For thousands of years, man has used crystals to heal a variety of ailments. It is believed that crystals act as conduits for healing, allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative energy flows out. Although not embraced by the current medical establishment, crystal healing has many followers.
The modern crystal healing movement was started by the famous healer, Edgar Cayce in the early 1900’s. Later in the 1970’s, Marcel Vogel, an IBM scientist and the creator of the liquid crystal display (LCD), began to look at crystal healing through a scientific lens. In recent years there has been a resurgence in the popularity of crystal healing.
Crystals are natural amplifiers of energy and assist in healing by magnifying the universal light energy that surrounds them. Your energy and intentions, work with them to aid in healing. Marcel Vogel drew connections between the spiral structure of quartz crystal lattice and human DNA and recognized the similarities between the silica composition of quartz and the human body.
Healing Crystals are powerful tools, aligning and balancing the chakras and the aura. Chakra is a Hindu term meaning spiritual energy. Our bodies have seven chakras; the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root. When one chakra gets out of alignment it not only causes problems in that particular area but has a negative effect on the other chakras. Our aura, is the energy that surrounds each person. Auras can be affected by the energy surrounding others.
Particular stones are associated with different forms of healing. For instance, Lapis Lazuli is thought to be excellent for dealing with headaches. Hematite is said to calm the spirit. Citrine is believed to help with digestive issues. Amethyst is thought to heal holes in the aura. Each Chakra has certain crystals associated with it often based on color, for example; amethyst for the crown, lapis lazuli for the third eye, sodalite for the throat, rose quartz for the heart, citrine for the solar plexus, carnelian for the sacral and red jasper for the root. Practitioners sometimes place the stones on the affected chakra for a period of time. Some people choose to carry stones or wear jewelry containing the crystals with them, to keep their chakras balanced and aligned.
Cleansing crystals of any negative energy collected can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Smudging cleans crystals. Keep a carnelian in a bag of stones and your stones will never need cleansed. Non friable or jointed crystals can be immersed in salt water. To re-energize your crystals place them in the light of the sun or moon for a few hours.
With so many ailments caused by modern stress, using healing stones is a wonderful to address that stress. They are beautiful, enticing and easily obtainable. Wear it in your jewelry, carry it in your pocket or display it in your home. They may just change your life.