Each person is unique and different. Therefore, everyone will respond differently to the individual energies of crystals and tumbled stones. Getting to know each and every one of your healing gemstones is very important! We find that it is more beneficial to connect with your healing crystals and their meanings on a personal, individual level, instead of just going by what you have read about the healing properties. Trust your intuition; your body knows what energies it needs.
Once you have gathered a little collection of crystals and healing stones, you need to discover their potential. Note: Don’t forget about cleansing your crystals! When you first receive your crystals, before you work with them, make sure to give them a thorough cleansing. We charge, energize and cleanse our tumbled stones and crystals before they are shipped out to you all, but they sometimes have a long way to go between our offices and your home! You want to ensure that your healing gemstones are always vibrating at the highest energy. After your crystals are cleansed, begin by holding a new stone in one hand for a moment of two, then in the other. Note how you are feeling; does the stone feel better in one hand than the other? Taking time to sit with your crystals creates a strong intuitive connection between you and your healing gemstones. Meditating with crystals in your sacred space daily will balance and energize your mind, body and spirit.
You can also use your tumbled stones and crystals for chakra healing. Placing your stones on energy sensitive spots, like your chakras, is a great way to connect with your crystals. If you are unsure which stones connect with which chakra, remember this: red and black stones for the root chakra, orange stones for the sacral chakra, yellow and gold stones for the solar plexus chakra, green and pink stones for the heart chakra, blue stones for the throat chakra, purple and indigo stones for the third eye chakra and white and violet stones for the crown chakra. You will find that certain chakras will be more sensitive to certain stones.
Another way to deepen your connection with your tumbled stones and healing gemstones is to sleep with them. Placing them underneath your pillow of next to you while you sleep will create a powerful connection with your crystals, especially if you set a clear intention for them before you go to sleep. You can also carry your new healing stones around with you for a couple of days, always keeping them with you.
Each healing stone has its own unique energetic properties, and these will vibrate differently with different people. Remember that you will be attracted to certain healing crystals for specific reasons. Many times, it is your soul’s way of telling you that that gemstone contains support that your body needs. As your life evolves and grows, the crystals you are attracted to will change as well. Remember to listen to your gut instincts and trust your intuition!