INSIDE: If you are drawn to crystals and stones but don't know how to use them to improve your life, this article will offer you 13 different techniques to inspire your personal crystal experiences.
The more I learn about crystals and stones, the more amazed I am by them...
As I discover more and more ways that I can use crystals to improve my life, I am excited by all the new possibilities, and I realize just how potent these little powerhouses of beauty and transformation are.
But it took a lot of research and time to find all of those ways to use crystals and stones, so I thought it would be fun to compile them all into one article for our readers so you can start using these techniques immediately.
13 Ways to Use Crystals and Stones to Improve Your Life
1) To Heal Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Crystals and stones carry unique frequencies that work with the body to heal and restore aches, pains, emotions, and more. The really amazing part is that they work on the root cause of the issue, instead of the symptoms.
All crystals can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit, but each crystal will heal in its own way. Do some research to find the crystal that will help you with your particular ailment or issue and place a tumbled stone right on the part of the body you want to heal.
Here are some examples of how you can use crystals and stones for healing:
- Hold rose quartz to your heart to help relieve a broken heart.
- Hold rutilated quartz in your hand while envisioning all of your chakras being cleansed to restore and renew your chakras, thereby rejuvenating the whole body.
- Rub your blue tiger's eye stone to stop yourself from worrying.
- Carry yellow quartz in your pocket to help you overcome seasonal affective disorder.
- Place black onyx on a wound to help it heal.
- Meditate next to an amethyst geode to help you let go of stress.
- Hold aquamarine up to your throat to help you heal from a sore throat.
NOTE: Always cleanse your crystal after a healing session to revive and restore its healing vibrations, so that it can provide strong healing results the next time you want to use it.
2) To Improve Your Meditation Practice
Any crystal will improve your meditation practice, but different crystals can be chosen for different purposes and intentions so that you get what you are looking for out of your practice.
Here are some examples of how different crystals and stones can be used to improve your meditation practice:
- Clear quartz amplifies energy and deepens your state of consciousness.
- Chevron amethyst deepens the practice of meditation so that you get more out of it.
- Labradorite calms the mind while stimulating the imagination so that new and insightful ideas can flourish.
- Serpentinite can help us remember our past lives during past life regression meditations.
- Black jasper provides protection and shields against negative energies during meditation.
There are many ways to enjoy these benefits. You can simply hold a tumbled stone in your hand during meditation. Chakra crystals can be placed on your chakras during meditation to bring balance to your energy system. If you have a large amethyst geode, meditating next to it will deeply enhance your practice.
3) To Boost Your Intuition
Crystals are one of the best tools for opening and balancing the chakras, or energy centers, in the body. The third eye chakra, which is located between the eyebrows, is the energy center that helps us tap into our psychic insight.
While each crystal has the power to improve your intuition, some are especially compatible with the third eye chakra. Amethyst, for example, is one of the best crystals for this purpose. It resonates strongly with the third eye chakra and guides us to use our intuition to unlock deeper awarenesses.
To use crystals in this way, place a tumbled stone on your third eye. Set the intention of getting in touch with your inner spirit and the all-knowing spirit within you. Then, ask the crystal to guide you and open up your awareness.
4) To Provide Desirable Effects Everywhere You Go
Tumbled stones and crystal jewelry are wonderful because they can accompany you everywhere. Having a portable tool that is as powerful as crystals offers a huge benefit as we go about our daily tasks.
Here are some ideas for what small crystals and stones can do for you:
- Placing an emerald tumbled stone in your pocket can provide you with inspiration and hope as you go about your day.
- Ametrine can help you release limiting beliefs.
- Hematite can absorb negative emotions and replace them with strength and vitality.
- Red Jasper can help you accomplish tasks you don’t want to do.
- Garnet can help reduce arthritis pain.
5) To Balance Your Chakras
Chakras are vortices of spinning energy, otherwise known as energy centers, in our bodies that correspond and interact with specific functions of the mind, body, and spirit. Disease, emotional imbalances, and many of the issues we deal with in life are a result of insufficient or overactive energy flow in our chakras. To maintain a life of health, wellness, and well-being, it is essential that we continually balance and cleanse our chakras.
Crystals are one of the most effective ways to keep the chakras spinning beautifully and shining brightly within us. Crystals that are the same color as the chakra we wish to balance resonate at a frequency that assists the body in healing itself in those areas.
The following infographic provides a simple view of the chakras and how we can use crystals to balance them.
By placing corresponding crystals on our bodies in the area where each chakra is, we can improve the function of the chakras and facilitate healing. Meditating with a certain crystal and envisioning the corresponding chakra spinning freely and brightly will also help. We've put together a Chakra Crystals Healing Bag that contains one crystal for each of the 7 main chakras - this is a great way to get started with chakra healing.
6) To Manifest Your Desires & Transform Your Life
Crystals and stones are like little companions, helping us achieve our goals and make the changes we want to make in life.
Each crystal has its own healing properties that can help us make specific things happen in our lives. For example, yellow jasper can increase mental clarity, citrine can help you achieve your dreams, and carnelian provides good luck.
We can harness the power of crystals for transformation and manifestation by meditating with crystals, carrying them in our pockets, rubbing them, or by practicing any other idea provided in this article. There is nothing more powerful than meditating next to a large amethyst geode.
7) To Ground & Protect You
Certain crystals and stones can be used to help bring our head out of the clouds and come down to earth. This type of spaciness can occur when we've been working a lot on our spirituality or when we are sick.
These crystals will also serve to protect you from harmful energies. They create a shield around the body, protecting us from chaos, danger, and negativity.
8) To Improve Your Sleep
Some crystals and stones provide such a calming and soothing energy that they can help us overcome insomnia, and enjoy a more peaceful night's sleep. Many crystals even deter nightmares and night terrors.
Amethyst is the most well-known crystal for promoting healthy sleep because it has tranquilizing properties that put our body in a calm and relaxed state. Place amethyst next to your bed or under your pillow to help yourself drift off to sleep each night.
9) To Cleanse the Body
Take a bath with sea salt and place the crystal(s) of your choice in the bath water. The salt will cleanse the body of negative energy, and the crystal(s) will turn the bath water into a healing, indulgent, full-body soak.
NOTE: Make sure you choose a crystal that will hold up to salt water. For example, selenite dissolves in salt water. You can also place the crystal next to the tub to enjoy the healing benefits as well.
To take your bath to another level, add some essential oils to the water to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy as well. Lavender is excellent for stress relief and relaxation. Eucalyptus purifies and relaxes the muscles, and frankincense uplifts the soul.
10) To Improve the Energy of Your Home or Office
- Clear Quartz - Brings light, protection, and happiness into any space.
- Rose Quartz - Brings love into the room or home, and is often used in bedrooms.
- Amethyst - Transmutes negative energy in the area to love.
- Tiger's Eye - Protects, nourishes and strengthens your energy field.
11) For Your Altar or Crystal Grid
A spiritual altar is a tranquil place where you can go to bring peace, inspiration, and clarity into your life. It's an area dedicated to self-reflection, prayer, and meditation, and it is common to place a crystal grid on your altar.
A crystal grid is a geometric form that uses crystals to assist the energy in flowing so that we can better manifest our intentions and achieve our healing goals. By placing crystals along a symmetrical sacred geometric pattern, we can transform our lives faster and with more gusto. This is because when healing stones are placed in specific sacred geometric patterns, the energy in the space is increased and balanced, and it spills over to our personal energy system when we are in the space.
Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids are two examples of how crystal grids have been used throughout ancient history. A simple modern-day example is placing amethyst stones in the four corners of your home to create a protective shield around your house.
One of the easiest ways to set up a crystal grid is to place tumbled stones in certain points on a crystal grid cloth. Choose your crystals according to the intentions you want to manifest into your life - there is no right or wrong, and you can change them out as often as you'd like.
12) To Cleanse & Enhance Your Water
Ditch your ice cubes and use tumbled stones instead! An elixir can be easily made by simply popping a tumbled stone into a glass of water. This will purify the water, while also emitting the healing properties of the crystal into the water so that you can drink it into your body and absorb the benefits.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all crystals should be used in drinking water. Some can break down and contaminate your water, doing the opposite of what you are setting out to accomplish. Always research how your crystal works in an elixir before making one. Here's a great article about how to choose water-safe crystals.
13) To Help Plants Flourish
Crystals and plants are harmonious allies that support each other. When you place a crystal in a plant, the plant will flourish and thrive, and in return, the plant will cleanse the crystal. This harmonious partnership will also help cleanse the space and bring you closer to the earthly realms.
To use crystals in this way, simply place one or more crystals on top of the soil of a potted plant. Larger crystals can be placed next to the plant.
We should all honor the unique relationship we have with our crystals because our personal experiences with them are different for each of us.
Choose the ideas from this article that speak the most to you, and tell us what techniques you like best in the comment section below - we can't wait to hear about your experiences!
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