In my last blog, I briefly outlined that crystals have energy frequencies that many people cannot even feel but some that are lucky enough can feel their vibrations and fall in love rather easily with crystals right away. If you haven't tried to use crystals yet, what are you waiting for? My all time favourite thing to do is grab my journal and write about my dreams, where I want to be in a year, something important that I just haven't been able to perhaps find the time, finances or energy to accomplish... and then grab a fragrance, a candle and some pretty little crystals that I know will help in obtaining my goals.
I prefer to use crystal grids with LOTS of pretties adorning my mat. Choosing the perfect crystal or combination of crystals and minerals is actually quite easy. Do a little research, feel/dig through the bins to see which ones pop out at you and that's it.
You do however, need to activate your crystals, which I like to do while cleaning them (I use smudge) for the first time - by talking to them to find out what they are willing to do for me. I will also blow my life force onto them after a brief communication to give them some of my energy. This seems to be very beneficial in connecting us. Some people think that I am weird when I say this but I already know that I am.
I love what crystals have done and continue to do with my life.
Crystal Gridwork has been very successful for me as it keeps me focused on my goals. I like to leave my grid in place until I have reached the goal that I have set for myself so that I can meditate and visualize the results several times a day. When my goal is accomplished, I can take the grid apart and clean all the crystals with love and gratitude before retiring them all back into their bowl, jar or vase to use again some day or to give to someone else as a thoughtful gift. Then you know what I do? I reach for my journal and start dreaming all over again.
I love helping people learn how to use crystal grids and offer a 90 minute, one on one tutorial, by appointment only of course. For $80 and the cost of a few tumbled or raw crystals or minerals, I can help you begin your manifestation/visualization process so that you can start making a better life for yourself.
I have helped many do this very proficiently. If you need a hand in starting your grid, let me know. I would be honoured to help you and answer all of your questions. I also have a booklet publication available at the Fort Erie Crystal Shop for a small fee, if you would rather try the grids on your own. It is very well written, I must say and tells you, step by step, what you need to know, about how to manifest/visualize abundance with a crystal grid. The concept of grids is the same for any manifestation that you have but abundance seemed to be the most popular at the time that I wrote the publication.
Giving you my liberal kindness and gratitude today. Take it and spread it around generously.
A look at crystals for beginners.
There are 3 questions that I get asked most often regarding the basics of crystals when starting a collection.
1 - What is the difference between a crystal, a gemstone and a rock?
A crystal is simply a singly structured mineral that contains a crystalline atomic structure versus a rock that is made up of multiple minerals and/or crystals. All solitary minerals are Crystals.
A gemstone is called a gemstone when it is beautiful enough to be used to make jewelry. That is the most basic answer that I can give.
2 - How do crystals work?
While there is much debate regarding the 'magical powers' of crystals, the fact that crystals give off vibrations based on their differing molecular structure is absolutely true. Using these vibrational energies while holding, wearing or being in the proximity of crystals, one can visualize, manifest or meditate on what they need/want and the crystals are said to lend one a helping hand to accomplish goals or simply to feel better. Choosing the right crystal is highly beneficial to this process.
3 - What is a good 'beginner' crystal?
There are plenty of nice crystals for you to choose from. Aroma Bubbles Lifestyle Boutique has, in fact, over 150 ethically sourced choices in tumbled stones alone! Really the choice of your first crystal should be based on what you are wanting to achieve with it. Most people start off with a nice little amethyst cluster for about $10. Amethyst has so many wonderful properties with a very gentle vibration for those just starting out. Others may start with a small sampling of a few $1-$2 crystals from the tumbled bins. If you are shopping at AromaBubbles.Org or in the store, you will see 'Crystal Healing Benefits or Meanings' papers with each specimen to guide you in your choices. Papers are prepared for you to take with each crystal that you purchase. Many compliment their collection with these descriptive papers in their journal or album. Only YOU can choose your own first crystal and every crystal to follow that, unles you get some as a gift of course.
It is said that we do not choose our crystals, but that they choose us.
Isn't that nice to think about?
I hope that this allowed a bit of light to be shone on the basics of crystals for those of you that are just starting out. I will do another blog post soon.
Until then, let me just say, "You are Enough!".
Let me ask you this before I go... I believe in the power of healing crystals.