“Like water or diamonds or crystals, it’s pure and reflects the light.”
Since ancient times, crystals have been prized for their beauty, energetic properties, healing benefits, and precise rate of vibration – so much so, that they are utilized extensively in everyday items, from clocks, to computers, to cell phones. Crystals are alive like everything else in the universe, and vibrate at different levels depending on their composition and color. They are magnifiers of energy, capable of absorbing and enhancing, which gives them characteristics that make them wonderful allies to us! My crystal obsession began as a little girl, picking up pretty stones and rocks in nature, whenever I got a chance. And although I didn’t know of their metaphysical qualities at the time, I was in tune with the subtle energies I felt, just holding them. It was more than 20 years later, that I started to intensely study the science and healing properties of crystals. My collection of crystals has since grown into every room of my home, overflowing jewelry boxes, and a personal practice of never leaving home without adorning myself with crystals in some way – on my wrist, around my neck, in my pockets, bra, or purse. After all, one of the easiest ways to benefit from the properties of crystals and gemstones is to wear them! Crystals work with the human energy field and can move, absorb, focus, direct and diffuse energy within the body. Working with crystalline energy helps the body to find it’s natural rhythm, and crystal healing, or “laying on” of stones affects the body’s vibrational rate, resulting in healing and positive change. Neither my holistic health practice, or jewelry business would be thriving as it is today, without crystals.
Perhaps you’re interested in collecting crystals, or learning of their healing properties, but have no knowledge where to start. The internet and bookstores are full of reliable information to help get you started! One of my favorite crystal reference books is Judy Hall’s ‘The Crystal Bible’, because of it’s in depth and beautifully illustrated guide to crystals, their shapes, colors, and applications. If you’re near the Los Angeles area, I invite you to attend one of my ongoing “Intro to Healing Crystals” workshops in Long Beach, or to host a Beachbum Wisdom Healing Crystals Party with your friends! Both workshops and hosted parties are a super fun, informative, and enriching way to learn – aside from having me as your personal shopper and guide for selecting genuine crystals and gemstones to suit your needs (there’s a crystal for EVERY need!). I am also available for free healing crystals consultations, via phone. Overall, my suggestion is that you use your intuition when selecting your crystals and gemstones. Often times, your body will pick up subtle vibrations, and you will find that you are particularly drawn to a certain stone. Usually, that’s the very stone that you need! I will however, leave you with a few of my favorite recommendations, if you’re new to crystals…
Clear Quartz is known as the “Master Healer” of the mineral kingdom, has a very high vibration, and is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. This stone of power is able to work on any condition, and amplifies any energy or intention. There are many different uses for Clear Quartz Crystal, including facilitating a connection with the higher self, and deepened meditation. Clear Quartz works with all of the chakras. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. The strong healing powers of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Used with the Third Eye Chakra, Amethyst connects the physical plane with the higher realm. Amethyst helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities, and provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations. In the home, Amethyst is used to keep the air and life force clean and positive. This powerful crystal can be used for problems in the blood, problems with breathing, can help in relieving headaches, and can help to overcome fears and cravings.
Black Tourmaline has a substantial number of health benefits, whether worn on the body or a piece kept in the room. In holistic healing, Black Tourmaline is often known for its ability to protect and purify. Black Tourmaline can be used to both repel and protect against negativity. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy, and enhances ones physical well-being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.
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xoxo, Naima Woodson, Beachbum Wisdom
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