Albert Einstein said “everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
Crystals are compressed energy. When used with intention they mingle with your energy field lending their energy to yours. Crystals are beneficial for shifting energy, protection and manifesting. They are a wonderful addition to your practice of spirituality, tarot reading, or any healing modality. Read below for how to bring the power of crystals into your life.
Choosing a crystal
There are several different ways to choose a crystal, and ways in which crystals choose us! If you are looking to add an element of energy to your life, you can seek out the crystal that best matches that energy.
For instance, if you are looking for love, or self-love (it's all the same energy) you may want a piece of rose quartz, rhodochrosite or garnet. If you are looking for grounding and protection, you may go with black tourmaline, black obsidian or hematite. Once you know the energy you are looking to supplement yours with, it's time to choose your crystal.
My preferred method would be to choose a crystal in person. Head on over to your favorite metaphysical shop and get hands on. Say a blessing of protection and love over you before you enter the shop (use your instincts on this, whatever you recite with intention is sufficient), and see which crystals stand out to you.
Your crystal is the one that your eyes fall on and you feel the need to pick it up. Place the crystal in your receiving hand (non-dominant hand) and see how it feels. Some people will feel nothing from any of the crystals, and that is just fine. Others may feel a warmth, or the sensation that the stone is moving, tingling in the palm of your hand. Don't over think it, just go with what feels good to you, however big or small those feelings are.
If you choose one with your eyes and then feel no attachment from a particular crystal, put it down and try another, and another till you feel you have one you want to take home. Again, don't overthink this process, especially if you are new to choosing crystals. Over time, and after working with them for a while the process will get easier and the signs more evident for which crystal is right for you and your energy.
Buying crystals online is also a wonderful way to add to your collection. In most cases, you will not be able to choose your specific crystal based off of appearance or how it feels in the palm of your hand. TRUST your inner guidance to lead you to the right site, right seller, and right stone. Etsy offers a wide array of these beauties for sale, and sometimes, although rarely, you can choose the exact stone in the picture.
Being gifted a crystal is special: someone saw it and thought of you, and that's always beautiful! The universe has a way of using people as messengers and being gifted a crystal is one of those ways.