Crystal aficionados are called stoners because they gravitate towards crystals and their many uses, and they seemingly can never have enough crystals. This craving of the raw and organic is not only in our diets but also in the wearing of our clothes and spaces. People are becoming more aware of the alternative practices and how they connect to the earth to affect the mind, body, and soul.
Crystals harbor a rough and fractured texture but what makes them amazing is their use as mindfulness and spiritual tools and stunning appearance in the home…they are mother nature’s sculptures. The magnetic pull that stoners get from crystals are just like the pull towards plant and flowers in which this natural earth connection and energy can help find Zen and balance.
If you’re a novice to the world of crystals here are eight crystals recommended for beginners.
What are Crystals
Silica, the chemical that makes up quartz are deep below the earth surface where crystal grow in a variety of ways. Formed over millions of years in pools of silica-rich waters, crystals developed naturally deep in the earth where the temperature and environment are just right.
If the pool of silica-rich water is large then the crystals will be large, but if the silica-rich pool of water is small then the crystals will be small, and this is how crystal get their shape as they grow around pebbles of the earth. Crystals that form through intense fire and heat from a volcano do not take millions of years and are deposited to the earth’s surface making up the crust of the earth and contain all sorts of crystals and minerals producing one such crystal called Obsidian.
The Crystalline Structure
Crystals are atomically prefect; they are in a packed regular order of repeating patterns extending to all three spatial dimensions. Unlike other objects in which the atoms can be random and very different, the crystal’s atomic structure is pure all around. The outward shape of the crystal has formed through repeating patterns the atoms. All crystals come from one of seven crystal systems in which the systems are based on the lines of symmetry. Crystallographers have categorized seven different crystals called: triclinic, Monoclinic, Orthorhombic, tetragonal, hexagonal, and cubic. It is not necessary for you to know this right now but be aware that the seven crystal system exist.
Best crystals for beginners
Clear quartz can purify, help focus the mind, gain positivity and patience. They are known as the “Master Healer,” and charger of other stones in which they are very diverse with minimal color. They work well with other crystals from a healing and styling point of view, and they reflects light when placed near windows in which rainbows bounce of walls.
Amethyst helps in insomnia, de-stressing, meditation, memory, and headaches. Amethyst are known as the “Stone of Calm,” and has a energy that will sedate you to lucid dreams. They also help in balancing emotional highs and lows and can keep you safe from harm’s way, negativity, and addictions. Amethyst are especially helpful with grief or loss and is best placed in your meditation, sacred space, and bedroom.
Rose quartz are of love, romance, harmony, friendship, and kindness. They are the mother of all crystals and is known as the “Love Stone,” propagating love as well as self-love. The rose quartz challenges you to seek youth, peace, beauty, art, music, written word, but most of all love. They help to dissolve jealousy, bitterness, and quilt restoring your yin and yang. The rose quartz attracts children and animals because of its warmth and comforting energy.
Selenite provides clarity, awareness, peace, transformation, and flexibility. This crystal is named after Greek goddess Selene, who is the goddess of the moon; known as the “Saintly Sword Stone,” because of its silky tubular or wand like form with a translucent pearly color. Selenite is also called Satin Spur, Maria Glass, or Desert Rose. They are powerful cleansing crystals with the ability to clear, protect and shield your energy body and space; works well with smaller crystals that can be placed on top of the selenite for cleansing.
Citrine covers prosperity, happiness, generosity, health, and wellness. Popularly known as the “Merchant Stone, “ has a golden color and attracts prosperity, abundance, and good luck. Citrine carries the power of the sun is energizing and awakening. The citrine crystal should be put in a place of wealth creation ensuring positive messages and intentions.
Labradorite is a crystal of inspiration, speech, transformation, grounding, and adventure. The labradorite is called the Aurora Borealis by the Eskimo Inuit because if shined against the right light gives off shades of green, blue, purple, and gold just like the Northern lights. The energy of the labradorite crystal can be used in the workplace to inspire and calm an overactive mind and can also be used to for a sense of adventure while still being practical.
The obsidian crystal gives insight, change, detoxification, protection, and balance. The obsidian is known as the “Powerful Protector,” and is made up of volcanic glass; it is a reflective conduit highlighting flaws and giving into oneself. A detoxifier for your soul, the obsidian crystal releases imbalances and negative energy.
Fluorite crystals are used for renewal, compassion, concentration, mental clarity, and calm. These crystals are known as the “Study Buddy Stone,” in which they clear your mind from fogginess, create harmony, and aid in intuitive decision making. They are combined with other minerals like quartz and calcite which makes it a great stone for overall cleansing and purifying; can assist in fast organization and processing of information. The fluorite is a phenomenal crystal to hold in the palms of you hands while you meditate.
How do crystals work?
It is believed that everything that grows naturally from the earth has spirit and that everything we need to survive is provided by the earth, particularly those things that we need to heal ourselves achieving a natural lasting state of pure happiness. An integral part of the holistic system, crystal can help heal, calm, energize, balance, and inspire through intrinsic vibrations giving humans the ability to forward their mind, body, and soul into a perfect balance.
Choosing a crystal
If you’re a novice to the world of crystals here are eight crystals recommended for beginners: clear quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, selenite, citrine, labradorite, obsidian, and fluorite. These crystals are recommended because they cover an array of areas; anything from inspiration to money and are easily incorporated into your everyday life and are not pricey .
Choosing your crystal can come from an area you like to focus on or from simply being attracted to that crystal, either way, you can’t go wrong because whatever crystal you pick is usually the one you need.
Most people like to cleanse their crystals to get rid of any bad vibes and to reprogram them with their own manifestations. There are five ways to cleanse your crystal: you can cleanse your crystals by leaving them out in the sun or moonlight, burying them, smudging, soaking them in fresh or saltwater, and using a white light while visualizing and saying affirmations.
Choosing your crystal shape is also important in that different sized crystal give off different kinds of vibrations and energy, but once again the shape, just like what crystal to pick, is up to what you are feeling attracted to or need.
Crystal’s shapes can be anywhere from accessible small, tumbled stones to pointy stones and cluster stones where the pointy stones help you focus, and the cluster stones have a large energy.
Crystalline structures can play an important role in helping you pick out a crystal, but it is not necessary for you to implement the seven crystal system while picking out your crystals (only that you are aware of what they are) at this point unless you want to.
The magnetic pull that stoners get from crystals are just like the pull towards plant and flowers in which this natural earth connection and energy can help find Zen and balance. Crystals harbor a rough and fractured texture that makes them amazing is their use as mindfulness and spiritual tools while also giving a stunning appearance in the home.
Awareness of the alternative practices and how they connect to the earth to affect the mind, body, and soul can lead to the satisfaction of the craving of the raw and organic in our clothes and spaces.
The belief that everything that grows naturally from the earth has a spirit and that everything we need to survive is provided by the earth, particularly those things that we need to heal ourselves is an achievable natural lasting state of happiness. Not meant as a cure to a medical problem or resolution,
Crystals in this context are used to bring harmony to the mind, body, and soul to restore a natural balance.