Crystals have been at the forefront of the wellness trends and we see people’s fascination with crystals and other gemstones whose history dates back thousands of years. The word “crystal” comes from the Greek krystallos, literally meaning “coldness drawn together,” or a kind of ice.
Marisa Galvez, a Stanford scholar research into the history of crystals, In an interview She said they were looked upon as an embodiment of purity and perfection, crystals were also used by some medieval poets as a way to examine desire and the uncertainty of love. Crystals, in a way, fulfil a spiritual need for some people. Some people go to church, some do yoga, and others collect and meditate with crystals.
Crystals are used to enhance the body’s healing abilities, reduce stress and improve the quality of your life. They hold a massive amount of energy. People who work with them believe that they have their energy field or personality. Crystals communicate through a vibration of the chakras having their own energy, that brings balance to mind, body and soul. Crystals are also used by therapists in accordance with other therapies they use i.e. Reflexology and Reiki.
The whole world of crystals can feel a little terrifying and overwhelming for someone who is just starting. There are infinite variations of crystals each with their own alleviating properties, and varying needs.
We have compiled a list of essential crystals that you can start with!
Often referred to as the ‘Master Healer’, Clear Quartz is believed to be the most powerful energy amplifier and healing stone on the planet. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy making. Clear quartz is a must needed and generally, great crystal to have. It’s a clarifier. It’s an amplifier, as well. It can also help you gain clarity like if you need to meditate on something, you need clarity around a certain subject. You can use this crystal as a feng-shui element by placing it on your window sill. The power of clear quartz will put in positive energy from the sun and moon which will radiate all over. It makes sure the positive energy keeps flowing.
A very powerful and protective stone with strong healing properties. It is a variation of quartz with traces of manganese and iron that give it the soothing purple colour. It helps tackle stress and anxiety by calming you down and inducing positive vibes. You can also keep a small piece below your pillow as that helps to induce a relaxing sleep. It gets its name from the Greek word ‘amesthutos,’ which means ‘not drunken.’ The powers of amethyst work similarly and focus on calming your thoughts down so you are not overwhelmed with emotions and you can make decisions with a grounded mind.
This is a powerful stone of light and happiness that imparts endless positive energy. This stone does not need cleansing as it doesn’t tend to hold onto any negative energy. It promotes Abundance, Emotional strength, balance and prosperity. It is also used to manifest wealth and success. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine is used to treat bladder diseases and imbalances in the thyroid gland. Citrine is said to heal the spiritual self as well, as is seen as a strong cleanser and regenerator. It self heals, inspired and improves oneself.
It is also called ‘Stone of Opportunity’, Green Aventurine is one of the most powerful stones for luck, wealth, and manifesting prosperity. When going through major life changes this stone can help you connect to the Earth and have a grounding effect on your body. Utilize the soothing energy of Green Aventurine to learn about yourself, and create new opportunities by releasing old habits and patterns. With this stone comes optimism, and a motivation to move forward and embrace the changes that life often brings.
Rose Quartz depicts unconditional love, in every form and types of relations. It also helps with self-love. Rose Quartz surrounds you with powerful energy, making it benefits healing and inducing your body with positivity. The soothing vibrations of the stone to rejuvenate the body, calm yourself from overwhelming emotions and mellow the stress. It can be very helpful during times of grief as it provides emotional aid during hard times that often drains one out. Whenever you need to feel loved, supported or compassion, pick up this beautiful crystal and set aside some time for meditation and reflection.
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