No longer the preserve of hardcore hippies, healing crystals have become mainsteam. Adele uses them to combat stage fright before shows, and Spencer Pratt reportedly has a $1 million crystal collection. But crystals aren’t just for the rich and famous. For just a few pounds, you can add some high vibes into your own life. So read on and find out how to use healing crystals.
What are healing crystals?
Crystals come from deep within the earth, and crystal healing is basically the idea that those crystals carry unique properties that can be used to enhance your mood and life. Everything in life is a vibration- and as it says in the Law of Attraction, the vibration you put out affects what comes back to you. Crystals emit their own unique vibrations, and can shift and direct your energy to align with what you want to attract.
Where to buy crystals
Personally, I’ve found that I’ve tended to find the best crystal places when I wasn’t looking for them, rather than when I’ve gone out specifically to buy crystals.
The best places I’ve found so far have been in Camden Market and this place called Rebel Crystals at Winter Wonderland, but you can also buy them from The Astrology Shop in Covent Garden. There are plenty of others around the UK.
How to choose crystals
A lot of choosing crystals comes down to instinct. If you don’t feel a connection with your crystals, then they’re just lumps of rock. So if you feel drawn to a particular crystal, even if you’re not quite sure what it does, then that’s the one you should go for. People often find that when they look up the crystal’s properties later on they find it makes sense.
If you’re looking for a crystal to match a specific intention, it helps to do a bit of research beforehand, either via Google, or looking through a crystal book. However it’s still important to pay attention to your instinct and go for something that feels right.
If you’re buying for someone else, visualise that person in your mind, then have a look around and go for what you’re drawn to. Again, you can also do some research if you feel there’s a particular property that could benefit them, but instinct is still important.
What can you use crystals for?
You can use crystals in a whole host of ways. Here are some of the main ones:
- Placing in your home in workplace to create a particular energy
- Holding them or carrying them with you when you wish to benefit from their properties
- Meditating with them
- In spells and rituals
- Creating a “crystal healing elixir”- water infused with the energy of the crystal- and drinking it
- Wearing them as jewellery to carry their properties with you
- Many more things. You can even get crystal sex toys
There are tonnes of different crystals out there so it’s worth exploring further if you’re interested, however here are some of the most popular ones that you can use as a starting point:
Known as the stone of love, rose quartz can be used to attract love into your life. However, it can also be used to increase your self-love, and mend a broken heart
Great for overthinkers and anxious people, amethyst is an ultra-calming stone that can remove stress and negative energy. It’s also great for sleep, so make sure to keep a piece on your bedside table.
Clear quarz is like a blank canvas. It can be programmed with any intention, or be used to amplify the power of another crystal. It can also be used for meditation and raising your vibrations.
Selenite is a cleansing crystal that can be used to remove any negative energy or unwanted “blocks”. It’s also great for meditation and can be used to cleanse other crystals.
Tiger’s Eye is the confidence stone. Perfect for stepping out of your comfort zone, saying yes to new opportunities, and keeping you focused on your goals.
Obviously there’s only so much information I can include in a blog post, and there is so much more to learn. My favourite books are:
Have you ever ventured into the wonderful world of crystal healing? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!