What is crystal energy?
Each stone/crystal has an inherent energy to them. While stones/crystals of the same type will have similar properties, they each have their own 'feel' to them and will resonate differently for each person. For example, someone could hold an amethyst and it could feel warm or like it is vibrating, yet pick up another amethyst and not feel anything.
How did you first get attracted to crystals?
I have been attracted to rocks/stones/gemstones since I was a child. However, it wasn't until a trip to Hawaii in 2008 that I realized a deeper connection to them. I met a lightworker who kind of nudged me awake and since then, I have been acutely aware of the energies of stones.
What kinds of things can crystals do for us?
Oh, how much time do you have?! They can do everything from support us with calming energy to helping us expose our innermost, deepest feelings. They can help bring us focus, regulate our auric energy, aid in sleep, guide us while doing dream work, help us to be grounded, connected to Spirit/Source and so much more! They are here to teach us and support us on our individual paths.
How does a person know which crystals they should be working with?
There are a few ways this can be done. First, take notice of the stones/crystals you are drawn to. Explore how to you feel when you look at it and when you hold it. When you find one that has drawn you in, research the properties of that stone/crystal. What is it reported to be able to do on a physical, mental and spiritual level? Does the description resonate with you?
Another way is to consult a crystal therapist who can help to guide you to stones/crystals that will benefit you.
How should crystals be cared for?
There are different methods for different stones. Amethyst geodes are great for clearing/charging quartz. For those that can get wet (and don't dissolve), I like to use running water and intention to clear stones. Clearing them in a running river is fantastic, but most of us don't have the luxury of having one close by. Running tap water works just as well. Hold the stone under the water with the intention to clear it of any residual outside energy that may be in it. Picture it being rinsed out and returning to Source. You will 'feel' when it is cleared and can stop. There are some stones (selenite for example) that will dissolve when wet so make sure to double check.
Some stones (such as Rose Quartz, clear quartz, citrine) that can be charged by sunlight to give them a boost. Moonstone does well in moonlight as does selenite. Amethyst can fade in sunlight so be aware of that if you want to keep the bright purple color.
Thank you so much, Sara, for sharing this with us!