How Do I Use Crystals During Meditation?
If you have ever asked yourself "How do I use crystals during meditation?" This article is for you!
Meditation with crystals is a two-step process. First, you must find the crystal that has the Universal Life Force energy that is appropriate to your intentions. Then you must either hold the crystal or place it in front of you where you can focus on it during your meditation.
Selecting the right crystal takes a bit of work. Each crystal has a crystal energy lattice, a color ray of influence, and an earth power derived from its chemical makeup. Choose one that has the appropriate energy for your need. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals are particularly suitable. The mirrors are also excellent.
The Right Crystal Structure
Seeker Crystals are powerful, numerous, and very useful crystals that will help you be successful in starting a new effort. The Seeker crystals help you to discover new opportunities and to achieve new goals.
These are the fresh start crystals; the crystals of new beginnings and new discoveries. These are the crystals of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, the wanderer, and the explorer. They are also the crystals of the student and the researcher. Some Seeker Crystals include Chestnut Jasper, Amethyst, and Apatite.
Unifier Crystals are particularly valuable crystals for focusing energy on relationships either between two people or within a family.
If you have a strong relationship you want to ensure continues to succeed in fulfilling your life, a Tanzanite or other Unifier is an excellent source of the energy you will need to focus. It will also amplify your efforts to bond with the other person. Unifier Crystals include Tanzanite, Unakite, and Hemimorphite.
Finally, Mirror Crystals are excellent aids in knowing yourself, as they help reveal things that you consciously didn’t realize. They reflect you as you are, not as you normally see yourself. They reveal that which is hidden. Mirror Crystals help strip away pretensions, reveal truths, and give you the ability to see things as they really are. These crystals include Stibnite, Pyrite, and Peacock Ore.
Using Elemental Energy
You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, metal, and wood are available.
Metal Energy is the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization – of ideas, of concepts, and of groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives. We have to be sharp, unyielding, and hard at times to find our way without being a victim of others.
The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Crystals with Metal Energy are silver, gray, and white colored crystals. These include Moonstone, Selenite, and Howlite.
Water Energy is the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful.
The water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Crystals with Water Energy are blue and black colored crystals. These include Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, and Obsidian.
Fire Energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination, and activity and is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion, and passion- of ideas, concepts, and sex. It is alive and potent but often destructive. We all need the heat, passion, and life-giving energy of the fire element. It is a powerful element that must be used in moderation.
Crystals with Fire Energy are red hues such as red, violet, amethyst, and orange-colored crystals. These include Carnelian, Lepidolite, and Red Hummingbird Quartz.
Wood Energy is the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment, and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically.
Crystals with Wood Energy are green and brown colored crystals. These include Malachite, Green Aventurine, and Moss Agate.
Earth Energy is the energy of stability, patience, honesty, balance, and resourcefulness. It is our home energy, the energy of the ground upon which we live. It is the energy of the mountains, the plains, the shore, and the valleys. Earth Energy is our center, our hold fast, our home in the black cold universe.
Crystals with Earth Energy are light brown colored crystals. These include Petrified Wood, Smoky Quartz, and Picture Jasper.
How to Use Crystals During Meditation
Once you have the crystal with the right energy to facilitate your meditation, either place it in front of you or hold it in your hand. You don’t have to sit in the lotus position to meditate. Rather sit comfortably. You can sit on a pillow, in a chair, on a bench, or anywhere you are comfortable. Relax. Take a few deep breaths.
Now starting with your toes, focus on each part of your body in turn willing it to completely relax. Take your time. Do just this. Focus on each part until you get to your mind. Then very slowly count from ten to one.
Now see a cord tied to the center of the earth extending all the way through the earth to your backbone, up your backbone, and connected to your mind. Think about getting up. You should not be able to. You are now grounded and in a meditative state and are ready to begin.
Now to your purpose. Perhaps you seek to heal an affliction. In the meditative state feel the energy of the cosmos flowing in your crystal. Be sure you can actually feel and see this energy.
Many report this as a natural "high". It is.
It will take some concentration, but that will now be easy. See the energy flow into your body. Now with the energy flowing, focus your mind on your purpose.
If you are trying to heal yourself see the energy flow to the location of the pain. If you are trying to open energy centers, see the energy flow into the right chakra. Trying to simply relax, see the energy start to engulf you in a protective cocoon.
If you are seeking understanding, see the energy flow into the deep recesses of your mind. If you are seeking to communicate with spirit beings, see the energy flow out of the top of your head and disperse into the heavens.
You are connected to yourself, and the energy of the Universal Life Force, through your crystal and your mental state. You might not want to leave. Many report this as a natural "high". It is.
When it is time to return to the everyday world, you will know it. Slow down the energy flow. See the crystal dim. Set it down. Now start from the top of your head and mentally shake each part of your body. When you get to your toes, wiggle them and then imagine the rope connecting you to the center of the earth has disappeared.
Now get up. Put your hands up over your head as high as you can, stand on tiptoes if you can, and stretch your body. Put the crystal away.
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by Kat Ohren
Kat is a Certified Crystal Master and Crystal Astrologist. She has been working with both crystals and astrology for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. Kat is a Florida native and has been with Crystal Vaults for over 10 years.
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