In addition to being sparkly and beautiful, crystals put out unique energy frequencies which have an effect on each of our unique energy frequencies, harmonizing the two together. There are many amazing properties to crystals including; the geometric form in which each mineral grows, the hardness, the associated element; wind, fire, storm or earth, the chakra the color, and where it was found geographically. All these variables combine to give each type of crystal their unique qualities.
Because people vibrate at very different frequencies from each other, we each respond differently to crystals. My Reiki Master once told me, while we were discussing protection crystals, that she couldn’t hold Black Tourmaline because it didn’t feel good to her, she said she much preferred Hematite. I said, “I can’t even hold Hematite, it’s much too strong; I much prefer Black Tourmaline.” Just an example of how people resonate differently.
Crystals, like other living organisms, grow.
Because they grow slowly, they absorb massive amounts of knowledge that even the oldest humans do not possess. As a psychic, if you can talk with animals and if you can talk with plants, then you can talk with crystals. I once read a story about a psychic who tuned into a rock at the beach who regaled to her with the tale of a family picnic back in the early 1900s. While visiting Big Bend National Park, my husband ran back to make sure he locked the truck and I sat on a Stonewall. I communicated with the stone I was sitting on and it was delighted that it was in the wall with all of its friends and it could watch the parade of people walk up and down the path. It seemed to be a very happy rock indeed.
As you begin to get to know the different types of crystals, just like any other intuitive communication, you must tune into your body for your response. Note as you pick up the crystal how your respiration changes; does it get shallower or deeper? Do you begin to relax? Pay attention to the muscles in your face, around your eyes, forehead, and scalp, feel whether they get tenser or more relaxed. Do your shoulders crawl up around your ears or drop?
For me, some crystals make my heart race, especially meteorite crystals. The first time I picked up Moldavite, it felt it from my hand straight out the back of my head. When I visit the meteor strike in Arizona I can barely breathe and I get very shaky. You may find crystals that don’t resonate with your energy. Other crystals feel like a warm hug or an old friend. You’ll find the types of crystals that resonate with you and make you feel calm, relaxed, and loved.
I have to laugh when I hear the marketing term “Healing Crystals.”
All crystals have healing properties but some will work better for you than others. I defy you to walk into a crystal store and asked to see their un-healing crystals, that should be good for a laugh. While you’re there, talk with the staff and get their opinions, they can tell you what is popular and what they like. They may even recommend something that you were not aware of which may become one of your favorites. Most of those folks are psychics too.
There are many books on the market about the different properties and qualities of crystals. Some are more scientifically oriented others are more metaphysically oriented. Browse through them and see what resonates with you, you can find a list of recommended books on my website. These books give you a general overview of what the crystals do, but again everybody’s different so what I recommend for you to find your favorite crystal is to go to a crystal store or metaphysical fair and actually hold the crystal and note your physical and emotional reaction to it.
Crystals are Individuals
Because crystals can pick up properties from other people or situations that they’ve been through, make sure to try several different crystals of the same type. Unless crystals have been very thoroughly cleared you may be picking up the energies of their past experiences or from the person that just touched it. Try a few of the same type of crystal before you make a final determination of whether you like that type.
Many crystals are sold online but unless you are sensitive enough to look at a photograph and feel the energy of the crystal, I encourage you NOT to use this route, at least not at first. If you are learning about crystals and are not yet sure which ones work for you and which don’t, it would be better for you to go to a physical location where you can feel the energies of the individual crystals. I bought one of the scariest crystals online one time and I did everything I could to clear it. I don’t know what that poor little crystal had gone through but I ended up sending it back.
Even amongst the same type of crystals, each one is an individual. You may pick up five different clear quartz points and four of them are just okay, but one makes you feel like you just put on your favorite robe and slippers. It makes you feel loved and included, you bond with the stone. It may not be the prettiest, it may not be the fanciest, it may not be in your price range, but it’s YOURS. It will help you through good times and bad. My husband says “Crystals are like cats; you don’t choose them, they choose you.”
Crystals come in many forms, select the one that best suits your situation.
There are classic pretty crystals that display on a table or desk; points or slices, polished spheres or pyramids, clusters, and carved shapes. You can find crystals in their natural form showing off all their beauty. Some crystals are great at protecting you from electronic radiation, being place between you and the computer or monitor.
Crystals come in lamp form and look and feel wonderful. I worked for the State in procurement at the end of the fiscal year. In my cubicle, I had a small Himalayan Pink Salt lamp and a small Selenite lamp. Whenever one of my colleagues got frustrated or upset, they would come storming into my cubicle and plop down on my guest chair. I would turn around apprehensively thinking I had done something wrong, they would sigh deeply and say “I love your cubicle; it is so calming in your cubicle” and we both had a good laugh. Even the IT department was happy when I called for help because they enjoyed sitting in my cubicle, they would mention that they felt the good energy.
There are also crystals that you can wear in your auric field, you can select what types you would like each day. Jewelry looks and feels fabulous! You can find sets or individual pieces. Try some pocket stones, these are inconspicuous but very powerful and you can always put your hand in your pocket if you want to connect with it. Mix and match to find your favorite crystal combinations.
Enjoy your experiences as you find your favorite crystals. I promise you will get more than pretty rocks.
Article by Cindy Hallett
Cindy Hallett is a crystal whisperer, crystal healer, energy healer, Reiki Master, spiritual coach, and teacher.
As an expert in Spirit Clearings and Soul Damage Repair of all types, Cindy is a certified Reiki Master Teacher and holds certification in advanced healing techniques; spirit release, crystal release, and sound vibrational energy medicine. She is proficient in communicating with Angels, animals, and is a certified Angel Card reader and an expert with a pendulum.