You may already be a big believer in crystals or they may be a new concept to you, either way, there’s no question that they carry some pretty incredible high vibes, that can be used to help you heal – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Whether it be from heartbreak, stress, depression, anxiety, feeling of self love and self worth…there’s pretty a much crystal for everything!
Each crystal possesses it’s own unique energy and aligns with our bodies different chakras…which is a whole other (yet related) topic – but there are seven of them in our body (root, sacral/womb, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye/brow and crown – or as my 3 year old calls it – the tiara chakra – too cute, right!) and it is through these centres that energy flows. When energy is blocked in these chakras, illness can result.
When you aware of what it is you want to heal, you can reach for these crystals to assist you in clearing, releasing, resolving and/or cancelling whatever pain you are experiencing.
I’ve popped together my top 10 healing crystals, how you can use them and what chakra they associate with, along with an affirmation to use while working with each.
My biggest piece of advice though is to listen to your body.
Go with your gut.
If you’re drawn to a particular crystal, go for it, use that one. Look up its meaning and I’ve no doubt you’ll have picked exactly the right one for you at that moment in time.
Don’t overcomplicate it, just go for it. Go for it and enjoy the beauty and power of these incredible crystals, which, mind you, have been used since the days of the Ancient Sumerians.
Here are my top 10 crystals to use for healing:
The stone of love.
Unconditional love, self love, happiness, friendship, connection.
This is such a beautiful, gentle stone and one that appeals to many.
Carry close to your heart, in your bra/pocket.
She can also be placed under your pillow to help bring on sweet dreams, by preventing nightmares, night terrors and fears of the dark.
How to use: when feeling overwhelmed, hold in hands to induce feelings of kindness, peace and love.
Affirmation: “I am loved and I treat myself as kindly as I treat others”.
Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It relieves obsessive compulsive tendencies and hyperactive as well as assisting in warding off nightmares and insomnia.
She has also been known to help cure a hangover…amethyst actually aids sobriety, detoxification and addiction.
How to use: hold in your hands, when needed. Rub over forehand before bed to help stimulate pleasant dreams. Carry with you for clarity and calm.
Affirmation: “when I allow myself to be still, I can feel my true nature of inner peace and balance flow through me”
Chakra: third eye and crown
3. Smoky Quartz
The stone of surrender.
Let it go (did Elsa just popped into your mind?)!
Leave your baggage behind.
Smoky Quartz is a grounding stone known for its ability to help you move on from painful memories of the past.
When you meditate with this stone, it guides you to a higher state of being, a place where you can let go of the past so that it makes you better, not bitter.
Keep this powerful stone close by and discover the clarity
to lead you forward, the negativity holding you back, and the path that leads to wisdom.
How to use: wear or carry to enhance survival instincts, and for assistance in reaching personal and business goals, as well as manifesting dreams and ideas into reality.
Affirmation: “I am grounded and rid myself of all negativity.”
4. Clear Quartz
The master healer.
If you only have one crystal – make it this one!
A crystal of power that is the most versatile.
Clear Quartz is wonderful for any ailment or healing intention, as it stimulates the nervous system. She draws off negative energy of all kinds, cleanses the organs, brings the body into balance and stimulates the immune system.
She helps to purify the mind which makes her great to use for manifesting abundance, prosperity and wealth.
Clear quartz helps connect you to your higher self!
How to use: wear on your body or hold in your hands to draw in the energy you desire. Be clear on the intention of what you want to call in.
Affirmation: “I am crystal clear on my goals and intentions”
5. Black Tourmaline
A big-time energy purifier. Like a daily disinfectant for the soul, she cleanses the aura of icky thought patterns keeping you up at night.
Wonderful for anxiety and for when confronted with negative energy.
It’s also one of the most powerful stones for absorbing electromagnetic radiation, which makes it excellent for placing near computers and other electronics.
How to use: put it anywhere and everywhere! By your bed, the front door, by electronic devices, in the car. It’s that good and a must-have for any crystal collection.
Affirmation: “I am safe. My mind, body and soul are protected.”
6. Rainbow Moonstone
The stone of new beginnings.
Let the calm, cleansing energy wash through your spirit. This is a wonderful crystal to incorporate in your new and full moon rituals!
She allows you to find the security needed to access your darker feelings. To purge those negative emotions, and work through them so that you can find a new perspective.
How to use: carry with you and use during meditation to work through the process of shedding what no longer serves you as you
work towards becoming your best self.
Affirmation: “I can break free from my past to travel the positive path that I see ahead.”
Chakra: sacral, third eye and crown
The light maker.
A stone as bright as energy, it helps to invoke joy and happiness with you.
She’s a great stone to use for manifestation and connecting with higher, Divine energy.
Citrine can increase physical stamina while stimulating the brain and revitalising the mind.
She also supports the endocrine system, helps with digestion and metabolism as well as kidney and bladder infections.
Citrine is also known as the success stone so pop a little tumble in your wallet to help you manifest financial abundance.
Nature citrine (be careful of colour blasted amethyst masquerading as citrine) does not hold on to or accumulate negative energy, but rather, transmutes, dissipates and grounds it.
How to use: hold it over your affected area (if you have an infection) and or meditate with it to manifest wealth and abundance – in all aspects of your life.
Affirmation: “I am light and spread light wherever I go”
Chakra: root, sacral and solar plexus
Probably one of the most recognised stones. Turquoise is the queen of protection, health and wisdom. A good luck charm for health and abundance, use Turquoise to realign your energy centres, helping clear the path to a higher consciousness.
How to use: wear close to your heart and feel it’s healing effects.
Affirmation: “I will not fail or fall. I am always taken care of.”
9. Green Fluorite
The energy vacuum.
Is especially powerful for growth and healing on all levels.
She’s wonderful at neutralising negative energy, acting as an “energy vacuum cleaner” for your space.
It helps to restore balance and bring order to any chaos.
A crystal of focus and concentration that aids in
providing clarity in decision-making.
How to use: place it in your bedroom to stimulate better communication and stamina, or in your office to activate self-expression and determination in your work.
Affirmation: “I am a do–er. I will take action and get it done!”
Selenite is one of the most powerful crystals when it comes
to healing and protection.
It is an extremely high vibrating crystal and will assist you in opening your crown chakra. It is also ideal for connecting with your spirit guides and angels.
Another wonderful property of selenite is that it has the
power to cleanse and clear other crystals and negative energies.
How to use: place on the windowsills of your home to keep out negative energy and spirits. Hold or place by you while meditating to help you reach a deeper level of connection.
Place other crystals on it to cleanse and purify them.
Affirmation: “I take in the light. I am the light.”
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