What Are Healing Crystals?
Healing crystals have different energies that can affect the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the person working with them. Simply holding the right crystal, at the right time, can bring about a change in attitude and induce a sense of well-being. Each crystal has its own healing properties with some best suited for love, others for protection, and others for prosperity.
What Healing Crystals Can Do For You
The right crystal will affect the energy of the environment it is in. That energy can influence you whether you simply hold it in your hand or place it by your bed or even simply put it on your window sill.
Some examples of healing crystals and what they can do for you include:
Amethyst is available in various hues and shades of light violet to lilac to vibrant purple.
Amethyst resonates with Crown Chakra, (see picture) and opens the gateway for higher intuition, connection with the Divine, tapping into intelligence via the upper brain. It provides clarity when there is confusion in the mind and helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Rose Quartz is a pink crystal and is a soothing and calming stone focused on the heart and symbolizing love and harmony. It is used to help open your heart to give and receive love, helps you to forgive yourself and others, and is best used for relationship troubles and emotional issues. It can be worn or held when you are emotionally troubled and offers a soothing and calming affect that brings peace and tranquility.
Citrine is a golden, yellowish crystal. It’s used by those who want to invite more prosperity and abundance into their lives. It will help the user manifest more money by removing financial blockages and attracting new opportunities. It can be worn, kept in a purse or wallet, or in a cash drawer/money box in the home or office.
Carnelian is a stone that varies in color from light orange to reddish brown. It is used for motivation, inspiration, and confidence. It also inspires perseverance, offering additional support to help the user get through tough situations.
Where to Get Healing Crystals
There is no single, best place to purchase crystals. You can find high-quality crystals at your local Crystal Shop or Metaphysical store. The benefit of purchasing from a brick and mortar shop is that you can see the crystal up close, from all angles, handle it, and feel the energy. There may also be a particular shape that works best for your hand or the type of necklace you want to use it in.
You can purchase from an online store. Here are a few tips for purchasing crystals online:
- Ask for store recommendations from friends or connections online.
- Read the reviews of online stores.
- Etsy and eBay are excellent places to purchase, just pay attention to the reviews and ratings of the seller.
- Look for a social media page and read the comments from buyers, sellers, and those interested in crystals.
- Ask questions either directly on the site or by email.