WHAT ARE CRYSTALS?
The word “crystal” comes from the ancient Greek word “krystallos,” meaning clear ice. A crystal is a solid material consisting of a three-dimensional periodic ordering of atoms, molecules or ions and are formed by a process called crystallization. The repeating chemical structure of crystals is said to give them memory (quartz crystal is used in watches and computers) and they have the power to hold energies.
Healing crystals can reconnect us to the healing vibrations of the Earth and can be very beneficial to us. Some of the most ancient civilisations on earth understood how to use the power of crystals for healing purposes.
Each type of crystal has its own appearance and specific vibration depending on exactly how it grew and this vibration can affect our mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Nikola Tesla once said "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
When you are feeling sad or anxious your vibration is low, crystals can help higher your vibration and elevate your mind to a more positive place. You can wear the crystals in jewellery, hold in your hand when you need support or just keep close by you in a pocket or placed near to you.
Crystals can help many people but please note that they are not a substitute for medical treatment. Always seek help from your doctor or medical practitioner and use crystals in conjunction with prescribed treatments.
Lincs Holistic Wellness combines Crystal therapy with Reiki healing treatments.
Some say crystal healing is just in the mind and any benefits are a placebo affect. The mind is a powerful healing tool in itself but it is worth bearing in mind that at one time we didn't know how an aspirin worked, but it still did it's job and relieved pain. In today's world we have very powerful hand held devices and most of us do not understand how they work and yet they do, so keep an open mind.
Much has been said about the use of crystals for healing purposes but it is worth noting that the ancient cultures of the world such as the Sumerians, Mayans and Egyptians understood the value of using crystals and how to work with them. Sacred Indian texts explain specific properties of various crystals and how to use them to treat illness, Chinese Medicine often includes the use of crystals; and ancient Greeks and Romans used crystals for protection in battle and in medical treatment. Even today American Indians still respect and use crystals for health and protection.
Crystal healers use their knowledge of the crystals and of the patient in the healing process. There are various methods of healing with crystals, such as placing crystals on and around a person while they are lying down, using a crystal grid, or using a wand or point to focus energy and intent on the other person in a way that relates specifically to their ailment and needs. A quartz crystal pendulum is often used to identify blockages in the energy centres of the body (known as chakras). An appropriate crystal is then placed on the chakra to bring it back into balance.
If you decide to have a crystal healing session then you should only work with a person you feel you can trust. A person working with the crystals must firstly work on themselves to ensure mind, body and spirit are in alignment for the greater good before they try to heal another person with the use of crystals. Crystals are amplifiers and transformers of energy and as such need to be worked with responsibly.
Lincs Holistic Wellness combines the use of specially selected crystals with a Reiki treatment for more powerful healing benefit. Feel free to get in touch at
Reiki and Crystal Healing
The use of specially selected crystals is a very powerful tool to enhance your Reiki Treatment.
Lincs Holistic Wellness Favourites:
Amethyst – initiates wisdom and greater understanding and helpful for those who are grieving. Very good for depression as it transmutes negative energies to positive energy and is deeply cleansing.
Angel Aura - holding this crystal will raise your vibration instantly and will help lift a dark mood. It is an effective aura cleanser and will help you find peace and serenity. It is perfect for helping anxiety and depression symptoms.
Clear Quartz – often known as the 'master healer', can be used for most healing purposes due to its high frequency energy.
Citrine – comforting, energising, boosts confidence and good for creativety. It helps absorb negative energy. Strengthens the psychic and physical body.
Lapis Lazuli – an ancient power stone in Eqypt and regarded as a stone for truth and light. Mental healer and soul purifer.
Moon Stone – balances, soothes and heals and brings emotions under control. Good for new mums. Helps bring calmness and peace of mind.
Rose Quartz - helpful for those suffering from depression and anxiety, supports the heart chakra and provides comfort, healing and aids sleep.
Smoky Quartz - absorbs negative energy and helps reduce negative thought patterns. Also helps keep you grounded
Sodalite – helps clear the mind and allows more rational thinking and is good for anxiety issues
Reiki energy enhances the crystals overall healing ability.
I recommend that you have a basic Reiki treatment first so I can assess the the most suitable crystals to use for your healing purposes
REIKI AND CRYSTAL HEALING SESSION £35.00
Before crystals can be used for healing purposes they firstly have to be cleansed and purified as they will have stored memories due to their molecular structure and can contain negative energies from their past.
There are a number of ways to cleanse crystals:
- holding them under running water for a few moments
- placing in a large quartz cluster for a few days
- passing through the smoke of a smudge stick
- place in salt water, depending on the type of crystal, for a couple of days
- bury in the ground and leave for 24 hours, then wipe clean
The crystal should then be energised by:
- placing in running stream water
- placing outside in a sheltered space during a thunderstorm
- charging naturally in sun or moonlight, depending on type of crystal
The crystal will then be ready to use and can be programmed with a healing intention.
Crystals should be cleansed after every healing treatment and stored in natural fabric.
Not only do crystals come in all sorts of colours and serve different purposes they also have many different shape formations. The shape affects the way you receive energy from them.
Listed below are some of the crystal shapes:
If you need some grounding in your life then a cube-shaped crystal might be the perfect one for you. Meditating with cubic crystals in your hands can help you connect to the energy of the Earth. You can also place them in each corner of a room to protect the space
A cluster is a group of crystal points in their natural form and are great for bringing unity to a space. Place in your living room or other communal area. It helps create a space of open dialogue and community. A cluster can also be used at the centre of a grid.
Heart-shaped crystals are not naturally occurring; they’re cut and polished into this shape and radiate a strong love energy. Meditate with a heart-shaped crystal to activate your heart chakra and help heal emotional wounds. Medium to large hearts can be placed around the home, bedroom or within crystal grids.
Crystal points direct and focus energies out of the termination point and can help keep you sharp and focused on something and help amplify energy and your intentions. They can be used to raise the vibration of any location. They also make excellent central stones in any crystal grid.
Crystal pyramids have four triangular sides and a square base and are said to be powerful for manifesting your desires as their strong base acts as an anchor for your intention and the apex of the pyramid sends the intention out into the universe. Small ones can be placed on the chakras for chakra balancing. Pyramids make powerful central stones in crystal grids. They also work well when placed around the home.
A crystal sphere is cut and polished and perfectly round and reminds us that we are connected to the energy of the earth. Spheres radiate energy smoothly and evenly in all directions. They can also slow down and neutralise harmful or unbalanced energies. They can be passed through the aura in crystal healing or held over the chakras. Sphere’s can bring a peaceful and grounded energy to your home or office.
These small, smooth, polished stones radiate energy gently in lots of directions. You can easily carry them in your pocket or purse, or even tuck them inside your clothing to help you connect with the energy all day long. They can be placed on the chakras and also be used if all types of crystal grids.
How to choose a crystal
You don't choose the crystal. You let the crystal choose you! It might sound strange but sometimes the best way to choose a crystal is to see what crystal you are drawn to. Your body will respond to a crystal either by sight or feeling. As you find you resonate with a particular crystal then that crystal holds the vibration you need.
Obviously if you are more familiar with the different types of crystals and their properties then you can also choose crystals that way but even so a crystal should still resonate with you on some level.
It is also good idea to check the authenticity of the place selling the crystals to ensure they are genuine (only then will you receive their healing benefits). Some gift shops sell cheap 'crystals' which may just be coloured glass, unless they are more specialised in selling crystals. Also be aware if the crystals have been sustainably sourced.
Feel free to visit the crystal shop for a small selection of genuine, sustainably sourced, Reiki charged healing crystals. If you are unsure which one you need then feel free to get in touch with the reason why you want a crystal and I will help you choose the one most suitable for you.