing in his sessions. The words/recorded sessions from Edgar Cayce can be read in Edgar Cayce on the Power of Color, Stones, and Crystals.
We have a list of customer recommended books on the website as well. Click the link below to go visit.
Now let's talk about the negative energy in your home and how you can release/remove it and protect yourself from it. We have quite a few articles in the Healing Crystals archive that suggest crystals to be used for removing negative energy from a space, place or person. They are all located in this summary page.
Take some time to read the information and choose the stones/crystals that you feel will work best for you.
From my understanding, entities that have passed on, but stay earthbound, can only manifest by feeding off of the energy of the living and what surrounds them. And you have already recognized that when thoughts are positive and the atmosphere is good, this particular entity moves away, keeping its distance. Is it a possibility that this entity is feeding off of your pain, distress, fear and anger at your condition? If we work from this theory, let me recommend some crystals and offer a few suggestions that may be of assistance. Let's start there.
The very first thing I would recommend is a good smudging of your entire home. Grandfather White Sage is the best in my opinion. Open your windows while you perform this ritual, in order that the negative energies may be released from your space. This Healing Crystals article tells you how to do this step by step. It also has some great suggestions on a variety of crystals that can assist in removing/releasing negative energy.
I would also suggest purchasing a nice Black Tourmaline crystal pendant to wear at all times. Black Tourmaline not only removes negativity but it, in effect, acts as a shield against negative energy ever entering your space. Black Tourmaline basically turns the energy around and sends it back to the one who sent it in the first place. This helps the sender to understand their reasoning for sending it to begin with and to take responsibility for it.
There are several crystals that can help to remove (detach) and release negative energy/entities from a space. I would put whichever of these that you select in each corner of your home. It is my feeling that negative energy reside most often in these corners. Each of these crystals is hyperlinked so that you can go visit their page, look at the crystal, read about it and select what resonates with you.
Dravide Tourmaline-detach and release
Selenite-detach and release
Smoky Phantom-detach and release
You are not alone when you say that you absorb the energy of those around you (taking things personally, dealing with others problems, etc). I know of many that do this without recognizing it. There are crystals that can help to block others energies, but it is also something you will need to work on energetically within yourself. Learning to understand and recognize what is yours and what is not. Allowing what is not to be released and understanding it is not your burden to bear. We all have lessons in this life and we must allow others to learn and experience theirs. Put their burdens down - they are not yours to carry. This is something you can practice and learn as you understand your own energy. Goldstone helps to deflect this unwanted energy. Snowflake Obsidian (in fact ALL Obsidians), Tiger Iron, Yellow Jasper, and Carnelian can all help to protect you by deflecting others energies away from you, while protecting you at the same time.
I wish you all the best as you strive to heal. And I am sure that everyone that reads your story will want to send healing in your direction :) Know that you are loved and supported, always.
With love and crystal blessings,
Author and Project Manager for Healing Crystals