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Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Hazel » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:32 pm

Crystal Healing

How do crystals work?
Crystals have a long tradition of being used for crystal healing. 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. Applying this resonance in a coherent way can help to restore stability and balance to the bodies energy systems, stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Crystal therapy is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing that works holistically to harmonize the mind, body, emotions and spirit, helping to increase our feeling of well-being, neutralize negativity, lift depression and to help us to become integrated, whole beings.
This has only scratched the surface of the healing properties of crystals, much more information can be found in crystal books.
Crystals are used for healing, meditation, energy work, storing information, protection, grounding, and channeling. Many have specific shapes such as crystal skulls and singing crystal bowls, used for healing, balancing, awakening, and scrying. Crystal scrying deals with the images one sees within a crystal (holograms) and how that helps them shape their destiny at a given time. These images may appear to change in time. Your mind can also project images into a quartz crystal.
They vibrate to different frequencies depending on the crystal, its size and use. People are guided to a specific crystal, determined by the matrix of the person at a given time, and that of the crystal chosen. You touch it, and know it is yours - you are attuned to that crystal at that point in time. Crystals can be placed anywhere, held, or worn as jewelry. Crystals vibrate to at different frequencies to enhance healing. Quartz crystals have excellent healing properties. Quartz also has the ability to transform an imbalanced energy field. When you feel stressed the crystal can balance your energies and revitalize you. Small quartz crystals left in water will ionize the water and is a good drink for healing.
You can use crystals yourself to heal or find a qualified healer. Most crystal healing is guided to the healer by Spirit who will tell the healer which crystals will be most effective and the patterns the crystals should be placed on or around the person's body. The length of time used with the crystals will vary with each patient and healer. The healer must determine the person's frequency and attune it to the crystals that will create healing and balance. All healing is about placing the body in balance. Treatments will vary in length and number of times required. They may not always work.
Owning a crystal that you carry with you or keep in the area you spend most of your time, can enhance the healing after you work with the healer. It's always good to have a few quartz crystals around your home to balance the energies, even if you do not need healing.
They know what they have to do.

CLEARING GEMSTONES AND CRYSTALS
Sometimes a stone or crystal you are strongly drawn to doesn't feel good, or a stone that felt good previously doesn't feel good now. The stone or crystal may need to be cleared. Clearing is necessary before using any stone for healing. The clearer the energy of a healing stone, the more powerful it is. Crystals and healing gemstones need to be cleared as soon as they are purchased as well as clearing after every healing. A cleared, ready crystal feels positive and bright, tingly and cold to the touch. A crystal that needs clearing may feel hot, heavy or drained. There are a number of ways to effectively clear crystals and gemstones.
1. SMUDGING- A quick way to cleanse your healing stones is to smudge them with burning cedar or sage. Smudging is an excellent way to make sure your stones are purified. Simply hold the burning sage or cedar stick while passing your stone through the smoke. I usually do this a couple times to ensure cleansing. I also like to cleanse my stones by smudging after every healing.
2. MOONLIGHT- Moonlight is another way of clearing your gemstones. Simply place outside from the Full to the New Moon. Waning Moons are good times to clear crystals, to dispel old energies, but any time works. The amount of time used varies with the sensitivity of the healer and the amount of material from which the stone needs cleansing. Try hanging your gemstone necklaces in a tree where the moonlight can cleanse them.
(I personally do not recommend ever placing your crystals and gemstones in the sunlight, many stones tend to fade their colors in the sun. Also internal fractures may cause your stone to crack or break if placed in the sun.)
3. OTHER METHODS THAT WORK WELL- Burying your crystal in a cupful of dried herbs will also clear it. Suggested herbs for this are rose petals, sage, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood. You can usually find these at low cost at many co-ops or herb stores. This is a gentle way to clear crystals, and a pleasant way, but it does take longer than sea salt.
Crystals may also be buried into the Earth. This is especially helpful when you feel deep cleansing is needed. Outdoors, simply dig a hole the size of your crystal into the Earth, place your crystal again point down, and cover with soil. The amount of time needed is personal choice. Be sure to place a Popsicle stick or some other marker to insure you fine your stone again!!! For apartment dwellers, use a flower pot to bury your stone in.
The Sacred Breath- Some like to use this method of 'blowing away' any negativity from the stone, simply hold the stone in your hand and blow on it, while blowing ask your higher self to cleanse the crystal.
Finally, if you are in a hurry and feel that your crystal needs to be cleared, you can easily run them under cool tap water. Make sure the points are facing down the drain to run the negative energy right down the sink!!! NEVER USE WARM OR HOT WATER, THIS WILL FRACTURE OR BREAK YOUR CRYSTALS. Visualize the crystal as sparkly, tingly, cold, and belonging to the healer.
PROGRAMMING AND DEDICATING STONES
After you choose and clear your gemstone or crystal, it is a good idea to dedicate it or program it. The purpose of programming a crystal or gemstone is to focus its abilities on something you specifically need, thereby magnifying the stone's intent through your own. The purpose of dedicating the stone to a high level healing energy or Goddess (God) is to protect it from negative energy. A crystal or stone that is programmed and dedicated in these ways becomes much more powerful and useful as a tool.
This is a very simple process. Hold the crystal or gemstone in your hand and sense its energy. With the stone being newly cleared, the energy will feel stronger and even more appealing that before. As you sense this energy and appreciate it, ask quietly to be connected to the deva of the crystal or gemstone. Though not animate, stones are living things and the deva of the piece is the stone's life-force energy. Once you feel you have sensed what you can from the energy, think of what you will be using the stone for. Think of these uses, then quietly ask the gemstone if it is willing to act in the way you wish. The crystals energy may increase with a yes or seem to disappear with a no. If the stone accepts your intent, state in your mind that it be so. Once a stone is programmed, it will hold its intent until you or someone else reprograms it.
To prevent any negative energy from attaching itself to your crystal you may with to dedicate it. To do this, simply hold the crystal or gemstone in your hand and state clearly in your mind: "Only the most positive high-level energy may work through this healing tool". Focus on your intent for awhile, and then end your sensing (meditation) with "SO BE IT". The stone is now dedicated.
You may also choose to dedicate your gemstone or crystal to a specific healing energy, for example, to a Goddess of healing. There are many healing goddesses, including Isis, Yemaya, Diana. For stones programmed for protection, Hecate or Kali are strong protection Goddesses.
LAYING ON OF STONES
The technique of using crystals and gemstones on the receiver's body for healing is called laying on of stones. It is a powerful method of cleansing negative energy, clearing and balancing the chakras, effecting emotional release, and bringing light and healing into all the aura bodies. Cleared, programmed, and dedicated stones move the receiver's vibration into alignment with the planet and the universal grid. This results in a freeing of life force energy in the chakras and aura, a healing of the Body of Light, and a transformation of negative or dis-ease into health.
The process may be done with clear quartz crystals only, colored gemstones only, or a combination of both. The stones may be used alone or with a hands on healing (ie;Reiki). The stones are placed upon the receiver's body from feet to head. The healer then begins using her hands as usual starting at the head and moving toward the feet. (Use gemstones with colors matching each chakra's color. The stones can be in any form—faceted, raw, tumbled, eggs, or beads.) Energy in this type of healing needs to move in one direction through the body, either Earth to sky or sky to Earth. If the energy is Earth to sky, all the gemstones that have points are placed with the points turned towards the receiver's crown. The effect of this direction is to move the receiver's energy to a higher vibration or more spiritual level. If the direction is from sky to Earth, it is the opposite, with the crystals pointing toward the feet. This direction moves life force energy from crown to feet for grounding and rooting into Earth.
To begin, the receiver lies on her back on a padded floor or massage table, with pillows under her head and knees for comfort. The space should be quiet, comfortable, and warm. Use only stones that have been dedicated to positive energy and programmed for healing. Invite spirit guides and angels into the session if you wish.
Start by placing a clear quartz crystal above her head and below her feet. In the right hand place another crystal and in the left hand place a rose quartz gemstone. (my personal method). Then go chakra by chakra, moving from the feet to crown and placing the appropriate colored gemstone for each center. (Be sure you have your healing stones spread out where you can reach them easily.) There may be stones that you are drawn to for a particular reason, let yourself be guided, there are no real rules. You cannot do it wrong. A stone that is not needed for the session or is inappropriate for the receiver's energy will roll right off or roll to another place where it is better utilized. Allow this to occur. If the receiver feels uncomfortable with a particular stone, remove it, the energy is not right for her needs.
When the stones are all in place, the healer has two options. She (he) can go to the head and begin a hands on healing. Be sure to cover the stones with your hands carefully in order not to scatter the gemstones. While your hands are covering each chakra over the stone, visualize the bright color of the gemstone entering the chakra, making it appear bright, balanced, centered, and healthy. Do this visualization until you feel confident to move to the next chakra. Be sure to flick fingers to release any negative energy before going to the next center. End with a complete brushing of the aura.

The other option a healer has once the stones are placed is to sit beside the receiver and simply wait, allowing the gemstones and spirit guides to do the healing. As the receiver's chakras and aura absorb and are balanced by the crystal and gem energies, the stones begin to roll off one by one. When all the stones are off, or the receiver feels finished with those that remain, the healing is over. End with a complete brushing of the aura and allow the receiver to lie quietly without the stones. Ask for feedback and discuss anything that you feel should be discussed. While she is doing this, the healer can gather up the stones from the table or floor and clear them again before putting them away. Put them into your protective box.
A laying on of stones healing can be quite intense. There is often a major energy shift during this type of healing. More frequent emotional releases, past life and this life trauma openings and other transformative events. The healers role in this is to wait for the release to end and to be entirely non-judgmental. After a session, there may also be a physical detoxification process that can continue for up to a week. Be aware of what is happening and again, allow it. The changes are always positive and are usually gentle.
The client can wear crystals there are some beautiful pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings available and there are some appropriate for men or discreetly kept in a pocket or taped to the body and kept in the work space.
An amethyst cluster used as decoration is a great protection against Physic attack.
Since I have been given one a very annoying family member, who tried to control and psychically attacks everyone has never returned to visit when she realized that she no longer felt in control.
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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:20 am

Well done, Hazel. Thank you.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Nick O'Connor » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:43 am

Hi Hazel

Useful summary. I've been a specialist crystal healer for last 10 years and you may be interested to add a variation to your list of hints. Occasionally, I get good results by substituting shells for crystals. Any shell is really just a concentrated lump of calcium carbonate and the shell works in place of amethyst or howlite for those with anger control problems. Just a thought.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Hazel » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi Nick
Thank you for your usefull contribution, I have never used shells my self in healing but I have been collecting them for years, now I can put them to good use as well as showing them off. the funny thing is that I have read about using shells but have not taken much notice, thanks again.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:57 am

Hi, Hazel and Nick,

Now you have my curiosity up. Are all shells just considered one kind of shell because of the Calcium or do different shells have different uses?

Here in New York, down by South Street Seaport (http://www.southstreetseaport.com/), we have stores that sell all manner of shells. Would they all have the same use, being the same composition? or does shape and species make a difference in use?

Is there an effect in power because these once housed a living animal? Many of the shells you find on the beach here were opened by predators. Would the animal's death have an effect on the shell's use?

There are paths down in the Jamaica Bay Refuge, by me, that are almost paved with shell. You've just opened up (not for the first time) a whole new world for me.

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Re: Crystal Healing/Shells

PostAuthor: Nick O'Connor » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Hi Jim

Lots of questions! Cannot answer all, but I'll try. What is a shell anyway? Actually, all shells are calcium carbonate in a crystalline form, which makes the difference. Calcium carbonate as a compound normally comes out as chalk or limestone, but a shell is as close as you come to a crystal. In normal crystal healing terms, a shell belongs in the same group of minerals as calcite - of which there are many types and colours.

Interestingly, I've had a lot of successful cures, particularly of young people, using orange calcite in its raw form, ie not faceted or tumbled. You may be right when you refer to the organic element or the power of the shell's occupant. However, I have found that all shells work in the same way, whether they are cowries, tritons, sundials, scallops, cones or spindles. If I had to categorise patients between shells or crystals, my general feeling is that shells work really well for patients with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and depressive illnesses - and also for those who are a bit sceptical about traditional crystal healers using stones or gem elixirs.

Hope this helps. So mote it be.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:57 am

Thank you, Nick. That was very helpful.

And thanks as well to Hazel who started this thread with a great precis of healing.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Hazel » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi Jim I have been studying up on the use of shells in Healing,

Due to their organic state, as once having a living molusc inside they maintain a high energy field, which the healer can tap into, as Nick says thay work well for Human mental emotional problems.
any shell will work but ones that are smooth and are highly coloured seem to have more power, like crystals different coloures for different problems. One healer mentioned that She/He collects them from the beach and only ones that speak to them on collection work well He / She said that they feel a vibration from the shell, if there is no vibration the shell is discarded.
Hope this helps,
I'm still reading up and talking to other healers for more info.

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Skywalker (Deceased) » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Thank you, Hazel. I have a Nautilus shell from a close friend. I'll have to give it a try. : c )

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Re: Crystal Healing

PostAuthor: Nick O'Connor » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi Jim and Hazel and any other interested healers

Work in progress really, About 4 years ago, I was able to help a 7-year old girl with statemented ADHD (ie uncontrolled anger, insomnia and severe stress). She lives in our village and I was asked to help by her grandparents, because the doctors and psychotherapists had no remedies save for drugs...not much fun at 7 years old. I used blue/green jade to help her and within 3 months the ADHD had receded significantly and she was able to join a primary school. Four years on, she needs a boost to the treatment and I am now sourcing shells to help her case. I'll keep you posted.

However, I thought I'd add a little story to Hazel's excellent notes on crystal healing. Much longer ago (some 6-7 years), I was working in the north of England and a business friend came to me with a problem. She knew about my beliefs and I had been able to help her mother with an anxiety problem, but this new problem was different as it concerned her dog. It was a rescue dog that kept biting people and other dogs and was on a final warning from the police, ie one more bite and then lethal injection. My colleague came to me as a last resort. I did not know then that you could use crystals for healing animals, but I was able to construct a prayer to the goddess, Diana, and source a good stone to be fixed to the dog's lead (cannot remember now - carnelian or tiger's eye?). The dog never bit anyone or anything again. So, perhaps this is a small postscript to crystal healing.

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