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"I have a very rare brain disease called spinar cerebellum ataxia. The symptoms are very much like multiple sclerosis. Currently there is no cure.
I have a very positive attitude about this disease and now want to try crystals to cure me. I adore my crystals, and have a fairly extensive collection which I am continually adding to. I have charged my crystals and clean them every day. I have also told them what I want them to do. I carry them in a velvet bag and keep them in my pocket for most of the day, at night the bag is put under my pillow.
The crystals in the bag are Labradorite, Aventurine, Crystal quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Citrine, Apatite, Fluorite, Green Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Eye Agate, Sodalite and I think White Topaz.
In my bedroom I have a piece of Spirit Quartz, Sun and Moonstone on a statuette of an angel with a white candle (it is said putting a piece of sunstone in front of a white candle spreads protection throughout my home.); two large pieces of Rose Quartz and an Amethyst Cluster.
I try and meditate everyday with the crystals in my lap.
Do all of these crystals work together and how long do you think it will be before I start seeing some improvement. I started about two or three weeks ago. Also can the crystals be cleansed through the velvet bag if I put them on top of the Amethyst cluster?"
Thank you for inquiring about how to work with your stones.
You have a very nice selection and it sounds like you know how to take care of them. There are a number of different ways in which to work with your crystals. They can be used individually or in many different combinations. Considering your collection, I imagine that you are aware of their general metaphysical properties. However, if you have any questions about them, you can consult our Metaphysical Directory, which you can find here: Metaphysical Directory
It is my understanding that you can use any crystal cluster to clear other stones. I recommend placing your stones directly on the cluster for the best effect. Periodically cleanse your cluster to retain the cleansing energies needed for your other crystals. For cleansing clusters, I prefer smudging with sage.
I suggest that you experiment with some of your crystals individually. Each type of crystal has its own metaphyscial properties that distinguish it from the others. Further, a crystal like Clear Quartz for example, can be found different types of formations, which carry unique properties as well. Also, I see a crystal as an entity of sorts. When I get a new crystal, I tend to focus on that new piece for a while, studying it, carrying it around with me in my pocket, sleeping with it in my hand, meditating with it, and just generally getting to know it. Crystals have very subtle energies, and I imagine that a whole group of different crystals together might make it hard for any one crystal to "express itself", so to speak.
I usually work with one or two crystals most of the time, although there are exceptions. Sometimes, I will meditate laying down on my bed, with different crystals on me, at their corresponding chakras. One such session had me with a Phenacite at my Crown, an Amethyst at my Third-Eye, an Azurite at my Throat, a Rose Quartz at my Heart, and a Clear Quartz at my Solar Plexus. There are other times, when I might just use all Clear Quartz Crystals to clear away blockages and strengthen my Aura and Subtle Energy Bodies. Overall, I have found that keeping things simple works the best for me, and I usually limit my crystals to anywhere between one and four different crystals at a time. I notice that by limiting my crystals to one or two makes their individual energies more recognizable to me.
Keep in mind that different stones have different activities for which they are most suited. Information on this can be found in our Metaphysical Directory as I mentioined above. Depending on your symptoms, it may be more appropriate to work with one crystal over another. By working with all at one time, you may be congesting the flow of each crystal's subtle energies. Less can definitely be more in this case.
So how long will it be before you notice any effects of working with your crystals? Well, I believe that this can vary among people, depending on their sensitivity, their experiences, their preconceived notions, etc. I can tell you from my own personal experience that it took a few months before I was able to discern the energies from my own crystals. While I certainly believed in the energies of crystals, they were so subtle that they did not register for me at first, due to my upbringing in the very obtuse western world. I believe that regular meditation helped me to tune into the more subtle vibrations of the Universe that were previously unavailable to me, and thus enable me to finally "feel" the subtle vibrations from crystals.
Once I had a working relationship with a number of crystals, I could then decide to work with one of them, based on my needs at the time and on my knowledge of their metaphysical properties. One example of this, that I often cite when asked about how well crystals work, is the incident when I was very ill with a horrible flu that was turning into pneumonia. I was so sick, that I could not sleep laying down, and would have to hold a pillow in front of me to keep me up. I could barely breathe and I began to have a very localized pain in my chest, that felt like a whole in my lung. I picked out a nice-sized Clear Quartz, Double-Terminated, Lemurian Crystal. I ran it under running water, imagining any negative energies leaving it, for clearing. Then I sat with the crystal in my hand and focused my intent on healing my lungs. After this little ritual, I stuffed the crystal in my bra, right about where the pain was, and I could sense the healing happening in the area. I then went to sleep, sitting upright holding that pillow. When I awoke, the pain was completely gone and I could breath easier. I wasn't cured, but it certainly helped a lot.
To sum up, imagine your crystals as good friends who will be there to help you in times to come. Try to spend some time with each one of your crystals, individually, to learn about them and get a feel for their different vibrations and talents. Clear Quartz is a great one to start with, as it is the "Master Healer" of the mineral kingdom. It is superb in focusing an amplifying energies, which makes it a very helpful crystal in all healing and spiritual work. It can also be used to amplify the energies of any other stone you want to work with. Try working with one stone at a time for a while. Then, when you feel familiar with each of your crystals, try working with each one and a Clear Quartz to see what that does. Next, you can start experimenting with pairing different crystals up to see if the sensations change. After that, you might try working with the known vibes of a pair of crystals with those of a Clear Quartz. So you see, there are many different combinations that might work best for different situations.
I hope this information helps you in your efforts of working with crystals. I wish you much luck in your experimentation.
Peace and Healing!
DISCLAIMER: We feel that crystals can complement other therapies and support energetic well-being. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.
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|Hi CAT, even though this was written a few years ago, I found it helpful.Thanks! :) I'm now going to your site directory to investigate which stones do what. I am dealing with what feels like the beginning of a flu. I've been tending to a friend who is very sick with one and I really was determined not to get it.Well, seems like I'm vulnerable right now, so am going to take other action to off-set this thing. Thanks again. Your writing is clear and informative and I think writing more would be helpful to others. Stay clear, Animalchat (Submitted by: Animalchat on January 25, 2011)|
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