by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
Crystals can be used as a tool for self-awareness, healing and meditation. Historically, crystals have been used as remedies as far back as antiquities. Worn and adorned for stature and wealth, carried and embraced for its powers of self-conscious thought and healing, as well as, bathed with and used in remedies to bring about change, empowerment and meditative peace.
The power behind Earth’s minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for healing include Calcite, Hematite, Fluorite, Peridot, Quartz and Turquoise. They can be used for awareness, communication, better understanding, grounding, and transitions.
Abundant crystal that comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. Helps one draw more insight from books or personal experience by making important information easier to remember. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions. Clear/Optical: Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing.
Lime Green Calcite
Tranquility; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one.
Gold or Yellow Calcite
This stone is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the sun and light. Recommended for astral projection. This stone is a stone of empowerment. It stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra and benefits those who need power.
This stone has a reputation for easing pain (especially back pain, due to its mineral make-up), and is used for boosting awareness around communication and the Throat Chakra, This stone is calming and soothing to the nerves and assists in the calming of spirit and issues around anxiety.
This stone is uplifting, brings joy, happiness, and humor, this stone has an uncanny ability to stimulate conversation and help others to feel at ease with groups of people. Orange stimulates and initiates and benefits the Sacral Spleen Chakra
This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.
This stone is for rebirth and renewal. Used for good health, wealth and protection. Clears Heart Chakra, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness. Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart. Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. Helps with mental cleansing by highlighting problems.
Quartz: “Rock Crystal”
Quartz is the Master Healer and the “stone of power”! Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store information/energy in, program or amplify energy and is used as a healing instrument. The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually). Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. Quartz works with All Chakra and master gland for balancing, cleansing and healing. It is the perfect stone for complete Aura balancing.
This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for illnesses in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra and the Heart Chakra. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing and helping. It is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth. Balancing Yin and Yang, energizing the meridians and cleansing/clearing the Aura. Turquoise is used at the Third Eye Chakra for increasing our psychic connection to great spirit through intuition and allows for much deeper meditation.