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what is crystal healing

Not only are crystal grids beautiful to look at, but they can be a powerful tool for harnessing energy to manifest your dreams and intentions.  Abundance, love, sleep, health, creativity – whatever you desire, a crystal grid can help you manifest it.  Although crystals on their own can be very effective, a grid combines and holds the energy of multiple crystals and sacred geometry, charged by your intention.  There are of course no right or wrong ways to create your grid, but there are some great tips for cleansing, creating and ‘charging’ your grid that I would love to share with you.  The most important things are to simply listen to your intuition, act from your heart and be creative.

1.  Set your intention and choose your crystals

crystals for healing

What is it that you want to manifest or achieve?  Improved quality of sleep?  Attract love into your life?  Gain clarity or productivity in business?  The clearer your intention, the better.  Your intention is what will charge your crystals, along with their energy.  Write your intention on a small piece of paper and pop aside.  Next, choose the crystals you would like to use.  For love you may like to use rose quartz or green adventurine.  For success, maybe citrine or jade.  You can use a single type of stone or combinations of multiple.  A master crystal should be chosen for the centre of your grid as the primary energy force.  You can find a comprehensive list of crystal meanings and uses here. Of course, again there is no right or wrong.  The best crystals to use will be the ones you are drawn to.

2.  Cleanse your crystals and space

healing crystals and stones

The purpose of cleansing is to clear out any old energy your crystals may be storing.  Cleansing is particularly essential when using for healing purposes.  There are many ways you can do this, including placing them outside under the moon, submerging in cold water (preferably with sea salt, and never hot!), burying in the earth or smudging.  Smudging is the perfect way to cleanse the space in which you will be creating your grid also.  You can do this by burning sage or palo santo to clear the energy around you. I also like to take my time holding each crystal I use, particularly the master crystal, in my hands while repeating my intention and letting my energy flow into it.

3.  Create your grid

crystal grid

The fun part is creating your very own unique grid.  Using your crystals, create a geometric pattern on your chosen surface (avoid plastic and metal) keeping your intention at the forefront of your mind with every crystal you place.  Bear in mind that you will want to set up your grid in a place it will not be disturbed, so a tray or board is a great option.  You can use a purpose made grid cloth, or simply create your own pattern from the heart.  The centre, or master crystal you have chosen should be placed in the middle of your grid last.  I like to use a crystal point or tower as my master where possible.  Place your master crystal in the centre, on top of your written intention.

4.  Activate your grid

how to heal with crystals

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Now that your grid has been created, there are various steps you can take to activate your grid.  I prefer to connect my crystals and then charge my grid.  To connect the crystals, you can use a quartz wand or point, or simply your finger, to draw an invisible line to energetically connect each crystal – a bit like a dot to dot!  To finalise activation, simply relax and hold your hands open, palms down, above your grid and send your energy and intention into it once again.  Visualise your intention already manifested and give gratitude to the universe.

Creating your own grid is not only simple, but very therapeutic and powerful.  Once you start getting creative with your crystals you will never turn back!   Create.  Manifest.  Enjoy, gorgeous.

Feature image via Stocksnap
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Krystal Gordon

Krystal Gordon, creator of self-care program Love Nourish Be and global ambassador for the Body Image Movement, is extremely passionate about empowering women to be their most amazing, authentic selves using an honest, holistic and heart-centred approach to wellness. After a lifetime of being at war with her body, this busy Mama transformed her life (and health) through self-love, acceptance and vulnerability, and along the way discovered her true purpose of inspiring other women to do the same.

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