Who or What Determines a Crystal's Properties?
I was just wondering if you can help me with a question? I LOVE crystals and have never questioned the healing properties but was recently asked by a skeptic, "How are the properties of each crystal determined and by who"? I had NO IDEA what to say so I said I'd get back to him. EEEK! Help!
Thanks a lot.
Great question! I love it :)
I can tell you what is true for me: "The properties are determined by the individual who is working with the crystal."
You see, I believe that each and every living thing has their own, unique energy signature/vibration/frequency. No two signatures are alike. No vibration is the same at any given time. They change according to a variety of stimuli (environment, other people, experiences, challenges, etc). So the connection to a stone/crystal, is a very personal one.
I suppose it is necessary to address all of the authors who have written all of the crystal books in the past twenty or so years and have included metaphysical properties in with the descriptions of the crystals/stones.
Now, in the case of say, Melody, I have been told that her information was channeled by someone she knew personally. I heard this story second-hand, so take what you will from it :) In the case of other authors, the same may apply — they simply copied what others had already stated, relied upon channeled information, or wrote down what they personally felt the stone/crystal would be good for.
I personally feel that the author(s) of these books have listed general properties that can apply to everyone. They do not know you or your energy vibration personally, so they cannot be specific to you. The properties really have to be pretty general, right?
Think of it like this — your birth sign is Leo. You check out the Sunday paper to read your horoscope for the upcoming week. You probably nod your head and say, "Yup, yup, that is me!" But that horoscope is very general in nature (and there are probably thousands of other Leo's are nodding their head and saying, "Yup, yup, that is me!" too.
You see, the paper horoscope has to be very general. It is not specifically written for you. It may resonate, but in a rather loose association. You cannot really get a proper horoscope reading unless you provide a professional with specific information. They can then provide a reading/chart using this information to give you a clearer picture of who you are, where you are, or suggestions on where you need to be.
So, there you have a few points to share with your friend, which I am sure will lead to a most fascinating discussion.
My personal response usually goes something like this, "All I can tell you is that for me, I choose what feels right at the time, using my inner guidance."
I look forward to seeing if any of this information curbs the skepticism :) Keep me posted!
With love and crystal blessings,
Expert Contributor for Healing Crystals