A few years ago, one of my sons gave me some meditation crystals as a gift. I loved the feeling and look of the crystals, as well as how I felt when I was working with them. There was something so familiar about them to me, and I soon realized that I had been drawn to stones and crystals even as a child.
I can remember searching for fancy rocks every chance I got, no matter where I was. I once found a geode and took it home to my dad, who was a forest ranger and knew a lot about geology. He placed the geode at the top of a fireplace he was building in a log cabin next to our house. That solidified in my mind the importance of these beautiful, colorful, sparkling gifts from Mother Nature.
If I went on a class field trip for school, I wanted to spend all of my time gazing at the brightly colored stones under the lights in those darkened rooms of the museum. If I was near a lake or river, instead of swimming I searched for smooth stones and interesting shells. That gift of meditation stones from my son had awakened in me a love for crystals that I had long since forgotten.
Crystals have been used throughout history to aid us in healing our bodies, minds and souls. Wise shamen and healers the world over have made the connection between the energy centers of the body, otherwise known as chakras, and certain crystals that correspond with them. Crystals can help balance these energy centers when they become disrupted by electomagnetic pollution from electronic devices, emotional upset, entropy, and illness.
Crystals have a very precise molecular structure, which is why they are often used to keep acurate time in watches, focus laser beams, and create high-tech medical equipment. Because of this precise structure, they are far less susceptible to entropy (the tendency for energy to become disorganized). The dominant oscillary rate (DOR) of crystals is easily maintained because of their perfect atomic structure. While crystals have only one DOR, human beings emit many varying frequencies from different areas. We can use the DOR of crystals to bring the various energy centers of our bodies back into a harmonic and healthy state.
Here is a very simple guide to using crystals to bring balance to the chakras, or energy centers, of your body.
ROOT CHAKRA: Center for survival, strength, and nurturing.
LOCATION: Base of the spine
COLOR: Red or black
CRYSTALS: Red Jasper, Garnet, Hematite, Black Tourmaline
WORK ON IF: Feeling unfulfilled, depressed, insecure, fearful, have lower back pain, constipation, or fertility problems
AFFIRMATION: I am supported in all ways and in all areas
ACTIVITY: Go for a walk in nature or visualize walking outside in your bare feet
SACRAL CHAKRA: Center for creativity, sexuality, and energy
LOCATION: Just below the navel
CRYSTALS: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Copper, Moonstone
WORK ON IF: Feeling lethargic, lonely, uninspired, have kidney problems, menstrual disfunction, impotence, or sciatica
AFFIRMATION: I am expressing my pure creativity
ACTIVITY: Creative pursuit, such as painting, coloring, drawing, or making crafts
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA: Center of personal power, emotions, and desires
LOCATION: Just below the breastbone
CRYSTALS: Citrine, Topaz, Tiger's Eye, Amber
WORK ON IF: You lack concentration, have digestive issues, feel drained, have trouble sleeping, or memory loss
AFFIRMATION: I am at home with my own power
ACTIVITY: Spend time outside in the sunshine
HEART CHAKRA: Center of love and compassion for self and others
LOCATION: Center of the chest
COLOR: Green or pink
CRYSTALS: Malachite, Green Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, Morganite
WORK ON IF: You feel disconnected from family and friends, have an uncaring attitude, heart problems, frequent cold and flu infections, or narrow mindedness
AFFIRMATION: I am a conduit for peace, love, and joy
ACTIVITY: Visulize an open conduit in your heart area that allows love to flow freely in and out
THROAT CHAKRA: Center for communication and expression
LOCATION: Middle of the neck
CRYSTALS: Blue Lace Agate, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Angelite, Blue Flourite
WORK ON IF: You fear speaking your mind, you talk too much, lack concentration, have IBS or other bowel issues, get frequent skin rashes
AFFIRMATION: I am an honest expression of my true self
ACTIVITY: Practice speaking your mind in a kind and loving way
BROW OR THIRD EYE CHAKRA: Center of intuition, wisdom, and psychic ability
LOCATION: Center of the forehead
CRYSTALS: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Sapphire, Celestite, Tanzanite
WORK ON IF: You have headaches or migraines, feelings of negativity, learning disability
AFFIRMATION: I have strong instincts from my intuitive self
ACTIVITY: Visualize a 3rd eye in the center of your forehead that sees and knows what's right for you
CROWN CHAKRA: Center of spirituality, enlightenment, and connection to higher power
LOCATION: Top of the head
CRYSTALS: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Sugilite, Labradorite, Selenite
WORK ON IF: You lack spirituality, are pessimistic, feel superior to others, have nervous system disorders, or trouble accepting new ideas
AFFIRMATION: I am supported by divine love every moment
ACTIVITY: Spend time in meditation, prayer, and contemplation for a set amount of time each day
Chakra balancing using crystals is just one method you can use to aid your body in healing itself, and once you try it, you may find that you never want to stop. :)