Crystals 101: A Crystal Healing Guide for Beginners

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If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve recently bought a crystal spinner or are thinking about buying a crystal spinner. You might be a beginner to the world of crystals or you might already be an expert. 

Crystals 101 is designed to help you get the most out of your new crystal spinner. An important disclaimer before we jump into this guide is that crystals are not scientifically proven to directly heal a person. 

Crystals are a spiritual device that can be used to influence the energy you give off and can shift your mindset when dealing with the demands of your daily life. 

Most of what we discuss is based on what people believe and what people have claimed based on their experiences with crystals. How well your crystal works is ultimately dependent on you and how receptive you are to its healing properties.

Crystals for Beginners

The use of crystals for healing dates back to Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians used the energies from crystals accessible to them to heal their minds, bodies, and souls. These practices have been passed down through generations and are still used today in the 21st Century. 

Crystals are believed to promote the flow of positive energy and release of negative energies that might be present in your everyday life. 

Crystals can help you get in touch with your spiritual side—they can encourage you to identify pain points in your life and how you can make intentional choices to relieve some of that tension. 

Practices of using crystals also help you develop good habits of staying in touch with your emotions and recognizing what might trigger negative energy to arise.

Introduction to Crystal Healing

Each crystal is associated with a different type of healing based on its unique energy. Crystals are made up of unique materials which cause them to have their own energetic frequencies. 

Our energy and the crystal’s energy essentially communicate with one another for the healing process to take place. It is believed that the frequency of a crystal can elevate the frequency of our bodies which is how healing takes place. 

The unique energy is what determines what healing associations and properties a crystal has. Almost all crystals are aligned with one or more of the 7 chakras which are thought to affect our emotional and physical well-being.

To truly reap any benefits that might come from your crystal, you need to be receptive and respectful of what capabilities that it might have. If you open your mind, heart, and soul, you set yourself up to begin the healing process. 

Finish reading this guide and check out the post dedicated to each of our crystal offerings to fully understand what steps you need to take to practice crystal healing.

Crystal Matching 101

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As we mentioned above, crystals are associated with different types of healing based on their unique makeup. There is no such thing as a wrong crystal so you can’t make bad decisions when choosing what might be right for you. 

There are a couple of ways that you can go about deciding what crystal spinner might be right for you:

  1. Go in blindly
  2. Set a healing intention

Going in blindly means you don’t do any research on what the crystal might be associated with and simply allow your intuition to guide you. Take a look at all the crystals that are offered and choose whatever catches your attention. Letting your intuition guide you can help you understand what areas of your life could use some extra healing. 

Setting a healing intention first can help you narrow down which crystals you’ll be looking at when it’s time to shop. This means you already have an idea of how you want to practice crystal healing. We will discuss how to set intentions further in this post. Once you’ve set your intention, you can then read about each of the spinners and pick whichever crystal aligns best with your intention. 

Again, there’s no wrong choice so whichever way feels right to you should be how you decide which crystal spinner to buy.

Practicing Crystal Healing

Choosing the right crystal spinner for you is only the first part of practicing crystal healing. 

Once your spinner arrives, there are a few things you’ll want to do to get the most out of your crystal.

Crystal Cleansing

First, you will want to cleanse your crystal. This helps to get rid of any negative energies that your crystal might have come into contact with. 

There are a few ways to do this and the method of cleansing will also be dependent on the crystal:

  • Rubbing herbs—sage is commonly used—on the crystal to get rid of negative energies.
  • Running the crystal under cold water (it is important to note that not all crystals can get wet, however, any crystal you buy from CONQUERing is safe to put underwater).
  • Burning incense and putting the crystal through the smoke.
  • Using a selenite charging plate—Zodiac and Chakra selenite charging plates can be found on our website.

Each post for our crystals offers details on the best cleansing methods for that specific spinner.

Setting Intentions

Next, you will want to set your intention for the crystal. Setting intentions is incredibly important because it gives your crystal specific instructions on how to best suit your needs. 

When setting intentions, you’ll want to:

  • Figure out something in your life that you would like to experience more of. Articulate that when you set your intentions to bring more of it into your life.
  • Figure out what in your is important to you. Frame your goal to focus on those things that are important. 
  • Make your intentions specific. The more detail you include in your goals makes you much more aware of your choices and what you want to heal. 
  • Frame your intentions in the present tense. You want to be living your life according to these intentions so framing them in the present tense helps shift your mindset to align with your goals. 

Once you’ve determined what your intentions are, sit with your crystal spinner in your hands, close your eyes, and speak your intentions to the crystal. This will help solidify the intention in your mind and will help you become more open to receiving any healing the crystal may provide. 

Finally, keep an open mind! It can be easy to be skeptical of healing abilities of crystals since they aren’t backed by science. Keeping an open mind ultimately will have you changing your way of thinking and how you live your life which can cause healing of your mind, body, and soul all on its own.

Graduating from Crystals 101

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You now have a base knowledge for what you need to know before beginning the practice of crystal healing.

Crystals can be such a useful tool to improve your mindset and help you live life with positive intentions. 

We are not claiming that these crystals will cure everything—it’s important to remember that a lot of crystal healing is dependent on energies and your openness to believing in their ability to heal. You should not use crystals as a replacement for medicine or medical treatment. 

We hope this guide helps you better understand how to use your crystal spinner and what it might be able to do for you. 

Check out the rest of our crystal blogs to learn more about your chosen crystal!

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