There are rich historical and mythological traditions surrounding crystals which we define as solid materials that have beautiful and highly ordered microscopic compositions. It was the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, East Asia, and South Asia that first explored the usage of crystals for their healing properties and their connection to celestial and divine powers. The Greeks believed that crushed hematite crystal could render soldiers invincible in battle, while the Hindus have long incorporated crystals in the “whole-body” practice of Ayurvedic medicine.
In recent years, more people have explored the potential of crystals to shift their energies and to contribute to their holistic healing. You, too, may be curious about how crystals can play a role in shedding the light on any personal darknesses in your life.
To help you get acquainted with crystal healing, here’s a short guide on finding the perfect crystal for your purposes. Choosing a healing crystal for yourself, and perhaps even keeping a personal collection of them may help you centre your energies and bring about the kind of healing that’s best for you.
1. Envision What You Need to Heal From
First, before even thinking about stones, think about the events in your life that have hurt you and that necessitate a change in your energy. To begin the process of inner healing, you must be able to identify what it actually is that you need to recover from.
Are you reeling from a breakup with your romantic partner? Have you recently suffered a devastating rejection in your professional life? Or are you looking to pick yourself up after a personal betrayal by someone you once believed in?
The answer will determine not only the right type of crystal to aid your inner healing, but also the right approach to seeking the closure and revitalisation that you need.
2. Determine the Kind of Energy That Will Supplement Your Healing
Next, think about the kind of energy you want to build up within yourself to facilitate healing from your problems. Some people will need to work towards gaining more internal courage for themselves after healing from a problem that stoked their personal fears. Others may need to build up meditative energy that will allow them to be more self-aware and reflective of their actions. Still, others may need to summon the energy to calm themselves and take it easy after long periods of hardship and fast-paced living.
Think about it this way: in traditional medicine, different ailments require different approaches for healing. Take the example of using either a hot compress or cold compress to relieve pain. Heat boosts blood flow and therefore the best treatment for pains that involve muscle stiffness. Cold, on the other hand, reduces blood flow and is best for pains related to inflammation and swelling. When choosing a crystal for your inner healing, get the kind of crystal which has spiritual properties that boost the energy that you want for yourself.
3. Study the Unique Properties of Different Crystals
Once you’re aware of what you need to heal from and what kind of energy will be most restorative to you, it’s time to look at the stones themselves. Crystals come in different shapes and colours, and they also have different material properties. It would be good to do some research about the qualities associated with particular types of crystal, as one stone may hold more poignant meaning for you than another.
You can look into crystals like jasper for spiritual support after enduring stress, obsidian for enhanced energy in processing complex emotions or experiences, and amethyst for purification. Rose quartz can help restore trust and belief in romantic love after a breakup, while citrine can recover mental clarity and creative impulses that have been lost, perhaps due to workload burnout. A good part of the fun lies in learning about how these crystals all differ from each other and how a certain stone may be just right for your spiritual needs.
4. Encourage Your Intuition When Choosing Crystals
It will definitely help to do some extensive reading about crystals, but it’s worth noting that your inner healing isn’t something that you should over-intellectualise. Though in-depth research may help you narrow it down to the top contenders, the best healing crystal may make itself known to you through the power of intuition.
Try visiting a crystal shop and checking out its wares. Does something draw your eye? Does one of the stones have a “good feel” that just resonates with you? If so, it must be for a good reason, and that crystal may be meant for you and you alone.
5. Remember That Crystal Healing Is Only One Aspect of Your Overall Health
Lastly, even if you end up enjoying the process of choosing your own healing crystal, remember that it should only form one part of your holistic approach to solving life’s problems. Crystals aren’t a magic ticket to instant physical and spiritual healing—for those two things to fully materialise in your life, you need to put in the work to make them happen.
Yes, your new crystal can indeed be a source of spiritual support for you. That said, use it as a catalyst to permit and encourage yourself to seek other types of help that will aid in your full recovery—in mind, body, heart, and spirit.
For example, your chosen crystal can serve as a reminder to always consult a medical professional for the continued healing of your physical ailments. Perhaps the energy you’ve renewed with your crystal can give you the courage you need to explore therapy, counselling, or one-on-one coaching to resolve complex problems in your family life, romantic life, or career. And if you’re well aware of something that is causing you great emotional pain, like the influence of a toxic person, eliminate their presence from your life.
Even with healing crystals on hand, you will not be able to heal properly if you allow your inner wounds to fester.
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