Crystals are one of nature's magical ways of releasing different energies that can help keep us grounded. Each one has varying healing properties that can be used to reinforce whatever holistic energy healing you might be interested in working with.
Before you use any crystals in affirmation meditation, set your intentions on what it is exactly you would like to meditate about. Are you sending affirmations for self-love, abundance, happiness, or spiritual protection? There are crystals that evoke these energies. The following guide wiill not only show you where to begin in your meditative crystal journey, but it will also provide you with the techniques to transform your daily affirmations.
A Beginner's Guide To Crystals
As stated above, every crystal has a different energetic healing property. Depending on the area of your spirit or chakra that you wish to acknowledge, will dictate which crystal you begin your affirmation practices with. See below for a comprehensive list of what crystals contain which properties.
Crystals For Self-Love & Healing
Crystals that work with self-love connect to the heart chakra. These include Rose Quartz, Sunstone, Citrine, or Clear Crystal quartz. The most commonly used is the rose quartz. Per Energy Muse, "The way it facilitates love entering your life is through its ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level. Helping you to forgive, understand and see fights or situations from a different perspective, rose quartz healing properties will imbue you with the wisdom to deepen your connection with your partner. In that same way, rose quartz properties provide gentle energy that assists you in recognizing your own need for compassion. It allows you to see that you deserve forgiveness and understanding from yourself."
Mantra: "Dear universe, I wish to use this crystal to help me integrate its healing properties of self love into my body, spirit, and heart chakra."
Crystals For Grounding Energy
When using crystals for grounding, clarity, focus, and direction, these energies are associated with and connected to your Root and Solar Plexus Chakra. Crystals you can use include Malachite, Hematite, Amazonite, or Smoky Quartz. Hematite specifically is known for its ability to help clear negative energy by absorbing it. In its place, a sense of calm emanates in times of worry, anxiety, or stress. This crystal and the others mentioned are known for their abilities to transform negativity into positive vibrations.
Mantra: "Dear universe, I wish to use this crystal to help me integrate its healing properties of grounding and clarity into my body, spirit, and root and solar plexus chakra."
Crystals For Connecting To Your Upper Chakras
When wanting to tap into your intuition, higher self, and psychic abilities during meditation, use specific crystals to connect with your Third Eye and Crown chakras. These crystals include Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Azurite, Charoite, and Dumortierite. With Labradorite crystals, your inner consciousness is awakened. Your deeper mind opens, so does your creativity.
Mantra: "Dear universe, I wish to use this crystal to help me integrate its healing properties of intuition and connectivity into my body, spirit, and third eye and crown chakras."
Crystals For Manifestation
Sometimes we wish to use crystals to manifest abundance and prosperity. In those instances, use Amethyst, Citrine, Pyrite, Aventurine, and Tiger Eye. In addition to bringing clarity, citrine's warmth is also responsible for success, power, and happiness. Like attracts like and it is believed that through this crystal's vibrations, you will attract a world of abundance to yourself through its use. If you get small enough crystals, you can place them in things like your wallet, or your desk at your place of business. The energies will certainly draw in abundance.
Mantra: "Dear universe, I wish to use this crystal to help me integrate its healing properties of abundance and prosperity into my body, mind, and spirit."
How To Clean Your Crystals
When you first buy a crystal, it is likely that other hands have been on it. To assure that you are accessing the best energetic connection, the first thing you would want to do is to clean your crystal. You can do this by:
- Soaking your crystals in salted water. You can also hold your crystals under running water.
- Smudging or waving smoke around your crystals with Lavender or Basil Incense, Palo Santo, or Sage smoke.
- Placing your crystals around a charged Selenite or Clear Crystal Quartz tower or wand.
How To Charge Your Crystals
Just like we have to charge our phones to give it juice, we have to also charge our crystals to make sure that we are utilizing its full energetic power. You can charge your crystals by:
- Soaking your crystals in sunlight for a day.
- Sitting your crystals under a full moon overnight.
- Bury your crystals under earth for a day.
How To Use Your Crystals
Charge Your Water:
Water is an essential part of sustaining human life, and even though we are mostly made of water, we still need it to survive. Why not take one of those crucial parts of human life and amplify it with the power and energy of crystals?
When you drink your first glass of water in the morning, use this time to meditate and send affirmations. Drop a charged and cleaned crystal of your choice into your water. Consider using a Hematite or a Clear Crystal Quartz to start your day off with clarity, focus, and cleansing.
Sleep With A Crystal Under Your Pillow:
- Right before you do your nightly meditations and affirmations, place a crystal of your choice under your pillow.
- Focus your attention on the energy you wish to experience in your sleep. Say you want to work with your third eye and lucid dreaming, place a Labradorite, or Lapis Lazuli crystal under your pillow.
- Perhaps you need to work on self-love, set your intentions on loving yourself, and clearing any negative energy in your body overnight. You will most definitely wake up feeling renewed and invigorated.
Wear Crystals and Carry Them With You:
Simply wear crystals on your body! You can buy or make beautiful crystal, stone, and copper or silver wire necklaces, rings, and other embellishments, to not only adorn your body, but to receive its energy throughout the day. This is also a great way to support small-, women-, and POC-owned businesses. Also carry single crystals with you in your bags.
Connect Through Your Yoni:
What's better than using Crystal Yoni eggs to work with divine feminine energies? Use Yoni eggs in conjunction with Yoni steaming for the full effect of your crystal's energetic properties! Also, if you're looking to take your self-pleasure up a notch while engaging in healing acts of self-care, crystal dildos are a perfect option for that too.