Why should you have crystals around you?

Holding crystals or placing them on your body is thought to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Crystals supposedly do this by positively interacting with your body’s energy field or chakra.

In the last few years, crystals have become a staple at fashion shows, popped up on Instagram feeds, and lined the shelves of trendy retail stores.

Even though there is no scientific evidence present, many people use crystals as tools to draw out weaknesses and facilitate opportunities for growth.

If you have a couple of crystals lying around the house but have no idea what they’re called or why you bought them, that’s perfectly fine; you were drawn to them for a reason, and their name or meaning would not be of importance.

Crystal healer Azalea Lee explains it as follows: “So, say you see a crystal — a little tumbled pocket stone that you’re very attracted to. Take that stone and stick it in your pocket for 30 days or stick it underneath your pillow. Don’t read any information on it. Then, at the end of those 30 days, look up what people say that crystal’s about. See if you’ve felt that energy.”

Whether a crystal is pretty, or it has a cool shape, or you like the color — hold it in your hand. It is that simple. And there is no need to make it more complicated than it needs to be. There is not a wrong way of using crystals. A “starter pack” of crystals would include rose quartz, which represents love; citrine, which represents happiness; and clear quartz, which helps with clarity. Additionally, selenite; a white and brittle stone, that raises the vibration of energy especially when it’s on your person, would be a good crystal to carry on you like a necklace or bracelet.

Crystals are the energy of the earth. They connect us to nature especially when we are not close to it while working in skyscrapers. They give us something to hold onto. They bring a piece of the earth into our home or onto our desk.

When you want to start working with a crystal, you just need to be consistent. Take seven days and carry it around in your pocket or hold onto it before you go to bed at night. Do not expect it to change your life dramatically, but know that a crystal is a friendly tool that helps you feel grounded, calm, and positive.

My preferred crystal is amethyst. Which one is your favourite?

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