8 Common Crystals and How They Heal
by Sakshi Singh | October 9, 2020, updated 4 months ago
Does anyone even know where the crystals come from?
Yeah. We do. They come from the Earth—from mines. They’re extracted out of the ground. In mines. By humans.
However! They were there long before the mines were, and long before humans had mines, or... even existed. That's part of what makes them so incredible. Timeless. Magical.
You don't have to believe me. You will note however, that most cultures’ religious history talks about crystal energy in some way or another—often in relation to divination, healing, or spiritual advancement.
Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to all the energies around them. They oscillate and emit specific vibrational frequencies. Modern-day technology and gadgets have crystals in them too—like satellites, and watches.
It’s believed that crystals pass on the energy that they absorb—and they’ve had plenty of time to absorb energy, what with being millions of years old—and some people know how to harness that energy into healing.
As per Michele Walker—
"Crystal healing is an energy-based healing modality that works in synergy to aid the body to re-balance, facilitate the movement of stuck or stale energy, channel positive energy into your body, and optimize your own natural healing ability and processes."
Do you have some pretty crystals kicking around, say in jewelry form, or as a fancy paperweight? Check out this list of common crystals to find out what kind of energy you’re receiving from these beautiful objects, and then consider talking to a crystal healer about how to really deploy these energetic power houses.
1. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is all about love—it’s said to restore faith, trust, and harmony in relationships. Rose quartz helps you nourish your relationships—be they with your sister or your lover (don’t get those mixed up, okay?). This crystal might also turn out to be your friend during challenging times of grief, by helping to bring you peace. It encourages self-respect, self-love, and self-worth—who doesn't need that?
It’s the pretty purple one! In addition to being beautiful, Amethyst is one of the highest vibration crystals in nature. It is the stone of the sixth and seventh chakra, which helps our intuition and keeps the negativity out. There have been talks about this crystal aiding people with insomnia and bad dreams by relieving pain and stress.
This crystal, or should I say, this igneous rock is produced when felsic lava extrudes from a rapidly cooling down volcano. Hot! This is why it’s supposed to shield you against physical and emotional negativity. It’ll be the tough one for you. This crystal is said to promote strength, compassion, clarity, and help you eliminate emotional baggage.
4. Bloodstone (Heliotrope)
In some cultures bloodstone is believed to help cleanse the blood. It is said to improve circulation by drawing off bad environmental energies. This particular crystal is a favourite for creative minds and apparently it encourages creativity, and idealism. In the company of this powerful crystal, one can get rid of impatience and anger.
Citrine is the stone for our third chakra—meaning it helps us harness our personal-power, and makes us more confident. Citrine is often advised for individuals who are finding it hard to set firm and healthy boundaries. Mirroring the sun's warm luminosity, this crystal is said to bring you prosperity and optimism.
Who doesn’t know about ruby? This powerful crystal is said to improve sex, sensuality, and intellect. It’s famous for increasing self-awareness. Ruby has worked wonders for people who struggle with decision making, and can help people realize their hidden truths. In ancient times, it was believed that rubies could remove toxins from the blood, and improve the circulatory system.
It is the most common crystal, and can be found all over the world. It is admired for its light blue hues. As the name suggests, this crystal is tied to lunar energy, and is said to reflect the cool and calm of the moon. It’s advised to keep a moonstone by your bedside to help you relax and get a good night's sleep.
Feeling overwhelmed with self-doubt? Aventurine should be your new bestie. It can help you overcome self-doubt, and make you feel more positive. The energy from this crystal is fulfilling. It’s supposed to release all the toxins you have in your brain—physically and metaphorically. So if you’re living with too much frustration, it's an excellent time to recharge yourself with the help of Aventurine.
You’ve got to maintain an open mind when it comes to crystal healing. When employing these shining rocks in your wellness plan, you need to want to get better, and you need to place your trust in the universe. Crystals can help—if you let them.
Wellness is a choice we all need to make. So, make it.
At Which Doctor, we have an amazing team of holistic practitioners who can help you pick out the best crystals for your unique circumstances. So, book your consultation whenever you feel ready for a change.
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Sakshi Singh is an enthusiastic digital marketing manager and an influencer. She lives and breathes advertising and ideas. She is obsessed with social media trends and loves to stay on-point with her campaigns. She is a marketing graduate from London and has lived in many beautiful cities including Coventry, Dubai, and Mumbai. She is often found quoting dad jokes. In fact, the best way to get her attention is by sending memes. She loves dogs, movies, books, and music, not in any particular order - she'll always share the best music playlists! Currently, managing Which Doctor's online presence, campaigns, and marketing, she is extremely passionate about wellness.