PART III // BE INTENTIONAL.
Let's start slightly off-topic. But just slightly.
As I was planning to write this next segment of Crystal Healing for Beginners, a friend recommended a podcast to me. It takes a look at crystals and the power and potential of their energy from a more scientific point of view. (If you're interested, it's The Lively Show #276: A SCIENTIFIC LOOK AT CRYSTALS & HOW THEY WORK IN OUR LIVES WITH HIBISCUS MOON and I highly recommend listening to it if you're interested in the science behind crystal energy. Find it here: http://jesslively.com/hibiscusmoon/) I loved it. I absolutely LOVE the place where the scientific and metaphysical properties of stones meets. I could live there comfortably, with my right and left brain tucked in together holding hands and snuggled in for the night. I feel like I'm partially a sensitive and somewhat intuitive person, and partially a natural skeptic and questioner of everything. So every time that I learn that there's a scientific reason that certain stones have certain supposed healing properties, the nerd and skeptic in me is happy and at peace.
This is slightly off topic, and I could write a lot more on science vs. metaphysics and the overlap between them. BUT FOR NOW, I want to talk about one segment of the podcast that relates to crystal healing for beginners, and that is a simple way to be intentional about using your crystal.
Being intentional with your crystals is simply the act of using them on purpose. I personally believe that crystals will do their thing whether or not you ask them to, program them to, or even whether or not you "believe in them". That being said, I also believe that intention is a powerful tool, and that being intentional with your use of crystals will amplify their energy. This can be as simple as checking in with your crystal throughout the day or saying a prayer or affirmation. But the episode of The Lively Show that I referenced above outlined a simple way to tune into your crystal and use it intentionally that I really loved. I tried it soon after reading about it and found it extremely calming and powerful.
Tuning into a crystal.
• Find a quiet space.
• Start with a meditation. This can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths and trying to clear your mind.
• Write your intention, if you feel called to.
• Visualize living your intention in 3D. What would if look/feel/sound like if your intention was already being fulfilled?
• Imagine this vision clearly shooting like a laser beam from your third eye out into the world. You can hold your crystal to your third eye (the space between your eyebrows) as you do this if it feels good to you.
• Hold your hand and/or your crystal to your heart and radiate gratitude and joy as you say a thank you and release it all to the universe, or your higher power. (Whatever resonates with you!)
That's it! It's such a simple exercise, but I felt way more connected to and supported by my crystal when I took the 5 minutes to stop, slow down, check in, and be intentional with it. (If you're wondering which crystal I picked, I used this rhodochrosite! I've been working on some personal growth stuff and this rhodochrosite has been extremely emotionally supportive for me. Even more so when I took the time to check in with it.)
I // Use your intuition when choosing your crystal.
Don't overthink it. Pick one that calls to you.
Full post about it here.
II // Do some reading.
Find a source that you like. Take what resonates with you, and leave what doesn't. If you read something that doesn't match up with your own thoughts or beliefs, don't worry about it! Books and articles are written by people with their own life experiences that shape their opinions and beliefs. Just take what you identify with, and leave the rest.
Full post about it here.
III // Be intentional.
I personally believe that crystals will do their thing whether you "believe in them" or not. I also believe that intention is an incredibly powerful tool, and that being intentional with your use of crystals will amplify their energy. There are lots of exercises and visualizations that you can do, and even checking in with your crystal and affirming that it is working for the highest good can help you feel more connected to it and in tune with the ways that it's working in your life.
That's all for now! Would you like me to continue on with this series? Is there anything else that you'd like to hear from me, or do you have any thoughts about what I wrote? Feel free to leave a comment below! I would love to hear from you!
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