April 14, 2022 — Oliver Raahauge

Crystals have been used for millennia across many cultures around the world for their ability to transmit mystical and beneficial properties. Crystals, or fossilized minerals, are created organically and as such are believed to harness the energies of the sun, the moon, and the earth.

While some crystals are said to store healing and cleansing powers, others are said to possess the ability to absorb or expel certain unwanted energies. Used as talismans, tools for healing, and sometimes even just as beautiful decoration, one thing is certain- crystals are making a comeback. Whether you’re a believer or not, this article will teach you about various crystal properties, their healing powers, as well as how to properly cleanse and use them to get the maximum effects!

What is Crystal Therapy?
Alternatively known as Crystal Healing, Crystal Therapy is a holistic practice that can be incorporated into your health routine as a complentary approach. Many believe that the cause of certain 'dis-eases' and maladies are caused by the disalignment of the body's energy field. Proponents of crystal therapy believe that crystals have unique energies and properties that can interact with the energy fields of the human body to bring about physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
The fundamental concept behind crystal therapy is based on the idea that the human body has an energy field, often referred to as the aura, and that imbalances or blockages in this energy can lead to various health issues. Practitioners of crystal therapy use specific crystals and gemstones to align, balance, or clear the energy within the body.
Therapeutic Process of Crystal Healing
1. Identifying What Needs to be Healed
In a Crystal Therapy session, the healer will take some time to discuss with the patient about their intentions for healing, whether it be spiritual, emotional, or physical. Based on the needs of the individual, the practitioner will decide which crystals would be most effective to use in session, and will sometimes recommend that the individual carry certain crystals with them day-to-day to assist in the calibration of their energy field. 
2. Selection of Crystals
Practitioners of crystal therapy often begin by selecting specific crystals and gemstones based on their metaphysical properties. Each crystal is believed to have unique vibrations and energies that can interact with the energy fields of the body.
Crystals are chosen for their associations with certain qualities, such as calming, energizing, balancing, or promoting spiritual awareness. For example, amethyst is commonly associated with tranquility and spiritual growth, while citrine is linked to abundance and positive energy.
3. Cleansing & Charging
Before using crystals in therapy, they are usually cleansed to remove any lingering energies from previous use or handling. Common methods include rinsing them in running water, placing them in sunlight or moonlight, or using other crystals, like quartz, to clear their energy.
The crystals are then charged, often by placing them in direct sunlight or moonlight or using other methods such as visualization and intention setting. Once the crystals have been charged with their intentions, the individual or the practictioner can begin to use them to aid the healing process. 
4. Placement of Crystals 
During the session, crystals are placed on or around the body at specific energy points or chakras. The practitioner may use a predetermined layout or intuitively choose placements based on the individual's needs.
The placement of crystals is thought to facilitate the flow of energy, clear blockages, and balance the energy centers. Some practitioners use crystal wands to direct energy, and others create crystal grids for specific purposes.
5. Meditation, Reiki, and Visualization
Crystal therapy sessions often involve guided meditation or visualization exercises. Individuals may be encouraged to focus on the energy of the crystals, their breath, or specific intentions.
The goal is to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance the individual's connection with their inner self. Visualization may involve imagining the crystals' energy bringing about healing and balance.
6. Clearing of the Energy Field 
The healer conducts the session with the intention of aligning the chakras and/or energy fields in and around the body. Likely after a session or two, the individual will begin to feel certain stagnant or blocked energies being cleared and balanced. The individual may experience physical relief, emotional healing with stress, anxieties, and grief, and maybe even greater spiritual attunement. 
If you are a crystal healer, or have had any impactful sessions with crystal therapy, we would love to hear from you! Let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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