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There’s been an increase in many adults turning to what’s known as complementary and alternative medicines. This includes everything from acupuncture and yoga to tai chi and even healing crystals.
In fact, you’ve probably heard people talking about, and showing off these beautiful stones. But you may not know what they could offer you.
There are a number of different types of crystals some people believe to be filled with their own healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul. They’re thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.
Historically speaking, crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism. However, it’s important to know that there’s no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals. Despite this, people are still drawn to their colors and beauty.
The key to indulging in this self-care experience is mindfulness, reflection, and acceptance. For instance, researchers (Meditation, Prayer and Spiritual Healing: The Evidence Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.) found that a person’s mind may have much more healing power than it’s given credit.
Even though there is no scientific support of crystals, a number of people swear by their powers. So, if you’re curious to give them a go, make sure to keep an open mind and check out what each stone can do for you.
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First things first:Identifywhat you feel you’re missing before looking into what stones can provide you. This will help you indicate what’s going on within yourself before depending on outside sources.
From there, just let your intuition choose what’s best for you. Whether a crystal catches your eye or you can feel a physical pull toward one, your inner subconscious will help guide you to the crystal that’s right for you. Once it’s picked out, you can create the connection you need.
When you first bring your crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.
Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moonlight to let the light filter through.
It’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to respect what they can do for you.