Hello Crystal Healers!!! My question is this: I consider myself a deeply faithful Christian, but was brought up in the church and have a great respect for all spiritual traditions. I don't see any one tradition as being "right" or "wrong." My involvement with crystal healing has only added joy to my life. However, as I have embraced the Christian church, I find that some people seem to think using crystals as "wrong", or not in alignment with Christian values. How do you cope with the naysayers and skeptics? What do you do to protect yourself from such negativity? I am sensitive to criticism and have a hard time letting it go. Maybe there is a crystal that can help with just that! :) Thank you so much. Much love and Blessings,
Thanks for reaching out to us with your crystal question. I feel for you, because having been raised in a very traditional Christian family and church, I struggled with much the same thing. One of the best things you can do is to learn as much as you can about how crystals and energy healing work. I have actually found that reiki and crystals have increased my connection to God and given me a deeper understanding of many of the stories of Jesus' healing work in the Bible.
People react negatively about this based largely on fear, so the more you can lovingly educate those who are not completely closed off, the better you will be able to handle the issues. Even Jesus was rejected for his thoughts on God and how things should be, so as he instructed his disciples, "Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet." (Matthew 10: 14) Through history, Churches and Christianity have been run almost exclusively by men, who unfortunately, sometimes placed control over godliness. Healing arts, such as using crystals, were more often explored by women, who were already being blamed for man's fall to sin because of Eve's transgressions. So, since crystals and women could not be easily controlled, both were held at arm's length by the church, and much of that continues today, regardless of the church type.
One example I often give people who react negatively, due to their ignorance on the subject, is that we believe God made the Earth and everything on it, and called it "Good." That includes crystals and minerals. God did not make pharmaceuticals, and sometimes they are used well, and sometimes not. Still, we don't think they are evil, we recognize the intent of the user as being the determining factor. Crystals are part of creation and they contain many of the minerals and colors that we try to bring into our bodies through food, to encourage health. Crystals, I believe, are just another tool God gave us to live our best life as part of his creation. Crystals also use the geometry that God gave them to amplify energy. That is embraced by science and the medical communities in telescopes, medical equipment and even Quartz watches. We need not fear something, just because we don't understand how it works. A crystal used to glorify God through prayer or healing or love, is a Godly thing.
But those are just my thoughts on it--find ways to express how it fits into your theology, and that of your church.
Finally, for protection from negative energy, Black Tourmaline and Selenite are a powerful combination. The Black Tourmaline shields and protects. The Selenite protects by transmuting the negative energy into pure light energy. And one other thing that is the best protection: Love. When you feel fear or anxiety around this subject, you will be more susceptible to that energy from others. Focus on the love of Christ and feeling that for them and for yourself, and that will keep your vibration higher than the negative stuff you are sensitive to. (Another thing I've experienced a lot!)