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The Healing Power of Crystals

by Sasha Chinchar
Crystal healing power

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For centuries, people around the world have been using crystal/gem therapy as an alternative form of healing. Although the healing properties of these stones has not been scientifically proven, many believe in their power to change a person’s energy whether it be spiritually, mentally and physically. The theory is that gemstones carry certain vibrations that can change a person’s aura.

If you’re new to gemstone therapy, you may be wondering what healing properties these gems have, and which is right for you.


Amethyst crystals are known for their ability to soothe and relax you, which is why they are often present in spas. It is said to purify your aura, settling your thoughts and vibration. Agate is also known to promote peace and tranquility by bringing a sense of stability. Other crystals often used for calming include Calcite, Aquamarine, Jade, Rose Quartz and Blue Sapphire.


Strength can come in many forms, whether it’s mental or physical. Sometimes you need a bit of an emotional boost, some added confidence, strength and energy. Stones such as Agate, Hematite, Jasper, Onyx, Morganite and Turquoise can give inner strength by helping to heal emotions, build self-confidence and manifest your highest potential.


Whether your goal is to restore inner balance, seek guidance in balancing your life or balance your mind, body and spirit, crystals can assist. Turquoise and Amethyst can aid in balance by bringing focus and peace for emotional centering. Other stones promoting balance and harmony include garnet, emerald, agate, moonstone, and tourmaline.


Often, one crystal can serves multiple purposes, as each emotion is tied to another. For example, Citrine is associated with confidence and strength because of the mental and emotional clarity it can bring. Diamond, Topaz, Quarts, Azurite and Hematite are also popular stones used for clarity, each offering a chance to focus and reset your mind.

Tips for Using Crystals

When choosing a crystal for you, follow your intuition. Often the one you are drawn to the most is exactly what you need. However, crystals aren’t a magical cure, you have to set an intention for your crystal, telling it exactly what you want it to do.

Once you choose a new crystal, recharge and clean it by setting it in sunlight or moonlight for 24 hours. Each time you do this, you will need to reset your intentions for your crystal.

Use crystals while you pray or meditate as part of your ritual. You can also carry or wear your crystal daily with crystal jewelry or crystal-based skincare and cosmetics, a new trend for 2018.

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