The Power of Crystals: Exploring Ancient Healing Techniques for Modern Times.
Let me be crystal clear.
Crystals have gained momentum in the 'new age' trend, and for a good reason. These living formations growing on this earth since the beginning of time! Ancient culture's fascination with crystals goes back to the roots of civilization, and they considered healing crystals and stones a significant part of their existence.
It's believed that the Atlantians were the first to work with crystals and harness their energies to enhance their connection with the cosmos. The Romans used talismans and amulets for good health, abundance, and protection. The ancient Egyptians used quartz to guide the deceased in the afterlife. Lapis Lazuli, one of their most sacred and spiritual stones, promoted enlightenment spiritual awareness and opened the third eye. Malachite was used to promote inner visions and to ward off infection. Amazonite for good luck and fertility, and turquoise and carnelian were worn as amulets.
The Greeks used Hematite for strength and protection during battle, and amethyst was believed to prevent drunkness and hangovers. In India, Ayurvedic medicine uses crystals to restore emotional or metaphysical imbalances. The Hindu Vedas also reference the Navratnas, the nine sacred gemstones which profoundly affect human life. The list goes on.
Today we know all things in the universe are made of energy and vibrate at different frequencies. Electromagnetism and quantum theory have proven what the ancients already knew; when two objects or bodies come into contact or occupy the same space, they shift or alter each other's vibrational frequency. Crystals are the most orderly formation in nature and are structured to respond to the different energies around them, leading them to oscillate, sway, and emit specific vibratory frequencies, so, we can apply this physical law of resonance to crystals as well as they are structured to respond to the different energies around them and emit specific vibrations.
When we bring a crystal into our energy field, the electromagnetic frequencies of the stone will vibrate with our frequency and cause a third, larger vibration field. This shift in our subtle energy body affects our nervous system, which sends the information to the brain. The harmonized frequency then stimulates a biochemical change that affects us in positive healing ways.
There are many methods of using crystals for healing. Here are a few:
- Meditating with crystal mala beads.
- Placing crystals in your bath.
- Charging your drinking water with crystals like Rose quartz.
- Adorning your body with crystals, which is an ancient healing art.
- Create a crystal grid.
- Place crystals on your body or specific chakras.
Disclaimer: I do not think that crystals cure illness. However, I believe they positively affect well-being when incorporated into your wellness practices such as meditation. While some will claim crystals only have a placebo effect, it is crucial to understand that research strongly supports placebo effects. I would argue that if you feel overall good energy when you are around crystals, and they bring you a sense of calm, peace, and tranquility while boosting your mental and emotional health, then they contribute to stress reduction. And what science has proven is that chronic stress is one of the leading causes of disease.