from a very young age I was exposed to the healing powers of what a crystal could offer. how fascinating it was that by even just holding a crystal in my hand, I felt calmer, grounded and at peace. I mean, think about, crystals come from the earth, so to hold them, to work with them, connects us deeper to all of the elements that are in constant support of us as human, living, breathing beings. scientifically speaking, there is no evidence that crystal healing can be used to cure diseases, because diseases have never been found to be the result of a so-called energy flow in the body. I am here to speak of my experience of 17 years of co-existing with these magical materials, so please, if you feel called, explore and see for yourself!
first of all, let’s do a quick crystal breakdown.
what are crystals?
crystals are a special kind of solid material where the molecules fit together in a pattern that keeps repeating itself. because of these patterns crystals from all sorts of unique shapes.
how do crystals form?
the process of crystals forming is called crystallization. crystals mostly form in nature when liquids cool, like magma, and then start to harden slowly. certain atoms in the liquid cling to each other by electrical forces as they try and become stable. they do this in that pattern that repeats itself that we spoke about earlier to form the crystal. for more information on crystals, I recommend this awesome book called LOVE IS IN THE EARTH by MELODY.
now let’s go on a journey through the crystal path. there are many different types of crystals, gems, rocks and each one of them has different properties. first, lets visit options that are appropriate for your bedroom sanctuary. there are 2 prominent ones that aid with sleeping and create calm balanced energy in your bed and around your bed. SELENITE, AMETHYST and ROSE QUARTZ. personally, i sleep with Selenite every night because it is cooling, grounding and helps rid the body of toxic negative energy. Selenite also provides clarity to the mind and expands one’s awareness of the self and of one’s surroundings. this mineral aligns the spinal column releases any energy blocks and stuck patterning. Selenite vibrates to the number 8 which is a super powerful number/shape. recommended places to place this meaningful structure: directly on your nightstand next your spot in bed and/or directly on your skin. my favorite place, lay a long piece of Selenite directly along your midline.
moving onto AMETHYST . . . she is such a beauty with her pale lavender shiny self. she is the “stone of spirituality and contentment.” Amethyst aids is moving lower energies into higher vibrational states. she transmutes energy into a powerful state of stabilization. Amethyst also bestows strength, invigoration, and peace. recommend places to place this meaningful structure: on your night stand, under your pillow, on your body – your forehead/third eye and/or your heart.
ROSE QUARTZ is super healing for the heart. it provides a space for negative walls to peel down and open up to something new. place it directly on your heart, under your pillow or on nightstand as well.
traveling out into the lit-up space which is your work area, your desk space, your perfectly organized responsibility area, right ha! let’s touch on the TOP 3 crystals that I recommend you start with in your work space to create an energizing and motivating flow. place any or all of these crystals on your desk or near your work space.
BLACK TOURMALINE is a grounding root chakra stone. it enhances practicality in creativity and repels and protects against negativity.
CITRINE, the stone of success. this stone allows us to fully step into the seat of creativity and imagination. sacral chakra energy connecting us deeply into our true purpose and desires.
for fluidity and focus TIGERS EYE gets to come out and play. the stone of self-esteem and confidence. solar plexus area of the body asking us as humans to rise up and go after what we want and accepting the fact that we can be successful at it and financial stable and abundant.
and now for straight up playtime, let’s dive into what magic crystals can provide for the kiddos from focus to sleep protection.
BLUE LACE AGATE – helpful for children who are argumentative and have a short temper. it allows them to practice more peaceful communication.
CARNELIAN AGATE – can be used to help with feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. useful for promoting self-security and self-love. carnelian agate encourages love between parents and children. it helps girls to appreciate their bodies while aiding creativity. carnelian can also be used for dermatological ailments such as acne by holding the stone over the skin and moving it in circles for several minutes, several times a day.
CHAROITE– aids with insomnia and difficulty settling into sleep
CHRYSOPRASE – protects children suffering from frequent nightmares
CLEAR QUARTZ – known as the “healing crystal.” its energy is unique and when a child makes contact with the right one, the natural energy of quartz can be just enough to transform a disharmonious thought pattern
now that you have inhaled all this goodness you are probably wandering where to buy these precious beauties . . . my personal collection comes from years and years of experiences and locations, so the best thing I can suggest is to google a crystal or spiritual shop in your area and to be on the lookout for crystal, rock gem shows because they are mind body soul blowing! there is one that comes through Colorado and Arizona every year, visit one of those if you ever get the chance.
I invite you to use this post as a starting point or addition to your crystal journey. there is so much to learn about these powerful creations and it all takes time. adorning yourself in them, sleeping with them, having them around your space will only enhance the energy that surround and supports you on a consistent basis.
WRITTEN BY: Brookelin Gottlieb
Brookelin resides in Denver, Colorado. And she is mommy to the most loving and beautiful pup, Blue.