Crystals & Energy

Science and spirituality are one in the same.

Crystals and gemstones have been used for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient civilizations. They are used in nearly all cultures, traditions, and folklore, as amulets, talismans, and jewelry for power, protection, and good luck.

Crystal and gemstone jewelry can be created to create higher, harmonious vibrations and help with positive intentions for protection, prosperity, healing, clarity, love, and peace. When we wear crystal and gemstone jewelry, or have them in our living space, their energy vibrations bring a sense of wellbeing on all levels.

The heart has the largest electro-magnetic field in our bodies, and when you heal the heart chakra, all others follow. Our bodies receive energetically through our left side, and give energetically through our right side.

Faceted prisms disperse, deflect, and transmute negative energy. When negative energy enters the prism, its facets deflects, breaks it up, and transmutes it into positive energy.

Everything is Energy

Twentieth-century scientist Nikola Tesla believed that all things in the universe have their own vibrations and frequencies. Where yoga and meditation are scientifically proven to alter our body’s frequencies through breath and movement, and theories about the energetic systems in the body, such as chakras, Qi, meridians, and myofascial tissue are finding increasing scientific basis, crystals are also believed to heal through their frequencies. While yoga and acupuncture, which have been perfected over thousands of years, are recognized, and practiced increasingly in Western society, crystal and color healing are still a relatively unknown path.

All matter from sub-atomic to physical to higher vibrational bodies contains dynamic energy. Crystals are part of the earth itself, as they are comprised of quartz and silica, which are also major components of the human body. Crystals, and color, emit a vibrational frequency, which matches the electromagnetic field of both the earth itself and all living things. Different colours resonate with the body's energy system and they are extremely useful for harmonizing an environment or personal energy and provide a symbolic and energetic connection to nature.

Choosing Crystals & Gemstones

Always go with your intuition – if you’re drawn to a crystal, even though it might not typically be a color you prefer, look up the properties that crystal is known for and you will likely be pleasantly surprised that you were drawn to it for a reason you need help with. You will likely be drawn to different crystals at different times and steps along your journey.

Clearing, Charging & Programming

Since everything and everyone is energy, even crystals absorb the energy of their surroundings. Therefore, people will clear the energy from the crystal when they first acquire it, and on a regular basis, as well as charging with new energy and programming our intentions into it, to amplify its beneficial properties. Especially if we are relying on a crystal during a difficult time of life, the crystal will absorb a great deal of our negative energy from us, even breaking into pieces when it has taken on as much as it can or when we have healed.

Water

One of the easiest ways to cleanse a crystal is by running it under cold water for several minutes – just be cautious and do research on the crystal first, because some will dissolve or break down in water.

Smoke

If you prefer smudging, this is another way to cleanse negative energy from your crystals, with a clear mind asking for the crystal to be cleared of energy.

Moonlight or Sunlight

Especially on a Full Moon (and the three days leading up to and after it) you can charge your crystals, such as Moonstone, by putting them in the windowsill or outdoors in the moonlight. Crystals such as Sunstone are better charged in the sunlight – be aware that some crystals will fade in the sunlight, so it’s important to research how each crystal needs to be charged.

Super Crystals

Citrine, Quartz, Amethyst, Carnelian, and Selenite are some of the special crystals that not only never need to be cleansed because they are so powerful, but they also cleanse and charge the crystals around it.

Programming Our Intentions

You can program your crystal to assist with specific tasks and projects, such as attracting love or abundance, or helping you to recall your dreams. All you need to do is hold your crystal (or hold it to your Third Eye Chakra or Heart Chakra), clear your mind, and focus on what you are essentially asking the crystal to help you manifest. For example, Citrine is a powerful manifestor of abundance, Rose Quartz brings unconditional love of self and others, and Lapis Lazuli aids us in finding our voice to stand up for ourselves. Be open to the possibility that what you are asking for may come in a different form than what you expected or wanted yet is exactly what you need.

Amanda Wilkie