Anne Marie Carr is a writer and teacher who has researched and has an interest in crystal healing and herbalism.
Meditation and its Advantages
Meditation in itself has many benefits for those that decide to do it. Some benefits include helping with breathing, overall physical health, and mental well being. It can help with anxiety and stress reduction as well as creating a feeling of inner peace and calmness. In a lot of place, meditation is also seen as a religious experience. Whichever way you practice meditation, there are bound to be many benefits to you.
What Is Crystal Meditation?
A new trend that has been coming out recently is crystal meditation. This is where you would meditate with a stone or crystal nearby, either in your hand, or sitting in front of you. It has been reported that having the crystal nearby you, it supposedly will emit a certain type of energy and help you to gain something from the experience. Many people swear by this method for crystal healing, while others are skeptical of the practice. However, in this article we will be focusing on the top five benefits of crystal meditation use in your everyday life.
1. Focused Healing
When you choose a specific crystal or group of crystals to meditate with, you are focusing your meditation and healing process based on the types of things that you believe you need help with at the time. Whether the crystals have any external energies or "powers" within them to help you, I think honestly this just also helps you to focus your mind on what you are prepared to meditate for that day. Personally, having something physical in front of me that I can attribute to certain feelings or healing processes helps me focus my energy. Whether that is a placebo effect or the crystals are actually giving off some type of energy is up to you to decide, but I believe having a focus and a goal for your meditation sessions is very important. To give an example of what this might look like, many people tend to associated particular crystals with the different chakras in the body. This makes it easy to find a focus point for the meditation. For example, if you wanted to focus your energy on your heart, you would simply find a stone that matches up to the heart chakra, such as emerald. It might also be useful to read about the particular benefits of emerald before your session to really give you a sense of how this might help you. I also find it helpful to listen to chakra healing meditation audio as I meditate. If you look up "Heart Chakra Meditation" on Youtube, for example, you can find tons of audio you can listen to for free that will help focus you and center you during the meditation.
Many crystals are attributed to the way they can cleanse the body and get rid of extra negative energies that may be inside you or hanging over you. One of the best ways to get rid of this pressure in your life and in your body is to meditate with a crystal. Look up the best healing crystals to draw out negative energy from the body, and you will surely have success with healing during your meditation time. Not only will you feel better afterward, but as you meditate, you may feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of you. You are taking the steps to let go of things you have been letting hang over you for so long, and the crystal only enhances this motivation within you to let go of these things. You will feel peaceful and calm after your session.
3. Solutions to Problems
It has been reported that many different crystal can supposedly provide insight and giving you answers to problems in your life that you are trying to solve. If you meditate with the crystal and think on the issue and problem, you may get the answer you are looking for during the meditation, as the crystal is said to enhance your inner thinking and potentially your intuition and insight into problems you may have. If you look up specific crystals that are better than others at use for solving problems, you may find something useful to your specific situation. For instance, quartz is a very versatile crystal that may help you set an intention for your meditation as well as focus on the problem at hand that you want to solve. There are many other crystals that could help you, but this one seems to be the most versatile when it comes to different uses. Whatever crystal you intend to use for this purpose, setting that intention and focusing on the problem or issue will definitely get you closer to the healing process during your meditation.
4. Energy Emissions
If you have heard anything about crystals in the past, then you might know a thing or two about the energy, or "vibrations" that certain crystals emit. These vibrations are built up positive energy that can bring happiness, peace, and clarity in your life. Yellow stones are typically seen as positive and full of energy because they are closely associate with the sun and light. If you feel you need more of this energy in your life, consider meditating with these types of stones or something like citrine. Another good stone to meditate with for high energy is quartz, as well as amethyst. These stones are always known to be the most basic and versatile of crystals and many people use them around their homes to cleanse a space or bring positive energy into a room, so it is no surprise that meditating with quartz or amethyst will bring a similar result to your body, mind, and spirit.
Physical Healing Techniques
5. Physical Healing
Many people with particular illnesses and health conditions report positive experiences after meditating with a particular crystal. There are so many different crystals that can work with your body in many different ways. If you look up a particular ailment or sickness you may be dealing with and crystals, you may find a list of stones to suit your particular needs at the time. Some people often go as far as placing the crystal or stone on the problem area to further enhance their experience during meditation. For instance, if you are having stomach problems and you want to focus on that healing point during meditation, you might lay on your back and place the crystal or stone directly on your stomach. Some people seek the professional help of a crystal healer in these cases, because they are a lot more knowledgeable about the physical benefits of particular healing crystals with your body.
However you plan to use crystals in your meditation, you are bound to feel some sort of benefit from it, whether that is physical or mental, or just feeling a more focused and positive well being in yourself. There are many ways that you can focus your meditation with crystals, and to me, this helps me set an intention for my meditations, so that I can begin to work on personal problems and heal during my meditation. However you plan to use the crystals during your meditation, make sure you consider all of the advantages and disadvantages of using particular stones during your healing. There is so much research and information online that you can easily find to get you started on your journey with crystal meditation.
I am not a doctor nor do I claim to say that using these crystals is a replacement for any medicine for a real medical illness. Please seek the help of a professional or a doctor for more information, and before you decide on using more holistic health practices in your life.