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Month: August 2016

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7 Essential Healing Crystals

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The following is an article written by one of my favourite fellow crystal bloggers; Ethan Lazzerini. All credit goes to him for the information that follows!

Not sure where to start? Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals for beginners. Seven essential crystals NOBODY should be without.

So Many Crystals, Where Do I Start?
The Crystal Kingdom is vast and with many newly discovered and rare crystals catching our eyes in the shops, or on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. If your new to Crystal Healing it can be overwhelming.
Perhaps you’re not sure where to even start? Maybe you have been distracted by some of the more exotic crystals and your crystal collection is lacking some of these core crystals. This article should help.

Why These Crystals For Beginners?
I recommend these crystals for beginners firstly because they are must-have crystals. I do not think your crystal collection would be complete without these stones. Their properties and uses are so valuable yet they will not cost you the Earth! Affordable, easy to find and all with uniquely different energies.

“These are crystals you will be working with for a lifetime and keep going back to over and over again!”

Tumble Stones or Crystal Points?
Please note that all you need if you are just starting is a Tumble Stone which are easily available everywhere. These polished crystals are easy to carry on you and place on your body or chakras. To learn more about Chakra Balancing with crystals check out my book Crystal Healing For The Chakras.
Some of the crystals on my list such as Quartz and Amethyst are also available as natural, polished or cut Crystal Points. These will cost a bit more. They are worth it later on as you progress and start to learn and sense how the form of a crystal affects its energy.

Crystal Healing Properties and You
Although I include my take on the main properties of these crystals for beginners below to start, never ignore how you feel. Try the stones out and see how they work for you. Meditate with them. You will over time build your own relationship with each crystal.
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Crystals For Beginners: Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals. Seven essential crystals nobody should be without!
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Clear Quartz: The Master Healer
An essential crystal healing tool and a good choice for your first crystal. Do not be fooled into thinking this crystal is boring. Clear Quartz crystals are probably the most versatile crystals and can be programmed for any purpose. They can direct energies and enhance the energy of other crystals. It is cleansing, helps bring clarity while also keeping your energy and aura bright and strong.

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Amethyst: The Psychic Powerhouse
It may be suitable for beginners but it can still blow your socks off. Super spiritual Amethyst connects you with your spiritual power. Deeply cleansing, this violet crystal purifies negative energies. You can also use Amethyst for protection and developing your natural psychic abilities.

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Tiger’s Eye: The Confidence Builder
This banded golden brown stone carries a more masculine energy. An ideal crystal for helping build confidence and self belief. You can also use Tiger’s Eye for protection. This golden stone connects us with the Earth, making it a good choice for grounding yourself.

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Rose Quartz: The Earth Mother
Possibly the ultimate comfort crystal. Rose Quartz is the Mother of all crystals. Gentle and soothing, it helps heal emotional pain. Opening the Heart Chakra it allows you to feel compassion for others and yourself. The is the self love stone.

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Hematite: The Bouncer
This dark grey metallic crystal shields you from psychic attacks and negative energy. Hematite strengthens your aura while defecting harmful energies, pulling them into the Earth for healing and transmutation. Hematite is the bouncer of the crystal world.

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Smoky Quartz: The Negativity Buster
This form of Quartz crystal can be brown to smoky black in colour. Smoky Quartz absorbs negative energies from around you or those created by our own negative thought patterns. Also another good crystal for grounding and protection. It works with the Earth Star Chakra.

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Citrine: The Wealth Magnet
This golden crystal is renowned for its ability to draw prosperity and abundance into your life. Citrine is also good for self confidence as it opens up the Solar Plexus Chakra. This crystal can also be used to detoxify negative energies from the aura and encourage a more positive state of mind.

What was your first ever crystal? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
With gratitude,

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Brandberg Amethyst

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Brandberg Amethyst is a stunning and unique variety of Quartz crystal found only in Namibia, Africa – a gorgeous blend of Amethyst, Clear and Smoky Quartz together in one exceptionally high-vibrational crystal. Formed where powerful Earth meridians cross, this mineral is imbued with remarkable phantoms, enhydros, and other rare formations and inclusions. It is a potent talisman of healing.

Brandberg Amethyst is named for the soaring mass of granite known as “The Brandberg,” Namibia’s highest mountain located in Damaraland in the northwest Namib Desert near the coast. Rising from the desert, this dome-shaped massif can be seen for miles, and viewed from space reveals a perfect circular form. The name Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for “Fire Mountain” and comes from the effect of the setting sun on the western slope which sometimes causes a vibrant orange glow. Called “Burning Mountain” by the indigenous Damara people, and “Mountain of the gods” by the Herero, The Brandberg is considered sacred, a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushmen) tribes who sheltered there and rendered many paintings and engravings within its caves and overhanging rocks.

Brandberg Amethyst is a master healer, speeding recovery from illness or injury, providing aid in overcoming harmful addictions, and restoring balance, health and vitality to the system. It is highly beneficial for energetic depletion, bringing clarity and increased brain function, as well as renewed vigor and a sense of peace and joy. 

If you feel that this crystal is for you, let us know, and we will find you the best suited specimen for you!

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