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Earth sustains us in every way, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the shelter she provides.
Mother Earth has given us the tools and resources that we can use to heal her and us as well. She has graciously allowed us to unearth her crystal secrets so that we may find peace, abundance, healing, protection and energy from these gifts.
Crystals and nature are healing gifts from Mother Earth. Appreciate and feel the healing energy, that emanates from them.
When you are connected with Mother Earth and the universe, many benefits come into your life.
The ancient Egyptians wore amulets of precious and semi precious stones as protection from evil spirits; ancient Chinese civilizations have associated jade with healing since the Neolithic period; and the Greek word for amethyst means “not drunk” the stone was believed to inhibit intoxication in those who wore it.
Thousands of years old, healing crystals harness the life giving elements of the Earth and the universe. Harnessing the energy of the Sun, the Moon, and the oceans. Semi-precious stones connect us to Earth and to all it's resources.
Clear Quartz has been on Earth since the beginning of time. Today, quartz makes up 12% of the Earth’s crust and is used in almost every kind of technology, including time keeping, electronics, information storage, and more. If it’s possible for crystals to communicate through computer chips, then isn’t it possible that this vibrational energy could be transformed in other ways? And with its connection to the Earth and its life giving elements, it makes sense that crystals are universally healing, especially since they’ve made their mark in almost every civilization before us.
One of the first pieces of scientific evidence relating to the power of crystals is the work done by IBM scientist Marcel Vogel. While watching crystals grow under a microscope, he noticed that their shape took the form of whatever he was thinking about. He hypothesized that these vibrations are the result of the constant assembling and disassembling of bonds between molecules. He also tested the metaphysical power of Quartz and proved that rocks can store thoughts similar to how tapes use magnetic energy to record sound.
So when you place healing crystals on your body, they interact with your individual energy fields, also known as chakras. Your energy transforms, vibrates, pulses, moves and shifts in accordance with the properties and energetic signature of the crystal.
Crystals are conduits for the healing energy of earth when used correctly. Crystals emit positive, uplifting, energizing, and calming vibrations that help you achieve a more peaceful mind and a revitalized physical state of being,
"Crystals’ vibrations are said to arise from the unique way their atoms and molecules move and interact" says Amy Mercree, holistic health expert and author, These vibrations and energies can then supposedly affect our human bodies and minds.
“Our bodies are dynamic, electromagnetic organisms—we have physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy flowing through us all the time,” Mercree says. “Crystals are a fun and unique way to help direct and influence that energy towards greater health when used with the right intention.”
Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts.
Each crystal or gemstone has its own signature and vibration and that determines it's powers and how it impacts us.
Choosing which crystal is best for us can be done in many ways.
It can be as simple as a calling, where we feel attracted to a certain stone or we simply stumble upon it.
Or you can simply choose a stone based on it's healing properties (Please refer to our section of healing crystals for further details on the healing properties of each crystal).
Since each crystal or gemstone has its own signature and vibration, each has it's own healing properties.
Combining crystals requires deep studies in both gemology and healing arts to determine the right mix.
Mixing crystals for specific purposes or target is a delicate art, it's about finding the right type of crystals to use, ensuring they all function well together (Many stones cannot be combined together,they may produce a counter effect!) and putting in the right amount and weight to use of each.
Crystals can absorb a range of different energies and emotions, It is therefore important to 'cleanse' them and on a regular basis, however, The intention is to cleanse the stone of its stored energies, both good and bad, which can be released again by the stone at any time and once it becomes loaded with energy.
Several cleansing and recharging methods are recommended:
1 – Salt Water
Soak your Crystals in sea water or water mixed with sea/Himalayan salt in a bowl (not metal) so they are fully submerged in water for anywhere between 1 to 24 hours, then rinse them thoroughly in cool running water after that. Flush away the salt water after using it.
Certain crystals cannot sustain salty water for a long time (for ex. Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematite, etc.)
2 – Dry Salt
Place your crystals directly into dry sea or Himalayan salt placed in a bowl for several hours, overnight or for several days then rinse them thoroughly under cool running water to remove any remaining salt. After use, the salt must be thrown away and never re-used because it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.
3 – Smudging
Another popular method of cleansing crystals is by 'Smudging'. This involves burning either Smudge Sticks or Incense Sticks and holding the crystals in the smoke to cleanse the stored energies. Several types of incense are specifically recommended for this because, when burned, they release certain elements into the air via the smoke which can effectively remove bad and built-up energies. The following incense sticks are particularly recommended for effective smudging: Sage and Sweetgrass, Sandalwood or Cedarwood (available from our Web Store). A feather can be used to fan the smoke across the crystals and this only needs to be done for a short amount of time. 20 to 30 seconds should be long enough.
4 - Place on or with self cleansing stone
You can place your stones on one of self cleansing ones, and it will be automatically cleansed and recharged.
Generally speaking you will not want to use water or salt to cleanse crystals with a Mohs hardness rating lower than 7. If you are ever unsure, use another method. Here is a list of crystals you will not want to use water or salt with such as:
- Any raw, uncut rough stone
- Calcite (all)
- Fire Opal
- Imperial Topaz
- Red Coral
Some stones are self cleansing: