Crystals 101: Meditating With Crystals
Meditation is a great practice by itself. The benefits are numerous and it’s an easy thing to do almost any time, anywhere. But throw a crystal or two into the mix and your meditations can be amazing. Adding crystals to meditation can do several things.
Get to know your crystals
Meditation is a great way to get to know your crystals better. While a crystal may call out to you before you buy it, when you meditate with it, it will tell you all about itself. You can lose yourself in the crystal, stepping through a door into another world.
When you use meditation to get to know your crystals better, it’s best to meditate with one crystal at a time. Spend a few days with the same crystal, allowing plenty of time to really get to know it. This allows you to get to know the crystal without confusing its qualities with any other crystals.
You can sit with your eyes closed and simply let the crystal’s energy inform you. Or you can stare into the crystal, noting all the details: fault lines, occlusions, where it’s smooth or rough, etc. When you stare into the crystal, you can really get lost in it and connect with it. This creates a sense of peace, and in that peace, solutions, insights and answers will come into your awareness.
Some people like to have something like a “crystal day” where they meditate with all their crystals – or a bunch of different ones, anyway. This can be a great way to boost your mood, but it can lead to feeling blissed out and a need to earth your energies using a black crystal.
If you decide to have a “crystal day,” start with the red crystals to energize and awaken. Then move through the spectrum like a rainbow: orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, violet and ending with clear.
Deepen your meditation
Crystals can also be used to deepen your meditation and help you gain more clarity.
For example, Amethyst enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. It’s very beneficial to the mind, calming it or stimulating it as needed. When you use it to meditate, it will help turn thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. It can help you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of all your faculties. All of that can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and more ease in finding answers to things that have been on your mind.
Calcite is another crystal that calms the mind. It can be helpful in meditation by teaching discernment and analysis, stimulating insights and boosting memory. It can help you with knowing which information is important and which is not, and retaining the important stuff. It can also help you with changing ideas into action.
How do you meditate with crystals?
If you want to meditate with crystals, the first step is choosing your crystal. You want to either choose one that you want to get to know or one that aligns with your intentions for the meditation.
You should cleanse your crystal before you meditate to ensure that you only get the energy of the crystal itself.
Then find a quiet and comfortable place to meditate where you won’t be disturbed. Hold the crystal (or crystals, if using more than one) in your hand and allow its energy to spread through you. Visualize your intentions as strongly and clearly as you can. This gives the crystals a sense of direction, a purpose to help you with.
Next, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Let your breath follow its natural state, and mentally scan your body for areas that are holding stress and tension and consciously try to relax and let go.
Keep an open mind and let the crystal’s energy guide you. Focus your energy on your intention. For example, if your intention is to ease pain in a specific body part, focus on that body part and let the crystal’s power move toward it.
Meditate for as long as you’d like. When you’re done, gently come back to the space you’re in. Gently put your crystal away where it will be safe until the next time you want to use it.
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