by Loni Wise Certified Reiki Master
As the world of Holistic and Natural healing become more mainstream, crystals are one of the more talked about tools for this type of healing and energetic work. There are many different kinds of crystals and stones being used such as Lapis, Jasper, Amethyst, and Obsidian to name a few. Quartz is another crystal that is one of the most popular and easily introduced in the world of crystals and stones. Quartz comes in many different forms and colors, each having their own significance and vibrational healing use.
- Clear quartz is known as the “master healer” and resonates with an amplification of thought and intention. Quartz helps the energy of the crown Chakra and holds the energy of the four elements of earth, fire, air, water.
Clear in its color, quartz holds a multi-dimensional appearance that remains very attractive to the eye. Quartz show windows and doors that open to the discovery of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual possibilities. Often these crystals are seen with grooves or lines on the outside that speak to the ability of revealing hidden stories or thought processes to be released.
This crystal can ward of negative energies of all kinds, including electromagnetic smog. It brings balance and helps to revitalize your being on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and ethereal). It has been referred to as the deep soul cleanser as it can absorb, store, release and regulate energies.
Quartz can be used to clear or charge other crystals you might have. This is a great stone that is versatile enough to be placed with other stones for the purpose of raising the healing vibrations of the intention you are working to clear.
- Rose quartz is a soft pink color with vibrations of inner peace, offering a gentle vibration of love to open the heart and dissipate negative energies.
Although pink in color, rose quartz is associated to the heart Chakra and the elements earth and water. This stone resonates to purifying the hearts energy on all levels while promoting self-love, love for others, reassurance, unconditional love to name a few.
Its physical influences show as balancing the physical heart and circulatory system. Rose Quarts can support healing of lung and chest ailments and is a good mental and emotional support for those going through intense medical treatments. There is a resonance of protection for miscarriage for mother and baby as well as assistance with bonding.
- Smokey quartz holds many shades in the realms of brown, grey, and black, with resonance to the elements of earth and air. This crystal provides a flow of centering and grounding that can be used as protection from physical and psychic attacks, transforming the energy into positive light.
This stone is wonderful for any detoxification process you are working with as it prompts the release of what is not serving your highest being on all levels. It can be used for headaches, backaches and muscle spasms.
Smokey quartz dissolves fears and aids in the release of anxiety and stress while promoting the flow of positivity. It is a stone you can place under your pillow to banish nightmares.
When choosing a stone or crystal for yourself you can purchase online, however I highly recommend you find a local shop where you can go in and handle or feel the crystals before you buy them. When you go to choose your crystals, first rub your hands together a few times with the intention of cleansing your energy and bringing awareness and presence front and center. Then pick up the crystal or stone and hold it in one hand while cupping the other hand over it. This encloses the energetic vibration of the crystal to your hands without outer influence. Notice how you feel in your body and see what thoughts come up for you. If this feels like the right one, go with your gut. Be sure to cleanse the stones and crystals with running water or by using a cleansing herb such as sage or sweet grass.
There is no right or wrong with what you feel and connect to when using these crystals. Remember to honor yourself and your intuition when it comes to what you choose as your spiritual and healing tools. Also remember to HAVE FUN on your journey!