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I'm Not Sure About The Differences In The Crystals And I Am A Bit Overwhelmed
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I need some one to educate me a bit before I purchase. I don't know anything regarding the difference between tumbled stones & regular stones, or clear quartz crystals and natural or polished crystals, etc.? Do the different stones comparing it to the other in the stone group have different energies or last longer periods of time or does that enter the equation? Same with crystals? Thank you.



Dear J,

Thank you for your question!

I know that starting with crystals can be overwhelming and it is great that you want to make an informed decision.

One of the first things to know is that there really is no difference in terms of energy of a crystal whether it is tumbled, single or double terminated, or in the so-called natural (chunky) state. What is different when they are shaped differently is how that energy flows within the crystal and that is only important if you wish to use a crystal for specific healing modalities. In terms of the strength of energy--neither the size nor the shape matter--sometimes a small crystal will be a powerhouse of energy and a big crystal may leave you without any particular impressions.

That being said--the most important thing when working with crystals is to choose them intuitively--by looking at them and seeing which ones draw you the most. When you base your decision on this (as opposed to reading about their properties first), you are letting your body guide you in the direction of a crystal whose energy it most needs at this time.

Many crystals have similar properties and at the same time each is unique. So your unconscious/intuition knows which combination of minerals (present in every crystal) you most need at the moment--just like you feel a need to eat an apple or a carrot -- that is your body's way of telling you that you need the specific vitamins from that particular fruit or vegetable.

For a crystal beginner, I always recommend starting with a Clear Quartzand a Black Tourmalineand then a crystal of your choice. Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline together ensure that you are grounded and are able to process the energies of the crystals. Some people are more sensitive to the crystal energy than others, so do not be disappointed if you don't feel any strong sensations as you hold your crystals--they may still be very valuable to your energy and this might become apparent after you carry them with you or wear them as jewelry for a longer period of time.

I would recommend checking out this article for more information

And feel free to browse our website for photos of crystals and additional information on crystal healing.

We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to contact us with any other questions.

I hope that these recommendations can be of assistance and that crystals grace your journey with love and light.

Crystal Blessings!

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*Disclaimer – Crystals are not a medical treatment and should not be used as a replacement for medical care. Please consult your healthcare specialist for your particular needs.

Posted on September 23, 2013
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