We can thank Albert Einstein for helping us to understand the general theory of relativity, and the relationship between matter and energy. In simple terms, you and everything around you, is made up of energy. That means all living objects – like humans – and all inanimate objects, such as crystals, all have a vibration.
When we interact with crystals, we are exchanging energy and affecting our own vibration. Crystals are a powerful way to bring about intentional change into our own lives, particularly since our personal “vibe” is easily influenced and can vary based on our emotions, our personal situations, what we eat, how we spend our time, our work/career, our family, you name it. Think about it, since we are all pure energy, on our own frequency, and emitting our own energy, our unique vibration is an important factor to how we all relate with one another. If we “vibe” with someone, it generally means we like them or feel connected to them or their energy. We are constantly exchanging energy with each other, and I for one, have experienced both sides of the coin. For example, being around a person with a “low vibe” feels like an energy suck, and being around someone with a high vibe feels exciting and positive. Interestingly, there is a whole “high vibe” lifestyle where you can find everything from food (generally in its raw form) to clothing dedicated to generating the highest positive vibes! And according to some, you can even incorporate crystals into your beauty routine to “pamper, balance and beautify.”
The vibration of crystals is constant, and in many cases, they operate on at very high levels. Working with crystals as a healing technique dates back over 6,000 years ago, long before Einstein was born. Many people today use crystals to help focus a mindful practice, as well as help eliminate negativity and radiate more positivity. In essence, working with crystals helps us to raise our vibe higher, focus our mind, connect to our inner world, and bring about a desired change.
Explore your inner Shaman! Healing crystals can be a great addition to your self-care routine (you have a self-care routine, right?). Because crystals are beautiful and each have their own unique characteristics and properties, they are also easy and fun to work with. You can carry them around with you, display them on your desk or in your home, some people like to create special spiritual altars, the possibilities are endless. I like to use them for visualization exercises, as well as to feng shui my home, and bath. The key, however, is activating, or programming the crystal to work with your energy.
Here’s how to do program your crystal:
Clear your stone. I like to do a simple sea salt bath for the stone. Sea salt and water are amazing at ridding the stone of unwanted energy. Simply fill a bowl with water, add some sea salt, add some essential oils for an enhanced cleanse, and let it sit overnight. (Note, if you have a “crumbly” type of stone, don’t use this method. Instead, you can simply put your stone in the sunlight for a day.)
Dedicate your stone. Next, you will want to put your intention into the stone, or dedicate it. This is how you connect with your stone and its powerful, vibrational energy. Typically, you will want to hold the crystal in your left hand (your receiving side). Say aloud:
“I dedicate this stone to the highest good. I ask that it be received in love and light.”
Next is the programming part. Focus on your intention — protection, love, guidance, heal an illness, etc. — and state that intention by saying “I dedicate this stone for (your purpose).”
I love carrying them with me on a spa trip, or keeping my crystals close to me at home and lighting a candle alongside a newly programmed stone for extra mindfulness. Each time there is a New Moon, I create a stone cleansing ritual and re-program them as a way to bring into my life all the positive new energy and flush out any negativity that may be lingering. I also love adding crystals and candles to my bath — it’s an amazing way to wash with energy and intent — especially crystals like Citrine (for prosperity, abundance and creativity) and Rose Quartz (which promotes joy and unconditional love). For a truly holistic approach, I love to add a mantra or meditation into the mix. These rituals are a great way to live more consciously, simply by tapping into the vibrational power of crystals. How will you use crystals to support your heart’s desire?