Recently I have been exploring the ideas behind crystals, including crystal healing and using crystals for spiritual protection. Previously, I had never explored the world of crystals or even collected them until now. I do know that people use them daily. Since I was not familiar with them, I decided to research more about them, and educate myself about the concepts behind crystal healing and protection.
I know that people often use crystals for healing against diseases or other physical ailments. Once I started reaching, I read it is believed that crystals actually “act as conduits for healing.” It also mentioned that they allow “positive, healing energy to flow into the body and allows negative, disease-causing energy to flow out.” Many people that use crystals for healing believe it is the properties of the crystals that help with the healing. These properties consist of their color, where in the earth they came from, and how the chemical composition can help the energy flow out of our bodies. A disease is seen as a disruption of this energy flow. Therefore, finding the right crystal to balance the energy is a critical part of crystal healing.
Crystals have also been used in Reiki, which is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. There are specific crystals used to align the chakras. Crystals also provide mental and physical healing in Reiki. Depending on the type of healing needed, a crystal grid (a pattern of crystals) may be created and placed under a chair or table.
Many believe that crystal healing is an ancient practice that has been around for at least 6,000 years. Amulets made of Baltic amber have been found that are approximately 30,000 years old and were believed to have great significance and worth. These amulets could have been used for crystal healing, but it is unknown. The significance of crystals has been seen throughout time. They have made an appearance in the Paleolithic period (also known as the “Old Stone Age”), Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, during the Renaissance, and throughout the early 1600’s.
In the 1980’s, crystal healing began to make a comeback and regain popularity. Crystals are still seen today! The new crystal healing practice is drawn from old methods but have been adapted to our current knowledge. Now we have more information about how to channel the positive effects of crystals within the body. However, there is no scientific evidence to date that specific make-ups of stones, gems, or crystals can treat a particular ailment. It has not been proven they can be used to cure diseases because a disease has never been found to be the result of an energy flow in the human body.
Although many people use crystals for healing purposes, many other people look to them for spiritual protection. People will use crystals to ward off and remove negative energies, to provide psychic protection, to alleviate stress, and/or protect themselves from many different mental illnesses (such as anxiety, depression, etc.). Using crystals for spiritual protection means looking at the crystals frequency and see how it works alongside other energies. If the chosen crystal is tuned into the frequency specific to your energy or vibration, then it can protect you.
Smoky Quartz is said to be the most powerful crystal when trying to protect yourself from negative energies. It is believed Smoky Quartz drives the negative spirit and/or negative energies back into the earth. Smoky Quartz is said to provide psychic protection. However, I have not tried this yet or experienced it. I have also learned this crystal can help ground you.
Crystals can be worn as jewelry, and are most commonly used in necklaces. They are worn to provide physical and mental healing, as well as spiritual protection. There is no doubt that the fascination with crystals seems to be growing. I had previously questioned if crystals could possibly be more of a placebo effect for one’s spiritual needs? However, after my research, I have accepted the fact that my lack of knowledge might have interfered with my beliefs. I feel much more open to the ideas of crystals and their different benefits for overall health and spiritual needs. If you would like to start researching for yourself, here are 3 links that I would recommend: