Are you curious about crystals when it comes to your self care, or in terms of your healing, balance, and transformation?
I know I am! Honestly, I have loved rocks ever since I moved to Minnesota from California when I was eleven. My grandfather introduced me to his rock collection, which, of course, included the Lake Superior Agate. I loved rock collecting and agate hunting so much I even had a rock tumbler.
My love for rocks carried me into my adult years and has expanded into a passion for jewelry making with crystals and stones, and I absolutely love crystals and stones in my healing work.
But what I remember most was how my childhood introduction to the Lake Superior Agate was the divine intervention my energy system needed to ground myself after my family moved from California to Minnesota.
Why are Crystals and Stones So Awesome?
For starters, like everything in the universe, crystals and stones radiate their energy. Even if you don’t have a physicist’s understanding of energy, you can experience the energy of a crystal or stone for yourself.
They reflect and absorb light, and they also reflect and absorb heat.
For instance, if and when you get a Rose Quartz in your grasp, feel how cool it is in the palm of your hands. Hold it for a while then notice how warm it becomes.
Crystals and stones are beautiful and behold a certain mystique. The beautiful pink color of a Rose Quartz is so fascinating. In fact, its pink hue brings certain thoughts and emotions to the surface.
You can’t help to feel good about the pink in a Rose Quartz.
And lastly, crystals and stones have certain healing properties that help bring awareness, alignment, balance, and transformation.
Rose Quartz helps you to heal your heart, helps you to become aware of your lavish unconditional love, helps to align your heart with love, helps you to balance the energy of love within you, and helps you to transform into a more loving person.
My Rose Quartz Story
The first Rose Quartz I received was given to me with the intention that I use it to open my heart, and that I also give it away to someone I felt intuitively guided to give it to.
It was a sphere and I slept with it every night. It’s warmth was the hug I needed when so much of my energy was going to raising my young 3 children and I had little energy for myself.
I also meditated with it a lot.
I’d imagine that I was inside of the Rose Quartz surrounded by a pink cave of light and in this way I loved myself from the inside of the crystal.
In a way, that Rose Quartz became my friend even if really I was opening up and transforming myself into my own best friend.
When the time was right, I eventually gave the Rose Quartz to my teenaged daughter, who I knew at the time could use some light and love from the same crystal that gave me so much.
How to Begin Working With Crystals
1. When you’re ready to begin working with crystals in your self care routine, Rose Quartz is a perfect stone to begin with. (Of course, you can begin with any crystal or stone that resonates with you, and I will write future posts about other stones.)
Rose Quartz is gentle and protective yet emanates noticeable energy. And it’s beautiful!
You can shop online for a Rose Quartz, but you may prefer to visit a local store.
2. Because many hands have likely touched the crystal now in your possession, it’s best to cleanse it so it can shine and sparkle for its highest good.
Some ways to do this are to:
- place it under running water
- place it in a bowl of water
- place it in a bowl of salt
- bury it in the earth for a day
- smudge it with sage
- leave it outside underneath the moonlight for a night.
Any of these work fine. Choose one that works well for you. When I purchase a new crystal, I place it under running water for a short time, then I charge it with Reiki.
3. Now that you have cleansed the crystal, it’s important that you charge it. I am a believer that you have the power to manifest all of your intentions, and so your power can also charge your crystal. Simply hold it in your hands and set an intention for it.
I’d love to help you with this. As a Reiki practitioner, I am able to charge your crystal with Reiki energy. Bring your crystal to your next session, and I’ll charge it with energy, power, and your intention.
So you have a crystal, have cleansed it, and have powered it. Now what? Well, you can begin working with it, and by working with it, I mean that is up to you!
You can meditate with it, sleep with it, bring it with you to your Reiki sessions. Set it in a highly visible place to raise your awareness or to let its energy radiate into your space. Carry it in your purse or briefcase. Keep it in your car. Ask it to help you heal, place it in your garden, add it to your workspace to help you with increased productivity. Or create your own rituals with your crystal.
And that’s it. You’re on your way to including crystal and stones in your treasure box of self care. Please, please, please feel free to ask any questions.
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If you’re curious about crystals and Reiki and want to add some shine and sparkle to your self care, and perhaps cleanse and recharge it,