We asked you what questions you had about crystals. We've picked out several to address in this email but we will be answering more soon! Do you have a question you want to ask our crystal experts? Click here to send it in.
What crystal grid do I need to place under my son's bed for protection and good quality sleep?
Answer: You actually need three crystals and we recommend using a Seed of Life grid. Click here to get a free copy to save or print.
In the darker shades of green stones, we find the protective talismans. The darker green minerals and gems such as chrome tourmaline and aventurine have the strong element of growth muted with the deeper tones of the power, perspective, and mystery of black in dark green crystals you will find safety, shelter, survival, and overcoming fear.
Our first dark green crystal is the mesmerizing Malachite. Malachite is a powerful amulet of protection from physical harm and is an excellent meditation aid in connecting with Mother Earth. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution, and heals earth energies. In the workplace, Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment, negative phone calls, and emails. When using on a grid, place them on the circles marked with "W" for Way Stones. We recommended a tumbled set of Malachite for this. If you don't plan on using the grid, any piece of Malachite will do.
The deep Green Jaspers are another stone that has been used throughout the years for safety. Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. Green Jasper was equally credited throughout the centuries for driving away evil spirits and ghosts, harmful fantasies, and witchcraft. It was particularly protective against venomous creatures. We find Bloodstone to be the best variety for your son.
So under the bed, we suggest a Bloodstone Pyramid. You can find one here. This would go on the center of the grid, over the "F" circle for Focus Stone.
For good quality sleep, you need different energy. You want the energy of a turquoise colored crystal like Chrysocolla. Chrysocolla is a peaceful and calming crystal. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us and encourages compassion and strengthening of character. Chrysocolla stimulates the initiative qualities of one’s character to release the distress of negative emotions and further the understanding of others. By accepting the perfection of the universe, it provides insights necessary to help re-align the physical body, intellect and emotions. This self-awareness and inner balance imparts confidence and enhances personal power.
Chrysocolla utilizes Water energy, 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. Use Chrysocolla crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm, and good sleep. I would suggest a druzy cluster for the best results if you're not using a grid. You can find them here. If you plan on using the grid, get a tumbled set of Chyroscolla instead. Place them on the grid over the "D" circles for Desire Stones.
Don't forget to prepare them for the purpose. Then both need to be cleansed charged and aligned. Use the Preparing Crystals eBook to get that right.
My question which gemstones is good for nerves and damaged spinal injury to heal? Thanks.
Answer: Our standard warning applies here. We cannot practice medicine. We can tell you what we find helps people cope with pain and injury, The spirit is a vital part of any healing regime. A person with poor spiritual health does not heal as well as someone who has a robust health spirit.
We suggest working on the strength of the spirit and let the spirit then help the body. Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes the downs seem to outlast the ups and it can be hard for us to see the light on the other side of the tunnel. There are many times we need more strength in our lives. Even the strongest warrior has times of weakness. There is no shame in needing a helping hand to lift yourself back up, brush yourself off, and carry on. In tough times, when we could use just a little more strength to pull us through, crystals can be there to help.
When we are seeking to increase our strength, we can use the special energetic red and joyful orange rays combined in scarlet colored crystals. Scarlet colored crystals are not just powerful gems for emotional strength but provide enhancement to physical strength as well. They are the crystals of victory, success, and skill. When your challenge is physical, and you need to focus and multiply your physical strength and stamina, a crystal with the scarlet ray of influence can work in your favor.
Scarlet Crystals Bring You Strength, Vitality, Willpower, and Dedication
In feats of either emotional or physical strength, we always recommend scarlet colored crystals. Scarlet brings you Fire Energy, which is the energy of strength and dedication in Feng Shui. The fire element like the others is essential for life. You need its energy and zest to be fully engaged in life and love.
The scarlet enhancing rays in Agate such as Crazy Lace Agate are excellent talismans for inner strength. Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. Legends claim Agate to have the power to secure the wearer from danger and to protect children from falling, and to endow their owners with strength, courage, and the ability to heal fears. Click here to get your own set of Crazy Lace Agate.
What is the best combination of crystals to dispel worry and fear? I can't seem to turn off my brain from worry and fear? Is there a ritual or a grid that I can set up with the crystals that I can do to help to dispel my worry and fear? Thank you if you select my question.
We know of a grid to help to dispel worry. We have actually created it and have it for you on sale
The grid design is the Seed of Life.
The Focus Stone (F)
Attracts the Universal Life Force to the grid.
Your Focus stone is a clear Quartz point. Clear Quartz has the ability to gather the Universal Life Force and pass it uncolored to the paths of the grid.
The Way Stones (W)
Amplify and modify the flow of energy through the grid.
Your Way stones are Amazonite. This tranquil stone soothes the spirit and calms the soul. It balances the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is a healer of the emotional body, releasing trauma, and calming the mind.
The Desire Stones (D)
Amplify and transmute the desired energy from the grid to you.
Your Desire stones are Picture Jasper. This is a nurturing, protective stone that brings comfort. It helps one connect with the energy of the planet in order to heal the emotional body.
It is our Worry Free Grid Kit and you can find it here.
What is the best way to gain the therapeutic effects of holding/having/meditating with crystals? Are crystal elixirs really healthier? Which crystals are the top twenty to own?
Answer: To use crystals in meditation, start with our Meditation Guide.
There you will read:
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. Refer to the Crystal Talismans section of this web site for help. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals are particularly suitable. The mirrors are also excellent.
You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Refer to the feng shui section to find such a crystal. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, metal, and wood are available. You can also use a crystal that is aligned with a Spirit Guide or an angel or a Goddess. If you are meditating for self-healing, a crystal associated with the appropriate chakra would be called for. Suggested meditation crystals and their uses are provided in the crystal descriptions of many of the crystals sold here at the Crystal Vaults.
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 to 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. You are ready to begin.
Your question is are crystal elixirs really healthier? I am a bit lost with this question. Healthier than what? I can tell you that prepared properly they offer some amazing benefits. You can learn more with our guide here. It is very helpful. One thing you will find there is that:
Crystal essences and elixirs bring the healing power of a specific crystal (essence) or group of crystals (elixir) to humans, plants, or animals (living entities). They do it in a form that is easy to administer without the costs of multiple crystals - which can sometimes be expensive or impractical. For humans and animals, essences and elixirs can be administered either internally or externally.
As for the top 20 crystals to own, that depends on what your purpose is. If it is healing there are many to choose from. For divination there are others. For just beauty on the shelf, I would have a different list. For Feng Shui use the list would be different still. Perhaps you can ask the question again with more information about how you want to use them.
What are the best crystals to help quit drinking and smoking? Thanks!
Answer: We have so many temptations in our life. Most of these temptations are fine in moderation but excess indulgence can sometimes be an issue. Whenever we try to stop this newly formed or long-term bad habit we get stuck with a frustrating side effect, cravings. You may be surprised to know that healing crystals can lessen and even completely rid you of cravings! This can be anything from food, alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs. When you want to kick the habit, you have to kick the cravings too. Please note, if you have a serious alcohol or drug addiction please seek the advice of your doctor or immediate emergency medical treatment before trying to detox on your own. For 24 hour, 7 day a week drug and alcohol addiction help please call 1-800-447-9081.In order to move past these cravings, you need a bright and powerful color ray in your corner. That color is none other than orange. Orange is the most amazing color. It is one of nature's most powerful colors. It is a color that nature uses on a vast canvas. The passion of the red ray has an almost multiplicative effect in the orange ray as it combines with the happy elements of gold. Orange is a happy, outgoing, and sharing color. It brings things and people together. It integrates the parts of our communal lives.
Orange crystals bring you fulfillment, joy, pleasure, dealing with depression and sorrow, and overcoming grief. These are all very important steps in the process of quitting something and dealing with the cravings that come after the fact. Some of the other uses of orange crystals include focusing our energy to overcome distrust, timidity, or shyness. These antisocial behaviors make friendships suffer. Use an orange crystal when you want to focus your energy on developing outgoing, caring, and friendly behaviors. The strength of the red rays joined with the powerful fire of the gold rays give the orange crystals the powers to combine, integrate, and unite. Orange is the color of physical pleasure.
A crystal with a color orange so bright it looked like it was picked from a sunset is Creedite. Rare and deeply spiritual, Creedite is a Stone of the Light, known for its high vibrational frequency and immediate access to a clear meditative state. Its powerful energy quickly activates the Third Eye, Crown, and etheric chakras above the head, creating a gentle expansive awareness and cleansing euphoria. Continued resonance with this stone deepens the connection down through the body and provides excellent channels for meditation, creative visualization, and receiving inspiration from the Divine. Creedite is a fast-acting crystal to alleviate chronic depression or lack of initiative. This makes it a wonderful crystal to not only get over your addiction but kick the cravings away too!
Another crystal that has been used for hundreds of years is Carnelian. Carnelian is orange Chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline quartz. It is an ancient stone with a rich history of use in many cultures. Carnelian in the ancient text is noted to derive its powers from the Sun and from Venus. Also called Odem, in ancient Egypt hieroglyphic texts from The Book of the Dead were engraved on amulets of carnelian. Modern writers find that Carnelian has the power to build confidence and increase our zest for life. It builds courage and strength of purpose. If you seek the power of Isis, and the power of the Sun to build your self-confidence and find ways to achieve your potential, wear a carnelian. The courage and strength brought with Carnelian is essential to dealing with and overcoming cravings. The self-confidence it also brings will give you an added boost, you will feel confident in your ability to beat this.
When using crystals for the purpose of helping you to quit drinking and smoking, we recommend getting one that can be carried or worn easily. For Carnelian, try a beautiful palm stone. For Creedite, grab a small cluster to keep nearby. If you're looking for a second palm stone or something with a brighter orange, try an Orange Aventurine palm stone.
Will my life get any better? Will I ever be happy?
Answer: Quite a question. I suspect many of us have similar questions. Here is what I know. Life more often than not runs in cycles. We have good days, we have not so good days. Some days we are tired, some days full of energy. Some days we are full of good ideas, some days we are dull. Soime days we are hungry all day, others we forget to eat.
So happiness.... it is a journey, not a destination, Read that again. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Look around today, are you dying in an emergency room? Do you know where dinner is coming from? Perspective makes a real difference.
I personally read Desiderata when I have questions like yours.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.
What is a good crystal to have on you for an overstimulated nervous system?
Answer: We suggest turquoise. In our Crystal for Calmness guide in the Crystal Reference Guide, you will read:
"Excesses can be good. Hot passion, cool reason – both have their place. But when we need to re-center and find our true selves, Turquoise is the color ray of power that is best suited for such endeavors. When your life is out of balance, whether from too much passion or not enough, or too much activity or not enough, or whatever the imbalance, turquoise rays can get you back to center again. They temper excesses, restore calm after a storm, relieve stress, neutralize extremes, and provide a counter to tendencies to fly off in a single direction. They help you overcome conflict and deal with rage. They moderate aggressiveness and help you deal with cruelty. They are antidotes to excessive passion drawing this power from their blue component. Imagine a beach of white sand leading to a tranquil lagoon reflecting a perfect blue sky mixed with the reflections of lush green vegetation – that is turquoise."