The Ultimate Guide to Healing Crystals

Ultimate Guide to Healing Crystals

That Ruby necklace your grandmother gave you can boost your energy better than a cup of coffee…

The Clear Quartz covering your watch face can draw negative energy out of your body… 

Those Sapphire earrings you love can help you express yourself clearly and honestly…

Your Smoky Quartz cufflinks can help stabilize a chaotic situation… 

And that Amethyst ring sitting on your dresser can transform your meditation practice… 

But how?

Crystals are more than just glittering stones that you can wear in a ring or a necklace. They are healing tools, given to us by nature, that can channel energy into your your body.

Anyone and everyone can benefit from learning more about healing crystals. If you’re already a healer, incorporating crystals into your practice will COMPLEMENT and SUPERCHARGE your Reiki energy. 

Or, if you’re just beginning to investigate energy healing, crystals can help you develop valuable skills, like meditation and following your intuition, which in turn can help you tune into your natural healing abilities. 

There is so much about these beautiful stones that may surprise you. Here are just some of the many insights you will gain from this article...

  • How healing crystals can wash away negative energy that could be secretly harming you...
  • Essential techniques for cleansing your crystals and boosting their effectiveness... 
  • A simple step-by-step process for choosing and using your new crystals... 
  • The unique abilities of each crystal color that you can use to improve your life...

Whether you’re looking to heal the emotional pain of a breakup, protect your body from developing harmful diseases, or are ready to find more meaning in your life… you’ve come to the right place. 

I’m about to teach you everything you need to know about the power of healing crystals...

Crystals are bound with the energy of Earth and Time…

...Having grown steadily, with unwavering patience from water, minerals, melted rock, and even vapor.

Ancient civilizations like the Mayans and the Egyptians have long known the strength that these stones hold.  

And even today, we still know how powerful they are. Scientists have recognized the energetic properties of crystals. They are used in technology like computers and can also be ingredients in your medications. 

Crystals are used for healing because many wise people before us have shown how impressive they can be. But there are also important lessons that you can learn from these stones. 

Healing Crystals

Crystals teach you gratitude for the never-ending abundance of nature. They physically connect you to the earth and also serve as a reminder of that connection, helping you stay grounded. 

Healing crystals have harnessed the power of time. These stones have been around for eons, and their patience has allowed them to evolve. WIth each passing moment, the energy inside the crystal is transformed.  

All that energy inside each crystal can benefit you.The abundant energy is ready to work in your favor… 

How Healing Crystals Work 

Crystals are natural energy receptors. For thousands of years, these stones have been collecting and storing energy inside them. 

This energy is available to aid your healing process and it can work in several different ways…  

Crystals can help to clear away any unwanted energy in the body. Certain crystals, such as Clear Quartz, have the ability to absorb negativity from a person, place, or situation. 

These crystals are almost like magnets, attracting the energy you don’t need so that you can make room for more of the energy that your body needs.

Mirror Crystal

Crystals can also invigorate energy in your body. Simply by being in close contact with a crystal, you’ll start to match its energy vibrations. Eventually, both you and the crystal will be vibrating at the same, increased frequency.

This process is called entrainment. When two energetic bodies are close together, whichever one is vibrating at a lower frequency will slowly start to raise its vibrations to match the higher frequency. 

Crystals also introduce positive energy into your system. Just like Reiki Masters, crystals have the ability to harness energy from the limitless supply of the universe and channel it into your body. 

Using crystals is a powerful way to balance your energetic field. They can simultaneously absorb any unwanted energies to create space for the positive vibes that they are introducing into your system. 

I’m about to walk you through an easy process for finding and using your perfect crystal. But I also wanted to share a step-by-step program that walks you through the exact healing techniques you need to feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually well. 

With my Guided Healing Sessions, all you do is listen to the recordings and follow along with the instructions. It’s as simple as that. 

Guided Healing Sessions

Crystals can aid your healing in many ways, but it’s important to choose the one that works best for you…  

Choosing the Best Crystals for You 

Each crystal has its own unique energetic signature that can affect your body and the health of your system, meaning that you’ll react differently to each one you pick up. 

With all the colors, shapes, and shining beauty of crystals, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the ones that are right for you.  Here are a few suggestions to help you select your new healing stones

The simplest way to choose is to listen to your intuition. Your first reaction to a crystal is usually correct. Your intuition is your subconscious mind guiding you before your conscious mind has a chance to weigh in. 

Meditation is another way that aides you in your decision. Pick up a crystal and hold it in your hands while you close your eyes. Then pay attention to any thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, or ideas that arise. 

Crystal Meditation

What did you find? Did you have a positive or a negative reaction? Every person will experience something a little different, but there are a few things that can indicate that you’ve found your perfect crystal:

  • Feelings of heat or cold in your hands
  • Tingling sensations 
  • Rush of energy 
  • Clarity of your mind 
  • A deep sense of calm

You can also choose healing crystals based on their color... each color is known for offering its own unique benefits. There are stones for anxiety, confidence, protection… the list goes on and on. 

If you are aware of a certain problem area in your life, such as having trouble opening your heart to love, or needing to find a way to relax from your everyday stressors... 

...You can choose stones that will help you solve those specific problems. For example, Rose Quartz is an excellent stone to boost your love life, and Azurite is an effective way to bring more calm into your day. 

I provide a list of different colored crystals and their benefits later in this article that you can use as a guide...

It has also been said that you don’t get to choose your crystal at all. But rather, your crystal chooses you.

Any of these methods can be helpful in determining which crystal is right for you. Choose whichever process makes the most sense for you. If you’re an avid researcher, then do your research! If you have a comfortable meditation practice, then let that guide you to your crystal.

Once you’ve found your crystal, there is one thing you absolutely must do before you even think about using it… 

Cleansing Your Crystals

Your crystal has been around for quite some time, and who knows where it’s been before it found its way to you. It’s important that you clean your crystal when you first get it, and then continue to clean it on a regular basis. 

Here are some of the more common methods that you can use to cleanse your crystal of any leftover energy that will not serve you. 

One of the easiest methods is soaking your new stone in water. Try not to use regular tap water as there can often be impurities in it. Go with something like purified water or salt water. 

Smudging is also an effective way to remove stale energy from your crystal. Traditionally, this practice is used to clear negative energy from a person or a space. 

Cleanse Your Crystals

The art of smudging is typically done by burning a stick of sage and allowing the smoke to cleanse and purify the person, space, or crystal. If you don’t have access to sage, another sacred plant, such as cedar or sweet grass, will work just as well. 

Some crystals need to be buried in earth before they are used. This helps them to absorb the earth’s vibrations and reset their natural energetic state. If you choose this method, be sure to mark where you placed it so you don’t forget!

Other stones will benefit from a sunbath or a moonbath. Some stones, like Citrine, use the energy of the sun to heal, so this type of crystal would need to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours before it is ready to be used. 

Healing stones can be cleaned in different ways, but some methods are better for certain crystals than others. For example, some stones can become discolored if left in the sunlight for too long. Try to choosing an alternative cleansing method for stones like Amethyst, Amber, and Rose Quartz. 

Many people stop here and think that simply choosing and cleansing their crystals is all that needs to be done to make them work. But that is not the case! These next two steps are vitally important to maximizing the healing power of your crystals...

Setting Your Intention 

All healing crystals need an intention to function properly. When you set an intention, it not only becomes part of your daily thought patterns, but it also starts to become part of your energetic body. 

Intention Setting

The vibrations of your thoughts affect everything you’re currently manifesting in your life. So with an intention, you’re bringing vibrations of what you hope to manifest into the world. Then, the crystal can amplify those vibrations and help you connect to them. 

If you don’t already have an intention in mind, there are two things to consider when deciding on a purpose. 

  1. What are your values? What is most important in your life? What principles do you live by?
  2. What areas in your life could benefit from a little improvement? Where is the best place to direct your healing energy?

Make sure you get specific about exactly what you want, and why you want it.

Cultivating an intention is an important part of any healing technique that you practice. And that’s why I created these Guided Healing Sessions that each focus on a specific intention... unlike all the generic “one-size fits all” healing sessions that you usually find. 

Perhaps you want to heal your emotional trauma… Release your anxiety… Recover from an addiction… Or just want the pain in your body to stop… Whatever your intention is, this step-by-step program will help you personalize your healing journey. 

Click here to learn more.

Guided Healing Sessions

Like I mentioned before, crystals can repel, attract, or absorb certain types of energy. Having a clear intention will allow you to program your crystal to do exactly what you need it to do… 

Programming Your Crystals

In order for you to get the maximum healing benefit from your crystal, you’ll need to program it so that it knows exactly what to do. 

The first step in programming your crystal is to cleanse it. Let me stress how important it is to clean your crystals. 

There was an entire section dedicated to cleaning them, and now I am bringing it up again as part of the process of programming your crystal because it is just that important. 

Once you have a clean crystal free from any leftover energy, you’ll need to align it with your energy. To do this, hold it tightly in your hands with your eyes closed. Connect to your highest vibrations by entering a space of love and light. 

Beautiful Blue Crystal

This step is similar to a meditation. You’re tapping into your highest self so that your crystal knows where to direct its energy. 

While in this space of love and light, bring your intention to mind. This solidifies the crystal’s role in your healing process so that it can focus the energies that you need assistance with. Stay in this place of higher consciousness as long as your intuition directs you to stay. 

Finally, thank your crystal... 

Congratulations! Your crystal is now ready to use. Let’s talk about how you can use your crystal to help with your healing…  

Ways to Use Your Healing Crystals

Just like Reiki, there are an infinite number of possibilities for how you can use your healing crystals. Your imagination is the only limit. 

If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, I’ve listed some techniques below for using your crystals that can be a wonderful place to begin. 

Remember that there is no right or wrong way to use a crystal… as with Reiki, the healing energy depends on your intention. 

Wear Your Healing Crystals

The easiest way to start using a crystal is by wearing it. Many people have their crystals made into necklaces or bracelets so that they can have them at all times. 

Healing Crystal Pendant

When you first start wearing your new crystal, you may not be able to keep it on for the whole day. Each person reacts differently to each crystal, so there is no standard amount of time that you should wear it. 

Instead, be conscious of how your body and energy field is reacting to the presence of the stone. If you notice any adverse effects, try wearing your crystal in half hour increments, then gradually increasing the time you spend with it.

Place Your Healing Crystals on Your Body

You can also try placing your healing stone on a certain area of the body. This is an effective way to channel the energy from a crystal for a short period of time. For example, you may place Carnelian on your forehead the morning before a big test or presentation so that you can have confidence in your knowledge. 

Another example is placing a blue stone, such as Sodalite, on your throat to help prepare you for an important conversation. The blue crystal will help your communication skills so that you can say what needs to be said. 

Meditate with Your Healing Crystals

Crystals can also be used as a meditation tool. Try holding your crystal in your hand or placing it in your meditation space. Having the energy of the crystal near you will help you channel it as you calm the mind and connect to your highest self. 

The most common crystal to meditate with is Amethyst because it acts as a boost for your spiritual experience. But you can use any crystal when meditating. 

Another example would be holding a red stone like Ruby while you meditate to channel the red energy that will give you an extra boost before a long day at work. 

Healing Crystal Meditation

Energize Your Space

You can also use crystals to infuse energy into an area by strategically placing them in certain locations. You can protect your home by placing crystals outside your door. Or you can decorate your bedroom with indigo crystals to draw in calming energy that will help you sleep. 

The possibilities are endless. 

Amplify Your Reiki Energy 

Crystals are also extremely useful in your Reiki practice. Having them in your healing space or wearing them while conducting a treatment can help to amplify your Reiki Energy

Like I said before, crystals and Reiki practitioners function in a similar way: both act as channels for universal energy to enter a person’s body who needs healing. It’s almost like having another healer in the room to help you! 

Personally, my favorite ways to use crystals are to wear them while I am treating a patient with Reiki and to place them on my client’s body to promote healing. These two methods are some of the most effective because having the crystal make contact with skin allows for maximum frequency alignment. 

No matter which way you choose to use your crystal, it can be helpful to know what the crystals’ colors mean...

Crystal Colors and Their Meanings 

Colors are also made of energy and each color has its own unique vibration. Understanding what these colors mean can help you in choosing your crystal, your intention, or in your Reiki practice. 

It’s also important to be aware of what the colors of crystals represent because some crystals can come in several different colors. One well known example is Quartz. Rose Quartz and Clear Quartz have two very different uses… 

Clear Quartz Crystal

White or Clear Crystals

White or clear-colored crystals should be used for cleansing or purifying. These crystals tend to be absorbent and have the ability to pull negative energy out of your body. The purity of white and clear acts like a blank canvas that can clear old energy and make room for the new.

Crystals: Selenite, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Natrolite 

Pink Crystals 

Pink crystals have an abundance of loving, compassionate, and romantic energy. Use these crystals if you need to be a little more caring and kind, either to yourself or to others. 

Crystals: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Morganite, Kunzite 

Red Crystals 

Red crystals are commonly found in jewelry and can be used for instilling passion, motivation, or energy. Some people have been able to give up unhealthy caffeinated beverages like coffee because they have a red crystal that energizes them instead. 

Crystals: Ruby, Red Jasper, Garnet, Fire Agate 

Orange Crystals 

Orange crystals are useful for releasing anything that no longer serves you. They contain both soothing and revitalizing energy at the same time so that you can feel open to letting go of negativity. 

Crystals: Carnelian, Copper, Sunstone, Aragonite

Yellow Crystals

Yellow crystals aid in aligning or organizing energy. Most people tend to use these stones for breaking bad habits, as this color is an effective way to re-organize your energy patterns. 

Crystals: Amber, Yellow Citrine, Mookaite, Gaspeite 

Green Crystals 

Green crystals work well for balancing out your energy. Unlike clear crystals that clear negative energy out of you, green stones help you to redirect the flows of energy in your body so that they are balanced.

Crystals: Emerald, Jade, Malachite, Green Aventurine  

Blue Crystals 

Blue crystals are the stones of communication. The energy inside these stones helps you to be open and honest so that you can both discover and speak your truth. 

Crystals: Sodalite, Sapphire, Angelite, Blue Topaz 

Indigo Crystals 

Indigo crystals resemble the night sky and are the ideal stone to promote a sense of calm. Let the soothing energy of these crystals wash over you as you deeply relax and drift off to a peaceful slumber.

Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Kyanite, Azurite, Indigo Gabbro

Violet Crystals 

Violet or purple crystals connect with your spiritual nature. These stones will assist in your connection to a higher energy and can invite the high powers to guide you. Use these powerful stones to experience meditation like never before. 

Crystals: Amethyst, Sugilite, Iolite, Violet Flame Opal

Black Crystals 

Black crystals are the perfect stone for protection. Black is the opposite of white… so instead of absorbing energy, black crystals repel it. Many people place black crystals around their house so that the strong and resilient stones protect them from negative energy. 

Crystals: Obsidian, Apache Tears, Tourmaline, Shungite   

Brown Crystals 

Brown crystals are used for stability. Like the color of the earth, these stones bring a sense of grounding and connection to nature. When things feel hectic or unstable, reach for a brown crystal. 

Crystals: Tiger’s Eye, Halite, Smoky Quartz, Bronzite

Remember that many of these crystals can come in different colors. Quartz comes in a variety of shades from clear to pink to brown. 

Go by your instinct… the color you see… and use the crystal’s energy for your healing! 

With all this new information, you may be wondering which healing technique is more powerful… crystals or Reiki?

While I believe that healing crystals can be a wonderful complement to your energy work, Reiki is simply the best of the best. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use technique that you can use anytime, anyplace, and anywhere, then I invite you to try my Guided Healing Sessions

With this hands on learning experience, you’ll be able to customize your healing session to suit your exact needs at that exact moment. Click here to begin your healing. 

Guided Healing Sessions

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson is the creator of Reiki Infinite Healer. Over the last 4 years Dave and his team have helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their wellbeing, recover from illness, connect with their spiritual selves, and learn to heal with the amazing art of Reiki. Dave is a highly sought after healer and teacher, who's work has impacted the lives, health and relationships of individuals and their families in over 200 different countries.

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