Amazing Bismuth Crystals

There are plenty of things in the world that can be described as an adventure for the eyes, such as great works of art, sprawling landscapes and a star-filled night sky, just to mention some of the more obvious ones. A less obvious one, however, is a little something discovered deep in the earth’s crust a long time ago.

Bismuth crystals are intricately unique and incredibly flamboyant as if nature has spent centuries carefully crafting them just to impress our artful human minds. And while Mother Nature might need a little help in finishing off this particular masterpiece, she has certainly provided us with one of the most aesthetically wonderful elements we could possibly hope for. The beauty of Bismuth crystals can be mind-bending, but it’s not just a pretty face.

The Many Uses Of Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth has many commercial uses in cosmetics as a pigment, in pharmaceuticals such as Pepto-Bismol and perhaps most notably as a replacement for lead in the casting of printing type and potable water systems.

It is often overlooked for the more well-known crystals such as Quartz or Amethyst, but Bismuth crystals have actually been around for an extremely long time as it is counted as one of the first ten metals ever discovered (due to its classification as one of the ‘other metals’, which are weaker metalloids that display significant non-metallic chemistry as opposed to ‘true metals’ such as iron and gold).
Despite its storied history and many valuable uses across various industries, it is still the jaw-dropping structures and vibrant rainbow hues caused by Bismuth’s iridescent oxide tarnish that captures our imaginations the most.

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Take a Look at Our Dazzling Range of Bismuth Crystals

Natural And ‘Grown’ Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth exists naturally in the earth’s crust with its abundance estimated to be about twice that of gold and it’s often produced as a by-product of smelting other mined metals. It can also be artificially ‘grown’ which allows the producers to create magnificently unique Bismuth crystal structures that deny comparison to anything else that exists today. This ‘growing’ process is important as Bismuth can struggle to crystallise in the earth’s crust due to being spread too thinly throughout its host rock. But with a little laboratory assistance, the amazing Bismuth structures can be brought to spectacular life.

It’s these ‘stair-stepped’ spiral structures of Bismuth that give the crystals their unique appearance, which is produced by the element having a higher growth rate on its outer edges than on its inside edges. The amazing colourings of Bismuth crystals are formed by the variations in thickness of the oxide layer on the surface, which produces that awesome variety of colours when reflecting light.

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The Healing Properties Of Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth healing crystals can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially in an emotional sense. They also have properties that stimulate physical and mental energy, as well as having a spiritually calming influence.

Bismuth crystals can be used in conjunction with all of the Chakras, though they are especially dynamic in energising the Crown and Base Chakras. It is sometimes referred to as ‘The Transformation Stone’ due to its calming qualities and connection to the earth. It can help you focus on tasks and enable clear thought processes as well as aid meditation and shamanic journeying. Physical travel is also said to be energised by Bismuth crystals, promoting and encouraging the enjoyment of travelling from place to place, especially over long distances. Bismuth also has properties that facilitate teamwork, helping groups of people work together more efficiently.

As you can see from its healing properties, Bismuth crystals are one of the most useful and rewarding healing crystals available and their unique beauty provides a wonderful accent to any room or space you care to keep or display them.

Increase Your Energy with Healing Crystals

Whether it’s a post-lunchtime slump, an early-evening stupor, or unable to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning due to intense lethargy, we all have time we feel zapped of energy. Much has been written about certain ‘superfoods’ that can help us combat lapses of energy and bouts of tiredness. Comparatively less has been written about the effectiveness of crystals in fighting fatigue and providing a boost in energy. Take a look at the following ten crystals which have proven to be potent assets in uplifting energy and spirits.

Top 10 Energy Boosting Crystals

Citrine is Believed To Be One Of The Most Energy-Boosting Crystals

Green Tourmaline

With its rich green hue, tourmaline is a popular gemstone in the making of jewellery. As well as looking unduly beautiful, tourmaline is said to be a potent energy provider. Its healing properties help dispel toxins from the body, restore balance and bring back positive energy, making us feel more energised.


Ranging from lighter yellows to darker browns, citrine crystals are one of the most aesthetically stunning crystals in existence. It is also believed to be one of the most energy-boosting. Citrine works as a powerful regenerator of the cells of the body and by regenerating the cells it acts as an effective chakra activator and energiser.

Emerald Green Tourmaline
Green Tourmaline Crystals are Said to Boost Power


It is widely believed that crystals which are naturally red, orange and yellow are the most effective in terms of boosting energy and power. When we think of citrus-coloured gemstones, amber immediately springs to mind. With its golden hues, this stunning crystal is meant to be one of the most dynamic and stimulating and when placed in our presence can make us feel much more energised and positive.


If you are wanting to boost your energy levels through crystals, carnelian is a fabulous crystal to work with. This slightly translucent stone was considered to be the symbol of life in Ancient Greek and Egyptian cultures. Today this beautiful gemstone is still used to boost stamina and energy. For some, wearing a pair of carnelian earrings is more effective in heightening energy levels as a cup of coffee.

Amber is Associated with Luck, Good Health, Pain Relief & Powerful Healing Energy


Ametrine is one of the lesser known crystals but is one of the most powerful when it comes to boosting power and energy. Being a potent amalgamation of citrine and amethyst this stunning yellow and purple gemstone helps improve clarity and focus. Being able to think straight and in harmony ultimately helps boost our confidence, energy and optimism.


The properties in seraphinite are believed to effectively heal brain cells, the nerves, eliminate toxins and purity the blood, organs, kidneys and liver. Having the ability to cleanse and heal such a multitude of organs and remove toxins from the body, seraphinite is one of the most energy-boosting crystals in existence.

Ametrine is Said to Regenerate the Physical Body & Strengthen the Immune System

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is regularly cited by healers as being the “battery of the soul” . Similar to green tourmaline, clear quartz jewellery or pieces of stone help dispel toxins in our body. By ridding the body of sludge-enhancing toxins, quartz restores energy in our body, making us feel more spirited and ready to tackle what life throws at us.


One of the most popular and well-known of the crystals, amethyst has been the ‘stone of spirituality’ for quite some time. As well as helping people overcome addictions, the unique properties of amethyst creates a protective field of energy around its wearer, which assist in transforming negative energy into positive energy.

Clear Quartz is One of The Most Popular Crystals as a Healing Crystal

Ocean Jasper

Known as the stone of “joy and high spirits”, ocean jasper helps lift wearer’s moods. The circular patterns in this aesthetically-stunning crystal help regulate breathing and by doing so boosts our energy levels. Ocean Jasper also assists with the removing of toxins, making us feel significantly more energised and on top of the world.

Ruby Zoisite

Wear a ruby zoisite pendant round your neck and feel your physical vitality be rejuvenated. This stunning green and purple tinged stone is well-known for relieving lethargy, boosting physical energy and turning negative energy into positive energy. If you are lacking in energy, can you afford not to be in close proximity to ruby zoisite?

Ruby Zoisite is Said to Strengthen our Spiritual Connections

Crystal Display Ideas

Healing crystals can make perfect ornaments for decorating your home or office with as they have a natural beauty which will shimmer and shine under various lights and the many varied colours that crystals produce mean you can find some to match any type of home décor or office design. Stand alone crystals can be mounted and take pride of place on a mantelpiece or shelf, while another great idea is to arrange a collection of complimenting crystals in a creative formation for display.

The options are endless. Many people like to construct hanging ornaments bedecked with various crystals such as amethyst healing crystals, which will dangle down and sway to and fro with the airflow of the room, allowing the light to catch the crystals’ edges and add a little sparkle to the area. Other crystal lovers will dedicate entire cabinets to the display of their crystal collections, taking much pleasure from arranging them in perfect harmony. If you prefer a less crowded way of displaying your crystals, it’s a good idea to spread them around the whole home so wherever you are and whatever room you’re in, there’s always a reminder of the beauty and positive energy that crystals provide.

Your home will benefit from crystal display
Your home will benefit from crystal display

Your Favourite Crystals on Show

One of my personal favourite ways of displaying crystals is on a large plate or tray where the crystals can be artfully arranged in an ornamental display, which also allows the entire collection to be moved easily from room to room. If you know your crystals and the healing energies they have then having a couple of different trays allows you to arrange your crystals with their various properties in mind. You can then experiment with different combinations in different rooms to discover which ones work best for your environment.

Perhaps a particular room in your house is a little dreary and needs some upliftingly positive energy implemented, so display the crystals that are particularly useful in that regard (such as a Blue Apatite Healing Crystal) while keeping the rest of your collection elsewhere.

The restorative qualities of some crystals can be ideal for the rooms you spend the most time resting in like your bedroom. But whatever your plan is regarding the influences of the healing crystals, keeping them portable by displaying them on a suitable tray is a wise choice if you know you will have cause to move them from room to room. Of course, if you know you’re not going to need to move them around then a special shelf set aside for all your crystal healing paraphernalia can make for a wonderful display piece, especially if it’s in the room where you will relax the most to reap the benefits of the crystals’ energies.

Clear a Shelf for your Crystal Collection
Clear a Shelf for your Crystal Collection

Pride in your Crystal Collection!

Another way to arrange your crystals will certainly appeal to the very organised among us. Find a box which you can compartmentalise and assign a compartment for each crystal. This method might not be very useful to those of us who have lost count of how many crystals we have, but it can be a great way of starting out as you can label each compartment so you never forget which crystal is which. Another way to remember all of your different crystals is to take a digital photo of them all together and then use a picture-editing program (even MS Paint will suffice) to log which each crystal’s name is and its various properties.

You can also go online to share your crystal collections and the different ways you store or display them. You can compare the different crystals you have and discuss the various beneficial combinations that are possible. The crystal healing community is very friendly and will always be welcoming as well as providing plenty of inspiration for how to display your crystals in your own home.

Crystals look great displayed in a group
Crystals look great displayed in a group

Which Crystals are Best for Meditation?

Meditation has been described as being the art of “silencing the mind”. When the mind is “silent”, not only is concentration increased but inner peace can be obtained. It is this combination of increased concentration and finding elusive inner peace which has made meditation a popular pastime for many people for centuries. How to we optimise the art of meditation? Using crystals can help maximise the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits we get out of meditating. But which crystals are best for meditating? How should we use them to optimise their spiritual powers?

From rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz and clear quartz, quartz crystals come in a variety of forms. The great thing about meditating with quartz crystals is they are ideal for both beginners and those with years of experience in meditation. Let’s take amethyst as an example.

Meditating with Quartz Crystals


Amethyst is predominantly a violet variety of quartz. This naturally beautiful gemstone is deeply spiritual. It is widely believed among spiritualists that meditating with amethyst will amplify energy and spiritual understanding, as well as clarifying understanding of situations and concepts.

What type of meditation is Amethyst best for?

As amethyst carries an intense, sweet energy it is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras. This stunning precious stone therefore makes an effective accompaniment in chakra meditation.

Chakras are the various centres within our energy field where our “life force” flows. Placing amethyst gemstones on the different chakra points as you meditate can enhance the uplifting feeling you will get from the meditation as the amethyst will help cleanse and enliven our vital energy centres.

Beautiful Amethyst Crystal
Beautiful Amethyst Crystal


Similar to rose quartz, prehnite is a stone that represents unconditional love. This stone of prophecy is said to enhance visualisation, inner calm and knowledge. Prehnite is a popular crystal to use in meditation as it is said to induce deep meditation, to alleviate nightmares and to help overcome one’s phobias and fears.

What type of meditation is Prehnite best for?

Prehnite is a great Feng Shui stone. Feng Shui is a type of meditation which is used to strengthen your spiritual connection. Crystals are sacred aids in the practice of Feng Shui and no more so than prehnite. Placing a prehnite crystal in close proximity as you practice Feng Shui will help “declutter” the mind, ridding it of restlessness, nervousness and worry.

Stunning Prehnite Crystal
Stunning Prehnite Crystal

Clear Quartz Crystal

As well as being an extremely attractive crystal, it is believed clear white quartz can help alleviate our troubles and the tribulations we encounter. If you are meditating to “awaken the mind”, clear quartz should be your crystal of choice. When mediating, the pure white of clear quartz is channelled into our mind, making us think with greater clarity and precision.

What type of meditation is clear Quartz best for?

This stunning gemstone is regularly used in chakra meditation as a means of stimulating the crown chakra, the highest energy point on the head. Place the pointed end of the clear quartz crystal at the top of the head whilst meditating and let the healing powers of the crystal flow through the body, deep into your chakras.

Clear Quartz Crystal
Clear Quartz Crystal

Amber’s healing powers

With its warming glow and distinct rustic tones amber is an aesthetically stunning gemstone. Being this beautiful and unique it is hardly surprising amber is crafted into jewellery and ornaments whose receivers’ regard as eternally precious. As well as being irrefutably alluring to look at, amber’s appeal also stems from its massive healing powers.

A Powerful History

The healing properties of amber date back centuries. Archaeologists have found meticulously carved pieces of amber in various digs around the world, dating back to around 2000 BC. Ancient Germanic tribes, including Celts, Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Chinese people viewed amber as an almost sacred entity, which offered them protection and healing powers. Due to its “electrical properties” and rich golden colour, amber, also known as Bernstein, Northern Golf and Electra, was traded far and wide during ancient civilisations. Tribes in Lithuania used amber to drive away evil spirits and to help the souls of the dead travel to good spirits.

An Ancient Potent Healer

In his work on alternative medicine, Hippoctrates (460 – 377 BC), the “Father of Medicine”, described the healing properties and the ways in which Baltic Amber could be used as a healer. Hippocrates’ methods were then used by scientists until the Middle Ages. In ancient Rome, amber was used as a means to protect people against disease, including madness. The zest to exploit amber’s healing properties continued in the Middle Ages, when Baltic amber beads were worn to treat jaundice. It was widely believed the power of this golden stone could ingest the unwanted yellow tinge from the skin.

The belief that amber could heal the mind and cure the body from pain and disease continued throughout history. Before World War I amber was used to treat different diseases, including impotency in men.


How Can Amber Be Used?

So it certainly has its unique healing uses, but how exactly can we exploit amber’s decisive capabilities?

  • Amber jewellery – Wearing amber jewellery is perhaps the most obvious way for the powers of the gemstone to flow into the body and mind of its user.
  • Amber balls – Amber balls are beautiful carved objects which are used in meditation as a means of enhancing the spiritualness of the practice. Place the amber balls in the palms of your hands and you will hit specific pressure points. The balls will send signals through your nervous system that will tell you when it’s time to let go and relax.
Amber & Silver Stud Earrings 
Amber Healing Crystal
Amber Bracelet (elasticated)

A Potent Chakra Cleanser

Today, the ubiquitous love affair with amber remains. This powerful chakra cleanser and healer is said to imbue the body with vitality and is still used as a means to absorb pain and negative energy. By ridding the body of pain, rebalance and energy is restored through amber. As well as alleviating stress and anxiety, amber is still used to treat various illnesses. With its natural antibiotic powers, problems related to the gallbladder, kidneys, stomach, liver and the spleen are believed to be cured with amber. This stunning and distinctive gemstone is also used strengthen muscles and to alleviate joint problems.

An Intellect Enhancer

Asides it physical healing proficiencies, amber is also said to augment decisiveness. By strengthening the memory and intellect, amber acts as a powerful source in providing emotional well-being.


Experience the Love Effect with Opal Rings

Opal has been referred to as a stone of inspiration. As well as releasing inhibitions and enhancing the memory, opal augments imagination and creativity. Opal’s inspiring qualities are coupled with the fact it is an extremely spiritual stone. As well as crafting happy dreams, opal’s multiple proficiencies have also been attributed to crafting “invisibility”, whereby its wearer can become ‘invisible’ in situations where they don’t care to be.

The Stone of Love

Opal is also said to be the stone of love. When worn close to the heart, this fascinating gemstone can revive a stagnant heart chakra and provide inspiration of love. The love that opal arouses can take on different forms. Unconditional ‘gentler’ love can be evoked through opal, as can fiery, sensual love. Having the ability to destroy the barriers of inhibitions, opal ignites passion putting emotionalism at its core. This thoroughly beautiful stone is also said to calm turbulent emotions and bring fidelity to love, with wearers of opal being compelled to refrain from straying down a path of infidelity.

Opals are a great choice for anyone interested in crystal healing

A Gem of Many Colours

Asides its strong associations with healing and love, opal owes much of its timeless popularity to its unrivalled beauty. Unlike other gemstones, opal combines a variety of colours, each tone as beautiful and compelling as the next. The various hues of opal have different emotional, spiritual and healing capabilities. Opal’s multitude of colour is fascinating to look at. Unlike other gemstones which are predominantly one colour, opal stones display all the colours of the rainbow. The iridescent movement of reds, greens, blues, yellows, pinks, purples and more, take on many different forms.

Silver & Opal Ring
Opal & Amethyst Gold Ring
Opal Silver Ring


Spiritual Connotations of Opal Colours

The numerable tones of this ‘stone of love’ exemplify different spiritual and emotional meanings. For example, blue opal provides physical reality. Wearers of a blue opal ring are said to be able to view the world with stronger clarity and meaning. Whereas fire opal is believed to awaken the wearer’s inner fire and protect them against danger. A symbol of hope, beautiful fire opal amplifies energy, supports the wearer through emotional turmoil and helps people let go of the past. Stones that possess natural pink properties never fail to be popular. The pink in opal not only augments the stone’s distinct aesthetic qualities but is also said to have powerful healing capabilities. As well as promoting feelings of love and affection, the pink in opal is particularly helpful in healing headaches caused by “unopened third eye chakras.”

These different colours are integrated into jewellery, resulting in simply stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. With multiple colours being offered in one stone, it is easy to understand why opal jewellery is a favourite choice for anyone wanting to show their love and affection. There is no item of jewellery quite like rings to symbolise romance and love and there is no gemstone quite like opal to represent deep and eternal love. Put the two together and the result is a stunning piece of jewellery. Opal ring wearers should be prepared to experience the unique feelings of love only something as beautiful and hypnotic as opal can enthuse.

Opal rings are the perfect addition to your look


Discover Crystal Waters

We all know drinking water is good for us. In fact we can barely open a health and beauty publication without being reminded about the ‘eight glasses a day’ recommendation. But what about drinking crystal water? Comparatively less has been written about this spiritually cleansing and fortifying drink. So what exactly is crystal water, how is it made and what benefits does it have on our health?

Placing crystals in water effectively charges the water with the energy of the crystals. For some, drinking water infused with crystals is empowering. Leaving quartz crystals in water is said to ionise the water and produce an excellent drink for healing. Unlike water from the tap which can be ‘polluted’, the high silica content of some crystals means the water keeps its structure which prevents it from becoming weak and polluted. Thus crystal water helps cleanse the mind and body more effectively than ‘conventional’ water.

Drinking crystal waters is believed to be a powerful healing ritual.
Drinking crystal waters is believed to be a powerful healing ritual.

Preparing Crystal Water

  • Use a transparent jug that has been thoroughly cleaned. Make sure the crystal you use are cleaned thoroughly as well.
  • Place the crystal in the jug and fill it with water, filtered tap water will suffice.
  • In order to keep out impurities cover the jug, preferably with a clear glass plate. . . Place it on a windowsill so the daylight can enhance the crystal’s energy.
  • Leave the jug on the windowsill for 12 – 24 hours, giving the crystal time to energise the water.
  • The crystal water is now ready to drink.
  • Crystal water helps cleanse the mind and body
    Crystal water helps cleanse the mind and body

    An Alternative Method

  • Instead of just using a clear glass jug use a tall-sided clear drinking glass as well.
  • Place the crystal inside the drinking glass and place it in the jug.
  • Fill the bowl with water without submerging the top of the glass into the water.
  • Place the clear plate over the top of the jug.
  • The energy vibrations of the crystal will reach the water without it being in direct contact with the water.
  • Quartz crystals are the best type of crystallised stone to make crystal waters.
    Quartz crystals are the best type of crystallised stone to make crystal waters.

    Which Crystals to Use?

    It is important to know that only certain types of crystals can be used when making crystal water. In fact using some types of crystals may prove hazardous to your health. Plain rock or quartz crystals are the best type of crystallised stone to make this purifying type of water.

    Crystals that contain copper should be avoided. This is because the copper might release some harmful impurities into the water. Crystals that comprise of copper properties include Azurite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Malachite. Hematite should also be avoided as it is an iron-based stone, which could cause the water to rust. Follow the procedures correctly and stick to using plain rock crystals and you’ll soon be enjoying the unique benefits of drinking crystal water.

    How Are Crystals Found?

    We’ve all seen stunningly beautiful crystals twinkling up at us in shops and online but how are they actually found? How are the highly polished and flawless crystals that we know and love today mined from the earth and what treatment processes do they have to go through before they can be sold?


    Diamonds are one of the most sought after crystals. They are mined by crushing diamond ore or by using the Alluvial method which involves sifting through river bank sand and soil. This technique is particularly common in the Sierre Leone and Liberia African Diamond mines where host rock is washed away by streams and rivers and diamonds are deposited as sediments in the sands.

    Diamonds are largely sorted by hand
    Diamonds are largely sorted by hand

    Mount Ida Quartz/h2>

    According to geologists, Brazil and Arkansas is home to the highest quality quartz in the world. Today, rock collectors from around the world head to the hot springs of Mount Ida with the hope of mining their own quartz crystal. The mines of Jessieville, Story and Mena comprise of deep pits of exposed hillsides in which bulldozers have removed the clay and soil to expose the quartz crystals that are channelled through these ancient mountains.

    In these mines, often the only tool you’ll need to dig up the crystals is a garden trowel. While most mines are open year-round to let people dig for crystals, the best time to mine is during the spring and the autumn when the temperatures are cool.

    Quartz found at the Arrowhead Mine in Mount Ida
    Quartz found at the Arrowhead Mine in Mount Ida


    What’s incredible about mining sapphires is that they are mined today as they were thousands of years ago. The majority of sapphires come from countries which have strict regulations about how the mining can proceed. For example, in Sri Lanka mining is regulated so that the land is protected from being over-mined. Heavy machinery is forbidden and the mining is restricted to small-scale operations.

    Natural untreated sapphires are extremely rare and are meticulously mined to ensure future generations of supply will remain.

    Sapphires from Roberts Yogo Sapphire Mine
    Sapphires from Roberts Yogo Sapphire Mine

    How are Crystals Treated?

    For hundreds of years stone cutters have been using a number of treatments to enhance a crystal’s beauty. For example, Tanzanite in its original form is a not too attractive shade of grey. The stunning hues of blues and purples we now associated Tanzanite with only emerge after heat treatment. It is unlikely that Tanzanite would demand much more than a few pounds if it was left in its original lacklustre state but after it has been treated with heat, this stone is transformed into one of the most sought-after stones on the market.

    Laboratory Crystals

    Not all crystals are mined. Gemstones can also be grown in laboratories. Alexandrites, emeralds and sapphires cut from laboratory grown crystals have the same chemical composition, durability and other physical properties as their corresponding natural gemstones. In this BBC video, cave scientist Penny Boston, who studies ancient forms of life trapped inside the earth’s largest crystals talks with biophysicist Elspeth Garman who spends 12 months developing one flawless protein crystal in her laboratory.

    Which Crystals Are Used In Reiki Healing?

    If you are a regular Reiki practitioner you will probably know that the word Reiki is Japanese for ‘universal life energy.’ This spiritual practicewas developed in the early twentieth century by Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui. While there are several variations of Reiki, this healing tradition is designed to nurture uninterrupted energy flows to foster balance and harmony.

    Reiki Treatment

    Reiki Treatment uses the transerance of energy
    Reiki Treatment uses the transerance of energy

    Reiki is centred on the power of touch. Treatment involves the client lying or sitting on a couch or chair and a practitioner gently placing their hands on a number of non-intrusive positions across the body. Unlike massage, which involves rubbing and manipulating the body, with Reiki there is no kneading of the skin. The principle is that the whole body is treated rather than specific areas.

    The Benefits of Reiki

    One of the most unique aspects of Reiki is that individual participants report varying reactions and experiences after they have undergone treatment. One of the most common benefits reported is the feeling of peacefulness and calm Reiki creates, as well as a powerful sense of well-being. Others report sensations of tingling and heat and intense emotional feelings. Some Reiki patients have said they saw unusual colours when undergoing treatment.

    Reiki Healing for well being
    Reiki Healing for well being

    How are Crystals used in Reiki?

    Crystals have long been attributed to having intense healing properties. Similar to Reiki, healing with crystals is executed through energy. Crystals are used to remove toxins from the body, eliminate negativity and magnify positive energy. But how is the healing properties of Reiki and crystals entwined?

    According to Reiki for Holistic Health, crystals used during Reiki healing will help the healing and energy balancing. In short, they will speed up the healing process.

    Crystals are used in Reiki Healing
    Crystals are used in Reiki Healing

    Chakra Balancing

    Chakras are described in Hindu tradition, as being a series of seven energy wheels that are located along the centre of the body. Each of these chakras are associated with different energies, attitudes and body parts.

    Reiki treatments can help clear the chakras of negative energy and blockages. It can restore the harmonious flow of energy. Crystals can play an important part in restoring this flow.

    One of the easiest ways to restore balance throughout the chakra system in Reiki treatment is to place a crystal of the appropriate colour on each of the chakra areas. In Reiki practice, placing a different stone on each of the chakra points will strengthen and heal the whole system.

    The seven colour chakra/Reiki rule

  • A red, brown or black crystal should be placed near the base of the spine.
  • Balance the heart chakra in the middle of the chest with a green stone. Add a pink one for additional emotional healing.
  • Place a light blue stone on the throat chakra.
  • For the sacral chakra and orange coloured crystal needs to be positioned on the lower abdomen.
  • Place a yellow stone between the ribcage and the naval to remove any tension at the solar plexus.
  • Use a clear stone at the crown chakra, which should rest just above the top of the head.
  • In the centre of the forehead, where the brow chakra is found, place and dark blue or indigo chakra.
  • Implement these chakra crystal rules in Reiki tradition and the positive energy will come flooding in.
  • Celebs Who Love Crystals

    Sparkling, magnificent and enchanting, it’s no wonder celebrities love crystals. Known for their extravagant dress sense, which catches onlooker’s attention, you don’t have to wait too long before a celebrity is snapped draped in stunning crystal jewellery. Not only do many of our favourite celebs have a penchant for crystal jewellery but it’s also not unusual for many a famous name to be associated with alternative medicine, including crystal healing.

    Don’t believe us? Have a look at the following celebrities who, by all intents and purposes, appear to love crystals.

    The Beckham’s Back Black Tourmaline

    With its chic, modern and highly polished look, the most stylish among us are seen wearing a stunning Black Tourmaline necklace or a shiny Black Tourmaline ring. What’s more, this mystifying crystal is used for protection against negativity and is said to exude a relaxed and safe environment.

    World-renowned trend-setters Victoria and David Beckham are reportedly big fans of Black Tourmaline. “We’ve both been into crystals since moving to LA,” said David. Whilst his designer wife spoke of her love of Black Tourmaline and Pink Quartz. “We both like crystals, as in crystal energy. I have lots of Pink Quartz and Black Tourmaline in my bathroom. It’s quite spiritual out here in Los Angeles, all very positive,” Mrs Beckham has said.

    The Beckhams are proponents of crystals
    The Beckhams are proponents of crystals

    Angelina Jolie and Crystal Healing

    According to several sources, Angelina Jolie is a big believer of crystal healing. The American online American magazine, Entertainment Wise, states that Angelina has been collecting crystals for years and is a firm advocate of their healing power. “She [Ms Jolie] believes they [crystals] hold sacred, ancient energy and she wants that around her. She’s spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on them,” a friend of Angelina’s told the online magazine.

    Angelina Jolie Oscars Emerald Earrings
    Angelina Jolie Oscars Emerald Earrings

    Kate Hudson’s Adores Rose Quartz

    Being the stone of love, protection, confidence, self worth and peace and being utterly gorgeous to look at, it’s no wonder rose quartz is adorned by thousands, including a long line of celebs. Nicole Ritchie, Britney Spears and Kate Hudson are often seen wearing a rose quartz pendant, ring, earrings or some other delightful piece of jewellery. “I have a crystal my mom gave me for Christmas years ago and I take it everywhere with me,” Kate Hudson said.

    Kate Hudson is a fan of Rose Quartz
    Kate Hudson is a fan of Rose Quartz

    Sheryl Crow Positively Loves Citrine

    Containing a solar quality of energy, citrine has traditionally been considered a good healing crystal. It is believed citrine can strengthen self-esteem and create a positive flow of energy around the body. Being one of the world’s most successful singer/songwriters, Sheryl Crow naturally requires lots of positive energy to be able to perform as sensationally as she does. A self-confessed citrine enthusiast, Sheryl Crow is believed to enjoy this beautiful crystal’s tension-releasing powers.

    Sheryl Crow loves Citrine Crystals
    Sheryl Crow loves Citrine Crystals