Thursday, September 12, 2013

Basic Crystal / Stone Selection

'How do I use this stone to improve my life?' It's a question I receive on a consistent basis. Crystals, stones, and gems (gemstones) are tools that can be used to stay focused on your goals and intentions. All of us have noticed that constant chatter in our minds when something in our life is worrisome. It's also present for those who are skilled in meditation and self-awareness.

These fascinating minerals from deep within the earth are gifts to distract us from those troubling thoughts. These gifts remind you to focus on what you really want...not what you don’t want or need.

Carry a stone in your pocket or it at a location where you will see it during the day. Place it on your night stand or in your pillow case before sleep. As you place the crystals or stones on or around you, place an 'intention' or thought...a direction as to why you are using that stone. Each time you touch the stone, examine it...or think of it. Use visualization. Remember why you are working with it and reaffirm your intention.

There are a myriad of crystals and stones that correlate directly to the energy centers of the body...the chakras. Each chakra holds mutually supportive beliefs, thought-forms, and consciousness stored on multiple levels...spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Here are the 7 main chakras and some suggested corresponding crystals / stones. I will highlight those selections I regularly use:

Crown chakra: Celestite, Selenite, Sugilite, Amethyst, Yttrium Fluorite - Divine love and consciousness

Brow chakra: Herkirmer Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire - Balancing the higher and lower selves, extra-sensory perception

Throat chakra: Clear Quartz, Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Chrysocolla - Self-expression and communication

Heart chakra: Peridot, Rose Quartz, Pink / Lavender Kunzite, Rhodochrosite - Flow of unconditional love

Solar plexus chakra: Golden Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline, Citrine - Converting solar and pranic energy

Sacral chakra: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine - Transform sexual energy

Root chakra: Emerald, Garnet, Black Tourmaline - Grounding and stabilizing earth energy

May I suggest you obtain a guide on working with chakras. The Chakra Bible: The Definitive Guide to Chakra Energy is an excellent starter handbook.

When choosing a crystal or stone, let its vibration come to you. Use your intuition and perception without looking at the description. Choose the stone by color, attraction and how its energy and touch sensation resonates. When the connection is made, then look at the name and description...then decide what this particular gift can do for you.

NOTE: As time goes on, I will go into greater detail on crystal / stone selection and various uses...Lon

The Crystal Bible

Crystal Bible 2

Crystal Bible 3

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age)