13 WAYS TO USE CRYSTALS IN YOUR EVERYDAY ROUTINE
Today, more people than ever before are open to using crystals. And for good reason! These gems are infused with thousands—sometimes millions—of years of the Earth's history, granting them a healing energy that can help boost any mindful practice. But just like with any diet or exercise routine, a crystal practice that works for one person won't necessarily work for the next. Thankfully, there are countless ways to work with these amazing stones every day. Here are eight to get started with:
1. Hold a crystal during meditation.
One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation. Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body sinking deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a lightness surround you. Or you may not feel anything right away. Sometimes certain crystals don't resonate, and other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. Each crystal will feel different, so be patient and keep experimenting.
2. Create a crystal grid.
Arranging a group of crystals into a sacred geometrical grid is thought to help magnify their power. Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up your grid (it's easier than you might think!). If you're new to crystal grids, I recommend using grid cloths as a guide, as the patterns can be complicated.
3. Add crystals to your altar.
Adding crystals to your at-home altar will give it a beautiful boost of earth energy. A crystal point with one sharp edge can also help magnify the intentions you set in your space. Simply placing some of them on top of a piece of paper with your intention written on it could be a force of good luck.
4. Carry a crystal with you throughout your day.
The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you'll be of its energy. I recommend carrying a crystal with you in your pocket or purse and pulling it out whenever you need to centre yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you're working toward.
5. Place crystals on your body.
Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you're working on healing a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra (find out what those are here) and place it where that chakra lives in the body. This serves to stir the energy around that chakra and bring up the emotions that you need to heal.
To start, use Red Jasper to tend to your root chakra, or place a rose quartz crystal over your heart to open your heart chakra to giving and receiving love. You can place a clear quartz crystal above your head to open your crown chakra for enlightenment and guidance. Keeping an amethyst over your third-eye chakra during this process can help you enter a deeper state of meditation.
6. Use crystals during your yoga practice.
Keeping crystals on your yoga mat helps create a tranquil space for you to practice. You can even place crystals on your body during savasana to encourage a deeper state of meditation.
7. Bring positive energy to your décor.
Crystals have long been a crucial component of yoga and meditation studios, but recently they've popped up in several home décor magazines too. And for good reason! Larger crystals, though pricey, make for jaw-dropping statement pieces that work to shift the energy of a space. If you're not willing to shell out for a larger stone, clusters of small crystals can also bring a sense of ease to every room in your home.
8. Incorporate crystals into your self-care routine.
Crystals can infuse many self-care routines with their properties. For a DIY spa treatment, bring your cleansed crystals into the bath with you or let them soak in the water you use to wash your face.
9. Crystal Ball
In practices of the occult belief, a crystal ball is used, through which some people can see events. Something which cannot be seen by the others. This may include glancing in to someone’s past or the future.
10. Industrial Uses
The most common use of a crystal in industries is in the form of quartz crystal in analog watches. It has the property of vibrating with a period of one second when voltage is applied across it. This makes it the perfect material to be used in watches.
11. Used as a Sphere
It is believed that spherical crystals transfer energy in all directions. So, they are used as energy tools for transmitting energy in all directions. Red, yellow, and orange colored crystals are said to produce energy.
Spheres are also used as massage tools. It has been proven that they act on tired and sore muscles and relax them. Massage your leg by placing a sphere on the carpet and roll your feet over the sphere. The pressure points in the foot are mildly massaged by the sphere and heal and wash away the pain and soreness.
12. Laying On of Crystal
Also known as laying on of stone, this is one of the major uses of crystals for healing. This is an ancient pagan practice, where a crystal is used to flush out the negative energy and obstacles from a human body. Laying on of stone involves placing crystals on or around the victim in order to remove vetoing energy.
13. Crystal Grid
Spiritually, a grid is a pattern in which stones are arranged in a sacred flower-like pattern called the “Flower of Life”. The stones are then said to be activated by linking them with white light so that the stones radiate an energy field in the environment. Those who are sensitive to energy change, will be able to feel a frequency change in the room wherever the grid is assembled. The intensity of the shift depends upon the stones used. The shift can either be gentle or quite abrasive.
The following list comprises crystalline forms of various stones that are believed to have various beneficial properties. (Not intended to replace licensed medical or physiological treatment.)
Crystals are known to affect each individual in a unique way. Refrain from using others’ crystals and do not let anyone else touch yours. It is also a good practice to thoroughly cleanse it before every use, to get rid of any stored energy.
Make A Crystal Grid For Any & Every Intention With This 4-Step Guide
If you have some serious manifesting to do and are looking to lock in an intention, it's definitely worth exploring the sparkly world of crystal grids. By combining your goal with the spiritual power of sacred geometry and crystals, you can turn the energy behind it up a notch. Here's a crash course on how to make your own crystal grid in four easy steps—plus, a video to walk you through this fun process.
Step 1: Choose an intention.
Intentions lie at the heart of any crystal grid. Write yours on a piece of paper, fold it up, and set it in the centre of your display. Or, you can simply keep your intention in your thoughts as you craft your grid.
Step 2: Pick your crystals.
Crystals hold a unique frequency that can imbue any space, person, or, in the case of crystal grids, intention, with a particular energy. Take some time to learn more about crystals that align and support your intention. Or, tap into your intuition and just go with the crystals that appeal to you.
Crystals to support abundance include:
For love or romance, choose crystals such as:
For peace and serenity, go with:
For truth, purpose, and honest expression, pick crystals like:
Step 3: Decide on a sacred geometry.
Different sacred geometry grids hold different meanings. Choose a shape that resonates with you, whether it's a spiral, infinity loop, the seed of life, a medicine wheel, a circle, or even a labyrinth. You can either print out your shape, take the time to draw it out, or buy a cloth with the shape printed on it.
Step 4: Get creating!
Once your intention is set, begin placing your chosen crystals down on the grid. Start from the outside of the shape and work your way in, keeping your intention in mind as you mindfully lay your crystals down.
Once you have placed your last crystal—known as the master crystal—in the centre of the grid, you are ready to connect and activate your grid.
Use a clear quartz to metaphorically "connect the dots", starting from the outside and working your way in, passing over every crystal on the way.
How to store your grid?
If you want to save your crystal grid, you can draw your sacred geometry shape onto a board and use wire to wrap around the crystal and through the board. A local framer can even frame it for you to ensure your intention stays safe, and no crystals are nudged out of place. Framed grids make high-vibe gifts that are perfect for a baby's nursery, a study space, or even the workplace.
The bottom line.
Whether your intention is focused on abundance and success, living your true purpose, finding peace and serenity, or maintaining protection and safety, there is a crystal grid for you. And by following this 4-step routine, you can make it faster than you can say "amethyst."