Healing Crystals 101: An Easy Guide to Crystals for Beginners
INSIDE: When you're a newbie to the world of crystals, it can seem overwhelming, however with some quick and simple information, it doesn't have to be. This guide to crystals for beginners will get you off to a running start.
Understanding crystals can seem pretty overwhelming when you’re first starting out. There’s just so much to know, from how they work to which ones to get and how to use them.
But, we’re here to guide you through the entire process.
By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how crystals work, how they will benefit you, how to choose them, and how to use crystals (for beginners). We’ll also give you a guide to 10 crystals for beginners. Just keep reading...
How Do Crystals Work?
One question that people often wonder in regards to crystals is: do they really work?
We’re here to tell you that they really do. Let’s break it down…
Crystals are naturally occurring formations of rocks that were discovered and used for their healing properties in ancient civilizations all around the world, from Asia to the Americas and everywhere in between.
Well, crystals have been found to absorb, retain, and radiate different types of energy.
But how do crystals have different energies?
The same way we all do. We all radiate certain types of energy based on our life experiences, personality traits, and DNA. You can tell this when meeting someone new. You’re either attracted to their energy or repelled by it.
The same goes for crystals...
- Their life experiences are where they were discovered and how they were mined.
- Their personality traits are their composition.
- Their DNA is their structure.
When we look at energy, we know that everything in the world is made up of it. All living objects, plants, people, and even thoughts are forms of energy.
Crystals sometimes resonate at high frequencies of energy, sometimes low, and the frequency of their vibration determines their effect on us.
Now let’s get into their benefits...
What Are The Benefits Of Using Crystals?
With each crystal comes a different set of benefits, and though we aim to deliver the most information, our goal is not to overwhelm you. So let’s stick to 5 benefits of using crystals for beginners:
Crystals Relieve Stress & Anxiety
They Enhance Your Creativity
One of the stones adorned by Ancient Egyptians, Carnelian helps us increase personal power, passion and creativity.
They Improve Your Intuition & Mental Clarity
Lapis Lazuli is a stone that connects with higher frequencies to help stimulate and expand the mind, forming a bridge between the physical and spiritual realms.
They Boost Your Motivation
Crystals like Citrine are able to transmute negative energy into positive energy, which in turn boosts our happiness, vitality and drive.
They Alleviate Pain
How Do I Choose A Crystal?
There really is no right or wrong way to choose a crystal.
Many people believe that you don’t choose a crystal, rather the crystal chooses you. This is because people have often randomly chosen crystals only to find that crystal contains the energy they’ve been needing in their lives.
There are many different ways you can go about choosing a crystal:
- You can pick one you’re drawn
- You can choose one that correlates to a chakra you want to balance
- You can select a crystal that has the healing benefits you are looking for
In our article about Stone Energy, we cover in detail 5 ways to choose a crystal for beginners, so be sure to check that out if you're seeking more information on this topic.
How To Use Crystals For Beginners
There are so many different ways you can use crystals, and we've outlined several of them below.
You can do all of these things or just one, but we recommend starting with one and expanding your use as you learn more about how each crystal will serve you.
Carry Crystals in Your Pocket
Carrying tumbled stones in your pocket is one of the easiest ways to begin using crystals for beginners. That way, they’re with you everywhere you go!
Wear Them As Jewelry
Crystals have been worn as jewelry since ancient times, and it's perhaps the most popular use of gemstones to this day. It's certainly another easy way to use crystals for beginners!
Check out our crystal jewelry collection here!
Meditate With Them
Clear Quartz and Selenite are two very powerful crystals that bring clarity to your mind, opening it up while amplifying any intention. This makes them some of the best crystals for beginners to use during meditation.
Decorate Your Home
We love crystals, not just for their energies, but because they’re also so beautiful. Placing crystals around your home will both amplify the energy and the aesthetic of the room.
Browse our geode collection to find that one piece your home has been missing.
What Are Some Good Crystals For Beginners?
If you’re just starting to dive into healing stones and don’t know where to start, you're not alone! This is a common issue that causes many people to keep themselves from enjoying what crystals have to offer.
Never fear, though, because it's easy to get started with a simple crystal collection, and we'll tell you the best crystals to get.
10 Best Crystals For Beginners
We’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite crystals for beginners and how to use them below!
Placing an Amethyst stone on your third eye while meditating will help open up and align your chakras.
Probably the best crystal for beginners, Clear Quartz can be programmed to serve you in any way you need it by amplifying your intention and any surrounding energies.
Correlating to the Crown Chakra, this crystal serves as a great tool to use while meditating.
You can place one in your bath to amplify the energy and boost your self-care ritual.
A powerful stone for protection, Black Tourmaline works with the Root Chakra and doubles as your bodyguard by putting up a shield between you and the outside world, keeping out any negative energies that may come your way.
You can use this stone by carrying it around with you in your pocket or placing it near the doorway of your home.
Another powerful stone for protection, Smoky Quartz also works with the root chakra to stimulate the fight or flight instincts and provide grounding.
This is a great stone to carry around or wear as jewelry.
Carnelian carries all the properties to help us manifest our goals. This stone works with our Sacral Chakra to boost our creativity, courage, and confidence, giving us the energy we need to take action towards our dreams.
This is a great stone to keep in your office!
Selenite is one of the only crystals that doesn’t need cleansing. It vibrates at such a high frequency that it has the power to purify and amplify the energy of any environment it’s in.
Like Clear Quartz, this is a great tool to use when meditating and working with the Crown Chakra.
This is a great crystal to wear as a necklace where it can sit right on your throat chakra.
Hematite works with the root chakra to provide protection, strength and vitality and is popularly worn as a bracelet or ring.
How Do I Care For My Crystals?
There are two simple ways to care for your crystals:
- Cleanse them
- Charge them
If you want your crystal to work, you have to clear its past energies, then charge it with the intention of what you want it to do for you.
How To Cleanse A Crystal With Your Intention
There are a variety of ways you can cleanse your crystals, but an easy and simple way to do so is by using a Selenite Wand. Here's how to do it:
- Hold your wand in one hand and your new crystal in the other.
- Close your eyes.
- Take 3 deep breaths.
- Ask that the Selenite clear your crystal of all past energies and programming that may be lingering on your crystal.
How To Charge A Crystal
After cleansing your crystal, hold it solely in your hands as you close your eyes and charge it with the intention of what you want it to do for you.
Final Thoughts About Crystals for Beginners
Now that you know how to use crystals for beginners, you can purchase a couple crystals and start enjoying their healing benefits. As with everything, the more you make working with crystals a consistent practice, the more you'll understand how to use them.