Intro to Healing Crystals: In Layman’s Terms

  To me, healing crystals and the use of them has always been one of those crystal ball, fortune telling, horoscope reading activities which I questioned the merit of. However, I will absolutely admit that I jumped right on the hipster bandwagon as they became a popularized form of decor and jewelry. Slowly, I became more intrigued with each crystal’s unique purpose and I purchased several at a local minerals store. Each crystal came with a description that detailed what the crystal was best known for. I selected a few that were said to boost self-love, compassion, and bring about a greater sense of calm.

As I began to try researching how to best use these crystals, I found myself stumbling across words like “personal aura” and how I was going to start this “magical work” with my crystals. Perhaps I was a bit closed-off, or just not ready to dive into the healing crystal world, but I have to admit, I was caught off guard by the language used in these articles. Was I performing magic? Was I summoning spirits? What’s going on?

Despite my minimal knowledge surrounding the spiritual crystal world, I was still invested. I wanted to learn how to use these things. Below, I’ve detailed what I found in hopes that it provides other apprehensive beginners with the necessary details to start taking advantage of crystals and their properties. 


Find Your Crystal 

Heather Askinosie, a leading influencer on the power of crystals, describes in her article, “How To Use Crystals To Manifest Health & Happiness”, that she always suggests customers focus more on the shape, size, and color of the crystal rather than its healing properties. She goes on to describe that each crystal holds its own unique vibrational blueprint, (AKA the energy you will receive from it), and these energies vary between even crystals of the same type. 


‘Cleanse’ and ‘Recharge’ Your Crystal

There are many ways to cleanse your new crystals as you will find with a simple Google search. I have listed below the processes that seem the most readily available to your average crystal beginner.

-Run the crystal on cold clear water. (However, some crystals may be damaged by water to be sure to look up your crystal specifically before cleansing with water.)

-Place the crystal under the sun or moon for several hours.

-Place the crystal in a room with loud vibrational music playing. 


Set Your Intention

This part feels similar to meditation in a way. Sit quietly with your crystal, breathe, and think about yourself, your goals, and what you hope to gain out of the use of your new crystal. Then, state out loud if you prefer, what you want to manifest in your life.


Use The Crystal

Now that you have cleansed and charged your crystal, you can now begin to take advantage of its properties. Keep your crystal on your bedside table, your desk, under your pillow, or anywhere that you will notice it and be able to revisit the intentions you set with it. 


Remember, there are many ways to take advantage of the benefits crystals have to offer, so enjoy the learning process, and hopefully this serves as an easy place to start! 


By Abby Cole