Starter Guide to Crystals

Starter Guide to Crystals

Crystals can be used in a number of ways, they amplify what you wish to attract, whether that’s positive vibes, self confidence or even a particular special person! It’s just a case of picking the right one for you. 
Each crystal and stone has traces of different minerals, and each has its own properties. Some are meant to help with relaxation and sleep, while others assist in sharpening the mind and concentration.
This blog will give you a run down of how to use them and what they can be used for.
Use different crystals in your everyday life

How can I use them?
Carry a specific one in your pocket or bra if you’ve got a big day ahead. Keep one by your computer for inspiration, or have some by your bed that help you sleep well. Crystals protect, empower, and energise.
For confidence: Carnelian is always a favourite crystal for raising confidence and self-worth. It activates the first three chakras to encourage motivation, passion and progress in what you’re doing.
For concentration: Fluorite is said to be the best crystal for mental focus. Born out of fluorescent minerals, this crystal has the unique power to bring order to chaos.
For sleep: Sleeping with an amethyst, brings healing energy to your dreams, promotes deep sleep, and attunes your brain waves to the frequency of calm.

What are Chakras?
The seven chakras are the main energy centres of the body, which runs from the top of your head to your lower torso. You've probably heard people talk about "unblocking" their chakras, which refers to the idea that when all of our chakras are open, energy can run through them freely, and harmony exists between the physical body, mind, and spirit. Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you're working on healing a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra and place it where it lives in the body. 

Root chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of your spine. It provides you with a base or foundation for life, and it helps you feel grounded and able to withstand challenges. Your root chakra is responsible for your sense of security and stability.

Sacral chakra

The sacral chakra is located just below your belly button. This chakra is responsible for your sexual and creative energy. It’s also linked to how you relate to your emotions as well as the emotions of others.

Solar plexus chakra

The solar plexus chakra is located in your stomach area. It’s responsible for confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.

Heart chakra

The heart chakra, is located near your heart, in the center of your chest. It comes as no surprise that the heart chakra is all about our ability to love and show compassion.

Throat chakra

The throat chakra located in your throat. This chakra has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.

Third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is located between your eyes. You can thank this chakra for a strong gut instinct. That’s because the third eye is responsible for intuition. It’s also linked to imagination.

Crown chakra

The crown chakra is located at the top of your head. Your crown represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose.

Crystals need to be cleansed

Because of the amount of energy they absorb, crystals need to be cleansed often. You can do this by simply washing them, it’s best to use a natural source such as the ocean. Just as you feel clearer and more concentrated after taking a shower, stones have energetic bodies like we do, and clearing them will bring a fresher, lighter energy to the space in which you keep them.

Crystals need to be charged

When you use crystals and stones for healing, energy work, magic, and other purposes, the energies they possess can be drained or used up. As a result, negative, stagnant, stale, or harmful energies can replace them. To remedy this, crystals and stones should always be charged regularly before and after use. This will ensure that they are in top condition and working well. All crystals and stones benefit from the power of the sun. Charge your crystals by leaving them out in sunlight for several hours, maximum of seven hours.

At The Positivity Package we LOVE crystals and regularly include them in our monthly boxes. Keep up with all things positive at @thepositivitypackage on Instagram.

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