Crystal healing is a simple practice that helps to bring balance and wellness into our lives. Although a popular modern day treatment, crystal healing has been practiced for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine and India’s ancient system of Ayurveda. Most Western holistic practitioners today use their crystal work to support the Chakra system – a series of subtle energy centers located throughout the body.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, Chakra is a Sanskrit term for ‘wheel’. Each of these energy centers spin at their own frequency which creates light that in turn supports our auric fields. This light is not normally perceived by the naked eye unless you are either clairvoyant or happen to have access to some bioelectrical measuring equipment! Bringing crystals into the auric field amplifies any areas that need a boost of vital energy. This can be easily done by carrying a clear quartz stone in your pocket or wearing amethyst in a jewelry setting, etc. How do you know when you are in need of a boost of vital energy? Times of emotional upset, mental fatigue and/or low spirits often indicate the need to rebalance one’s energy.
Working from the premise that everything is energy – from currents of electricity to your favorite song – crystal healing is just a subtle transference of energy that results in a more stable state of being. The mineral kingdom supplies a vast array of gemstones with their own distinctive colors and precise molecular structures. These unique traits provide many different healing properties which brings us back to their widespread use in Chakra balancing treatments.
Each Chakra is noted for the color that its frequency vibrates at. Higher frequencies vibrate at the cooler end of the spectrum where we find Violet, Indigo, Blue and Green. Lower frequencies vibrate at the warmer end of the spectrum where we find Yellow, Orange and Red. Wearing a turquoise necklace supports the throat Chakra which vibrates at a vivid shade of blue. During a crystal healing session, all major Chakras (and a few minor) are addressed with a rainbow assortment of gemstones lending their vibrant energy to the receivers auric field.
It is interesting to note that the Chakras and layers of the aura are in close relation to our physical, emotional and mental health. The therapeutic benefits of working with crystals can result in changes that come from deep within. This is the core of holistic healing practices; connecting the body, mind and spirit together to create wholeness. When we are whole, we get a full sense of our genuine self. Get whole, get well!