I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of a blog-a-holic. True story. Even before I started blogging myself I would spend countless hours on my Pinterest feed reading and absorbing information about everything I possibly could. I was reading blogs about starting blogs years before Alexis and I actually started one, wishing that I could do it too!
My favorite things to read about are spiritual topics, particularly anything about crystals, tarot, spirit guides and energy work. One of the big things I noticed while reading blogs about crystals is that while these articles and beautiful infographics tell you the properties and uses for the multitude of crystals out there, they don’t necessarily mention how to incorporate these stones into your life. Of course, I haven’t read every article out there so I’m sure there are actually a lot of articles like this but I’m going by my personal experience here.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “Michelle, this is common sense!”, but to a crystal newbie it might not be! When I originally dove into the magic of crystals, I was just going by the way they looked and what the infographics on Pinterest told me they were good for. I had no idea how to actually use them or how to care for them! I’m sure that if you are reading this article you are, on some level, in the same boat as I was!
Actually, the first crystal I bought was a Black Tourmaline for my office at my 9-5 but I thought that once I bought it, that was it. I didn’t know how to take care of it to maximize its usefulness.
So this article is for the newbies. We are going to talk about the most common ways to incorporate crystals into your everyday life and a little bit on how to care for them.
As with pretty much everything we talk about on this blog, you need to use your intuition (and just a little bit of common sense) to discern the best way to use a crystal to your best benefit. For example, if you bought a Black Tourmaline for protection you are going to want to wear it on your body or put it in a place where you have the most exposure to other people.
I think the biggest thing to keep in mind about crystals, as well as with the majority of the topics we talk about here, is that you get out of it what you put into it. So mindset is a big factor here. If you buy a crystal with the thought that it’s pretty but it’s probably not going to do anything for you then it probably won’t work for you. But if you get a crystal for your root chakra with the intention to balance your root chakra and you believe with all your heart and soul that it’s going to work, then it probably will!
Maybe some people call this a placebo effect but I believe in magic and I know that crystals are a tool in the magic I create, therefore they work for me! Mind you, I used the word, tool, because I use them in conjunction with other things. If you are using a crystal to tune your root chakra you should also be doing other things like yoga and meditation too.
So how do you actually use crystals in your everyday life you ask? There are so many ways! I’m just going to give an overview of the most common ways but get creative and use your imagination!
HOW TO INCORPORATE CRYSTALS INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE
Wear them: This is the simplest and probably most fashionable way to use a crystal. Crystal jewelry comes in all shapes, sizes and designs so there is something for everyone. If you are using a particular stone for protection, to help with anxiety or to tune a chakra, try wearing it! This way you are maximizing the benefits and looking fabulous at the same time. Etsy is a great place to find crystal jewelry. I’ve mentioned in other articles that I prefer to buy all my crystals in person but you can’t always find cute jewelry in a crystal store. If you buy online make sure to set an intention before you buy to make sure you are getting the stone that will speak to your soul. Meditate with them: This is particularly important if you are tuning a chakra or manifesting. The best way is to place the stone directly on the chakra you are working on and focus on that chakra while you meditate. This is a personal preference though. I like to place all crystals, regardless of the chakra they correlate with, on my third eye while I meditate. I do this with all my crystals though no matter what my intention. If I’m meditating to calm my anxiety I still place my Jasper crystal on my third eye but others may prefer to simply hold the stone in their hands.
Place them throughout your home: But don’t do this randomly. Make sure you place them in the place where they will bring the most benefits. For example, you can place a Selenite, Black Tourmaline, Amethyst and Jasper combo on the top of bedroom doors to protect you and your loved ones while you sleep as well as promote a sense of calm and healing. Selenite will essentially “cleanse” anyone (or anything) who walks through the door. You can place an Apatite, Clear Quartz and Citrine in your office to promote power, energy and action while you work. Clear Quartz will magnify the effects of all the crystals.
Carry them with you: You never know when you might need a specific crystal so try carrying the ones you use most in your pocket or purse. This way you always have them handy in a time of need! Alexis actually tosses them into her bra so they are close to her heart chakra – HAHA! I don’t just do this with crystals! I have a ton of essential oils, various notebooks and a spare set of tarot cards that I keep with me wherever I go. Needless to say, my backpack is pretty heavy!
Well, that’s the no-brainer, newbie list of ways to use your crystals. There are a lot of other ways to use them like placing healing stones next to you while you take a bath or during your self care routine to adding them into spells or to your altar if you practice witchery. If you want me to write a more in-depth list let me know in the comments!
Before I go, I want to quickly talk about how to care for your crystals. Whether you are placing them in your office and throughout your home or wearing them on your body, make sure you are cleansing your crystals regularly. They are constantly coming into contact with energy (positive and negative) regardless of where they are so they need to be cleansed of this energy on a regular basis to make sure they are functioning to their highest potential. Cleansing should also be done as soon as you purchase one, before you start using it. Check out our article on how to cleanse your crystals HERE.
Be sure to do a little research on your stones for specific care instructions. No stone is created equally. Some are water soluble and some are not, some can handle direct sunlight (and thrive on it) while others will dull in color and potency from it. So be sure you know how to handle it before using it.
Let me know your favorite crystal in the comments below and what you use them for!
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