If you’ve spent any time in New Age circles, you probably know a few people who sing the praises of crystal healing. But as much as I’ve tried to embrace the metaphysical world I’ve always had a hard time accepting the innate power of rocks and minerals. Perhaps being a rock collector as a child gave me a scientific air of skepticism, but I appreciate rocks for their physical qualities and have never felt any different after spending hours in their presence. It wasn’t until I learned more about the energy within certain crystals that I began to understand the principles of a crystal healing.
If you visit a crystal therapist, your goal will be to use crystals to bring your mind, body and spirit into a healthy balance. Most people are also seeking therapy for a specific health issue, so the therapist will make notes about your goals for the first session. He or she will want to know what kind of medical treatment you’ve had for the illness or if you are seeking a purely holistic cure. Holistic medicine looks at the entire person, not just the physical symptoms, so the therapist will want to hear about any significant life events that may have impacted your happiness. Even past illnesses and other lifestyle issues may have relevance in your treatment.
The healing session begins…
Once you’ve completed the initial interview with the therapist, you will want to get comfortable and remove any bulky clothing. Ideally, you should be wearing light clothing and no shoes when the session begins. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, watches and glasses before lying down on the therapist’s table. The only jewelry that should stay on is a crystal that supports your wellbeing.
The techniques that a crystal healing therapist chooses will depend on your health condition, but there are a wide range of crystals that can be used. Most healers intuitively know which crystals to place on their clients to restore harmony and balance their energy field. The nice part about these sessions is that everyone is different.
In your first session, the therapist will be interested in your grounding, which helps to reinforce your connection with the Earth’s natural energy. Many crystals are excellent at helping with this, and you will notice it right away. For example, it’s not uncommon to feel a “tingling” sensation when the grounding connection is established. Clients often come away feeling that their feet are firmly planted on the ground.
Focus on your chakras
Even if you haven’t dabbled in the metaphysical arts, you have probably heard about balancing chakras. Harmonizing these energy centers is a big part of any crystal healing, so you are likely to experience it on your first visit. Here, the therapist will lay one or more stones on each of your chakras, focusing most heavily on the ones that need the most healing. He or she may also work with your aura and meridians.
Why crystal healing?
Regardless of your current health condition, it is likely that you carry dense energies that are causing blockages in the flow of subtle energy throughout your body. Until they are cleansed and released, these blockages can cause patterns of negativity, illness or depression. We accumulate these energies from a variety of source, including polluted environments, poor diets, drugs and traumatic events. Crystals have a purifying effect on the chakras and allow a therapist to release the dense energy while making room for your light to shine through.
What can I expect from a course of crystal healing?
If you’re like most people, you have probably been accumulating negative energy for a long period of time. Don’t expect all of them to be cleared away in one session. As energy shifts throughout your body and you begin to relax, you may notice a variety of sensations, including warmth, coolness and tingling. Some people fall into a deep state of relaxation and they begin to see a colorful light in their third eye. Think of it like peeling an onion, layer by layer, as each session reveals a healthier version of you.
At the end of each session you will be asked to sit up and offered a glass of water. At this time your therapist will ask you about your experience of the session and help you regain awareness before you go back out into the world. The energy shifts that come from a crystal healing session may continue to unfold over the next day or so because old energies are still clearing out of your system, so be sure to get enough rest and drink plenty of water.