At Dröm UK, we love a crystal 🙂 As well as displaying them in our beautiful roomsets in the Showroom, we also have them on our desks to help with our positivity and creativity on a daily basis.
People have known for centuries about the healing power and properties of crystals. Ancient civilisations used crystals to promote wellbeing, attract riches and love and also to ward off evil. In the modern world, scientists have looked for logical explanations as to how and why crystals work. Quantum theory suggests that everything is made up of energy which vibrates at a certain frequency. So in simple terms, when a crystal vibrates within our personal energy field (for example, if we are holding it), it creates a larger vibrational field within our frequency which can affect our physical health in a positive, healing way. (For more information on this please visit Stephanie Lucas’ excellent blog at http://www.QuantumStones.com).
Relaxing in a sauna or steam room without modern day distractions like smartphones and computers is the perfect time to incorporate a little meditation and holistic healing into your day. As well as chromotherapy and aromatherapy (as discussed in previous blogs) placing a crystal in the room has many healing benefits. Crystals can balance or stimulate energies, help relieve stress and depression, promote self-belief and encourage abundance in all things. They can give out positive energy and absorb negative energy. Crystal points or wands can be used to direct this energy – when they are arranged pointing outwards it is directed away from the body and when pointing inwards they are drawing it in. Crystal spheres or balls send energy in all directions equally.
It is always a good idea to cleanse your crystals regularly as they can store various emotions, not always positive, from being handled. There are several different ways of doing this. Holding the crystals under running water and leaving them in the sunlight or moonlight can both cleanse and energise them or cleanse them by ‘smudging’ which is passing them through the smoke of a bundle of sage or an incense stick. You can also use other crystals to cleanse stones – clear quartz is good for this, and citrine is excellent as it is a self-cleansing stone. Always check that your crystal is not porous before leaving it in water for any length of time as you don’t want to damage it. There are loads of websites that detail other cleansing methods. Find the one that works best for you.
Once your crystal is cleansed and energised, it is ready for use! Here is a brief list of some of the more commonly used crystals and their benefits:
Amethyst: Calming, balancing, healing, promotes inner peace and emotional stability, relieves stress, aids sleep.
Agate: Balances universal forces, soothes, calms, builds self confidence, heals anger.
Citrine: Emotionally balancing. Dispels negative energy. Brings good fortune. Enhances communication. Raises self esteem. Useful for meditation.
Clear Quartz: Balancing, calming, promotes harmony and healing, amplifies energies, encourages clarity.
Labradorite: Reduces stress and anxiety. Calming. Enhances intuition and dispels negativity. Stimulates the imagination.
Lapis Lazuli: Harmony, clarity, self confidence. Relieves stress and helps alleviate feelings of depression.
Orange Calcite: Helps to relieve feelings of depression. Restores mental & emotional equilibrium. Promotes laughter and happiness.
Rose Quartz: Opens the heart chakra. Strong energy, friendship, love. Restores trust. Lowers stress, eases feelings of guilt.
Selenite: Promotes mental clarity and honesty. Dispels negativity.
Sodalite: Boosts self-esteem and trust.
Clear Quartz can be used to increase any of the energies of other crystals. Another way of amplifying crystal energy is to create a grid – this can be more powerful than just using a single stone. Place crystals in a geometric pattern so that they work together to direct vibrational energy towards fulfilling a specific goal. Some examples of grids can be found at http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/free-crystal-grids/. We have created some grids in our wellbeing rooms to create an even more peaceful, relaxing ambience within.
Always buy a crystal that resonates with you. Hold it, feel it, meditate lightly with it. If it doesn’t do anything for you then leave it in the shop.
There are many excellent websites to explore that will go into more detail about a wider variety of crystals and how they can be used to benefit our personal wellbeing.