For centuries, crystals have taken pride of place in many people’s lives. Enjoyed for their beauty and healing benefits, crystals are one accessory that has never gone out of fashion. However, when it comes to crystals you will usually find people grouped into one of two categories: believers and sceptics. And for those that lean more towards scepticism, it’s usually because they don’t know enough about them. So to help bring you up to speed on why crystals are so popular, below are four interesting facts about these precious stones that you may not have known before.
1. Colour is Key
The biggest factor that determines a crystal’s key purpose is its colour. The colour of a crystal represents what sort of stone it is and what purposes it can be used for. Specialised businesses such as Feel Crystals are able to lead you through what each crystal and its colour represents, as well as what benefits it might have for you physically, emotionally and spiritually. For example, stones that are green or pink are ideal for emotional healing. These include rose quartz or green aventurine.
Using crystals, particularly for healing purposes is not as simple as buying the one you like then carrying it around in your pocket. The belief behind the power of crystals is to do with their ability to connect with the energy of your body, which is why they must be cleansed before use. Crystals that have been sitting in a store will absorb all the emotional or spiritual energy around them, which will have no benefit for you. Cleansing of crystals can be done a variety of ways including cleansing in moonlight or sunlight, burying or even placing them in water. Burning sage is also believed to be a possible cleansing technique.
3. Pick the ‘Right’ One
It is believed that crystals can only work correctly if you have selected the right one for you and your body’s energy. The best way to do this is to look at an array of crystals and pick the one that really grabs you, or the one you feel particularly drawn to. Some people are even able to feel the energy ‘pulses’ of a crystal – which is a sign you have picked the right one. Sometimes its energy can feel hot or cold on your skin, or it can even feel like a small electric shock.
4. They are Living Organisms
Part of the mineral kingdom, these beautiful natural elements are most certainly alive, which is why you will often see them growing in clusters. Because of this, they have a ‘life energy’ which is why they are believed to have a variety of healing benefits by matching up this energy with the energy points or ‘chakras’ on your own body.
There is a reason the use of crystals dates back thousands of years, and it wasn’t just to ward off negative energy or evil spirits. Crystals have long been believed to offer emotional and physical healing properties – and their popularity is a clear sign they must be doing something right.
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