Minerals, Crystals and Essential Oils
There are several ways to interact with minerals and crystals. One way is to see the stones with powers that can effect change within you. Putting Amethyst around the neck for a headache. Another way is to understand them as chemicals and grind them up and take them like cell salts. The Eastern approach is to use them as energy modulators and lay them on the body at certain energy points like charka. Still another way is see them as part of the color spectrum and use them as color therapy. Green or pink is good for the heart so green or pink stones could be used with heart issues.
There is another approach that is more metaphysical and sees crystals as a link between earth and the cosmos. Crystals have the ability to transmit and receive energy. They can align our intentions with our greater purpose. Crystals are then given psychic and health properties. Rose Quartz is good for creating loving and gentle energy. It can be used for stress and heart problems. Not everyone is in agreement on what each mineral or crystal does. Some books can have completely different ideas for the same stone. It is up to you what you want to believe.
We used The Crystal Deva Cards by Cindy Watlington as our reference. This has very nice picture cards on each of the stones discussed and a book with the stones' meanings.
It is very important to keep your stones clean. They get dusty but more than that they seem to collect energy so the stones become energetically dirty. There are many ways to clean stones. Putting them under running water can clear them of dust and energy. Care must be taken that the mineral is not water soluble as sandstone or halite (salt) is. Taking them to the beach and allowing the ocean water to wave over them can also clean them. The sun can purify and remove negative energy from the stones. Sitting them in a sunny window with the idea that they will be clean and happy can do the job. Putting minerals in salt or sea salt can clear them. You can also use your mind and focus on the stone bringing your attention to the base of the stone and allowing your mind to move through the stone with the intention of cleaning it. You can also imagine a waterfall falling onto the crystal and taking any unwanted or negative energy away. Large crystal clusters can act as a cleaning chamber if you place smaller stones on them; they can take away unwanted energy.
Then you can always just program a crystal to clear or clean itself after it is used. Programming is a way of focusing a crystal's intention on what you want it to do. Minerals already have a program from where they were born or mined. Arkansas quartz is different in energy from Brazil quartz. Hold a crystal or mineral in your hand and allow it to become familiar with you. You may not be comfortable with a crystal and may find the same mineral from a different location works better for you. Take the thought that when you put the stone into a window, it will energize and clean itself. The picture could be a smile on the crystal as it sits in the sun letting go of negative or dark energy. As you give the stone this picture and this thought, you are programming it. Some will hold it in their left hand to attune the stone to themselves and then put the stone in their right hand as they program it.
To clear the room's environment from any unwanted energy, you can smudge, infuse oils, mentally clear the room, or meditate it clean. One way we use here is to put a little Epsom salts and high proof alcohol in a heat proof measuring glass. Light the salts. Let them burn and take this through the room. Once you have completely traveled through the room, blow out the flame or smother it. A few of your favorite oils, can be placed on the hot salts and they will quickly diffuse through the room. This is a very simple and lovely room to clear the environment.
We used a basic crystal grid for grounding. You will need three quartz crystals. Each crystal is over one inch but no longer than six inches. The crystal should be of equal size. If one is three inches then all of them need to be close to three inches. If you use different sizes, program or ask the crystals to balance each other. Have the subject lay down on their backs. Put one crystal pointed into the ball of each foot. Then place the third crystal on the belly pointed down towards the feet. This creates a triangle.
Ask the subject for their intention. Why do they want to have this healing? What do they want to get out of this process? Help them to clear up their thoughts and make it as clear as possible. One intention is better than many. Have them focus on their intention.
Using the mineral diva cards, choose a card for each of the crystals. How you choose a card is up to you. I shuffle the deck and let cards fall out. Some will fan the cards and select whatever feels right to them. You can let the subject choose three cards from the deck. Some will use the hot and cold method. When the card feels hot, this is the one chosen or some do it in reverse. What feels cold is what they chose. After choosing the cards, place them one with each crystal. If you have the stone on the card place it by the quartz crystal. Read the meaning of the card chosen in the Crystal Deva book. This will give information on the intention or issue of the subject.
As you read to the subject what is chosen, they are lying within the energy of the grid. The rays, the energy, the colors, the vibrations are doing their work. It all depends on what you think is happening how you will explain this.