When your cleared crystal is ready to be programmed, hold it in your hand, close your eyes, and speak your intention. Repeat your manifestation, visualize your goals, and feel the crystal absorbing your energy. Trust your intuition — you'll know when the energetic transfer is complete.
Now that the energy is stored in this physical form, you can decide how you'd like to engage its power. Some healers like to keep their crystals close by in a pocket or purse, while others only take them out for rituals such as full moon ceremonies. You may decide that you want to keep your crystal in one permanent location, such as on a windowsill or in the corner of a room. However you decide to engage with it, always be mindful of its radiance.
Your crystals may even adopt their own personalities. This is all part of the fun, so don't be afraid to embrace these powerful properties. Though any crystal can be activated with magical intuition, over the centuries some minerals have developed strong associations with specific manifestations.
How do l select the right crystals for me?
Crystal healers often say that you don't choose the crystal, the crystal chooses you. In fact, your deep dive into crystal work begins with the selection process. If you plan to purchase your mineral in person from a brick-and-mortar shop, let your intuition guide your acquisition. Walk over to the crystal and stone area, close your eyes, and run your hands over the cool, smooth forms. "You don’t decide which crystals you want. The crystals decide for you," explains Paul.
Now, consider your intention: What would you like to harness? Focusing on your manifestation, squeeze the different crystals and stones in your hand. Observe your physical and emotional sensations. Is your palm building heat? Are you feeling energized? Tranquil? Remember, there is no hierarchy of divination tools. Choose the mineral that tantalizes your soul.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to purchase your crystal online, explore the intrinsic properties of the crystals. To find the mineral that best suits your intention, match its inherent function to your manifestation. You'll love these time-honored minerals, but you'll also relish the prices: No divination tool should put you in debt. Crystals should make your life easier, not more stressful. Below are five terrific choices for those beginning their crystal practice.
Known as the "Master Healer," clear quartz is both powerful and versatile. It easily absorbs frequencies and magnifies magical intentions, so it can be used for healing or simply to increase positive vibrations. Clear quartz is also an all-purpose crystal that can be used in place of others. "Clear quartz is known as the master healer crystal. Basically, it's an all-around must-have for anyone who wants to get into crystals," Paul tells Allure, noting that clear quartz can also enhance the power of other crystals. Simply hold it in your hands and concentrate on your desires, whether protection, love, or abundance.
This distinctive purple crystal helps you tap into your psychic powers and access a higher state of consciousness. Additionally, amethyst offers protection by clearing negative energies from a space. Historically, amethyst is known for healing psychological pain. It's often worn over the heart during times of sadness, as a small and beautiful talisman to fight the demons of anxiety. It's also associated with psychic abilities and dreams. Both Paul and Fabiola say that they experience enhanced dreams, and dream recall while wearing amethyst necklaces.
This calming mineral symbolizes love and harmony. Rose quartz can be used for welcoming new romance or easing existing relationship trouble: Its soothing powers encourage us to open our hearts, embrace passion, and celebrate intimacy. "Rose quartz is a crystal of love, and compassion, and beauty. It's also used as a crystal of grief for a loved one that has passed or maybe even during a breakup to mourn the loss of an ex-partner [in your life]," Paul says. While red stones usually signify carnal passion, pink stones such as rose quartz work fabulously to infuse a relationship with sweet love. Rose quartz is a wonderful crystal to work with to promote self-love and friendship.
Citrine's dynamic golden hue mirrors the sun's warm luminosity. Likewise, citrine's energy is optimistic, creative, and prosperous. This mineral is a powerful manifestation tool: When infused with sunlight, it will radiate your intentions, transforming your dreams into reality. Citrine is a fabulous self-confidence booster. It's believed that wearing and working with citrine can bring more money, likely because it helps you realize your worth. "Citrine is really good for manifesting abundance, and not just money or material things, but anything that you’re trying to manifest into your life," says Paul.
If hiring a bodyguard isn't in your monthly budget, consider this powerful mineral. Black tourmaline is a dynamic force field protector believed to absorb negative energy and emit positive vibrations. Many people wear it around their necks as a protective talisman. Some people even keep a piece of black tourmaline on their desk by their computer to defend against trolls and the temptation of doom scrolling. "I think everyone should have a piece of black tourmaline in their pocket," advises Paul. "I place them on my wife's laptop while she's working." It's all about blocking bad vibes and welcoming new ones.
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