For centuries cultures around the world have sought out different crystals to harness their energies. Through time crystals and their properties became associated with certain moods, affirmations and energies. Red for example is universally known for its high intensity energy. For good or bad, when red is involved you can up the ante on the energy output but did you know the color red and its crystal companion the Ruby can represent new beginnings and the number one.
We can enhance our own energies by combining our vibrations with the Ruby to help draw and ready us for the new possibilities and opportunities we are seeking. We can do this same style exercise with a wide assortment of crystals.
Crystals have been long used as means for healing and restoring positive energy. Believers of crystal work will tell you each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency. It is this resonance that is said to give crystals their healing abilities. It is also said that applying the crystals in certain ways to certain places on the body and within your surroundings, can help to restore balance to the bodies’ energy systems while stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. To believers, crystal healing is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing that works holistically to harmonize the mind,
body, and spirit.
To bring forth this harmonizing energy, crystals can be placed on specific points of the body or can be swept over the body. There are a variety of techniques in utilizing and releasing the energy of your crystal. For example, you can wear your crystal as an amulet, necklace or close to the area you want to the crystal to work upon. There also needs to be a cautionary approach to crystals and stones because some may be harmful in certain situations, such as in elixirs or in the prolonged holding, bathing or touching to the skin. This is why certain stones and crystals are presented and sold in a tumbled or treated way. A good rule is to make sure you wash your hands after using any crystal or stone. There are also certain ways to clean your crystal and stones; by checking with a crystal professional to get you started may be the best way to begin your journey with this ancient art form.
It is important to remember crystals work on many levels and their effects can be experienced differently by different people. They assist us with our issues through their color, their crystalline structure, and their chemical composition. Some people feel an immediate connection with crystals through their physical and emotional reactions, while others notice the changes but do not necessarily feel the energy of the crystal. This is perfectly normal and the experience of many crystal workers has been that most people do perceive a variety of positive changes after consistent use of crystals over a period of time.
If you would like to experiment with crystals, their energies and their correlating numbers and affirmations below is a quick guide to get started.
The Number 1 is associated with Red, the Ruby and new beginnings.
The Number 2 is Orange and the mystical Moonstone enhancing our ability to
The Number 3 has Yellow as its color and Topaz as its stone to bring
enjoyment into our lives.
The Number 4 is represented by Green and wearing an Emerald helps us to be
The Number 5 is Blue like the Turquoise or Aquamarine we can wear to bring
The Number 6 is the deeper Indigo Blue of the Sapphire which guides us to be
The Number 7 has the color Purple and the Amethyst to maintain and enhance
The Number 8 represents the color Pink so you can shine like a Diamond to
The Number 9 opens the color palate to all Pastels and you can wear an Opal
or Gold for completion.
The Number 11 is Black and White but you wear Silver to build up your
intuition and imagination.
The Number 22 is combined with Coral and the metal Copper to bring great
results to our efforts.
There are other crystals not represented above that can bring different results. Clear Quartz is found around the world and is considered by many to be one of the most influential crystals available for our betterment. It is said to offer protective qualities for the wearer as well as from others who may have shady intentions. It is also considered to be a power pack of a crystal because it is the crystal to use to cleanse and recharge other crystals. Clear Quartz crystals can be programmed to hold the intention of the wearer and amplify the energy of that intention. A simple weekly cleaning under running water and recharge in the sunshine and you are ready to get back to work.
Since ancient times the crystal known as Citrine
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Looking to increase the love and value you have in yourself try Rose Quartz, considered the love stone. In addition, Rose Quartz is also thought to clear blocks and dissolves resentments left over from past experiences in love so that we may enjoy the present. For some people, this means bringing up unresolved emotions to the surface, so if you experience this, use a grounding crystal such as Black Tourmaline, which will help you to both get to the bottom of the issue and transmute this into a positive experience.
The stone of Jade is considered by the Chinese culture to have properties that bring luck and good fortune to those who wear or display this precious stone.
Whatever crystal you choose to fit your needs, bringing a positive attitude and outlook will only help your efforts. Enjoy!