Let me start out with a confession… I love stones… all kinds of stones, not just the ‘pretty’ ones. I once went to a casino with my boyfriend… I found this beautiful river stone laying all by itself near the entrance – it obviously came from the garden – it looked so beautiful and lonely there that I asked the security guy if I could have it. His reply ‘Do you want it? The take it…’ The people around me looked at me funny, my boyfriend was waiting in the car (I made him stop so I could run back to save this lonely rock). He just shook his head at me as I hugged the stone all the way home, unable to keep the smile off my face!
All stones, all gems and crystals are not the same. They each have a unique vibration and manage to find their way to the people that need them. I was given stones on my 20th birthday by a little boy I took care of, long before I even realised my affinity for stones.
At the basis of most energy toolkits are clear quartz crystals. Quartz come in a variety of colours and include stones like rose quartz and amethyst (you can read all about that here). Clear quartz, however have the ability to take on and amplify energy and intentions and sends that energy into the physical and spiritual realms. It also amplifies the energy of the crystals that they are paired with, and that is what makes them truly special (and one of the first stones you might want to consider purchasing if you are just starting out your collection). There are some especially pretty pieces that you can buy here.
Quartz crystal can transform mechanical pressure and heat into electromagnetic energy and the other way around. It can focus, amplify, store and transform energy. This is why they are used in things like watches, radio transmitters and computers’ memory chips.
These crystals can be used to speed up the fulfilment of your prayers or manifestations, increase healing and spiritual growth and hold the energetic space for you to be able to achieve your goals.
Clear quartz is such a versatile stone. You can carry it around to surround yourself with positive energy and to use as a pick-me-up when you need a little boost. You can add clear quartz crystals to your bath or make an elixir by soaking them in purified water from dawn till midday – you can drink this or splash it on your pulse points to soak up the energy.
Clear quartz removes negativity and changes critical words. It removes positive ions from the space while creating a forcefield of healing negative ions. It is a powerful protective stone, removing static electricity and protecting against radiation and radioactivity.
It is a great stone to use when working or studying. It enhances concentration and memory while helping with better sleep and helping to interpret messages from your dream state.
As if that wasn’t enough, clear quartz is a wonderful assisting stone while meditating. It works to expand your consciousness, to communicate with your guides and spirits, attract love and wealth and recall past life experiences. You can place it on your third eye while meditating to help you quiet your mind and get into a deep meditative space. It amplifies the visualizations you have when meditating and enhances the intention set during this time. By doing this you also program the stone to remember and carry the frequency of that visualisation and intention. If you do this repeatedly you enhance that vibration and intention even more, making it easier for you to manifest what you want.
As with everything in energy work (dare we call it magick?) the intention that you set is important. Remember that harm directed towards others inevitably find their way back to you. Some say the stones have the biggest effect on the person using them – which means it will return to you whatever you program it with. Others call it karma, while Wiccans call it the Rule of Three.
Clear quartz are powerful tools for spells and rituals. You can (and should) cleanse and program your clear quartz with a specific intention.
Eggs or rough stones can be used for healing, while unbroken, 6-sided crystal points work well as wand tips, wands or even ritual blades as they can easily direct energy. Some crystals are naturally double pointed and can both receive and transmit energy. Balls can be used for scrying or crystal gazing while clear quartz tips make excellent pendulums to communicate with spirit.
While certain coloured quartz are associated with a different chakra, clear quartz is colourless. They range between being pale, see-through white, to being clear as glass. This makes clear quartz very versatile and perfect for healing and balancing all the chakras.
Clear quartz act as prisms and can vibrate at all the colour frequencies. It can help you to harmonise your chakras as well as to vibrate your 7 chakras simultaneously while staying aligned with the light.
Clear quartz is especially effective at healing, balancing and opening your crown chakra. This chakra is located at the top of your head (the crown) and links you to the energies of the universe. It has to do with your spirituality. When this chakra is in balance, all your energies become balanced and you allow yourself to go with the flow of life without attachment or judgement. The quartz functions as a bridge between the physical and spiritual realms.
Stones are as unique as people and your stone will usually find you – the stone that comes to you will usually hold the vibrations of that which you need to grow and become more conscious.
Clear quartz crystals might seem unimpressive, but in their unassuming appearance they hold great power and potential to heal and help, to amplify and transform. Use this powerful stone to visualise and set intentions and watch it change your life.
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