Let's talk about utilizing crystals.
Over the past few years, crystals have become more and more mainstream. There are so many different crystals to choose from, not only different minerals but also in varying different forms. You may have a preference for raw crystals, and admire their beauty in their most natural state. On the other hand, you may be more attracted to polished and tumbled stones, which may also include different carvings and shapes.
So, the question is, how many crystals do you really need?
Personally, I believe that you can collect as many crystals as your heart desires! I also understand that financially, that is not always an option. We also should be considerate of the ethicality of crystal sourcing, and how that may impact your collection. If you are using crystals for healing purposes, you really only need 7 to 10 crystals in your collection.
Do you need different crystals for different things?
Let me explain. While there seems to be a crystal for just about everything, you do not need 4 different crystals for the same thing. In fact, having fewer crystals may make it easier for you to work with them, especially if you are just starting out. When you are building your crystal collection, it may be helpful to write down the crystals you have, along with any keywords for each crystal. I find is easiest to break down your crystals into the following categories:
Intuition - Wisdom - Focus - Creativity
Calming - Stress Relief - Anxiety - Meditation
Communication - Clarity
Happiness - Joy
Love - Self Love - Sex
Protection - Grounding - Healing
Abundance - Success
So what does this mean for my crystals? What should I do?
Well, it means you should start talking to your crystals. Yep. It’s that simple.
Crystals love being told what to do, and you can do this by literally speaking out loud your intentions for the crystals, or you may even just write on a piece of paper and lay it beneath the crystal to charge your intentions. If you have time, hold the crystal in your dominant hand and meditate while focusing closely on your intentions. Be specific and manifest with confidence.
How do I know which crystal is right for me?
This one is easier than you may realize - but just trust your intuition! You may begin to feel a pull from a certain crystal, that no matter what you do, you keep going back to it. You may even feel like the crystal is calling your name. When this happens, take a moment to educate yourself about the metaphysical and healing properties of the stone. If it does not immediately resonate with you, take some time to calmly meditate on what the properties are, and how they might be helpful to you.