7 Crystals to Enhance Your Life Right Now
Go into any metaphysical shop and you’ll see crystals everywhere! Small or large, tumbled, raw or carved, and so many different colors! They’re very pretty to look at, but what do they actually do?
With all the vast selection of stones on the market, what ones do you truly need? Here’s our shortlist of the 7 must-have healing crystals to add to your collection. If you’ve got these stones at hand, you should be able to focus on any area of your body, and work with it to create a healing environment.
Crystals are far more than just pretty things to gaze at! They have immense healing powers and, when used correctly, can help transform our lives in ways we may never have dreamed.
What Are the Benefits of Crystals?
There are so many benefits of crystals for everyday life and for your life purpose. They enhance your dream life, enabling you to remember and analyze your dreams effectively, even controlling them to a degree.
They heighten your psychic abilities.
We all have psychic ability, but whether these abilities are activated is another story. Crystals can help open your Third Eye chakra and enhance gifts such as clairvoyance, clairsentience and many more. People are usually especially gifted in one or two types of psychic ability in particular – crystals can help you realize which are yours!
They are fabulous at increasing your work productivity.
When you feel in a slump due to work, just wear a crystal or carry one around with you and it’ll be like having your own Santa’s Little helper to help you get the job done.
They are also wonderful for protection.
Crystals such as black tourmaline and black obsidian (in fact, most of the black crystals) can protect you from negative energies and harmful thoughts that others direct towards you. They can also keep you grounded, which is especially important if you do a lot of spiritual work.
Crystals can help you attract more money…
...which is one of their most useful attributes for the physical world! Green crystals such as jade and aventurine are especially good for this and they are particularly good to use during manifestation rituals between the New Moon and Full Moon.
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What About Healing Crystals?
While crystals can be used for a variety of things, one of their most potent uses is their ability to heal. This can be spiritual healing, emotional healing, physical healing or mental healing. A healing crystal is especially powerful because it is working with your energy at several different levels, identifying the issue and using its magic to help heal you.
But there are so many crystals! How do you know which ones are right for you?
Below is a list of 7 crystals which are known as the ‘essentials’. They’re a bit like the hand sanitizer you keep in your bag or the emergency $20 bill in your purse. They’re the ones that are a must-have among the crystal world because their healing abilities work for the 7 chakras in the body, they are not difficult to find in any crystal store and they are easy to work with.
Hematite - Root Chakra
Hematite is an amazing stone for grounding energies and allowing you to repel negative energy that might cause disease in the body. It’s a very earthy stone, made from iron—and of course, you’ve got iron in your body, too.
Hematite’s energy is calming and protective. It helps you to stay in control of situations in your life, while at the same time removing obstacles that are preventing you from improving your circumstances. It’s a great stone to carry if you work in an environment where there’s a lot of electronic technology.
Hematite is associated with the Root chakra, the energy center located at the base of your spine. It rules what you need to survive.
When your Root chakra is out of balance, you’ll feel out of harmony with your life. It’s easy to panic and find things to fear. You hold grudges from the past. Your temper may be short.
When your Root chakra is balanced, the harmony and the joy in your life are restored. Your vitality is strong, and you don’t fear what might happen. You find it easy to let go of the past and enjoy the present. Overall you’re contented.
To use hematite to tune up your Root chakra, hold it in your non-dominant hand and hum or chant the musical note of C. Don’t take your good health for granted. Look after your body’s physical needs, and hematite will help your energy to stay positive and productive.
Carnelian - Sacral Chakra
Carnelian is a translucent form of quartz, and comes in every shade of fire from the palest peach to the deepest scarlet. It’s a stone of life and vitality. It’s energy is bold and brings courage and determination.
Carnelian is a great motivator. It adds an energy boost to your plans so you’re more dedicated to making them happen, and are more alert and focused when it comes to attaining your goals. It enables you to see what is realistic and what is far-fetched, and helps you fend off naysayers who would try to deter you from your success.
Carnelian is associated with the Sacral chakra, the energy center located just below your belly button. It relates to your emotions and your moods.
When your Sacral chakra isn’t aligned, you’ll feel out of sorts, perhaps with nervous energy. Intimacy with others becomes a problem. You lose interest in your physical well being.
When your Sacral chakra is balanced, you have a healthy attitude towards sex. You neither avoid nor demand attention. Your confidence is high, but not arrogant. You’re happy with your life.
To use carnelian to bring your Sacral chakra back into balance, hold it in your non-dominant hand, and sing or chant the music note of D. You might even want to chant what you truly want in life, so that it resonates with your energy on a soul level. Then go play or do something spontaneous. Let your creativity bring you your heart’s desires.
Citrine - Solar Plexus Chakra
Citrine is best when it is a natural stone, rather than citrine that has been created by heating quartz to high temperatures. This stone promotes creativity and imagination, and encourages new beginnings.
Citrine resonates with the Solar Plexus chakra. This is sometimes called the navel chakra, and it is located between your belly button and your rib cage. It aligns with your spiritual growth, tenets, and opinions.
When this chakra is out of balance, it’s easy to feel self-conscious. You’ll judge others, and criticize yourself, becoming bitter and frustrated with your life and where it’s going.
When your Solar Plexus chakra is aligned, you’re happy. You are able to reflect on and rejoice in what you have achieved. You don’t let the opinions of others control your happiness. There’s no need for you to criticize others.
It’s very easy to use citrine—particularly a natural citrine point—as a healing stone. Simply hold it over your navel, and sing or chant the music note of E. Eat lots of fresh healthy yellow foods, and get out in the sunlight and enjoy yourself.
Rose Quartz - Heart Chakra
Obviously, this is another form of quartz, this time in a beautiful pink. It comes in hues from the palest pastel to the deepest rose, and is either translucent or opaque. It’s called ‘the heart stone,’ or ‘the love stone,’ and has been given as a token of affection for more than 2,000 years.
Rose quartz is one of the gentlest stones, but don’t take that for it not being important. It’s a powerful nurturing stone. It’s also a protective stone, said to safeguard someone who carries it against gossip and slander.
Rose quartz is associated with the Heart chakra. This is located in the center of your chest, next to your physical heart. It helps you to learn understanding, compassion, and forgiveness.
When the Heart chakra is out of balance, it’s easy to feel heartbroken, to hold grudges, and to become a doormat to other people. You’re discontent with your life, becoming indifferent to the needs of others, and perhaps selfish or preoccupied.
When this chakra is functioning optimally, you’ll be satisfied with how things are unfolding. You’ll have time for people and be able to help them without compromising your own needs and desires. You take responsibility for your words and deeds.
It’s possible to use any rose quartz as a healing stone. Hold it in your non-dominant hand, over your chest, and envision its pure pink energy filling you with unconditional love. Hum or chant the music note F. Allow yourself to let go of the past. Forgive your own faults, as well as others who have made mistakes.
Sodalite - Throat Chakra
Sodalite’s name comes because of the high amount of sodium it contains. Richly blue in color, with flecks of white calcite, it is considered a lucky stone, and is helpful when dealing with business negotiations, or relationship issues.
Sodalite is a wonderfully cleansing stone, too. Use it when there are obstacles in your life that need removing, so that you can get going forward once again. Some people call this ‘the poet’s stone,’ because it is associated with self-expression.
It’s no surprise, then, that this stone is associated with the Throat chakra, the energy center located right where you’d think, in your throat. It governs all means of communication and exchanges with other people—listening, as well as speaking.
When the Throat chakra is out of balance, you’ll have trouble being heard. Maybe you think no one is paying attention to you. You feel overlooked, or maybe you’re overlooking others. Your self-expression is weak.
When this chakra is functioning well, you know when to speak and when to listen. Your body language is open and honest, and your creativity is strong. You’re confident in what you want to express, and you get your point across easily.
To use sodalite as a healing stone, place it over your throat around your larynx. Practice speaking clearly and concisely, so that you don’t waste your words. Sing, hum or chant on the music note G. Take time to really listen to what others have to say.
Amethyst - Third Eye Chakra
Amethyst is another member of the quartz family, its color range starts with the palest lilac and goes to the deepest and darkest of purples. In its raw state, it forms in points, from tiny clusters in the druse, to huge natural termination. Sometimes it even forms amethyst and citrine in the same point, to be called ‘ametrine,’ but be careful; many such stones on the market have been artificially heat-treated.
This is one of the most gentle healing stones out there, but don’t let its soothing properties fool you. Its strength lies in its tenderness. It’s known as the ‘all healer,’ and encourages healing in a multitude of ways. It is known to enhance wisdom and promote greater awareness.
Amethyst—particularly the darker stones—is a Third Eye chakra crystal. It’s easy to tell when this chakra is imbalanced. You jump to all kinds of conclusions. You’re gullible, believing what you want to hear, whether it’s the truth or not. Narcissism and unrealistic expectations are not uncommon.
When this chakra is balanced, you feel balanced. Your goals are realistic and you know the truth between fantasy and illusion. You don’t form unhealthy attachments to situations or people. You’re content with how things are unfolding.
This is possibly the most difficult chakra to keep aligned, and amethyst is a fantastic stone to assist you. Hold it in your non-dominant hand, and point it between your eyes, right at the bridge of your nose. Hum the music note A, and learn to discern the difference between fact and fantasy.
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Lepidolite - Crown Chakra
Lepidolite may not be the most popular healing crystal, but don’t let that deter you from using it. It’s a beautiful lavender form of mica. It’s a soft stone—as opposed to the hardness of diamonds, for instance—and that softness is what makes it such a useful healing stone.
Lepidolite helps to clear away the stress that modern life brings. It encourages self-expression and creativity. When you’re seeking to write the book of your life, to find your heart’s desires and manifest your bliss, call on lepidolite as an ally.
Lepidolite is a Crown chakra crystal, which, when imbalanced, can make you feel separated from the rest of your life. You don’t find any joy in leisure pursuits or spiritual practices and take things far too seriously, feeling that you’re elite or above everyone else in some way.
When this chakra is functioning at its optimum, you’ll see clearly where you want to go and the best route to reach your goals. You have a strong sense of self identity, and don’t worry about the opinions of others. You are optimistic, and not worried about your life.
To use Lepidolite as a healing stone, hold it at the top of your head. Focus on clearing your thoughts, and hum or chant the music note of B. Lepidolite is amazing for helping you find your purpose in life, the place where you resonate on a positive vibration with your surroundings. It is also a strong stone for healing through loss or grief.
Make It Happen!
It’s easy to do an overall tune-up using crystal healing, and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it, either. First, hum or chant the music scale. Think of the ‘do-re-mi’ song, if you like, or chant your own words.
Next, pick up your 7 healing stones, and gently toss them onto a soft surface. Did any particular stone stick out from the others? Where is your attention drawn? That is the stone that is showing you where you need an extra boost of healing.
Pick up that stone, and hold it over the relevant chakra. You can chant again, if you wish. Focus on that area being healthy and balanced. Trust the stone to do its work.
Finally, pick up all the stones, starting with hematite and ending with lepidolite, and put them away one by one. As you do, envision the healing energy from each stone pouring into your body and resonating through your life.
If you practice this every day, you’ll find that your life becomes more organized, you feel more content and in harmony with your environment and the people in it, and you’ll have more energy and interest to reach out and achieve your goals.
Use Crystals to Enhance Your Daily Routine - and to Create New Ones!
These are some of the best crystals for positive energy and the best crystals to wear every day, helping to raise your vibrations and attract positivity into your life. Life is for living, and crystal healing most certainly enhances it!
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