Choosing A Crystal
When selecting a crystal, let your intuition be your guide and allow the crystal to draw you to it; the crystal will choose you. You will instinctively know which crystal wants to be with you. You will not only be attracted to the beauty of the crystal, but also to the purpose and power of the crystal itself. The energy will draw you in and you know what is most needed at that particular point and time in your life. It is for this reason that you may find you are led to a crystal you have never considered before, or attracted to a colour that would not usually appeal to you. Follow your first impressions and natural instinct.
How to Make a Crystal Grid
Crystal grids can sometimes be more powerful than a single crystal for an intended goal. They are made by the placement of stones in a geometric pattern for the purpose of directing energy toward a goal. The crystals are then charged by your intention and energy.
Crystals are placed around a 'master crystal' which acts as the primary energy force for the grid.
There are no rules and regulations when making your grid; the important thing to remember is to have fun with it and be creative - you really can't make a mistake. Try making your own crystal 'love grid'
1. Your clear intention is a key element in empowering your crystals' energy and this is what you will use to charge the crystals.
2. Write your intention on the back of a photo that reflects your goal, or on a piece of paper.
3. Find a place to create your grid where it won't be disturbed. Cleanse the space - you can do this by burning sage, placing a crystal cluster in the room or bowls of sea salt. Flowers, incense, music and candles can be used for ambience. Place your crystal layout in a geometric pattern, for example using the flower of life, or any other pattern that resonates with you.
4. Charge the master crystal and place in the centre of your grid.
5. Relax and centre yourself. Picture your goal having already been achieved with a calm mind and positive intention.
Using Crystals in Meditation
Meditation is extremely beneficial for every part of our being - our mind, body and spirit. It's relaxing, clears our mind and releases negative energy and unwanted thoughts. Crystals are a powerful tool to deepen the meditation, as well as helping to achieve a specific outcome. They will help to raise your consciousness and awareness, deepening your intuition and bringing insight. Really good crystals to use in meditation are quartz and selenite. Quartz brings clarity of mind and helps you to become more focussed and clear about your dreams. It also amplifies the energy of any other crystals. Selenite facilitates the release of negative energies to energetically cleanse your body and protects your energy field.
Palm stones are really good for meditation because they are larger than tumblestones and fit snugly in the palm of your hand. As you're meditating hold one in each hand and feel the energy flowing into your body and calming your mind.
Click here to see Malachite Palm Stones available from the Crystallis store.
Why not give it a go? Lie somewhere comfortable and flat, face up, on a bed or a mat on the floor. Place a Citrine crystal on your naval - this will relax your body; a Rose Quartz crystal on your heart will energise all the positive emotions inside you and an Amethyst crystal on your brow will help to still your mind and stop your thoughts racing. Once you've got all the crystals in position, close your eyes and imagine that the energy radiating from the crystals is entering your body.
Breathe deeply and try to relax as much as possible. Let the crystals go to work on the emotions inside you.
These crystals are just a few of the many possibilities that can be used in meditation. Perhaps you have your favourite crystal - all you have to do is believe in its energies and it will help you in return!
Creating Your Sacred Space
Sacred space is a dedication of space to the things that are most important to you - a person or a goal. It will add beauty to any part of your home, providing a space for reflection, filling it with your unqiue, creative and spiritual energy. It's a work that expresses your imagination and intuition. It may be large or small, a central focus in your room or outside in your garden. No matter your religious beliefs your sacred space will reflect your spirituality and give you a creative outlet.