I was introduced to crystal healing years ago and developed my interest further when I started learning more and practising as a Chakra Healer. I still use Chakra Balancing and Chakra Crystals to support my energy every day, and in this blog, I thought I would focus on how to use Chakra Crystals for Healing Anxiety.
But first, before we begin I need to let you know that some of the following paragraphs contain affiliate links to Psychic Tree, my wonderful supplier of all things spiritual. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links…
Humankind has been fascinated by crystals, stones and gems since the ‘beginning of time’.
Amber beads and jewellery have been found in Britain dating from the last Ice Age (10,000 years ago). Amulets and charms have been worn for decoration, protection and to bring fortune to the wearer for centuries.
The first real evidence we have of crystals being used in a ritual and healing sense is from Ancient Egypt and then in Ancient Greece – many of the names we use for stones and gems in English today is taken
from the Greek.
We have bestowed certain properties onto crystals and healers use them based on those properties.
I guess we should start with buying crystals.
Some practitioners warn against buying crystals online and say you need to do it in person to feel the attraction to or vibration of the crystal. I’m not that worried about it. Don’t get me wrong I love going to buy crystals in real life – the colours, shapes, textures, sounds – it’s intoxicating.
But, not always practical – especially now!
So, whilst shopping for crystals in person is a real treat, I do still buy most of my crystals online,
as I’m sure you will too.
If you buy your crystals from a reputable source (click here for my favourite supplier) and prepare them correctly, I believe you will be fine.
Before you start working with or wearing your newly acquired chakra crystals you need to do some preparation to make sure they will work in the way you want them to.
Author and Chakra expert, Georgia Coleridge likens your crystals to “pets” which need caring for in order to thrive. So, you need to take care of a couple of things before you begin:
Everything is energy.
Crystals can be energy amplifiers, absorbents, or transmitters. Your crystal will have passed through many hands and energy fields before it comes to you – the person who mined it, shaped it, polished it, tumbled it, packed it, wrapped it, and sold it. It will have picked up on all of their energy and held on to some of it.
When it arrives with you – you need to make sure it is stripped clean of any energy it is holding on to so it can completely connect with yours.
Often the best way to cleanse them is to simply wash them under running water (check the Mohs scale of hardness before doing this as water will dissolve some crystals and stones. A Mohs scale rating of six or above will be fine for use in water.), setting the intention to cleanse them of any energy they have picked up as they made their way to you.
You can smudge them with White Sage or Palo Santo Wood, again setting your intention.
Give them a salt bath – again check the hardness and sensitivity to salt. A few hours in a salt bath should do the trick, but you can leave them up to 24hours.
Your crystals are energy and will need charging up in order to work to the highest possible intention.
There are a few ways to do this:
Sunlight – the energising, purifying rays of the sun will charge your crystals with powerful energy – this also does double duty as a cleanser as well. So if it is a beautiful sunny day – get your crystals out in the sunshine and cleanse and charge them at the same time.
Full moon – the light from the full moon is the purest, most beautiful feminine energy there is and charging your crystals under full moon light is magical. You can charge them under any moonlight, but if you can wait for full moon energy, your crystals will love you for it! Moonlight is also cleansing, so again – double duty!
Burying your crystals in the earth is a great way to charge them with the energy of mother earth – especially potent for Root Chakra crystals. Just remember where you put them!
Use other charged crystals to direct energy into your new crystal. Simply place the crystal in the centre of a circle containing five to seven other charged crystals and let it sit there for 24 hours – remember to set your intention that your charged crystals direct their energy into the new one.
This is simply the process by which you tune into the energy of the crystal, connect with it and let it know what you need its help with!
As you hold the crystal in your hand state your intention out loud. It can be something very general like:
“I ask that only the highest level energy may work through this healing tool, for the highest good of all.”
Or if you have a specific purpose in mind…
“Crystal, please bring the highest healing energy to my [Insert Chakra/issue/symptom here] with the purpose of balancing it for my utmost ease and good”
Or something along those lines – again, it is your crystal and it needs to connect with you, so use your own dedication if you feel comfortable or use these until inspiration strikes!
It is important to cleanse and charge your crystals at regular intervals – especially if you use your crystals
in grids or with other people’s energy.
Just follow the above steps every month or whenever you feel you need to.
I love to always catch the full moon energy of I can – it takes care of cleansing and charging –
then you just rededicate them and you’re good to go!
You can use crystals for healing in lots of ways…
You can bathe with them – Remember the Mohs Scale! A piece of Jade in your bath water, for example, will result in healthy, smooth skin! Remember to set your intention (see Programming Your Crystal).
Jewellery is a great way to keep crystals and crystal energy with you – especially if you’re working on your heart or throat and you can wear pendants in that area, but you don’t have to match the crystal to the Chakra location. I love to wear bracelets and often wear bracelets made from stones to work on all different areas of my body!
Meditating with crystals really amps up the power of your connection. I sometimes hold an amethyst and a clear quartz in my left hand when meditating to connect with my intuition, the divine and amp up the power! I hold my favourite Jade Heart in my right hand to remind me to always express myself from a place of love, or a grounding Red Jasper to connect with my root energy and the earth.
Interestingly, what you hold in your left hand is what you invite in and what you hold in your right hand is what you send out (if you’re right-handed… the opposite applies for left-handers). So, if you’re short on cash – don’t hold Citrine (money and abundance) in your right hand!!!
You can create an elixir or essence by placing your cleansed, charged and programmed crystal in a covered glass jar or bowl and placing it in sunshine or moonlight (full moonlight is especially powerful) for a few hours – setting your intention and asking for healing.
Then simply add the infused water a few drops at a time to water or other drinks and ingest the healing power of the crystal. Do your homework here though – anything that actually dissolves in water (things ending in ‘ite’ – selenite, calcite etc. are usually sodium-based and will dissolve) should not be used directly in the elixir.
Or, you can indirectly infuse the water with the power of the crystal, by placing your crystal in a jar and then placing the jar in a glass bowl of water, setting your intention and leaving it in the light in the same way. This way the crystal never touches the water, but still imbues it with its energy. Glass Crystal Water Bottles are awesome for this, click here for my favourite.
When I’m working with my clients, especially during my Chakra Power Sessions, I start with the Chakra System and think about where the anxiety comes from or is ‘stored’.
The obvious place in your Chakra system for anxiety to lurk is in the Root Chakra.
It is your Chakra of personal and physical safety, is where your Fight, Flight or Freeze response is managed ‘energetically’, and endocrinologically it is linked to the Adrenal glands.
Uncertainty to do with the most basic human needs (physical safety, shelter, food, connection) show up as issues in the Root Chakra and will tend to be where Amygdala-based anxiety (sudden, lack of a trigger, emotion-based) will show up.
This is where the anxiety I have experienced tends to hang out!
But depending on the type of anxiety, its source and expression, it could be impacting/impacted by any of the other Chakras.
There are way too many options to go into here for each individual Chakra, so please click here and join the Facebook Group to get my full Guide to Chakra Crystals and Anxiety – it’s in the ‘Files’ section, waiting for you!
In the meantime, the easiest way to use Crystals in Chakra Healing is to match the vibrational frequencies of the stones (frequencies are usually dictated by their colour) to the Chakras and the vibrational frequency each Chakra resonates at.
So, in its simplest form red has the lowest vibration of the colours, which is matched to the lowest frequency of the red Root Chakra – by using stones which match the colour and frequency of the Chakra, we can affect its energy.
The Sacral Chakra resonates with orange or brown crystals; the Solar Plexus with yellow/green-yellow; the Heart with green and pink; the Throat with blue; The Third Eye with purple/indigo/dark blue; the Crown with white, pink, violet and clear.
In addition to the colour aspect – all crystals vibrate.
Lots of people can feel a tingle or electrical pulse when they hold crystals – particularly high-frequency crystals. Think about clear quartz and diamonds for example, which are used in tech manufacturing because of their frequencies and energetic properties.
This vibration also resonates with each Chakra and can have a balancing effect, so it’s important to really feel the crystal’s energy and trust what you’re drawn to, which may be different from the above colours. So, that’s it!
My whistle-stop guide to Chakra Crystals for Healing Anxiety, I hope it’s motivated you to start thinking about crystals and how they can potentially support your recovery.
Remember to click here to join the Facebook Group and access the full guide which includes anxiety symptoms, related Chakras and healing crystals.
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