Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by crystals. Their jagged shapes, mystical colours and light-catching surfaces are inherently magical, and it’s not hard to see why they’ve been used in jewelry, spiritual ceremonies and meditation for centuries.
I started collecting crystals a few years ago, and since then, my love for these special rocks has only increased. In his book, A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle expounds on the beauty and mystery of crystals, helping to shed light on the reason why humans are so obsessed with them:
“What could be heavier and more impenetrable than a rock, the densest of all forms? And yet some rocks undergo a change in their molecular structure, turn into crystals, and so become transparent to the light…
Since time immemorial, flowers, crystals, precious stones and birds have held special significance for the human spirit. Like all life-forms, they are, of course, temporary manifestations of the underlying one Life, one Consciousness. Their special significance and the reason why humans feel such fascination for and affinity with them can be attributed to their ethereal quality.”
Crystals are amplifiers of energy. They amplify emotions, prayers and intentions to help you connect with the divine, call in your manifestations or increase positive vibes.
Each crystal comes with a specific healing benefit or property like confidence, self-love, anxiety reduction and so much more. There really is a crystal for everything, which is why my collection will just keep growing forever and ever.
Crystals can be used in a variety of ways, like placing one on your body during meditation or waving a Selenite wand over your chakras for healing. You can also wear them on necklaces, bracelets or rings for a little portable energy boost.
When choosing a crystal, the important thing is to not think too much and just go for one that you feel is calling out to you. That’s how I’ve built my crystal arsenal over the years, and it’s never failed me once.
Just like everything else on the earth, each crystal has a life force energy and a soul of its own. It may sound cray-cray, but it’s important to be kind to your crystals and cleanse them every so often with water, sunshine, moonlight or sage, and keep them somewhere they can be admired daily.
Here’s a super mini guide to a few of my favourite crystals, some of their healing properties and why I love them:
Dubbed the “master healer,” Clear Quartz works to amplify, clear and heal energies across all chakras. It’s an awesome general stone to work with for daily meditation, prayer or manifestation. Fun fact: Quartz is used in watches to regulate the time and because of its precise vibration, these timepieces are more accurate than the mechanical variety.
With its gorgeous purple hue, who wouldn’t love Amethyst? This stone works with the upper chakras like the crown to deepen one’s connection to the divine and increase spiritual abilities. Its high frequency dissolves negative energies, making it perfect for meditation or contemplation. Side note: while doing research for this post, I read that this stone got its name from a Greek legend in which a beautiful young maiden named Amethyst was turned into a clear stone by the goddess to protect her from Bacchus, who poured his wine over the crystal, giving it its purple colour. That story makes me love this stone even more.
To me, Rose Quartz is the stone of love. This crystal can help enhance feelings of love, peace and healing, and it’s especially helpful in relationships (including your relationship with yourself!). Keep it by your bedside to increase positive energy and harmony with loved ones. I’m also wearing a rose quartz bracelet in this picture to increase self-love and peace.
Citrine is associated with the solar plexus chakra, which is the centre for confidence, creativity and discipline. I bought this beautiful, amber-tipped babe to help with asserting myself in the world and increasing self-esteem, decisiveness and personal power.
This Selenite wand is the most recent addition to my crystal collection and I love it so much already. The lovely reiki healer at the Rock Store recommended it for increasing peace and positivity, and I can definitely feel its calming energy. I literally use it like a mini vacuum, running it down my entire body a couple inches away from the skin to increase my vibration for the day ahead. Selenite can also help with angelic communication and protection, which I’m obviously all for.
That’s it for my super-mini crystal healing guide. The mineral world is full of powerful and beautiful stones, and I love working with them to promote peace, healing and love.
What are your favourite crystals? Let me know below! 👇🏻