Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2007 7:53 PM
Subject: Using Crystals
I'm wondering if you can help me with some questions I have about using crystals correctly. First let me tell you how I started using crystals. I purchased some small lithium points (from another place on the web) to help with my anxiety and depression. I had never used crystals before and had no book before I started using them so I just went with instinct. I placed the lithium point on my 3rd eye and began to visualize the depression and anxiety being absorbed into the crystal. It helped majorly when I was going through a hard time.
After a while I bought some books to teach myself more. One book said that it's not a good idea to place a crystal on your third eye unless you have experience and another book said to never hold a crystal while your feeling negative because it will amplify my emotions (I should be in perfect balance before I even pick it up?) Also I decided to bury the lithium points after a few months because I didn't think I could cleanse them after I stored all that negativity into them. I purchased a large lithium point from you and I don't want to ruin it so I'm looking for another way to work with it. Do you have any suggestions for working with lithium to help with anxiety and depression?
Thanks - Jess
Thank you for asking this question, as I am sure you are not alone in your confusion over how to "properly" use crystals. I too have read books that told me it was dangerous to lay crystals on the body if you are inexperienced. What I noticed about this and certain other books is that they each had these rules and/or complicated ways of working with crystals.
It is my belief that the crystals are here on this earth to help us in a myriad of ways. They are here, in Love, to collectively raise the vibration of the Earth and her inhabitants. They do not hold it against you if you are a novice with crystals and/or if you place them on your body. Nor do they discriminate against a newby and reap punishment on one who works with them "incorrectly". Crystals emit powerful healing vibrations, and are found all over this planet for a reason. How does one gain experience with crystals? Well, by experimenting with them of course!
While it is true that certain crystals, especially Quartz, will absorb negativity from you if you wear or hold them, there is a simple remedy for this. When you have worked with a particular crystal, you simply cleanse it of all negative energies. For information on clearing your crystals, you can check out our article on that subject here:
When you are working on a manifestation program, it is best to focus on the positive aspects of a desire in order to attract it to you. If using Quartz for this, it will amplify and focus your intention to send those vibrations out into the Universe. Our programming article is here:
Many people use crystals to help activate, open, and balance their chakras. If they were perfectly balanced already, they would not need to do this. In your experience, you found that placing Lithium on your Third-Eye Chakra with the intention of letting go of the negative feelings into the crystal, you were able to find much relief. Let that be a guide for you. Try to remain open to any new ideas or insights, because working with crystals can bring these things to you. Go with your intuition when working with crystals. When I get a new crystal, I usually spend some time with that stone only, to "get to know it". At some point during this period, I usually receive some sort of insight regarding how the crystal prefers to work. It might sound silly, but they often seem to have a consciousness of some sort about them.
Crystals are here to help us work out our issues and learn new things. They can help to enhance our own intuitive abilities. They can help us heal in many different ways. Books can help as a general guideline, but keep in mind that there are many different ways to work with crystals and everyone must pay attention to their own guidance where this is concerned. In my own experience, I try to disregard any messages of fear. Fear does not serve us, and it only keeps us from enjoying new things. It seems that we are all in the process of an energetic shift on this planet. Fear tends to hold us back when we need to be moving forward in these times of great change. Everyone is ready to play wth crystals. Your own inner guidance will let you know if something you are doing is not in your own best interest. Always be open to such guidance by stilling your mind when working with your stones, to allow insights to come through to you.
Regarding your new Lithium Point: I have a couple of Lithium Quartz pieces and I enjoy them very much. If I ever have a night when I am unable to sleep, I simply hold one of them in my receptive hand as I lie in bed. It seems to work well for me. Lithium Quartz works with all of the Chakras, but can focus on the Heart Chakra. They are gentle but strong in their action, and are exceptional stones to help with the release of negative emotions. Lithium Quartz can also help one to relax the mind for meditation and open up to receive higher guidance. You may have already seen this, but in case you haven't, here is a link to our Lithium Quartz article:
I hope this information helps you. I wish you much luck and enjoyment in working with your crystals!
Blessings and Peace,