Do Crystals Really Work?
By Stephanie Arnold
When first hearing about the healing abilities of crystals, often some of the first questions asked are, “Does it really work?” and “Can a crystal really heal me?” The answer to both of these is yes, but often we, as humans, need to have experiences with crystals ourselves to fully believe and understand them. It can be challenging to believe and fully comprehend things that not all people are able to see or feel, like the energy of crystals. This seemingly complex process of how crystals work can be easily explained in three sentences:
· Anything that you focus on or put your energy into expands.
· Energy follows intentions and thought.
· Crystals amplify intentions.
Our minds are our most powerful tool for directing the path we would like our lives to take. Whatever you choose to put your energy into, will flourish and grow. The flow of energy follows the intention of your thoughts. So whenever you have a positive thought, the energy will follow and create more positive things in your life. Likewise, the same is true for negative thoughts and intentions attracting more of the same. This makes the intention behind our thoughts and actions incredibly important.
Crystals can help us along our path of growth by amplifying the intentions we have. Our intentions and feelings are reflected in the human aura, or energy field. The energy of the aura is impacted by the unique energy of each crystal we hold within the aura. This is why holding the intention in your mind and heart while programming your crystals is so important. I like to hold every new crystal I acquire and set the intention for this crystal to work for the highest good of all around it and that it may be surrounded with luminescent white light, representative of the crystal being filled with positive, loving energy. You don’t have to actually see the light in order for this to work. Holding the intention with the power of your mind is enough.
Once you have your healing crystals, you may be wondering how exactly you can use these stones for healing. First, begin by selecting a crystal that resonates with you at the current moment. This may be one that you are attracted to by its appearance, one that you keep thinking about, or one that feels good to you when you touch it. You can also select a crystal based on an issue you would like to work on or a need you have. This list of Crystals for Common Conditions can get you started with choosing a crystal for a spiritual, emotional or physical concern. There aren’t any rules to choosing the stone you would like to work with. Basically, any stone that feels good to you is the right crystal for you right now.
Once you have selected the stone that you would like to work with, simply hold the crystal in your hand(s) and focus on what you want. This could be a goal that you hope to achieve, something you would like to overcome, or something you would like to attract into your life. Try introspectively looking at yourself and your life to determine what you would like more of and what you don’t like. Crystals are a great way to support any improvements you want to make within yourself or in your life. Hold the intention firmly in your mind and feel it throughout your heart and aura. Remember, the more energy you put into the intention, the more effective it will be.
Now that you have selected your crystal and have programmed it with your intentions, you can move on to working with the crystal in other ways. Carry the crystal with you in your pocket to feel the effects throughout your day. Try making gem water or an elixir with your crystal. Place several crystals around your space to energize the area around you. This is a great idea for your home, vehicle and place of work. Set up a crystal grid to reinforce the focus of your intention even further. For further reinforcement, place a photo or piece of paper with your objective under the center of the grid.
If you are still having a hard time wrapping your head around the idea of how the crystals are working, rest assured that even if you don’t fully understand how or why, the crystals are still working very hard for you. Even those that aren’t aware of the healing capabilities of crystals can benefit from their wonderful energy. I hope you enjoy working with and sharing the healing energy of crystals. Love and Light to you on your crystal journey! <3