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Using Crystals for Healing

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

We often feel more pain on an emotional-spiritual level than we do on a physical field. We need to take care of our spiritual senses in order to grow in abundance. Using crystals for spiritual healing will usher in the necessary energy to find or reconnect with a higher purpose that helps guide us through the challenges of life.

Do you ever feel like there's just way too much going on in your head? That’s because there absolutely is. But if we can actively learn physical and psychological practices that integrate these energetic realms, we can live more harmonious, happier lives.

The thing is, we have our physical forms but also a spiritual body that exists and exudes an aura that defines us as humans. That aura may carry on even after our physical body expires. The spiritual body needs nurturing so we can leave a positive footprint.

Late scholar Howard Clinebell defined 7 spiritual needs we experience as humans:

  1. To experience love’s power and healing in many forms – relational, self, and divine

  2. To experience rebirth through divine consciousness and transcendence

  3. To hold beliefs that guide us through challenges and tribulations

  4. To carry values and intentions to bring goodness and equality that inform personal and social choices

  5. To explore inwards to discover creative expression and self love

  6. To recognize unity with others and nature

  7. To access resources that heal, teach, and strengthen beliefs in all moments of life

To meet these needs, we can put into motion those practices that bring our physical form in contact with our spiritual thoughts.

A great way to amplify these practices is to incorporate crystals for spiritual healing that exhibit very physical attributes while working on vibrational, metaphysical auras.


Crystals help to heal The Body (physically), The Mind (mentally & emotionally) and The Spirit (spiritually). How does this happen? To understand how Crystals heal the human body we must understand the energetic nature behind Crystals and Gemstones. Crystals emit high vibrations (known as fortifying geometries) that allow you the opportunity to obtain greater health & consciousness. For example, on a Mental Level you can learn how to express you emotions and overcome anxieties. On a Physical Level Crystals heal and regulate the internal organs. On a Spiritual Level, Crystals can shed enlightenment and open the mind to the unseen nature of life.


Cleansing Crystals

When you get a crystal, it may be new to you, but it’s been on a long journey to reach its final destination in the palms of your hands. It’s been plucked from a mine, passed off to different handlers, who then gave it to a vendor, to sell to a retailer, where it got touched by various customers before it was selected by you! That’s a lot of collected energy you don’t want to work with. Because we all want a fresh start for our new journey with our crystals, it’s crucial that the first step you take is cleansing your crystals.

Leave then in Moonlight

Cleanse them in a bed of Quartz

Use Sound

Use smoking sage or incense

Salt or Water cleansing


- amber

- calcite

- kyanite

- malachite

- moonstone

- opal

- selenite

- topaz

- aquamarine

- tourmaline

- celestite

- cinnabar

- dioptase

- emerald

- garnet

- iolite

- jade

- labradorite

- lapis lazuli

- moldavite

- tigers eye, unpolished

- sodalite

- spinel


Programming Crystals


The first step is to pick a crystal, and not just any crystal, the one that calls to you. My friend recommended that I get a clear Quartz, which just so happens to be one of my favorites (of course), but this part of the process is very personal. Here's a whole list of crystals that are specifically awesome for manifesting for you to choose from!

Don't worry if you're not sure what you want. Your intuition can guide you. Whenever you are really attracted to a crystal for its color, shape, look, energy, presence, qualities, etc. that's the one you should go with. Your body knows best. The crystal that will be best for you personally will be the one that appeals to you the most.


Once you have the crystal in your possession you should clean it (physically and energetically) with running water. (If your crystal is part of a jewelry piece use sage to and cleanse it with the smoke instead of using water.) This helps to give it a fresh start so it can work its magic for you. If you have access to a natural water source like a river or ocean, that is best, but if not you can always just rinse it off in the sink.


The next step is to ask the crystal if it will be your manifesting crystal. I know it seems a little funny, but we don't want to assume that it's just gonna be our little manifesting slave! We must have a reciprocal relationship with nature. So hold it up to your heart and say, silently or out loud, "Will you be my manifesting crystal?". Naturally, the crystal will agree (energetically, not verbally, of course) since you asked so nicely. And now the fun can begin.


The next step has two parts: to sit in meditation with your crystal and charge your crystal with the power of the sun and/or moon! You can also kill two birds with one stone and sit in meditation with your crystal in the sunlight or moonlight.

This is the time for you to start bonding with your crystal, which you want to think of as your new homie, not servant. The more you love on your crystal, the more it loves on you!

Since the sun represents the masculine energies that have to do with getting things done it's perfect for charging your manifesting crystal. But I usually like to let my crystals charge for a full 24-hour cycle so they can also be balanced by the feminine energy of the moon as well.


Now that your crystal is all prepped and ready to go it's time to share with desires with it. Let it know what you want. Ask it to help you. This step will be repeated as often as you'd like. Not that you should keep telling it about the same thing over and over, but every time you want something new, share with your crystal so it can be in the know.

You can also write down your dreams on a piece of paper and place the crystal on top or hold it in your hands as you visualize your desired manifestations. Feel free to get as creative as you'd like here.


Now it's time to give your crystal a happy home! Place your crystal somewhere you can admire it and connect with it often. I sleep with mine right beside me on my bedside table so we can stay connected for several hours a day.

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