Crystals 101: Intro to Crystals

I often get asked questions like, "how do I use crystals", "what is the difference between the types of crystals", and "what kind of healing power do the crystals offer"? Love these questions so let’s dive in!

How do I use crystals?
Crystals carry a vibration, a frequency within them, and just by being near their higher and stable frequency, your energy will inevitably balance and raise.

Crystals maintain a perfect stable frequency without being subject to anything exterior, unlike us. We are constantly affected by the world around us and other energies we come into contact with. Crystals are made up of a fixed, regularly repeating, perfect geometric pattern of molecules and maintain their unmatched stability with no effort.

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
-Albert Einstein

So honestly you don’t have to DO anything, just by having them near you they’re working their magic!

How do I charge my crystal?
To get the most benefit out of your crystals and clear away any unwanted energy, it’s recommended to cleanse, purify or recharge them. There are a few ways to do this - water, sunlight, moonlight, soil, sound waves and sage. 

My favorite way is the full moon each month. I do some intention work and then leave them out under the moon light all night. This is a great way to release any old energy and recharge them with the highest potency of positive energy. 

What’s the difference between crystal types?
Crystals come in a wide variety of looks, sizes, uses, colors and frequency. The difference between each one can be vast, and a bit overwhelming when trying to decide which one is right for you. Intuition and color can be a tremendous help on which direction to go. Yes, color!

Crystals are known to have a vibrational match to like colors. For instance when it comes to the seven chakras, Purple Amethyst is a vibrational match to the crown chakra, while baby blue Celestite is a match to the throat chakra. Pyrite is well matched to the solar plexus and tourmaline is perfect for the third eye. Let your intuition guide you to which crystal your energetic body is in need of, there is no wrong answer. 

What kind of healing do crystals offer?
Throughout history and cultures, crystals have been used for many healing benefits, each one having a different use. Some of the most common crystals are Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Agate, Malachite, Jade and Hematite. 

The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health. They carved amulets to combat night terrors, purge evil spirits, boost low energy and release blocked energy. They even used to grind up Malachite and use the beautiful greens for eyeshadow. 

The Ancient Greeks used crystals similarly. Amethyst was used to prevent drunkenness and hangovers, Hematite to prepare for battle, ensuring to keep their bodies safe, and Clear Quartz amulets we’re carved and worn to protect them while out at sea. 

In Ancient China, Jade was highly valued and is known to symbolize purity and moral integrity and used as a kidney healing stone. There’s a Chinese saying that goes: "gold has a value; jade is invaluable." Jade was used for sacrificial vessels, tools, ornaments, utensils, ancient music instruments and many other items. 

Crystals have changed the energy dramatically in my home, I have them in every room. They carry such a high vibrational field, and literally raise the frequency of energy they come in contact with….that’s you! You are energy! Pure energy! So having crystals near you will do nothing but raise your vibe into higher states! Bring on the joy, love, health, empowerment and well-being!